Taylored Expressions – Home Sweet Haunted House

Hello! Today, I am sharing a table-top Halloween decor project created with a combination of Taylored Expressions dies.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

I combined cardstock pieces cut with dies in the Home Sweet Home (house, windows, roof, chimney), Sack It – Haunted House (shutters, door, ghost, and gable trim), and Home Sweet Home Accessories (curtains) sets to create the house. I covered the window above the door with an assembled Little Bits – Ornate Frame. I used the Spooky Fence Border die to cut the fence.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

Happy Haunting!

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Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release Day – Get Spooky!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions August 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’ve got two more Halloween-themed projects to share!

I am wild about the just-released Ghost Town Border! The die set includes pieces with which to cut the background pieces (behind the windows and doors).

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment from Boo to You on the background, and I added a ghost cut with the Ghost Town Border set, as well as a ghost and bat cut with the Haunted Accessories set.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release
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On my last card, I created a Halloween scene with one of the dies in the From the Crypt – Haunted set.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I used the Label Stacklets 11 set to cut the background and added a ghost cut with the Ghost Town Border set, as well as a ghost cut with the Haunted Accessories set. I used the banner die in the Build a Tag 2 set to cut the sentiment stamped with Simply Said – Halloween. For a little bling, I added TE Sequins – Build a Scene Halloween to the patterned paper background.

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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 blog roll of our participating designers!

Taylored Expressions Aug 2017 Release – Halloween Treat Packaging

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, August 3 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two Halloween packaging projects.

My first project uses the Coffin Treat Boxes. The set includes five black and five metallic boxes, ready to assemble.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

The fun begins with decorating these easy-to-assemble boxes! I used the From the Crypt – Creepy set to cut the overlay (in both black and silver) and the Label Stacklets 11 set to cut the patterned paper, which I used behind the overlay and inside the boxes. I stamped a sentiment from the Mum’s the Word Stamp & Die Combo set and cut it with a die in the Tag Stacklets 3 set to create a tag. Of course, you don’t have to add a tag or tie the boxes up with twine, but I thought it would be fun to show that option.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

The boxes are generously sized for Halloween treats!

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My second project is a set of Halloween treat tags (I used them for cellophane bags filled with Smart Food popcorn) created with the Build a Tag 2 and new Halloween supplies.

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For all of the tags, I heat embossed a Simply Said – Halloween sentiment and cut it with the banner in the Build a Tag 2 set. I dry-embossed the tag set’s scalloped pieces with the Subway Tiles embossing folder. I varied the colors of the sentiment strips and tags for variety, embellishing the tags with pieces cut with the Little Bits – Ornate Frame, Little Bits – CandlelabraLittle Bits – Cat and Sitting Pretty Halloween Accessories die sets. For a little bling I added TE Sequins – Build a Scene Halloween.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 August 2017 Release – Skulls + Ghosts

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, August 3 @ 7 AM PST!

Today is all about Halloween! My first project features the Sugar Skulls stamps and coordinating dies.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I stamped the images on TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock and colored them with watercolor pencils and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I used the corresponding dies to cut out the images. I used a few of the other stamps in the set to stamp the background. I heat-embossed the sentiment from Simply Said – Halloween and cut it with a die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

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Now, let’s get to the “treat” in “Trick or Treat”! I crafted a treat box using the Matchbox die set with the Be Somebody Stamp & Die Combo.

Taylored Expressions August 2017 Release

I stamped the Be Somebody Stamp & Die Combo ghosts on TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock and colored them with watercolor pencils. Once dry, I cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment from the same set on to the Matchbox base before assembling the box. I added stars cut with the Little Bits – Moon & Stars set to the box front along with the ghost. The coordinating paper is from the Build a Scene Halloween pack.

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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!

Halloween Greetings – colourQ 364

Hello! I’m playing along with this week’s colourQ Challenge.

I created a CAS Halloween card with the challenge colors:

This card uses a variety of products from my stash. The sentiments are from an older Reverse Confetti set. I used an Avery Elle tag die to cut one of the sentiments and a Spellbinders circle die to cut the other.

The ghosts, which I backed with the Lilac color (needed to sneak that in!), are Memory Box dies. The dry-embossed background was created with a Stampin’ Up folder.

 

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.

CAS Watercolored Halloween Cat + Pumpkin – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Halloween card featuring the Penny Black 30-318 Bewitched stamp set.

First of all, a confession. I’ve had this stamp set on my work table for a month. Last week, I looked at the set and mentally thought, “Darn it, I meant to make a card with that before Halloween,” thinking Halloween had already passed! How nuts is that?! That’s what happens when you’re working on projects a season ahead. Thank goodness October is still out there!

Penny Black Bewitched

Back to the card, I stamped the cat and pumpkin image with VersaFine ink on Strathmore watercolor paper, coloring him with watercolor pencils and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I fussy-cut the image and set it aside.

Penny Black Simplicity Bewitched

I sponged Mustard Seed Distress Ink  onto a card base through a vellum circle, and I stamped the cat image again on the sponged circle. I adhered the fussy-cut cat to the image with foam adhesive. I die cut the “BOO” sentiment with 51-077 Eeek! from foam and white cardstock, adding it to a dark gray cardstock strip. To finish off the card, I stamped and die cut the bat with 30-249 Spooky Spheres and 51-075 Boo Crew.

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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Ghostly Greetings! – Share Joy Challenge #52

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #52.

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I created a CAS Halloween-themed card:

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I had the “Ghost Busters” movie in the back of my mind as I created this card. I cut the Downtown Border and backed it with cardstock (some of the windows were not punched out). I backed the Little Bits – Ghosts with gray cardstock and attached the ghosts with foam to the background, on which I had stamped the sentiment from the Boo to You set. I framed the scene with one of the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 dies.

When I was done, my husband suggested something be added above the sentiment (“like a bat,” he said). Luckily I had just the thing – a bat from the Haunted Accessories set.

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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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