Happy Thursday, crafty friends! Today is Release Day for Taylored Expressions and I got to play along with my friends there to create something fun for Mother's Day!
My mother-in-law is a really big reader and a great lover of books. We tried to get her to read on an e-reader, but she couldn't get over the feel of having a real book in her hands. So I was really excited to see the new Build a Bookmark set of dies in this month's release! It coordinates perfectly with the previously-released Mark Your Spot Bookmark die to give it a really nice and pretty border.
Because this is a bookmark, I wanted to keep things as flat as possible, but I also wanted a bit of dimension. The Build a Bookmark die set comes with a ton of little embellishments, but I wanted to do some stamping on this project, so I used the new Simply Stamped - Peonies. Are they just so pretty? I love the dimension you can get with just ink! I used a Misti to do my stamping, but I know many people get wonderful results with a Stamp-a-ma-Jig, too. The coordinating dies made cutting out the images a dream.
I wanted to really highlight the beauty of the stamped flowers, so I kept things simple with the pretty Happy Mother's Day sentiment that comes with the set. I know that I'll be creating many more bookmarks (for myself and as gifts!)
I hope you will check out all the new release items over in the TE Store and also visit the TE Blog for tons of amazing eye candy from the Creative Team!