Pink & Main – Make A Wish

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is like my Friday since I’m on vacation the rest of the week from my day job so I’m extra chipper! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog sharing a glittery fun birthday card with you featuring the new Make A Wish stamp and die set.

I started by playing around with the fabulous ice cream cone pieces and my dye inks. I used Lawn Fawn pizza crust for the cone which I think is perfect and then Pink & Main construction, dress shop and night sky. I stamped the detail layer with watermark & embossing ink and heat embossed them with icicle embossing powder. Isn’t the sparkly tops on the ice cream cones so fun!?! Next, I used EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere the ice cream to the cones and set them aside.

For my background panel, I chose the next-to-largest Wide Stitched Arches die and cut it from river walk cardstock. I splattered it with pearl watercolor and let it dry. Knowing the main colors I was working with, I went digging in my patterned paper and chose the light pink stripes from the year round dots & stripes paper pad for my card front.

After adhering the pink background to a card base, I popped the wide arch panel up with foam tape. Then I added the ice cream cones with foam squares. *Note that I added double foam squares where they hang over the arches so they still lay nice and flat.*

Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Make A Wish stamp set with lakeside ink and die cut it out. Next, I added Touch of Gloss to the flame and sprinkled lemonade super fine glitter on it to give the candle flame a little extra. Once that was dry, I added foam squares to the back and popped it up on the ice cream cones.

Products used today:
Make a Wish stamps and dies
Wide Stitched Arches dies
Year Round Dots & Stripes paper pad
River Walk cardstock
Premium Dye Ink – construction, dress shop, night sky and lakeside
Watermark & Embossing Ink
Magic Anti-static Brush
Icicle embossing powder
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Touch of Gloss
Super Fine Glitter – lemonade
Foam tape and squares
LH Colors watercolor – pearl

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Pink & Main – Sweetest Birthday Wishes

Hey friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with some sweet birthday wishes and a fun technique to try.

I started my card with a design idea in my head so I stamped a bunch of images from Sweet Birthday which happens to be the stamp and die of the month for March! You can get a super deal on this set if you sign up before the end of the month. After coloring the images with copic markers, I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I used EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere the party hats to a couple of the images missing one and set them aside to dry.

Next, I took a white panel and the new Fireworks embossing folder. I used a brayer roller with construction ink on the flat side of the embossing folder. Next, I placed the white panel on the other side and closed the folder. After running it through my die cut machine with the embossing folder sandwich, I had this awesome panel where the raised, embossed areas are white but the panel is orange. Isn’t that so cool!?! It’s really fun to play around with.

I adhered the embossed panel to a white card base and popped my images up with foam squares across the center of the card front. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set and cut it out with a sentiment strip from Sunny Greetings and popped it up too.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to all the eyes and stardust Stickles to the top of the party hats. Then I used Touch of Gloss on things like cherries, cheeks and the balloon.

I hope you’ll try this fun background technique. It gives your embossing folders a new lease on life, which is awesome because they are a craft tool that is less expensive and fun to create with!

Products used:
Sweet Birthday stamps and dies (Stamp and Die of the Month)
Fireworks embossing folder
Touch of Gloss
Magic Anti Static Brush
Ink – embossing and construction
Embossing Powder – icicle
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Stickles – stardust
Brayer roller
Foam squares

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Pink & Main – New Release Birthday Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! It’s release week for Pink & Main and I’ve got a fun sneak peek to share with you. So much birthday fun to be had this time, it was hard to choose what products to play with first. You’re going to love it all!

I used glossy gel by itself to create a subtle textured background with the awesome upcoming Celebrate stencil. This is only half of the fun! Then I created a super cool party hat with a new stand alone die set.

But I’m not done yet. The sweet little party snail and sentiment are included in the All About You stamps and dies. All of my cardstock colors are from Pink & Main too which lends to a bright and happy card anyone is sure to smile receiving!

For finishing touches I added some glitter enamel dots to the party hats and Touch of Gloss to the snail and his bowtie, plus the gift he’s carrying too.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks from the rest of the design team until release on Friday! Then you can shop ’til you drop!

Products used today:
All About You stamps and dies
Dotted Cover dies
Party Hat dies
Celebrate Stencil
Glitter enamel dots
Touch of Gloss
Glossy Gel
Ergonomic Blending Brush
Foam tape
Cardstock – construction, lakeside and dress shop
Ink – dress shop

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Pink & Main – Welcome Spring Wreath

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog welcoming spring with some sweet little bunnies!

To create my card, I cut a mod stitched rectangle from dress shop cardstock and ran it through my die cutter with the new Cobblestone embossing folder. Then I used a blending brush and the coordinating ink to add depth to the edges and also splattered some watered down ink on the panel for extra texture.

I stamped and die cut the bunnies and sentiment from Welcome Spring using construction and lakeside inks. Then I cut both Wreath Base die sets – one from the park cardstock and the other from vellum. The the Wreath Base 2 die set I used the spring die to cut 5 sprigs using pebble cardstock. The sprigs are strategically adhering themselves and the vellum wreath to the leafy wreath and then that is glued to the embossed panel using EZ Squeeze glue.

The bunnies and sentiment are attached with foam squares. Then, for finishing touches I pulled out the Rainbow Pearls 2 collection and glued the purple color pearls to the ends of the sprig pieces. I feel like these add so much to the ending look and feel of the card.

Is anyone else done with winter and ready for sunshine and rainbows? I sure am!

Products used today:
Welcome Spring stamps and dies
Wreath Base dies
Wreath Base 2 dies
Cobblestone embossing folder
Mod Stitched Rectangles dies
Foam tape and squares
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Ink – dress shop, lakeside and construction
Cardstock – dress shop, the park and pebble
Rainbow Pearls 2 embellishments
Ergonomic blending brush

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Pink & Main – Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter

Happy Friday friends! Today I’m hippity hopping over on the Pink & Main blog with some sweet Easter inspiration to share. I got inky and messy and had so much fun doing it!

I started this card by creating my background with the Layered Eggs stencils and Pink & Main dye inks. Today I blended Night Sky, Dress Shop and Construction for a springy happy color palette. Starting lighter with the first layer, then adding the detail stencil over the top and using the same colors again. Then I spread Glossy Gel through the detail stencil and sprinkled the panel with Ice Ring super fine glitter.

I set that panel aside to dry while I stamped and color adorable critters from Hippity Hoppity. I used the ink blending as my color palette for the eggs and accessories. Then I stamped sentiments from the set and trimmed them into strips.

Once the panel was dry, I added it to a card base. Then I popped the images and sentiment strips up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the bunny’s eyes and Touch of Gloss to the eggs, chick’s beak and bowtie and bunny’s nose too.

Aren’t they just the sweetest ever?!? I love the art in this whole set!

Products used:
Hippity Hoppity stamps and dies
Layered Eggs stencils
Ink Pads – night sky, dress shop, construction
Touch of Gloss
Glossy gel
Super fine glitter – ice rink
Blending brushes
Foam squares

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Pink & Main – Layered Scallops Mini Slimline Cards

Hello again! Today I’m over on the Pink & Main blog sharing two versions of the mini slimline layered scallops die set. I’m totally loving these dies and how adorable the borders they create are! I paired them with the freebie of the month and the stamp and die of the month subscription.

I had so much fun creating both of these cards! I started with the St. Patrick’s Day cuteness because I really wanted to see the scallops in gold glitter and green. Aren’t they so fun!?!

After cutting the scallop layers and gluing them together I pulled out the new stitched mini slim rectangles set 2 and found the one that fit just inside the scallops. I cut that from white and stamped the shamrock in the February Pup stamp set with The Park ink – first and second generation for different darknesses. Then I used a blending brush and inked a little shadow with the same ink. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom and popped the panel up with foam tape.

I stamped and colored the pup with my copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut him out before popping him up with foam squares.

Then, for finishing touches I added Touch of Gloss to the puppy’s eyes and tongue, shine spots on the pot and buckle on the hat. Then I used Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the shamrock in his hat and the coins in the pot.

For my second card, I created the scallops using striped paper from the Year Round Dots & Stripes paper pad. I cut another stitched mini slim rectangle and inked it with a blending brush using The Park and Barbershop ink pads. I stamped images from Easter Train and colored them with my copic markers.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and assembled everything with EZ Squeeze liquid glue and foam tape or squares. Honest to goodness, I forgot about my sentiment until the end so I placed my card in my MISTI and held my breath. It stamped beautifully but I highly recommend doing that before adding it to your scallop layers.

For finishing touches on this card I used Touch of Gloss on things like flower centers, dots and stripes. Then I added stardust Stickles to all cheeks and steam clouds. Isn’t this Easter train just the cutest ever!

What would you create with these sweet mini slim scallop dies???

Products used today:
Layered Scallops Mini Slim dies
Stitched Mini Slim Rectangles Set 2 dies
Easter Train stamps and dies Stamp of the Month
February Pup stamps and dies – freebie for February with qualifying purchase
Ink pads – The Park and Barbershop
Cardstock – On the Green
Year Round Stripes and Dots paper pad
Touch of Gloss
Ergonomic Blending Brush
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Foam tape and squares
Stickles – stardust

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Pink & Main – Happy Easter Sneak Peek

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today. It’s almost time for another Pink & Main release which means I get to share a sneak peek of some of the goodies coming on Friday! I hope you are ready for sweet bunnies and so many things Easter because that’s what we’ve got and it’s adorable!!!

Today I have a card using the new Easter Basket cut & emboss folder. These are such a cool and innovative idea. You get that fantastic embossing and it die cuts the images for you at the same time! I cut these from white cardstock and then used all my Pink & Main dye inks to give them color with a blending brush.

Another thing coming on Friday is a bundle of new embossing powder colors and they are FABULOUS!!! I used grass green today for my sentiment and look at that color pop! I can’t wait to hear what your favorite one will be.

To assemble my card, I adhered the eggs inside the basket with EZ Tear Tape and then added foam tape to the back of that to pop it up on the card base. I added the extra egg with foam squares and carefully hid adhesive behind the embossing on my sentiment to keep it in place.

To finish things off I pulled out the Stitched Bows dies and made the middle size from white cardstock to adorn the top of my basket handle. Isn’t that the sweetest!?! I love it.

Products used today:
Easter Bakset Emboss and Cut Folder
Easter Joy stamps and dies
Stitched Bows dies
Embossing Powder – grass green
Premium Dye Inks – dress shop, night sky, barbershop, lakeside and construction
Embossing & Watermark ink

Ergonomic Blending Brushes
Magic anti-static brush
EZ Tear tape 1/4″
EZ Squeeze liquid glue

Foam squares and tape

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Pink & Main – Floating By Slimline Scratch Off Card

Hello everyone! I’m on the Pink & Main blog today sharing another fun interactive scratch off card! The new release has a few different additions that work great with the scratch off sticker sheets. Floating By is definitely my favorite!

You have all the fun stamps to choose from with adorable critters and different balloon configurations and shapes. Then you have separate dies that cut just the balloon part for the scratch off sticker. It makes creating these cards a snap! I chose a few of the critters and different balloons to stamp out. Then I colored everything with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I chose a balloon to stamp a secret sentiment on and also cut and stamped on a scratch off balloon shape. Then I removed the backing paper and stuck it on the surprise balloon.

To create my background, I cut 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strip of Middle School cardstock and stenciled glossy gel through the Rainbow Fun stencil all over it. I removed the stencil and sprinkled Sparkle Cottontail Flock on the whole panel. Once it was dry I knocked off the excess and was left with a gorgeous fluffy sparkly rainbow background! I die cut it with a Layered Slim Line die the same side as the scalloped frame in Blessings Slim Line die set. I adhered those together with EZ Squeeze liquid glue.

I adhered all the critters and balloons with liquid glue and trimmed off what was hanging over the edge. Then I added the panel to a slimline card base. Here’s a look at that fun mystery message the balloon has been hiding all this time. Isn’t it so cute!?!

Whenever I create these cards, I use washi tape to stick a scratcher on the inside so the recipient can scratch it off right away to see what’s underneath.

Products used:
Floating By stamps and dies
Blessings Slim Line dies
Layered Slim Line dies
Rainbow Fun stencil
Glossy Gel
Middle School cardstock
Sparkle Cottontail Flock
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Scratch Off sticker sheets

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Pink & Main – I Woof You Tags

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Pink & Main blog sharing a pair of really adorable gift tags for Valentine’s Day. This is one of my favorite crafting holidays for tags and treat holders of any kind. I pretty much find any reason to gift something to everyone around me. My family, friends, coworkers, their kids and grandkids. I’m actually not kidding. I love creating little love gifts for everyone!

These super cute tags are being tied so some little bags of chocolates and given to very special people for Valentine’s Day. Kind of a his and hers which is where I pulled in the pink and teal background papers.

I stamped and colored the adorable January Pup image with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut him out. Next, I prepped some black cardstock with the magic anti-static brush, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in the new Peppermint Swirl embossing powder. The flecks in the embossing powder are so much fun! Once they were cooled off, I used the coordinating die to cut that out too.

Next, I pulled out my very favorite Fancy Tag die set and cut the elements from white cardstock and then striped from the Year Round Stripes & Dots paper pad. I used EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere the tag layers together as well as the puppy on each tag. Then I used foam strips to add the sentiments to each tag.

Finally, I came in with Touch of Gloss on the puppy’s eye and nose, plus the heart inside his curlicue tummy. Once that was dry, I cut and threaded ribbon through the tag hole so they’re all ready to go.

Can’t get enough of these sweeties! Are you making gifts for Valentine’s Day? I would really love to know! I can’t be the only one who goes all out for this holiday.

Products used:
January Pup stamps and dies
Fancy Tag dies
Year Round Dots & Stripes paper pad
Magic Anti-static Brush
Embossing & Watermark ink
Peppermint Swirl embossing powder
Touch of Gloss
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Foam strips

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Love Language

Hello again everyone! Thanks for stopping by for your weekly dose of super cute Pink & Main inspiration. Today I’m finally able to feature a card using the new release! My package was very delayed so I was extra excited when it finally showed up. This release is incredible and it was really difficult to choose what to color first! This Love Language stamp and die set is fantastic for Valentine’s Day along with other occasions like anniversaries and just because cards too!

I started by arranging my stamps on a blank panel to see if a design came to me. I started with that beautiful floral heart but it was plain so I thought about the bouquet and then the sentiment fit so perfectly to balance the design that I couldn’t stamp things quick enough! I also stamped some extra flowers and leaves for that “extra” I love to do! I colored everything with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it all out.

I took the white panel I was arranging my stamps on at the beginning and trimmed it to 4×5.25 inches before inking it up with the new Woven stencil and Pink & Main night sky ink. Then I smooshed the pad on my acrylic block, spritzed it with water and flicked that on my paper for extra texture. Have you tried this on your cards? It’s one of my favorite things ever!

Next, I glued the heart directly to the inked panel and popped the bouquet, sentiment and extra flowers up with foam squares. Then I added the panel to a white card base with foam tape.

Moving on to finishing touches, I started with my usual black glaze pen on the eyes of that sweet bouquet and Touch of Gloss on the flower centers and bow. Then I pulled out the Rainbow Pearls Set 2 because those colors matched the tones I used so well and landed on the peach colored ones to scatter on the design. I love pearls so much! They’re so soft and pretty. Don’t you think?

I think this will make a sweet Valentine but would also be amazing for an anniversary too!

Products used today:
Love Language stamps and dies
Woven stencil
Night Sky ink
Ergonomic Blending Brush
Rainbow Pearls 2 embellishments
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Touch of Gloss
Foam squares and tape

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