Monday, September 16, 2013

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Campaign: Birthday Color Challenge

Hey there, and welcome to the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Inspiration Challenge Week!  Today a few of the TE Design Team, Key Ingredients Team, and alumni are teaming up to bring you some inspiration for a Birthday Color Challenge!  How fun is that?!  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! 

As I mentioned earlier, today's challenge is a color challenge!  For my card I used the Life is a Circus stamp set from Taylored Expressions along with the Build a Scene - Sunshine Die.  Paper piecing is one of my all time favorite ways to make a card, so I couldn't resist paper piecing that darling elephant.  I added some Petal Pink Liquid Pearls to his ears and some Bumblebee Enamel Dots to the sun.

Stamps:  Life is a Circus
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crushed Curry
Paper:  green & gold cs, various dp
Accessories:  scallop punch, Swiss Dots embossing folder, corner rounder, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls, Copics, sponge, TE Build a Scene - Sunshine Die, Bumblebee Enamel Dots

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


  1. AACCCKKK!!! This is so darned CUTE! Love the paper-pieced elephant and love the detail of the pink pearly ears! So so cute!

  2. This is absolutely adorable, Cassie!!!! Your little paper pieced elephant is sooo cute and I love how you added the sun's one of my favorites!!!

  3. SUCH a great card Cassie! I adore that polka dot elephant - so adorable! Awesome way to use these fun colors. XO

  4. Just darling, Cassie! Love your pieced elephant and the sweet scene you created!

  5. Such a cute card, Cassie! I love the paper pieced elephant! Thanks so much for playing along for our Share Joy challenges!

  6. This is so cute, Cassie, I love that elephant, the paper piecing (who doesn't love a polka dot elephant?) and the hand drawn grass! So sweet!

  7. What a darling card Cassie. Love the sweet paper-pieced image and the fun colors... the sun and grass look amazing!


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