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One of the themes of this release is food - cooking, baking and giving! There are a variety of stamps, dies and other new products make wonderful and warm cards and tags which can be particularly important during the season of good food and gift giving. But I didn't go that way! It's probably a sad statement, but I took the Little Bits - Blender and used it with alcoholic beverages!!
The beverages come from the previously released Eventful-Cocktail Party border die - I just cut individual drinks. Then I watercolored them to give it a nice swirl of color. The "blended" idea also comes from the colors, but I realized when I got done that it's a little obscure that the yellow and blue make the green in the middle! The sentiment comes from a previously released coffee set - Joe To-Go Stamp & Die Combo.
Since I went for alcoholic beverages on my first project, I wanted to take this second project into true baking and gift-giving. I created a series of four tags that I could use for gift giving this season.
I used the previously released Build-a-Tag sets 1 through 4. I've been collecting these sets of dies and have routinely used the various elements within the set, but I haven't really focused on them as tags, so I thought this would be a good time to "build" my tags! Each tag uses a different Build-a-Tag set. The only difference is the "bake" tag - I had to use a bigger square for the sentiment than is included in the Build-a-Tag 3 set. Also, the heart die used on each one is from Build-a-Tag 2.
(To take pictures I purchased some loaves of quick bread - if the pictures aren't of the highest quality it is because my boys and men were breathing down my neck waiting for me to get the pictures taken so that they could eat it!)
The first three tags use stamps and dies from the new set Flippin' Awesome. (Isn't that the greatest name?!)
There are other great sentiments from this set, but I wanted to make a tag that was totally "baking" focused so the next tag uses stamps and a die from Life is a Kitchen.
FYI - I wandered into the Kitchen Collection store in our local outlets and they had a display of mini tools for $1-$2 each. Props are not usually my thing - mainly because it takes shopping time to find the right props. (I buy; I don't shop.) But I was thrilled to find these little items to use with the packages.
Be sure to head over to the Taylored Expressions blog to see all the sneak peeks for today and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a prize.
A Perfect Blend
Flippin' Awesome Tags