Tuesday, October 25, 2022

VIDEO | Taylored Expressions | Introducing the Friendly Filigree Cardmaking Kit + Add-Ons

Taylored Expressions has a new cardmaking kit which makes gift-giving so quick and easy! The holidays will soon be here and everyone loves customizable cards. The new Friendly Filigree Cardmaking Kit makes absolutely stunning cards in a pinch, which is just what we all need!

This kit includes an incredible Friendly Filigree Background Stamp which looks just as beautiful stamped or heat embossed, as it does using the Foil It - Friendly Filigree panels in Tropical Punch, Blue Corn and Mulled Wine, as I've shown here.

I created a set of gold foiled panels with choose-your-own Foil It - All Together Occasions sentiments on Toffee card bases. After foiling the sentiment panels and die cutting them with the coordinating All Together - Occasions Coordinating Die from the kit, I used liquid glue to attach them to gold mirror shadows for an extra pop of gold.

I also removed the centres from the foiled panels using the Friendly Filigree Frame Die, also included in the kit. This exposes the Toffee card base behind each sentiment, which backed with double-sided tape so the giver can choose and attach the desired sentiment.

I also created a set of silver foiled cards on Sugar Cube card bases. The choice of gold and silver is such a personal choice so I thought a gift set that included both would be idea. I originally thought I'd like the gold set better but the silver really won me over!

With both the gold and silver foiled cards combined, there are six cards with a choice of 12 sentiments in two different styles. For the second set of sentiments, I once again used the Friendly Filigree Frame Die to cut them out and used liquid glue to stiffen them with a second layer of cardstock, which adds a touch  of dimension and quality.

To create the box, I used the Clear Card Box included in the kit (additional boxes are available for purchase) and die cut the Gift It Belly Band (sold separately) from Toffee cardstock. I wrapped the band with burlap twine and attached one of the extra gold foiled sentiments from Foil It - All Together Occasions using foam tape.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

VIDEO | Taylored Expressions | Woodland Reindeer Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers collaboration with Thermoweb

Taylored Expressions has a new collaboration with Thermoweb and I'm thrilled to be introducing Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers for the Woodland Reindeer Silhouettes and Woodland Reindeer Dies.

I'm sharing four mini slim cards in my video. Two of them feature the Woodland Reindeer Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers and Woodland Reindeer Dies. The other two feature the Woodland Reindeer Silhouettes and Woodland Reindeer Dies. All of the cards feature a landscape design.

My colour palette features Lavender GlazePeapodCookie MonsterToffeeSugar Cube and gold glitter cardstock. I love this pretty, non-traditional colour combo for holiday cards!

I love all the sparkle on these cards created with the combination of foiling the Woodland Reindeer Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers with Gold Shattered Glass. The sentiments were foiled with Black and the snowflakes were foiled with Champagne for variation and visual interest. 

The addition of the contrasting borders cut with the Mini Slim Thin Frame Cutting Plate adds to the festive design. I popped these flying reindeer on to the Mini Slim Top-Fold card bases with foam tape for dimension.

The next two cards were also created on pre-made Mini Slim Top-Fold card bases. I stamped the Woodland Reindeer Silhouettes using Lavender Glaze, Peapod, Cookie Monster and Toffee inks, then cut them with the coordinating Woodland Reindeer Dies.

I created hills using two of the dies from the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills Dies, then adhered them to the card bases before attaching the reindeer with glue dots. The sentiments were stamped with Oreo ink. To finish, I added gold pearls to the antlers and rounded the top right-hand corner with the 1/4" side of my corner chomper.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

VIDEO | Taylored Expressions | 4 Cards feat. Create-in-Quad Peaceful Pines + Foil It Winter Blessings

Taylored Expressions has released the next in the Create-in-Quads Layering Stencils and you're going to love it! I'm thrilled to be introducing Create-in-Quads Peaceful Pines, the eighth of the Create-in-Quads series.

I'm sharing four cards in my video. They all feature the Create-in-Quads Peaceful Pines, Foil It Winter Blessings sentiment panels and coordinating Winter Blessings Dies. Three of the cards feature a portrait design and one has a landscape design. I selected Pink Champagne, Guava, Spearmint, Poblano Pepper and Chocolate Truffle inks for my stencilling. I love this pretty, non-traditional colour combo for holiday/winter cards!

After the stencilling was complete, I used my Mini Minc Foil Applicator with Deco Foil Sheets in Scattered Stars to create the stunning sentiments. They were then cut out using the coordinating Winter Blessings Dies. You can also find the original Winter Blessings sentiments HERE or in this video.

I love the way the Scattered Stars look on those letters! They provide so much dept to the sentiments and the sparkle adds that wow factor. I love how full this first panel looks with all the trees and snow.

After stencilling the snow very lightly with Spearmint ink, I added Happy Medium in Iridescent Glitter on top. It adds dimension and a festive sparkle which I love!

This second card also uses the Frame-in-Frame 3 Die, a former freebie but now available for purchase. I popped it up with foam strips and I love the way the snow extends up and over that frame.

This third card uses the largest of the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets, another favourite and often-used die in my stash. I love the detail it adds without bulk or distraction.

One other feature I added to all four cards was the use of the Gathered Stars Die cut from Pineapple cardstock. I used five different sizes of stars on the different cards and topped some of the trees with them. The pop of yellow is a pretty addition to the pink and teal trees.

My last card features both the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets, the latter of which was cut diagonally from vellum and matte silver foil

Thanks so much for watching!