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Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price — but hurry, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever!

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Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th.

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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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It’s Day 3 of our Sneak Peeks and I’m hoping you are having as much as I am!  All of the new products will be available tomorrow…has anything caught your eye?  🙂  My card today uses Pawe-some…an adorable pup who has his little chicky friends to help him celebrate!

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I kept this card simple and added a few balloons (Little Bits Balloons) and washi to complete it.  The Little Bits dies are my favorite dies!  I love how they coordinate with so many stamps.

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My 2nd card uses Perfect Pairs Burger & Fries and I think the Perfect Pairs line of stamps are so cute!  They have such great sentiments and perfect all ages!

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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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It’s Party Time!  Fall is a busy time of year for me, two of my kids have birthdays (six days apart) in the fall and I have 3 siblings with fall birthdays…not to mention friends and extended family members.  Yikes!  It’s time to pump out the birthday cards!  Today’s card uses mainly dies, called Party Time.  How appropriate!  lol!

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I used Matched Double the Fun Kit for my presents, Double the Fun Boy sequins and Double the Fun Girl, sequins.  I’m loving the monster washi tape…such fun little party monsters and so cute too!

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Love the look of the scattered sequins and the colorful confetti!  This card was so easy to create by using the Matched Kit and coordinating sequins!

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Hi everyone, Halloween is right around the corner, and I have a fun Halloween card to share.  Today’s card uses an adorable Halloween set, Halloween Doodles, and the Spiders and Web dies.  I die cut each spider twice and used a 3D foam square (cut smaller) to add dimension to my spiders.  A white gel pen was perfect for they eyes.

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The background paper is from our new Matched Hocus Pocus paper pack.  This paper pack is awesome and full of fun, Halloween designs for your Halloween projects.  I embossed the spider web and sentiment, and added color by airbrushing the web with Copics.  I love purple for Halloween!

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

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I love my Feather die from We R and thought I’d create a card that uses those feathers along with the Feather Embossing Folder.  Let’s take a look at the cast of characters for today’s card…

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I used half of a Fabriano Medioevalis note card to emboss the feathers on.  This is excellent paper for watercoloring and is so textured and yummy to work with.  These embossing folders rock!  They are 6×6 and nice and large, perfect for covering a whole card or 6×6 page.

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Let’s take a closer look at how gorgeous this impression is.  The embossing is nice and crisp, without tearing the paper.

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Now it’s time to run the feather die through.  I used wood paper and wrapped a bit of twine around them for a nice, earthy, look.  I know my die looks a bit beat up, however, that’s what makes these dies so awesome….they take a beating and still cut perfectly!

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I used a wash of yellow and red for my background and love how the two colors work together.  These watercolors are Kuretake Gansai Tambi and come in different sized sets.  This one is a set of 36 and the colors are rich, vibrant, and lush!

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The last step was to adhere my watercolored feathers and feather die cuts to my card.

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What do you think?  I really enjoyed creating this card and can see this being done in a variety of colors, each with the same, beautiful, effect.

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If you see something you like, head on over to We R…my readers get a special discount of 20% on everything in their cart by using the code POP.  Hope you have fun creating.  Thanks for stopping by!


  • It’s TE’s sixth birthday!
  • To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, we are releasing our very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as our own Embossing Folders.
  • Visit the TE Blog for a fun sketch challenge with a $250 prize gift certificate.

To celebrate our 6th year, we’ve designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very “happy” coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th – September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.

Hi, everyone!  I’m back with another sneak peek of two more amazing sets.  My first card uses Critters in Costume and it has some cute critters all dressed up and ready to trick or treat.  I used the “Boo” sentiment as a background as well as the sentiment.  I love that the Os are little eyes!  The patterned paper is Matched Hocus Pocus and I love that this patterned paper is thicker and excellent quality!

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My 2nd card uses a variety of new products, a stamp set called Little Bits of Halloween, Little Bits Haunted House die, Little Bits Halloween Scene, and a NEW embossing folder, Tangled Webs.  I know I mentioned it yesterday, but I want to mention it again that one of the things that make these embossing folders stand out is that they cover a WHOLE card front! Yay!  How many times have you wanted the card front to be completely covered with an embossed image?  Now you can!

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Below is a picture of the embossing folder…covering the whole card.  I used white ink and lightly dabbed it on top of the embossed webs.  I love the white on black!

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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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  • It’s TE’s sixth birthday!
  • To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, we are releasing our very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as our own Embossing Folders.
  • Visit the TE Blog for a fun sketch challenge with a $250 prize gift certificate.

To celebrate our 6th year, we’ve designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very “happy” coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th – September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.

I am so excited to be a part of Taylored Expressions 6th Birthday Celebration!  This is going to be a knock your socks off week of fun, so let’s get started!  I used the Incentive Set, Think Happy Thoughts for today and I think it’s a set that you are going to love!  It comes with a coordinating “Happy” die and the sentiments combined with the die make this set so much fun!

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Guess what?  Taylored Expressions is release some amazing NEW products this month…this embossing folder, Lots of Dots is one of them.  I LOVE embossing folders…a simple dot folder can take a card or project to the next level with minimum effort.  And guess what?  They measure 4.75″ x 5.75″ and were specifically designed to accommodate an ENTIRE card front!  How cool is that?  Take a look below at Lots of Dots embossing folder in action.

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And there’s more exciting news…Taylored Expressions is launching Matched by Taylored Expressions.  Matched is a new product line that was made to match card stock (premium 100 lb), patterned paper packs, and multi-colored sequin bottles.  My Happy Happy Joy Joy card uses this premium 100 lb Matched card stock in Lollipop, Lemon Meringue, Cookie Monster and Sugar Cube.  This card stock cuts like buttah with the dies and the colors are so gorgeous!  The sequins are Double the Fun Matching Sequins Girl.

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My second card uses Little Bits Party Hat.  The Little Bits Collection has fast become a favorite of mine.  I find myself using them often and they work well with so many stamps and ideas!  Here I used Little Bits Party Hat with Up & UP & Away Cutting Plate.  How amazing is this cutting plate?  Balloon cards make me happy and so I decided the balloons needed fun party hats.  The patterned paper I used is from Double the Fun, which is a 6×6 patterned paper PACK.  This paper pack is not a glued paper pad, but includes 24 single sided sheets that come in a hang bag.  This hang bag gives you a place to store your scraps securely.  The sentiment is again from the Incentive Set, Think Happy Thoughts.

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The card stock I used for this card are Cookie Monster, Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn, Jelly Donut, Sugar Cube, Granny Smith, Oreo, Cherry Pop.  How yummy are those colors?  

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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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