Monday, September 3, 2012

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash Day 1

* At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 4th Birthday and you’re invited to our Birthday Bash!
* All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 6th at 8am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department.
* Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday and the party continues with spotlights Thursday and Friday - with lots of inspiration!
* Check out the Current Specials on Thursday morning to find out how you can earn a FREE Belated Birthday A la Carte stamp or a FREE You Take the Cake full-size stamp set. Birthday Bash Specials will award you FREE stamps with purchases over $50 and over $150.


1. You Take the Cake Contest Go to Taylor's blog  to get all the details on how you can win two stamp sets of your choice by guessing which illustrator contributed each image in our You Take the Cake Sampler Set.
2. Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. Leave comments during the party for a chance to win one of the gift certificates we’ll be giving away!

This month's release is the biggest release ever with 17 new stamps and stamp sets + 7 new dies and die sets--- so much awesomeness that the Birthday Bash will be 5 full days of inspiration.

Today, my card features a new Belated birthday a la carte set-- Oh carp!  I was immediately drawn to this set because I just love the sentiment "Oh Carp! I forgot your birthday...Hope it went swimmingly!" Too funny (esp to someone who says "Oh Crap" a little too often!)

Here is the front of my card.  The fish are on the inside of the card and I cut the window in the front so that you could see them.  I braided a piece of hemp to staple along the bottom of the card to give it a nautical feel.  I embossed the "Oh Carp!" on the front panel and then used the rest of the sentiment in the inside:
Inside: I stamped the sentiment and fish and I colored the fish with Copic markers.  I used that fantastic die that I used yesterday again---it is called Curly Border:

Here are all the old and new Belated Birthday A La Carte sets:

And the fun part?----customers will be able to get one of these FREE with a $50 purchase through Monday 9/10- details will be posted on the current specials page.

The full sized set being peeked today is You Take the Cake.  It is the first ever sampler set and showcases 
 the designs of all of the TE illustrators. This set will not be available for sale until after the October release- but you can earn it free NOW with any purchase of $150 or more.  It is an adorable set. 

Head on over to Taylor's blog today to get all the contest details!  And when you are finished there--be sure to visit the blogs below for more inspiring ideas using the new sets and dies:
If you missed yesterday's post, I posted a card using another new set that the team will be peeking tomorrow!   I will be back Thursday with another TE project!

Thanks for stopping by!


Jami said...

Oh my goodness - I love that window in the black! And that you stamped the fish inside the card. Super cute! It's funny - I started a card with Oh Carp using a circle window, but I totally messed it up and then didn't have time to start over on it. Now I might just have to CASE yours. ;)

Unknown said...

SO sweet, Cammie! Love the window and all of those darling fishes!

Starla said...

Ok...this is just TOO CUTE! I love the fact that you used black for your main color on the front...filing that one away for future use!

Karen Giron said...

I love your peek-a-boo card, especially the black card stock with the white embossing - wow!! So cute Cammie!

Sheri said...

What an adorable card! Love the bright colors and the fact that it is a cut out. Oh so cute!

Melody said...

Cute inside and out! I love the bright fish on the dark background.

Donna said...

Oh Carp! I love it! You gave me my laugh for today! Thanks!

Shannon White said...

What an Adorable Window card Cammie! 8-) Super coloring on those sweet little fishies! 8-)


Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Cammie! Welcome to our crazy TE family! Happy Release Week! Your card is off the hook adorable! I love those fishies! Can't wait to see all your other projects too!


Shelly said...

What a sweet card! Love the braided hemp and "porthole", it gives such a nice feel to it! Great CAS card!

kiwimeskreations said...

Great card - and I love the sentiments. you have really brought this set to life.

Jen Shults said...

FANTASTIC card Carolyn! I love the layout and the peekaboo cover... brilliant idea!!

Regina Mangum said...

Carolyn, we just knew it was going to be a happy happy week when we found out your were joining us. That window card is FABULOUS! Love the fish...and you! XOXO

Taylor said...

Too cute, Cammie! I love that braided burlap string that you stapled on!

Jodi Collins said...

Hehe! This totally makes me smile! FAB design and I LOVE the colors you colored the fish!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Cammie, your Oh Carp card just makes me smile from ear to ear! So stinkin' CUTE!!!