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Hey, everyone! There's a new release today at Taylored Expressions to celebrate summer! I have several projects to share with you today including this pair of kite cards that are part of a craft-along class taught by me that you can earn FREE by purchasing the Flying High Bundle!

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

Here are the details for the Flying High Bundle and craft-along class:


When you purchase the Flying High Bundle (Flying High Stamp & Stencil Combo set, Let’s Go Fly a Kite die collection, and Mini Strips – Carried Away stamp) through Sunday, June 18th, you will get a free exclusive video craft-along class with Heather Nichols!

This craft-along class is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away making projects at your own pace! Watch the video as often as you like and learn some new card-making tips and tricks!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class video.

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (Central Time) on Sunday, June 18th, or while supplies last.
Now here's a closer look at my kite cards and the other projects that I created for this release:


The Flying High Stamp & Stencil Bundle set enables you to create a fun and colorful background of kites for your projects. The background stamp stamps the strings, which I embossed on Toffee cardstock in white, and the stencils add the kites and bows. I stenciled the kits with Guava (shaded with Cherry Pop), Mango (shaded with Candy Corn), and Cotton Candy (shaded with Snow Cone) inks.

The sentiments are from the Mini Strips - Carried Away stamp that I embossed in white on both Guava and Cotton Candy cardstock and the clouds are cut out with a die from the Rainbow Cloud Duo die collection.


For this card, I kept the kite background neutral, stamping and stenciling everything with Toffee ink on Toffee cardstock. The main stars of this card are the kites that I created with the Let's Go Fly a Kite dies.

The craft-along class I shared above walks you through how I created both of these cards, step by step, in real time. The Flying High Bundle that I shared above gives you FREE access to the class!



This next card is created with the Serene Scene Cutting Plate die along with the new Serene Scenes - Landsacpes Vol. 2 and Serene Scenes - Camping Additions die collections. I cut out the Serene Scene Cutting Plate die from Toffee cardstock that I painted with white acrylic paint brushstrokes and stamped with the Wood Plank Background stamp. There's a bit of shading around the frame opening that I did with Mocha ink. It is the perfect, woodsy look to frame my camping scene!


The trees and land are cut out from Olive cardstock and I layered them behind the frame opening. The camper is cut out from Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube, Black Licorice, and Earl Gray cardstock and I cut out the fire from Candy Corn and Toffee cardstock. I added a touch of shading to everything with Mocha ink with my blander brush, added a handle to the door with a Black Rhinestone, and added a bit of sparkle to fire with an Orange Glitter Drop.

The sentiment is from the new Happy Camper stamp set and that is stamped on Olive cardstock that is cut out with a die from the Modern Sentiment Labels die collection.



This last card is perfect to congratulate someone on their new home and/or welcome a new neighbor! I embossed the single house from the Happy Home stamp set in white on a variety of cardstock colors (check out my supply list!) and cut them all out with the coordinating die. They are arranged on a piece of Toffee cardstock that is stamped using Toffee ink with the Linen Background stamp.


I framed the houses with a frame cut out with the A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate die from Sugar Cube cardstock. The 'happy new home' sentiment is stamped onto a tag that is a part of the A2 Layer Stacklets die collection. I added the tag to the card popped up with foam adhesive with a bit of burlap twine tied at the end.


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