Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Taylored Expressions October Studio Challenge! 8-)

Hi All & a Very Happy Tuesday to you! 8-) 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 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.
OMGoodness what a Fun Challenge!! I LOVE felt, and have a bunch of it on hand, And I really don't use it as much as I'd like, lol So You know I am super excited for our projects today! So much so that I actually made 2 different ones! Yay! 8-)  It definitely does lend a warm cozy feeling to each project that I do use it on though!! And I am really Loving TE's Taylored felt for sure! It comes in all kinds of yummy colors and cuts soo easily, just like 'Butta'!! ;-)
Well I decided to keep my projects pretty simple so the felt die cuts would be the stars of the show!...8-) So on my first one I thought I'd use TE's Very Merry Outlines Dies for my Holly Leaves & my sentiment is stamped from TE's Peppermint Place Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black.
My Mats and BG layers were created with TE's Choice Kraft CS, TE's Choice ButterCream CS, TE's QuatreFoil Cutting Plate ( for my embossed BG) and TE's New 'Tis the Season Project Pantry Kit. To finish them all up I just added fun  little buttons all tied up with some Natural Burlap Twine... 8-)

Next up I thought I'd feature some Fun Felt Snowflakes created with TE's Make a Snowflake Dies...8-)
My sentiments are stamped from TE's Rejoice Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black onto layered Label Stacklets 2 Die Cuts.
My Mats and BG layers were created with TE's Choice Kraft CS, TE's Choice ButterCream CS, TE's Snowflake Cutting Plate ( for my embossed BG) and TE's New Bundled Up Project Pantry Kit
To finish them all up I just added fun little gems and a touch of shading with Colorbox's Frost White ink.... 8-)

We have lots more Amazing Goodies in store for you this morning, so hop on over and see... 8-)

Here are the items I used for my projects today...

Hope you all have a Super day & Thanks so much for dropping by...8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. ohhh so pretty, I love felt on a card!

  2. These are simply fabulous, Shannon! I LOVE the design of the first set, and those cozy snowflakes are so sweet on the second set. Love all the embossing too!

  3. Wonderful cards for the holidays! Loving all the felt too.

  4. Wowee! Gorgeous cards, Shannon! Your felt accents finish them off just perfectly!

  5. YOWZA! Did you finish ALL your Christmas cards?? You are ammaaazzzziiinnnng! Love what you did with the felt. Gorgeous post my friend!

  6. Beautiful cards!! Love the red button with the bow!
    Have a nice evening, Colinda

  7. 'Fabulous cards Shannon! Love the dry embossed backgrounds and the felt pieces... especially the snowflakes... but the holly leaves look amazing too. :)

  8. What beautiful Christmas cards, Shannon....such fabulous CAS designs and I love how you used the felt...especially with the holly leaves...I will be casing that idea, for sure!!!!

  9. I'm such a sucker for felt holly, so I love the cards you made with that! They're all great cards, and the big fonts on the 2nd set look so pretty!! Well done!

  10. Shannon, I love your trios of cards in their pretty papers! Gorgeous embossing and the little felt holly leaves are perfect!

  11. Not to echo Wanda but did you finish ALL of your Christmas cards??? Amazingly talented AND organized? Hardly seems fair! LOL! Love your cards, girl, they are so pretty! Hugs! :)

  12. TRICK OR TREAT~~.... LoVE the cards and the bracelets are just too cute!!! Wonderful

  13. Clean and simple and yes the felt is the star - My favorite is the first card - I like the different pattern paper combo and the embossing.


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