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Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop


Hello there, PF fans! I’m so excited to be part of the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop. So many new, amazing stand alone dies that every crafter needs in their stash.

You should have arrived from the super talented Emily Midgett‘s blog.

Today I’m sharing three cards created with some of the sets. I had a lot of fun playing with them.

The first card features the Lacey Edgers 1 and the Fancy Label Frames sets.

I started by trimming the “Ticket” patterned paper from the Out and About collection to measure 3.5 x 4 inches; I then chose plain cardstock in coordinating colors to add detail and interest. I used one of the Lacey Edgers to cut two borders, one from coral cardstock, the other from pink cardstock. I adhered the first at bottom edge and the second at the top, where I had also added a strip of coral paper to make the lacey edger more visible.

For the sentiment, I created a dimensional piece by layering three of the Fancy Label Frames. Again, I went with coral and pink and used foam adhesive in between the layers. The “Hello” sentiment comes from the Classic Words Die Set, which was released in April. Two puffy stickers from the Joyful Day collection and twine wrapped around the spine finished the card.

For the second card I used the Braided Circles set and the gorgeous Crystal Mix.

These crystals are absolutely beautiful! They’re colorful and sparkly, perfect for shaker cards. I created my window with the bigger circle die; after adhering a piece of acetate to the back, I filled it up with pink crystals and foam mounted the whole frame to the Out and About “Ticket” patterned paper cut to size. Next, I die cut another circle to place inside the window. I love how the coral cardstock pops against the soft, pink card base. To embellish, I used die cuts and stickers from Joyful Day and Everyday Musings, while for the sentiment, I again went back to the Classic Words Die Set.

The third card is very simple, but I like how it turned out 🙂

I layered patterned paper, one of the Braided Circles, a wreath from Joyful Day (which I backed with coral cardstock) and a few, fun die cuts. Easy peasy.

Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Pinkfresh is giving away the full May Essentials release on their blog and IG feed.

I will also be giving away a $25 gift card to their store.

The winner will be picked randomly on Monday, May 27th and will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Make sure you check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

There are also two shopping promos to take advantage of during the release:

  • Free XO die with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into your cart.

  • 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 our International friends.

That’s all, everyone. Your next stop is the fantastic Heather‘s blog. Happy hopping!

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Spellbinders – May 2019 Card Kit of the Month

Hello, friends! I’m popping in today to share a few cards created with the Spellbinders May 2019 Card Kit of the Month. This kit, called Stay Wild, includes a 6×6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more, giving you everything you need to make over 10 cards! It’s a great deal, and you don’t want to miss it.

I love everything about this kit, from the pretty paper pad to the fun embellishments and sentiments. If you are thinking about joining a kit club, Spellbinders offers many options, and they are all very affordable, with several benefits and savings.

Here are the cards I created. If you have any questions on how they came together, don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

First set:

Second set:

I haven’t had much time to play with this kit, but I can’t wait to get creative with it again. I have so many goodies left!

Check out the Spellbinders Kit Clubs section for this and many other monthly subscriptions. The kits are a great value, and packed with high-quality, trendy products.

Thank you for stopping by!

 

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Pink Paislee – Cards: Textured Background

Hello, PP fans. This is Enza, and today I’m sharing a couple of cards featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. Dimension and texture are a must for me – whether I create layouts, cards, or even home décor projects, I always try to find ways to give them body and interest by using different techniques or tools. Both of my cards today showcase a textured background and lots of layers.Have you ever used embossing folders? If you are looking for a simple and easy way to jazz up your card backgrounds, these are definitely for you. They add lots of texture without being “too much”.

For the first card base I used a dotted embossing folder.

The plain cardstock in the Horizon Project Pad coordinates perfectly with the collection and comes in lovely colors; I chose a pretty pink for my card base. I then die cut two oval shapes in different sizes from patterned paper and adhered them to the center of the card, using foam adhesive in between the layers to create dimension. Right before gluing down the smaller oval, I arranged some leaf branches underneath it; they go all around the middle cluster, bringing in more color and texture. I also added a bouquet and a sentiment on the very top, and three little butterflies that I fussy cut from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

The second card features a leaf motif on the background. Again, I used an embossing folder, and I love how it turned out.

This time I used a scalloped circle nesting die set for the center of the card and, like in the first card, adhered the layers with foam adhesive. Once that was ready, I created a cluster of embellishments towards the left side of the circles with a chipboard flower and die cut leaves. The pink glitter paper in the Horizon Project Pad is beautiful, and gave the card the right amount of sparkle. To finish, I fussy cut the sentiment from the Phrases 2×2 Paper Pad and popped it on foam dots as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. How do you add texture and dimension to your projects? I would love to know 🙂