November 23, 2012

TE Studio Challenge - Holiday Tags

It’s Black Friday and it's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge and a BIG Black Friday Sale at Taylored Expressions!
  • It wouldn’t be Black Friday without a sale! Just enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2012 on your order at the TE Store Friday through Monday to save 10-30% off your entire order! The earlier you shop, the MORE you save! Details on the TE Store homepage

  • AND TODAY, Taylored Expressions is releasing a brand new Taylored Die Set - Label Stacklets 3, which coordinates beautifully with Frame It Up 1.

As crafters, we often talk about a hand-crafted Christmas. How much stamping do you do for the holidays? Do you mail hand-stamped cards, make gift packaging, tags, handmade gifts? Or do you stamp year-round, but not so much for Christmas? Please show us some handmade tags and share a tip or two on how to keep stamping fun for the holidays. 

I have to be honest, I'm a GIANT procrastinator, so when I do sit down to do some Holiday stamping and papercrafting, I need to whip up something cute and quick.  I've tried and tried to break my horrible habit of waiting until the last minute to work on things, but I've failed every time.  I was not born with the Type A gene.

I used to make 60+ handmade cards to mail every year, but as the kids are getting older and involved in more and more activities, I don't have the same amount of time to get super crafty.  Now I will make a few cards to give to family, or sell on Etsy and then I'll mass mail a photo card.  I know, it's a huge shame, right??  

I made a set of quick and easy tags for all of you Type B people out there.  I hope I'm in good company, right?  Of course the Type A's can play along too, haha!  These tags are super easy to mass produce since you can run all the dies through your die cutting machine all at once.  I used the new Label Stacklets 3 dies for the base of the tag and paired it up with the Frame It Up 1 die.  I stepped it up a notch here and ran smaller die cut back through my machine with the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Provo Craft.  I layered a Make a Snowflake die on a navy Layered Doily Small die cut and then added a Silver Rhinestone in the center.  I also added some White Opal Liquid Pearls around the edge of the doily.

I added a sentiment from Sparkle & Cheer and stamped it on a Fly Your Flag 2 Die in Choice Snow White card stock. 

Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have made for their Studio Challenge and be inspired -
And you can find these items waiting for you in the TE Store - happy shopping!

recipe - 
stamps: sparkle & cheer (te)
paper: nightshift blue (mft), sno cone (mft), choice snow white (te)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: label stackets 3 dies (te), frame it up 1 die (te), layering doily small die (te), fly your flag 2 die (te), white eyelet (we r memory keepers), silver rhinestone (kaisercraft), swiss dots embossing folder (provo craft), lime twist twine (my mind's eye), sno cone ribbon (mft), white opal liquid pearls (ranger), foam tape   


  1. These are so sweet I love the colours and design. Caroline xxx

  2. Your tags are so pretty and I love the colors and added rhinestone to the snowflakes! So pretty!

  3. These are so pretty Karen. Love the blue hues, the pretty snowflakes... the shape is awesome.

  4. Karen, these are so pretty! I love the little details and the light blue/dark blue color scheme. So sweet and perfect! XOXO

  5. Beautiful, Karen! Love the cool wintery colors and LP detail!

  6. Wowie, are these ever Pretty Pretty! Love the embossed Swiss Dots and the Wintery blues and snowflakes too! Just really Pretty Tags Lady!! Hope you and your family had a Wonderful Thanksgiving! 8-)