Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Taylored Expressions January Spotlights: Day 1

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions January Spotlight Day 1! All new products can be found in the TE Store in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department, HERE!

Today, I have a few projects to show you and my post is picture-heavy, so I invite you to get settled in for a little bit! First, I have a card using the new Bless Your Nest stamp set and Bless Your Nest Dies.

I stamped and colored the large branch and leaves, then I die cut only a portion of it. I also stamped and colored the small nest, then I fussy cut it and popped it on top of my layout. I used the Bless Your Nest Dies to cut one of the birdies out of Robin's Egg felt. My sentiment is stamped onto the smallest of the Banner Stacklets 1 Dies.

Next is a set of 3 x 3 note cards using the new Tuck & Close Notecard Die. Taylor has also added 3x3 Notecard Envelopes to the store! I used four different images and sentiments from Valentine Doodles. I stamped and colored each image onto Choice Buttercream, die cut and matted with a Spellbinders circle, then stitched onto the Medium Layering Doily. I added the sentiments onto the smallest Banner Stacklets 1 Die. Here's a closer look at each card:

My final project is a little notebook that I made out of the Tuck & Close Notecard Die. As I was playing around with my notecard set above, I thought of a little matchbook, so I made a little notebook for Sabrina. She loves to doodle and write in little notebooks, so much so that we have little notebooks all over the house!

I added the Elton John quote to the front of the notebook (stamped onto and matted with the Banner Stacklets 1 Dies). I used the Love Letters Project Pantry for my mini notebook.

Here's a look at the back of the book. You can see the "tuck and close" portion of it. The die adds a little notch for the closure. For the inside of the notebook, I used Grid A la Carte and stamped a few sheets of copy paper, cut to size and stapled into the book.

Please visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see their spotlight projects:

  • Carole Burrage
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Jen Shults
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Lynnette Kauffman
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
  • Tammie Edgerton
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess

  • Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow for the final day of spotlights!

    Bless Your Nest | Supplies from the TE store:

    Stamps: Bless Your Nest (Taylored Expressions)
    Paper: Family Ties (Pebbles), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Frosted Teal, Kraft (Bazzill)
    Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Banner Stacklets 1, Bless Your Nest; Robin's Egg Felt (Taylored Expressions); Standard Circle Nestabilities – SM, LG (Spellbinders); Markers (Copic), Wooden button (Maya Road), Hemp cord, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

    Tuck & Close Love Notes | Supplies from the TE  store:

    Stamps: Valentine Doodles (Taylored Expressions)
    Paper: Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Kraft (Bazzill)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Tuck & Close Note Card Die, Banner Stacklets 1, Layering Doily Die – Medium (Taylored Expressions); Standard Circle Nestabilities – SM, LG (Spellbinders); Markers (Copic), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

    How Wonderful Life Is Notebook | Supplies from the TE store:

    Stamps: Valentine Doodles, Grid Paper (Taylored Expressions)
    Paper: Love Letters Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions)
    Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Tuck & Close Note Card Die, Banner Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions); Marker (Copic), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


    1. These are great Steph! LOVE the felt bird on your first card!

    2. AWESOME post Stephanie! Great idea to use the doily die on your tiny notes! :-)

    3. Your projects are just brilliant Stephanie! That matchbook is a stroke of genius! I need to make some of those for my daughter.

    4. Awesome projects, Stephanie! Your Bless Your Nest card is gorgeous, and those Valentines are so sweet! What a fab idea for a notebook for your daughter! I'm going to have to try that:)

    5. These are all just amazing!! So wonderful!

    6. Cute Cue Cute Stephanie!! Love your Sweet felt birdie on your first card! and the little tuck and close notecards in the kraft are soo Cute with the medium layer doily!! Wowie and what super stitching!! 8-) Super idea for the little notebooks!! So Clever and crafty Lady!! Just Love them all! 8-)


    7. Those mini cards on kraft are beautiful and I love the idea of creating a little notebook with that die.

    8. Fabulous projects Stephanie. I love the felt bird, sweet note cards, and cute little notebook. :)


    9. awww, Stephanie, wonderful projects...Love the cute felt bird...xoxo

    10. I love this series of projects!! I love your little 3x3 notes.


    Thanks so much for stopping by!