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.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 ReleaseSupplies (items in bold will be released August 3):

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.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 ReleaseSupplies (items in bold will be released August 3):

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!

An Autumn Day – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! Today I’m sharing an autumn-themed card created with Penny Black supplies. The leaves are almost off the trees here in the Pacific Northwest, but just a week ago there was quite a color show. I think I appreciated the fall leaves this year more than I ever have before.

Penny Black Simplicity

To create the trees, I colored watercolor paper with Distress Inks and then cut it (once dry) with the 51-208 Trio of Trees die set. I colored the trunks after I die cut, using several brown Distress Inks. I also watercolored a background on a watercolor panel with one of the colors in the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set and stamped it with a sentiment in the 30-350 Sentiment Collection set.

Penny Black Simplicity

Make It Personal – Holiday Table Settings + Home Decor

Hello! It’s Day Three of the Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks. With the holidays just around the corner, this month’s release features products designed for creating handmade home decor! The November products will be released tomorrow – Thursday, November 3 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I’m sharing several personalized items for the home featuring the Initially dies. First up, personalized napkin rings for the holidays. I created Thanksgiving and Christmas napkin rings with our family’s initials and the Napkin Ring die set.

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For my Thanksgiving table setting, I combined papers from the Playful Patterns – Harvest collection with a woodgrain paper (Woodgrain Textured Cardstock Pack) and initials cut from matching cardstock.

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Different holiday? No problem! For my Christmas table setting, I used papers from the Playful Patterns – Holiday collection with a white woodgrain (Woodgrain Textured Cardstock Pack) for the initials.

TE November 2016 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released November 3):

I also used the Initially dies to create a holiday home decor piece. The Initially die sets include large uppercase, small lowercase, and small uppercase letters. I used the large uppercase for this project.

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I cut the letters four times each and adhered them for extra depth. The letters are adhered to a piece of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper in a shadow box frame. Super easy!

TE November 2016 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released November 3):


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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!

Just Because – Taylored Expressions Die-Cut Fall Scene

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a “just because” die-cut, fall scene created with  Taylored Expressions supplies.

TE Die-Cut Fall Scene

I had an assembled Little Bits – Raccoon on my work table just waiting for a place on a card. Our recent wind and rain storms had me thinking about swirling leaves (of which we’ve seen a lot), and I wanted to create a scene in which the raccoon was surrounded by falling leaves. I happened to also have the dry-embossed base, so it was easy to add a few more items to complete the scene. I’ve never used the Build a Scene – Rolling Clouds dies before but decided they’d be the perfect way to add a sentiment to the scene in an unobtrusive manner!

TE Die-Cut Fall Scene

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Halloween Watercolored Hedgehog-Penny Black Simplicity

Hello – it’s a beautiful fall day here in the Pacific Northwest, but rains are in the forecast for the next week! I’m sharing another CAS Halloween card featuring the Penny Black 30-318 Bewitched stamp set. (I blogged a card using a cat image from this stamp set here.)

Halloween Hedgehog - Penny Black Simplicity

I colored the adorable hedgehog with watercolor pencils and paint, and when dry, I fussy-cut the image, as well as the pumpkin balloon.

To frame my image, I cut a partial circle in a rectangular panel, which I then dry-embossed. I watercolored a teal blue background, onto which I stamped the hedgehog image again (to get the balloon string), when the panel was dry.

I cut the sentiment from watercolored cardstock with 51-077 Eeek! and added it to the rectangular panel (for extra depth I cut a second sentiment and glued the two together).

Before adhering the watercolor hedgehog to the background with foam adhesive, I glued down a small fence created with the 51-073 Haunted Hallow die set.

Hello Fall! Die-Cut Scene

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a die-cut fall scene created with a variety of die cuts.

Let’s take a look!:

Hello Fall Die-Cut Scene

I couldn’t wait to use the Poppystamps Dies, Patient Pup die (I’ve professed my love for similar dies in the past). This scene was inspired by our beloved Golden Retriever “Ginger.” She would not have been this patient, however, with squirrels in the yard! This card combines some of my favorite card making elements: lots of color, die-cuts and a heat-embossed sentiment.

Hello Fall Die-Cut Scene

Supplies: Stampin’ Up sentiment

Pumpkin Bouquet – TE Share Joy Challenge #54

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #54.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I used the sketch and the inspiration photo to create a fall-themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I heat-embossed the Pumpkin Bouquet with gold embossing powder and colored it with watercolors and cut it out with its corresponding die. I dry-embossed the circle background for more texture against the patterned papers from TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Harvest.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

To finish off the card, I stamped a sentiment from Many Minis – Holidays on to a tag cut with a die in the Mini Tags set.

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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FMS #254 – Hello Fall!

Hello! It’s a rainy day here in the PNW and the leaves are coming down! I’m playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #254 with a fall-themed card showcasing patterned paper and dies.

Freshly Made Sketches #254 Freshly Made Sketches #254I let the American Crafts Give Thanks patterned paper (from last fall) do the heavy lifting (including the sentiment) and paired it with die cuts cut with the Essentials by Ellen Gourd-jus set. The circle was dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up Sizzix woodgrain folder.

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Fall Die-Cut Scene – TE Share Joy Challenge #53

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #53.

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

I used the sketch to create a fall-themed scene:

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

I stamped the Birch Tree Background and cut it out with a circle in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. I created a lot of pumpkins with Little Bits – Fall Harvest and the Little Bits – Fox placing them in the On the Road – Wagon (I wanted the fox to appear to be almost camouflaged by the pumpkins). I used a sentiment from Woodsy Wishes (the sentiments in the set have just the right touch of whimsy!).

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Lawn Fawn Fall Scene

Happy Monday! It’s a crisp fall-like day here in the Pacific Northwest. These puppies from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween set are irresistible!

Happy Howloween

I Copic-colored the dogs and cut them with their corresponding dies adding them to a scene created with a variety of Lawn Fawn die cuts. I pulled the sentiment from Argyle Backdrops. Keep Cozy!

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