It’s Release Day at Taylored Expressions!  WooHoo!  So much new stuff including one coffee-themed Apple Doodle Ink set (being showcased today by the Baker’s Dozen and I’m playing along), one tea-themed Whimsical Wishes stamp set with another coordinating WW set of small background images, a full teacher-themed set with a coordinating mini set of sentiments, three A la Carte Cuppies, AND three new Taylored Card Kits.  Plus a whole slew of stuff in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department!  OH MY!!!  You REALLY have to go take a look!

 Before you run off to shop, I have a fun little sample to share featuring Let’s Do Coffee.  As I was preparing to go visit Taylor in Iowa last month, I remembered that she and Jon do not drink coffee. (I know…crazy…right?)  I wasn’t sure they even owned a coffee pot (they don’t!) so I pondered what I would do about morning coffee (can’t live without it). coffee-box-with-stuff-jami-10-custom.jpg My mom told me about the new Starbuck’s instant coffees that come in little single serving packets (think Crystal Lite tubes), so I decided to try some.  What a life saver! Next I began to wonder what would be the best way to package and take some Coffee Mate Creamer with me without airport security thinking I was smuggling some sort of drugs.  Lo and behold I came across little individual tubes of Coffee Mate as well!  Hallelujah!  I threw those in a ziploc with some blue sweetner packets and I was ready to go.  But of course I was thinking how much nicer it would be to have a really cute little coffee kit, so that’s what I’ve created to show you today.  I think this would make a nice little gift or emergency caffeine kit.

I started with a Small Perfect Package which is approximately 4″ square and some paper from the new Early Bird Card Kit.  This was seriously such a quick project!  It took longer for the Liquid Pearls to dry than it did for me to make it.  LOL!  I covered the top, all 4 sides and inside the lid with patterned paper using Zip Dry.  I’ve been a little on the fence about this adhesive (I have many friends who rave about it) but it sure did work wonderfully on this project and now I see their point!  I was even able to use it to attach the little row of chocolate pom pom trim!


I stamped a couple of images from the set and colored them with Copic Markers.  I also stamped this sentiment which totally reminded me of Pastor Jeff.  Only he could inject coffee into a rockin’ Easter sermon and have it make perfect sense!  I used Spellbinders Label 13 dies and a SU border punch and finished off the project with some red liquid pearls.  (Can anyone tell me why I insist on using stickles or liquid pearls when I’m in a time crunch to get a project photographed?  D’oh!)

This project would also work nicely with one of the new Tea Tins available now in the TE Store, but I don’t have any…YET!  I do know that the coffee and creamer packets will fit easily in those tins.

Oh I cannot wait to see what the rest of the girls have come up with for today!  Shall we do a little hoppin’?

  • Alex Maldonado
  • coffee-box-clsoed-jami-april-10-custom.jpg

  • Carolina Buchting
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Jeanie Witmer
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Amy Sheffer – Guest Designer
  • Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!


    8 Responses to “Taylored Expressions April Release – Coffee Day!”

    1. Jodi Collins Says:

      OK…this is AWESOME Jami! FAB idea and I LOVE your execution! TOOOOOO cute!

    2. Amy Sheffer Says:

      Love this, Jami! I promise if you ever come visit *ME* you won’t have to worry about coffee – LOL! This is an awesome idea!

    3. Donna Says:

      how fun! would make a great little gift for a coffee lovin’ friend (or an adornment for my desk at work – ha!)

    4. Carolina Says:

      Jami your box turned out adorable!!! I have those instant packs in my purse for emergency purposes but love the idea of the box…just brilliant!

    5. Melissa Sauls Says:

      Oh wow, perfect package indeed!!! Love all the pics you posted with it. Super cute!

    6. Carol Scheevel Says:

      Love Love Love This! It’s always a challenge when I go visit people who don’t drink coffee. Makes me feel like a zombie. What a great solution. Love this DP too!

    7. Karen Motz Says:

      This box is full of yummy-ness, inside and out!!!!

    8. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      Oh how awesome, Jami! I would LOVE a gift like this! 🙂

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