December 16, 2009

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - TE Downloads

Good Morning! I have been chomping at the bit to show you this month's product focus for Taylored Expressions - Downloads!! Today I'm showcasing TE's Birthday Calendar, designed by TE's very own Nancy McKinney. If you are looking for a fun way to get organized for the New Year, this is your chance. I am horrible about remembering birthdays and sending out cards and so I jumped at the chance to make this cute little birthday calendar to display in my craft area. What I love about this download is it is extremely easy to decorate - just stamps and paper! Since I want my calendar to lie flat, I don't want to embellish the pages to the extreme I will embellish my cards.

The birthday calendar download comes in one file, so printing an entire calendar is as easy as pressing the print button on my computer. I chose to print my calendar on Choice Snow White card stock because it is so smooth and sturdy.

The cover of the calendar is where I embellished a bit - Just a touch of patterned paper and a title box; don't forget the cupcake too!

There are several ways you can tie the calendar together - you can use metal rings and decorate them with ribbon, you can use the Bind It All and spiral bind your pages together, or you can do what I did here and use jumbo eyelets on the cover and hole-punch the rest of the pages. Pick fun ribbon to thread through the holes and tie in a knot really finishes the project.

Half of the Baker's Dozen have put together other fabulous projects using other downloads today, so don't forget to stop by and see:

Taylor VanBruggen
Sharon Harnist
Charmaine Ikach
Jodi Collins
Donna Baker

All of the downloads you will see today are available at Taylored Expressions right now AND they are all on sale December 16th & 17th - that is only today and tomorrow, so don't miss your chance to get these fantastic items at a discount.

Thank you so much for hanging in there for this long post - lots of exciting things to share with you! I have another fun project with downloads over at the Stamp A Sweet Impression blog today, so be sure to hop over there too!

See you back soon -

recipe -
stamps: wings of joy
paper: sweet pea paper stack (SU), candy lane dsp
ink: bordering blue
accessories: cupcake stickers (martha stewart crafts), rectangle scallop & curvy rectangle nestabilities (spellbinders), jumbo eyelets, melon mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon, making memories glitter stickers, pink pearls (kaisercraft), round tab punch


  1. Oh how FUN is this Karen! AWESOME colors and I LOVE all the tabs you created!!! Absolutely perfect!!!

  2. This is super cute, Karen! Love how you used the eyelets and ribbon to bind your calendar! And the adorable little cupcake on the front...of course that's my favorite part! :)

  3. This is adorable Karen! I love the tabs and the sweet, sparkly cover you created. I need to make one of's a perfect stocking stuffer for my mom!

  4. Oh I just LOVE this, Karen! What a fabulous way to keep your birthdays handy! LOVE it!

  5. What a great birthday calendar, Karen -- love how you decorated and bound it! Functional and pretty idea for adding the monthly tabs, too!

  6. Fun is right!!! I just love this, Karen!!

  7. LOVE your birthday calendar - esp topping it off with a sweet cupcake! you have such great handwriting!

  8. Super sweet and oh so cute and clever!

  9. What a fun and cheery birthday calendar you have created (could I bribe you to create one for me too!! I am awful at remembering birthdays!) LOVE the way you tied it up together and those tabs are awesome!! Great touch Karen!!!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  10. This is really very cute! Love the colors and the cupcake and DP!!

  11. How darling is this???? I need to make a reminder calendar like this -- just to keep me on track! Thanks for the inspiration!