Friday, January 20, 2012

January Key Ingredients Blog Hop!!

Hey everyone, and welcome to my first blog hop with the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients team!! I am super excited, so forgive me if I messed something up, lol!!

This month's theme was to make a classroom treat for Valentine's!!

For my project, I decided to make a sucker holder/wrap!! To start, you cut a piece of card stock for the wrap to 2 5/8"x 6 1/4". I used different colors of card stock all from the January Key Ingredients Kit. You then score that piece at 1/2", 1", 3 1/2", 4". After scoring it, you punch a hole in the center of the panel between the 1/2" and 1" score lines. then, in the middle of the 1/2" you place a brad so that the flat part will be facing out.

I chose some Jolly Rancher suckers, just be sure the sucker gets a little bit of stick tape on it, so that it doesn't run away.

To finish, decorate the outside however you want!! For my decorations, I used more of the card stock in the Key Ingredients kit, as well as, some brads, ribbon from the KI kit, and the MFT Hearts Die-namics. My sentiment is from the A Year of Sweet Sentiments set.

We are excited to announce that we have LOTS of surprises and fun in store coming with the February kit!! You have until Jan. 31st to order this month's kit- still in PLENTY of time for Valentine's day!

Here are some details about the Key Ingredients kit, in case you aren't a subscriber!!

Store Discount. Subscribers will be given a special discount code to save 10% on any order placed between the 10th - 13th of the month to be combined with your subscription shipment. Subscribers in the US may combine your additional items with your KI Subscription shipment for no additional shipping fee. Subscribers outside the US will pay additional shipping costs to combine your additional items with your KI Subscription shipment.You'll receive a reminder e-mail on the 10th of each month which will also include a list of other products that will coordinate with the kit being shipped to you that month. This list is incredibly helpful for those who want to stretch the use of a KI with even more supplies!

º Design Team Inspiration. We'll debut the Key Ingredients kit on the 10th of each month followed by 5 days of inspiring projects posted by the Key Ingredients team right here on the Key Ingredients Blog. Of course, don't forget to check out the gallery where the design team is constantly adding new projects!

º Storage. Subscriber kits will come in a Storage Solutions Plastic Case. This $3.25 value is a special benefit that is FREE to Subscribers.

Now, be sure to head out, and check out what the other girls have been up to....I have a feeling that there may or may not be some ideas with suckers....ahem, lol!!

I Love You Bunches

This week we have been having There She Goes Again week, which we have every month before the new release!! This month, our three featured sets are: Buckets of Love, Love, and Puppy Love!! Every Friday we feature new cards made by our Trendsetters, and this was my new card!!

Buckets of Love was illustrated by Torico, and we recently released an accessories set: BOL Additions. I stamped my flowers on X-Press It Blending card, and then masked my bucket under them. I colored it with my Copics, and then layered it with Hot Fudge, Tangerine Tango, and Baja Breeze. My striped paper is from the MME Honey Cake pad, and I used the MFT Simply Scalloped Medium Die-namics for my scallops. The brads I used are from Michael's, and my ribbon is from The Ribbon Carousel

Well, that is it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the There She Goes blog for cards made by our other designers, and the store for these fabulous sets!!