November 25th, 2011
Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Black Friday Tag Hop!!! We’re celebrating the biggest shopping day of the year with a Tag Hop and a HUGE SALE!
- Hop around for tons of inspiration for your holiday tag making. Link list below.
- One lucky customer will win a set of 10 tags (one each of the tags featured in today’s hop.) Everyone who places an order at Taylored Expressions Friday – Monday (11/25 – 11/28) and writes “I want those tags!” in the comments section of the order form will be entered to win. The winner will be announced on Taylor’s blog on Tuesday 11/29.
- Introducing Tags & Tag-a-longs kits designed so you can quickly and easily create your own tags inspired by today’s samples.
- Black Friday Sale – enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2011 on any order Friday through Monday to save 10-30% off your entire order! HURRY! The earlier you shop, the MORE you SAVE! Details on the TE Store homepage.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Taylored Expressions is running an amazing Black Friday Sale and I’m super happy to be participating in a Hop & Swap with some of the Baker’s Dozen. We each created a set of tags, so we can swap. Here’s what I made.
My tag features Penguin Pals with the 12 Days of Christmas Project Pantry (cardstock, ribbon, patterned paper), along with Tag Treats Die Cuts, wide eyelets (Cool Metal), Baker’s Twine (Ladybug and Limeade), and Viva Decor Pens (Paper Pen in Light Carmine Red and Pearl Pen in Cream.)
The image was stamped on TE Choice Snow White cardstock and punched with a 1″ circle punch. I used various circle punches and dies to forn the layers and as you can see above I used a brad to attach all of the top layers to the bottom layer. The top swings open to reveal the “to and from”. I used these new Viva Decor pens to dot little “pearls” around the circles as well as to add a nice thick layer of glitter to the little penguin’s hat. These pens are quite easy to use as they have a nice even flow to them. It takes less than an hour for the “pearls” to totally dry. The pearl pens have a really nice pearly finish and the paper pens have more of a glossy look. You’ll definitley want to add a couple of these to your cart when your shopping the TE sale!
After you’ve hopped around and seen all the tags in the hop, I bet you’re going to want to create some of your own! Taylor has put together some great little kits – Tags & Tag-a-longs – to make it super easy! These will be great for Christmas, but you might also want to think ahead to Valentine’s Day (that pink pack is calling my name!), Easter, and birthdays. Once you start playing with tags, you’ll be addicted! Of course you can also order the items separately. The Tag Treats Die Cuts come in sets of 10 in your choice of 40 colors.
Now let’s check out the rest of the Hop!
Jami Sibley <—- you are here
Thanks for stopping by. Have fun with your Black Friday Shopping!
November 22nd, 2011
Happy Tuesday! Thank you to everyone who offered congratulations on our new family member through e-mail, Facebook and comments here on the blog. The pups are becoming better friends each day and we are enjoying them immensely.
Today I want to show you a quick and simple gift bag and tag that we created in my class last week. You’ll notice that the bag uses just a 2″ strip of patterned paper. This is a great way to use all those scraps you end up with from 6×6 pads when you cut 4″ pieces for cards.
We started with a simple kraft gift bag. I purchased a package of a dozen at Joann’s. The papers, cardstocks and ribbon are from the TE 12 Days of Christmas Project Pantry. Since I was using a 6×6 pad, everyone in class got a different patterned paper. It was fun to see how all the different bags turned out. I wish I had taken a photo of them. Since the papers were all from the same collection we could all use the same colored cardstocks and inks. The stamp set is SU Delightful Decorations used with the coordinating punch. Ink colors are Lucky Limeade, Real Red and Pool Party. The middle ornament on the back is popped up on double thick (1/8″ as opposef to 1/16″) foam tape. Everyone got a kick out of the HUGE roll I had out on the table. Seriously – it’s the size of a pizza! LOL! The tags are die cuts that can be ordered in sets of 10 from the Favor Box Department at Taylored Expressions. There are tons of colors to choose from. The large eyelets are coming very soon to the TE Store.
These bags are so quick and easy to create! It would be great to have some made up and on hand, but they can also be done last minute just using the scraps from the last project left on your stamp table! Just be sure to have some plain gift bags on hand at all times. I like to have kraft and white in two sizes.
I’m off to work. I hope you have a fantastic day!
November 16th, 2011
Happy Wednesday! Today I want to share a card I made with the super fun Happy Hoolidays clear stamp set from The Craft’s Meow. I just couldn’t resist those adorable owls and this one all tangled up in the lights is my fave!
I colored the scene with Copics and used the Colorless Blender to create some texture on the branch. Each of the little lights was covered with different colors of Stickles and the ornament was covered with Glossy Accents. The patterned paper is MME 12 Days of Christmas and I added some Chocolate Chip cardstock to ground and separate layers. Finishing touches include some white pom pom trim, Doodlebug Bakers Twine in Bon Bon, Viva Decor Light Carmine Red Paper pen (similar to Liquid Pearls), a glittery jingle bell and some faux stitching.
I just gotta say – this card really makes me smile. I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by!
November 8th, 2011
I used the base die to cut a white tree and the layering dies on several different patterns from the paper pad. The edges of the layers are slightlly curled up and I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the white edges as sparkly snow. The tree was mounted onto a die cut from the Take Note 3 Taylored Die. The sentiment is from TE Woodland Winter. The plaid paper was cut with the Large Scallop Border Taylored Die. The layout for this card came from TESC147.
I honestly just can’t get enough of this tree die, so don’t be surprised if you see more cards with it coming from me. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!
October 3rd, 2011
October 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, October 6th 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 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.
Oh my! You are going to LOVE the peeks today! We are featuring full sized set Woodland Winter plus the coordinating Trim the Tree Taylored Die Set, Mini Set Banner Holiday, Petite sets Moka Betty and Moka Hope and Word A la Carte – SNOW.
I have 2 samples today featuring Woodland Winter and the coordinating Trim the Tree Taylored Die Set. Honestly when my package arrived the very first thing I wanted to play with was the tree die set. I actually made 4 cards in my first sitting because I loved it so much! I’m sharing 2 today and I’ll share the other two at a later date. It coordinates with the tree stamp in Woodland Winter, but in both samples today, I used the tree without the stamp. I also used the Frame It Up 1 Die on both cards.
My first card also incorporates the new holiday sentiment set Banner Holidays which includes 16 sentiments formatted to fit into the Banner Day Dies 1, 2 , and 3. This mini set was illustrated by Taylor for the *te* collection. I used Banner Day 2 Die along with a banner frame image from It’s a Banner Day 2. The scalloped edge was created with the Medium Scallop Taylored Die. That adorable little mouse is from Woodland Winter. Papers are from the Echo Park 6×6 pad Holly Jolly Christmas. The layered pieces of the tree die are just slightly smaller than the whole tree, so I cut various patterns with the layers and adhered them to a white whole tree and then added sugar sparkly fluff for the look of snow on the edges..
On my second card I cut green layers from patterned paper and curled up the edges before attaching them to a green whole tree as the base. This card is a little more clean and simple and I used the Scallops and Circles Impression Plate on the red layer and the Musical/Swirls Imapression Plate on the white layer to add texture. The little squirell is popped up on foam tape.
Woodland Winter is a full size stamp set on a 5.75″ x 8.5″ full color sturdy storage panel. It features 21 images and sentiments illustrated by Doug Applegate fro the Apple Doodle Ink line and will be available Thursday for $21.95. Just wait till you see all the samples created by the Baker’s Dozen. So so cute! I’m dying to get more time to sit down and continue playing with this set!
Now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up:
- Charmaine Ikach
- Danielle Lounds
- Jodi Collins
- Karen Giron
- Karen Motz
- Melissa Sauls
- Melody Rupple
- Regina Mangum
- Sankari Wegman
- Taylor VanBruggen
- Tori Wild
- Wanda Guess
- Jen Shults – Guest Designer
Thanks for stopping by. Please come back tomorrow for Day 2 of Sneak Peeks!
December 24th, 2010
December 23rd, 2010
Hey there! Trying to get a quick post in before it’s actually Christmas Eve. Wanting to share a couple of quick and fun packaging ideas for gifts I purchased at Costco.
For our neighbors I purchased gift certificates for 1 pound of See’s Candy. There’s just nothing like going in and getting to pick every single piece yourself! I usually try to make something for our neighbor gifts, but I am more behind than ever this year and I just knew I needed to cross a few things off my list so I went with these yummy gifts. Once I had them home though, it still bugged me that there was no handmade element so I decided to make my own little boxes just the right size for these certificates. Super easy with the Scor-Pal. Paper is from a beautiful My Mind’s Eye stack I picked up on sale at Michael’s.
The second Costco find was gift cards for my favorite local car wash. I thought it would be an appreciated gift, but something so practical needs extra pretty packaging.
This is the same type of tin I used for my movie tickets in yesterday’s post. This time I created a sleeve for the tin that simply slides on and off. I filled the tin with basket shred before I put the gift card in so it’s held tight against the window.
I still have one more gift to buy tomorrow – it’s a piece of a bigger gift actually – and 2 more gifts to make…yikes! At least all of our wrapping is done – except for those 3 gifts of course. Ready or not…here comes Christmas!!!