Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Taylored Expressions April Studio Challenge

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 so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The theme for April is:

Mix & Match!  TE stamp sets are designed with plenty of images and sentiments so they are "self-contained" for lots of creativity, but sometimes it's fun to mix and match several different sets for even more possibilities.

Your challenge is to create a project using three or more TE stamp sets.

I decided to create a card scene for Mother’s Day using the sets:

Cozy Cottages

Made in the Shade

Lavender Bouquet

Basket Full


One thing I love to do is combine stamp sets.  You can really extend the value and use of your stamps if you do this.  And so many of the Taylored Expressions sets compliment each other, it’s not hard to do!

I love to create scenes as you may know if you’ve visited previously. My mom adores woodland critters, so I thought these sets came together so nicely to create a fun.  I colored and cut the birdhouse images (used my Copics).  I picked my colors to coordinate with the patterned paper I wanted to use, We R Memory Keepers, Simply Spring. 

Here’s a close up:

studiochallenge upclose

Now, be sure to check out the rest of the Baker’s Dozen’s creations to see how to get the most out of your stamps.

Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Kerri Mchaud
Lynnette Kauffman
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Hope you enjoy the projects and are inspired to combine your stamp sets!

Hugs and blessings



Anonymous said...

EEEEEP! Love that little squirrel! I am loving everyone's combinations today. This is so so cute. :-)

Unknown said...

This is just darling, Lynnette! Such a sweet scene - your mom will LOVE this!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How adorable, Lynnette!! So, so cute!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...


Shelly said...

Adorable card, Lynnette! Love the little squirrel you sweet!

Broni said...

What a precious card and what a neat idea to combine these images! So cute!

Christiana said...

Just darling! Love that little squirrel. I have to try some TE stamps sometime.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Such a sweet mother's day card, love it! The "grace" and "faith" in the above post are lovely too!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Such precious cards