Thursday, October 6, 2022

Tis The Season


Tis The Season to begin creating Christmas/Holiday Season projects!! I LOVE making Christmas cards and the newest release from Pink & Main includes amazing goodies to help you create THE MOST adorable cards, tags, gifts and more!

For my first card, I cut red cardstock from a Stitched Slim Line Rectangle die and used the Blizzard Stencil and Ergonomic Blending Brush with white ink to create the background. How adorable are these new Christmas Squares?!! I've used the photo frame die from the new Mini Frames Dies set and put the stamped/colored images inside. It's a bit hard to see, but I used Ice Rink super Fine Glitter on Santa's beard/trim and on the elves hats. For the sentiment, I used the Christmas Greetings Dies. So fun!

For my next card, I first cut white cardstock with one of the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 dies. Then I heat embossed the new Christmas Streamers image first applying Anti-Static Powder then using Embossing & Watermark Ink Pad and the new Sterling Embossing Powder. To complete the background, I blended different blues and purple Distress Oxide inks with Ergonomic Blending Brushes then lightly rubbed off excess ink on the embossed images with a paper towel.

To finish, I added the diecut sentiment using the Christmas Greetings Dies.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Llama Need More Coffee!


Pawsome Stamps newest release has the most adorable new stamps, dies, stencils and embellishments to help you create fantastic Fall and Halloween projects...and maybe even a winter-themed one!


To create the background, I blended light blue, then dark blue, then purple ink.  Using the new Coffee Drinks Stencil, I applied a shimmery paste to complete the background.  

The new Coffee Llama Stamp Set and Coordinate Dies are just adorable!  There are other images in this set that make wonderful Fall-themed projects, too!


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday Coffee Cafe - National Coffee Week!


Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I'm so glad you decided to stop in to see what's brewin'...


It's National Coffee Week!!  Imagine...a whole week dedicated to all of us coffee (and tea and cocoa) lovers! 


To create my card, I use several items from Super Sponsor PINK & MAIN!  The background was created using the Plaid Cover Dies Bundle - just love this set!  I just couldn't resist using the newly released Gingerbread Kisses Stamps and coordinating Dies.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Jesus Is The Reason


Pink & Main's NEW release comes out tomorrow (9/23) -- yay!! The Design Team has been sharing their sneak peeks all week which I trust has gotten you very excited! Today, I'm sharing a card created with the new Nativity Stamps and coordinating dies!

To create the background, I blended a 'stream' of yellow ink in the center using an Ergonomic Blending Brush. I then blended a deep blue ink to the rest of the card and finished by blending a dark navy ink to the edges and corners. These sweet Nativity scene images are Copic colored and popped up with foam dots. Using the new Gold Glitter Embossing Powder, I embossed the top sentiment to light blue cardstock and cut it out with one of the Stitched Rectangle Die Set #1. For embossing, the Magic Anti-Static Brush is a MUST have to keep stray powder from sticking and to get a clean heat embossed image.


Saturday, September 17, 2022

Frightfully Fun


The best part about Halloween – besides the candy – is creating fun Halloween cards!

For the background of my card, I first blended Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink onto white cardstock.  I then stamped a few of the star images from the  Avery Elle Frightfully Fun Stamps and cut shiny silver cardstock using one of the Avery Elle Frightfully Fun Dies.  To finish the background, I dropped some Avery Elle White Ink Spray.  The ‘moon’ was simply cut from yellow cardstock.

I assembled the haunted house using Lawn Fawn Build-a-House Dies and Lawn Fawn Build-a-House Halloween Add-on Dies, first embossing the main part of the house with Tim Holtz 2-D Texture Fades Brickwork Embossing Folder.


To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Frightfully Fun Stamps onto lime green cardstock and adhered over the bottom end of the moon and added the bat diecuts from the Lawn Fawn Build-a-House Halloween Add-on Dies.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Christmas Tweetings


It's exciting to start on holiday cards! Pink & Main has the most adorable stamps, dies, stencil, embellishments and more to create fabulous projects of all kinds! Featured today is the Stamp/Die of the Month and a little sneak peek!

To create my slimline card, I first cut light blue cardstock with one of the Stitched Slim Line Dies. Arent' these sweet, chubby cardinals adorable?!! They are from this month's Stamp/Die of the Month subscription called Winter Cardinals! Here's a little sneak peek...Winter Birdhouse...which coordinates perfectly with Winter Cardinals and will be available in the upcoming release on 9/23! 

To finish, I added the snowflakes from the Bold Snowflakes Dies set and placed a gems in the centers from the Cool Jellies Gems collection.