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My Mind’s Eye | Thanks



Terri Davenport is here today to bring us the final installment of our My Mind’s Eye feature week highlighting their new CHA Winter 2013 collections! Today, we are highlighting the Boy Crazy collection once again in this fun “thank you” card.

Balloons are trendy, and this one makes a great makeshift banner to carry our card’s sentiment on. The blue literally pops off the card and highlights the gracious message!

To balance the visual weight of the chipboard piece, Terri layered twill and baker’s twine at the bottom for an interesting piece of texture. It also covers the seam between the two patterned papers to keep it from looking awkward.

Supplies |  Cardstock: Core’dinations. Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye “Boy Crazy” (Point the Way). Chipboard: My Mind’s Eye (Boy Crazy). Alphabet Stickers: Simple Stories. Twill: Stampin’ Up!. Baker’s Twine: unknown.

Designer: Terri Davenport

Terri Davenport has been paper crafting since 1995. She is currently a creative team member with Designer Digitals and Ta Da Creative Studios. Terri teaches digital scrapbooking classes locally at Owens Community College She has won several contests including Creating Keepsake’s Hall of Fame and Paper Crafts World Card Making Day contests. Terri lives in Toledo, OH with her husband, four sons and dog. Since even the dog is male, her blog is appropriately titled Outnumbered.


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.

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 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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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.


Happy Birthday With Love


It’s Evgenia, back with more of Card Annex’s feature week of My Mind’s Eye! This card is from My Mind’s Eye’s new “Collectable” collection.

When I work with bright papers I prefer to focus on using not more then 3 main colors. It is always much easier to work with one collection, where the designers do all the hard work for you and the papers match perfectly.


Don’t forget about playing with your sewing machine, with using colorful threads you can add more fun to your project!

By using dies like this butterfly,  you can make your card more dimensional and appealing. Felt is a great way to add texture to a die.

Supplies | Patterned Papers: My Mind’s Eye “Collectable” (Unforgettable:New, Unforgettable:Fresh, Unforgettable:Remember). Tags: Chic Tags (Love Note Artist, Love Note Phrases). Washi Tape: Freckled Fawn. Brads: My Mind’s Eye (Sunny Day). Dies: Papertrey Ink. Felt: Papertrey Ink. Pearls: Wild Orchid Crafts.

Designer: Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer is from Russia. She describes South Africa, where she moved about 2 years ago, as “the most beautiful country that I have ever seen” where she can enjoy the sun almost every day. Evgenia has a 4 year old son, that is her inspiration. She started as a scrapbooker, but now mainly creates cards in her signature  detailed, romantic style. Currently, Evgenia designs for Melissa Frances, Tattered Angels, Bo Bunny Designs, OUAS blog and a SOE kit club, and also works part time as a child & family photographer. To learn more about her, check out her personal blog.


Have Bots of Fun


Today, our My Mind’s Eye feature week brings us a card by designer Corri Garza that is “bots” of fun! It’s from the new collection “Boy Crazy” by My Mind’s Eye, the companion collection to the “My Girl” collection that we’ve been featuring the past few days.

A clean and simple style is perfect when designing for boys! On this color blocked design, the patterns do a lot of the work of creating movement. The diagonal stripes move the eye through the card from the sentiment to the robot. The offset blocks underneath the robot highlight the movement of the sticker.

Supplies | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye “Boy Crazy” (Word Play, Imagine). Stickers: My Mind’s Eye (Boy Crazy Layered Stickers). Stamps: Scrappy Moms. Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Broken China, Weathered Wood). Baker’s Twine: The Twinery.

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos. To learn more about Corri, visit her blog.


My Mind’s Eye | Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Today, as part of our My Mind’s Eye feature week, we have another great example of a card highlighting their new “My Girl” collection from CHA Winter 2013. This card by designer Annette Allen combines a wealth of pattern with an exuberant message fit for everyday or a variety of occasions.

The patterned paper provides its own pre-printed sentiment block which makes a quick and easy base for the design. Annette added a unique element to the sentiment block – a half pinwheel, constructed with a die from Lil’inker designs. It adds dimension and flair without overwhelming the sentiment visually. The whole pinwheel would have been overwhelming.

Next, on the right side, Annette added a series of hand cut banners. The coordinated paper collection means the papers go together perfectly without fear of clashing. She “grounded” the banners with self-adhesive pearls from the “My Girl” collection.

For a final touch, a twine wrap around the card adds some touchable texture, and a line that goes vertically to offset the horizontal banner and sentiment block lines. And just that quick…the card is complete!

Supplies | My Mind’s Eye (My Girl). Embellishment: My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots (My Girl). Twine: May Arts (Burlap String). Cardstock: Neenah (white). Adhesive: Scotch 3M (ATG). Die: Lil’inker Designs (mini pen wheel die).

Designer: Annette Allen

Annette started card making in 1997, when a neighbor invited her to a Stampin’ Up! party while she was living in Germany. She has since started a blog and taken part in many design teams. Annette has been published in Paper Crafts Magazine, Designed To Color, Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine and Papercraft Inspirations. To learn more about Annette, visit her blog, My Clever Creations.