Howdy, friends! It seems as if it's been a month of Sundays since I last blogged. Lots & lots has been going on -- a new job, a new member of the family, etc. I want to tell you more about those two biggies, in particular, but not just yet. I have a couple of projects I'm working on with them in mind, and I think I'll save my big reveals until I can give you a two-fer. Oooh... the anticipation! Is it making you giddy with excitement or frowny with frustration? Either way, I have something else to share with you to take your mind off my withholding.
In October, the Baker's Dozen (aka Taylored Expressions' Design Team) held our last Studio Challenge. For the next year, in place of the Studio Challenge, we're each going to have a monthly date where we feature a particular die or set of dies. This month, I'm going to show you some fun ways you can use the KITCHEN ACCESSORIES dies. They look a little something like this:
... and they coordinate with the WHAT'S COOKIN' stamp set.
I don't know about you, but this is the time of year I seem to give a lot of food-related gifts. Sometimes I wrap them in wrapping paper or a gift bag, but when possible, I like to just tie a ribbon around them and present them as-is. These are the perfect kind of gifts to personalize with a handmade gift tag or little 3"x3" card. Thus, I came up with this little trio to adorn some soon-to-be-gifted edibles:
With the red and green background papers, these tags could be seen as seasonal, but I also threw in a lot of aqua and gold so they could skew outside of the holidays, if need be. Here's a close-up look at each:
On the inside of each, I added a little bracket of Choice Buttercream upon which to write a note. I could just write on the red cardstock, but that would be tougher for the recipient to read.
For giving, I could either put these in a little 3" x 3" envelope, or I could punch a hole in the upper-left hand corner and tie it to the gift with some of the yellow baker's twine that I used as an embellishment.
I keep all of the 3" x 3" cards and gift tags that I make in a drawer adjacent to where I store my wrapping paper and gift bags. That way, they're handy when I need them and don't get lost amongst my card stash.
Well, that's all I have for you today. I know you'll be awaiting my update with bated breath; I'll try not to make you wait too much longer. I don't want you aging prematurely due to stress on my account...