Taylored Expressions September Studio Challenge

Happy Birthday Circus by Jen ShultsStudioChallengeIt’s time for the Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we  have a fun, crafty question or theme so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

We’re continuing our month-long TE Birthday Bash celebration with a special birthday-inspired Studio Challenge! Sometimes all we need to help us create is to simply see something that is beautiful, cool, or unique. Did you know that Taylored Expressions has over 30 boards on Pinterest filled with crafty eye-candy? We’d love to have you follow us at http://pinterest.com/tayloredexpress

Today’s challenge: choose a photo from Taylor’s Birthday Inspiration Pinterest Board to inspire a stamped creation!

For my card I chose this image off the Pinterest board for my inspiration:


And here is my card:


I went full tilt with the circus theme and used the adorable Life is a Circus stamp set (which I LOVE and have been dying to try to use). I pulled out some bold red, yellow and blue cardstock and went to town.

The clown and balloons are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black on Choice Snow White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I matted the circle on a Bloomin’ Stacklets 1 cut out. I stamped the sentiment on blue cardstock with Color Box Frost White and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To create the banner I die cut the Party Banner Border 3 times, once in red, yellow and blue and then pieced it together in different layers. I added red Stickles and white Liquid Pearls around the card in different areas to mirror the polka dots on dress.

We want you to join us this month!!

We want you to join us this month for our Pinterest Challenge. Please head to Taylor’s blog for the full details… Now for the important information – PRIZES!!!

Four winners will be chosen at random from all contest entries to win a copy of the 2013 Taylored Expressions Catalog & Idea Book (a $9.95 value).  One Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries to receive a copy of the 2013 TE Catalog & Idea Book (a sneak peek is shown above!) AND a TE Stamp set of winner’s choice!

The TE Catalog and Idea Book is just AMAZING! The entire catalog is filled with sample projects and inspiration to get the creativity flowing as you work with Taylor’s stamps!!

Contest Deadline: All entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on Monday, September 30, 2013. 

Now it’s time to hop!!

Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman 
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

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