Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Trick O' Treat...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day Two!

September Birthday Bash and Release
  • At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday and you are invited to our Birthday Bash!
  • Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday - lots of fun eye candy and inspiration!
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Every order placed Thursday - Monday will include a FREE Party Favor.  Stay tuned for details!
  • To celebrate our 3rd Birthday, you have 3 WAYS TO WIN!
      1. Help Spread the Word! Grab our Birthday Badge from Taylor's blog and post it on your blog for the week.  Then come back and    leave a comment with a link to your blog to let us know you're spreading the word. You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 TE gift certificate. 
      2.  Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.  You will have until 8 pm PST that night to comment to enter to win each new set.
      3.  Join us in our SCS Forum for a contest that will begin Thursday morning.  In the meantime you can see Baker's Dozen sneak peeks there and chat with us!
Yes, it's the end of August, but October is really just right around the corner and isn't it fun to think about all the ghoulish good treats of Halloween? Well, it's Day Two of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions Release Week and today I've got a spooky project to share using the new set, Toil & Trouble, plus I'm showing off a new impression plate and die!

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Toil & Trouble is a super-cool Halloween decor set designed by the lovely Nancy McKinney and it's full of terrific images perfect for this tricksy holiday. I used elements from the new Spooky Project Pantry, with papers from Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium, to create this gate-fold card. (This month's Project Pantry comes in a Basic Recipe version (papers and ribbon!) and you can now add a Spice It Up kit with very cool embellishments!)

For the inside of the card, I created a little scene, complete with smoky mirror, candelabra, table and creepy skull. Did the Spooky Fence Taylored Die catch your eye? Stay tuned tomorrow as I show you how you can use it for things other than just Halloween.

 In this photo, check out the two side panels of the card, which feature the soon-to-be released Spooky Impression Plate, which is double-sided with a spider web on one side and a splendid harlequin pattern on the other. What I especially love about these plates are the large impression size -- this card is a 5.5 x 5.5 when closed, and I was able to get a terrific embossed image on both panels!

The patterned paper from the Spooky Project Pantry made it easy to create some elegantly creepy wallpaper in my haunted scene and I used the cool web image from Toil & Trouble and fashioned an unusual table-cloth for a table made from some cardstock. A bit of metallic ink over the eyes and candle flames added a bit of ghoulish glow!

Stamps: Toil & Trouble (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Apothecary Emporium (Echo Park)
Cardstock: All cardstock from TE Spooky Project pantry (except Basic Black by SU!)
Ink: Memento London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Metallic Silver Ink (Tsukineko); Alabaster Chalk Ink (Colorbox)
Accents: Gold Metallic Pen (Sakura)
Dies: Spooky Fence Border Taylored Die (TE)

For more spooky-good fun, be sure to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen, who have a lot more to sneak peek today for Halloween! Come back tomorrow for some autumn inspiration and thanks for dropping by!


Karen Giron said...

I just love how unique this card layout is - what a super fun idea!! Love it!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just adorable, Regina! I love the scene you've created!

Jami said...

Love your clever gate fold and the creepy scene inside!

Melody said...

So very creative!! Love the scene on the inside!

Sankari W. said...

Seriously Regina - you always amaze me with how you think outside the box! I adore the layout and the awesome spiderweb tablecloth that you created - a-mazing!!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Unknown said...

SUCH a creative way to make a gate card.... just love that tree as the front flap!!

Jen Shults said...

This is so cool! I love the creative way you made your card... perfect use of that fantastic designer paper!

Jodi Collins said...

ACK! What a FABULOUS scene! This is genius!!!

Jillisgram said...

Love when I see something new and different. Your card is just that, and so cute!

Danielle L. said...

Oh my word! This is perfect... talk about the whole shebang!!