Monday, August 5, 2019

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek 1: Handlettered

It's day 1 of sneak peeks for the August release from Taylored Expressions.  It's the start of my favorite crafting season - autumn!!  We have so much to show you this week for Halloween and Thanksgiving - but there are also additions to some of your favorite lines of stamps and dies.  We're starting with those today.  Everything you see today will be available on Thursday, August 8th. Be sure to check out each of the create team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

Already in the Handlettered series of stamps we have 4th of July, Baby, Easter and Holiday, and today we are adding the perfect basic set simply called Handlettered Sentiments which includes all those sentiments you need for everyday occasions.  We also have an addition in this release to the Layer It series of dies with Layer It - Rustic Florals.  Here's how I put the two of them together.

TE 1 flat

I kept the flowers very subtle by simply sponging the top layer with Versamark. It keeps it the same color but just slightly darker.  Then I brushed soft blue on the background and added some white sprinkles to keep the soft look.  Handlettered Sentiments has coordinating dies so I could die cut my sentiment and have it really pop.

TE 1

I love these sentiments.  It's a beautiful font and can take center stage on the card.  Keep scrolling to see a second card using another of the sentiments.

Remember that the new links won't work until Thursday.

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!

I also used Handlettered Sentiments on this card but with a totally different look.  I changed the colors - then I added just a bit of the new Shiplap Background to give it a more rustic look.

TE 2

I plopped on some butterflies in bright colors that really pop on the Toffee. Three of them fluttering around that beautiful sentiment with a bit of shiplap in the background - that's all you need!!

TE 2 flat

Be sure to come back tomorrow - I have two Thanksgiving cards and another general card full of smiles!  And there are also additions to a very popular series...hint...hint!!

Remember that the new links won't work until Thursday.


  1. Two wonderful cards Kim! The first is lovely and the hint of ship lap on the second one is fantastic!

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors in the first one and the easiness of the second one

  3. The sentiments are my far!

  4. Lovely palettes and designs on these pretty cards.

  5. Echoing the others: a lovely duo! The sentiments are wonderful!


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