Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Release Day - Big Bold Hallween & Spooky Trees Cutting Plate! 8-)

Hi All! And a Very Happy Thursday to you! Today is the BIG DAY!  It's TE's 6th Birthday Bash Release Day Whoo Hoo!... 8-) And haven't you just Loved ALL the AWESOME Sneak Peeks the last few days!! I know I sure have!!;-) Well I've got some really Great News!... All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the New Department of the store! Yay!! Time to do some Shopping! Whoo Hoo! ;-)

** And just in case you haven't had a chance yet, you will definitely be wanting to stop by the TE Blog for a Super Fun Sketch Challenge with a $250 prize gift Certificate!! 

For your chance to win a $250 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store, you must complete ALL of the following:

1. Create a card using the sketch pictured. White we love to see them used, TE products are not required for participation. 
2. Take a photo of you holding your card (or have a friend take it for you). 
3. Add your photo to the InLinkz link-up below. If you would prefer to email us your photo, send it to with the Subject: Triple S Challenge. 
4. Share some joy by giving or sending your card to someone! Leave a comment below telling us the name of the lucky recipient. 

Complete all steps by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, September 14, 2014. One winner will be chosen as random from all eligible entries. Limit one entry per person.

Well, today I am Super Thrilled to share a couple last September New Release projects and the first one features TE's Super Fun Sketch Challenge, TE's Brand New Big Bold Halloween stamp set, TE's Brand New Little Bits Witch Hat Dies, along with TE's Brand New Matched Hocus Pocus Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks too!... 8-)  
I just couldn't help my self, I had to create another Spooky Fun Halloween card with TE's Big Bold Halloween Stamp set. I thought it would be just Perfect for our Fun Sketch Challenge! ;-)  I started off by Stamping my Big Bold Halloween sentiment onto TE's Oreo CS with Colorbox Frost White ink and Embossed with White EP, adding a little smudging here and there for a Fun Chalkboard effect. I matted my sentiment up with the help of my Labels 1 Nesties set and added my TE's Lace Chain Border Die cut and Banner Stacklets 1 Die cut, & popped it all up with a bit of foam tape. My Mats & BG Layes were created with TE's Brand New Hocus Pocus Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks, TE's Choice Kraft CS & a touch of shading with Memento Tuxedo Black. To finish it all up I added my Fun Witch Hat Embellie created with the help of TE's Little Bits Witch Hat Dies...;-)

Next up I am featuring the Faboooolous Brand New Spooky Trees Cutting Plate along with TE's Brand New Spooky Trees Accesories Dies Along with TE's Brand New Matched Hocus Pocus Coordinating Cardstocks too!... 8-)
Well for my Project today, I thought I'd make up a batch of Spooky Halloween Cards to send out to Friends & Family this year! 8-)  I started Die Cutting all my Spooky Trees with TE's Spooky Trees Cutting Plate  And popped them all onto my Spooky Moon & Cloud BG's created with Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, & Dusty Concord Distress Inks, along with an EK punched Circle & my TE Cloud Border Die Template and a small stippling brush too.
They were then matted up onto my TE's Choice Kraft CS Card bases and topped with TE's Band It Die cuts, all edges inked with Memento Tuxedo Black & stamped with TE's Big Bold Halloween Sentiments as well, To finish them all up, I just added some Spooky Bats with the help of TE's Brand New Spooky Trees Accesories Dies and a touch of Frost White ink. Pretty Spooktacular, huh?...;-) 

Thanks So much 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 all our participating Designers HERE!!...;-) 

Here are all the items I used for my projects today...
   Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful cards, Shannon! They are so vibrant :D

  2. Gorgeous makes Shannon and how exciting to be involved in the 6th birthday! Love them both but the bats one is my fave... very creative!

  3. These are all so cute! I love the purple clouds, and great colors of those spooky bat cards, and I really like that simple purple witches hat hanging off the corner of the image panel on the first card! Great job on all!

  4. ALL are wonderful! Love the die you used on that last card and the background. So pretty and perfect for Halloween.

  5. Amazing cards Shannon. Love the white embossed greeting with the cute little witch hat on the first one. The second design is so pretty. Love the moon and the sponged clouds... and the bats are just perfect in front of that pretty moon.

  6. OMG, what an amazing background and very scary!!!

  7. Wonderful cards, Shannon! Love the chalkboard look on the first and your cloud and moon background on the card set is simply amazing!

  8. OH My word, what fabulous cards! I just love the ones with the trees, just awesome!

  9. Geez, am I ever behind! You are one creative gal, Shannon! Totally spooktacular cards! The tree cutting plate is awesome, and so is the spooky sky you created behind them. Love how you highlighted the bats in the moonlight. Fabulous!


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