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.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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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.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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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.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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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.

Taylored Expressions September 2017 Release

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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!

Iconic Wishes - Birthday

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.

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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!

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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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.
Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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.

Taylored Expressions Sept 2017 Release

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Now to the challenge I mentioned earlier!

Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday Challenge

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

 

Die-cut Summer Chairs

This past weekend, my husband and I visited Gig Harbor, just about an hour away from Seattle. It is a picturesque town whose harbor is graced with a magnificent view of Mount Rainier. Many of the houses on the main street had Adirondack chairs on their porches. One house, of which I wasn’t able to take a photo, had three colorful chairs, and it is that which I have tried to capture with my card.

Summer Beach Chairs

I cut the chairs from Stampin’ Up cardstock in Lucky Limeade (retired), Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay. The PTI Flipping Out sentiment was heat-embossed on SU Basic Gray. I dry-embossed the white background with the SU Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder. The card base is SU Crumb Cake.

Summer Beach Chairs

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Neat + Tangled – Go Wild

Hello! I’m sharing another card featuring the Neat and Tangled Wild Ones set. (I shared one here as part of Neat and Tangled’s 5th birthday.)

Neat and Tangled Wild Ones

I used the smooshing method to add Distress Oxide Orange Marmalade ink to Canson watercolor paper. Once dry, I stamped the giraffe image. I then added color for the spots, nose, ears, and mane with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I also used the smooshing technique on the background with Distress Oxide Broken China ink. The grass, on which I stamped the sentiment from the set, was colored with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and cut with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. I dry-embossed the background with a Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder.

Neat and Tangled Wild Ones

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Merry Monday Challenge – Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with another CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil, this time used to create a scene within the Impression Obsession Round Ornament.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament SceneThe Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I began by stenciling the trees in the background with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I then inked the center tree with Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White Pigment ink using the snow portion of the stencil. Once dry, I cut the scene with the Impression Obsession Round Ornament. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment on Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide. To finish I added snowflakes cut with the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes die.

Stenciled Evergreen Ornament Scene

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge

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Taylored Expressions – Cactus Apology Card

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

Taylored Expressions Cactus Apology Card

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.

Taylored Expressions Cactus Apology Card

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Lawn Fawn – Happy Hello

Hello! This past week, I saw the first leaf of the season fall, and I have heard that Starbucks will soon be serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes! I figured I needed to share any remaining summer-themed cards before we move completely into the fall and holiday seasons! My card features the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You set.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

I stamped and Copic-colored the mermaid images, cutting them with their corresponding dies. I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp the underwater foliage. The background was created using the smooshing technique on Canson watercolor paper.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

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Let It Snow – Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up

Hello! I’m still playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with a CAS snow/ski-themed card featuring the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set.

Merry Monday Christmas Summer Link-up

I began by die-cutting and assembling the skis and poles. I added Vintage Photo Distress ink to the skis for a little bit more color. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on white cardstock, which I die-cut with the mountain die in the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set. I dry-embossed the MFT Stamps Timber Green cardstock base with the Taylored Expressions Cable Knit embossing folder for texture.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

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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.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

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.

Taylored Expressions - Home Sweet Haunted House

Happy Haunting!

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