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Taylored Expressions CAS Party and Early Memorial Day…


Memorial Day…reflect…be thankful…

I don’t know about you but it’s rare I sit and look back.  So many memories and yes I’m thankful! Yesterday we went to a Civil War Reenactment that our grandson participated in.  History brought to life. So many things going through my mind now.

On the fun side though, they started the afternoon with a fashion show.  They showed and talked about the ‘ins and outs’ of dressing in that era. The hoop skirts…what a contrast to the skin tight jeans of today. eek!  Glad I can be in the middle and be comfortable!

oh cards… yes, I have two to share today! lol  Both are from the May Release at Taylored Expressions.


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I die cut the new Starry Night Cutting plate in kraft card-stock and layered it to a navy, top folded A-2 size card base.

I embossed the new Brick embossing folder in red card-stock and then ran it through the Big Shot to die cut it with the new Build a Tag 4 die set.  Stitched edges… love!  It smashed the brick a little but I had inked one side of the folder with fired brick distress ink so I kinda like how it turned out!

I die cut the bell in gray from the new Patriotic treat toppers die set. Layered it on navy card-stock and mounted it to the tag with thin 3L mounting squares.

I stamped along the bottom of the tag with the word celebrate stamp from a TE Christmas set, A Winter View.

I glued on Studio Calico wood stars for embellishing and Lawn Fawn twine and hemp to finish off the tag.



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Doodlebug Washi tape for the rainbow tea party and birthday party CAS cards I made… so fun… I know, it’s looks like I spent 10 minutes but actually I messed around for a few hours to get to these two cards! lol


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Here I used the new Block Party die and Eventful Birthday Party die.  I put washi on a piece of white card and die cut it for the background behind the gifts.   I love how it turned out!


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This one I used just a part of the new Eventful Tea Party Border die.  Glad I don’t have to pick a favorite!  love them all!


Linking to some challenges …
Scrapyland Challenge – Birthday
Seize the Birthday – Birthday
CAS on Sunday – Tic Tac Toe


That’s it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and thank you so much for your wonderful, encouraging comments!  Happy remembering loved ones and celebrating our freedom that was hard won by a lot of heros!



22 thoughts on “Taylored Expressions CAS Party and Early Memorial Day…

  1. Had to laugh-I could fiddle with a simple card forever too! Simple CAS cards can certainly take some deep thinking! Sounds like you had a fun day! I spent the day cleaning, so I would rather have been hanging with you!

  2. Love the various textures, shapes, and colors in that first one. This one very appropriate with that
    Patriotic look this week end for our soldiers, sailors, and airmen. The others were fun and enjoyed them
    so much when you brought them to club.

  3. Love the patriotic themes on #1. Wonderful dies & marvelous textures too. #2 is so bright & with such cheery colors…just very happy indeed. TFS

  4. So glad you got to get out with the grandkids! Your cards are amazing!! I love the first one with the brick textured tag! So wonderful! The second two are so bright and cheery! Love those colors and yes, I can see my self spending way more time on a CAS card than one with lots of stuff!! haha!

  5. Just love the Liberty Bell die, and the card is perfectly thought out with all the glory colors for Memorial Day! As for the Party cards, I’m in awe of what washi tape can work it’s wonders…of course if you have a creative mind like you Pam. Great fabulous cards, I love them all!

  6. Love the “liberty bell” – and the second two are real eye catchers with bright fun colors. I’ve been looking for a die style like this so just might have to go check them out. Glad you got to spend some time away from the “craft desk” and enjoy the grand kids.

  7. I can just see you struggle with a CAS card !!!! All the cards are great. Have a great Memorial Day.

  8. Love them both, but that tea party card makes me smile! Love the pretty bright stripes bordering the word. Great job!

  9. Love your patriotic tag, such wonderful detail. Isn’t it funny how a card can look simple but it had taken a lot longer than more involved looking cards. They are so fun looking!

  10. “I” cannot do clean and simple cards. These are soooo Cool!!! I love the Colors and the dies and the….and the…and the….well you get my drift! 🙂

  11. Oh I LOVE that bell die Pam! Fabulous as always and thank you for infusing my creative flow with your ‘Sparks’ of genius !!!!

  12. WOW I love them all but I think the presents card is my fav…I love how you used the tape behind the presents. So colorful..Hugs, joann

  13. I know what you mean about spending a lot of time for a card that looks “simple”. I tend to be like that, too.
    Love your cards – wonderful combination of textures, colours and ideas.
    Regards, Maya Smith.

  14. All of these are gorgeous! Love the embossed tag on the first one and the bright fun colors on the other two. SO glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge. Hope to see more of your fabulous creations in the future.

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