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Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a card I made for Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challenge!  If you’re interested in an uplifting challenge and for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Taylored Expressions, check out all the details HERE.

For this card I used Notable Blooms Background stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder onto watercolor card stock.  I dug out Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and filled in most of image with these gorgeous colors.  I really enjoyed watercoloring this background, the white embossing really makes the color pop.  The sentiment is from So Very Blessed and I used black embossing on vellum for “simply” and Blessed Script die cut for “blessed”.  I framed it with one of my favorite frame die cuts, Stitched Frame Stacklets and added a few blooms from Build a Bookmark.

I’m so happy you stopped by, thank you!  I’d love for you all to play along…hope you all have a great week!


Hi guys, I’m back with a super sweet card that shows how easy it is to use pattern paper to create a scene.  For today’s project I used Door to Door, Door to Door Roof, Door to Door Winter Decor, Door to Door Decor and Door to Door Molding, and Build a Scene Christmas Paper Pack to create my cozy look.

I really love how Door to Door Molding has the cut out windows.  I chose the tree and fireplace pattern paper so we would be able to get a ‘cozy view’ of the living room.  I always find it cozy in the winter to drive by homes and see the Christmas trees lit up.  I also used the green polka dotted pattern paper from the same paper pack for the garland and the layering piece on the wreath.   It may be hard to see, but I really like how the roof and molding have the embossed lines on them.

I hope you all have a great week, thanks for stopping by!


Hi guys, it’s Release Day (YAY!) and all of the new products are now available at Taylored Expressions.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this month’s release.  

I am not one to usually use pink as a Christmas color but I wanted to step outside the box and give it a try.  I used an previously released stamp set, Simply Stamped Pinecones along with a new release, Ornamental and Die Combo, for my card.  I used Playful Patterns paper pack and Stitched Oval Stacklets to frame my images.  I stamped the pinecones and pine branches and put vellum over the image.  I love how it softens the look! 


I used a sentiment from Ornamental and stamped it directly onto the vellum, then added a few sequins and the ornaments.  


I finished the card by adhering the ornaments with foam tape.  I love dimension in my projects!  I hope you’ll go take a peek at the new goodies being released today.  Thanks for stopping by!


Hi guys!  I’m back with a fun Happy Birthday card that uses one of my favorite things, alphabet dies!  I love how these dies, Sweet & Simple Alpha – Upper, fit inside of the balloons from Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate.  I love cheery balloons and think they make sweet birthday cards. I have a lot of birthdays coming up in the next couple of months and can never have enough birthday cards on hand.

This card is all die cut and even though I like to get inky, it’s fun to see what other kind of cards I can make without stamping.  I die cut the balloons from Granny Smith, Lollipop, Lemon Meringue and Cookie Monster cardstock.  I added some matching bakers twine and bows (I was happy I had all the colors). 🙂  Cloud Duo was perfect for my background and I framed it in Frame in Frame Cutting Plate 2.  What kind of birthday cards do you like to create?


Happy 8th birthday, Taylored Expressions!  I am so excited for September’s release as there are so many amazing products this month!  It’s Release Day and all of the new products are now available.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this release…Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and this month’s release does NOT disappoint!

I used Simply Stamped Leaves and die combo for my card today and I absolutely love stamps that are layered.  Layered stamps really give you a lot to work with creatively.  I used Taylored Expressions Premium Inks and gold embossing powder for my leaves.  I wanted warm tones for my background and used Gansai Tambi Starry Colors paint to achieve this.  I also used the veins of one of the leaf stamps for my background and really like how it ties in with the Autumn feeling.  

Taylored Expressions is celebrating its 8th birthday with some fun party favors! These include everything from the exclusive WISH BIG stamp & die combo set to patterned paper packs, ink, and more! 


Be sure to visit the Taylored Expressions blog for special offers and for your chance to win a fun prize!



Hi guys, I’m back today with a card that uses paper piecing and some gorgeous pattern paper from Taylored Expressions!  I used this adorable set, Sip Sip Hooray & Die Combo and Build a Scene Pattern Paper to create my scene.

First I stamped my images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I then stamped the umbrella and cart again onto pattern paper, fussy cut them, and adhered them to the die cuts.  I colored the rest of the images in with Copics.

The sentiment was stamped with Oreo Premium Ink and die cut from Stitched Banner Stacklets.  If you haven’t tried the new Premium Inks yet, I’d encourage you to keep these in mind. They offer excellent coverage and the inks are nice and vibrant!  Also, Oreo (black) is nice and crisp and perfect for watercoloring and using alcohol based markers.

Thanks for stopping by!



Hi everyone! Today I’m back with a fun card using Deco Foil from Therm O Web and a chance to let you know of a give away.  Taylored Expressions is partnering with Therm O Web for a full week of inspiration and a chance to win some prizes!  **Details on how to win are at the end of this post**

Today’s card uses Deco Foil in Lime, Lilac, Lila and Aqua, and Deco Foil Toner sheets.  Foiling has been a fun trend and is super easy to do.  I die cut my pieces with the Deco Foil Toner Sheets, placed Deco Foil on top of the toner die cuts, ran it through my laminator and had beautifully foiled die cuts!

Therm O Web has so many pretty colors of foil to choose from.  Did you know you can foil without needing heat, by using an adhesive pen or Die Cutting White Foam Adhesive?  I I have also used double sided tape with Deco Foil and had excellent results.

*TIP* If you see or feel any bumps in your toner die cuts, use a bone folder to smooth it out.  This will ensure the entire die cut will be foiled.

Taylored Expressions will be giving away a Deco Foil Prize Pack and Therm O Web will be giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store. Details on how to enter can be found on the Taylored Expressions blog and the Therm O Web blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun checking out all the inspiration this week!

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