Thursday, October 1, 2015

Taylored Expressions Release Day! Simply Stamped - Pinecones

It's here!  All of the new Christmas products from Taylored Expressions are available! Also be sure to head over to the Taylored Expressions blog for a few more sneak peeks and, if you've been leaving comments, see if you are a winner of the giveaways.

I have one more peek for you.

As a lover of everything related to the mountains of Colorado, this next set is near and dear to me. There's a new addition to the Simply Stamped line of layering stamps - this one is Simply Stamped - Pinecones!

TE Simply Stamped Pinecones

This set includes three sizes of layered pinecones (my card only uses the biggest). There are four layers.  Three layers make the pinecone and you could stop there for an incredibly detailed and dimensional pinecone.  The fourth layer allows you to add snow!  (If you are using heat embossing for the snow, be sure to wait until the bottom layers are dry and even then prepare to see stray scraps of white powder.)

Besides the pinecones there are branches and pine boughs and gorgeous sentiments so you can build a truly lovely scene. I pulled out the Little Bits - Snowflake Confetti again. At that point, the card seemed a little blah, so I pulled some of the burgundy sequins from the new Build a Scene - Christmas and I added a Mulled Wine bow that comes with the pinecone die. Love the rich and rustic holiday colors. (BTW - TE's Sweet Basil green cardstock is a truly lovely color - it's become on of my go-to greens which says a lot because I adore greens!!)

TE Simply Stamped Pinecones Close

It's time to go shopping!  And be sure to check out the TE Blog for a few more peeks and to find out if you have won a prize!


I used regular white embossing powder on the sentiment.  I used sparkly white powder on the pinecones which gives it a chunky look in the photos, but is wonderfully sparkly in real life.


  1. Love the snow on the pine cones. Great idea.

  2. Ooooo...this is gorgeous, Kim!!! LOVE those pinecones!!! So festive!

  3. Those are some pretty pinecones and your card is beautiful!!

  4. This is gorgeous - it look so rich and elegant!

  5. Such an elegant card. So creative.

  6. Living in the Rocky Mountains, I, too, have a special spot for trees and, especially, pine cones. Your card is gorgeous, Kim...beautiful pine cones, lovely embossed sentiment, a sprinkling of snow and some wonderful pops of it!


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