In Stamping Mode

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Enjoy


Welcome back Wednesday and I thank you so much for coming by to visit! We have one last set to sneak for you today and the big release is bright and early tomorrow at 8 AM PST! All sets and accessories will be live and available for purchase at that time, but feel free to visit us tomorrow morning for a last round of "sneaks" for the big release.

Today we are sharing with you another GREAT gift-giving set that is able to be used all throughout the year. I'm so excited that our multi-faceted with talent, Jami Sibley, concepted this set with Nancy McKinney illustrating for her Whimsical Wishes line. They just create magic! :)

Ok, so this set includes 18 images (including a frame with coordinating die!!) with 11 of those images being gift icons. Each of the Bakers have chosen a different gift icon to work with and I chose the purse....mmmm, I have a slight addiction to purses. And I haven't yet mentioned that this frame with matching die TOTALLY fits the cover of an altoid-style tin. Check it...


Now how many times have you tried to cover a tin...and you cut just the right dimensions for the lid and then crossed your fingers and toes that your corner rounder would not make your cover look totally "off?" I know you're with me on that...we have all done it! No more now! I cut my cover with patterned paper from the die and just embellished it all up with goodies straight from the TE store.

So, since I was working with the purse icon, I had my heart set on somehow acquiring a gift card from my favorite purse store....mhmmm...the Coach store. Well, when I arrived, they just wouldn't let me walk out with one, so I had to purchase a minimum $25 gift card. Well, push came to shove and I just used that gift card right up and walked out with a new purse, LOL! Thank you Taylor for this gift card set!!! HAHAH


And here you see the adorable frame and die in action with the purse image and some wordings from the set. Notice how I made it a gift to myself, ROFL!

And I die cut a couple more patterned paper pieces to make an accordion style gift card, card.


And to make sure my gift card stayed nice and snug to my paper, I used a notch punch on either side and punched really close to the edge and my Coach gift card slid right in! For my last little bit of the card...yeah, I had to add the sentiment, "you deserve it!" Yep, I think I do, if I say so myself, haha! I also used the new From the Heart frame die because it fit so perfectly on my doily and the 1 3/4" circle punch nests inside that frame perfectly.


And here it is all folded back up and tucked away for the recipient....good thing I know another Melissa! ;)

So are you as smitten as I am?! I just want to stock up on these tins now and horde them all, but I'll be nice and share and let you know that you can find them here, Small Hinged Tin.

Now I can't wait to see what the rest of the Bakers have done with their images...AND Jami and Nancy are playing along and you can check everyone out, so let's hop along...


Stamping Mode Supplies
Stamps: Enjoy, From the Heart
Paper:
Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento

Accessories: Crowns Mini Chipboard, Sew Cute Mini Chipboard, Grey Felt Pearl Blossoms, Brown Leaf Trinket pins, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Green Hearts Little Whimsies, Olive Mini Roses

13 comments:

Tori Wild said...

lol-- that is too funny Melissa-- My favorite gifts are always the ones to myself!! :) I love all of the pretty embellishments and the inside is just as pretty as the outside!! (And yes, I've corner punched and messed up my tins before-- SO frustrating!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Melissa! LOVE the colors and that dress form chipboard!!

Taylor said...

Riiiiiight... I'm sure there was a lot of pushing and shoving going on inside that Coach store. That's what they've always had to do to me when I go in there! *wink*

Beautiful gift card display! I think my fav part is the houndstooth purse! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Cute project! And I LOVE this die!! I'm thinkin' it's a must have item!!!

Rose said...

Holy Hanna, that is one beautiful gift tin!!! That would be on display in a place of honor in my stamp room for sure. It would be hard to give that away! Beautiful work.

Jackie Pedro said...

Went in for a giftcard and came out with a purse.....now that's my kind of shopping! And you can blame Taylor, to boot!! Hehe! This is BEAUTIFUL, Melissa!!

Jami said...

Oh Girl! This is BEYOND FABULOUS! Wow and wow! LOVE IT!!! And you are cracking me up with your Coach justification! You DO deserve it! Really! LOL!

Karen Motz said...

OH COME ON!!!!!!!! That's the most beautiful gift card holder I've ever seen...and the inside is like a little gift card wallet! Way too sweet!!!!!

Melody said...

I just love the idea of this set! And your samples are amazing!

Natalie said...

This is so feminine, what a gorgeous giftcard holder - I could go for giving myself a gift like that (ha!!) Very pretty and very creative, thanks for the inspiration!

Regina Mangum said...

Okay, hands down, you are the funniest and best "personal shopper" I know...I love it! You are darling and so is your gift card holder and I just adore you! XOXO

Viola Mahr said...

That is so sweet AND cute~! Yes, you need a little gift for yourself sometimes :) Thank you for sharing! I love it.

hugs,
Viola

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I just LOVE this personalized gift card holder! HOw awesome!

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