October 25, 2011

Taylored Expressions Holiday Hoopla!

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Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!!

Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I'm excited to be a part of it. You should have arrived here from my sweet friend Tracy Clemente'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 Snow A la Carte and I love it because it is SO easy to make a card, either CAS or more intriciate, with it!  I really do adore all of the "word" stamps from Taylored Expressions, and this little snowman just makes me melt (grin).

For my card today, I started with last week's Sketch Challenge from SCS, SC355.  This layout was just perfect for this stamp!  I stamped this stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added some glitz to the snowman using my trusty Quickie Glue Pen and some glitter.  Love how sparkly he is!

The patterned paper is all Season's Greetings from Echo Park Papers and I created the scallop border using the Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die.  The red panel behind the focal panel was impressed with the Lots of Dots Taylored Impression Plate.

I sewed all the layers on my Janome Sew Mini and added some ribbon and a bow created with The Bow Easy.  In between each scallop on the border, I added one of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, and as always, using Embellie Gelllie made attaching them to the glue a breeze.  The focal panel is popped up with Foam Tape for extra dimension.

Here are the Taylored Die and Taylored Impression Plate I've used on my card:

Creating for this hop caused to me to go back and look at some of my previous creations and I wanted to share one of those with you today too. One of my favorite holiday sets from Taylored Expressions is Holiday Wonder, and when it was released, I created this holiday frame with it.  Each and every year I bring this out when I decorate for Christmas and I still just LOVE it.

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 her post HERE about creating a password journal.  I SO have to make myself one of those!

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:

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.

Your next stop on this Holiday Hoopla Hop is at my sunny friend Sankari Wegman's Blog!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Snow A la Carte from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Season's Greetings (Echo Park)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Crystal Glitter, Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Bow Easy, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Embellie Gellie, Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die, Lots of Dots Taylored Impression Plate, Janome Sew Mini and Foam Tape



  1. Gorgeous snow card, Jodi! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love the snowman's glittery snow!

  2. Oh Jodi you rocked that little a la carte stamp - WOW! So cute and I love his glittery-ness! And that frame project is so cute - how fun to have a special decoration to bring out each year!

  3. another terrific card and that frame is darling!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Jodi! Lovin' the glittery snowman! And the frame is cute, cute, cute!!

  5. JODI!!!! Yes, I'm yelling at you! This is so great. You are the layering Queen...and it's just so perfect. How can you make one stamp look so gorgeous?? Dang. Have a great day! :-)

  6. Stunning snow card, Jodi! Love everything about it! The sweet frame is fabulous... what a wonderful item to bring out each holiday season!

  7. Jodi this came out perfect!! I love this color combo. I think I need this stamp now too! *wink*
    Do you have your BD tickets yet??? I got my advanced screening ticket last week. Woo-hoo!!!

  8. Jodi, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the frame and little house! And I love your sparkly snow O! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  9. Totally delightful my friend! I adore how sparkly the snowman is!

  10. This is adorable Jodi! I love the glitter on the snowman and the colors of this are so cute! LOVE that picture frame too... VERY creative!

  11. Such sweet projects Jodi. Love the card, the image, the sparkly snowman... the framed scene is awesome. Love the colors. :o)

  12. LOVE the glittery snowman and your frame is beyond cute!

  13. Fabulousness as usual! :) And your glittery snowman is perfect!

  14. OMGosh, Jodi, you are and always will be one of my FAVORITE card artists! I already loved this stamp, but now I HAVE to have it so that I can CASE your card. You ROCK!!!


  15. Wow what a fabulous card!! The snowman looks awesome!! Love the frame you made too, such a beautiful scene. I am SO wishing I can get ALL the stamps ;) Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects!

  16. Thanks for linking ALL the sale items!! That was awesome :)

  17. love your creativity...
    thanks for sharing..

  18. Just gorgeous, Jodi! LOVE your snow card and I just LOVE that frame too!

  19. Love, love, love that snowman card! Iris

  20. Simply Gorgeous, Jodi! The sparkle on your snowman is stunning! I love, love, love your coloring. It is always fabulous. Your Cuppie frame is too super cute. Love it!
    :) Rachel


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