Taylored Expressions Holiday Release is finally here! Today the Baker's Dozen Designers will be showing you projects with the third set in this release, Holiday Wonder. If you've been waiting for Cuppie to make an appearance, he is in this set! You'll be able to view this and the other two sets in this release in their entirety on the Taylored Expressions blog today, so please check that out.
Just a few more reminders about what is going on at Taylored Expressions today, in honor of this Holiday release and World Card Making Day:
1. All orders placed on Saturday, October 3rd will receive a free card kit to make this card: You just provide the ribbon and stamp image!
2. 2008 Christmas stamp sets, Season's Sweetings and Home Sweet Home are available for 25% off October 3-5. You can see samples using these sets in the TE Gallery and here's a sample I made with the Home Sweet Home set last year:
3. There will also be several other products on sale at the TE store from 15%-25% off. Please see the "What's the Deal" category in the store.
4. And the free "Hand stamped by" download that will be available at the Taylored Expressions blog HERE.
Now how about some eye candy?!! Here's what I have for you, using Holiday Wonder. Both of my girls have either received or made Reindeer Food every year since they were about 3 years old, so it's quite a tradition that we sprinkle it on the lawn/sidewalk on Christmas Eve. They really look forward to it each year! So here is our package of Reindeer Food this year.
These clear bubble party favors are really fun to alter ... there's no end to what you can put in them! I know it's a little difficult to see in the photo, but the bubble protrudes up about 1/2-inch. The packages are about 5" x 3.75" and inside mine is the Reindeer Food mix of oats and colored sugar crystals. The favors open up clam shell-style at the top, so they are easy to fill. I covered the back of the shell with some of the Cosmo Cricket paper from the Very Merry Christmas Bundle and then stamped and die cut my topper:
Accenting the topper is another one of the chipboard snowflakes that come in the Christmas Key Ingredients Kit. I covered it with cream pigment ink and then heat embossed it with sparkly embossing powder. I die cut two Spellbinders Labels 4 from Prism Blush Red Dark (my FAVORITE Prism color, which is included in the Christmas Key Ingredients Kit!) and offset them to make the mat behind my stamped image. (Sigh) ... I adore nostalgic, classic Christmas images and this Santa with reindeer silhouette will be showing up in a LOT of my holiday projects this year! And I thought this classic story sentiment would make a perfect topper for one of our Christmas Eve traditions!
On the back of the package you can add this poem, if the recepient isn't familiar with Reindeer Food:
Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn.
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas Day!
Don't forget to check out the samples the rest of the Baker's Dozen Designers have to show you today: Taylor, Charmaine Ikach, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jackie Pedro, Jami Sibley, Jodi Collins, Laura Fredrickson, Karen Giron, Karen Motz, Laurie Schmidlin, Sankari Wegman; and then have fun shopping and making cards on World Card Making Day!
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Holiday Wonder
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly (from Very Merry Christmas Bundle), Prism Blush Red Dark & TE Choice Buttercream (from Christmas Key Ingredients Kit )
Ink: Memento Dew Drops Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black & Desert Sand
Accessories: Clear Party Favor, Spellbinders Labels 4 die, ribbon from Christmas Key Ingredient Kit, Bow Easy