06/17/14

Welcome to day two of our fabulous hop with Taylored Expressions! The 16th- 18th will bring you work from two designers here on the Fancy Pants blog plus several of the Taylored Expressions’ designers.  Please click through our short hop list each day to see all the Fancy Pants and Taylored Expressions collaborations.
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Today we have:
Anna (this post)
Cathy (this post)
Charmaine Ikach
Shannon White
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Hello! I’m so glad to share my trio of cards with you, using the Me-Ology line and also a couple of stamp sets and dies by Taylored Expressions. It was such an interesting experience to combine some absolutely different things. And I decided to create three absolutely different cards, using a few techniques, to show you how you can express your creativity in different ways using one set of materials and tools.

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For the first cards I stamped the background using the Posh Poises set, added a small word ‘hello’, and put this pattern on a sheet of Fancy Pants patterned paper to get an interesting striped frame. And as the main accent placed the die cut cup and added a couple of buttons on a saucer.

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For the second card I cut out two vases from silver foil paper with Posh Vases dies and heat embossed with corresponding stamps from the Posh Poises set. Also I used flowers from the same set of stamps, added warm wishes and added splashes of mist as additional accents.

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And finally, the third card. The main actor in it became a birdhouse with a cute bird living in it. I put this birdhouse on a large tag and added two sprigs, cut with the Twiggy Branch die (I cut them out of vellum and mint corrugated paper). I added a sentiment from the Morgana set of stamps.

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Hi everyone!  I had so much fun using Taylored Expression dies and stamps for these cards.  Their dies cut like a dream and their stamps give a nice clear, crisp image!

I used the super fun Fancy Pants’ Be Different collection and Taylored Expressions’ Candy Monster die and stamp set for my first card.  That little monster is adorable with all of the fun tags and brag cards from the Be Different collection!

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I die cut the little monster first, then stamped with a permanent black ink.  It was easy to line up the stamp to the die cut piece.  They fit perfectly.  Then I colored him in with some Copics and added just a bit of Stickles to his eye and candy!

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For my second card, I used Fancy Pants As You Wish collection along with Taylored Expressions’ Enjoy the Journey die set.  The little bicycle and clouds go hand in hand with the As You Wish collection!

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And last, but not least, a pretty Thank You card with Fancy Pants’ new Burlap & Bouquets combined with Taylored Expressions’ Pockets & Pages Part of My Heart die.  I die cut the heart pocket and then embossed it with a large polka dot folder, and finished with a little Distress Ink to make it pop.  I layered the die on top of a Burlap & Bouquets Brag Card along with Fancy Pants’ Scalloped Bracket Chalk label sticker.  I love the extra pop of color that it gives!

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Feeling inspired to create? We’d love to help with a GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will receive our Nautical Collection Kit along with a Taylored Expressions Bon Voyage stamp set! To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us what you loved about today’s projects. Visit each blog post between June 16-18 for more chances to enter! Comments close Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8pm PST.

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PLUS, we have a second prize pack! If you’d like to win our As You Wish Collection Kit along with a Taylored Expressions Butterfly Parade stamp set, head over to the Taylored Expressions blog for all the details. Good luck!

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