Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2-Chillax

The Baker's Dozen is showcasing another super fun new set from Taylored Expressions...Chillax.
This set just screams summer fun. I picked up a four-pack of mini Margarita bottles at my local liquor store and decided to alter them using the Chillax set. My friend Joanne and I keep saying that we need to get together for margaritas...seriously, we've been saying this for months now, so one day I'm gonna show up on her doorstep with my little four-pack all decorated up and she won't be able to say no.

In keeping with the margarita colours, I reached for my Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper and paired it with some Prism Intense Kiwi and Sunflowers Medium for my colour palette. I started by wrapping the box with cardstock. Then I stamped the lime image with Versamark, embossed it with white powder and added a strip of patterned paper. Next I stamped the chillax definition with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and cut it out with scissors. I highlighted the words "chillax" and "groovy" with a swipe of green and yellow marker. I stamped the lime a second time, coloured it with copics and popped it for dimension. Then I adhered the definition to some Prism Intense Kiwi which I cut out with my new-to-me Labels Nestabilities.
Then I moved on to decorating the bottles. I wrapped the neck and covered the label with more Prism Sunflowers Medium then added a strip of patterned paper to coordinate with the box. I tied some fun apple polka dot ribbon around the neck of each bottle then I stamped the margarita glass onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to punch out the image then adhered it to the bottle. Fun, quick, and easy!

Last thing I did was make the card, and this idea came to me as I was decorating the margarita bottles. I just couldn't make a decision on which image to use so I thought it would be fun to create an equation.
I stamped the lemons, blender and margarita onto Choice Snow White and coloured them with copics. Then I cut out each image and adhered it with foam tape to three yellow circles (I used my 1 3/4" circle punch for the circles). My layout is a variation of TECC75. My card base is 3.25 x 6.5 inches. I created the + and = symbols using black cardstock and my SU slot punch.

Here's the detail shots of the three images...I used my clear glaze pen on the 'glass' of the blender.
Once all the images were in place I stamped the sentiment and pierced all around the green base. I'm really happy with how this card turned out and the layout is so fun!
This brand new Chillax set will be available at Taylored Expressions starting Wednesday, August 5th from 8am Pacific. Now let's go see what the other gals have created.

I'll see you tomorrow with another fun project for release day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

OMGoodness, Karen! Is this not the most adorable set!? I just saw Joanne at CHA... wish I could come do margaritas with you girls! :)

Jami said...

WOW! What a lucky friend!!!! Awesome gift set!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy Hannah Montana!! This knocks my socks off girlfriend! The vibrant colors, the layout, the embellies...WOW WOW WOW!!

Karen Giron said...

This is the most adorable set and I'm loving your Margarita math! haha! Fabulous!!

Ann Kranitz said...

*sniff* I want to do margaritas with you and Stitz!! This is just fabulous. Have a drink for me when you chickies get together!!

Donna Baker said...

whoa - get out!! this is the BOMB! I love your coloring and your 'recipe' is such a clever idea! I want to come over if this is what you're serving today!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Wonderful set! The colors are so bold and beautiful!

Janet said...

OMG this is amazing!!!!!!!!!! so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hugs

Leslie said...

Crickey, I'll show up at your doorstep if you'll serve me those! :) Awesome job Karen!

Sankari W. said...

I want to do Margaritas with YOU!!!!! I ADORE this project - seriously - SOOOOOO KAAAA-UTTTTTEEEE!!!! and I adore you card - NOw that is MY kind of math equation!!! LOVE it !!!! The colors, embellies, everything is just perfection!!!!

Denise Young said...

wow! Yum! Margaritaville. Love this gift set. You did a fabulous job. TFs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I SOOOOOOO love this project!!...the colors are so bright and fun, and that lime+blender=margarita thing is an AWESOME idea!!

Joanne B. said...

Oh my goodness! Is this ever the CUTEST! And if you think I'd EVER say no to 'ritas, you don't know me well enough! LOL! When are you HOME????

Dawn Easton said...

Wow, Karen! This is an AWESOME project! Totally cool!! Love your idea!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Karen you rocked this set! This is the most amazing ensemble! The label, the carrier and that card, that amazingly cool card...it all says WOW!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Wow this looks awesome, I need this so bad! ( the stamp set)ha ha !