Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I’m excited to be a part of it. You should have arrived here from Margie’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 Christmas Blessings.  This set is gorgeous and I used it for the bulk of my Christmas cards year before last.  I was more than happy to have the opportunity to showcase it again. 

Since I’m way behind on my Christmas card making, I decided to make a set of 4 simple cards using elements from the TE Angel Kisses Card Kit.  The cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon are from the kit.  I added some white KaiserCraft pearls and some Pool Party cardstock to coordinate with the little bits of blue in the patterned paper.  The layout is TESC148.  I really missed out on playing and the sketch was perfect for the rectangular image I wanted to use.

The image was stamped in white craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder on Pool Party cardstock.  I sponged Blushing Bride pink ink over part of the sky.  The image was die cut with a Spellbinders Rectangle die and then matted onto cardstock cut with a Deckled Rectangle die.

I had little strips of the patterned paper left over and they were the perfect touch for the inside of the card.

Are you getting in the mood to stamp for Christmas?  Be sure to check out Taylor’s 12 Days of a Handmade Christmas video series for lots of easy gift ideas.  One of my favorite projects from the series is the acrylic accordion album.  Here’s one we made in one of my classes last year.  It features Winter Wonderland on this side.  You can check out the original blog post to see the Autumn side.  This is a super fun and really easy project with limitless possibilities!


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 it’s time to hop over to Jen’s blog to see what she’s created with Glad Tidings.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


19 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Holiday Hoopla”

  1. Jodi Collins Says:

    These are SO beautiful Jami! LOVE the variation in color you achieved for the sky portion! The patterned paper is so pretty too and I love the insides!

  2. Cassie T Says:

    Wow, Jami, those are so gorgeous! I’m in love with your sponging. It is so amazing 😀

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  4. Jen Shults Says:

    Oh my your card set is beautiful. LOVE the white embossing… so pretty! And oh my that banner card is GORGEOUS! I’m dying to give something like that a go. It turned out perfect!

  5. wendy Says:

    love your cards and the stunning color combo

  6. Taylor Says:

    Oooh… absolutely gorgeous, Jami! I love the sponging effect on the skyline!

  7. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    Hi girl! Your cards today are just wonderful! I love your idea of stamping in white on colored paper…and then sponging more color. It came out so nice! I need to try that! Hope you have a great day!

  8. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Gorgeous set of cards, Jami! I love the embossing and lovely sponged sky! Thanks so much for organizing this fabulous Holiday Hoopla!

  9. Melody Rupple Says:

    So pretty Jami! The white embossing looks amazing!

  10. Karen Notz Says:

    The images are so pretty embossed all in white!

  11. Sue Jensen Says:

    These cards are just beautiful Jami!

  12. margie c Says:

    What a beautiful set! I love the white embossing too!

  13. Lisa Hjulberg Says:

    This is definitely one of my FAVORITE TE stamp sets! The emboss resist technique is perfect!!! Beautifully done, Jami!!! Love your “flashback” too.


  14. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Oh my gosh Jami!!! These are gorgeous!! I love the look of this stamp set. Definitely have to get this one.

  15. kary Says:

    Hi Jami! Love the set of cards you made. They are so pretty, and a great design. Love the accordian album too. It makes a great gift as well. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. Annette A. Says:

    So pretty… I just love the Holidays…
    Thanks for sharing..

  17. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Gorgeous set of cards Jami. Love the embossed silhouette image and the sponging looks awesome. Such pretty papers and colors. The accordion album is so pretty. Love blue and red together. Thank you for your hard work to put this hop together! :o)

  18. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    Jami, your card set is just beautiful! I LOVE that accordian book too! So cute!

  19. Iris Soscia Says:

    Lovely Christmas cards. Iris

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