Moments that Matter, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends. Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and I’m sharing another layout that I created using the new Pinkfresh Studio Days of Splendor collection.

For this layout, I’m documenting my daughter’s NJHS induction ceremony from last fall.

When I saw all the frames on the My Favorite pattern paper, I knew that I would be fussy cutting them out.

First to add a little bit of interest to my white background, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Tiles background rubber stamp with Sky Blue ink. I also smushed down the sky blue ink and Olive ink onto some packaging, watered it down a little bit, and added some ink splatters.

Next, I adhered some of the frames to the left side of the layout. I glued some directly to the background, and added machine stitching, while I adhered others with foam squares.

Once I was happy with the placement, I added my photo. I used some paper layers under my photo for some interest. I decided that I wanted to add my title to some of the negative space in the photo. I used a combination of the mini puffy alpha as well as the more script alpha. I got the title idea from the cut apart pattern paper.

Once all the big pieces were in place, I started embellishing the frames and around the photo.

I added some floral ephemerapuffy stickersstickerschipboard flair, and enamel dots. I also added some pieces that I fussy cut from the Oh So Delightful pattern paper.

For added interest, I added staples, and machine stitching. I also added a little bit of sparkle with a glitter pen to some of the ephemera.

I love how this collection is so perfect for fall photos! I’m super happy with how my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative.

Happy Thursday!

Foiled background Christmas cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hey crafty friends! I’m on the Spellbinders blog today sharing some holiday cards that I made using Spellbinders’ new Christmas Foiled Basics collection by Yana Smakula.

I made 3 cards with foiled backgrounds:

I love how elegant these cards turned out! For more photos and info on how I made these cards, head over to the Spellbinders blog!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: Cardstock, gold thread, Red floss, Nuvo crystal crops in the colors calming aqua and blue babe, foam tape

Happy Tuesday!

Rainbow cards, featuring Spellbinders September 2020 Glimmer of the Month

Hey friends! How are y’all?

Today I’m sharing 2 rainbow cards that I made using the September 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Have a Colorful Day. This month’s kit includes 8 foil plates and 2 cutting dies. It also comes with a rainbow foil roll.

Since the kit includes both hot foil plates and cuties dies, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system and Platinum 6 die cutting machine.

For my first card, I began by foiling the sentiment with rainbow foil on a piece of white cardstock. I trimmed the cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in, then used a blending brush and Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean to create an ombre wash of blue color. I used a small paintbrush with water for some “bleached” splatters, and some watered down white paint for extra splatters.

Next, I started putting together the rainbow. I used different colored cardstock, the rainbow foil plates and aura foil to create the detailed rainbow. I used the die to diecut each arch. I also used the die to diecut the outer portion of the rainbow from white cardstock. To put together the rainbow, I used foam tape, and then I diecut each arch one more time in the coordinating color and glued them together for even more dimension. I diecut 4 clouds from white cardstock, and used different adhesives to create dimension. I adhered the rainbow and clouds to the blue background, and then adhered the entire thing to a white card base with foam tape.. To finish the card, I used Nuvo glitter drops in white blizzard to cover the top 2 clouds and to add a few rain drops.

For my next card, I used the rainbow foil plate and the rainbow foil roll to create a background on black cardstock. I trimmed the background to about 4x 5 1/4 in.

I foiled the same sentiment that I used on the first card, as well as the rainbow outline that I used on the background with the aura foil on pink cardstock. I trimmed out the sentiment, and then I fussy cut the rainbow outline with some scissors. I added some cardstock rainbow arches to the inner portion of the rainbow (again, I diecut 2 of each, and glued them together for dimension).

I adhered the rainbow background to a white card base with foam tape, then I adhered the sentiment strip, the rainbow, and finally the clouds. To finish off this card, I added some Nuvo drops in shimmering rose.

I hope you like my cards, and don’t forget to head to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month kit.

Happy Sunday!

Birthday card and tag, featuring Spellbinders September 2020 Large Die of the Month

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing a birthday card and tag that I made using Spellbinders’ September 2020 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Have Your Cake. This month’s kit comes with 23 cutting dies that work together to create the cutest cake slice with all the fixings.

I am also using a clear stamp set called Sprinkles. This stamp set will be a freebie for VIP Value Club members. You can check out the Spellbinders website for more info on the value clubs.

For the card, I first diecut all the pieces from cardstock using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I decided to make it look like an ombre lemon cake with white frosting. For the inner portion of the cake, I used Distress oxide inks to blend an ombre color before die cutting. I cut the sentiment pieces from gold cardstock, the frosting from white and yellow cardstock, and then the lemon slice, strawberry and candle from scrap cardstock. Using foam tape and liquid glue I put together the cake slice.

For the background, I repeatedly stamped the sprinkles with distress oxide ink on pink cardstock. I trimmed the background to 4 x 5 1/4 in, then attached it to a white A2 sized card base. Then, I adhered the cake slice with foam tape in the middle. I finished my card off with Nuvo glitter drops in gold coast. I also stamped the flap of the envelope with pink sprinkles.

I decided to make a matching tag to showcase some of the other sentiments. I made it similarly with all the pieces in a slightly different color scheme. The “For You” sentiment is from the stamp set.

This month’s LDOM kit is so cute, and you can never have too many birthday cards! Make sure you head on over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month kit, and to check out the VIP Value Club kits.

Happy Thursday!

together, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and I’m sharing a layout that I made using the brand new Days of Splendor collection from Pinkfresh Studio. There are so many goodies in this new collection, but my favorite part of the collection are the pops of red. Love!

For this layout, I’m documenting our anniversary, and how date night looked a lot different this year.

I really loved the giant chevron pattern on the Moments that Matter pattern paper, so I fussy cut it. I also wanted to incorporate some of the other pattern papers, so I cut out some chevrons from the Like a Dream and Grateful Heart pattern papers. I roughened the edges up a bit, then arranged them on a piece of blue cardstock. I added machine stitching through each chevron.

I adhered my photos to a piece of the Oh So Delightful pattern paper. I also fussy cut a journaling piece of the Totally Splendid pattern paper and tucked it in as a layering piece. I used foam squares to add more dimension and interest.

I embellished around the photo with some floral ephemera, puffy stickers, stickers, chipboard flair, and enamel dots. I really wanted to create a layered look, so I used foam squares, machine stitching, and my tiny stapler.

For just a little bit of journaling, I used a journaling frame from the ephemera pack. My “together” title is also from the ephemera pack.

To finish off my layout, I added some gold splatter, which went really well with the mustard and burnt orange colors in this collection.

Even though the Days of Splendor collection definitely has autumn vibes, there are pieces throughout that allow you to use it on any layout no matter the season. I really love how this layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired as well. I can’t wait to see what you all create with this collection!

Happy Tuesday!

Thankful, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends! I’m back with another layout featuring the Celebrate collaboration collection from Pinkfresh Studio and Altenew.

Today, I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and I’m featuring one of the free cut files called Floral Circle , which you can find in the Fan Group Freebies album on the Pinkfresh Studio Friends and Fans FB group page.

Using my silhouette machine, I cut the cutfile from white cardstock. Next, I backed the cutfile with pattern paper from the 12×12 paper pack. I set the cutfile aside, then worked on the background on another sheet of white cardstock. I used the coral reef color from the Heartbeat ink cube pack and an ink blending brush to add the warm pink color to the cardstock. I concentrated the color where the flowers would be, then faded the color out. I also added some pink, white, and black ink splatters.

I added some wonky machine stitching in a circle , then adhered the cutfile on top with foam tape behind the flower pieces. Next, I adhered my photo, which I backed with pattern paper, tucking it under the flowers. I also added a decorative piece behind the photo. I used the Intricate mandala die and copy paper, and I love how it looks like a doily.

I decided to add some more flowers, so I fussy cut the flowers from the This Story pattern paper. They coordinate perfectly with this cutfile, and I like the way it gives the cutfile wreath more fullness.

I decided to bring in a few pieces from the Pinkfresh Studio Noteworthy collection. This collection has an olive green color that matches the Celebrate collection perfectly. I chose some of the cardstock stickers to embellish my photo and add a little journaling. On the label sticker, I stamped the good times sentiment which is from the Celebrate Today stamp set.

For my title, I diecut the thankful die 2x from pattern paper, and glued them on top of each other right on the large flower.

Since the cutfile and fussy cut flowers are so large, I just finished the layout off with some enamel dots.

I love this cutfile…it’s just so pretty, and easy to back too. I love the way my layout turned out, and I hope you’re inspired to get crafty.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Tuesday!

Pinkfresh Studio August 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio August 2020 stamp and die release blog hop. You should be coming from Jill Hawkin’s blog, and the next stop on the hop is Kay Miller’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog.

For this release, I created a mini album using the new Pinkfresh Studio Essentials tag die set.

I am using the My Favorite Story paper collection from Pinkfresh Studio for my mini album. Along with the PFS Essentials tag die set, I am also using the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials braided tag die set for the base of my mini album.

Using the Essentials dies, I die cut the tags from a variety of My Favorite Story pattern paper. I also made a few background papers of my own. On watercolor paper, I used the mini ink cubes and the smooshing technique to make a soft watercolor background. On a piece of white cardstock, I used the mini ink cubes and the PFS diamond tiles background stamp for a fun ombre background. (I used the morning sky and garden stroll ink cube packs.) The tag dies are perfectly symmetrical, so I backed the tag with another diecut tag.

Here are the “back sides” of the tags. On one of these tags, I created a pocket by diecutting an extra tag, cutting off the top half, and then adding double sided tape just along the edge.

I used photos of my girls in this year’s bluebonnets. I backed all the photos with my favorite paper in the collection (beauty of simplicity) and a lacey edge that I diecut from printer paper, then popped them up with foam tape.

Once my photos were in place, I embellished them with floral ephemera, ephemera, puffy stickers, enamel dots, and crystals.

I added a couple filler tags for the title, and decorated them with the same elements as the photo tags. I used the Noteworthy mini puffy alpha stickers for the title. I also used the chipboard flair, the hearts from the phrase puffy stickers, and a tag.

I also created my own little bluebonnets ephemera by stamping a couple images from the Lovely Blossoms stamp set with the mini ink cubes, then using the coordinating dies.

On one of the tags (the one with the window cut out), I created a pocket between the front and back side to tuck in a journaling card. I adhered the front and back side together using double sided tape, and left about 2 inches open so that I could tuck in the journaling card.

Here are some more closeups:

I love how my mini album turned out! I was so excited to use all different kinds of Pinkfresh Studio products in my mini album. I love all the florals, the dimensioned texture, the pretty colors, and all the little details. I hope you were inspired to get creative.

On to the giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!
  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire Celebrate collection on their blog, IG, and YT channel, so be sure to check it out.
  • All winners will be posted on August 26, 2020 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

Here is a shipping promo from Pinkfresh Studio:

Here are the links to the blogs before and after my blog in the blog hop. Pinkfresh Studio is also linked in case you get lost along the way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

Art Easel decor, featuring Spellbinders August 2020 Large Die of the Month

Hi crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing a cute easel decor project that I made featuring Spellbinders’ August 2020 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called 3D Still Life Easel & Canvas. The die kit this month contains 12 cutting dies.

I really enjoyed putting this project together.

To create the canvas, I ink blended some tumbled glass & salty ocean Distress oxide ink on a piece of white cardstock, then I diecut it using the largest die and my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I also diecut the tabletop from grey cardstock, and the vase from coral cardstock. I added some white gesso to create a concrete look on the tabletop and vase. I also diecut the floral pieces and paint pallet from white cardstock. Instead of diecutting the paint pallet several times from different colored cardstock for the paint, I just colored the white pieces with my distress oxide ink pads. I diecut the paint tube from silver and yellow cardstock, and the brush from dark brown, silver, and white cardstock. I stamped a little bit of color on the end of the brush with my distress oxide ink pad.

To put the easel together, I diecut the tall scored rectangle die 5 times from craft cardstock. I used 3 of them to make the legs, and I cut 2 of them (there are score lines) to make the canvas holder. I also cut the triangular piece from silver cardstock.

I highly recommend you check out this video tutorial on the Spellbinders YouTube channel to see how to put everything together.

This one was so fun to put together, and I love the end result! Head on over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month kit, and for lots more crafty goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

Abstract art card, featuring paint pens from Spellbinders & Jane Davenport

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a card that I created with Jane Davenport wonderland storytime paint pens.

I have been inspired by abstract art lately, so I thought I would make an artsy card. I was also inspired by a few previous cards that I made for Spellbinders, which you can see here and here.

On a sheet of watercolor paper, I used a pencil and some of the circles from the Nestabilites standard circle die set to lightly draw circles in a random pattern. Next, I used the paint pens to color in the circles. They are pretty opaque, so there was no need to worry about the pencil marks. Then, I used some of the markers and a white gel pen to create patterns on top of the circles.

I trimmed down the watercolor panel, and adhered it to a 5×7 card base using foam tape. To finish the card with a sentiment, I added the “sending love” sentiment. For the sentiment, I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machinerose gold foil, and my favorite Everyday Sentiments II hot plate set.

This was such a fun card to make.

Currently, Spellbinders is doing a gift with purchase promotion, so stop by the Spellbinders site and check it out: FREE Wonderland StoryTime Paint Pens with $75+ Order 

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Monday!

2 crafty cards, featuring Spellbinders August 2020 Glimmer of the Month

Hello crafty peeps! I hope you are all doing well.

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the August 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Have a Crafty Day.

The kit comes with 6 foil plates and a roll of aura foil. There’s a background plate with the cutest art and cardmaking supplies, as well as 5 crafty sentiment plates.

To start my cards, I used some Distress Oxide inks, 2 watercolor paper panels, and the smushing technique to create a soft rainbow effect. I was really inspired by all the pastel tie dye clothing I’ve been seeing everywhere, and that was the look I was going for. Once dry, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system to foil the background plate on the watercolor panels. I did foil the background plate twice on each panel, and I used the tape hinge method. You can hot foil on watercolor paper, but you may have to clean up a little overfoiling.

For the first card, I trimmed the backgound piece to 4 x 5 1/4 in. I used one of the circles from the Nestabilites standard circle die set to die cut a circle.

I also foiled the “Crafty Hugs” and the “Sending” sentiments on a piece of orchid purple cardstock, and I trimmed out the “sending” sentiment using a sentiment die that came in a previous glimmer of the month. I adhered the background panel on top of the “Crafty Hugs” sentiment piece with foam tape. Then, I adhered it to a white card base. I added the “sending” sentiment strip with more foam tape. I love how this card turned out. I love the colors and the aura foil color, and I definitely see the pastel tie dye inspiration.

For the next card, I decided to fussy cut the images from the background panel.

On another piece of yellow cardstock, I foiled the “have a” and “Crafty Birthday” sentiments. Next, I glued the fussy cut pieces in rainbow order, scattered around the sentiment on the card. To finish off the card, I added some distress oxide ink splatters, then added 3 star sequins from the FSJ Starry Night sequins mix.

These cards were super fun to make, and I think any crafter would love these foil plates in their collection.

I hope you were inspired by my cards, and don’t forget to stop by the Spellbinders website to check out the club kits!

Happy Wednesday!