Monday, October 3, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks Day 1: It’s a Winter Wonderland


October Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, October 6th 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 Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday 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 Wednesday 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Today we are featuring Woodland Winter, Banner Holiday, Moka Betty, Moka Hope, Snow A la Carte. 

For my first card I used the delightfully fun Woodland Winter.  This set features the cutest little critters to create the most wonderful Winter and holiday scenes!  This is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and consists of 21 images and sentiments.  The set was illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink Collection.  Oh, and there is a coordinating die set: Trim the Tree which consists of 8 dies to create Christmas trees and woodland scenes.


For my wintery scene I used cardstock and designer paper from one of two new Project Pantry kits that are being released this month: 12 Days Project Pantry.  To create the scene I stamped the deer on Choice Buttercream cardstock, colored and cut out.  I added a bit of Glossy Accents and glitter to the hat.  I stamped the tree image twice on the Choice Buttercream cardstock and cut out with the matching die. I then stamped the tree again on some of the designer paper, cut out with scissors and pieced onto the die cut trees.  I colored the trunks and added a bit of green shading using Copic markers.  To finish I added some Tiny Twinkle rhinestones. :)

The 12 Days Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:
My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 pad
12 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in coordinating colors
6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)

Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:

  • Christmas Button Mix
  • Doodlebug Holiday Brads
  • Rockin' Pink Sparkly Fluff
  • Rhinestones (Red, Split Pea, Island Lagoon)
  • Coordinating Copic Markers
  • Additional Cardstock Pack
  • Additional Ribbon Bundle


Next up is my card using the new Moka Hope.  Hope is a petite set on 3" x 5" full color sturdy storage panel  and includes 7 images and sentiments for $7.95.  It was designed and illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Moka Collection.


And Moka Hope is an extra special Moka!  October is breast cancer awareness month and TE will donate $1 from the sale of each Moka Hope set to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

For my card I stamped Moka Hope on Choice Snow White cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I added some shimmer to the banner with Sassy Pink Smooch.


A bit of pretty My Mind’s Eye designer paper, some pretty Prima flowers and a bit of ribbon are the finishing touches for the card.   The main panel was die cut with a Labels 18 Nestabilities die and embossed with the Lots of Dots Impression Plate.


Now that you have stopped by and checked out my projects how about visiting the rest of the design team?  I’m sure they will have some delightful projects to share!

Winter Wonderland
Stamps: Winter Wonderland (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Naturals Ivory (SU!), 12 Days Project Pantry Kit (TE).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger), Crystal fine glitter, Tiny Twinkles (TE), brads (SU!).

Moka Hope Stamps
Paper: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory (SU!), Choice Snow White (TE), Lost and Found 2 – Blush (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Scattered Straw Distress Ink (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Accessories: Sassy Pink Smooch (Clearsnap), flowers (Prima), ribbon and twine (May Arts), large oval punch (SU!), Labels 18 Nestabilities die (Spellbinders), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, foam dimensionals, Lots of Dots Impression Plate (TE).




  1. Such beautiful samples, Danielle! Love 'em :D

  2. LOVE your double trees, D! That card is adorable and your Moka Hope card is so sweet. Love the little roses. XOXO

  3. These are gorgeous! I love your Woodland card... the trees are fantastic and Moka Hope is just distressed perfection!

  4. Oh Danielle! These are GORGEOUS! The paper pieced trees are DROOLWORTHY and I ADORE your Moka card! WOW!

  5. I adore your woodland winter scene - just darling! And Moka Hope is stunning! The roses are the perfect accent!

  6. Love the two tree and the way they are leaning. Moka is beautiful! Love those roses.

  7. Gorgeous cards girl!! Really gorgeous! Can't wait to get that die set and stamps!

  8. what a cute reindeer it

  9. Oh Danielle, I love love LOVE this! That reindeer image is SO adorable! I love the patterned paper die cut trees and their rhinestone ornaments and the sparkle you added to the Santa cap is the perfect touch. Bravo!

  10. Moka Hope is so cute! Awesome samples!

  11. Oh my... such wonderful cards.

  12. Love the prima flowers on the Moka card. Also love how you did the deer with the trees! Great samples!

  13. Your reindeer card is just the cutest!! I love that patterned paper kit!

  14. No way, I love how you made your trees out of decorative paper!

  15. Awesome cards!! Really love the trees with blings - just perfect! The Moka Hope card is really sweet too!!

  16. Great cards, especially love the Christmas one!

    Chris L.

  17. LOVE both of your projects today!

  18. Lovely scene creation, Danielle, and awwwww on the new Moka card.

  19. Adorable Danielle! You are truly the queen of tags - and absolutely lovely! I adore your Moka Hope card - so beautiful - those roses around Hope are gorgeous!
    big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  20. Ack - I was looking at both your posts when I commented about the tags! Love the Woodland Winter card (those rounded corners are awesome!) beautiful girl!

  21. Beautiful cards --- I'm getting in the mood for Christmas. I can wait for the cold weather thought!

  22. Such cute cards!! I really love the cute little reindeer and patterned paper trees!!

  23. That reindeer scene is sooo adorable!! Love how you matted the trees! And your Moka Card is gorgeous!!! Love the shimmer and your coloring!

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  25. I love all of your projects and that Moka Hope card is great Danielle.


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