Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek 3: Graduation to Retirement

It's day 3 of sneak peeks for the April release from Taylored Expressions!!  I have a new Grumpling today!!  My cards are going to go from a graduation card to a grumpy retiree!  (My grad card is nice, but check out the other designers because there are some grumpy grads too!)

Be sure to check out all of the other designers starting on the Taylored Expressions blog because there is just too much for one designer to show off in just a few days.
All the products that I have used are linked at the bottom, but remember that new products aren't available until Thursday, April 7, 7 a.m. PST.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Little Bits - Hat's Off

I like this Little Bits - Hat's Off die. It's the perfect size to plop on the new Congrats Script die.  Or you could do a bunch of them and have the hats flying in the air. They are just a great little accent. 

TE Little Bits Hat's Off

I kept this a simple card - it's going to be my go-to grad card this year because it's so easy to change up the colors as needed. This color scheme is for the school at which my husband coaches lacrosse. He routinely comes to me at the last minute and needs a bunch of graduation cards for this seniors. Now I have a head start with the design!!

TE Little Bits Hat's Off CloseUp

(Be sure to keep scrolling past this product list because I also have a "grumpy" card to show you. And remember that links to new products will not work until tomorrow.)

Clocked Out Grumplings

How many of you are addicted to the Grumplings series??  Yeah, me too!!  This release has two smaller Grumplings sets - Grad Grumplings and Clocked Out Grumplings which I am using here. 

TE Clocked Out Grumplings

That grumpy guy sitting his comfy chair is darn cute. I added some colorful indoor scenery from last month's release. I wanted to keep it colorful to emphasize his brown and gray outlook!  The sentiments in the set are fabulous. I used this one because it fit the card. My favorite of all is the one that says "Retirement...goodbye crap...hello nap"!

TE Clocked Out Grumplings CloseUp

The background is just a scrap of light gray cardstock. I love the way bright colors pop!

TE Clocked Out Grumplings Copics

Tomorrow is release day!  Don't forget to answer the questions on the TE blog for a chance to win prizes. And then check back tomorrow to see if what you've won!


  1. The metallic cardstock is fabulous for a grad card Kim--great design! That grumpy cat is so cute!!

  2. These are great cards Kim. I really like the grumplings one. LOL So funny.

  3. Love the pop of purple on your fabulous grad card Kim!! And that grumpy cat is a HOOT!

  4. I am sure you will be making more of these grad cards! it's a winner! The 2nd card reminds me of "grumpy cat" ... the internet star! (google him if you haven't seen him!) bugs xxx

  5. Great CAS graduation card! Love the versatility of this design, how I could change the colors to match the school colors. Plus it is gender neutral. TFS!


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