Thursday, March 24, 2016

Engagement Card

Hello everyone!! Hope all is well with you!! We have been busy with lots of doctor appointments for my Mother along with home health nurses, physical therapy, learning how to live with oxygen tubing, tanks, etc!! She is doing ok so I hope she continues to improve!! My sister has been here for the last 2 weeks...she has been staying with mom and dad so I could have a little break. She leaves Easter Sunday so I will take's a labor of love, for sure!! Anyway....

I made an engagement card using the cute Taylored Expressions Little Bits - Party Dress die. It was cut out of Sugar Cube cardstock with an overlay of vellum that was embossed with the Swiss Hearts Embossing Folder. Another dress was cut out of Oreo cardstock, cut in  half lengthwise and adhered to the back with the sides peeking out to give it a shadow effect. A piece of silver twine was adhered to the waist...the dress was then adhered to the Little Bits - Hanger diecut that was cut out of Oreo cardstock and *hung* on the silver twine. Foam dots were used to pop the dress up on the Sprinkles cardstock background that was cutout with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and embossed with the Swiss Hearts Embossing Folder. The sentiment was stamped on the background before the embossing was done...the sentiment is from the In & Out  Wedding stamp set.

The banner was cutout of Oreo cardstock with the Stitched Banner Stacklets and the sentiment was embossed with white opaque embossing powder. The TE Sequins - Wedding were added for a little glam!! 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great week and Happy Easter!!!

Supply List:

Taylored Expressions Stamps: In & Out Wedding
Paper: Sprinkles, Oreo, Sugar Cube (TE) Vellum (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Metallic Twine - Silver (TE), White Opaque Embossing Powder (Zing), Swiss Hearts Embossing Folder (TE), TE Sequins - Wedding
Taylored Expressions Dies: Stitched Banner Stacklets, Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, Little Bits - Party Dress, Little Bits - Hanger

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Shaker Birthday Card

Hello everyone!! I have been AOL the last week or so because my sweet Mother has been in the hospital. She is almost 96 and fell...she broke a couple of ribs and has had some complications so my crafting time is limited!! I did get a shaker card finished for my grandson's birthday so yay me!!!! What kid doesn't like a shaker card especially when it's filled with lots of sparkly sequins. 

I started out by using the Taylored Expressions Up, Up, & Away Cutting Plate to cut the front of the card out of Candy Corn cardstock. The single balloon dies from the same die set were used to cut out balloons from patterned paper and they were adhered to the top of the diecut. Another Candy Corn diecut was cut and the balloon strings were cut out along with two more patterned paper balloons and they were adhered to the patterned paper used for the backing. The sentiment from the In & Out - Birthday stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. 

A piece of acetate was adhered to the inside of the top cutting plate diecut and then foam tape was cut and adhered around the back edges of the front piece. 

The tape was removed from the foam tape except for 4 pieces at the top and then the top piece was adhered to the patterned paper back. The sequins were poured into the inside through the top and then the tape was removed from the remaining 4 pieces of foam tape...they were then adhered to together so the sequins were safe inside the front and the back. This was then adhered to the Sugar Cube cardbase...I may get a nasty gram from my DIL when the kids tear this apart and sequins go everywhere...LOL!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by....have a great day and I hope this inspires you to create your own shaker card!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: In & Out Birthday
Paper: Candy Corn, Sugar Cube (TE), My Girl 6x6 paper pad (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: TE Sequins - Build a Scene - Halloween, TE Sequins - Hello Happiness, TE Sequins - Double the Joy, Acetate
Taylored Expressions Dies: Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Taylored Expressions March Release Day: Keep on Truckin!!

Hello is the March Release Day at Taylored Expressions!!!! All the fabulous new products are available for purchase in the *New* section of the Taylored Expressions store...WOOT!!! Be sure to stop by the TE blog, also, to see if you are a winner...hope this is your lucky day!!!

My card today features the adorable Elephant Parade was cut out of Metallic Neutrals (silver) cardstock. Pink patterned paper was adhered to the back of the diecut over the ear negative and then the silver cardstock ears were adhered to the front. Pewter pearls were added for the eyes and the elephants were popped up on the patterned paper cutout with the Banner Stacklets 2 dies.

The sentiment was embossed onto the Tag Stacklets 3 diecut with white opaque embossing powder and then it was adhered to the background with foam dots. The twine and the Doodlebug Sprinkles finish it off. 

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Let’s Talk Sentiments
Paper: Buttercream Frosting, Metallic Neutrals (TE), Summer Bliss 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Twine (The Twinery), Enamel Dots and Heart (Doodlebug), White Opaque Embossing Powder, Gray Pearls (KaiserCraft)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Elephant Parade, Banner Stacklets 2, Tag Stacklets 3,

Thanks for joining us this's been fun and I hope you found a little inspiration along the way!!!!