Holiday Hoopla


Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today, and I’m excited to be a part of it. You should have arrived here from Stephanie Kraft’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. Twenty-two designers have created all sorts of projects to inspire you using Christmas, Winter and Holiday stamps from TE.  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!

I’m sharing  a sample made with Winter Wonderland today. This set is a favorite of mine because of the beautiful snow flakes and the swirling scripty font of the sentiments.

I wanted to try Colorless Blender Bleaching with my Copic marker ink refills, my air compressor and these pretty snowflakes. Easy way to create a striking background. You can find a full, easy, video tutorial for this technique here at Splitcoast. This would be an awesome one-sheet-wonder technique, and the best thing is that you can make it work for any color scheme by selecting the colors you love.

The colors I used here are B23, B02, BV04. They are sprayed on the glossy cardstock with the airbrush system and then stamped with colorless blender. The darker blue flakes are stamped with Blueberry dye ink from Clearsnap.


Several of my favorite Christmas projects from the last few years were created with Taylored Expressions stamps. Here is a little caroling book that I made several years ago for my girls. It was so fun to use these as we went to our neighbors singing and delivering treats. So fun!

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. The sets on special are:  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’ve enjoyed my card and a little flashback. Your next stop on the hop is Karen Motz. I know she’ll have something fun to share!

Have a great day!

17 responses to “Holiday Hoopla

  1. Wowza, that is gorgeous, Lori! I love your little carolers too 😀

  2. Holy Cannoli Lori Craig! Those snowflakes are OUT of this world FABULOUS! I am in LOVE and so trying this!! LOVE that sparkly ribbon too!

  3. That is such a wonderful effect – I love it! I also love the way you featured that large sentiment. Hope you’re having an amazing trip!

  4. What a cool technique and you got such a fabulous effect with those stamps! Love it!! And the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

  5. Your projects are just gorgeous! And…thank you for all the great ideas and links. Awesome post!!! :-)

  6. Gorgeous card, Lori! Your background is stunning! Love the sweet caroling book, too!

  7. What a stunning creation! Love this technique with the shades of blue!

  8. WOW! I love your gorgeous creations. Such fantastic colors and I LOVE the different blues!!

  9. Such pretty cards Lori. Love the technique you used on the background. The snowflakes look awesome and I love the piersed edge. The cuppie card is so sweet! :o)

  10. That snowflake background is just beautiful!! I love the blue.

  11. Ohhhhh… Ahhhh… beautiful card Lori. I love that background and will have to give the technique a try! So very inspiring! :)

  12. Lori, what a beautiful card!! Love the snowflakes & the sweet ribbon. Awesome!! And, your caroling book is so cute & gorgeous!!

  13. awesome cards… Thanks for sharing.

  14. Just gorgeous, Lori! LOVE those snowflakes!

  15. Cute, cute projects. Iris

  16. WOW! The technique is outstanding. I love the look. It’s very pretty and elegant. Gorgeous card, Lori.

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