Friday, January 16, 2015

taylored expressions: Band It 2 Butterfly and Fox

Taylored Expressions has a fun multi-purpose die called Band It 2.  (There's also a "Band It" which is equally nice!)

It works beautifully for highlighting a sentiment - check out the Taylored Expressions gallery for some stunning ideas (be sure to click "Show All").  But I am having a love affair with various dies at Taylored Expressions and decided to use them in reverse - I'm using Band It 2 to showcase the die and adding the sentiment elsewhere.


This is a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card which fits this sentiment. The butterfly is the Flutter-bys which includes the base butterfly, the detailed butterfly, and also both in a larger size.  


Of course, I love my word dies - this card uses the Love You More stamp set with coordinating die.  I've also used two patterned papers from the new Build a Scene paper pack - the leaves and the butterfly background is a swirly pink.  Although there's a beautiful sequin pack that coordinates with Build a Scene, I've actually used sequins from the Rainbow Bright set.  Cardstock colors are Lemon Meringue, Lollipop, Peapod and Sugar Cube.

I had to do another one of these cards because my current fave die is the Little Bits - Fox - I LOVE that face!  So here's the masculine version of the card.

Band It Fox

I added some enamel accents to give the eyes a little sparkle.


The patterned paper is also from the Build a Scene paper pack.  I used Granny Smith and Salt Water Taffy cardstock.  The fox is cut from a scrap piece of cardstock, but I used Buttercream Frosting for the lighter parts.  

The fox is part of the Little Bits die series.  I just searched for them here.  There are a lot of options with which you could use this layout.  What about the globe or the schoolhouse for a back to school option?  The cake for a birthday card.  There's a whole series of summer options that you could coordinate - watermelon and sand castles and even ants!  There are multiple Halloween and Christmas options.  There's even a cute little donut!!  Just put any of them in the Band It 2 die and you have a quick and easy card!


Band It Butterfly


  1. so much the colors! That fox is stinkin' adorable.

  2. Super cute cards Kim. Love the band with the layered butterfly and sweet fox.

  3. LOVE your fox card! I need to go play with him again!!

  4. These are both so cute, Kim! I love your use of the Band It die! I'm always using it for sentiments and never thought to put an image inside. Can't wait to try it with some more of the Little Bits!

  5. Hi Kim
    Two more Fabulous cards... Love the Fox....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. How fun Kim, that little fox is the sweetest little thing!!

  7. Kim, these are fabulous, and that fox! Oh my...going shopping. That's it! Going shopping!

  8. Love them both,,,but the cute fox is my fav!!Adorbs!

  9. These are adorable, Love the cute fox die !!

  10. So them both but your sweet little fox is so adorable.

  11. What a cute die! Love how fun these cards are. Hugs xxx

  12. Oh, THAT fox. You're a genius. The woodgrain brown, the teensy clouds on the light blue PP. What a perfect combo for your artwork (reminds me of a framed picture in a museum).


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