August 8, 2019

It is release day! TE August Release is here!

It is here! All the new releases from Taylored Expressions is now available for purchase at Taylored Expressions store. I am so thrilled. Today I have two projects using new releases.

The first project uses the new Gatefold reveal 2 die along with Sweet & Spooky stamp set and Flip the Web stamp set.

GayatriThursCard #2

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GayatriThursCard #2 closeup

Gatefold cards are so easy to make with Gatefold reveal dies. This is the second version. There is version one already released. I used the Sweet and Spooky and Flip the Web stamp sets to add elements to the card. I stamped the images and coloured them using copic markers, sponged dye inks to add depth and heat embossed the sentiment to add texture to the card. Here are some photos of the card inside.

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GayatriThursCard #2 inside

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GayatriThursCard #2 inside closeup


The second projects is my favourite among my projects in this release. I love the colours and the layout of this card. So happy when your thoughts can be put into paper perfectly. I used Zombies stamp set and coordinating dies to make this card.




I stamped the zombies image from the stamp set using Oreo ink and coloured using copic markers. Then using the coordinating dies, I die cut them out.

For the background, I masked a small area on a Sugar Cube panel and sponged Eggplant, Jelly Donut, Plum Punch, Lollipop Te dye ink using blender brushes. Then I layered Triangle Toss stencil over the sponged area and sponged the same inks heavily over it again to get tone on tone effect and interest on the background.

After removing the mask, I adhered the coloured die cut zombies using foam adhesives for dimension. Then the sentiment is from Mini Strips Halloween. I had this leftover from making previous projects. So I used it below the sponged area. A few ghost sequins from TE halloween sequins collection to finish off the card.





Hope you got inspired by my very colourful halloween project today. All the new products are available at Taylored Expressions store. Happy shopping and have a lovely day!

August 7, 2019

Trick or Treat! TE August Release Sneak Peek Day #3

Welcome back! It is Day #3 of Taylored Expressions August release. All the new release products are release tomorrow, Thursday 8th of August at 9.00am.

Today both my projects are Halloween themed. Although I don’t celebrate halloween, I love to make halloween themed projects. I think it more because of the halloween colours. I made full use of those colours on my projects today.

Here is my first project. I used the new Mini Strips Halloween and coordinating die along with an older background stamp called Bare Trees on this card.

GayatriWedCard #1

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GayatriWedcard #1 closeup

I black heat embossed the Bare Trees background on sugar cube panel. Then I used TE dye inks to sponge the background. To sponge the inks, I used TE blender brushes. I will list all the TE dye inks used in the supplies list below. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to Pineapple card base.

On a Pineapple card panel, I stamped the Mini Strips halloween sentiment in Oreo ink using MISTI. Using the coordinating die, I die cut the sentiments out. I adhered foam adhesive behind the sentiment strips and adhered randomly on top of the background panel. A few star sequins from Halloween sequins collection scattered around to complete the card.

GayatriWedcard #1 flat

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GayatriWedcard #1 flat closeup


For the second project, I made cute trick or treat boxes for halloween. I used TE’s All Tucked In box die along with the new All Tucked In Windows and All Tucked In Halloween clear stamp set.


I die cut three boxes using All Tucked In die using Eggplant, Pumpkin and Lime Zest cardstock. Then using the All Tucked In Windows die, I die cut the window on all three boxes. Then I used the images from All Tucked In Halloween stamp set to stamp randomly all over the boxes die cut in Oreo Ink. Using the acetate sheet, I covered the windows. Then I assembled the boxes. Then I used the Trick or Treat sentiment from Mini Strips Halloween stamp set stamped in the same coloured cardstocks, die cut using the coordinating die to adhere on the centre of the boxes. For the inside of the boxes, I trimmed a few tiny long strips of the same coloured cardstocks, crumbled them and stuffed the boxes. Now I only need to put in halloween treats when time comes. 🙂 These boxes are so easy to make.



Hope you liked my projects today. My favourite is the Mini Strips Halloween sentiment stamp set and coordinating die. There is also a Mini Strips Harvest sentiment stamp set which is released tomorrow. So easy to stamp a few sentiments and using one die to die cut all of them. Great! Anything that makes life easier, I love it. There are couple of bigger stamp set of this version already in the store. These are must have if you are a cardmaker.

Head over to Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from Taylor and designers. There is also question of the day and giveaway. Make sure you leave a comment and answer the question to enter a chance to win.

I will see you tomorrow with more projects on the release day! Until then have a lovely day!

August 6, 2019

Hello Sweet Friend! TE August Release Sneak Peek Day #2

Welcome to day #2 sneak peek from Taylored Expressions. Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s day #1 projects. Today I have two more projects using more new release products. These projects are fall themed. I love fall themed projects because of the fall colours. Here is my first project.


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I used the new Simply Smitten stamp set to stamp and colour using copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to die cut all the elements out. For the background, I sponged TE dye inks in Candy Cord, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato Pie, Potato Chip and Lime Zest. I used the Blender Brushes to sponge the inks on Sugar Cube panel. I then die cut the panel using the largest of the Petite Scallop Rectangle die and dry embossed the second largest stitched rectangle die on the panel. This adds details to the panel. I also added white spatter using Copic White.

I adhered the die cut elements from Simply Smitten stamp set on the middle of the sponged panel using foam adhesives for dimension. I adhered the panel to the Sugar Cube panel using foam adhesive to finish off the card. I used Hello Sweet Friend sentiment from the Simply Smitten stamp set. There are other sentiments in the set that will fit inside the banner as well as sentiment that can be stamped on its own without the banner.

I love the ink blended background and the coloured elements just pop against it.


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GayatriTUEScard#1 closeup


For the second project, I used the new Floral Fields background stamp and Flip the Script Pumpkin Tag stamp and die combo.




I stamped the Floral Fields background stamp in Toffee ink on Buttercream Frosting card panel. Then using green copic marker, I coloured just the leaves to add pop of colour. Then using the scissors I roughed the edges of the panel before adhered to Pumpkin card base.

I stamped the Flip the Script Pumpkin tag using Pumpkin and Candy Corn TE dye ink and the stem with Cilantro TE dye ink. Love the sentiment on this stamp. Using the die, I die cut the pumpkin and stem and glued the stem over the pumpkin. I brushed some shimmer over the pumpkin.

I layered this pumpkin over a Petite scallop circle die cut using Toffee cardstock and sponged Toffee dye ink to add depth. This layered circle element is adhered on the centre of the Floral Fields background panel using foam adhesives. I added few Orange Nuvo crystal drops to tie in the orange pumpkin focal point and the orange card base. This finishes the card. I also made some Pumpkin tags using Flip the Script Pumpkin Tag stamp and die combo.





Now head over to Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from Taylor and designers. There is also the question of the day and giveaway. Make sure you leave some love to all the designers and get inspired by their projects.

That is it from me today. I will see you tomorrow day #3 with more projects. Until then have a wonderful day!