7/6/20

Honey Bee Stamps Hello Summer Blog Hop...

Good morning, crafty friends!  I am so excited to be joining the girls over at Honey Bee Stamps today for their Hello Summer Release Blog Hop!  They have lots of fun new summer goodies and I have a couple quick and simple cards to share using them.

Keep scrolling to see my projects, to check out the giveaway from Honey Bee and to see a full list of stops on today's hop!

Let's get started!


Honey Bee Stamps


I am totally a flip flop girl.  I wear them all summer!  So these dies and stamps were an instant favorite!  The new Flip Flop Builder dies are the cutest and build the perfect flip flop!  

First, I layered some rainbow paper onto a white card base.  Next, I die cut the flip flops in white card stock and again in fun foam.  I used the fun foam to add a layer of dimension and pop them up on the card front.  I used another piece of patterned paper and fun foam, to layer on another piece of striped color to the flip flops.  


Honey Bee Stamps


I stamped the adorable sentiment, from the new set Flippin Fabulous,  along the bottom of the card.   And, of course, I had to finish them off with a tiny heart covered in glossy accents.


Honey Bee Stamps


Another ADORABLE new set is called Freshly Picked.  This set is FULL of cute little fruit images that can be colored in, or stamped with the coordinating solid image.   So many possibilities with this set!  You know me....I go quick and easy, so I picked the solid images....but then I threw in a little Copic to add in some details.


Honey Bee Stamps


First, I masked the card base off and blended in some blue ink and then layered on a striped stencil for a little more blending.


Honey Bee Stamps


Next, I used my Misti to add in the 3 sentiments.  I love this sentiment set because the font is adorable....and I do love a good font...but I also love the larger size so they show up nice and bold!

Last, I stamped and die cut the lemons and strawberry.  I used the solid images to color them in but then just added in a little Copic detail for shading.  I also used a white gel pen for a little shine.  To finish the card off, I used some clear drops for that last little added detail.  


Honey Bee Stamps



Check out the full Honey Bee Hello Summer Release by clicking HERE.


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GIVEAWAY



Honey Bee is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop on each day of the hop.  Hop along and comment on each stop for your chance to win!


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I love that you stopped in today.  I appreciate it and hope you enjoyed my stop on today's hop.  Have a great day!




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7/1/20

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Primrose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




There is a new Build-A-Flower at Altenew called Primrose and we are hopping about it today!  This new stamp set is gorgeous and oh so easy for creating the most beautiful blooms and leaves.  Check out my quick and simple project for today...


Altenew


I decided I needed something other than the usual bouquet design, so I went with a colorful, graphic design.  I stamped each of the flowers in the set twice and then arranged them on a black card base.


Altenew


Next, I used Sentiment Strips 2 to add in an easy sentiment.  Boom!  Quick and simple!


Altenew


Check out today's Build-A-Flower Bundle.  It comes with the stamp set, the dies and 8 ink cubes.  By buying the bundle, you get 5% off.  A little savings makes it even better!


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GIVEAWAY


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on THIS POST on 7/11/2020.

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BLOG HOP




Thanks so much for stopping in today.  Hope you enjoyed today's project!  Have a great day!




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6/30/20

Farm Fresh Kit Release!



Today is an EXCITING day at Taylored Expressions!  There is a new kit available and you guys.....its so stinkin' cute!

The Farm Fresh Kit is available now and includes 2 adorable stamp sets, a die set, a background stamp, Grass Stencil Strips, Wobble Springs, Envelops, super cute stickers all in a zippered case! 

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I have LOTS of projects today!  The little farm animals are interactive with the little Wobble Springs to create adorable little bobbles heads.


Taylored Expressions


To create this card, I added a little TE Cloud Stencil on a white card panel.  Next, I used the new Grass Stencil Strips to add in grass along the bottom edge.  I stamped and colored the fence on the card panel and then added in the barn popped up on foam tape.  I added some light grays and pinks to the cow and popped it up with foam tape too.  Adding the little bobble head is so easy with the Wobble Springs.  I finished the card off with cloud dies and a sentiment up in the sky!


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Taylored Expressions


I wanted to make a quick and simple card with a little circle rainbow die cut with a stack of circle dies.  I popped the little bobble head up on the card front and finished it off with a sentiment.  Quick and simple!


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Taylored Expressions


This card uses the Grass Stencils, topped off with the barn and a sentiment.  I colored and die cut that cute little chick and added the Wobble Spring in for the bobble head.  I added the card front to a black card base to finish it off!


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Taylored Expressions


Last, card was super easy.  I colored all 4 critters and die cut them.  I added them all to the card front along with the Wobble Springs.  Love that fun little interactive detail.  I stamped the sentiment a little off center to finish off the card.


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Here is a picture of the full kit.....Click HERE to check it out!




Thank you so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great day!




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The Greetery Re-Stock!



The Greetery is having a great sale today!  Lots of favorites are back in stock and at 15% off!  

I have a card to share today using the Pinwheel Party Bundle....


The Greetery


There are 4 stencils to use to create this fantastic one layer design.  They are super easy to line up and allow for any color combination you can dream up!  I added the pinwheel mask in and added a light ombre look with Altenew's Mountain Mist faded out into white space.  All the inks I used on the Pinwheel's are linked below in my supply list.


The Greetery


I scored the card with a 1/2" frame and then stamped the sentiment in Obsidian Black Ink.  To finish the card, I added the heat embossed "and celebrate you!" popped up on foam tape.  I also added in some clear sequins for some shine!


The Greetery


Check out The Greetery by clicking HERE!  Happy shopping!





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6/28/20

Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Blog Hop - Day 2




Welcome to day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Blog Hop!  The Send Happiness Release is fill full of amazing new products that are so fun to work with.  Be sure to check out Day 1 of the hop for LOTS of inspiration!

Keep scrolling to see 3 projects using several new stamps and dies, details on today's giveaway and a full list of stops on the hop!

Let's get started...



Simon Says Stamp


This first card was so much fun to make.  Growing up, my family raised Boston Terriors so I always love Boston stamps and dies.  To create this card, I masked off the card front and blended in some Altenew ink for the perfect rainbow.  Next, I used the SSS Thank You Text Background stamp with black ink inside that masked area.  I removed the masking tape for the perfect framed background.


Simon Says Stamp


I popped up Simon's Oh, hello there sentiment die on black fun foam and then added in that adorable Lil Critters Boston Die.  I finished it off with a little heart and some Glossy Accents on his eyes and heart.


Simon Says Stamp


This next card showcases the new CZ Design set, Happy Days.


Simon Says Stamp


To create this card, I heat embossed the Happy image on several rainbow pieces of cardstock and cut them at 1" strips.  I added each piece to a white A2 card using foam tape.  


Simon Says Stamp


Last, I heat embossed the "you make me so happy" sentiment on black cardstock and added that to the card front with foam tape for some dimension.


Simon Says Stamp


One last project today using the new set called Be a Mermaid and the Mermaid Stencil.


Simon Says Stamp


Using the Mermaid Stencil, I added in some glazed and glitter for the mermaid tail effect.  I die cut a circle out of the stenciled background once it was dry and added it to the card front with foam tape.


Simon Says Stamp


I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape and then tucked in a few of the small details from the stamp set.  I added the bubble image along the side and then glued down some clear drops that fit perfectly on each bubble.


Simon Says Stamp


Check out the full Simon Release by clicking HERE.

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GIVEAWAY


Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from so don't forget to leave a comment. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 1st of July (Canada Day!)


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Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great week!




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