Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Ladies Diary Card

I made a card for a coworker who retired last month.  I wanted to make it extra special for her.  I used Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary paper and stickers to create the easel card:

The stamps are from Papertrey Ink: Simply Jane, Calendar Basics, and Celebrations stamp set and coordinating die.  I also used I Am Roses flowers, added doilies, lace trim, string, pearl flourish, and ivory ribbon.

The sticker tag on the bottom is what holds the easel card up.  I added a little chipboard piece behind it to prop it up.

I made a pocket on the inside of the card to hold a couple of journaling cards for us coworkers to sign.  It will also be a place to put our gift card for her. 
More close up shots:

Thanks for taking a look!
                                                        Hugs, Mimi

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Prima Inspired Christmas Cards part 3

This time I made a tag for the Prima challenge of making it frugal, and clean and simple.

Quite simply, I cut apart a note card from the Prima Holiday Jubilee paper collection,  rounded the corners, backed it on some black cardstock, and stamped a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  The poinsettia petals came from a Prima tin that I have from a long time ago.  Then added a pearl center, some pearl strands, lace, and seam binding.

Thanks for taking a peek!
                                          Hugs, Mimi

Prima Inspired Christmas Cards part 2

Here is a second card I made for the Prima challenges:

Again this card has a base from the Prima Ledger pad.  The papers and sentiment are from the Prima Holiday Jubilee collection.  I also added a Finnabair metal trinket, as well as Prima flowers.  The ornament was die cut from a Sizzix die, then added a doily and green ribbon.

Thanks for taking a peek!
                                                    Hugs, Mimi

Prima Inspired Christmas cards part 1

I really wanted to take part in the challenges, but having guests staying over made it difficult.  Here is one card I made:

For the background paper I used Prima Ledger, but the rosette was made from the Prima Holiday Jubilee paper, and the notecard was cut from the paper collection as well, then added a Prima flower and velvet leaves.  The sentiment along the bottom is a Papertrey Ink stamp.  Red sheer ribbon and lace finish the card. 

Thanks for taking a peek!
                                                    Hugs, Mimi

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nov. IAR Challenge

There is a challenge over at the I Am Roses blog to create with your favorite flower.  Mine is the carnation.

On this project, I used carnations, leaves, and stamen by I Am Roses.  This card was also made for the Graphic 45 November challenge on Facebook to make a thank you card.  I used Graphic 45's French Country papers, stamp, and chipboard piece (behind the flower cluster).  Other products used is a Spellbinders die, Papertrey Ink thank you stamp, black seam binding and lace trim. 

Thanks for stopping by!
                                               Hugs, Mimi

Saturday, November 9, 2013

SSS Monday Challenge: Patchwork card

I wanted to participate in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge of creating a patchwork project:

The papers are from the Lyric collection by Prima and were die cut from a Papertrey Ink die to create a patchwork design.  I was inspired by the images on the Lyric papers for the design of this card. I wanted to use the Tim Holtz Ticket die, and the Prima stamp matched it pretty close.  Other stamps used came from the Teresa Collins Memories set.  Butterfly, wooden button, and crystal flourish is also by Prima.  Handmade a flower and added lace to finish it off.

Here's a video on the making of this card:

Thanks for stopping by!
                                               Hugs, Mimi

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Make it Monday #139

Hello!  Here is a card I made for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday #139: Stamped Square Frames.

The flourish to create the frame came from the Vintage Labels stamp set.  In the background, I stamped Background Basics: Text Style and Fancy Flourishes.  The main image and sentiment came from the Butterfly Dreams set.  To create the overlay frame, I die cut Spellbinders Ovals and Decorative Ovals together.  I stamped the frame flourish atop to create a seamless picture. 

Other products used: Papertrey Ink Scallop border, Webster's Pages designer paper, I Am Roses flowers, lace, and flat back pearls.

Thanks for taking a peek!
                                                   Hugs, Mimi

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Prima Wood Icon Box

I created this box more of necessity, but also had fun putting it together.  Here are the fun goodies I used before I put the box together:

Here is the completed box:


I made this box to have a place to put the Prima wood icons.  It's made of medium weight chipboard and covered with black cardstock.  The Prima paper I used is Romance Novel, and I used various Prima goodies, along with Tim Holtz items, Papertrey Ink stamps, ribbon, lace and doily.

I also have a video if you're interested in seeing more:


Thanks for taking a look!

                                                   Hugs, Mimi

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

I'm excited to participate in this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  For this month, we are to create some Christmas tags, and Nichole challenged us to use something different for the base of the tags.  I decided to use corrugated paper for the base, die cut with Papertrey Ink's tag dies.

Here are pictures of the tags individually:

The paper pad I used is Norland by The Farmhouse Paper Company.  It is the perfect companion to Melissa Phillips' Love Lives Here: Holiday stamp set.  Other Papertrey stamp sets I used were Celebrations and Stylish Sentiments: Holiday.  I also used various Papertrey Ink dies. 

Thanks for stopping by!
                                                   Hugs, Mimi

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October birthday

Time for me to make another birthday card for a coworker turning 50.  I turned to the Cardabilities sketch #84 as my starting point. 

The paper collection is Teresa Collins Memories.  Stamps by Papertrey Ink.  Added a handmade flower, ribbon, and a pearl spray. 

Here is the sketch:
Thanks for taking a look!

                                                     Hugs, Mimi

Monday, September 30, 2013

Prima Delight Mini Album

I couldn't wait to create once I got my hands on the Delight collection by Jodie Lee.  I used my Accucut birdcage die and medium weight chipboard for the base of the album. 



As part of a challenge for myself to use the Sizzix dies I purchased in July, I used the Birds die set on this project and die cut the birds with corrugated paper from Joann's. 

I uploaded a video talking about the album:

Thanks so much for taking a look!!

                                                 Hugs, Mimi

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crafty Secrets Merci Card

This week, the sponsor for the Shabby Tea Room is Crafty Secrets, and I have to play along, since I love their stamps.  It is week #185 and it's an Apple Theme.  Here is the card I created:

The red panel is stamped with images from the Crafty Secrets French Mail stamp collection, and the fruit image is taken from the Summertime Images and Journal Notes.  The Merci sentiment is backed on black chipboard.  Other supplies include Graphic 45 French Country 6x6 paper pad, Papertrey Ink sentiment, Spellbinders Rose Creations die, Sizzix embossing folder, Spare Parts metal, some twine, and ribbon.

I have a video on Youtube showing how I created this card:

Note:  This video may not be seen on mobile devices due to song copyright.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks for stopping by!!

                                                  Hugs, Mimi

Monday, August 19, 2013

Prima Delight Birthday card

Just a quick share with you today.  I went for the shabby look with this card.  I received my Prima Delight goodies and wanted to create right away.  I used the Cardabilities sketch #81.

I stamped with Papertrey Ink, handmade some flowers, added Prima Say it in Crystals, and distressed the edges.

Thanks for taking a look!

                                                   Hugs, Mimi

Thursday, August 1, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #127: Double Backgrounds

I made a card to fit the challenge of stamping double backgrounds:

The gray cardstock is by Stampin Up.  BB:Text Style was stamped in London Fog Memento ink.  The large damask from Damask Design was stamped with Versamark ink, while the smaller damask was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink.  The sentiment is also from the Damask Design stamp set, and the frame and matching die is from Pretty Peonies.  DP on the side is My Mind's Eye, added black grosgrain ribbon and a Prima flower to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.
                               Hugs, Mimi 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Masculine 40th birthday card

Here is a card I made for a friend who turns 40 this month:

I used Bo Bunny's Timepiece 6x6 paper pad, and Papertrey Ink's stamps and numbers dies and tag.  I also added a metal hardware by Ingvild Bolme for Prima.

For the center panel, I grouped some birthday sentiments together and stamped a pattern for the background of the tag.  I also inked the edges with distress ink.

For the inside, I created a pocket for the gift card, and stamped a sentiment.

The small tag is die cut and stamped with Papertrey Ink.  Added some string to tie it together.

Thanks for stopping by!
                                            Hugs, Mimi