Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Campaign: Birthday Washi Tape Challenge

Hey there, and welcome to the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Inspiration Challenge Week!  If you stopped by yesterday, you probably know what's going on.  If not, keep reading.  Today and the rest of the week a few of the TE Design Team, Key Ingredients Team, and alumni are teaming up to bring you some inspiration for some challenges.  Today's challenge is a Birthday Washi Tape Challenge!  Check out Taylor's Blog for all of the details so you can play along.

Let me tell you a bit about Share Joy before we get too far in the post.  At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy by helping their customers live creatively. This is by no means an original idea. Since the first greeting cards were made and exchanged back in the 15th century, the making and giving of handmade cards has been the mission of a long line of creative people who intentionally share joy through the creation of these little bits of happiness. Those of you who make and share cards can certainly attest that it brings great joy to put a smile on someone's face with a work that you created by your own hands.

The Taylored Expressions 5th Birthday Bash is continuing this week with a new Share Joy Campaign, benefitting the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles , Prodigal's Home of Phoenix, and Iowa Homeless Youth Shelter of Des Moines . These wonderful charities work tirelessly to bring comfort and care to many homeless individuals and families throughout the year. One way they are sharing joy each and every day is by celebrating the birthdays of their participants, and you can help by sending in your handmade birthday cards! 

I don't have a ton of washi tape around, but what I do have I luuurve.  That stuff is fun to make borders out of, backgrounds, you name it!  I went with some borders on my piece and used the Oh Snap! stamp set from Taylored Expressions along with the matching Oh Snap! camera dies and Film Strip Border die.  I just realized that I paper pieced again. . .I must be on a kick or something.  That camera does make me think of how fun it would be if we could have designer cameras :)

Stamps:  Oh Snap!
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Choice White, light blue cs, MME Bright Side dp
Accessories:  various washi tapes, wood veneer heart, TE Oh Snap camera dies, TE Film Strip Border die, paper piercer, foam tape, copics

So come play along and share some joy!  Head to Taylor's blog for all of the details!


  1. OMG, Cassie...this is absolutely adorable!!!! I just love the camera and the washi tape matches perfectly!!!!!

  2. This is so cool, Cassie, I LOVE the washi and piercing on this card! I have to get some of that washi! Love the sweet wooden heart too, so so sweet!

  3. Soooo CUTE Cassie! Love your Awesome paper piecing and super layout with the washi too! 8-)


  4. Another cute card Cassie. Love that camera image and how the greeting slides out of it... the washi strips are very pretty.


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