Pink & Main – Squeal!

Happy Friday friends!!! Squeal!!! I’m so excited that it’s Friday and I can see the weekend coming! We have had a dreary week with cloudy days and rain bursts throughout and I needed a little happy and rainbows! So I’m up on the Pink & Main blog today with some happy and rainbows! I hope you like it.

Isn’t this piggy and his rainbow just the cutest?!? I love the polka dot background too! I think it add just the perfect something.

To create my card, I started by using the rainbow dies with my favorite “sherbet” rainbow cardstock colors. (If you know me, then you know this means we’ll be having 5 more wonky colored rainbow cards coming soon because I love mixing and matching the layers!) I used tape runner on a piece of copy paper and taped my rainbow to it. Then I trimmed it down, die cut a couple of clouds and glued them to the ends.

Next, I stamped and colored my piggy from Pig Time with copic markers, then used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I die cut a large sentiment strip the perfect length and stamped a sentiment from Pig Time on it.

I cut a piece of teal cardstock and ran it through my die cutter with the Let’s Polka embossing folder and glued it to a white card base with EZ Squeeze liquid adhesive. Then I added foam squares to the back of my rainbow, pig and sentiment banner and popped them in place.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to my balloon and star dust Stickles to the pig’s cheeks and the clouds on the rainbow. Last but not least, I added a scattering of Unicorn Pearls across the design.

Products used on today’s card:
Pig Time stamps and dies
Let’s Polka embossing folder
Large Sentiment Strips dies
Rainbow dies
Unicorn Pearls
EZ Squeeze liquid adhesive
Glossy accents
Stickles – star dust

I hope you find some happy with my rainbows today and maybe some inspiration to create something wonderful and share it with someone!

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

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Pink & Main – Lovely Friend

Happy Friday everyone! I had a little die cutting fun with the most recent Pink & Main release and wanted to share it with you. This butterfly release was beautiful with so many options for styles of crafting! Today I’m using the Bold Butterfly Cover Panels and some fun paper!

For today’s card, I cut the layers using all 3 Bold Butterfly Panels from the following cardstock:

  • Panel A – black cardstock
  • Panel B – blue glitter cardstock from the summer glitter pack
  • Panel C – watercolor patterned paper from the Butterfly Wishes paper pack
  • Background panel using the largest layered A2 rectangle from patterned paper also from the Butterfly Wishes paper pack
  • Top frame – white cardstock using the two largest layered A2 rectangle dies together

I took the bottom layer of my card and the top layer of the butterfly and placed them in my MISTI together. Then I chose a sentiment from Cherry Blossom, placed it in the top left corner, removed the butterfly panel and stamped it in black ink.

Finally, I used EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere all of my layers together and then to a white card base. Then, to finish things off I scattered a few Butterfly Kisses enamel dots around the design.

These new fun cover plate dies have absolutely endless combination possibilities. You can use them all together, all separate or in different combinations too. Then when you add changing colors, textures and all the things, I could make butterflies forever!

Products used on today’s card:
Bold Butterfly Cover Plates Bundle
Cherry Blossom stamps
Layered A2 Rectangle dies
Butterfly Kisses paper pad
Butterfly Kisses enamel dots
EZ Squeeze liquid glue

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

(This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible, at no additional cost to you.)

Pink & Main – Stamp of the Month

Happy Sunday everyone! I’m popping in really quick today to remind you that there is still time to sign up for the Pink & Main stamp of the month and get the May cuties! This month’s stamp set is called Way to Glow and it’s an adorable set of fireflies. I have a super fun glow in the dark card to share with you too!

I inked up that background with seedless preserves, blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks. Then I flicked some water drops on it and let it dry. I stamped the star image from the set with versamark ink and heat embossed it with Lawn Fawn glow in the dark embossing powder! It’s so cool!!!

I chose one of the cute firefly images, stamped and colored him with copics, then used the coordinating dies to cut him out. He’s popped up with foam squares.

For my sentiment, I cut a strip of white cardstock to 1.5×4 inches and stamped the sentiment on it. Then I adhered a strip of silver glitter paper to the back of it and added foam tape. I popped it on my inked panel and added foam tape to the back of that before adding it to a white card base.

For finishing touches, I added a few butterfly kisses enamel dots, glossy accents to the bug’s bum and unicorn Stickles to its wings. Ready to see it glow? It’s so fun!!!

Now, head over and subscribe to the stamp of the month before you miss your chance! You won’t be sorry! These sets are sooo much fun to play with!

Products used on today’s card:
Pink & Main Stamp of the Month
Metallics glitter paper pad
Butterfly Kisses enamel dots
Distress Oxide inks – seedless preserves, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Glow in the dark embossing powder

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

Pink & Main – Dream Big

Happy Friday crafty friends! Today I have a really fun, no coloring needed slimline card to share with you featuring the recent Pink & Main May release! I love these products so much and had a blast die cutting and gluing all sorts of things to make today’s creation!

I started by choosing a color palette that seemed bright and happy – distress oxide colors in twisted citron and peacock feathers. I inked up a slimline panel with both colors in sort of an angled stripe pattern but I wasn’t too careful with it at all. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked white acrylic paint on the panel. Once it was dry, I die cut it with the largest layered slim line die. Then, I chose some cardstock from my stash that was close to those ink colors and used the new plaid layering dies on them. I cut each panel twice and glued them together. Then I glued those to a white panel and set them aside to dry for a minute.

While those were drying under acrylic blocks I stamped and heat embossed 3 butterflies from the new Butterfly Sketches stamp set on vellum. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next, I die cut 3 reverse scalloped circle frames from white cardstock. Then I found a circle die the same size as the frame and die cut 3 circles from my plaid panels. I used liquid glue to adhere the frames to the plaid and now it’s time to assemble our card!

I adhered the ink blended panel to a white card base. Then the plaid circles directly to that. Next, I hid a thin foam strip behind the body portion of each butterfly and popped it in place on each circle. Finally for my sentiment, I stamped it in peacock feathers distress oxide ink to match the background and die cut it with a large sentiment strip die. I popped it up with foam squares and my card is finished.

I just think this design is so bright and fun! These are some of the brightest colors I think I’ve ever used and it’s just beautiful to look at!

Here are the products I used on today’s project:
Layered Slim Line dies
Butterfly Sketches stamps and dies
Reverse Scalloped Circle dies
A2 Plaid Layering dies
Large Sentiment Strip dies

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

Pink & Main – Dearest Friend

Hey friends! The May Pink & Main release is live and it’s gorgeous!!! If you haven’t taken a look, be sure to check it out! Today I’m sharing a card with the new Dearest Friend stamp set. This is an awesome 6×6 set that has a GIANT beautiful butterfly in it plus some great sentiments!

I decided to stamp and heat emboss my butterfly on watercolor paper with gold embossing powder. Then I used my Zig markers and a water brush pen to color the image in. I trimmed the panel with a rectangle stackable, next to the biggest one.

Then I used the largest die to cut a black panel that I adhered to a white card base. I popped the watercolor panel up with foam tape and chose a sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed this in the same gold but on black cardstock to tie in the border. I die cut it with a large sentiment strip die and popped it up with foam strips.

Last, I added a scattering of the new beautiful crystal gems and, voila! This beautiful card is finished!

Here are the products I used on today’s card:
Dearest Friend stamps
Layered Rectangles dies
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Crystal Gems

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

Pink & Main – Get Through This Together

Hey friends! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today sharing this really sweet slimline “there for you” card. I took some images from a couple of sets and made it even more custom with a sentiment from yet another set.

I started today’s card by laying out the stamps on a slimline size panel to see what I could get to fix in my scene. Then I stamped the images, colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next, I blended distress oxide inks on two different panels. One color scheme was squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade, while the other was mowed lawn, tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon. I spritzed both panels with water and flicked some watered down spiced marmalade on the lighter panel and mermaid lagoon on the blue panel.

Next, I ran the yellow/orange panel through the die cutter with the slim line plaid die and then adhered it with liquid glue to the blue panel. I glued this to a white card base and moved on to finishing the final placement of my images.

Those were adhered with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares. All of the foliage and the beehive are glued directly to the card front. The bees and bears are popped up on foam squares.

For my sentiment, I dug through my stash and found one I liked in the Sunny Greetings stamp set. The coordinating die set comes with sentiment strips in it, so I stamped the sentiment and used a strip to die cut it out. I adhered it with a couple of foam strips.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bear’s noses and flower centers. Then I came back with star dust Stickles on the bee’s wings.

Isn’t this scene just too cute!?! I love these bears and was happy to ink them up again!

Here are the products I used on today’s card:
Berry Sweet stamps and dies
Happy Fall stamps and dies
Sunny Greetings stamps and dies
Plaid Slim Line die
Distress oxide inks
Glossy Accents
Stickles – star dust

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

Pink & Main – Congrats Dino Slimline

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this fun dinosaur congratulations card. I wanted to try using this fun stamp set for something not Valentine/love themed and I think it worked out pretty well.

I started by stamping and coloring images from Rawr with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to decide on a final background. At first this was going to be an A2 size card but as I was playing with the new concave rectangle dies I thought it would be fun to add multiple and create a slimline design. So I chose paper close to the color palette of my images and die cut 3 sizes of concave rectangle. I rain them through my die cutter with the confetti embossing folder and glued them to a white panel. Then I ran that through my die cutter with the second largest slimline rectangle die.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from big vertical greetings and used a large sentiment strip die to cut it out. Then I cut another slimline rectangle from the same gray I used on the sentiment strip and started adhering my layers. I gray panel is glued to a white card base. Then The background panel with our concave rectangles is popped up with foam tape. Finally, The dino image and banner are adhered with foam squares and the speech bubble with liquid glue.

For finishing touches, I used unicorn Stickles on the dino, balloons and speech bubble hears. Then I scattered some glitter enamel dots from the Thankful and All Occasions packs around the design.

This is such a fun design that I think lends itself to tons of different occasions! I love being able to use stamps throughout the year and not be held to one certain holiday or occasion. And, let’s be real…I absolutely love dinosaurs so I was going to find a way to use these cuties all year long!

Here’s a quick linked up list of the products used on today’s card:
Rawr stamps and dies
Big Vertical Greetings stamps
Confetti embossing folder
Concave Rectangle dies
Slim Line Rectangle dies
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Enamel dots
EZ Squeeze glue
Stickles

This list contains affiliate links at no cost to you.

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

Pink & Main | Joy Clair Collaboration Blog Hop

I am super excited to be apart of the Pink & Main | Joy Clair collaboration blog hop today! There is so much inspiration from both teams and prizes to be won from both companies too! I have two fun cards to share with you so let’s get started!

I had so much fun playing with products from both companies that I couldn’t stop at one card, I had to make two with so many other ideas still in my head. Let’s get started with the super fun mermaid card!

I inked up a panel with mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass distress oxide inks and used the Pink & Main Waves dies to cut 2 sets of waves from the one panel. I spritzed the waves with water, flicked watered down ink on them and then also added some watered down black acrylic paint. Then, on another panel, I took the Pink & Main Clouds stencil and inked it up with a light yellow ink. I repeated the same idea on this panel with the yellow ink and black paint.

Next, I stamped and colored the mermaid tail image from the Joy Clair Mermaid at Heart stamp set. I used my scan-n-cut to cut it out and started arranging my scene. Once I had an idea, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set in black. At this point I thought it would be nice to have a little frame around my scene so I trimmed everything down to 4×5.25. Then, I adhered the back waves with EZ Squeeze liquid glue to the cloud panel, then glued the mermaid tail to the back of the other waves and added foam tape to the back of the whole thing. I removed the backing paper and placed it down.

I trimmed a black panel to 4 1/8×5 3/8 and used Pink & Main EZ Squeeze glue to add my scene panel to it. I added foam tape the back of the black and popped it on a white card base. At this point I thought my card could use some extra, because I really like extra. 😉 So I pulled out the Summer Wreath Decor dies and cut a few shells, a sun and a star and used my copics to color the pieces. Then I popped the sun up with foam and used liquid glue to add the seashells and star.

For finishing touches on this card, I added unicorn Stickles to the mermaid tail, sun and seashells. Then I added a scattering of Pink & Main Essential Pearls to the bottom to complete the design.

Now, let’s move on to the floral card featuring the Joy Clair stamp set called Succulent Frame.

I started this card by stamping the images in the set and coloring them all with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and arranged them together. I used liquid glue to adhere them in place and switched gears to my background.

For that, I inked up a panel with antique linen distress oxide ink and splattered it with water. Then I used a brayer roller to add dried marigold distress oxide to the inside of my Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine. Then I splattered the panel with watered down dried marigold ink and black acrylic paint. Once that panel was dry, I used the largest Pink & Main A2 Rectangle Stackable die to cut it out. I stepped it down 2 sizes and die cut a thin frame using the same rectangle die set and adhered it with liquid glue.

Moving back to my image panel, I pulled out the Pink & Main wreath base 2 dies and cut the thanks sentiment 4 times from white cardstock and once from the rose gold color in the metallics glitter paper pack. I used the EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Then I took a sentiment from the Succulent Frame set and masked off everything except the word friend that I stamped and heat embossed in white. I used a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die to cut it out and adhered it to the bottom of my stacked word die cuts. Next, I used liquid glue to add this to the Succulent Frame images.

Finally, I added foam squares to the back of the images and popped them in place in the center of my card. For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the red berry images around the frame and also a scattering of the new Pink & Main Sparkle Gems.

Products used on both cards today are:
Pink & Main Rectangle Stackable A2 dies
Pink & Main Wreath Base 2 dies
Pink & Main Waves dies
Pink & Main Summer Wreath Decor dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Pink & Main Clouds stencil
Pink & Main Wide Stripes embossing folder
Pink & Main Essential Pearls
Pink & Main Sparkle Gems
Pink & Main Metallics Glitter paper pack
Pink & Main EZ Squeeze glue
Joy Clair Succulent Frame stamps
Joy Clair Mermaid at Heart stamps
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks – mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass, dried apricot and antique linen
Lawn Fawn butter ink

Blog Hop Info:

Pink & Main is giving away a $25 prize pack to one random commenter!

Be sure to comment on each of the stops along the hop for chances to win prizes from each company! Next up is Priscilla!

The hop winners will be announced on the company blogs Monday, May 10.

Thermoweb | Unity Instagram Hop

Hello everyone! I’m back today with more Thermoweb | Unity fun to share with you! We’re having an Instagram hop today starting at 10 a.m. So much fun! Here’s a peek at the cards I’ll be sharing but remember you have to comment on Instagram and hop for chances to win.

Today, I used the wild garden toner card front with the summer rainbow decofoil. Then I decided to try that awesome technique from yesterday but instead of leaving the negative space black, I added turquoise sea decofoil and ran the same card through again. Which gave me that awesome card front on the right.

I was so in love with the look of this card front that I didn’t want to cover it up. I die cut a sentiment from Unity Stamps Be the Girl set with the Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack. Then the next size up from black cardstock and adhered them together. I popped them up with foam squares and added a few Falling For You enamel dots from Pink & Main. Then I adhered this to a white card base and wrapped some baker’s twine for a little added interest.

Let’s have a look at the bonus card I created with today’s toner card front, shall we?!? I just love it!

I added the toner sheet to a white card base. Then die cut the image from Unity Stamps Let the Little Things Gnome with a Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle and colored it with my copic markers. I also die cut one of the sentiments from the same stamp set with a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die. I popped the rectangle up on the foiled card front, then popped the banner up on that. I finished things off with a scattering of Falling For You enamel dots again.

So much bright and happy! I just love them both! I hope you’ll head over in a bit and join us on Instagram for the hop. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes to win!

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

Pink & Main – Pig Time Card Set

Hi again! It’s my turn over on the Pink & Main blog today and I’ve got a super fun set of 4 cards to share with you. I wanted to use the adorable Pig Time set that just released and couldn’t choose one so I used them all! This also gave me a chance to play with four different stencils and the new Garden paper pad and matching enamel dots!

The design for all of these cards is the same which made creating them a breeze. I stamped and colored all of the images from Pig Time first, then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next, I used my ergonomic blending brush to ink up a stencil in the upper center of a white panel that measures 4×5.25 inches. I paired a piggie with each stenciled panel and then chose a patterned paper from the stack to go with each one. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiments, added foam tape to the back of the stenciled panels and started assembling.

I used the EZ Squeeze glue to adhere the patterned paper to white card bases, then popped the stenciled panels in place and used foam squares to add my images. Last, I finished things off with glossy accents, star dust Stickles and coordinating Garden enamel dots.

Let’s check them all out! For this one, which seriously CRACKS ME UP, I used the stained glass stencil and a gingham paper from the pad. I finished this cutie up with stickles on his cheek.

Oh my goodness, this is so cute with his little belly button! The stencil for this card is called bursting and I couldn’t resist the plaid patterned paper. I finished it up with glossy accents on the balloon and Stickles on his cheeks.

Aren’t these two hugging just the sweetest ever?!? I love it! The stencil on here was also just released and is called Flora. I chose another plaid patterned paper for this because, again, I couldn’t resist! Then I finished things up with Stickles on their cheeks and glossy accents on the flower in her ear and the heart above them.

Last, but certainly not least, is this cutie holding his heart…I suppose it could be a mini balloon or heart shaped flower. Either way, I love this image! That’s the deco stencil in the background and an awesome cross hatch patterned paper for the base. I finished things up with Stickles on his cheeks and glossy accents on the heart.

I was able to create these cards in an evening and had a blast doing it! It was such a fun way to play with so many different products and I have cards for totally different occasions ready to go!

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