Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1-Love Everywhere

It's time to show you new stuff from Taylored Expressions. Today the Baker's Dozen is sharing creations using Love Everywhere...a fun set full of bold, simple images that are perfect for quick stamping. We're also showcasing the Valentine Key Ingredients in our projects today. These new items will be available in the TE Store on Thursday, January 7th.

I made a card that's a little more involved to show you how simple, bold images can be jazzed up and taken to the next level, and I also created an easy chocolate treat that can be replicated for kids' Valentines, for friends, or even for a dinner party.

I'll start with the treat holder. It's sized to fit a scrumptious Ghirardelli chocolate. If you're gonna give just one of something, make it a good one, right?!?  First I wrapped the chocolate with one of the patterned papers from the Valentine Key Ingredients. Then I cut a 3" x 7.5" strip of Island Mist Dark, scored it at 2.75, 3, 6.25 and 6.5 and wrapped it around the chocolate. Then simply decorate it as desired. I inked the heart balloon with Memento Rhubarb Stalk and sage shadow, then added the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa. I added the little white dots along the scallop border to coordinate with the white dots on the button on my card.

Here's a close up of the button on my card. Isn't it the coolest!!! And look at the brown frame around my image...the pattern is embossed and it's all shimmery AND it coordinates with the oval Nestabilities I used to cut out my image...SWEET!!!

The clay button and frame are new products that'll debut at Taylored Expressions with this release on Thursday, January 7th and the buttons are designed to coordinate with the Valentine Key Ingredients. I used Memento Rich Cocoa and Rhubarb Stalk inks on the tree image and I popped the larger heart leaves for interest. I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle with Stardust Stickles (part of the Valentine Key Ingredients).

Did you read Taylor's blog yesterday or happen to stop by Taylored Expressions? If not, you'll have to pop by the TE Store to seen the fun new look. Read all the wonderful news in this post on Taylor's blog and be sure to welcome the newest members of the Baker's Dozen.

Now let's hop over to the other Baker's Dozen blogs to see what everyone created using Love Everywhere and the Valentine Key Ingredients.
Alex Maldonado
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Laurie Schmidlin
Melissa Sauls
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen

I'll be back tomorrow with another new set sneak peek!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

22 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Karen! What utter FABULOUSNESS! Your card is AH-mazing and I LOOOOOVE the button and frame! LOVE the treat holder too! Great minds think alike! FAB projects Saucy!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Sooo cute, Karen! You and Jodi were traveling the same wave with the matchbox treat! :) Love how you used the button and frame too!

Dina said...

Karen these are wonderful! I LOVE the colors and those clay buttons and frame are unbelievable!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Karen, this is awesome! LOVE the frame and the darling button and your matchbox candy holder is darling! Love how you wrapped the chocolate with DP on the inside!

Vicki said...

Super cute Karen!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

OOooh, your card is just the candy itself!!! LOVE how you incorporated that yummy frame AND that super adorable button!!!! Just gorgeous! Your matchbox treat is just perfection as well. The dry embossing really just makes it pop...just too cute!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so adoraable, Love the button and layers!

Janet said...

wow these are amazing:) i love the frame! too cool!!
hugs

Karen Giron said...

SOOOO cute! Jazzed up is right - these are wonderful! Love the frame and the button too. Yumm-o-licious!

Sankari W. said...

Get OUT with the cuteness Karen!!! I Love the way you did the treat and all of the details that you captured in your card!!! Simply fabulous!! LOVE it!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Jamie said...

Karen,WOWZA!! Your card is FANTASTIC!!! It is such a treat to see my handmade clay babies come to life in your art!!! You ROCKED this!!! Happy New Year!

Danni said...

Love that button and your projects are so cute and fun!

Donna said...

oh my - what a SWEET creation of card & little treat!! it

jan said...

I am loving this set and what you are all doing with it!

chercroppin said...

Hi Karen! Both cards are really fabulous, and I love the lil one for the chocolate...may have to case this idea and make some to give out : )

Love that heart-button too!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwwww, LOVIN' the blue/pink combo, and the little heart button with the sentiment is totally adorable!

Wendy said...

Totally 'heart' them! Don't you just love that dp!

Ann Kranitz said...

I totally love what you created here today. I love the colors too!! Very sweet!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh love those clay items that you used! That button is adorable! Great treat holder too! So glad those chocolates are FINALLY available in Canada...haha! TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card and treat holder Karen. Love the color combo and that clay button! TFS!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just ADORABLE Karen! I LOVE your card. . .it's so elegant! That treat is just adorable too! LOVE the embossing!

NatQuebec said...

ohh it's so nice ! and I love the chocolate bar idea inside.