Friday, November 23, 2012

Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge and a BIG Black Friday Sale at Taylored Expressions!

 It’s Black Friday and it's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge and a BIG Black Friday Sale at Taylored Expressions!

We are releasing a brand new set of Stacklets today - Labels Stacklets 3 which coordinates with Frame It Up 1!!  For my project today, I created a set of tags using the Labels Stacklets 3, Frame It Up 1 and the Penguin Pals stamp set from Taylored Expressions along with the Make a Snowflake Die Set

The question for November is:
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 stamp all year round, but at the holidays, I find that my time is much more limited so I don't stamp as much as I'd like.  Often times I'll package up cards I've made all year round and give them as gifts for Christmas.  I do love adding a handmade tag to those gifts.  I try to make them "not so elaborate" so there's more of a chance of me creating them!  :)  If there are too many steps, I won't make very many due to time constraints. 

First I'll decide on a stamp set (Penguin Pals) and any extras I'd like to add.  For these tags, I added snowflakes die cut from vellum using the Make a Snowflake Die Set.  Next I will die cut all my tag "pieces".  For this project, I used 2 dies in the Labels Stacklets 3 that matted the Frame It Up 1Die, which I used for the focal image.  In assembly fashion, I will color all of the images and then assemble the tags.  Like I said, the key for me is keeping it simple. . .I didn't do shading in the coloring and I kept the layers simple.  If I add too many details, the stress of getting them finished sets in and I don't enjoy making them.

I used papers from the Handmade Holiday Collection from Simple Stories for my tags.  I hope I've inspired you to take the stress out of creating during the holidays!!  Thanks for joining us this month for the Studio Challenge!

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.


Shelly said...

Your tags are so cute! Love the penguins and vellum snowflakes!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are darling, Charmaine! Love the sweet penguin trio and the snowflakes are so delicate and pretty!

Shannon White said...

Oh!! These Are soo Adorable Charmaine!! 8-) LOVE the Sweet little Penguins and all the fun layers too! Too CUTE!

Hope you and your Family had a Very Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving! 8-)


Beate said...

Those are the cutest tags!
Hugs and smiles


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