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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 question for February is:

Recipe for success! When you sit down to create a card just for fun, for the pure joy of stamping, without any type of assignment or deadline, what steps do you usually take?  Tell us how you get started and take us along on your creative journey.

I usually like to get started using a sketch or stamp that gets me inspired.  From there I’ll pick out basic colors or a paper collection I want to work with and see if it feels right together.  Kind of funny, huh?  It has to feel like it coordinates or I have a hard time making it work.  My style tends to be CAS and I love anything that has a clean and crisp look with a main focal point and subtle details.

I am in LOVE with the Elegant Butterfly Overlay and Silhouette Stem dies and chose to use Silhouette Stems 3 for my cards today.  I love how clean the cuts come out…aren’t they pretty?

I was inspired by Tammie’s GORGEOUS cards in THIS post and used He Is Risen (another one of my favorites) for my sentiment.  I applied Glitter Glass to the Elegant Butterfly Overlay and love how it keeps the CAS style.

I had so much with this card that I made another one using Graphic Greetings Redeemer and used vellum for my die cut.

Do you see how these cards are similar, have different colors and stamps, but keep the same style?  This would be great for mass producing a lot of cards using different stamps and dies, but the same overall layout.

Here  are the products I used today:

HeisRisenpkg GraphicGreetingsRedeemerALC silhouettestems3 ElegantButterfliesOverlays Whitenew Sticky Strip

Check out what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has to show you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hello, friends! It’s Friday and I have a gorgeous butterfly from A Day For Daisies new release, Musical Butterflies, to share with you. I think the musical notes on the wings are so elegant.  The butterfly I used, Freehand Butterfly 3, is 50% offand one I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up again.  It’s gorgeous!


I printed the image twice and covered the bottom image with glitter glass. The 2nd layer I colored with Copics and lined the wings with glitter glass. It’s hard to tell in the pictures, however, the texture is wonderful.


I used the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink) and Tessatina Border and Prim Poppy (both Memory Box dies) to keep my card CAS. I think this would make a great sympathy, birthday, or thinking of you card.


Want to see what the rest of the DT came up with?

Alice Wertz

Arielle Gordon

Broni Holcombe

Tracy MacDonald

Hope you all have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!



Can you tell I love this set? I promise I have other projects that don’t use these butterflies, but humor me while I share yet another butterfly card. This card was made using Oh Hello Flutter, cut in different sizes. The smallest butterfly has glitter glass for some sparkly texture. I used Nestabilities to cut the frame and used vellum for the window. I love the light the vellum lets through. Thanks for looking!