Friday, November 23, 2012

Taylored Expressions Studio Challenge & Black Friday Blog Hop

Happy Black Friday! Today the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge is getting into the handmade holiday mood with Taylored Expressions and I have a fun project to share with you. Plus, TE is hosting a mega sale that includes a brand new die: Label Stacklets 3, so come hop with us for inspiration and then do a little shopping! Now on to the 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.

I do admit that, while I would LOVE to make handmade gift wrapping for everyone I give to at the holidays, I unfortunately don't have the time. So, what I do like to do is make gift tags that add a lot to what otherwise would be some pretty generic-looking gifts. 

However, I still don't have a whole lot of time, so I wanted to make something that I could duplicate easily -- one way to do this is to make liberal use of dies. Other than the sentiments and a circle punch, these tags are made entirely from dies!

To keep things fun, I used a lot of different patterned paper. Don't forget to use patterned paper for the little details, too, as I did on the holly leaves.

Those "berries" are simply circle punched out of patterned paper to give them a little more visual interest. I also added just a smidge of glitter accent with some Stickles -- an easy way to add a little bling in minutes!

I hope you liked my easy-peesy tags!

Stamps: sentiments from Tag...You're It! (Taylored Expressions); Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Patterned Paper: North Pole (Doodlebug Design); Accents: Diamond Stickles (Ranger); Fibers: Ladybug Doodle Twine (Doodlebug); Tools: circle punch (EK Success); Dies: Label Stacklets 1, Favor Frame, Very Merry Outline (Taylored Expressions)

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, be sure to visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see what other fun handmade taggy goodness they've come up with. Happy Hopping!
and Guest Designer Kerri Michaud


Shelly said...

LOVE your tags, Regina, I might have to case them! Your berries are the perfect detail too!

Unknown said...

SO beautiful, Regina! Love the pp leaves and he sweet berries!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness are these ever Super Cute and Cheery Regina!! 8-) Love all the fun layered die cuts! And your Holly Berries are so Adorable!! 8-) Hope you and your Family had a Wonderful Thanksgiving! 8-)