Happy Release Day and Happy World Card Making Day! I can’t think of a more perfect day for a release! We have a ton of fun planned for you from our new release stamp sets to fun challenges and even a free download! So grab a cup of your favorite beverage (right now it’s apple cider for me!) and settle in for some fun!

First, the Baker’s Dozen and I have one more sneak peek for you! I know lots of you have been wondering what Cuppie is up to for Christmas this year. Well, you don’t have to wait any longer to find out! Cuppie is hosting holiday parties, sending greetings to his far-away friends, and peering through the window at Santa and his magical reindeer all from the comfort of his very own home in this year’s Holiday Wonder stamp set! I know I’ve found Cuppie’s house so fun to work with and I’m already dreaming up creations for all seasons and occasions. For this card I stamped Cuppie’s house along with the mailbox and Santa’s reindeer in the sky. Then I masked all of the pieces and sponged the sky with Not Quite Navy ink. I used the Spellbinders Polka Dot frame die and cut out only a portion of my stamped scene. Then I added tons of details to the scene like Crystal Stickles on the windows, a red pearl cherry, white liquid applique on the roof and the ground, and is it any surprise that Cuppie’s mailbox is studded with rhinestone bling!? I didn’t think so…it only seemed appropriate to me! You can check out all of our creations using this stamp set in the Holiday Wonder Gallery.

I must admit that I don’t sign all of my cards, but when I’m sending a ton of Christmas cards it’s fun to sign the backs for a little extra personalization. I’m excited about our first little gift to you for World Card Making Day! The “designed by” signature I photographed above is available to you as a free download just for stopping by Taylored Expressions today! We have it formatted in both horizontal and vertical files so when you print it out onto your cardstock and cut it in half, you’ll have two cardbases with the “designed by” icon just waiting for you to add your signature! How fun is that!? The free downloads are available at the end of this post so keep reading!

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Christmas Blessings is a beautiful, faith-based stamp set with elegant sentiments and classic Christmas story silhouettes. The images are bold (unlike anything we’ve previously released!) so they make it easy to mass produce quick and meaningful Christmas cards. I personally am very excited to send these to friends and family this Christmas! We’re also offering SEI Christmas Mint patterned paper as a coordinating option for this stamp set. Each piece of paper is beautifully embossed or foiled in rich, elegant colors and patterns. We have also hand-selected the Christmas Mint cardstock pack to coordinate with this collection of patterned paper and save you valuable time this holiday season! You can check out all of our creations using this stamp set in the Christmas Blessings Gallery!

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Wings of Joy
is a collection of adorable holiday bird images! They’re fun to color and they make some of the sweetest Christmas creations I’ve ever seen! Not only are these images adorable, but we’ve hand-selected some really fun products to coordinate with this stamp set. Our Christmas Key Ingredients (pictured above) includes Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly patterned paper, 12 sheets of coordinating cardstock, 5 yards of ribbon, several pieces of snowflake chipboard, and a pot of Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff. Now that’s plenty of supplies to get you started on your Christmas cards this year! But maybe you need (or want) more? Then our bundle deal (pictured below) is just for you. You’ll get more patterned paper, more Sparkly Fluff, buttons, coordinating cardstock stickers, and more! For the discounted price of just $55.95 you’ll get everything in our Very Merry Christmas Bundle… enough to create a whole batch of Christmas cards. Now if you like a lot of layers on your cards, don’t forget to pick up an extra Christmas KI Cardstock Pack here! And don’t forget the coordinating Christmas Copic Kit to color your sweet birdies! You can check out all of our creations using this stamp set in the Wings of Joy Gallery.

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Happy World Card Making Day!

We hope you’ve set aside some time today to make and mail out some cards in celebration of World Card Making Day! Taylored Expressions wants to help you celebrate in 4 ways –

1. Free digital download. We’re excited to offer a free digi-stamp for the back of all your holiday cards! There are two files available for download, horizontal and vertical. Just print this .pdf file onto your cardstock, cut it in half, and you have two card bases just waiting for your signature! These coordinate with our Wings of Joy stamp set, but would be the perfect addition to any holiday card!

Designed by You Horizontal

Designed by You Vertical

2. Free card kit with all purchases in the TE Store today only. Orders must be received by 11pm PST October 3rd to receive the free kit pictured here. Simply add your own stamped image and ribbon for a quick and cute card! Images shown on the sample are from Fresh Flowers – click here to see the whole set. The free card kit will not appear in your cart, but we promise it will be in your package!

3. WCMD Challenge and Prize on the Stamp a Sweet Impression Blog! Hurry because the deadline to enter is Sunday night!

4. The Taylored Expressions Christmas Sale – our original holiday releases, Season’s Sweetings, Home Sweet Home, and Tag Treats are available at 25% off through October 5th! And don’t forget to check out our What’s the Deal? category for 15%-50% off lots of other goodies like Flower Soft, Felt Shapes, and more!
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Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to check out the Holiday Wonder inspiration from the rest of the Baker’s Dozen: Charmaine Ikach, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jackie Pedro, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Karen Motz, Laura Fredrickson, Laurie Schmidlin, Sharon Harnist, Sankari Wegman