Saturday, September 12, 2015

PTI MIM #223 Coffee Talk

Hello!  I think this is a fun card to make and receive.  This week on the Papertrey Ink website, the technique is called "Camouflaged Pocket Inserts".  You created a pocket and tag and attach stamped die cuts in an interesting way.  Here's what I came up with:

The main coffee cup image and sentiments are from the Heart-2-Heart #1 stamp set, with matching die.  The tag die I used is Tag Sale #6.  I just snipped off the round end to allow it to fit better in the hand made pocket. 

The pocket is hand stamped.  First, I inked the white cardstock with distress ink.  Then I stamped the background with Background Basics: Text Style to mimic the designer paper I used for the tag.  I didn't use a stamping block for that, I just used my fingers to apply pressure at different areas for a worn appearance. The pocket was also stamped with flower images from the Ruby Reprise stamp set.  The designer paper is from Prima's Coffee Break.  I added the eye glasses wood embellishment, also from the same collection, for added fun.  The trim on the bottom finishes off the card.

This card also fulfills the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week of using stamps and die cuts on your project. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

                                                  Hugs, Mimi


  1. I love coffee, and coffee cards are a close second! Lovely card! The glasses are a great addition to it! Thanks for joining the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!