Showing posts from March, 2019

New and Improved Website - TAYLORMADECARDS4U.COM

Hi everyone! I am so excited that I can finally share with you the launch of my new website! I have completely redesigned my site to have an all in one blog, video and shop. I will be transitioning my blog over to my new site, so be sure to check it out. There you can subscribe so that you don't miss any of my posts...or my freebies.

I also invite you to check out the shop and my recent video.  While you are there, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 

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THE STAMP DOCTOR - Water color background

Hi everyone. I am here today to share a card I created using a very simple water coloring technique.

You can check out my process video below for detailed instructions on creating this card.

I started out by spritzing the heavy weight cardstock with my distress sprayer. 

Using my Nuvo Aqua Pens, I added color to the cardstock.  I started with the color Spiced Ginger, then added Lemon Zest.  

To ensure my background was dry, I used my heating tool. I then stamped my images using the combo die and stamp set called Doggone Dog Combo by THE STAMP DOCTOR and colored in the images using my copic markers. 

I used the coordinating die cuts to cut out my images and used foam tape to adhere the images to my background.  As a final touch, I added Black Ebony Nuvo drops.
Don't forget you can get 10% off over at THE STAMP DOCTOR by using Coupon code: Taylormadecards4u.
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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no co…

Spring Design Team Inspiration

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I am here today to share with you some wonderful projects from my design team. These are beautiful projects to help us introduce Spring as I know we are all ready for that!
Robin is here and she created this fun Notebook using the Easter Tickets. Such great colors and a perfect notebook for Spring. Be sure to check out the details over on her blog.

Alina is up next using Bunny Tags. She created this lovely spring tag with lots of dimension. Be sure to head on over to her blog to get all the details. 

Finally, we have Robin, and she never disappoints. Look closely at the base of her project. Yes it is a mouse trap! So clever! Hop over to her blog to see how she created this fun project. 

Be sure to check out my Etsy shop for more wonderful Digital prints that will be perfect for your Spring projects! Don't forget the April kit, Passport to Spring will be released on April 1st and the team will be back to share some more inspiration.

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Creating backgrounds with small stamps from THE STAMP DOCTOR

He everyone! I am back again this week to share another card using the stamp set Coffee Sayings 1 from THE STAMP DOCTOR.  This week I will be showing you how to create a fun background using one of the smaller stamps in the set. 

So to begin, I found several supplies that had sort of a coffee color I didn't end up using all the supplies, but it was a good start. 

I cut down a small piece of white paper and used an acrylic block to stamp the coffee label all over the cardstock. I then added some washi tape to create interest.

Using the coordinating die cut, I cut out a coffee cup with some designer paper and again on white cardstock. I fussy cut the top for the lid and adhered it to my cup.

I then matted it onto some kraft cardstock so that it would not get lost in the background.

This set is currently on sale, so be sure to check it out over at the shop. Coupon Code Taylormadecards4u gets you 10% off.

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THE STAMP DOCTOR - Doggone it!

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a really cute birthday card that I created using the stamp set "Doggone Dog Stamps" and matching dies from THE STAMP DOCTOR.

My original idea was to create somewhat of a postale theme using this set and I had the perfect washi tape for that. 

This set has some really cute sentiments and the dog is just adorable. I love these thin dies as they are so easy to use and store with my sets. I also love how they work perfectly with my Sidekick.

So to begin, I stamped my images on some heavy white cardstock. I used black jet archival ink as I was planning on doing some copic coloring.  

Then I colored my images using some copic markers.

using the coordinating die set, I cut out my images using my sidekick. These little dies are so convenient and work perfectly in the sidekick.

To create my background, I covered some white cardstock with faded jeans distress oxides and my blending tool. Then I spritzed my paper with some water and dabbed it with a paper towe…

March Tonic Kit - Sweet Sentiments

Hello everyone! This month was my first month receiving the subscription kit from Tonic Studios. I typically do not join monthly subscriptions mainly because I don't want to pay for something I don't want.

But I have to say, I was very happy with the kit this month. It was called Sweet Sentiments and the name fit the theme for sure.

I have an unboxing video for you below along with 6 cards that I created using my supplies in the kit. 

This month's set had some great sentiments dies and some sentiments stamps that coordinate beautifully with the dies. 

The dies work to create stand alone sentiments which you can add onto your card or you can cut them directly into your top panel  and add additional layering like I did with the Just Because card. 

I also shared a technique using the new glue pen and some deco foil to create the grungy background on my dream big card. I just love this technique and it creates a great background.

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Guest Designer Char Kochensparger

Hi everyone! I am always so thrilled when I get to share projects from some of the designers I have met through my crafting.  I am sharing some projects today from my crafty friend Char who I met on one of the many design teams I have been on. 

Char created some of these fun projects using my most recent kit, Vintage Garden which was released on march 5th. 
Vintage Garden
This set is available both in a digital download and as well as an embellishment kit that you can get in the mail. This kit comes with 8 pieces of ephemera and two bees. These kits are great for so many projects. 

Char created two beautiful cards, with similar vibes, but different designs. I love the layering effects on the card below. 

She also created this Darling tag using one of the ephemera pieces and those cute little bees. 

You can check out all the details to her projects over on her blog "Glitter in my Kitchen."
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THE STAMP DOCTOR - Coffee Sayings 1

Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you my very first project as a member of the Design Team for THE STAMP DOCTOR.

 The stamp set I am using today is called Coffee Sayings 1 and it also has a coordinating die set.

To start out, I stamped my coffee cup image on both white cards stock and a coffee tone card stock.  When ever I plan on doing layering of images, I try to get all my stamping out of the way.  I chose to use Black Jet Archival ink because it is a permanent ink and I have never had any trouble with it smearing.  It is also great for copic coloring. 

Once all my images were stamped, I used my coordinating dies to cut out my images. I love that these little dies fit perfectly in my sidekick.

I decided to create a strip for my Coffee, Java, Latte dies.  Be sure to save those little inserts that you get from the "O" and "A" so that you can add those to your letters. They are VERY small, so make sure that you don't lose them. 

I used my ground expresso Di…