Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Let's Clean up for Spring with a SALE!

As new products arrive to the TE store, we need to make room on our shelves! It's the perfect time of year for a little Spring cleaning, and so we're having a SALE! From paper pads to felt and washi tape to glitzy bling, we have over 200 items to choose from that you can take home for a song...but hurry, quantities are limited.

http://tayloredexpressions.com/specials.html

Shop now by clicking here: Specials Category

Monday, April 21, 2014

Taylor's Expressions: Pen Pals Card Set

Happy Monday, crafty friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We enjoyed an Easter egg hunt on Saturday and church together on Sunday. And the Easter bunny visited us this weekend too! I just have to share a couple pics of our girls:


Charlee was especially excited about the pacifiers that the Easter bunny brought her! And watching Madi share her Easter eggs with the other kids at the egg hunt totally warmed my heart! Thanks for letting me share my 'proud mommy' pics!

Giveaway Announcement: Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun with our 'Hats Off' graduation feature last week! We had so much fun reading all of the fond memories of your school days! The winner of your choice of any graduation stamp set featured in our Hats Off post is:
Mutzy Mia said...
Wonderful samples. My favorite memory was meeting my best friend in high school whose locker was right next to mine in alphabet order.
Please contact us with your address and choice of stamp set and we'll get your prize in the mail to you!

I also had a chance to play around in my stamp room last week! The Pink Paislee Pen Pals collection recently arrived on our shelves and I've been excited to try out the 3x4 cards and puffy stickers with some TE stamps and dies. Here's the set of cards I created:


There are so many 3x4 cards available for pocket scrapbooking, and while I love creating pocket layouts, I wanted to take this product typically used for scrapbooking and create a set of cards using the 3x4 inserts paired with various TE stamps and dies.


For this card I took two of the 3x4 inserts and offset them. I stamped the red background and the bottom of the 'thinking of you' card with a border from the Certified Mail Art stamp set. The 'sending you love' sentiment is from Love Everywhere.


For this card I used portions of three different 3x4 cards. I embossed the 'hello' sentiment from Bugabee and added the envelope puffy sticker inside a punched circle. I stamped the flowers from Certified Mail Art onto the pink background with Versamark and finished it off with a few strips of white chevron washi tape.


For this last card I used a combo of the Fab Frames die and a couple more of the 3x4 cards. I die cut hearts from different patterns to match and stamped the background with a curly border stamp from Certified Mail Art. The arrow die is from Pocket & Pages - 2x2 Essentials dies.

I hope you'll take a look at your 3x4 pocket inserts with new eyes and see how you can get creative with the stamps and dies in your collection to transform them into beautiful cards!




 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hats Off!

Life is filled with many milestones and graduation is one that means accomplishment and achievement. We thought we would share some of our favorite graduation products along with projects from our amazing design team to inspire you to create some pomp & circumstance of your own.

To view an item in the TE Store, simply click on any product image or pink link.

Plus, to help you get into the celebratory mood, we're having a GIVEAWAY! Keep reading to find out how you can win a prize that'll have you tossin' your cap.

  A favorite of our popular Graphic Greetings series of stamps, this A la Carte stamp has all the fitting felicitations for your new grad. Try stamping with white ink on black cardstock or chalkstock for a schoolhouse look that will be sure to bring back fond memories!


sample by Baker's Dozen alum Lynette Kauffman

  

  
  Dreams come in many sizes, but they don't come much bigger than life after school! With images like numbers to personalize your grad's year, a diploma, caps, books, sentiments, and more, Dream Big will come in handy from the time your little one graduates kindergarten to when your baby is all grown up and heading off into the big, wide world!


sample by Sankari Wegman

sample by Baker's Dozen alum Regina Mangum   

 

  
Many of our Moka line of character stamps were designed to fit specific occasions, and none more so than Moka Skylar and Moka Jerome. These two cuties receive their diplomas with pride and, paired with congratulatory sentiments, they will help you create a card that shows off how proud you are, both inside and out.
  
sample by Kerri Michaud



sample by Kerri Michaud

 


It's one of those images that you will think of long after your grad has driven off to wherever life takes them. Wish them a Lifetime of Happiness with a very special gift set and personalize it with their name and class year using our alpha dies and you'll send them off with love and well wishes.
  
sample by Wanda Guess

For more graduation stamps, click HERE!


Giveaway Info: Are you feeling inspired to create something extra special for a graduate in your life? To help you get started, we're giving away a hats off worthy prize! To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us about your favorite school days memory and we will randomly choose one lucky winner. 
The Prize: Winner may choose one of any of the spotlighted products above (Graphic Greetings Graduate, Dream Big, Moka Skylar, Moka Jerome, or Lifetime of Happiness.) Comments close 8pm PST Sunday, April 20, 2014. Good luck and hats off to you!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TE Blog Design Team: For the Happy Couple


It's Wednesday and we have the perfect solution to your mid-week blues! Today we are debuting the first project created by our amazing new Blog Design Team and this one comes from Wanda Guess. Wedding bells are ringing with Wanda's gorgeous gift set and she's got some very helpful tips and tricks for how you can create something lovely that will be treasured forever by the happy couple.

Wanda's Notes: Greetings! Wanda here, and I’m so excited to share my first post on the TE Blog! My projects for today are a wedding ensemble I made for a dear friend’s recent wedding. Taylored Expressions has so many wonderful products that are perfect for wedding cards and gifts. And, since we are crafty gals, we can use these awesome products to make the cards in the wedding colors – one of my favorite things to do. It takes personalization to a whole different level!




Wanda's notes: My card is made using the Mr. and Mrs. Cutting Plate cut out in crisp, bright, white paper, and layered on a lovely blue. I added bling and pearls to make it more festive and fancy. This look is so elegant and classy. 


Wanda's Notes: The matching envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board in matching blue paper. Then I made a label to personalize it with the couple’s names. (For a full supply list, see the list at the end of this post.)


Wanda's NotesFor the box I used more matching blue paper and my scoring tool to hand make it in a 3x3 size. The tutorial I used can be found HEREI used the pretty Damask Dies and some vellum to decorate the top. I stamped on the vellum using Stayz-on ink. Works every time! 

To make your wedding gifts truly special, Wanda has these suggestions:
  • Use pearls and clear gems to add sparkle and elegance 
  • Use vellum for your sentiments or accents 
  • Match the wedding colors for an extra personal touch 
  • Make your own matching envelope with a fancy label

We're sure Wanda's friends appreciated the care and thought she put into such an elegant and personal gift. Wanda will be back later this month with another fabulous project, so stay tuned!