Thursday, June 30, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks: Happy Bird Day and Moka Taylor


July Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

For my first card I used the new Birds of a Feather stamp set and the matching Branch & Bird dies.  Birds of a Feather is a full sized stamp set on a 5.75” x 8.5” sturdy storage panel and includes 21 images/sentiments.  Nancy McKinney illustrated this lovely addition to the Whimsical Wishes Line of stamp sets.  Whether you prefer CAS, cutesy, elegant or shabby this set will be a perfect addition to your collection.


I stamped one of the bird cage images from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Choice Snow White cardstock.  I then die cut a couple of little birdies using the matching die and added them to the image using foam dimensionals.  A little Liquid Pearls and a touch of coloring with a W1 Copic markers and the focal image was done… easy peasy!  I did kick the card up a notch with plenty of designer paper and some ribbon but I think my focal image would have looked great on a simple Kraft card base too!


For my second card I used the latest addition to the Moka collection: Moka Taylor!  Nancy has done it again and created another fabulous Moka chic.  She also illustrated another Moka: Moka Justin (you just gotta see him… he is quite the cool guy!).  Each of the Mokas comes on a 3” x 5.5” sturdy storage panel and there are matching sentiment stamps included with each set.


For my card I used Taylor and one of the sentiments from the set to create a Happy Birthday card.  I also created some fun star accents using the new Seeing Stars die set.  If the layout of my card looks familiar I used Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch from earlier this week. :)  Did you notice something different about this card?  There is no ribbon, twine or jute.  Wowsa!


Now that you have checked out my card hop on over and visit the rest of the team!  I’m sure they have some fabulous samples!

Happy Bird Day:
Stamps: Birds of a Feather (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: So Saffron, Naturals White (SU!), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Hometown Summer designer (Pink Paislee).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers)
Accessories: Liquid Pearls (Ranger), twill ribbon (May Arts), Black Licorice twine (Divine Twine), foam dimensionals, Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Birds & Branches dies (Taylored Expressions).


Moka Taylor Birthday:
Stamps: Moka Taylor (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Razzleberry, Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Lime Twist – Happy Go Lucky designer (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers)
Accessories: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Crystal Stickles (Ranger), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, brads (Recollections), foam dimensionals, Seeing Stars Dies and Stars Impression Plate (Taylored Expressions).




  1. Two absolutely exquisite cards - I adore beautiful Moka Taylor - and the gorgeous colors on the birdcage card (and liquid pearls!) are simply beautiful!
    big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  2. Your Birds of a Feather card is gorgeous, Danielle. What stunning colors to use :D

  3. Fabulous cards Danielle! That pop of black on your birdcage card is just exquisite and sets off the whole layout. Your Taylor card is just too cute!

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the sewing and blocking on the Moka Taylor card! Adorable! And the bird cage card is simply elegant! Love it! Great new sets for TE!

  5. Your cards are wonderful! Love the black accent c/s, just makes the image and colors pop! Cute Taylor card, too! Great stitching embellie!

  6. Love all of the lovely layers on your cards! Gorgeous!:)

  7. Beautiful cards! Moka Taylor is so sweet! I love the papers you used for her too!

  8. What beautiful cards! Love the color combos!

  9. I love your cards! The colors are soo pretty! The Birds of a Feather card is my fave. I do love the stars too! Lovely cards :D

  10. I just love this Moka Taylor! And the bird dies are really cute too. Gorgeous cards!

  11. So, so pretty, Danielle!!! Love your sketch on both cards and the DP. The liquid pearls on the first card just set it off and how beautifully you've done them. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  12. Your stitching on your Moka card is perfect! Oh wow!! You must spill the bean on how to sew straight!! ahaha! Your cards are just gorgeous!!

  13. Aweseome awesome layouts on both of these cards. The liquid pearls (really? not bling?) on the birds card is amazing.

  14. Love them both!! The colors are fantastic! Love the layout of the first one, very cool!

  15. Love it all. Thanks for sharing your cards. Very pretty.

  16. So cute! Love the layout of your cards.

  17. Very lovely cards. Love the new items available.

  18. These are phenomenal Danielle! Your color combos are AMAZING! LOVE both of these!

  19. Danielle, your bird card is just gorgeous and how fun is the Taylor card! LOVE the colors!


Thanks for your sweet comments! I love hearing from you. :)