Thursday, October 2, 2014

Taylored Expressions October Release Day! - Mitten Garland... 8-)

Hi All! And a Very Happy Thursday to you! 8-) Haven't you just Loved ALL the AWESOME Sneak Peeks the last few days!! I know I sure have!! Talk about LOTS of Amazing New Goodies!! Whoo Hoo! ;-) Well I've got some Really Great News!... All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the New Department. Yay!! Time to do some Shopping! Whoo Hoo! ;-) 

And today I am So Thrilled to share One more Super Cute October New Release project featuring TE's Brand New
Mitten Garland Dies, TE's Brand New Winter Flurry Embossing Folder, TE's Brand New Sweater Weather Cutting Plate and some Seriously Yummy Taylored Felt too!
!... 8-)

OMGoodness aren't these the Sweetest Ever!! 8-) You could totally make a Darling Mitten Garland with them to create some Festive Home Decor for sure! But I thought I 'd try my hand at something a little different and create some fun Mitten Gift Card Holder Tags instead. What a Super Cute way to add additional Festive decoration to your packages, include a Gift Card and tag your Gift's recipients all at the same time!! Yay!!  I LOVE it!! And I had so much fun with these Darling Dies, that I made a couple of different sets of them too... ;-)
These came together Super Quick too! And of course you know I am loving that, lol. 8-)  I started off by cutting two Mittens with TE's Sugar Cube Premium CS and then 2 more with Simple Stories Cozy Christmas 6x6 collection. Next I Inked my edges with a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink & embellished the Cozy Christmas fronts with the help of TE's Mitten Garland's Snowflake Die, TE's Chevron Borders Dies and a bit of Marshmallow Taylored Felt.
Next  I Adhered the Mittens fronts to their backs, (which I left white so I could put TO: & FROM:  Tag info on the backs.) with a thin line of Tombow Mono-Multi Liquid Glue & left plenty of room so Gift Cards could be easily slipped into the Mitten Cuffs and then easily removed as well... 8-) To finish them all up, I added We R Memory Keepers Wide Eyelets and some Festive Ribbon from my stash.... 8-)

And since I was having So much fun with these Awesome Dies. I just HAD to create a 2nd set! This time around, I thought I'd make them just a little bit fancier.... ;-)
This time around I Embossed my Mitten Garland Bases with TE's New Winter Flurry Embossing Folder and inked my edges with a touch of Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress inks to add a Vintage feel.
And to continue on with the Vintagey feel, I thought I'd use TEs' Brand New Sweater Weather Cutting Plate to cut out some Yummy Cranberry & Raspberry  Jam Taylored Felt to embellish the fronts of my Mitten Gift Card Holder Tags.  
And there you have it! I used the same steps to assemble the rest of my Fancy Mitten Gift Card Holder Tags as the first set of simpler ones at the top of my post.I just used different Wide eyelets and fancier coordinated ribbons from my stash. Pretty easy peasy, huh?... 8-)

Thanks So much for visiting, Crafty Friends!! 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 all our participating Designers HERE!!...;-) 

Here are all the items I used for my projects today...
   Thanks for stopping by!


  1. They are so beautiful, a really wow-factor...:-)!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  2. Oh Wow! what awesome mittens Shannon! I just love the designs - so pretty! and Wow… the Sweather Weather Felts look just like knitting… what a beautiful effect this gives! :-)
    hope you have a nice day hun!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  3. These are fantastic!!! What a brilliant idea to use the sweater weather die with felt!

  4. Both set are completely adorable! What a gorgeous way to give gift cards.

  5. Wowee! These are all so beautiful, Shannon! Love the addition of felt on both!

  6. EEK! I just love all these fun mittens! Great projects, Shannon!

  7. Fantastic mittens Shannon. Love the colors and the awesome die-cut motives. The dry embossing looks great too.

  8. Oh my goodness - such FABULOUS mittens!!!! But shoot - now I feel like I need to get this die!

  9. Your mitten designs fabulous and way over the top, Shannon....what a clever idea to use the Sweater Cutting Plate felt details...loooove it!!!

  10. You're darn right these are the cutest ever! Oh, I LOVE them all, Shannon! Clever, adorable designs!


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