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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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Hi everyone, Halloween is right around the corner, and I have a fun Halloween card to share.  Today’s card uses an adorable Halloween set, Halloween Doodles, and the Spiders and Web dies.  I die cut each spider twice and used a 3D foam square (cut smaller) to add dimension to my spiders.  A white gel pen was perfect for they eyes.


The background paper is from our new Matched Hocus Pocus paper pack.  This paper pack is awesome and full of fun, Halloween designs for your Halloween projects.  I embossed the spider web and sentiment, and added color by airbrushing the web with Copics.  I love purple for Halloween!


Hope you all have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!


I love my Feather die from We R and thought I’d create a card that uses those feathers along with the Feather Embossing Folder.  Let’s take a look at the cast of characters for today’s card…


I used half of a Fabriano Medioevalis note card to emboss the feathers on.  This is excellent paper for watercoloring and is so textured and yummy to work with.  These embossing folders rock!  They are 6×6 and nice and large, perfect for covering a whole card or 6×6 page.


Let’s take a closer look at how gorgeous this impression is.  The embossing is nice and crisp, without tearing the paper.


Now it’s time to run the feather die through.  I used wood paper and wrapped a bit of twine around them for a nice, earthy, look.  I know my die looks a bit beat up, however, that’s what makes these dies so awesome….they take a beating and still cut perfectly!


I used a wash of yellow and red for my background and love how the two colors work together.  These watercolors are Kuretake Gansai Tambi and come in different sized sets.  This one is a set of 36 and the colors are rich, vibrant, and lush!



The last step was to adhere my watercolored feathers and feather die cuts to my card.


What do you think?  I really enjoyed creating this card and can see this being done in a variety of colors, each with the same, beautiful, effect.


If you see something you like, head on over to We R…my readers get a special discount of 20% on everything in their cart by using the code POP.  Hope you have fun creating.  Thanks for stopping by!


Hi guys!  I’m back today with a card that mainly uses dies.  I had so much fun putting this card together!  If you’re like me, then you love anything tiny and little.  I used Circle Showcase to frame my little scene and even though this was meant for Pockets & Pages Scrapbooking, it’s also perfect for cards!

The dies are Little Bits Sun & Clouds, Little Bits Flowers & Stems, and Grass border.  The sentiment is from The Little Things and I thought it fit my scene perfectly.  

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Hi guys, I have a quick card to share today!  It uses these adorable Key to My Heart dies.  I love having a good set of key dies and and I cut them out of glitter tape for some “gotta have it” sparkle!  The sentiment is from Love Makes the World Go Round and is one of my favorite sentiments!  The new Square Block Cutting Plate made the perfect layering mat for the sentiment and it’s a simple card to make for someone you love.


Thanks for stopping by!  



Happy Monday, everyone! I’m here to share a new product, Detailz Dies, from Lifestyle Crafts. What are Detailz Dies? They’re dies that cut and emboss and they’re gorgeous!


For this card I used Banners and Flags. I love the shape of the die cuts as well as how deep the embossing is.  The sentiment is from Moka Skylar (Taylored Expressions).  


This card uses Songbird, which has this gorgeous cage and the bird is on my next card, below.  The mini butterflies are from Tag It.  I snipped where the butterfly is attached and added a small pearl to cover the perforation.  I love these little butterflies. 


My last card uses the bird from Songbird and I love the natural feel it has.  Take a look at the embossed image!  



Be sure to come back later this week as I have one more project with these dies to share.  Don’t forget that my readers can use the code POP to receive 20% off their order, no minimum required.   I have a feeling these dies will be popular so grab them while you can.  If you get your hands on some, I’d love to see what you come up with.   Leave me a link so I can visit your blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hey everyone!  I’m so excited to share with you Make It Memorable, the March SOTM, and it’s a gorgeous one!  SOTM(Stamp of the Month) stamp sets are exclusive to subscribers and are mailed to you each month.  What makes them special?  Besides the  deeply etched red rubber, they are made to coordinate with the patterned papers in the KI Kit Club.  You can subscribe to one or both as the stamps work well with the KI Kit Club or alone.  The best part is the SOTM stamps also have coordinating dies (sold separately).  Coordinating dies make cutting out your images SO easy!

I was thrilled to receive the stamps this month as they are beautiful and will be perfect for birthdays, thank yous, and for Mother’s Day, which is right around the corner.

For my tags, I used the sketch from DS92.  What a fun and gorgeous sketch!  I love all the layers and dimension in this sketch, thank you, Jen!  

Taylored Expressions SOTM March 2013 1

My tags use Banner Stacklets 2, Frame it Up 1, Layering Doily die, Medium, and MME Collectable Memorable patterned paper.  

Taylored Expressions SOTM March 2013 2

We’re giving away a March Deluxe Key Ingredients to one lucky winner! The winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments left on our blogs between now and Thursday evening at 9pm PST. The more comments you leave the better chance you have of winning! The winner will be announced on Taylor’s Blog on Friday, March 15th. What are you waiting for? Hop along to check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration and leave your comment.

Thanks for stopping by!