Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Week Day 2: Home Is Where The Heart Is

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to day 2 of Taylored Expressions' Sneak Peek week. Today, I am sharing a new addition to the Grumplings collections, Grouchy Grumplings 2, and Little Bits - House with There's No Place Like Home stamp set.

To create this card, I started by creating a mask, from acetate, using the Stitched Heart Stacklets. Once I had figured out the placement of the neighborhood and position of the Little Bits - House, I taped down my heart stencil and using a Distress Ink blending tool and Cherry Pop ink stenciled a heart onto Sugar Cube cardstock. Using the MISTI tool, I stamped the neighborhood image several times with Oreo ink until I achieved a dark stamped image. The house was die cut from TE's woodgrain cardstock, Toffee, Salt Water Taffy and Buttercream Frosting and pieced together. I used the MISTI again to stamp my sentiment and the Mini Caps Alpha & #s dies to die cut the word "HOME." Lastly, I adhered the Little Bits - House in the center of the heart, and used a Copic marker to color in the homes' windows and doorways.

Card number two showcases the new Grouchy Grumplings 2. I LOVE the Grumplings and this new addition is no exception.

I loved the sentiment, as much as the disgruntled rhinoceros, so I designed with the sentiment in mind, too. I wanted to create a parade setting, so I stamped and die cut balloons using the Party Monsters stamp and die, along with the Skinny Mini Party Borders to add to the parade decorations. I dry embossed Sugar Cube cardstock using the Raindrops embossing folder and inked the image with Salt Water Taffy ink to highlight the raindrops. The sentiment was embossed onto vellum and adhered to the card front.

Thank you for visiting today, however the fun is not over yet! As with every new release, visit the TE Blog and answers Taylor's Questions of the Day for the chance to win goodies from this month's release! Yeah!

Happy Crafting,


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  1. Both of these cards are so sweet and bright in their own ways. I laughed out loud at your second card. That hippo looks so grumpy!

  2. Oh I love the heart in the background, great idea

  3. Super cute and fun! Love the little bits house... perfect with the There's no place like home set. Grouchy is just so SWEET! Even with the frown! :)