Taylored Expressions March Day 1 Sneak Peeks: Shade Tree Sentiments & Bloomin' Stacklets 2

Hello! Welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks! The Baker's Dozen is kicking off 4 days of projects (3 days of peeks and release day). We are releasing 6 new stamp sets and 14 new dies! All products will be released on Thursday, March 6, @ 7 AM PST.

Before I get to my projects, I want to welcome the newest member of the Baker's Dozen... Kendra Wietstock! If you are not familiar with Kendra's work, you are in for a real treat! She is a fabulously talented stamper and scrapbooker, and I can't wait to see her TE creations!

My first project uses the new Shade Tree Sentiments stamp set. I combined it with the previously release Shade Tree Cutting Plate (which I trimmed). The butterfly is from the new In Flight Overlays set.


Here's a detail shot:


My next project is a felt wreath created with the new Bloomin' Stacklets 2 and lots of fuchsia felt. This one is for Sabrina's room (she picked the color)... :)



Here's a detail shot:


To create the wreath, I started with a 12" styrofoam wreath and die cut several (300+) pieces of felt using the 4th sized bloomin' stacklet (the one missing in the photo below). It's < 3" in diameter. Here are the supplies I started with:


You start by taking each flower, folding it in half once, then in half again. Then you simply start adding each bloom to a styrofoam wreath with flat pins. The idea is to add the blooms close enough to each other so that they overlap and hide the pins. The actual process took an evening. Though, I must confess that I did have help. My sister-in-law, Mary, and I alternated die cutting the blooms and sticking the felt on to the wreath form. In truth, I think she did most of the work as she started adding the blooms to the wreath while I die cut. We switched tasks about halfway through the process. Here's an in-progress photo:


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.


Please visit these Baker's Dozen Designers for more sneak peeks:

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Courtney Kelley
  • Jami Sibley
  • Jen Shults
  • Joan Ervin
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Supplies from the TE store | For a Dear Friend:



    Stamps: Shade Tree Sentiments (TE)
    Paper: Choice Kraft, Choice Snow White (TE); Brown, Green, Yellow (Bazzill)
    Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle (Tsukineko), Tumbled Glass Distress (Ranger)
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: In Flight Overlays, Cloud Border, Grass Border, Shade Tree Cutting Plate (TE); Sprinkles (Doodlebug), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

    Supplies from the TE store | Felt Wreath:


    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Bloomin’ Stacklets 2, Fuchsia Taylored Felt (TE); 12” Styrofoam wreath, flat pins.

    12 comments:

    1. Such a fun spring-y wreath, and I love the new sentiment set!!

      Tricia

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    2. Great scene you created on your card and well down with the wreath!!

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    3. Beautiful card and love your wreath.

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    4. terrific card, really fun wreath!

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    5. that wreath is just gorgeous. i love it, I might have to try this for my little peanut. She would love to help make it!!

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    6. Awww... you're the sweetest! Thank you for the very kind welcome... and for putting up with my millions of questions these past few weeks :)
      I just love your projects ~ that felt wreath is AMAZING!!!!

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    7. Gorgeous wreath! I love the butterfly on the card - really makes it pop!

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    8. What the heck!!! That wreath is absolutely fabulous! What a neat idea - and it's so pretty! Love your card also - you are so inspiring. Happy Release Week Steph. Thinking of you! XO

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    9. Love the way you cut the tree down - I need to try that! And that wreath - oh my word, girl - you are crazy! That's an awesome project, but I don't think I would have the patience! It's a wonderful result though!

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    10. Love the bright color of the wreath! The dies look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    11. What a genius idea to crop the tree...it looks fantastic on your beautiful card, Stephanie, and your wreath is a real show stopper...WOW!!!!!! My jaw nearly fell on the floor when I saw it in the gallery...you must have worked on it day and night...it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

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