Let me tell you what a joy it is to receive Taylored Expressions' Key Ingredients Kits each month! These kits make it SO easy to have all the perfectly coordinated ... well, KEY ingredients!, at your fingertips for quick and easy crafting! Cardstock, the latest and greatest patterned paper, beautiful ribbon, and color-coordinated embellishments. And for just $21.95 per month (6-month subscription) you can, too!
This month, half of Taylored Expressions' Baker's Dozen designers were challenged to create Thanksgiving themed projects with family traditions in mind, with the November Kit. Here's what I came up with -- a photo frame!
I don't know a family that doesn't take a lot of photos when everyone is gathered during the holidays. I'm usually the one taking photos of everyone else and it's been way too long since we had a photo taken together as a whole family. So this Thanksgiving I'm going to make it a point that someone take our picture together and then it will be placed in this frame!
I adore the rich jewel tones in these papers (although my camera seems to be having some difficulty showing you just how pretty these colors REALLY are together!) included in the November kit (Basic Grey Indian Summer), so I decoupaged them onto a $1 wood frame from Michael's which will hold a 4"x6" photo. Then I painted the edges of the frame with a rich espresso metallic paint.
I was immediately drawn to this large wine colored rick-rack in the kit and knew I wanted to use it with the fabulous Kaiser wine colored rhinestones (also included in the kit) -- a perfect match! Showing you a plain frame just wasn't acceptable so until I can get that new family photo taken, I quickly stamped this piece to put inside the frame.
I stamped the large dandelion from Taylored Expressions' Celebrate Life stamp set in Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Desert Coral Dark Prism cardstock from the kit. The "Give thanks" sentiment is also from the same set -- I stamped it inside the frame from Luxurious Labels onto TE Choice Buttercream cardstock. Then I added the small dandelions from Luxurious Labels in Memento Potter's Clay ink (giving them some sparkle with Copper Stickles!). The label was cut out and popped up on Taylored Expressions' foam tape. Tucked behind the label frame are some fabulous jewel-toned skeleton leaves included in the kit ... a perfect three-dimensional accent!
As you can see, the Key Ingredient Kits are not just for cards -- you can also use all the elements for scrapbooking, gifts, or three dimensional altered items! To see more great projects today using this kit, you can visit these Baker's Dozen designers: Taylor VanBruggen, Laura Fredrickson, Sharon Harnist (<=You're here!), Charmaine Ikach, Karen Giron, Jodi Collins, Donna Baker. And I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Celebrate Life & Luxurious Labels
Paper: TE November Key Ingredients Kit (Basic Grey Indian Summer, Prism Desert Coral Dark, TE Choice Buttercream)
Ink: Memento Dew Drops-Rich Cocoa & Potter's Clay
Accessories: Michael's wood frame, DecoArt Elegant Finish Metallic Paint-Rich Espresso, ribbon & embellishments from TE November Key Ingredients Kit, Copper Stickles, foam tape