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Hi Everyone!! All this week, the Pink and Main designers have teamed up with the Xyron Designers to have a creative Blog Hop using Pink and Main Stamps/Dies/Papers and Xyron Adhesives
Make sure to visit the Pink and Main blog all this week for a sneak peek at all the projects.
Also, please visit the Xyron Facebook page to see their team's crafty inspiration. 
Don't forget to comment on the  blog posts for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Pink and Main stamps and also a Xyron Prize pack!! Make sure to comment in order to win, the more comments,
the more chances at winning! 

For my project, I made a fun 2x2 Mini Album using several products from this month's Pink and Main release, along with the Xyron Create a Sticker Max, 1.5in. Sticker Maker and the Wedge Shaped Permanent Glue stick.



I started the mini album by using a Lori Whitlock svg, a 2x2 accordion mini album, that I cut with the Cricut Explore Air 2 out of the Beach Babe 6x6 paper pad and a few other coordinating card stocks. Then I ran those pieces to adhere them through the Create a Sticker Max and built my album, the few pieces that only needed a little bit of adhesive, I used the Wedge shaped glue stick and built the album.


Next, I went on to decorate the cover. I stamped, colored and die cut the images from the Sending Waves stamp set and the Sending Waves Dies. I stamped and die cut the sentiment in white and used the Stitched Rounded Rectangles die (Smallest One).


The pages all together in the accordion album. 
The pages are simply decorated to leave plenty of room for journaling, pictures, stickers, etc. I used the Stitched Rounded Square Die to create some journaling spots from some lined project life cards. The album has about 5 of these spots.



I also used The Scoop stamp set and The Scoop Coordinating Dies. I also used the Stitched Rounded Rectangles die for the sentiment from the set. How cute are these images?!? The Create a Sticker Max was perfect to add all these images to the album.







For the back of the album, I added a Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die in white to add the name and date.

Front and back covers.
This little album came out so cute and I think it will be perfect for our kids to record their summer memories in! 

Don't forget to visit the Pink and Main Blog and the Xyron Facebook page to see more inspiration all week!  Have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx black ink, Versamark ink, White embossing powder (Ranger), Stampin pastels (SU), White gel pen (Sakura)
Paper- Solar white cardstock (Neenah), Bubble gum pink cardstock (SSS), Teal Shimmer cardstock (Bazzill)
Other- Crystal Sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir)

Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a project for
Pink and Main stamps and dies.

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For my card today, I used the newly released Congrats Die and Coordinating Congrats Stamp Set, perfect for all occasions and it coordinates great with so many other Pink and Main stamps. I started the card by die cutting several of the "Congrats" from white cardstock for the background, then die cut it in silver shimmer card stock with the layer piece in Vellum card stock. I layered the two pieces together and adhered it to a white panel. Next, I stamped the coordinating sentiment right below it in black ink. Then I added the white die cut congrats to the rest of the background, for a tone on tone look. Finally, I added some gold glitter die cut hearts and some clear sequins to finish the card off. I added the panel to a top folding white card base. 


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to join the current
Pink and Main Challenge: Summer.
I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Paper- Solar White 80# card stock (Neenah), Gold Glitter card stock (The Paper Studio), Silver Shimmer cardstock (American Crafts), Vellum cardstock (The Paper Studio)
Ink- Onyx Black Versafine ink
Other- Sparkling clear 4mm and 6mm sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Mini Hearts Outline wafer die (Simon Says Stamp)

Woo-Hoo!!! Today is my crafty BFFs, Stacey's Birthday!!!
So of course, I had to make a fun card using a couple of her favorite companies to go with her gifts.
I hope you have an amazing day my awesome friend!!!
Eat some yummy stuff and be a queen for the day!!

For Stacey's card, I used one of the card bases she sent me to try out, Mermaid card stock (Lawn Fawn) for the base layer, I used the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 (Lawn Fawn) die cut with the Basic Set die (Mama Elephant). I also cut the coordinating layer in white card stock and I heat embossed in silver the "Make a Wish" sentiment from the Make a Wish stamp set (My Favorite Things) toward the bottom of the panel. Then I die cut the cake layers from the Interactive Birthday cake die (MFT) in purple and from the Under The Sea 6x6 (Doodlebug Design). I had to cut this piece twice because the first time it was upside down!! That's okay, I used it on the second card. I'm not about wasting from my mistakes, especially precious DB paper!! I die cut the candles from white card stock and copic colored them and added them to the cake top. I used some pearlescent teal cardstock for the pull tab for the slider. I added some Nuvo Glitter drops in White Blizzard to the cake and candles, I think it looks like pretty sparkly frosting. I even added some droplets around the card and some sparkling clear 4mm sequins (Pretty Pink Posh.) 

This is the card with the cake slider up to reveal the second layer, isn't that just so fun?
I love it!

This is my second card, made with my "whoops" cut out!!! Hahaha!
Upside down scallops, why not?! :)
I just used an orange card base from Lawn Fawn- Fake Tan.


Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Don't forget to stop by Stacey's blog or 
Facebook to wish her a Happy Birthday!!
Have a wonderful day everyone!



Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a project for Pink and Main stamps and dies.

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For my card, I used the Need Coffee stamp set, which also has newly released coordinating Need Coffee dies too!! I started with a white top folding card base, next I layered some fun coordinating coffee themed patterned paper from Doodlebug Design then used the Stitched Rounded Rectangles Die (Largest one) to die cut the background. Then I added a doily cut in half to look like a rug for the girls to stand on. Then I stamped the sentiment on the bottom half of the doily in dark brown ink. Next, I stamped and colored the girl with black, copic friendly ink, I colored her hair, curlers and skin with copics. I paper pieced the rest of the image with coordinating papers and added some white gel pen accents, glitter brush pen and some glossy accents and popped the girl up with some foam adhesive. Then I finished the card with some enamel accents.




Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to join the current
Pink and Main Challenge: Summer.
I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Paper- Solar White card stock 80# (Neenah), Cream and Sugar paper (Doodlebug Design)
Ink- Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa ink (Memento), Copic markers, White gel pen (Sakura)
Other-  Enamel dots and hearts (Crate Paper), Doily (Recollections), Glossy accents (Ranger), Wink of Stella clear
Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a project for
Pink and Main stamps and dies.
Today starts the new Pink and Main Challenge: Summer.

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For my Summer inspired card, I used the new Too Cool Stamp set and coordinating dies from the May 2017 release.

I stamped and colored the bear with the ice cream and then paper pieced his cute shirt. I used paper from the Shades of Spring 6x6 paper pad, I die cut a dark blue rectangle from the stack with the Stitched Rectangle die then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the set in white on the bottom. Then I popped up the bear on the rectangle. I cut some large fishtail banners to the card base, one shorter than the other to a side folding A2 card and round the corners on one side. I added all the layers to the card then finished the bear with some glossy accents and sprinkles to his ice cream with several different colors of Glaze pens.

Then I finished the card off with some bright and colorful enamel dots.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to join the current
Pink and Main Challenge: Summer.
I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Paper- Solar White card stock (Neenah)
Ink- Tuxedo Black ink (Memento), Versamark ink, White Embossing powder (Ranger), Copic markers, Glaze pens
Other- Corner Rounder (We R Memory keepers), Enamel dots (Recollections and Doodlebug Design)
Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a second card as a Guest Designer for Gerda Steiner Designs.
I made another summer inspired card using the
Pool Piggies 4x6 clear stamp set.


For the card, I started by water coloring a piece of water color cardstock with several blue distress inks then added some water droplets, finally I sprayed it with some shimmer mist to sparkle. This will be the water part of the river for the pig to float on.
Then, I took some kraft card stock and die cut it with some wavy border dies to look like the beach or shore, depending on where the river is, I added some dots with copic markers to look like sand. I also double stamped the sentiment in two colors of ink, with a misti stamp tool, in tan and brown.
Next, I stamped and colored the pig, then I stamped the round float and ball on some patterned paper and paper pieced the float.




I added some glossy accents to the ball, pig to look
like water droplets and to the fish for bubbles.
Then I added some stickers to the card for some accents.
The pig looks like he is having fun and so relaxed!!
Thanks again to Gerda and Macy for
letting me be a guest designer.
I hope to have inspired you !

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!




Other Supplies Used:
Paper- Solar White card stock (Neenah), Watercolor card stock (Ranger), Crumb Cake card stock (SU!), Splash 6x6 patterned paper (Echo Park)
Ink- Tuxedo Black ink (Memento), Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand ink (Memento), Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China and Vintage Photo distress inks (Ranger)
Die- Scallop Waves dies (Pink and Main)
Other- Summertime pillow puffs (October Afternoon), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Shimmer Mist
Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a project for
Pink and Main stamps and dies.

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For my card today, I used the new Airmail Stamp set and coordinating dies. I started by stamping and coloring the sweet birds from the set, one with an envelope and one of the tiny ones. Then I die cut them with the coordinating dies. Then I die cut a circle from the Stitched Circle Dies and added the sentiment from the Airmail Stamp set in black and heat embossed in clear. Stamping the sentiment on the curve of the circle took a little manipulation of the stamp. Then I added the sweet birds popped up with foam adhesive. Then added a coordinating Twine bow to the top and some heart enamel dots between the two birds. For the card base, I used a light teal card base and cut rectangles from the Spring Color Pop 6x6 paper pad. Then added then circle to the card. I finished the card with faux stitching around the edges and some coordinating enamel dots.



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to join the current Pink and Main Challenge: Anything Goes.
I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Paper- Pool Party card stock (SU), Solar white card stock (Neenah)
Ink- Tuxedo Black ink (Memento), Onyx Black ink, Clear embossing powder (ZING!), White gel pen (Sakura), Copic Markers
Other- Aqua Midnight Trendy Twine, Enamel hearts and dots (Recollections), Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a fun card as a Guest Designer
for Gerda Steiner Designs.

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Compensated affiliate links used when possible at no extra cost to you.
I just receive a small portion of the sales through your purchase. So Thank You!!)

For my card, I made a gel card for the cute piggy from the Pool Piggies 4x6 clear stamp set to float in on her little pool floatie.




I started the card with a white rectangle, then I die cut a rounded rectangle from it and also embossed the edge of the rectangle. Then I stamped the cute pig and colored her with copic markers, I paper pieced her bikini, pool float, towel and ball from the Sunkissed 6x6 Doodlebug paper. Next, I added some glossy accents to her sunglasses and the ball. Then I stamped the sentiment from the set on the towel and heat embossed it in clear.
Next, I made the 'pool water' portion of the pool. I used a small snack size ziplock bag, I cut it down to size and sealed it with my fuse tool. Then I added some heart and star sequins to the bag then some blue hair gel, then more sequins and again until my bag was full enough.
Then I adhered the bag to the backside of the die cut rectangle panel, then added that to a white card base with foam adhesive. Next, I added the cute pig and ball to the water panel, then the towel with the sentiment to the bottom right corner. Finally, I added some glossy accents around the card to look like water droplets.



The card is so fun, if someone presses on the gel it moves just like water and the cute pig goes up and down. I hope you were inspired by my card, I know I am ready for summer and some fun pool time!
Thanks to Gerda and Macy for giving me the opportunity to be a guest designer again, I am honored.

I hope you have a wonderful day!


Other Supplies used:
Paper- Solar White card stock (Neenah), Sunkissed 6x6 paper (Doodlebug)
Ink- Tuxedo Black(Memento), Versafine Onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, copic markers. White gel pen
Die- Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies (Pink and Main)
Other- Sequins (Martha Stewart crafts and StudioKatia), Snack size baggie (Ziploc), Hair Gel (LA Looks), Fuse tool (Project Life), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a great day today!
Today I am sharing a project for
Pink and Main stamps and dies.

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For the card today, I used the new Too Cool stamp and coordinating dies to make a Birthday card.
I started with a white card base and die cut a coordinating rectangle using Stitched Rounded Rectangles die. Then I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Wishes stamp set and stamped that all over the rectangle. Then I die cut the "Wishes" die and layer from the Take Flight 2 6x6 paper pad and layered them. Then I stamped, colored and die cut the bear with the shades and backpack from the Too Cool stamp set. I popped up the Wishes die and the bear on the card with foam adhesive then finished the card with a few enamel dots.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to join the current Pink and Main Challenge: Anything Goes.
I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Paper- Solar White card stock (Neenah)
Ink- Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand inks (Memento), Copic Markers
Other- Enamel dots (Recollections)
Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a card with my very first
Galaxy background.
I have seen this technique used several times
and always wanted to try it.
I'm not going to lie, I am not a messy crafter, haha!!
This was a little out of my comfort zone and I had inky fingers for days but it was fun :)


I used the Hello Friend Wishes stamp set (Mama Elephant) for the focal point of the card since I don't really have any space inspired stamps or images. The cards was fun to create. I started out my stamping and heating embossing the sentiment in white then adding my distress inks. Once all the ink was added, I added some perfect pearls mist droplets and then some white acrylic paint splatters to mimic stars. Then I added the panel to a purple A2 card base.



Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies Used:
Stamp- Hello Friend Wishes (Mama Elephant)
Ink- Versamark ink, White Embossing powder (SU), Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper- Distress Watercolor cardstock (Ranger), Purple cardstock (Recollections)
Other- Perfect Pearls mist, White acrylic paint




Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!
Today I am sharing a project for Pink and Main stamps and dies.
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Mother's day is already this weekend and I didn't want to forget the Grandma's, so I made this card using the new Airmail stamp set and coordinating dies and Awesome Family stamp set. I started the card with a dark pink side folding A2 card base, I die cute three pieces using the Stitched Round Rectangle Die, one from white and two from Spring Flings 6x6 paper pad. I also die cut two of the smalled rectangles from the Shades of Spring 6x6 paper pad and heat embossed in white the coordinating sentiments from the Awesome Family stamp set. The white rectangle I embossed with a cloud embossing folder and added some shimmer to the clouds.
Then I stamped and white heat embossed the "Amazing" from the Awesome Family stamp set and fussy cut it out. Next, I stamped and colored the cute birds with copic markers, then I die cut them with the coordinating dies. I added some white gel pen accents to the birds and the opposite corners of the card base. I also added some shimmer and glossy accents to the water in the bird bath. For the cute bird with the flower, I added some liquid pearls in Buttercup to the flower middles.



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to join the current Pink and Main Challenge: Anything Goes.
I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

Other Supplies Used:
Paper-Melon Mambo card stock (SU), Solar White cardstock (Neenah)
Ink- Tuxedo Black ink (Memento), Versamark ink, White embossing powder (Ranger), Copic Markers, White gel pen (Sakura)
Other-  Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Buttercup liquid pearls, clouds embossing folder (Darice)