Taylored Expressions Halloween Release

EEK! I’m so excited to share with projects using the Halloween Release from Taylored Expressions. Halloween is one of my favorite crafting holidays and this release has so many Spooktacular cardmaking goodies!!

TriFold Stack-O-Jacks

The Stack-O-Jacks Stamp, Stencil and Die is just the cutest and it looks adorable peeking through a Spooky Trifold Mini Slim window. To create the Oreo/Black Trifold pane, I cut an 8.5×11 piece of Oreo Cardstock to 6 x 10.5 inches and scored at 3.5 inches on either side. Then I used the Square Mini Slim Trifold Template+Dies to create Square Windows for the pumpkins to peek through.

For the front of the Trifold card, I used the Mini Slim Spiderweb Stencil with Poppy Seed Ink and added a Tropical Punch Happy Halloween white heat embossed Stitched Rectangle Sentiment.

The second inside panel was decorated with an Orange Glitter Cardstock Square Frame (created using the Square Trifold Dies) & Boo Script die cut plus sparkly Bits & Pieces Halloween Stars & Sparkles.

For the inside panel, I heat embossed the Twinkle Twinkle background with the new TE Fine Detail Black Sparkle Embossing Powder and then adhered the Stack-O-Jacks image and Simple Strip Halloween “You’re Spooktacular” Sentiment. Doesn’t that starry night looks so cool with the Black Sparkle Embossing powder, I wish my photo had sparkle vision.

For the stenciling, I used only one ink color: Candy Corn with less pressure for the lighter pumpkins and more pressure+ink color for the darker pumpkins. For the faces and hat I used Poppy Seed Ink and filled in the leaves with a green Copic marker. For the finishing touch, I add googly eyes to the second pumpkin in the stack.

Tip Trick: I try to clear heat emboss all my stenciled black ink impressions so the black ink doesn’t run into the ink blended colors. I usually stamp all my stenciled images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. When using Oreo Ink (rather than Clair which is a slower drying pigment ink), I make two impressions (to add a little extra ink for the embossing powder to hold on to) and immediately heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Stack-O-Jacks TriFold Supplies

Trick or Treat Stack-O-Jacks

My second Stack-O-Jacks was ink blended with all the oranges: Candy Corn, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato + for extra shading some Plump Punch and Oreo for the faces/hat. For a little extra sparkle, I added Dark Matter Stickles to the Witches Hat and googly eyes to the second pumpkin.

I added the Stack-O-Jacks to a vellum mini slim rectangle and one of the Create-in-Quads-Halloween Background panels created with Tropical Punch, Passion Fruit, Poppy Seed and Candy Corn Ink. The sentiment was white heat embossed on Passion Fruit cardstock and die cut using a Square Stitched Stacklet.

Stack-O-Jacks Trick or Treat Supplies

Trick or Treats Halloween Candy Capsules

I LOVE the Stack-O-Jacks sentiments so much that I white heat embossed Happy Halloween to several fun Halloween cardstock colors and die cut them with the Rectangle Stitched Stacklets.

After folding and adhering the capsules together, I adhered the Happy Halloween sentiments to one side of the Candy Capsules. I also added the cute ghosts from Ghost Gang Die & Clear Combo to the sentiments and small little tags (the ghosts fit perfect on the smaller Tags and Itty Bitty Tags too). The capsules were finished with ribbon and twin to secure all the yummy candies inside.

Halloween Candy Capsule Supplies

Trick or Treat Halloween Monster Squad

Oh My Spooky Googly Eye Sweetness these Monsters are SO CUTE!! For my card, I started by die cutting the Monster Squad bodies, horns antennas is all the Halloween Colors: Cookie Moster (of course), Sweet Potato Pie, Lollipop, Key Lime and Plum Punch. Then the eye, teeth and mouths in Oreo and Sugar Cube Cardstock. Then I had fun putting all the different pieces to create each individual monster with liquid adhesive and adhered them to a mini slim panel.

To finish each of the Monsters, I added Googly eyes from my stash and the perfect sentiment strips for these hungry goofy monsters in white embossed Tropical Punch & Sweet Potato Pie.

Monster Squad Supplies

I hope you enjoyed my Spooky Boo Halloween post today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog and Taylored Expression for more Creative Team Inspiration and a look at the entire new release! Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotional Details

Right now through Sunday, August 14th, when you purchase the Boo Bundle (Boo Script + Backer die collection, G-G-G-Ghost Stamp & Stencil Combo set, and Ghost Gang Die & Clear Combo set), you will get Bits & Pieces – Halloween Stars & Sparkles FREE! It’s great bundle to jump start your Halloween crafting! Offer valid while supplies last.

Also, this week only our FREE gift with any $100+ purchase is the Gus & Gertie – Halloween Stamp & Die Combo set! This adorable set features our favorite dog Gus and his buddy Gertie the bird dressed up as a bat for Halloween! The set also includes more bats and three Halloween sentiments along with dies to cut out the images. Offer valid while supplies last.

Taylored Expressions Exclusive RElease Inspiration

Hi Friends & Happy Tuesday!! Today is release day at Taylored Expressions with Exclusive with Purchase Stamps, Stencils and Dies now available for purchase AND there are new coordinating products for each of the Exclusives! Today I’m sharing projects using the Squeeze the Day Stamp & Stencil with new Coordinating Dies and with the Good Hearted Background Stamp with the new Little Bits Wonky Hearts & Get the Word Out Stamp & Die.

Let’s Squeeze the Day Shall We! Both Mini Slim Cards where so much fun to make and I love how you can have a completely different citrus by changing up the color palette. For my my Lemons, I used Potato Chip & Dijon and Poblano Pepper & Lime Zest and for my Limes I used Lime Zest & Key Lime and Lollipop inks.

After stenciling the patterns, I added splatters of White Gold Gansai Tambi to the lemons and used the clear stamp to add the veins on the leaves and texture to the peels (I also used the peel texture image for the black polka dots on the Lime card). I die cut the Lemon & Lime Stenciled Backgrounds with a Mini Rectangle Stitched Die which I adhered to a Sugar Cube Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklet.

For the sentiments, I used Lemon Merringue & Lollipop Inks. Then I cut the sentiment with the coordinating dies along with a “shadow” in Lemon Merringue and Lollipop Card stock. To finish the cards, I added flower blossoms to both cards and key lime leave to the Your the Zest Lime Card.

Squeeze the Day SuppLIES

I LOVE Hearts and Wonky Rainbow Shaped Hearts—Oh My! I stamped the Good Hearted Background stamp with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder which I trimmed to fit a little more than halfway across a white card panel.

While I had my heat tool nice an warm, I prepped Oreo cardstock with the TE Anti-Static Powder Tool, stamped Oh Hello Sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed with Puffy White Embossing Powder. The Friend sentiment was white heat embossed on Oreo cardstock using the new Ring Around Building Blocks. I die cut the Little Bits Wonky hearts in an assortment of rainbow colors and adhered them with Liquid Adhesive to the Good Hearted panel. To finish the card, I added the Hello Die Cut & Friend sentiment block with thin foam adhesive.

Good Hearted Supplies

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog and Taylored Expression for more Creative Team Inspiration and a look at the entire new release! Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotion Details

Right now through Sunday, August 14th, place and order of $40 or more of our newly released exclusive products  in the TE webstore and receive a $10 off coupon to use on your next order of $25 or more! Your coupon will be emailed after a qualifying order is placed. One coupon per customer. Coupon valid through 8/31/22.

Taylored Expressions Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit Inspiration

Hi Friends & Happy Tuesday! Today’s the day for the release of July’s Cardmaking Kit and it’s Christmas in July with the Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit! This is one of my absolute favorite Christmas-Themed Kits because (1) I Love anything Peppermint-Candy Cane (2) Holly is my favorite holiday image/decoration (3) There are Glitter Envelopes and the Perfect Envelope Seals for Card Designs & Envelopes.

The Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit retails for $55, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Peppermint Kisses Stencil & Die Combo set
  • Clearly Crafty Seasonal Sentiments stamp set
  • Seasonal Sentiments die collection
  • small pot of Bits & Pieces – Peppermints
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes, 2 each of: red glitter, silver glitter, and Sugar Cube)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals)

Limited quantity available

Most items are not available to purchase individually. You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10), Red Peppermint Scented embossing powder, the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die, and Bits & Pieces – Peppermints separately from the kit.

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Today I’m sharing FOUR cards, all using Frames & Panels created from the Rotating Gingham Stencil in Pink & Red. I started by ink blending Watermelon Ink to Pink Champagne Cardstock with the Rotating Gingham Stencil once for stripes and one rotating turn for Gingham. Then I used the Frame in Frame and Frame and Frame 2 Cutting Plates to cute out the striped and gingham panels for the Envelope Seal Cards and the Striped and Gingham Frames for the Merry Christmas Candy Candy & Happy Holly Days cards.

Envelope Seal Candy Cane Christmas Cards

For my first two cards, I used the Envelope Seals as the focal point by adhering them to a Sugar Cube Open Scallop Circle Die Cut which I attached to the Pink & Red striped and Gingham Panels. For the Happy Holidays Card, I attached the gingham panel to a white card panel and red card base. For the Merry Christmas, I added a white scallop frame and red card base. Super Simple Cards that can be easily mass produced with lots of holiday charm.

Merry Christmas Candy Cane Card

For the Merry Christmas Candy Cane Card, I used the Peppermint Kisses Stencil & Die Combo set to stencil the Candy Canes in Watermelon Ink to Sugar Cube Cardstock and then added a layer of VesaMark Ink which I heat embossed with the yummy smelling Peppermint Red Embossing Powder (sold separately from the kit). After I heat embossed the candy canes, I used the coordinating dies to cut out the Candy Canes. I adhered the Candy Canes together with liquid adhesive and added Green Copic Colored Holly & Red Berries to the center of the candy canes. For extra pop, I added a peppermint to the center of berries and white gel pen markings. I added the Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Clearly Crafty Seasonal Sentiments stamp set to the bottom of the panel with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink. To finish the card, I added the Frame in Frame to a Sugar Cube card base.

Happy Holly Days Card

For the Happy Holly Days Card, using the Peppermint Kisses Stencil & Die Combo set I cut several holly and berry pieces from Sugar Cube Cardstock which I colored in Greens and Reds using an assortment of Copic Markers. I arranged the Holly & Berries Die Cuts + Peppermint Embellishments to create a fun background design and adhered all the pieces with liquid adhesive. I stamped the Happy Holiday’s sentiment from the Clearly Crafty Seasonal Sentiments stamp set with VersaFine Clair Ink and used the Seasonal Sentiments coordinating die to cut out the sentiment along with a foam adhesive backing for extra dimension. To finish the card, I added the Pink & Red Striped Frame around the end of the card and added in white gel markings for extra dimension on the holly.

I absolutely love how all of my cards turned out using the Candy Candy Lane and can’t wait to mass produce more envelope seal cards! It’s so nice to get a jump start on holiday cardmaking!

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog for more Creative Team Inspiration! Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotion

Right now through Sunday, July 31st, save 20% off of our Glitter Cardstock. Stock up on all of your favorite colors to add sparkle and shine to your holiday projects and more! Offer valid while supplies last.