Monday, September 6, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release


 

Hello Friends! I have a two-for-one to share today ... one set of washi die cuts and one Diamond Hot Foil turns into two different cards using the new Holiday Release from Pinkfresh Studio!

These are the two products:

 

Poinsettia Washi

 

Diamond Hot Foil

 

where one pass of the dies, and one foiling of the plates, gives you all the supplies you need to make these two cards:

 

Not bad, especially when making holiday cards, where you often need to make many of them. Let's take a closer look at each card!


Don't ever feel like you have to use the entire portion of a design. With the Diamnd Hot Foil design, I just cut the corners off and adhered them to opposite corners of the card base. Who would have guessed this was originally a diamond hot foil design?


For the focal point, I went for a shaker element inside the wreath. Love the lime colored gems! Also, I added several layers of thick cardstock under the sentiment, from the
Thrill of Hope Stamp Set.

What I love about having all the washi flower pieces is that you have flexibility to make the focal point fit your space. Originally, of course, the poinsettia wreath is circular, but with the additional flower pieces, it's easy to stretch out the wreath to fill the diagonal space. I just added a cluster to the upper left and bottom right areas under the wreath.


After cutting the other two corners off the Diamond Hot Foil, this second card uses the remaining middle diamond. Perfect way to frame an arrangement of poinsettia's!


Look at all that lovely gold!! I added in a few tiny gold leaves by the sentiment for good measure.

Again, since there are so many washi die cuts, I'm able to add them together to fit the space we have. This time, a diamond.


It's really pretty crazy that these two cards have so much in connon. I love being effecient with my time and supplies!

 

GIVEAWAYS:

-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel!

-We will be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. Winners will be posted

on September 14  , 2021 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. Prizes must be claimed within 2 weeks.

 

SHOPPING PROMO:

We are offering free US shipping on all orders $75+ from September 6th to September 12th
See the graphic in the blog hop graphics folder above for code.

Here's the group of talented crafters in the blog hop:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly

 

Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks for your support!!):

Poinsettia Washi Die

Poinsettia Washi

Thrill of Hope Stamp Set

Thrill of Hope Die Set

Diamond Hot Foil


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Wild Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

 

Hello Friends! How could these Altenew Build-a-Flower sets get any more beautiful?! I just don't know! But even though I had a super-crazy August this year, I had to make some time to try out the new Wild Rose set. Guess what, it did NOT disappoint!!

You may have come from the blog of Joylita Dsouza, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Altenew Card Blog.

I went with a pale peach for the base of the flowers and then added some pinks for the shadow layer. The light and dark yellow centers turned out to be a nice pop.

Wild Rose Layering Stamp & Die Set



What I like about this set is the extreme amount of detail in both the flower petals and the leaves. That's something that would be very difficult, and beyond my abilities, to do on my own (one of the criteria I use when deciding what products to buy).

The first sentiment on green cardstock comes with this set. I often like to combine and beef up the sentiments, so I added some die cut letters, and a portion of a die cut phrase on top.

One tip to share: I actually only stamped and cut two flowers, but since I layered one of the flowers behind the other by a decent amount, I cut that portion off that wasn't showing. And then added that small cut portion behind the other two, so it looks like three flowers. 


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/09/2021.

 

I'm now pleased to send you to the blog of the fabulous Natasha Davies, who has something beautiful to share! 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Kelly


Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks for your support!):

Wild Rose Layering Stamp & Die Set

 

Mix and Match Frames Die Set

 

You Matter Die Set


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Altenew Plentiful Patterns Stand-alone Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($3I00 in total prizes)

Hello Friends! "Plentiful Patterns" is definitely the theme of the latest die release from Altenew, and to me that's the most useful type of die around. Anytime you can add some pattern to your projects is usually a big win. These are the dies I reach for in my collection over and over again. 

You may have come from the blog of Laurie Willison, but if not, feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Blog.

My first card starts out with several patterns ... on the new Bountiful Butterflies stencil and die set!

The butterflies have landed on some sentiments strips, made from the left over middles of the Mix and Match Frames Die Set.

The die cut stripes make for a really great panel for putting your focal point on. It's something a little different, but not "odd" different, if you know what I mean


Here's a card using the same butterflies, only this time they have landed on two background panels from the
Mix and Match Frames Die Set with a pattern stenciled from the Brick Rosette Stencil Set.


Not wanting to put the stencils away after I used them turned out to be a good thing, as i was in the process of die cutting the butterflies when I realize the stripes from the
Brick Rosette Stencil Set would look just as good on the tips of the butterfly wings.


Of course I have to adhere the butterflies down the middle so their wings can be bent up. Easiest way to get dimension ever!


The sentiments are from the latest release, the All About You Word Die.



I love that these are made with classic products that will get a ton of use!
 

This card showcases the new Pattern Motif Die Set. I've only used one of the layers on this card (it also has a larger shadow layer). 


In addition, I've only used a small portion of the die, which is nice because with a die this large you can switch up which portion of the pattern you're using and still keep the design fresh.
 

The background is blended in with some gold spatters. The sentiment is again from the All About You Die Set.  


Finally, the new Wave Form Cover Die is one of those great background builders, where once you make one background, you automatically have the ingredients to make another 4-5 more backgrounds!


I selected a patterned paper for one of the layers to spice it up a bit. Sentiment from alpha dies layered with a phrase from the
You Matter Die Set.


It's great having all of these cards ready to go!
 

Free Gifts

Here are TWO ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Plentiful Patterns Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Plentiful Patterns release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Plentiful Patterns Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/26/2021 through 08/28/2021. Shop HERE!

 


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop by 08/30/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/02/2021

I am now pleased to send you to the blog of Dana Joy who has some beautiful projects for you!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly


Supplies used (affiliate links used, I really appreciate your support!)

Brick Rosette Stencil Set

Bountiful Butterflies Stencil and Die Combo

Mix and Match Frames Die Set

Pattern Motif Die Set

Wave Form Cover Die

You Matter Die Set