Taylored Expressions Septmeber Sneak Peeks: Test Tube Caddy and Think Happy Thoughts

Hi everyone! It’s day three of a HUGE new Taylored Expressions sneak peek week to celebrate Taylored Expressions SIXTH birthday! We have LOADS going on this week to be sure to read all the way through to see what’s happening this month (and what you might win!!).

Halloween Treats by Jen Shults, dies and supplies from Taylored Expressions


Today I’m using two fun new dies from Taylored Expressions – the Test Tube Caddy die and You’ve Been Framed Halloween. These dies are SO FUN. I knew as soon as I started working with them that I wanted to make Halloween treats for my kids (and hide them ASAP, lol).

I started with die cutting the Test Tube Caddys and assembling them. Next up I picked the frames I wanted to use from the You’ve Been Framed Halloween dies and set about making the scenes with those. For Evey’s I made a little piece of card stock sponged with clouds and then layered it with the tombstone frame. I die cut the frame out of yellow and gray also to highlight the tombstones and moon. On Ben’s I die cut the pumpkin stack out of Candy Corn and Lemon Meringue TE card stock and used the little negative pieces to fill in the glowing face. I lined the back of this with vellum. I attached both of these to the caddys with foam tape. I added a bit more embellishment at the top of the caddy with the Spiders and Spider Web dies for Evey’s and a bit of Hocus Pocus paper and Pinking Circles Stacklets for Ben’s. I embellished the test tubes a little bit with a bit of patterned paper, twine and a Mini Tag with their names.

Halloween Treats by Jen Shults, dies and supplies from Taylored Expressions

My second card uses Think Happy Thoughts which is FREE this month with a $50 purchase! I LOVE this stamp and die set. It is so so perfect for so many occasions and that happy word die is just adorable!!

Happy For You by Jen Shults

For this card I used the Sketch Selfie Share sketch challenge TE is hosting this month. This sketch challenge has a HUGE prize – $250 to spend in the TE store. WOWSA!!! To start off I die cut the happy word die from Think Happy Thoughts three times out of Cookie Monster card stock and glued them together to give the appearance of chipboard. Next I stamps the sentiment For You on Sugar Cube card stock and die cut it with a square die. Next I glued down the Happy die stack. I matted this with Granny Smith TE card stock. For the background I layered a bit of paper from Double the Fun with Sugar Cube TE card stock that is embossed with TE’s ZigZag embossing folder. For the little bit of embellishment I layered three flowers die cut from Patio Party and Banner, Branches and Bloom die out of Lemon Meringue TE card stock. The leaves are from the Banner, Branches and Bloom die and are cut out of Granny Smith and Peapod TE Cardstock. The scalloped bit is die cut with the Small Scallop Border die out of Cookie Monster card stock. The little banner is cut using Banner Stacklets 1 and Granny Smith TE Cardstock.

Happy For You by Jen Shults


TE Happenings This Week

Birthday Sketch Challenge

This week TE is hosting a Selfie Sketch Challenge with a HUGE prize! Here’s what you need to do:


For your chance to win a $250 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store, you must complete ALL of the following:

1. Create a card using the sketch pictured. While we love to see them used, TE products are not required for participation.
2. Take a photo of you holding your card (or have a friend take it for you.)
3. Add your photo to the TE Blog using the InLinkz link-up on this post. If you would prefer to email us your photo, send it to contests@tayloredexpressions.com with the Subject: Triple S Challenge
4. Share some joy by giving or sending your card to someone! Leave a comment below telling us the name of the lucky recipient.
5. Complete all steps by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, September 14, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Limit one entry per person.

Free with $50 Purchase:

To celebrate our 6th year, we’ve designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very “happy” coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th – September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.

Alright, that’s it for me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with more TE sneak peeks and fun projects! Be sure to head over to the Taylored Expressions blog to get full details on everything happening this week!

Test Tube Caddys Ingredients:

Happy For You Card Ingredients:

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