Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Lil Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Release Day at Taylored Expressions! All of the September Release products that we have been sneeking all week are ready for your crafting pleasure! For release day fun, I created a little scene for the newest Mischief Maker: Lil Pumpkin! I love her Halloween outfit - my daughter was a pumpkin one year when she was a baby - and it is seriously just the cutest outfit :) 

I paired this Lil Pumpkin stamp set with the Critters n Costume stamp set where I stamped the little pirate kitty and then added him into the scene for some Halloween fun :) The background was created by sponging the clouds with the Cloud Border die and the hills with the Rolling Hills die that was embossed with the Lots of Dots folder. I added the Spooky Fence border along the back and some grass from the Grass Border up front:

Here is a close up of her - I colored here in with copics and then cut her and little pirate kitty out and popped them under one of the rolling hills. I took an x-acto knife and cut out the part under the handle of her trick or treat pail - love how she turned out :)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Mischief Maker Lil' Pumpkin and Critters in Costume stamp sets from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Hocus Pocus Matched set (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog and Copic Markers
Taylored Dies: Spooky Fence Border die, Lots of Dots Embossing Folder, Build A Scene: Rolling Hills, Clouds Border Die, Grass Border die
Accessories: Circle Dies (Spellbinders), foam tape (TE), Best Glue Ever, corner counder

I loved creating this fun card with this cutie mischief maker and the adorable pirate kitty cat!! 

Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Sankari :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September Sneak Peeks: Test Tube Caddy

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the third day of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!! This is such an exciting day because there is an awesome new die that Taylor will be releasing that creates a testube that can be filled with all sorts of goodies!! For my project today, I created some Halloween goodies that I thought would be perfect to pass out in my kids classes for Halloween! You can purchase the testubes at the TE store and fill 'em up with sweet goodness - here I used white choclate candy corn M&M's mmmmm! Sooo good!! I created three Test Tube caddies using the new Hocus Pocus paper pack and the Matched Cardstock from TE:

I used the Halloween Treat Toppers to put on top of the test tube caddies and the You've Been Framed: Halloween on the front of the caddies for decoration - also - there would have been more M&M's in the picture - but I ate most of them while crafting and taking these pictures :)

I can't wait to make more of these treat holders for Halloween!! There is also something party-fabulous that will be released soon - which are the Party Monster dies that coordinate with the Party Monsters stamp set that has been previously released - here is a card I made with these super cute Party Monsters with the Double the Fun paper pack and Matched cardstock from Taylored Expressions:

Here is a close up of these party monsters - I added a little googly-eye to the them for a little bit of wacky silliness :) I also added the sequins from the Double the Fun - Girl sequin pack to the banner and die cut the balloons out for more of a festive flair :) I used the new Zig Zag Embossing Folder for a more textured background: 

Here is the inside of the card -  I love this font - so fun!!

Thanks So much for visiting, Crafty Friends!! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of all our participating Designers HERE!!
Please stop by tomorrow for some Release Day Mischeif ;)


Sankari :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Little Bits Halloween Scene and Spooky Trees Cutting Plate

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions September Release! Today I am excited to show some new Halloween goodies from TE, including some new amazing Halloween papers from TE called Hocus Pocus paper pack and Matched cardstock that goes with it perfectly! 

For my first card, I used the new Spooky Trees cutting plate to create this little Halloween scene - love how quick it is to create a halloween night with these tree cutting place! I started off by sponging purple sky with the Clouds Border die and then added some ghosts from the Little Bits Ghosts dies to float around the trees and the Spooky Trees Accessories dies that has the wolf and the bats that I cut out with gray cardstock to fly around the trees:

Here is a close up of the scene and the cute little ghosties and the trees - I die cut the Spooky Tree cutting plate twice, once on black cardstock and gray cardstock to give the trees some shadows :)

For my second project, I used the Tangled Webs embossing folder to create a fun little pumpkin night scene :) I love these awesome Halloween Jars from the TE Hocus Pocus paper pack that I lined on both sides with the Spider Web border die. I love the Lots of Dots embossing folder and used to emboss part of the hills that I then tucked the pumpkins from the Little Bits Halloween Scene into the hills:

I used some of the TE sequins Hocus Pocus to put ontop of the spiders that I die cut and then tied some twine around the card and some gel pen around the circle of the center images - Loved how this turned out - and I love how crisp these embossing folders are!!

I loved making these cards especially how fun it is to create scenes with all these awesome Little Bits and awesome Halloween dies! Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hop over tomorrow for more sneak peeks!!
Ciao for now,
Sankari :)