Monday, May 13, 2013

Taylored Expressions - March Kit

In March, I signed up to receive a monthly card kit from Taylored Expressions which features one of their new stamp sets. 

I knew my design team commitments were ending in March, so I thought starting a subscription would be a fun way to get some brand new product and be able to create when I found some time.

In mid-April, I figured I really should make something with the March Kit before the April Kit comes.  The kit comes with a stamp set, patterned paper pad, coordinating cardstock and ribbons.  The March set was "Make it Memorable" and the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye "Memorable". 

I used several pieces of the patterned paper from the pad and created a patchwork feel.  This paper pad is double sided, so lots of patterns to choose from.  The scallop was created using PTI medium scallop die.
The medallion was stamped using PaperTrey Ink Ocean Tide and frame using Limeade Ice, then I cut the images out.  There are coordinating dies to go with set but I didn't get them.
The second card is similar, I moved the scallop up and used the butterfly from the set for this one.
I added a string of crystal gems for the body of the butterfly. This card is for our teen niece, so it definitely needed some bling.
There is a great thank you sentiment in the set, so I made a Thank You card too.  This is a simple one just cut some strips of varying widths, cut the ends like a banner and layered them.  Added some ribbon from the kit.
The butterfly is stamped using Aqua Mist and I added some pearls.

Supplies --
Kit: Taylored Expressions March Kit, stamps, cardstock and ribbon
Inks: PTI Ocean Tides and Limeade Ice
Crystal gems
Sewing machine with cream thread

A Gem of a Challenge - Things with Wings
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Bingo (Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, scraps, Bling)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes 
Wags N Whiskers - Girly Birthday 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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  1. I love your cards. That looks like a fun thing to get a kit each month. It challenges you to keep creating. I'll be watching to see what you make. Love these!

  2. Fantastic cards Debra. I saw these on MIM..Loz

  3. Just beautiful,love the papers and fab

  4. Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining the challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers!

  5. What a beautiful cards!! I love theme all!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  6. Thank-you for sharing your gorgeous creations with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  7. Beautiful! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing at MIM!

  8. Such a lovely card! LOVE all the layers and patterns on top of each other! Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

  9. Beautiful cards Deb, great colors and designs!


  10. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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  11. What a wonderful set of cards you've made Deb. I love how you've used the DP's too.
    Thanks so much for joining us this time at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

  12. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  13. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x