Blog: Confection Couture Stencils

Need one of Julia’s foolproof recipes? Some stunning cookie decorating ideas? Or a quick fix on Julia’s latest news and events? Well then, you’re in the right place! Here, you can stay up-to-the-minute current on everything that’s happening in Julia’s kitchen and studio – and in that always-churning mind of hers! IMPORTANT: Julia is still formatting blog entries prior to 2021 to conform to the new site layout. Please don’t be surprised if some back entries look a little wacky, and please be patient as she edits them over time.
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Roar-some Stencil Savings

Pardon the pun – I just can’t help myself sometimes! LOL. Anyway, that’s just my way of boldly announcing my next awesome stencil sale. See the details here

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Love Is in the Air

Still in New Year’s vacation mode and procrastinating on your Valentine’s Day cookie designs? You’ll fall head over heels for this stencil sale because it’s sure to kickstart your creativity

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Hello, 2023

Eager to see 2022 come to a close? Yeah, I suspect I’m not the only one, so I’m here to help you slide into 2023 in style! Check out my latest stencil sale starting on December 13

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Kitchen Club Release #3

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TREE KIT! Incite awe with multi-tier 3-D trees, or take it easier with still stunning 2-D versions. The choice is yours with the third kit in my Kitchen Club Collection

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Kitchen Club Release #2

CHRISTMAS STOCKING KIT! I’m back this month with my second release in my new Kitchen Club Collection, and it’s particularly enchanting because it allows you to make cookies that double as décor or party favors

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Kitchen Club Debut

HALLOWEEN COFFIN AND SKELETON KIT! It’s here, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome you into my kitchen to share this new cookie decorating journey with me

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Stencil Line Makeover

After six years of wonderful business as usual, I’m changing up my stencil line! There won’t be an April 2022 release, but there’s something better in store coming soon

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February 2022 Stencil Release

BEES AND BLOSSOMS! Whether for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration or any other day of the year, my February 2022 Dynamic Duos™ release is the perfect way to tell your loved one (or secret crush) that you care

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January 2022 Stencil Release

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE! With everything from cabbage roses and Cupid to the Eiffel Tower and singing swallows, my latest stencil sets will make you feel as if you’ve visited the City of Love without ever leaving your kitchen

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November 2021 Stencil Release

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE! With a host of charming gingerbread houses and a candy cane-striped landscape as their background, these sets are sure to make your Christmas extra sweet

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September 2021 Stencil Release

THANKSGIVING PLACE CARD! I’m a sucker for stunning place settings, and particularly ones with an element of surprise. That’s why I’m especially excited about this month’s release, which will allow you to make a plethora of Thanksgiving place cards!

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August 2021 Stencil Release

BAD TO THE BONE! So, for years I’ve been wondering what to do with the stray cow bones from our farm that my husband “arranged” in a vintage cart on our porch. He so rarely attempts to decorate anything around the house that I didn’t want to

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Schedule willing, I release a newsletter each month, roughly mid-month. In September, I’ll have sales running on two events (The Bake Fest and Cookie-A-Thon) as well as two stencil sales – one featuring Halloween items, and the other taking us further into fall. I look forward to connecting with you more personally!

Live sweetly, Julia