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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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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway.

I’m so happy to be here and share my love for this supportive and amazing community of crafters. Not only the fabulous inspiration day in and day out, but also the friendships and connections that are built and grow stronger over time.

You should have arrived from Vicki‘s blog.

Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Enza Gudor –You are here —

Laurie Willison

Nicole Picadura

Ellen Hutson LLC

Lydia Evans

Olga Moss

Amy Tan

Therese Calvird

Galina Filippenko

Sveta Fotinia

Lisa Spangler

Anna Komenda

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Kymona Tracey

Vicki Boutin

Carissa Wiley

Agnieszka Malyszek

TaeEun Yoo

Sara Naumann

Hussena Calcuttawala

Before I get to the project I created for this hop, I would like to share the following special offers and prizes:

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)

Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue $25 gift certificate

Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens

Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed above and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.

For today’s hop I created two cards inspired by my crafty friend and super talented designer Zsoka Marko. She is one of the most generous people I have met in my life, supportive and always there for me. Her gorgeous projects inspire me day in and day out; I’m in awe of her creativity, and will always be one of her biggest fans. Make sure you follow her if you aren’t already!

Here are my cards:

I tried to reproduce those elements that really stand out in Zsoka’s work: color, patterns, and dimension. You can find the cards I took as example here.

For the first card, I started by adhering the Altenew Dotted Washi Tape on the top and bottom edge of an A2 card panel. To create more separation between the washi and the white background, I added a strip of black textured cardstock where the two met.

I stamped several images from the Flower Arrangement Stamp Set using a variety of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, and adhered them down with foam dots to create dimension. The sentiment, which comes in the Life Is Awesome Stamp Set, was heat-embossed with Altenew Translucent Pearl Crisp Embossing Powder. Black splatters finished the card.

The second card features the same elements with a different design.

This time I adhered the washi tape in a diagonal to the lower portion of my card panel. Again, I used a strip of black cardstock to separate the two parts. The flower cluster here is a bit fuller than the one in the first card, and covers the top right corner entirely. For the sentiment, I die cut the word “Love” from the Script Words Die set three times, so to make it thicker and dimensional. I then decided to hand-stitch it in place, as I couldn’t find an adhesive that would work with the washi tape.

Black splatters added the final touch.

Thank you for visiting today. Your next stop is Laurie Willison. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win one of the many amazing prizes.