Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seize the Cupcake

Hello! Today I have a sweet and simple cupcake card to show you. I combined a couple of older Taylored Expressions products (Build a Treat and Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms Dies) with some new products (Zig Zag Embossing Folder plus paper and sequins from the Double the Match collection).


I stamped and colored the top and bottom of the cupcake with Copic markers, then I used the coordinating dies to die cut. Both were popped up with foam tape for some added dimension. For fun, I added sequins (from the Double the Match girl collection) to the top of the cupcake. I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #168. Here's a detail shot:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Build a Treat (TE)
Paper: Double the Fun 6x6 Paper Pack, Lollipop and Sugar Cube cardstock (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms, Banner Stacklets 1, Zig Zag Embossing Folder (TE); Markers (Copic), Double the Fun Girl Sequins (TE), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Release: Think Happy Thoughts

Hello! Welcome to Taylored Expressions September Release Day! It's TE's sixth birthday! To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, we are releasing our very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as our own Embossing Folders! All products are available in the TE store now!

Before you head over to do some shopping, I have a couple more cards to show you. Both cards use Think Happy Thoughts (our special birthday incentive set) and patterned paper and cardstockfrom our new Double the Fun Matched Kit plus TE sequins from Double the Fun girl collection. The first one is a fun shaker card. Shaker cards always take me forever to make and typically there is a mishap or two when I'm making one, and this one was no exception! Still, I wanted to use some of the sparkly fun sequins!



My shaker was made with Pockets & Pages 3x4 Circle Showcase. The "happy" die cut and stamped "for you" are all a part of Think Happy Thoughts. I used the new Zig Zag Embossing Folder on my white background. Here's a detail shot:


My next card uses the "happy" die cut and different stamps from Think Happy Thoughts. I used the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder on this one.


Detail shot:


I used the sketch for our Triple S Challenge (more on that below) for my final card. One of the S requirements is a selfie, so here's my selfie with my card:


Special Incentive Set
To celebrate our 6th year, we've designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.


Triple S Challenge (Sketch, Selfie & Share)
For your chance to win a $250 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store, you must complete ALL of the following:
  
1. Create a card using the sketch pictured. While we love to see them used, TE products are not required for participation.

2. Take a photo of you holding your card (or have a friend take it for you.)

3. Add your photo to the TE Blog using the InLinkz link-up on this post. If you would prefer to email us your photo, send it to contests@tayloredexpressions.com with the Subject: Triple S Challenge

4. Share some joy by giving or sending your card to someone! Leave a comment below telling us the name of the lucky recipient.

Complete all steps by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, September 14, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Limit one entry per person.


Thanks so much for stopping by! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

Supplies from the TE store | Happy for You:


Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts
Taylored Dies: Think Happy Thoughts, Pockets & Pages 3x4 Circle Showcase, Banner Stacklets 1
Taylored Embossing Folder: Zig Zag
Paper: Double the Fun Matched Kit



Supplies from the TE store | Oh Happy Day:



Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts
Taylored Dies: Think Happy Thoughts, Banner Stacklets 1, Instant Photos Frames, Little Bits Party Hat, Simple Tabs.
Taylored Embossing Folder: Lots of Dots
Paper: Double the Fun Matched Kit

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks: Up, Up & Away CP and MM Carried Away

Hello! Welcome to the day 3 of Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks! It's TE's sixth birthday! To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, we are releasing our very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as our own Embossing Folders! All products will be released tomorrow @ 7 AM PST.

I have more birthday themed cards! The first couple use the new Up, Up, & Away Cutting Plate. The plate also comes with balloon dies to make piecing the balloons so easy. The first version has a blue vellum polka dot background and is pieced with the more girly patterns from the Double the Fun paper pack. The "happy" die cut is from Think Happy (this month's incentive set - more on that below) and "birthday" is from Little Bits of Birthday.




Here's a detail shot:



The next card features some primary patterns from Double the Fun and a scattering of Double the Fun sequins. "Celebrate" is also from Little Bits of Birthday.



Detail shot:



My final card uses one of two Mischief Maker stamps releasing this month. This one is called Mischief Maker - Carried Away. I used watercolors to color her up.



Detail shot:



Incentive Set **
To celebrate our 6th year, we've designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.



Thanks so much for stopping by! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!


Supplies from the TE store | Up, Up, and Away Cards:



Stamps: Little Bits of Birthday
Taylored Dies: Banner Stacklets 1, Think Happy Thoughts, Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate
Paper: Double the Fun Matched Kit


Supplies from the TE store | MM - Carried Away:



Stamps: Mischief Maker - Carried Away
Taylored Dies: Curly Border
Paper: Double the Fun Matched Kit

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks: Spooky Trees CP and Little Bits Ghosts

Hello! Welcome to the day 2 of Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks! It's TE's sixth birthday! To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, we are releasing our very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as our own Embossing Folders! All products will be released on Thursday, September 11, @ 7 AM PST.

Today I have some Halloween cards to show you! First I have a couple of cards using the new Spooky Trees Cutting Plate and Spooky Trees Accessories. For both, I created a night sky background with a full moon and layered the cutting plate over it.



The flying bats are from Spooky Trees Accessories. The sentiment is a combination of Think Happy Thoughts incentive set ("happy" die cut) and Little Bits of Halloween ("halloween" stamp). Here's a detail shot:


The next card features a wolf (from Spooky Trees Accessories) howling at the moon. Sentiment is from Mischief Maker - Lil Pumpkin.


Here's a detail shot:


Next is a couple of cards featuring Little Bits Ghosts. Patterned papers and cardstock are from the new Hocus Pocus Matched Kit. The sequins are part of the Hocus Pocus sequin collection. I used the Tangled Webs Embossing Folder on the white background. The ghosts are popped up on the Pockets & Pages 3x4 Circle Showcase. Sentiment is from Little Bits of Halloween.


Detail shot:


The final card is identical except for the white background is embossed with the Harlequin Embossing Folder.


Detailed shot:


Incentive Set **
To celebrate our 6th year, we've designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.



Thanks so much for stopping by! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!


Supplies from the TE store | Spooky Trees Cards:



Stamps: Little Bits of Halloween (Halloween), Mischief Maker - Lil Pumpkin (happy haunting)
Taylored Dies: Spooky Trees Cutting Plate, Spooky Trees Accessories, Banner Stacklets 1, Think Happy Thoughts


Supplies from the TE store | Boo Cards:



Stamps: Little Bits of Halloween
Taylored Dies: Pockets & Pages 3x4 Circle Showcase, Little Bits Ghosts
Taylored Embossing Folders: Tangled Webs and Harlequin
Paper: Hocus Pocus Matched Kit