It’s Release Day at Taylored Expressions and it’s our 6th Birthday too!  I hope you’ve been enjoying the celebration this week.  There’s still time to play in the Challenge and of course, now it’s time to shop!  Remember that there is a FREE stamp set with matching die {Think Happy Thoughts} that will come with your purchase of $50 or more.

Today I have several samples to show you featuring the Spooky Tree Cutting Plate.  As I mentioned yesterday, I’m not really into Halloween, so my first response when Taylored showed me this cutting plate was “Meh, it’s ok.”  (Now, I will say that all the samples the team has made makes me see the spooky fun in the original idea!)  But as I thought more about this plate, I began to think about my most favorite and beloved Shade Tree Cutting Plate and I thought of all the possibilities a simple tree image presents.  I knew I needed this cutting plate!  And here’s why:

spookytreesgreen2Jami (Medium)

Green trees with a summer sunset.  I spritzed the trees with a pearly spray that looks super cool in person (but of course does not show in a photo!) and sponged the background with several colors of ink.  I used the Build a Scene Rolling Hill dies to create the rosy red hill.  Sentiment is from Many Minis – Occasions die cut with Designer Mini Tags.

SpookytreesforfallJami (Medium)

Kraft trees for fall.  This time I brayered the background with a K-pad and added a sun, birdhouse and sign (Birchtree Accessories), along with grass from the grass border die.  On this card I spritzed the pearl spray over the sponged background.  Just no way to show it in a picture!

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White trees for winter with a blue sponged background and some red birds ( Birds and Branch, Birch Tree Accessories ).  Once again I used the Designer Mini Tag dies and this time Many Minis – Holidays for the sentiment.  Seriously if you don’t have those two Many Minis sentiment sets, you really need them!

spookytreeswhite2Jami (Medium)

More white trees, but this time for spring.  This card was totally inspired by a card created and given to me by my sweet friend Cindy Lawrence.  For this look, after using the cutting plate on white cardstock, I die cut just a portion of it with a Spellbinders circle die.  Then I created a separate frame piece with that same circle die plus another slightly smaller circle die.  You might notice a slight brown shadow.  That’s because I first tried this with brown cardstock, but didn’t care for it.  I already had my pieces glued together including the background paper from the Double the Fun Paper Pack.  I was not about waste that paper, so I just glued the white right over the op of the brown and I did it just slightly off so that the brown would look like a shadow. Then I adhered a bunch of Doodlebug Sprinkles for a touch of fun. The background was created with the Zig Zag Embossing Folder.  The die cut “happy” was created with the die from the new FREE set Think Happy Thoughts.  I decided not to finish off the inside for now, because there are just so many possibilities with this cute little set.  I’ll just wait till I actually need the card!

I hope my samples today have given you just a little taste of the many many things you can create with the Spooky Trees Cutting Plate.  And don’t get hung up on that name – it doesn’t need to be spooky at all!

The Baker’s Dozen has cooked up tons of awesome samples today.  To get the blog roll and get hoppin’ head on over to the TE Blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

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3 Responses to “Taylored Expressions September Release Day and 6th Birthday Bash!”

  1. Cassie T Says:

    Ahhhhhhh! You took the Spooky Tree and made it so much more, Jami! I LOVE how you used it, especially in the winter scene! Genius!!! 😀

  2. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Such pretty cards Jami. Love the different seasons and the different colors you used. My fav is the winter one. The blue sky and the red birds are just perfect.

  3. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Fabulous, Jami! Love all of these different looks with the Spooky Tree CP!

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