Pink & Main – January Release Sneak Peek

Squeeeee!!!! I’m super excited to be able to share today’s card with you! It sneaks a few products coming up in the next Pink & Main release! And anyone who knows me…knows that I had to get my hands on this dino! Then pairing dinos with Valentines??? I’m so giddy about this!

Isn’t he seriously the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Yeah, he totally is! I had a blast coloring him up along with the other images with my copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I pulled out that awesome Best Friends paper pad and chose 2 patterns. I cut standard A2 rectangles using the layered rectangles dies. From the heart paper I used…what’s this? A new oval die to cut a window. 😉 And then I added foam to the back of the panel and attached it to the gray dots. I added foam squares to the back of my images and put those down next.

For finishing touches, I simply added some Unicorn Stickles on various parts of the images like the dino cheeks, balloons and hearts.

Stay tuned for the next few days on the Pink & Main blog to see more sneak peeks from the rest of the design team. The release does live for purchase on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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

Pink & Main – Thankful Word Art

Happy Friday everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with another thank you card but I twisted things a bit and had some fun creating word art with a few sentiment sets.

To create today’s card I started with an A2 white panel and started arranging sentiments from Slimline Sayings and Spotlight Sayings all over the front. I stamped them with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I took some of the small star and heart images from Little Angels and did the same with those to fill in some of the blank space.

I trimmed the bottom half inch off my panel and pulled out distress oxides in tattered rose, dried marigold and abandoned coral and blended them over the panel. Once that was finished I took a dry cloth and wiped away the ink that sat on top of the embossing. I knew I wanted to use patterned paper so I pulled out a few stacks that had colors similar to my inked panel and settled on the blue flowers from Best Friends. I trimmed it down to A2 size and used liquid glue to adhere it to a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment panel and attached it.

I thought the panel could use a little fun bling and interest so I added some glitter enamel dots from the Falling For You and Thankful sets scattered in various empty spots.

I love how this card turned out and hope the recipient feels the love when they open it too!

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

Jane’s Doodles – Sending Warm Hugs

After yesterday’s card I just couldn’t put that sweet penguin away! I decided that we all needed a rainbow of penguins to brighten the day. So, I stamped him out seven more times and colored them in fun rainbow colors!

In case you missed yesterday’s card, this cute penguin came from Jane’s Doodles Hot Cocoa set.

Aren’t they just adorable?!? Seriously, how can you not smile at this. It’s so fun!

After using the scan-n-cut to cut them all out I pulled out the Pink & Main slimline plaid die and cut it from white cardstock. For the panel behind the plaid, I blended spun sugar and picked raspberry distress oxide inks and splattered it with water. Then I flicked some picked raspberry splatters on it as well.

Using liquid glue I adhered the plaid to the inked panel and then carefully inserted my penguins into the plaid lines, adhering them with liquid glue as well. It just works best with the distress oxide ink.

For my sentiment I stamped “sending warm hugs” from the same Hot Cocoa set and cut it apart. I used Trinity Stamps Marshmallow Alphabet Dies to cut “warm” from white cardstock 4 times and adhered the layers together. I popped “sending” and “hugs” up with foam strips and used liquid glue to adhere the die cut letters.

I can’t get enough of these cute penguins and just love how this happy card turned out.

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

Pink & Main – Many, Many, Thanks

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are recovering from the celebration nicely. Today I feel like I’ve taken a sharp turn out of holiday creating into thank you cards that need to be mailed. I’m sure some of you are in the same boat so I thought it would be nice to share some inspiration along those lines today. I’m over on the Pink & Main blog with this bright, happy card.

I started my card by stamping and coloring one of the Tall Flowers images with my copic markers. I stamped it in a gray copic-friendly ink for a bit of a different look too. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Next, I die cut the Sunburst Cover Die from gray cardstock and the striped paper from the Best Friends paper stack. I glued the frame and inserts of the stripes to a white card base. Then I trimmed a piece of vellum to 4.25×5.5 and adhered it down. Last, I glued the gray frame to the top of that, and my background is finished.

I kept the circle from die cutting the Sunburst Cover and stamped a sentiment from Spotlight Sayings on it with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and added foam squares to the back. I also added foam squares to the back of my flower image and adhered them both down.

I kept finishing touches on this card very simple because it already has a lot of color and texture going on. I simply added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the flowers and felt like it was complete.

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

Pink & Main – Season’s Greetings

Can you believe it’s the last weekend before Christmas? I’m totally stunned at how fast this crazy year has gone. I’m making the most of this time and crafting Christmas right up until it’s here. So I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today squeezing in another beautiful Christmas card to share with you.

I recently got a whole new rainbow of ink pads and was super excited to try them out on this Mistletoe set because the images are pretty solid and can be difficult to get a good impression with. I’m just in love with these and how beautifully they turned out.

To create this card, I cut some strips of cardstock to 3 inches wide and stamped my images on them. When I have a die cut heavy card, it’s nice to do this and sit at my desk using my Mini Maker to cut everything out instead of my big die cut machine which can be daunting. I used the coordinating Mistletoe dies and cut all the images out.

After everything was die cut, I trimmed a piece of light blue cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches and ran it through my die cut machine with the embossing sandwich and the new houdstooth embossing folder. Then I moved on to assembling my flower cluster down the left side of that panel. Because of the texture I went with liquid glue on the whole thing to make sure things stayed in place. I added a couple of clear blocks on top and left it over night to dry.

For the sentiment, I decided to stamp Season’s Greetings from the same stamp set and die cut it with the smallest Layered Slimline die to create a sentiment strip. I popped it up with some foam squares and moved over to finishing touches.

For those, I decided to keep it simple and used Nuvo Crystal Drops in bright gold on the poinsettia centers and glued a few red jelly drop hearts from Trinity Stamps around my sentiment.

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

Pink & Main – Polar Bear Wishes

Hey friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today and I decided to dig in my stash and see what stamps I could use for Christmas that aren’t necessarily intended for that. I came across that bear from Happy Fall and thought he would be perfect to turn into a polar bear! So that’s what I did…twice! Because once was not enough with this cutie!

Isn’t he the sweetest ever??? I just love how these turned out. I stamped my bear from Happy Fall with a gray copic friendly ink and colored him with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to figure out what I was going to do with them.

For the first card I pulled out the great holly layering stencil and inked it up with some softer colors to match the tone I was looking for with this sweet bear. I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and, using my bear as a guide, stamped the sentiment from Stocking Stuffers in the same gray ink. Then I added foam tape to the back and popped it on a white card base. Next, I grabbed the wreath base 2 dies and cut the two types of branches out of white cardstock, white glitter cardstock and vellum and glued them around my bear to ground him. I added foam squares to the back of the bear and adhered it down.

Normally, I’m all about shine and glitter but the soft tone of this card made me want to leave it be just how it is. So it’s all finished now and I just love it! Let’s check out the second card I made next.

For this one, I used the new houndstooth embossing folder on a white panel and trimmed it down as well. I added foam tape to the back and popped it on another white card base. Then I cut strips from white cardstock, white glitter cardstock and vellum, trimmed the edges at an angle and adhered them down. I popped my bear up with foam squares over the strips and chose my sentiment. This one is from Christmouse and is also stamped in the same gray ink. I trimmed the sentiment down and popped it up as well.

These cards were effortless and so much fun to put together because I was just in love with the look of this sweet bear and how frosty cold all the white was looking. Isn’t it great?

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

Pink & Main – Joyous Holiday Season

Hey friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today mixing and matching some fun goodies to create an adorable slimline Christmas card!

I knew I wanted to try something with the new slimline plaid die so I cut it out first off. I actually cut it out 3 times and glued them all together for some dimension. Then I pulled out Stocking Stuffers because I have been itching to get that elf colored up! I stamped and colored my images with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wasn’t totally sure on a sentiment so I planned to use the Merry Christmas in the Stocking Stuffers set but dug in my stash instead and found this sweet sentiment in Christmouse to use instead. I stamped it on a strip and glued my elf stocking to the side of it.

I couldn’t decide on a background color from my cardstock stash so I pulled out my distress oxide inks and made my own. This is a blend of shabby shutters and mowed lawn. I spritzed it with water and then flicked black acrylic paint and gold watercolor all over it too.

I adhered all of my layers to a white card base and decided to add just a few finishing touches. For those, I started with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the elf’s cheeks and then I thought some shimmer on his hat would be good so I watercolored just a bit of gold on his hat brim and bell. I added a little glossy accents to his nose and some white gel pen accents to his hat, sleeve, the candy cane and stocking. Last of all, I added some cute red clay hearts throughout the design.

Such a fun and festive card! I really hope you like it. You could swap out colors of what you stuff the stocking with and make a bundle of these. It would be so cute to see a line up of all the different stockings together.

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

Pink & Main – Circus Themed Birthday

Hey everyone!!! It’s release day for Pink & Main today and I’ve got a really fun card featuring 3 new products available in the shop right now! We’re playing with the new My Vote stamps and dies, Slimline Sayings 1 stamps and the awesome Sunburst Slimline die.

I started by stamping my images from My Vote on a 3 inch wide piece of cardstock. Then I colored them all with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out with my amazing Mini Maker die cutting machine.

This little machine is so awesome and convenient to have on my desk, ready to go! I never knew how handy one of these little machines would be and I haven’t even traveled with it yet. That’s going to amazing in a whole new way too!

But, I digress. Next, I die cut the Sunburst Slimline die from white, red, blue, yellow and purple cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere my white frame to a card base and then fit the different colored inserts where I wanted them. Bonus, now I have a bunch of these ready to go to make other fun cards later on too!

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from Slimline Sayings 1 on vellum with black embossing powder and got everything ready for assembly. I added foam squares to the back of the elephant and star banners. Using my images as guides, I used liquid glue to adhere the balloons down, then added the star banners and finally stuck my elephant to the sentiment banner. Last, I added liquid glue to the back of the sentiment banner, hiding it behind the embossing and the elephant. I put acrylic blocks on this portion for a while and came back later for finishing touches.

For those, I added glossy accents to the elephant cheek, tusk and toes and part of the banner on his rump. I also added glossy accents to the star banners. However, all the other stars have crushed pineapple Stickles on them. I also used the black glaze pen on the elephant’s eye.

I’m super happy with how this fun card turned out and that I was able to show you fun ways to use some of the amazing, new products available in the Pink & Main shop right now!

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

Pink & Main – Fall Wreath Thanks

Happy Weekend everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today featuring this super adorable fall wreath card. The wreath is an older die set and the kitty is actually from the recently released Stocking Stuffers set that’s Christmas themed! And there’s that fabulous embossing folder that will be making an appearance in the shop very soon too!

I cut down a panel to 4.25×5.5 and inked up the inside of my embossing folder with brown. Then I inserted my panel and ran it through my die cut machine with the embossing folder sandwich. I adhered it to a white card base and set it aside to work on my wreath.

Those elements were cut from a variety of cardstock and vellum. I used liquid glue to adhere them all together and then also to the embossed panel. Then I stamped the kitty from Stocking Stuffers and colored her with my copics. Using the coordinating dies I cut her out and then popped her up inside my wreath. Then I took the thanks from the wreath die set and cut it 3 times from red cardstock and adhered it as well.

I thought the wreath could use a little something and I’m obsessed with the new stitched bows so I cut the middle size one from kraft cardstock and added it to the top.

Isn’t this card just the cutest! You could even swap the kitty for the puppy or change the colors and make it Christmas themed too! The possibilities are endless. I just love it.

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

Pink & Main – Congrats! Sneak Peeks

Hey friends! I’ve got some fun sneak peeks for you from Pink & Main today! The new release is coming quick and it’s wonderful!

Check out that fantastic slim line plaid background die! It’s totally swoon worthy! There are also some gorgeous florals coming your way and lots of sentiments!

I heat embossed the florals today and watercolored them with my Zig markers and a waterbrush pen. It will forever be my favorite style for flowers. I used distress oxides on my background panel in abandoned coral and wild honey.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card! Stay tuned for the whole release from Pink & Main! You’re going to love it!

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