Monday, May 20, 2019

Taylored Expressions: Celebrate Strips

One of my favorite things from the last Taylored Expressions release was the Simple Strips stamps and the coordinating die.  The stamp is a full-size background stamp with row after row of sentiments.  Then the die is a full-size set of strips to cut them all out at once and you have a quick and easy set of sentiments for your stash.

This card uses it all slightly differently.  I took advantage of the die and cut stacks of plain banners out of four different masculine colors.  Then I used the stamp to mask off the sentiment I wanted and created one sentiment off to the edge of the strip (they typically line up in the center).

Taylored Expressions Celebrate Strips

I lined the strips off down the edge and cut the front slightly smaller than a standard front.  (I didn't actually trim off the banners first - I adhered them as is and then used a paper trimmer to cut off the straight edge.)  I added itty-bitty stars from Little Bits - Celebration Confetti. I also used the Star Fall Background to add interest on the gray panel on the side. I thought this all gave it a great look of celebration but still very masculine.

Taylored Expressions Celebrate Strips

I love how the die works for this card! So much detail, but so easy to do!



  1. This is such a cute card Kim! I like like the tiny stars at the ends of the banners!

  2. This is a terrific way to use that die.....very clever! Now I think I need the card!

  3. Wow, what a great card design!! Love it!


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