November 25, 2011

Taylored Expressions Tag Hop

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Black Friday Tag Hop!!!  We're celebrating the biggest shopping day of the year with a Tag Hop and a HUGE SALE!
  • Hop around for tons of inspiration for your holiday tag making. Link list below.
  • One lucky customer will win a set of 10 tags (one each of the tags featured in today's hop.)  Everyone who places an order at Taylored Expressions Friday - Monday (11/25 - 11/28) and writes "I want those tags!" in the comments section of the order form will be entered to win.  The winner will be announced on Taylor's blog on Tuesday 11/29.
  • Introducing Tags & Tag-a-longs so you can quickly and easily create your own tags inspired by today's samples.
  • Black Friday Sale - enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2011 on any order Friday through Monday to save 10-30% off your entire order!  HURRY! The earlier you shop, the MORE you SAVE!  Details on the TE Store homepage.
For my set of tags, I used Woodland Winter for the main image and the Jingle all the Way sentiment is from Banner Holidays, which coordinates with the Banner Day 1 Die, but in this case, I used the sentiment with one of the Blimps & Banners Dies - love how versatile these Banner sentiment sets are!  I started by stamping the squirrel in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink.

The tag base is made from the Frame it Up 1 Die and then I layered the banner over a Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Die.  I tried something new for me with these tags too - a Viva Decor Pearl Pen!  I've always drooled over Danielle and Sankari's mad pearl accents skills and the Viva Decor Pearl Pen made it SO easy to add some fun little accents around my image.  Taylor has a fun video on this product and how to use it on her blog, HERE.  I used Ladybug Doodle Twine for the bow and threaded it through the cool metal wide eyelet.

Taylor has made it SUPER easy to get started on your tags for this Holiday season with a fun selection of Tags & Tag-a-Longs kits.  Each package contains the essentials needed to create your personalized tags - tag die cuts, jumbo eyelets, and a full roll of Doodle Twine!  Hop on over to Taylor's blog for all the juicy details.

Don't forget about the Black Friday sale at Taylored Expressions and be sure to enter in the TE drawing for a set of all the blog hop tags!  That's 10 tags already made and ready for you.  All the details are at the top of this post.

There is more fun for you around the corner, so please stop by and see:

Taylor VanBruggen
Jami Sibley
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Jodi Collins
Lori Craig
Melody Rupple
Danielle Lounds
Sankari Wegman


Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: woodland winter (taylored expressions), banner holidays (taylored expressions)
paper: maraschino (bazzill), blossom (bazzill), choice snow white (taylored expressions), holly jolly christmas (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black & bamboo leaves
accessories: copic markers, blimps & banners/frame it up 1/small scallop border/winter wonderland snowflakes dies (taylored expressions), circle/scallop spellbinders dies, viva decor peal pen - cream, ladybug doodle twine (doodlebug), brights/neutral buttons (su!), sugar sparkly fluff (our craft lounge), glue pen, cool metal wide eyelets (we r memory keepers), crop-o-dile, foam tape


  1. SO Adorable, Karen!! Love the cute little squirrel, and what a great design. Love this!!

  2. Wow, that is one of the cutest tags I've ever seen! I'm so glad I just ordered some of those dies! :)

  3. Oh, just SHUT UP! How stinkin' cute are these tags? ADORABLE, Karen! LOVE the rounded sentiment banner!

  4. these are darling!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. Karen, your tags are just precious. Love the teeny squirrel. "I want those tags!" patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  6. Super sweet, Karen! Love that you colored all of those squirrels, and I think that snowflake on the tag is adorable! Hugs!

  7. Super adorable, Karen! Love the tags and would have put "I want those tags" but I already ordered early this morning before I saw this!! Love the inspiration!

  8. It is the sweetest squirrel image and I love the Jingle all the way banner on your project.Those dies are terrific and i have two on my wish list!

  9. That little guy is so cute!! Nice layers.

  10. These are SOOOOO super cute my friend! LOVE this sweet little guy and the banner and button combo are AMAZING!

  11. Love, Love, Love this tag! Thanks for sharing

  12. Love your tags Karen - the buttony snowflake with the banner - genius! :)

  13. This is just adorable Karen! I love the colors of this and the shape of the tag is AWESOME!! And now that I see those snowflakes I'm going to have to add those to my next order, lol. LOVE this!

  14. Wow!!!!lovely!
    Nati from Brazil