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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS JUNE STUDIO CHALLENGE



Hey there, it's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge (a monthly opportunity for the DT to share what makes our stamping studios hum...each month we're asked a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorite products, tips/tricks, stamping advice and more).


The question for June is:
What's on your summer reading list?  Are you a big reader or not?  If you are, what books have you read lately that you would recommend?  Do you have a favorite author or genre? How about something for sitting out by the pool, or the beach or even just the backyard...some nice light summer reading? 
Do you use fancy bookmarks or do you dog-ear your pages?  Or do you use an e-reader? Everyone can use bookmarks, and they make great favors and gifts.  Let's see a little inspiration!

Hmmm...summer reading list?  Nah!  I'm not much of a reader.  It isn't that I can't read...it's that I don't have time (especially in the summer)!  We do a lot of camping during the summer and we always have friends/family around to visit with.  When I'm at home, I spend my free time stamping.  So, nope, not much of a reader.  I have a sister that reads tons though (she totally makes up for me.  Ha!).  She'll be camping with hubby and I over the 4th of July, so I'll send one of these home with her.  I'll keep one for myself and throw away the scrap of torn paper I usually use as a bookmark (when I do decide to pick up a book) and I'll give the other two to a couple of my friends.


These were so quick and fun to make!  Each was cut twice...once in black card stock and the other in Neenah Solar White.  The white bookmark was sponged with two different inks then stamped using the Make it Amazing stamp set.  It was adhered to the black for a little extra stability before the ribbon/twine was added.  What do you use to cut your ribbon?  We (my buddies at my LSS) found this awesome gadget at the Winter CHA from Imaginisce.  It was definitely a must have for us and I absolutely love it!  It's a battery operated ribbon cutter/sealer, so you know what that means...no more frayed ends!  The battery heats up a metal wire that cuts/seals the ends of the ribbon at the same time.  It also has a really cool grid for cutting perfectly straight and/or diagonal lines every time!  A Flutterby was added to the bottom of each.




SUPPLIES: 
STAMPS:  TE Make It Amazing
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic 
INK:  Memento (Tuxedo Black, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Sweet Plum, Elderberry, Bahama Blue, Summer Sky, Rose Bud, Angel Pink)
ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders Grand Calibur; TE Taylored Dies (Mark Your Spot Bookmark, Flutterbys); sponges; Stamp-a-ma-jig; ribbon from my stash; Imaginisce Ribbon Cutter/Sealer; Creative Impressions Black Twine; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Sponging
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  6" x 1 3/4" (not including the ribbon)

Swing by the other Baker's Dozen blogs to see their awesome bookmarks and leave them some love!

Joan Ervin - Guest Designer
Tammie Edgerton - that's me!

Thanks for stopping by! 


9 comments:

Kerri said...

These are so pretty, Tammie! I just love the layers of color! I'm not much of a reader either, and I also have a sister who is a HUGE reader LOL!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Absolutely beautiful! WOW - that bright color with the black is so elegant and pretty. Fantastic!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Tammie, I LOVE how simple but GORGEOUS these are! Love the stamping over images. . .it makes a gorgeous background!

Shannon White said...

Wow!! Simply Gorgeous Tammie!! Love the shading and stamped images all in the same color schemes!! Really Lovely Bookmarks Lady! And that ribbon cutter sounds Awesome!! I must go and hunt that down! ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are gorgeous, Tammie! Hmmm... I might have to look into that ribbon cutter - I hate frayed and imperfect edges - thanks for the enabling!

Shelly said...

THese are stunning! Love how you colored them, they're absolutely beautiful!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wowza, Tammie! These are truly spectacular. You always give me goosebumps with your GORGEOUS designs!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa....you have created four stunning bookmarks, Tammie...what bright, bold, beautiful colors and the black butterflies really pop against the gorgeous stamped backgrounds!!!!!

Cynthia Clark said...

These are so elegant!! I love this idea for bible bookmarks with inspirational sentiments. The black ribbon and butterfly are so pretty. TE bookmark stamps and dies were my first order from TE. I love all I have so far. TFS these lovely bookmarks.

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