Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Happy Mail mailbox decorated with the Mini Wreath.

Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

Back in July, I created a warm-weather version with the mailbox and couldn’t resist dressing it for the holidays! I was delighted to find that the Mini Wreath fit.

Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

I used Memory Box paper for the envelope/bow, the solid blue background, and the mailbox, along with patterned paper from an older Lawn Fawn pad for the card base and the wreath. I stamped the die-cut envelope with an image in the Love Letters set.

Supplies:

Merry Monday Challenge – CAS Ornament

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card featuring two Impression Obsession dies and a heat-embossed sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Holly Jolly stamp set for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #261 – Use an Ornament.

CAS Impression Obsession Ornament

I heat-embossed the Holly Jolly sentiment on Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock and cut it with the Impression Obsession Round Ornament die. I cut the branch with the Impression Obsession Pine Branch die from green cardstock and the additional ornament pieces from silver foil.

I assembled the pieces on a background cut from Stampin’ Up patterned paper (no longer available), which provides a neutral, holiday-themed base.

CAS Impression Obsession Ornament

Supplies: Impression Obsession Pine Branch die

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

Hello! Today I’m delighted to be sharing four CAS holiday cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings stamp set as part of their Holiday release!

Let’s start with a card on which I combined several of the Stained Glass Greetings sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Mini Plaid stencil.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

I heat-embossed “Christmas” and “Joy” and added them to the panel on which I had stenciled the plaid twice with Distress Oxide Black Soot ink.

For my second card, I heat-embossed the “Peace” sentiment with gold powder and stamped the smaller sentiment in Pine Needles ink. I die-cut the Memory Box Deco Trees from the stamped panel and backed the opening with dark green cardstock. I adhered the panel to a Schoolhouse Red cardstock base.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

In a similar manner to the plaid card, I combined the “Christmas” and “Joy” sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Pines stencil and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover ink.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

For my final card, I heat-embossed the set’s “Merry” sentiment with Red Geranium embossed powder on white cardstock, which I cut with the Memory Box Horse Sleigh Landscape die. The background was dry-embossed with the Tim Holtz Simple Snowflakes folder.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

TE Ghost Town Border – Christmas Edition

Hello! Today, I am showing how to use the Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border on a Christmas card!

The spookiest building in the border is on the right-hand side – you can see it on this Halloween card. To eliminate that building from my card, I created a vertical card and simply cut it out of the picture!

Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border Christmas Card

I cut the Ghost Town Border out of Sugar Cube cardstock and backed the windows with Cherry Pop and Lemon Meringue cardstock. I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Ornamental set on Blue Corn cardstock. I used the Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? die to create the scene in the foreground of the girls making a snowman. I also added a hill cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills set and snowflakes cut with the Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti set to reinforce the winter/Christmas theme.

Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border Christmas Card

Supplies:

Vintage Style Halloween

Hello! Today I’m sharing two “vintage” CAS Halloween cards crafted with supplies from several different manufacturers.

For the first card, I used the emboss-resist method on patterned paper in my stash.

Halloween Vintage Style

I clear heat-embossed the Hero Arts Leaf and Floral background and then applied Distress Oxide Black Soot to the paper. The areas covered by the clear embossing were not colored. It is a great way to change the look of patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Ghostly Greetings on to another piece of patterned paper, which I cut with a circle die and added die-cut bats (from a now retired Memory Box set).

The second card uses a Memory Box wood stamp sentiment with the die-cut Memory Box Meadow Bird and older patterned paper.

Halloween Vintage Style

While vintage isn’t my “usual” cardmaking style, it’s fun to dabble in it every now and again.

 

Taylored Expressions – Rejoice!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions October 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 have two more CAS Christmas cards to show you. My first card showcases the Little Bits – Angel die which I cut from Gold Foil.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I added the die-cut angel to a background on which I applied Distress Ink with a Clarity Stencil Brush and heat-embossed a sentiment in the Rejoice stamp set. I stamped the poinsettia and blooms, from the Holiday Florals set, cut them with their corresponding dies, and added them to the corner. The card base was dry-embossed with the Peaceful Poinsettia folder.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

Supplies:

Little Bits – Angel
[ TLR ]
Rejoice
[ TLR ]
Holiday Florals
[ TLR ]
Holiday Florals Dies
[ TLR ]
Embossing Folder – Peaceful Poinsettia
[ TLR ]
Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress mini ink -…
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress mini ink -…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
[ TLR ]
Clarity Stencil Brushes
[ TLR ]
VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TLR ]
Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
[ TLR ]


My second card showcases the Build a Scene – Nativity set.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I applied a variety of Distress Inks to cardstock from which I cut out the Build a Scene – Nativity images. I added the scene to a background on which I applied Distress Ink with a Clarity Stencil Brush and heat-embossed a sentiment in the Rejoice stamp set. Certain images, such as the Virgin Mary, star, and angel, were adhered with foam adhesive.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

Supplies:

Build a Scene – Nativity
[ TLR ]
Rejoice
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Black…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -…
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress oxide ink – walnut…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Frayed…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Wild…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Fired…
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress mini ink -…
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress mini ink – hickory…
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress mini ink -…
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tim holtz distress mini ink – ground…
[ TLR ]
Clarity Stencil Brushes
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TLR ]
Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
[ TLR ]


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 list of the participating designers!

Taylored Expressions – Countdown to Christmas

Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release Sneak Peeks.  The October products that have been sneaked this week will be released tomorrow – Thursday, October 5 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I am featuring a Countdown to Christmas project, with twelve boxes to be opened on the twelve days leading up to Christmas, featuring the Matchbox die set with new holiday additions to the Matchbox line including Matchy Snowman and Matchy Penguin.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I adhered magnetic tape to the back of the Matchbox cases and positioned them on a cookie sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree.

I used the Clearly Planned – Candy Cane Numbers and coordinating dies to create the countdown numbers for the boxes (some on the exterior and others on the interior). I used stamps in the Matchy Backgrounds – Holiday set to decorate box tops and drawer insides. I added snowflakes cut with the Make a Snowflake set for visual interest around the tree.

The contents of the Countdown to Christmas boxes include candy and Christmas activities!

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I decorated several box tops with the Matchy Snowman and Matchy Penguin sets, which would be fun to use on their own on a card.

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Supplies:

Matchy Snowman
[ TLR ]
Matchy Penguin
[ TLR ]
Matchy Backgrounds – Holiday
[ TLR ]
Clearly Planned – Candy Cane Numbers
[ TLR ]
Candy Cane Numbers Dies
[ TLR ]
Matchbox
[ TLR ]
Make a Snowflake
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Candy Corn
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Pink Champagne
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Cherry Pop – Full Pad
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Cookie Monster -…
[ TLR ]
TE Premium White Pigment Ink – Sugar…
[ TLR ]


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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 – Celebrating Christmas

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The October products being sneaked will be released Thursday, October 5 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I am sharing two Christmas cards. My first card depicts a Christmas Eve scene featuring the latest addition to the Simply Stamped series – Simply Stamped Christmas Tree.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

To create the tree, I stamped the most solid tree image with Peapod ink. I then stamped the next layer with VersaMark ink. As the ink dried, the area became lighter. Finally, I stamped the third layer with the Sugar Cube pigment ink to replicate flocking. I decorated the tree with the corresponding die set. I dry-embossed the background with the Cable Knit folder. I used a portion of the Jolly Old St. Nick border for the background, tucked behind the patterned paper. The stamped tree is decorated with ornaments and tinsel, and a star on top, cut with dies in the Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree set.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree
[ TLR ]
Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree Dies
[ TLR ]
Jolly Old St. Nick
[ TLR ]
Banner Stacklets 1
[ TLR ]
Embossing Folder – Cable Knit
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Silver
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
[ TLR ]
TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Build a Scene
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Peapod
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Peapod – Full Pad
[ TLR ]
TE Premium White Pigment Ink – Sugar…
[ TLR ]
VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TLR ]
Zing! Embossing Powder – White Opaque
[ TLR ]


I created an envelope for the card using Merry Mail 2. This set features a gorgeous poinsettia border. I stamped the border twice, once with Cherry Pop ink and again with Oreo. I colored the centers with colored pencil. The address label was also colored with pencils.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Merry Mail 2
[ TLR ]
A2 Envelopes – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Cherry Pop – Full Pad
[ TLR ]


My second card showcases the dramatic Nativity Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

For the background, I used the smooshing technique to apply Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor paper. While the panel dried, I cut the Nativity Cutting Plate from Oreo cardstock. I heat-embossed the Rejoice sentiment with gold embossing powder and cut it as a double-ended banner. I created the card base from gold matte metallic cardstock included in the Metallic Neutrals pack. The star is cut from Gold Foil with the Little Bits – North Star die.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Nativity Cutting Plate
[ TLR ]
Rejoice
[ TLR ]
Little Bits – North Star
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Metallic Neutrals
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salty…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Faded…
[ TLR ]
VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TLR ]
Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
[ TLR ]


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets!

Merry Mail PromotionIf 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 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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!

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Penguins

Hello. I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge whose theme this week is Penguins. I created a CAS card showcasing the Marianne Design Penguin die set.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Penguins

The Marianne Design Penguin die set includes two penguin options. (I purchased my set from 123Stitch. Marianne Design is headquartered in The Netherlands and sells through a few US retailers.)

I created the background scene by partially die-cutting the mountain included the Marianne Design Igloo and Mountain set. I had to hand cut the edges to span the card’s width. I did this as I didn’t want too many layers on the card (I often have two or three snow hills!). The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Let It Snow set.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #258
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Taylored Expressions – Happy Halloween Owl

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Halloween-themed card created with Taylored Expressions products.

Taylored Expressions - Happy Halloween Owl

To create the background, I applied Distress Oxide inks – Broken ChinaFossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade and then stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said – Halloween set. I added the Little Bits – Witch Hat to the Little Bits – Owl which I placed on a branch cut with the On a Limb – Branches set decorated with On a Limb – Leaves.

Taylored Expressions - Happy Halloween Owl

Supplies:

Simply Said – Halloween
[ TLR ]
Little Bits – Owl
[ TLR ]
Little Bits – Witch Hat
[ TLR ]
On a Limb – Branches
[ TLR ]
On a Limb – Leaves
[ TLR ]
Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
[ TLR ]
Embossing Folder – Weathered
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Pumpkin
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Candy Corn
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Lemon Meringue
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
Woodgrain Textured Cardstock Pack
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Spiced…
[ TLR ]
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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