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Hot-Cross-BunsHello friends and Happy Easter! I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend with friends and family.  Easter always reminds me of hot cross buns, a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top and traditionally eaten on Good Friday, marking the end of Lent.  So last weekend I baked these buns and packaged them to give to friends.  They are really delicious and surprisingly easy to make.  Here’s a link to the very informative video I followed. 

Stamps with Matching Dies

One of my favorite papercrafting items are stamp sets with coordinating dies. You will find stamps and dies sold as combo sets, or stamps and coordinating dies sold separately. I am often asked whether to stamp first then cut out, or die cut the shape first then stamp on top of the die cut? 

Sunny-DaysThe answer is simple:  If the dies are open such as these from Taylored Expressions Sunny Days combo set, you will stamp first, line up the die on top of the stamped image (because it’s open and you can see through it) and die cut second.  Little-Lovin-2-dies

If the dies are solid, like these from Paper Smooches Little Lovin' 2, and you cannot see through them to line it up on a stamped image, so you will cut the shape first then stamp on top of the die cut. 

My personal favorite: the former.  I like to stamp first then die cut. 

 

Today I would like to share with you some fun cards I made recently using 3 stamp and die combo sets from Taylored Expressions.

Stamp-die-setSimply Succulents

The Simply Succulents set contains all the stamps seen on the left and 3 matching dies.  Here are samples made with these.  FYI:  Watch for an upcoming class with the succulents stamps!

Hello-Frame

 

 

 

Hello Frame – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Simply Succulents; TE die Picture Perfect Frames Smile/Hello; TE embossing folder Brick; design inspired by Melody Rupple 

Color-Block-Frame

 

Color Block ­Frame – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Simply Succulents; TE die Color Block; design inspired by Pam Sparks

 

 

Get-Well-Circle

Get Well Circle – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Simply Succulents; Memory Box dies Scallop Border and Stitched Circles; TE embossing folder brick

Smile-Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Frame – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Simply Succulents; TE die Picture Perfect Frames Smile/Hello; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; TE embossing folder Brick

 

Bock-Party-Hello

 

 

 

 

Block Party Hello – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Simply Succulents; TE die Block Party Hello; TE embossing folder Weathered; design inspired by Gayatri Murali

Get-well-Flower-Box

 

 

Get Well Flower Box – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Simply Succulents; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Gayatri Murali

 

Get-Well-Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Well Sky – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Simply Succulents; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; TE die Cloud Border; design inspired by Kerri Michaud

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 Happy Hens

Happyhenscombo-smallThe Happy Hens set includes 6 stamps and dies to cut the single chicken and the two chickens.

Smile-Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Frame – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Happy Hens; TE dies Picture Perfect Frames Smile/Hello and Skinny Mini Party Borders; TE embossing folder Chicken Wire; design inspired by Sankari Wegman

Shaker-Card

 

 

 

 

Shaker – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Happy Hens; TE dies Frame in Frame, Skinny Mini Party Borders, Easter Confetti and Grass Border; TE embossing folder Chicken Wire; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Kendra Wietstock  

Scallop-Stitched-Border

 

 

 

Scallop Stitched Border – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Happy Hens; TE die Stitched Scallop Border; design inspired by Shelly Mercado   

Hen-House-Red-Check

 

 

Hen House Red Check – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Happy Hens; TE embossing folder Chicken Wire; Memory Box dies Stitched Squares and Stitched Rectangles; My Favorite Things die Stitched Speech Bubble Edges; design inspired by Stephanie Kraft

 

Chicks-on-Egg

 

 

Chicks on Egg – Smile Frame – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Happy Hens; TE dies Picture Perfect Frames Smile/Hello and Egg Stacklets; TE embossing folder Chicken Wire; design inspired by Kerri Michaud

Block-Party-Hello

 

Block Party Hello – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Happy Hens; TE dies Block Party Hello, Little Bits Sun and Cloud and Grass Border; TE embossing folder Chicken Wire; design inspired by Courtney Kelly

 

 

Black-and-White

 

 

 

Black and White – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Happy Hens; TE stamp set Made in the Shade; My Favorite Things die Rounded Banner Stax; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen

 

 

 

 

 

Koffee Time

Koffeetimecombo-small

 

 

This fun set contains 5 sentiment stamps and dies to cut the coffeemaker and 2 mugs. 

 

 

 

Perk-Up-MugsPerk Up Mugs – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Koffee Time; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Birthday Bash (face); design inspired by Courtney Kelley

Brewing-Keurig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Brewing Coffee Machine – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Koffee Time; Authentique paper pad Infused; Memory Box dies Stitched Rectangles and Mini Heart Collection

Thanks-a-Latte

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks a Latte – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Koffee Time; Memory Box die Coffee on the Go Small; TE dies Little Bits Mug and Teacups; Paper Smooches die Stitched Flourishes

Brewing-Frame

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Brewing Frame – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Koffee Time; Paper Smooches die Stitched Flourishes; Impression Obsession die Borders 1

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed learning more about stamps with coordinating dies and seeing samples of cards made with combo sets.  Be sure to check the Gallery for new cards posted and the class page for new classes.  Stop in soon to shop and have a happy Easter!

 

 

 

 

 

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