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.

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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.

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

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Supplies (items in bold will be released November 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!

Reverse Confetti Crazy for Christmas: Gift Giving

Welcome to the second day of Reverse Confetti Crazy for Christmas – an event to provide ideas and inspiration for the holidays! Today we’re featuring Christmas Gift Giving projects! I’ve included a list of everyone sharing ideas today at the end of the post.

For my first project, I created a tag with the Gift Card Holder Tag decorated to look like Santa’s suit.

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I added a heat-embossed sentiment from the Tinsel ‘n Trim set and buttons cut with one of the Hang Ups die. I also attached a die-cut “Ho Ho Ho” conversation bubble (using the Jolly Holiday stamp set and coordinating die) to the gift card. The gift underneath is a coloring book, and I plan to include either an envelope with cash for art supplies or an art supply store gift card.

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My next project is a tag for the coffee lover on your list, created with the partial cutting technique and one of the dies in the Caffeinated Cups Confetti Cuts set.

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I cut the cup out of a folded cardstock rectangle leaving a section on the left-hand side intact. For the interior, I stamped a sentiment from Tinsel ‘n Trim on red cardstock with white pigment ink and cut it with the coffee cup wrap die included in the Caffeinated Cups Confetti Cuts set.

For the exterior of the tag, I stamped the Caffeinated Cups stamp set images, cut them the coordinating dies and attached them to the front of the white cardstock tag. I used the Hang Ups Confetti Cuts to create a tab on the back through which I strung the baker’s twine.

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I also created an up-cycled gift tag for coffee using a Starbucks holiday cup.

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I cut the coffee cup with the Caffeinated Cups Confetti Cuts die and added latte art from the Caffeinated Cups stamp set. I created the tag with the Gift Card Holder Tag from patterned paper. I cut the coffee cup with the Hang Ups die set, through which I strung cord to tie around the coffee bag. This tag took just a few minutes to put together!

My last project is a tag for individually wrapped cookies featuring a heat-embossed sentiment from the With Love set.

I embellished the tag, cut with the Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts, with die cuts from the Holly set. This one is easy to mass produce.

There’s lots of inspiration being shared today by the design team, check it out!

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Susan Liles
Lisa Adessa
Kay Miller
Jean Manis
Amy Tsuruta
Amy Kolling
Amy Sheffer
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Rohl
Sarah Gough

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Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks! The November products will be released on Thursday, November 5 @ 7 AM PST.

My first project features a gift tag with a sentiment from the new P.S. You’re Welcome stamp set. Our family has a long-standing tradition of gifting handmade items during the holidays.

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I created the tag with the Build a Tag 4 set to match my framed cross-stitch gift. The tag base was dry-embossed with the Braided Embossing Folder, to which I attached the heat-embossed sentiment. I finished the tag with die cut Holiday Charms, cut from Sweet Basil, Cherry Pop and Dijon cardstock.

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My second project features one of the Keep In Touch Watercolor Panels. I colored the pre-printed panel with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

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Once dry, I adhered the watercolored panel to a slightly larger panel cut from watercolor paper, and then to a Plum Punch panel, which I dry-embossed with the Braided Embossing Folder. I’ll send this card in a bright yellow envelope sealed with a sentiment from Sealed With Love stamped on the Envelope Seals that are part of the November release. The Sealed With Love set includes stamps suitable for the holidays and many other occasions. I plan to stamp the “Be Merry” and “Happy Holidays” sentiments  in white ink on kraft seals for my holiday cards.

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! There’s lots of inspiration for the new release products!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store on Thursday, 11/5/15 @ 7 AM PST!

Taylored Expressions Supplies:


Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks! The November products will be released on Thursday, November 5 @ 7 AM PST.

Today’s focus is in the kitchen! My first project showcases the new Eventful – In the Kitchen die along with a sentiment from Life is a Kitchen and Little Bits – Mixer and Little Bits – Hand Mixer.

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For my CAS card, I heat-embossed the sentiment on Poppy Seed cardstock and cut it with the Eventful – In the Kitchen die. I trimmed off several of the kitchen items on the border and replaced them with the Little Bits – Hand Mixer and Little Bits – Mixer die cuts in bright colors. I also used the Eventful – In the Kitchen die to cut the three spoons from Cookie Monster, Potato Chip and Cherry Pop cardstock, replacing the Poppy Seed ones.

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My second project is a gift tag for a box of Jam Thumbprint Cookies, with which I included the cookie recipe written on a Recipe Card. I chose the tag colors to match the illustrations on the bottom of the card.

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The tag was created with the Build a Tag 3 die set to which I added a sentiment, bowl and spoon from the Life is a Kitchen stamp set. The spoon and bowl were cut with the coordinating die set. I punched a hole through the Recipe Card and attached the tag and card to the box of cookies tied with ribbon.

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The Recipe Cards can be used for gift giving or simply as part of your own recipe collection. I know I have quite a few family recipes that I want to record, since our family recipes are tweaks on ones from cookbooks.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! There’s lots of inspiration for the new release products!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store on Thursday, 11/5/15 @ 7 AM PST!

Taylored Expressions Supplies:

Reverse Confetti Birthday Gift Box

Today, I’m sharing an easy-to-create birthday gift box project featuring several Reverse Confetti stamp and Confetti Cuts sets.

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I had in mind gift packaging for a child, and the monkey from Monkey Business was my starting point. To begin, I cut orange cardstock with a pillow box die and stamped on it repeatedly (and in a random fashion) with the monkey, using orange ink for a tone-on-tone background.

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I created a tag from two pieces of patterned paper with the Folded Tags Confetti Cuts (I cut both patterns with the die and adhered them together). I stamped the cake from Later Alligator, colored it with Copic markers and cut it with its coordinating Confetti Cuts die. I added it to the front of the tag and added a stamped sentiment from the Folded Tags Sentiments set to the inside. The tag is tied onto the pillow box with twine.

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