Thursday, October 4, 2012

Taylored Expressions October Release Day

Hi Everyone! It is release day at Taylored Expressions! All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department.
Be sure to check the TE Current Specials page!  As a special offer for World Cardmaking Day, all Card Kits and Project Pantry kits will be 15% off through Saturday.

I have a couple of projects to share with you today. My first card uses the new Doug Applegate Abode, Cozy Cabin. This stamp works great for Christmas, but would work well for friendship and masculine cards too.

I used the new Project Pantry Kit, Handmade Holidays for my card. The papers are from Simple Stories and definitely on of my favorite paper pads this season. I used two Taylor dies on my card, the Large Scallop Border Die and the Grass Border. My grass is cut from Taylored Felt in Grass Green. I added ribbon from the Project Pantry Kit and buttons from my stash.

The image is colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is included in the stamp set.

On the inside I stamped the cute deer from the stamp set, added another border of grass and the sentiment is from the Handmade Holidays paper pad.

My next project uses one the two Shadow Box Card Kits available this month, featuring Authentique Festive papers. The Shadow Box Card make really nice Christmas Card for those really special people in your lives. My is going to the girl's Grandmother.

On the front of the card I stamped a sentiment from Rejoice Stamp Set, a full size set of 13 Christmas and holiday sentiments in a beautiful font combination. I cut it out with one of the dies in the Label Stacklets 1 Dies. I used the holly leaf die in the Very Merry Outlines Die Set to cut my leaves from green cardstock.

I decided to go with a photo in the center panel, but a sentiment work really well here too. I used the Very Merry Outlines and Very Merry Scallops Dies to create the ornaments and the candy cane. I left room on the right side to write a note.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with one more project. For more inspiration stop by each of the Design Team's Blogs today!

Carolyn King - Guest Designer
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melody Rupple
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess



  1. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Love the warm and cozy home Christmas card. Love it. I also love the frame card. How special this is.

  3. WOW! Melody!!!!! SO pretty. I am amazed at your projects. :-)

  4. Fabulous, Melody! LOVE your cabin card and the felt accents and your shadowbox card is so precious with your the photos of your girls!

  5. Oh these are both Fabulous Wanda! Love your Darling Cabin! The inside is just Too Darned CUTE! 8-) And your shadowbox card is really Sweet Love the Great pic of your Girls! 8-)


  6. amazing, love the felt and the inside of the card is adorable!

  7. Oh my!! Your cozy cabin is AMAZING! So beautifully colored and I love how you added the grass border and decorated the inside too. And your shadowbox with the pic of your girls will be such a great decoration for Christmas!

  8. Wish Taylored Expressions still sold their Shadow Box card kits! Did they make them from the Accu Cut Shadow Box card die? Its super expensive! Maybe you can lobby them for us to make more of these card kits?!