Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Key Ingredients can RESTORE just about anything!...

Hey, Everyone!

Thank you so, so much for coming by again today to see the SEPTEMBER Key Ingredients Challenge from Taylored Expressions!

I can't thank you enough, too, for your sweet comments yesterday.  This is really a dream deal for me and I'm SO honored to be a part of it!

So, each month on the 15th at Taylored Expressions is the Key Ingredients challenge.  This month's Key Ingredients kit features the GORGEOUS "Restoration" paper from Crate Paper,   (20 6x6 sheets!) so our challenge is:

RESTORATION:  Making the Old NEW again!
It's time to recycle, re-use, or re-purpose some old items and turn "trash into treasure" with our Key Ingredients!

Today I have a few items actually that were basic 'junk'-an old herb tin that I used last year to grow some mint and basil (major fail on the mint, btw), an old box of peppermint tea from Trader Joe's, and a used Starbucks travel cup.   Here are the items:

And HERE is the finished product of what a little RESTORATION can do!

Now, I took some step-by-step shots just so you can see more of the transformation:

I covered individual tea bags with this cute little label stamp from the "CreativiTEA" stamp set, available at Taylored Expressions.  The cardstock is Choice Buttercream and is part of the Key Ingredients Kit :)

I love the double-sided Crate Paper and how this particular paper looks like wood.  This is how I covered the old Tea Box:
One of my favorite parts of the project was using the Restoration paper to create the new "sleeve" for the Starbucks cup.  Perfect for my tea!
Here's a close-up of the outside decoration of the tin, again using the CreativiTEA stamp set:
Last but not least, here's a super quick card I made using the Key Ingredients set that I am including in this little gift set:

And again, the finished project:

Are YOU a Key Ingredients subscriber?  I would SO LOVE for you guys to play along in the challenge!   Just visit Taylor's Blog to add/link your creation!  Just as an FYI, your project does not have to be 3D-you can totally repurpose items to be used on a card as well, using your kit!

Need to sign up?   There are 1, 3, and 6 months subscriptions available RIGHT HERE :)  If you are just now signing up, please leave me a comment and let me know you did because I would LOVE to hear what you think about these kits.   I LOVE them.  You will always have enough supply to create TONS of cute projects and cards and I really would love to see what you make so be sure to let me know when you get yours!

For now, be sure to visit the rest of my DT mates and see what THEY'VE restored today:

Jessica Diedrich <--you are here!
and the FABULOUS Taylor Van Bruggen!

The KEY INGREDIENTS for September are available NOW in the TE Store!  Here's what it includes-SO pretty!

Well, that's it for me today-I hope you've enjoyed my first post and challenge as a DT member for the TE Key Ingredients kits!   Can't WAIT to see what you do w/yours!

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25 comments:

Taylor said...

This is so fabulous, Jessica! I love the "wood" tea box you created and the labels you made for each packet of tea!

Such a fun set! Hooray for restoration!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Jessica, congrats on your new gig!! So EXCITING!!!

Eva said...

Girlie, these are GORGEOUS...and that Creativity set has my name on it...one of these days I will own it and love it...hehehe...hugs...

Natalie said...

Very cute set!! I love that stamp set and now I have another use for it, you've inspired me!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is one beautiful gift set. I just love how you altered everything. You are going to make someone's day with this gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn said...

Jessica your tea gift set using the KI Kit is fabulous! I love this little tin and how decorated it, and everything looks so sweet with the stamped tea pots and pretty papers!

Angie Blom said...

This is very cute Jess.. love that you recycled and made these items beautiful.

Deconstructing Jen said...

ooooh! this turned out awesome Jess!!! I love the way all of this coordinates and makes such a cool little gift set! (but why do you have to show the starbucks cup... I mean come on really... cause now, now I need a mocha... and bad cause it's FREEZING in my room right now.) But seriously... gorgeous project. :D

Melody said...

Love your project Jessica! It would make a perfect gift! Love how you used the stamped set! I think I need that one! Very excited about being on the team with you! Love your work!

Elena said...

Wonderful gift set, Jessica! Fanatastic job on your first DT project !!!

Carolyn King said...

what a cool project! Way to go on TE team girlie! Congrats!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jess,

Oh my gosh, and here's another beauty of a project! Looks like fun, hose key ingredients! Love those tea sentiments!! Sooo funny, just TEArrific!! Ha ha! The Starbucks cup looks now so much better than it did before, you should offer the redecorated one to Starbucks! Who knows!... Enjoy your evening!

Hugs, Wendy

Jen Tapler said...

Fabulous girl!! But now there's ANOTHER stamp set I need thanks to you! great. I'm really lovin' the stamped teapots on the patterned paper! Such a wonderful gift. SOOOOO excited to finally be on a team with you! :-)

Debbie said...

Congrats on the TE Key Ingredients design team.
Love your samples and your blog.
I can't wait for my kit to get here. I've been a subscriber since April.
Whoo-hoo!

Debbie

Julie said...

What an awesome project, Jess! (BTW, the photos look GREAT!) :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You SO totally ROCK girl! LOVE these!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You rocked it girlfriend!!! Now i want to make my own SBuck's coffee sleeve! Everyone will be so jealous!!! LOL

So fun to be back on a team together... we are meant to be!!! ;)

Hugs!!!!!!
Lisa

Donna said...

What an amazing artist you are Miss Jess...I love what you did for the challenge!! You rock! Xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE it--and I don't even drink coffee:) I think this is super cute! I totally am putting this in my FAV file! Must give this a go for Christmas--thanks for sharing:) LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here:)

Pam Varnell said...

This is fantastic sweetie. Love your project. You so rocked this month's kit.

Rosie said...

What a lovely project! I love everyting you did here. I can't talk about only one item, cause EVERYTHING is super awesome! Great to be on a team with you!

Ann Kranitz said...

What a great project. Love the labels you created and that little tin box is perfect altered. Hope all is well!!!

Peggy said...

Love your project and all the exquisite elements! Do I see any "chocolate" in there? Lol!

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness Jess, what are you doing to me, your gorgeous creations are making me want to spend MORE money lol! Loving this set!
love tasha xx

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely cute!! Love it!! Great set!!