Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop!  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and after me is Kelly’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

I was so excited about all these gooddies, I created 4 cards!

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Each card is a little different, and I love them all!  LOL!

For the first card, I used the Braided Tag die, and the Blooming Bouquet stamp set.

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First I stamped the floral image, then colored it in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

On a white piece of cardstock, I used Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar to lightly add some pink color.  I used the Braided Tag die; I used the outer tag die, and one of the detailed pieces.  I stamped the “Happy sentiment from the Blooming Boquest stamp set towards the top right of the card.  Next, I attached the floral piece with foam squares.  I added the “mother’s day” sentiment with more foam tape, which I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat set with white embossing powder on black cardstock.  I tied a piece of twine, and added the pink jewels to finish off my card.

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For my next card, I used the Pretty Frames 2, and a sentiment from the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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The plate is all one plate, but it cuts frames that you can use all together or separately.  I ran the die cut frames through my die cutting machine around 5 times with white textured cardstock.  To really showcase all the frames, I separated the frames and glued the coordinating layers to create thickness.  For example, some of the frames are only 2 frames thick, others are 3 frames thick, and one of the frames is 5 layers thick.  I then pieced them all back together, and glued them on a white card base.  I think this would make an excellent wedding card!

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For my next card, I used two of the Fancy Label Frames to create white frames.  I also used the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I taped 2 of the dies together, and die cut the frames around 7 times.  I thought it would look like pretty wallpaper or fancy molding on a wall.  On a separate white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass to create a light ink blend.  Next I glued on all the frames, and then trimmed the panel to slightly smaller than A2 sized.

I stamped the humming bird and floral onto white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  Then I attached them on with foam squares, trimming some of the floral off.  I added the sentiment with foam tape, which I stamped and heat set with white embossing powder.  To finish my card, I glued on some blue jewels.

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For my last card, I used some of the hexagons from the Basic Label Frames and the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I lined up a few of the hexagons, and die cut it from white cardstock.  The I positioned a few more hexagons, and die cut them to create a total of 5 hexagon windows.  On another piece of white cardstock, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral.    I used foam tape, and adhered the hexagon panel to the ink blended panel.

I adhered the stamped, colored, and die cut floral piece to the hexagon panel with more foam tape.  I carefully stamped the sentiment, then finished off my card with pink jewels.

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I really love how these cards turned out…the May Essentials release is awesome!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

 

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!

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  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire May Essentials Release on their blog and IG, so make sure you comment on their posts as well.
  • All winners will be posted on Monday May 27, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Pinkfresh Studio is also offering 2 shopping promos this week, so make sure you check out their website.

  1. First is a free die with purchase. There is both an XO and mini floral die, and there is no code necessary.  The die will automatically load into your cart.  
  2. Pinkfresh will also be offering free/discounted shipping from May 20-26th on orders $50+.  You must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for International friends.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Don’t forget to keep hopping.

Here is the Blog Hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio

Alix Davis

Angelica Conrad

Caly Person

Cathy Zielske

Emily Midgett

Enza Gudor

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here

Kelly Lunceford  <— your NEXT stop!

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Natasha Valkovskaya

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

Zsoka Marko

 

Happy Monday!

Best Wishes card, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.  Today I’m sharing a Best Wishes card, using the Spellbinders May 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM).  I also used the flower and leaves dies from the May 2019 Large Die of the Month (LDOM).

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On a piece of white cardstock, I used my Glimmer Hot Foil System to hot foil the filigree frame with the Polished Brass foil, which both came in the GOM.  Next, I used Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral with an old makeup brush to ink blend right on top of the hot foil.  I hadn’t tried foiling first, then ink blending before, so this was a bit of an experiment.  After all the ink blending, I took a paper towel to buff off the residual ink on the foiling.  I will admit that the ink blending and the buffing did dull down the foiling a little bit, so I will stick to ink blending then foiling next time.  Using the oval die that came with the filigree frame, I die cut an oval from the center of the cardstock.  I then trimmed it down to slightly less than A2 sized.

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On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used the “Best Wishes” sentiment that came with the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, and the same foil that I used for the frame.  I used foam tape on the back of the filigree frame panel, and adhered it the the Best Wishes panel.  Next, I adhered the entire thing to an A2 sized white card base.

I added some die cut flowers and leaves from the May LDOM to my card.  I finished it off using liquid pearls in brass and white opal.

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I love how elegant and feminine my card turned out.  I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to check out all of the Spellbinders Clubs for kits filled with awesome value.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Sunday!

MOA, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page a couple of days ago.  I was challenged to use the April 2019 Main Kit only.  I was also challenged to create a banner, and include stitching and embellish my layout.

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I had these vacation photos sitting on my desk for quite a while now, and I decided that they would be perfect to go with Paige Evan’s rainbow paper.  For my banner, I die cut stars out of the rainbow paper.  I used several sized dies, and even cut 2 together to create a star frame.

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I created 3 banners, and I stitched through them.  I added my photo strips onto some pattern paper, and adhered them to the right of my page.

I used the HKC exclusive acetate alpha for my title.

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I added some journaling, and even more stars to finish off my layout.

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I love the way my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Saturday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hi crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created using the Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  This kit contains all the dies you need to create the cutest cards, from birthday to wedding, to general congrats cards.  The kit features metal dies to make a dimensional cake with beautiful flowers, and all the accessories.

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I made a YT process video, if you’d like to see the dies in action!

 

For the first card, I made a birthday card for my sister.  This kit is perfect for birthdays, because not only are there candles, but there are numbers as well.  She turned 36, so that is what I used as my cake topper.

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I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and white cardstock to create a light pink ombre cake.  On another piece of white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade to add ink to my background.  I used a MFT stencil to add some sunshine-ie rays to the background.

While those inked panels were drying, I die cut the 3 and the 6 from gold glitter cardstock using my Platinum machine.  I also die cut the 2 different flower and leaf sizes using cardstock scraps from my stash.  I cut the flowers from purple, dark purple, blue, pink, and gold glitter cardstock.  I cut the leaves from dark green and light green cardstock.  Then, I die cut the cake layers from the pink ink blended panel.

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To put my card together, I used fun foam to adhere the background panel to the card base.  I used strong double sided tape to attach the cake layers, and I used liquid glue to attach all the little details.

I put the sentiment on the inside of the card, and I used the Spellbinders Sentimental Words stamp set.  I used my Misti and Archival jet black ink for the perfect stamped image.

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For my next card, I made a card that would be great for a wedding or even an anniversary.

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I made this card in a very similar fashion as my first card.  For the background, I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  I used the same floral colors, but instead of using the smaller flowers for the middle, I used small pearls instead.  For the sentiment, I used “Best Day Ever,” which is a sticker from the Spellbinders Relax & Enjoy sticker sentiments.  Since it is a velum sticker, I stuck it to a piece of white cardstock first, then cut it out leaving a slight border.

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I am so happy with this month’s Large DOTM kit.  I think it is a really versatile set, and I just love how pretty you can make your cards…the dimension and detail are awesome.

Check out the Spellbinders site for the different club kits, like the Large Die of the Month or the Glimmer Foil of the Month, as well as lots of other crafty goodies!  Thanks for hanging out!

Happy Wednesday!

Technique Tuesday May Release Blog Hop: Butterfly TN spread

Hi friends!  Welcome to the Technique Tuesday May 2019 Release blog hop.  You should have come from Ana Anderson‘s blog, and after me is Natasha Kara!

Today I’m sharing a rainbow butterfly TN spread featuring some Technique Tuesday stamps.  I used the Beautiful Butterflies, and the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes stamp sets.

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I used the BButterflies silhouettes, and a mixture of inks  to create a rainbow of butterflies on the left side of my TN.  I stamped the butterflies on white cardstock, cut it down to size, stitched through the middle of all the butterflies, and then adhered it in my notebook.

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For the right side of my TN, I used a piece of Paige Evan’s Horizon pattern paper.  I stitched through the “rays” for some texture.  I added my photo, and embellished it with a doily, a banner (also from Paige Evans), and two butterflies that I stamped using the TT Beautiful Butterflies, and the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes stamp sets, and then fussy cut out.  I stamped the word beautiful (also from the BB silhouettes stamp set) above the photo.  I added a little tab at the bottom with a little hand written journaling.

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I love, love, love the way this turned out!  I have a little TN that I fill with photos that I love, just for me, and when I flip through it, I can’t help but smile.  This spread definitely puts a smile on my face.  I love rainbows, I love butterflies, and I especially love that smiling face in the photo.

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Here is the blog hop order!

Technique Tuesday

Allison Arbour

Sheree Forcier

Yasmin Diaz

Ana Anderson

Jung AhSang  **you are here

Natasha Kara <—–your NEXT stop

Dana Kirby

Amy Kolling

Latisha Yoast

Emily Leiphart

Kymona Tracey

Norine Borys

Nathalie DeSousa 

Seeka

 

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Tuesday!

Beautiful Treasures, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the April 2019 Hip Kit.  I created this layout for sketch Friday over on the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.  I was challenged to use the sketch, use a white background, and add lots of layers and texture to a Mother’s Day themed project.

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Here is the sketch:

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This is my favorite photo of my mother and I (and my sister), so I decided to document it.  On a piece of white cardstock, I added some texture circles directly to the cardstock.  I created circle stencils that I stuck to the cardstock.  Then I used the HKC exclusive Paige Evans stencil, and texture paste (which I colored with blue shimmez).  Once dry, I used half of the beautiful Paige Evans pattern paper for my background.  I machine stitched through the rays of the pattern paper, continuing my stitching all the way across the white cardstock to create even more texture.  I also hand stitched 3 circles to add another layer of texture.

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I backed my photo with another of Paige Evan’s pattern paper and a doily.  I adhered the photo so to my layout.

Since the sketch has lots of circles arranged in a diagonal, I used my circle dies to die cut circles from the various papers in the kit.  I kept the circles color coordinated with the colors of the pattern paper.  I arranged them across the layout, being mindful of the sizes and colors.

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I embellished some of the circles.  I also embellished the bottom left corner of the photo with a few flowers.  I fussy cut my title from a Paige Evans pattern paper, and I love how it echos how I feel about my mom.

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I love how my layout turned out, and I’m so happy that I’ll have this photo in my album.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don’t forget to stop by the HKC Group FB page for sketch details, and don’t forget to stop by the HKC website to check out the amazing kits.

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Happy Sunday!

 

2 foiled birthday cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today, I’m sharing 2 birthday cards that I created using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine, and a few hot foil glimmer foil plates.  I’m using the Everyday Sentiments II and the Happiest Birthday glimmer hot foil plates.  I’m also using 2 foil colors: Prism and Polished Brass.

I ended up creating 2 very different cards, but I love the way they both turned out!

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For my first card, I used the Everyday Sentiments II and the Prism foil.  I foiled 5 of the 8 sentiments (I used 2 of the sentiments twice) onto colored cardstock in a rainbow order.  Once all the foiling was done, I die cut them using the included die.

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I adhered them to white cardstock with foam tape, and then trimmed off the edges.  Next, I added foam tape to the back of the white cardstock, and adhered the panel to a yellow card base that I made to A2 sized.

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I have been loving rainbows lately, and I am absolutely thrilled with how this card turned out!

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For my second card, I used the Happiest Birthday glimmer hot foil plate and the Polished Brass foil.

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I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper using a faux dip dye technique, which I learned from Kristina Werner (here is her blog post).  Once the paint was fully dry (I heat set it, and I let it air dry for quite a while), I foiled it with the glimmer hot plate.  I was a little bit worried about the texture of the watercolor paper, so I made sure to roll it through my Platinum die cutting machine a few extra times.  It came out perfectly!

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I attached it to a white card base with foam tape, and I love the way it turned out!  I love that the sentiment of this foil plate is so large that you really don’t need anything else!

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If you’re interested in a brief tutorial on how to use the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, I encourage you to check out my YT video:

 

I hope you liked my projects, and I hope you were inspired.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Friday!