Tuesday, December 18, 2012

TE December Studio Challenge

It's time for this month's Studio Challenge at Taylored Expressions! This is a fun challenge where the Baker's Dozen answers the challenge and also provides a tip or trick related to that challenge. 

The question for December is:
Inpsiration is all around us. Many of us learned to stamp by CASEing other stampers we admired. (CASE = Copy and Share Everything) We want everyone to know that, not only is CASEing perfectly OK, it's actually pretty flattering and a lot of fun! And it can be especially helpful in the midst of the busy holiday season when it's hard to think straight! So take some inspiration from your fellow Baker's Dozen Teammates, and show us how you can turn any great inspiration into a fabulous holiday card!

I had the pleasure of CASEing Wanda for this challenge! There was so much beautiful eye candy to choose from, but the card I decided on was this sweet little number

I thought Wanda's card was an ADORABLE birthday card.  I loved the layout and decided it would make a great holiday card too!!  Instead of using patterned paper, I used the Holly Cutting Plate to create my "background".  After diecutting, I adhered the holly piece to a pink cardstock piece and then die cut the circle opening.  Next I die cut the circle opening from the red cardstock matte.  I used the Merry Little Cocktail set from TE.  I stamped and colored the merry drink and added some Stardust Stickles to give it some holiday sparkle. 

Once the card was all put together, I added holly with a red pearl pen and embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock.  That was die cut with the Bracket Frame Die.  So, to CASE Wanda's adorable card, I kept the layout the same but changed the papers/colors and the theme to holiday!  Simple, right?  Well, we'd LOVE to see what you CASE from the TE Gallery!! 

Use a card that you like as a "blueprint" for your card.  If you like the layout, use that as your guideline and change the stamps and/or colors to make your version.  If you like elements of a card, use those as your guideline. . .maybe the designer you chose uses buttons with twine as her "signature" or stitching.  Find what you like about a card and use that as your starting point.  It's a lot of fun, I promise!  Check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen CASEd today!  :)

  • Jen Shults
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Melody Rupple
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess


    Taylor said...

    Soooo cute, Charmaine! Great job on the Wanda CASE and I love the card you chose to use for inspiration too! :)

    Wanda G (stampcat) said...

    Hi Charmaine! HOW FUN IS THIS!? I love seeing how you took that layout and made it festive for the holidays! Gorgeous idea to use the holly cutting plate! Have a super day! :-)

    Shannon White said...

    Sooo CUTE Charmaine!! Awesome take on Wanda's card too! Love how you used the holly cutting plate instead of the patterned paper! Just Super Lady! 8-)


    Melody said...

    What a cute version of Wanda's card! I love the holly cutting plate.

    Stephanie Kraft said...

    Super adorable, Charmaine! Love your sweet take on Wanda's card!

    Regina Mangum said...

    You so totally got Wanda, Charmaine! Your card is darling! XOXO

    Karen Giron said...

    This is SO cute, Charmaine! I love the little red berries you added to the holly die cut and it is such a fantastic take on Wanda's card. Love it!

    Jennifer Shults said...

    This is great Charmaine! You did a wonderful job of casing Wanda! I love the pink and green with the holly dots! Wonderful!

    Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

    How FABULOUS Charmaine! LOVE how you were inspired by Wanda's card to create this fabulous Christmas card!!!


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