Saturday, January 16, 2010

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Favours

Today some of the Baker's Dozen are showing you different party favour options using just a sampling of the Favour Boxes available at Taylored Expressions. I chose to work with Clear Heart Party Favours, which appear to be quite popular right now because they're out of stock. Good news is Taylor will be restocking them but if you just can't wait, you can create either of these projects with the Clear Circle Party Favours which are in stock. I love that whatever little treasure you put inside shows through. The inspiration for my projects came from the images in the new stamp set Love Everywhere.

I started on the circles first and originally I was going to turn the circles into hot air balloons (like the one in Love Everywhere) but I quickly came to realize that was a really bad shape for a card...teeny tiny bottom and big heavy top...a disaster just waiting to happen...really, what was I thinking??? But I was stumped. Does that ever happen to you? You have a certain idea in mind and you just can't move past it? Can't think of anything else? So I chatted with my BFF and she's the one who suggested I turn the circles into flowers (or lollipops). Thanks Dana! Wouldn't this be sweet as a table center piece? Or you could use it for children's Valentines.

The first thing I did was create a paper template for cutting out the heart shape and once I had that part done the rest was a breeze. I used papers from my Valentine Key Ingredients and cut the circles with my circle Nestabilities and scallop circle Nestabilities. I used my craft knife to cut out the heart shapes then attached the layers with foam tape. I ran a bead of Stardust Stickles (from the Valentine Key Ingredients) around each of the plastic hearts for a little bling. The stems are just skewers from my kitchen. I used one of the heart cut outs for a quick decoration on the glass vase.

When I was stumped with the circles I started working on this house shaped card. It's just like the house in Love Everywhere...cute! This is a perfect housewarming card and it came together really quickly too, with only a little stamping on the inside. I think the longest part was creating the scalloped shingle roof, but it looked soooooo plain without the shingles. Oh, and the roof is made of Prism Suede Brown Medium from my's not included in the Valentine Key Ingredients. The Choice Buttercream card base is 4" square and the roof overhangs the top of the card so the finished card height is 6.25".

There are plenty of fun Favour Boxes to choose from at Taylored Expressions and all Favour Boxes and Potion Bottles are on sale for 15% off January 16th and 17th (today and tomorrow only). This is a great time to give them a try or stock up if you're already a fan.

Now let's go see what Favours some of the other Baker's Dozen created.
Alex Maldonado
Jackie Pedro
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks for stopping by!


Gwen said...

oh my gosh!!! this is just the cutest thing ever!!! just love it!!!

Sankari W. said...

Get OUT!!!! This is soooo cute Karen!! I ADORE the lollipop favor circles of YUMMINESS!!! Sooo sweet! And the card is just darling!!! LOVE the roof line! Seriously fanta-riffic!!! (did I just invent a new word!?!) LOL! You totally rock Karen!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Shut UP!!!!! My girls and I are sitting here in awe! They have just informed me that those lollipops are what they want to give their friends for Valentine's Day! They are fabulous, Karen!

And that house....FANTASTIC!

Less than a week!!!

Kit said...

Gorgeous creations :o) they look fab

Stampin Mindy said...

These are adorable, super cute! Love the center piece!

Janet said...

sooooooooooo cute!!!

Dina said...

Karen these are FANTASTIC!! I absolutely adore the lollipops and that house is so cute and I love the sentiment! The DP's are perfect!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! LOOOOOOVE these Karen! How fabulous! I am TOTALLY going to make these for Meredith's class! LOVE!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects Karen. I especially love the house shaped card with the heart. So clever. TFS!

chercroppin said...

AWESOME Karen! Absolutely LOVE these! What a perfect V-day gift...very unique too...great job girl : )

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

GET OUT! These are FABULOUS! Oh my gosh, Karen, I LOVE them!