Hey, crafty friends! It’s Taylor here today to kick off our 13th birthday celebration at Taylored Expressions!

I get this question a lot – When you started Taylored Expressions did you imagine it would become what it is today? And the answer is NOPE! I didn’t start with a business plan or a growth plan or any kind of plan. I started with a love for this hobby. And while a lot of things have changed and grown through the years, my love for stamping is still going strong. With a lot of determination, an amazing amount of support from my husband, our families, our wonderful staff, designers, illustrators, our fabulous customers, and a God who is faithful through it all, here we are in our teenage years – still learning and growing and CELEBRATING! I am humbled to continue on this journey and so grateful for YOU and all the ways you’ve supported Taylored Expressions through the years!

So what do you say!? LET’S PARTY! Check out the calendar below for all of the details. We even color-coded all of the happenings in our signature RAINBOW colors!

So as you can see, this month is packed FULL of birthday fun! I can’t wait to celebrate with all of you and share everything that we have in store. How about let’s get started with the commemorative stamp set? I am so excited about this!

We took our favorite birthday image or sentiment from each year that Taylored Expressions has been in business and compiled them into an exclusive stamp set (+ coordinating dies). Which stamp takes you back to the start of your TE journey? You can purchase the Through the Years Commemorative Collection stamp set and coordinating dies now through 11:59PM Central Time on Thursday, September 30th or while supplies last! Click below to shop!

*Note that the images in the commemorative stamp set are smaller than the images from the original stamp sets in which they appeared. The new die collection will not coordinate with stamps from the original sets, only with the images in the new commemorative stamp set.

We are excited to announce two virtual class opportunities coming your way this November! Join us for one or both of our new Online Crafty Classes being offered: Uniquely Your Handmade Earrings and Thanks Through the Seasons. We run our Online Crafty Classes in a private Facebook Group that you will gain access to once you have registered. Classes are taught live online and the class broadcast will also be available to watch later as well. Here are the details about the classes:

Are you a seasoned cardmaker who would like to try something new? Do you love the look of handmade jewelry but don’t know where to start? Then you won’t want to miss our Uniquely Yours Handmade Earrings Online Crafty Class this November!

Join TE Owner & Creative Director Taylor Van Bruggen for a DIY primer using our Designer Dangles collection to create 5 pairs of handmade earrings you can give as gifts or keep for yourself! No experience? No problem! All the earring pieces needed for the class will be provided, and no die-cutting will be required. Instead, you’ll focus on mixing and matching shapes, textures and media (acrylic paint, foil and craft leather) with our trendy Knock on Wood elements to design one-of-a-kind pieces that really make a statement! It won’t be long until you’re telling everyone, “Yes, I made them myself!”

Are you always looking for new ways to use your favorite crafty goodies? Would you love to have a “go-to” in your collection that you could rely on to make cards for any occasion or any time of year? Then our Thanks Through the Seasons Online Crafty Class is for you! 

Join TE Owner & Creative Director Taylor Van Bruggen and TE Design Team Member Heather Nichols for this class and learn how to take the versatile Fall Foliage Stamp & Stencil Combo and use it with a variety of color palettes and cardmaking techniques to make gorgeous thank-you cards that are perfect for autumn, winter, spring and summer! Hone your skills while making 4 different cards that feature partial die-cutting, inlaid die-cutting, heat embossing and ink blending, and learn valuable designer tips and tricks that will inspire and delight you!

Click below to get registered for the Online Crafty Classes and then we will “see” you in class in November! Registration is open through 11:59PM Central Time on Sunday, September 12th.

I’ll be live today on the Taylored Expressions Facebook Page at 1PM Central Time to start the party for our 13th birthday celebration at Taylored Expressions! I’ll talk about the birthday month calendar that I shared above along with lots of details We hope to see you there – come join in the celebration! (Don’t worry, if you miss the live you can always watch the saved broadcast afterward!)

I am so excited that you stopped by the TE blog today and I hope you get a chance to participate in all of the birthday fun happening this month. This Thursday through Sunday make plans to check out the Birthday Challenges from myself and the TE Creative Team and then join the challenges for a chance to WIN! We’ll have all of the details on the blog – see you then!

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