Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek 2: Dream and Hope

It's day 2 of sneak peeks for the August release from Taylored Expressions!!  My post has a Southwestern theme and I so love the colors and patterns.  There's also a beautiful, layered floral set being showcased by others on the design team. 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.

The new Southwest Cutting Plate is absolutely stunning.  Can you image all you can do with it? Richly sponged backgrounds or you could fill in the pieces with a colored pattern, or I simply went tone on tone and there's still incredible detail.

TE Dare to Dream

The sentiment is also from a new set Free Spirit.  I love sentiments with mixed fonts - they are so interesting that they can stand alone. 

Dare to Dream close up

I used another sentiment from Free Spirit on the next card which also shows the new die set Fine Feathers and the new Ikat Embossing Folder for a totally different look.

TE Have Hope

The feathers are a wonderful die set - small and delicate so I think they are just perfect for a clean "Have Hope" card.  I cut them out of Fancy Pants Flutter, a wonderfully textured paper set with bold patterns and solids, which is also available at the TE store.  The stitched panel is from the previously released Pockets & Pages - Stitched Essentials die set which is a great collection of basic shapes.

TE Have Hope close up

I hope you enjoyed your trip to the Southwest!  I hope to see you back tomorrow for a Halloween party.  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.


Dare to Dream


  1. My SIL loves all things southwest, she is going to love this release!! Pretty card Kim, I like the layered banners. Those feathers are the perfect size, love this card too!!

  2. Classy and elegant, both! I'm just going to go back and admire for a while...and add to my already rather long wish list! Happy Tuesday, my friend!

  3. Great cards and I love the southwest style. Looks like a wonderful release.

  4. Love the embossing card and the southwest cutting plate. Great designs.


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