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?"
Designers, show us a fun project featuring felt.
Aah... the touch, the feel... the fabric of my craft room: FELT! I do love to use felt in projects for added texture and dimension, especially in cooler weather; it's like a tiny blanket for my creations.
For this month's challenge, I decided to make a little home decor piece which uses felt to emphasize that comfy-cozy feeling we associate with "home."
I took a plain white 6" x 6" canvas and made a sweet scene using images from the Rose Garden Estate stamp set. Soft, fluffy clouds and thick, velvety grass were cut from Antique White and Grass Green Taylored Felt, using the Build-a-Scene Swirly Clouds and Grass Border dies in my Vagabond Die Cut Machine. To make sure I get a clean cut through the felt the first time, I also use a metal shim in addition to my regular Vagabond cutting plate 'sandwich'. I adhered the felt to the cardstock with my go-to adhesive, Best Glue Ever, which really lives up to its name. To ensure delicate application, I always use a Precision Applicator Metal Tip in my BGE; I swear I can't make a single thing without this stuff!
Here's a close up of this lovely little Tudor-style cottage...
I want to go to there! I just love TE's Adorable Abode collection of stamp sets - they remind me of my Snow Village houses, which always make me happy.
Ready to see how the rest of the Baker's Dozen got felt up? (Hee - couldn't resist...) Then head on over to these lovely ladies' blogs:
Pattie Goldman - Guest Designer