Taylored Expressions Day 1 Sneak Peeks: Just A Note...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hello and Happy April Taylored Expressions Friends,

Today, kicks off day 1 of Sneak Peek Week! Yeah! You are in for a veritable treat for the eyes, so go ahead and grab your favorite beverage and let's get going.

Today's cards features an addition to the Bloomers die collection, Mini Bloomers 2, and Bloomers 4, 5, 6, and 7, along with In and Out-Get Well.

To create this card, I paired the new Bloomers collection with the Simply Stamped-Butterflies and coordinating dies. I loved the idea of creating a bouquet of flowers for the butterflies to flutter from one lovely bloom to another. Since the bloomer dies offer three layering die pieces, I paired each blossom in color families of pink (Strawberry Milkshake, Pink Champagne, and Cupcake), blues (Salt Water Taffy and Sprinkles paired with Sugar Cube), and purples (Lavender Glaze and Jelly Donut paired with Lemon Meringue). Once the bloomers were all die cut and layered, I applied them to a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock that was sponged Salt Water Taffy on the front. The butterflies were stamped in Potato Chip and Dijon dye ink. Poppy Seed cardstock was used to create their bodies. To complete the card, the sentiment "Just A Note" was inked in Poppy Seed ink to coordinate with the A2 top-folding Poppy Seed card base and enamel shapes were added to the flowers' centers.

The second card features the In & Out-Get Well along with the Little Bits-Stethoscope, Nurse Hat and Bandaid. I enjoy sentiment stamp sets that help coordinate the outside of the card with the inside.

To create this card, I die cut the Little Bits pieces from Toffee, Sugar Cube, Poppy Seed, Cherry Pop and Metallic Neutrals cardstock. The Sugar Cube front was cut at an angle and then adhered to an Oreo A2 top-folding card base. A strip of Cherry Pop cardstock adds a spot of color and ties in the black and white card front. The sentiment "I'm Here For You," is heat embossed using VersaMark and white embossing powder. Lastly, enamel shaped-hearts were added to the Bandaids' centers.

Thank you for stopping by. Visit the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration. And as with every release, answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a little piece of craft happiness from the April release. Happy hopping.

As with each release, for a limited time you can earn double the craft points on Bloomers 4, 5, 6, 7 and the Mini Bloomers 2! If you're not a Crafty Points member, it's free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you're automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll earn 20 Crafty Points on the purchase of one or more of our Bloomers 4, 5, 6 and 7 die sets and 22 Crafty Points on the purchase of Mini Bloomers 2! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, April 9, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site:

Happy Crafting, Keia

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