Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Taylored Expressions SOTM Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Hey there, and welcome to the September Taylored Expressions SOTM Blog Hop! I'm sure you're enjoying the crafty goodness that you've seen so far, and there is more to see.   Every month the Key Ingredients DT and the Baker's Dozen join up for a blog hop to give you some inspiration using the latest Stamp of the Month that Taylored Expressions offers.

September's SOTM is called Sending Smiles and it has a matching dies set called This Way to Smiles, which is sold separately.  I am so excited about them, that I can't seem to put them down.  I literally get giddy at the idea of how well the stamp set, dies, and papers from the Key Ingredients Kit matches!  Speaking of papers, this Monty's KI kit has the We R Memory Keepers 6 x 6 papers called Chalkboard...eeeeee!

I went with something a little different this month and decided to make a Joy Fold Card.  I'm not sure why it's called that, but it certainly brought joy to my face when I made it ;)  As you can see from my picture of it's inside, that it opens a bit differently than a traditional card.  That's sorta fun.  When I close the card, my small panel tucks nicely under my Copic colored flowers on the outside of the card.

Stamps:  Sending Smiles SOTM
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pool Party, SU Calypso Coral, SU Lucky Limeade, SU River Rock
Paper:  September 2013 TE Key Ingredients Kit
Accessories:  ribbon from kit, TE This Way to Smiles Die, sponges, foam tape, Copics

Take a gander at what comes in the TE Key Ingredients Kit:

If you're intrigued and are new to the idea of the Taylor's different kit options, then you must head over to her KITS page to get all of the details of the 3 different kits that she offers.  If you end up opting for the Deluxe Kit option, which is the best deal, you'll get some amazing benefits!

*Blog Candy*
As we continue the month-long Birthday Bash at Taylored Expressions, we have some fun birthday gifts to give.  Each of the designers on today's hop will be giving away the card they are showcasing to one lucky reader.  If you like the card I've made for today, simply leave a comment here on my blog before 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12th and you'll be entered into a drawing to win it.  Winners will be announced on the TE blog on Friday morning.

There is more hoppy goodness to be seen, so be sure to check out the rest of the blogs for a chance to win!


  1. What an awesome design, Cassie...I just love the fun fold you used and your flowers are colored beautifully!!!!

  2. Love your card fold and how you stamped on the die cut! Love your coloring too! :)

  3. Beautiful, Cassie! Love your joy fold card, inside & out!

  4. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Such a pretty card - love that fold. Love everything about this one! XO

  5. Love it! A very clever card and the designer paper is fabulous and let's not forget those beautiful flower stamps. Awesome.

  6. Wowie!! Soo Pretty Cassie!! Love your Awesome Joy Fold card!! Just Fabulous! 8-)


  7. Cute card, Cassie. The Joy Fold technique is really cool it sure adds a lot of dimension and layers, love it!

  8. Very pretty Cassie. Love the folds and the greeting stamped on the arrow. Neat idea.


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