Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks: Think Happy Thoughts and Little Bits Halloween Scene

Hello everyone and welcome to day 2 of the Taylored Expressions  September Sneak Peeks!!!! I hope you liked all the new goodies we showed you yesterday...wait till you see what we have in store for you today!!!!

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.

My first card featured the Hello sentiment from the Insentive set, Think Happy Thoughts. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto the blue cardstock piece. The cute little critter from the new Party Grumblings set was colored with Copics, cutout with the coordinating die, and popped up with foam tape. 

The background Choice Kraft cardstock was embossed with the new TE Harlequin Embossing Folder and sponged with a kraft colored ink.  The green cardstock panel was embossed with the new TE Lots of  Dots Embossing Folder and the button and twine finish it off. 

My next project features the adorable Little Bits - Halloween Scene dies which include a pumpkin, spider, bat, and 2 tombstones.  Every year I make Halloween cards for all my Grands (and a few others, too) so I was really excited to show you lots of fun designs......I just had to do a little Halloween decorating, too!!! 

Little Bits - Ghosts,  Little Bits - Witches Hat,  Little Bits - Haunted House and the Little Bits of Halloween stamp set for the sentiments were also used.  The previously released Scalloped Notecard die was used to cutout all the card bases from Choice Black cardstock and the new Matched Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack and cardstock were also used on all the cards. 

The Little Bits - Ghosts were cutout of both Choice Snow White and TE's  Oreo....the black diecut was split up the middle and adhered to the back of the white ghost to create a shadow on both sides. Matched Hocus Pocus Sequins and twine finish it off. 

The Little Bits - Haunted House and the bat from the Spooky Tree Accessories die set were cutout of the Matched Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack ...the windows and door were colored with Copics and the tombstones from the Little Bits - Halloween Scene die set were cutout of TE's Oreo cardstock.  

The pumpkins from the Little Bits - Halloween Scene die set were cut out of TE's Candy Corn cardstock and googly eyes were added. The bats from the same set were cut out of the Matched Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack.

Eek!!!! Aren't these spiders fun!!!! They were cutout of Oreo cardstock with the spider die from the Little bits - Halloween Scene die. I love how they have the holes for the eyes so you can see the white from the background!!

The cute little witches hats were cut out of TE's Oreo cardstock and the bands and buckles were cut out of TE's Jelly Donut, Pumpkin, and Granny Smith cardstock...  the Hocus Pocus Matching Sequins  and twine are the finishing touches.  

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!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more sneak peeks and remember, the Taylored Expressions September Release is Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)!!

Supply List:

Think Happy Thoughts

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Party Grumplings
Paper: Choice Snow White, Choice Kraft (TE), Bermuda Bay, Pistachio Pudding (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Crumb Cake (SU)
Accessories: Button, Twine (TE), Harlequin Embossing Folder (TE), Polka Dot Embossing Folder (TE), Markers (Copic)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Party Grumplings Coordinating dies

Little Bits Halloween Scene

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Little Bits of Halloween
Papers: Choice Black, Choice Snow White  (TE), Matched Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack, Matched Cardstock (TE): Jelly Donut, Pumpkin, Granny Smith, Candy Corn
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Sequins from the Matched Hocus Pocus Kit (TE), Googly Eyes (Hobby Lobby), Baker’s Twine (The Twinery), Markers (Copic)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Little Bits Halloween Scene, Little Bits Witch Hat, Little Bits Haunted House, Little Bits Ghosts, Scalloped Notecard


*Vicki* said...

Joan, these are really adorable projects!! I love the top card with the fun quirky animal!! The Halloween designs are so cute too! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Anne Temple said...

These projects are so cute. I always love visiting your blog when it's time for the TE Sneak Peeks as I love seeing what you create with all their products (then I go shopping). :-)

Annette Allen said...

aww look at all those Halloween goodies.. what a fabulous post.. LOVE your creations..

jimlynn said...

All of these projects are so cute! Love the card and that design on it. The Halloween projects are over the top!

Tammy said...

Each card is absolutely adorable! I love your Halloween creations!

Kathy JH said...

Love yours cards - especially the Halloween ones. Love that spider!

Lisa Lara said...

I love the boos and spiders Joan. And love your layout and that cute cat.