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!

Lawn Fawn Holiday JOY

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows stamp set. It has been drizzling here all day and it is dark outside – a little color was in order!

Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows

I have had this stamp for a couple of years and never used it (looks like it was released in 2013!). I colored the birds with Copic markers and cut the images with their corresponding dies. The branches are stamped with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink.

Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows

I used the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop for the card base and for the circle in the center. The bokeh/snow patterned paper is from an older Lawn Fawn pad. I die-cut the sentiment with Cole’s ABCs from Taylored Expressions Watermelon cardstock. (I tried a more traditional red cardstock but it just didn’t work with the brightly-colored birds.)

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Lawn Fawn – Thanksgiving Feast

Hello! Fall is definitely in the air here in the Pacific Northwest. The leaves are falling, and the sun is that much lower in the horizon. With the upcoming holidays in mind, I created a card with some of the new release items from Lawn Fawn. My card features their Forest Feast set.

Lawn Fawn Thanksgiving Feast

I stamped and Copic-colored the animals and their accessories. I used a combination of inks on the background panel, which I embossed with the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die. Initially, I planned to use cardstock for the grass, but ended up adding Distress ink. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI to position the stamp.

Lawn Fawn Thanksgiving Feast
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Lawn Fawn – Happy Hello

Hello! This past week, I saw the first leaf of the season fall, and I have heard that Starbucks will soon be serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes! I figured I needed to share any remaining summer-themed cards before we move completely into the fall and holiday seasons! My card features the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You set.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

I stamped and Copic-colored the mermaid images, cutting them with their corresponding dies. I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp the underwater foliage. The background was created using the smooshing technique on Canson watercolor paper.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

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Lawn Fawn – Summer S’more Scene

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a square, CAS, summer/outdoor-themed card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn. Summer seems to be marching along quickly!

This took a while to put together. I tried a number of different die-cut scenes for the background (such as the Lawn Fawn Mountain Borders) but in the end, I decided simpler was better.

Lawn Fawn S'more Scene

I stamped the images from the Love You S’more set with the TE Chocolate Truffle ink pad and colored them with Copic markers. I cut the background scene with the Forest Border die and the largest circle in the Large Stitched Circle Stackables set. The sentiment, one of my favorites, is from the Argyle Backdrops set. I cut the stamped sentiment with the smallest die in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. The background, cut with the largest die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set, was dry-embossed with one of the folders in the We R Memory Keepers Wood Grain package. The card measures 4 1/2″ square. It’s taken me some time to amass a collection of Lawn Fawn Stackables, but I really like how well they work together and the many different sizes available.

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Lawn Fawn Father’s Day Card

Hello! With Father’s Day just a few weeks away (how did it get to be almost June!), I’m sharing a Father’s Day card created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

I created a forest/mountain scene with a trio of Copic-colored critters (not realistic at all!).

Lawn Fawn Father's Day Card

Stamping the Dad + Me sentiment on one of the Everyday Sentiment Banners made it easier for me to place the critters than if I had chosen to heat-emboss the sentiment on the forest panel. I used different Copic-combinations of browns for the critters so that they wouldn’t all be colored the same.

Lawn Fawn Father's Day CardSupplies: Love You S’More stamp set

Lawn Fawn Flamingo Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a Hello card created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together

I stamped and colored the Flamingo Together images with Copic markers. I added the colored flamingos, cut with their corresponding dies, to a panel on which I combined Distress Inks using the Claritystamp Brushes. I cut the letters with Cole’s ABCs from white cardstock and foam.

To finish off the card, I used a die in the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set to create a flirty frame which I felt went well with the feminine theme of the card.

Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together
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Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release – Day One Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks. This month’s release features a variety of products appropriate for Father’s Day, masculine and little boy projects, and 4th of July! Products will be in the store Thursday, May 4 @ 7 AM PST!

Let’s get started! My first card showcases the My Super Hero Stamp & Die Combo.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I stamped and colored the super hero and added him to a stack of stars cut with the Pinhole Star Stacklets. I stamped the Twinkle Twinkle Background with Sugar Cube ink on Cookie Monster cardstock. The skyline was cut with the Downtown Border and the new Downtown Border Underlay.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release
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I couldn’t resist another card with the My Super Hero Stamp & Die Combo set, this time using the Label Stacklets 10 to frame the sentiment.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I stamped and colored the super hero and added him to a stack of Label Stacklets 10. This time I stamped the Twinkle Twinkle Background with Earl Grey ink on Cookie Monster cardstock.  The skyline was cut with the Downtown Border and the new Downtown Border Underlay.

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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 Farm Scene with Copic-colored Chickens

Hello! Today, I am sharing a farm-themed, friendship card featuring Taylored Expressions Happy Hens Stamp & Die Combo, along with farm-themed die-cuts to fill out the scene.

Taylored Expressions Farm Scene

I colored the stamped hens with Copic markers and colored pencils (they crack me up!). I dry-embossed the hill with the Chicken Wire embossing folder and added the assembled farm-themed, die-cuts, created with the Little Bits – BarnLittle Bits – Windmill and Little Bits – Tractor die sets.

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Take It Easy – Lawn Fawn Hang in There

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Hang in There stamp set. Who can resist this cute sloth?!

Lawn Fawn Hang in There

I stamped and colored the images, using Copic markers and colored pencils. I added the cut images to a background colored with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. The heat-embossed sentiment was cut with a die in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. I used a Taylored Expressions dry-embossing folder for some texture.

Lawn Fawn Hang in There

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