November 25, 2011

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Tag Hop!

Hi everyone!  Happy Black Friday!

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 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.

Oh.My.Word.  These tags were SO much fun to create!  I now have two new obsessions...tags and Viva Pearl Pens!  I've used one of my favorite Taylored Expressions stamp sets for my tags today...Season's Sweetings!  There is just something about holiday Cuppies that makes me smile!
I started with a Kraft base cut with the Gift Card Frame Taylored Die.  I cut two for each tag.  I then added a panel of green cardstock, cut with the Take Note Frame 3 Taylored Die, and impressed with the woodgrain side of the Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Taylored Impression Plate.
I added a panel of patterned paper, which is from Holly Jolly from Echo Park Papers.  This darling holly decorated Cuppie was stamped onto a panel of Choice Buttercream Cardstock cut with the scalloped circle from the Totally Tags Taylored Dies.  I colored them with Copic Markers and paper pieced their "liners" with some of the same patterned paper collection.  The leaves of holly and her cherry have a bit of shimmer that I added with Spica Glitter Pens.

The sentiment, "Merry & Bright", also from Season's Sweetings, was stamped onto a panel of Choice Buttercream Cardstock cut with the Favor Frame Taylored Die.  I attached it to the side of my tag, and then added the "back" of my tag, which is the other Kraft panel cut with the Gift Card Frame Taylored Die. 
I added a jumbo eyelet to the top of the tag, which I threaded with some rope twine from my stash.  I used the AMAZING Viva Pearl Pen in Ice White to add the pearls around the Cuppie panel.  I finished off my tags by adding an acetate snowflake to each one cut with the largest snowflake die from the Winter Wonderland Snowflake Taylored Dies.  I then adorned each snowflake with a button and some twine.  Of course, I used Foam Tape to pop up some elements for extra dimension.

Check out the Tags & Tag-a-longs available now @ Taylored Expressions:

Here are the Taylored Dies and Taylored Impression Plate I've used on my tags:

Now it's time to hop around and check out the taggy goodness from these amazing designers!

Jodi Collins (that's me!)

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Happy Black Friday and Happy Shopping!!

Stamps:  Season's Sweetings from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Gumdrop Green (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Holly Jolly (Echo Park Papers)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Viva Pearl Pen in Ice White, Janome Sew Mini, Acetate, Rope Twine, Jumbo Eyelets, Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Taylored Impression Plate, Winter Wonderland Snowflake Taylored Dies, Favor Frame Taylored Die, Totally Tags Taylored Dies, Take Note 3 Taylored Die, Gift Card Frame Taylored Die and Foam Tape



  1. Jodi, these are fantastic tags!! A wonderful job to showcase the dies & impression plates used. The cupcake image is so cute, & I just LOVE your idea. Brilliant!!

  2. These tags are just darling Jodi! Your Christmas presents are going to look FABULOUS! Hope that you and yours had a very Happy Thanksgiving! :D

  3. I think I need those pearl pens, lol. Great tags!

  4. What darling tags, Jodi. Just love, love, love them. "I want those tags!" patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  5. Oh aren't these cuppies cute! Haven't paper pieced them yet, but now I have ideas swirling in my head. These little tags are ADORABLE!

  6. Super cute Jodi! Your pearls are absolutely perfect and I just adore your sweet little Cuppie. Just darling!

  7. Oh my sweetness! I get one! I get one! Love these, Jodi Happy Thanksgiving, sweetie!

  8. Oh my goodness these are so sweet! I just love the way you used all those dies - especially the way you used Take Note 3!

  9. So sweet are these cupcake tags and the dies you used are great. Terrific project and thanks for the hop too!

  10. Oh my gosh, he never looked more festive.

  11. Eeeehhh... so very CUTE! And I love how you colored and paper pieced Cuppie!

  12. These are super cute.

  13. These are so stinking cute Jodi! I love cuppie! And I'm just loving that jumbo twine you used. FABULOUS!!

  14. Gorgeous tags, Jodi! I cannot wait to get one! :)


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