Birthday succulents – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a very clean and simple yet cheerful card I made for Pink and Main. We all were in a situation when we needed a quick and easy birthday card and we could not find any in our stash. This card can be pulled together within short time and with changing the colours could be used for guys too.

I started with stamping the succulents from the Succulents stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I chose a notebook patterned paper from the Pen pals paper pad and cut it down to cover an A2 sized note card. I stamped the sentiment with 2 shades of green ink on the bottom of it.

I assembled the card, popped up the succulents with 3D foam squares. I wanted to add something to the top so I die cut a scalloped border from pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I added a few silver glossy dots and some dots with a white gel pen to the succulents. I also emphasized some details with glossy accents and my card was finished.

I hope you like today’s card and got inspired. Until next time, happy crafting!


Squeeze the day! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a pair of cards, yummy and juicy, refreshing and motivational, made with the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping the lemon slices from the Lemon Twist stamp set on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock with Distress Oxide inks. I used Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade.

As it dries slowly I had time to pour clear embossing powder over it and heat emboss with a heat gun. I made a bunch of these, coloured them quickly with Tombow markers and used a water brush to move the colours. I love how fast it was and the result is so unique!

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and also cut some leaves from green cardstock with the Flower Trio die set.

Then I worked on the backgrounds. I die cut the scalloped rectangles (Frameworks die set) from Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock and used the wet-on-wet technique to create a juicy background.

I added some water with a brush, then squeezed some Distress Inks on my craft mat and dropped the colours on the wet area. I dried it with a heat tool and added another layer. I repeated the process with all 3 colours. It really looks like squeezed juice for me šŸ™‚

I stamped the sentiment in black and gave the juicy backgrounds a colourful mat before adhering to a black and white striped patterned paper.

I arranged the leaves and popped up the citrus slices with 3D foam squares.

I finished the cards with some jewels from Lucy’s Little Things and Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you like today’s inspiration, check back later for some more!

See you,


Pink and Main Fall Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today, for my first card please click here.

Although we still have almost a month from the summer holiday, I was longing for some autumn colours. So I grabbed some fun stamps from last year’s Fall release from Pink and Main and created this cutie.

I started with stamping the bear with the pumpkin from the Season of change stamp set and coloured it with Copic markers. To decide on the colours of the scarf, I had to choose the patterned paper I was going to use as the background. I went for a cozy plaid from the Pumpkin spice paper pad.

Then I started die cutting: I cut the image with its coordinating die and also a blue an a dark reddish brown wreath with the Wreath base die. The Hello sentiment I cut from cream cardstock 4 times and stacked them together for dimension.

I cut a piece of vellum to be 3,75×5,5 inches and stamped the Happy Fall sentiment on the bottom with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with brown embossing powder.

After assembling the card I took a black glaze pen and emphasized the eyes. I also added glossy accents to the pumpkin and the Hello die cut. A few golden jewels finished it off.

I hope you enjoyed this fall project and will come back soon for more inspiration (summery I promise). Please check out the rest of the autumn projects created for this Blog Hop.

See you,


You are cool – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very cool and refreshing card for all of us enjoying a heatwave. I promise you that you will feel the chill looking at these card details šŸ™‚

I started with partial die cutting some cardstock using one of theĀ Practically Oval dies from LDRS Creative.

I love the dotted details!

First I cut it only from white heavy weight cardstock, but then I thought it would look so good with layering some ice cream colours under it. So I did the same with pink, yellow and light blue cardstocks too.

In the summer I love to eat ice cream and I enjoyed building my own deserts with theĀ Ice cream party stamp set. With a bit ofĀ maskingĀ I created this yummy arrangement. When I create a scene like this, I always stamp each element on a scrap paper to see how they look best together.

When I have the final arrangement I can decide which image to stamp first and which ones next. It just makes it easier for me to build a collage and also helps if I want to make a copy of the card.

For all my stamping, even for the sentiment I used Raven Hybrid ink. I coloured the ice creams with alcohol markers, added some dotted details and some white gel pen highlights too.

When I was done with the colouring, I added the sprinkles to the pink scoop using the stamp from the set and Lipstick Jungle Hybrid ink. The chocolate syrup I stamped with Coffee Bean Hybrid ink first and then with clear embossing ink to be able to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. I love the shiny texture I get like this.

For the background I used a pretty striped patterned paper from the Puddle Jumper paper pad (my favourite of all times). I also added some glossy accents to the fruits and sprinkles and finished this cool card with some iridescent jewels.

I hope you feel the chill now and got inspired. In the comments below let me know if you are craving ice cream now šŸ˜‰Ā Until next time, happy crafting!


Just for you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a clean and simple card design which could easily be altered to serve as wedding cards too. Let me show you how to make a faux metallic embellishment out of your die cuts.

I started with cutting the Floral mail die from Pink and Main 4 times from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. Then I pressed my embossing ink pad onto the surface of the die cut and poured gold embossing powder on top. I heat set it with my heat tool and pressed the embossing ink ink pad again on the surface. I covered it with Simon Says Stamp antique gold embossing powder again and heat set it.

I repeated this one more time so the final piece has 3 layers of embossing. I love how thick and rounded it becomes, looks like a piece of metal. And it is so smooth to touch! Lovely!

I kept the rest of the card simple: I cut a piece of patterned paper down to cover the front of an A2 sized notecard using The Shore paper pad.

As for the sentiment I used one from the Sent with love set from Tammy Tutterow. I masked off the bottom of the sentiment with washi tape and inked it up with Gina K Designs Chocolate Truffle brown amalgam ink. I used my stamp positioner to make sure I can stamp back again if necessary. I did the same with the other half of the sentiment too.

I used liquid glue to adhere the embellishment in the middle and filled the heart with tiny little seed beads. I also added Icicle Stickles to the middle of the flowers for an extra sparkly look.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tricks and will give it a try. Until next time, happy crafting!


I be-leaf in you! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a cute encouragement card made with the new Toucan do it! stamp and die set from Pink and Main‘s July Release. These animals and the matching sentiments make me smile!

I started with stamping the crocodile (my favourite of all the cute critters) and a bunch of leaves on watercolour cardstock. I used watercolour brush pens to add colour and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a white and a green postage stamp panel with one of the Postage dies and layered them at an angle on top of each other.

The sentiment I die cut from pink shimmer cardstock with the Hello die and adhered it to the white panel. I layered the leaves and popped up the crocodile on top of them using 3D foam squares.

I also stamped a sentiment from the Toucan do it stamp set.

For the background I chose a squared patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad. As embellishment I added a couple of iridescent sequins and glossy accent to the heart.

I hope you like my encouragement card and got inspired to spread some love. We all have those days when a bit of lifting up feels so good!

See you soon!


Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves šŸ™‚ So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,