Hey, crafty friends! It’s Taylor here today which means it’s time for another new product release! With the turmoil across our nation throughout the last week, it’s been difficult to focus on celebrating the freedom many before us fought so hard to earn. I’ve been praying a lot this weekend with the specific prayer that we may all love each other as our Father loves us – for He created each one of us in His own image. Even through the heartache, injustice, fear, and uncertainty, there is hope for change. Each and every one of us can be the change.

As we look toward celebrating freedom on July 4th, the Creative Team and I have been busy creating with our latest curated collection of products! Here’s an ‘at-a-glance’ look at our Patriotic Release and what we’ll be up to here on the TE Blog this week:

  • The release includes 9 new products; a new Cling & Clear combo, a Stamp & Stencil combo (you will LOVE creating with this new combination!), dies, and an addition to our Mini Strips and Masking Stencil collections! Everything will be available at the TE webstore on Tuesday, June 2nd at 9am CT (Yep, that’s TOMORROW!).
  • The next few days (Monday – Wednesday) will feature a new how-to tip, technique, or process video.
  • Get a chance to win it before you can buy it by commenting with your answer to my Question of the Day today only (located at the bottom of this blog post)
  • Last, but certainly not least – you won’t want to miss the special offer for this release (details below).

Tuesday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 7th (or while supplies last), you can get the Stars & Strips Bundle (that’s not a typo… it’s STRIPS for the sentiment strips) for only $30! The Stars & Strips Bundle includes the new Fireworks Stamp & Stencil set and the new Mini Strips – Patriotic stamp.

The project I am sharing today uses all of the products in the Stars & Strips Bundle! So let’s get to it!

In the video below, I’ll walk you through how I created the multi-colored fireworks both quickly and easily using the innovative Stamp & Stencil combo! This ingenious combo of products designed by Heather Nichols will make the multi-colored fireworks of your dreams come true!

Simply start by stamping the stars onto your paper (I chose to emboss mine in silver) and then use the etched marking on the stencils to line up the fireworks perfectly within the stamped design. The dual-layered stencil allows you to choose two colors for your fireworks (or add in a third for extra dimension as I shared in the video)!

Let me tell you more about the new products debuting along with inspiration from the TE Creative Team! The new products will be available for purchase tomorrow, June 2nd, at 9AM Central Time!

You saw the Fireworks Stamp & Stencil combo in the project and video above. I hope your mind is already racing with ideas!

The new Handlettered 4th of July dies coordinate perfectly to cut out the sentiments in the previously released Handlettered 4th of July stamp set. You are going to love the close-cut detail that will bring added dimension and contrast to these sentiments!

All Tucked In – Patriotic is a new Clearly Crafty stamp set designed to coordinate with All Tucked In and All Tucked In – Windows to create treat boxes. Plus, the sentiments and icons can easily be combined with other stamps too!

Heather Nichols used the Fireworks Stamp & Stencil set to create a background on her signature Toffee cardstock by stamping the stars in Sugar Cube ink and stenciling the fireworks in Cherry Pop and Blueberry. She added shimmer to her fireworks with Moonstone glimmer paste and then added patriotic sentiments from the Handlettered 4th of July set and new coordinating dies. I love how she added an additional offset layer under the sentiments to add even more dimension!

Heather also creating matching treat boxes using just the star background from the Fireworks Stamp & Stencil combo. She used the All Tucked In and All Tucked In – Windows dies and embellished with tags across the front that are die cut with the smallest Stitched Banner Stacklets die. Each of the tags is stamped with sentiments and images from the new All Tucked In – Patriotic stamp set.

The newest addition to the Masking Stencils collection features two unique star options. Choose one large star or a perfectly spaced scattering of stars. The innovative etched alignment guides will help you perfectly center the design on your card front!

The Mini Strips – Patriotic stamp is the newest in the Mini Strips collection. Stamp 10 patriotic-themed sentiments and die cut them in one pass through your die cut machine using the coordinating Mini Strips or Mini Strips – Asymmetrical dies. Use one or multiple sentiment strips on your projects!

This patriotic card was created by Jen Shults using the scattered star stencil from the new Masking Stencils – Stars set. She stenciled the stars in Cherry Pop and Blueberry ink onto Toffee cardstock and then added several patriotic sentiments stacked up on her card that are embossed in white and die cut with the Mini Strips – Asymmetrical die.

Jill Hawkins used the big star in the Masking Stencils – Stars set and added a patriotic plaid to it using the Plaid Layered Stencil set. The sentiments on Jill’s card are stamped using the new Mini Strips – Patriotic and cut out with the Mini Strips die. She popped up the sentiment strips over the plaid heart and added a few clear embellishments to complete this classy clean and simple design.

The newest addition to the Cling & Clear collection is the Pennant Parade set. Stamp the banner outlines and then add color and pattern to the pennants with the 5 options included in the mini clear set. Customize your pennant colors for a patriotic look or for other celebrations like birthdays or graduation!

Jen Shults used the Pennant Parade set to create a patriotic card. She added red, white, and turquoise pennants to the background. She added a sentiment from the Handlettered 4th of July stamp set embossed in white on Blue Corn cardstock and die cut with the coordinating Handlettered 4th of July dies. I love that Jen added tiny stars throughout the background using the Bits & Pieces – Sparkly Stars embellishments!

Melody Rupple gave the Pennant Parade set a perfect look for celebrating a birthday! The pennant background is embossed in gold and she added the pennant fills in festive party colors! Her sentiment is created with the Celebrate Script die and a sentiment from the Simple Strips – Birthday set.

And finally for our last group of products…

Introducing the Starry collection! This group of products joins our popular stamp, cutting plate, and stencil collections where each product is designed to work together to easily stamp, blend, and die cut the images. This all-over star pattern will be great for patriotic projects, but can also be used for birthdays, graduations, and encouragement cards.

Jill Hawkins embossed the Starry Background in white and added color to the embossed images using the coordinating Starry stencil and her Blender Brushes. She masked off diagonal lines of stars to create the perfect red, white, and blue color theme! The sentiments on Jill’s card are stamped with the Mini Strips – Patriotic stamp and die cut with Mini Strips – Asymmetrical die. Jill added another layer under each of her sentiments with a darker color offset to make the sentiments pop.

Melody Rupple changed up the color scheme for this card fit for a birthday celebration! She added a rainbow of colors to the embossed stars on her project and I love how she used the Starry Cover Plate die as an overlay on her card with the stars peeking through the die-cut openings. The ‘celebrate’ sentiment is from the new Mini Strips – Patriotic stamp. She layered the sentiment strip onto a coordinating Mini Strips Backer and then onto a larger star from the Star Stacklets die set.

So there you have it! Our new patriotic products will be available for purchase starting tomorrow at 9am CST, but now you have a chance to win it before you can buy it! Just comment below and let me know:

What’s your favorite product from this release and what’s the first thing you would do with it?

I’ll choose three lucky winners to receive their favorite from this release!

Simply leave your comment by TONIGHT, Monday, June 1st at 10PM Central Time. One comment per person. Winners are chosen at random and will be announced on the TE blog on release day, tomorrow, June 2nd! 

Make sure you check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects using the new goodies from this release! And then I’ll see you back here tomorrow with more inspiration as all of the products go live!