Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's a Holiday Hoopla Blog Hop!!!

Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I'm excited to be a part of it. You should have arrived here from Lori Craig'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 Woodland Winter and I love it because the little critters are so cute and there are endless combinations for intricate or simple cards!


With Christmas less than nine weeks away (eeks!), it's time to get going on all your crafty holiday projects. I'm still on my card-making kick so I created a set of four sweet holiday cards using the super cute Woodland Winter set. I seriously can not get enough of this set!!!

I created a simple set of four single layer cards...sort of. Ok, they started as single layer cards but I really wanted to add the "snow" at the bottom, then a little scallop detail at the top. I think they still qualify as single layer though...right?

The big message here is these cards were quick and easy!! I stamped the trees with Memento Tuxedo Black onto kraft card stock and added a hint of colour with copic markers. Then I stamped the owl onto choice buttercream, coloured him and cut him out. I added a little bling to his hat.

The papers are all from the 12 Days of Christmas Project Pantry and I used my medium scallop border die to cut out the red strip. For the sentiment tag I started by cutting out the green piece with one of the dies from Totally Tags. Then I stamped the sentiment in black ink. The tag was a little too long for the sentiment so I just chopped off the bottom using my paper trimmer. I wrapped up these cards with some red 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. Here's my Warm Winter Wishes card using the sweet Penguin Pals set. I adore the non-traditional pink and blue in this card.

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 ....

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.

Now you're off to see what Monika Davis has created. I just know it'll be fabulous!!!

Here are the dies I used:

These cards are numbers 25, 26, 27, and 28 in my Project Christmas 2011. I'm getting there...slowly but surely.
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

17 comments:

Cassie said...

Hey Karen! I LOVE your Woodland Winter cards. . .fabulous idea for some easy mailers :D

wendy said...

so super cute !

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy crow...9 weeks? That just made me sweat! LOL! LOVE these girlie! The pop of color is FAB!!! LOVE!

Jami said...

Oh my goodness - that card set is so cute and would be really easy to make a bunch of them. Love it!

Taylor said...

These are super cute, Karen!! Love the little tag/sentiment tied at the top! As I was reading your post I started hyperventilating a little... just realizing that Christmas is less than 9 weeks away! YIKES!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Karen! LOOOOOVE your Woodland Winter cards! That set is awesome and I love what you made today! Your penguins are super adorable... Have a great day! :-)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Seriously only 9 weeks... ack!! Love your set of darling cards and the sweet penguins!

Tracy said...

I love the way this set looks on kraft. Fabulous!!! And I ♥ your penguin card today as much as I did last year. One of my all time favorites!!!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my Karen, these are just too cute! Your coloring and the subtle shadow behind the trees is perfect and I LOVE that little tag. Too stinking cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such sweet cards Karen. Love the Kraft background on the first set of cards. The owl is so cute! Those penguins are adorable. The colors are so fun. :o)

Melody said...

Darling card set! I love the splash of color on the kraft!

Danielle Lounds said...

Karen! The cuteness of your cards is overwhelming. Must resist cuteness overload. Love 'em ;)

Kary said...

Oh Karen, the cards are gorgeous!! What a great idea for a design that can be reproduced!! Love the set! And your penguins card is totally adorable!! Fabulous!!

Leslie said...

Love, love, love these!!!! That set is a must have!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Karen, your cards are absolutely ADORABLE!

Iris said...

Cute, cute projects. Iris

Wendy said...

Very very cute!