Thursday, December 18, 2014

Big Bold Christmas Tags

Hello! Just a week to go before Christmas, and I'm happy to say that I am finished with my Christmas shopping! Yay! Some of the items have yet to arrive since I did some online shopping this year, but at least I don't have to hit the mall this weekend! While I'm waiting for some of the gifts to arrive, I made a few simple tags to add to my gift wrapping.


I made these tags using Build a Tag 1 and some Little Bits dies cut out of felt. My tag bases are die cut out of burlap paper (so much less mess than actual burlap fabric!). All sentiments are from Big Bold Christmas. Here's a look at each individual tag:


Above: used Little Bits - Mittens in Grass Green and Marshmallow felt. Added color to holly with Copic markers. All sentiment panels are popped up with foam tape. I tied on a couple of rusty jingle bells with Ivory burlap twine to simply finish off each tag.


Above: used Little Bits - Stocking in Marshmallow and Red Hot felt.


Above: Used Little Bits - Holly in Grass Green and Red Hot felt.


Above: used Little Bits - Candy Cane in Grass Green, Marshmallow and Red Hot felt.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Big Bold Christmas (TE)
Paper: Buttercream Frosting (TE), Burlap paper (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Build a Tag 1, Little Bits: Candy Cane, Holly, Mittens, Stocking; Felt: Grass Green, Marshmallow, Red Hot (TE); Markers (Copic), Rusty jingle bells, Twine, Foam tape.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions December Release Day!

Hello! Welcome to Taylored Expressions December 2014 Release! All products that we have been peeking this week are now available in the TE store, HERE! Before you head off to shop, I have a few more cards to show you.

For my first card today, I used Pieces of My Heart and the included die. The heart is actually a puzzle that separates into 11 different pieces. It's such a fun little set with so many different possibilities. Here's my take on it:



Detail shot of the sentiment (embossed on vellum):


Next is a simple card using the Potty People Border and Love You More.


Love You More includes the "love" die and several sentiments that can be paired with it. I die cut "love" six times to make it thick like chipboard. Here's a detail shot:


Finally, there's Potty People! I love this sweet little die set as I am sort of addicted to adding potty people to my Pockets & Pages layouts. This time I added them to a card to make a simple Christmas card. My potty people represent Dan, me, Sabrina and our pup, Bella (she's a little hard to see since she's white on the white background, but she's there if you look closely). They are all popped up with foam tape.


The sentiment is from Penguin Pals. It and the Potty People are on a layer die cut with Postage Stamp Stacklets. My layout uses Mojo 375. Here's a detail shot:



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Piece of My Heart | Supplies from the TE store:



Stamps: Pieces of My Heart (TE)
Paper: The Story of Us (Simple Stories), Cherry Pop, Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Pieces of My Heart coordinating die (TE), Gold doily, Black embossing powder, Hemp cord, Wooden heart (Freckled Fawn), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Love You More | Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Love You More (TE)
Paper: Cherry Pop, Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Love You More coordinating die, Potty People Border (TE); Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Merry Christmas | Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Penguin Pals (TE)
Paper: Cherry Pop, Lollipop, Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube, Gingerbread Lane 6x6 Paper Pack (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Potty People, Postage Stamp Stacklets (TE); Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hello! Welcome to day 3 of Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks! We are releasing several new stamps & dies! All products will be released tomorrow @ 7 AM PST.

My first project is a set of tags that uses Build a Tag 2 along with Tag-a-long Valentines (stamps + coordinating die set). Here's a look at all of the tags:


Here's a look at each tag. Each base is cut out of Poppy Seed cardstock and layers are with Strawberry Milkshake and Sugar Cube (embossed with the Twirls & Swirls Embossing Folder). Each image was stamped, colored with Copic markers and die cut. The die cut "LOVE" below is included with the Tag-a-long Valentine dies. "U" is wood veneer.


Next up is the kitty:


And now the puppy. The sentiment was stamped and die cut with Build a Tag 1.


Final tag:


Next is a card using Perfect Pairs Eggs & Bacon, a new series of stamps! I stamped and colored the egg and bacon and once again used Postage Stamp Stacklets to die cut the pair.


Detail shot:


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.


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!


Valentine Tags | Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Tag-a-long – Valentine (TE)
Paper: Cherry Pop, Poppy Seed, Strawberry Milkshake, Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Tag-a-long Valentine, Build a Tag 2, Build a Tag 1, Twirls & Swirls Embossing Folder, Formula for Love Sequins (TE); Markers (Copic), Divine Twine, Wood veneer "U" (Studio Calico), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Eggs to My Bacon | Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Perfect Pairs Eggs & Bacon (TE)
Paper: Wood Necessities (MME), Lemon Meringue, Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento London Fog (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Postage Stamp Stacklets (TE), Circle punches (EK Success), Markers (Copic), Seam binding, Button, Black twine (May Arts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.