Archive | March 9, 2013

Simple Hearts

What could be better than an afternoon creating with My Minds Eye! I’m seeing trends towards simplified designs and that fits my style perfectly. I excuted simplicity by cutting several die-cut hearts from patterend paper from the Collectable collection. I lined the hearts up tops to bottoms in two rows. Just for a little interest I added pop dots to one heart on the top row.  I didn’t want to cover up the hearts so I chose some thin twine and a simple black button to make it all pop! Personally I’ve been challenging myself to make some cards that are suitable for giving to the guys in our lives. Below you’ll find a card for the guys… no hearts, no flowers.

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As always it was a pleasure to work with the quality papers and products that My Minds Eye so predictably releases each and every year!

Supplies | Cardstock: Petersen Arne. Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye “Collectable” (Remarkable – Grin, Remarkable – Dates, Remarkable – Beam, Remarkable – Grace, Remarkable  – Delightful). Stamps: Stampavie (Celebrate).  Twine: Divine Twine. Buttons (unknown).

Designer: Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she blogs all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.


My Mind’s Eye | Life is Good with You Around

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The next installment in our My Mind’s Eye feature week comes from Card Annex designer Sharon Callis! Today, Sharon is highlighting part of the new Collectable collection that was introduced at CHA Winter 2013.

#life is good flowers

 The lovely paper flowers were handmade by Sharon from paper scraps! It’s a great way to make custom embellishments that are just perfect for your card.

#life is good doilie

Layering dark patterned paper behind the die-cut cutouts created a jeweled effect in the die cut! Sharon also emphasized the ede of her sentiment panel by inking the edges with a soft rose ink – Tim Holtz’a Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The sentiment panel is a 3×4 card cut from a patterned paper, but Sharon customized it by punching the corners.

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#life is good topper (small)

Supplies | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye “Collectable” (Charm, Pleasant, Journal, Tale). Adhesive: Xyron (Mega Runner, Glue Stick, Creative Station). Die: Spellbinders (A2 Floral Ribbon Threader Nestabilities). Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Tattered Rose).

Designer: Sharon Callis

Sharon Callis lives in Ireland and has been a crafter for over twenty years.  In 2011, Sharon was named ‘Cardmaker of the Year’ by Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards made Easy’ Magazines in the UK. Sharon’s work has been featured in publications such as Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essential, Create and Craft TV, Cardmaking and Papercraft as well as on various craft companies Facebook pages and blogs. She currently designs for Xyron, gel-a-tins and Little Yellow Bicycle. In addition to her passion for papercrafts, Sharon also likes to do a wide variety of crafts: knit, sew, cross stitch, machine embroider, plastic canvas, costume design, woodcraft, dollshouse miniatures, sketching, home decor, model making and baking. To learn more about her,visit her blog.