It’s time for the Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge. This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we have a fun, crafty question or theme so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.
The theme for October is:
Never Felt Better!!
Felt is all the rage in crafting. It’s so thick and soft and gives that special warm and cozy feeling to fall and winter projects. TE has 21 yummy colors to choose from, but do you ever just stare at all that felt and think, “Hmmmm…what should I do with it?”
Designers, show us a fun project featuring felt.
For my project I pulled out two of my favorite Christmas stamp sets and die set from TE, Rejoice and Poinsettia dies. I love the bold clean look of all the Rejoice sentiments and the Poinsettia dies are wonderful because they stand alone well but also coordinate perfectly with Peaceful Poinsettias.
I started my card with a A2 cardbase made from Choice Snow White Cardstock. I rounded the bottom right corner. I then cut a piece of Choice Kraft Cardstock and embossed it with Tim Holtz Snow Flurry embossing folder and then used a Versamark Marker and white embossing powder to add white “snow” accents to the embossed panel. I used a few scraps of paper from my ‘Tis The Season Project Pantry Kit for the red patterned paper strip and the tag, die cut with Tag Stacklets 1. I stamped the sentiment on kraft and then die cut it using Banner Stacklets 1.
For the poinsettia I die cut my felt with the Poinsettia Die. To make the cuts a little smoother as I ran the felt through my Big Shot I added a metal shim. The felt cut perfectly and the green even shows the little embossed lines of the leaves. For the flower I used Red Hot and for the leaves I used a bit of Grass Green. To glue my poinsettia together and attach it to the card I used 3M Quick Dry Adhesive. I really like this glue for attaching both paper and fabric. It dries fast and grabs on quickly to most surfaces and so far I’ve not had an issue with is soaking through the felt.
That’s it for me today so it’s time to go check out what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has for you today!
Pattie Goldman – Guest Designer
Thanks for stopping by!!