Pink and Main Giveaway Hop

Hello my friends! I am back as part of a video hop showcasing the fabulous Pink & Main. On the hop you will find some awesome inspiration and have yourself a chance to win a $25.00 Pink and Main gift card. Check out this quick card tutorial over on my Youtube Channel. Written instructions listed below.

To begin

I started with some Classic Linen White Pearl Cardstock from

I used a silicone baking mat I picked up from Hobby Lobby to emboss the mandala stencil from Pink & Main onto the white pearl cardstock.

To achieve the embossing with your stencils

  • Start with your base plate from your die cutting machine and 1 cutting pad.
  • Then, place your silicone mat on the cutting pad.
  • Next, place your cardstock on top of the silicone mat.
  • And finally, place your stencil on the cardstock and place your second cutting pad on top and then roll through your die cutting machine.

And wa-lah, beautifully embossed stencil on this classic linen white pearl cardstock.

Next, I used some prima marketing metallic watercolors to splatter some black and gold paint to give it some additional interest and set aside to dry.

The little things

For the sentiments, I used the Celebrate Stamp set and coordinating die.

For the celebrate die; I cut that three times out of black cardstock and layered that together with some liquid glue and then painted the black metallic watercolor paint over top to give this really pretty charcoal look.

While the celebrate die cut dried. I stamped the phrase “the little things” and “everyday” from the coordinating celebrate stamp set with some Stazon Pigment Piano Black ink. The little things sentiment I made a simple slant banner strip to go under the word celebrate and everyday was stamped on the inside of my card base.

To put it all together I layered the classic linen white pearl cardstock onto a piece of black cardstock to give a small black border and then adhered that to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 top folding card base. I lined the word celebrate up on to the front of the card panel and adhered that with some liquid glue. I then place the little things banner coming from the right just under the celebrate.

That wraps it up for me today guys. Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you have a fantastic day and I will catch you next time.




Masculine Card Idea

Hello Friends! This post is to show you a clean and simple masculine card that can be used for any occasion. Click the link below to check out the video.

Masculine Card Featuring Cardstock

Masculine Card idea click to watch video.


Hello Summer Time…Card

Summer Time Buddies

Hello my friends and welcome! I have been quiet on the blog front for the last few months, but have been very active over on my Youtube Channel. If you have not already checked it out, please do! I would love to have you become a subscriber!

This beautiful little summer time card was created with the Summer Time Buddies Stamp set from Jamie the owner of the shop and creator of this cute stamp set is offering a gift card to one lucky winner.

To be entered, please watch the video, subscribe and leave a comment. Follow along by clicking the link in the description or using the #samesetsyndromejuly up for grabs is a $25 gift card to the not 2 shabby shop…hurry you only have until August 6th to enter. Because this is a rolling 6 month hop with a different sponsor each month you will be automatically entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a $50 gift card to the sponsor of your choosing each month you leave a comment. So make sure you are subscribed and commenting each month. Videos go live the 30th of each month and ends November 30, 2020 This is our second month, the first month was Joy Clair Designs. Good Luck…now on to the card.

Click the link to watch the video.

Supplies Used

  • Not 2 Shabby Summer Time Buddies Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Hello Die
  • Honey Bee Stamps Ocean borders Stamp and Die
  • Create and Inkspire Cloud/Grass Stencil from Courtney Kreeber
  • Waffle Flower A2 layering Dies second from largest to create a small border
  • Distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry
  • Bristol Smooth Card Stock started at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and trimmed with A2 layering die from Waffle Flower
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb 8 1/2 x11 trimmed at 5 1/2 on 11 inch side and scored at 4 1/4.
  • Watercolor Pencils, mine are Albrecht Durer
  • Stardust glitter pen for the hello and castle
  • Book binding glue and double sided foam tape for the adhesive
  • Wow bright white embossing powder
  • And finally some Versafine Onyx Black Ink and versamark ink

This was really simple to create with just a few parts. First I stamped out my kitties with versafine ink and watercolored them. I simply placed a bit of color around the edge of the image and took my brush dipped in clean water to pull the color out. I used burnt sienna for the kitties color and then some yellow, orange, green, pink, purple and blue for the inner tube. I used the same burnt sienna for the sand castle. I set those aside to dry and then cut them out with my scan n cut.

Next, I ink blended my ocean borders. I stamped those with versamark ink and embossed with some white embossing powder. Once cooled I took my makeup brush and ink blended some mermaid lagoon darkest on the bottom and faded up to the top of the waves. I then cut them out with the coordinating die.

To finish off the background I took my create and inkspire cloud stencil and used some mustard seed on one half of the card stock and cleaned my stencil and then placed picked raspberry on the other half of the card stock and then blended them with the mustard seed to get the golden orange. Much easier to understand in the video. I rotated the stencil in different directions to get some variation in the clouds. I brought this all the way down the card panel. And then trimmed with my A2 Waffle Flower die to create a small border around the front of my card base.

With all parts colored/ink blended and trimmed it is time to assemble.

I used some double sided foam tape to pop up my waves and layered those first. I then tucked my kitties in between the waves with some liquid glue on half and then added some double sided foam tape to the backs of their heads. For the sand castle I adhered that down directly onto the card panel so it would set back from the cats and the waves. And Finally, I stamped the “summer time” sentiment from the stamp set in versafine onyx black directly onto the panel. The hello die was cut from a background stash I had that was blended with picked raspberry and seedless preserve. I then adhered the hello with some liquid glue on to the panel. I popped the whole thing up with some double sided foam tape and adhered that to my card base. And finally, I added the stardust glitter pen to the hello and the sand castle. Dimensions for the card base and panel are list up in the supplies.

Inside I used another sentiment from the stamp set “floating by to say hi”

That finishes up the card for me today. I want to thank you so much for stopping by. The blog will get better the more I get the hang of it. The videos are much easier…lol please check out the video above and subscribe to my channel and leave your comments to be entered into the giveaway. Winner will be announce on August 9th .

I’ll catch you in the next video/ blog post!

❤️ Katy

Cards, Videos

Masculine Card | Thinking Of you

Hello my friends and welcome! Before I begin I wanted to take a moment to say that I hope you are all doing well and finding time to do some of the things you haven’t been able to do during this crazy time in our world. I hope that you are safe and pray we all get through this together. Now lets make a card!

Todays card was a request from my husband. He recently found out a friend of his at work got some terrible health news, unrelated to the COVID-19 virus. “He said to me could you make him a card, I said sure.” “He said, could you make it manly…I laughed.”

This card is so universal that you could turn it into a Birthday card, Congratulations card or any other type of masculine encouragement card. I created a video below, if you want to check it out.

Easy Masculine Card Tutorial

Here are the steps I took to create this card.

  • First I trimmed my metallic kraft stock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Next I spritzed each side with one spray of water.
  • I then placed the panel into the Tim Holtz 3D Machines Embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot die cutting machine one time.
  • Once the panel was embossed I trimmed a 1/2 inch x 4 inch piece of Fabriano Black Black paper and heat embossed my sentiment “I’m here for you” from the Messages for Everyday stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I used Sterling Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.
  • Once the heat embossing was complete, I took my poker tool to mark where I wanted my holes punched and eyelets added.I used the 1/8th inch hole punch on the We R Memory Keepers Big Bite hole punch/eyelet setter to finish off the banner.
  • The final part of the front panel was to die cut the word DUDE. For those letters I used the Momenta alphabet die set that I picked up from Hobby Lobby and cut out 4 layers of black heavyweight card stock and a single layer of Tim Holtz silver metallic kraft stock. For a total of 5 layers.
  • After gluing each layer I took my t-ruler and adhered them to my card front with some Art Glitter glue.

For the inside of my card I would normally stamp something from what ever stamp set I used on the outside, but because I used an embossing folder and letter dies there just wasn’t anything to use. Because this was a masculine card and I had used them on the outside, I decided to add eyelets to the corner of my inside layering panels. To give them some interest.

  • To start the inside I trimmed an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Gina K Designs White Layering cardstock down to 4 x11. Then I trimmed the 11 inch side to 5 1/4 and created two panels measuring 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Then I took a light silver pen, you could also use a pencil, and placed a small dot on each corner where I wanted the eyelets to go. Now normally I wouldn’t use 2 panels for the inside of my cards, but my husband likes to write on the left side of cards and I like to have a sentiment so I added the additional panel. You do not need to add the additional panel on the left.
  • Next I took my big bite and punched 1/8th inch holes on all 4 corners of each panel. I added eyelets to the left panel and before completing the last 4 eyelets on the right panel, I stamped my sentiment using my Couture Creations Stamp Press using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The sentiment I used “sending you good vibes and positive thoughts” is from the Mama Elephant Just a note stamp set.

To finish up the card…

  • I trimmed a piece of fun foam and place some double-sided adhesive to each side of the fun foam.
  • I then adhered the fun foam to the back of my embossed panel and adhered the panel to my card base.
  • The card base I used is Gina K Designs Stormy Sky card stock 8 1/2 x 11 inch cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inchs side folding A2 size.
  • I adhered the two white layering panels to the inside of the card base using 1/2 inch double sided adhesive.

And that completes my card for today. Below you will find a list of products used to create this card. I want to thank you so much for joining me today and I will catch up with you soon.

Inky Hugs,



Gina K Designs Stormy Sky 

Gina K Designs Onyx Black 

Gina K Designs White Layering Cardstock 

Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft stock 3 

Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock Silver/Gold 

➡️ Stamps

Mama Elephant Just a Note 

Simon Says Stamp Messages for Everyday 

➡️ Inks

Gina K Designs Embossing and Watermark Ink 

Versafine Clair Nocturne 

➡️ Embossing Powder

Brutus Monroe Sterling sterling-metallic-ultra-fine-embossing-powder-by-brutus-monroe  

➡️ Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz 3D Mechanics Embossing Folder 

➡️ Alphabet Dies


Cards, Envelopes, Videos

Stencil Floral Background On Dark Cardstock | #TeamTinySpringFlowers

Peony Bouquet Stencil

Hello My Friends and Welcome! Today I am excited to be back for another Team Tiny Video Hop. It has been a while since I last posted however, I have been crafting and just posting on my Youtube Channel. Click here to head over and check out my channel as well as my other Team Tiny projects.

What is #TeamTinySpringFlowers

Team Tiny was created by Katharine Kelly to help crafty Youtube channels. The purpose of the hop is to help channels like mine grow. When watching videos on Youtube it is important that you like, comment, subscribe and share our videos so that Youtube will actively promote them. This video hop is open to all crafters who create videos on Youtube that have less than 1k subscribers. If you would like to participate in next months hop please leave me a comment and I will let you know how to get involved.

To Watch in HD on Youtube

Full Tutorial in HD on Youtube

To get started the products I am using today are

  • Simon Says Stamp Peony Bouquet Stencil
  • Gina K Designs In the Navy
  • Stazon Pigment Ink in Snowflake, Lemon Drop, Pink Cosmos and Shamrock Green
  • My Card Base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb Cover
  • I am using simple makup sponges, but you could use make up brushes as well.
  • Gina K Designs Embossing and Watermark ink
  • Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set

Completing My Card Panel

To start I applied a repositionable adhesive to the back of my stencil and let that dry for a few seconds and then I applied the stencil to my cardstock. Once adhered I started sponging on the white snowflake pigment ink to all of the stencil that was showing on my card panel. Once the layer of white was added, I then added Stazon Lemon Drop ink to the stamens. I then moved on to adding the Stazon Pink Cosmos ink to all of the flowers. And Finally I added the Stazon Shamrock Green ink to the leaves.

For my greeting I embossed one of the Thanks from the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set using Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder and Gina K Designs Embossing and Watermark ink. Next,

  • I cut an 8.5 x 11 110 lb Neenah Classic Crest Card down on the 11 inch side to 5.5 inches and then scored with my scor-buddy at 4.25 inches.
  • I then adhered a piece of fun foam with 1/2 inch scor-tape to the back of my card panel to give it some dimension.
  • Before adding my card panel to my card base. I took the stencil and added one of the Peony’s to the inside of the card base. I then added my sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set. Using Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink.

Finishing Up

To finish I adhered my card panel to my card base and then completed a quick matching envelope using a Gina K Designs In the Navy envelope and the Peony Bouquet Stencil, again adding a layer of white snowflake pigment ink from Stazon and then adding the Lemon Drop ink followed by the Pink Cosmos and finally the shamrock green.

This completes my project for today I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and you click the link #TeamTinySpringFlowers and follow along on Youtube. Please Check out all the other talented crafters who are hopping along.

Inky Hugs,


Stazon Ink Cleaned right off with
Hero Arts Ultra Clean

Products Used:

➡️ Ink Pads

I purchased all my Stazon Pigment ink pads from this website  This is the best price I could find at the time of posting this video. This link is to provide you with $5.00 off your purchase. Patty the owner offers free shipping on orders $30.00 and over. She offers a variety of products as well. 

➡️ CardStock

➡️ Stamps

➡️ Stencil

➡️ Envelope

➡️ Embossing Powder

➡️ Stamp Cleaner

➡️ Tools

  • Makeup Sponges Walmart or Dollar Tree


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Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil system

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I have a brand new video featuring the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot foil System using the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine. In the video I talk about some issues that I was having and therefore on the verge of returning the glimmer system. Because I took some time to play around and get a good grasp of this machine I have fallen in love with the beautiful foiling it creates. Check out the video below to see what I did to overcome my foiling adversity. Click the image below to start the video!

These are some close up images of my foiling journey

The black card is Strathmore Mixed Media and the red is from the heavy weight paper pack from Hobby Lobby
Some examples of vellum, the tag shape is Simon Says Stamp and the others are pieces of 48 lb vellum purchased from Hobby Lobby
The white card stock is Gina K white layering card and the black is from a Neenah 65 lb cover paper pack
Here we have sea glass from Simon Says Stamp and In the navy from Gina K. The white card stock is Simons 120 lb card which works wonderfully as well. The Merry and Bright is using Neenah 65 lb card stock paper pack
Here are the swatches I created using acetate. Sorry for the glare…

Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my video and blog. I do hope you found some value and are able to better work with your Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System no matter which die cutting machine you have. Happy Crafting!


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Spellbinders Elegant Foil Seals: [SPL]  [AMZ] 

Spellbinders Elegant Occasions Sentiments [SPL] [AMZ]

Spellbinders Flower Pattern Glimmer Plate [SPL] [AMZ] 

Spellbinders Glimmer Foils 

4 Pack holiday [SPL]

Silver Foil [SPL]

Red Foil [SPL]

Teal Foil [SPL]

Spellbinders Glimmer System  [SPL] 

Card Stock

Gina K Designs White Layering Card Stock [GKD]

Gina K Designs Ivory Layering Card Stock [GKD]

Neenah Solar Classic Crest 80 lb [SB]

Cards, Videos

Fall color combo Card

Hey there crafty friends! Today we are going to make this beautiful fall inspired card using a stencil, distress ink and some Tonic Nuvo glimmer paste. All items used will be linked up below. With some products using affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Check out the video below to see the process in action. Lets get started.

Click here to watch the video on my Youtube Channel

I began by using a 5 1/2 x 7 inch piece of bristol card which I will trim down to slightly smaller than an A2 size using my A2 layering dies from Waffle Flower. I then sprayed my stencil with some repositionable adhesive spray; mine was Scotch brand, but Pixie spray is very popular as well. The stencil I used is from Simon Says Stamp called Solar Burst, perfect for Fall and Indian Summer backgrounds. I then adhered it to my bristol smooth cardstock.

Then I placed my stencil and paper on to a mini Tonic easy clean mat, which works wonderfully for blending because it does not slide around on your work surface.

For my blending I used a medium sized makeup brush. They are just like the life changing brushes from Picket Fence Studio just with a cheaper price point. You could also use your mini blending tools…use what you have. No need to go and buy more. Unless of course you want to 🙂

The distress colors I used for my card today are fall inspired. I chose mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick and some vintage photo for around my card panel and inside layering piece. These colors work so beautifully together.

I started by adding mustard seed to the center of my stencil then blending spiced marmalade around the outer edge and blending to the yellow. The fired brick was added around the spiced marmalade and faded out to the outer part of the card panel to soften the white. I did each color blending twice to get some deep color, once we add the glimmer paste these colors deepen even more and really pop!

Once my blending was complete I moved on to adding the Nuvo glimmer paste in moonstone from Tonic Studios. I just love, love, love this “color” because it dries clear and has iridescent glitter, it takes on what ever colors you use and just adds so much extra to your project. I used my palette knife to smooth on a thin layer of glimmer paste. Once I finished with my paste I peeled up my stencil and placed in a bowl of warm water to soak while I completed my other steps.

Next I used my Big Shot to die cut my Thinking of you die, also from Simon Says Stamp. I cut that out 3 times using Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate cardstock. Once all three pieces were cut out I adhered them together using my Art Glitter Glue. If you are not familiar with this glue, it is great! A little goes a long way and it will last a long time and dries quick. This glue does dry clear, but lets be honest…liquid glue is messy and once it gets on the fingers it gets everywhere…so use sparingly. Also, order when the weather is warm. Because it is water based it will harden in colder temps. Just keep that in mind when ordering. Any who, once I had my die cuts adhered I added some vintage photo to the top half of each word to deepen the color a bit which helps the words stand out against the background.

I then checked my stencil panel and made sure it was completely dry. Because I am running this through my die cutting machine I do not want my glimmer paste coming off on my cutting plate…ask me how I know…lol

Using my A2 layering set from Waffle Flower, I chose the second die in from the largest and cut my panel. I then used my vintage photo to blend around the outer 4 sides of my panel which really ties in the brown cardstock that I used for the thinking of you and cardbase. I then added some double sided adhesive to a 4 x 5 1/4 foam panel and adhered that to my dark chocolate cardbase. I then adhered my words to the outside of the panel.

For the inside I normally add a sentiment, but my husband is sending this to an old friends Mom who was diagnosed with cancer recently and I was not sure if he would want the whole space to write or what…so I left it blank. I did use a piece of Gina K white layering card with some vintage photo around the edge to warm it up so it wasn’t so stark. The inside panel measured 4 x 5 1/4. Once I adhered my inside panel I finished up the outside panel with three golden glitter enamel dots that I had in my stash.

And that my friends completes our card project for today. I hope you give this card a try or this inspires you to see what stencils, dies and ink you have laying around and show me what you are creating. Hit me up at my instagram @eastwickspaperandink.

Thanks so much for stopping by and head back soon for my next video/post to see the Big Shot and Spellbinders Glimmer system in action.

See you soon,


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Setting up my new card making blog!

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to! My name is Katy Ingram and I have just started developing my card making crafty website. I do hope you will join me on this awesome journey of creativity and relaxation! I will also be adding YouTube videos to my channel once I have everything squared away. I look forward to crafting and chatting with you. More to come.

Take care,