Pink & Main – Santa Claws is Coming to Town

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today shopping my stash for some adorable Christmas critters. I can’t believe it but I still need more Christmas cards this year! How are you doing on your list?

After a bit of deliberation, I decided on these absolutely adorable bears from The Best Gift. I stamped and colored them with copic markers before using the coordinating die to cut them out. Then I chose a sentiment from the set to heat emboss on black cardstock and use an Extra Large Sentiment Strip to cut it out.

I used the plaid embossing folder on an A2 piece of white cardstock and a blending brush with green dye ink to give a little interest to my background. Then I splattered the background with the same ink and adhered it to a white card base.

I added foam squares to the back of my sentiment strip and image and popped them in place. For finishing touches I used Touch of Gloss on their noses, cheeks and toe beans.

Aren’t they just adorable!?! I love all the images in this set. Next up is the Santa bear for a gift tag this year!

Products used:
The Best Gift stamps and dies
Plaid embossing folder
Extra Large Sentiment Strip dies
Touch of Gloss
Magic Anti-static Brush
Embossing & Watermark ink
Frosting embossing powder
Foam squares

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Pink & Main – Season’s Greetings

Hello crafty friends! Have you been working on Christmas cards yet? I am feeling a bit behind this year so I’m still working on some. Today I have this gorgeous, no coloring needed, card to share featuring Pink & Main stamps, dies, ink and embossing powders. So pretty!

I started this card by stamping a bundle of pine branches and pinecones from the Pine Boughs stamp set. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and started arranging them in the corners of an A2 blank card base. Once I had my placement, I taped them together with Pixie Tape and carefully added glue between the layers from the back side so I didn’t lose my positioning.

Next, I blended distress oxide ink on a 4×5.25 inch piece of white cardstock. I chose candied apple and festive berries today. I blended lighter toward the center at an angle. Then I splattered the panel with water and aged mahogany distress oxide ink. Once the panel was dry, I popped it up on an A2 card base with foam tape.

Next, I adhered the pine boughs with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares for the different sections. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set with platinum ring embossing powder, die cut it and popped it up as well.

For finishing touches I added a scattering of crystal clear enamel dots across the whole design. You could trim off the excess branches hanging over the edge but I really liked how they looked so I plan to just make a larger envelop to send this one out in.

Products used:
Pine Boughs stamps and dies
Magic Anti-static powder brush
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Platinum Ring embossing powder
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Crystal Clear enamel dots
Pixie tape
Foam tape and squares
Distress oxide ink – festive berries, candied apple, aged mahogany

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Pink & Main – November Sneak Peek

Hey friends! I’m super excited to share with you my sneak peek for the November Pink & Main release! It’s not huge but it’s absolutely amazing and you’re going to LOVE IT!!!

Today I’m sneaking images and sentiments from Party Time and Happy New Year stamp sets. But, that’s not all friends!!! I’m doing a little ink blending using brand new ink pads!!! The colors I used today were Barbershop and Lakeside. They blended like butter and are gorgeous colors!

Still not done though. I stamped and heat embossed that gorgeous bit sentiment using the brand new Hydrangea embossing powder. It’s the most beautiful color shifting embossing powder I’ve ever seen! You’re going to love this!

The most sparkles ever, I swear! This isn’t even close to everything in the release. So much amazing coming your way on Friday, friends!

Products used today:
Party Time stamps and dies
Happy New Year stamps
Blizzard stencil
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Ergonomic Blending Brushes
Ink Pads – embossing & watermark, barbershop and lakeside
Embossing powder – hydrangea and frosting
Magic Anti-Static Brush
Touch of Gloss
Foam squares
Tape runner
Stickles – star dust

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Pink & Main – Happy Harvest

Welcome everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today sharing some harvesty fall inspiration for you. Most everyone has switched to Christmas crafting but I really enjoy holding on to fall themes as long as I can. I love these colors and pumpkins are one of my favorite things!

I started by stamping and coloring the image in Happy Harvest with my copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. Then, I used the image as a guide to choose which size Wide Stitched Arch to use. Once I decided, I cut it from kraft cardstock and embossed it with the Sun Ray embossing folder.

I trimmed a piece of The Park cardstock down to A2 size and used the Leafy stencil to ink it up. I used green, brown and orange on the stencil, then came in with green around the edges. Next, I used what brown was still in my blending brush to ink up the kraft arch too.

For assembly, I glued the background panel to a white card base and popped the arch up with foam tape. Then I added the pumpkin image with foam squares. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Happy Harvest and used the coordinating die to cut it out before popping it up too.

For finishing touches, I added A Touch of Gloss to all of the acorns and then wrapped jute twine around the top, tying it in a knot. I added white gel pen highlights to all the other parts of the image and my card is finished.

I hope you enjoyed a bit more fall inspiration before Thanksgiving and here and gone.

Products used:
Happy Harvest stamps and dies
Wide Stitched Arches dies
Sun Ray embossing folder
Leafy stencil
Ergonomic Blending Brushes
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Embossing and Watermark Ink
Magic Anti-Static Brush
Embossing powder – frosting
Foam tape and squares
A Touch of Gloss

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Pink & Main – In Your Future, I See…

Welcome everyone! Today I’m over on the Pink & Main blog with another way to use those new fantastic scratch off stickers! This time, I have used the pre-cut circles on the new, AMAZING fortune teller! She’s stunning!

I started by stamping and coloring her with my copics. Then I chose a mystery sentiment from the set to stamp in the crystal ball and die cut everything with the coordinating dies. Then I adhered one of the holographic scratch off stickers over the top.

To create the setting for my fortune teller, I chose a piece of patterned paper from Inked Oasis paper pad and cut it with a Stacked Oval die. Then I cut the next largest oval from white cardstock and finally a scalloped oval just a smidge bigger from black cardstock. Then I adhered everything together. Pulling from the colors of my fortune teller, I cut a card front from purple cardstock and stamped some stars around the outside edge. Now we can put everything together.

I adhered the purple to a white card base, then added the ovals next with liquid glue. I placed the card in my MISTI and used the images as a guide for where to stamp the “scratch to reveal” instructions. I stamped it down and then added all the images with liquid glue too.

I chose to keep things flat and not use foam like I always do so that there was nothing impairing the ability to scratch the circle off. It might not make it difficult but I wasn’t sure since these are so new. Better safe than sorry until I test things out a bit.

Products used today:
In Your Future stamps and dies
Scallop Oval dies
Layered Oval dies
Scratch Off Circles – glitter
Scratchers

Inked Oasis paper pad
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Touch of Gloss

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Pink & Main – Stack o’ S’mores

Hey crafty friends! So glad you’re here today. I’m sharing a fun way to use the Stamp and Die of the Month from Pink & Main today. This subscription is such an amazing deal and I have been over the moon in love with literally every single one since it started. It’s SO GOOD! This month we have s’mores characters doing different antics that are amazing to create with all year long. They’re so cute!

I decided to take the stacked s’mores and stack them even higher! I stamped three and colored them with copics before using the coordinating die to cut them out. I used a little EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere them together and lined the back with foam tape. To add a splash of color, I stamped the sentiment on teal cardstock and die cut it as well.

For my background, I cut a kraft panel 8.5×3.5 inches for a slimline card. I inked the edges with ground espresso distress oxide and spritzed it with water. Then I flicked watered down ink on it and set it aside to dry while I die cut the Slimline Plaid cover plate from white cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and then to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the smaller mod rectangle from the Beautiful Slim Line die set out of vellum and adhered the s’mores and sentiment to that. I hid tape runner behind those to adhere it to the card front.

For finishing touches I added some clear enamel dots around the images and black glaze pen to the s’mores eyes and hands. Then I added Touch of Gloss to their cheeks for some shine.

Aren’t they just adorable?!? I love them!

Products used today:
S’more Fun stamps and dies (Stamp and Die of the Month)
Beautiful Slim Line dies
Plaid Slim Line die
Crystal Clear enamel dots
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Touch of Gloss
Distress Oxide – ground espresso
Foam tape

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Pink & Main – October Sneak Peek Scratching Fun

Hey friends!!! It’s sneak week for the Pink & Main October release and it’s got SOOOOOOOO many new products in it and that ridiculous fun! I can’t wait to share everything with you! Today I have a little sneak of Jackpot and some new accessories that are going to make your cards extra fun to send out!

Check out this super fun slot machine we’ve got this month! And guess what?!?!?!? Scratch off stickers!!!! These are so fun! There will be circles and also sheets you can die cut any shape you want! So for my card today, I die cut two so the majority of the image is a surprise for the recipient. Then I stamped sentiments over the top of the scratch stickers too!

I embossed my background with the new Dotted Triangles embossing folder for texture and interest. How cool is that new design!?! Then I glammed the image up with Touch of Gloss and enamel dots too!

You guys, this release is so much fun and it’s so different! I hope you love it and have an amazing time crafting with it!

Products used:
Jackpot stamps and dies
Dotted Triangles embossing folder
Touch of Gloss

Enamel dots
Scratch Off Sticker sheets
Street Light cardstock

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Pink & Main – May Your Holidays Be Sweet

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with some Christmas inspiration featuring these hilariously adorable gingerbread men from Gingerbread Kisses. I also pulled out the fabulous Peppermint Cover die from last year to set the scene.

First, I blended distress oxide ink in candied apple and aged mahogany on a piece of white cardstock. I kept the darker to the center, fading out to the edges. I splattered the panel with water and blotted it dry. Then I cut the Peppermint Cover die from white cardstock and glued them together with EZ Squeeze liquid glue. I added these to a white card base and started stamping next!

These two gingerbread men in a frosting fight just cracked me up so I had to color them immediately! I used my copics to color and the coordinating dies to cut everything out. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, also using the coordinating die to cut it out. Everything is popped up on foam squares for added interest and dimension.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to all three peppermint candies and stardust Stickles to the frosting everywhere. Last, I snagged some fun red enamel dots from the Musical pack and scattered those about the design.

Products used today:
Gingerbread Kisses stamps and dies
Peppermint Cover die
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Enamel Dots – musical
Magic Anti-static brush
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Frosting embossing powder
Glossy accents
Foam squares
Distress Oxide Ink – candied apple, aged mahogany

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Pink & Main – Tidings of Comfort & Joy Shaker

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s time for some Pink & Main inspiration using the recently released Poinsettia stencil. This single stencil has all of the layers to create a gorgeously inked poinsettia flower that covers your card front. It’s so beautiful! Today I turned my inked panel into a shaker card for added fun.

I started by inking the poinsettia layers with my blending brushes and dye inks, except for the center. Once I got to that point, I spread gold Glitz Glitter Gel through for some added bling. Then I set the panel aside to dry while I cleaned up.

To create a frame for my shaker, I took an A2 size piece of kraft cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine in the Woodgrain embossing folder. Then I cut a window out using a Stitched Arch die. I saved the inside piece for another card which is an extra bonus! Then I lined it with EZ Tear Tape and added a piece of acetate. I then, lined that with foam strips, sprinkled some Holly Super Fine Glitter to my panel and adhered them together.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Pine Boughs with the new Platinum Ring embossing powder and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I popped it up with foam squares and adhered my shaker to a top folding white card base. Then, to finish off the design, I tied some twine around the top in a cute little bow.

I love the glitz and shine from the different elements, paired with the rustic feel of the woodgrain and twine wrapping.

Products used:
Poinsettia stencil
Stitched Arches dies
Pine Boughs stamps and dies
Holly Super Fine Glitter
EZ Tear Tape – 1/4″
Foam squares and strips
Ergonomic Blending Brushes
Magic Anti Static Brush
Platinum Ring embossing powder
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Glitz Glitter Gel – gold

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Pink & Main – Merry & Bright Mini Slimline

Hey crafty friends! I’m popping in with a little Pink & Main inspiration featuring the stamp and die of the month, plus a freebie set that you can still pick up! They go perfectly together and you’re going to want to snag them before the month is up! The main stamp and die of the month is called Winter Cardinals and the freebie is Winter Birdhouse. They are so adorable and I think they would be fun colored in so many different combos!

I started by stamping and coloring images from both sets with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I chose a sentiment from Winter Cardinals, stamped and heat embossed it on vellum with the new Cranberries embossing powder. It’s glittery and gorgeous! I used the coordinating die to cut it out too.

For the background panel, I trimmed a piece of Barbershop cardstock down to 3×6 inches and inked up the Blizzard stencil with white pigment ink. Then I swapped for the Random Dots stencil and spread Glossy Gel through that one. It dries clear with a fun gloss to it so it adds great interest and texture to the background.

I added foam squares to the images and popped them up on the panel once it was dry. Then I added EZ Squeeze liquid glue to the back of the vellum and patted it off with my finger. This leaves a thin layer to adhere it down but doesn’t show through.

For finishing touches today, I added black glaze pen to the birds’ eyes and glossy accents to their beaks and all of the holly berries. Then I came in with stardust Stickles to all of the snow bits.

I think this is such a sweet and fun card. I’m happy to add it to my stash of Christmas cards, ready for the season!

Products used today:
Winter Cardinals – Stamp and Die of the Month
Winter Birdhouse stamps and dies
Blizzard stencil
Random Dots stencil
Glossy gel
Palette knife
Magic Anti-static Brush
Embossing and Watermark Ink
Cranberries embossing powder
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Barbershop cardstock
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust

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