This week we are thrilled to welcome Taylored Expressions! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Taylored Expressions, see a fantastic project by Taylor VanBruggen (Owner & Creative Director) and have the opportunity to win the Sunshiny Day stamp set, Lattice Cutting Plate and Pocket & Pages 3×4 Photo Frame die (details at the end of this post).


About Taylored Expressions

Joyful. Creative. Caring. At Taylored Expressions, our company mission goes beyond manufacturing high quality stamps and dies. Born from a passion to share the art of paper crafting with others, we strive to provide meaningful ways for people to express joy and live their lives creatively.

Based in Iowa, Taylored Expressions has proudly manufactured rubber stamps and dies in the U.S. since 2008. From coordinated kits to crafting supplies, our retail web-based store offers hand-selected products to make paper crafting simple and fun. Taylored Expressions stamps, dies, paper, and embellishments may also be found in retail stores across the globe.

Taylored Expressions Designer – Taylor VanBruggen

Today we welcome Taylor VanBruggen, Owner & Creative Director, Taylored Expressions. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Taylor’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

TayloredExpressionsProfilePic-10222014-500WA graduate of Northwestern College, Taylor began Taylored Expressions in 2008 in Pasadena, CA before relocating to her childhood home state of Iowa. Mother to Madelyn and Charlotte, Taylor works alongside her husband, Jon, in the newly expanded Taylored Expressions offices near Des Moines. When not in her craft studio or spending time with her family, Taylor can be found haunting garage sales, on the volleyball court, or repurposing an old piece of furniture into something fresh and fun.






Wishing You A Bright Sunshiny Day!

Taylor’s card features stamps, dies, and paper from Taylored Expressions. She used TE’s fan favorite set, Sunshiny Day, TE’s Lattice Cutting Plate and TE’s 3×4 Pockets & Pages Photo Frame die to create this simple, clean, and happy card.


Here’s a close up of the card.


Supplies (all from Taylored Expressions unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Sunshiny Day
Dies: Lattice Cutting Plate, P&P 3×3 Photo Frame
Cardstock: Lollipop, Sugar Cube, Granny Smith, Cookie Monster
Patterned Paper: Hocus Pocus 6×6 Paper Pack
Other: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko), Markers (Copic)

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Taylor VanBruggen for her fabulous project and for sharing her company with us. Be sure to visit Taylored Expressions to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!  You can also follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

78 replies on “Featured Company: Taylored Expressions”

  1. Thanks to Taylored Expressions for referring me to your site… I’m having fun perusing! And, of course, a chance to win makes it even better. : )

  2. I love Taylored Expressions stamps and especially the dies! Thank you for spotlighting this great brand!

  3. I love TE stamps and dies, I cant get enough! They are very high quality and there are always samples that help with inspiration to get you started. This card is simple but beautiful!!

  4. Looks like a road trip to Iowa should be on the horizon. Love Taylored Expressions and use the dies a lot.

  5. Wow! I have many of her stamps & dies, also have taken a few of her classes when she comes to Cali.
    Thank You for featuring her & the chance to win!

  6. I love TE dies and stamps. The coordinating dies are so easy to use compared to some products. I also love the storage items offered. Thanks for the chance to win these great products! I would love to add them to my collection.

  7. I love the sun shiny days stamps the lattice dieand your card showing this sooo very functional and cute sets! Thankyou!

  8. I love TE stamps and dies and have a few in my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Cute card. Great Products. Originally from Minnesota, myself. Had to move away from the winters. Brrr!

  10. Thank you for featuring Taylored Expressions again. I have order, and used, some of their Stamps (and Dies). I have been very impressed with their quality and the great impressions they make. I also Love receiving their Daily Blog. It is so nice to see that TE now also sells their own Paper Line. Now if only Taylor would coordinate a visit, and a Product Show, near me in the Boston (MA) area.

  11. I’m a new fan of Taylored Expressions and of Taylor and Jon. Love the the dedication to sharing joy that they have. Love the stamps and dies as well. Just returned from their Stamp Joy event – it was so worth the trip! I wonder if my work will extend me a leave of absence so I can have more hours to play and make cards?:-). The cars featured today. Will be one of the first on my To Make list.

  12. I love Taylored Expressions stamps and dies! I found this site about 3 months ago, and have bought a few sets since finding it. They are such good quality, and SO MANY wonderful sets to choose from!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize. Their stamps and dies go together so perfectly, whoever wins this will be in for a real treat!! Thank You!!

  13. I love TE stamps. One of my all time favorites is the Irish girl, but the ones above look fabulous too.

  14. OH my goodness, these are the cutest cards! That lattice die and owl stamp set is so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I actually have 5/6 of the Taylored Expressions small die/stamp sets and love them, in fact just sent off a card made with the “Watson” set to a friend who had been in hospital again!!!! Love this card so cheery and chirpy!!! I actually have several more of these sets etc on my wish list and would absolutely love to win this!!! It would help build up my stash as being on a carers pension it’s getting more and more difficult keeping up with the wish list!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  16. Wow, thanks for the chance to win these Taylored Expressions stamps and dies. What fun styles!

  17. I love Taylored Expressions stamps and die sets! This card is so cute, love the bright colors and whimsical feel.

  18. Taylored Expressions is such a great company. So many cute things. I just attended their first Stamp Joy event a couple weeks ago. Classes, make and takes, lunch, more classes, more make in takes, and a yummy cupcake at the end of the day. Oh and I forgot to mention, shopping, shopping, shopping! They are having it again next October10th. Mark your calendar!

  19. I love Taylored Expressions – a favourite source of mine for dies! Would you believe I did not know they made stamps until I read this! I enjoyed reading the background – thank you! What a beautiful card! Love the products used and the gorgeous colour combo!

  20. I had only recently learned about Taylored Expressions when I saw her interviewed for Iron Craft on Chaitali’s channel. I have been in love with them ever since and would be thrilled to win these stamps! Thanks for more information about the company as well as this giveaway.

  21. I’ve purchased a few products from Taylored Expressions in the past but not recently [money problems, ya know?] I’d love to win some of their products as I found them to be of high quality. I almost drool thinking about what I could do with the lattice die! Thanks for the chance to win it…..and more! Wheeeee

  22. Such simple elements create such a great card! Thanks fro the inspiration, Taylor! Love your Tailored Expressions.

  23. What a cute card. I am especially drawn to the cloud … crying baby hearts! How cute is that? I love the cloud … crying hearts of love.

  24. I’m in love with birds and owls and this stamp set is perfect!
    The card with the lattice background just completes the look and is very cute.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  25. TE has a lot of great new product in their last several releases. I wish I had the money to buy it all!

  26. I’m really enjoying the fresh looking images in this stamp set. Thanks for offering us this opportunity to win a product package! Christmas in October!

  27. What a bright and sunny card! I don’t have any taylored expressions stamps! Love what you have shown here and will have to look into them further! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  28. I love Tayloredexpressions. Found their website a while back on accident. She has a great examples on there and her products are awesome. The card pictured today is so cute. Love the lattice die.

  29. Very sweet card…love the lattice look on the base. TE has many wonderful dies and stamps!

  30. I “knew” Taylor online way back before she started her own company. This stuff is CUTE and I’d love to win some of her stuff! 🙂

  31. Awww….I just love that little birdie and the cloud raining hearts down on him.
    The lattice background is really cool….I would be curious to see how the other side looks!
    Love the ‘photo frame’. By the description, I am thinking this die can be used as a pocket also! I will have to go check out your website.
    Thanks for sharing your ‘picture perfect’ card with us!

  32. What a happy card. Something to send out to brighten someone day in the middle of our Canadian winters
    Thank you for todays post on Taylor Expressions

  33. What a sweet card made by a very sweet young lady. I have a small stash of TE’s stamps and dies and love each one. That lattice die is so beautiful and I love it incorporated with the photo die.

  34. I love Taylored Expressions – I have several of their sets and would love to win this one. The card is so cute!

  35. Lovely card. Taylored Expressions is one of my favorite companies. I love that lattice cutting plate.

  36. I love TE products and projects. I’m so glad you’re spotlighting them. This all occasion card would make anyone’s day much brighter.

  37. This is my first exposure to TE, and I am impressed. What a charming set. I can see many occasions to use these! Thanks!

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