Hey, crafty friends! It’s Heather here today! First things first, the Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit has SOLD OUT. Wow! There are still other new products that are available to purchase from this week’s release and you can sign up to receive notifications for when the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die is back in stock.

For those of you that ordered the kit and are awaiting its arrival, today’s post is filled with extra ideas and inspiration to use when you create with the kit. For those of you who didn’t order the kit, today’s inspiration might be just what you need to spark ideas to use with other items that you already have in your crafty collection! Either way, it’s never bad to have pretty project ideas to drool over, right??

Also, don’t forget about our glitter cardstock promotion happening this week! Check out the details below:

Right now through Sunday, July 31st, save 20% off of our Glitter Cardstock. Stock up on all of your favorite colors to add sparkle and shine to your holiday projects and more! Offer valid while supplies last.

Click below to shop for the new items that are still available from this week’s release. Then keep scrolling to check out today’s inspiration!

Today’s video is from Joy Baldwin and she is sharing a holiday card that is easy to create with the Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit! See how Joy created the card from start to finish below:

In the video, Joy goes through the items included in the Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit and the new products available separately from the kit. Joy starts out by cutting out the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate from Sugar Cube Cardstock and layering the frame and frame insert over another piece of Sugar Cube cardstock that is covered with a Sticky Sheet. Sugar Cube Glitter is poured over the frame and it adheres to the frame openings where the Sticky Sheet is exposed. Next, Joy cuts out the candy canes, holly leaves, and berries with the dies from the Peppermint Kisses Die & Stencil Combo set. She adds stripes to the candy canes with the stencil and her Bitty Blender Brushes using Cherry Pop ink and adds color to the leaves with Peapod ink.

The ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment from the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set is embossed with the Red Peppermint Scented embossing powder and cut out with the coordinating die. The candy cane is added to the card with a bit of gold thread tied around it and then Joy added the holly leaves over the top along with a few of the peppermint pieces for the berries.

This card is a fantastic one to mass produce for the holidays! It’s a wonderful clean and simple design with details like the glitter, gold thread, and peppermints that step it up.

Check out the list below for all of the supplies that Joy used on her card:

Here are a few more card created with the Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit from the TE Creative Team:

This holiday card by Jen Shults features a single candy cane dressed up with holly leaves and berries on a background that is blended with Cookie Monster ink, darker at the bottom and lighter at the top to create an ombre effect. The card is framed with the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die cut from Sugar Cube cardstock for the frame and Watermelon cardstock for the stripes that are inset on the frame. the ‘happy holidays’ sentiment is embossed with Red Peppermint Scented embossing powder and is set next to the candy cane along with a few Bits & Pieces – Peppermints.

The pair of candy canes on this card by Emily Mydlowski are extra sweet! She added the stripes to the candy canes using Watermelon ink and then added a layer of Versamark ink over the top so that she could emboss them with the Red Peppermint Scented embossing powder. The holly leaves and berries are added to the front of the criss-cross design and the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment is stamped underneath. The card is framed with the largest Frame in Frame Cutting Plate die that is cut out from a piece of cardstock that Emily stenciled with the Gingham Rotating stencil.

This shaker card by Jill Hawkins is just the cutest! Jill created the shaker using the frame insert from the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die. She stamped the insert with images from the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set and cut out the shaker frame opening with an Inside Bracket Stacklets die. The shaker is filled with Bits & Pieces – Peppermints, Bits & Pieces – Snowflakes, and Snow Flurries sequins. The star of this card is the adorable penguin from the Fluffy Friends – Holiday stamp set standing on a candy cane that Jill cut out from Red Pepper cardstock that is stenciled with Sugar Cube ink stripes!

This sweet Christmas card was created by Melody Rupple. Melody arranged the candy canes into a heart design and framed them using a frame cut out with the Stitched Circle Stacklets and Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets dies. Lots of holly and Bits & Pieces – Peppermints are added around the candy canes along with the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment that is embossed with the Red Peppermint Scented embossing powder. I love the border that Melody added to the bottom of the card that was trimmed from a Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die cut!

Today, join me (Heather Nichols) live for “T Time” at 10AM Central on the Taylored Expressions Facebook Page. I’ll be sharing a crafty project – come join in the fun! (Don’t worry, if you miss any of our live broadcasts, you can always watch the saved broadcast afterwards!)

That wraps up the inspiration for the Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit release! Share your card creations and more using the kit with us on the Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook Page – if you aren’t a member of the group, come join us to see all of the crafty TE inspiration that is shared by your fellow TE fans. Next week, get ready for a few of our previous TE exclusives to become available in the TE webstore along with a few new coordinating products! Stop by the blog this weekend for a sneak peek!

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