Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hey Handsome - Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I have exciting news. 
Pink and Main and Xyron will be partnering up and holding a week-long blog hop!! 
 We still have tons more creative projects to show you using Pink and Main products along with Xyron adhesives!

Since this is a hop, you know we have to have a little blog hop candy.
Pink and Main and Xyron are each giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Pink and Main and a Xyron Mega Runner. Additional details for the giveaway will be posted down below.


Today, I wanted to create a fun card for the cool little dude in your life because let's face it, looking good is hard work!


Supplies Used


Too Cool (Pink and Main)


Directional Border Dies (Pink and Main)


Take Flight (Pink and Main)
Take Flight 2 (Pink and Main)
Be Brave (Pink and Main)
Mega Runner (Xyron) 
140 lb Mixed Media Paper
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger)
Waterbrush
Acrylic Block
Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)

To build my card, I used the largest rectangle from the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies set from the Chevron paper. I cut another rectangle from the stars paper and trimmed it to 1 1/2" portion. Then cut a 1/2" strip from the gray striped paper.

I layered the pieces together using my Xyron Mega Runner.
Then die cut 2 smaller rectangles and mounted them slightly off of one another.

I love these fun border Directional Border Dies that I thought looked great in the narrow strip. Cutting it out in that bold red paper really makes it pop against the gray.
I used the bear with the backpack image to stamp onto mixed media paper. I colored the little guy, then hand cut him out, and mounted onto the card front using foam adhesive.

Then finally, stamped my sentiment using black ink.


And here is my finished card...


What little guy wouldn't want a card as cool as this?

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!

Don't forget to enter to win the Pink and Main $25 Gift Certificate and a Mega Runner Prize Package! All you have to do is comment on any or all the featured posts on Xyron's page all week.

Happy Crafting Everyone 
&
Good Luck

***Disclaimer***
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You're so SWEET - Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop


Hello again, friends!! 
And welcome back to Day 3 of the Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop!!
We are so glad for you to be joining us again!

We have more inspirational projects from both teams featuring awesomely cute Pink and Main Stamps paired with fabulous Xyron adhesive. 

And let's not forget the awesome prize GIVEAWAY...

To help celebrate our blog hop, both Pink and Main & Xyron are giving away a $25 Pink and Main online Gift Certificate and a Xyron Mega Runner Prize Package.

All you have to do is leave a comment on participating blogs. A winner will be chosen at random from the comments left. Our blog hop lasts all week long and the more you comment the more chances you have to win!

Now, let the fun begin!!

It's summer and the temperatures have been getting pretty high. So, for today's project, I made this super "sweet" panda eating an ice cream cone card that reads... "you're so SWEET". 

I just love his little aviator sunglasses ... and well, I love ice cream!!


Supplies Used

 

Too Cool (Pink and Main)
Hello Sweet (Pink and Main)

 
Sweet Dies (Pink and Main)

   
Mega Runner (Xyron) 
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger)
140 lb Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Black Cardstock
Water Brush
Acrylic Block
Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)

I started by stamping my image with archival black ink onto mixed media paper. Then I colored the image with distress markers and blended out with a water brush.

I die cut two stitched rectangles from patterned paper. I used pink polka-dot from the Shades Of Spring Paper Pad and the black with turquoise hearts from the Spring Color Pop Paper Pad.

I used a 2-1/2" wide piece of chipboard laid it at a diagonal to trace around the sides. Then cut out the diagonal strip.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach the strip to the front of the remaining stitched rectangle.

I attached foam adhesive to the back of the panda to add dimension and applied him to my card front.

I die cut 2 sets (both word and shadow) of the word Sweet from the Sweet Dies set. One in White cardstock and one from the same polka-dot pink paper from earlier.

I placed the pink word into the white shadow and glued it onto the black diagonal strip.


Then used my Xyron Mega Runner and attached my card front onto an A2 sized card made from black cardstock.


Then stamped the words "you're so" from the Hello Sweet stamp set in black ink.

And here is my finished card...

I really hope you enjoyed this sweet card tutorial!

Don't forget to leave a comment below to enter our GIVEAWAY! 

And don't forget to check out Xyron's Facebook page too. 
View more inspirational projects. They will be also doing a giveaway so don't forget to leave a comment there for even more chance to win!

Good Luck!!
AND
Happy Crafting, Everyone!!
~Mitsy

***Disclaimer***
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog may contain affiliate links, making a purchase through these links helps fund this blog at no additional cost to you.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FB Stamps- Posies

Hi again, Crafty Friends!! It looks like it's a Two-fer Tuesday! Yup, I have another project for you all today! This time I have this lovely rosie posie card using...

Fleurette Blooms' Posies stamps set.

Image result for fleurette bloom designs posies

Others Supplies Used
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Burlap Paper (DCWV)
Patterned Paper (DCWV)
Lynda Kanase Photo Banner (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Honeycomb Frameworks Die (Sizzix)
Hello Die (Pink and Main)
Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
White Gesso (Liquitex)
Microbeads
Acrylic Paint (Prima Marketing)

I stamped my image onto mixed media paper with black archival ink and colored with distress markers then blended out with a water brush.

Once completely dried, I cut each flower out by hand.


I die cut leaves from Lynda Kanase's Photo Banner die set from old music sheets. Then shaded them with Distress Inks and added details with Distress Markers.

I die cut a honeycomb out of chipboard using Tim Holtz' Honeycomb Frameworks Die. I mixed white gesso , microbeads, and texture powder together and applied over the entire honeycomb. 

I allowed the mixture to completely dry then colored with distress stain then dry brushed acrylic paint.


Using my Xyron Creative Station Lite, I attached a 4.25"x 5.5" piece of burlap onto a standard A2 sized card made from cream colored cardstock. Then layered a 4"x 5.25" mat on top.

I used a bit of glossy accents as a glue and attached to my card front. The laid down my leaves before attaching my posies over top with more glossy accents.

To fish my card, I die cut the word hello from brown cardstock and attached at the bottom of card.

And here is my finished card..


Such a simply yet beautiful card.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial for today!

Until next time...
Happy Crafting!!
~Mitsy

***Disclaimer***
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

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So Awesome - Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop


Hello, crafty Friends!
Welcome to day 2 of the Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop! I am so excited to get to share with you another inspirational project featuring awesomely cute Pink and Main Stamps paired with fabulous Xyron adhesive!


We hope to inspire you all week with fantastic projects from both design teams! 
Please visit each of Pink and Main's DT member's blogs for a chance to win a $25 Pink and Main gift certificate AND a Xyron Mega Runner. More details below.

Supplies Used

  

Too Cool (Pink and Main)

      
Take Flight (Pink and Main)
Take Flight 2 (Pink and Main)

Mega Runner (Xyron) 
Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Cityscape, Skyline (Sizzix) 
Chalkboard paper (DCWV)  
140 lb Mixed Media Paper
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger)
Waterbrush
Acrylic Block


I started by stamping my image from the Too Cool set onto mixed media paper. I like to water color my images and this type of paper holds up to moisture really well with minimal buckling. I colored my image using distress markers then blended out with a waterbrush till I got the desired look.

I die cut 2 large Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies for my card base one from clouds paper and the other I cut a 1-1/2" strip from gray striped paper.

Then I die cut out 2 cityscape silhouettes. One from a fun deep red chevron paper and the other from chalkboard paper.


I love this little dude on his skateboard! How cool is he in his tiny shades?! And of course, he has to skateboarding somewhere equally as awesome! So why not the city, right?!

I used my Xyron Mega Runner and attached the strip of gray at the bottom of my card creating pavement. This was perfect to set my cityscape on top.

Then I propped him up with foam adhesive and mounted him at tilt to make it look his doing cool trick on his skateboard.

Then I stamped my sentiment in the lower right corner with black ink.

Here is my finished card...
How awesome is he?!
SO AWESOME!! Sorry, I couldn't help myself!
You have to admit, he is pretty awesome though. Makes me almost want to take up skateboarding... almost! With my luck and lack of coordination, I'd end up flat on my face!
I think I better stick to crafting!


I hope you enjoyed my project for today!!

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the $25 Pink and Main Certificate and Xyron Mega Runner Prize Package!

All you have to do is visit each participating Pink and Main Design Team Member's blog and leave a comment on the blog hop posts.

Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy!!

But wait!!
The Xyron Team is also giving away a prize package!!
Make sure you visit the Xyron Facebook Page and comment on any of the Pink and Main & Xyron Blog hop posts throughout the week.

There will be tons of inspiration from both teams! So keep coming back!!


***Disclaimer***
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog may contain affiliate links, making a purchase through these links helps fund this blog at no additional cost to you.

The giveaway above is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any of their subsidiaries.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Warm Wishes with DIY Puffy Stickers

Hello, Crafty Friends! 
I'm back with Team Xyron to bring you some summertime inspiration.

My kids are officially on vacation mode and home. This mommy couldn't be happier. When I was growing up summer always started out kind of sad. The last day of school usually ended up with lots of goodbyes and sometimes lots of tears too. Sometimes friends move away. For a child that can be a bit rough.

What helped me a lot was a few of my dearest and sweetest friends wrote to me the entire summer after my family moved. Reading their notes was like having them there beside me.

I am so glad that I encourage my children to write actual letters to their friends. It helps them stay close to their besties without being attached to a cellphone or computer for a change. And... it brings back fond memories of my childhood for me. 

For my Xyron post this week, I made this adorable summertime card with a super quick and easy trick to make homemade puffy stickers.


Supplies Used
Sunkissed Greetings (Pink and Main)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Stitched Circle Dies (Pink and Main)
Stitched Greetings Dies (Pink and Main)
Take Flight (Pink and Main)
Beach Babe Paper Pad (Pink and Main)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
VersaFine Onyx Black (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Zig/ Kuretake)
Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
White Craft Foam Sheet
Mixed Media Paper
White Cardstock
Clear Liquid Adhesive

First I stamped my image onto mixed media paper with a black archival ink. Then I colored my images in using watercolor markers. I blended out the color using a water brush then added more layers of color for additional shading.

Once my image was done being colored I die cut the image out using the matching die. I also used the matching die to die cut a sheet of craft foam. 

*QUICK TIP*
Die cut the image and foam layered together for a more rounded edge.

This is what gives them a 3D appearance, turning them into puffy stickers.
   
I ran the colored image through the Xyron Creative Station Lite, adhered to matching foam cut out, then ran it through again to create an awesomely huge puffy sticker.

I used a 5"x5" (folded) plain white cardstock, for a card base.

I die cut a stitched square and semi-circle out of patterned paper. I attached the semi-circle to the square using my Mega Runner. I also laid down a strip of adhesive and ran grosgrain ribbon across the front, then trimmed the ends.

I attached my puffy sticker to the card front then ran the entire card front through the Xyron Creative Station Lite. Then attached to the 5"x5" card base.
 I stamped my sentiment with more black ink. Then Die cut the sentiment and craft foam using an elongated oval die. I ran both pieces through a 3" sticker maker, laid them, then attached to the front of my card.

 Lastly, I attached a simple bow.


And here is my finished card...

I'm feeling happy just thinking about the expression on my friend's face when they receive this card.

I hope you enjoyed my project for today!

Now, go out there and write to a bestie today!
~Mitsy


***Disclaimer***
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog may contain affiliate links, making a purchase through these links helps fund this blog at no additional cost to you.