Taylored Expressions: December 2018 Release Day!!!

Happy December Release Day Everyone!!!

Hip, hip, hooray! The day is finally here…Taylored Expressions December 2018 Release is live and available at the TE webstore! Don’t forget about the amazing bundle they have to offer to get all your crafty points, which earns you rewards.

If you are unaware, TE has a Loyalty Program at a 5% reward rate as a thank you for shopping with them! How amazing is that? They are like the Target of the craft industry! Haha! 😛

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With this bundle, you’ll earn 116 Crafty Points when you purchase the Framed Roses Bundle including four dies: Framed Roses Cutting Plate, Framed Script – Love, Framed Script – Hello, and Bloomers 9. In order to earn double points you must purchase the Framed Roses Bundle – double points do not apply to purchases of the individual items. Offer valid on purchases made between 9 am CDT on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. Crafty Points can only be earned and redeemed on purchases made from the TE webstore.

Now without further adieu, let’s dive in to my absolute favorite projects I created for this release!

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For this design, I went a little monochromatic with maroon and gold colors. I think it turned out well!

Here’s how you can create this card:

  • Create an A2 sized cardbase with TE Mulled Wine cardstock.
  • Create another TE Mulled Wine cardstock piece a quarter of an inch smaller (on three sides).
    • Notice the right side of the card design is flush up against the card base. I gave it a different angle and style design.
    • I encourage you to do the same – off set what you would typically go for to create another dimensional look! 🙂
  • Using the TE Striped Background Stamp and TE Mulled Wine premium dye ink, stamp/ink onto the smaller cardstock panel.
    • This will give a tone-on-tone background.
    • If one were doing black/white card style colors, it would be a perfect monochromatic look using the tone-on-tone technique!

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  • Stamp/Ink/Heat emboss the new TE Big Heart stamp with TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Gold) onto TE Mulled Wine cardstock.
    • The contrast between the gold embossing powder and the rich mulled wine cardstock is stunning in person.
  • Die-cut the gold embossed heart with TE Heart Stacklets and adhere foam to the back.
    • The largest heart die in the stack coordinates perfectly with the TE Big Heart stamp. Hoping TE comes out with scalloped heart stacklets soon to coordinate with their Heart Stacklet die set! 🙂
  • Using the new TE Framed Script – Love die, die-cut TE Foil Cardstock (Gold) and TE Mulled Wine cardstock. Once die-cut, use scissors to cut the frame off just leaving the word “love” behind.
    • Tip Alert: It’s easier to hold the gold and mulled wine cardstocks together when cutting with scissors so that both layers are cut at the same point and are even.
    • Adhere the two pieces together slightly offset – this will allow the gold word to pop off the intricate embossed heart design instead of getting lost in the background.
  • Adhere the word “love” on top of the embossed heart.

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  • Using the new Caps Lock Companion – Love stamp set, stamp/ink the sentiment “sending you” with TE Mulled Wine premium dye ink and then versamark on top in order to heat emboss with TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Clear).
    • Tip Alert: I do not own very many colored pigmented inks, therefore, if I want to create an embossed look with colored inks I use versamark on top of my colored ink.
    • Heat embossed sentiments stand out a bit more because they have a slight raise to them. 🙂 Subtle details bring the entire card design together!
  • Cut the “sending you” sentiment into a small strip to adhere under the word love with foam adhesive.
  • Lastly, adhere the gold embossed heart with the sentiment on top to the striped background. Cut off any excess to make the right side of the card flush with the card base.
    • I added a few gold embellishments with Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold) to complete the card design (optional)

I love the color of maroon and I’m slowly turning more towards gold than silver! Hehe! Funny how our colors and styles change over time!

Next, let’s get inky with stencils for the next card project below…

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Oh, wow! When I completed this card…it quickly became my favorite! Something with the colors combined with black. Made for a striking color combination!

***Side Note: Speaking of color combinations, I made a TE color swatch ring a couple weeks ago. This really helps me see what colors I have and quickly make effortless color combinations. Since this picture, I have labeled all the colors with their names and decorated the front piece! 🙂

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End of side note and back to project explanation.***

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Here is how you can create this project easily:

  • Create an A2 sized card base from TE Oreo cardstock.
    • Tip Alert: I wanted a pitch black card stock color, therefore, I created my own! I took my TE Oreo premium dye ink pad and heavily inked the edges of the card base. To hasten the drying process, you can take your heating tool to it for a couple seconds.
    • Combining TE Oreo ink on top of TE Oreo cardstock created the most beautiful pitch black color. 🙂
  • While you have TE Oreo cardstock out, die cut the word “hello” using the new TE Framed Script – Hello die.
    • Tip Alert: Using scissors to cut off the frame leaving behind just the word “hello” I used the tip mentioned above in order to obtain a pitch black die-cut word.
  • Cut a piece of TE Guava cardstock a quarter inch smaller than the black cardstock base. This will later be used as a matte piece behind the stenciled background.

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  • Steps for creating the stenciled background:
    • Take a piece of TE Sugar Cube cardstock and temporarily adhere the new TE Lots of Love stencil on top.
    • Using an ink blending tool, softly ink TE Pineapple premium dye ink over the TE Lots of Love stencil.
      • Stencil Technique: I softly inked from the edges inward…creating a darker edge and softer middle.
      • Tip Alert: I purposely left the bottom right hand corner free of stenciling to create a highlight behind the die-cut word.
      • Tip Alert: Always blend light colors first, then darker colors. I clean my stencils in between switching colors, but I do this to prevent unwanted mixing of colors.
    • After you have inked the pineapple color, rotate the stencil one turn to the left, and softly ink with TE Guava premium dye ink (the same way as the pineapple).
    • Use the largest die in the TE Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set and die cut the stenciled background.
  • Adhere the “hello” die-cut word in the bottom right hand corner.
    • I usually build my die-cut words up with multiple layers, but believe it or not, this is only 1 layer! See what I mean…the black on black was an excellent way to create a pitch black color! 🙂
  • Die-cut three little hearts using the TE Little Bits – Hearts and adhere them around the “hello” sentiment.
    • The little hearts were covered with a shimmer pen and then coated with glossy accents.
  • Lastly, adhere the Guava colored cardstock piece cut earlier to the back of the stenciled piece as a matte. Then, using foam adhesive, adhere the entire designed piece on the black card base.

Bam! Another card completed and another release showcased!

Thank you so much for visiting with me all week long! I appreciate you all. Stay in touch and let me know what your favorite product or card project is!

Have the most beautiful rest of the week,

-Noriko

Supplies for Card Project 1:

Striped Background
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TE Premium Ink – Mulled Wine – Full Pad
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TE Premium Cardstock – Mulled Wine
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Heart Stacklets
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TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Gold
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Versamark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Caps Lock Companion – Love
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Big Heart
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Framed Script – Love
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold
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  Supplies for Card Project 2:

TE Premium Ink – Lemon Meringue -…
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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Mini Glossy Accents
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Little Bits – Hearts
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TE Premium Cardstock – Guava
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TE Premium Ink – Guava – Full Pad
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TE Premium Cardstock – Pineapple
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TE Premium Ink – Pineapple – Full Pad
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Framed Script – Hello
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Lots of Love Stencil
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Taylored Expressions: December 2018 Release Sneak Peek Day 3!

Good Day Everyone!

Can you believe how fast the week is passing?! It’s day 3 of sneak peeks for the Taylored Expressions December 2018 Release! This release will be going live tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 6th, at 9AM CST on the TE webstore! Only one more day of waiting!

Let’s get started with a fun twist on craft decor…

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With this project, I am showcasing the new TE Accordion Heart die as well as the new TE Caps Lock – Love die. This accordion heart die can be used in so many different ways, which is why I love it! A product that allows a crafter to do multiple projects with in different ways is priceless.

One could layer and adhere the heart die cuts side by side, creating a fuller accordion look, but today I went with layering the heart die cuts to give a more subtle look. Please visit the other amazing Creative Team Designer blogs, for some of my teammates have used this die in an accordion style rather than a layered style. 🙂

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I decided to use a contrast of colors and a shadow box frame to create a home/craft decor piece!

Here is how I put this project together:

  • Using the new TE Accordion Heart die, I die-cut several pieces of cardstock for both the scalloped hearts and non-scalloped hearts.
  • The scalloped hearts were die-cut from TE Lavender Glaze cardstock. The non-scalloped hearts were die-cut from TE Fruit Punch, TE Shimmer White cardstock, and TE Buttercream Frosting cardstock.
  • The non-scalloped hearts have a fold line down the middle when die cut, therefore, I went ahead and used my bone folder to crease all the folds evenly.

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As you can see in the picture above, there are subtle layers throughout the hearts which gives the overall whole picture a nice touch.

  • After all the die-cutting was done, I adhered the hearts in different color ways to create a small repetitive pattern.
    • By the way, this shadow box is sized 8×8 inches (purchased from Michaels). It already had a canvas backing, which made adhering the hearts to easier! 🙂
  • Utilizing Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, I placed small and large dots in the middle of the hearts to give them some character and texture.
  • Lastly, I die-cut the new TE Caps Lock – Love from TE Poppy Seed cardstock three times. I adhered the three layers together and placed them on top of the shadow box window. This way, the word “love” appears above the heart design!

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Did you love all the layering in the first sneak peek project? If so, my second card project also has some good layering with a shaker element as well!

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Oh, I am so excited to share with you this next card project!!! Within the last year, Taylored Expressions has been adding foiling elements to their line of products. One current line is called, Foil It. The Foil It collection includes twelve 4″ by 5 1/4″ pre-printed toner patterns (usually 6 designs, 2 of each) on 100 lb. Sugar Cube cardstock (easy to use with laminator or foiling machine).

This release TE has created another set of beautiful patterns called, Foil It – Love. It is geared towards the Valentine/Love theme, but I believe it can be used all year round and for many different occasions.

Here, I have used it for a generic card occasion to uplift someone! :D!

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Steps on how to create this shiny shaker card project:

  • Create an A2 sized card base from TE Oreo cardstock.
  • Die-cut a scalloped frame using TE Frame in Frame Cutting Plate.
    • I die-cut this frame three times to create depth and dimension of the shaker element. This step is optional.
  • The striped pre-printed toner pattern from the TE Foil It – Love collection pack was foiled using Summer Rainbow foil (Deco Foil Transfer Sheet) and a foiling machine.
    • I use a MINC foiling machine, but you can use whatever you may have available. Laminator’s give great results, just make sure you let it heat up for a while. I usually let my heating machines heat up for 20-30mins.
    • I tried my best to photograph the foil for you, but foil is very hard to capture. In person, the foiled striped pattern is absolutely stunning!
  • Once the striped background is foiled – adhere it to the black cardbase.

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  • Steps in creating the shaker element:
    • Cut a piece of TE Heat-Resistant Window Acetate to fit behind the black scalloped frame.
      • On a side note, this heat-resistant acetate from TE has been my BEST and FAVORITE crafty find of 2019!!! It takes to heat embossing very well, especially after cooling!
    • Using an embossing buddy, carefully prep the acetate to remove static.
    • Ink/stamp the new TE Bubble Greetings – Smile stamp with versamark ink.
    • Then cover stamped image with TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder (black) and heat emboss.
  • Once heat embossed sentiment is complete, adhere acetate panel behind black scalloped frame.
  • Place foam adhesive behind scalloped frame to hide the adhesive. Make sure all foam adhesive edges touch in order to prevent embellishments from falling out.
    • Tip Alert: You may use an embossing buddy around the inside edges of the adhesive to remove extra stick to prevent sequins/beads from sticking to the sides.
  • Once you’re done placing foam adhesive around the edges, fill the shaker window!
    • I used a mix of TE sequins/beads/fillings (listed below) to fit the colors of the foiled background!
  • After the embellishments are placed inside the shaker window, cover the back with another piece of acetate.
    • I find that it is easier to be able to see through the acetate when adhering or “closing the lid”, per say, of the shaker element. I also find that the embellishments shake around better on acetate than cardstock.
  • Lastly, adhere the shaker element to the background on the card base.

Viola!!! Those are my two crafty projects for today’s sneak peeks! I hope you all can’t wait for the release to be able to create projects of your own! See you tomorrow for release day!!

Don’t forget…

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog [HERE] to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Have a wonderful day,

-Noriko

Supplies for Craft Project 1:

TE Premium Cardstock – Lavender Glaze
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TE Premium Cardstock – Poppy Seed
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TE Premium Cardstock – Buttercream…
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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TE Premium Cardstock – Shimmer White
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Caps Lock – Love
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Accordion Heart
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TE Premium Cardstock – Fruit Punch
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Supplies for Card Project 2:

Heat-Resistant Window Acetate
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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TE Sequins – Sweetheart
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black
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Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Summer…
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TE Shaker Bead Mix – Halloween
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TE Shaker Filling – Hello Sunshine
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TE Shaker Filling – Vanilla Creme
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TE Sequins – Snow Flurries
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Versamark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Frame in Frame Cutting Plate
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Bubble Greetings – Smile
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Foil It – Love
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Taylored Expressions: December 2018 Release Sneak Peek Day 2!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Today is Day 2 of Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks for the December 2018 Release! :D!!! This release will go live starting Thursday, December 6th, at 9AM CST on the TE webstore. Hooray!

Now, go grab yourself a nice warm coffee or cold beverage as I have a couple treats in store for you!

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Today, I am featuring another favorite product of mine from this new release: Just My Type (stamp set with coordinating die set…interactive too)! If you do not know me already, I LOVE interactive dies and this fits the bill perfectly!

Here is the card in action….

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Here are the details on how I put this card together:

  • Create an A2 sized card base from TE Mushroom (another newly released color) cardstock.
    • Then, use TE Frayed Edge Stacklets to die-cut the mushroom colored card base – leaving the top of the die off the card base to use the “partial die-cut technique”. This will create a uniquely folded card base with neat edges.
  • Next, stamp/ink with TE Sea Salt premium dye ink the image of the typewriter in the background creating a tone-on-tone design. Also, ink the edges as well.
    • The edges of the inside of the card were inked in the same way.
  • Then, use TE Mushroom premium dye ink to stamp/ink the “xoxo” stamp image. This will create more depth to the tone-on-tone background.
    • The inside of the card was inked in the same way.
  • Utilizing two of the smaller dies in the TE Frayed Edges Stacklets set, I created a frame for the sentiment to sit within. The frame was die-cut out of TE Buttercream Frosting cardstock.
    • The “hello” was made from the new TE Framed Script – Hello die, which was die-cut from TE Mulled Wine and Cherry Pop cardstock. They were adhered and off-set to one another to provide a little contrast within the framed word.
    • Lastly for the sentiment, “just a note” was stamped and cut into a little strip to complete the front of the card sentiment: “Hello – Just a note”.

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The inside of the card is the “wow factor”! Not only does the typewriter pop out at you, but it also has a hidden sliding message!!!

Here’s how the inside was created:

  • As mentioned above, I stamped and inked the edges to provide a subtle tone-on-tone background. This went throughout the card to keep the theme together from front to inside.
  • The typewriter image was stamped/ink with TE Mushroom onto TE Buttercream Frosting cardstock. There colors went perfectly together for a vintage feel.
  • When you use the coordinating dies with this stamp set, it already has an interactive mechanism built in!!!
    • The coordinating dies have a few interactive elements to them:
      1. The die that cuts out the typewriter has a slit cut out so that the piece of paper can easily slide through! How neat!
      2. There is a stamp that says “pull” with a small coordinating die. This die allows you to fold the pull tab in half and adhere it to the message piece. The recipient of the card will then know to pull the message up! Another neat invention!
      3. There is a die to cut out the “typewriter paper” so that you can stamp whatever message you’d like to send off to the recipient of the card! BAM! Everything is covered!

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  • Lastly, to tie everything together…I stamped/inked the sentiment, “Be Bold. Or italic – never regular”.

To go along with the sentiment, of course, I had to add to the typewriter by creating it to pop up out of the card. This is NOT part of the stamp and coordinating die set, but I just had to add my own little pizazz! I told you, I love interactive card elements!

I hope that card put a smile on your face!

Let’s move onto the second sneak peek of today…

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How cute and fun are these?!?! My second sneak peek for the day is showcasing the TE Punny Notes (with coordinating die set), TE Petite Scalloped Squares, and TE Tuck & Close Notecard die. These adorable images with their punny sentiments are sure to make anyone smile!

Here, I have created little note cards to wrap around sucker pops to give to someone. I know, I know…Christmas hasn’t even hit yet…but for all you crafter’s that plan ahead here are some great gift ideas for Valentine’s! :P! Trust me, it’s never too early to be early…haha! Honestly, I feel that I always run out of time to do everything I want.

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These were incredibly easy to put together. I will run through quickly the gist of how these were created.

  • The TE Tuck & Close Notecard was used to die cut all four bases (from various TE cardstock colors) to be able to wrap around sucker pops.
    • I had to cut a slit at the bottom of the base in order to fit the sucker pop handle through.
  • The TE Stitched Square Stacklets and new TE Petite Scalloped Squares were used to create the bases of the note cards.
    • The stitched square on all four note cards were stamped/inked with TE premium dye inks to provide a tone-on-tone background for all the images to sit upon.
  • The new TE Punny Notes stamp set and coordinating dies were used to:
    • stamp/ink all critter images (then colored with Copic markers)
    • die-cut all critter images using coordinating die set
    • stamp/ink/heat emboss all sentiments (in TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black)
  • The new TE Notecard Accessories die and previously released TE Shining Star Cutting Plate were used to add little embellishments here and there.

Well folks, that’s a wrap! Hehe, did you get it? The puns will always continue to live on in my blogs. 🙂

Don’t forget…..

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog [HERE] to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you are looking for more inspiration and sneak peeks…head over to the TE Blog and visit all the other amazing Creative Team Designer blogs!!!

Have a terrific day,

-Noriko

Supplies for Card Project 1:

TE Premium Cardstock – Mulled Wine
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TE Premium Cardstock – Buttercream…
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Frayed Edge Stacklets
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TE Premium Ink – Sea Salt – Full Pad
[ TE ]
Foam Tape Roll – 1/8″ Thick
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TE ]
Just My Type
[ TE ]
Just My Type Dies
[ TE ]
Framed Script – Hello
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Mushroom
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Mushroom – Full Pad
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Supplies for Card Project 2:

Striped Background
[ TE ]
Twinkle Twinkle Background
[ TE ]
Birch Tree Background
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Candy Corn – Full Pad
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Salt Water Taffy -…
[ TE ]
Stitched Square Stacklets
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Pink Champagne
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Earl Grey
[ TE ]
Shining Star Cutting Plate
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Salt Water Taffy
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Toffee
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Candy Corn
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TE ]
Paw Print Border
[ TE ]
Copic Markers
[ TE ]
Tuck & Close Notecard
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Mocha
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Lime Zest
[ TE ]
TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Pineapple
[ TE ]
Buffalo Plaid Background
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Sea Salt – Full Pad
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Toffee – Full Pad
[ TE ]
Versamark – Watermark Stamp Pad
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Sea Salt
[ TE ]
Punny Notes
[ TE ]
Petite Scalloped Square Stacklets
[ TE ]
Notecard Accessories
[ TE ]
Punny Notes Dies
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Mushroom – Full Pad
[ TE ]

Taylored Expressions: December 2018 Release Sneak Peek Day 1!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today begins a lot of sneak peeks for the Taylored Expressions December 2018 Release! Wahoo! This release has knocked my socks off – that’s for sure! The release will begin promptly Thursday, December 6th, at 9am CST at the TE webstore.

Let’s start off with this new layered daisy die…

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TE has come out with a product that is so much fun to create with – a layered floral die, called Layer It – Daisy! Daisies are so universal and could be used for many occasions. This card was inspired by one of my good friends, who always gives great hugs! I cannot wait to show her this card as her favorite flower is a daisy!

I wanted to show off this die in multiple ways.

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Here is how I created this card:

  • First, I created a card base (A2 size) out of TE Premium Heavyweight Vellum. The heavier the weight of the cardstock, the sturdier the base will be. 🙂
  • Then, I created another card base (a quarter inch smaller) from TE Shimmer White cardstock. It’s my absolute favorite TE cardstock as it gives the most subtle shimmer on any card project (in person). I used the new TE Layer It – Daisy die to cut the more detailed part of the daisy and adhered it to the Shimmer White card base (the slight detail you can see through the vellum in the pictures). I just wanted to add a little extra pizazz to the background.
  • Next, while die-cutting, I used both TE Buttercream Frosting and TE Shimmer White to create the two main daisies. The inner piece of the daisy was colored with Copic markers.

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  • I also utilized the TE Initially die collections to create my die-cut word sentiment. I die-cut each letter three times out of TE Guava, Fruit Punch (new TE cardstock color), and Mulled Wine cardstock. Perfect ombré color combination!
  • Each letter was adhered together, slightly off-set. Then I used a shimmer pen and glossy accents to make the sentiment pop off the background!
  • Lastly, I used Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops to add little embellishments throughout the card project!

Hope you have enjoyed my first card project…let’s move on to the second! 🙂

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WOW! These are probably two of my favorite new products being released: TE Framed Roses Cutting Plate and TE Framed Script – Hello. These products can be used together (as they fit perfectly) or can be used separately!

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Here is how I created this card:

  • First, create an A2 sized card base out of TE Fruit Punch cardstock.
  • Using the new TE Framed Roses Cutting Plate, die-cut three layers from TE Guava cardstock. Adhere the three layers together.
    • Cut a piece of TE 100% Wool Designer Felt in the color Rosé All Day to fit behind the floral frame design. This will allow some sparkle to show through in the background.
    • Also, die-cut the floral frame once from TE Sugar Cube cardstock. The sugar cube cardstock pieces will be used to in-lay into the main floral frame (as seen in the photos).
  • Utilizing the new TE Framed Script – Hello die, die-cut three layers from TE Sugar Cube cardstock. Adhere the three layers together. Die-cut once from TE Fruit Punch cardstock.
    • The fruit punch die-cut piece will be stamped/inked with TE Guava premium dye ink and TE Twinkle, Twinkle Background Stamp for a tone-on-tone design.
    • The background pieces will be in-laid into the framed script hello die-cut.
    • Using TE Friendly Phrases – stamp and ink with TE Oreo premium dye ink onto TE Sugar Cube cardstock the sentiment, “friend”. This will complete the entire card sentiment, “Hello Friend”.

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  • Adhere the scripty sentiment frame into the floral background frame. They fit perfectly together like a puzzle!
  • Lastly, adhere the entire decorated piece onto an A2 sized cardbase made from TE Fruit Punch cardstock.

I have to say, TE Fruit Punch is one of my new favorite colors! It coordinates so well with my previous favorite TE color – Guava.

That’s it for today everyone! I hope I have provided all of you with some eye candy for the new release! Don’t forget that if you frequently shop with TE, there are ways to earn points towards rewards…

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You’ll earn 116 Crafty Points when you purchase the Framed Roses Bundle including four dies: Framed Roses Cutting Plate, Framed Script – Love, Framed Script – Hello, and Bloomers 9. In order to earn double points you must purchase the Framed Roses Bundle – double points do not apply to purchases of the individual items. Offer valid on purchases made between 9 am CDT on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. Crafty Points can only be earned and redeemed on purchases made from the TE webstore.

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Also, Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog [HERE] to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Have a great day!

See you all tomorrow for Sneak Peek Day 2,

-Noriko

Supplies for Card Project 1:

Initially U
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Initially S
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Initially H
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Initially G
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TE Premium Cardstock – Mulled Wine
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TE Premium Cardstock – Buttercream…
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Mini Glossy Accents
[ TE ]
Copic Markers
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TE Premium Cardstock – Guava
[ TE ]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
[ TE ]
TE Premium Heavyweight Vellum
[ TE ]
Foam Tape Roll – 1/8″ Thick
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TE Premium Cardstock – Shimmer White
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Layer It – Daisy
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TE Premium Cardstock – Fruit Punch
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Supplies for Card Project 2:

Twinkle Twinkle Background
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Framed Roses Cutting Plate
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Framed Script – Hello
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TE Premium Cardstock – Fruit Punch
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TE Premium Ink – Fruit Punch – Full Pad
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Taylored Expressions: October 2018 Release Day!!!

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Hello Everyone!

Today is Taylored Expressions October 2018 Release Day! Wahoo-ka-choo! The entire release is NOW available at the TE webstore. Be sure to click through all the pictures detailing our amazing design team’s projects using these brand new products!

Let’s start with this beautiful TE Peace, Love, & Cocktails stamp set.

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This stamp set is incredible! It’s hilarious and fits the bill for merry cocktails! Hehe! This card is jammed packed with details, but overall wasn’t hard to put together.

Here is how I created this card:

  • I stamped three drink images with TE Oreo premium dye ink, and then colored the images with Copic markers. ***Trick here is to choose your cardstock colors and/or medium (ink/paste/etc.) BEFORE you Copic color images. TRUST ME, it is easier to match Copic marker colors to your cardstock/mediums than it is to find matching cardstock/mediums to your Copic markers.***
  • Therefore, I choose to work with four TE ink colors: Blue Raspberry, Lemon Meringue, Lollipop, and Lime Zest. I wanted to create a bright and cheery cocktail card and these four colors complimented each other well. I then used that color palette to Copic color my images. Set images aside.
  • Next, I created a background by stamping/heat embossing the TE Snow Day Background stamp onto TE Sugar Cube cardstock with TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – White. I then die-cut TWICE the TE Peek-A-Boo Squares die to make six open windows.

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  • I took three of the inner squares (for behind the drink images) and lightly inked them with blending foams (using the same color palette mentioned above). What is neat is that the snowflake pattern was continuous and the embossed powder RESISTED the ink. Nice effect, eh? For the sentiments, I had to cut three new squares because the sentiments would not heat emboss over the previously embossed snowflake background.
  • Next, I created a background on the card base using a black/white striped pattern piece of paper. I in laid the squares onto the striped patterned background and then popped up the snowflake background.
  • Lastly, the drink images were popped up and two stripes of gold glitter paper were adhered to each side. BOOM, finished!

This was another favorite card of mine that I have every put together. Might have to replicate this card in different color schemes!

Onto the second card project for today…

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This card was probably my most simple card project to date. Hehe. I used an inlay technique (once again…LOL) into an already die-cut image! Something new and stepped up!

This card features the new TE Flip the Script – Tree stamp and die combo. I love these sets because you have the negative background image, the sentiment image, and the coordinating die all in one package!

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Here’s how I created this card project:

  • Create an A2 sized, top-folding card base from TE Granny Smith cardstock.
  • Next, die-cut a piece of TE Watermelon cardstock using TE Swirls Cutting Plate.
  • Stamp and color the Flip the Script – Tree image. I used three different green TE inks to create an ombre color scheme (Granny Smith, Peapod, and Cilantro). TE Chocolate Truffle was used for the bottom trunk.
  • Here’s the stepped up version of the inlay technique:
    • Once the Swirls Cutting Plate image was die-cut, I took the coordinating die to the Flip the Script – Tree stamp and die combo and laid it right in the middle to die-cut. Run sandwich through die-cutting machine.
    • Once the sandwich ran through the die-cutting machine, there was an outline of a tree cut straight out of the middle of the swirls cutting plate design. This is where I would in lay the colored and cut tree image. Does that make sense?
  • Next, die-cut the star (for the top of the tree) from TE Foil Cardstock – Gold. I did this twice so that one star would be inlaid and the second would stand out a bit more. This was almost a one layered card…at least one layered for my usual style! :)!

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  • Lastly, I took some old gold paint that I had in my craft room and splattered it all over the card (except for the tree). You can tell in this last picture how everything inlays with itself. This type of design provides no bulk in envelopes for mailing cards.

That’s it for the two cards I to share with you today! If you’re looking to increase your TE rewards don’t forget…

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…for a limited time, you can earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Big Background Bundle! Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll receive 120 Crafty Points when you purchase our Holiday Big Background bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CDT on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made at www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Thank you everyone for joining me today and this week for TE October 2018 Release! It has been another great one and I can’t wait to share the next with you all!

Have the most wonderful rest of the week,

-Noriko

Supplies Used for Card Project 1:

TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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Peek-a-Boo Squares
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Foams
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Copic Markers
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Clear
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TE Premium Ink – Lime Zest – Full Pad
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TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns…
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Peace, Love, & Cocktails
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Peace, Love, & Cocktails Dies
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Snow Day Background
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Foam Tape Roll – 1/8″ Thick
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Versamark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Supplies Used for Card Project 2:

TE Premium Ink – Cilantro – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Granny Smith – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Peapod – Full Pad
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TE Premium Cardstock – Watermelon
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
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Swirls Cutting Plate
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TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Flip the Script – Tree Tag Stamp &…
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Versamark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Chocolate Truffle -…
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Taylored Expressions: October 2018 Release Sneak Peeks Day 2!

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Happy Tuesday, Crafty Friends!

Boy, do I have a treat for you! Today is all about mass producing cards as a gift or to simply save you time while you already have all the products out! There is also a beautiful second project towards the end.

Don’t forget, all these newly released products will be available for purchase on the TE webstore starting this Thursday, Oct. 4th, at 9AM CST!

Let’s begin with this set of 5 cards and coordinating envelopes.

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