Category Archives: Winter

Taylored Expressions October Release Peeks Day 2!

Taylored Expressions is celebrating October Release Week! (peeks start September 28th, 29th, 30th) and release on Thursday, October 1st along with some fabulous giveaways!

Visit the TE Blog each today and see if you are a winner!

My first card uses:

Stamps: In & Out Christmas
Dies: Eventful – Night Before Christmas
Pattern paper: Build a Scene – Christmas
Cardstock: Sugar Cube


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My next project uses:

Dies: Door to Door Window Décor, Door To Door
Embossing Folder: Nordic Holiday
Pattern paper: Build a Scene – Christmas
Cardstock: Sugar Cube, Mulled Wine, Sprinkle


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Thanks for visiting today crafty friends! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the Taylored Expressions Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

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Winter Cupcake Card

The Challenge Chicks are back at it with a new challenge!

This month’s challenge is “Winter Scenes”.

We’ll be posting a new challenge every month. We hope you can join us! No stress, no deadlines… just have fun! Please play along with us! Head to my sidebar for your very own Challenge Chicks Friends button. The Challenge Chicks are on Facebook! Come “Like us” HERE and link your  projects! If you are linking to an online gallery use the Keyword CHXJAN15.

I thought I’d bring back a favorite winter project for this month’s challenge.

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The Challenge Chicks!

Anna Wight
Lydia Fiedler
Kelly Schirmer
Kelli Jo Hull
Jeanne Streiff (you are here)

Faux Pressed Snowflakes

I have a fun technique card to share today using products from Taylored Expressions. I used the Faux Pressed Flowers technique but adapted it to make a snowflake card.

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I started out with a crumpled ball of white wrapping tissue.Be Merry 1 Jeanne_Streiff

I tapping an ink pad onto the paper plate and adding some water (Ranger Distress Peacock Feathers) to the ink.Be Merry 2 Jeanne_Streiff

I dipped my tissue into the wet ink until everything was covered. I left some of the areas lighter.Be Merry 3 Jeanne_Streiff

After the tissue was dry (make sure it’s totally dry!) I die cut the snowflakes. Snowflake die is from the Mitten Garland set.Be Merry 4 Jeanne_Streiff

Apply the tissue snowflakes carefully to your card.Be Merry 5 Jeanne_Streiff

Emboss the card with Folder – Winter Flurry embossing folder. Be Merry 6 Jeanne_Streiff

Die cut the phrase twice (I used Sugar Cube and Oreo). Stack the layers and attach to card. Die is from the Mitten Garland set.

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