Clownin at the Hop!!


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I'm so excited to be playing along with many of our fellow & fabulous Taylored Expressions fans!!  This hop is all about celebrating the ultra-yummy stamp sets released in 2008 & 2009, so get ready to fall in love all over again as we share some of our favorite sets! 

This is going to be such a fun hop that I just had to go all colorful and cheery on the card I made:

How stinkin' fun is this??  I kind of cheated because I used TWO of my all-time favorites on my card.  First up, this super-cute cuppie clown from my Trick or Sweet II set.  I thought he would be perfect for a birthday card, even though "technically" he is part of a Halloween set!  I LOVE that the images on this stamp set can ALL be used for birthdays, party decorations, fun celebrations and well, pretty much anything - sometimes we just need a little push to remember!  How cool that you can keep using your stamps year-round right??

I colored my Cuppie Clown using Copics, and I stamped him twice so that I could cut him out and add him to my image panel using foam squares.  My sentiment is from A Year of Sweet Sentiments which is by far the best sentiment set I've ever seen, seriously.  I use it all the time since I love the fonts and the fabulous variety of greetings! 

I used Splitcoast's SC280 for my card - I fell in love with the sketch as soon as I saw all the glorious layers!!  Look at all the patterned paper I got to use!! Smiley from

I stitched all my layers and added them to my card base using foam squares.  Of course, I had to distress all my layers using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I finished up my card with some yummy ribbon and White Candy Dots which I covered in Diamond Stickles.  My Clown's "buttons" are two yellow Multi-color Twinkles, and I added some Lime Green Stickles to his hair for some added "glitz!"

I am soo loving this little guy, and I LOVE being part of this awesome hop!! I know there is LOTS of eye candy for you to check out so I thank you for stopping by for a visit today!! Have fun hopping along...




Trick or Sweet II, and A Year of Sweet Sentiments
by Ta

Choice White Cardstock, all Patterned Paper
from Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel collection.  Cardstock on Card Layers from the Garden Party Project Pantry kit.  Dark Violet Cardstock
from Bazzill.

Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage

Accessories:  Glue Dots, Foam Squares, Ribbon from Taylored Expressions' Beach Bum Key Ingredients, Lime Green & Diamond Stickles and White Candy Dots.


  1. Great layout and use of those DP's. Very cute!

  2. I LOVE this little Cuppie!!! He's got that "I just ate a sour candy" look on his face...makes me smile every time!!!

  3. OMWord....Alex, this is just too cute!! Love this Cuppie and all that glorious dp!

  4. This is too cute, Alex! I had almost forgotten about that clown cuppie with the 'sour-candy' face! Love it!
    Thanks for playing in the Blast from the Past blog hop!

  5. Super fun Alex, great papers too!

  6. This TOTALLY makes me grin Alex!! I LOVE this Cuppie and your coloring ROCKS! The papers are PEFECT with him too and I LOVE the layout!!!

  7. What a FUN card! Vibriant colors and great papers! :o)

  8. OH MY-how CUTE is this cuppie on your FUN & FUNKY colored multi-layered card!!

  9. I just love all those layers! Such a great card!! The colors are wonderful and the image is just too sweet!

  10. SUPER DUPER CUTE! LOVE that little clown!!! Happy Hoppin'!

  11. This is darling! Love your Cuppie Clown and all of the fun, bright layers!!

  12. Oh my gosh this is SO great! The colors are awesome and so playful!

  13. Love, love everything about this card! The paper, the cuppie, the layers...just everything!

  14. CUTE CUTE CUTE! This is one of my favorite Cuppies! I love the coloring and that fabulous layout. Wonderful card!

  15. I just knew you were going to have the best eye candy!!! This is too stinkin' cute for words glad you were able to join the hop!

  16. Oh WOW Alex!! LOVE this! So bright and cheerful! And that layout!?!? AWESOME. Lovin' your Zoe blog kit too BTW. :-)

  17. Heehee, I just love this little Cuppie! Fabulous card, Alex!

  18. I just love your style, Alex! Awesome layering of all those papers. LOVE the card!!!

  19. OMWord, this is darling!! I love this little Cuppie too! Your coloring is fab and I love the layout!!!

  20. The clown cuppie is perfect for a birthday card! And what a fun one you've made!!! I love all the colors and the layering you've done. It just pops!!!


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