Taylored Expressions – Home Sweet Haunted House

Hello! Today, I am sharing a table-top Halloween decor project created with a combination of Taylored Expressions dies.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

I combined cardstock pieces cut with dies in the Home Sweet Home (house, windows, roof, chimney), Sack It – Haunted House (shutters, door, ghost, and gable trim), and Home Sweet Home Accessories (curtains) sets to create the house. I covered the window above the door with an assembled Little Bits – Ornate Frame. I used the Spooky Fence Border die to cut the fence.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

Happy Haunting!

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Merry Monday Challenge – Stenciled Snow-Covered Evergreen Trees

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with a CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil.

Merry Monday Challenge Summer Link-Up

It took me a couple of tries to create this design. To begin, I stamped the Christmas Messages sentiment in Memento Luxe Love Letter ink on the white cardstock panel.

The Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I started with the taller tree, as it is in the background, by inking it with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and then with Unicorn White pigment ink. Once dry, I inked the two smaller trees with a combination of Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White pigment ink. To finish off the card, I added a star die-cut from Gold Leaf Cardstock to one of the trees. The card base evergreen cardstock was cut from a 12″ x 12″ Bazzill piece I had in my stash.

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge
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Neat and Tangled – 5th Birthday Celebration

Hello! I’m delighted to be on the Neat and Tangled blog today celebrating their 5th birthday as part of the design team reunion; I was one of the original design team members.

Neat and Tangled 5th Birthday

I hope you will head on over to the Neat and Tangled blog for the details – the products I used and how I created my card!

Neat and Tangled 5th Birthday

Congratulations Danielle and Happy Birthday Neat and Tangled!

Taylored Expressions – September and October Watercolored Calendar Panels

Today, I’m sharing Taylored Expressions September and October watercolored panels for my 2017 calendar.

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I colored the images, part of the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar set, with Distress Inks and added frames cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set. It’s been quite hot here in the Pacific Northwest, so it was fun to think about the fall days ahead, and watercoloring these panels was relaxing!

I have previously shared my April panel and my November and December panels.

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Merry Monday Summer Link-up – Die-cut Ornaments

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up with a CAS card using turquoise blue, green, and purple. This isn’t a color scheme I often use (perhaps one I have never used) and it took a bit to figure out what element I would make which color.

Merry Monday Christmas

I stamped the Candy Stripe Bold Prints background cardstock (Stampin’ Up) with VersaMark for a subtle pattern after trying the coordinating Stampin’ Up ink (which was too dark). To keep things clean, I heat-embossed the Christmas Messages sentiment on the die-cut ornament.

Merry Monday Christmas
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Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

The Happy Howloween set includes lots of fun images for a fall scene, but I wanted to use the dogs in a summer scene. I stamped and heat-embossed the Happy Howloween dogs on a variety of watercolor papers and started coloring them with Distress Inks; in part, I was experimenting with which colors and  watercolor papers I liked best. The ones shown were colored with Gathered Twigs on Arches (left) and Distress Oxide Vintage Photo on Strathmore (left).

Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

I colored Canson watercolor paper with Distress Inks for the tree trunk, foliage and grass borders, and once dry, I cut those pieces with the Leafy Tree Backdrop – Landscape, Meadow Borders, and Grassy Border dies. For the background, I applied Distress Oxide Broken China on Canson watercolor paper using the smooshing method. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Baby set with VersaFine ink. To create the frame I cut Arc Crafts White Birch with the largest die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set and then with a smaller square die included in a Lil’ Inker set I own. The card measures 4 1/2″ square.

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Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release Day – Get Spooky!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions August 2017 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 two more Halloween-themed projects to share!

I am wild about the just-released Ghost Town Border! The die set includes pieces with which to cut the background pieces (behind the windows and doors).

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment from Boo to You on the background, and I added a ghost cut with the Ghost Town Border set, as well as a ghost and bat cut with the Haunted Accessories set.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release
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On my last card, I created a Halloween scene with one of the dies in the From the Crypt – Haunted set.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I used the Label Stacklets 11 set to cut the background and added a ghost cut with the Ghost Town Border set, as well as a ghost cut with the Haunted Accessories set. I used the banner die in the Build a Tag 2 set to cut the sentiment stamped with Simply Said – Halloween. For a little bling, I added TE Sequins – Build a Scene Halloween to the patterned paper background.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release
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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!

Taylored Expressions Aug 2017 Release – Halloween Treat Packaging

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, August 3 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two Halloween packaging projects.

My first project uses the Coffin Treat Boxes. The set includes five black and five metallic boxes, ready to assemble.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

The fun begins with decorating these easy-to-assemble boxes! I used the From the Crypt – Creepy set to cut the overlay (in both black and silver) and the Label Stacklets 11 set to cut the patterned paper, which I used behind the overlay and inside the boxes. I stamped a sentiment from the Mum’s the Word Stamp & Die Combo set and cut it with a die in the Tag Stacklets 3 set to create a tag. Of course, you don’t have to add a tag or tie the boxes up with twine, but I thought it would be fun to show that option.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

The boxes are generously sized for Halloween treats!

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My second project is a set of Halloween treat tags (I used them for cellophane bags filled with Smart Food popcorn) created with the Build a Tag 2 and new Halloween supplies.

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For all of the tags, I heat embossed a Simply Said – Halloween sentiment and cut it with the banner in the Build a Tag 2 set. I dry-embossed the tag set’s scalloped pieces with the Subway Tiles embossing folder. I varied the colors of the sentiment strips and tags for variety, embellishing the tags with pieces cut with the Little Bits – Ornate Frame, Little Bits – CandlelabraLittle Bits – Cat and Sitting Pretty Halloween Accessories die sets. For a little bling I added TE Sequins – Build a Scene Halloween.

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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!

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release – Fall + Halloween

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, August 3 @ 7 AM PST! I have more fall- and Halloween-themed projects to share today.

First up, I have created a fall-themed Thank You, showcasing the Simply Stamped – Pumpkins set.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I stamped the Simply Stamped – Pumpkins with a combination of Potato Chip, Candy Corn and Pumpkin inks and used their coordinating dies to cut them. The stems were cut from cardstock which I colored with Distress Inks. I also cut the greenery and flowers from cardstock colored with Distress Inks using the Arbor Accessories die set. The Garden Arbor & Gate and Arbor Fence were assembled against a background hill cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills set. I finished off the scene with a crow cut with a die in the Sitting Pretty Halloween Accessories set.

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My second card is CAS and Halloween-themed featuring a collection of the dies in this month’s release.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I added pieces cut with Little Bits – Ornate Frame, Little Bits – Candlelabra, Little Bits – Cat and Sitting Pretty Halloween Accessories to a panel on which I stamped a sentiment from Simply Said – Halloween.

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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!

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release – Skulls + Ghosts

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, August 3 @ 7 AM PST!

Today is all about Halloween! My first project features the Sugar Skulls stamps and coordinating dies.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I stamped the images on TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock and colored them with watercolor pencils and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I used the corresponding dies to cut out the images. I used a few of the other stamps in the set to stamp the background. I heat-embossed the sentiment from Simply Said – Halloween and cut it with a die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

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Now, let’s get to the “treat” in “Trick or Treat”! I crafted a treat box using the Matchbox die set with the Be Somebody Stamp & Die Combo.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I stamped the Be Somebody Stamp & Die Combo ghosts on TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock and colored them with watercolor pencils. Once dry, I cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment from the same set on to the Matchbox base before assembling the box. I added stars cut with the Little Bits – Moon & Stars set to the box front along with the ghost. The coordinating paper is from the Build a Scene Halloween pack.

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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!