Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Taylored Expressions April Studio Challenge

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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.

What a fun challenge!  I had already thought about pairing the adorable farm scene from Made in the Shade with a couple of images from Green Acres, so I started with those two sets.  I colored up the darling pig and used the fun "hay there" sentiment from Green Acres.  I stamped the sentiment on a Banner Stacklets 1 Die.  Then I saw this super cute wheelbarrow image from Welcome Gnome and used it to complete my scene:)  

I haven't made a gift bag in a while, so I decided to use the Fancy Gift Bag file from the Silhouette Online Store.  I added some barn wood looking dp and the pretty pink polka dot dp from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper pack.  I also added some ribbon from the January 2013 KI Ribbon Bundle.  Here's a close up of these sweet images:

Make sure you check out what sets the rest of the Baker's Dozen used together!  I always look forward to their creativity:)  Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

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

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Made in the Shade, Green Acres, Welcome Gnome
Paper:  Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 Dies, Foam Squares, Silhouette Fancy Gift Bag File, January 2013 KI Ribbon Bundle


Natalie @Natflix&Books said...

I love how the card looks like a real fence. So cute!

Anonymous said...

OMG how totally adorable! What a cute and fun card! So clever, and so well done. Love that pink at the top with the bow. This would make anyone smile. :-)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Just darling, Kerri! Love this sweet farm scene!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness, Kerri, this is so STINKIN' cute!! LOVE your card!

Shelly said...

LOVE the pink polka dot dp with the background dp! Your card is so sweet!

Sankari W. said...

How ADORABLE Kerri!! I love love love the way you used the paper as a barn and the adorable scene you created - SO cute!!!

Broni said...

What an adorable barnyard scene, Kerri! I love it!!

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