Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Two Fiesta Cards by Pam Pease


I hope everyone is enjoying Pink and Main's newest releases. I sharing here and on Pink and Main's blog, two cards using the Fiesta stamp set. Oh my goodness, how freaking cute are these stamps! I mean the mustache alone! I kept these fairly simple to show that you don't need fancy and complicated to create cute cards. Details are below, including a list of products used.

My Process
I created a standard A2 card using black 110lb paper. The patterned papers where layered underneath the white panels.  I used our newest Cloudy Frames dies (black) to make the images pop. The largest frame was used on the "taco" card and the second largest on the "hot" card. I did use a technique called "mirrored stamping". This allowed me to have the stamps facing each other even though I only had the one stamp.  YouTube was great in learning this technique. It helped to watch the step-by-step process. All of my coloring was with colored pencils.

Pink and Main Supplies Used
FiestaCloudy Frames DiesSpring Color Pop 6x6 Paper PadJolly 6x6 Paper Pad (Polka Dot green paper)
Other Supplies Used
Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, White gel pen, Versafine Ink,

If you haven't checked out the newest release from Pink and Main you can go here. It is simply amazing!
Hope you enjoyed my cards.

Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Welcome to the Neighborhood DT Card for Pink and Main Stamps

Hello there,
Hope everyone is doing well and gearing up for warmer weather! I know I am soooo ready! Today, I wanted to share my Design Team project for Pink and Main stamps using some of their adorable new release products. I am absolutely in love with this set. Well with the new release in general. There are some amazing images! This is just one of many future cards I have planned. I kept this one fairly simple. Details are below, including a list of products used.

My Process
I created a standard A2 card using navy card stock. Layered a slightly smaller paper polka dot paper. Cut the largest frame out of white card stock, using Pink and Main's newest Cloudy Frames dies. I popped the frame up with foam tape. Colored the scene with Copics, masked the houses and colored in the grass and sky. I die cut out some trees and the lamppost for a little dimension and stamped the sentiment.

Pink and Main Supplies Used
Pink AvenuePink Avenue DiesCloudy Frames DiesBeach Bum 6x6 paper Pad (Polka dot paper),
Other Supplies Used
Copic Markers, Versafine Ink, Momento Ink, Foam tape

If you haven't checked out the newest release from Pink and Main you can go here. It is simply amazing!
Hope you enjoyed the project.
Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease

Friday, April 6, 2018

So Proud of You Banner Card for Pink and Main Stamps

Hello there!

Just dropping in to share my DT project this week for Pink and Main Stamps. I choose to ignore the forecast this week by creating a fun summer-ish card. This one is for my dad who just had bypass surgery last week. He is hanging in there and doing really well considering. He just happens to love the color aqua and flamingos! I have pictures below to explain how I made the banner die into a card. I hope this helps if you want to give this a try too.

  1. I lined up the die leaving the edge, I didn't want to cut out, off the cutting pad. When you run it through the die cut machine will not cut the area off the pad. 2. You can see that it didn't cut that area. 3. I moved the die down, flipped it around, and lined it up with my previous cut line, this time leaving that edge off the cut mat. 4. There is a small area between the cutting marks that I used an craft knife and a ruler to cut. Then I fold it in half and have a banner fold card!

Pink and Main Supplies:
Thin Fish Tail Banner DiesSending WavesSending Waves DiesToo Cool (Sentiment)Beach Babe Paper PadStitched Circle DiesRainbow Glossy Dots
Other Supplies:
Marvy Reminisce White Gel Pen, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Hope you enjoyed the project. Please check out Pink and Main products on their website HERE!
Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease

Friday, March 23, 2018

Pink and Main & Misti team up!

Hello and Welcome to the Pink & Main and My Sweet Petunia blog hop and giveaway! Make sure to complete the entire hop for some awesome inspiration and a chance to win! Two lucky people who comment will be randomly selected to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at and a $50 shopping spree at - DEADLINE to comment is no later than April 1, 2018, at 11:59 PM Central time. Winners will be announced on April 3rd. Check back on the on the Pink and Main and My Sweet Petunia blogs


So now on to my project...ok--project"S"! I went a little crazy this time. I just couldn't stop creating! I can not express how much having this Misti Stamping Tool changes the card making game. I was able to mass produce all of these cards in no time. Most were done in under an hour. That's with embossing and making the alcohol ink backgrounds! Pear that with the adorable, high-quality, stamps at Pink and Main, and it's a WIN-WIN!

I have lots to share with you, and I tried my best to take photos along the way. First, let me share some of the products used (a complete list of materials, with links, will be a the bottom of this post).

and here are the 5 cards I created...yes 5! I had way too much fun. More details on the process below.

Below are step-by-step photos of how I achieved the stamped collage using the set, Seas the Day. First, I cut a transparency sheet to fit inside the Misti. Second, on the underside of the cover, I placed the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of white card stock and lined my stamps on top, face down. This allowed me to see exactly where the images would stamp. After securing the transparency with Misti's heavy duty magnets (2 come with the original size), I flipped it over to adhere the stamps to the transparency. The reason I used the transparency was so I was able to take them off and on without losing their position. This helped tremendously. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for yet another inspiration!  Now to stamp on the piece of paper, I adhered it with temporary tape that way if I didn't get a good crisp image I could re-stamp it perfectly. This worked out really well and you will see that I inked it up with clear embossing ink (WOW!) and embossed it in gold. This is actually the only panel I didn't make into a card. I have other plans for it! 

I feel like this is pretty self explanatory, but I wanted to show my alcohol ink products used to achieve these cool backgrounds. I did discover something during this process. Which I am sure many people already know. I only have a few alcohol inks (right now, that will change!) but I wanted to create a soft green card. DING, light bulb went off...Copics are alcohol markers!!! Yes, I just thought of this in this way. Don't laugh! I was able to scribble the different Copics on a non-stick mat and pick it up with the felt squares. I needed to use quite a bit of the blending solution to keep it wet, but it actually worked!! I achieved the lighter green card above, with that method. The last picture is a warning that it's messy, but fun! :)

I wanted to showcase another awesome technique using the Misti. This is probably the most useful and one of the most popular uses. It's amazing and I seriously don't know how we stamped before it. Having the Misti allowed me to line up the "Smile" and "It Looks Good On You" sentiments perfectly in that circle. Not only that, but as you can see, the progression the stamp didn't come out perfect. I actually needed to stamp it 3 times. By the end it was fab! This is achieved because the Misti keeps your stamp and paper in place which allows you to re-ink it as many times as needed.

Pink and Main Materials Used

Other Materials Used


I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed making them. Don't forget to keep on hopping and commenting to be eligible to win. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's Your Day Birthday Card for Pink and Main Stamps

Hello there,

I have a cool masked card to share with you today. I used the newest release from Pink and Main stamps. These were in honor of their 4th birthday. The product links will be at the bottom of this post.
First I stamped and die cut the cake, hat, and little boy from the Birthday Kids set. I love how intricate the boy and his balloons cut out. I colored them using my trusty copics and added dimension to the cake with stickles. I added a little highlighting with a white gel pen. Nothing too fancy as I wanted the background to pop. I used a standard A4 white card for the base. Embossed the sentiments with WOW! Embossing Powder in white.
Below are detailed instructions on how I created the masked heart background. I used Pink and Main's new surface inks which created awesome blended colors. What I like best about using these is they are very vivid, blend easily and dry quickly. If you haven't tried them they come in convenient small cubes which makes it much more economical to collect all the many colors. Which by the way, they coordinate with our paper pads! :)

Pink and Main Supplies:
Birthday Kids Stamp SetBirthday Kids Die setBirthday Boy Glossy DotsDouble Stitched Heart DiesBoutique Surface Ink PadFire Engine Surface Ink PadSunny Sky Surface Ink Pad
Other Supplies:
White WOW! Embossing Powder and InkRanger Mini Blending ToolMarvy Reminisce White Gel Pen, Stickles, Copic Markers, Blue Post-it tape
Hope you enjoyed the project. Don't forget to check out Pink and Mains blog here and Pink and Mains shop here

Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease 😊

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pink and Main New Release SNEAK PEEK

Hello, welcome to my little bit of the world! Today I am sharing two cards that sneak peek some awesome products coming tomorrow to the store. BIG things to celebrate this month as it's PINK AND MAIN'S 4th BIRTHDAY! What an amazing 4 years it has been. It has been such a pleasure to watch this company grow. Congrats to Michelle Currie and we are so looking forward to many more years of your fabulous products!

I wanted to showcase how easy it is to change up a card for a boy or girl, using the same stamp set. Of course Pink and Main's new paper pad, stamps, etc. make that easier. I used my trusty Copic markers this time. I love how all the colors just pop with that paper. You also spy the new banner dies coming tomorrow. I am in love with these. They come in lots of sizes and dimensions. I can see these being used for cards, home decor, party decorations, scrapbook pages, etc. Stay tuned as I know you will see lots of examples in the days to come.

Hope you enjoy the peek!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We're a Perfect Blend card for Pink and Main DT

I have a sweet card to share with you using the new Perfect Blend stamp set from Pink and Main. I used lots of layering on this one to add dimension.
First, I stamped the adorable squirrels using Versafine black ink on Canson Watercolor paper.  I use Versafine ink when I'm water-coloring so it doesn't run. Make sure you heat set the ink with a heat gun for just a few seconds prior to water-coloring. I used my new watercolor marker pens and a paint brush. I love the softness water-coloring gives the images.

The base card is a square card (5.5 x 5.5").  I cut several layers using the P&M dies listed in the supplies list below.  The black stitching was achieved by my shakey hand.  To finish it off, I used one of our adorable bow dies and some new glossy dots. If you haven't tried the bow dies you are missing out! They come in three different sizes and are so fun and super easy to put together. A must in my card making supplies. :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Pink and Main Supplies:
Scallop Circle DiesStitched Circle DiesPerfect BlendPerfect Blend DiesSilver Glossy DotsLarge Bow DiesMy heart 6x6 paper pad
Other Supplies:
Arteza water color brush pens, Canson Water Color Paper, Xyron Create-A-Sticker Maker

Hope you enjoyed the project.
Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease 😊

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Who's Ready for Spring - Card for Pink and Main by Pam Pease

Who is ready for Spring?? Me, me, me!!! Today I am sharing with you a fun card using the newly released stamp set Joyful Easter for Pink and Main stamps. 
1. I used a pink A2 sized card. Adhered a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of patterned paper (Beach Babe paper stack),
2. Colored the bunny image using my new watercolor brush pens, watercolor paper, and paint brush. I drew in the grass at the bottom for some detail. I actually masked the Easter eggs to apply more on top then stamped just the little chick from the other image right on the tippy top. It’s a balancing act! Cut that out using our oval nesting dies. Which, by the way, are a really awesome investment. What I like about them is they are much more narrow then others I have seen. This can make for some cool and different cards.
3. Popped up the oval by running thin foam, three times, in a slightly smaller size through my Vagabond. Layered them on top of each other after running them through my trusty Xyron machine. No better adhesive to get full coverage. Also cut out an additional bunny head for a little pop. Finished it off with our new glossy dots…And voila…😊
As always the links are at the bottom of the page.

This shows how I cut out several foam ovals slightly smaller to help pop up the image evenly.

Pink and Main supplies used:
Additional supplies:
Hope you enjoyed the project. Please check out these and other amazing products at
Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease 😊

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rain or Shine Tag set

I am sharing another sneak peek of my latest project for Pink and Main, showcasing some new products coming February 10th! How cute are these little mice? I just love them. New adorable paper pad and glossy dots coming your way too! Oh, and my most favorite part…nesting tag dies! Don’t forget to check back at Pink and Main.
I can’t wait for you to see the whole release. It’s such a good one!

Thanks for stopping by!
Pam Pease