Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lucky Fashionista...Taylored Expressions Day 2...

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It's Day Two of sneaky peekies for Taylored Expressions and I have two projects to share with you today that showcase two new sets from TE -- Wreath of Luck and Fashionista. Both are terrifically fun, and let's jump right in!

In honor of this greenest of green days, I decided to make a St. Patrick's Day candy box using a repurposed container. I love reusing something that would have gone out in the trash or the recycling bin, and for this project I used the box that came with my new wireless mouse.
I covered the whole box with green cardstock before adding the darling images from Wreath of Luck. Do you recall the seasonal wreath die from last month's Wreath of Love? Well, this lucky wreath fits in the same die! The leprechaun hat and lucky horse shoe were the perfect touch, and I used the accents from the new Lucky Sampler. A ton of liquid pearls later, I filled the box with the appropriately green chocolate mints for a lucky someone to get ready for a lucky kiss!

Kiss me, I'm Irish Candy Box
Stamps: Wreath of Luck (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Green smooth (generic)
Fibers and Accents: Ribbon and glitter dots from Lucky Sampler (TE); Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger Ink); Diamond Stickles (Ranger Ink)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Glitter Pens (Sakura); Gold Metallic Pen (Sakura)
Other: Chocolate Mints (Andes); Repurposed Pizza Box (Apple)
Dies: Seasonal Wreath (TE)

My second project is a card I made with Fashionista. It's the perfect set for all those shop-a-holics you know (moi, being one of them!) and I went for a bright pink and black color combo, complete with blinged out frame and tiny gems on the shoes. I love anything patent leather, and a bit of glossy accents turned those heels into shiny fabulousness. My sis-in-law has a birthday coming up in a couple months, and I know this will be perfect for her as she is the ultimate fashionista!

True Fashionista Card
Stamps: Fashionista (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Basic Black and Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!); Solar White (Neenah)
Accents: Black Gemstones (generic); Tiny Twinkles (TE); Glossy Accents (Ranger Ink)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Glitter Pens (Sakura)
Fibers: Stitched Grosgrain (Generic)
Dies: Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

I hope you enjoyed today's projects. For more fashion and luck, tune in to the rest of the Baker's Dozen. Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi Collins said...

Girl, you are AMAZING!!! LOVE your altered mouse box (seriously amazing) and your shoe card is TOO cool!!!

Karen Giron said...

I'm going to have to start keeping all my packaging - this is absolutely amazing! Love your shoe card - those rhinestones really add a lot to the frame and your coloring is amazing!!

Linda Callahan said...

Adorable - and love the bling!

Donna Baker said...

I LOVE the brad frame, how fashionable! Your irish card is adorable

Rose said...

Very cute recycled candy box, love the wreath. I love the parcels, packages, boxes and shoes of your Fashionista card. The brads around the art piece are awesome. Excellent work.

Diane - said...

Wow are you ever on the ball. I'm just getting my Valentines done you've already done St. Patty. So cute too.
The Fashionista is adorable!

Pam~ said...

Way to reuse a container and turn it into such a cute (inside and out) candy box! Love the green! Your card is wonderful! Adorable with the fashionable shoes and bags ... plus it has lots of pink! :)

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Regina! Way to repurpose the box! I love the colors with the Fashionista card!

Kim said...

Aw Regina, you shouldn't have! How'd ya know I was Irish?! ;) Awesome recycling - it's an adorable gift box! And your fashionista card is just so... fashionista, tres chic ;)

Natalie said...

It's always so fun to come here and check out your creations! You are so gifted! Love your repurposed box (I love to do that too!) but you've made yours always over the top cute!! Fun Fashionista card!! Love the bling!

Carla said...

Both are totally awesome!!! I love your mouse box. I am saving my boxes from now on too. *smile* Hugs,

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE your Lucky repurposed box!! So cute and clever!! The fashionista card is AWESOME!! LOVE the colors and all the wonderful details!

Unknown said...

Love the altered box. Never would have thought to recycled that way. Awesome! Now that lovely birthday card is to die for. Not much of a shoe shopper myself, but I do love to shop for crafts. ;D

Karen Motz said...

Love how you were able to incorporate all the images in the wreath set and the pink and black shoe card is perfect!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE the treat bag and I LOVE the Fashionista card. . .both are just WONDERFUL, Regina!