Monday, August 3, 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek 1: Boo Ghoulfriend!

It's day 1 of sneak peeks for the August release from Taylored Expressions!!  Day 1 of our sneak peeks jumps right into Halloween and I am ecstatic!  Fall, and its holidays, are my favorites.  I love the crisp, cool air; I love the colors; and I love the charming stamps.  

Be sure to check all of the other designers starting on the Taylored Expressions blog because there is just too much for one designer to show off in just a few days.

All the products that I have used are linked at the bottom, but remember that new products aren't live until Thursday, August 6th, 7 a.m. PST.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

I would define myself as a clean and layered stamper.  I'm not heavily into patterned paper and I love lots of open space (even if it's not white).  But for me, all of this goes out the window for Halloween. I need lots of colors and patterns.  Clutter is good because you need cobwebs and spiders and all the other Halloween symbols.

This card uses the existing sets Toil & Trouble and Apothecary Shelf and the good news is that this release has the coordinating dies!!  The dies allowed me to layer up and "clutter" my scene on top of the fun new paper Build a Scene Halloween.

TE Hey Ghoulfriend!

Toil & Trouble has many, many other items with which you could decorate your shelf.  And you'll see other sets during sneak peeks that will work.  I've seen what the rest of the design team has done and you will be amazed at the Halloween groupings that you can create.
I offset my shelf with the idea that the striped paper is a curtain, then that only gave me room for the candelabra and the potion. The little spiders come from the new Little Bits - Halloween Confetti. The die also has a little skull and witch's hat and a bat and even more Halloween icons.

TE Hey Ghoulfriend close up

Another new item this release is an addition to the mailbox line of stamps, which already includes Christmas, fall, Valentine, spring and a patriotic box.  We now have You've Got Mail - Halloween! I think it's the cutest and will be just right for one of my little nieces.

TE Mailbox BOO

I thought the mailbox just had to go on the Postage Stamp Stacklet.  I put my mailbox against a brick background with the Brick Embossing Folder.  Then I got a little graphic with my themed squares - the cross-hatched grass, with the purple night sky and the glittery square(!) moon.  The Little Bits - Black Cat is new this release and I thought he'd be just right sitting in front of the mailbox with his glittery green eyes.

TE Mailbox BOO close up

I hope to see you back tomorrow - there's three more sneak peek days before the release!  Don't forget to head over to the TE blog to leave a comment for a chance to win and to check out all of the other new release items and design team cards. 


Hey ghoulfriend!

I've linked to the patterned paper pack because I already have the full collection of card stock, but TE also has the same pack of paper available along with a few sheets of coordinating cardstock.  I also used a black glittery embossing powder on the candelabra, Yellow Stickles on the flames, and a fine tip gold pen and the drawer pulls.

Ghoulfriend Copics
The TE Store carries Copics!

You've Got Mail - Halloween

I've linked to the patterned paper pack because I already have the full collection of card stock, but TE also has the same pack of paper available along with a few sheets of coordinating cardstock.  I also used Yellow Stickles on the dots around the mailbox, Lime Green Stickles on the cats eyes, and fine clear glitter on the yellow square.

Mailbox Copics
The TE Store carries Copics!


  1. So very impressive - this new release is wonderful and you have used it in some super clever and fun ways - you have aced this!!

  2. Love the new release so much fun stuff. Great card samples for sure.

  3. Love these cards. Everything to do with Halloween I love.

  4. WOW!! These cards are amazing!! I cannot believe that HALLOWEEN is being featured already!! Love the whole scene you set up on the first card. It looks so cool. I also love the coloring and the layering on the second card. Wonderful design.

  5. I love how you offset the shelf in 1st card and love the stamp from 2nd it is so cute

  6. Just back from vacation and trying to play catch up!! Love what you've made over the past several days. Those little apples on your fall card are so sweet and I love the Halloween card with the cute black cat!

  7. Not a fan of scary Halloween cards, and these are absolutely delightful! LOVE the "gouhlfriend' card...classy and sassy! That paper is amazing the crackled background. Perfect colors too. And how clever to use a postage stamp die for the mailbox card. Soooo cute!! Two great cards Kim. Just plain fun!! Bev

  8. ACK! Kim, I'm blown away by your Halloween cards! Even though I don't have many people to give Halloween cards too (although that may change with my niece starting kindergarten in the fall...eeeek on that! Her classmates would be a perfect audience, I'm thinking! Yayyy...just justified going shopping *grin*), I immensely enjoy making them. Your first card is so clever and the second, oh my! The mailbox, the embossing folder, the green-eyed cat...LOVE this, as will your niece (as would my niece). Stoked about this release for sure!


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