Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter is Hopping Your Way! - Pink and Main

Good Morning Pink and Main Fans!

Easter is just around the corner so I got out some fun bright papers and colors to work with today!  Here is the festive Easter card I made for you.

Designer Steps:
  1. Use an A2 white card base cut a slightly smaller piece of blue card stock and glue it to the base.
  2. Cut a 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of pink designer paper (Doodlebug) glue it to the center of the blue card stock
  3. Cut a 3 x 5 1/4 piece of bunny designer paper (Doodlebug) glue it on top and centered on the pink paper
  4. Make two 1/2 dove tails both at 2 1/2 long. One in white and one with designer yellow paper.
  5. On the white dove tail stamp Happy Easter (Pink and Main Somebunny Dies) attach to card as shown
  6. On the yellow designer paper punch out 3 flowers and glue to the dove tail attach to card as shown add the pearls to the center of the flowers
  7. Stamp the bunny (Pink and Main Easter Icons) in blue ink (SU Turquoise) and cut out with 1 1/2 inch stitched circle (Pink and Main Stitched Circle Die Set)
  8. Cut out a white 2 inch scallop circle (Pink and Main Scallop Die Set)
  9. Glue the scallop circle flat and pop up the bunny on top of the scallop circle as shown

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I hope you enjoyed this quick and fun little bunny card!
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Woodland Scene - Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Fans!

I really love the Cottage Cutz dies. They are extremely detailed and make such sharp wonderful cuts!  I love to create little scenes so I am sharing a A2 size box card with you today.
Here are my design steps:
Start with a 5 1/2 x 9 inch piece of kraft card stock.  Score with paper placed horizontally on the scoreboard at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8, and 8 1/2.  Then flip card stock vertically on the scoreboard and score at 2 3/4
 On the top half of the card cut down to the center line and stop. On the bottom half on the 1/2 inch score line make a diagonal cut all the way to the top and remove that piece as shown
Green mats (2 Pieces) 2 x 5 3/8 glue the mats to the card closest to the 1/2 flap on the front and the back. These pieces of the box will not bend

Cut the green mats for the rest of the box (9 pieces) 2 x 2 5/8. Glue the green mats to the outside of the box as shown below
 Glue the rest of the green mats to the inside of the box as shown below. The bottom that is not covered is the inside of the box which will not be seen
 Cut one piece with white card stock 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 for the outside of the box and glue down.  This is where you will stamp your sentiment and sign your name. You should do your stamping and signing now because it is much easy at this point
 Cut one piece of designer paper 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 for the inside of the box and glue down
 Cut designer paper (3 pieces) 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 glue to the inside of the box
 Cut different designer paper (6 pieces) 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 glue to the outside of the box
 Using a sturdy tape place several pieces of tape to the small flap and close up the box.  Make sure that you have the side of all the rectangles covered with designer paper on the outside of the box

 Cut (2 pieces) of kraft card stock 3 x 1 score them on each end 1/2.  Fold them and add sturdy tape to each folded end as shown below
 Place the first brace toward the front of the box as show making sure to really press down the tape
 Place the second brace about an 1 1/4 behind the first brace as shown
Using the following dies: Rustic Sign and Trees for the big darker green tree and bunny, Woodland Cabin for the ground, trees in the background, Garden Accessories for the fence, vines, and flowers, -Seasons Greetings for the deer, Thanks for the sentiment.  I inked many of the pieces for some added depth.

 To begin assembling I glued down 4 pieces of ground for all of the braces and the front and back, then the background trees, added the dark green tree and the deer to the back brace, next I added the fence to the front brace, the bunny and all of the yellow tulips and last I added the vine with the red flowers.

For the final touch I added the Thanks and the raffia bow!

I hope you enjoyed looking at this little woodland scene!  It was really fun to create. Give it to someone special. They will love receiving this awesome surprise!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring - Pink and Main

Good Morning Pink and Main Peeps!

I just love the soft pastel spring colors so I made a sweet little side fold card using a lot of fun spring colors!

Designer steps:

Cut a piece of light yellow card stock and score at 1 inch and 6 1/4 inches.  Fold the 1 inch flap down and punch a hole in the flap and card base.

Cut two pieces of white card stock one for the inside at 4 x 4 1/2 inches and one for the front 4 x 4 1/4 inches emboss the one for the front of the card.  Then cut a piece of designer paper 2 x 4 inches.  And using the Pink and Main Scallop dies cut a green scallop circle at 2 1/4 inches.

Glue the 4 x 4 1/2 inside of the card as shown making sure you place it on the side with the punched holes.

Glue the embossed piece to the front of the card as shown then glue the floral paper and the green scalloped circle.

Stamp and colorer the bunny with copic markers: Y06 - YG06 - B02 -RV09, 13.  Use the matching die set to cut out the bunny.  Also stamp and mat the sentiment with green card stock.
Pop the bunny and the sentiment to the front of the card.  Cut a 4 1/4 inch long piece of lacy border by Pink and Main and glue it to the 1 inch flap.

Add a small pink heart brad to close the card!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Exciting News!

Some very happy News!  I am just thrilled and honored to announce that I am now a Design Team Member for Scrapping Cottage.  The dies and stamps from The Scrapping Cottage are just incredible!
For my first project I decided to make a card for a friend who loves camping and the beauty of nature.  She is in need of some cheer and a little time to relax. So when I saw this adorable little cabin I knew it would make a perfect card for her.
Design steps to make this card:
Cut a A2 size kraft card stock base
Cut a 5.25 x 4 inch piece of gray card stock
Cut a 5 x 4.75 inch piece of designer paper and glue to gray card stock then to the card base

Use the 4.25 x 3.25 Double-Stitched Rectange Die and cut the kraft card stock to make the base for your woodland scene
Using the Woodland Cabin (4 x 6) die begin cutting all the piece to create your scene
I cut all the pieces and then begin the assembling and after I get the assembling finish I ink the edges of the pieces to give them a little depth and dimension
I started making my scene by glueing down the background pieces first and all of the layers of grass.
After the background was complete I popped up the cabin with dimensional tape
I added more trees to the sides of the cabin by just cutting apart some of the trees from the background and it worked great!

I just absolutely love how this little cabin in the woods turned out!  I hope you will give it a try!!


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