Thursday, November 26, 2009

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be participating in an Extra Special Black Friday Blog Hop courtesy of Taylored Expressions!! If you just stumbled across my blog, be sure to check out the entire list of Hop participants at the end of this post (believe me, it'll be worth the effort!!).

Taylor challenged a group of stampers (including little 'ole me - I'm soooo honored to be included in this amazing group of talent!!) to decorate the TE Perfect Package to hold a set of cards or use it to wrap a gift we'll be giving this season!

I created a Hybrid Holiday Gift box to hold a pair of Gnome Name Bubble Bars for my Mom from my favorite Organic Bath store, Lush. (If you're not familiar with Lush, check it out - they're AWESOME - and all of their products are 100% vegetarian and 60% organic and never tested on animals). Here's a look at the box:I used the Wings of Joy stamp set, colored with Copics, to create the focal image on the box top and added some red pom-pom fringe around the edge.
The DP is printed digi paper from the Checkin It Twice digi kit by Dani Mogstad (Sweet Shoppe).
You can see that I decorated the inside of the box as well, added some recycled filler, and simply laid my bubble bars directly inside the box. A ribbon tab makes it easy for my Mom to open it up this Christmas and the bars are all ready to be enjoyed!! (and this way, I can easily sneak a smell of those yummy bars anytime I want between now and then since the box is held closed with a magnet!!).

So what do you think? Want some more fun ideas for these super versatile Perfect Packages? Here's a list of all of the participants in our Black Friday Blog Hop:
Alex Maldonado
Amy Rohl
Beate Johns
Bev Gerard
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Haffner
Debbie Olson
Donna Baker
Jami Sibley
Jen del Muro
Jen Tapler (that's me!)
Jenn Balcer
Jennifer Buck
Jessica Diedrich
Joan Ervin
Joanne Basile
Linda Duke
Lori Craig
Rose Anne Reynolds
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
Sherry Cheever
Taylor VanBruggen

And in case you needed another excuse to do some shopping today...

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! 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!


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh, Jen! This is fabulous! Love the pompom fringe and the inside looks yummy!!

Joan Ervin said...

How fun is this...gotta love those cute pompoms and your coloring on the adorable image is beautiful!!!! Love the soap, too...thanks for the link!!!

Taylor said...

How cute, Jen!! I love the pom pom fringe and what a fun thing to include on the inside! Those little soaps are adorable!

Alex Maldonado said...

So cute Jen!! I love how briht and festive your box is! I am so loving your soaps too! Those pom poms are just adorable!!

Rose Ann said...

I just LOVE your fun box, Jen!! Your papers are fabulous, and I love your pom pom fibers!! Super cute soaps too!!

Jami said...

I love love love those little pom poms - LOVE THEM! And that digi paper is so cute too! Fun gift inside :)

Beate said...

Gorgeous box, Jen. I love the pompom border. I tried to cover my inside walls as well, but then my magnetic closure didn't work no more.

Hugs and smiles

Craftin' in the Rain said...

I loooove Lush and your box is so adorable! Love the pp and the pom pon ribbon!

Jessica Diedrich said...

I used to work at Lush! For 2 years-LOVE that store. Haven't seen these little gnomes but I have a ton of friends who still work there so I'm hoping I get a little happy mail soon ;) This is the CUTEST-LOVE those pompoms!!!

Lyneen said...

Another great gift idea.... Love your Festive box!!! THe fringe is perfect and I have some!!!! TFS

DB said...

Adorable the pompom trim it gives the box a retro look.

TexasGrammy said...

This just screams "FUN!!"
Something about the pompoms, the papers, and the fun gifts just make me smile!!


Linda D said...

How sweet is this Jen! I love the pompoms, and your coloring beautiful.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jen, this is so adorable! I just LOVE the trim of the box, so cute!