Lumberjack Fun

Hi everybody! Donna here. As the weather turns cool here in Japan, I’m enjoying rugging up inside and card making. The new November release has me especially excited.

How cute is this little guy? I’m always looking for stamps to make cards for the boys and men in my life, and we definitely have a winner here!

I’ve coloured this cutie with copic markers, making sure I stayed true to the lumberjack aesthetic of the red and black flannel shirt. I also stamped and coloured a few of the coordinating images. It was really hard to choose just a few – I wanted to use them all!

The background is made with the new stencil in the November release. I’ve blended from darker in the centre of the card, and faded out towards the edge.

The frame is made from the two of the new stitched rectangle dies. I can’t wait to use these in conjunction with set one and play with different widths of borders!

This stamp set comes with a stack of punny sentiments; this one is perfect for my son who is sporting a beard at the moment!

I can’t wait to see what the other team members have made with this release. So much fun awaits us all!



Safari Sneak Peek with Laurie!

Hello friends!! Today I’m showing you a look at one of the new stamp sets from the November release!

The new Wild Things stamp set if full of the cutest images which are so much fun to colour!  And because I had such a hard time in picking just one image, I decided to use almost all of them!

I stamped the images onto some Bristol Smooth Paper with Versafine Clair ink in the shade Morning Mist and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I decided to use my Tombow Dual Brush markers to add colour. I used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out and decided on this fun layout..

I used the Cloudy Frame Dies to create little picture frames for each image.  On the inner portion of the frame and around the outside of the card base, I blended a bit of Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Inks.  I’m really not sure why I chose pink but I’m happy with the results.

Are these critters so sweet!! And I just love that sentiment.  Each picture frame was adhered directly to the card front while the die cut images were popped up with foam adhesive.

Thank you so much for dropping in this morning and I hope you enjoyed this “pink sneak peek” at one of the awesome sets coming to the Pink & Main shop soon!!

Have a great day!!



Happy Camper Sneak Peek

Hello, again!  It’s Andrea back with you sharing a sneak peek at an adorable set called Happy Camper, which will be available very soon.

I don’t know which image is cuter – that little bear or that camper!  I love them both!  I stamped both images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with Copics, and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I couldn’t resist adding some details with a white gel pen and a whole bunch of clear sparkle.

I created that fun background by inking up the new Herringbone Stencil with Worn Lipstick distress ink over pink cardstock.  I die-cut it with the new Stitched Recgtangles 2 Dies and adhered it to a white card.  With the Stitched Circle Dies, I die-cut some teal paper from Beach Babe, adhered it to my card, and attached that cute camper with foam tape.

Onto black cardstock I stamped a sentiment from Happy Camper with Versamark and white heat-embossed it.  After trimming the strip, I popped it up onto my card and added that adorable bear.  A few glittery enamel dots complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Red Ombre Christmas Cards | Eskimo Kisses

Hello Everybody!
It’s Ksenija here and I am sharing a super easy recipe for spectacular Christmas cards with the Eskimo Kisses stamps and co-ordinating dies set.

This simple recipe does not require masterful colouring skills or many craft supplies. In a short time I made two one layer cards with slightly different embellishments.

My today’s recipe combines the two hottest trends of the coming Holiday Season for Clean and Simple cards.

Red colour card notes and dramatic ombre blending for creating a spotlight around a focal image are in vogue now!

I started with stamping sentiments down to a bright red card notes and heat embossing them with fine white powder. Then I die cut two eskimo girls from the Eskimo Kisses set and stamped the image in black alcohol marker friendly ink. I coloured both die cuts with Copic markers almost flat.

To create dramatic background for the eskimo girls I blended dark red dye ink over the front side of both card notes and then added black ink along the edges.

To finish off my cards I scattered coarse gold embossing enamel over one card and heat set it from beneath, and sprayed gold paint – over the second card.

As  final step I foam mounted the girls to the card notes.

Are you ready to make a red ombre Christmas card with the Eskimo Kisses stamps and dies set?

Thank you for stopping by and have a great evening!


Christmas Gift Bags

Hi there everyone! It’s so close to Christmas so I need to start making my little gift bags for my friends. We normally don’t exchange large gifts anymore. As an alternative, I like to make little Christmas favors for everyone.

Pink and Main released a new die set called Gift Bag Dies which is perfect for my little favors. First, I wanted to create my own little background. I used Sweet Christmas because this stamp set has a lot of smaller images. I used an acrylic block for the cookie images and stamped it all over two pieces of paper. Then for the smaller candy images, I stamped to fill in any blank spaces.

I used the die to cut out the gift bags, and I did really easy coloring with no shading, using the same colors for the same images.

I wanted to add a tag to the bag. Of course, there’s a mini one included in the set. I used the patterned paper from the Sunrise paper pad and die cut two of them so I could glue them back to back. I also trimmed out a piece of white paper so I could stamp out the “To” and “From” from the Bowtiful stamp set.

I also decided to use the bow die from the Winter Wreath Decor Dies on white paper. I wanted to use shades of red to color this up. This finished off my card and I think it’s so adorable. I can’t wait to do a mass production of these little gift bags for Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by!