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Jul 06, 2019 8:48am

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Spring Cookie Stencil Roundup

As you may or may not know, I’ve been designing cookie stencils for about a year and a half now with the help of my design and manufacturing partner, Confection Couture Stencils, formerly Stencil Ease. In addition to my Prettier Plaques stencil series, which was my first line at launch, I’ve now got a second line called Dynamic Duos. Both lines involve multi-stencil sets that allow cookiers to create luscious layered looks, but they’re different in some key ways. Each Prettier Plaques set consists of five elements (stencils and masking pieces) that basically allow you to create one layered - and gorgeous - message cookie design. By contrast, each Duos monthly release consists of two coordinated multi-stencil sets (one with background stencils and the other with messages and frames) that, taken together, allow you to create myriad layered designs with multiple messages and backgrounds. My goal with this new line was to give my customers as much design flexibility as possible, all in two small packages each month! And, I dare say, I think I’ve done that!

Anywho, I’ve been releasing lots of Duos sets lately, and wanted to share those designs with you, just in case you missed them when first announced. What follows is a quick pictorial overview of recent releases, all of which have a definite spring-y flair. Starting first with my January release . . .

(1) January Release: While clearly designed with Easter in mind, this release can work wonderfully for spring birthdays and garden parties too if you just bypass the Easter-specific messages, or swap in more generic ones from some of my other sets below. (See second and third photos to the right.)

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(2) February Release: Brimming with birds and blossoms, these sets are perfect for a wide range of spring celebrations. (See fourth and fifth photos to the right.)

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(3) March Release: An abundance of hydrangea blooms and a lovely sentiment in French form the backdrop of this relaxing and restorative teatime release, ideal for Mother’s Day and get well and thank you gifts. (See sixth and seventh photos to the right.)

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(4) April Release: Festive floral garlands and stately stacked cakes make this release an obvious pick for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. (See eighth and ninth photos to the right.)

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick recap of my recent designs! BTW, I also have a Stencil of the Month Club that gives members substantial discounts on newly released stencils, as well as a 15% discount on everything on Confection Couture Stencils’ site, at any time! If you think you might be interested in joining, you can find more info here. Last but not least, for in-depth video tutorials showing how to use both my Prettier Plaques and Duos sets, please visit my YouTube channel here.

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