Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI April Blog Hop

Hello!  Here is a card I made for the Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop.

The card was based on this picture for inspiration:

The navy cardstock is from Archivers.  For the background, I used the Harlequin cover plate die.  The stamps I used are The Sweet Life, Mat Stack 1 collection, and Keep It Simple: Thank You set.  The base of the card is Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush cardstock.

I also want to share a video of my recent Papertrey Ink haul.  I also include some cards I created with the stamps and dies I purchased.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
                                                         Hugs, Mimi

Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy Birthday SSS

I made a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday.

 I love stamping on pattern paper.  The designer paper is from Prima's Stationer's Desk.  I stamped PTI's Polka Dot Basics II on the left panel.  On the grey paper, I stamped PTI's Love Birds, and an image from the Boutique Borders: Sympathy stamp set. The sentiment is from the Say it in Style set and is heat embossed in black.  Layered some papers from Prima and added a brad in the corner.

Thanks for taking a peek!
                                                     Hugs, Mimi

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sending Best Wishes

Hello again!  I'm having so much fun stamping and making cards this weekend.  This card was made for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of using pastel colors.  It helps think of spring, even though it was near freezing this morning.  At least the sun is shining with clear skies!

The base of the card is Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock.  From my recent haul, I used the Phrase Play #6 Mini stamp set and matching die.  The flower image and coordinating die is from the Pretty Peonies stamp set, and it is on dimensionals.  The designer paper is Prima.  Added some Martha Stewart bakers twine and some flat back pearls to finish the card.

Have a Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by!
                                                        Hugs, Mimi

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Love You MIM #207

Hello!  I wanted to try this week's Make It Monday technique of double partial die cutting.

The dies I used are PTI Hearts Print die collection and Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Hearts die collection.
The Autumn Rose cardstock was stamped with Background Basics: Sheet Music in Autumn Rose ink.  The sentiment is from the Say It With Style stamp set, stamped in versamark and heat embossed in black.  I made some crinkled black seam binding by spraying it with Prima's Antique Gold bloom spray, scrunched and heat set it, and tied it in a bow. The designer paper is by Prima.  

Such a cool technique! Thanks for stopping by!
                                                   Hugs, Mimi

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I found another challenge blog to play along with.  This card was made for the Less is More challenge this week of combining previous challenges.

Challenge #174: use more than 1 stamp.  I used 3 stamps from Papertrey Ink's For the Graduate stamp set.
Challenge #173: use a die cut.  I used Papertrey Ink's Mat Stack 1 die that coordinates with this set.
Challenge #170: 3 colors.  I used Memento Ink colors Tuxedo Black, Espresso Truffle, and Gray Flannel.

The background paper is also by Papertrey Ink, from their Bitty Dot Basics paper pad.  Then finished it off with 3 bling in the corner.

This was a fun challenge to participate in.  Thanks for stopping by!

                                                            Hugs, Mimi