TE Merry & Bright Holiday Die-cut Door

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card created with Taylored Expressions supplies using a non-traditional color scheme.

TE Merry & Bright Holiday Die-cut Door

I was going to claim this as a “no stamps” card but then remembered I used the Snow Day Background! I started by stamping the background with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers ink. Next I cut the door from Door to Door 2 from Lollipop cardstock. I backed the window with vellum and then again with Sugar Cube cardstock. The Little Bits – Ice Skates held with the bow in Ornament Accessories is the door decor. I cut snow for the top of the door with the Door to Door Winter Decor set. The sentiment is cut from Silver Foil with the Picture Perfect – Vertical die, trimmed and tucked behind the snow. The base needed some textured, so I dry-embossed Cookie Monster cardstock with the Diagonal Stripe embossing folder. And Santa has been by, so his (or hers?) sack, cut with dies in the By the Fireside – Santa set, are left at the door.

TE Merry & Bright Holiday Die-cut Door

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Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions November 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 have two more CAS cards to show you. My first card showcases the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets set along with the Double-Ended Flag Stacklets.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets with the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets to create three frames in which I placed the Little Bits – Balloons and Build a Cake die-cuts. The patterned paper is from the Playful Patterns – Bold package. I heat-embossed the Friendly Phrases sentiment and cut it with a die in the Double-Ended Flag Stacklets set.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

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For my second card, I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets with the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets to create two frames in which I placed the Stacked Teacups. The patterned paper that fills the teacups and shown in the yellow and pink-striped backgrounds is from the Playful Patterns – Bold package.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Just as I did in the first card, I heat-embossed the Friendly Phrases sentiment and cut it with a die in the Double-Ended Flag Stacklets set. These sets make quick work of adding a sentiment!

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

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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 list of the participating designers!

Bah Humbug – Taylored Expressions Calendar Grumplings

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The November products being sneaked will be released tomorrow – Thursday, November 2 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing a holiday card (perhaps for the grump in your family?!) and three decorated envelopes.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

My CAS card features the December Calendar Grumplings and shows a new die from the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets set. These work alone or together with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets to create a frame.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

The packages were cut with All Wrapped Up from patterned paper in the Playful Patterns – Bold and Playful Patterns – Savory packages. The background was created with Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke – applied with a Clarity Stencil Brush.

I used Merry Mail 2 to stamp images on coordinating envelopes, which are lined with Playful Patterns – Savory patterned paper, cut with the Scalloped Envelope Liner die. I colored the images stamped in Oreo ink with colored pencils.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Card Set

Hello! Happy Halloween! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The November products being sneaked will be released Thursday, November 2 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing a gift set of note cards which showcase the Big Blooms stamps.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

The November release introduces two new Big Blooms – Cabbage Rose and Hydrangea. I stamped and heat-embossed the Big Blooms (clockwise from top left – Sunflower, Cabbage Rose, Hydrangea, and Daisy) on watercolor paper and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added heat-embossed sentiments from the Plot Twist stamp set which I cut with the Sentiment Stacker 1 die, another November release introduction.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

The set of cards and matching envelopes are ready for gift-giving with the addition of a heat-embossed sentiment from Noteworthy attached with the Noteworthy Belly Band wrapped around a clear card box. I stamped the band with the Happy Flowers Background.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

The matching envelopes were created with the Scalloped Envelope Liner die, cut from Playful Patterns – Savory patterned paper.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Taylored Expressions – 2018 Display Easel Calendars

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The November products being sneaked will be released Thursday, November 2 @ 7 AM PST!

Today the focus is on calendar gifts and the introduction of a new Display Easel die set.

I have created calendar displays for January, February, March, and April 2018. I have shown four different colors for the Display Easel. (In reality, you would probably only use one easel and tear off the calendar each month.) The Easel die includes a ledge die on which each month’s scenes rest.

Let’s start with a look at January!

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

I stamped and colored the Calendar Critters image and added him to a scene created with Build a Scene – Calendar – 5 x 7 and the Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti. The Build a Scene Christmas patterned paper was cut with the rectangle die in the Display Easel set, as was the scalloped frame. These dies make creating the scene a breeze.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

From month-to-month, I changed up the colors and patterned papers to coordinate with the season. For all of the scenes, I added die-cuts for texture and visual interest. These calendar scenes came together quickly following the formula – Copic-colored critter, background patterned paper, die-cut scene pieces.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

I followed the same formula for February. I used Build a Scene patterned paper, a die-cut grassy hill, and a tree cut with the Build a Scene – Trees set.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

For March I used Build a Scene – Calendar – 5 x 7,  Build a Scene patterned paper,  Build a Scene – Trees set, and Build a Scene – Calendar 2.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

For the dark April skies, I used patterned paper from a new set being released Thursday – Playful Patterns – Savory. I added pieces from the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5 x 7 set and the Picket Fence Border.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Display Easel die! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Display Easel die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, November 2, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via the TE retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Promotion

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

From the North Pole – Taylored Expressions Tags

Hello! Today, I am sharing two bold Christmas tags featuring the Taylored Expressions From the North Pole stamp set and Flap Stacks – Half Circle.

From the North Pole - TE Tags

I stamped the front of tag with one of the From the North Pole sentiments. I created the tag with the Tag Stacklets 3 cut with a Flap Stacks – Half Circle. I decorated the tag front with die-cuts using the Sitting Pretty Holiday Accessories set, Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti, and Little Bits – Mittens.

From the North Pole - TE Tags

Inside, the tag is stamped with another of the set’s sentiments!

I created a similar tag using a smaller Tag Stacklets 3 shape and the other Flap Stacks – Half Circle along with two other From the North Pole sentiments.

From the North Pole - TE Tags

From the North Pole - TE Tags

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From the North Pole
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Tag Stacklets 3
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Flap Stacks – Half Circle
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Stitched Circle Stacklets
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Sitting Pretty Holiday Accessories
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Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti
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Little Bits – Mittens
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
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TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
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TE Premium Cardstock – Watermelon
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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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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TE Ghost Town Border – Christmas Edition

Hello! Today, I am showing how to use the Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border on a Christmas card!

The spookiest building in the border is on the right-hand side – you can see it on this Halloween card. To eliminate that building from my card, I created a vertical card and simply cut it out of the picture!

Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border Christmas Card

I cut the Ghost Town Border out of Sugar Cube cardstock and backed the windows with Cherry Pop and Lemon Meringue cardstock. I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Ornamental set on Blue Corn cardstock. I used the Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? die to create the scene in the foreground of the girls making a snowman. I also added a hill cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills set and snowflakes cut with the Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti set to reinforce the winter/Christmas theme.

Taylored Expressions Ghost Town Border Christmas Card

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Taylored Expressions – Rejoice!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions October 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 have two more CAS Christmas cards to show you. My first card showcases the Little Bits – Angel die which I cut from Gold Foil.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I added the die-cut angel to a background on which I applied Distress Ink with a Clarity Stencil Brush and heat-embossed a sentiment in the Rejoice stamp set. I stamped the poinsettia and blooms, from the Holiday Florals set, cut them with their corresponding dies, and added them to the corner. The card base was dry-embossed with the Peaceful Poinsettia folder.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

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Little Bits – Angel
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Rejoice
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Holiday Florals
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Holiday Florals Dies
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Embossing Folder – Peaceful Poinsettia
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Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
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TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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tim holtz distress mini ink -…
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tim holtz distress mini ink -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
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Clarity Stencil Brushes
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VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
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My second card showcases the Build a Scene – Nativity set.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I applied a variety of Distress Inks to cardstock from which I cut out the Build a Scene – Nativity images. I added the scene to a background on which I applied Distress Ink with a Clarity Stencil Brush and heat-embossed a sentiment in the Rejoice stamp set. Certain images, such as the Virgin Mary, star, and angel, were adhered with foam adhesive.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

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Build a Scene – Nativity
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Rejoice
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Black…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -…
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tim holtz distress oxide ink – walnut…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Frayed…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Wild…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Fired…
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tim holtz distress mini ink -…
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tim holtz distress mini ink – hickory…
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tim holtz distress mini ink -…
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tim holtz distress mini ink – ground…
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Clarity Stencil Brushes
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
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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 list of the participating designers!

Taylored Expressions – Countdown to Christmas

Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release Sneak Peeks.  The October products that have been sneaked this week will be released tomorrow – Thursday, October 5 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I am featuring a Countdown to Christmas project, with twelve boxes to be opened on the twelve days leading up to Christmas, featuring the Matchbox die set with new holiday additions to the Matchbox line including Matchy Snowman and Matchy Penguin.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I adhered magnetic tape to the back of the Matchbox cases and positioned them on a cookie sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree.

I used the Clearly Planned – Candy Cane Numbers and coordinating dies to create the countdown numbers for the boxes (some on the exterior and others on the interior). I used stamps in the Matchy Backgrounds – Holiday set to decorate box tops and drawer insides. I added snowflakes cut with the Make a Snowflake set for visual interest around the tree.

The contents of the Countdown to Christmas boxes include candy and Christmas activities!

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

I decorated several box tops with the Matchy Snowman and Matchy Penguin sets, which would be fun to use on their own on a card.

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Matchy Snowman
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Matchy Penguin
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Matchy Backgrounds – Holiday
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Clearly Planned – Candy Cane Numbers
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Candy Cane Numbers Dies
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Matchbox
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Make a Snowflake
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
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TE Premium Cardstock – Candy Corn
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TE Premium Cardstock – Pink Champagne
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TE Premium Ink – Cherry Pop – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Cookie Monster -…
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TE Premium White Pigment Ink – Sugar…
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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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!