September 16, 2012

Taylored Expressions - Last Card Standing

Taylored Expressions is proud to announce the premiere of a new and exciting stamping talent competition, Last Card Standing. Based in part on very popular reality competitions such as Last Comic StandingProject Runway, and Chopped, TE is looking for the very best and creative card-makers to stamp their way to the top. Each week, finalists will be challenged to create a themed card for a panel of celebrity judges in hope of avoiding elimination. Finally, the Top 5 Finalists will be voted on by the public, with the stamper receiving the most votes to win the title of Last Card Standing!

What’s at stake? An amazing prize package that includes a 3 month subscription to the Key Ingredients kit club plus 2 full size stamp sets of the winner's choice and a coveted Guest Designer spot for the November/December Release!

The competition has just started with the Open Casting Round. To enter, simply upload your best cards to your Splitcoaststampers Gallery using keyword: TELASTCARD. For this round, ANYTHING GOES -- Birthday, Thank You, Holidays, Get Well, Congratulations...the sky’s the limit! The only requirement is that you use at least 1 stamped image from Taylored Expressions. Do you have a card that you think could get you a callback to the next round? Go for it -- submissions do NOT have to be a new creation for the Open Casting Round and you may enter as many cards as you want! Both new and old projects will be considered.

Deadline for submission to Open Casting Round: Thursday, September 20, 2012 by 11:59 pm PST.

For contest details, visit the Taylored Expressions Member Company Forum at Splitcoaststampers. Good luck!

I made up a quick and easy card today - no coloring necessary for this one.  I saw Retro Sketches #29 and thought it would be cute to use one of the telephone stamps from Let's Chat.

What I really like about having a coordinating die with a stamp set is you can use it to quickly cut out the image and you  can use colored card stock to "fill" the color instead of coloring it by hand.  I stamped the phone on green card stock and on Choice Snow White Card Stock and then cut out the phone with the coordinating Let's Chat Telephones Die and cut out the white dial by hand.  I added some Black Pearls for the rotary buttons. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope to see you in the TE Forum for our Last Card Standing contest!

You can find these products in the TE Store:

recipe - 
stamps: let's chat (te)
paper: choice snow white (te), black licorice (mft), pink lemonade (mft), gumdrop green (mft)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: black pearls (kaisercraft), square dies, let's chat telephones dies (te), foam tape


  1. Wow, the competition sounds like so much fun !!
    Adorable card and love that you kept it simple! The phone is precious! xx

  2. Sooo jealous! I don't have any TE stamps. I used to be a SU demo and so every stamp I own is SU. Totally sounds fun!