Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks: At The Cross 1 die and Cala Lily Bouquet

It’s time for day two of Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks! Today I am sharing two projects using three gorgeous new products!! First up is the new Cala Lily Bouquet die. This die coordinated with the previously released Cala Lily Bouquet stamp set. I paired this stamp and die with the brand new Walking On Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Easter Greetings by Jen Shults, handmade card

To start this card I cut a cardbase out of Sugar Cube cardstock. I then cut a slightly smaller piece of Sugar Cube that I sponged with Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create a subtle gradient across the whole piece of cardstock. I embossed this piece with the Walking On Sunshine Embossing Folder. Over this I layered a piece of vellum that was cut using Label Stacklets 6. Over this I layered the Cala Lily Bouquet cut out colored with Copic Markers. I used a bit of Burlap Twine around the vase and stamped the sentiment from the Cala Lily Bouquet stamp set on Toffee and die cut it with one of the Designer Mini Tags dies.

Easter Greetings by Jen Shults, handmade card

My second card pairs the new At The Cross 1 dies with the previously release Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate.

Stained Glass Window by Jen Shults, handmade card

To start this card I cut a Sugar Cube cardbase and then cut five different cuts with the Ray of Sunshine cutting plate, one out of Sugar Cube, Lemon Meringue, Granny Smith, Sprinkles, and Plum Punch. I then used different pieces of each to create the background panel. ***Tip – this is an easy way to make a card set – Use all of the cutouts, arranged slightly differently to create 4 different cards.

After creating the background panel I cut a piece of vellum with the Label Stacklets 5 dies. I cut a piece of Sugar Cube with the dies also, layering them to create a frame. I glued the vellum to the back of the frame and then carefully cut small strips of foam tape to hide behind the frame so it would be popped up off the background panel. I cut the At The Cross 1 die one time out of Sugar Cube and attached it to the vellum.

Stained Glass Window by Jen Shults, handmade card

That’s it for me today! Be sure to head over to the Taylored Expressions blog for more info on today products!


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  1. Absolutely beautiful, Jen! These cards are meaningful. They would brighten anyone’s spirits. You do a terrific job.

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the sponged and sunbeam embossed background on the first card and the lovely calla lily bouquet with the twine and attached sentiment!! You always inspire!

  3. OH!! Wow!! These are all totally amazing! I love the blending on the first two, and that last one is absolutely stunning!!!

  4. Beautiful cards, Jen! I love the gradient shading you did on the first card – so gorgeous! The vellum window on the second card is perfect!

  5. Beautiful cards Jen. Love the sponging on the first one… also, the coloring is wonderful too… so elegant and just breath-taking… the cross is just so elegant on the vellum and framed with the label…

  6. These are stunning, Jen! I love how seamless your distress background looks, the gradient is so pretty! Love your stained glass background too, it’s beautiful with the vellum! xoxo