Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks: It’s in the Bag and the Moka Girls

Hello Everyone!  Today is Day Three of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions and we have some really neat stamp sets to share today.   First we have the It’s in the Bag stamp set and coordinating set of dies.  And we are also debuting a new line of character stamps illustrated by Nancy called the Moka Collection.  We are starting this collection with two fabulous girls: Jenn and Olivia. :)


First let me share a card I made using the It’s in the Bag stamp set and matching dies.  The die cuts the cutest little bag and the stamp set can be used to decorate it.  Of course the images are quite versatile and can be used with or without the bag die. :)  Since this is my first card made with the set I had to create a little bag.


Yeah – and I had to add a piece of chocolate to the bag (Hershey’s Special Dark)! :)  After cutting the bag with the new die I used the floral image from the set to make the bag all snazzy.  I then added a wire handle and decorated with some ribbon, twine and itty bitty label cut with another die from the set.  C U T E!


My next card uses Moka Jenn.  This sweet mini set includes the character image and a few matching sentiments.  I used the “oh baby” sentiment to create my very own background (stamp multiple times with VersaMark and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder) and a second sentiment as the main text.  I cut a circle from the cardstock and layered on a Lacey Circle cut from dark brown card stock.  To finish Buttercream Liquid Pearls were dotted around the edges.


I stamped Jenn in Memento Tuxedo Black on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I added just a bit of Glossy Accents and glitter to the bottom of her shirt.  A bit of designer paper and a touch of ribbon and the card was finished.  Now I just need to find a preggo friend to send this to! :D


All of the crafty sweetness we have been sharing these last few days will be available for purchase Thursday at 8:00AM PST at Taylored Expressions.  But come back tomorrow… I have another project to share!

For more paper crafty goodness check out the Baker’s Dozen and Friends:

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds - me!
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Nancy McKinney
Wanda Guess
Jami Sibley

It’s in the Bag Recipe:
Stamps: It’s in the Bag (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Black, Naturals Ivory, So Saffron (SU!), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), This and That designer (Lily Bee).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron Classic.
Accessories: wire, ribbon, twine, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, foam dimensionals, Red Glitter Candy Dots (Pebbles), Labels Nestabilities (Spellbinders), It’s in the Bag dies (Taylored Expressions).

Moka Jenn Recipe:
Stamps: Moka Jenn (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Pink, Gray (SU!), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Stella Rose – Hazel (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, VersaMark.
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), yellow ribbon (May Arts), Glossy Accents and Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), foam dimensionals.



  1. Danielle, these are gorgeous! I love the black on red bag and the little thread bow and your Moka is just darling!

  2. These are ADORABLE Danielle! That little gift bag with the candy tucked inside is so sweet and I love how you colored the lady.

  3. Great cards!! Love the little gift bag. Love how you colored that sweet girl & added sparkle, too!

  4. Oh how fun! Hey, are your ears burning? I watched a video on the new 3D challenge )video) over at Paper Craft Planet(mini albums) and the host was showing off all her treasured mini's...and one was from you! She says to tell you how much she still loves her swap mini! There you go!

  5. These are FABULOUS Danielle! LOVE the bag card and your Moka girl is AWESOME!!!

  6. The first card is beautiful! LOVE how you added the candybar to the shopping bag!!

    I saw your Moka girl in the gallery the other day and fell in love!!! Great card!


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