• 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 – lots of inspiration!
  • Check 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.
  • 2 WAYS TO WIN!
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!
We have quite the week ahead as this is the biggest TE Release EVER!  With 17 new stamps/stamp sets and 7 new dies/die sets, we’ve extended the fun into 5 days!  I’ve been stamping like crazy and I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the new goodies!  Today the Baker’s Dozen will be featuring all the stamps that are part of the FREE stamps Promo mentioned above.
I have a sample showcasing Belated Birthday A la Carte – Oh Rats!
Oh Rats!   And the inside – Sorry I missed your birthday!
I added Ranger Glossy Accents and some of Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles to the frosting.  I also added some stickles to the candle and balloon.  Spellbinders Labels 1 and Labels 1 Small were used to cut and mat the image and I sponged some Daffodil Delight ink around the image while it was still in the die.  I colored the image with Copics, using my colorless blender pen to dot onto the rats (let’s say “mice” ’cause it sounds nicer) to create a fur effect.
I don’t often forget a birthday, but I can never get a card mailed on time!  UGH!  I don’t know why that it is, but it spurred me to present this concept to Taylor back in 2010 and she handed it over to Doug for his fun illustrations.  We released seven of the A la Cartes at the Birthday Bash that year (click here to see the gallery), but I had plenty more.  😉  So I was thrilled when Taylor said she wanted to continue the series this year.  Curt was especially excited when he saw that “Oh Carp” was coming out.  That one was his idea when I was originally putting the concept sheet together.  He was so disappointed when it wasn’t in the first release. Now I’m trying to get him to actually create a card with it!
We’ve got 4 new Belated Birthday A la Cartes coming out on Thursday.  Each comes with a main image plus two sentiments (outside and inside), so it’s everything you need to create a cute and funny late wish!  You can purchase them individually -OR- you can get one FREE with a $50 order!  Here they are – both new and previously released –
These images are so much fun to color.  You need several of these in your stamping arsenal.  You can stamp some and get them colored up and then when you realize you didn’t get that birthday card out, you can can put a card together quickly and get it in the mail!
The rest of the team is also previewing a new full-size set called You Take the Cake. It’s the first time TE has ever presented a sampler set with illustrations from all of our artists.  It’s a great birthday set and there’s a little contest where you can win a nifty prize, so be sure to hop over to Taylor’s blog and play!
Let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up today!  We’re super excited to welcome Guest Designer Cammie King to play along!
    Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Labor Day.  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful long weekend!

12 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash – Day 1”

  1. Carolyn King Says:

    …i think this is the only time i think rats on a cake is cute! adorable card. love all the wonderful details you added!

  2. Karen Giron Says:

    This is darling! I love the twinkles in the frosting, how fun!

  3. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Just darling, Jami! LOVE the yummy frosting and the fab details!

  4. Melody Rupple Says:

    So Cute! Love the frosting!

  5. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    Hi Jami! These Belated ALC’s crack me up! I love your card and that yummy frosting! Looks good enough to eat! Happy Release Week!!! 🙂

  6. Shannon White Says:

    Sooo CUTE Jami! 😎 Love your Darling Rats! Lol sounds funny to say , but they are the cutest!:-) Love the glossy accents and tiny gems and the touches of sparkly stickles too! 😎


  7. Shelly Says:

    Love your card, Jami, the chocolate frosting looks soooo yummy! I’m like you in that I’m always late mailing cards too, these ALCs are perfect! Story of my life! lol!

  8. Jen Shults Says:

    JAMI!!! I love this card. That stamp is so so fun and your layout just rocks!

  9. Regina Mangum Says:

    Jami, this is so stinkin’ cute! LOVE what you did with the frosting and the twinkles. XOXO

  10. Taylor Says:

    Super duper cute! I love all the little details…especially the twinkles in the frosting! And YAY Curt for Oh Carp! 🙂

  11. Jodi Collins Says:

    How CUTE! LOVE this new stamp! SUPER fun!

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