Monday, October 31, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks Day 1: Labels of Love


November Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments close Wednesday 11/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Today we are debuting the new Labels of Love II stamp set and the Mini Leaves Taylored Die!  For my project today I used the new stamp set to decorate some Test Tube Treat Holders.  You can find a handy tutorial for making these fun projects at Splitcoaststampers – HERE and if you are looking for some test tubes Taylored Expressions has them for sale - HERE


Labels of Love II is a follow up set to the popular Labels of Love and includes oodles of frames and sentiments that cover almost every holiday throughout the year (I made treat holders for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas using just this one set).  It’s the perfect addition to any stamp collection and would also make a great Christmas gift for your stamping friends!  This set of 27 stamps coordinates with Labels of Love and Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3.  Also, this fabulous new set is the latest addition to the TE Giving Tree program.


The TE Giving Tree is a program designed to raise funds for a different charity each quarter. For the months of November, December and January, Taylored Expressions will donate $5 from the sale of each Labels of Love II stamp set to the Union Rescue Mission.

In part the URM's Mission Statement reads:

We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ – giving hope and healing for a changed life – helping them find their way home.

By Embrace we mean to welcome, to encircle with our arms.
By Compassion we mean to love and touch others, as Christ loved us.
By Hope we mean providing encouragement and resources for a new start.
By Healing we mean being restored in body, mind, and spirit through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
By Changed Life we mean going in a new direction and to realize our God-given purpose.
By Home we mean having the opportunity to earn a living, secure housing, and be a healthy family again.

The Union Rescue Mission (URM) was founded in 1891 and is one of the largest missions of its kind in America--bringing help and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles. Taylor's husband, Jon, served at the Union Rescue Mission when they lived in California and saw first hand the impact it had on the lives of the homeless. Visit the Union Rescue Mission website at

Here are a few additional photos of the treat holders I made. I used a 1” circle punch to cut the opening in the top of the treat holder (3/4” is too small for the test tubes – 7/8” would probably be perfect!).  I also added White Opal Liquid Pearls along the edges of the frames and around the opening for the treat holder.  I did use the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3 dies to cut out the labels. However they were a bit too long for my needs so I cut off the ends where the ribbon would be threaded through.

For Halloween I used Doodlebug Monster Mania designer paper and the “happy fright night” sentiment.


I filled the test tubes with Sixlets candy. 

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For Thanksgiving I used My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Breeze designer paper and the “Give Thanks” sentiment.


I filled the test tubes with Peanut Butter M&Ms. 


For Christmas I used Echo Park Season’s Greetings designer paper and the “Season’s Greetings” sentiment.


I filled these ones with plain M&Ms.  By the way – all of these different candies are yummy.  I taste tested them to make sure. ;)

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Now that you have checked out my project, take a gander at what the following talented designers are sharing today:

Stamps: Labels of Love II (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Soft Sky, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Basic Black (SU!), Ripe Avocado (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE), Monster Mania designer (Doodlebug), Lost & Found Breeze (My Mind’s Eye), Season’s Greetings designer (Echo Park).
Ink: Deep Lagoon, Warm Red and Pumpkin Spice Fluid Chalk (ColorBox), Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: various ribbons (TE), adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCraft), test tubes (TE), Ribbon Tags Trio 3 (Spellbinders), 1” circle punch (EK Success), small oval punch (SU!), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger).


  1. whowers simply amazing ! so much detail fun too!

  2. what a great idea... i always wondered how to keep the tubes upright. very cute!

  3. What a COOOOOL project!!!! Neat idea - perfectly executed! :-)

  4. Love these little treats and especially love that you made them for several holidays!

  5. Your candy tubes are SO cute! What a great way to showcase the many uses for the new stamp set!

  6. What great favors! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a great idea! Kids AND adults would love them.

  8. I love creating treat holders - cute idea.

  9. AWESOME treat tubes --- Absolutely adorable!

  10. These are amazing! I'm going to have to try this sometime soon! LOVE this idea!

  11. Love your treat-tubes! Cute project :o)

  12. Absolutely adorable!!! LOVE how you have them decorated for different holidays!

  13. What "cool" bottles and yummy too!Love the bright colors.

  14. These treats are ADORABLE! All those pretty papers and intricate details! Spectacular job Danielle!

  15. Oh my gosh! I love your projects. Thanks for showing the different ways to showcase those test tubes for various seasons. Great fun!


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