Taylored Expressions Holiday HOOPLA!!!

Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I’m excited to be a part of it. You should have arrived here from Jami Sibley’s blog.  If you didn’t (or if you get lost along the way) you can head back to the beginning at Taylor’s blog for the full list of participants. There are 22 designers showcasing Christmas/Winter/Holiday stamps sets from TE with samples that include all sorts of projects from cards to gifts and beyond!  We want to inspire you to get your holiday crafting and card making into high gear!  Be sure to stick with me all the way to the end of the post to get a coupon code for 25% off holiday stamp sets at Taylored Expressions!

The set I’m showcasing is Glad Tidings and I love it because it’s such a different cute take on a traditional Christmas Nativity scene and the sentiments are wonderful!

Glad Tidings

For my sample I started by stamping Mary and Joseph onto Choice Snow White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Copics to match this gorgeous MME Lost and Found Christmas paper that I have just been itching to use since I very first saw it. I die cut the image using the round scalloped die from TE Totally Tags Dies and I sponged around the edges with brown ink. Behind that I die cut some patterned paper using TE’s Take Note Die 3. Above that I cut some lace ribbon and hand died seam binding to make a bow and punched a border using EK Success Deco Scalloped border punch. To finish off the bow I added a bit of twine and a button.

Taylored Dies Used in this card:
Totally Tags     Take Note 3

Creating for this hop caused to me to go back and look at some of my previous creations and I wanted to share two of those with you today too.  For these projects I used Penguin Pals. This was one of the first sets I bought from Taylor and I LOVE it. It’s very very versatile and makes for some easy Christmas card creations!

Penguin Pals

The full details about this card can be found in my previous post.

Penguin Pals 2

More information about this card can be found in my previous post.

Are you getting in the mood to stamp?  Be sure to check out Taylor’s 12 Days of A Handmade Christmas Video Series for lots of easy gift ideas. I especially love Taylor’s last video of the series detailing how to make a personalized card gift set using the Perfect Package Card Box.

Now, who loves a SALE?  Use Coupon Code HOOPLA2011 to get 25% off the following holiday stamp sets (released in 2009 and 2010) at Taylored Expressions now through November 2:

Christmas Blessings, Enjoy!, From the Heart, Hangin’ Out –  At the North Pole, Holiday Wonder, Home Sweet Home, Keeping Tabs, Merry Little Cocktail, Penguin Pals, Season’s Sweetings, Sparkle & Cheer, Tag Treats , Tag You’re It, Take Note – Holidays , Wings of Joy, Winter Wonderland.

The coupon code is case sensitive. Follow these instructions to apply the discount to your order:

  1. Add the desired stamp sets from the above list to your shopping cart.
  2. Insert the coupon code into the Promotional Code box.
  3. Click the Update Cart button.  Your discount should now be applied.
  4. Proceed to checkout to finalize and submit your order.

Please hop on over to the FABULOUS Lisa Hjulberg’s blog for the next stop on the hop!!!

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