Taylored Expressions Easter Treat Packaging

Hello! Today, I’m sharing an Easter Treat packaging idea created with Taylored Expressions stamps and dies.

I used the recently released Matchbox to create a box for an Easter chocolate. I decorated the outside of the box with a Copic-colored bunny from the Peek-a-Boo Easter stamp set. I dry-embossed the box with the Swiss Hearts embossing folder.

For the inside of the box, I stamped the sentiment on cardstock, which I cut with one of the dies in the Matchbox set.
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You Are Loved – Taylored Expressions December 2016 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks featuring products designed for creating Valentine’s Day cards as well as classroom/friend treats! The December products will be released Thursday, December 8 @ 7 AM PST!

I’ve got three Valentine’s Day-themed projects today. My first features the Conversation Hearts embossing folder.

TE December 2016 Release

To create the background, I inked the Conversation Hearts folder before dry-embossing the Strawberry Milkshake cardstock. To the front I added the Brushstroke Valentine sentiment and two hearts created with the Filled with Love Stamp & Die Combo set, keeping with the conversation heart theme.

TE December 2016 Release
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I used a similar technique on my next card, pairing the dry-embossed background with a different sentiment.

TE December 2016 Release

To create this version, I inked the Conversation Hearts folder with Strawberry Milkshake ink and dry-embossed Sugar Cube cardstock. I stamped Strawberry Milkshake cardstock with the sentiment from How Sweet It Is and paired it with the die-cut Loved Script.

TE December 2016 Release
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Need a Hug? My final project today is a classroom treat created with Roly Poly Sentiments and Roly Poly – Panda.

TE December 2016 Release

I attached the assembled panda, holding a heart stamped with one of the Roly Poly Sentiments, to a Tuck & Close Notecard which I stamped on the inside with another sentiment from the same set. I added a chocolate treat!

TE December 2016 Release

TE December 2016 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released December 8):

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

“From the Desk of”: Introducing TE Initially Dies

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks. With the holidays just around the corner, this month’s release features products designed for creating handmade gifts! The November products will be released Thursday, November 3 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I’m sharing a personalized notecard set featuring the Garden Party Background stamp and the Initially dies.

TE November 2016 Release

I put the Garden Party Background stamp on my MISTI – Precision Stamping Tool and stamped away with the TE Inks! The stamp’s circular opening is perfectly sized for the Noteworthy stamp set. (I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig imaging plate on my MISTI to align the stamp.) I added matching die-cut monograms to the stamped circles. The Initially die sets include large uppercase, small lowercase, and small uppercase letters.

TE November 2016 Release

The Noteworthy stamp set also works inside the circle of the Noteworthy Belly Band. The Noteworthy sentiments can be used to decorate the outside of a clear card box, packaging a set of monogrammed notecards (and envelopes).

TE November 2016 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released November 3):

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Make 2017 Fun! – TE Build a Scene Calendar

Hello (and Happy Halloween)! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks. With the winter holidays just around the corner, this month’s release features products designed for creating handmade gifts! The November products will be released Thursday, November 3 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I’m sharing several themed pages from my 2017 5″ x 7″ calendar, as well as gifting and display options for the pages. By personalizing a calendar, I can create cheerful and meaningful scenes to mark the days in 2017!

TE November 2016 Release

I used the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 die set along with the 2017 5×7 Calendar to create the pages.

For January, I added Copic-colored Critters on Ice to the scene. Just because the winter holidays are over doesn’t mean that the snow and ice are gone! I wanted January to be cheerful! The ice? That’s an oval from this release’s Build a Scene – Calendar 2 die set.

TE November 2017 Release

TE November 2016 Release

For February, I featured the Crafty Grumplings. I imagined my sons working on their handmade Valentine’s Day cards (possibly making a bit of a mess), and at the same time, cabin fever setting in for everyone involved.

TE November 2017 Release

TE November 2017 Release

For March, I featured Copic-colored cows created with the If Cows Could Talk Stamp & Die Combo. It’s my oldest son’s birthday in March and this trio of cows is so much fun.

TE November 2017 Release

TE November 2017 Release

Gifting the calendar? The twelve pages fit in a perfectly-sized clear box.

TE November 2016 Release

And to display the individual pages? There’s a tabletop 5×7 Acrylic Frame.

TE November 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released November 3):

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Holiday Treat Packaging – Taylored Expressions Oct 2016 Release

Hello. Welcome to the Taylored Expressions October 2016 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store!

Before you head off to shop, I have a holiday treat packaging project to show you!

Taylored Expressions October 2016 Release

This treat box (containing caramel toffees, which my family loves during the holidays) is created with the Tagging Along die. With three men in the house, I decided to use masculine textures and colors for my project.

I dry-embossed the tote pieces with the Plaid embossing folder. I added a panel stamped with the Woodgrain Background (cut with a die in the Tag Stacklets 1 set) against which I placed a portion of the Jolly Old St. Nick silhouette (I really like how this silhouette can be used as a whole or in pieces for scenes).  I heat-embossed a sentiment from Sealed with Love for the smaller tag (Tag Stacklets 1) on top.

Taylored Expressions October 2016 Release

Thanks so much for stopping by! To see more projects with the new release and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

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Reverse Confetti Happy Fall-idays: Halloween

Welcome to the first day of the Reverse Confetti Happy Fall-idays – an event to provide ideas and inspiration for the holidays! Today we’re featuring Halloween projects! At the end of the post I’ve provided a list of everyone from the Reverse Confetti Design Team sharing ideas for Halloween.

My first project features Halloween treat packaging. I’ve created three different tags in orange, green, black and white.

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For the tag base, I used the Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts die. I stamped and heat-embossed images and sentiments from Spooky Cuties and Spooky Sentiments.

 

The tags are tied to tiny cauldrons filled with chocolate eyeballs!

My second project is a Trick or Treat party banner created with one of the Layered Banner Duo Confetti Cuts die.

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I created the letters on my computer and cut them out with one of the Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts. I attached the letters to banners cut from patterned paper with the Layered Banner Duo Confetti Cuts die.

 

I punched holes on either side of the top of the banners and strung them with chunky twine!

There’s lots of inspiration being shared today by the design team, check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse Confetti October Release Blog Hop

The wait is over! REVERSE CONFETTI has just released THREE stamp sets, SIX Confetti Cuts, ‘Tis the Season Quick Card Panels and other crafting goodies! The hop began on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

My first project is a CAS holiday card featuring the deer image from the Jolly Holliday set and a ‘Tis the Season Quick Card Panel.

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I stamped the deer image, colored it with Copic markers and cut it with its corresponding Confetti Cuts die. I heat-embossed the sentiment and adhered the deer and sentiment to a ‘Tis the Season Quick Card Panel. I added twine to complete the card.

I also created two gift boxes using the Frosted Pillow Boxes with tags made with the Layered Snowflake Confetti Cuts set.

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Not only do the Frosted Pillow Boxes simplify gift packaging, you can easily customize the packaging! For my first box, I wrapped the gift in silver tissue paper, created a belly band for the pillow box from patterned paper and crafted the snowflake to match the patterned paper.

For the second package, I stuffed the pillow box with shredded paper and candy, chose a traditional holiday patterned paper for the belly band, and tied on a snowflake cut from glitter paper.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to the blog of Amy Rohl. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers on the Reverse Confetti blog.

4 Easter Treat Packaging Ideas with Confetti Cuts

Today, I’m sharing four Easter treat packaging ideas using Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts. All four projects include the bunny from the just-released More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set.

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For the first project, I used the Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts to create a treat tote, to which I added a grass strip cut with the Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border and the bunny from More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts. The candy is contained in a cellophane bag slipped inside the Tagged Tote. I added a bow to the bunny, as well as a pom-pom.

Looking for something simpler? Add a tag cut with Folded Tag Confetti Cuts, decorated with the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts bunny, to a cellophane bag of candy.

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For my third idea, I cut a bag front and back with the Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts and then cut the front panel with the bunny in the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set. The candy in the cellophane shows through.

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Lastly, I cut a treat bag topper with the rectangular die in the Documented Confetti Cuts set to which I added the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts bunny and grass cut with the Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border.

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And there you have it – one bunny, four treat packaging ideas!

Additional supplies: Doodlebug Design Hello Sunshine patterned paper, solid cardstock, pastel-colored M & M’s, ribbon, twine, cellophane bags and white pom-poms.

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

The wait is over! REVERSE CONFETTI has just released FIVE stamp sets, SEVEN Confetti Cuts and “Spring Fling” Quick Card Panels!! There’s something for everyone in this release – whether you’re working on Easter cards, gift packaging, friendship or encouragement cards, …

The hop started on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

There are so many wonderful packaging products included with this release! I created an Easter-themed bag with the Treat Tote Confetti Cuts. Before assembling, I trimmed off the edge of the tote top and added the Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border Confetti Cut (which I cut twice). I played up the rabbit theme by using the colors of a carrot for the bag.

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To make the tag, I did a partial cut using the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set. To the tag front, I added a bunny stamped with the More Than Jellybeans stamp set, which I also cut with the coordinating Confetti Cuts.

Next, I’m sharing a CAS card created with the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts and the Shine Bright stamp set.

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I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on a bright cardstock panel into which I cut a circle, so that the blue sky and sun could peek through.

Here’s a card I created quickly with a Quick Card Panel, along with die cuts cut with the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts set and flowers from The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts set.

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After adhering the sun, clouds and flowers to the panel, I added the panel to a card base, along with an off-axis solid piece of cardstock.

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathy’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Countdown to Confetti Day Two

Welcome back to Day Two of the Countdown to Confetti. There are two stamp sets being previewed today – Folded Tag Sentiments and the corresponding Folded Tag Confetti Cuts die set.

The Folded Tag set is one you’ll grab whether you want to custom coordinate gift packaging or simply add a tag to a generic gift bag. In my first example, I created the tag to go with a bag created with the Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts set.

FoldedTagI stamped one of the Folded Tags Sentiments and cut it with the rectangle die in the coordinating Confetti Cuts set. I cut the tag out of coordinating patterned paper and added the sentiment to the front. Open the flap for a personalized message!

Let’s say you’ve got some white gift bags and colored tissue paper. It’s easy to create a gift tag out of patterned paper to dress up the packaging.

For this example, I cut the tag twice out of patterned paper and trimmed off the bottom portion of the inside part of the tag. I adhered the two together. I did so for two reasons: the flip side of the patterned paper was not one that I wanted to be seen on my tag, and I liked the idea of the tag inside and outside matching.

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I stamped the sentiment and used the tag die to cut it out so that the sentiment could be placed on the lower portion of the inside tag. There are lots of ways that this set can be used to dress up your gift packaging!!

There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on March 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on March 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.