Good morning! Thanks for joining us for an exciting week of handmade holiday cards and crafts! All of our new October Release products are now available in the New category of the TE webstore! And you can find out if you’re one of our lucky sneak peek prize winners by scrolling to the end of this post. And now here are a few things you need to know before you go shop!

You’ll earn 120 Crafty Points when you purchase the Big Background Bundle including our four holiday background stamps: Scandinavian Christmas, Buffalo Plaid, Pine Bough, and Twiggy! In order to earn double points you must purchase the Big Background Bundle – double points do not apply to purchases of the individual items. Offer valid on purchases made between 9 am CDT on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Crafty Points can only be earned and redeemed on purchases made from the TE webstore.

Typically we set our free shipping threshold at $75, but we’ve lowered it to $25 for the whole month of October! So start planning your holiday projects and take advantage of the free shipping over $25 all month long! If you haven’t ordered from us before, then lemme just toot our horn for a second… our shipping team is amazing and 9 times out of 10 they’ll have your order shipped within one business day! We’ve hired extra seasonal help and expect to keep up with our turnaround throughout the holiday crafting season!

Often our international friends get left out of the free shipping party because unfortunately, international shipping is EXPENSIVE! But, this time we’re offering our international customers 20% off your shipping costs for the entire month of October! Discounts will be automatically applied – no coupon codes necessary.

As promised earlier this week, I have a video featuring our new Gift Card Pop Up die to share with you today! The pop-up die displays a gift card perfectly as it pops up when the card is opened. Instead of creating separate packaging for the gift card, now you can cleverly add it to the inside of your card. Here’s a quick look along with tips and tricks for achieving perfect alignment:

I have one more bit of exciting news! Our October Release is always our biggest of the year and I can never see enough Christmas inspiration so I’m excited to introduce our October Guest Designer, Mindy Eggen! Mindy will be sharing her inspiring projects throughout the month of October starting with this beauty:

Hop on over to Mindy’s blog, , to give her a warm welcome as our Guest Designer and to check out the video she recorded with tips and tricks for creating this gorgeous card! I love the splatters of white and the sparkling ‘merry’ to match the sparkling snow. I can hardly wait to see what Mindy comes up with next!

And now it’s time to check in with the lucky winners! If you find your name and comment listed below, please contact us! If you won a physical prize, make sure you respond with your mailing address so we can get your prize in the mail right away! Congrats to all the prize winners!

Release week always goes by way too quickly, but I’m excited because there’s still lots of time before Christmas so I have more time to create and share all the projects that currently exist only in my head! Our Creative Team has outdone themselves with the amazing inspiration they’ve been sharing throughout the week. Make sure you check ’em out on this final day of October Release inspiration!