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Hey, everyone! Today is the new release for Christmas at Taylored Expressions! I have several projects to share with you that I create with the new holiday products, including the Cozy Winter products that I designed!

The new products for the Christmas release are available to purchase RIGHT NOW in the Taylored Expressions webstore!


Let's start with this set of cards that I created with the new Create-in-Quads - Mistletoe Layered Stencil set. The stencils cover a full sheet of cardstock and when you are done stenciling, you end up with four different backgrounds to make 4 different cards! This is definitely a game changer for card mass production.


I stenciled my designs on Toffee cardstock, using Avocado and Olive ink for the greenery and Sugar Cube and Sea Salt ink for the berries. I cut out my backgrounds using a Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die and added the scallop border by layering the panels onto Petite Scallop Rectangle die cuts.

This card set is a part of the free class that is offered when you purchase the Create-in-Quads Mistletoe Card Class Collection. You can craft right along with me and see how I created the cards from start to finish. Details for the free class promotion are at the bottom of this post and at Taylored Expressions.



This set of card is created with the new Cozy Winter Stencil & Clear Combo set (+ coordinating dies) that I designed! The set includes stencils to create mittens in both a larger and smaller size. The smaller mittens are what I used for my card and you stencil those in a row of 6. There are stencils for both left and right handed mittens and the die for the smaller mittens cuts out all six mittens with one pass through your die cut machine.

The mittens are stenciled with Cherry Pop and Avocado inks and the stripes are added with Mulled Wine and Olive ink. The details are added with the clear stamps from the set to the cuffs with Mulled Wine and Olive inks and designs on the main part of the mitten with Sugar Cube ink.


I attached the mittens together into pairs with burlap twine and added them to a background panel stenciled with the Nordic Snowflake stencil. The 'merry, bright, & cozy' sentiment is stamped with Chocolate Truffle ink and I added a flurry of Bits & Pieces - Snowflakes scattered around the background. I love how these cute and cozy cards turned out and can't wait to send them to friends and loved ones for the holidays!

**This project is featured today over on the Taylored Expressions blog along with a video showing how I created it. Make sure to check it out!



This last set of cards are the mini slim size (3.5" x 7") featuring sentiments from the Merry & Bright stamp set. I embossed the sentiments in gold on Olive cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The sentiments are added to a background stenciled with the Trendy Tree Farm Layered Stencil set. I used Avocado and Olive inks for the tree tops and Mocha ink for the tree trunks. 


The last tree top layer is added using the new Happy Medium - Gold Glitter to add sparkle! The backgrounds are cut out using the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets die collection and layered onto Olive card bases. I scattered a bunch of snowflakes around the sentiment using the Make a Snowflake dies, Little Bits - Snowflake Confetti die, and Bits & Pieces - Snowflakes to complete the card designs.


Take advantage of the great promotions happening this week at Taylored Expressions for the Christmas release:


With any purchase of new release products of $75 or more, you will receive a FREE pack of envelopes and custom Mistletoe envelope seals. The pack includes 10 envelopes (2 each of Mulled Wine, Cherry Pop, Peapod, Sugar Cube, and Toffee) and 10 exclusive envelope seals (these seals are not available to purchase). This offer is valid through 11:59PM Central Time Sunday, October 3rd, or while supplies last.


When you purchase the Create-in-Quads Mistletoe Card Class Collection (Create-in-Quads – Mistletoe Layered Stencil set, Clearly Crafty Modern Holiday Greetings stamp set, Create-in-Quads Paper Pack – Sugar Cube, and Create-in-Quads Paper Pack – Toffee) through Sunday, October 5th, you will get a free exclusive 8-card video craft along class with Taylor and Heather!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new holiday goodies to use right away making eight (!) different cards at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new card making tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class videos on YouTube.

Although Taylor and Heather will recommend colors for ink and cardstock, you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, October 3rd, or while supplies last.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure you stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to see more and link up the the TE Creative Team blog posts for today. You can also find more details about the new products now available for purchase from the Christmas release! Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!