Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Garden of Giving Embellishments...TE Sneak Peek Day One!

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The sheet of embellies can be easily removed.

It's the first day of the last month of 2010 and that means it's Day 1 of Sneak Peeks for Taylored Expressions! Today I have a fun project for you that is both a card and a gift in one using the soon-to-be released set, Friendship Blooms. You'll also be getting a sneaky peeky of the coordinating dies and the new Taylored Impressions Plate which means some crafty good times!

I call this kind of card an "Embellie Gift Card." These embellishments are handmade and attached on a sheet of removable acetate so that your gift recipient can use them on another project! For the card itself, I used one of my new favorite color combinations and used the new TE Scallops and Circles Impression plate to make some cool background paper. (I'll be showing you the other side of the plate in the next couple days.) To learn more about the new Impression Plates, visit here.
The embellies are made from felt and cardstock, and I added some faux string to the cute button stamps.

  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Emboss cardstock with impression plate. Trim and adhere.
  3. Stamp sentiment on cardstock. Trim and cut slits with hobby blade.
  4. Trim patterned paper and attach through slits.
  5. Stamp flowers on cardstock. Die-cut. Die-cut flowers from felt. Stamp buttons on cardstock; punch out and pierce holes; draw strings with marker. Assemble with glue. Adhere foam tape on undersides, leaving backing in place.
  6. Trim acrylic sheet. Insert into slits. Adhere embellies with glue dots.

  • Stamps: Friendship Blooms (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Dusty Durango and Chocolate Chip Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!)
  • Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Baja Breeze (SU!); Choice Buttercream (TE)
  • Patterned Paper: Brook (Crate Paper)
  • Specialty Paper: Acrylic Sheet (generic)
  • Accents: Brads (Basic Grey)
  • Fibers: Felt (generic)
  • Dies: Friendship Blooms (TE)
  • Templates: Scallop & Circles Impression Plate (TE)
I hope you enjoyed my Sneak Peek project. For more peeks, don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen. Tune in tomorrow for some "wee" crafty fun!

The Baker's Dozen


Naomi said...

Absolutely brilliant idea! I'm going to have to CASE it for a few of my scrapping buddies!!!

Jodi Collins said...

This is GENIUS Regina!! I absolutely LOVE this idea and it's SO gorgeous to boot!!! FAB colors and layout!!!

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Ann Schach said...

How cool is this! Love the concept...and the card!

Judy McMullen said...

Regina, you have the best ideas! This is terrific!! Thanks!!!

Karen Giron said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I love that you can re-use the embellies!! So cute!

Jackie Pedro said...

You are so CLEVER!! I love this idea, Selleck!!! Great card!!

Karen Motz said...

I second all the comments above!!!!!!!! What a fun and unique use of the flowers that will just keep on giving!!! :-)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute! I LOVE the embellies!

Carla said...

Awesome gift idea. I love it Regina. Hugs,