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Birds of a Feather

Happy June!


I made this card last night for a bird house/bird cage swap.  I’ve had this Taylored Expressions Birds of a Feather stamp set for years and never used it until this card.


I stamped the bird cage in SU Summer Starfruit and the bird in MFT Berrylicious.  The papers are from Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss.  I added several rhinestones to embellish the card but they didn’t photograph too well.


2016 Card 53 - Taylored Expressions Bird of a Feather


The Challenge has a great sketch this week that I used for my card layout.


The Challenge 75


Have a great night!



Stamps: Taylored Expressions Bird of a Feather

Ink: MFT Berrylicious, SU Summer Starfruit, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Smooth White & Tickled Pink, SU Summer Starfruit

Paper: Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss

Other: Taylored Expressions Build a Tag 2 and 5, SU basic rhinestones, SU White Tea Lace paper doilies

Hello Friend – RS#196 & Matchup with a Twist #2

Hello Friend – that is the theme of today’s card 🙂


I used Retrosketches #196 and for my Matchup – Taylored Expressions stamps, American Crafts paper and the twist: background dies.  I didn’t have any TE background dies that went well with my card so I pulled out an MFT Cover Up die.


2016 Card 2 - TE Lets Chat


The stamp set I used is called Let’s Chat and I used the coordinating die to cut out the telephone.  The telephone dial was punched out with a Creative Memories circle punch.  I used American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic paper…not really a favorite of mine but hey I bought it, so I need to use it! That’s what I like about my matchup challenge. It’s forcing me away from my favorite go to items and to dig in my stash for other things.


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Stamps: Taylored Expressions Let’s Chat

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Sweet Tooth, SU So Saffron

PP: American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic

Other: TE Let’s Chat dies, Teresa Collins enamel dots, Recollections enamel dots, MFT Fishnet Cover Up die, copics

Double Pocket Card

Tonight’s creation is a double pocket card. I joined a pocket card swap since I haven’t made one in ages. Instead of going with the fold I know, I decided to try something new. I found a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for the double pocket card

I watercolored the teacup bouquet stamp from Taylored Expressions with my Zig Clean Color brushes since I haven’t used them in awhile. 

Here are the tags I put in the pockets~  

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Stamps: Taylored Expressions Teacup Bouquet

Ink: Ranger Archival Black

CS: Canson Mix Media 98lb paper, Bo Bunny, MFT Cool as a Cucumber, Wild Wisteria, Cement Gray

PP: Basic Grey Wisteria

Other: Zig Clean Color brushes, Tim Holtz waterbrush, MFT Stitched Tag Stax, PTI Fresh Snow satin ribbon, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, The Twinery twine

Show Your Hobby card

I recently joined a swap to “show your hobby”.  It didn’t have to be our hobby but that’s what I did since I had the perfect stamp to use!  It’s from an old Taylored Expression set called Crafty Cuppie.


2015 Card 103 - Taylored Expressions Crafty Cuppie


I used the sketch at Paper Craft Crew. I really liked the cluster of embellishments in the bottom corner. This was my first time using cording as an embellishment. It was pretty easy to attach onto a glue dot, one on the bottom and then one on the scalloped circle over it. The image was colored with copics and I paper pieced Cuppie’s apron.




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Stamps: Taylored Expressions Crafty Cuppie

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Razzle Berry, Grapesicle, Copic Xpress It

PP: Avery Elle Everyday

Other: MFT Cross Stitch Circle Stax, MFT Blueprints 14, copics, Gina K gold cording, Prima flowers