Thursday, June 30, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2

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.
Today we'll be introducing Birds of a Feather, Birds & Branch Dies, Moka Taylor, Moka Justin,  and the Hello A la Carte stamp.  My projects today will use the Birds of a Feather set and the Moka Taylor set. 

Birds of a Feather is a full-sized set containing 21 images and sentiments.  It was illustrated by
Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.  This set can be used for clean and simple cards, cutesy cards or even more elegant cards.  There is a Birds & Brach Die Set that coordinates with this set and it makes even simpler and helps with dimension. 

For my card, I stamped the branch in Burnt Umber ink.  The birds were stamped and then die cut and added to the "tree" with some foam dimensional tape.  The papers are from the Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky Collection from My Mind's Eye.  I used the Labels 18 Nestabilities for the sentiment panel. 

My second card uses the Moka Taylor set.  Moka Taylor was designed and illustrated by
Nancy McKinney for the Moka Collection.  When Nancy first illustrated this set, it was Taylor's personal favorite, so Nancy named this image after her.

The papers are from the Happy Go Lucky Collection from American Crafts.  I paper pieced part of Taylor's dress and colored her in with Copic markers.  I die cut the flowers out of scraps of patterned paper and added a button and some twine to the center.

To see more creations using these sets and creations using the sets I haven't featured today, visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen!  Be sure and come back tomorrow for the RELEASE DAY!  Everything you've seen these past two days will be available for purchase tomorrow at 8am Pacific!  Hope to see you tomorrow!

Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Melody Rupple
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess


Sankari W. said...

CHARMAINE! I Adore that you created a tree with the branch stamp - girl that is outtasight creative!!! LOVE the birds in the tree and little Taylor is just adorable!!! Simple fantastic and beautiful!!!
big hugs!
Sankari :)

Cassie said...

Very pretty, Charmaine. I'm really liking that new birds & branches die :D

Jill Norwood said...

I enjoy looking at your blog posts often! I love your cards so much! I especially like the new bird cage set and dies in this release from TE! They are so beautiful! :)

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Love your cards for today! They are both so fresh and bright! Great idea to turn the branch into a tree! Love that! Awesome always. :-)

Natalie said...

Adorable! Love the paper piecing and the sweet papers!

Steph Herbert said...

Adorable cards! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you paper pieced lil Taylor! Very pretty :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Both are too cute!!! Love the color palettes!

Betty said...

Cute, cute cards!! Love the die cut birds, and the color combo of the 'proud' card is so cheery!!

Stephanie K said...

I love your cards! The birds are so cute! Love the backgound :D The Moka Taylor is adorable! Love her dress and shoes!!

Taylor said...

Awww... so sweet Charmaine! I love the branch stamped vertically and you found the perfect patterned paper to go with those birds!

g said...

these are just darling! such fun colors & papers!!

Unknown said...

These are adorable! I love the colors on each one! The flower is really cute too!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Very cute cards, Charmaine!! I especially like how you used the branch on the first card. Very creative. Hugs, Sharon :o)

JessicaK said...

Awwww on the teensy weensy birds and the tree. Very adorable.

Karen Giron said...

I love Moka Taylor and her paper pieced dress - so cute!!

Susan said...

Very pretty cards. Love the branch turned into a tree.

Rachel G said...

So pretty! Love the Moka Taylor's dress!

Jillisgram said...

Very pretty, such soft lovely colors!

Jodi Collins said...

These are SO fun Charmaine! LOVE the layouts and papers you used!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Entirely TOO cute!!

Danielle L. said...

Oh nice! Neat how you turned the branch image into a tree and sweet paper piecing of Taylor's outfit! :)


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