Weekender with Wanda – Sending you a smile with Taylored Expressions!
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!
How fresh and bright after all our winter card making
The stamps from Taylored Expressions have such quality. Your card is so well put together.
Cute card!This stamp with the paintbrushes is really nice :)
Love the design here and yes a great way to use up my papers that I have hoarded.
Such a sweet card! TFS!
What a sweet card! Thanks for the inspiration!
What a super darling and very pretty card!!
Love the colors … and the cute designs!
Such a bright and cheery card, I love the paintbrushes in the jar stamp!
Great spring colors and I love the little blue bird.
As usual I Love, Love, Love your card and this stamp set. Your card is so spring looking and cute. Thanks for sharing
So pretty. Have fun at CHA. Hugz
How cheery! Your card has me looking forward to spring!
Ooh, can’t wait for all the new goodies from CHA.
I adore your cards.
What a darling card! Love the Spring colors!
Very sweet card. ..love the soft colours.
All of a sudden I’m humming the Partridge Family theme song…Come on Get Happy….
great card. the email font is so large i have to read the posts in my browser.
I love the design of your card and the happy pp you used, the round main panel gives and extra touch! TFS
very pretty card, thanks for sharing
Beautiful card! I love the green paper you used!
Lovely card, the colors are very pretty, Thanks for sharing!
Another great card by Wanda! Thanks for the great design – perfect for using up some forever hoarded patterned paper. ?
Cute birdie. Love your happy colors.
So bright and summery – a pretty card to brighten my day!
That little bird makes me smile! tks!
What a cheerful spring inspired card! This totally makes me smile!!
A great way to work some beautiful patterend paper into your design. Thanks for the tip, Wanda.
Love theseh colourful card. So happy and cheerful
Cute little birdie card
Such an adorable card and a great layout!
Bright and happy card! I’m definitely going to case this paper idea – I have so much patterned paper! Thanks.
Such a sweet card. Love that jar of paintbrushes!
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Such a pretty card! Love the different layers and the lovely paint brushes!
Such a cute card!!
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The little bird is so cute and I like the jar with the paint brushes in it. Thanks for sharing.
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