Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks - Up Up & Away & think Happy Thoughts! 8-)

Hi All! So Are you ready for Day Three of TE's 6th Birthday Bash!?  Well we sure are, so let the Festivities Continue! Whoo Hoo!! And I have more September Sneak Peeks too! 8-) And just in case you didn't get a chance to stop by yesterday, All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 11th at 7 am PST. You'll find it ALL in the New Department at the Taylored Expressions StoreYay!! 8-)

** 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!! 

Today I am sharing a couple of Fun Projects and the first one features the Brand New Up, Up & Away Cutting plate, TE's Brand New Little Bits Confetti & Candle dies, TE's Brand New Little Bits of Birthday stamps set, TE's Brand New Double the Fun Matching Sequins 'Girl'TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks too!!... 8-) 
OMGoodness, Can I just tell you How much fun I had putting these cards together!! So much so that I made two, One for a Guy and one for a Girl! The Up, Up & Away cutting plate made it Sooo Quick and Super EASY to create both these Fun Cheery cards too! And I know you are going to LOVE that as much as I did! 8-) 
For the Girl Version I thought I'd make a Super Fun and Girly Shaker card! I started off by creating my Pink Fluffy Cloud BG with Victorian Velvet Distress Inkmy TE Cloud Border Die Template and a small stippling brush And stamped my Little Bits of Birthday Sentiments with Memento Rich Cocoa. I added lots of fun Die cuts with the help of TE's Brand New Little Bits Confetti & Candle Dies along with Double the Fun Matching Sequins 'Girl' And topped it off with my Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate Die Cut that I had added a bit of shading with Victorian Velvet Distress ink, adhered to a bit of acetate, lined the edges with foam tape & and sandwiched the sequins and confetti inside. To finish it all up I just topped my balloons off with various patterned papers from TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit. 8-)
And for the Guy Version, I made it a bit simpler... No shaker card this time, lol. My Hubby says when it comes to 'Guy' type cards the best advise is to remember Less is More! ;-)  So I kept it simple! I did pretty much the same steps, accept my fluffy clouds were created with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and I included TE's Choice Kraft CS along with TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks.8-)

Next up 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. 
And today I'm featuring TE's Think Happy Thoughts stamp and Die set along with TE's Brand New Party Monsters Dies, (that coordinate perfectly with TE's Party Monsters Stamp set!) TE's Brand New Zig Zag Embossing Folder along with TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks too!!... 8-) 

I stamped my Adorable Party Monster  with Memento Tuxedo Black onto TE's Choice Snow White CS and colored him up with my trusty Copics. I cut him out with the help of the Brand New TE Party Monsters Dies and popped them up with a bit of Foam tape
My Mats & BG Layes were created with TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks & TE's Brand New Zig Zag Embossing Folder. To finish it all up I Added my Layered Think Happy Thoughts Die Cut, and spelled out Happy with TE's Min Caps Alpha & #'s Die cuts, added a few Double the Fun Matching Sequins 'Girl'  & stamped my Think Happy Thoughts Sentiment directly onto my Card Base...8-)

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. Shannon, I love all of these cards! I love the cloud backgrounds -- you've done an excellent job with those, and I love the little pink monster! So cute!

  2. I sure do love those balloon cards, especially! So cute that you made the girl card into a shaker. Very fun, and those dies look awesome! The little monter card is cute, too. It would be so perfect for a kid!

  3. Oh Wow! these are all gorgeous Shannon…. lovely and bright and cheery… I LOVE the colour combos on each… so pretty! :-)
    Hope you have a nice evening
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  4. EEEEP! Are you kidding me? Pink clouds!!!! LOVE! Your cards have been awesome all week - such a treat to check in!! Smile.

  5. Great cards! I loved seeing the two different takes on the balloon card. Those fluffy pink clouds are just plain happy :)

    Have a fabulous and crafty day!
    Stampin On Stuff

  6. OMG your pink clouds are to die for! And LOVE your birthday monster too.

  7. Everything is totally festive today! I just love those pink clouds, and all the curly cues and sequins, not to mention the balloons too! You always make the cutest and greatest cards!

  8. Love the balloons, the sequins and the bright colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com


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