Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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 Jen'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 first is Hangin' Out At The North Pole and I love it because you can create wonderful scenes with Santa's clothes hanging from a clothesline (which I LOVE!) or simple cards, like the one I've made featuring the happy snowman image from this set. Plus, I love the various greetings!



My card is 4 1/2" square with a base of kraft cardstock and patterned papers from the Echo Park Season's Greetings 6 x 6 pad. I added some stitching around the edges, and then some White Liquid Applique to better define the snowbank. After stamping and coloring the snowman, I cut him out and mounted him with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares. I colored the snowman with Copic markers R27, YG95, W7, YR18, and BG10.

I didn't stop there! I'm having a holiday party this year, so I created the invitation I'll use featuring another favorite set Merry Little Cocktail! 



I LOVE the images and greetings in this stamp set! Look how fun and versatile it is! It's super easy to whip up fun cards and invitations for Christmas and New Year's celebrations!

My card is very simple... I layered kraft, red and green cardstock with images stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers R27 and YG25. The card is finished off with a bit of Doodlebug Christmas twine.

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.  It's the one that won me a spot on the Sketch Crew!!!



 This card features Holiday Wonder. You can find my original post with the deets HERE.

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!

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.

There's lots more to see! Your next stop is my dear friend Rachel's blog. Enjoy!

21 comments:

Cassie said...

Awesome creations, Lisa! I love the kraft paper with the cocktails :D

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are AMAZING Lisa! LOVE all of these, especially that sweet snowman!

Jami said...

Love the way that sweet snowman stands out from the background paper. And the simplicity of stamping on kraft would be perfect for mass producung invites. That Holiday Wonder card is amazing!

Jennifer Shults said...

You have been busy! I love your snowman card... that paper is fantastic and I love the cocktail card. I'm always such a sucker for kraft stock. :) LOVE these!

Taylor said...

Super duper cute, Lisa! Thanks so much for joining us! And that Holiday Wonder card is one of my all-time favorites! I still have it and display it at all of our shows!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

What a great post! All of your projects are fab. I must say that I love that little group of cuppies coming to the party the best. EEK! So cute. TFS! :-)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love all of your sweet cards, Lisa! They are all so happy and festive!

Helen L said...

Love your cards Lisa!! the snowman looks so cool and crisp in his blue background wonderland, and I love the little house scene :-)

Melody said...

That snowman is such a HAPPY card! Just made me smile!

Danielle Lounds said...

Fabulous cards Lisa - and that zig zag stitching is awesome! :)

Karen Motz said...

So fabulous! He really looks like he's hollering Merry Christmas at the top of his lungs!!

margie c said...

Eeek, I adore snowmen! and that is one super sweet and fun card! Love the stitching and papers!
They're all so super cute :)
hugs, margie

Corinna said...

LOVE your cards!! That Holiday Wonder card is gorgeous! Those are my favorite colors too!! And that snowman is so adorable...I can't believe that I have that stamp set, used it last month even and never noticed that little guy. :D

Kary said...

Hi Lisa! Oooo...all your cards are irresistbly cute!! Love them and you're making me think I should buy all the stamp sets you used. oh..oh..
Thanks for sharing, and I have to say you sew so well too!!

Annette said...

wow you all are rocking these cards... I love what you have created here... Thanks for sharing..

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely holiday cards Lisa. Great images... especially the happy snowman. The papers are so pretty! :o)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is so adorable, Lisa! I also LOVE your cocktail invitation and that Holiday Wonder card is so stinkin' SWEET!

Iris said...

Cute, cute cards. Love that snowman! Iris

Kate said...

Adorable cards!!! I love that snowman, so cute!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful creations my friend!! I love the sweet snowman. I am thinking and praying for you dear friend!
hugs,
Chris

Beate said...

Gorgeous coloring and cards.
Hugs and smiles