Thursday, June 9, 2016

TE Release Day: Did you bring the grump?

Hey Crafters -

It's a happy Thursday because it is Release Day at Taylored Expressions! And to make the day even better I have a lot of grumpy goodness to share. 


For my first card I used the "hot dog" image from the Summer Grumplings stamp set to make a very bright and warm card. He's sizzling and hoping for some cooler weather. I feel the same way when it is time to mow the lawn - too hot!


For my second card I used the "perpetually-perplexed-penguin" to make a cooler toned card.


And of course he's asking the age old beach question. And yes, it is all the floaty's fault. ;)



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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

TE Sneak Peek: A Whole Herd of Hellos

Hello Crafty Friends - It's a new month which means a new release from Taylored Expressions. This month I have a couple of stamp sets that are being released: Summer Grumplings which debuted yesterday and another chatty animal set called If Cows Could Talk which is being shared today. 


I used the set to make a fun birthday card for my nephew who is turning 4 soon. I think it turned out moo-velous. ;)

I stamped the cow body three times and gave each one its own expression. I also stamped a birthday hat for each cow. After coloring all of the images I cut them out with the coordinating die. There isn't a die for the hat image so I just cut that by hand. I also die cut the number 4 from Salt Water Taffy card stock using the Chunky #'s die set.



The main background panel is a piece of watercolor paper colored with Sakura Koi Watercolors and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Stacklets. The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped in black ink on a piece of white card stock and then trimmed to size. I added some shiny sequins to finish the card.



Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!



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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

TE Sneak Peeks: Party On!

Hello Crafty Friends -

I'm back with a second post this week for day three of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions. Today we are celebrating the Fourth of July and we have a fun new Patriotic Pals stamp and coordinating dies set (I tried to draw these with serious expressions... lol).

See... so very serious... ;) I just know they have a huge can of party that they are just waiting to use!



And here the complete card is. I didn't have 4th of July themed paper but I did have a Doodlebug paper pack with some great reds and blues so that did the job. I also used the Stitched Banner Stacklet dies and a circle punch for some of the elements. For texture I added some glitter enamel dots and ivory jute.



Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!



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Monday, May 2, 2016

TE Sneak Peek: Nailed it!

Hello Crafty Friends -

I can't believe how fast the year is going and that it is already May. The upside to time flying is that a new release is just around the corner. Just three more days! And this month we have more grumpiness to share with you. Crafty grumpiness. Five critters that shine a bit of light on the dark side of crafting: glitter catastrophes, picture cropping, paint spills, and more. If you haven't guessed, the new set is Crafty Grumplings and there are coordinating dies because we really don't want any scissor accidents. ;)

I used three of the grumplings to create a set of note cards: 


I kept them simple and used the Craft Grumplings stamp set and dies, Stitched Banner Stacklets, Build a Bookmark Dies, Build a Tag 4 Dies, enamel dots, glitter, cardstock, designer paper, and 100% Wool Felt - Carrot.

Card 1 features a grouchy cow. One too many pricks of the needle has left this character less than pleased.


Card 2 features a crow and glitter... cause crows like shiny things.


Card 3 features a naughty tiger who likes to cut people out of pictures. Heh heh.



And I have another use for the new stamps to share with you. I used the painter bunny and a coordinating sentiment to decorate the May calendar in my planner. Instead of stamping on cardstock I stamped on sticker paper, colored, and diecut. Makes me giggle everytime.


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!



Thank you for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!