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Hey, everyone! There's a new release today at Taylored Expressions and it's all about celebrating the red, white, and blue! I have a few projects to share with you today that I created with a few of the new patriotic products.

The products for the Patriotic Party release are available to purchase RIGHT NOW in the Taylored Expressions webstore!


This set of patriotic tags is created with the Party in the USA Layering Stencil set. The stencil set is 6x6, has 3 layers, and features four patriotic images. I stenciled the designs onto a 6x6 piece of Sugar Cube cardstock using Cherry Pop (shaded with Mulled Wine), Blueberry (shaded with Blue Corn), and Oyster inks.

I added a layer of Happy Medium - Silver Glitter over the Oyster layer to add sparkle to the images. Whenever I use the glitter Happy Medium, I add a layer of ink underneath that matches the color of the glitter and that really gives a polished look to my projects! Once the Happy Medium was completely dry, I cut all of the images out with the coordinating dies.


The tags are cut out from Toffee cardstock using the largest die in the Tag Stacklets 3 die collection. I stamped each of the tags with the red rubber stamp from the Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo set. The sentiments are embossed in silver on Cherry Pop and Blue Corn cardstock with the Mini Strips - Patriotic stamp and cut out with the Mini Strips - Asymmetrical die.

I added the patriotic images to the tags with foam squares and the sentiments with foam sticky strips for lots of great dimension.


To embellish the tags, I cut out stars from silver glitter cardstock with the Little Bits - Stars die and scattered them around each design, adhering them in place with a liquid adhesive. The final step was adding a length of burlap twine to the top of each tag.

These tags are going to be perfect for attaching to gifts for the 4th of July or any event celebrating the red, white, and blue!

Make sure you stop by the Taylored Expressions blog or TE YouTube channel this Thursday to watch the video I created sharing how I created these patriotic tags from start to finish!



It might not surprise you to hear that I love anything with a distressed and rustic look and that is what I was going for with this pair of mini slim cards featuring the Old Glory stamp set. This stamp set features pull apart stamp that make creating multiple colored images so easy! I stamped the star section with Blueberry ink (shaded with Blue Corn) and I stamped the striped section with Cherry Pop ink (shaded with Mulled Wine), I cut the stars out with the coordinating die from the Star Stacklets die collection.

The sentiments are from the Fly Your Flag Die & Clear Combo set. I stamped the sentiments with Nocturne Versafine Clair ink, cut them out with the banner die, and then folded the ends of each banner on the score lines to create the dimensional look. They are attached to the stars with foam squares.


The stars are added to a rustic wood background that I created. I painted a piece of Toffee cardstock using white acrylic paint and doing messy brushstrokes. Then stamped it with the Wood Plank Background stamp using Toffee ink. I added lots of splatters and then cut out 'planks' with the Easy Strips - 1/2" die. I pieced the 'planks' together on a piece of cardstock to complete the look.

For a finishing touch I sprinkled Bits & Pieces - Clay Stars down the cards.


Check out the promotion happening for this week's release:


Right now through 11:59PM CT, Sunday, May 28th when you make a purchase of $100 or more in the TE webstore, you will receive the Gus & Gertie - 4th of July Stamp & Die Combo set FREE! Gus and Gertie are dressed in their patriotic best and ready to celebrate! Please note that this promotional set replaces our May incentive set during this release week. Offer valid while supplies last.

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 Patriotic Party release. Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!