Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: A Spooky View, Gothic Window, and Bag It, Tag It

Hello everyone!! Today is day two of Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks and boy, do we have some spooky goodies to show you!!!! Halloween is right around the corner so it's time to start creating those fun, scary projects!!! Don't forget....the new September release goes live tomorrow, Thursday, September 5 at 8:00 AM are going to love all the fabulous new stamps and dies!!!

Since this is Taylored Expressions 5th birthday bash week, we will have another game for's called i-Spy!! You can get all the info on how to play along for a chance to win a gift certificate  on the Taylored Expressions blog!! 

Today, I have a 1 -2 - 3 post for you....1 card, 2 invitations, and 3 gift bags!!

First up is the card....

I just love's a time when we all get to be kids again and have loads of fun!!! The new A Spooky View set has four different Halloween scenes to play with and three different sentiments. I have used one of the scene stamps for my card today. It was colored with Copics and popped up on foam tape. The background was created with patterned papers, card stock, and ribbon  from the Taylored Expressions Halloween Project Pantry Kit which includes papers from Doodlebug's Halloween Parade. 

 The orange layer was cut with the Label Stacklets 4, the sentiment is from the Too Cute To Spook set, and the Doodlebug Sprinkles finishes it off. 

Now for the 2 invitations....

Aren't these fun and sooo spooky!!! They were made with two of the stamps from A Spooky View, the Gothic Window Die, the Gothic Window Accessories Dies, and the Label Stacklets 5 which coordinate with the Gothic Window. 
A brayer was used to apply Pumpkin Pie and Ranger Spiced Marmalade inks to Choice Snow White card stock. The stamps from A Spooky View were then stamped with Versamark Onyx Black onto the orange background. The images were cutout with the Label Stacklets 5,  adhered to the Gothic Window die cut and then adhered to Lavender Lace and Kiwi Kiss card stock which were cutout with the Label Stacklets 5. The largest Label Stacklet 5 was used to cut out the Pumpkin Pie card base...the card stock was folded in half and the die was placed just off the fold so it wouldn't cut through the fold which created the card. 

The inside was created with Choice Snow White card stock and Basic Black card stock. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and die cuts from the Gothic Window Accessories dies (bats, cat, and raven) were cutout of black card stock and added to the front and inside...the twine finishes it off. 

Last up are the 3 Muslin Gift Bags...They were so much fun to make and will be perfect gifts for my three little grandsons!!!! 

Versafine Onyx Black ink was used to stamp the adorable Halloween images from the Bag It Tag It set and then Copics  were used to add a little color.

A black Copic was used to add a little more color to the black house and fence...lighter areas were left for some highlights and a yellow Copic was used to color the windows.

The witch was stamped with Black Onyx and a black Copic was used to darken the black stamped area and to add color behind the witch. A piece of card stock was placed inside the bag before coloring and stamping so the color wouldn't leak through to the back. 

A small sponge was used to add some Ranger Spiced Marmalade to the spider web. 

The fun little toppers were created with the Gothic Window Accessories dies for the pumpkin and cat...two diecuts were cut and then they were glued together with the Doodlebug Pixies. The spider from the Halloween Doodles set was stamped twice with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White card stock, cutout, and glued together with right sides toward the outside. Since they are not mirror images, I had to do a little trimming so they would look even. The area around the legs was colored with a Copic and the googly eyes were added. Raffia bows finished them off. 

Thanks for stopping by to see all see all the new goodies...come back tomorrow for the September Release at 8:00 AM PST...everything will be available in the Taylored Expressions Store in the new products section!!!...whoohoo...can't wait to shop!!!!

Now, how about a little inspiration from the Baker's Dozen Design Team!!! They have made some fabulous projects you just won't want to miss!!!!!

Supply List::
Muslin Bags
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Bag It, Tag It 
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Kiwi Kiss (SU), Choice Snow White (TE)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, (SU), Spiced Marmalade (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukneko)
Accessories: Twine (Hemptique), Muslin Bags
Taylored Expressions Dies: Gothic Window, Gothic Window Accessories, Label Stacklets 5

TE Stamps: Halloween Doodles (Spider)
Paper: Basic Black, Orange Glitter Paper (SU), Choice Snow White (TE) 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukneko), Summer Sun (SU)
Accessories: Doodlebug Pixies - Lilac, Doodlebug Pixies - Limeade, Doodlebug Pixies - Tangerine (TE), Raffia, Googly Eyes (Hobby Lobby)
TE Dies: Gothic Window Accessories

TE Stamps: A Spooky View
Paper: Cardstock, Patterned Paper, and Ribbon from Taylored Expressions Halloween Project Pantry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukneko)
Accessories: Doodlebug Sprinkles(TE), Ribbon (TE)
TE Dies: Label Stacklets 4

Taylored Expressions Stamps: A Spooky View
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Kiwi Kiss (SU), Choice Snow White (TE)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, (SU), Spiced Marmalade (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukneko)
Accessories: Twine (Hemptique)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Gothic Window, Gothic Window Accessories, Label Stacklets 5


*Vicki* said...

WOW!! These are such fun Halloween projects!! LOVE the papers and the goodie bags are too CUTE!! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Kerri said...

EEK, these are all just fabulous, Joam! I LOVE your invitations! I so want to throw a Halloween party just so I can make those LOL! Love the card and your adorable treat bags too!

Jen Shults said...

Wow!! These are all so fabulous. I really love your invitations and the wonderful bright colors of your first card! So fun!

Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow Joan, absolutely fantastic creations! I'm with you, I love Halloween!

Crafty Math Chick said...

You sure go all out for Halloween! Love the pretty invitation and fun treats you made!

Anonymous said...

Fab card !!!
Your spooky invitations are the bomb !!
& treat bags for the kiddies.... You are the best crafty g-ma!!!! :)) :)) I'm sure they will love them !!

Kimberly S said...

Lots of cute Halloween goodies Joan! Especially love those little invitations. :) hugs, Kimberly

jimlynn said...

Fun and fantastic Halloween creations! Loving those bright colors!

Betty said...

Such great projects! Thanks so much for sharing these fun ideas for the grandkids!

cghundley said...

How fun your
creations are!
Great invitation.
Carla from Utah

stampingbowd said...

Fabulous projects! Love the cat on the Haunting window cards! Stunning!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute set of Halloween party supplies. Love the fun images. :)

Shannon White said...

OMWord Joan!! LOVE all your Faabooolous projects!! ;-)
Loe the layout and fun sprinkles on your first card!! Soo CUTE!! and your party invites are Spooktacular!! I'm with Miss Kerri, lol I might need to throw a Halloween party just so I can CASE these too!! lol And I know your Grandsons are going to LOVE their Awesome treat bags too! 8-)


Maria said...

Wow!!! So many fabulous Halloween projects! Darling card with Halloween party scene! Super fab party invites and awesome treat bags!!!

Kris B said...

WOW! You've been busy!! Love all your Halloween projects! Looks like you are ready for a fun Halloween party! TFS

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wonderfully wow-za, as always, Madam Joan! xoxoxo

Anne Temple said...

WOW! These are amazing. Each photo just kept showing something better and better. How fun are these projects! I won't be around much in the next month or so, but I'll check back as often as I can.

Unknown said...

Amazing projects, Joan! Your card is beautiful and so are the shaped invitations! LOVE the sweet treat bags! Your grandsons will ♥ these!

itzamitzi said...

I have always wanted [but never done it] to throw a Halloween party, and you have shared some cute ideas. I love the invites and the treat bags.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness are these projects ever ADORABLE!!!