Taylored Expressions Black Friday Blog Hop & Studio Challenge!

It’s Black Friday and it’s time for the Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge and a BIG Black Friday Sale at Taylored Expressions!

We are introducing a brand new Stacklet today just for Black Friday… Label Stacklets 3. You are going to LOVE these Stacklets and you will be able to see them throughout the hop today!

Our hop theme is the November Studio Challenge for the Baker’s Dozen and here’s our challenge:

As crafters, we often talk about a hand-crafted Christmas. How much stamping do you do for the holidays?  Do you mail hand-stamped cards, make gift packaging, tags, handmade gifts?  Or do you stamp year-round, but not so much for Christmas?  Please show us some handmade tags and share a tip or two on how to keep stamping fun for the holidays.

Christams tags by Jen Shults

Those are some great questions! I usually craft quite a bit for Christmas. I try to make handmade cards for my family and co-workers as well as my crafty friends. Last year was the first year that I made handmade gift tags and I LOVED it so I’m trying to do the same thing again this year. I don’t usually have enough time to make handmade gifts as well but I do sometimes package up cards I’ve made throughout the year and give those as gifts.

Today I’ve made some Christmas tags using Label Stacklets 1 as a base and then layering different sizes of the dies to create the tag. I LOVE making tags this way and think it’s a very efficient way to make tags quickly. After I get all my papers sorted and picked I layout all the dies and run them through my Grand Caliber at once. So quick and easy – that’s what keeps me stamping during the holidays… quick and easy projects! After all the pieces were die cut I stamped the reindeer from Reindeer Food on each piece of Choice Snow White cardstock and attached the rhinestone to the noses. I then sponged the edges of everything with Vintage Photo ink and I distressed papers here and there.

Believe Christmas Tag by Jen ShultsTo assemble the tags I used the Best Glue Ever as well as foam tape to create dimension. At the top of the card I used a Jumbo Eyelet and burlap twine to create a hanger for the tags. I attached a bit more burlap twine and a jingle bell to each tag as well as a bit of Platinum Stickles around the sentiment “believe”.

Believe Tag by Jen Shults

It wouldn’t be Black Friday without a sale! Just enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2012 on your order at the TE Store Friday through Monday to save 10-30% off your entire order! The earlier you shop, the MORE you save! Details on the TE Store homepage.

Now it’s time to hop around and see what the rest of the girls have for you today! I know it is sure to be a magical hop!


Believe Tag Ingredients:
Stamps: Reindeer Food (TE)
Paper: Winter Wonderland (MME), Kraft cardstock (TE), Choice Snow White cardstock (TE)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Ranger Vintage Photo
Dies: Label Stacklets 1, Fly Your Flag 2 (TE)
Accessories: Best Glue Ever (TE), Foam Tape (TE), Ink Blushers (Tsukineko), rhinestones (Micheal’s), Platinum Stickles (Ranger), Distress Tool (Prima), Burlap Twine (May Arts), jingle bells (Hobby Lobby)

Label Stacklets 1   Fly Your Flag 2

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