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Monday, September 16, 2013

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Campaign: Inspiration Challenge Week


The Taylored Expressions 5th Birthday Bash is continuing this week with a new Share Joy Campaign, benefiting 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 week, Taylored Expressions will help you to create with a different Birthday Inspiration Challenge each day. These charities need birthday cards of all kinds: child, adult, baby, so send in your funny, sweet, pretty, elegant, works of art and know that you will be brightening someone's day in a way only a handmade card can do.  To get all the details on how to participate, please hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog.



Today's challenge is a color challenge....red, green, aqua, and yellow!! 
Challenge Guidelines: Sometimes a terrific jumping off point to create a card is to begin with a great color palette. Create a birthday card using these four colors.
My card features the Birthday Banner Cutting Plate...it was used on coastal cabana, real red, and barely banana card stock. They were all embossed with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder and adhered to a choice snow white layer. That layer was adhered to the barely banana card base. One row of the banners was cut from the barely banana diecut and adhered over the top. The image from Totally Tags - Occasions was colored with Copics, cutout, and layered onto a kiwi kiss layer. The stamp was stamped again onto a piece of yellow card stock and just the sentiment was cutout and adhered with foam tape. The balloon Birthday Treat Topper was cutout of three different colors of card stock, pieced together, and popped up with foam tape. The seam binding and Doodlebug Sprinkles finish it off. 

There are several design team members and alumni who have samples to share for today's inspiration and readers can get the full link list on the TE blog. 

Thanks for stopping by today....be sure to check out all the deets for the Share Joy Challenge Week on the Taylored Expressions Blog!!!
Supply List:
TE Stamps: Totally Tags - Occasions 
Paper: So Saffron, Barely Banana, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss (SU) Choice Snow White (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Seam Binding (Prairie Bird Boutique), Doodlebug Sprinkles (TE) Foam Tape (TE) Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Markers (Copics)
TE Dies: Birthday Banner Cutting Plate, Birthday Treat Toppers



14 comments:

Jami said...

Thanks for this color challenge, Joan. I adore this combo!!! I wish I had some time to just sit and play and make more cards with it! Your bday banner card is super cute - love the added detail of the embossed dots!

Cassie said...

What a super fun use of that cutting plate, Joan! I love it :D

Shelly said...

How sweet is this? LOVE your card, Joan, the layered cutting plate and all those sweet balloons (I love balloons) are so pretty!

Julia Aston said...

Love the banner cut outs on this Joan and the festive bright colors just scream Happy Birthday!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how fun Joan!! I just love all the banners and your bright cheery colors!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous, Joan! Love the colors you chose and your card is so fun! Especially love the swiss dots embossing!

Tammy said...

Absolutely fabulous, love, love the balloons with the wonderful background!

Kimberly S said...

What a festive birthday card Joan! Great job with the colors, and I love the background banner die. hugs, Kimberly

Doreen said...

This is fabulous,love the design and fsb colours.xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow! I love that banner background and the colors are just perfect for birthday!! :) SO FUN! HUGS

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Woot! Woot!! It's a party now!! Love the bday flag banner --- sends the immediate message of fun!!!

The share the joy campaign is so awesome !!
Love that they take the splendid cards & turn them into hopes & happiness for others!!
Such a great cause!!!
:)) :))

Dawn Easton said...

Oh that party banner die is amazing!!! Looks to be a must have! LOVE the colours together! Some of my fave!

mamichelle said...

This is adorable! Love the color combo and the banner die!