December 18, 2012

Taylored Expressions Studio Challenge | December

It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The challenge for December is:

Inspiration 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! 

How fun is this?!  I love to draw inspiration from other stampers and it is especially helpful when I'm in a creative slump.  I chose to CASE the amazingly talented Jodi Collins - she has such a sweet style and I adore the colors she uses in her cards.  They are always so bold and brilliant and she's one of my stamping heroes, so there's that.  Haha!

Here is Jodi's card I chose to CASE and you can see all the details about this fabulous card in the TE Gallery, HERE.

And here is my take on her card -

I changed a couple of things from Jodi's card - I switched up her cupcakes for Make a Snowflake Dies and I switched out the patterned paper for some Merry & Bright by Carta Bella.  I tried to keep the color scheme the same, which I loved, so pink and blue snowflakes it is!  I added a few Black Rhinestones in the snowflake centers and then added some Clear Twinkles along the scallops and Silver Rhinestones on the pink paper.  I tried to keep with Jodi's fun style by matting the card in dark card stock and I hope she likes it.  Such a fun card to CASE!

Here's a little detail shot of the snowflakes with that sparkly black bling.  Yum! 

The rest of the Baker's Dozen are finding inspiration as well, so please stop by and see:
You can find these fun items in the TE Store:

recipe - 
stamps: moka kristie (te)
paper: choice snow white (te), black licorice (mft), pink lemonade (mft), merry & bright 6x6 (carta bella)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: black rhinestones (kaisercraft), silver rhinestones (kaisercraft), clear twinkles (te), make a snowflake dies (te), medium scallop border die (te), sewing machine, thread, foam tape  


  1. Oh my...this is FABULOUS! I'm loving your colors and the clean lines of this card. This is really fun, right? :-) Have a great day Karen!

  2. So cute, Karen! This is so fun to see all of us copying each other's projects! Love how you translated Jodi's card into your own CAS style!

  3. This is love the layout and design is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  4. Wowie! Soo PRetty and Fun! Love the snowflakes for the cupcakes Karen! and Love all the layers! Super take on Jodi's card for sure! Love it! 8-)


  5. Pretty! Love the sweet color combo!

  6. Just darling, Karen! Love the sweet mix of patterns and colors!

  7. Gosh darn all you perfect stitchers, LOL! Your card is so fabulous, Karen, and it shows how well you admire and know Jodi's style. LOVE! XOXO

  8. This is adorable Karen! You nailed Jodi's style! LOVE the stitching and the snowflakes popped up like that. So cute!

  9. LOVE this my sweet friend!! The snowflakes are PERFECTION!!!! I love your card WAY better than mine!!! HUGS!