Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Christmas In July... Taylored Expressions with a sale and a brand new fabulous product!!! Let me introduce you to the new Perfect Package card box!
You may already be familiar with the square Perfect Packages that Taylor offers, but this one is the perfect size for cards!!! Wooo Hoooo!!! I'm am super happy to have a Perfect Package that fits standard size cards (4.25 x 5.5 inches) and envelopes...imagine the possibilities! What a perfect way to wrap up a set of all-occasion cards for a wonderful Christmas gift! That's what I decided to do with my new Perfect Package card instead of having a Christmas card this week I've created a Christmas gift!

The Perfect Package folds flat for shipping and storage. When you're ready to use it just raise the sides and flip the magnetic panel to the inside...voila! Quick and easy and no adhesive required. The front flap uses the same magnet to keep the box closed. It's made of sturdy, thick, smooth white cardboard...VERY classy and the quality is out of this world!!! I'm definitely going to stock up on these because I {heart} this new Perfect Package card box!

For my notecard set I wanted a cohesive look so I used my June 20th Key Ingredients to keep them all in the same colour scheme. I also sewed on each of the cards to help unite the set.
I decorated the Perfect Package with a few layers of paper, some ribbon and layers of gorgeous flowers, all from the June 20th Key Ingredients. Simple and quick! The recipient could easily reuse this as a trinket box or even to package a small gift since it's already decorated.

The teddy bear card uses images from Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories. The flower and leaves are popped for dimension and I added some Tiny Twinkles below the sentiment.
This flower and vase are my favourite images from the Fresh Flowers set. The flower is paper pieced then shaded with copics and popped for dimension. I added some black Flower Soft to the center for some texture. The white flowers are from the June 20th Key Ingredients and the buttons are from the Savannah pack.
The cupcakes on this card look yummy enough to eat! This card features For The Love of Cupcakes. It doesn't show in the photo but I added some crystal effects to make the dome look like glass.
This birthday card is my favourite. I love how the flower is tucked under the image panel. I paper pieced the balloons from Beary Special Accessories and popped them for dimension then added a tag with the birthday sentiment from Beary Special.
So here are my cards housed in their new Perfect Package card box. You can see that there's still room to add more if I want. I'm sure the box would hold a dozen cards and envelopes, it's such a great depth.
To celebrate Christmas in July at Taylored Expressions, Christmas stamp sets are 20% off from July 15-25th. Also, one lucky winner will receive a set of 5 of the new Perfect Package card boxes so be sure to hop over to Taylor's blog to enter!

Now let's go see what the other gals have cooked up for Christmas in July.
and guest designer Rachel Sztonyk

Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Hang on while I pick myself up off the floor from where I fell!! This, my dear friend, is OUTSTANDING!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful gift you have created here! Stunning set of cards, each one is more beautiful than the next, and I LOVE how you decorated your package! These are awesome and I am TOTALLY stocking up as well!!

TannyP said...

Great set!! You did a fantastic highlighting of the TE products =)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Karen, these are gorgeous, and the box is fabulous! Beautiful designs and so "Perfectly Packaged"! Love it all!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, Karen!! You showcased that box perfectly! Love your cards too. I like the way your flower is tucked under as well, what a neat idea. They're all so good. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sankari W. said...

I LOVE how you June 20thed your Perfect Package! It is awesome! LOVE the all year purpose sentiments and I love your coloring! Each card is perfect on its own - but then all together - that is one dynamic set that somebody will receive!!! awesome as always!

Donna Baker said...

WOW! love your all occasion cards - a purple & orange bear?! too stinkin' cute! I think he's my favorite but ALL your cards & your decorated box just ROCK, Saucy!

Jami said...

I really love the idea of doing a variety set like this and I'm thinking if I did 2 or 3 identical sets at the same time it could be pretty quick - relatively speaking!

Your set is really fantastic!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous set! I love all the different images you used....awesome colouring too!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Wow!Love all your pretty cards! The colors are wonderful and I love the sewing too! Fabulous work on decorating the perfect package!
:) Rachel

Chrisd said...

Great job with the perfect Packaging box and the cards are great too.

Patricia Garcia said...

Love your cards, will absolutely have to stock on these!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, I love your whole package with the all-occasion cards. It's fabulous!!