Monday, June 6, 2016

TE Sneak Peek Day 1: Garden Party on a Sunshiny Day

It's day 1 of sneak peeks for the June release from Taylored Expressions!! There are so many fun themes with this release, along with the wonderful basics that are must-haves in any collection. (And don't forget the new inks you saw last week!) Today it's all about gardens and sunshine and summer days.

Be sure to check out 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 available until Thursday, June 9, 7 a.m. PST.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Always & Forever

It's the season of weddings so when I saw all the wonderful florals - the Garden Party Embossing Folder and the new Fresh Floral and Fresh Floral Dies - it seemed like a perfect fit for weddings.  I pulled out the older set In & Out Wedding and then added a brand new scalloped frame called the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate.

TE Garden Party Wedding

I think this is just perfect for the wedding I am attending for two new college grads. I used whites and grays to keep it elegant, but then I added the bright fun florals because they are young and happy.

TE Garden Party Wedding CloseUp

The embossing folder is a must-have basic item. I'm sure on my card you saw the bright flowers first - but look how well the embossing folder goes with them. And the folder stands alone beautifully because the inner part is not embossed. The folder, a nice sentiment, maybe a few sequins, and you are good to go. (Of course, with my passion for framing things - I'd always add the scalloped frame as an accent.)


Sunshiny Day

This is not the card that I had originally intended to make with this set.  The stamp set is from an earlier release but the dies are new this time.  I got the stamp set ages ago for the trees - they are so darn cute. But mojo took me in a different direction and I also listen to Mr. Mojo for fear of him abandoning me!  Here's the owl, branch and sun!

TE Sunshiny Day

I do love dies. I love that I could easily and cleanly cut out that little owl and place him on top of the sun and the branch stamps. It gives it wonderful dimension and it keeps the grouping of elements connected.

TE Sunshiny Day CloseUp

Come back tomorrow for a beach day!


The paper and the coordinating enamel dots are from the Carta Bella Beach Day collection which, as of this writing, was still available at Taylored Expressions.

TE Sunshiny Day Copics


  1. you make such classic cards they are all lovely

  2. Your Always and Forever card is absolutely gorgeous! Such a clean and beautiful design! And I love that adorable little owl with the plaid and the sweet sentiment!!

  3. Another fabulous pair of cards Kim!!

  4. Your wedding card is lovely (smitten with that embossing folder); your little owl a gem! Another delightful showcase of wonderful products and YOUR creativity!


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