Thursday, January 6, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks: A Little Love and Kid at Heart

Hi Peeps!

I'm back with more sneak peek samples for the Taylored Expressions release this Friday. I have a couple of projects to share today so buckle your seat belts and hold on for the ride. :)

My first sample uses the A Little Love mini set that coordinates with the Favor Frame Die. I used the set to make packaging for a batch of chocolate lollipops! Chocolate Lollipops? It is what you get when you adhere two chocolates to a lollipop stick.

I made some little 1 1/4" boxes to house the lollipops from pink cardstock. I decorated each side of the box with Echo Park designer paper matted on black cardstock. I then created a matching tag using a frame, a sentiment and an accent image from the stamp set.

And here is a picture of the box opened so you can see the yummy dark chocoate lollipop. Nom nom nom.

My second project uses the new Kid at Heart set. This set was designed to make the perfect homemade valentine for classroom exchanges but it is also perfect for making regular cards and any other projects you can imagine! The set is made from high quality rubber, is precut
and comes on a handy dandy sturdy full color storage panel that stores perfectly in the mini binder box.

I stamped the owl image from the set in various colors of Colorbox Chalk ink on Choice Buttercream cardstock and cut out. I covered the eyes with Tiny Twinkles and added glitter to the belly area before coating each owl with Glossy Accents. While the Glossy Accents were still wet I added a little red heart (leftovers from the Heart Border die) to the belly of each owl. These owls look even cuter in person... the pictures do not do them justice! :)

For more fabulous samples check out the Baker's Dozen:

Danielle Lounds - that's me!

Chocolate Lollipops Recipe:
Stamps: A Little Love
Paper: designer (Echo Park), black, pink textured (from Valentine Project Pantry Kit).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Berryliscious Chalk (ColorBox).
Accessories: satin crinkle ribbon, black baker's twine, Crop-a-dile, Tiny Twinkles, foam dimensionals, chocolate, lollipop sticks.
Dies: Favor Frame.

Lovey Dovey Owls Recipe:
Stamps: Kid At Heart
Paper: designer (October Afternoon), Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, blue swiss dot (Bazzill).
Ink: Memento Rick Cocoa, Chalk inks (Colorbox).
Accessories: 1 1/4 circle punch, twine, stitched ribbon, brads, dimensionals, glitter, Glossy Accents, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, Tiny Twinkles.
Dies: Heart Border (uses the leftover cutout bits).


  1. I love your chocolate lollipops, Danielle! So clever! And the owl card is super cute! Using the little leftover hearts was the perfect touch!

  2. I love the chocolate lollipops too-both of your projects are so cute!

  3. What a cute idea for chocolate lollipops--- and those owls with the hearts on the belly are just fabulous-- I LOVE the glossy accents!!

  4. Ooooh, I am so copying you on those lollipop boxes!! Those a so fun!! Your owl card in amazing too - they look like those puffy stickers from the 80's we used to collect :) So cute!!

  5. These lollipop oxes are so cute thanks for sharing

  6. How ca-ute are those chocolate lollipop boxes?! Love them! ♥♥♥

  7. What a fab idea, D! I LOVE those lollies and your card is so cute! XOXO

  8. Liked your tree background and the cute owls!

  9. Cute, Cute, Cute! Love the little lollipops and your owl card is adorable!

  10. Love your chocolate lolly pops and your owls are adorable, very cute project, can't wait until tomorrow.

  11. These are just so cute, Danielle! I LOVE those little lollipop boxes!

  12. LOVE the chocolate pops idea!!! And those glossy owls are adroable!!!

  13. AWESOME Danielle!! Love the chocolate lollipops!!

  14. get out with the chocolate lollipops in the adorable treat box - you ROCK girlfriend!!

  15. Love your chocolate pops and box.


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