TE Sneak Peeks: Big Blooms Sunflowers and With Sympathy Cutting Plate

Happy Birthday by Jen Shults

Hi everyone! I’m back for day three of Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks. Today we’re rounding out our 9th birthday celebration by having a little fun with a scavenger hunt! Head over to the TE Blog where you can read the clues and then hop around the design team blogs to find the answers. We’ll draw one lucky winner from among all correct guesses to win a fabulous prize package!

And don’t forget, today’s the last day to enter our 9th birthday sketch challenge for your chance to win Taylor’s Favorite Things or an opportunity to be the next Guest Designer at TE. Click HERE for all the details!


Today I have two cards to share. My first one is using TE’s new Big Blooms – Sunflower. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp. To start my card I stamped the sunflower on Sugar Cube cardstock using Oreo ink and colored it with Copic Markers.

Happy Birthday by Jen Shults

I trimmed off a few edges with Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and then wrapped twine around the left side. For the sentiment I die cut the new Happy Script die from Salt Water Taffy and stamped birthday on Mocha cardstock from In & Out Birthday.

Happy Birthday by Jen Shults

To finish I put a strip of vellum behind the sentiment to make it a bit more visible and tied a bow and attached it to the twine on the side.

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My second card uses a brand new cutting plate: With Sympathy Cutting Plate. This isn’t my favorite occasion to make cards for but it’s one of the most important. This cutting plate makes it easy to assemble a card quickly when you need one right away.

To start my card I cut the cutting plate from Sugar Cube cardstock and set it aside. The next thing I did was cut a piece of watercolor cardstock to fit behind the cutting plate and loosely watercolored it to resemble the front of the cutting plate. I sandwiched a piece of vellum between the cutting plate and the watercolor piece to soften the colors.

To finish I added a couple of Candy Corn enamel dots to the centers of the flowers and attached the panel to the background using foam tape.

Supply List:

Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

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