Hey there, crafty friends! It’s Taylor here today! Things have been busy here at TE as we put the finishing touches on our 9th birthday celebration happening during our September Release next week. We have so many fun things planned! I just can’t wait any longer so I’ve decided to kick off the party TODAY!

It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years already! I remember when I was in high school my church pastor told me, “Find something you love to do and you’ll never work another day in your life.” I think back on this often and feel so blessed to have stumbled into this “work”. One of the greatest sources of joy for me is to see how all of you are using our products to share joy with those around you. Nothing compares to the joy felt in giving and receiving a handmade card and a word of kindness!

So, for our 9th birthday, we’d like you to help us celebrate by creating a card using this sketch! You may submit as many cards as you’d like for even more chances to win one of our fabulous prizes (see below). I’m also getting the ball rolling with a little inspiration of my own using some of our soon-to-be-released stamps and dies!


And now it’s your turn! I can hardly wait to see what you create! To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a card using the sketch for any occasion of your choice. TE products are not required to participate, but we love to see them!
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery.
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the link up below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy!
  5. Stop by the Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook Group and share your card! *optional*


  1. You’ll be entered to win one of nine amazing prize packs of Taylor’s nine favorite things. Each prize pack is valued at over $115.
  2. Best of all, one lucky winner will be chosen by Taylor to join the Creative Team as a Guest Designer for the October Release and will receive an incredible prize package of the newest TE goodies valued at over $200!

Cards must be submitted to the link up below by Wednesday, September 6th at 8pm CST. Random winners of Taylor’s Favorites Prize Packs will be announced on Thursday, September 7th and the newest Guest Designer for our October Release will be revealed on Monday, September 11th.

So, get to work on your cards and in the meantime, mark your calendar for these events during our birthday celebration next week!