Showing posts from April, 2021

Congrats Grad

Hello friends, I am back on this lovely Tuesday with a few graduations cards. Taylored Expressions is having a Grad and Teacher release, with all of the goodies to create cards for your favorite teachers and grads.  There are a few cards, that mean more than sending someone a congratulations on your graduation card. It is typically a very pivotal moment in time for that person.  For this congrats card, blueberry ink was blended onto blueberry cardstock using the Grad Cap Layering stencil. For added dimension and break of pattern, diecuts were added to the top center of the card. The congrats was diecut using a die and white cardstock and adhered using glue. The sentiment Let's Celebrate  was stamped, diecut and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. To embellish gold bits and pieces were added with glue.  To fully customize a graduation card, use the colors of the school that the grad attends.  Again, using a simple design helps immensely when mass producing cards. To make ea

Hello & Thinking of You

Hello friends! Taylored Expressions is releasing new stencils and blender brushes today! The blender brushes are smaller, to fit into all the nooks and crannies of your stencils. Which is perfect for stencils where you use a multitude of colors.  Sometimes when creating a stenciled background, I want a muted color and not something as bold and bright as white cardstock. Once the card base and diecut "hello" were created using plum punch cardstock. The process of going through my TE cardstock to find a color that coordinated, started. From past cards, plum punch & peaches and cream go so well together and have been some of my personal favorites, it was an easy decision to make. The stencil was secured over the panel using purple tape. Then using a variety of ink colors and blender brushes, the gradient rainbow was created. Once finished inking a background, the "hello" diecut was adhered to the card using foam adhesive. The crystals were added for a final embell

Butterfly Wishes Kit

Hello friends! I am so excited to share these cards with you. When initially seeing this kit, I was so happy. This kit is called Butterfly Wishes, retails for $55, from Taylored Expressions and here is what comes in it. Butterflies Stamp & Stencil Combo set Butterflies die collection Clearly Crafty Butterfly Wishes stamp set Clearly Crafty Sweet Sentiments stamp set Diamond Jewels 6 Custom Envelope Seals 6 Toffee A2 Envelopes Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label Limited quantity available. Most items not available to purchase individually For this first card, I knew I wanted to do a rainbow of butterflies in a gradient kind of way. The body of the butterflies was stamped in Oreo ink. Then using the stencils and a blender brushes, inking the butterflies in the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple order . I saw that one of the envelope seals matched perfectly, so I put some foam tape on the back, trimmed it a little bit and placed it on the card for my sentiment.

Background Stamps oh my!

  Hello friends! It is April 6th and here we are on another Tuesday and I have some fun cards to share with you today. Taylored Expressions is bringing you some incredible stamp sets this month. Y'all they are soooo good! For this On The Block Mom card, I started by stamping the lollipop card base with the In Bloom background stamp in Cherry Pop ink, using a MISTI tool. On the top left and bottom right using the clear stamps from In Bloom, the flowers and leaves were stamped with lollipop and cherry pop ink. On white cardstock the "mom" was stamped and then die cut using the On The Block stamp and coordinating die and adhered using a foam adhesive for added dimension. The bottom sentiment was created with the You're the Best mini strips stamp and die. By using a bright and colorful card base it elevates the card but also while being a really simple card to create! I love the stamp and stencil combos, they really elevate a card in a simple way, especially if coloring