Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge - August

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.

Here is our challenge for August:

PROJECT RUNWAY! Do you watch this show? It's perfect for creative types like us! On PR, the designers are given crazy challenges each week and asked to maintain their own personal style or point of view in their creation.

So, what's your stamping style or point of view? Would you consider your style to be CAS (Clean and Simple), Cutesy, Graphic, Vintage, Elegant, Layers & More Layers, or what? Describe it any way you like, it's your style after all! Today's challenge is to show us a couple of different projects using the same supplies. Show us one CAS card and one Fancy Fold card while still retaining your own personal style as much as possible.

Well, I guess I would have to say that my stamping style leans toward Elegant. Sometimes it is Elegant with a touch of vintage, or Elegant with a touch of whimsy. On Project Runway I think they would call it Classic with a twist. Sewing was my first creative outlet so maybe that is why I love a little machine stitching on my projects.

CAS is SO hard for me!! I think it takes me longer to come up with a CAS card than a card full of layers and details! The supplies for my projects are the Rosy Posey Stamp Set and coordinating Rosy Posey Dies and papers from My Mind's Eye 6x6 Pad - The Sweetest Thing - Honey.

My sentiment is from the stamp set. For my CAS card I used the solid image stamps from the set and die cut the flowers and leaves. I added just a touch of stitching and a scalloped border cut with the Medium Scallop Border die

For my Fancy Fold card I created a Criss Cross card. You can find a great tutorial on how to create this card at Splitcoast right HERE.  I love this style card. Along with a notecard there is room to add a gift card or small treat to the inside of the card. 

For this card I used the stamped the roses and colored them with Copics. I mounted the roses and leaves on a doily cut out with the Layering Doily Medium Die. Then I added ribbon and machine stitching.

I created a notecard to fit inside the card and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set. I added a tab cut with the Keeping Tabs Die

I am excited to hop along and see what the other Baker's Dozen Design Team Members have to share about their styles!



  1. WOWOWOWOW!! Hi Melody! Your style truly is elegant and GORGEOUS! These cards are so pretty and classy. Just love the flowers with a pop of black. Ooh la la!! Happy Challenge day! :-)

  2. Oooh! I love both of these! That fancy fold card is just amazing but I can't get over how perfect your paper choice is for the first one... just gorgeous!

  3. These beauties are SO YOU, Melody! I love both and that fancy fold is one I will have to try. Rich and gorgeous! XOXO

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  5. Love the second card! I am with you, CAS is really hard!

  6. What a wonderful card Melody.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Gorgeous, Melody! Especially love the elegance of your criss cross card!

  8. Melody!! We used the same stamp set AND papers! GMTA! LOVE LOVE LOVE these...your elegant style is always pure perfection!

  9. Your criss cross card is stunning! Love the stitching on the tab and the rhinestone centers, such perfect details! Love the elegant CAS card too, so very lovely!

  10. Wow!!! These are both Elegantly Gorgeous Melody! 8-) Love both your cards! Such Pretty dp's and stitching and Love your Wonderful Roses too! I am definitely going to have to give the criss cross card a try! Just Fabulous!8-)

  11. I love your elegant style and I am envious of how you always work all the elements so perfectly. these are stunning! I love how the patterned paper dresses up your CAS card and your gate card is AMAZING! Love it!

  12. This is a gorgeous card, and love how you worked it together with the paper- too perfect!