Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Stenciled Rose Notecards - Simon Says Stamp

  Good morning! I have a couple more cards to share with you using a mix of new, old, and in between supplies from Simon Says Stamp - I love when I can bring lots of different sets together, and use brand new stuff in my stash with some older items that are fun to dust off and give some love to. I actually created part of these cards while visiting my friend Lea Lawson last November - so some of these supplies are technically borrowed as well! :)

These cards feature a lot of texture, which is kind of fun as well! The backgrounds were stenciled with the older Rose Trio stencil in two different color combos, then I stamped some frames on them from the newer Ornate Borders and Frames stamp set. I tore the edges to add some interest to help it pop on the white cardbases, then decided to add a bit more texture with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, trimming into strips to adhere on a diagonal behind the stenciled panels, and trimming off the excess from the card edge. Sentiments were created with Big and Bold 2 and All About You sets, with a secondary sentiment added from All the Love Reverse Sentiment Strips. Used varying heights of foam adhesive to adhere all those layers together, then added a few sparkly clear sequins finish these off! Here are more photos of the finished cards:

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Masculine Birthday Trees - Simon Says Stamp

 Good morning! I seem to always struggle to keep masculine birthday cards on hand, and having lots of guys in my family, that means it's a constant job to keep up the supply. So, when I come up with a design I like, I often make several, so that I have a few ready to go. These cards came together so nicely and easily using some supplies from Simon Says Stamp - the simple variety of greens, and stamping the trees in random combinations, then a crisp black sentiment just made them perfect for what I wanted! 

I used one of my favorite stamp sets - Forest Scenery - and some of the most recent colors of Pawsitively Saturated inks from Simon Says Stamp - Cabbage, Artichoke, and Kale. I chose 3 different trees, and kept one with each of the ink colors. Then I just varied where I stamped the different colored trees for each card. Super quick, fun, and easy. I almost wanted to keep going and stamping! Once that was done, I chose a few sentiments from a couple different stamp sets. I used Let's Celebrate and Happiest Wishes, and chose different sentiments from each of them. Since the panels were A2 sized, and I wanted to add a tiny bit of interest to the cards, I trimmed them down slightly, then mounted them directly to my white cardbases. Foam tape was tempting, but they also worked so perfectly as just nearly one layer cards, that I ended up just going the simple route. And since they were guy cards, I opted to skip any additional embellishments as well. Here are more photos of these cards, as well as a closer photo of each one:

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

So Much Love and Hugs - Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Release Hop

 Hello! Today I am part of a fun Instagram hop to celebrate the new Pinkfresh Studio January Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil 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:

I used one of the sets that features a new concept we are releasing this month - fun layered and detailed die cut florals, but with coordinating stencils, so you have the option of using colored cardstock, or ink blending to perfectly coordinate with your project, and have a quick way to get multiple colors! They are so much fun to use too! This card features the Stylized Florals set, which creates two lovely swag pieces. You can also use the elements individually. I added a die cut frame with Stitched Scallop Rectangles, and a background texture layer with Floral Lace die. The sentiment was created from another new set called Sending Love, as well as the Best Wishes cardstock stickers that are a great addition to stamped sentiments. I added some Iridescent clear drops to the centers of the flowers as well! Here are more photos of this card:

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Pinkfresh Studio January 2024 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

 Good morning! Today is the blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's January 2023 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil 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 Folk Art Slimline Stencil set for FREE with any $30 or greater purchase, while supplies last! No code needed - it will automatically be added to qualifying orders. In case you want to see this stencil in action - HERE is a card I created with it for a YT live, so you can even check out the links to watch the card come together!

Additionally, we have a new weekly promo that just started today as well. Take 35% off Phrase Builder coordinating products using code PB35 - and these promotions can be combined as well! Yay!

All right - now that we've gotten past all the introductory information, how about we get to the cards with the new release! First up - this is one of my favorites from the new release! Both the card, and the sets I used to create it!

The new Heart of Gold set is so sweet and pretty - and was illustrated by one of our card design team members, Isha. I used fairly soft pastel tones to color the image, and then turned it into a shaker card! I used the Ornate Circle die to create the window, and backed it with aqua cardstock. Added a hot foiled frame from Nested Rectangles, using the reverse foiled image created with the Solid Hot Foil plate. I also tucked a few Iridescent Clear Drops in the centers of the flowers. Here are more photos of this first card:

Next up, I combined a new floral set with some older supplies!

The new Wildflower Bouquet set has some lovely stamped florals, and then some that are stenciled and have added die cut details! I die cut some extra of those ones just from gold foil cardstock without stenciling, to add some extra detail and fun to my bouquet. I used the stitched vase from Farm Fresh to tuck my bouquet into, then used Arch Backdrop for a window to place them in. I backed that with some Glacier glitter cardstock, then added a little edge panel at the bottom using one of the Classic Edgers dies. I also used one of the new Best Wishes cardstock stickers for part of the sentiment! Here are more photos of this card:

Next up, a mini slimline card!

The new Best Wishes set is the perfect size for an A2 card, but it also works great for a mini slimline! I hot foiled the image, and then colored in with the layering stencils, mixing and matching the ink colors easily with how they are spaced out. I used Dotted Scallops coverplate for the background, Mini Slimline Stitched Scallop Rectangles to frame it all up, then embellished with some Champagne Clear Drops. Here is a closer look at this card:

This next card features a fun new concept that we are introducing as part of this release!

This card features the new Stylized Florals, one of two new sets that feature a layering stencil for floral and greenery elements, then coordinating dies that add a stitched detail to the layers. The die can also be used alone with colored cardstock, which is a super fun option! This set layers together in two swag elements, unless you choose to keep the pieces separate to use differently. I put those elements around a circle created with Stitched Scallop Circle and Inverted Stitched Scallop Circle. Floral and Diamond coverplate die creates a bit of texture on the background, layered white on white. And the sentiment is created with a mix of the fun new Julieta Alpha dies (LOVE the scale of these alphas, so perfect for cardmaking!) - and another sentiment from Wildflower Bouquet. I also tucked in a few Leafy Branch pieces die cut from the same gold cardstock as the die cut letters for the sentiment. A few Iridescent clear drops finish this card off! Here are more images of this card:

And next, we have yet another mini slimline card!

For this card, I used the new Sending Love set. This is a beautiful swag, that has a single coordinating layering stencil - great for the budget and a way to test out layering stencils! I foiled it in Cobalt Blue foil, the colored in with coordinating blue for the leaves, and pretty pinks for the blooms. I stamped my secondary sentiment in the same ink as the blooms, and then added another secondary sentiment using the Julieta Alpha dies again. I used Floral Tiles coverplate die for the background, and Mini Slimline Frame die for the background, using Navy glitter cardstock for both the letters and the frame. I also did a touch of ink blending on the coverplate to draw all the colors together and make it feel more cohesive. A few Bubblegum jewels finish this card off! Here are a few more photos of this card:

And finally - ending on one full size slimline card!

This card features a bit of a different set than you are probably used to seeing from Pinkfresh! This set is called Get Well Soon, and has some adorable tea, honey, and lemon images. I used the Slim Braided Circles die to anchor all my images, then heat embossed them in gold, and colored with the coordinating layering stencils before die cutting with the coordinating one piece die. I arranged all the images, then used all 3 sentiments from the kit as well. I added a couple of ink blended hearts, die cut using Shaker Tag Book dies, and a few sparkly Glacier Jewels to finish this off! Here are some more photos of this final card I'm sharing today:


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, February 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.

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