Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks: On Dasher, On Dancer and Mitten Garland

Hello everyone and welcome to day 3 of the Taylored Expressions  October Sneak Peeks...I'm so glad you came to check out all the wonderful new stamps, dies, papers, and sequins!!!! Remember, tomorrow is release day... October 2, at 7:00 AM PST!!! All the fabulous new goodies we have been showing you will be ready to go home to live with you in your own crafty cool is that!!!!

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

My first card features the super cute On Dasher, on Dancer was used on the new TE Matched Chocolate Truffle card stock. The sentiment die is from the new TE Mitten Garland die set and it was cut out of TE Cherry Pop card stock.  

The new Label Stacklets 9 was also used...the new Matched Salt Water Taffy cardstock was embossed with the new TE Winter Flurry Embossing Folder and the Gingerbread Lane Sequins were scattered on the front.  Gingerbread Lane 6x6 paper pack paper was used in the background and the ribbons and sewing finish it off. 

Now, for my favorite project this week....I made a mitten garland using the new TE Mitten Garland die set!!  I even dug out a few Christmas decorations so the mantle would look a little Christmasy...LOL!!

The mittens were all cut out of Taylored Expressions Felt...the colors included Marshmallow, Red Hot, and Robin's Egg. My camers won't pick up the color of the Robin's Egg...instead of a teal color, it looks light blue. The real color is shown at the bottom in the Inlinkz photo. 

Crouchet thread was used to sew the sides together and a loop was added for hanging. 

The previously released Mini Caps Alpha and #'s dies were used for the names. The snowflakes and letters were adhered with just a scant amount of glue...I used a toothpick to apply the glue. 

I decided to use all my big kids names and their spouses instead of the Grands....

I will add the Grands hopefully by Christmas!! This die can also be used to make a gift card holder...just leave the top open to insert the card. 

Thanks for visiting again.....If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers...I can't wait for you to see what they have created for you today!!! Remember ...tomorrow is the release...October 2 at 7:00 AM PST...woot!!

Supply List:
First Card:
Taylored Expressions Dies: On Dasher, On Dancer, Label Stacklets 9, Mitten Garland (Sentiment)
Paper: Sugar Cube, Salt Water Taffy, Chocolate Truffle, Cherry Pop (TE), Gingerbread Lane 6x6 paper pack
Accessories: Winter Flurry Embossing Folder (TE), Gingerbread Lane Sequins (TE), Ribbons (SU), Sewing Machine, Slit Punch (SU)

Mitten Garland:
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Felt: Robin’s Egg, Marshmallow, Red Hot, Heavy White Floss (DMC), Twine (Impress)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Mitten Garland, Mini Caps Alpha and #’s


jimlynn said...

Very pretty card and love that Santa die! The mittens.....adorable!
Sorry I haven't been around lately but have been out of town!

Sue B said...

Wow! your card is gorgeous Joan… I love the scrummy paper and ribbons… and the wonderful santa with sleigh…. very pretty colours!
and I LOVE your mitten garland… so pretty in those nordic colours! and great excuse to get your Christmas decorations out early!! ;-)
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Annette Allen said...

oh my cuteness overload.. how fun.. love those little mittens.. so cute

Tammy said...

Sweet card for Christmas but I love the adorable mittens! Great idea the way you've used them!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card. Love that elegant deer. The mitten garland is awesome. The snowflakes look so cute.

Natalie said...

Wow! Love the mitten garland! Beautiful sleigh and Santa card!

VanessaB said...

Your card is so pretty. Those mittens are adorable!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Wonderful choice of your gingerbread houses background for this delightful Santa and his sleigh die cut! What a fabulous holiday card!

I absolutely love your mitten garland for your fireplace! What a Christmas treasure to pull out year after year! Beautiful work, Joan!

Unknown said...

Fabulous, Joan! Your card is beautiful! And, OMG, your garland is incredible! Love the handstitching and personalization on each mitten!

Jami said...

Your card is adorable - love the way you used that santa die along with the papers you chose! Oh my word! That mitten garland is AWESOME! How fun!!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Love Both your projects Joan!! your card is sooo darned CUTE!! love the combo of embossing and patterned papers! Just Perfect for Santa's sleigh ride!! 8-) And your Mitten Garland is soo Cozy and Adorable!! Love it!! 8-)