Taylored Expressions November Studio Challenge

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

And we are releasing a brand new set of Stacklets today - Labels Stacklets 3! This Stacklets set coordinates with Frame It Up 1 die and can be purchased today as part of the sale!

The question for November Baker's Studio Challenge 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 enjoy stamping ALL year but I look forward to creating projects for the holidays. I usually start in October and try to have some cards, packaging and tags ready to go when I need them. Tags can dress up any package, can be created fairly quickly, and are easy to mass produce. 

I am excited about the new Label Stackets  Die Set. I usually use the Frame It Up 1 Die for the base of my tag. Now I can layer my tags!

For this set of tags I am using the Totally Tags Holiday Stamp Set and the coordinating Totally Tags Dies. My papers are from Simple Stories Handmade Holidays. I did all my stamping Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Here I colored with Copic Markers. Behind the tag I used the Small Layering Doily Die. The holly leaves are cut with one of the dies in the Very Merry Outlines Die Set.  I added rhinestones and twine to tie the tag on any size package. 

Here are cut snowflakes with the Make A Snowflake Die Set, brushed on glue, and sprinkled them with glitter, and added a rhinestone to the center.

The mitten are also cut with a die from the Very Merry Outline Die Set. I also added a button tied with twine. 

Here are used on of my very favorite Taylor Dies, Trim A Tree. I cut the star from glittered paper and added rhinestones. The hill is hand cut and I added a little glitter. 

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.

Be sure to stop by all the Baker's Dozen Blogs today for more tag inspiration!

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  1. Gorgeous tags I love the layout and the colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. Adorable tags!! So many cute details you just inspired me to get to making my tags:)

  3. I love your tags, the felt and glitter perfect! I love how you used the Very Merry dies too...so cute!

  4. Melody! These are so rich and gorgeous! I love the amazing use of dies. Just so beautiful!

  5. Melody! These are so rich and gorgeous! I love the amazing use of dies. Just so beautiful!

  6. Beautiful, Melody! Love the mix of dies you used!

  7. So beautiful tags Melody.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Wowie!! hese are Fabulous Melody!! LOVE all the fun dies you used on them! So many great details and layers! Just Love them! Thanks for the inspiration Lady! Hope you and your Family had a Very Happy Thanksgiving! 8-)


  9. I wish I saw this before I placed my BF order! Love all of your tags - great use of the different dies. Super fun and festive!

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  11. Beautiful tags. Love the xmas tree the best