Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Taylored Expressions: Birthday Celebration Day 2

It's day 2 of Taylored Expressions 11th birthday party!!  We are celebrating with lots of new birthday products and with presents...for you!!  I have two more cards to show you today and two tomorrow.  Check out the Taylored Expressions blog for more inspiration. Everything is already available in the new products section of the TE store.  (As a side note, be sure to be watching your emails and the TE blog for information on the next supply of blender brushes starting this week.)

I love, love, LOVE all of the Grumplings sets that Taylored Expressions already has in the store and now I'm thrilled to say we have a giant-sized Grumpling with the new Big Grumpy Stamp & Die Combo.

Taylored Expressions 11th Birthday Party!

Big Grumpy himself comes with multiple general (but wonderfully sarcastic) sentiments.  I particularly like "It's too peopley outside"!!  But we also have the Big Grumpy - Birthday and the coordinating dies to add appropriately grumpy birthday sentiments and a variety of party supplies -balloons, hats, presents, etc.

Taylored Expressions 11th Birthday Party!

I used Blender Brushes and the brand new Confetti Toss Stencil to add a rainbow of color - then coated it with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste.  Grumpy may be grumpy and he's lost his balloon and he's calling you old - but at least the background is bright and sparkly!!!

Here's the supply list for this card; keep reading for one more card.


Before I get to the next card, here's how you can jump in on the celebration!
  1. Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)
  2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
  3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate! 
Offers valid 9/10 - 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You'll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards! During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressions will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customer’s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care. Read Louise's story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Here's another birthday card with the Party Pennants Background and a rainbow of colors along with the new Simple Strips - Birthday.

Taylored Expressions 11th Birthday Party!

After I got the background done, I didn't want to hide any of it so I cut a heart right out of it - then added a soft vellum panel.  Of course, I had to use the birthday sentiments - check out all of them to the side that I have already made for the next card!

Taylored Expressions 11th Birthday Party!

Everything you've seen is already available in the new products section of the TE store,  Check out the TE blog for more inspiration.  And come back tomorrow - when the creative team will have even more cards!



  1. Your Grumpling bear is awesome, especially with that sentiment! The second card: so pretty!

  2. Your grumpy card is so cute - I love that stencil. Love the colors in the second card and the use of vellum - so pretty

  3. Two terrific cards Kim, that bear is a hoot!

  4. Ha, ha, Can't stop laughing, LOVE your Big Grumpy card!!! Hilariously funny!! :-)
    I'll see if i can get my hands on that set over here in the Netherlands, ha, ha!!
    Oh and your second card is fab too. If I could type hearts I would, love the colours, but also the vellum overlay, very subtle and feminine.
    I know it's been quite a while, but I had to check out your cards today, really you made my day!! Thanks!

  5. And I hadn't noticed before, but I just read why your blog is called Joyful Creations, what a wonderful and beautiful thought! Joyful indeed, every time! I've missed hanging out here visiting your blog!
    Thanks for sharing, your mother would be so proud of you!!


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