Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Friend Shaker Card - Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Release Hop

Hello! Today I am part of a fun Instagram hop to celebrate the new Pinkfresh Studio February "Pure Joy" Release. There are giveaways up for grabs, so hop on over to check that out if you haven't yet! I have had so much fun creating with this release - yesterday was the blog hop, and I shared a LOTS of cards for that! Today I'm sharing a a fun die cut card I created on YouTube Live earlier this week with Lea Lawson using similar sets but in slightly different ways. You can watch that video HERE if you want to see more details!  

Here is the replay of the live video if you'd like to watch it here:










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Monday, February 26, 2024

Pinkfresh Studio February 2024 “Pure Joy” Release

Good morning! Today is the blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's February 2024 "Pure Joy" Release! 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! We are starting off 2024 with a great release - can't wait for you to see it all! 


We also have a special freebie promo to celebrate the release! You can get the Gatsby Frame hot foil set for FREE with any $50 or greater purchase, while supplies last! No code needed - it will automatically be added to qualifying orders. 


All right - now that we've gotten past all the introductory information, how about we get to the cards with the new release! I only have 2 cards to share today - I'm blaming that on all the preparations needed for our last Create and Connect Cardmaking Event that was this past weekend - there just wasn't as much time as I would have liked to create all the cards in my head!

First up - I have this card using a fun new stencil and die combo:


We released a new concept of dies last month, and the new Cherry Blossoms set follows up on this - a layering stencil to quickly add color to multiple layers, then coordinating dies with details to cut those out - so you can quickly and easily create textured floral elements! Super fun! I layered them over a background created with the new Stippled Plaid press plate - and since press plates work so beautifully for hot foiling,  I used it to create a foiled background. I also added a Nested Arch to tuck my cherry blossom branch into, and added a sentiment from the new Happy Vibes sentiment set! A few Clear Drops in Blush finish this card off! Here are some more photos of the finished cards:








Next u - I used one press plate with the Betterpress plate, and a different one to hot foil! Love the options!


The new Breezy Blossoms stamp set is going to be super popular I know! I used the press plate with Paradise ink, then used the coordinating die to cut out all the little pieces. The background was created with the new Dotted Petals press plate, also hot foiled for this one. Sentiment is another one from the Happy Vibes stamp set, and I added a Scallop Stitched Rectangle to frame it all up. A few Clear Drops in Turquoise finish this card off. Here are more photos of this card:








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 Monday, March 5, 2024 - 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.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop - and product links are below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Sending Love Tulip Trio - Simon Says Stamp Splendor Release

Good morning! I wanted to pop by today to share a cute little mini slimline card using a stencil from the new Splendor Release from Simon Says Stamp - I felt like it was a super cute one to do in a repeating pattern, and a mini slimline was the perfect size canvas for it!


I used the new Tulip Stem stencils, starting with the greenery, since that was the widest part, so it would be easiest to plan my spacing from that part. Then I layered on the upper floral parts - I miscalculated the height, and it cut off the top of the flowers (oops!) - but I ended up kind of liking the effect anyway, so I just went with it. I needed to soften the start white of the background, so I used some residual ink on the brushes to add some soft color in the same tones to just add the lightest of color on the background at the top and bottom. I stamped a sentiment from two different stamp sets in black on the stenciled image, and then added a few ombre glitter drops for a touch of sparkle. If it wasn't for those, this would even be a one layer card! Here are some more photos of the finished project: 





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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Vintage Floral Layer Cards - Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit

  Hello! I'm popping in to share a couple more cards using the new March 2024 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit -  Mix and Match Butterflies! This month's kit is full of fluttery fun! The included stamp set by the same name has some lovely butterfly images and sentiments, and there is a coordinating die for one of the butterflies! There is also a fun embossing folderlovely pattern paper and some cute embellishments...that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelopes, and more! 

The monthly card kit has even more perks now when you sign up for the new Subscription service! There is a video HERE you can watch to learn more!


For these cards I mostly focused on the fun Tim Holtz acetate ephemera and the pattern paper. I layered those up, and decided to use acetate to attach them together. To add a bit more interest, I used the tiny heart die in the kit on the matte gold cardstock, and added those with the staples through all 3 layers. I also tucked my stamped sentiments under one of those hearts, and attached it on the outer edge with a bit of foam adhesive. I finished off with some of the cute gems in the kit, and adhered it all to a white cardbase! Here are more photos of these cards:







Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:



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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Wish Big Floral Banner Card - Pinkfresh Studio Craft Along Card

Good morning! Last year we started something new at Pinkfresh called Craft Along - we just finished the February Craft Along night before last, and have begun to open registration for the next one sooner! What is Craft Along? Well, it's basically a mini event, that is far more affordable and flexible for those who want community, crafting, and connection, but perhaps want the flexibility to use what they already have, or purchase a smaller bundle at a discount. We include alternatives to our chosen sets to give you all the options, and some previous month's attendees even came up with other fabulous options! You can always check out all our event options HERE for more info.

The event is through a private Zoom link - so you are able to chat, ask questions, and we can even see your lovely faces if you wish! You are (of course!) welcome to leave your camera off, and your sound muted as well if you are more comfortable with that. It has been so fun to be able to see some of your lovely faces as you crafted as well.

Since this was part of that event, I'm not going to share any details of how I created it - but I wanted to share some photos, and I've included a supply list at the bottom as well. I really love this card I created for the February Craft Along - and can't wait to share my March one with you all as well! We also have a bundle of supplies, so you can choose to use what you already own, or grab the bundle at a discount if you wish. The additional essentials we used are also available at a 10% discount (use code MAR24CA) if you don't have those in your stash and want to grab them - I've linked them below as well! We hope you will join us in the new year for this fun adventure and event! You can find all the details HERE for registering for the event, as well as the bundle HERE at a discount if you don't have the product or something similar you'd like to create with. 

Here is a look at Friday's Craft Along card:






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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Neutral Tulip Card Duo - Simon Says Stamp Splendor Release Blog Hop Day 2

 Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Splendor Release from Simon Says Stamp! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Gallery created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive a FREE Margot Tile Embossing Folder with any purchase $25 and over and the coupon code below through February 18, 2024 - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


Living in the Skagit Valley in Washington State, tulips have a special place in my heart. While it brings crowds (not my favorite), the annual Tulip Festival is also so beautiful, and it's fun to drive by the fields and check out the tulips! And while those are usually in bright spring tones, these cards were fun to create in an elegant and simple color scheme that feels more unexpected!


For these cards, I first embossed some Ivory cardstock with the new Neatly Knitted embossing folder. I die cut a window out of the center with one of the Nested Ovals dies, and adhering it to white cardbases with foam adhesive. I then die cut the new Tulip Stem die, using Ivory glitter cardstock for the detail layer, and vellum for the shadow layer. I glued those together with liquid glue, then hid thin strips of foam along part of the center of the stem and flower, and adhered those, tucking the bottom under the lower edge of the oval. Next, I added sentiments from the Reverse All the Love Sentiment Strips, and a few Glacier Jewels from Pinkfresh to finish off with the perfect touch of sparkle! Here are more photos of these finished cards:








GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Barbara Tarayao

Mindy Eggen

Keisha Charles

Yana Smakula

Heather Ruwe

Kulbir Kirkland

Alberto Gava

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Lea Lawson

Barb Engler

Daniel West

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