Hey, crafty friends! It’s Heather here for another TE 13th Birthday Challenge. We paired up the designers on the TE Creative Team and had them come up with creative challenges for each other and all of you. We have four challenges happening, the third of which starts today from Jen Shults and Emily Mydlowski! Create along with the challenges for a chance to win a TE Guest Designer Spot (for a future release) or a $25 gift certificate (13 will be drawn from all challenge entries) to the TE webstore.

Once you create your project for the challenges using TE stamps, dies, and stencils (you can create as many projects as you want!), upload them to the appropriate photo albums on the Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook Page. The deadline to upload all of your projects is 11:59PM Central Time on Friday, September 17th. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Monday, September 20th.

Also, the cards that were created by the TE Creative Team for the challenges will be auctioned off! Yes, that’s right, the cards will be sent to the highest bidders and all of the proceeds will benefit Heifer International. You can get all of the details and bid on your favorite card over at the Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook PageYou’ll also notice that all of the cards created by the TE Creative Team give you a sneak peek for new products that will be coming your way next week!

Choose one of the photos below as inspiration to create a birthday card! Cake, ice cream, rainbow, streamers, party, lollipop, hearts, polka dots… what will you choose?

Click below to upload your project into the This or That? Challenge album on the Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook Page:

Here is a look at the projects that Jen and Emily created for the This or That? challenge:

Jen chose the ice cream photo for her inspiration and I can see all sorts of things that she was inspired to use from the photo! The background of her card matches the confetti ice cream perfectly with all of the colorful sprinkles that Jen stenciled onto a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock. She chose a green cardstock to match the bowl in the photo to cut out the cover plate that is layered over the rainbow sprinkles background! And I love the colorful party hat set onto the ‘e’ that matches all of the fun sprinkles colors!

Emily chose the cake photo inspiration and I love her stacked rainbow layers on this Mini Slim birthday card! The candles at the top of the cake are similar to the photo, except she used stars instead of hearts. Emily pulled a bit of inspiration from the ice cream photo too for her sprinkles filled envelope. You can step up your envelopes like this using the Mini Slim Scalloped Envelope Liner (for Mini Slim envelopes) or Scalloped Envelope Liner (for A2 envelopes) dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and make plans to stop back again here tomorrow for the next challenge that is coming your way from Melody Rupple and Jill Hawkins. If you haven’t already, stop by and take a look through the challenge albums on the Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook Page. Have you entered your cards for a chance to win yet?

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