Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TE Holiday Hoopla!

Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I'm so excited to be a part of it!! You should have arrived here from Cassie'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 Peaceful Poinsettias. I used the solid poinsettias and the Poinsettia Dies to create a gift box. I love the elegance of this set and the dies made my project go together quickly and easily adding dimension to by box. 

For those special people in my life I love to create a special package to hold their gift. I used one of Taylor's Perfect Package Card Box. I love this boxes!! They are easy to cover, very sturdy, and have a magnetic closure.

I covered the box with paper from Authentique Holiday Wonder

I used one of the sentiments from the Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set and layered on the patterned paper cut with the Take Note Die 3 die. I added some pretty lace and gold twine.

After stamping my poinsettias I cut them out using the coordinated Poinsettia Dies. I sponged the edges with distress ink and added gold rhinestones from Taylor's Multi-color Twinkles.

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:

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.

I hope you enjoy the Holiday Hoopla Hop. Now it is time for you to hop on over the Charmaine's Blog!


  1. What a gorgeous gift box, Melody! That is a gift all in itself :D

  2. Melody that package is seriously STUNNING! Wow! Someone is going to beyond thrilled to receive that - if you can actually let it go!

  3. This is SO beautiful Melody! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gorgeous papers and the lace is such a fabulous accent!! AMAZING in every way!

  4. Oooh... your perfect package is absolutely gorgeous! The poinsettias that you stamped and cut are the perfect touch! LOVE!

  5. Wow!!! Melody this is so beautiful! What a treasure to give someone. Your poinsettias are gorgeous. :-)

  6. Absolutely stunning altered box, Melody! Your poinsettias are gorgeous and I love the added lace and gold twine!

  7. This is definitely a keepsake treasure box! It's beautiful!

  8. Oh my this is FANTASTIC! I love love love the papers you used and the dies worked perfectly. LOVE this!!!

  9. Oh my! What a delightful gift box. I LOVE how much detail you included when decorating the box. Fabulous!

  10. So pretty Melody. Love the beautiful poinsettias. The lace is lovely. :o)

  11. Yowser, Melody, this is drop dead gorgeous!!!!

  12. Hi Melody! What a great gift box!! So beautifully decorated, great combo of papers and I love beautiful lace & the poinsettias. Thanks for sharing!!

  13. wow beautiful card... Love everything about it..
    thanks for sharing.