Monday, July 31, 2017

TE Sneak Peeks Day 1: Skulls and Emojis

After a month off in July, we're back for the first day of sneak peeks for the August release from Taylored Expressions!  And it's time to start planning for fall and Halloween. Everything you see in the next four days of sneak peeks will be available on Thursday, August 3rd.  Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

I had SO much fun coloring this first card!!  Bright cheerful colors .... on a skull .... how fun is that??!

TE Sugar Skulls and Happy Flowers

This is such a brilliant stamp set.  The Sugar Skulls are SO cute (and those are words that don't normally go together.)  You can make cards for the Day of the Dead and/or Halloween.  Or I think my card could actually be used almost any time!

The background is another new stamp - the Happy Flowers Background.  You are definitely going to have to check out the rest of the design team's use of this one.  I used it with skulls - others made beautiful floral cards!  I love stamps that can be used in multiple ways at multiple times.

TE Sugar Skulls and Happy Flowers

The sentiment is also new - You Make Me Smile.  It's full of a variety of sentiments (see my next card) in a fun font.  I used the previously released Let's Talk Edger 1 with the Striped Background from our last release to make the sentiment stand out.

Here's a supply list for this card and be sure to keep reading for a chance at prizes and for another sneak peek!


TE Sugar Skulls and Happy Flowers (Copics)

We are also 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!

I almost named this post "Smiles" because I had the smiling Sugar Skull and now I'm using an emoji.  But then I decided I wouldn't use a smiling emoji so I had to change the title!

Here's my card.  It uses the previously released Peek-a-Boo Circles die to frame my little crying guy.

Taylored Expressions That Stinks Emoji

This sentiment is another sentiment from You Make Me Smile.  This is a great all-around set.  I used the smile sentiment above.  Now I have "that stinks".  There's also birthday and thanks and get well and more!

Here's my card again but with the dies in the background - I wanted you to see how big and amazing this set is.  You can create an emoji for any occasion.  I couldn't count the number of mix and match expressions.  Plus there's party hats and bow ties and more!

Taylored Expressions That Stinks Emoji

My supply list for this card is below but I didn't want you to miss the exciting news about these dies! For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Build an Emoji die set! If you're not a Crafty Points member, it's free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you're automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll earn 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Build an Emoji die set! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, August 3, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, August 6, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site:

Tomorrow, I'll have some classic Halloween cards with cats, witches and ghost towns! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for links to the rest of the creative team and to enter the question of the day contest.



  1. *Waving wildly* Apologies galore for being away from commenting for so long; lots of hectic going on, with the most exciting being our move to a brand spanking new house in a new town (my husband still commutes to work in Canmore). Details down the road; as you can imagine, topsy-turvy land! Add to that: travel, bike races (both of which were combined in our recent trip to your lovely country!)...and more to come...DT cards and so on! Anyway: your showcases are amazing and, again, I'm thoroughly convinced these sets were made 'specially' for you! The Sugar Skull card is fabulous (and not scary!); the flowers, pretty; the emojis, fantastic! Another round of WOW! Hope you're doing well and enjoying some summer relaxation!

  2. Poor emoji - rough day.
    Love that day-of-the-dead.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Your cards are cute Kim! The first one reminds me of Mardi Gras!

  4. That sugar skull is totally fabulous!!! Awesome sample projects!


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