Blog · Scrapbooking

PinkFresh Studio – Mix and Match Collections: Two Layouts

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back to share two new layouts with you. One of the things I adore about Pinkfresh is the fact that papers and embellishments from different collections coordinate beautifully and can be easily mixed and matched for a lovely result. I’m a big fan of their amazing patterns, and the colors are just gorgeous.

For the first layout, I went with a summer theme.

The flamingo cut file I used is just adorable. It comes with beautiful tropical flowers that soften the look of the page and give it an exotic look. I started with a white background, as I wanted to do some mixed media. My idea of mixed media is pretty much just a spray or two of ink and some splatters. LOL! It adds so much to the overall design without being overwhelming – soft and delicate while still noticeable. I cut three flamingos in different sizes and arranged them on my prepared background.

I backed the cut files with two patterned papers from the Out and About collection; I used “Tickets” for the wings and “Explore” for the bodies of the flamingos. To back the flowers, I went with a mix of papers from Everyday Musings and Joyful Day, and completed the look with floral puffy stickers for the center.

I matted the photo with a couple of Pocket Cards from Everyday Musings, as well as pieces from the Ephemera Pack, and added a fabric banner and the super fun pinwheels – they just bring in more of the summer feel.

I finished the layout with puffy sticker words and black splatters.

The second layout features the Chipboard Sticker Frames from the Everyday Musings collection.

First, I prepared my background. This time, instead of using ink sprays, I trimmed the “Beautiful” paper in strips of different width and adhered them in the center of my white cardstock, making sure to leave about 1/8” in between.

I wanted to use more of the Pocket Cards, so I thought it would be fun to back the frames with them. I tried to color-coordinate the embellishments, but in the end didn’t have enough, so I just kept adding as I pleased 😉

Except for the yellow frame to the left, the others were mounted on foam adhesive and have a lot of dimension. Before adhering the photo down, I matted it with more paper and backed it with a big white doily, just to add a romantic touch. I finished it with a paper dimensional bow.


For the title, I used a puffy sticker sentiment from the Joyful Day collection, while to bring in a sparkly element, I cut one of the gold puffy sticker flowers in half and arranged them on opposite sides of the layout.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to mix and match the gorgeous Pinkfresh collections on your next layout.

Have a lovely day!

 

Blog · Scrapbooking

PinkFresh Studio – Out And About Collection – Travel Themed Layouts

Hello, Pinkfresh fans. This month I’m bringing you two layouts created with the super fun Out and About collection. This colorful travel line is all you need to document your adventures; I love everything about it, from the unique patterns to the wide variety of embellishments.

My first layout features the Floral Globe cut file, that you can download for free in the Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Fan Group. Check out the album for other cut files as well!

I started by resizing the cut file to obtain three different sizes and welded the images together – I wanted to have one whole piece, but overlapping the three globes would have worked too. I used the Scenic Route paper to back it, as it really brings out the travel theme.

Before adhering the cut file down, I prepared my background. I love how dark colored papers make everything else pop! Here I trimmed the New Places rainbow paper in 1/2” strips and arranged them vertically on both sides of the Traveler paper to form sort of a frame. To bring in more texture, I machine-stitched them in place.

I matted the photo with white textured cardstock and layered several other elements behind it. I first added one of the fun Travel Tags, and continued with die cuts from the Bucket List cut apart sheet, as well as Cardstock Stickers. To embellish the top, I used epoxy stickers from the Mixed Embellishment Pack, Puffy Stickers and other sentiments.

To finish the layout, I created a cluster of embellishments in the top left corner using die cuts and enamel dots, which I also scattered here and there around the globes.

My second layout features the beautiful Stitched Frames. If there is one embellishment I’m always excited about in Pinkfresh Studio collections, this would be it. I love, love, love these ready-to-use frames! I’m a fan of the big size and colorful details.

This page came together in no time. I chose the Travel Icons paper as my background and simply created a big cluster on the left side with three of the Stitched Frames and lots of embellishments.

I layered die cuts and patterned paper behind the frames before adhering them down, and used foam adhesive for dimension. For the top, I combined Cardstock Stickers, Epoxy and Puffy Stickers, and more die cuts.

A title created with the Alpha Puffy Stickers and enamel dots finished the page.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll feel inspired to create your next travel themed layout with the gorgeous Out and About collection.

Blog · Cards

Pinkfresh Studio April Essentials Release Blog Hop


Hello there, PF fans! I’m so excited to be part of the Pinkfresh Studio April 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 four cards created with some of the sets. I had a lot of fun playing with them.

The first pair features the Inverted Stitched Scallop Circles. Both cards have a simple design, enhanced by the pretty floral bouquets of the Fancy Blooms Stamp Set and the new Pinkfresh paper collections.

For the first card, I used the bigger scallop circle to create an opening in the center of my 4”x5.25” panel, which I had trimmed from the Being Us paper in the Joyful Day collection.

I backed the opening with the True Story patterned paper and added tiny sequins all around the circle for a bit of sparkle. I adhered the card panel to the base with foam adhesive, but not before wrapping twine around the top portion of it. Next, I added the bouquet from the Fancy Blooms Set I had previously colored with alcohol markers, and the sentiment, which comes in the Classic Words Die Set – another amazing product from this release!

The second card features the smaller circle.

Here I used the die to cut three circles (one of which got covered by the bouquet) in the card panel and created a shaker with the same sequins I used for the first card. I adhered the big bouquet with foam dots for dimension, and added the word “love” from theClassic Words set. To make the sentiment stand out more, I cut it from both white and black cardstock, and glued it slightly offset to create a shadow.

The next set of cards features the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and the Classic Edgers.

For the first card, I simply cut the rectangles from different patterned papers and stacked them together using foam adhesive. For the center, I created a dimensional piece by layering the inside of the big stitched scallop circle, the small circle cut from white cardstock, and the Best Wishes sentiment. Sequins around the edge of the small circle finished the card.

For the second card, I cut the first layer from pink cardstock and used one of the Classic Edgers to shape the right side. I then added two layers of patterned paper, making sure to reduce the width just 1/8” on each side, so to show the papers underneath. I completed the card with Puffy Stickers from the Joyful Day collection, sequins, the Beautiful sentiment from the Classic Words set, and an additional sentiment from the Ephemera Pack.

Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Pinkfresh is giving away the full April 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 Sunday, April 14th 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 House die with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into your cart.
  • Free/discounted shipping from April 8-11th on orders $50+. You must use the code APRESSFREESHIP50. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

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

 

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