CAS Winter Wishes

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card created with a variety of supplies from my stash.

CAS Winter Wishes

I began by applying embossing paste to the Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock panel through the Plaid stencil, which is included in the Tim Holtz Mini Stencils, Set 32 . While the embossing paste dried, I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Hero Arts Winter Wishes set on Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock. To finish off the card, I added the die-cut Taylored Expressions Little Bits – Reindeer.

Supplies:

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #263

Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card inspired by the image shown for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #263.

I really like this image and would love to set up this hot cocoa bar in my home! The cards from the team are fantastic! My card was most inspired by the one shown by Kelly Lunceford.

Merry Monday Challenge #263

I went through my patterned paper and pulled out the woodgrain and the peppermint. I still have A LOT of patterned paper purchased in past years! The What’s in Your Cup? mug is from Penny Black. The candy cane is from the CottageCutz Peppermint Latte set. The sentiment – Subway Series: Holidays – is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps (now retired).

Merry Monday Challenge #263

Yesterday my husband and I went to a local nursery to see their festive holiday décor. They have an assortment of themed trees including this one featuring kitchen items, candy canes, and gingerbread men.

Lawn Fawn Holiday JOY

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows stamp set. It has been drizzling here all day and it is dark outside – a little color was in order!

Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows

I have had this stamp for a couple of years and never used it (looks like it was released in 2013!). I colored the birds with Copic markers and cut the images with their corresponding dies. The branches are stamped with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink.

Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows

I used the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop for the card base and for the circle in the center. The bokeh/snow patterned paper is from an older Lawn Fawn pad. I die-cut the sentiment with Cole’s ABCs from Taylored Expressions Watermelon cardstock. (I tried a more traditional red cardstock but it just didn’t work with the brightly-colored birds.)

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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

Supplies:

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

Die-Cut Reindeer Parade

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Memory Box Reindeer Parade die.

Reindeer Parade

I played around with this design for awhile, and in the end, I partially embossed the Tim Holtz trees stencil (included in the Mini Stencils Set 32). Other ideas included stenciling a die-cut circle or rectangle, but I wanted the trees to be more organic. To simplify the construction of the card, I separately heat-embossed the Christmas Messages sentiment on a die-cut rectangle.

Reindeer Parade
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Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Happy Mail mailbox decorated with the Mini Wreath.

Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

Back in July, I created a warm-weather version with the mailbox and couldn’t resist dressing it for the holidays! I was delighted to find that the Mini Wreath fit.

Lawn Fawn Die-Cut Holiday Mailbox

I used Memory Box paper for the envelope/bow, the solid blue background, and the mailbox, along with patterned paper from an older Lawn Fawn pad for the card base and the wreath. I stamped the die-cut envelope with an image in the Love Letters set.

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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

Supplies:

Little Bits – Angel
[ TLR ]
Rejoice
[ TLR ]
Holiday Florals
[ TLR ]
Holiday Florals Dies
[ TLR ]
Embossing Folder – Peaceful Poinsettia
[ TLR ]
Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress mini ink -…
[ TLR ]
tim holtz distress mini ink -…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
[ TLR ]
Clarity Stencil Brushes
[ TLR ]
VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TLR ]
Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
[ TLR ]


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

Supplies:

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


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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Supplies:

Matchy Snowman
[ TLR ]
Matchy Penguin
[ TLR ]
Matchy Backgrounds – Holiday
[ TLR ]
Clearly Planned – Candy Cane Numbers
[ TLR ]
Candy Cane Numbers Dies
[ TLR ]
Matchbox
[ TLR ]
Make a Snowflake
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Candy Corn
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Pink Champagne
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Cherry Pop – Full Pad
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Cookie Monster -…
[ TLR ]
TE Premium White Pigment Ink – Sugar…
[ TLR ]


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!

Taylored Expressions – Celebrating Christmas

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The October products being sneaked will be released Thursday, October 5 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I am sharing two Christmas cards. My first card depicts a Christmas Eve scene featuring the latest addition to the Simply Stamped series – Simply Stamped Christmas Tree.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

To create the tree, I stamped the most solid tree image with Peapod ink. I then stamped the next layer with VersaMark ink. As the ink dried, the area became lighter. Finally, I stamped the third layer with the Sugar Cube pigment ink to replicate flocking. I decorated the tree with the corresponding die set. I dry-embossed the background with the Cable Knit folder. I used a portion of the Jolly Old St. Nick border for the background, tucked behind the patterned paper. The stamped tree is decorated with ornaments and tinsel, and a star on top, cut with dies in the Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree set.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree
[ TLR ]
Simply Stamped – Christmas Tree Dies
[ TLR ]
Jolly Old St. Nick
[ TLR ]
Banner Stacklets 1
[ TLR ]
Embossing Folder – Cable Knit
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Silver
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
[ TLR ]
TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Build a Scene
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Peapod
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Peapod – Full Pad
[ TLR ]
TE Premium White Pigment Ink – Sugar…
[ TLR ]
VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TLR ]
Zing! Embossing Powder – White Opaque
[ TLR ]


I created an envelope for the card using Merry Mail 2. This set features a gorgeous poinsettia border. I stamped the border twice, once with Cherry Pop ink and again with Oreo. I colored the centers with colored pencil. The address label was also colored with pencils.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Merry Mail 2
[ TLR ]
A2 Envelopes – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Ink – Cherry Pop – Full Pad
[ TLR ]


My second card showcases the dramatic Nativity Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release

For the background, I used the smooshing technique to apply Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor paper. While the panel dried, I cut the Nativity Cutting Plate from Oreo cardstock. I heat-embossed the Rejoice sentiment with gold embossing powder and cut it as a double-ended banner. I created the card base from gold matte metallic cardstock included in the Metallic Neutrals pack. The star is cut from Gold Foil with the Little Bits – North Star die.

Taylored Expressions October 2017 Release
Supplies:

Nativity Cutting Plate
[ TLR ]
Rejoice
[ TLR ]
Little Bits – North Star
[ TLR ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Metallic Neutrals
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TLR ]
TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salty…
[ TLR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Faded…
[ TLR ]
VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TLR ]
Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic
[ TLR ]


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!

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets!

Merry Mail PromotionIf 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 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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!