October 13, 2012

Taylored Expressions | Stamp & Send Challenge

In honor of World Card Making Day, Taylored Expressions has decided to host a month-long party filled with ultra fun challenges and prizes called the Stamp n' Send Challenge!

What is Stamp n' Send? Well, let's start by asking how many of you have a ton of fab cards that you've made just languishing on your craft table? We want you to create and SEND those cards out! Each week, we'll host a new challenge in the Taylored Expressions Member Forum at Splitcoaststampers.com. For every card you make AND send (we're trusting you to actually get those cards in the mail) you'll be entered into a drawing for a spiffy prize. Plus, for EVERY entry, you will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize package worth $100 to help you make more cards! If you missed a challenge, no worries...simply

All challenge details will be available on the Taylored Expressions WCMD Stamp n' Send Challenge thread at Splitcoaststampers.com. Plus, look for details on how you can earn an extra entry by displaying the challenge badge on your blog!

Has someone you know done something totally sweet for you, however, small? Did you thank them? We are challenging you to send some unexpected gratitude to someone who deserves it! To help you out, we've got a gorgeous color combination from our very own Baker's Dozen color diva, Charmaine Ikach! You know her from her fab blog, Oodabug Alley and she's come up with a wonderful combination of colors to get you started.

So, to be entered into this week's challenge prize drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store , simply follow these challenge requirements:
  • Use Charmaine's Color Combination and create a THANK YOU card
  • SEND your card to someone who is NOT expecting a thank you card
  • Come back to this thread and leave a comment telling us who you sent your card to, along with a photo of your card or a link to a photo of your card  
It's that easy! For EVERY card you create following the challenge requirements, you will be entered into this week's prize drawing. PLUS, for EVERY entry, you will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for an amazing prize package worth $100!

I made a card for Charmaine's challenge and used A Bushel & a Peck.

I stamped the basket in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Choice Buttercream Card Stock and then masked the top of it so I could stamp the flowers over the top.  I colored the image with Copic markers and then added a sentiment from Daisy Bouquet on a Mini Tags Die and tied it with some thread. The layout is Jen Shults' DS73.

I hope you'll join in on all the fun!  Don't forget to check out the Color Me Thankful Challenge thread for all the details.  Now go Stamp n' SEND!

You can find these fun products in the TE Store -

recipe - 
stamps: a bushel & a peck (te), daisy bouquet (te)
paper: bravo burgundy (su!), kraft (te), choice buttercream (te), stella & rose hattie 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, circle/scallop spellbinders dies, mini tags dies (te), small scallop border die (te), chocolate pearls (kaisercraft), ecru perle thread, sewing machine, thread, foam tape


  1. So many pretty elements to this card. The flowers really pop against that pretty blue background.

  2. Karen, this is just GORGEOUS!! I LOVE how perfectly colored it is! So, so beautiful!

  3. The colors of and patterns on this card work so well together. It's gorgeous!

  4. So sweet! Love the basket full of flowers!

  5. Nice challenge card! I like the way you've incorporated the colors into your design. Pretty basket of flowers. :)

  6. This is awesome Karen! I love the layering with the red and your gorgeous stitching! I need to dig my machine out and sew some today I think! Gorgeous as always!

  7. SO cute! LOVE this image...that set is one of my favorites!