Monday, March 29, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio March 2021 Cling Stamp, Stencil, Die, and Hot Foil Release

Hi Friends! Oh boy, it's been torture having a GIANT package of new stamps, dies, stencils, AND HOT FOIL PLATES from the latest Pinkfresh Studio release in my craft room for the last month and not be able to share! 

For this post I used the Fancy Floral Print Layering Stencil and the Thank You So Much Hot Foil Plate. There are so many other amazing new products (found HERE in the new release section) that I'll be showcasing them for quite some time.

Layering stencils have always been a favorite of mine due to their ease of use, and stunning, reliable results. I especially like layering stencils that make backgrounds, because you can cover the entire panel in a short period of time, and experiment with many different color combinations. 
These two panels were created with the Fancy Floral Print Layering Stencil in just a few minutes (deciding on colors took much longer, ha!) I've used these to make all three of the following cards.

The pattern on this panel is stenciled on light yellow cardstock.

TIP: Don't feel limited to stenciling only on white paper!

Because the stencil creates such a beautiful pattern, you don't need much else! To finish the card I just die cut some alphas to spell out my sentiment.

TIP: Don't feel you need to pick a color for your layering stencils. Sometimes instead of a color, gold embossing is a good choice!

I chose to blend watermark ink through the stencil for the tiny flower centers, and then embossed in gold. Love it!

For the next panel I blended similar blue/orange/yellow colors on white paper, and then afterwards blended a light layer of blue all over the panel.

I hand cut a curve in the patterned paper [OOOPS, I mean the stenciled paper!! : )] and layered underneath a scallop cut with one of the Essentials: Classic Edgers Dies.

More of Heather's lowercase alphas for the win on the sentiment!

Finally, I couldn't just throw away the left over stenciled pieces from the last card, right?! So I measured how tall of a piece of navy cardstock I'd need to fill in the gap, and cut the ends with a different edgers die.

And the elephant in the room ... the super-sexy hot foiled Thank You sentiment! OH MY GOSH I'M IN LOVE!! If you follow me on Instagram (@notablenest) you may have seen my reel yesterday of me making my very first hot foil with this plate and the Spellbinders Glimmer machine. LOVE this look, and LOVE the slight indentation you get with a thicker paper like watercolor paper.

I used to rationalize not getting a Glimmer or other hot foiling machine, thinking I can always just emboss things in gold. Well, now I see the elegance of the hot foil! It's so smooth and even.

I stenciled a few more blooms, cut them out by hand, and tucked them behind that fabulously foiled sentiment.

Here's a recap of the three cards I made, with little more than the two panels I created in minutes with the Fancy Floral Print Layering Stencil
My other plug for these layering stencils is that they are so inexpensive! You don't even need to buy a stamp!



-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 picked from the comments so be sure to leave a quick comment!

Winners will be posted on April 5 , 2021 on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE and must claim their prize within 2 weeks.



We are offering free US shipping (or discounted international shipping) on all orders $50+ from March 29th to April 4th. Please find the codes in the graphic above.

Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Kelly Lunceford! I've included the hop list below as well:

 You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly


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


Floral Print Layering Stencil

Thank You So Much Die

Thank You So Much Hot Foil Plate

Heather's Lowercase Alpha Dies

Lea's Ornate Uppercase Alpha Dies

Essentials: Classic Edgers Dies

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Friends! I'm happy to be joining Altenew in the Celebrating Parents Blog Hop, where our goal is to send a truckload of cards to elderly folks living in nursing homes or shelters, and just let them know someone is thinking of them.

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

If you've already participated and sent some cards, that's fantastic!! If you're interested in joining, you can check out all the details at the main Celebrating Parents Card Drive post on how to send cards.

I thought I'd go big for this card, and used a 5" x 7" card base. While I of course enjoy the familiarity of an A2-sized card base, it's great to switch things up once in awhile.

The blooms on this card are the gorgeous Airbrushed Flowers, a layered stamp set that's so easy to line up due to the loose nature of the airbrushing. I do love all the white space that's left in the flowers as well. That makes the flowers sure to pop on a non-white background.

Speaking of non-white background, I was really happy with how this background turned out! Any guesses how it's made?

Perhaps the long birch tree from Birch Impressionism?! Yep and yep!

Finally, the Versatile Vases 2 come in super handy to use as a place to put these beautiful blooms. Being in different sizes, there's always a perfect size for you to use.

Giving Back Info:

We have chosen a few Altenew products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects)!

Simply the Best Stamp Set

World's Best Dad Stamp Set

Thanks, Dad Stamp Set

Thanks Around the World Stamp Set

Courageous You Stamp Set

Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set

Extra Special Stamp Set

Precious Moments Stamp Set

Altenew will donate $1 with every order of the above stamp sets from 3/6/2021 until 5/31/2021 to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

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 by 03/31/2021 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 04/2/2021.


I am now please to send you to the blog of Linda Westfall who has something fun to share!

Thanks for stopping by!
- Kelly

Supplies used (affiliate links, thanks for your support!)


Airbrushed Flowers

Birch Impressionism

Versatile Vases 2

Delicate Mandala