Hey there! Today the Baker’s Dozen and Key Ingredients teams are joining together to share their awesome inspiration using the September Stamp of the Month, Key Ingredients kit, and coordinating dies! The collection we’re featuring with this month’s kit is Chalkboard by We R Memory Keepers. I’ve really enjoyed playing with this unique color combination paired with the chalkboard patterned papers.

As we continue the month-long Birthday Bash at Taylored Expressions, we have some more fun gifts to give away today! Each of the designers on today’s hop will be giving away the project they created to one lucky reader! If you like the card I’ve made for today, simply leave a comment here on my blog before 6:00 pm PST on Thursday, September 12th and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win it! I’ll be announcing the winners from all 12 blogs here on the TE blog on Friday morning.

Here’s the card that I made combining the Key Ingredients Kit, Stamp of the Month set, and the coordinating dies, This Way to Smiles:

I started with the general layout and then die cut the arrows from several different cardstock colors and one of the chalkboard patterned papers. I adhered them at different heights along the top of the card and then pieced the inner portions with different colors/patterns. Since the name of the patterned paper collection is Chalkboard, I thought it fitting to use a sentiment from the Chalkboard Elements stamp set. I stamped the flowers in coordinating ink colors and cut them out with the matching dies. Then I tied a knot with ribbon and added a bow with Ivory Twine (which is a little tough to see in the picture).

If you’re not familiar with our kit subscriptions, you’ll want to check out this comparison chart:

As a deluxe subscriber, we take the guesswork out of papercrafting by providing you with perfectly coordinated supplies including a stamp set, cardstock, patterned paper, and ribbon all neatly packaged in a clear plastic storage case. We also offer a die add-on option for both the Stamp of the Month and the Deluxe kits if you want to receive the coordinating dies each month. In addition, our Deluxe subscribers receive 10% off everything in the TE Store all the time! Here’s a look at the September Deluxe kit and you can find all of our subscription options HERE:

If you’ve been considering becoming a subscriber, now’s a great time to do it as we’re offering the From Me to You Stamp and Die set FREE with a $50 purchase through September 15th!

Here are all of the supplies I used on my project:

Don’t forget…we’re awarding twelve winners from today’s blog hop! It you like one of the designer’s cards you have a chance to win it by leaving a comment on their blog! Winners will be announced on Friday morning! Hop on, crafty friends!

Amy Crockett
Cassie Trask
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Monika Davis
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Tracy Clemente