Welcome to the Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks. All the products being previewed this week will be available in the TE Store on Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. PST.  We have another really big release for you and a lot of it focuses on Christmas.  For this reason, the October Release is always my favorite one of the whole year!  I’m excited to play along with the Baker’s Dozen today as we all have 2 or more projects to show you, which feature a variety of new stamps and dies.  So let’s get right to it!

All three of my cards today are based on the same simple layout and feature the new Labels Stacklets 1 Taylored Dies. This is a beautiful set of stacking dies with a super versatile shape as you’ll see below.

My first card showcases an incredible new die – Nativity BorderWow – talk about falling in love! I actually made 5 cards with this die before I could move on to anything else.  I’ll have to share the rest later, but you’ll see several examples of it in the hop today.  The die actually reaches across an entire cardfront, but I only used a portion of it in my Stacklets frame today.  Super simple card using Pale Plum and Shimmery White cardstock along with silver glitter cardstock that I just couldn’t resist while standing in line the last time I was at Michael’s. The white background panel was embossed with a cuttlebug folder.

We have a new all-sentiment set, called Rejoice which also works wonderfully with the Nativity Border.  Although I didn’t use it on the front of the card above, it will go on the inside.  And I’ve used it on my next card. It’s full of beautiful Christmas and holiday sentiment combinations.  It’s really a must-have if you plan to make Christmas cards!

With this release, Taylor is introducing a new die product called Cutting Plates.  These are dies sized 5.25″ x 4″ so the cut pattern will layer perfectly onto a card front.  The first one I’m showing is the Holly Cutting PlateIsn’t it gorgeous? I die cut it out of Garden Green cardstock and added red liquid pearls for the berries and some green stickles to highlight the leaves.  The cardbase and sentiment panel are a shimmery ivory cardstock – very elegant – and I heat embossed the sentiment with red pigment ink and clear embossing powder.  A simple satin bow finishes it off.

My third card departs from Christmas, to show you a super cute year-round stamp set.

This new set is called Best Nests and it was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes collection.  Nancy and I are kindred spirits in our love of birds and I know she had me in mind when she was working on this set – specifically with this image.  I have two incredible macaws and the one above looks much like my Green Wing, R.B. *grin*, so of course that had to be the first image in the set that I would ink up!  Just wait till you see the other samples from this set.  There are bird houses for every season included.

My card also features another new Cutting Plate – Quatrefoil.  Pretty, huh?  I cut it from kraft cardstock and layered it over a pice of kraft cardstock the same size that had been impressed with the Woodgrain Impression Plate.  I also used the Grass and Wave Border dies along with the new Stacklets.  My image was colored with copics and I sponged the sunset background.  Some ribbon, stickles, and liquid pearls are the finishing touches.


So, there you have three very different cards using the same basic layout.  I might never put these Stacklets away!  Now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up for today:

Carolyn King – Guest Designer

Charmaine Ikach

Jami Sibley – DT Coordinator (you are here)

Jen Shults

Jodi Collins

Karen Giron

Melody Rupple

Nancy McKinney – Illustrator

Regina Mangum

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess


Thanks so much for stopping by!  There will be inspiration and peeks every day this week!  And don’t forget to join the early reveal party on the Taylored Expressions Facebook page on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. PST.  Lots of prizes up for grabs and it’s tons of fun!

22 Responses to “Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peek Day 1”

  1. Renee Byrd Says:

    The “cutting plates” are my new favorite…”must have” items….I can so see me getting one (or two…or …)

  2. Sa Says:

    So lovely Jami! Love that first card – such a great way to make quick and beautiful Christmas cards! And what a great way to use the holly cutting plate – so lovely! ANd now I want to go to the beach after that last card – so lovely!!! <3

  3. Julie Says:

    Beautiful card with the holiday cutting plate.

  4. Carolyn King Says:

    Oh my gosh…beautiful cards. I love how you highlighted the new stacklet labels on each. The glitter edging on the first made me gasp! Great cards!

  5. Melody Rupple Says:

    Great cards Jami! I love how you accented the holly leaves and the background on the birdhouse looks amazing!

  6. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Beautiful cards, Jami! Especially love your traditional red/green and the sparkly holly leaves! Just fabulous!

  7. wendy Says:

    wow so terrific

  8. Billie A Says:

    Love the three cards. Great images and dies. Taylored Expressions really knows how to do a great release. You did awesome work showcasing the new release. Hugs

  9. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    Hi Jami! Happy release week! LOVE your cards for today! I think my favorite is the Holly one – so beautiful how you added the red berries. The cutting plates are so great. Have a fun week! XOXO

  10. Shelly Says:

    Ooooh, Jami! Love the die cut of the die cut, I will have to try this! I love the cutting plates, your holly card is gorgeous and makes me want to go create. Beautifully done!

  11. Shannon White Says:

    Wow!! What Fantastic Eye candy Jami!! I don’t think I could pic a favorite if I tried! 😎 Love the wonderful layered die-cuts on your nativity scene and such Lovely colors and textures too! LOVE the sparkly layers! And the holly berries and touch of sparkly on your holly leaves is Soo Petty! And I Adore your tropical Best Nest Card!! Love the Sweet bird and your sunset and sparkly waves are just Fabulous! Wish I was there to enjoy the sunset with him! lol 😎


  12. Jodi Collins Says:

    LOVE these Jami! The first card with the nativity and the sparkle is STUNNING! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Your Christmas card with the Holly is SO festive and classic, I just love it! Your bird card is DARLING…makes me want to go on vacation!

  13. Regina Mangum Says:

    One word, Jami…BREATHTAKING! The holly card is stunning (okay another word), the glitter paper is brilliant (okay, that’s three) and the tropical card is fabulous! (4 words…here’s 4 more: YOU ARE SO TALENTED!) XOXO

  14. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Wow! That’s a die?! Awesome!!!!

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  16. Monika/buzsy Says:

    These are fabulous Jami. Especially love the nativity border die!

  17. Jen Shults Says:

    These are great Jami! I love the way you used the stacklets on all of them and how you featured all the dies. GORGEOUS!

  18. Julie Says:

    The waves border is so sparkly! I love your die cut work on this card.

  19. Taylor Says:

    The purple nativity card is so pretty! I never would have thought to use that color! I love the traditional colors of the holly card. And of course your macaw card is super sweet… you did R.B. proud! 🙂 Oh and I also love how you layered the quatrefoil over the woodgrain impression!

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