12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Challenge

12 Tags Christmas Ellen HutsonHello! Today I’m a guest over in the Ellen Hutson Classroom for the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge. Paired with the talented Sharon Harnist, I’m sharing a tag created with the color scheme Classic White Christmas.

TE Ellen Hutson 12 Days Tag

My tag features Taylored Expressions die cuts and a heat-embossed sentiment from the Season to Sparkle set designed by Julie Ebersole.

TE Ellen Hutson 12 Days Tag

Head over to the Classroom for a full supply list and to see Sharon’s take on the theme!

Before you go, I’ve also got a CAS Christmas card combining images and sentiment from the Santa’s Flight set designed by Julie Ebersole with Taylored Expressions die cuts.

TE Ellen Hutson Christmas Card

I heat-embossed the Santa and reindeer with WOW Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder for a shimmering look. The card base was covered with American Crafts Glitter Paper.

TE Ellen Hutson Christmas Card

Supplies: Taylored Expressions Build a Scene – Rolling Hills

Conversation Hearts – Taylored Expressions December 2016 Release

Hello. Welcome to the Taylored Expressions December 2016 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store!

Before you head off to shop, I’ve got a few more Valentines-themed projects to share!

TE December 2016 Release

I stamped and die cut the hearts with the Filled with Love Stamp & Die Combo set and attached them to a panel, which I had stamped with a sentiment from the set. To keep the hearts in a straight line, I used the panel from which I’d die cut the hearts as a guide. This card was super easy and quick to assemble.

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My second card is a variation of my first!

TE December 2016 Release

I stamped and die cut the hearts with the Filled with Love Stamp & Die Combo set and attached them to the card base. I added a sentiment cut with the Sweet Script die, which I colored in an ombre fashion with several TE pink inks.

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My final card features the Sweet Script die, colored with several TE pink inks.

TE December 2016 Release

I paired the Sweet Script die-cut with a How Sweet It Is sentiment and die-cuts created with the Little Bits – DonutLittle Bits – Cupcake and Little Bits – Ice Cream Cone sets. I cut the donuts, cupcakes and ice cream cones from cardstock colored with the TE inks. I added Ranger Picket Fence Stickles to simulate sugar.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! To see more projects with the new release and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

Let’s Make Some Music! – Taylored Expressions December 2016 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks featuring products designed for creating Valentine’s Day cards, as well as classroom/friend treats! The December products will be released tomorrow – Thursday, December 8 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card has the music lover in mind!

TE December 2016 Release

With the Musical Background as a backdrop, my card showcases the Little Bits – Treble/Bass die. I placed the Treble/Bass on a heart cut with a die in the Heart Stacklets set. I sprinkled on Little Bits – Love Notes and finished with a heat-embossed sentiment from The Birds & The Bees.

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My second project is a CAS Valentine’s card featuring the Little Bits – Tandem Bike die.

TE December 2016 Release

I added hearts, created with the Skinny Mini Valentine Borders and the smallest die in the Heart Stacklets set, along with clouds, cut with the Cloud Duo set, and one of the Picture Perfect – Valentine frames expressing my sentiment.

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

You Are Loved – Taylored Expressions December 2016 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks featuring products designed for creating Valentine’s Day cards as well as classroom/friend treats! The December products will be released Thursday, December 8 @ 7 AM PST!

I’ve got three Valentine’s Day-themed projects today. My first features the Conversation Hearts embossing folder.

TE December 2016 Release

To create the background, I inked the Conversation Hearts folder before dry-embossing the Strawberry Milkshake cardstock. To the front I added the Brushstroke Valentine sentiment and two hearts created with the Filled with Love Stamp & Die Combo set, keeping with the conversation heart theme.

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I used a similar technique on my next card, pairing the dry-embossed background with a different sentiment.

TE December 2016 Release

To create this version, I inked the Conversation Hearts folder with Strawberry Milkshake ink and dry-embossed Sugar Cube cardstock. I stamped Strawberry Milkshake cardstock with the sentiment from How Sweet It Is and paired it with the die-cut Loved Script.

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Need a Hug? My final project today is a classroom treat created with Roly Poly Sentiments and Roly Poly – Panda.

TE December 2016 Release

I attached the assembled panda, holding a heart stamped with one of the Roly Poly Sentiments, to a Tuck & Close Notecard which I stamped on the inside with another sentiment from the same set. I added a chocolate treat!

TE December 2016 Release

TE December 2016 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released December 8):

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Hearts Aflutter – Taylored Expressions December 2016 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks. Love is in the air! This month’s release features products designed for creating Valentine’s Day cards as well as classroom/friend treats! The December products will be released Thursday, December 8 @ 7 AM PST!

I’ve created two cards to share today. My first card features the Floating Hearts Cutting Plate. Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a promotion of this TE Web Store exclusive.

TE December 2016 Release

To create the card, I used the cutting plate die to cut the Sugar Cube cardstock frame into which I added the hearts cut from colored cardstock in a variety of colors. Once all of the pieces were in the frame, I put Scotch tape on the back. I heat-embossed the Brushstroke Valentine sentiment on vellum, which I then cut with a circle die (carefully applying liquid adhesive under the letters to attach the vellum to the die-cut panel).

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For my next card, I combined the Roly Poly – Monkey with a sentiment from How Sweet It Is, which I stamped with two different colored inks.

TE December 2016 Release

I cut the monkey from watercolor cardstock to which I had applied TE inks. Isn’t that monkey sweet?!?!

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Floating Hearts Cutting Plate! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of the TE Web Store exclusive Floating Hearts Cutting Plate!

Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 7am PST on Thursday, December 8 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 11, 2016 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site, www.tayloredexpressions.com.

TE Floating Hearts Cutting Plate Promotion

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Mele Kalikimaka – Tropical Christmas Scene

Today, I’m sharing a tropical Christmas scene created with Taylored Expressions dies.

TE Hawaiian Christmas Scene

I combined elements from the Beach Cutting Plate and North Pole Cutting Plate sets to create the palm tree background with Santa’s suit on the line. I used one of the trees from the Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? die to attach to the top of the Surf Bus. For most of the die-cuts, I colored Watercolor Cardstock with TE inks (rather than cut from colored cardstock).

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For the card’s interior, I created the sentiment, (the Hawaiian phrase Mele Kalikimaka means “Merry Christmas” and there’s a Christmas song of the same name), on my computer and cut the printed cardstock with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set.

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Christmas Mice

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring the Elizabeth Craft Designs  Jolly the Mouse die set.

Christmas Mice

I die cut and assembled three mice, decorating them with items from the Props 5 set (Santa hat, candy cane, beard, moustache, glasses). For the pink used on their feet, hands, ears and noses, I colored cardstock with Taylored Expressions Cupcake ink to get just the right shade.

I used the Stitched Hillside Border set to create layers and kept building until all three mice had a place on the card. The card is just a little bit taller than 5 1/2 inches. The patterned paper background is from American Crafts.

Christmas Mice

I added a long sentiment from the Merry Messages set.

Jingle All the Way – PB Simplicity

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies.

PB Simplicity Watercolored Cats

I stamped the pair of cats from 30-317 Deck the Halls with Versafine ink and colored the image with watercolor pencils and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I cut the 51-084 Jingle… sentiment from watercolor cardstock which I had colored with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and adhered to the watercolored panel.

PB Simplicity Watercolored Cats

Fresh Snow in the Woods

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter scene featuring Memory Box and Poppystamps dies.

Die-Cut Christmas Sleigh

I took some artistic license with the Reindeer Parade die-cut – I’m imagining the reindeer flying off, leaving the sleigh in the woods! The heat-embossed sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Merry Messages – one of my favorite sets of the season.

Die-Cut Christmas Sleigh

May your day be Merry & Bright!

Supplies: Memory Box, Fresh Pine Trees, Memory Box Fresh Pine Curved Border, Memory Box Reindeer Parade, Poppystamps Santa’s Magic Sleigh

Let It Snow!

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card created with Avery Elle supplies.

AE Santa

I used the Falling Snow die to create the background for the Copic-colored Santa (I also used colored pencil on his boots and belt).

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