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Hey, everyone! There's a new release today at Taylored Expressions! This release includes a collection of products that are perfect basics to add to your paper crafting collection. You'll find yourself reaching for them again and again as you create cards throughout the year! I have a trio of cards to share with you today that I created with several of the new products.

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

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The sentiments on each card are created with the new Big Hello Adhesive Transfers. I added the transfers to both Sugar Cube and Toffee cardstock and foiled them with Bronze Deco Foil using my die cut machine. I love the option of being able to foil without heat and also on whatever cardstock color I choose! Once the sentiments were foiled, I cut them out using the Big Hello and Sentiment Strips die collections.

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The branches on the cards are cut out with the Berry Branch die collection. They are cut out of Olive cardstock and I added shading with Mocha ink using a Bitty Blender Brush. I created a template to use with my Stick & Stamp Mat to set the branches into which made blending on a detailed die cut like this so easy!

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For the card backgrounds, I wanted a weathered wood look. To create it, I added brushstrokes of white acrylic craft paint on Toffee cardstock with sponge brush. Once the paint was dry, I stamped the Wood Plank Background stamp over the top with Toffee ink. The framed detail on the background is done with the Diagonal Stitch Mini Slim Stacklets.

Chocolate Truffle liquid watercolor and Copic Opaque White ink are used to add splatters to the background and branches and the final finishing touch on the cards is Bits & Pieces - Black Drip Drops scattered throughout the branches.

I have a video featured today over on the Taylored Expression blog featuring the trio of Mini Slim cards that I shared above. Watch below:

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Don't miss out on the promotion happening for this week's release:

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Right now through 11:59PM Central Time Sunday, December 11th, when you place an order of $25 or more you will receive the Playful Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack FREE! Patterned paper is a quick and easy way to add a pop of color and pattern to your projects! Offer valid 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 Basics release. Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!

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