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I love spring when brown yards turn green and dead looking trees sprout tiny new leaves.  It’s a time of renewal and rebirth.  Taylored Expressions has some wonderful new products that let us express the promise of spring.  Their new die In the Garden constructs a whole spring scene while the stamp and matching die Spring Tulips celebrates the colorful flowers of early spring.  Let me share some samples with you.

Tr-Color-PrimaryIn the Garden Tri-color Primary 

So easy!  Just cut three panels of cardstock -- you can easily vary the colors -- and adhere to a top folded card.  Then cut the In the Garden die from black cardstock for a silhouette look.  Add a sun and you've got a cute card that's perfect for many occasions.  Supplies: Taylored Expressions die In the Garden; design inspired by Charmaine Ikach 

In-the-Garden-ColoredIn the Garden Scene

First I created the cloudy sky (which is blue IRL not gray) using the very handy Cloud Border.  Then I cut the die from white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers which went surprisingly fast.  I could have added some shading on the tree for a more realistic look.  I added a few butterflies and a sweet sentiment.

Supplies: Taylored Expressions dies In the Garden and Cloud Border; TE stamp set Spring Tulips; Memory Box die Mini Butterflies; design inspired by Sankari Wegman

 White-SihouetteIn the Garden White

Easy!  Cut the die from white cardstock and layer it over yellow cardstock embossed with the "Walking on Sunshine" embossing folder (TE). 

  

Supplies: Taylored Expressions die In the Garden; TE embossing Folder Walking in Sunshine; sentiment stamp from Amuse Art Stamps (discontinued); design inspired by Jean Manis

  

 In-the-Garden-MonoIn the Garden Mono

A variation on the card above using green and blue.  The clear sequins remind me of raindrops.

Supplies: Taylored Expressions die In the Garden; TE embossing Folder Walking in Sunshine; sentiment stamp from Memory Box (discontinued); design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen    

 

FondlySpring Tulips Fondly

Stamp and emboss the tulips in clear then color with Copic markers.  Die cut the tulips and mount them on a couple strips of decorative paper against a waterclored background.

Supplies: Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die Spring Tulips; design inspired by Joan Ervin

 

FriendsSpring Tulips Friends

Such a pretty card combing bright red tulips against a neutral background.  The tulips were stamped and embossed in clear then colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum.FYI:  Using the heavyweight vellum hides the Scor tape I used to mount it. 

Supplies: Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die Spring Tulips; TE die Frame in Frame; TE embossing folder Leafy Vines; design inspired by Shelly Mercado

 

 Happy-BirthdaySpring Tulips Happy Birthday  

Supplies: Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die Spring Tulips; TE die Frame in Frame; TE embossing folder Leafy Vines; design inspired by Kendra Wiestock

 

 

 

 

 

Classes

For a look at our Class and Events Calendar including class descriptions and photos of class samples, please click here.  This Saturday we have two classes: 10am is 2 for 1 Backgrounds, and 2pm is Stencil Mania.Tangle-Hello

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Make both these backgrounds at once!

Check out the other samples on the class page here. 

DelphiniumsCreate a gorgeous card using several stencils and dies!

Check out the other samples on the class page here.

 

 

Thanks for reading the blog today.  Please stop in and shop at The Stamp Act soon.  This week we are continuing to offer our FREE Easter make and take card and Chloe's birthday discount.  FYI:  Chloe is feeling much better.  I hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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