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Hey, everyone! There's a new release today at Taylored Expressions that includes products that you could originally earn with a purchase of $100 or more plus a few new coordinating products! I have several projects to share with you today that I created with a few of the new release products.

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


This first card features the Sketched Hearts die collection. I created a rustic wood background by brushing white acrylic paint onto Toffee cardstock and then stamping over the top with the Knock on Wood Background stamp using Toffee ink. Splatters are added with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White ink and Chocolate Truffle liquid watercolor. The hearts are cut out from Sugar Cube cardstock and I added them in an all over design to the background. I placed the largest hearts first and then added in the smaller sizes as I went to fill in the design.


I framed the background with a thin frame cut out of Toffee cardstock with the A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate die. The 'forever and always' sentiment from the Mini Strips - Wedding stamp is embossed in gold and cut out with the Mini Strips - Flags die. I placed the sentiment strip across the largest heart and added two small white hearts from Bits & Pieces - Hearts underneath it. For a soft touch of color I added the panel to a Salt Water Taffy card base.



This card showcases the Big Happy Cling & Clear Combo set along with the new coordinating Big Happy die and Big Happy Add-ons die collection. I inked up the 'happy' to create an ombre effect using Confetti Cake, Cookie Monster, Blue Raspberry, and Tropical Punch inks. A blender brush was the perfect tool to soften the transition between the ink colors when I was inking up the stamp, working one color at a time. Once the 'happy was stamped, I stamped over the top with the Linen Background stamp with Sugar Cube ink to add texture to the letters. Splatters are added with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White ink and I cut out the stamp with the Big Happy die.


I stamped the 'you make me' sentiment with Nocturne Versafine Clair ink, cut it out with the coordinating Big Happy Add-ons die and added it on top of the 'happy' word. The background is Confetti Cake cardstock with a few white splatters and I finished things off with a Cookie Monster card base.



This set of cards was created with the Spring Chickens Stencil & Clear Combo set, Just Chicken In stamp set (+ coordinating dies), and new Chicken Wire Background stamp (that I designed!) First, I stamped the Chicken Wire Background stamp onto Toffee cardstock with Toffee ink and then I added the chickens over the top! The chicken bodies are stenciled with Sugar Cube, Honey (shaded with Mocha), and Mulled Wine (shaded with Mocha) inks. Then I stamped most of the details onto the chickens with Nocturne Versafine Clair ink and the cheeks with Mulled Wine ink.


I cut down the chicken panels with an A2 Layer Stacklets die and added them to Honey cardstock panels that are stamped with the Knock on Wood Background stamp. Splatters are added with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White ink and Chocolate Truffle liquid watercolor. The panels are added to Toffee card bases and I added sentiments to each card that are stamped with the Just Chicken In stamp set using Nocturne Versafine Clair ink on Sugar Cube cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies.


There are a few promotions happening during this week's release:


Right now through Sunday, July 23rd, when you purchase 5 or more items from the Second Chance category in the TE webstore, you'll get 15% off! It's the perfect way to collect all of the sets you missed out on + the new coordinating products and save at the same time! Discount applies only to items in the Second Chance category. Offer valid while supplies last.


Also, all of our Rainbow Royalty and Super Fans will earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on your purchases now through July 20th! CLICK HERE to learn more about our Crafty Points Loyalty Program and how you can achieve Rainbow Royalty and Super Fan status!

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