A Pure Innocence Preview

Hi everyone.  Today the My Favorite Things design team, along with some very special guests, are previewing four new Pure Innocence images to be released Wednesday, December 2nd.   Here I’ve used Heart Stripes.

Best Friends


Totally inspired by my friend, Jody, I decided to create a little address/ phone number/memento book for my daughter.

I stamped the girl twice onto a cream Perfect Paper Panel, masking the right side of the left girl so I could stamp the second image very close.  If I could have made the girls hugging one another and jumping up and down (while screaming), that would have been more appropriate as my daughter and her friends are the HUGGIEST (and ‘screaming-est’) bunch of girls I’ve EVER seen.  But we’ll have to settle for them standing side by side (silently).

The sentiment “Best Friends” was stamped onto one of the die cuts that came with the My Mind’s Eye Be-Loved paper pack.  The lace trim hides two hinges. 

I stitched a little pocket to the bottoms of 16 pieces of cardstock (each cut to fit the pages of the album), alternating the patterns on each page. 


The name/address cards are inserts which my daughter can rearrange as her “best friends” come and go.   And there’s room in each pocket for a little picture or other memento to go along with each of her friends.  (There are extra cards in the back.)  And if she decides she’d rather do something else with the book, that’s fine too.  With the inserts, she’s not limited to its purpose.

Be sure to check out Kim’s blog (HERE) after 11 a.m. this morning for direct links to more samples using this set plus three more.  They are all totally adorable.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  MFT “Heart Stripes” (Pure Innocence)   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock: WorldWin ColorMates Deep Berry Red   Patterned Paper: MME Be-Loved “Smitten Stripes,” “Dearest Dots,” “Affectionate Flowers,” “Passionate Paisley” and “Lovely Loops”  Accessories: Copic markers (E000, E00, E51, E57, R20, R29, G0000, G000, G00, G02, YR31, W1, W00), Melissa Frances Hinge Book, PTI buttons, white string, Spare Parts trim, glue dots, sewing machine.  Finished size 7 ¼” x 4 ¾”.

26 responses to “A Pure Innocence Preview

  1. this is so sweet Michele

  2. What an amazing idea Michele – I love that the info cards are inserts!! I also love that the girls look like they’re holding hands (even if they’re not jumping up and down and screaming!). This is gorgeous!!

  3. fabulous card and idea! love the paper choice, and the inside pockets!!! I paired two of the sweeties too, I’ll be sharing on release night! it’s a great idea with that sentiment!

  4. This is sooo, sooo cute! I love it! I think it’s a super creation! I’m sure your daughter will love it! I do!!! Love your blog and find your work very inspiring!!!:) To say the least!!!
    So, so cute!!!

  5. Bonnie aka raduse

    Way too cute! Love the PI girls stamped side by side. Your daughter & her friends sounds like my daughter. :)

  6. SHUT UP! This is darling… Love the layout of the cover and the little pockets. So, so sweet….I can see that I’ll *need* several of these cuties, as well, come Wednesday. :) Hugs!

  7. What a super cute idea, Michele!! And I love the two little girls holding hands! Fabulous project!

  8. Oh my gosh, I was going to stamp two of those girls and use the best friends sentiment! I, however, trashed mine! LOL! I LOVE what you did w/ them though!!! Mine would never have turned out as beautifully as yours! 😉
    PS: Love that you listen to my blog music! I just changed it recently too! Enjoy! {hugs!}

  9. GET OUT!!! This is such a cute idea — I love it!! :)

  10. You can ALWAYS dream about the silent part… LOL

    This book is TOTALLY hip, it’s like MySpace they can arrange their BFF’s according to mood… OMG my 14 yo would LOVE this…she is a GOOF BALL, she and her friends do the huggie thing but usually pick each other up and spin around and then get REAL loud…REGARDLESS of where we are at, needless to say I push my cart REAL FAST….. LMAO

    LOVE the project and LOVE your work….so you case’d an idea from Jody??? Hmmmm, does she have the instructions on her blog??? LOL

  11. I LOVE that you stamped her twice!!! The address book is a wonderful idea for this set!!!

  12. Such an awesome project, Michele! Love this!!

  13. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!! Love it! The paper and colors are Faboo!

  14. I love this! What an absolutely perfect project!!

  15. This is such a cute idea! LOVE it!

  16. WOW, this is just the coolest thing ever! Your project is just gorgeous! I’m going to phone my mum now and ask her why she never made me a cute book! LOL

  17. this is genious!!! i dont have girls but i have niece!! haha

  18. This is just amazing! How could your daughter not LOVE this!???

  19. ACK!! This is so cute!! I love it! I love how you double stamped them. BEST FRIENDS!! So cute. :)

  20. WOW how precious! Look at their cute stripey tights! Love that paper too!

  21. What an adorable project! Love the colors and those sweet buttons too!

  22. ACK!!!!! How off the charts, you’ve made twins of the quads! It’s so cute, I want one of these.

  23. OMG that is the CUTEST thing ever! How ADORABLE! I hope your daughter realizes how lucky she is to have such a talented Mom. :) HUGS!

  24. just adorable- i love this & what an amazing & precious gift!

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