Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die blog hop.  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and your next stop is Keeway’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.

There are so many beautiful products in this release, and I made 3 cards using some of the stamps and dies.

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For my first card, I used the Sparkle With Magic stamp set.  I decided to recreate my watercolor background that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio August release, which you can see here.  I got a couple of comments asking for a process video for that card, so this time, I filmed a video for my YT channel.

 

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors, in the shades Emerald City, Sapphire, and Aquamarine.  Once my background panel was dry, I trimmed it down, and heat embossed some of the pieces of the stamp set with gold embossing powder.  That’s the beauty of this stamp set.  You can go as simple or as detailed as you want.  I tend to be a more minimal crafter, if you will…I like clean lines, white space, and a graphic look.

 

For my next card, I used the Merry Days stamp set and coordinating die.

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On a sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the large image, then used my Copic Markers to color the images.  Next, I die cut the coordinating die with green cardstock.  I glued the die cut on top if the colored images, then trimmed away the excess white cardstock.

I used Distress Inks for my background.  I used on of Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide ink combinations.  I didn’t have a couple of the colors in the Distress Oxide ink pads, so I used my regular Distress Inks instead.  The Distress Inks didn’t come out as soft as  the Distress Oxide Inks would have, but I like the way it turned out anyway.  The colors are Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch.  I used some watered down white acrylic paint to add falling snow to my background.

I stamped the sentiment at the very bottom, then adhered the tree with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added some Pinkfresh Studio crystals in different colors to match my background.

 

For my last card, I used the Cozy Christmas Wishes stamp set.

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My first thought was to color the image in with my Copic markers, but I decided to do something different this time.  I used my Prismacolor pencils, and the no line coloring technique.  This card took me quite a while to color, but I love the results!  I knew I wanted the little sparkly diamonds to be yellow, so I stamped the hole image in really light yellow ink.  Next, I did some masking, and stamped just the sentiment again with Versamark ink, then heat set it with gold embossing powder.  I decided to stamp the little Pine sprigs, so I did a bit of lazy masking (i.e. lots of post it tape), and used an ink cube to ink and stamp each little sprig.  I trimmed down the card panel, then used a corner chomper to round the corners.  I wanted to highlight the sweet blue bird a little more, so I used a blue card base.

I love how my cards turned out, and I hope you did too!  Don’t forget to check out this new holiday collection!

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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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  • All winners will be posted on Monday Oct 7, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Here is the blog hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio 

Amy Kolling

Angelica Conrad

Ashlea Cornell

Caly Person 

Cathy Zielske 

Channin Pelletier

Emily Midgett

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here*

Keeway Tsao  <— YOUR NEXT STOP! 

Kelly Lunceford

Kristina Pokazenieva 

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson 

Natasha Valkovskaya

Nicky Meek

Rachel Alvarado

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Zsoka Marko

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

 

Blessed, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing my first layout using the September 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use the Paige Evans 2×2 paper pads, which are included in the Pocket Life kit, and to include stitching on my project.

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I’ve used some of Paige’s other 2×2 paper pads on my other projects; I’ve punched different shapes from them, like stars & hearts, and I’ve fussy cut some of the images from them.  This time, I wanted to do something a little different.  Since I was working with squares, I thought of quilting.  I looked up some quilt patterns on Pinterest.  I originally wanted to do a chevron pattern, but I ended up making this star pattern.  I chose the purple and pink toned papers, and cut them in half diagonally, leaving me with 2 triangles.

Here’s a look at what it looked like while I was trying to decide on a pattern:

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Once I decided that this was the pattern I wanted, I chose white cardstock for my background, and added some splatters using some of the pink Lindy’s magical powders from previous color kits.  Once dry, I adhered the triangle pieces on the layout, then added machine stitching, just like a quilt.

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Next, I added one of the Dear Lizzy frames , and then my photo.  For my title, I used “Blessed” from the Paige Evans word stickers.  I added to the title with a Dear Lizzy phrase sticker, and a banner from the Paige Evans ephemera.  I added machine stitching. here as well.

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I embellished my photo with flowers that I fussy cut from a Dear Lizzy pattern paper, Dear floral stickers, and Paige Evans puffy stickers.  I also added some light stamping using the HKC exclusive stamp set.

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To finish off my layout,  I trimmed off the bottom of the white cardstock, and added a strip of Dear Lizzy Pattern paper beneath.  I added more machine stitching.

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I really hope you are inspired by my layout.  If you are have these 2×2 paper pads, I highly recommend checking out quilt patterns for inspiration.  You could also trim pattern paper to 2×2 size if you don’t have those paper pads.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

Grade Four, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing another back-to-school layout with you.  This is my last project using the August 2019 Hip Kits, and I created this layout for Sketch Friday, which you can get the details about on the HKC Group FB page, and I was also challenged to include stitching and fussy cutting.

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I filmed a YT process video if you’re interested:

 

Here is the sketch:

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Because of the background squares on the sketch, I decided to use the 2×2 square pattern paper from Paige Evans.  I also decided to switch up the sketch a little by using circles on the background instead of squares.  I used a circle punch to punch out circles, then roughened up the edges.

I wanted to add a bit of subtle texture to my background, so I used one of the Vicki Boutin stencils from the Color kit and some texture paste to add interest to the top right and bottom left corners of the page.

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Once dry, I layed out the circles and adhered them to the layout with machine stitching.  Next, I added my photos.  I had to figure out a way to make my title pop, since I had such a colorful busy background, so I decided to make a banner from cardstock.  I used the Pinkfresh Studio mini puffy alpha for my title.  I also added a Pinkfresh Studio chipboard pencil, and I hand write the school year.

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I embellished around the photo with fussy cut flowers from the Paige Evans pattern paper No. 15.

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I also embellished the circles with a few fussy cut butterflies from another Paige Evans pattern paper.

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Traditionally, I like to make first week of school layouts, and this year, we started on a Thursday, so I only have 2 photos (which worked out perfectly for the sketch).  I also like to keep the clothing tags and put them on the layout, so I can remember what size they wore, and where we went shopping.  I punched a few of the tags with my heart punch, and adhered them to the layout.  I recently made my older daughter’s first week of school layout for HKC, and you can check it out here.

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That’s it for me!  I hope you enjoyed my YT process video, and are inspired by my layout.

Don’t forget to check out the HKC website for the September 2019 kits!

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Happy Sunday!

3 mixed media cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I’ve got 3 cards featuring mixed media and stitching to share with you.  I used the August 2019 Hip Kits.

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For all 3 of my cards, I started with the mixed media backgrounds.  I used the August Color kit and white cardstock.  I used one of the Vicki Boutin stencils (the one with the hexagons), and texture paste to add a subtle pattern.  Once dry, I used some of the Lindy’s magical powders to add color to the background and to bring out the hexagon pattern.  I used the dry method; I sprinkled some dry powder to the cardstock, and sprayed water on the powder to activate the powder.  On 2 of the cards, I left the powder in a certain area, but on one of the cards, I added color to the whole background.  Once dry, I used a couple of stamps from the HKC exclusive stamp set for some subtle tone on tone stamping.

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For my first card, I added a bit of subtle machine stitching to add even more texture to the background.  I used a couple pieces from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful cardstock ephemera for the focal point and sentiment.  I also fussy cut some little flowers from one of Paige’s pattern papers.  I used some of the Pinkfresh Studio glitter enamel dots, and attached the entire thing to a purple card base.

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I love how this card turned out…it’s my favorite!

For my second card, I used more Paige Evans ephemera flowers and fussy cut flowers, and Pinkfresh Studio glitter enamel dots.  For my sentiment, I used a banner from the Paige Evans thickers sheet, and machine stitched it for added texture.  I also added a little Vicki Boutin butterfly.

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I love all the textures on this card…the stenciling details, the paper flowers, the stitching, the glitter on the enamel dots, and the shine from the thickers all add lots of interest.

For my third card, I machine stitched a big wonky circle on the background.  I knew I wanted to use one of the PLS frames, and I wanted the stitching to be a subtle addition to the background.  I placed the big Vicki B butterfly right in the middle.  For my sentiment, I made a Hello banner by heat embossing the Hello stamp from the HKC exclusive stamp set on black cardstock with white embossing powder.

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I love the marbled/ tie-dye look of this card!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  I had so much fun getting messy with mixed media.  I may keep my scrapbook layouts pretty simple and clean, but I do love getting messy every now and again.  LOL!

Happy Monday!

2 Gnome cards, featuring Spellbinders Sept 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of gnome cards that I made using the Spellbinders September 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Game of Gnomes.

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I filmed a YT process video showing you how to put all the little pieces together:

 

I made both of my cards similarly.  I diecut all the pieces from cardstock scraps in my stash using my Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.  (That’s one great thing about the tiny die pieces…you make a little dent in your cardstock stash, lol!)  I wanted to add a little bit of shading to the cardstock pieces before putting them together, so I used my Copic markers.  I show you how I put all the little pieces together in my video to create a gnome, mushrooms, squirrel, and acorn.  To give my cards more depth, I attached the various pieces to my card with liquid glue, thin foam squares, and foam circles.

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For the card that I made in the video, I used Distress inks in Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire for my background.

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For the card that I made previously, I used Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral, and Dusty Concord for my background.  For the “Love you” sentiment, I used the Thanks a bunch stamp set from Spellbinders.

Also, I mentioned, and used a few tools in my video that you might find helpful:

 

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I hope you like my cards, and picked up some inspiration!  Don’t forget to 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!

Happy Friday!

Make Your Own Magic, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I made with the August 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use a cut file, and to make a back-to-school project.  I used a August subscriber cutfile called globe for my layout.  You can access these free cut files on the Hip Kit Club website.

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The photos are from my daughter’s first week of school; It’s a tradition I started when she started kindergarten. I like to document my kids’ style, size, and where they liked to shop. I always include a few clothing tags, so you’ll see a few of them on the layout as well.  You can see a few examples here and here.  

Using my silhouette, I cut the cutfile from white cardstock.  I backed the cutfile from the various pattern papers in the kit.  I wanted to stick with blue/green tones for the globe, and pink for the flowers.  I decided to use blue cardstock for my background to make the white cutfile pop.  I added some white splatters and machine stitched a big wonky circle before I adhered the globe with thin foam squares.

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Since the cut file is pretty busy, I kept my embellishments minimal (as usual, lol). I added the pre-made title of “make your own magic.  I really like how subtle it seems because of the color, yet the texture and shine of the letters help it to stand out.  
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I also added a Vicki Boutin butterfly, a few more flowers that I fussy cut from a Paige Evans paper, and a few Pinkfresh Studio chipboard stickers.  The Pinkfresh Office Hours collection is perfect for school themed projects!
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I really love how this layout turned out. I am always suprised by how much I love dark backgrounds every time I use them. I hope you were inspired, and don’t forget to check out the free cut files and awesome kits.
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Happy Thursday!

 

2 layouts with cutfiles, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hey friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing 2 layouts that I created by mixing and matching the Just A Little Lovely and Office Hours paper collections.  I am also using a couple cut files designed to coordinate with these paper collections.  They will be available soon, so keep a look out!

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For my first layout, I am using the Lovely Tag cutfile.

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I cut it from white cardstock, and backed it with the Hope and New Thoughts pattern papers from the Just A Little Lovely collection.  For my background, I used the Around Here pattern paper (my favorite from the collection). On the background, I used some of the Pinkfresh watercolors to add some splatters.  I also took one of the tiny flowers from the Lovely Blossoms stamp set to add some tone-on-tone stamping.  I adhered the cutfile with thin foam squares.

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Next I added my photo.  I layered it with pattern paper.  I used one of the Lacey Edgers stand alone dies to create a cute scalloped edge to layer under my photo.  I also added a fussy cut file tab from the Office Hours Busy pattern paper.

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For my title, I used the Just a Little Lovely puffy alpha stickers.  I added a little bit of hand written journaling…I love that this pattern paper has grid lines to keep everything straight!

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To embellish, I added some Office Hours puffy stickers (that tiny pencil is just the cutest), a fabric ephemera piece, enamel dots, and a few phrase stickers from the Just a Little Love collection.

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For my next layout, I used the Heart & Floral cutfile.

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Again, I used the Hope and New Thoughts pattern paper to back the florals on the cutfile.  I decided to use the Story pattern paper for my background.  I added a lot of white splatters to the page; I used just a little bit of white acrylic paint watered down.  Next, I partially machine stitched the heart to my background.  I wanted to be able to tuck my photos under the flowers, so I didn’t stitch the flowers down.  I used just a little bit of foam squares under the flowers to add that dimension.

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For my title, I used the tiny pink puffy alpha, as well as a cardstock label from the Office Hours collection to spell out the word fifteen (for our fifteenth wedding anniversary).  My journaling is just a few words from one of our favorite songs called “From This Moment On.”

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I embellished the layout with a few pieces from the Office Hours collection.  I was able to use a lot of the phrases from this collection on my anniversary page…”top priority,” “make it happen,” “start here”…totally work for relationships!

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Again, I used the Lacey Edgers dies to add some scalloped details behind my photos.  I also used a few cardstock ephemera pieces from the Just A Little Lovely collection.

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I hope you enjoyed my layouts as much as I loved making them.  I absolutely love the papers in the Just a Little Lovely collection…especially the B sides!  I love the look of mixed media, and these papers are already ready to go!  The office hours collection has turned out to be surprisingly versatile.  I have used them on a craft room layout, school layouts, and now an anniversary layout.

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out!  Don’t forget to check out the Pinkfresh Studio website for all these supplies!