Category Archives: Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions October Release Now Available – Tis the Season

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ October release previews over the last several days. All new stamps and dies are now available in the TE store. Before you head over, I have two more samples to share.

First, I used Santa & Friends with new Tree Shaker die set.

Taylored Expressions Tree Shaker

After sponging a bit of Cupcake ink into the center of my card, I die-cut the tree from green dotted paper (from Rainbow Brights paper pack), Granny Smith card stock and from a foam adhesive sheet. I assembled the tree, dropped in some Queen & Company Pops and Fimo Fun, then covered with acetate and the Granny Smith frame.

Taylored Expressions Tree Shaker (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C5, C7, E00, E01, E11, R83, R85, RV32

The star was cut from a foam sheet and then new Gold Foil card stock and positioned above the tree. I adhered Santa’s head to the bottom right of the tree then positioned his body below, accordingly. Little Bits Snowflake Confetti finished off the wintery scene.

Taylored Expressions Tree Shaker with stamped envelope

To quickly and easily decorate a coordinating envelope, I stamped and white embossed the label shape from new Merry Mail 1 stamp set.


For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Merry Mail 1 andMerry Mail 2 stamp sets! 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 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets!

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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.

My second card was super simple, but as simple as it is, that’s how much I love it. I adore the new Nativity Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions Nativity Cutting Plate

I lightly sponged a background using Sprinkles ink, concentrating more color toward the bottom.

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The scene was die-cut from Toffee card stock with a small sentiment stamped from new Sleigh Bouquet. The star above the manger is from new Build a Scene Nativity.

To see more projects, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our designers. Also on the TE Blog today, you’ll find a list of winners from the preview posts. You might be one of them!

On a sad note, this will be my last release with Taylored Expressions. Life has gotten very busy and I felt it was time to cut back on my crafting responsibilities. I’ll still be using TE product, just not as part of the design team.

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions October Release Previews – Reindeer Pops and Baubles

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a few more projects using some of Taylored Expressions‘ October 5 release products.

First I used a super fun new die set – Reindeer Pop. In the nose opening, I used cherry Tootsie Pops and EOS lip balm. Both fit perfectly, but in different ways.

 

Taylored Expressions Reindeer Pops

To create the pop holders, I die-cut all pieces from Toffee, Mocha, Sugar Cube and Oreo card stock. I assembled each face, using an R01 Copic marker to lightly color the inside pieces of the ears.

To secure the pop, I die-cut a second large face base, sandwiched the pop in between the layers and applied double-sided tape to adhere the layers together.

Taylored Expressions Reindeer Pops (close-up with EOS lip balm)

To insert the EOS lip balm, I simply sandwiched the reindeer between the top and bottom of the container.  So simple and so cute!  :)

Next, I colored one of TE’s  new {Frame-Worthy} Christmas panels.

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The package includes one each of four different designs printed onto Sugar Cube card stock (which is Copic compatible) and trimmed to 8″ x 10″ for use in a standard frame.

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After coloring with Copics, I used Copic Opaque White to add tiny dots of bright white to the ornaments.

 

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s question for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

I’ll be back tomorrow at release time with two final samples. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions October Release Previews – A Flurry of Winter Wishes

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share two more samples of Taylored Expressions‘ upcoming October 5 release. Do you have a favorite so far? If so, I’m curious to know.  :)

My first card uses beautiful Winter White stamp set with Snowed in Sayings. Winter White is definitely one of my favorites from this release.  The snowflakes are just so beautiful.

Taylored Expressions - Winter White

I first stamped the snowflakes onto Arches 140 lb. coldpress watercolor paper using Sugar Cube pigment ink.  I white embossed then loosely watercolored over the snowflakes using Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac Distress inks. It’s such a pretty color combo, I think.

Taylored Expressions - Winter White (close-up)

Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink

Once the watercoloring was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment and rounded the corners. I adhered foam tape to the back then adhered to a Sprinkles card base.

As a finishing touch, I decided to adhere a super sparkly Swarovski crystal to each snowflake center.


My next card uses new Big Blooms Poinsettia with Peace Script.

Taylored Expressions - Big Blooms Poinsettia

The poinsettia was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.  I die-cut Peace from new Gold Foil card stock (which is LOVELY) and adhered that to a block of vellum.

Taylored Expressions - Big Blooms Poinsettia (close-up)

Copic markers – R24, R29, R89, Y17, YR14

I strategically placed tiny dots of Multi Medium Matte to inconspicuously adhere the vellum over the colored image, then layered that over gold foil. I tied the gold twine (which also helps to hold the vellum in place) then adhered all to my card base.Stamped envelope detail

To quickly and easily dress up a coordinating envelope, I used Delicata Golden Glitz ink to stamp a poinsettia border from new Merry Mail 2.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Merry Mail 1 andMerry Mail 2 stamp sets! 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 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets!

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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.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s question for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

I’ll be back tomorrow. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions October Release Previews – Spread Christmas Cheer

Hi everyone! It’s the first day of Taylored Expressions‘ October 5 release previews, and time to begin crafting for the holidays! I can’t believe Christmas is less than three months away.

I have two samples to share today. First, I used new Santa & Friends stamps and dies with new Christmas Tree Stacklets.

Taylored Expressions Santa & Friends

In the Santa & Friends set are three characters, each with separate heads and bodies so they are interchangable, and the heads are easily popped up on these super cool Mini Wobble Springs, also available on October 5th.

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Simply peel away the release tape from each side and adhere where desired. Your image (or partial image) is instantly popped up and wiggling. So cute.

Taylored Expressions Santa & Friends (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, E00, E00, E11, E31, E35, G07, R01, R83, R85, R29, R59, RV32, Y21, YG03

Behind my elf and Christmas Tree Stacklet, I placed a panel of embossed Lots of Dots and added a strip of Playful Patterns-Holiday stripes. The tree was decorated with metallic gold twine and enamel shapes.

Next I used new If Snowmen Could Talk stamp set.

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The set includes a faceless snowman along with eight expressions, mittens, seven sentiments and coordinating dies.

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I surrounded my snowman with Build a Scene Rolling (snow) Hills and Little Bits Snowflake Confetti with Salt Water Taffy enamel shape centers.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s question for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

I’ll be back tomorrow at release time with two final samples. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Playing with (stencil) Paste

Hi everyone.  Today I’ve done a bit of playing with Tommy Mixed Media Stencil Paste. (I love how it looks over bright inks!)

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Tommy Stencil Light Paste is a super light and soft, creamy paste, perfect for use with stencils. If applied thickly, it doesn’t crack, and it can also be tinted with Tommy Art Colors.

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I first used a sponge blending tool to apply Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry Distress inks onto white card stock. I then used a pallette knife to apply the paste over my stencil, moving the palette knife from top to bottom.

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Once applied, I carefully lifted the stencil so I wouldn’t disturb the paste, then I let it dry.

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After trimming the piece to the desired size, I added a Thanks Script cut from gold card stock and white embossed “a million” (from Simon Says Stamp “Thanks” set).

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I love the texture of the paste with the bright colors showing.  :)

Thanks (a million) for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Thanks  Dies: Taylored Expressions Thanks Script Ink: MFT Sweet Tooth, Ranger Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry Distress  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube and Oreo, X-Press IT Blending Card, gold  Other: Tim Holtz stencil, Tommy Mixed Media Stencil Light Paste, pallette knife, white embossing powder/heat tool, blending tool.

Thanks, I Couldn’t Have Done it Without You (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone. Today I’m sharing a card I created using several Little Bits and Build A Scene dies from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions farm scene using Little Bits dies

Of all the Little Bits, I especially like the barn, silo and tractor. They’re so cute. :) All are adhered over Rolling Hills and Farm Fences.

Taylored Expressions farm scene using Little Bits dies (close-up)

Block Party-Thanks was die-cut and placed over patterned paper with a line from Graphic Greetings-Thankful stamped below.

I may send this card to my husband’s aunt and uncle who live on a farm. I’m sure they will have an opportunity to use it.  :)

Thanks for visiting today.

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Release Now Available!

Hi everyone!  All of Taylored Expressionsnew release products are now available! But before you shop, I have two more samples to share.

Taylored Expressions Blooms Overlay

First I created a birthday card using Blooms Overlay and new Happy Script. The flowers also layer perfectly over those found on new Sympathy Blooms Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions Blooms Overlay (close-up)

After adhering the Happy Script die-cut and stamping “birthday” from Another Year Older,  I adhered a few Posies from Queen & Company.

Next I created a cute dino birthday card using new Peek-a-Boo Birthday and Number Balloons.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Birthday

I centered the dino within an Egg Stacklet then tied a Number Balloon to his tail.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B01, E35, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR23,

The sentiment was stamped in Oreo and Sweet Basil ink. (The MISTI makes duo colored sentiments so very easy to stamp since there is no moving of the stamp or card stock. I’m not sure how I survived without my MISTI.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Previews Day 3 – Birthdays, Blooms and Laurels

Hi everyone! I have more fun samples to share from Taylored Expressions‘ September release. All new stamps and dies will be available tomorrow, 9/7.

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!

Birthday Graphic

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!

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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!

I have three projects to share today. First, a birthday card using the above birthday celebration sketch.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a Boo Birthday

Peek-a-Boo Birthday mouse was stamped then colored with Copics and surrounded by fun Rainbrow Brights patterned paper.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a Boo Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B01, E35, G14, R01, R37, R89, V15, V17, W1, W2, W3, 110, Y02, Y21, YG07, YR14, YR15

I added a couple Little Bits Balloons and sprinkled around several enamel shapes.

Next I used new Big Blooms Daisy with Hello Script.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Daisy

After coloring the bloom and leaves, I cut out each then layered over Sugar Cube card stock embossed with Dotted Lattice embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Daisy (close-up)

Copic markers – BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, E33, E35, E37, E47, G40, G43, W2, W3, W4, W5, Y32, YR21

I added a strip of Double the Joy patterned paper with a bit of Oreo card stock peeking from the edge.

Lastly, I created a set of three note cards using one of my favorites from this release, Laurels.

Taylored Expressions Laurels

The set comes with four laurels and seven different sentiments.

Taylored Expressions Laurels (close-up)

They are perfect for creating quick and easy cards.

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You can click on each photo above to see in a larger format.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Previews Day 2 – Turkeys and Thanks

Hello, everyone! I’m back today to share two more samples from Taylored Expressions‘ upcoming September 7 release. Be sure to visit the TE Blog for details on participating in our big birthday bash celebration. :)

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Sunflower

First, I used new Big Blooms Sunflower with new Thanks Script. I stamped the sunflower in Toffee ink after stamping off once lightly onto scrap paper then colored with Copic markers.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Sunflower (close-up)

Copic markers – E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E53, E57, G40, G43, W00, W1, Y17, Y32, YR21

Thanks Script was die-cut from new Mocha card stock. I *love* the font of TE’s script words. To the left, I added a thin strip cut from Playful Patterns Harvest paper pack.

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Taylored Expressions September Previews – Day 1 B is for Birthday

Hi everyone! It’s the first day of Taylored Expressions‘ September 7 release previews! It’s also TE’s NINTH birthday, so there’s a lot of partying going on. Be sure to read to the end and also check out all party details on the TE Blog.

My first card today features new Simply Said Birthday, Free Fall Background, Number Balloons and Balloon Strings dies.

Taylored Expressions Birthday Balloons and Strings

I first sponged my background using Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn and Lollipop inks. Then I used Sugar Cube pigment ink to stamp Free Fall Background.

Taylored Expressions Birthday Balloons and Strings (close-up)

To create the super sparkly balloons, I adhered Sugar Cube and Lemon Meringue card stock to an X-Press It Double-sided Adhesive Sheet.  Laying the dies on the adhesive side, I die-cut the numbers, removed the release sheet to reveal the super sticky adhesive, then dumped glitter over top. I pressed a bit with my fingers to ensure the pieces were covered with glitter then tapped off the excess.

Next, I created a fun shaker birthday card using new B is for Birthday.

Taylored Expressions B is for Birthday

I stamped the image onto white card stock then colored with Copic markers and added dots using Copic’s Opaque White. I double-stacked a border of foam tape and sprinkled inside some Queen & Company Fimo Fun and Sprinkles toppings.

Taylored Expressions B is for Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B02, B04, B06, R24, R29, W00, W1, Y06, Y08

After adhering the acetate cover, I adhered a frame cut from Rainbow Brights patterned paper then added a couple flags and Enamel Shapes.

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!

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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!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy