Pretty Pink Posh – May Release Blog Hop Day 3

Hey crafty friends! I’m elated to be a part of the Pretty Pink Posh May Release Hop today! This release is so much fun. I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the inspiration and love everything today too! I have a super fun card to share featuring the new Crafty Critters stamps and dies.

When I saw this set with all of the fun smaller images, I immediately thought of the adorable tic-tac-toe die and wanted to pair them together. Using the die as a guide, I placed my stamps in the various spaces until I decided where I wanted which images. Then I stamped everything and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and heat embossed the tiny “happy” on the notebook cover.

I die cut the tic-tac-toe die from white cardstock 4 times and used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Then I did a little ink smooshing on a piece of white cardstock for my background panel. When I put them together I thought the tic-tac-toe got lost so I cut it again from teal cardstock and added that to the top. That was perfect! I adhered them with liquid glue and added the images with foam squares and liquid glue where needed.

I glued an A2 size panel of yellow cardstock to a white card base and popped my panel up on that with foam tape. Then I moved on to finishing touches. My favorites are black glaze pen to critter eyes, glossy accents to various details like noses and labels and things. Then I went for some glam with Stickles on the paint palette at the top.

Products used today:
Crafty Critters stamps and dies
Tic-Tac-Toe die
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Foam tape and squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day! Below is the lineup and details for the blog hop. Enjoy!

BLOG HOP LINEUP

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Laura Bassen
Amanda Wilcox
Jeanne Jachna
Dana Kirby
Ashley Ebben

GIVEAWAY

There are 3 $30 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/22/2022. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Pretty Pink Posh – Release Day | You Inspire Me Card

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for letting me take up your time once again today. It’s release day for Pretty Pink Posh and I’m on the blog with this gorgeous floral card featuring a new stamp and die set plus a new stencil too!

For all the details how I created this card plus a chance to win a gift certificate to the Pretty Pink Posh shop, head to the PPP Blog HERE and be sure to leave a comment.

I’ll be back later this week with more from the new release. Be sure you’re subscribed and follow on social media so you don’t miss any of it!

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

Pretty Pink Posh – Happy Easter Tag

Hi friends! I’m popping in today to share a quick and adorable tag I made for one of the Easter baskets I’ll be filling this weekend. I don’t normally do this but I had so much fun making tags for my daughter during her dance season that I find myself making excuses to add them to everything now.

I chose a couple of images from the Easter Bunnies stamp set and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside.

Next, I cut the tag shape from the Spring Circles die set 2 1/2 times from white cardstock. For the 1/2 portion, I just cut the bottom so I could create grass after I inked it up. I chose distress oxide inks in peacock feathers and cracked pistachio for the full tag which is my sky and mowed lawn and twisted citron for the 1/2 piece that I cut with a grass border die later on. Then, I spritzed the inked panels with water and let them dry. The third tag is left white and becomes a nice clean backer for my tag that also adds stability so it doesn’t feel flimsy.

I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and also added the carrot to the bunny’s paws. Then I used the images as a guide while I placed and stamped my sentiment. Once that was done I added my images to the tag with foam squares.

I punched a hole in the top and threaded some twine through it, then added a foam square to the bow and placed it over the hole to hide it. I kept finishing touches to a minimum by just adding black glaze pen to the bunny’s eyes and nose and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the bow at the top.

Products used today:
Easter Bunnies stamps and dies
Spring Circles dies
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Distress Oxide Ink – mowed lawn, twisted citron, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Foam squares
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

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

Pretty Pink Posh – Hugs

Hello crafty friends! Today I am excited to share a card featuring the Pretty Pink Posh Hugs stamps and dies. I just fell in love with this set from the moment I saw the sneak peek. It’s so fun and happy! It’s also got a million variations of how you can use it.

Today I stamped the main “hugs” sentiment and some supporting images in gray ink for a softer look. I used copic markers to color everything and then the coordinating dies to cut it all out. Then, for fun I played around with the letters and decided to try arranging them in a grid instead of a line. I think this is a fun, different look.

For the background, I took a white panel and inked up the Trellis stencil with teal ink. I removed the stencil and used the leftover ink on my brush to lightly ink the edges of the panel. Then I cut a gray strip 5.5 x 3 inches and inked the edges with gray for a little dimension. I flicked pearl watercolor over the trellis panel and the top and bottom edges of the gray panel before adhering them together with foam tape.

Next, I cut the hugs letters from white cardstock 4 more times and adhered the layers together before adding them to the gray panel. Then I added the extra images with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

I am completely smitten with the way this whole design turned out. From the block of letters to the softer gray tones instead of black. There is so many small changes that made a big impact and I just love it!

Products used today:
PPP Hugs stamps and dies
PPP Trellis stencil
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Sending Love & Sunshine

Happy Tuesday everyone! Grab a cuppa and head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook and a how-to on this adorable spring-themed coffee mug card I created!

The stamps and dies are from Pretty Pink Posh with the coffee mug die being an oldie but goodie from Trinity Stamps!

This spring die is just adorable and I’m so happy it fits so well on this coffee mug because I have a summer and winter version, that you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to be recreating this card with!

Click HERE to head to the Coffee Lovers blog for all the deets and links to products used.

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

Pretty Pink Posh – Easter Basket Pop-Up Card

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by today. I have been making lots of Easter cards lately and had an interactive idea pop in my head that I was very excited to try. I have a bunch of Pretty Pink Posh Easter themed products that I hadn’t inked up yet and this was the perfect opportunity to play with them.

I wanted to take this adorable basket die and turn it into a pop up card full of Easter eggs and goodies! To start, I stamped and colored images from Spring Eggs and Bunny Friends with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and set the images aside.

Here’s an aerial view of the card standing up so you can see what I did. I cut 2 sets of basket pieces from kraft cardstock and the trim from white. I ink blended the pieces for some dimension and interest, and then assembled those with liquid glue. Next, I took I strip of kraft cardstock and cut it to 1×5 1/2 inches and scored it at a 1/4, 2 1/4, 3 1/4, and 5 1/4 inches. I adhered the 1/4 inch flaps together to create a box. Next, I took a 2 1/2 inch strip and scored it at 1/4 inch from each side and inserted it in the middle of the box, adhering the flaps to the box sides. Then I glued one basket on each side of the box.

Next, I arranged the eggs in a trio and glued them together. I took another three eggs and arranged them the same way and glued them to the back of the first three, only at the top half. So things didn’t shift while I was manipulating them, I let the eggs dry a few minutes before adding glue inside the bottom half of them and sliding them onto the center of the box we created in the last step.

The Spring Eggs set has eight eggs so I had two left which I glued to the front of each side of the basket with a bunny on each side too. To finish things off I added a bow to the top of each side.

This card folds flat to fit in an envelope to mail and pops up to stand perfectly when it comes out! And because it’s symmetrical, both sides are decorated and pretty so it can sit out as a decoration. I think they would be super cute on the dinner table at each place setting or on a mantle of decorations too!

Products used:
PPP Bunny Friends stamps and dies
PPP Spring Eggs stamps and dies
PPP Easter Basket dies
Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up dies
Bearly Art liquid glue
Scrappy Tape 1/8 inch

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

MFT Stamps – Smile Card Duo

Hi there! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Today I have a pair of cards to share with you that were inspired by one of the MFT Stamps designers last week. I couldn’t get the design out of my head and when I started creating I immediately had 2 ideas that I wanted to try.

The card on the left is the one that was inspired by Carly. Click HERE to see her card. Mine is a tad different but I’m not much for directly copying designs. Things just morph on their own as I start creating.

As soon as I die cut the word from the white panel for the first card, I had the idea to use it on another card so I had no waste. I love how they both turned out.

On this first card, I cut a white panel down to 4×5.25 inches and die cut the word using the Big Smile die. This has since sold out but you could do the same thing with any alphabet dies you may have, or even change it up completely for a different word.

Using the die cut panel as a guide I taped off the edge of my card base and used blending brushes to ink up a light rainbow where it will show through. Then I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it in place.

I stamped and heat embossed a small sentiment on black cardstock and cut it out with a banner die from the Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card die set. I stamped and colored the koala from Weather With You and cut it out with the coordinating dies too. The banner and koala are adhered with liquid glue directly to the card front.

I finished things off with black glaze pen the the eyes, glossy accents to the nose and a scattering of pink clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix.

I think this is such a sweet card! It would be great to add a birthday message to the inside or maybe a congratulations too. It’s so versatile.

After making that first card, I had the letters from cutting the window and I thought it would be fun to do the idea in reverse by stacking the letters for dimension here instead of creating a window. So, I pulled out white scraps and cut the word 4 more times and adhered the layers together with liquid glue.

I cut another panel down to 4×5.25 inches and stamped it in a light gray ink with the All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp. I changed out the critter for the bunny in the same Weather With You stamp set. Popping it up with foam squares before adding another heat embossed sentiment across “smile.” I forgot to mention earlier, the small heat embossed sentiments are from a Pretty Pink Posh set called Let’s Party. I thought they fit perfectly.

This panel is popped up on a white card base with foam tape and the finishing touches are the same. This time I chose red hearts from the same embellishment mix for a little pop of bright on a neutral colored card and I think that is so fun and eye catching.

I love these critters so much and any excuse to ink them up is a good one to me!

Products used today:
Weather With You stamps and dies
Big Smile die
All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp
Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies
Pretty Pink Posh Let’s Party stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
Glossy accents
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam squares
Foam tape

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

Pretty Pink Posh – Christmas Card Inspiration

Happy weekend everyone! I’m popping in with a couple of fun Christmas cards featuring some Pretty Pink Posh goodies I had ordered a while ago but had yet to ink up. Shame, shame! Haha! Anyway, they are having a sale on the Christmas section of the store so I’ll have affiliate links below if you’re feeling inspired at all.

Any of the stamp sets out there where a critter is holding a sign and I get to put a sentiment in it…I’m a huge fan of! Totally drawn to them and want them all. Soooo, I had to get this adorable Christmas set – Holiday Signs. Today I stamped a couple of them and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I had a couple of cards sketched out already so I just set to work with more die cutting and ink blending. Let’s look at the Santa one first.

Pretty Pink Posh has a line of dies that cut out scenes like the winter scene on this card, and I just love them! Today I cut the pieces from colored and glitter cardstock and adhered them to a plain white circle for stability.

Next, I took a dark blue panel and cut to A2 size before using the lattice stencil with a blending brush and white pigment ink. I splattered the panel with pearl watercolor and started assembling everything. The stenciled panel went on a card base, then the winter scene was popped up with foam tape and the Santa was adhered with a combo of liquid glue and a foam square to keep him flat.

So sweet, right!?! I just love how this one turned out! Next up, the super fun snowman!

For this card, I die cut the Merry Christmas Script form red cardstock, lost the dot on the “i” and freaked out for a minute. I set it aside and proceeded with my card. Next, I used the coordinating dies for the Spring Circles set (I love this shape!) from plaid cardstock and light blue.

Moving on to the background before assembling every, I inked up a white panel with distress oxide ink in tumbled glass around the outside and salty ocean in the center so it gets a bit darker. I spritzed the panel with water and flicked pearl watercolor on it too.

For assembly, I added foam tape to the back of the blue panel and popped it up on a white card base, then I popped up the other elements with foam squares. I used liquid glue to adhere the Merry Christmas Script die cuts and then contemplated die cutting another dot when I remembered that I have the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh pearl collection! I pulled out the red pearls and glued one on instead!

For finishing touches on both of these cards, I used glossy accents, on parts like Santa’s boots and gloves, the snowman’s nose and hat. Then I added unicorn Stickles to Santa’s hat and finished things off with black glaze pen on both of their eyes.

Products used today:
Holiday Sign stamps and dies
Winter Scene die
Spring Circles dies
Merry Christmas Script dies
Lattice stencil
Cherry Red Pearls
3D foam tape
foam squares
glossy accents
unicorn Stickles

The links above are affiliate links. This helps fund my crafty adventures at no additional cost to you. Remember Pretty Pink Posh is having a sale on all things Christmas, so grab some new goodies and get holiday crafting!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Wishing You a Cool Yule

Hello again! I hope your week is going fantastic! I’m having a blast doing all things Christmas – decorating, crafting, baking – all of it! And today I have an adorable Miss Ink Stamps Christmas card featuring the newly release Have an Ice Day penguins! They are too cute and I just love coloring them!

I started by stamping images from Have an Ice Day and colored them all with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and used liquid glue to adhere all the bits and pieces to my sweet penguins.

Next, I blended distress oxide ink in rustic wilderness and mowed lawn on an A2 panel and spritzed it with water. I blotted it dry and ran it through my die cutter with the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 die. I love these dies and how they give you something to ground your images. They also make fun shaker cards if you feel like doing that.

I adhered the main part of the inked panel to my white card base with liquid glue and then popped the windows back in place with foam squares for a little dimension and interest.

Then I added all of my images and sentiment strip with foam squares as well. For finishing touches I added a scattering of PPP Shamrock pearls across the design. Last I couldn’t resist a little unicorn Stickles and glossy accents on the penguins and their accessories.

Isn’t this little penguin family just the sweetest!?! I can’t get over how cute the hat is with the reindeer antlers coming out of it. It makes me giggle every time.

Products used:
Miss Ink Stamps Have an Ice Day
PPP Storybook 2 die
PPP Shamrock pearls
Distress Oxide Ink – rustic wilderness and mowed lawn
Foam squares
Liquid adhesive
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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

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Pretty Pink Posh – Caroling Critters

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing a clean and simple Christmas card featuring the Caroling Critters from Pretty Pink Posh. I love this set but with no coordinating dies I decided to come up with a window style design for them.

I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored it with my copic markers. Then I used the Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies to cut a panel from kraft cardstock. For my window opening I used an old MFT arched stax set. I lined the kraft with foam strips and popped it on the scene panel.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Joy stamp set and trimmed it into a strip. I added some foam tape to the back of the, doubling the layer in the center so it would lay nicely and placed it over the scene.

I cut another embossed rectangle from red cardstock and adhered it to a white card base and then adhered my scene panel to that.

Moving on to finishing touches, I just added some glossy accents to critter noses and unicorn Stickles to the hat pom poms and open music notes.

I found that this layout idea would work great for me to stamp multiple scenes out and color on the go. Just an idea since it might work for you too.

Products used today:
Pretty Pink Posh Caroling Critters stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Joy stamps
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
MFT Stamps Arch Stax dies
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Foam tape

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