Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Taylored Expressions: Holiday Hoopla

HI Everyone!


Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I'm excited to be a part of it. You should have arrived here from the awesomest blog of Jodi Collins.  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 Sparkle and Cheer  and I love it because it is so easy and quick to stamp and create! The images are solid so all you have to do is stamp the image and you are done - makes it really easy to create more than one card - perfect for the holidays!!
Here is a picture of the Sparkle and Cheer Stamp set:




And here are my samples using this set:



 Here is a picture of the individual card - I wanted to create a warm white/cream card - so I stamped the reindeer onto the buttercream cardstock and then sponged around it - and then created a trim using some lace with the sentiment: Happy Holidays. I finished by creating layered snowflakes using two Martha Stewart punches and the Winter Wonderland snowflake dies:




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.  I LOVE the Hangin' Out at the North Pole stamp set - seriously perfect for the holidays and filled to the brim with SOOO many awesome stamp sets!!! Here is what this stamp set looks like:




And here is a card that I made with it - love those stockings :) - more details here - and you can check out the whole gallery of this wonderful stamp set 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. 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:


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.

I hope that you are enjoying this hop! It's making me want to get a hot cup of cocoa and start stamping!!!
Next on the hop is the awesomeest ever BEATE!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)



21 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh Sankari, those are all stunning! I love the simple color scheme too :D

wendy said...

absolutely stunning !!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOH! These are SO super elegant Sankari! LOVE the soft colors too! Your Hangin' Out card makes me smile too!!

Jami said...

Wow - I never would have thought to create Christmas cards in that color palette, but they are STUNNING!!!

Taylor said...

WOW! So gorgeous! I would never have thought to pair those colors together, but it's absolute perfection! Love the snowflake embellishments too!

Taylor said...

OK... so I leave comments and then I go back and read Jami's comments. I've left almost the same exact comment as Jami on several blog posts. I think we share a brain! lol

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

YOU are amazing! Wow...these projects are beautiful!! Love that soft brown/gold color palette. :-)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Your set of cards is just stunning! Love the soft sponging, snowflakes and pearl detail! Love the sweet hangin' out card, too... SO fun!

Karen Motz said...

Love all the pearls an snowflake accents!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my. These are seriously gorgeous. I love the vellum snowflakes and the color palette is amazing! So beautiful. LOVE your little hanging out card... great idea to make a clothes line! So cute!

Melody said...

Beautiful, elegant set of cards! Love the vellum snowflakes!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such fabulous cards Sankari. Love the sponging, the liquid pearls... the textures are awesome. :o)

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh my word! Stunning cards Sankari... I LOVE the colors you used on them and of course the Liquid Pearls. :)

Samantha said...

Wow! Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Your stocking one is so much fun. Your cards continue to blow me away....simply wonderful

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Sankari I want to be you when I grow up. (sigh) Everything you make is truly special!!! You are amazing!!! Two different looks, but both to die for. LOVE!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Kary said...

Hi Sankari! A beautiful set of cards!! Love how elegant they are. And your Hangin out card is fantastic!! Really LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing:)

Judi said...

The North Pole card is very clever. Love it. As do I love the reindeer, especially the colours and the snowflakes. Well done.

Annette said...

wow you are a beautiful card maker... I love your creativity... Thanks for sharing..

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Sankari! I LOVE the different color. . .so unique! And I've always LOVED that North Pole clothesline! LOVE

Iris said...

Such gorgeous cards. Iris

cgargus said...

You are the Queen of Pearls! Beautiful cards, elegant and fun!! Love your style!