Weekender with Wanda – Sending you a smile with Taylored Expressions!

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Hello my crafty pals! Happy weekend! What are you up to? I’m getting super excited about leaving for Phoenix this week for the CHA Convention! So I’m working hard to get organized and make all the projects I want to post next week. Thinking about seeing my friends and colleagues. It’s all good! We are fully into the new year now and it feels refreshing and new – time for new goals and a new start at things. Welcome back to the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda. Happy to have you here!

Today I’m sharing a project featuring stamps from one of our favorite companies – Taylored Expressions! Simon Says Stamp carries over 900 products from Taylored Expressions in our store! Wowza! So many wonderful things to spark your creativity. One thing I love to do is make cards for my crafty friends. So today I made a clean and simple, and cheery card with some paintbrushes and a sweet sentiment. I used my Copic Markers to color the images and pretty paper from Echo Park.


The sentiment on this card is from a stamp set that I LOVE – called C’mon Get Happy! I used my MISTI tool to line up the words next to the jar of paint brushes and I also used the MISTI to place the little bird right where I wanted him on top of the words.


The little bird is from the Sunshiny Day stamp set and the paintbrushes are from another beautiful Taylored Expressions stamp set called A Life She Loved. The artwork on the images all works so nicely together.


I started this card with a crisp white A2 card base. I layered papers from Echo Park to make a bright background for the focal images. I added a strip of Kraft cardstock and pretty twine underneath the Stitched Circle die. If you wrap twine around your card, use foam tape for your top layer – that gives just the right amount of room for the twine to fit underneath.


Sometimes in my posts I like to share a technique and sometimes, like today, I want to share a card layout. This layout for today is a great way to use your patterned papers when you have one main image. It can work for any occasion and in any color palette. This little note today is to send YOU a smile – hope it worked!


Happy Creating in the new year! Thanks for coming by today!


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  1. So colorful, Wanda!! I love the little blue bird of happiness you added – so perfect for the sentiment and cheeriness of the patterned paper you used.

  2. Definitely made me smile! Nice spring colors. I also adore Taylored Expressions products plus I have my eye on that Echo Park papers. I hope your trip to CHA is awesome.

  3. Beautiful card, love these bright and cheery colors and the sentiment is perfect with the super cut birdie. I love how you’ve mixed and matched sets for your little scene.

  4. This card is sure to brighten anyone’s day Wanda. Such bright and bold colors and a sweet little bird sending a lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love how you used the 2 papers on the white card stock. I have some small paper that I can’t use to make a whole card but I could use to do this. I like this idea. I’m going to save this one so I can try doing this.
    The stamps are so cute! Whoever gets this card is so going to love it.

  6. Definitely made me smile! The card is bright and cheerful and reminds me of spring. We’ve just had a bought of-32°C weather (-42°C with windchill) so spring seems quite a ways off yet. Cards like this keep me hopeful!!

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