Thursday, November 27, 2014

Taylored Expressions: Falling for You

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  I love autumn so I always have mixed feelings on Thanksgiving day.  At my house, it's a wonderful, old-fashioned day full of a little football, a lot of family games (we are currently passionate about Sequence), and way too much food.  I truly realize how many blessings I have in my life (plus my husband does the cooking)!  But as a crafter, I mourn the loss of the rich, fall colors.  This is the last card of the season.  

I have been thrilled to be a guest at Taylored Expressions this month and I thank them for the chance to play with their products!  I posted a sneak peek of this project yesterday.  Hopefully you went over to their blog to get all of the details on this project.  If so, this post is redundant, but I wanted to share these fun stamps and dies on my blog also.

If you didn't head over to Taylored Expressions, be sure to head over now because simply by leaving a comment you have a chance to win the Falling for You set that I have used on these cards!

My favorite time to craft is autumn.  I love fall colors and themes - there is nothing better than a richly colored fall leaf and if there's an acorn, it's even better!  My crafting budget is heavily skewed toward fall stamps, but this also means that I need to use my fall sets throughout the year. The set Falling for You makes this really easy.  I have created a fall card, but then shown how the same set and the same layout can be used for a springtime thank you and for a teacher thank you.  (FYI - the sentiments on all of these cards come from Big Bold Thanks.)

Falling for You

My favorite style or layout for crafting is to create small scenes.  I love clusters of images with the sentiment tucked in in some creative way. Besides the stamps and coordinating dies, I used two Taylored Expressions products to accomplish this. I love the Banner Stacklets 2 dies - they are a unique shape and really catch the eye.  I also used the Hexagon Cutting Plate, but in order to focus on my little scene, I trimmed it down to fit in one corner.

Autumn Close

Here is the same layout and stamp sets, but with images and colors converted to a spring theme!

Autumn 2

And a little closer view of the spring themed card.  On both of these cards, I have used one of Taylored Expressions newer products - sequins!  These sequins come from the Double the Fun Girl collection.

Autumn 3

I was having so much fun with these stamps and the layout that I made a teacher thank you card.  Wouldn't this be great for a foreign language teacher? (FYI - All stamp sets and dies are the same as the previous cards, but the sequins come from the Double the Fun Boy collection.)

Autumn 4

The products that I used from Taylored Expressions are:


  1. Gorgeous, Kim ... love how you took one set and made such different cards ... brilliant! Anita :)

  2. Kim, your 'signature' cluster scenes have really been capturing my attention of late. I don't have the ability to replicate them as beautifully as you do, but do know I find them incredibly eye-catching and inspiring! Your trio here: nothing short of stunning!


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