Saturday, March 28, 2015

MIM Stamping and Mixing Patterns

Danielle Flanders has a great video at Papertrey Ink this week, giving tips on creating your own patterned paper with stamps and mixing those patterns together in a project. This was a fun challenge that highlighted for me that I rarely use a lot of patterned designer paper in my projects anymore.

Here are the three paper designs I created to make a baby congrats card for a dear friend's first grandchild.


Stamps - Background Basics: Super Stripes, Polka Dot Basics, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Hands of Time (PTI)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS (PTI), Pear, Sky, Buttercup CS (CTMH)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear, Sky, Buttercup (CTMH)
Other - mini rhinestones, corner rounder


  1. I love your patterned papers, and how you incorporated them into a card is simply fantastic! Yours is my favorite for this MIM challenge!

  2. Such a clever way to add your patterns! Love it!

  3. Love seeing what you did with your patterns, Connie.
    Such a stunningly 'hip' baby card! Your friend will love it!

  4. Love how you did this more modern baby card with your beautiful papers! And really like your plaid paper...bought the super stripes stamp set awhile ago so I could make my own plaids and have never taken it out of the package yet!! You just inspired me to take it down off the shelf and I'm going to use it!!! :0) Thanks Connie! :0)

  5. What an awesome design! I love your colors and patterns, it's a wonderful card!

  6. Oh wow--you really rocked the challenge, Connie! Your card is fabulous!

  7. Your card design is awesome! I'm going to have to pin it and try it out. Beautiful job.

  8. What a fabulous card!! I love the colors and patterns you created and the design is fantastic!!

  9. Oh, this is so pretty! I love all the white space!


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