I am very excited to be playing along in the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks for March. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve blogged!   I haven’t had much stamping mojo until last week when I started playing with some of the NEW TE stuff…and boy oh boy…I might have gotten a little carried away!

Ever since the Shade Tree Cutting Plate was released, I’ve been bugging asking Taylor if we could PLEASE have some sentiments and Bible verses formatted to fit just right with the plate.  FINALLY, today we are showcasing Shade Tree Scriptures and Shade Tree Sentiments, two medium sized sets in fonts I know you are going to LOVE!  Are you ready for some samples?  I have several!  *grin*

My first card features Psalm 1:3 (click on the photo to see it larger) and it’s a retirement card for a wonderful man at our church who just retired from being the custodian for many years.

TIP:  Cut the Shade Tree from kraft or other brown or neutral cardstock.  Cut it again from a green cardstock (either solid or a patterned paper as I have used here.)  Snip all the little leaves off the kraft/brown piece and layer it OVER the green one.  This is much easier and quicker than cutting off all the green leaves and attaching them individually.

Here’s the inside of the card.


My next card features Hebrews 10:23.


This time I cut the shade tree from a self-adhesive cork sheet and colored the leaves with a copic marker.  I added several TE scenery dies to the patterned paper background sky.

Next up is Psalm 118:1.  Didn’t Taylor do  BEAUTIFUL work with these verses?  I adore the font combos!


I wanted a different, more dreamy look for this one.  I used two colors of pink ink to sponge over the Cloud Border die to create a pretty sky in glossy cardstock. The shade tree and the Grass Border Die were cut from eggplant cardstock and purposely positioned askew on the card front.  The flowers were die cut from the Flower Box Sprigs and Flowers and embellished with KaiserCraft rhinestones.

Here’s a sunny one!

It doesn’t get much more simple than this one.  A classic black silhouette layered over a piece of patterned paper (Echo Park).  The sentiment is embossed with black pigment ink and clear embossing powder.  Embellishments are Doodlebug Sprinkles.  I am planning to include this card in a “sunshine box” I’m putting together for a college student friend who’s feeling a little homesick.

My final sample features Psalm 121:5.


This time I used the Shades of Thanks die (rather than the Shade Tree Cutting Plate) along with the Picket Fence Border Die.  The background was created with a Caribbean Kaleidacolor pad.  The ink was brayered over glossy cardstock.  It’s old-school, but I still love the effect!

All dies available at Taylored Expressions.  Stamp sets Shade Tree Sentiments and Shade Tree Scriptures will be available Thursday.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.




And now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!

·  Wanda Guess



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’m so happy to be stamping and even more happy to share it with all of you!


17 Responses to “Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks: Shade Trees”

  1. Tricia T Says:

    Oh those Scripture sentiments are GORGEOUS!!

  2. KathyJH Says:

    These cards are absolutely gorgeous! And you are right – I love the font used for the sentiments and scriptures

  3. Rebekka K Says:

    How fabulous! And love the scripture.

  4. wendy Says:

    wowzers they are all so beautiful

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  6. Heather Thompson Says:

    Wow, They are all so diffenent and so beautiful. Great sayings. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Kendra Says:

    These are all so beautiful!!! I just love all the different backgrounds you did with the same die and stamp set. So glad to see you stamping again!

  8. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    YEAHHHHH! Jami’s back! Your mojo is in full force my dear! Wonderful cards – I love all of them. So much inspiration! I’m so happy you’re stamping with us this week. XO

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  10. Vicki Says:

    I love all the techniques you showed in your samples. Thanks for sharing the details.

  11. Janet Says:

    Simple but elegant

  12. Judy B Says:

    Lovely cards, especially the tree with the pretty pink blossoms. Thanks for sharing with us.

  13. Joan Ervin Says:

    Jami…your mojo is working overtime…..WOW!!!! I love all the different scenes you have created and all the beautiful details you added!!! The little swing in the first one is just tooo cute and I absolutely love all the flowers you added to the pink one!!!! Love the sunburst, too, and the use of the cork on the second card and the fence in the last one were such genius ideas!!!!

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