Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop March 21, 2015


Welcome to the Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop! You probably came here from Charmaine Ikach’s Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow Blog to start!


My project used the Oh Happy Day Stamp and Die Cut Set from Taylored Expressions and the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set and Adhesives from Tombow.


I started with this cute memo pad holder from Kaisercraft.


I covered it with a book page using Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, the perfect paper to wood glue! I cut the paper a little bit larger than the wood piece, and then used a emery board to sand the edges to make it perfectly flush.

IMG_1895Here it is covered with the book page!


The next step was to stamp and color the flowers from the Oh Happy Day Stamp Set using the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set. I used the colorless blending pen to do a little blending.


The Oh Happy Day Matching Die Cuts makes it super easy and quick to cut out the blossoms!


The flowers were adhered to the back of the memo holder using both the Dots Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Tabs from Tombow. The little bit of dimension from the Foam Tabs makes those bright blossoms pop! I also added a 727 Zoom Pen from Tombow for a lovely gift pairing.


Enter to win! Ready to hop into spring? We’ve got TWO terrific prizes for TWO lucky winners to help you get started! To enter, leave some love on our participating designer Spring Fling Blog Hop projects by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. For each comment, you’ll receive an entry to win one of the two prize packs from Tayloered Expressions and Tombow! We’ll pick two winners at random. Here’s what you can win:

Prize Pack #1: Taylored Expression’s For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins, Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Prize Pack #2: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Dual Brush Set of 6 in Jellybean.

Remember to like Tombow and Taylored Expressions on Facebook!

Here’s the Saturday line up in case you get lost!

Your next stop is Courtney Kelly’s Blog to see what beautiful project she has created for you!


52 Responses to “Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop”

  1. Linda Meunier Says:

    How adorable and a great gift to make someone!

  2. jillb Says:

    what a great idea! I would have stayed away from that box due to the flower cutout in it….you covered it up! LOVE IT!

  3. ar0se4u2 Says:

    That is a great gift idea! Would definitely want the die-cut with this stamp.

  4. Karen K Says:

    This is a delightful gift idea. Bright and cheery, it makes me smile!

  5. Betty Mcdougal Says:

    What a cute idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Debbie Lou Says:

    Such a sweet project, would love this on my desk 🙂

  7. Regina Furman Says:

    This is really cute! I love the idea of decoupage, and popping the flowers up over the top of the box.

  8. Carey Nusbaum Says:

    Thank you for this great prize giveaway and creative ideas!

  9. Michel E Says:

    Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  10. Lynda K Says:

    Adorable! I would love to have this displayed on my desk!!

  11. Jan Knecht Says:

    What a cute, cheerful item to have on your desk to see each AM… the little flowers. Taylored Expressions dies are so nice.

  12. D.AnnC Says:

    That’s just adorable! Terrific coloring!! Thanks for the fab idea!

  13. Donna Whitten Says:

    Wonderful project! So very cheerful!

  14. Mary Holshouser Says:

    The little flower cuts are so small and intricate. It’s great to have dies that will cut them out. The memo holder is beautiful and fun. Thanks for sharing a cute project. It would make a great gift (to myself – or a friend if I could part with it).

  15. Janis in ID Says:

    Love the book page used as a background for your bright springy flowers!!! Fabulous!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  16. mjmarmo Says:

    What a wonderful project!

  17. dmbaker1958 Says:

    Enjoyed the tutorial , cute gift idea very spring oriented , no snow

  18. BożenA Says:

    But beautiful box on sticky notes. This joyful and improves mood. Great inspiration.

  19. QuiltShopGal Says:

    Very cute. Certainly would make a special gift.


  20. Janice Says:

    Very creative!

  21. How fun is this project???? So cute and would make a great gift

  22. sherry butcher Says:

    Wonderful! Love the colors and the style. TFS.

  23. Liz D Says:

    Cute idea for leaving notes

  24. Natalie H Says:

    What a sweet project!! Great idea for gift giving, too!! Love it!

  25. Sue D Says:

    Very cute project and great gift idea.

  26. Traci Davis Says:

    This super cute project would look great on anyone’s desk and bring the colors of spring indoors. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Great project Marie 🙂 This would make a cute gift for anyone, to welcome in Spring!

  28. Linda Petersen Says:

    Cute idea!!!

  29. Robin Buchholz Says:

    So cute!! I love the brightly colored flowers, thanks for the inspiration.

  30. puffinliz Says:

    Lovely and useful! Thanks for sharing.

  31. ScrappySue Says:

    What a cute idea for notes!

  32. Laurie Brown Says:

    Oh love it–everything from the newsprint paper to the sunny bright flowers!!!

  33. Danielle H Says:

    Very creative! Love those colourful flowers! Thanks!

  34. Pati L Says:

    Great project! I love the bright flowers, that would make me smile everytime I grabbed a piece of paper from it! 🙂

  35. Leanne S Says:

    Beautifully done!

  36. Kathy Martin Says:

    What a cute project to brighten up your desk at work too. Have to get some bright Tombows.

  37. Liz Gessner McAllister Says:

    What an adorable project. I love that stamp set

  38. Julieann Says:

    What a cute project idea. That would brighten up someones desk.

  39. renee m Says:

    What a cheerful and pretty project! I really like making useful thing–thanks for sharing this great idea 🙂

  40. Kay Says:

    Cute project – love how you used the Tombow markers and blended them.

  41. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    That memo set is just so adorable and would lovely on any desk!

  42. Love your project! What a fun personalized item for a desk!

  43. Dee Earnshaw Says:

    Great idea for creating a cute post it holder – thanks for inspiration:)

  44. Denise Bryant Says:

    Such a cute project! Love the fun flowers and cheery colors!

  45. craftychark Says:

    love the newsprint with the flowers–fun!

  46. S. Dirks Says:

    Love seeing new ways to use crafting products in practical, useful ways. So bright and cheery!

  47. Amy C. Says:

    What a cute memo holder! The papers are so sweet!

  48. Linsey Says:

    That is SO cute Marie!!! I love the dictionary print with your bright and beautiful coloring of those cheerful flowers! Really really super cute and a must-try for my inspiration board!!! Thanks for your always FABBY creativity!!! 🙂

  49. Kelly Flaherty Says:

    This is truly a wonderful project – such a great idea.

  50. jlingraham Says:

    You are so clever

  51. […] Marie Browning has a fun project for spring, she covered  a plain wooden note pad holder with pattern papers and added some pretty stamped flowers for a great addition to anyone’s desk. Visit her blog for directions. […]

  52. Elisa Rojas Says:

    Veru pretty ans useful!

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