Taylored Expressions – Day Three September 2017 Release Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, September 7 @ 7 AM PST! With this release, Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 9th birthday! At the end of my post, I have more information on the fun birthday festivities!

My first project showcases the Sympathy Blooms Cutting Plate.

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I cut the plate from Sugar Cube cardstock and added Distress Oxide Inks – Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans – with the Clarity Stencil Brushes.

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For my second project, I created a set of note cards featuring the Laurels stamp set.

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The stamp set features seven sentiments and four greenery variations. I stamped the greenery with Peapod ink and gold heat-embossed the sentiments on note cards cut with the Scalloped Notecard set. To finish off the cards, I added a bow, cut from gold foil cardstock, with a die in the Door to Door Winter Decor set.

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Today we’re rounding out our 9th birthday celebration by having a little fun with a scavenger hunt! Head over to the TE Blog where you can read the clues and then hop around the design team blogs to find the answers. We’ll draw one lucky winner from among all correct guesses to win a fabulous prize package!

And don’t forget, today’s the last day to enter our 9th birthday sketch challenge for your chance to win Taylor’s Favorite Things or an opportunity to be the next Guest Designer at TE. Click HERE for all the details!

Taylored Expressions – Give Thanks

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, September 7 @ 7 AM PST! The new products releasing this month are themed around birthday and Thanksgiving/fall. With this release, Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 9th birthday!

My first card celebrates Thanksgiving! I have combined a sentiment, from the Thanksgiving Blessings set stamped with the brand-new Mocha ink, with Thanksgiving/fall-themed die-cuts.

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I created a table setting on which I placed assembled die-cuts including Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie, Little Bits – Turkey Dinner, and a vase cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories. I added leaves cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories and Little Bits – Leaves to the scene.

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For my next project, I created napkin rings for a Thanksgiving place setting with Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie and sentiments from Thanksgiving Blessings and Simply Stamped – Acorns.

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I used the Napkin Ring die to cut the napkin rings from woodgrain cardstock and patterned paper in the Playful Patterns – Harvest set.

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For my final project, I created another Thanksgiving-themed card showcasing the Thanksgiving Blessings sentiment set.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 ReleaseI added die-cuts cut with the Little Bits – Pumpkin Pie set and leaves cut with Sitting Pretty Fall Accessories and Little Bits – Leaves.

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Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

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Taylored Expressions – Celebrating a Birthday!

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store Thursday, September 7 @ 7 AM PST! The new products releasing this month are themed around birthday and Thanksgiving/fall. With this release, Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 9th birthday!

My first card, celebrating this special event, features the 9th Birthday Challenge Sketch (scroll down to the end of the post for more info on this special challenge) with the new Peek-a-Boo Birthday set.

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I paired the Copic-colored Peek-a-Boo Birthday cat with a number balloon cut with Number Balloons and Balloon Strings.

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My second birthday project showcases the Curly Q Cutting Plate and the Copic-colored Peek-a-Boo Birthday cat!

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I applied Potato Chip ink to a Sugar Cube cardstock panel, as a background for the cat. I then added the Curly Q Cutting Plate. I used the Happy Birthday Banner for the sentiment. So that the sentiment would stand out, I added Distress Oxide Broken China ink to the bottom portion of the letters. I added party balloons cut with Little Bits – Balloons. One of the balloons is cut with the brand-new cardstock color – Key Lime!

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My final card today features the Number Balloons and Balloon Strings used for an anniversary card. I cut the Number Balloons from silver foil cardstock.
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As the 25th is the silver anniversary, I used silver in a number of ways. The Free Fall Background is stamped with silver ink. The sentiment from Simply Said – Birthday is heat-embossed with silver powder on vellum. The cake candles and plate are cut from silver cardstock in the TE Metallic Neutrals pack.

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Now to the challenge I mentioned earlier!

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You can help Taylored Expressions celebrate nine years of sharing joy by creating a card using this fabulous sketch! Then be sure to enter for a chance to win one of nine amazing prize packs of Taylor’s nine favorite crafty things each valued at over $115. Best of all, one lucky winner will be chosen by Taylor to join the Creative Team as a Guest Designer for the October Release and will receive an incredible prize package of the newest TE goodies! Click HERE for all the details!

Plus, it wouldn’t be a party without a favor! So for a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Iconic Wishes - Birthday

 

Taylored Expressions – Cactus Apology Card

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS punny apology card created with Taylored Expressions products.

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I stamped and watercolored the images from Lookin’ Sharp Stamp & Die Combo. Once dry, I cut the images with their coordinating dies. I cut a ledge with Sitting Pretty which I shortened to fit the space. I applied the Broken China Distress Oxide ink behind the area where the cacti would be placed. The punny sentiment was cut with a die in the Banner Stacklets 4 set.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Haunting!

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Taylored Expressions – September and October Watercolored Calendar Panels

Today, I’m sharing Taylored Expressions September and October watercolored panels for my 2017 calendar.

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I colored the images, part of the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar set, with Distress Inks and added frames cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set. It’s been quite hot here in the Pacific Northwest, so it was fun to think about the fall days ahead, and watercoloring these panels was relaxing!

I have previously shared my April panel and my November and December panels.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!