Taylored Expressions Christmas Release Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday!! It’s Christmas Release Day at Taylored Expressions and there are SO many fun stamps, dies and stencils! I can’t wait to show you what I made. Today, I have projects using the new Create-in-Quads Peaceful Pines Layering Stencil, Dancing Penguins, Botanical Noel Foiled Cards, Candy Canes and the cutest little holiday town. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration & the Taylored Expressions shop for the entire Christmas Release!

Peaceful Pines & Dancing Penguins

Dashing and dancing through the lavender fresh snow covered treetops! I used the Create-in-Quads Peaceful Pines Layering Stencil to create the four card backgrounds for the cute dancing penguins. I ink blended jewel tone ink colors with TE Blender Brushes for the trees and used a Nuvo Spatula to add a layer of new Fresh Snow Happy Medium over Lavender Glaze Ink.

I stamped the Penguins from Dancing Through the Snow in Oreo Ink and colored with purple, pink and teal Copic Markers. Then I had a blast adding the penguins to the tree backgrounds.

The silver embossed sentiments are all from the super cool all in one All Together Stamp stamp that has a coordinating all in one die. One stamped impression, creates 10 sentiments with one turn through your die cutting machine. Perfect for mass producing cards!!

A Merry & Bright Candy Cane Christmas

I’m so excited that pieces from the Candy Cane Lane Kit are now available for purchase plus the NEW Candy Cane Lane Cling and Clear Stamp set. I love these background stamps that give you a solid background and then the white space to add in color to the images.

I stamped the background with Blue Raspberry ink and then used the clear stamp to add the Red & Pink peppermint stripes. I stamped the starburst clear stamp in Blue Raspberry between the candy canes along with Peppermint Bits & Pieces embellishments. I added the pink candy cane stripe background using the Striped Squares stencil and strawberry milkshake ink. To finish the card, I added the background to a white scalloped frame with a red & white embossed sentiment from All Together Stamp & Coordinating die.

A Very Merry Tiny Town Mini Slim Card

Let’s take a drive to the Tiniest Christmas town. The Endless Christmas images are not only great for envelopes, they are the perfect size for Mini Slim Cards and the whimsical trees are the perfect backdrop for the Tiny Town Die Cut Images. To create my Very Merry Christmas scene, I added the snow using the TE Snowfall embossing folder and a snowdrift at the bottom of the scene from the Snow Drifts Build A Scene die set.

I cut all of the tiny houses and cute car from Sugar Cube card stock and colored with bright & cheerful Copic markers in reds, purples, pinks and teals plus brown and gray for the chimneys and housetops.

Then I adhered all the colorful houses to their white card stock backer pieces. Then I adhered the little town to the mini slim snowy backdrop using liquid adhesive. For a little extra whimsy, I added Silver Bits & Pieces to the red car tires and Bits & Pieces Snowflakes to add a few more flurries. To finish the card, I added the Merriest Christmas Silver Foiled Sentiment and placed the decorated panel on a Cookie Monster scalloped frame & Dried Fig card base.

Noel Foil & Stenciled Jewel-Tone Cards

While I love cute and fun holiday designs, I love cards with beautiful holiday greenery. For my Noel Foil & Stenciled Cards, I went with a jewel-tone green & purple holiday color story. I ran the Noel Foil-It Panel through the Mini Minc Machine (heat setting 4) to add Lilac & Jade foil shimmer and shine.

For the greenery, I used the Noel Stencil & Clear Combo with my favorite green ink color combo Cilantro+Key Lime+Cookie Monster, Lime Zest+Key Lime and Dried Fig+Macaron. To finish each of the card, I added a Toffee Scallop Frame with a Poblano Pepper & Dried Fig stitched border.

So there we are friends, cute and pretty Christmas cards using just a few of the products from the huge Taylored Expressions Christmas Release. 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!

And before I go, be sure to check out the New Release Promotions Below 🙂

We have put together three different product bundles to jump start your Christmas crafting! Each bundle includes a coordinating collection of products plus FREE envelope seals. The product bundles are available through Sunday, October 2 or while supplies last. Here are the details for each bundle:

The Holly Holiday product bundle includes the Triple Slim Holly Holiday Layering Stencil set, Foil It – Mini Slim Holly Holiday panels, Cleary Crafty Signature Sentiments stamp set, Merriest Christmas stamp set, Merriest Christmas die collection, Foil It – Merriest Christmas panels, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (3 designs, package of 10).

The Peace on Earth product bundle includes the Peace on Earth Cutting Plate die, All is Calm stamp set, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (2 designs, package of 10).

The Peaceful Pines product bundle includes the Create in Quads Peaceful Pines Layering Stencil set, Foil It – Peaceful Pines panels, Happy Medium – Fresh Snow, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (2 designs, package of 10).

In addition to the product bundles, we are offering an exclusive holiday freebie that you can only earn during this release week:

Right now through Sunday, October 2nd, you can earn the A Thrill of Hope stamp set with a purchase of $100 or more. The stamp set features a pine bough frame with a pop-out Christmas sentiment! Offer valid while supplies last.

TE 14th Birthday Release Inspiration

Happy Tuesday Friends and Happy 14th Birthday to Taylored Expressions!! We’re celebrated TE’s Birthday with a HUGE birthday release that is absolutely awesome! So many great stamps, stencils, foil-its and dies in this release!! Today, I’m sharing several projects so grab some cake and ice cream and join me for all the inspiration!

Get Thready Sunburst Happy Birthday Card

Do you like to stitch or love the look of stitched cards but not sure you have the time (this would be me). The Get Thready Sunburst Cover Plate creates a template for all your stitches to create sunbursts and other fun designs. It’s quick, fun and super simple! For my card, I created a rainbow ink-blended background and then used the cutting plate to create the stitched hole template. I stitched several sunbursts in a tradition birthday fireworks design (this stitched design would look great on celebration, new year and 4th of July cards!) and for the smaller bursts, I did a running stitch to create a full circle shape with an Iridescent Drip Drops. To finish the card, I added the Silver Glitter & Vellum Happy Birthday Sentiment using the new Bold Birthday Die & Backer.

Get Thready Sunburst Happy Birthday Supply List

Let Them Eat Cake & Mix & Match Drip & Drops Cards

After making this card duo, I was seriously craving cake and Neapolitan Ice Cream 🙂 Especially, since I used cardstock called Chocolate Truffle, Buttercream & Cupcake for the Icing Drips and Yummy Cake Dots.

For the cupcakes and layered cake, I used the Let Them Eat Cake Layering Stencil and Coordinating dies with Lollipop, Chocolate Truffle & Buttercream Inks (plus Potato Chip & Pineapple for the candles). For extra icing appeal, I added glossy accents to the Layered Cake and Sprinkle Dots on one of the cupcakes. For the second cupcake, I added a layer of Iridescent Happy Medium for extra sparkle.

For the Cake+Cupcake card, I added the gold embossed Hooray It’s Your Day sentiment from the Happy Hooray Stamp+Coordinating Dies along with Clay Stars & Strawberry Milkshake Tiny Diamonds.

For the Let them Eat Cake, I centered the glitter sparkle stenciled cupcake between the two Happy Anni-Birthary Sentiments in Lollipop ink. Then I added Glossy Accents to the top of the Icing Drop Die Cut and dipped it in Iridescent Stars for a extra celebration yumminess.

Mix & Match Drip & Dots & Let Them Eat Cake Supplies

Make a Wish Triple Slim Celebrate & Candle Cards

I absolutely love a Mini Slim-Sized card and there’s a new Triple Slim Layering Stencil that creates three card backgrounds from one set of layering stencils. Today, I’m sharing two cards (Mini Slim + A4) using just the candles portion of the Celebration Triple Slim Layering Stencil with the coordinating Triple Slim Celebrate Candles Dies that cuts out all the individual candles in one crank of the die cutting machine.

Of course, I had to do my candles in rainbow order. Since all the candles are across three different stencils, I wanted to share my quick rainbow order layering stencil tip with you. With a permanent marker I number each candle across all three layering stencils and covered the number markings with clear tape. Then I created a numbered cheat sheet 1-17 that I labeled in rainbow order. From their it was easy-peasy to match the correct color between the different layered stencils.

For the Mini Slim Birthday Card—after stenciling the candles, I cut them from the Triple Slim Celebrate Candies Die. I kept the negative pieces as my template to layout the candles for the Make A Wish Mini Slim Card…I placed the negative die cut on an Oreo Mini Slim Base and then glued the candles in place and removed the template once all the candles were in place to reveal a straight row of rainbow candles. To finish the card, I added a white and black embossed Make a Wish Sentiment from Happy Hooray and White Clay star embellishments.

For the A2 Let’s Celebrate Candles Birthday Card—I used the Mix & Match Drip & Drops + Sprinkles Embossing Folder to create a cake at the bottom of my card which I then adhered the candles in rainbow order. The white heat embossed Let’s Celebrate sentiment is from the Tag Team-Birthday stamp set.

Triple Slim Celebrate & Candles Die Supply List

Bun-derful Birthday Pizza Party Cards

Ok, seriously this THE cutest set of fast food that I have EVER seen. I went with a Better Together Pizza Party Theme combining a yummy pepperoni pizza with your choice of Pop-Soda-Soda-Pop with Tick & Tacks Background and for all those Hawaiian Pizza Lovers out there (not me but I live in a household that insists) I made a second Better Together Mini Slim Card with the Pineapple Tutti Fruitti Image. 

Bun-derful Birthday Supply List

So there we are friends, a 14th Birthday Celebration of Celebration Cards using Fun Products from the new Taylored Expressions Birthday Release. 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!

And before I go, New Release Promotions Below 🙂

Right now through Sunday, September 18th, purchase the Get Thready Bundle (Get Thready – Sunburst Cutting Plate die, Bold Birthday die, Bold Birthday Backer die, 4 colors of embroidery floss, 4 floss bobbins, and tapestry needle) and get access to the LIVE class on Facebook (Friday, September 23 at 7:00pm) with Taylor (If you aren’t able to attend the class live, a replay will be available to view afterwards)! In this exciting virtual class, you’ll learn how to use the Get Thready – Sunburst Cutting Plate die using all of Taylor’s tips and tricks! Get Thready Bundle available while supplies last.

Right now through Sunday, September 18th we are including a freebie Birthday Bash stamp set with every order! This cute set includes a birthday present, cupcake, balloons, party blower, and happy birthday words to create cards, tags, and more to celebrate birthdays in style! Make sure to check out the Exclusive Maker Challenge that you can participate in on our Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook page . Offer valid while supplies last.