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Hello crafty friends!!

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Stacey here to share another project that showcases some of those awesome
Today I have a sweet little Hello card to share.

I like having cards on hand to mail out and hopefully brighten someone’s day just because. It’s always nice to get something other than bills in the mailbox right? For this card, I found some pretty papers from an older Doodlebug stack and let those be the inspiration for my card. I used the Stitched Rounded Rectangles to cut out my floral paper as well as the orange paper. I then used one of the borders from the Scallop Borders set to create a fun scallop on the orange. I layered them together, added some ribbon and glued them onto my card base. I used the Stitched Oval Dies to cut out a white oval and cut out the smile from the same orange cardstock using the Smile Dies and placed that onto my oval. I finished off my greeting by using the Smile stamp set. I had some little flower sequins in my stash that I thought went perfectly, so I added a few with some orange stickles in the centers. This card was so super simple but I really like how it turned out. It also kinda reminds me of the 70’s lol!
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I hope you have a great crafty day!

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Scentsational Skunks & Squirrels

Hello Crafty Friends!! I have a couple adorable projects to share with you along with a funny story. Both projects today were made using the Pink and Main’s Scentsational Stamp and Dies sets and both are so stinking cute… hahaha, pun totally intended!

 For my first card (featured above), I also use the Pink and Main Stitched Circle Dies as well as the Lacy Border Dies sets. As well as the new Spring Flings paper pad.

Supplies Used

 

Scentsational (Pink and Main)

Scensational Dies (Pink and Main)

 

Stitched Circle Dies (Pink and Main)

Lacy Border Dies (Pink and Main)

Spring Flings (Pink and Main)

I started by first stamping my images with Versafine Onyx Black ink on 140 lb. Mixed Media Paper.

Then I colored them using my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers with a waterbrush filled with water.

After I was done coloring I die cut the images out using the coordinating Scentsational Dies set.

I die-cut white paper using the Lacy Borders Dies to make to border strips. I also cut out a piece of corrugated paper to 4.25″x5.5″ and a piece of pink & white gingham patterned paper to 3″x4″ .

 I used a Xyron Mega Runner to add adhesive to the back of the pink and white gingham paper. Then added a border onto each of the long edges.

I added more adhesive onto the back side of the borders and attached to the corrugated piece.

I die cut stitched 3 circles (2- smaller, 1 larger), added foam adhesive to the back and also added foam adhesive to the back of the skunks.

I then added the a skunk to the front of each stitched circle.

I tied a multi-looped bow and used a small dot of liquid adhesive to attach to the front corner of my card. Then I decided my bow needed a cute little center. So I added a couple of tiny paper flowers and a acrylic flower bead.

I found this short and sweet phrase that says “enjoy today” from a sticker book in my stash. It was the perfect sentiment and importantly the perfect size and as an added bonus it looked super cute paired with this sweet little ladybug that is also in the set.

I attached the finished card front onto a standard A2 (4.24″x 5.5″ folded) sized card base made from white cardstock.

And here is the finished card…

Now, here is where the funny story comes in…

When I first got this stamp set I was so excited to use it I got my stamps out, stamped out a few images, got out my markers and water brush, and started going to town. Before I knew it I had colored my images with black ink running down the middle of their heads. I only realized after, what I had believed to be the third “skunk” image, it wasn’t quite looking right.

***FACE PALM***

My fingers totally ignored my brain and started coloring… it totally ignored the fact that skunks have WHITE stripes running down the middle of their ENTIRE BODY (including their heads)!!

I always believed that there are no mistakes in crafting… only opportunities! So I was quick to turn my frown upside-down by turning my botched SKUNKS into the perfect SQUIRRELS! Yup, Color the rest of the body and tail with a little bit of brown and presto adorable squirrels! LOL

Waste not, want not!

And now, I have a multi-functional stamp set that can make 2 cute critters for the price of 1!

For this second card, I die cut patterned paper from the Spring Flings and Shades of Spring paper pads and layered the pieces on to each other and attached them using my Xyron Mega Runner.

The sentiment was a little hard to read so I die cut just that part out of black cardstock and layered it over right over the patterned paper piece using a glue pen.

I mounted the squirrels using foam adhesive dots. I also added a few enamel dots for a bit of sparkle.

Then I tied a bow using 3/8″ black grosgrain ribbon.

At the last minute, I decide that it a little more texture so I carefully removed the card front and reattached it onto more corrugate cardstock then back onto the cardbase.

And here is my second card…

I think it turned  out pretty darn cute! Especially when it started out as an “Oopsie”.

Additional Supplies Used

  

Spring Flings (Pink and Main)

Shades of Spring (Pink and Main

I hope you all enjoyed my projects for today!

Remember to think outside of the box… you never know what you can come up with!

Happy Crafting!

~Mitsy

For additional pics and full list of supplies please visit my personal blog HERE.

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Really cute card

Hi,

you have to admit that all stamps from Scentsational stamp set are really super cute, so name of my todays blog post had to be Really cute card.

Background is made with Distress oxides and stencil, really easy stencil layering and than few drops of water. All images are stamped with Versa Fine onyx black ink and coloured with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush watercolour markers. I used also Scentsational dies. 

My card is very easy and playful. Try it too! Just make your own summer meadow. Oh how I miss summer!

Have a nice day

Kate

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Spring is Here!

Good Morning Pink and Main Peeps!

I just love the soft pastel spring colors so I made a sweet little side fold card using a lot of fun spring colors!

Designer steps:

Cut a piece of light yellow card stock and score at 1 inch and 6 1/4 inches.  Fold the 1 inch flap down and punch a hole in the flap and card base.

Cut two pieces of white card stock one for the inside at 4 x 4 1/2 inches and one for the front 4 x 4 1/4 inches emboss the one for the front of the card.  Then cut a piece of designer paper 2 x 4 inches.  And using the Pink and Main Scallop dies cut a green scallop circle at 2 1/4 inches.

Glue the 4 x 4 1/2 inside of the card as shown making sure you place it on the side with the punched holes.

Glue the embossed piece to the front of the card as shown then glue the floral paper and the green scalloped circle.

Stamp and colorer the bunny with copic markers: Y06 – YG06 – B02 -RV09, 13.  Use the matching die set to cut out the bunny.  Also stamp and mat the sentiment with green card stock.

Pop the bunny and the sentiment to the front of the card.  Cut a 4 1/4 inch long piece of lacy border by Pink and Main and glue it to the 1 inch flap.

Add a small pink heart brad to close the card!

Please stop by our Pink and Main store for all these adorable items!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings

Pam

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A Green Smile

Hi Everyone!!

Happy St. Patrick’s day! May your day be filled with lots of luck!

DT Kimberly here today to share a card.

 For my card, I used the Smile die, the Nested Hexagon die (smallest one)

and the Stitched Round Rectangle die (largest one.)

I kept the card with a green monochromatic theme to go with St. Patrick’s day but not the holiday specifically.

I used the Nested Hexagon die, the smallest one, and die cut several from green patterned paper. Next, I added them to a white cardstock panel then die cut the panel with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die. Then I die cut the Smile die from white cardstock and added some Mowed Lawn distress ink to the bottom half of the sentiment. Then I added some shimmer to the die cut. I placed the die cut on the panel with the hexagons and added this  to a top folding A2 card base. I finished the card with some clear sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Have a wonderful day!

Kimberly

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