Friday, May 27, 2022

You're the Best - Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Release Hop

Hello! Today I am part of a fun Instagram hop to celebrate the new Pinkfresh Studio release! I have had so much fun creating with this release - yesterday was the blog hop, and I shared several cards for that! I have a floral card I'm sharing today that I created on last week's Facebook Live for Pinkfresh Studio as a sneak peek with Lea Lawson - our new usual plan is to do one sneak peek on release weeks, so we can show one suite of products two different ways. You can watch that video HERE if you want to see more details!


I love this gorgeous Grow in Grace stamp set - and it has some beautiful sentiments too! I heat embossed it in gold, then used the layering stencils to line up and add color to the image. That gold embossing is so shiny and pretty!


I also used the new Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die for the background. These coverplate dies are so fun for simple texture - and not tiny pieces to pop out either! I layered an Ornate Oval on top with foam adhesive, then arranged the florals around it.


Sentiment was created with one of the new Modern Script Sentiments hot foiled and die cut, and then a stamped sentiment from Give Yourself Grace stamped in Regal Kiss and trimmed into a small strip. Both mounted with foam adhesive of course!


I used a cardbase created with Hero Arts Plum cardstock to layer everything on - love how it sets off that rich deep purple! Finally, a few Peach Fuzz jewels to finish it off!


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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Pinkfresh Studio May 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

 Good morning! Today is an amazing blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's May 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release! This release was supposed to happen earlier this month (again), but shipping delays pushed it a bit later again! Hopefully you find it worth the wait! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY! You can find links to all of the new release items I used on today's cards at the bottom of this post!


As always, I have lots of cards to share today! I love how well this first card ended up coordinating with the release graphics - and it is the only card I made before I saw that!


For this card I started off with the beautiful new Painted Daisies set. I stamped it in a different color than I normally use for outlines - Evergreen. And then blended the colors over using the layering stencils, before stamping again with the stamp set (still lined up in my MISTI) to get a super crisp top stamped image. Finally, I die cut it with the coordinating dies - love all the details those cut out!


I decided to shake things up a little on this and cut in in half, so I could use it on the top and bottom of my cardfront. I used a coordinating pink cardbase, and layered over the new Stained Glass die for some texture before mounting the florals with foam adhesive.


Sentiment is from another fabulous new set - Modern Script Sentiments hot foil - a one piece hot foil plate with lots of sentiments in a fabulous font, and with a coordinating one piece die. I also embellished with a few sparkly Glacier jewels to add an extra touch of sparkle!


Next up, this set called Celebrate in Style may be one of my very favorite new sets! I find myself constantly needing birthday cards, not to mention needing a family wedding this summer that this set is perfect for!


This set was part of last November's Create and Connect event, but we discovered a couple things that we took and improved, so it took a while to finally be able to release it. I never even used the set from last year - but I can tell you, it was totally worth the wait! I love that it follows the Pinkfresh concept of one piece stamp, die, and stencil - so I got both of these gorgeous cakes and their floral embellishments from one panel!


I ended up not using the cake stand stencil - instead cutting both cake stands with the coordinating die from matte gold cardstock. I love that you can also use the stencils just to ink blend for a more one layer design, or ink blend on the die cut, or just die cut from colored or specialty cardstock!


And those coordinating large word stencils?!? Be still my heart! And they have coordinating dies - eek! I used two different words for these cards, and stamped some of the great supporting sentiments from the stamp set to add underneath.


These cards each use one of the new coverplate dies. The first card uses Stitched Diamonds and the next card here uses Hexagon Tiles - I love that both of these are stitched dies, so they have a great texture, but don't cut out any tiny pieces, so they are super quick and easy to use!


I popped various pieces up with foam adhesive on the background, this second card I adhered the cake stand directly on the background, then popped everything up with foam adhesive. The first card, it is all popped up with foam! And finally, a few coordinating jewels on each of these finish them off!


Next up, I love the bright spring feel to the new Wildflower Slimline set - such a happy and cheerful design!


While this design works super well for various card sizes, I loved using it on this smaller sized slimline card! It is just slightly larger than 3" x 8" - just large enough to add a thin border to the smaller sized Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die, which made a great backdrop for my card design.


I did some simple masking to add lots of fresh spring colors on this set, and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I added a background to the card using the smallest of the Slim Stitched Scallop Rectangles die. For some reason, it is the size I never seem to use, so I had 3 of them I was able to stack up for a nice dimensional center embellishment. I also added some happy yellow cardstock behind it!


I carefully adhered my stamped, stenciled, and die cut floral piece over my popped up frame in the middle, just adding glue to the parts that would touch the frame, and leaving the rest to float free for a very whimsical feel. I love it! Then finished off with a hot foiled sentiment from the new Modern Script Sentiments, and a few Metallic Gold Pearls!


And finally, a card using the fun new Botanical Bunch set - super detailed and intricate, but so pretty!


I stenciled it all up in soft peach and happy pinks, with a bit of soft green for the leaves, and die cut it with the coordinating dies.


I created a frame with a piece of the largest Nested Hexagons that I had reverse foiled in silver some time back, and used that to create a window to tuck those florals in at the bottom. I used the new Hexagon Tiles die on some soft green cardstock, and cut a window from it, then added the hot foiled frame around it.


I adhered the front window down directly on my white cardbase, and popped the upper part of the florals up with foam adhesive. It feels like they are growing out of the frame - so fun! Finally, I added a simple hexagon die cut from vellum to add my sentiment, partly from the Modern Script Sentiments stamp set, and then the additional sentiment stamped in pink from Wildflower Slimline stamp set - which happens to have some fabulous sentiments! I also added a few Metallic Silver Pearls to finish this one off!


GIVEAWAY INFO:

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win one of 10 $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio chosen from comments left across the hop! All winners will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Friday, June 3, 2022 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

You Have Worked So Hard - Graduation Card - Simon Says Stamp

  Good morning! I'm stopping by with a card using a favorite background die from the newest release from Simon Says Stamp - Yay You paired up with a die and stamp set that released last year. I've used this background stamp several times already (and probably will use it several more!) I have one week until my youngest daughter's graduation, so you can easily guess what my mind is on right now! Time to rebuild the graduation card supply, right?


For this card, I stamped the gorgeous Arches Background just simply in black on white cardstock, then trimmed it down and matted it with black cardstock. This created the basic frame that I started with to add my layers onto.


I die cut the fun previously released Cap and Gown wafer die from black cardstock, and layered the pieces of the cap together to make them fun and dimensional.


Finally, I added a sentiment from the previously released Love That Student - not technically a graduation stamp set, but this sentiment was a perfect fit! I stamped it in black, hand trimmed to a banner, and mounted with foam adhesive over the gown. Kept this simple and classy - perfect for a masculine card, and didn't even add any bling!


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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hexagon Framed Graphic Florals - Pinkfresh Studio YouTube Live Card

Good morning! Dropping by today to share a card made several weeks ago (yes...I am behind!) for Pinkfresh Studio's YouTube Live - I used some newly released items, paired up with some older releases, and did some hot foiling, reverse foiling, stamping, ink blending, and layering to create this fun card with a non-traditional color combo! You can watch the video replay HERE if you want to see more details.


I had so much fun creating this card using one of these super popular and fun new nested frame die sets - paired up with a stamp set that was actually one of the sets from last year's November Create and Connect Event. It is called Cosmos Bunch - it released the next month, and I hadn't even had a chance to ink it up! I love the gorgeous detail on these layering stencils!


I hot foiled a frame using Nested Hexagons hot foil and Silver foil, and then die cut out the window using the Nested Hexagons dies. I die cut out that panel using Stitched Rectangles die. I tucked the florals under the side of the frame, and popped the entire thing up on a soft blue cardstock panel just behind the window. I then mounted it on a slightly deeper blue cardbase.


I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set inside. I absolutely LOVE that sentiment! So great for so many occasions, and so heartfelt and meaningful. 


Finally, I added a unique placement of embellishments - I used the Metallic Silver Pearls, and added a row on two different sides of the hexagon. Not the way I usually add them, but it worked really well on this card!


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Monday, May 23, 2022

Choose Happy Butterfly Slimline - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Friday, May 20, 2022

Stenciled Congratulations - Pretty Pink Posh May Release Instagram Hop

 Good morning! Today I'm celebrating the new May Release from Pretty Pink Posh by joining Day 2 of the Instagram Release Hop! You can head over to Instagram to join that hop, and enter to win today's giveaways, and you can find the new release HERE. I thought I would share more details here on my blog on my card - since it is always tough to put enough info in an Instagram post!

I'm sharing two cards featuring some of the new stencils, dies, and sentiment stamps! I also recently got some of the Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks - and I'm loving the colors, and how fun they are for ink blending like this!


For this first one, I used the Pinstripe Stencil - a great one layer stencil. I used 3 different colors of ink to get a bit of interesting variation: Fairway, Ocean, and Cadette. I then trimmed the panel down to mount on my white cardbase.


I die cut the frame from Crafty Days coordinating dies from white cardstock, and used that to build my sentiment. I stamped the larger sentiment from Celebration Scripts stamp set with Fairway ink, and die cut with the coordinating die. I stamped the supporting sentiments in black on the frame, and then mounted the larger word with foam adhesive. I then mounted that panel with foam adhesive on my stenciled panel, and tucked several of the die cuts from the super fun Spring Foliage die under the edges. Finished off with some Spring Green Jewels sprinkled around the sentiments!


For the second card, I used the new Layered Spring Flowers stencil. It is a fabulous 3 layer floral stencil, and super easy to use! I stenciled it with Cheeky, Grapefruit, and Watermelon ink, then trimmed the panel down to mount on my cardbase. Before adding it with foam adhesive, I also die cut two of the Floral Arch die from white cardstock and adhered that to my cardbase with a glue pen to add a touch of fun and neutral texture to the background.


I build the sentiment on this one the same way as the last card - used Celebration Scripts stamp set to stamp the larger sentiment with Watermelon ink, and stamped the supporting sentiment with black ink on the stenciled panel. I then mounted that larger sentiment with foam adhesive over the top, and added a few Pink Blush jewels around the sentiment for a touch of sparkle!


I love how bright and fun these are - and how easy it is to use stencils to create your own simple and fun backgrounds!


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Monday, May 16, 2022

Life is Pretty Amazing - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!

Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!