Today on the hop you should have come from Laura Nehring's blog. If you would like to start at the beginning, be sure to visit Laura Pryor's blog.
You probably noticed these mats on one of the cards I posted on Monday. I just couldn't resist using them!
For today's card I paired the stitched mats with another new die set, Party Hats. Take a look at that fun mat that the partying coffee cup is sitting on. Isn't that stitched detail just the coolest? And I failed to mention the fun sentiments on Monday that are included in the "You're Invited" stamp set. This one is so fun! The bottom part says, "Thank You For Making My Day Special (The Real Gift Was Seeing You)". And another of my favorites from the set is "We're Blowing Up the Balloons and Icing the Cake to Celebrate Your Birthday"!
Can you just imagine with me what images and/or die cuts that you have in your arsenal that you could pair with these adorable party hats? Acorns, so many of your coloring images, cupcakes, and even the new balloon dies from Lil' Inker would be fun with a party hat! So, I thought why not put a party hat on a coffee cup!?
These new mats come with 6 nesting dies. The largest one doesn't cut out the rectangle, but it makes the stitched lines as a border all around your card front. Isn't that COOL?
Here is the smallest mat die in action. I used it for tabs on the side of the card.
One last card for today. This one uses the new Balloon Dies which rock! I used the Stitched Mat die for the cloud background. I then used the star balloon die cut (which means that you also have those cute little stars left over after you cut out the balloon shape to use on another project!) for my balloons and tied Twinery twine for the balloon tails.
Don't you just LOVE that Stitched Mat detail? And those adorable balloon dies!! The sentiment is also from the "You're Invited" stamp set.
Don't forget that we are giving away some prizes this week! We have 2 secret prize blogs and we'll be giving away two $10 store credits and a choice of stamp sets from the new release to two more winners!
Your next stop on the hop is to Mary's blog!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the cards!