TE December 2017 Release – Day 3 Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The release products will be released tomorrow – December 7 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features the Mandala Background 1 stamp (there is another stunning Mandala Background as part of the release as well!).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I heat-embossed the Mandala Background 1 stamp on a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with gold embossing powder, rotating the cardstock so that I could have half of the image on top and on bottom. I added Lollipop, Candy Corn and Lemon Meringue ink to the image with the Clarity Stencil Brushes. The Thanks Script sentiment was cut from Gold Foil cardstock.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories die set paired with the By the Fireside die set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I cut and assembled the fireplace and then decorated it! I knew I wanted to use the Playful Patterns – Valentine paper for the base and that I would be using pink. I added Lollipop and Strawberry Milkshake inks to Sugar Cube cardstock with the Clarity Stencil Brushes before cutting the items with the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories set. I cut a few of the accessories from Gold Foil cardstock and also used it to back the die-cut LOVE letters.

Taylored Expressions December 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!

TE December 2017 Release – Unique Valentine’s Day Packaging

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. This month the products are Valentine-themed and will be released Thursday, December 7 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two unique Valentine’s Day packaging ideas!

My first project features the Matchy Matchy – Foodie Friends stamp set (with coordinating dies) designed to work with the previously released Matchbox set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I used the Matchbox die to create the matchbox from both solid cardstock and Playful Patterns – Valentine patterned paper. I stamped, colored and cut the cute taco images from Matchy Matchy – Foodie Friends and added them to a dry-embossed panel for the front of the match box. I stamped the punny sentiment for the interior and added a few hearts cut with the Little Bits – Hearts set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second project features the All Tucked In die which creates fun treat packaging. I used the die to create boxes for chocolate squares cut from the Playful Patterns – Valentines patterned paper .

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

Several I tied with twine and added stamped tags using Mini Tags and Let’s Talk Sentiments. One I embellished with a ribbon cut with the Mini Mix & Match Bows set. It is easy to add patterned paper to the inside of the box as well! This month, Taylored Expressions has a promotion for this die (details included at the end of this post).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the All Tucked In 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 All Tucked In die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 10, 2017, and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via www.tayloredexpressions.com.

TE Dec 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!

TE December 2017 Release – Seeing Hearts

Hello! Welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks! This month features Valentine-themed products, which will be released Thursday, December 7 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two Valentine’s Day cards!

My first card features the new stamp set (with coordinating die set) – You Have My Heart. Three cute images with this set!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I stamped the You Have My Heart owls and colored them with Copic markers. I stamped the corresponding sentiment on  Strawberry Milkshake cardstock, and cut it with one of the Heart Stacklets dies. I cut a rectangular panel with one of the Inside Scallop Oval Stacklets twice to provide frames for the owls (these dies are designed to work with the previously released Stitched Oval Stacklets dies). I stamped, colored and cut the limb with the Hoot Hoot Hooray set.The owls’ heads are attached with Mini Wobble Springs for a fun, interactive element.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Pierced Heart Stacklets die set with which I created a String Art card.

TE December 2017 Release

I stamped Toffee cardstock with VersaMark ink using the Woodgrain Background stamp set. I cut the holes into the panel with one of the dies in the Pierced Heart Stacklets set and strung it with crochet twine. This took very little time!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I die-cut the Loved Script sentiment and dry-embossed the card base with the Weathered embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions December 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 – Christmas Forest + Sale

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card created with the Taylored Expressions Christmas Tree Stacklets.

Before I share details about the card, Taylored Expressions is having their biggest sale of the year right now! The sale ends at 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 26. Shop early for the best selection! 30% off everything (excludes gift cards and class registrations).

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Sale

Back to the card – I cut Playful Patterns – Holiday paper with the three triangle dies in the Christmas Tree Stacklets set and arranged them so that there would be a variety of colors and patterns.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

I staggered the trees, to create different heights, and used the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills to cover the tree bases. I stamped and heat-embossed a Campy Christmas sentiment and added Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti to fill the Salt Water Taffy sky.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

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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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