3 more cards featuring the Hip Kit Club May 2019 kits

Hello crafty friends!  Today I have 3 more cards to share with you using the May 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use cut files, so I am using a cut file on each of my cards.  You can check out all the cut files on the Hip Kit Club website!

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For the first card, I made a 5×7 sized balloon shaker card.

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I used the Balloon subscriber cutfile for the shaker element.  I isolated one of the solid balloons, blew it up until the ballon was about 3 1/2 in wide, and created an internal offset so I would have a frame.  I cut it out of white cardstock.  I also cut out the solid balloon without the offset for the back of my shaker.  I did a little ink blending with Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry, which was from an older color kit, to create an ombre pink to white on the solid balloon.  I used a Crate Paper clear sticker for the sentiment on the inside of the shaker.  After adhering clear acetate to the balloon frame, and carefully adding foam tape to the balloon tape, I used the gorgeous sequins from the kits and attached it to the solid balloon.  I also used a CP tassel and the gold string that was on the packaging for the tassels on the balloon.  For the background, I used a Crate Paper pattern paper, some ink splatters using the Lindy’s Starburst Spray in TiffanyLou Blue and Cotton Candy Pink (from the March 2019 color kit), some hashtag words that I cut from the Dear Lizzy pattern paper, and some more sequins.  I made the card base from the yellow cardstock in the cardstock kit.
For my next card, I used the Balloon cutfile again, but I used the entire cluster this time.

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I cut each balloon from the Paige Evans Horizon pattern paper.  (Each balloon is about an inch or so wide.)  I used foam tape to pop up some of the balloons, and I used twine for the balloon strings.  Then to ground the balloons, I used one of the CP chipboard stickers…it’s the hand that supposed to be making the OK symbol, but I turned it on it’s side to make it look like it’s holding the strings.  I can’t decide yet if that was genius or if it just looks plain weird, lol!!!  I used the Crate Paper rainbow pattern paper for the background, some more of the Lindy’s sprays, and some more of the sequins.  The sentiment is from the HKC exclusive ephemera pack.  I also hand drew a couple of stars on the pattern paper.  I made the A2 sized card base from the blue paper from the cardstock kit.

 

For my 3rd card, I kept it pretty simple.

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I die cut the “You Rock” sentiment twice from the Freebie Titles cut file on white cardstock.  I sprayed one of the titles with the Lindy’s Cotton Candy Pink spray and with an older Shimmerz spray in Ruby to create a darker pink.  I glued them together a little off set to create a shadowed effect.  I also die cut a couple of big hearts, one is a Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper and the other is one that I made by using the same Lindy’s starburst sprays.  I attached it to the Dear Lizzy hashtag pattern paper, and glued the sentiment on top with thin slivers of foam tape.  I made the pink A2 sized cardbase from the pink cardstock in the cardstock kit.
I hope you like the way my cards turned out!

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Happy Thursday!

2 layouts, featuring the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection

Hi friends!  Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog with 2 layouts I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection, along with the Pinkfresh watercolors.  I have been loving painted stripes lately, as you can tell if you’ve seen my previous projects, and I couldn’t help but add them to these layouts as well.  I mixed a few drops of the watercolors with a little bit of gesso to give the paints a bit of body and thickness.

For my first layout, I wanted to use this travel themed collection on a non-travel layout.  I had this picture of my daughter dressed up as one of her favorite book characters sitting on my desk, so I looked up book quotes on Pinterest, and found a quote that ties together reading and traveling…perfect!

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I used a few of the pattern papers in this collection, and die cut all the letters with the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha die set.  My favorite pattern paper in this collection is the one with rainbow stripes: New Places, so I was inspired to create a title in rainbow order.  I wanted the quote to jump off the page even more, so I outlined every letter with a black pen, and adhered them to the layout with tiny pieces of foam tape.

Since I want the quote to be the focus of the layout, I decided to add just a couple of embellishments.  I used the cardstock stickers, puffy stickers, and the ephemera pack.

I really love the way this layout turned out!  It’s so colorful and fun, and I especially like how my fussy cut photo gives it a storybook feel.

 

For my next layout, I used a photo of my hubbie and our 2 older girls on the lake when we went to a wedding in Wisconsin.  Because it’s a water photo, I painted blue stripes on my layout.  Look how vibrant these colors are!  As I mentioned before, I mixed a few drops of the Pinkfresh watercolor with a little bit of gesso.  I added just a tiny bit of water, and I loved the smooth texture!

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Since the rainbow striped paper is my favorite, I wanted to highlight it on my layout.  I purposely cut some strips for the specific colors.  It may not be obvious, but I created a sort of scene with the color strips: the yellow and reds for a sunset sky, the blue tones for the water, and the greens for the ground.  I also used a border punch for the blue strips of paper.  I attached the strips of paper between the painted stripes, and machine stitched through each.

I used a stitched frame around my photo, and I used one of the ephemera pieces for my title.  I love when I can use a pre-made title!

I embellished the layout with just a few pieces of puffy stickers and ephemera pieces.  I also added some enamel dots and one of the embellishments from the mixed embellishment pack.

I really love the way this layout turned out as well.  It’s amazing what a few embellishments can do to add to a layout.

I hope you were inspired by my layouts.  For more info and photos of my layout, be sure to check out my Pinkfresh Studio blog post here!

Happy Monday!

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!

Love Love Love, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hi friends!  I made a layout for the Pinkfresh Studio May challenge, which is Anything Goes themed, and Rainbow colors.  You can find more information about it on the Pinkfresh Studio website today, and create your own project as well.

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I used bits and pieces from all 3 of the new collections from Pinkfresh Studio:  Joyful Day, Everyday Musings, and Out & About.  I painted little R’s nails pink for the first time, and she absolutely loved it!  Of course I had to take a ton of photos and document it, haha!1024jungahsang_05challenge_01

Like my recent project with Pinkfresh Studio, I started off using the Pinkfresh studio watercolors, and painted watercolor stripes in rainbow order on my background.  I also added machine stitched scallops in coordinating thread colors.

While that was drying, I created a LOVE cutfile using the Frontage font.  I cut it out 3 times on white cardstock.  I knew I wanted to fill the Os with my photos, and I wanted to back the other letters in kind of a rainbow.

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After adhering the cut files to my background using foam squares, I set about embellishing in a tone on tone color scheme.  I used ephemera, puffy stickers, labels and enamel dots to add interest to the layout.

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I LOVE how this layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out this challenge on the Pinkfresh blog.  I’d love to see what you create!

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Happy Sunday!

Lets go swimming, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing a summer layout that I created using the Joyful Day collection.  For more photos and info, head over to the Pinkfresh blog!

There is a lot of pretty blue tones in this collection, so I decided to make a pool layout.  The photo is of my littlest one at the pool last year, and I love how happy she looks!

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I started off by cutting some scallops on white cardstock using my silhouette machine.  The cut file is by Paige Evans, and is called scalloped border background.  The scallops reminded me of waves, so I backed a few of them with the blue pattern papers.  The papers I used are Perfect Moment, Big Ideas, and Fresh Start.

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I painted some watercolor stripes using the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors in Sky blue (my favorite) and Sapphire.  Then I added a few machine stitched scallops, and I love the texture it created.

I adhered my photo, which I backed with the Small Beginnings pattern paper, using foam squares.  I embellished the photo with a wreath that I cut out from the Big Ideas pattern paper, a few sticker labels, tabs from the ephemera pack, and some enamel dots.

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I added a title using the mini puffy alpha stickers.  There are so many letters included in this pack that I was able to spell out the hole title in the orange/red colors, which worked out perfectly since my daughter’s swimsuit is bright orange.

To balance off my layout, I added a few scallops to the bottom, and one to the top. I added a few more embellishments using the ephemera pack and the puffy stickers.

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I really love how this one turned out, and I’m so happy to have another layout for my baby’s album!

I hope you are inspired by my project!

Happy Wednesday!

Technique Tuesday National Scrapbook Day blog hop

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Hello friends and welcome to the Technique Tuesday blog hop!  May 4th is National Scrapbook Day (NSD), and we are starting the celebration early!

For this blog hop, I made a Mom life layout!

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I wanted to focus on the Sassy Day stamp set, so I had the idea to stamp them all, and turn them into labels.

First, I used some Distress Oxide inks, and ink blended pink, blue, and purple on white cardstock.  Once dry, I used the stamps, and some black ink to stamp the sassy sentiments, making sure to leave enough room to die cut labels.  Next, I used one of the label dies from the Essential Stitched Labels crafting dies set to die cut the sentiments.  I also die cut some pattern papers from Paige Evans, Maggie Holmes, and Shimelle’s collections that I had in my stash.

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On a letter sized piece of white cardstock, I added some pink watercolor.  Once dry, I added the labels.  I used foam tape to adhere the sassy day stamped labels to the background.  I attached the pattern paper labels to the background with just a little bit of glue, and then I machine stitched through the middle.

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I added my 2 photos with foam squares.  Next, I added a Mom Life title, and journaling strips.

Since my background is pretty busy already, I just added just a few embellishments.  I added a butterfly and puffy stickers from my stash.

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Here is the blog hop order:

Nathalie DeSousa 
Yasmin Diaz
Allison Arbour
Norine Borys
Dana Kirby 
Kymona Tracey 
Emily Leiphart
Seeka
Latisha Yoast
Jung AhSang  *
you are here
Ana Anderson 
<— your NEXT stop
Technique Tuesday

In honor of NSD, Technique Tuesday is giving away FREE stamp sets and dies.  And here’s the best news…you get to choose which FREE set of stamps or dies you get.  Here’s how to claim your FREEBIE:

  1. Go to the Technique Tuesday website and put $30 of other products in your cart.
  2. Go to the FREE National Scrapbook Day 2019 category on the website, choose your free stamp set or set of dies, and add it to your cart.  https://www.techniquetuesday.com/National-Scrapbook-Day-FREE-Stamp-Set-Or-Set-Of-Dies.html
  3. When you check out, enter the coupon code: NSD2019
  4. The charges for you freebie will be removed from your order.

Hurry—this special offer ends on Sunday, May 5th at midnight!

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That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and picked up a little inspiration.  Don’t forget to hop along, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

Pinkfresh Studio 5th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration

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Hello friends & Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio 5th birthday blog hop celebration.  (All giveaway info will be posted at the bottom of this post.)

You should have come from Heather Hoffman’s blog, and your next destination is Carly Tee Miner’s blog.  If you got lost along the way, just return to the Pinkfresh Studio blog post!  

Today, I’m sharing a TN spread that I created using the Joyful Day & Everyday Musings collections.  This is my husband and I celebrating 22 years together & 14 years of marriage.  (We are high school sweethearts!)

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On the left side, I cut down a sheet of the Perfect Moment pattern paper to fill up the entire TN page, and filled in all the labels with puffy stickers, enamel dots, and other embellishments.  I have been wanting to use this paper just in this way for a while now, and I’m so glad I did…I love the way it looks!

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On the right side, I embellished my photo with a journaling pocket, the back side of the Perfect Moment pattern paper, and other embellishments.  I added one of my signature layered/stitched hearts to the left of my photo.  For texture, I adhered some elements with foam adhesive, and added some stitching as well.

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I love that I documented something just for my hubbie & I!

 

Also, in honor of Pinkfresh’s 5th birthday celebration, I decided to include 5 of my most favorite projects that I created for Pinkfresh Studio:

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I just shared this layout on Monday using the Out & About collection, and it documents my baby girl’s first airplane ride.

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This layout was created using the Joyful Day collection, Circle Frame with Botanicals die, and the Fancy Floral 1 die, and documents my sister’s new corgi pup.

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This layout was made using the Holiday Vibes collection, and documents our 2017 trip to see Santa.

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These cards were made using the Home for the Holidays stamp set, as well as the Cityscape Die.

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This layout was made using the Indigo Hills 2 collection, and documents our rainbow baby.

I hope you enjoyed 5 of my more recent favorites.  I hope they inspire you to get crafty!

 

Now, on to the GIVEAWAY info:

On this blog, I will be giving away a $25 giftcard.  The winners will be picked from the comments, so be sure to leave me a comment below!

There will also be 3 Grand Prizes picked from the Pinkfresh blog: Liquid Watercolor full set, Set of our 3 current paper collections, and the entire April Essentials die release, which will release the Monday after the birthday blog hop.  

The winners for my blog & the Pinkfresh blog will be posted on Sunday, March 14th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

 

There are also two shopping promos during the celebration:

  1. free die (XO word) with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into the cart while supplies last.Free XO die mock up
  2. free/discounted shipping from April 5-7th on orders $25+. You MUST use the code FREESHIP5THBDAY.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

 

 

Reminder of where you came from and where you go next:

Pinkfresh Studio blog

Heather Hoffman

Jung AhSang  <—–you are here!

Carly Tee Minner  *NEXT!

 

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered in the giveaway!

Happy Monday!