Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Blog Design Team: Dreaming of Fall Florals

It's Tuesday, crafty friends and we hope your day is off to a lovely start! Today we have a card from Blog Design Team member Amy Kolling that is sure to inspire you to get out there and create something beautiful. Check it out below...

Now, let's hear from Amy about her project...

Now that cooler weather is here, I have the colors of fall on my mind. Where I live, it's the colors of the mums I see everywhere! I love these mini blooms from the Mini Bloomers dies along with the Bloomers Greenery dies. The vines work perfectly to wrap around the decorative edge frame from the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate.

I started with a standard white notecard and blended in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink in a circular motion to the center of the panel.  Then, with various fall colors of cardstock, the Mini Bloomers were die-cut. The larger vine die from Bloomers Greenery die was die-cut twice and placed around my frame. The leaves were embellished with Copics for a bit of detail along with white dots which were done with a white Pigment pen. Such a fun way to add a little extra something! Clear gems were added to the layout of blooms.

My sentiment is a favorite of mine from Walt Disney. It stamps perfectly to the inside of the decorative frame die. To add more interest, another die-cut frame from the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate was added to the perimeter with foam adhesive to make it look like a shadowbox. I love all the dimension it creates!

Thanks so much, Amy, for sharing this wonderfully die-cut fall floral card with us today! You can catch more of Amy's design work on her blog, Stamp-n-Paradise. Have a joyful day!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Simply Stamped - Pinecones Style Sheet

Hey there, crafty friends! We've come to the end of another release week at Taylored Expressions and it has been an exciting one as we now have over 45 new products perfect for your Christmas crafts! If you missed any of our sneak peeks this week then you'll want to keep scrolling through the blog to check them out. During a typical month, I would be posting my T-List today; a collection of my favorite projects from our design team during the past week. But this month there's so much to share that I wanted to take a moment to dig a little deeper into one of our stamp sets.

We've been exploring multi-step stamping with our Simply Stamped series for several months and this month we've introduced Simply Stamped - Pinecones to the collection.

Here are a few of the amazing projects our design team created with this stamp set:

Don't you just love the amazing dimension you can achieve on these pinecones simply by using different shades of ink? In order to make it easy for you to recreate this beautiful look we've designed a Style Sheet with step by step instructions and helpful hints for using these multi-layered stamps. 

Click here (or on the image below) to download the Simple Stamped - Pinecones Style Sheet:

I hope you find this to be a valuable resource as you try out these multi-layer images on your projects! I'd love to see what you're creating so come find us on our Facebook page and share with us! And stay tuned as we're putting the finishing touches on a Simply Stamped video with even more tips for proper alignment. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 01, 2015

Taylored Expressions October 2015 Release

Hey there, crafty friends! It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions! We've been making it merry with our sneak peeks this week and I hope you're feeling inspired to get started on your Christmas crafts! We have a flurry of new stamp sets, over thirty new dies and cutting plates, new embossing folders, and new Matched paper and sequins. Plus, a few of our fan favorite stamp sets are getting coordinating dies and we've revealed an exciting new product for the TE Store; 3x4 Watercolor Panels!

All of the new products are now available for purchase in the New Products Department at the TE web store, but before you head over to the shop or scroll down for more inspiration, I have some lucky winners to announce from our daily giveaways!

1. Monday - Picture Perfect - Horizontal Die Set

2. Tuesday - On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate

3. Wednesday - 3x4 Watercolor Panels - Christmas (3 winners)

4. Grand Prize - $50 Gift Certificate

And now I'm excited to bring you our October Release video. Take a look at three of my favorite products from this month's release!

And now for quick and easy links to all of our new products:

3x4 Watercolor Panels - Christmas

Now that I've shared all of the new products, I have one more project to share! I'm really loving the new Picture Perfect frame dies so I decided to try another scene card using one of the vertically oriented frames:

It's a very simple scene using the previously released Build a Scene - Rolling Hills, Evergreen, and Snowfall Embossing Folder along with the new Little Bits- Reindeer and Picture Perfect - Vertical die. Maybe a good idea for you if you're planning to mass-produce your cards this year!? 

And now last call for creative team inspiration for the October Release! Check out what our amazing team has been up to this week by clicking on the beautiful faces below.