Taylored Expressions: Happy Birthday To You


Happy Friday! Another week completed and another week closer to Fall! Is that not crazy? Has this year flown by for you as it has for me? Hehe.

I have one more card project to share with you today. I was inspired by a fellow design team member, Melody, to create a more masculine and/or gender-neutral card! I tend to create with my favorite colors (purples and blues), but I thought I would think outside the box and use a color palette I don’t normally use.

Let’s celebrate the end of this terrific week together….


This card features the new TE Celebrate Big stamp set and the TE Celebrate Big Balloons Shaker die (which was not used as a shaker element, are you shocked? haha!). I stamped and die-cut several balloons to layer together to create a bundle of sorts.


The TE cardstock colors I used included: Pineapple, Blue Raspberry, Cookie Monster, Toffee, and Chocolate Truffle. I thought these colors paired wonderfully together.

I also used two of the TE Fine Detail Embossing Powders (white and silver) to stamp and heat emboss images onto two balloons. In order for the embossed balloons to have more depth and dimension, I inked/stamped/heat embossed two to three times repeatedly. In real life, it gave the look of a faux puffy sticker or faux enamel shape! Neat, eh?

I used several other TE stamp and die products (all listed below) to create different tone-on-tone balloons. I wanted all the balloons to have different designs on them so within a group they all looked different, but cohesive together. I thought the silver-embossed balloon stood out the most, saying it all to the recipient, “Happy Birthday To You”!


Here is a closer look at how, in real life, the embossing takes your breath away! It feels rather dimensional, too!

Hope you all have enjoyed this entire week of celebration!! Please visit the TE Blog and all the other creative designer blogs showcasing amazing projects!! Also, if you love to create handmade cards and share joy…please click the photo below to find out how you can participate in the Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday Share Joy Campaign!!!


Have the most fabulous day!


Supplies Used:

Twinkle Twinkle Background
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TE Premium Ink – Cookie Monster -…
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Skinny Mini Party Borders
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1/8″ Foam Tape
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VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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TE Premium Cardstock – Chocolate Truffle
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TE Premium Cardstock – Toffee
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TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – White
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Silver
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TE Premium Cardstock – Blue Raspberry
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TE Premium Cardstock – Pineapple
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TE Premium Ink – Blue Raspberry -…
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TE Premium Ink – Pineapple – Full Pad
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Sweet Sprinkles Background
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Celebrate Big Balloon Shaker
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Celebrate Big
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