Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge - July

Taylored Expressions is introducing a new monthly challenge for the design team:  The Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This will be an 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 question for July is:
You are stranded on a desert island. The good news is that you find a fabulous stamping hut well-stocked with papers, inks and other stamping supplies, however you only have the 5 stamp sets you brought with you in the luggage you managed to salvage. So tell us, what stamps sets did you bring and why?

Well I have to say it was really hard to just pick five stamp sets!! I decided to go with five sets that I LOVE to play with, but also had a variety of sentiments that allow me to create cards for many occasions.

My first stamp I chose was What's Cookin'? It is one of my all time favorites, with great sentiments, and I figured if I am on a desert island my gifts may have to be food gifts!

I stamped the apron from the stamp set and colored with Copics and hand cut it out.  I die cut the dress part of the apron from patterned paper, and the pocket with the Apron & Pocket die. I colored the oven mitt and cut it out with dies from the Kitchen Accessories die set.

The apron is mounted on paper cut with the Frame It Up 1 die and the scalloped border is cut with the Scalloped Eyelet Border.

I also made a tag to dress up any food gift with another stamp and sentiment from What's Cookin'?. I mixer is paper pieced and I used the Frame it up 1 Die as the base for my tag.

The second set I am taking along with me is Love Grows Here. I love images of trees and you can really use this set all year long. Here is a card I made with the set a while back and you can find all the details here.

My third choice is Rosey Posie. This stamp set is just os pretty! Here is gift card set from a previous post.

Okay, so now it is getting really hard to narrow it down! The fourth set I am taking with me is Friendship Blooms. I love all the flower options in this set and it work well with many of the sentiments  in the other sets I am bringing.

And last, but certainly not least, I decided to take Hangin' Out, perfect for lots and occasions and it just fun and whimsical!

I am excited to hop along and see what sets the other Baker's Dozen Design Team Members picked to take long on their desert island!!



  1. What a gorgeous cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. what a fun challenge! Love all the details in your cards Melody & such fun, bright colors.

  3. Love your card, it's darling! Your apron is SO cute and I love the little charm on the twill tape!

  4. It was fun to see which sets you would bring! I would have to bring a suitcase full of stamps and no clothes...... hee hee

  5. I'm literally foaming at the mouth over this What's cookin' card & tag. LOVEEEEEEEE it!

  6. Melody these are so so pretty! I LOVE the papers you used and the layout and extras are just perfect. Seriously AMAZING!

  7. Beautiful card and love that sweet tag! Lots of fabulous eye candy here!

  8. Wowie Melody! LOVE all your Wonderful projects! Goodness, now my wish list has really expanded, lol Your What's Cookin' card and gift tag are just ADORABLE! Just Wow! Love all the fab details and pretty dp's too! 8-)


  9. This is darling, Melody! I love seeing what your faves are! XOXO

  10. Your card is so precious! I love the cherry and polka dot apron and the colors are so pretty together!

  11. How adorable, Melody! I just LOVE that set too!

  12. Oh My WORD Melody!!! Your card is to die for cute! Love that pretty blue and red and your work is fabulous. What a great challenge. I think we all like Love Grows Here! :-) Have a wonderful day!

  13. Your eye for color is amazing. They are all stunningly beautiful. Wow!