Happy Thursday and Happy Release Day! Today all of the new products at Taylored Expressions are available for your shopping pleasure.  No need to try to resist…your husband said it’s ok to go ahead and get whatever is calling your name!  😉

Today I have a set of 5 cards to share with you.  They were all created with the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate and the Patriotic Project Pantry (kit of solid cardstock, patterned papers, and ribbon.)

So, this started as the set of 3 at the top.  I used the cutting plate with 3 different patterns of paper and 3 pieces of white cardstock As long as I was cutting 3 sheets of paper, I might as well use all the pieces and make 3 card backgrounds.  I honestley had no idea what else I would do, I just started by focusing on those backgrounds.  Well, then I had the frame pieces left from the 3 different patterned papers and didn’t want to waste them, so I adhered each of them to solid cardstock for 3 more backgrounds.  (Yes, I know only 2 are pictured here.  I just didn’t like the end result of one of my cards and decided not to photograph it.  So shoot me!  maybe I’ll work on it some more and post it another day.)

This first pair, was my first idea with these – showcasing the Graphic Greeting Patriotic A la Carte Stamp die cut with Spellbinders rectangle and scallop rectangle dies.  I’m not going to lie, it was a little fussy putting these 3 backgrounds together.  It wasn’t at all difficult, just a little tedious, but well-worth it.  This die really gives a dynamite result!  Have you seen the samples this week?  Oh my!

Here’s my method for using this cutting plate with 3 patterns:

  • Die cut 3 Ray of Sunshine frames from a coordinating or neutral cardstock.  I used white.
  • Select coordinating colored cardstock and create 3 cardbases.  Adhere your die cut frames to your card bases.  I used the green pen PLUS Tape Runner which is perfect for these.  (currently out of stock – sorry.)
  • lay out your 3 cardbases with frames side by side near your die cutting machine.
  • Die cut your first patterned paper with the cutting plate and place the pieces in all 3 frames. Alternating the spots, leaving 2 blank after each one.  Do not adhere them at this point.
  • Repeat with the other two patterns of paper.
  • When you get to the end you will have teo patterns next to each other.  Simply trade around that last piece among the 3 cards. This is why you did not want to adhere as you went.
  • Now you are ready to adhere.  I used tweezers to handle the little insert pieces and Tombow Mono Multi.


For the card above, I used a sentiment from Labels of Love with the Band It Die and some Rouge Glitter Tape. At church we put on a BIG patriotic musical and country fair event at the end of June.  It takes a huge team effort, so I thought these would make great thank you notes for the Pastor to send all the team leaders.


Here’s another simple Thank You.  This sentiment is from the Stars & Stripes petite set.  More of that set below.


And finally, here is the last card which features Stars & Stripes and comes with this awesome die of the USA!  I colored the stamp with SU markers and then die cut it.  The border is Reach for the Stars and the sentiment once again uses the Band It die.

Oh my gosh – I really love this Project Pantry!  In fact, I’m considering ordering another one, even though I’m no where near done with the first one!  Once I got done with this set, I had so many other ideas!


Today the team is featuring ALL of the new products, so let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up:

Carole Burrage

Charmaine Ikach

Jami Sibley

Jen Shults

Joan Ervin

Kerri Michaud

Nancy McKinney

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Tammie Edgerton

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess


Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Shopping!!

5 Responses to “Taylored Expressions June Release Day: Patriotic Set”

  1. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    WOW WOW WOW! This is an explosion of awesomeness! FIVE projects? Are you kidding me? All of them are fab and super bright. Thanks for the tips about using the rays. I just guessed at mine….LOL. Love your post. Have a happy release day Jami!

  2. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Wow! Wonderful cards, Jami! Don’t you just love this cutting plate?! Love your mixed patterned rays – such a cool effect and well worth the tedious steps!

  3. Shannon White Says:

    WOWIE!!! Look at you Go Jami!! 😎 These are all soooo Festive, Fun and FABULOUS!!! Love each and Every one of the!! Loved your Super tips on creating those Fab Ray BG’s!! ( I winged it on mine, lol )8-)

    Big Hugs

  4. Julie Says:

    I love the paper pieced “quilted” look of your cards–very effective.

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