Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fresh Flowers for Your Lemonade

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I have a fun and easy project for you which looks SO cute (or elegant, or cheery, or whimsical - whatever you choose) and gives you a fun place to set your drink on. I'm always looking for fun things to stamp on that will look nice in my craft space and these little coasters do the trick. I picked up this set of 4 acrylic photo coasters at Michael's (don't forget your 40% coupon!) and what I love about them is there is enough room between the acrylic plate and the base of the photo holder to give me some dimension to work with. I'm thinking buttons, and ribbon, and rhinestones - oh my! I'm making coasters for summer, so Fresh Flowers is the perfect set along with the Mother's Day Key Ingredients kit.
Some other ideas for your personalized coasters are themes for birthday parties, holidays, all seasons, or whatever your mood is for the week, *wink*.
These particular coasters hold photos 2-5/8" square, so I trimmed my cardstock to that size and added the circle scallop Nestabilities die to each square. After stamping the images in Memento Rich Cocoa on Choice Buttercream and coloring them, I used the circle Nestabilities die and layered it over the scallop. This is a fairly simple project and you can make it easier by simply stamping directly on one layer or more difficult by adding more layers and embellishments.
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Have a wonderful weekend!

recipe -
stamps: fresh flowers
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers
paper: mother's day key ingredients
accessories: kaisercraft rhinestones (mother's day key ingredients), savannah buttons, dimensional tape

Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Friday! Did this week fly by? Gotta love those four day weeks! It's time to introduce you to Our Friday Friend and this time we're going all the way to England! Please welcome Amy Wanford (Aimes on SCS). We saw this card in Amy's SCS gallery and were immediately enchanted. We couldn't wait to ask her to create a card using Taylor's sketch TECC70 to share with you today (to play along in the challenge hop over to Taylor's blog.) And she didn't disapoint! Check out her delightful card (click on it to see it larger) and read our interview with Amy to learn a little more about her.

--What city/state/country do you live in?

I live across the pond in England. I’m originally from heart of the Peak District, from a small market town called Wirksworth, in Derbyshire. However, I now live in the city of Sheffield, though I’m still very close to the Peak District!

--How did you become addicted to papercrafts? How long have you been stamping?

I’ve always been into crafts, including papercrafts, ever since I can remember! I have a specific childhood memory of my mum coming home with this HUGE pack of different coloured paper. I was SO excited but so frugal with the stuff, it must have lasted years! (Nothing changes – I’m still a hoarder now!)
My main hobby was and still is drawing/doodling as well as stamping now of course!
I was first introduced to stamping by an old friend of mine who decided to set up a business and own a craft shop about 8 years ago. I popped along to visit one day and the rest, as they say, is history! I purchased a couple of stamps and inks from her shop and attempted to make a few cards (I cringe when I think back to them – I thought they were works of art at the time LOL!)
The last few years have been pretty manic so stamping took a bit of a back seat until very recently. I would say that I’ve only been on the real stamping scene myself for less than a year! My true addiction started with the discovery of SCS and a dear blogging friend of mine Kate. We swapped a few images a while ago, (including some sweet Taylored Expressions images!) and I then felt the need to own some of those stamps myself!
I think I’m well and truly addicted to stamping for the long run now thanks to both Kate and Stephanie (who is another dear stamping friend of mine.) Their passion for stamping, positive words of encouragement and friendship never fails to inspire me!

--How would you describe your style? What are you favorite projects to create?

Style…well my style is much like my mood – it changes on a daily basis LOL! One day it’s cute, the next day it’s modern. The only thing that does show quite frequently through my creations is my love for the colour green and birds! I guess my style changes depending on why I’m having an inky session. If I’m making a card for a particular person then I’ll try to adopt a style that I think they’ll appreciate – which I find really hard to do!
I love making cards but when I have the time, I really enjoy making little bags, boxes and treat holders. The part I like best is giving it to the recipient and seeing the smile on their face (and mine!).

--Do you have a favorite SASI image?

This is a toughie because all those cuppies are just so cute! But if I was forced (and I mean forced!) to choose one I think it would have to be the cuppie from the Love Is Sweet set that’s drawing a heart. I think I must relate to it, I love drawing and scarily enough have the same face of concentration when I draw! Though the cuppie that’s just had a smacker on the cheek if very cute too – I love the facial expression and humour! Oh I can’t decide – can I have both please!?

--What is your favorite sweet treat? (feel free to share the recipe if you have one!)

Now I have so many, but I guess that the one that I’d rely on in an emergency would be Gingerbread. I’m no master-chef but I was given a recipe that makes a yummy gingerbread that stays soft and doughy inside. It’s definitely best eaten straight from the oven and dunked into a good cup of tea! If I can bake it, anyone can! Obviously the recipe is written for us across the pond but feel free to try and translate it…not sure what a substitute for Golden Syrup is over there though!
Makes 15 - 20 biscuits

350g plain flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g butter
175g soft brown sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp Golden Syrup

· 1. Mix together the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda.
· 2. Rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs.
· 3. Add the sugar.
· 4. In a separate bowl mix together the egg and golden syrup then add to the dry ingredients.
· 5. Mix together until it forms a dough. Tip out onto a clean, floured work surface and knead for a minute or two until it is smooth.
· 6. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 5.
· 7. Roll out the dough to the depth of a pencil (approx 5mm) and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
· 8. Lay the biscuits on a greased baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
Mmmmmm...sounds yummy! You can hop over to Amy's blog Crafting Confessions to learn more about today's card and see more of her creations. Thank you Amy for being Our Friday Friend!
If you'd like to be considered for Our Friday Friend all you need to do is upload your TE/SASI/Whimsical Wishes creations to the gallery at SCS and use keyword tayloredexpressions (NO Space). We'd love to see what you are doing with TE stamps!
Have a sweet weekend!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Shop {for Copic Markers} 'Til You Drop!!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!!

I have a fun little project to show you today!! Now, I love to stamp, I love to buy stamps, paper, ink and most recently, I love to buy Copic Markers!! Not only do I love to buy all these things, and use all these things, I also love to organize my supplies!!

In order to organize and keep track of my growing collection of Copic Markers, I decided to make a Copic Marker Chart Book!!!

I started by creating a table in Word listing the number and name of each and every Copic Sketch Marker available, and I also made two columns, one to mark off when I own the marker, the other to mark off when I own the re-inker!!

**If anyone is interested in this Word Document, please leave a comment here and I will email it to you! I can't figure out how to attach the file to this post!! Thanks!! **

After printing out my table, I then colored in each Copic Marker that I have, along with the re-inker's that I have. I then trimmed each page, leaving a 1 inch border on the left side to leave room for the binding.

For the cover of my book, I used this yummy Teal cardstock from the Father's Day Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions. I used my Scor-Pal to create a scrapbook type of binding. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch three holes in my Copic Chart as well as the cover, and then attached them with three brads.

I stamped these GORGEOUS flowers from Fresh Flowers by Taylored Expressions in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock, and framed it with Oval Nestabilities. I colored my flowers with Copic Markers, and the sentiment on the bottom of my book is from Downtown Diva and was punched with my Word Window Punch and layered on a Scallop Oval, 1 1/4 Inch Circle and 1 3/8 Inch Circle Punches!!!

All the cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon on this project are from the Father's Day Key Ingredients. I finished off my card with some paper piercing!!!!

This book has a place on honor on my stamp desk already! It makes it SOOO easy when ordering more Copic Markers (grin!!), and I also love it as a guide to see what colors I want to use on a project!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my Copic Marker Chart Book!!!

Stamps: Fresh Flowers and Downtown Diva by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White and Cardstock and Patterned Papers from the Father's Day Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon from Father's Day Key Ingredients, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Copic Markers, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilites, Scallop Oval, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Word Window Punch and Dimensionls


Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's Grillin' Time...Are You Ready?

'Cause I'm ready! The warm weather is here and that means it's time to get together with friends and family and enjoy summer and the outdoors. 

I've made up darling place settings and invitations for our next BBQ. So when I say I'm ready, I really mean it. I used the awesome BBQ image from the Boys Will Be Boys set at Taylored Expressions. (Just a note: the Boys Will Be Boys set is currently out of stock, but if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available then go here and click the Request Re-stock Notice. Simply enter your email address and you'll be notified as soon as it's available!)
I wanted the invitation to look like an apron and I found a pattern online. I tweaked it a little to suit my design though. I used supplies from the Father's Day Key Ingredients because I really like the checkered patterned papers for this project. 
For the invitation I started by stamping the grill with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Choice Buttercream cardstock. I coloured it with copics and used one of the metal sheets from the Boys Will Be Boys Bundle for the grill body. Next I stamped and coloured the steak and flames then I cut everything out. By the way, I really enjoy cutting out, so there's a lot of it in my project...wink! I kept the front of the invitation simple so the grill would really shine (pardon the pun!). All I added was a little sewing around the edges and the ribbon. I left the ribbon loop rather long so I could hang it on my friends' front doors instead of just leaving it in their mailboxes. 
For the inside of the invitation I used the JustRite Rectangle Stamper with the Brayton Font Set and created my invite. I intentionally left the date off so I could write it in when we decide on our grillin' date. I love having things like this in my stash...ready to go at a moments notice.
For the place setting, I found these fun polka dot paper plates at Target, along with the clear plastic square plate and the cutlery.
A napkin ring seemed like a logical accessory and it was super easy to create. Once the image was stamped and coloured I cut it out with oval Nestabilities. I attached one of the patterned papers from the Father's Day Key Ingredients to the image with screw brads then wrapped it around the napkin. I couldn't resist adding the shish-kabobs and another flame.
The final surprise is on the clear square plate. Because it's see-thru I figured why not stamp the BBQ on the underneath of the plate...nobody would expect it! I stamped the image with Versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I "coloured" it with a mixture of diamond glaze and reinkers. There's no risk to the food because the image is on the under side of the plate. I can't say how durable this will be over time, but I think I'll be hand washing these plates!
So now you can be ready for grillin' season too! And don't forget to sign up for the Taylored Expressions newsletter so you're "in the loop" when news breaks about new products, specials and inspiration. You'll find the mailing list sign-up on the TE homepage here

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Father's Day - BBQ Gift Ensemble

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I am excited to show you a project that I have been working on for my Father-in-law who loves to fire it up on the grill :) He loves to cook and has some awesome recipes - so I thought I would make a personalized recipe box for him to go with the BBQ set. 

So I made a little BBQ card, a personalized recipe box, some fun recipes and a little gift box with some grilling sauces, brush and skewers to go along with it using Taylor's Boys Will Be Boys set. (The The Boys Will Be Boys set is currently out of stock. But if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available, go here, and click request restock notification. Just enter your email address and you'll be notified as soon as it's available!)

The BBQ Gift Box 

1. I took a wooden box and then painted it red - kinda BBQish :)
2. Filled it with two grilling sauces, a brush and skewers with some packing crunchies
3. Created a little tag from this stamp set that reads: All Hail the Grill Master!

The Card

1. Everything on this card comes from the Father's Day Key Ingredient's set 
2. All the stamps are from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set - I stamped the grill on to the metal plate and then paper pieced it onto the grill - so that it is all metallic
3. I used Taylor's Friday Cupcake Sketch # 68 sketch for this card

The Recipe Box

1. I took a recipe box and painted the top brown (it had some flower motif on it before)
2. covered it with some of the papers from the Father's Day Key Ingredient set
3. I used the Cuppie Nurse image from the Doctor's Orders set and paper pieced her uniform into an apron and created a little chefs hat for the cuppie
4. I created the sentiment - Paul's Top Secret Recipes with the Just Rite Stamp set available at the Taylored Expressions store  and cut it out with my Spellbinders and added some ribbon from the Key Ingredient's set
5. The front of the box has a little slot for labels that reads: Paul's - also created with the Just Rite system
6. The box opens to reveal 8 tabs each of them stamped with individualized recipe divisions: Veggie, BBQ, Polish, Pizza, Chili, Soups, etc. (all of my Father-in-Law's favorite foods that he loves to cook)
7. I also created three recipe inserts (one for the soup section, one for the pizza section and one for the BBQ section and stamped a little something on them)
8. For the BBQ section, I stamped one of the skewers from the Boys will Be Boys stamp set.
9. For the Soup section, I stamped the cuppie from Thanksgiving from theYear of Sweets 3- I paper pieced him and instead of thanksgiving I created a bowl (and actually, the bowl is the cuppies head, upside down and paper pieced :)

10. For the Pizza section, I stamped the Cuppie from Christmas from the Year of Sweets 3 - I paper pieced him also and instead of the plate of cookies, I created a little pizza on the plate :)

I had so much fun creating this little father's day gift for my Father-in-law because I know he will love his new BBQ goodies :) and it was so easy to create with all the fun products at the Taylored Expressions store!!! Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter (button on the right side of this blog) so that you can get all the most recent information and inspiration from the Taylored Expressions store!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Hope you all have a great day!
Sankari :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Father's Day Gift Card Holder

If you have a Dad or husband like mine, then making a card is truly the easy part. It's the gift that always has me fit to be tied. Either they have everything and don't need anything, or what they do want is way out of my price range. So lately, I've found that gift cards are ideal. They can pick out what they want, and if it's a little pricey, well at least I can say I contributed to it!

The little toolbelt image from the Boys Will Be Boys set is perfect for my dh. He wears a toolbelt all day in his real job. At home, he's much handier with the remote than with any of the other tools featured but all things considered, this seems like a perfect match for him.

I created a simple pocket card with the intent to replicate one of the pockets on a tool belt! I started with the Father's Day Key Ingredient's Kit, and the tutorial for the pocket card can be found here. The edges were pierced and then faux stitched, then sponged to add to that toolbelt look.

The toolbelt image was stamped on Choice Buttercream cardstock and coloured it with SU! markers and a few highlights were added with a silver metallic gel pen. I cut the image out and popped it up on a Nestability Labels 3 that I sponged with the die in place to add interest. The "Number #1" Dad sentiment was punched out with a circle punch and layered on the metal from the Father's Day Key Ingredients Kit, which had been cut with a Cuttlebug tag die. The orange grosgrain ribbon from the kit is threaded through the metal tag and tucked under the pocket flap.
I used the screw-top brads from the kit for "rivets" on the tool belt, and also to secure the tab on the card holder portion.

Inside the pocket is the gift card holder. It measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" of Choice Buttercream, with a border of the designer paper included with the Father's Day Key Ingredients. The slit punch was used to create the flaps holding the gift card. Also, because I like a card to be able to stand up, I adhered the pocket card to a card base of Choice Buttercream, which is amazingly sturdy and holds the pocket beautifully.
My husband is not one for fancy cards, but I think this will hit pretty close to the heart and $50 from Canadian Tire won't hurt either!
Thanks for letting me share my little Father's Day project with you, and while you're here, don't miss the opportunity to sign up for the Taylored Expression's newsletter. The link is on the sidebar, and you will never miss a sale or release, not to mention some fabulous design ideas!
Recipe: Stamps: Boys Will be Boys (Taylored Expressions) Paper: Choice Buttercream, Tawny Medium, Intense Orange (all from the Father's Day Key Ingredients Kit) Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 3 (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Label Die, paper piercer & template & markers & slit, tab, circle & slot punches (SU!), screw top brads & metal (Father's Day Key Ingredients), sponge, pop dots

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Sweets

I hope you're having a wonderful and relaxing weekend! I missed the Sunday Sweets post while we were on vacation last weekend, so I'm making up for it with even more sweets this week. You don't want to miss one yummy morsel from the Baker's Dozen:

Karen Motz: Feel Better

Dawn Easton: Sweet Shoppe
Nurse Cuppie
Golf Tee Tin
Get Well
Par-fect Day
There's No Tie

Denise Marzec: Newspaper & Coffee

Jodi Collins: Fun in the Sun
National BBQ Month

Laura Fredrickson: Got the Sniffles?

Donna Baker: Grillmaster
Get Well Cuppie
Shopping Cuppie
Birthday Balloon Cuppie

Charmaine Ikach: Get Well Soon

Sankari Wegman: Feel Better Soon
Manly Pink Tie

Karen Giron: Mother's Day

Jen del Muro: One, two, three, FORE

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Golf Bag Tags

When I first saw this cute putting green image from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set I knew I needed to make golf bag tags with it! Although my husband came to mind I actually thought of making one for the golf clubs I've had sitting in the basement for two years(with the tags still on them)! BUT I decided to make his first ;)
I started with some chipboard and my SU! Top Note Die. I then used the papers from the Father's Day Key Ingredients to cover the front and back of the die cut. The image was stamped with Memento Black onto some kraft cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. The golf ball was coloured with a white gel pen. I then used the Oval Nesties to cut out my image and sentiment layers. A jumbo eyelet was used so that I'll be able to attach the tag to a golf bag. The back was stamped using the JustRite Brayton Font and the Harmony Rectangular Stamper Set.
Here is one I made for myself. PINK of course! I've used the April 20th Key Ingredients designer paper to cover my chipboard top note die. The backside is stamped just like my husband's but with my name ;) Since I like ribbon I decided to add a little bit to mine!

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Supplies Used
Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys, JustRite Brayton Font
Cardstock: Prism Papers, DP, Kraft
Inks: Memento Black
Accessories: Chipboard, SU Top Note Die, Jumbo Eyelet, Oval Nesties, Copics, White Gel Pen, Harmony Rectangular Stamper Set

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Friday! Hope you have a fantastic weekend lined up - perhaps some Mother's Day festivities! This past week a bright and fabulous Fresh Flowers (which is on sale through this Sunday) card knocked our socks off in the gallery at SCS - you can see it here. That card lead us to this week's Our Friday Friend Julia Aston (artystamper on SCS). Julia created yet another wonderful card to share with you here today - this time featuring A Year of Sweets 2.

We asked Julia a few questions so we could all get to know her a bit better.

--What city/state do you live in?
Saugus, MA - which is just 12 miles north of Boston
--How did you become addicted to papercrafts? How long have you been stamping?
My father was an artist and my mother was an elementary school teacher so we were always doing arts and crafts in our house. I've been stamping on and off since I was little. I started with those fun holiday stamps teachers have like the busts of Lincoln and Washington. And I also used to play library using the date stamps! I've been seriously artfully stamping for about 5 years.
--How would you describe your style? What are your favorite projects to create?
I stamp rather simply - with clean lines and not many accessories. It took me a long time just to add more layers! LOL! I'm starting to be more comfortable using ribbons and buttons as you can see by my card here today! I really love paper crafts - particularly boxes, bags and little houses - I have a box full of templates and patterns that I've found while blogging! Now I just need to find the time to make everything I'm excited about!
--Do you have a favorite TE image?
I think it's a tie between the fun window in the Fresh Flowers set and the cute street of shops in the Downtown Diva set - although the little nurse and sick in bed cuppies in the newly released set are awful fun too!!
--What is your favorite sweet treat?
Unfortunately for my waistline, I love all kinds of sweets! but if I had to choose one - I guess it would be a simple soft fudgy brownie - possibly with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce on it!
You'll want to be sure to stop by Julia's blog Create with Me to learn more about today's card and see lots more of her creations!
Thank You Julia for being Our Friday Friend!
And how about you - would you like to be Our Friday Friend?

No contest to enter for this. Each week we will scour the Taylored Expressions Company Gallery at SCS for recent uploads (within the past 10 days) in search of a TE/SASI Stamper to be featured on this blog. To be considered all you have to do is:

**Create something (card, 3D item, scrapbook page, anything) using one or more images from any SASI or Whimsical Wishes stamp set. Your creation should showcase SASI or WW, but does not have to be exclusive to SASI.
**Upload your creation to SCS being sure to use the keyword SASI or tayloredexpressions (no space) so it will appear in the Taylored Expressions Company Gallery (which is driven by a keyword search) and complete the recipe section of the upload.
Super simple - pretty much just have fun stamping and upload what you make so we can see it! If you are chosen, we will send you an e-mail or PM asking if you'd like to be featured and requesting permission to post one or more of your creations here as Our Friday Friend. You will have the choice of creating something new or just allowing us to post a pic already in your gallery. We will include a link to your SCS Member Gallery and to your blog if you have one (note: a blog is not required to qualify for this feature.)
Thanks so much for checking in with us today. We hope you've got us in your subscriptions. If you've missed any of the posts this week please be sure to scroll down. The Baker's Dozen girls have some wonderful things to share! And don't forget that the TE Store will have new offerings in the What's the Deal department every week in May. We are currently featuring Flowers for Mom with lots of flower related products at 15%. Be sure to check again Monday to see what next week's sale will be.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

*Honey Do* Book

We all have LOTS of fix-it things for our husbands to do, right? I know I do. "Honey do this, honey do that....." Well, here's a place to write it all down. {smile}

I found these notebooks (with the pen!) at Michael's in the dollar aisle...that's right, it only cost a dollar! They had a bunch of colors to pick from too. I knew I wanted to use some of the papers and ribbon from my Father's Day Key Ingredients so I picked up an orangey-red colored book.

Here's what the notebook looked like when I bought it. I turned it to accommodate the toolbelt image from the Boys Will Be Boys set. The pages on the inside of the book are completely blank without any lines, so it totally worked out to turn it on its side.

It was super easy (and fast) to make. I just cut a piece of the plaid DP to 4-3/8" x 2-7/8" as the "base" and then decorated it like a card. The white deckled rectangle is up on 1/16" foam tape and so is the sentiment on the double-ended tag. Taylor has both of these Spellbinders products in her store!

I made the "Honey Do Book" sentiment with my JustRite Lowercase Times New Roman Font, another product in the Taylored Expressions store! I love one-stop shopping!

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Stamps: LALI Boys Will Be Boys, JustRite Lowercase Times New Roman Font
Paper: TE Choice White CS, Basic Black, DP from Father's Day Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Really Rust
Copics: 0, E42, E43, W1, W3, W5, Y38, YR68, R17, R59)
Accessories: Ribbon from Father's Day Key Ingredients, Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, 1/16" Foam Tape, Black Brads

Thanks for stopping by today! We love when you do!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For My Little Man

Let me start by saying that I do not sew! LOL I have always wanted to try embroidering a stamped image on a shirt. When I saw the Boys Will Be Boys set, I knew it would be perfect for this! I used the golf image and the ties from the set. I stamped them on the tshirts in light blue ink so that I would have a "pattern" to follow. I have to admit, I didn't think it would be as difficult as it was, so I have a new respect for those of you who can REALLY embroider! Let's just say, I'll stick to stamping! :)

Since I wanted to make these for my son, Isaac, who is almost 18 months old, I added my own sentiments to fit the images. I just handwrote them and stitched over the handwriting. The golf shirt says "putt putt" (meant in more ways than one LOL), and the ties shirt says "little man", which is what I call Isaac all the time, "my little man." I think they'll be cute on him. . .kind of playful.

After I finished all of the stitching, I decided I wanted to package them so I used a template I had purchased previously. The paper is from the Father's Day Key Ingredients, as well as the ribbon and button. I used a partial sentiment from the Boys Will Be Boys set for the tag. I created an acetate sleeve to slide the box into so the shirts would be nice and secure.

Hope you enjoyed my project! Make sure you hop on over to Taylored Expressions today for the release of the new stamps, the Father's Day Key Ingredients and the Boys Will Be Boys Bundle!! They are available NOW! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Boys Will Be Boys (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Ocean Tides (PTI); Paper- acetate, Father's Day Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions); Accessories- embroidery thread, Desk Top Organizer Template (PTI), ribbon, button from Father's Day Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions), oval and scallop oval punches (SU)