Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Taylored Expressions Valentine Box

Hi Friends!  Just popping in today with a sweet little Valentine Box using some fun Taylored Expressions stamps and dies.  This quick and easy box is perfect to fill with a sweet treat for your Valentine!

Have an Amazing Day!

Taylored Expressions Supplies:

Monday, February 8, 2016

Gina K Tutorial & Challenge!

Hi Friends!  I am hosting the Gina K Designs ~ Stamp TV Challenge today for the first time & thought you might like to play along.  The challenge today is to use KRAFT CARDSTOCK!  Why KRAFT?  Because it goes with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!  As long as there is KRAFT cardstock somewhere on your project, it counts!  {Challenge details are linked at the end of my post}

Here is my project using the new incentive stamp set called Coffee Therapy.  It can be yours for FREE with a $75 order from Gina K Designs!  And... I have a bonus today a tutorial on how I made the coffee rings with my Spectrum Aqua Markers ~ just keep scrolling down!

Step 1: Gather supplies.  Spectrum Aqua Markers (Sepia, Chocolate); Plastic Palette (or non-stick craft mat works well too); coffee mug; kraft cardstock and Coffee Therapy stamp set.  NOTE: Make sure you use waterbased markers for this technique, NOT alcohol ink markers.

Step 2: Scribble both Spectrum Aqua colors on the plastic palette.  I used the center of my palette because you need a larger area than the small wells.

Step 3: Using a mister, spray some water on the ink (no more than one or two is plenty).

Step 4: Pull out a coffee mug from your cabinet and use it like a stamp to the ink on the palette.

Step 5: Twist it around to get some ink on the mug.

Step 6: Stamp the mug on the cardstock to make the coffee ring.

Step 7: Repeat inking and stamping for the desired number of coffee rings.  Clean up: Because the Spectrum Aquas are waterbased ink, just use a wet paper towel or a baby wipe to clean up the ink.

Step 8: I also added some ink splatter to my card front after the rings were stamped.  You can find that technique HERE (I used the Chocolate Spectrum Aqua Marker for the ink Splatter).


Check out how you can play along in my challenge this week ~ Stamp TV MIUM Challenge Information!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Wildflower Bouquet

Yipee!  It's release day for the Taylored Expressions February Release!!!  I just love the stamp set I'm going to show you today... it's called Wildflower Bouquet and it has a coordinating die by the same name.

I thought the Lattice Cutting Plate was the perfect background to add for this stamp image and then put some red patterned paper behind it & it really pops!  I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to match the colors in the pretty patterned paper.  

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Colors Used ~ Brick Beige, Deep Brown, Deep Red, Geranium Red, Bright Yellow, Beige, Ochre, Dull Blue, Shadow Mauve, Haze Blue, Deep Blue, Mid Green, Olive Green.

Check out what the designers have been working on for today's release ~ links for today's designers are on the Taylored Expressions Blog.  Don't forget to leave a little love along the way for all of the designers!

Supplies for Wildflower Card:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day #3: Light of the World

Where has the week gone?  It's Day #3 of the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks already and tomorrow is release day!  Today my projects feature the new stamp set called Light of the World and the new Fringe Border Die.

The beautiful new Light of the World stamp set comes with two lovely stained glass window images that are perfect for Easter... or any other special occasion.  I added a sentiment from the He Is Risen set & used the new Butterfly Swirls Embossing Folder on the background.

This card is actually a window card with a piece of clear plastic sheet between the cut out layers of the card front.  I used the Label Stacklet 5 die set to trim out the layers.  {links below}

Next up... I have some sweet Easter treats!

I was trying to think of an "out of the box" way to use the new Fringe Border Die and decided it might be fun to trim them with TE Patterned Paper (2 patterns from Build-A-Scene paper pack), and make them carrot tops!  Once they were trimmed with the die, I rounded the corners and then used a scoring tool to shape them.

The treat boxes are called Sour Cream Containers and I used papers from the Rainbow Bright Patterned Paper Pack.   The size of the patterned paper I used for both carrots are 5" x 6".  Just make sure you use strong adhesive when putting the carrots together so they don't pop apart.  Then decorate with the fringe stems, bunny dies (Little Bits Chocolate Bunny, Hippity Hop) and a sentiment.  {See links below}

Here's a close up of the second carrot.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.  

All of the new products being shown today will be released tomorrow Thursday, February 4th!
Check out what the designers have been working on for today's sneak peeks ~ links for today's designers are on the Taylored Expressions Blog.  Don't forget to leave a little love along the way for all of the designers!

Supplies for Stained Glass Window Card:

  Supplies for Carrot Treat Boxes:

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