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Hey, everyone! Today is a new release at Taylored Expressions and it's everything summer plus a whole lot of sparkle! I have a few projects to share with you today. My first project is created with products that I designed for this release: Sun's Out Background stamp + coordinating stencil & dies and the Shades of Summer stamp set + coordinating dies. The other project I am sharing uses the new Sweet Scoops Stencil & Clear Combo set and Mini Strips - Happy Summer stamp. Both projects include the new colors of exclusive TE glitter!

The new products for the Summer & Glitter release are available to purchase RIGHT NOW in the Taylored Expressions webstore!


This first card is all about the summer sunshine! The background filled with pairs of tiny sunglasses is stamped with the Sun's Out Background stamp using Sugar Cube ink on Toffee cardstock. I added glittery lenses to the frames using the coordinating Sun's Out stencil and the new TE Glitter Grab paste. I applied the paste through the stencil and then sprinkled glitter over the top. I went for a multicolored look by adding the glitter colors (Cookie Monster, Peapod, and Candy Corn) one at a time across the different rows of sunglasses. The Nuvo Craft Spoon was perfect to help give me control where the glitter went on my project.


The larger pair of sunglasses are created with the Shades of Summer stamp set and dies. I cut out the frame with the dies from a piece of Candy Corn cardstock that had a TE Sticky Sheet (a double sided adhesive sheet) adhered to the front. I peeled off the backing paper and dipped the die cut frames into Candy Corn glitter to sparkle them up! The palm tree lenses are stamped onto Sugar Cube cardstock with Earl Gray ink and added into the frames.

The sentiment is from the Shades of Summer stamp set and is stamped onto a Stitched Banner Stacklets Cookie Monster cardstock die cut along with a few little palm trees. I popped the glasses up on the card with foam squares and added a few Bits & Pieces - Black Drip Drops to finish it off.

This project is featured today over on the Taylored Expressions blog along with a video, so make sure to stop by there and check that out! (Don't miss the tips that I share in the video for working with glitter on your projects!)



This row of sherbet ice cream cones look good enough to eat on this birthday card created with the Sweet Scoops Stencil & Clear Combo set. I used the stencils for the row of smaller ice cream cones. The cones are stenciled with Toffee ink and the details are added with Chocolate Truffle ink. Tip: stamp the cone pattern from the clear set while the stencil is still in place to line things up perfectly! The ice cream was stenciled with Sugar Cube ink first and then the main colors added over the top (Granny Smith, Candy Corn, and Cookie Monster) and then I stamped the details on the ice cream with the clear stamps (Peapod, Blue Raspberry, and Pumpkin). The topping is added to the ice cream with Moon Dust Stickles glitter gel that is also sprinkled with the coordinating glitter colors (Peapod, Cookie Monster, and Candy Corn).


The background is stenciled using the Superstar stencil with Sugar Cube ink and I added sentiments to the card from the new Mini Strips - Happy Summer stamp that are stamped in Sugar Cube ink onto Cookie Monster and Peapod cardstock. A few stars cut out with the Starstruck dies and glittered with Candy Corn glitter are the finishing touch!


Here are the details for the promotion going on in the TE webstore for this release:


Get the glitter party started with our All That Glitters Glamour Box! This bundle is a $60 value for $50 and is available now through Sunday, June 20th. The TE All That Glitters Glamour Box includes: 10 – 1 oz jars of fine loose glitter (Lollipop, Cherry Pop, Candy Corn, Peapod, Cookie Monster, Jelly Donut, Pearl, Silver, Gold and Oreo) + a 4 oz. jar of TE Glitter Grab. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, June 20th.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure you stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to see more and link up the the TE Creative Team blog posts for today. You can also find more details about the new products now available for purchase from the Summer & Glitter release! Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!