Taylored Expressions – Talk Turkey

Hello! Today, I am sharing a card showcasing Taylored Expressions products including the Little Bits – Turkey. I just couldn’t resist featuring him on a Thanksgiving card!

Taylored Expressions - Talk Turkey

To begin, I created the tone-on-tone background with the Autumn Leaves Background stamp. Next, I die-cut and assembled the Little Bits – Turkey. I stamped the Thanksgiving Blessings sentiment on a Sugar Cube cardstock panel on to which I had added the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink with a Clarity Stencil Brush. I added the die-cut Arbor Fence and Little Bits – Leaves for texture and color.

Taylored Expressions - Talk Turkey

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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 – Give Thanks

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a  CAS and colorful, fall-themed card showcasing the Taylored Expressions Iconic Wishes – Fall Stamp & Die Combo set.

Taylored Expressions Give Thanks

I stamped the leaf on Sugar Cube cardstock with Distress Oxide Fired Brick ink. I cut the frame from Mocha cardstock with a die in the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 set. To add color, I used Playful Patterns – Harvest patterned paper card base and Harvest Sequins.

Taylored Expressions Give Thanks
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Taylored Expressions – Happy Halloween

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS Halloween card created with Taylored Expressions products.

Taylored Expressions Halloween Die-cuts

To begin, I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade and stamped the Simply Said – Halloween sentiment with Archival ink over the inks. I cut a circle from a Plum Punch cardstock rectangle, which I dry-embossed with the Weathered embossing folder to add some texture. Around the sentiment, I added die-cuts cut with the sets: Sitting Pretty Halloween AccessoriesHaunted Accessories, and Little Bits – Ornate Frame.

Taylored Expressions Halloween Die-cuts
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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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Taylored Expressions – Give Thanks

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, September 7 @ 7 AM PST! The new products releasing this month are themed around birthday and Thanksgiving/fall. With this release, Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 9th birthday!

My first card celebrates Thanksgiving! I have combined a sentiment, from the Thanksgiving Blessings set stamped with the brand-new Mocha ink, with Thanksgiving/fall-themed die-cuts.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

I created a table setting on which I placed assembled die-cuts including Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie, Little Bits – Turkey Dinner, and a vase cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories. I added leaves cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories and Little Bits – Leaves to the scene.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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For my next project, I created napkin rings for a Thanksgiving place setting with Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie and sentiments from Thanksgiving Blessings and Simply Stamped – Acorns.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

I used the Napkin Ring die to cut the napkin rings from woodgrain cardstock and patterned paper in the Playful Patterns – Harvest set.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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For my final project, I created another Thanksgiving-themed card showcasing the Thanksgiving Blessings sentiment set.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 ReleaseI added die-cuts cut with the Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie set and leaves cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories and Little Bits – Leaves.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Iconic Wishes - Birthday

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.

TE November 2016 Release

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

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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.

TE November 2016 Release

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

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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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