Life is Bowtiful – Repeat stamping

Hello crafty friends!

It’s Donna here. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought I’d make a card to show my appreciation to my husband, who has been doing double duty this week as I’ve been down with the flu!

I decided to make the card in two different colour variations- traditional pink and red for Valentine’s, and a softer, warmer palette too. Hubby has seen the cards (I’m sooo bad at keeping secrets!) and says he likes the more subtle version.

To make these cards, I cut a panel that was half an inch narrower than a regular card, but the same height. I then inked up the different bows from the Bowtiful stamp set and spaced them onto the card, starting with the bigger bows and filling the gaps with the smallest bow. I decided to keep all the bows upright for this card, and leave the bottom of the panel blank, ready for the sentiment.

Once I was happy with the arrangement, (that sounds simple, but actually, there were quite a few failures along the way), I stamped the sentiment, and tied a bow onto each panel using twine (the red/pink card) or a leather strip (the yellow/orange card).

Finally, I popped the panel up onto brightly coloured card bases, placing the panel slightly off centre, towards the left. These bows stamped beautifully, and the fine detail of the white space between the parts of the bow shows up so well. It was a lovely set to play with, and I can see many more bow cards in my future!

I hope this has encouraged you to grab this stamp set and get creative! The next time I chat with you, I will be using the wonderful January release. You are going to love it!

Until then,




Hello Sweetheart

Hi everyone,

Ilina here. Today I have a sweet Valentine (or any occasion) card to share with you, using the Polka Hearts background stamp along with the Hello Friend stamp set and the coordinating dies.

With Valentine’s day approaching you probably want to start on all those Valentine’s cards 😉

To make the card I started with a piece of pink card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamped the Polka Hearts background using Versamark ink, next I embossed it with White Embossing powder. Once cooled down I sprayed with Sparkle Clear Spray and let it dry.

In meantime I die cut the “Hello” die using Vellum and White card stock. I used two white Hello die cuts and adhered them together, then onto the Vellum background.

I stamped “Sweetheart” onto strip of pink card stock using Versamark and embossed in white, then sprayed with the Sparkle clear spray.

Once everything was dry I assembled the panel and adhered to white note card using some fun foam to add dimension.

Thank you for stoping by and hope you have a creative day.


You Are My Sunshine!

Hello friends!! Laurie here to share a sunshine-y card that would brighten anyones day!! This card has only a teeny tiny bit of stamping on it, with the majority being stencilling and die cutting!!

It’s been so gloomy in my part of the world lately. It feels like it’s been weeks since we’ve seen the sun! So, when I dug through my P&M stash and came across the My Sunshine stamp set, I knew immediately that I wanted to use it!

I started by using the Clouds Stencil with a light grey ink to add some gloomy clouds to the background. Instead of sun rays poking through the clouds, I decided to radiate some hearts using the Puffy Heart Stencil and a bright yellow ink. To get one straight line of hearts, I simply masked the stencil.

After all the inking was done, I used the largest die in the Stitched Rectangles Set 2 Dies to trim the panel down and give a nice, stitched border! For the big bold sentiment, I die cut the scripty “sunshine” from the Sunshine Dies Set out of white cardstock and used the same yellow ink to give it colour. I used the outline portion (from the same die set) to cut directly out of my inked panel…ohhhh, inlay die cutting!!

I cut the sunshine 3 more times from white cardstock and layered them together, then glued it on top of the outline piece.

I used a light grey card base and adhered the panel directly to it. I decided to add even more dimension to my sentiment by cutting the outline portion of the die out of craft foam. I glued the craft foam into the cut out, like a puzzle piece, then adhered the inked sentiment on top!!

To complete the sentiment, I chose the “you are my” from the My Sunshine Stamp Set. I used black ink and stamped it onto the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Set 2 fit perfectly!!! I also mounted this piece with craft foam to give it the same height as the die cut sunshine.

I added a little sparkle and A LOT of Glossy Accents to the die cut sentiment as well as a few of the hearts! I hope this brightened you day just a little!

Thank you for taking the time to visit!! Have a great day!



Happy Camper…

Happy Friday everyone… Annette Allen here with you today.

Today I am getting crafty with Happy Camper stamp and die set. When I first seen this stamp set I knew I just had to have it. How adorable are these sweet images? I mean come on totally fun to color and cut with those fun pink matching die sets.

I colored the images with Copic sketch markers and created a simple background. Anyone can recreate this card. Go wild with color and make it your own.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!


What A Hoot

Hey everyone. It’s Dana with you today. I’m sharing a sweet birthday card using the Pink and Main What A Hoot stamp set and coordinating dies. This set is full of adorable owl images to dress up your birthday cards.

For my card I colored this adorable owl with my Faber Castell color pencils in shades of brown. I then colored up the box with green and blue color pencils. Using the coordinating dies I cut out the image and set it aside. I pulled out my Celebrate designer paper from Pink and Main to add fun color to my card base. This is a scrap piece of paper that was used to cut out the large fish tail banner dies and added it to the top of my card base. Next I used another scrap of paper to add a border along the bottom of my card.

I pulled out one of the sentiments from the stamp set and stamped it in black ink. Next I popped up my little owl using 3M foam tape and added just a few glossy dots from the Birthday Boy set.

This is a quick and easy card you can definitely recreate for some last minute birthday cards. Matching your color pencils first to the paper also helps speed up the process. Have a great day everyone and we will see you back here soon.