Taylored Expressions September Release - Day 2

At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday and you are invited to our Birthday Bash! Sneak peeks take place Monday through Wednesday - lots of fun eye candy and inspiration!

All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store. Every order placed Thursday - Monday will include a FREE Party Favor.  Details will be coming on Thursday morning.

To celebrate our 3rd Birthday, you have 3 WAYS TO WIN!

      1. Help Spread the Word! Grab our Birthday Badge from Taylor's blog and post it on your blog for the week.  Then come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog to let us know you're spreading the word. You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 TE gift certificate.
      2.  Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.  You will have until 8 pm PST that night to comment to enter to win each new set.
      3.  Join us in our SCS Forum for a contest that will begin Thursday morning.  In the meantime you can see Baker's Dozen sneak peeks there and chat with us!

Today's sneak peeks are all about Halloween and Fall, one of my favorite times of year. My project used the new stamp set Toil & Trouble, the Spooky Impression Plate, and Spooky Project Pantry.
Toil & Trouble is a super cute Halloween décor set. It works great for decorating the Apothecary Shelf, I used on my card!  Toil and Trouble is part of the Whimsical Wishes collection by Nancy McKinney and is a  full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel. It includes  includes 25 images/sentiments.

My Halloween Treat Set is made with papers and ribbons from the Spooky Project Panty Kit.

Taylor is doing something a little different this month with the Project Pantry. As you know, the idea behind the Project Pantry is that when you want to bake up a yummy dessert you head to your pantry for the ingredients. When you want to create a sweet papercrafting project, you can head to our Project Pantry for all the coordinating elements. We've found that some of the best cake and cookie recipes are the ones based around a basic batter or dough recipe with lots of options to spice it up according to your tastes. This month we are offering our Basic Recipe Kit along with optional Spice It Up Ingredients that you can pick and choose from to build the kit just the way you want it.

The Spooky Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:

Echo Park Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad
10 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in coordinating colors
6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)

Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:

Black Sparkly Fluff
Black/White Enamel Accents
Orange Rhinestones
Black Pearls
Halloween Button Assortment
Spooky Cardstock Pack
Spooky Ribbon Bundle

When you go to the Spooky Project Pantry in the store you will see the optional items linked under the Basic Recipe kit, so you can pick and choose what you'd like to add to your cart.  We know you'll have fun customizing your kit!

First stamped and colored the Apothecary Shelf with Copics. On top of the shelf I stamped two of the bottle in the stamp set and the pumpkin and colored them. I used the Large Scallop Die for my top border, used distress ink on the edges of my stamped image, and added some stitiching.

To create the spider web scarf for the top of my shelf, I stamped the scarf in black ink, colored with Copics, and added Orange Rhinestones.

For my treat box I started with a die cut treat box from the Taylored Expressions Store. The little box is cut and scored for you and goes together so quick!! Gift giving made easy! 

I used the Spook Impression Plate on orange cardstock from the Spooky Project Pantry Kit. I used my Cuttlebug and Taylor's Embossing Pad Kit. I cut the embossed cardstock to fit my block and added a scalloped with to coordinate with my card. Then I just made a little tag and attached it with ribbon from the kit.

I will be back tomorrow with another project! Be sure to stop all the designers today for more "Spooky" Projects:
Sankari Wegman


  1. I adore your web scarf!! Why didn't I think of that? Your shelf is just spooktacular!

  2. These are so, so cute, Melody! I just LOVE how you used the spiderweb stamp as a cloth. . .it looks GREAT on the shelf like that! Your treat box is adorable!

  3. I love the way you used the elements of this stamp set to create your projects. I especially like the way you colored the spider web orange to make it look like a cloth!

  4. I love this set, Melody! How cute is that draping web and your treat box is just darling. XOXO

  5. That is the awesomest scene Melody! I love that tablecloth and the awesome color scheme and the little treat/giftset!!! You are AWEsome!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  6. I totally didn't know what to do with that spiderweb--- DUH-- What a perfect way to use it! Seriously adorable and I love the little treat box too!

  7. Oh wow! These are fantastic! I love3 love love that gorgeous draped spider web and your fabulous colors! So wonderful. And I really like the little favor box you made to match! Perfect stuff!

  8. That jar of eyeballs is a hoot. Love these projects.

  9. Oh Melody! You SO totally rock! This set is SPECTACULAR! LOVE LOVE LOVE your spooky apothecary shelf!

  10. Melody,

    What a great idea to make a table runner out of the webs!!! :)

    Thanks for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  11. Very cute projects, love your table runner!