Friday, November 20, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio November 2020 Essentials Die Release Blog Hop

 Good morning! Today is an amazing blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's November 2020 Slimline Stamp, Die, and Stencil Release! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY!


All purchases over $50 will receive a FREE Hey Gorgeous Die while supplies last - and you can also receive free shipping on any order of $50 or more through November 25th - so a great time to pick up anything you have your eye on!


As always with new releases these days - I have TONS of cards to share, with lots of photos! So I apologize now for this photo heavy post! :)


First up - I'm sharing a slimline Christmas card using two gorgeous new dies from this release - Slim Stitches and Slim Stitched Scallop Rectangles. 


I just love the texture on that gorgeous Slim Stitches die! Adding some ink blending with Passion Fruit and Meadow ink is a great way to help those patterns pop.


I used that Slim Stitched Scallop Rectangles in a bit of a unique way - the largest die actually cuts two scallop rectangles. One is facing out, one is inverted inward. I layered the largest one under the Slim Stitched panel that I trimmed down a bit on all 4 sides - this allowed those scallops to peak through from behind. I then used the inverted slightly smaller size over the top.


I added a large focal sentiment from Phrase Builder: Happy Holidays dies - the detail layer cut from white cardstock, and the shadow layer cut from vellum to help it pop. I added a couple sweet bears and a secondary sentiment using Tree Trimming Friends, and a few sparkly Essentials: Crystals in coordinating colors, before mounting the entire thing on a gray cardbase.


Next up, I have a card with a very similar color scheme, and using the Stitches die - same design as the last card, but the A2 version.


For this one I also used the new Diagonal Stitched Circles - I know I will be using this die set a lot in the future! I added a bit of Passion Fruit ink blending in the upper left hand corner to help it pop from the background.


I added the cute snuggly bears from Happy Hugs stamp set - colored in with Copic markers. I mounted those with foam adhesive on the circle, and also mounted the circle with foam adhesive on the background.


Sentiment is from the same Happy Hugs stamp set, heat embossed in white on a bit of black cardstock. I added a little row of bling up in the upper left corner above the circle as well.


Finished off with a soft gray cardbase, and as a finishing touch, wrapped around and tied some ivory jute string - the homespun look is the perfect finishing touch for this card!


And I couldn't let this release go by without creating at least one shaker card, right?


For this card I used the largest of the A2 version of the Stitched Scallop Rectangles. I die cut it once from gold glitter cardstock, and once from white cardstock, and used one of each together.


I heat embossed Cozy Christmas Wishes in gold on a panel of heat safe acetate to create my shaker window.


To help the colors pop - I added a bit of Ballet Slipper ink blended on the cardbase from the bottom up, darkest at the bottom, and fading out toward the top. Love that little blush of pink behind there! I then filled my shaker with a bit of iridescent star confetti.


And...if you watched YouTube live this week - you were able to watch a slimline version of this card be created with several of the new release items. If you missed it, the video is available to re-watch HERE


I used Slim Strips, Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid, and the new gorgeous Fancy Oval Frame on this card. For more details - check out the video. Here are a few more detail shots of this card:





And - here is a peek at the slimline version that we created live. Would love to hear which version is your favorite!



And finally - instead of a card, I have a cute little gift card holder to share with you!


The new Fillable Gift Card holder is one of my favorites - and I know I will be using it TONS in the future!


I layered some of the elements together with the smallest rectangle from Stitched Scallop Rectangles, and some of the fun cut outs from the Fillable Gift Card Holder Die. The sentiment is from Floral Notes stamp set - with a few little jewels tucked on the side to hid the adhesive holding the heat embossed vellum down.


Here is what the inside looks like. This die gives you the option to not fold it, and just keep it open and flat, or adhere into a card if you wish. I chose to score along the little line that it marks for you to get perfect placement to fold it in half.


Such a cute and perfect little gift card holder, don't you think?!?


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66 comments:

  1. I LOVE the slim knit stitches cards you created! Your teal and gold combos are GORGEOUS! How fabulous!

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  2. Love your cards Heather ... all your colour combos are awesome and fits perfect ❤️❤️

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  3. Gorgeous release and loving all your creations! Love the double scallops!!

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  4. Great new release. Love all your beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. What lovely creations you have made. I love getting new ideas from you!

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  6. Your "Grateful..." cards are my favorite but i love your gift cards too.

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  7. Lovely cards!! I need that scalloped edge frame die. So many great uses for it!

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  8. Love how you showcased the gift card holder.

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  9. Wow, you made so many gorgeous cards! I love everything in this new release.

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  10. Absolutely stunning card samples! All the dies in this release are just Fabulous!

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  11. I definitely want the Stitches die plate!! It is so darned cute, and now I see that I can add anything to it. LOVE the bears!!

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  12. WOW! I love all your cards and how you incorporated so many of the stamp sets to each one! Love this new release of dies! Always look forward to your Live shows!

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  13. Oh my goodness, you certainly were busy. All your cards were so gorgeous. I particularly love the stitched background that die creates, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. The color scheme you used is beautiful. It shows off the products so very well!

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  15. Wow!So many stunning projects! I think the stitched die is my favorite! I can tell the patterns pop even better when adding some ink blendding as you mentioned. Great tip!

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  16. Wow Heather...you’ve been busy! Each and every one so beautiful!

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  17. Lovely cards! I love this release
    Elizabeth P

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  18. Stunning. Love the stitches background and the frame dies are just so lovely.

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  19. Wow your cards are so beautiful! Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  20. Wonderful new die sets! Awesome creations, I especially love the color blended background on the stitches cover die card!

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  21. Thanks for your great card ideas. Love them!

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  22. Beautiful work. I especially love the Slim Stitches card.

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  23. Love the shading of red and green.
    Wonderful Christmas card. The
    gift card holder will get lots of
    use this year - it's great.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Wow, all your cards are beautiful. I love the slimline stitches card. thank you

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  25. Heavy with wonderful creations. Love the new slim line dies so much. Plus the card holder, OMG! Gotta have it!

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  26. Oh my aching budget. I really want it all.

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  27. Hi, Heather -
    I am used to seeing you on videos, so I was like "What? Where's Heather?" Your cards are very beautiful. I especially like the Cozy Christmas shaker one. I will be looking for that stamp now!! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and great weekend!!
    Lori S in PA

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  28. What a fun and exciting release! I want them all...!

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  29. This release is seriously fabulous and the Essential: Stitches die might be the one die I can’t live without. I love the beauty it brings to plain card stock!

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  30. Wow! So many incredible cards and gift card holders! I love how you used the various dies and used more than one die set in the same card.

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  31. Beautiful card! All the dies are awesome...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  32. These are so pretty! Love the gold accents.

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  33. this is a terrific release!!! so many choices !!!

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  34. What a super release! Love all your designs and I can't wait to get the gift card die set!!

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  35. Beautiful designs... I love the colors and details of you first card. Awesome release!

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  36. So many beautiful cards! What a great release!

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  37. I am in love with all of these. Those scallops just make everything so pretty! And all the glitter you used is perfect!

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  38. Beautiful cards Heather! Such beautiful colors and designs! I absolutely love these new products, especially the stitched dies! Looks like you had fun creating!

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  39. So many beautiful cards Heather! I really like the first card with that fun die where all the details are brought out in your ink blending. And your shaker card is so pretty! This is such a fun release! Oh, I can't forget that sweet couple wrapped up in scarves. Precious.

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  40. Wow! You've been busy Heather! I love how you've used the Stitched Scallop Rectangles on the first card and those adorable bears - too cute! I also love how the ink blending brings out the stitched pattern on the background. All your cards are gorgeous, but I think the first one is my fave. xo

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  41. your cards are just darling - thanks for sharing

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  42. WOW!! Beautiful cards!! Great Release!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  43. So many cute projects, you clearly had a lot of fun with this release! And no wonder, as it's so cool!

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  44. I especially love your cards using the stitching background dies which are my favorite from this release!

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  45. Beautiful release! I saw your live video this week. Was excited to see all the products!

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  46. What a beautiful array of cards! I love the soft colors you chose for the Christmas cards.

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  47. First of all, never apologize forma photo heavy blog post. Personally I love it! I love the blended background of your first slimline card. It really does make all the stitch elements pop. Your use of the 2 scalloped rectangles is genius and proves that we need to think outside the box. I watched your Facebook Live demo and the process you used with the strips die and the fancy oval die. Really beautiful cards. Thanks!

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  48. Heather, I can tell you had fun making these cards! Now I need the gift card die...and some heat safe acetate!!!

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  49. Wow! What a beautiful variety of cards! I love the gold heat embossing on the acetate- the shaker card is so pretty!

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  50. So many beautiful and very creative cards here! Love the way your ink blending makes those stitches pop! And especially love the gold and blue card, which really caught my eye. Can't wait to get my dies from this awesome release! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas here!

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  51. Wow!! Gorgeous cards!! I love all the gold!!

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  52. Wow, Heather you have shared so many cards with us and they are all gorgeous. I especially loved the colours you chose...all my faves. Thank you for the inspiration! 💚💗💛

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  53. So many beautiful cards! I love the stitched background dies!

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  54. Wow! You have been busy making beautiful cards! I love seeing so many of the new release in action.

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  55. Beautiful cards I like how you ink blended the red and green on the 1st and the beautiful gift card holder on the last.

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  56. Awesome cards with these pretty dies! I love the texture and designs of the stitches die! It makes a wonderful background!

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  57. Wow, so much inspiration. All are super sweet cards!

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  58. Very beautiful cards. I love the shaker card.

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  59. These bright and happy designs are so fun and festive. The Stitched dies are my fave, thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  60. Such a wonderful mix of ideas! Thanks for sharing

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  61. Beautiful, sweet cards. The colors are gorgeous. I'm loving that gift card holder die!

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