Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I {heart} you

Oh happy days!!! I am thrilled to have been asked by Taylor to be part of the inaugural Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Design Team!!! If you've followed my blog for awhile, then you know how much I LOVE my TE Key Ingredients kits! I've often said that they are my "secret weapon" when it comes to creating cards. The value is incredible for all the goodies you receive each month, especially when you add items to your kit at a 10% discount and no additional shipping!

September's Key Ingredients kit features designer paper from the Restoration collection by Crate Paper, which is just to die for! It has a shabby chic feel, but still lots of pattern and color. And, of course, Taylor has included perfectly coordinated cardstock and ribbon, as well as lots of fun brads and the coolest doilies!

We also have a monthly Subscriber Challenge, and this month the challenge is Restoration: making the old new again!  The idea is to turn trash into treasure... repurpose, recyle, reuse! And this doesn't necessarily mean you have to make a 3D item... you can do this for a card or scrapbook page as well! We can't wait to see YOUR trash-to-treasure creations once you receive your kit!

My project features a gift box that was the packaging for a stamp set. I cleaned all the paper wrapping and tape off of the plastic, filled it with crinkly paper and then created a band that slips around the entire box. I couldn't help but make a matching card using a small scrap of Choice Buttercream cardstock that would otherwise have found its way into the trash bin (I've stopped saving small scraps because I was getting overwhelmed!) The images on the card are from the Tweet Hearts stamp set. Love!

Everything you see (except for the plastic box and crinkly paper, of course) is found in the September Key Ingredients Kit!

Be sure to check out the rest of the KI Design Team trash-to-treasure creations!

Melody Rupple: A Paper Melody
Jen Tapler: Jen Tapler Designs
Lynn Put: The Queen's Scene
Jessica Diedrich: Yeah, She Stamps
Rosie Hughes: Love my Craft Room
and, of course, Taylor herself: Taylored Expressions

And whenever you need some inspiration or just want to stroll through some gorgeous eye candy, it's just a click away in the Key Ingredients Gallery!

If you haven't already, you'll want to jump over to the TE Store to subscribe! Note, there is special pricing for US, Canadian and other International customers! All are welcome!

Have a wonderful day my friends!


the whimsical butterfly said...

This is ADORABLE Lisa! I love how you did the paper flower and your card is just darling! So excited to be on a team w/ you again, my sweet friend!

Taylor said...

Super fun, Lisa! Those plastic boxes often get tossed in the trash, but I love how you've made it a treasure again!

Natalie said...

Wonderful way to repurpose those plastic boxes!! Cute!!! Always look forward in seeing your creations!

Lynn said...

Lisa your pretty gift box and card are lovely! I really like the paper flower with decorative brad!

Angie Blom said...

very beautiful project. I love what you did with the gift box. Congrats on the new DT.

Melody said...

Your gift box and card are beautiful together! I love that flower! Very excited about being on the team with you!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Lisa,

What fun projects! I love the dotted paper and so fun, those wrinkly things in the box. Very nice!


Jen Tapler said...

Love this Lisa! I have to admit I have a GIGANTIC stash of those damn plastic boxes!! LOL. I always think I'll use them for something but I never seem to. You're inspiring me to dig into that neglected stash! :-) And love that layered flower! Great minds think alike!! LOL.

Debbie said...

Congrats on the TE Key Ingredients design team.
Love your samples and blog.


Alice Wertz said...

big congrats, girl!! love your fab project!!

Rosie said...

Lisa...your projects look beautiful. So fun and very inspiring. You always do great work. I'm glad we are on this team together!

csheldon1 said...

How did you make your flower on the box?