Thursday, September 19, 2013

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Campaign: Birthday Technique Challenge

Hey there, and welcome to the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Inspiration Challenge Week!  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 birthday inspiration.  Today's challenge is for a Birthday Technique Challenge!  I think you'll really love participating in this one!  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! 

This Brayer and ink technique really is a fun and easy technique to try out.  I liked it so much that I will be doing again!  I used an embossing folder called Victoria from Cuttlebug along with my brayer and some ink.  Isn't that a beautiful background?  The stamp set I used is the free set from this last release for spending $50 called From Me to You and it's matching die.  I also used the Bless Your Nest Dies from Taylored Expressions and papers from a previously released TE Key Ingredients Kit.

Stamps:  From Me to You
Ink:  SU Pool Party, SU Crushed Curry, Memento Espresso Truffle
Paper:  July TE KI Kit
Accessories:  ribbon from the kit, TE Bless Your Nest dies, Victoria embossing folder, brayer, Candy Buttons, TE From Me to You die, foam tape

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


  1. Hi Cassie, I love how you used the promo set for this and your brayered background is so pretty! Love it!

  2. Love that nest in the background and that fun pop of pink in the corner, Cassie! Such a sweet card!


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