Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 2

I'm so glad you're all excited about our new Whimsical Wishes collection of stamps that the Baker's Dozen showcased yesterday! I can't wait to show you the whole set... just one more day! All of our new stamps will be released tomorrow Thursday, March 5th at 8am PST. And you'll want to mark your calendar to join us over at PaperCraftPlanet for a super fun release party (with challenges and prizes!) starting at 7am PST! You'll need to bring your "thinking cap" along for some Taylored Expressions Trivia too! I know it's early for those of us on the West Coast, but we hope you'll grab a latte (or a Mountain Dew in my case) and join us!
I've been telling all of you cupcake fans not to worry! Taylored Expressions will still be bringing you the sweets you love. Our talented illustrator, Jessie Oleson of Cakespy.com, has done it again with some springy goodness. I'm so lucky to have her join me on this journey and I guarantee you won't want to miss any of the fabulous sets she'll be releasing this year! Today the Baker's Dozen is sharing sneak peeks using the new Sweet Spring stamp set! These stamps are the same high-quality, deeply etched pink rubber and each set comes already trimmed and mounted on a full-color storage panel.

For my Sweet Spring sneak peek I have a card to share as well as a tutorial on how to create this Easter basket favor. I can already see these little baskets sitting next to each table setting at Easter dinner. I could fill them with nuts, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, or a little bit of each! I better not get ahead of myself though...first let me tell you about the card. I used the Easter Key Ingredients which includes patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and matching Prism cardstock. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Choice Snow White cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I cut out the sentiment with a Spellbinders tag die and added a small pink gingham bow to the top of the image. This image and sentiment combination totally speak to my sweet tooth! I love jelly beans and I make sure they're always surrounding me during this season! And now for the easter basket favor...


Start with a 4.5" square and score at 1.5" and 3" on each side. I drew in the black lines so you could see it better in the pictures, but obviously yours won't have black lines on it.










Cut up to the center square on one of the creases in each of the four corners.














The box should fold together easily. I suggest using a strong adhesive (Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue or the TE Sticky Tape) to adhere the sides together.












Then you'll need two Easter basket die cuts. These die cuts will be available for purchase in the TE Store for the release tomorrow.













Glue one Easter basket die cut to the front and back of the box.
















To create the wicker basket effect, cut several strips of paper at 1/4" width. Fold the papers back and forth in a zig zag pattern, glue them to the front of the basket, and trim to size.






To finish off the basket I tied a double ribbon bow (pink gingham and white grosgrain) around the handles. Then I added a Spellbinders tag stamped with the 'basketful of blessings' sentiment. The little basket will hold approximately six chocolate eggs.

Thanks so much for stopping by for our second day of sneak peeks! We'll see you tomorrow for the release party (7am PST) and then back here on the blog for all the release details at 8am PST! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen whipped up for the Sweet Spring sneak peek:

Ana Wohlfahrt, Charmaine Ikach, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jen del Muro, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Karen Motz, Laura Fredrickson, Laurie Schmidlin, Sankari Wegman



21 comments:

Sankari W. said...

Taylor this is soooooo cute!!! I totalllly adore that basket - what a great idea! LOVE your beautiful card!! Totally cute cute cute!!

Donna said...

I love your basket & card - how cute!!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun spring cup cake with the jelly beans (Yumm!!) and thanks for sharing the tutorial on the super basket!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

So exciting Taylor! Thanks so much for that terrific tutorial too! That's the perfect little basket!
Ummm, I want chocolate!!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG...how cute and clever is that little basket! Love it and your card is simply adorable! I love that sentiment!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW Taylor!! AWESOME!!!! LOVE the basket you created and thank you for sharing your tutorial!!! LOVE everything about these!!

Jackie Pedro said...

I have to say that these cuppies are my favorite to date!!! I can't wait to see the sets in their entirety!!

Love your project and card Taylor!! Adorable!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Uh huh! Who's *blowing it out the box*??....YOU are!! That basket is THE cutest!! What an adorable gift set to give away. I love it!

Rhonda said...

No way!!! This basket is the CUTEST thing EVER!!!! I want to make one for everyone I know!!! SO cute!!

TFS!!

Dawn Easton said...

Awwwwwww look at that sweet image...I love it!!! So cute! Your treat basket is brilliant!

Allison said...

This is so cute! I love the basket!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

OMG too darn cute! I can't wait to see the whole set.... and I'm ready with my credit card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are ADORABLE, Taylor! I LOVE that basket!

Silke said...

Cute, cute, cute - Taylor!!! Lov eyour little basket and your darlin' card!!!

Karen Motz said...

What a sweet project! Thanks for the tutorial...you're so clever! :)

Ifat Art said...

Just adorable!
Thanks for sharing that tutorial with us,
IfatArt

Kelly said...

Super cute basket - I would have never thought of folding the paper like that for the wicker look. It's perfect and so simple!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! Taylor, this is so so sweet!! I love your basket design!! Thanks so much for your tutorial!! How fun!! Your images are fantastic!! TFS!

Deedee Anderson said...

I love the basket -- that is just too cute!!! Thanks very much for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Love the tutorial for the basket will make some for my g grands.

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