Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month {Debut} Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month (debut) Blog Hop! You might already be familiar with the TE Key Ingredients, well now Taylor is adding a TE SOTM (which will coordinate with the Key Ingredients. You will have the option to subscribe to either one or a combined Deluxe Key Ingredients which includes both! Here is a link to the new US SOTM option. Also, more details can be found on Taylor's blog.

Since the March Stamp of the Month and the March Key Ingredients are a match made in heaven, I used them both to create a few tags. The March SOTM includes a 4" x 6" red rubber stamp set, Make it Memorable. It also coordinate with the March KI, which includes patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Collectable - Memorable collection, coordinating cardstock and ribbon.

Here's a look at all 3 tags. As you can see, the stamp images are beautiful, and there's a little something for everyone. You can opt to color the flower or use the solid stamp. And look at the detail on that butterfly, gorgeous, no? I heat embossed the butterfly with chocolate brown embossing powder.

The base of my tags was made using the largest die in Banner Stacklets 2. I trimmed it down a little to make it the size that I wanted it to be. I like my tags to be sturdy, so I cut my base out with chipboard and then cut another piece with patterned paper. I added stitching and distressing to the patterned paper before adhering it to the chipboard base so that you can't see the backside of the stitching. I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #92 for my tags.

As you can see, I added a lot of layers. I used Label Stacklets 3 and the Layering Doily Die - Medium, plus 2 sizes of Spellbinders circles. The label at the bottom was stamped and hand cut. Here's a closer look at each tag:

Here's a complete look at the March SOTM, Make it Memorable:

And here is a link to the coordinating Make it Memorable dies. Please note that the coordinating dies are not part of the SOTM and will be available for purchase separately.

We're giving away a March Deluxe Key Ingredients to one lucky winner! The winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments left on our blogs between now and Thursday evening at 9pm PST. The more comments you leave the better chance you have of winning! The winner will be announced on Taylor's Blog on Friday, March 15th. What are you waiting for? Hop along to check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration and leave your comments:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Make it Memorable - March 2013 SOTM (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: March Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions), Kraft (Bazzill), Chipboard
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Rose Bud, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko); Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Banner Stacklets 2, Label Stacklets 3, Layering Doily Die - Medium (Taylored Expressions); Standard Circle Nestabilities - SM, LG (Spellbinders); Markers (Copic), Chocolate Delight pearls (Queen & Co), Natural burlap twine (May Arts), Chocolate brown embossing powder (Stampendous), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.