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.


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.



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.


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.



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.


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 Spirit of Christmas

I’m delighted to announce that I’m joining the Taylored Expressions team! You can read about it here. I created this card using Taylored Expressions stamps and dies in celebration!

SpiritofChristmasHead on over to the Taylored Expressions blog to enter a giveaway for the Eventful – Night Before Christmas and On Dasher, On Dancer dies!


Taylored Expressions Bright Holiday Season

Today, I’m sharing a holiday card featuring one of the images from Taylored Expressions Deck the Halls, which I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.


I cut the hill with the Taylored Expressions Build A Scene – Rolling Hills die set and added trees from two other Build a Scene sets – Winter Trees  and Central Park. The patch of ice (which I decided to cut in a whimsical color) was cut with a die in the Central Park set. The sentiment is from the TE Share the Light stamp set. The snowflakes were cut with the TE Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti set.


CASE This Sketch #144 – Spirit of Christmas

I’m playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch #144 Challenge.

I love repetition and the Taylored Expressions Little Bits Present die set seemed perfect for this sketch.


I cut the presents from both green and red cardstock and topped them with die cut silver foil ribbons. I stamped a sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Deck the Halls set and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder onto the card base. The presents were added with dimensional adhesive.

Fall Hello Die Cut Tag

Today I’m sharing a fall-themed tag featuring the Taylored Expressions Little Bits Fox.


I combined the die cut fox with several favorite scene builders – the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and Impression Obsession Beach Fence. The sentiment, from a retired Hero Arts set, was stamped on a Memory Box cloud.

Hope your week is off to a great start!


End of Summer Beach Scene

Today, I’m sharing a “Thinking of You” card in honor of the end-of-summer. The changing of the seasons is always bittersweet, and for me, especially at the end of the summer!


I created this card a couple of weeks ago when the weather was still summery, but today the PNW drizzle has resumed! This will probably be my last “summer-themed” card of the year as Halloween and holiday supplies are now out on my work table! I used the Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Rolling Hills and Rolling Waves to create the sand and waves. While the Avery Elle stamp set coordinates with their Hello word die, I find myself using the sentiments alone as I really like the font.


Using Repetition – Nautical CAS Card

After creating this nautical-themed card, I had many lighthouses left over, as I had experimented with different construction techniques, as well as color combinations, when creating the lighthouses. So I put together a CAS card with the leftovers practicing the design principle of repetition!


Coincidentally, My Favorite Things has a blog post about using repetition today.

Supplies:  Simon Says Stamp sentiment

It’s Your Day – Beach Scene

Today, I’m sharing another summer-themed, beach scene crafted with die cuts.


I used my favorite red/white/blue scheme again! Hope you’re having a terrific day.

Die Cut Summer Nautical Scene

Today, I’m sharing a summer-themed lighthouse scene crafted with Taylored Expressions dies.


I’ve already proclaimed my love for the red, white and blue (in this case navy and a chambray blue) color scheme, especially during the summer. I added a little yellow to energize the scene. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set.


CAS(E) This Sketch #132 Guest Designer

I’m delighted to be a guest designer this week for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #132.

Here’s my take on the sketch featuring a combination of Taylored Expressions die cuts:

To begin, I created a frame panel by die cutting with a nesting die. Next, I cut the Taylored Expressions Beach Border, onto which I had heat embossed the sentiment, and trimmed it, taping it to the back of the frame panel. I added the die cut sandcastle and flip flops to the beach border with dimensional adhesive. I adhered a yellow panel onto the heavyweight card base for the background. To finish, I adhered the white frame panel to the card base with dimensional adhesive.

Be sure to visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the Design Team inspiration and to play along!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions Beach Border, Hangin’ Out at the Beach (sentiment)