November 1, 2017

TE November Release Sneak Peek Day #3

Hello and welcome back to my blog once again. This is my second post. My first post is HERE!

Today is day #3 of Taylored Expressions sneak peek. All the new products will be available for purchase tomorrow at TE store.

I am showcasing couple of new stamp sets today. The first one is called Snail Mail.

This is a great set to dress up envelopes. I have used three Toffee TE envelopes to showcase this stamp set.

For the first two envelopes I stamped the images directly on the envelopes and coloured them using Polychromos pencils.

I inserted a white cardstock inside the envelopes to give a bit of sturdiness while colouring. For the envelope below, I stamped the images on Sugar Cube cardstock, copic coloured them and hand cut them out to adhere on the envelope.

This stamp set is so cute and perfect to personalise an envelope. All the supplies used to make these envelopes are listed below:


The next product I am showcasing is also a stamp set called Calendar Grumplings and coordinating die.

 

These are super cute grumplings for each month of the year. I have used the duck grumpling combined with the new Inside Scallop Circle Stacklet dies to make my card below.

The duck being the focal point, I emphasised it by adding layers of scallop circles. I used the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklet along with Stitched Circle Stacklet to achieve it. I added colour through sponging inks on the backgrounds.

The white heat embossed sentiment on Oreo cardstock die cut using Double-ended Flag Stacklet die pops out of the coloured background. I embellished the card with Cookie Monster enamel shapes.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

There is no release without giveaways, right? Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Check out TE blog for more design team inspirations and we also have a new design team member. Check her out and leave some love. All these new products will be released this Thursday November 2nd.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. See you tomorrow with more projects.

November 1, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Christmas Gift Tag!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Christmas Gift Tag

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

We are also joining in with, and sponsoring, Tracey McNeely’s 25 tags of Christmas so you have 2 chances to win a $50 Gift Certificate! One on this challenge and one on Tracey’s Blog!

We are kick starting the event as today is Day 1

CLICK HERE to add your tag to Day 1 of the 25 Tags Of Christmas link system

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Here is my take on the Christmas Tag.
I used Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge die to make my tag base. I used the third die to die cut one using white cardstock and the other using an older Kaisercraft gold foiled music pattern paper. I adhered the pattern paper to the white postage stamped edge die. I love the gold foil music pattern paper. Perfect for Christmas theme. I punched a hole on top of the panel and threaded red twine.
The other elements on the tag are all dies from Simon Says Stamp – the new Pine Needle Trio die, Season’s Greeting die and Rylynn Snowflakes die. The sentiment and the pine needles are die cut using pattern paper from the same Kaisercraft Christmas paper pad. The snowflakes is diecut using gold foil cardstock.
To add dimension, I clustered the pin needles with snowflakes on top to adhere on top of the tag panel and stacked three sentiment die cut with the pattern paper die cut on top and adhered below the cluster. I love the use of rhinestones for Christmas cards. Here I have used red rhinestones from Kaisercraft to embellish.
Now I also made another one but this one different. This tag has cooler blue colours.
Exactly the same layout, dies and use of rhinestones but colour is different.
The snowflakes is diecut using silver glitter cardstock. The pine needles using a blue pattern paper also from Kaisercraft pattern paper but a different one to the top.
Sentiment is stacked and glued for added dimension. And I used blue rhinestones here.
Hope you liked both my tags. All the supplies used to make these tags are listed below.

So now it’s YOUR turn to make a Christmas tag!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

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Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you come back for my second post for today.

October 31, 2017

TE November Release Sneak Peek Day #2

Hello all. Welcome back to day #2 of Taylored Expressions November Release Sneak Peek. Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s projects with the new Display Easel die set. Today I have another set of note cards to share using two new Big Blooms stamp set called Cabbage Rose and Hydrangea and two of the older sets Sunflower and Poinsettia.

 

These big blooms stamp sets are gorgeous. Love the size of the flowers and leaves. They can be used with a variety of technique. Colouring is of course is technique to use. I went with my new Polychromos colour pencils from Faber Castell. These pencils have high pigmentation and hence can be used on dark cardstocks. I  rose gold heat embossed the four flowers and leaves Oreo cardstock to give the antique look and coloured them using these pencils.

I basically picked up three shades of a colour to get depth and shading on the flowers and leaves. The colour blend very well when overlapped. It took me 20 minutes for each panel. Then I spattered the panels with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry colours gold mica paint and left the panels to dry. In the mean time, I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the new Friendly Phrases stamp set on Sugar Cube cardstock and die cut them using the new Double-ended Flag die set. I used the middle die in the set. These sentiments banners are adhered on the panel using foam adhesives. The panels are adhered on Sugar Cube card base and rounded on corner only. The card front is embellished with matching enamel shapes from TE. I also die cut envelope liners using the new Envelope Liner die and the new Playful Pattern Bold pattern papers in coordinating colours to line the inside of the Toffee envelopes for the cards.

I boxed the cards and envelopes inside the clear box available at TE store and used the Noteworthy Belly Band die to die cut the band using TE gold foil cardstock to wrap around the box. The centre sentiment is stamped from Sealed with Love stamp set on a stitched circle die cut and adhered on the centre. Makes a special gift to a special person.

 All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


There is no release without giveaways, right? Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Check out TE blog for more design team inspirations and we also have a new design team member. Check her out and leave some love. All these new products will be released this Thursday November 2nd.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. See you tomorrow with day #3 sneak peek.