Friday, November 27, 2009

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Blog Hop

Hello everyone...I am super excited today because I was asked my Taylor to participate in her Black Friday Blog Hop today...Whoohoo!!!

Her challenge to us was to decorate her Perfect Package to hold a set of cards or use it to wrap a holiday gift you’ll be giving this season!

I used the darling images from Taylored Expressions Wings of Joy set to decorate the Perfect Package and the cards. The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.

The tree on the Perfect Package was cutout and attached with foam tape. The birds and ornaments were all stamped twice, colored, cutout, and popped up. Taylor's Tiny Twinkles were added for a little glam. Glitter was added to the large birds hat and the Tiny Twinkles were added to the snowflake. The paper is SEI's Chocolate Mint and the Wild Wasabi ribbon, buttons, Spellbinder's scalloped border and the silver cording finish it off.

I made four cards to add to the box...this is going to a very special person as a thank you for bring sooo wonderful to me and my family!!

The stockings on this card were popped up and Taylors Tiny Twinkles were added to the centers.

The sentiment was stamped on the Spellbinder's die shape and the Wild Wasabi ribbon and Spellbinder's scallop border finish it off.

I used the same colors, papers, and embellies on all the cards but tried to come up with different designs.

The last three cards use more of the SEI Chocolate Mint patterned paper...this is my new favorite paper (sorry Eskimo Kisses!!)!!!

Large red rhinestones were used on the holly berries and Tiny Twinkles on the sentiment die.

White Flower Soft was added to the bird house and May Arts silk ribbon was added to the bottom two cards.

In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the two biggest shopping days of the year!), Taylored Expressions is offering 15% off everything in the store! How cool is that!!!

Just use the promotional code TEBlackFriday upon checkout to receive the discount. You don't want to miss up to 50% off all JustRite products, Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Tiny Twinkles, and the new TE Shirts & Aprons!

Here is a list of all the participants in our Black Friday Blog Hop:

Alex Maldonado

Amy Rohl

Beate Johns

Bev Gerard

Charmaine Ikach

Cindy Haffner

Debbie Olson

Donna Baker

Jamie Sibley

Jen del Muro

Jen Tapler

Jenn Balcer

Jennifer Buck

Jessica Diedrich

Joan Ervin - me!

Joanne Basile

Linda Duke

Lori Craig

Rose Ann Reynolds

Sankari Wegman

Sharon Harnist

Sherry Cheever

Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks for coming by today and have fun on the hop!!!


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Holy cow, Joan, what a fantastic set of cards! Great color scheme and each card is so full of perfect little details. What a lucky person the recipient is!!

Sherry Cheever said...

Beautiful colors and simply adorable set Joan! Love it all!!!

Cassie said...

Wow, Joan! You hit the ball out of the park with these awesome cards! I love them all so much, they're so great ;D

Cindy Haffner said...

Joan your work is GORGEOUS!!

chelemom said...

Love the box, LOVE the cards!!! the color combo is so pretty!

Saskia said...

Wow! Gorgeous project!!!!!!!!

Saskia :)

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Look at all those gorgeous cards!! Totally beautiful, Joan! I just love that wide silky ribbon on the birdcage card. And your perfect package is beautifully decorated too...what an amazing gift!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan these are beautiful and your package to go with this is fabulous. Beautiful gift set girlie!

Alex Maldonado said...

OH MY Heavens Joan!! this is just stunning!! I love every inch of this box!! it is just perfect!

Donna said...

I love all the details on your decorated perfect package and your sweet cards!

Lynn said...

What an awesome collection you are sharing with us today, Joan!!

Such exquisite work!!

Looking forward to meeting and stamping with you next Saturday!!

Jami said...

Joan all of your cards are super cute! The birdhouse is my favorite! Your box is gorgeous too!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW is this GORGEOUS! You did an AMAZING job on this-truly! I love all the different cards and the box is just exquisite. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Lyneen said...

WOW... I would love to receive a box( so much detail) with cards like that!!!!!! love all the images on your cards. everything is so beautiful! What a great gift!!! TFS

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW, Joan! Totally LOVIN' that big, pretty ribbon treatment on the box and the dimension on the bird. Awesome coloring/shading on the laundry line, too!

Rose Ann said...

Your box looks gorgeous, Joan...and I absolutely LOVE all of the cards you've made for it!! Fabulous!! (Thanks for correcting my name too! *wink*)

DB said...

Beautiful cards and box..I love them all.

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, Joan, this is a beautiful set of cards! A lovely gift!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Crystal said...

WOW WOW Joan what an amazing gift!!! Beautiful cards and box, love this girl!

TexasGrammy said...

Goodness gracious! These cards are each a separate delight, Joan! I love the way you've used these adorable TE stamps ... and the colors & papers are perfect! Someone is definitely going to squeal out loud when they receive this goodness!


Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....amazing gift set....wonderful colors, fab coloring, great layouts....wonderful details...amazing

Sharon Harnist said...

Precious box, Joan, and your cards are all fantastic!!

Dawn B. said...

You have been so busy.. Love all these cards.. Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific..

Lisa Lara said...

This must be a special person indeed to be the recipient of these beauties Joan. Oh Wow. My favorite is the line of stockings. Great coloring and design Joan.

Susan (rainy) said...

Ever so festive and beautifully done, Joan!!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jackie said...

These are all so beautiful Joan & I love that box! Fab work & tfs!!!

Linda D said...

Joan, every detail is beautiful on both your cards and box. Hope all is well with you and your family. Hugs ;)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Taylor sure knows talent when she sees it!! No wonder she invited you to join. Gorgeous ensemble!! Love your colors, coloring and design!! Beautiful cards and box!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Joan, this set is absolutely beautiful!

Olgy said...

All of these are so darling!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How darling is this box Joan!! And the cards inside are just fabulous!! What a wonderfully charming set!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Wow, that card set is totally awesome!!

Holly said...

How gorgeous!!!!!! I love these colors and all the sweet bellies you added to your box and cards. Can I get you to decorate mine now??? :-)

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, your project is absolutely wonderful! Love all of your cards but I especially love the flower soft on the bird house! I've been on the hunt for some white...hehe!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love the card box and everything in it!

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