Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek 3: Zombies, Spiders and Cats

It's day 3 of sneak peeks for the August release from Taylored Expressions.  Today is all about Halloween!  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.

There are so many fun new Halloween products. To set the scene on this card, I used a great new web border with a few spiders from Flip the Web. The sentiment is also from that set.  (The set also has a giant corner web and two other sentiments). I brushed on a bit of Plum Punch and some sprinkles of Oreo Liquid Watercolors for the spooky sky.  It's the perfect setting for this charming little zombie from a set appropriately called Zombies with his two zombie cats.

Taylored Expressions Zombies with Flip the Web

You might ask why two cats?  Because this card is intended for my son on his first year far away at college and those two cats are colored to match the family cats (which of course implies that he's the zombie, but oh well!).

Taylored Expressions Zombies with Flip the Web

The set also has a great female zombie so you can make it match your own family!!

Here's a supply list for this card.  Keep reading because I have another sneak peek and a chance to win prizes!

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'm very excited to say we have a new Gatefold Reveal die - it's Gatefold Reveal 2.  It has a bigger window that the first one so you can add full images!  I used the cat from the brand new Sweet & Spooky set.  Here's the inside of the card with the image fully revealed.  (The sentiment is from the older Boo to You set.)

Taylored Expressions Sweet & Spooky Gatefold

With all the fun on the inside, I wanted to step up the outside.  I'm a very simple crafter so I was thrilled when I figured out that the previously released Haunted Cutting Plate splits down the middle almost perfectly to easily decorate the two sides of the gatefold!!  I cut the bottom section in half - then snipped the top border leaving just a few branches to spread across the card.

Taylored Expressions Sweet & Spooky Gatefold

I gave those branches a little strength by tucking in a Double-ended Flag banner (with one of the ends cut off) using White Fine Detail embossing powder to add a sentiment from the new Handlettered Halloween.

I love that this card came together quickly and easily with all of the fabulous dies - yet is so fun and interactive.

That's it for today.  Tomorrow I have one more Halloween card and a charming little bear that you can use for Thanksgiving or all year long.  AND most importantly - everything you have seen this week will be available in the store!  Be sure to head over to the TE blog for more sneak peeks and to get in on the question of the day contest.

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


  1. Oh, I like those spider webs! These are all cute Kim!

  2. i love sending Halloween cards and i think your cards are fabulous! Those Zombies are seriously adorable!

  3. Oh my...these are just so much fun, even if the zombies are kind of creepy...but in a cute way! Paper spider webs? Yes, please! Another array of WOW!


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