Happy Wednesday and welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks! I love all the sets from this release but couldn't think of a better way to kick off the sneak peeks than with the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program. The TE Giving Tree Program is a way to raise funds for a different charity each quarter through proceeds from a special stamp set. The new set is called You're My Hero and it's designed with tweens and teens in mind...but really who secretly doesn't want to be a Rock Star?!
This set is so versatile and can lend itself to cards as well as 3D items. It's also great for guys and gals alike. It would be great to use for gift cards, birthday cards, gift wrapping and as you will see in a bit, great set to give ITunes gift cards.
Since this set was inspired by and in honor of Darrin Zimmerman, Taylor's 10 year-old next door neighbor who lost his battle to cancer last fall (Taylor will share a bit more about Darrin in her post today), I decided to put together a masculine themed project.
I started with an iPod cover similar to this one, except the one I used on my project is clear.
I had no idea these even existed ~ they are plastic covers that go over your iPod. When I was telling Andy, my hubby, about this set and how I wanted to figure out how to make an ITunes Gift Card holder, he mentioned these holders...soooo cool! It worked out perfectly and I knew exactly how I wanted to alter it.
I used the swirl/circle/splat image with Black StazOn to stamp the front and back covers. This is what the front of the holder looks like.
I tied some ribbon and stamped another of the images from the set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on one of the guitar picks that is included in the Rock Star Key Ingredients. Love how Taylor matches everything to the last detail.
Using some paper from the Rock Star Ingredient, I cut a small note card to fit inside the container and stamped the star image randomly on the card front. On a scrap piece of paper I stamped the sentiment with black ink, cut it up, and sponged the edges prior to adhering it to the front of the note card. Here's a photo of it opened.
I punched a semi-circle on each side of the inside of the note card to hold the gift card in. I assembled it together and it's ready to gift!
This set, You're My Hero, along with the Rock Star Key Ingredients will be available at the Taylored Expressions store on Friday, March 5, at 8am PST. Just some things to keep in mind is that unlike other TE sets, The giving Tree sets need to be trimmed when you get them; however, they're are still deeply etched rubber on EZ Mount. The reason for this is so that the manufacturing costs are kept low therefore maximizing the amount that is donated to charity.
The charity that will benefit from the sale of this set for the next three months is CureSearch It's not only a great set to have but keep in mind that CureSearch will received $7 for every You're My Hero set sold. CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization,the Children's Oncology Group and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their mission to cure childhood cancer. My father is lucky enough to have won his battle with cancer and having experienced how hard it was on him to go through all the treatments, I can only imagine the toll it take on a child. So as you shop this Friday, don't forget to add this set...so worth it in so many ways!
Are you ready for more inspiration? I know I am and can't wait to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen, along with Nancy McKinney (illustrator of the Whimsical Wishes Line) created with this set:
- Alex Maldonado
- Charmaine Ikach
- Donna Baker
- Jackie Pedro
- Jeanie Witmer
- Jodi Collins
- Karen Giron
- Karen Motz
- Melissa Sauls
- Sankari Wegman
- Taylor Van Bruggen
- Nancy McKinney
Thanks so much for stopping by and check back tomorrow for Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2!