Taylored Expressions – 2018 Display Easel Calendars

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The November products being sneaked will be released Thursday, November 2 @ 7 AM PST!

Today the focus is on calendar gifts and the introduction of a new Display Easel die set.

I have created calendar displays for January, February, March, and April 2018. I have shown four different colors for the Display Easel. (In reality, you would probably only use one easel and tear off the calendar each month.) The Easel die includes a ledge die on which each month’s scenes rest.

Let’s start with a look at January!

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

I stamped and colored the Calendar Critters image and added him to a scene created with Build a Scene – Calendar – 5 x 7 and the Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti. The Build a Scene Christmas patterned paper was cut with the rectangle die in the Display Easel set, as was the scalloped frame. These dies make creating the scene a breeze.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

From month-to-month, I changed up the colors and patterned papers to coordinate with the season. For all of the scenes, I added die-cuts for texture and visual interest. These calendar scenes came together quickly following the formula – Copic-colored critter, background patterned paper, die-cut scene pieces.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

I followed the same formula for February. I used Build a Scene patterned paper, a die-cut grassy hill, and a tree cut with the Build a Scene – Trees set.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

For March I used Build a Scene – Calendar – 5 x 7,  Build a Scene patterned paper,  Build a Scene – Trees set, and Build a Scene – Calendar 2.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

For the dark April skies, I used patterned paper from a new set being released Thursday – Playful Patterns – Savory. I added pieces from the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5 x 7 set and the Picket Fence Border.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Display Easel die! 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 74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Display Easel die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, November 2, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via the TE retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Promotion

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

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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Taylored Expressions April Watercolored Calendar

Today, I’m sharing a Taylored Expressions watercolored panel for my April 2017 calendar.

TE Watercolor April 2017 Calendar

I colored the image, part of the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar set, with watercolor pencils and then added a frame cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set.

TE Watercolor April 2017 Calendar

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Taylored Expressions – February 2017 Calendar

Hello! Today, I’m sharing my February 2017 calendar created with Taylored Expressions supplies.

TE February 2017 Calendar

As it is cold and overcast here in the Pacific Northwest, this colorful floral image from the Flowers for a Year set makes me especially happy!
I colored the image with Copic markers and colored pencils, pairing it with elements cut from patterned paper in my stash with the Build a Scene – Calendar 2 set.

TE February 2017 Calendar

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Watercolored Calendar Pages

Hello! Last week, I shared some of the pages of my 2017 calendar created with some of the Taylored Expressions November 2016 release products. Today, I’m sharing pages for November and December in which I’ve included the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar.

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

I like to craft seasonally and enjoyed working on the November and December pages now, even though they’re for next year.

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

TE Watercolored Calendar Page

After the watercolored pages dried, I added frames cut with the die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set and adhered them to the calendar pages in the 2017 5×7 Calendar.

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Make 2017 Fun! – TE Build a Scene Calendar

Hello (and Happy Halloween)! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks. With the winter holidays just around the corner, this month’s release features products designed for creating handmade gifts! The November products will be released Thursday, November 3 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I’m sharing several themed pages from my 2017 5″ x 7″ calendar, as well as gifting and display options for the pages. By personalizing a calendar, I can create cheerful and meaningful scenes to mark the days in 2017!

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I used the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 die set along with the 2017 5×7 Calendar to create the pages.

For January, I added Copic-colored Critters on Ice to the scene. Just because the winter holidays are over doesn’t mean that the snow and ice are gone! I wanted January to be cheerful! The ice? That’s an oval from this release’s Build a Scene – Calendar 2 die set.

TE November 2017 Release

TE November 2016 Release

For February, I featured the Crafty Grumplings. I imagined my sons working on their handmade Valentine’s Day cards (possibly making a bit of a mess), and at the same time, cabin fever setting in for everyone involved.

TE November 2017 Release

TE November 2017 Release

For March, I featured Copic-colored cows created with the If Cows Could Talk Stamp & Die Combo. It’s my oldest son’s birthday in March and this trio of cows is so much fun.

TE November 2017 Release

TE November 2017 Release

Gifting the calendar? The twelve pages fit in a perfectly-sized clear box.

TE November 2016 Release

And to display the individual pages? There’s a tabletop 5×7 Acrylic Frame.

TE November 2017 Release

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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!