Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: MISTI May-nia

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Good morning and happy Monday everyone! It’s Nina-Marie back again for a brand new Studio Monday and today I’ll be featuring some of our newest Simon stamps and dies in these cute, graduation gift card holders!

studio monday_banner(1) With graduations for college and high school students right around the corner, I thought this would be a perfect theme for this week; these gift card holders are super easy to make and do not require any special supplies or techniques. All you will need is a piece of 8″ by 4 1/4” cardstock, and a scoring board and bone folder (or other scoring tool); easy peasy right??

instagram(1)Also, did you know that this month is MISTI-Maynia???? Every single day during the month of May, My Sweet Petunia (the creators of MISTI), are giving away a free Mini MISTI and the Simon blog is today’s giveaway host! I mean like, how cool is that??? To be eligible to win a Mini MISTI, make sure you leave a comment on this blog post!

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Okay, so back to our cards for today! I created both a masculine and a feminine version of these gift cards to inspire you with a couple of ideas at how you can decorate your gift cards for the graduates in your life. For the masculine version, I used the brand new Painted Grad die and Father’s Day Finds stamps and dies. Don’t those swanky-looking tags look so trendy???

His & Her Grad Gift Cards_4 For the feminine card, I used the Wild Beauty stamp set and the Painted Grad die; I love how the simplistic and doodled look of the Wild Beauty stamps matched so well with the Painted Grad die.

To see how I created these cards – with the help of my MISTI – be sure to check out the video below! If you enjoy, please give the video a big “thumbs up” and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more weekly inspiration and creativity!



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Congrats! Blog Candy WINNERS!

From: Weekender with Wanda – Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard: Nicole Douthit!
From: Celebratory Ink Blending and Masking: Helen Gullet!
From: New Art Journaling Inspiration from Vicky Papaioannou!: Francis Arhipoff!
From: Be an embossing BOSS!: Cynthia Johnson!
From: Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Mini Honeybee Tag Set: Dee Earnshaw!
From: Weekender with Wanda – Happy Mother’s Day!: Linda Duensing!
From: It’s National Scrapbook Day!: Taunya Butler!
From: Fun with 3D Embossing Folders!: Barbara Green!
From: Tim Holtz Linen: Painted Resist with Shari Carroll: Linnea Sundstrom!
From: Stencil It on Wednesday!: Larissa Heskett!
From: Wet on Wet Watercoloring Technique: Wahnita Hammond!

Please email [email protected] with your mailing address (if applicable), the name of the blog you won from, and the prize you won to claim your prize!

See below for a list of other Misti MAY-nia participants and winners so far:

May 01 – My Sweet Petunia  Winner- Kathy Nalisnik
May 01 – Ilina Crouse  Winner- Mary Morris
May 02 – Lydia Fiedler
May 02 – Virginia Lu  Winner- Sue Nagata
May 03 – Jana Millen  Winner- Jennifer Partridge
May 04 – Carissa Wiley
May 05 – Maureen Wong  Winner- Karen Dunbrook
May 05 – Simon Hurley
May 06 – Laurel Beard
May 06 – Catherine Pooler
May 07 – Laura Sterckx
May 07- My Favorite Things
May 08- Laura Bassen
May 09 – Jeanne Streiff
May 10 – Lawn Lawn
May 11 – Darlene DeVries
May 12- Crafters’ Corner
May 13- Pat Huntoon
May 14 – Sally Lynn MacDonald
May 15 – Avery Elle

  1. Those cards are awesome, just when I needed some inspiration. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win

  2. These are fantastic grad cards! I love how you showed a male and female version! :)
    Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win a mini misti! :) :) :)

  3. That is a very cute idea for a male card! I just love the ties! Thank you for the card demo’s. I would love the Misti!

  4. New crafter. I could really use a Misti. I seem to have hit and miss with my stamping. Love your card!!!

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