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Autumn Treat Bags

Hi everyone, it’s my turn to post and I’m using Pinterest for today’s inspiration!  I browsed the Taylored Expressions Pinterest boards and came across THIS project, made by the uber talented (and super sweet!), Shannon!  I just loved how earthy her cards are…the colors are gorgeous and the these cards are CAS!

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For my project I decided to use these adorable muslin treat bags.  They are perfect for tucking a few treats into.

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I happened to use mini Milky Way and Snickers bars.  Snickers are my go to snack when I need a pick me up and I usually have a stash in my craft room to keep me going.

I used Mega Leaves and die cut each leaf twice…once in white, and once more in a contrasting color, and layered them together.  I added burlap trim and love the different colors they come in!

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Who wouldn’t love to get a pretty treat bag like this?  I think they’re adorable and even a fun craft for the kids to make!

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With Gratitude

Hi guys, I’m back with a sweet gratitude card that could also be customized with other sentiments. Here’s today’s cast of characters, Feather Embossing Folders, Banner It Kit and the Rose Shape Die.

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I started out by running my card stock through the Evolution with the embossing folder.  Guess what?  All the embossing folders are 20% off right now…and if you use my code POP, you’ll receive an extra 20% off at checkout.

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My next step was to cut the banner.  I cut the bottom layer out of card stock that coordinates with the rose and layering piece.

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Here’s how the banner will look layered.

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Next I die cut and assembled the rose.

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You can stamp any sentiment in the banner area…mine is from Chit Chat (Paper Smooches).

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Here’s the completed card.  I love how dies and embossing folders can create a quick and easy card.  You can use any combination of colors, papers and sentiments to create a truly customized look!

Don’t forget that my readers can use the code POP to receive 20% off their total order at We R.

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We Give Thanks

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October has arrived and so have all those beautiful Autumn colors and decorations.  My card was inspired by all the gorgeous colors and I thought this image was perfect for today’s card!  I colored the image with Copics and maybe got a little carried away with my Wink of Stella pen…the shimmer this pen has is amazing!

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I colored and fussy cut an extra pumpkin and added it to the scene and used a foam square to adhere it.

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Hope you all have a great week, thanks for stopping by!

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Poinsettia Ornament

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Hi guys, I fell in love with the winter release from Memory Box and had to buy some the new dies.  Eeek!  I guess you could call this card a follow up to THIS card, from 2012 (where does the time go?).  I love the clean lines these images have and kept my color simple by adding a Poinsettia.  I used glitter tape for the holly and berries on the ornament and let the rest speak for itself.

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To be honest, I wasn’t sure how to really use the Poinsettia, but decided to layer it and offset the outline a bit.

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Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Memory Box dies used: Cabrini Ornament, Snowy Scrollwork, Poinsettia Bloom Trio, Bows

Taylored Expressions Release Day!

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It’s Release Day and ALL of the new products are now available at Taylored Expressions!  13 stamps sets, 5 coordinating dies, 9 Little Bits dies, 3 embossing folders and Matched Gingerbread Paper Pack, Kit and Sequins!  Whew!  That’s a lotta goodness ready to greet you at your mailbox!

Today’s card uses a little bit of everything.  Ha!  The stamps are Campy Christmas and Share the Light.  Campy Christmas is so cute!  These critters are utterly adorable and I had fun creating this scene!  I used Evergreen and die cut them out of felt and used a Wink of Stella glitter pen for shimmer on the bulbs.

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I couldn’t help but try and add a little bit of everything for my last card.  I really fell in love with this release and hope you did too!

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek: Seasonal Trees & Scarecrow

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.  TECircleLogoPartyHat1 It’s Wednesday and Day 3 of our sneak peeks!  Today I have a sweet die that features Seasonal Trees.  It’s a little smaller than the size of regular cutting plate, but that makes it perfect for layering.  My card also features Evergreens…a set of 2 evergreen dies, and at the bottom of my card, Ice Border.  I love this border and think it adds such a nice, wintery, feel to my card. ShellySeasonalTreesWed1 I sponged ink on the trees and used a white gel pen to add a tiny bit of snow to the trees.  The sentiment is from Sparkle & Cheer and it fit perfectly on my Banner Stacklets 1 die. ShellySeasonalTreesWed2 I added white glitter to the trees and it gives my card a nice, wintery, sparkle.  Gotta love sparkly snow!  :)  Below is also a nice, close up of Ice Border.  This border would also look great blinged out! ShellySeasonalTreesWed3 My 2nd project used a new Sack It die….Sack It Scarecrow!  I made a little goody bag and a matching card.  I used felt for my scarecrow and I love the Autumn colors and feel the felt adds.  The dies cut very cleanly with this felt and the colors were spot on.  I used Bloomin’ Stacklets 1 for the flower and added a button and tied it with hemp. ShellyScarecrowWed1 ShellyScarecrowWed3

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Shiny & Bright and Bethlehem Border

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

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Hi guys, it’s day 2 of our sneak peeks and my projects were filled with so many possibilities.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved creating today’s cards!  My first card uses some super gorgeous, new products.  The name of the stamp set is Shiny & Bright and it has coordinating dies.  I just love it when stamp sets have coordinating dies.  I stamped my ornaments in Versamark and dusted Perfect Pearls over it.  I realize it’s a little hard to see in the picture, but I promise you, it’s stunning in person.

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What about that gorgeous, intricate, background?  It’s Sweater Weather and it’s already one of my favorite cutting plates.  I love the name of this cutting plate, it sounds so cozy!  The sequins are Gingerbread Lane Sequins and I love how these sequins coordinate to match the Matched Collections.

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I realize the picture below isn’t the best, but I really wanted to try and get a good shot of the gorgeous shimmer the Perfect Pearls added to the ornaments.

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My 2nd sneak peek uses a border that is perfect for the Christmas season.  I cut it out twice and layered it for a nice, shadowed, look.  I wanted to keep it neutral but felt it needed a little something, hence the black, glitter, tape, lol!

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Build a Scene Rolling Hills were a nice touch to my scene and the sentiment is from Sing of the King.  I love the new shape of Label Stacklets 9 and the sentiment fit perfectly inside of it.

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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!

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