Notions!!

Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here to share a fun little quilting card with you today!! I love to scrapbook and make cards, but my next favorite is sewing.  I find it very relaxing and just plain fun!!  I absolutely LOVE this “Sewing” set, especially when it is paired up with the adorable Quilt Square Die.

This quilt square die is very easy to use!!  I decided to cut it out in a couple different pattern papers so I could make it look like an actual quilt.  So easy to paper piece together!!  I then used my alcohol markers to color all my notions and arranged them down at the bottom.  A simple and easy card!!

I hope you have enjoyed this card!!  Until next time!!

 

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Set of Quilted cards

Hi everyone,

Ilina here today with set of cards using the new Quilted Square 1 die. I wanted to use different colors of card stock to piece the die cut back together. I die cut it once of each color I wanted to use. Since I had all these die cuts I decided to make most of it and make five cards (I used five colors: black, pink, blue, orange and green).

Next from each color card stock I created a base measuring 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (the quilted square 1 die measures 4″x4″) and covered it with adhesive.
Next I adhered the coordinating color frame from the die cut, then arranged all the other little pieces inside. Once done, I adhered it to 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ black square note card (4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of card stock folded in half)

Once I had all card bases put together, I die cut Hugs and Hello from Black Card stock and vellum and adhered them together, then onto the note cards.

I stamped “Sending” and “A note to say” from the Hugs Needed and Hello Friend stamp sets on black card stock with Versamark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder. Trimmed to size and adhered using foam adhesive onto my cards.

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a creative day!

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Thanksgiving Table Decor

Hello, friends!  It’s Andrea with you sharing some Thanksgiving table decorations using the new Quilt Square 1 and Gift Bag Dies.

I started by creating the lantern with the Quilt Square 1 Die.  I die-cut three quilt squares from ivory cardstock and backed them with vellum squares.  To connect the squares together, I cut strips of ivory cardstock 4″ (the height of the squares) by 1/4″, scored them at 1/8″, and adhered them to the backs of the squares with liquid adhesive.  I found it easier to score all of the strips while they were attached and then cut them apart.  The picture below shows a side-view of the lantern, allowing you to see where the squares are joined.

If you’d like to make your lanterns larger to accommodate a bigger candle, you can connect four squares together.  I used a small tea light candle in the lantern while photographing, and I noticed some slight warping in the vellum.  You may want to use a battery-powered tea light for safety reasons or make a larger lantern that allows the heat to disperse more.

I only decorated one of the panels, but you could certainly decorate all sides of the lantern if you wish.  I die-cut the Thanks Die from orange cardstock twice and layered the die-cuts together.  Using the Wreath Base Die, I die-cut a green wreath, trimmed it to create two pieces that framed my die-cut word and adhered them to my lantern, slightly overlapping the ends.  With the Fall Wreath Decor Dies, I die-cut two acorns from kraft and brown cardstock.  I trimmed the caps from the brown acorns and adhered them to the kraft acorns.  I attached my die-cut word and acorns to the wreath with liquid adhesive.

I die-cut the bag shape from the Gift Bag Dies twice and used ScorTape on the tabs to adhere the two pieces together.  I decorated the bag the same way as the lantern.  With the tag from the Gift Tag Dies, I die-cut a tag from kraft paper and attached it to my bag with twine.  With the tag, the gift bag is a perfect stand-in for place cards and allows me to leave each guest a little treat to take home.

I hope I’ve inspired you to look at your dies in new ways!  While I kept my lantern and bag clean and simple, you can easily change out the colors and embellishments to make these items work for any occasion.  Have a great day!

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Sew what’s new?

Hello Pink & Main fans and friends!   This card is so quick and sweet, it can go out to papercrafters as well as quilters, knitters and the like.  The scissors from the Sewing Stamp Set stamped and die cut is just so great I featured it all by itself.  There are so many great examples of the use of the new release I hope that you have the chance to scroll through the blog and check them out!  Stay tuned for more creativity!

Sew What’s New?:

 – Trim one sheet 8.5 x 11 white card stock score and fold in half to make an A2 base.
 – Cut designer paper at an angle and affix to card base.
 – Trim white strip of card stock, stamp sentiment in Asphalt Surface Ink and attach to designer paper.
 – Stamp image from the Sewing Stamp Set in Asphalt Surface Ink.
 – Die cut and color in the image, add to card using double sided foam mount tape.

Pink & Main Supplies Used:
Surface Inks:  Asphalt
Other Supplies Used:
White Card Stock, Die Cutting Machine, Paper Trimmer, Glue Tape Runner, Liquid Glue Pen, Double Sided Foam Tape, Acrylic Block.

I hope that you are able to share love along the way as these brilliant and creative designers feature the newest Pink & Main “Must Haves” that you will find irresistable!

 

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Crafty Friendship Card

Hello, crafty peeps and welcome!  Laurie here to share a fun card that would be perfect to send to a crafty friend!  This card also has a fun little twist to it, so let’s have a look, shall we?!

I started by embossing the new Eyelet Cover Die onto a 3.75X 5 inch piece of white cardstock. This is easy to do but to achieve this look, you MUST have an embossing mat. This is a piece of rubber that is part of your embossing “sandwich”. It prevents the die from cutting the paper!!

Now, here’s the twist. The main focal point is actually a card itself!! An itty-bitty little card which was SO MUCH FUN to make!! It measures 3 X 1.5 inches. And is the perfect size for a few of the images from the Crafty Stamp Set.

I decorated the front of the mini card the way I would a regular sized card. Embossing folder, sentiment strip and sequins!  On a side note, this is a very different colour combo for me but I was going through my markers to see if any needed refilling and basically stumbled across these greens.

Now, this is my favourite part of the card and the Crafty Stamp Set…the sentiment on the inside…

“Whoever said this is cheaper than therapy, never saw my craft room”  Who can relate to this?? With the amount of crafty goodness that I have amassed, I likely could have found a very good therapist, hahaha!!

The mini card was adhered with foam adhesive to the embossed panel and then glued directly to a light grey card base.  The cute crafty images were adhered with liquid adhesive. This still opens to a regular sized card where a message can be written.

For some added details, I used a clear shimmer pen and Glossy Accents.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today as much as I enjoyed making it!!

Have a fabulous day and I’ll see you soon…

Laurie

 

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