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.

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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.

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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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Supplies (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!

Lawn Fawn – Let It Snow Tag

Hello and Happy Monday. We’re in the final countdown to Christmas, and I’m sharing a holiday tag created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Christmas Tag

This tag would be easy to make in bulk using the same design with the Stitched Mountain Borders and Stitched Circle Tags varying the critters from Toboggan Together and other sets (I really appreciate how well the Lawn Fawn critters work together!). I added texture to the tag with a Simon Says Stamp snowflake stencil.

Supplies:

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7

I’m playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7 at Ellen Hutson which is a sketch challenge. I really liked the colors Melania used and that was my starting point.

EH 12 Tags Day 7 Sketch

I used the Lawn Cuts Extra Sentiment Banners to cut the red strips, which I added to a Reverse Confetti tag, cut from brushed silver cardstock. Before cutting the strips, I heat-embossed a small sentiment from the Avery Elle Snow Much Fun set. The snowflakes are a combination of die-cuts from the Lawn Cuts Mini Snowflakes set and a Paper Smooches set.

Supplies:

Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 5

This week, the challenge at Summer of Creative Chemistry with Tim Holtz at Online Card Classes is to create a project using 3 or more Distress Paints.

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For my tag’s background, I used the Eroded Metallics technique.

Tim Holtz Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 5

It took me several tries to feel like I was really getting the technique. I used Silver Distress Paint, although the Copper would have given a more patina look. The Copper is on my list to purchase. I was running out of Silver paint, otherwise I would have kept making tags using the technique. The water portion of the globe was cut from an earlier attempt at the technique. I figured I would find a way to salvage the tags! I used Distress Paints to paint manila cardstock for the land portions on the globe and for the globe stand.

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This week the challenge at Summer of Creative Chemistry with Tim Holtz over at Online Card Classes is to create a tag, card, or other project using ARCHIVAL INK.

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For the challenge, I created tags using the Dapper and Mixed Media 2 stamp sets with the Archival Resist technique. I stamped glossy cardstock with Archival inks and then applied Distress Inks to the background. Because of the difference in the properties of the two inks, the images stamped with Archival Ink resist the Distress Inks.

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For the tag on the left, I stamped all of the images (including the hat and shoulders) before applying the Distress Inks. For the tag on the right, I stamped the hat/shoulders image after I colored the tag background, so it’s more prominent. I made at least five of these tags trying different images and colors.

I also revisited the Distress Powder Resist Technique from Day Seven of Creative Chemistry 101. I liked the tag and the technique but wasn’t entirely happy with the design.

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However, once I started creating tags similar to Tim’s 12 Tags of 2016 – June, using the Sizzix Dapper die, I decided to cut up the tag I had made and used it to back the negative cut that the Sizzix Dapper Die creates (left).

I also cut another tag with the Dapper die, dry-embossed it with the Tailored Embossing Folder and backed it with a black tag (right).

Finally, I revisited last week’s challenge to create with Perfect Pearls and Distress Inks and Stains.

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I used Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls on a tag stamped with the Distress Ink Newsprint background and glued on the positive pieces from the Sizzix Dapper Die.

Mixed media is fun as long as you allow yourself to experiment!

Supplies: Sizzix Dapper Die

Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 3

I’ve finally had a chance to play along with the challenges at Summer of Creative Chemistry with Tim Holtz over at Online Card Classes.

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This week, participants were challenged to create with Perfect Pearls and Distress Inks and Stains.

Here’s my tag using Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls over a stamped Distress Ink background.

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I stamped the background (Tim Holtz’s Seasonal Catalog 1) with a variety of Distress Inks onto a manila tag to which I’d earlier applied (and dried) Antique Linen Distress Stain.

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Once stamped, I brushed on the Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold. After applying the Perfect Pearls, I added Distress Inks to the edges. The Perfect Pearls are brushed away to some extent on the edges.

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I die cut the Umbrella Man from Kraft-Core cardstock and added a Tim Holtz Word Band, in lieu of any sentiment. I don’t have any Tim Holtz Halloween dies, but I figured that the Umbrella Man was “curious” about the Halloween items in the background.

It was a lot of fun (albeit outside of my comfort zone) to delve into a more layered project!

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2015 – Night Before Christmas

Today I’m a guest over in the Ellen Hutson Classroom for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist. Paired with the talented Sharon Harnist, I’m sharing a tag created with the theme – Twas The Night Before Christmas.

My tag features Taylored Expressions die cuts and a Santa image and sentiment from the Santa’s Flight set designed by Julie Ebersole.

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I built the tag in layers, beginning by heat-embossing the Santa image and ending with the heat-embossed HO HO HO sentiment! Head over to the Classroom for a full supply list and to see Sharon’s take on the theme!

Jean Manis Twelve Tags 2015

 

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2015 Day Three

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I’m sharing another tag as part of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at Ellen Hutson’s. This tag was inspired by the ones shown by Laurel Beard and Penny Ward.

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I cut Wax Lips, Candy Necklace, Gumball and white cardstock with the Poppystamps Stocking Garland die and pieced it together. I stamped the Icy Mint cardstock with the sentiment from the Santa’s Flight set with VersaFine ink and cut it with the largest die in the MFT STAX tag set. I used foam adhesive to attach the stocking garland. Super fast and easy!

Supplies: Poppystamps Stocking Garland die

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2015 Day One

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The 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at Ellen Hutson’s is one of my favorite events of the year!

I’m sharing a tag inspired by the one shown by Carolyn Peeler.

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I stamped the snowflakes from Avery Elle’s Noel set onto the watercolor paper and heat-embossed with clear powder. I put the five snowflake stamps onto the Martha Stewart Press at the same time (which made creating the design super easy). I then (as Carolyn instructed) added the Distress Inks in layers, drying the paper in between applications of ink. I stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment from the same Avery Elle set onto the kraft tag. To finish off the panel, I cut a piece of white cardstock with the scalloped frame in the Mama Elephant Femme Frames set, to which I adhered the watercolor panel (once dry). I custom-colored the Tim Holtz ribbon with the Broken China Distress Stain.

Supplies:

Reverse Confetti at 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Reverse Confetti is teaming up with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event.
Jean Manis Reverse Confetti Holiday Tags

For both tags, I used the Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts die as the base to which I added a tag reinforcement cut from silver cardstock with one of the Hang Ups dies. Both tags feature a white, silver, aqua and red color scheme.

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For the first tag, I cut a tree and branches with Branch Out and added a sentiment cut with Winter Words. I used the banner die in Tag Me as a visual anchor.

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For the second tag, I cut snowflakes with the Layered Snowflake die set and a sentiment with Winter Words.