Penny Black Mimi’s Heart Birthday Card

I make a lot of cards with little girl images and they turn out so cute for the young women in our church.  I’m always looking for something new.  I recently purchased Penny Black Mimi’s Heart to give to a young girl with a February birthday.  I like the way it turned out.

I wanted to play up on the heart Mimi was holding and so I went to my cardstock store, as Michael calls it, to find some patterned paper I liked.  Since this one had multiple colors it gave a lot of options for creating the card.

I started with an outline of the image cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic safe.  I colored the image to compliment the patterned paper with the following colors: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000.

I cut a scalloped heart using the Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Die and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder for added dimension.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and the heart and both were applied to a square of patterned paper.  To allow enough room for people to add their birthday greetings to the inside of the card I wanted it to be a top folding A2 card, made for Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I didn’t like how the square patterned paper looked on the A2 card, so I pulled some dark turquoise paper from my stash to add behind the patterned paper.  Added was created by die cutting the bottom edge with the Spellbinders On the Edge Heart die. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

There was too space between the sentiment and the heart border and so two thin strips of white cardstock were added with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For added shine Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts were added to each of the embossed hearts with Multi Matte Medium and Silver Stickles was added to the dots on the heart the little girl was holding and the card was done.


  • Penny Black Mimi’s Heart
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Copic: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000
  • Silver Stickles
  • Patterned Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders – Hearts Scalloped
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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