taylored expressions - more january release inspiration
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the greetery - signed & sealed + signed & sealed with a kiss + windowpane plaid background

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Hey everyone! It's the first day of the January mini release countdown at The Greetery and I have a few projects to share using new products that are making their debut this month. Everything this month is perfect for Valentine projects, but are also wonderful to use throughout the year to send your love! The new products that I used for my projects are the new Signed & Sealed stamp set and coordinating dies, the new Signed & Sealed With a Kiss stamp set, the new Windowpane Plaid Background stamp, and the new Postal Frames die collection.

All of the new products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on Friday, January 17th, 10AM ET at The Greetery.

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My first project is a sweet and rustic Valentine created with the Signed & Sealed With a Kiss stamp set and Windowpane Plaid Background stamp. I really love the new background stamp design! I stamped up several of the Windowpane Plaid Backgrounds with a white ink onto kraft cardstock and you will see those backgrounds on several of my projects for this release. I love stamping up a bunch at a time so they are ready to go when I need them!

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I added a floral border across the bottom of my background using the flowers from the Sealed With a Kiss stamp set. Lilly of the Valley happens to be one of my very favorite flowers! All of the flower elements are so easy to put together using the stamping guides that are included with the stamp set. I added a larger heart with white ink above the floral border along with a few smaller hearts scattered across the card front. I stamped the sentiment over the largest heart with black ink. I picked a Valentine sentiment, but you could use this card design for so many other occasions too. It would be gorgeous for a thinking of you card!

Supplies:

  • STAMPS, DIES, & STENCILS: Signed & Sealed With a Kiss stamp set (The Greetery), Windowpane Plaid Background stamp (The Greetery)
  • INK: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Guava (Taylored Expressions), Cherry Pop (Taylored Expressions), Mushroom (Taylored Expressions), Avocado (Taylored Expressions), Olive (Taylored Expressions)
  • PAPER: Toffee (Taylored Expressions), Red Pepper (Taylored Expressions)
  • OTHER: ribbon (Stampin' Up!)

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This next project ensemble includes a Valentine card and coordinating tags. I used the Signed & Sealed stamp set and coordinating dies to create the envelope elements. First, I stamped the envelopes on white cardstock and added the liner with the polka dot pattern stamp in a pink ink.  I added the Valentine message and tucked that into the envelopes (I love that detail!) and finished off the envelope with a heart that's stamped with red ink and popped up just bit with some foam tape.

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I added one of the envelopes to a card. I used a red card base and added a die cut that I created with the new Postal Frames die collection and the Windowpane Plaid Background stamp. It was the perfect place to set the envelope on the front of the card. I tied a bit of twine on the side of the card and it's ready to deliver for Valentine's Day!

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To create the tags, I attached the envelope piece to a piece of Kraft cardstock to back the envelope element and then trimmed/fussy cut around the envelope shape with scissors. I added an eyelet and threaded some twine through the hole so that the tags are ready to attach to a Valentine gift!

Supplies:

  • STAMPS, DIES, & STENCILS: Signed & Sealed stamp set & coordinating dies (The Greetery), Signed & Sealed With a Kiss stamp set & coordinating dies (The Greetery), Windowpane Plaid Background stamp (The Greetery), Postal Frames die (The Greetery)
  • INK: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Pink Champagne (Taylored Expressions), Cherry Pop (Taylored Expressions), Mushroom (Taylored Expressions)
  • PAPER: white cardstock, Toffee (Taylored Expressions), Red Pepper (Taylored Expressions)
  • OTHER: burlap twine (Taylored Expressions), eyelets (Recollections)

Make sure to stop by The Greetery blog to see more on this first day of the January mini release countdown and also be sure to stop by the other designers blogs who are sharing projects today:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I will be back soon with more crafty inpspiration to share for The Greetery January release!

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