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Happy Friday! I’m back with more cards to share…how adorable are these chicks? They are from Easter Doodles and the chicks and bunnies are soooo cute! I love how they coordinate with the 3×3 scalloped notecard die. They are super sweet for little Easter notes, perfect for attaching to Easter baskets and gifts.

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My 2nd card uses all dies. I love the dies in this release and used Silhouette Stems 1, Elegant Butterfly Overlay, and Whimsy Alphabet. Elegant Butterfly Overlay coordinates with Elegant Butterfly dies and Make It Amazing stamps. These are gorgeous butterflies!

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I used Crate Paper Fourteen, a gorgeous paper pack and layered my die cuts for more contrast. I hope you all had fun this week! Be sure to check out the Current Specials and to see all the new releases, check out the Fresh Out of the Oven department at Taylored Expressions. I hope you have as much creating as I did!

Be sure to see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has in store for you!

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Thanksgiving! Is there a more fitting day to be thankful? I hope you all are enjoying a day with family and/or friends. Today I want to share a card that reflects my thankfulness for all the wonderful blessings in my life.

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The sentiment is from In The Word and is one of my favorite sets with some wonderful Bible verses. Label Stacklets 2 is another favorite and I find myself reaching for it over and over. It fits this verse perfectly!

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I took the opportunity to use another new die from TE’s November release, Mega Leaves, and I love these as well! I embossed some of them with gold embossing powder and layered them to add a little depth. The patterned paper is Simple Stories Harvest Lane and is a paper pack that I’ve used a lot. The colors and patterns are gorgeous and work well with so many stamps and dies! A little distressing and Brown w/Cream Dot ribbon and my card is finished!

Here are the dies I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all are having a wonderful day! There is so much to be thankful for, not only for today, but everyday! Hugs!


It’s Day 2 of sneak peeks at Taylored Expressions and we have a day full of yummy treats to share with you!  I’m featuring a fabulous set called Totally Tags Handmade.  This set was illustrated by Nancy McKinney and coordinates with Totally Tags dies.  I cannot even begin to tell you how adorable this set is, so I’ll just show you!

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Do you knit? Or know of anyone who does? How sweet are these tags with the little ball of yarn? These tags can be used alone or with the new dies that match the images perfectly, Handmade Charms dies. Seeing the Handmade Charms die just about put me over the edge, they are absolutely adorable!

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Here are more tags I made using Totally Tags Handmade and the Handmade Charms dies. The Library Pockets also have the new Lace Chain Border die, another gorgeous die that works well with so many things!

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Today I’m also sharing another new set, Signature Style, an awesome set that allows you to sign the back of your creations, even handmade tags like mine! This sampler set is a must have…I’ll be showing more in the next few days, I know you’ll love it!

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Here are the dies I used for today’s projects:

 

  • The Baker’s Dozen has inspiration to share Tuesday through Friday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 8th at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

Come see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has for you!

Thanks for stopping by!


It’s sneak peek time at Taylored Expressions! I can’t wait to share my projects with you, let’s get started!

Today I’m using In the Word, a wonderful set full of Bible verses that are perfect for so many occasions, or just to encourage someone special. This is part of the Lasting Impressions series.

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I used a new die set, Label Stacklets 2 to create a vellum window and the inside of my card. I love these new Label Stacklets as they work well with images and sentiments. I stamped the flourish with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the verse in Versamark and dusted over it with Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold. The Lace Chain Border is another new die and it’s gorgeous! AND there’s another new set out to use with the Mini Tags dies, Many Minis Occasions. If you haven’t tried the Mini Tags dies and coordinating Many Mini sets, you’ll want to reconsider trying them, they are awesome!

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In the Word was also designed to work with the Mark Your Spot Bookmark Die and will allow you to create beautiful bookmarks, cards, tags and whatever else gets your creativity flowing! I used the flourish with clear embossing powder for the bookmark and added the cross to keep it clean and simple (CAS).

I just couldn’t help myself and created one last card using In the Word.

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I used Label Stacklets 2 again for the verse and a simple flourish and pearl to accent it with. The patterned paper is Simple Stories Handmade Holiday and the ink is Peeled Paint (Distress ink).

  • The Baker’s Dozen has inspiration to share Tuesday through Friday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 8th at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

Check out what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has whipped up for you!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


In honor of World Card Making Day, Taylored Expressions has decided to host a month-long party filled with ultra fun challenges and prizes called the Stamp n’ Send Challenge!

What is Stamp n’ Send? Well, let’s start by asking how many of you have a ton of fab cards that you’ve made just languishing on your craft table? We want you to create and SEND those cards out! Each week, we’ll host a new challenge in the Taylored Expressions Member Forum at Splitcoaststampers.com.

For every card you make AND send (we’re trusting you to actually get those cards in the mail) you’ll be entered into a drawing for a spiffy prize. Plus, for EVERY entry, you will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize package worth $100 to help you make more cards!

It’s that easy! For EVERY card you create following the challenge requirements, you will be entered into this week’s prize drawing. PLUS, for EVERY entry, you will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for an amazing prize package worth $100!

All challenge details will be available on the Taylored Expressions WCMD Stamp n’ Send Challenge thread at Splitcoaststampers.com. Plus, look for details on how you can earn an extra entry by displaying the challenge badge on your blog!

Now, on to today’s challenge:

We’ve got our final World Card Making Day Stamp n’ Send Challenge for you! Remember, if you’ve missed our other challenges, there is still time to play along, so check out the Taylored Expressions Member Forum for all the details.

Everyone needs a little encouragement now and again to get them past a hump in life. There are also those times to truly celebrate, those milestones and achievements that couldn’t have been done without the support of those we love.

We are challenging you to send either some encouragement to someone who needs it or some congratulations to someone who deserves it! To help you out, we’ve got a totally cute and fun Inspiration Photo from our very own Taylor Van Bruggen! She is the creative genius behind Taylored Expressions and she has this wonderful image to get you inspired!

So, to be entered into this week’s challenge prize drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store , simply follow these challenge requirements:

~Use Taylor’s Inspiration Photo and create an ENCOURAGEMENT or CONGRATULATIONS card
~SEND your card to someone who needs a positive nudge or who deserves some kudos!
~Come back to this thread and leave a comment telling us who you sent your card to, along with a photo of your card or a link to a photo of your card 

Please note that Taylored Expressions stamps are not required to play along so everyone can participate

It’s that easy! For EVERY card you create following the challenge requirements, you will be entered into this week’s prize drawing. PLUS, for EVERY entry, you will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for an amazing prize package worth $100!

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Here is my card for the challenge. I made it for a girlfriend who has had a rough year and is starting to come out on the other side. I would move the sun and moon for her if I could, but will have to settle for a card instead.

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I used Best Nests and colored the image with Copics. The sentiment is from Mixed Blooms and the leaves are from an exclusive set, Falling For You (and the matching dies), which is part of the October Key Ingredients Kit. Check out how you can get this full sized set at 50% off through November 10th HERE. The patterened papers and card stock are all from the October KI Kit as well.

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Hope to see you play along!  Thanks for stopping by!  🙂

 


It’s time for the Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge. This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The theme for August is:

PROJECT RUNWAY! Do you watch this show? It’s perfect for creative types like us! On PR, the designers are given crazy challenges each week and asked to maintain their own personal style or point of view in their creation.

So, what’s your stamping style or point of view? Would you consider your style to be CAS (Clean and Simple), Cutesy, Graphic, Vintage, Elegant, Layers & More Layers, or what? Describe it any way you like, it’s your style after all! Today’s challenge is to show us a couple of different projects using the same supplies. Show us one CAS card and one Fancy Fold card while still retaining your own personal style as much as possible.

My style tends to be CAS. I love that CAS cards can have the smallest details, yet still stand out. I admire how easy it is for some to do layered cards, but for me, I have the hardest time making them. Even my layered cards tend to be CAS in some way or other! 🙂

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Even though these cards are completely different, I was able to keep a CAS feel on them, even with the fancy fold card. I love the use of white on my cards and find it relaxing to be able to use it. My fancy fold card is called a Spring Card and I used this tutorial I found on SCS. I’ve never made a Spring Card before and really had fun with it! It’s a unique way to give a card and the recipient will be sure to love it!

I used CreativiTea for both of these cards and adore how sweet these images are. They were colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. The more I use these markers, the more I love them!

The layered card also uses Imaginisce Hello Cupcake and a handful of versatile dies.

Be sure to check out the creative styles of the rest of the Baker’s Dozen! What style suits you best?

Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melody Rupple
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Hope you had fun today! Thanks for stopping by!


What a fun week! All the new stamps and dies are now available at Taylored Expressions. Be sure to look in Fresh Out of the Oven and Current Specials to see all the new goodies and the current promotion (good through August 12).

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Today I’m sharing Notepaper ALC and the Notepaper Border die. These new stamps and dies coordinate so well together and, of course, are absolutely adorable! I combined them with Happy Trails to make this fun card.

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I stamped the images onto Choice Snow White with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copics. I used the Mini Tags die for the sentiment (love this die!), October 9 to 5 DP, and the Chevron Border die for my card base.

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Take a look at what the other girls have to share with you.

Charmaine Ikach
Courtney Kelley (Guest Designer)
Jen Shults
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melody Rupple
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Hope you all had as much fun as I did this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!