Friday, February 27, 2015

Pink and Main Birthday Card

After showing you some ways to use multiple stamps on the same project I'm finally going to show you a card. For this week's card I used just one stamp set and a few basic supplies. The stamp set I used is called Misses.

When I had decided I wanted to use the silhouette with the phrase I decided I also wanted to use feathers. The image just reminded me of vintage ladies with feathers in their hats. The feathers I had decided the colour scheme and it was easy to pull the card together from there.  I was tempted to add drops of perfect pearls for her earrings and necklace as I have previously done (in this blog post)  but I decided she was pretty just as she was.

Here's the stamp set I used - Misses.  As you can see there are a lot of phrases and images that you can use on so many different projects (not just for birthdays).

As always, you can purchase the stamps at: Pink & Main

Stamps - Pink and Main; Ink - Ranger; Die - Spellbinders; Paper - Authentique; Cardstock - Bazzill; Gem - Papervine; Other - Feathers and Foam Tape.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pink and Main Planner

This year I have embraced the planner craze - call me #plannernerd!  One of the things I use regularly in my planners (yes, plural) are stamps. Pink and Main have a great planner set called Life Tasks which I have, but I really want them all now that I've become hooked! I also use any stamp set that I think fits my theme or activities. You will be amazed at how you can use something from most stamps sets in your planner.

My creative planner this year is a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner which I use to document my everyday and special occasions. This is my spread for February so far:

I like adding lift ups too for more space for writing. For Valentines day I added a small accordion booklet to document my day with images and sayings from the new release stamp sets:

On the other page of the planner is a page of photo pockets. This month just happened to have six 3x4 photo pockets. I used some of the sayings from the new release sets to add to my photos. On the Smirnof photo I stamped directly on the photo - it's 5 o'clock somewhere!

If you are a self-confessed planner nerd like me, I encourage you to look at your stamps in a new light and use them in your planners. For example: the swirls on either side of the words on the doilies is actually half a moustache from the Mister stamp set - true story!

To purchase Pink and Main stamps you can find them here .

DT Amanda

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pink & Main Fortune Cookies

You will be seeing quite a few creations using Pink & Main stamps for the next 6 months because I have been selected to be on the Pink & Main design team. Excited much?  This is an exciting development for me and I am looking forward to making the most of this opportunity.

This is my first post on the Pink & Main design team. I am looking forward to working with the team and using the seriously cute stamp sets.

For my first post I decided to make fortune cookies which you could add little notes in for Valentines day or Chinese New Year (coming up this week). These little cookies are so quick to make and customizable for any theme you want. As you can see, I made a few with a couple of different themes.

Most of the cookies I decorated the front, one I left plain. You can also decorate the inside or just add a simple note. Here are close ups of the two I made with Chinese New Year in mind:

The red patterned paper is perfect for Chinese New Year and they also relate to the red envelopes that are given at that time of year.

Any patterned paper can be used and double sided paper gives the nicest result. However, you can also make you own patterned paper by stamping an image on plain paper as I did on the yellow cookie with the green shamrock.  This way you can get more use out of your stamp sets.

The link to the Pink & Main blog post is here .

Here's a few more pictures that didn't make it to the blog post:

This one I made with Valentines in mind and made it a bit smaller. Wouldn't it be sweet to add a choc kiss in the back?

The next one I made with birthdays in mind. These would be a great alternative to birthday cards. FYI don't add a heavy embellishment like the flower to the side of these cuties - they will fall over!

Lastly a fortune cookie for a friend or family member. I stamped the paper with shamrocks to make the perfect themed patterned paper. I thought these would be great for St Patrick's day coming in March. FYI adding the heavy embellishment to the centre is a much better idea.

If you Google fortune cookies you will find a lot of instructions and you will notice that mine are slightly different. I wanted an opening in the back to add a message, decoration or chocolate.

You can glue them together with glue dots or hot glue. My glue dots didn't hold them so it was the glue gun for me. Guess how many fingers I 'burned'  putting these babies together.

You can buy Pink and Main stamps here .

Pink and Main stamps: Pandamonium,You Rocket, Soda Pop, Lucky Friend, Party Princess.
Papers & Cardstock: Bazill Basics, Stampin' Up!, Kaisercraft, Echo Park, Grant Archival
Ink: Ranger, Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz