August 30, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 2

September Birthday Bash and Release
  • At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday and you are invited to our Birthday Bash!
  • Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday - lots of fun eye candy and inspiration!
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Every order placed Thursday - Monday will include a FREE Party Favor. Details coming Thursday morning..
  • To celebrate our 3rd Birthday, you have 3 WAYS TO WIN!
1. Help Spread the Word! Grab our Birthday Badge from Taylor's blog {insert link} and post it on your blog for the week. Then come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog to let us know you're spreading the word. You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 TE gift certificate.

2. Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. You will have until 8 pm PST that night to comment to enter to win each new set.

3. Join us in our SCS Forum for a contest that will begin Thursday morning. In the meantime you can see Baker's Dozen sneak peeks there and chat with us!

It's time to start thinking about Halloween and all the fun craft projects you will make for your co-workers or kids in your children's class, or even those fun little bags for neighbors.  TE's new set, Toil & Trouble is the perfect set for all of those little projects!  This set of 25 images and sentiments is illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line and comes on a full 5.75" x 8.5" colored storage panel, which fits in our Mini Binder Box for perfect storage.

I've created a Halloween treat box from the Tall Gable Box, perfect for those little individually wrapped candies, and it was a snap to put together.  I started by stamping the "Trick or Treat" hanging sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on a sheet of Echo Park Apothecary Emporium paper, which comes in this month's Spooky Project Pantry Kit, and I'll talk about in just a second.  I used both the Small & Large Oval Nestabilities to cut out the image and frame as well as a Small Rectangle and Small Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities to cover the front of the treat box.  I stamped the image again on Choice Snow White cardstock with Lime Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink and punched the "OR" out with a 1/2" circle punch.  The bow was made with a Bow Easy and then I used the new Spooky Fence Border die on Raven cardstock and wrapped it around the bottom of the box and on the image panel too.  The box is held closed with a brad, pushed through the ribbon and box handle.

Taylor is doing something a little different this month with the Project Pantry. As you know, the idea behind the Project Pantry is that when you want to bake up a yummy dessert you head to your pantry for the ingredients. When you want to create a sweet paper crafting project, you can head to our Project Pantry for all the coordinating elements. We've found that some of the best cake and cookie recipes are the ones based around a basic batter or dough recipe with lots of options to spice it up according to your tastes. This month we are offering our Basic Recipe Kit along with optional Spice It Up Ingredients that you can pick and choose from to build the kit just the way you want it.

The Spooky Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:
  • Echo Park Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad
  • 10 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in coordinating colors
  • 6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)
Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:
  • Black Sparkly Fluff
  • Black/White Enamel Accents
  • Orange Rhinestones
  • Black Pearls
  • Halloween Button Assortment
  • Spooky Cardstock Pack
  • Spooky Ribbon Bundle
When you go to the Spooky Project Pantry in the store you will see the optional items linked under the Basic Recipe kit, so you can pick and choose what you'd like to add to your cart. We know you'll have fun customizing your kit!

The rest of the Baker's Dozen have MUCH more for you to see today, so please go on and see:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: toil & trouble (taylored expressions)
paper: spooky project pantry {raven (bazzill), festive (bazzill), choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, apothecary emporium (echo park)}
ink: memento tuxedo black, colorbox lime pastel fluid chalk
accessories: large/small oval & small rectangle/scallop rectangle nestabilities (spellbinders), orange gingham ribbon, white polka dot ribbon, black brads, spooky fence border die, tall gable box, foam tape


    1. Karen, your treat box is ADORABLE! I love how you did the fence on the focal piece! Clever!

    2. Fantastic treat box, Karen! You always need those around Halloween :D

    3. The perfect little Halloween treat - love it!

    4. Cute, cute treat box! Love how you used a different color for "or"!

    5. How awesome is that little bit of spooky fence, Karen!? I love this! XOXO

    6. Love how you made the whole panel fit on the front of the gable box! Seriously awesomely perfect! You Rock it awesome everytime girl!!!!
      Big hugs,
      Sankari :)

    7. Cute!! Love that rickety fence!!

    8. What an adorable gable box-- -love how you placed everything... I just love that fence!

    9. This is just adorable! I love all the little details and the layout of everything is PERFECT. This is just too cute!!

    10. This sure is a treat! LOVE every bit of this!!!

    11. Perfect! And look at all the fabulous little touches... the fence trim and the little ribbon loop at the top!