Monday, April 2, 2018

Taylored Expressions: Unicorns and Treasure

It's day 1 of sneak peeks for the April release from Taylored Expressions!!  And it's going to to be huge!!!  This release is so varied and has so many completely unique ideas and products.  There are 18 stamp sets and 22 dies AND a brand new addition to the TE line...stencils!  Our themes include Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Teacher Appreciation, Little Boys, Little Girls and a theme I haven't seen in a stamp set...Autism.  How wonderful to have exactly the right sentiment.  And for the icing on the cake - there are three new colors of ink and cardstock!!

Today I'm focused on the boys and the girls.  Everything you see this week will be available on Thursday, April 5th. Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

My first project uses one of the many new unicorn products. I'm using the Sack It -Unicorn dies, but I'm using it in a different way.  (By the name, you can tell that it works perfectly with the Sack it to You die.  If you haven't seen this line of products, here's the entire line of cute little gift sacks!).

Today, I used this unicorn as a coffee cozy!!

Taylored Expressions Sack It Unicorn

The felt at Taylored Expressions is some of the best available.  It's 100% wool and cuts cleanly.  I started my unicorn using marshmallow felt and the Coffee Cozy template that's linked in my supply list. I then cut all the various detail pieces in a variety of felt colors.

I made a little gift card for the coffee cozy using one of the sentiments from the new Be a Unicorn stamp set along with the previously released die Sentiment Stackers 2 on a plain folded card.  My plan is to include a coffee gift card inside the coffee cup.

Taylored Expressions Sack It Unicorn

Won't it just be magical for the recipient to use that cozy while remembering the note that it's "fun to believe in yourself"??!

Here's the supply list for this card. Be sure to keep scrolling down for a chance at a prize and for another sneak peek.


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

My Little Boy card uses the new Pirate series of stamps and dies.   I've used the Treasure Map Background cut with a new Frayed Edge Stacklets die.  The pirate ship is On the Water Pirate Ship and the sentiment is from Shiver Me Timbers (which also includes multiple pirates with bobble heads(!) and other pirate paraphernalia!)

Taylored Expressions Frayed Treasure

To antique the map, I actually started with Sugar Cube cardstock - then lightly sponged it with Toffee Ink.  Then I add darker splatters from the older set Stroke of Genius 2 and randomly sponged added some Chocolate Truffle and Earl Grey.

The background is using a brand new stencil - Go with the Flow - and the brand new color Confetti Cake.  I sponged tone on tone, then spritzed a little glimmer on it.

Taylored Expressions Frayed Treasure

The ship is built from the die set On the Water - Pirate Ship.  Check out the amazing detail! In Shiver Me Timbers, there's a perfect stamp for the inside too.  It says "All hands on deck to celebrate your birthday"!  What a fun theme carried all the way through.

I am so excited that TE has added stencils to their product line.  There are many more to show you throughout sneak peeks.  And for a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS when you purchase our Stencil Bundle which includes all 6 of our new stencil designs! 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 84 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Stencil bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CDT on Thursday, April 5, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, April 8, 2018 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site:

Here's the supply list for the pirate card.  Be sure to check out all of the sneak peeks starting on the TE blog and then come back tomorrow for some sparrows and some felt flowers!



  1. I have to tell you that four-year old Avie came running in the house yesterday, and she shouted, "look grandma! I have socks with stars AND unicorns on today!" As soon as I saw your coffee cozy and the little card, I thought of Avie! This is just adorable!! LOVE that unicorn - and it's all in such fun colors too! My credit card might be in trouble... And that little boy card...oh my goodness! LOVE that treasure map! What a sweet, fun card for little boys. These are wonderful projects, Kim. Just love them! Bev

  2. Adorable projects Kim! Love the pirate themed card!

  3. ACK! Your unicorn cozy is absolutely adorable, Kim, especially paired with the believe in yourself note. Magical, indeed! As for the pirate ship and treasure map: another delight! Wouldn't these sets be perfect for my niece and nephew *grin*...


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