Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ihp and a little Mint Motif

This month the i {heart} papers design team is featuring Mint Motif stamps available exclusively from i {heart} papers. Kate will host a Mr. Linky on her blog, so participants can add their links there before 6pm (EST) on Sunday, March 25th to be entered for a prize. A real prize, peeps! So get your i {heart} papers out and get 'em inky!!!


I've done a gift set for the challenge today.


This card features a sentiment from Sweet Hearts by Mint Motif and paper from Howdy Doody by My Mind's Eye. They are a lovely pairing since the sentiments and paper are so classic! This paper collection is also perfect with the Howdy Doody paper pad because it has lovely, homey patterns that are a divine compliment to the images in this set!


Because this is an acrylic set, I mounted the sentiment stamp in a slight curve to better fit the banner die. I used Ripe Persimmon distress ink for the word, 'heart' for a little emphasis. The rest of the sentiment was inked with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.


I made this box in a bag from a tutorial on Splitcoast. It was super easy to makeso it's a winner and I'll be using it again! I'm not able to tie the handles because they are on the delicate side, so that's a detail I need to rethink for next time. This project wouldn't have come together so easily without my Scor-Pal or 1/4" tape. If you haven't broken down and bought a Scor-Pal yet, really, you are missing out! It's a tool that has become indispensable in my paper crafting and I can't really do without it anymore...or my bow easy!


Look at the depth this project has!


It's all about these divine scallop posies. This is a marvelous die that I will spout off about for the next year, at least. It makes the most perfect sized spiral flowers - the same size as I was making cutting my own. Love it! Now I can make a whole line up of identical flowers, which tickles the OCD happy place in me. I used snow white pearls in the center of my flowers, and I really love this effect.

Do hop along and check out the rest of the Mint Motif projects we have lined up for you!
stamps; sweet hearts (mint motif from ihp)
paper; howdy doody (mme), aqua mist (pti), butter, coconut swirl (bazzill)
ink; tuxedo black memento (tsukineko from ihp), ripe persimmon distress ink ( from ihp), ocean aqua adirondack (ranger)
accessories; scor-pal, scor-tape ( from ihp), bow easy ( from ihp), dotted scallop punch (ek success), iron works motif, ribbon banners (spellbinders), scallop posie die (memory box  from ihp), tinsel edge sheer ribbon (may arts from ihp), show white pearls (kaiser craft from ihp)

11 comments:

Deb said...

Stunning, Loretta! I love how delicate and girlie this is!

Taylor said...

Love love love love love those little posies!! Divine!

i {heart} papers said...

Those flowers are darling! I need to bust out one of those dies! Lovely project!

Michele Gross said...

Oh wow! Stunning projects!!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous! Just love the colors here.

Peggysuez said...

What gorgeous paper and you showed it off so well. Lovely projects!

Stamping Becky said...

Beautiful gift project, Loretta! The bow on the card is lovely. Great way to set off the dp. Those flowers on the gift baskets are just darling!

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet gift set, such pretty papers, love how you did the sentiment in two different colors and your bag is lovely, great combo of dies

Lori said...

What a gorgeous gift set! You do elegant so well!

Gretchen said...

Just beautiful Loretta!

gifts to India said...

Beautiful, love love letter like a greeting cards.

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