Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peek Day 1

Hi Everyone! And thanks for stopping by for Day 1 of Taylored Expression October Sneak Peeks! The October release is all about the holidays! All the products being previewed this week will be available in the TE Store on Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. PST. I have a couple of projects to share with you today. 

My first card uses the stamp set Rejoice, a full size set of 13 Christmas and Holiday sentiments in a beautiful font combination.  I also used two new Taylor dies. I used the new Label Stacklets 1 to cut out my sentiment  and the new Nativity Border Die at the bottom of the card. I think the combination of the Rejoice stamp set and the Nativity Border make a beautiful and elegant Christmas card that would be easy to mass produce.

On the inside I stamped another Sentiment from the set.

For my next card I am using the Best Nests Stamp Set, a wonderful all-occasion set with a darling bird house for every season! Since we are all about the holidays this month, I am using the Christmas birdhouse and sentiment. 

The image is colored with Copics and added a little liquid pearls and glitter to the snow. I used one this month new Project Pantry Kits, Merry and Bright.

I cut two of the snowflakes for the new Make a Snowflake Die and then used a glue pen to add a little glitter. The ribbon is included in the Project Panty.

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

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



  1. Beautiful cards....the snowflakes are also marvelous...can use those on cards, tags, scrapbook pages...or many other projects.

  2. SO lovely Melody!! I love the way you did the silhouettes with those DPs and the coloring on your second card is SOO wintery wonderful!! LOVE it!!

  3. Beautifully done! Love the elegant manger scene and the birdhouse---adorable. love the snow!

  4. gorgeous cards - love the Nativity border!

  5. these are so pretty! i love the Nativity scene and those birdies are super cute- great snow! i can't wait for these new goodies!

  6. Gorgeous cards, Melody! Love the nativity scene and the snow-kissed love birds!

  7. wow, beautiful! lovin that bird house

  8. Beautiful cards. Love the look and the dies, stamps are awesome.

  9. Such pretty cards today (well, every day!) I love your nativity scene card so much. Happy Release Week!!

  10. Oh these are both just Wonderful Melody!! Love the combo of the nativity border with those Pretty dp's and your Merry Kissmas card is too Darned Sweet! Love the touch of sparkle on the snow & snowflakes too! 8-)


  11. Melody, both of your cards are simply stunning! I love the patterned paper behind the nativity and the sweet birds are so beautifully colored!

  12. Oooh that Nativity Border die is beautiful and would make a perfect Christmas card - elegant, Christmasy and flat for mailing!! :)

  13. These are BEAUTIFUL Melody! LOVE your nativity card...the papers are just PERFECT with it! Your birdhouse card is the tweetest (lol...sorry, had to!) and I love the "snow" accents!

  14. Melody, your nativity card is SO BEAUTIFUL! I love your sweet little birdhouse! Your stitching is perfect! XOXO

  15. I love that nativity scene on the patterned BG - very cool! And your birdhouse is so sweetly and perfectly colored - I love it!

  16. So pretty! Cutting the nativity silhouette from black really makes it pop! And your Best Nests card is just adorable! The snowflakes with the added glitter are the perfect addition!