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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 or theme 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?”

Hey everyone, I am so excited to use FELT in today’s project!  I love using FELT as it adds such rich texture and a warmness that is so so cozy!

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Today I used Sack It Penguin with some yummy felt for a yummy treat bag!  I think this Penguin is so adorable…who wouldn’t want to receive this with a few goodies tucked inside?  Instead of using the scarf, I used Mix & Match Bows and love how it it a perfect fit for him.  I also used Very Merry Scallop & Outlines for the non-traditional candy cane.

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I added a few Kit Kats to a Clear Treat Bag and tucked them inside.  I might have eaten a few of these highly addictive treats while making my sweet little penguin!  

One of things that I’ve been asked is how I keep my felt adhered to my projects.  I use Scotch 3M Tacky Glue to adhere my felt, but have also used double sided tape (it works, but not recommended for a permanent fix) and sewn felt to my card stock.  Others have used Tombo Mono Multi glue.  

For the penguin, I kept my felt “stiff” by cutting the shape again out of card stock and glued the felt to the card stock.  This extra step offers support of the felt and gives your projects a clean line/image.  

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You’re in for a real treat today…go see the rest of the Baker’s Dozen’s FELT inspiration!  Click HERE to see ALL of the colors of FELT!

Carole Burrage

Charmaine Ikach

Jen Shults

Joan Ervin

Kerri Michaud

Pattie Goldman – Guest Designer

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Tammie Edgerton

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess

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