Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Hey, crafty friends! It’s Heather here today. So, inquiring minds want to know… what did you order!? There are so many great products making their debut this month and it was a breath of fresh air to create a little springtime to bring color into these gray winter days. I have a stamping weekend date with a few friends and I’m looking forward to bringing my new February release products and creating some more!
If you haven’t done your shopping for the February release CLICK BELOW to check out what’s new this month!
Also, don’t forget about the promotion that we have happening for a limited time:
Purchase the Hop to It bundle and receive 15% off the three items included! The Hop to It collection includes the Hop to It Background stamp, the coordinating Hop to It die, and the Mini Strips – Easter stamp. This offer is valid Tuesday, February 18th – Sunday, February 23rd.
The Creative Team and I have been busy getting crafty with the new goodies and we’re continuing to share inspiration this week while everything is available for purchase.
Now onto some new products that I’m pretty excited about – I designed them!
So many of you loved the Tag Team – Christmas kit that was released right before the holidays last year and it sold out in a flash! We’ve brought back the Tag Team dies and made them available to purchase along with the Tag Team – Easter and Tag Team – Alpha clear stamp sets. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to create a whole pile of tags in no time and how you can personalize your tags using the coordinating Tag Team – Alpha.
Now, you may know that I have a special thing for tags, but I also know that a lot of you enjoy creating tags too! I’m always thinking about how to make my stamped projects both quick and cute – and this project hit both of those marks!
Here’s a closer look at the Tag Team products available in the Taylored Expressions webstore right now.
Die cut multiple tags in one pass with the three fishtail tag dies. Note: you can cut 24 tags out of one sheet of cardstock! Fill the tags with pattern blocks, Easter themed sentiments, and cute icons to complete the tags. Or customize the tags with the names of your Easter treat recipients using the coordinating Tag Team – Alpha stamp set.
One of my favorite parts about the tags is the pattern block at the one end. It was designed to look like you trimmed a piece of patterned paper when all you did was stamp the pattern block design. I used eyelets to finish off the tags along with some burlap twine. Not sure what to do with your stash of eyelets? Well, here’s a great use for them!
I also stamped my kraft treat sacks with the Hop to It background which coordinates just perfectly with the Easter themed tags.
Now, how about some more inspiration from the Creative Team?
Gayatri Murali used the tags she created on this Easter card. The tags fit perfectly across a card front and I love the border that she stamped along the left side using the All Tucked In – Easter stamp set. So many mix and match options!
I love that so many of you are excited about the new Hop to It Background Cling & Clear combo set! Use the Hop to It Background to stamp a whole card front of bunnies in one impression and then grab the included clear stamps to add color with the ear patterns and the sweetest rosy cheeks.
Check out a few more ways the designers used it in combination with several other Easter products that are new this month:
Melody Rupple created the cute Easter card and treat box set using the All Tucked In – Easter stamp set and Hop to It Background. And she used the 1/2″ Stripe Stencil Set in the background. The sentiments are from the Mini Strips – Easter stamp.
I (Heather Nichols) stamped the Hop to It Background onto Toffee cardstock using Sugar Cube ink, adding colorful bunnies that are die cut with the Hop to It die and popped up over the stamped pattern. The sentiments I used on this card are from the Tag Team – Easter stamp set.
Jen Shults used the new Eggceptional products to create this card by embossing the Eggceptional Background onto Toffee cardstock and adding color to more embossed eggs using the coordinating Eggceptional stencil and blender brushes. Jen die cut out the colored eggs with the coordinating cutting plate and popped them up down the center of the card. he ‘egg-ceptional’ sentiment is the perfect finishing touch die cut with the Mini Strips – Asymmetrical die.
I am thinking I will always love every new addition to the Big Grumpy collection! This month it’s time for Big Grumpy – Easter! Dress the Big Grumpy cat & bear in bunny ears and send them on an egg hunt. They’ll be SO excited…NOT!
You can also create a project using just the images in the Big Grumpy – Easter set like Gayatri Murali did on this card. She used the Masking Stencils – Square Windows to stencil the four squares and added cute Easter elements to each square. The sentiment is from All Tucked In – Easter.
Finally today, I have a few cute projects to share that were created with the new Bunny Hugs die. The die set includes the bunny body, inside ear shapes, a heart, AND a small clear stamp set with two face options and a nose to stamp onto the bunny.
This quick video shows a step by step tutorial for putting the bunny together, stamping the faces, and adding felt to the inside of the ears. Plus, check out how the bunny can hug a piece of candy!
But the bunny doesn’t have to hold candy as Noriko Fairchild added the bunny from the Bunny Hugs die collection to a cute shaker treat box. The background on her treat box is stamped with the Eggceptional Background stamp and Noriko added a sentiment stamped with the Mini Strips – Easter stamp.
That wraps up the inspiration for today but click on the beautiful faces below to see more projects from our talented Creative Team. Then one more day of February release inspiration coming your way tomorrow. See you then!