The Taylored Expressions 5th Birthday Bash is continuing this week with a new Share Joy Campaign, benefitting the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles, Prodigal’s Home of Phoenix, and Iowa Homeless Youth Shelter of Des Moines. These wonderful charities work tirelessly to bring comfort and care to many homeless individuals and families throughout the year. One way they are sharing joy each and every day is by celebrating the birthdays of their participants, and you can help by sending in your handmade birthday cards!


This week, Taylored Expressions will help you to create with a different Birthday Inspiration Challenge each day. These charities need birthday cards of all kinds: child, adult, baby, so send in your funny, sweet, pretty, elegant, works of art and know that you will be brightening someone’s day in a way only a handmade card can do.  To get all the details and on how to participate, please hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog.  You can also see several design team members and alumni who are participating in today’s challenge!

My card is for the Washi challenge!  I own a lot of washi but don’t use it nearly enough!  How about you?  Today’s card uses September Stamp of the Month, Sending Smiles, and if you haven’t seen this set yet, you’re missing out!  This is a sweet set that I thought would be perfect for this challenge!  I fussy cut the flowers and added a few elements to accent the card.  I’m loving how the chevron washi looks on this card.