Tuesday, August 30, 2016

TE Sneak Peek Day 2: Birch Trees & Big Wishes

It's the second day of sneak peeks for the September release from Taylored Expressions!!  There's a little more birthday today but I'm also moving into an autumn theme.

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 of the products that I have used are linked at the bottom of this post, but remember that new products aren't available until Thursday, September 1st, 7 a.m. PST.

The birthday celebration includes some fun party favors! These include everything from the exclusive WISH BIG stamp & die combo set to patterned paper packs, ink, and more! Visit the TE Blog for all the special offers and for your chance to win a fun prize!


My very favorite season for cards is autumn!  It's mainly about all of my favorite colors being fall colors.  But I also love nature - leaves and trees and birds and squirrels!!  I think I got it all on this card!

TE Birch Trees, Birds and Squirrels

Mainly I wanted to show off the Birch Tree Background.  I have routinely used Taylored Expressions, Birch Tree Cutting Plate (a big die cut birch tree), Birch Tree Border (a border die with just a couple of trees) and Birch Tree Accessories which gives you the deer, birdhouse, owl and more.  I love them all!  But the stamped background gives me a chance to be a bit more subtle.  It doesn't have to be subtle, but that's what immediately called my name.  I found a scrap of light gray and stamped in a light gray ink.  (After I had it all made - wouldn't it have been nice had I stamped in white ink?!!)

I used the previously released Peek-a-Boo Circles to cut my little windows out of the background. There's a few other new items on this card and I jumped the gun because they are all being "sneak-peeked" tomorrow.  The two sentiments are from Pumpkin Bouquet and the things are in the squirrel circle are all from Door to Door Fall Decor.  The birds are the previously released Little Bits - Birds.

TE Birch Trees, Birds and Squirrels CloseUp

This card makes me happy!


The big special for the birthday release is the Wish Big Stamp & Die Combo which is FREE this month with any purchase of $50 ore more!!  It's a fun set with "HAPPY" and "WISH" done with big open letters to color - and a coordinating die for each.  Then add in some extra words and balloons and strings and you have a set that works for any birthday card you need to make!!

I was so into autumn, that I kept going with some of the same colors.  It doesn't yell "autumn" but it still has the same rich colors that I love!!

TE Wish Big Shaker

Also new on this card is the Little Bits - Sprinkles Confetti and the Confetti Embossing Folder.  I used an older die set, Build a Tag 1, because it was sized perfectly and it allowed me to cut a window for the shaker bits.  It's so exciting to have a die that allows me to cut confetti using cardstock that matches my card!  

TE Wish Big CloseUp

Be sure to check out the TE blog for more inspiration, links to the rest of the design team and a chance to win prizes!!


Birch Trees, Birds and Squirrels

Wish Big Shakers

TE Wish Big Shaker Copics


  1. Beautiful cards, Kim! I absolutely LOVE your birch tree card! So many super fun details!

  2. Kim - I kept going back to look at the details on the cards and LOVE that you showed the Copics that you used that match the paper and ink. That is really helpful in making decisions on what to buy. Thank you.

  3. Love your cards. Especially the birch tree background. I like that it could be used for any season.. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh yes, Kim, the birch tree card just nails the fun aspects and colors of fall beautifully! Love those cute images. The tag shaker card is so celebrative. Love it!

  5. oh white ink... makes me want to go try it! Beautiful card Kim! Love it!

  6. These are both fabulous Kim!! Love the autumn filled circles with those terrific birch trees!

  7. Love both cards. Fun and cute will surely give the recipients a brighter day!

  8. Your birch tree card makes me happy, too! Love the subtle gray.

  9. Fun shaker card, love those. Your first card really speaks to me though, I love the subtle birch tree background and the layout you used.

  10. Great projects. Love the shaker tag card. TFS

  11. I am loving the first card with the pretty trees and the silhouette dies. So understated and lovely. The second card ROCKS, though. I LOVE that fun shaker tag!


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