Thursday, April 29, 2021

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

 

Hi Friends! Since I've been on the Pinkfresh Studio design team this year, each release I wonder to myself, how can they top this one? And then a new release comes out and I think yep, they did it again! Well, there is a stamp/die/hot foil combo in this release (actually two different versions) that will be a game-changer for your sentiment production!

You may have come from the blog of Keia Shipp-Smith, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Pinkfresh Blog.

 

What is this amazingness, you ask?!?

The very second I saw the Celebrating You stamp with seven different sentiments, and its coordinating die THAT CUTS THEM ALL OUT AT THE SAME TIME (!!!) I told Kinnari, the owner of Pinkfresh Studio, that I'm going to make a rainbow of die cut sentiments and surround myself with them! And I did!


After basking in these glorious sentiments for quite a bit, I broke out a new fancy storage page (a.k.a., my kids' baseball card page protector) and put them safely away. It will be such a joy to finish designing a card and have all of these sentiments at my fingertips. And not have to feel like I'm using too many of them ... this may be a lifetime supply : )

After my rainbow-making spree, I turned to my favorite sentiment "color" of all time, embossed gold. And because it's Pinkfresh Studio, you know there is a hot foil alternative! I thought it would be fun to compare the two and share the results with you!



Here are the uncut sheets so you can see what they look like before die cutting. Can you tell which is which?

The embossed version is on the left, and the hot foiled version is on the right.

 
Both very pretty, but different. I have to say that for thin-lined font it's a toss-up for me. The hot foil may have a slight edge in appearance, but I'm still more comfortable with embossing, and it's not something I have to get out of my chair to do. 

But for the thick, bold font like these sentiments, I do prefer the hot foil. It's easy to get smooth, even coverage with the foil, where embossing a font this thick does leave some bumps (unless you do a couple rounds of embossing, which takes awhile and leaves room for shifting and error.)

So let's see some cards, right?!


This is a classic case of not wanting to mess with a good thing. With a rainbow of sentiments at my disposal, it would have been a crime not to use as many as possible!

As a recipient, who wouldn't want to read all those nice things about yourself, right? Pile it on! I used a couple enamel dots from the Some Days collection to fill in the gaps. Originally I had six of the sentiments on the card, but it looked a little plain, so I ended up swapping one out in favor of some Curvy Leaves in the corner to break up all the text.


This card features the new Heartfelt Thanks Slimline Stamp and Layering Coloring Stencil Set. So easy to put together!


I went out of my comfort zone and tried yellow flowers, red buds, and pink leaves.


To add some interest, I added white Curvy Leaves Dies by cutting a slit next to the flower and slipping the stem underneath. This way they stand up nicely without needing any foam tape and can mail flat.

The main sentiment is die cut from gold and tucked a little behind the leaves. I appreciate all the different secondary sentiments included in this Heartfelt Thanks set, including this one that I split into two different lines. I like that the message is specific to help you customize your card for the occasion.  

SHOPPING PROMO:

We are offering free US shipping on all orders $50+ from April 29th to May 6th. See the graphic above for the US and International code.

GIVEAWAYS:

The full release will be given away on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel!

There will also be a total of TEN $25  gift cards given away along the hop! As per usual with blog hops - the winners will be picked from the comments. Winners will be posted on May 6 , 2021 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE and must be claimed within 2 weeks. 

 
I'm pleased to send you to Kelly Lunceford's blog where you'll be wow'd with two incredibly gorgeous cards! 

Here's the hop list:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Thanks for stopping by!
- Kelly

Supplies Used (thanks so much for your support!):

Heartfelt Thanks Slimline Stamp Set

Heartfelt Thanks Slimline Stencil Layering Set

Celebrating You Stamp Set

Celebrating You Die Set

Celebrating You Hot Foil Plate

Some Days Enamel Dots

Curvy Leaves Die Set


83 comments:

  1. What great sentiments! Pinkfresh has such amazing stamps and the sentiments top the cards off perfectly.

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  2. Wonderful cards. Love the use of multiple sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love the sentiments in the April release. Beautiful cards!

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  4. I’m falling in love with slimline cards. Great inspiration.

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  5. Oh my goodness! Love that rainbow of sentiments.

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  6. Thank you for showing us the sentiments ... they are a must have for me now. This release is truly fabulous and I can't wait to try some of the products for myself.

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  7. I am loving your sentiment mix card, how clever, would be just right for a new grad!

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  8. ALL the best words wanted to hang out with you, Kelly! Reminds me of our 'mile a minute' conversations!
    Really marvelous makes, my friend!
    =]

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    1. I LOVE our mile-a-minute conversations!! Thanks, friend!! xo

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  9. The sentiments are fabulous.

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  10. Great ideas and your yellow card is just beautiful!

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  11. Thanks for the comparison between the embossed words and the foiled ones. I don't have a hot foil system yet so it was nice to see that the words still look okay embossed.

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  12. The sentiments are nice and so versatile.

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  13. Your cards are fabulous - but what I really love are your rainbow sentiments!! What a great idea to make a bunch and store them for later. It seems like a "no-brainer" but I've not thought to do that!!

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  14. I love your color combinations and using the sentiments together! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Oh so pretty! Love this sentiments and your gorgeous slimline card!!

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  16. Great cards! Thank you for the inspiration

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  17. The cards are so different! Also, the leaves popping out add a wonderful dimension!

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  18. Love all the rainbow sentiments! So pretty.

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  19. Beautiful! I love the bright rainbow of sentiments.

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  20. Love the card with all of the sentiments.
    That card will really impress the
    recipient how great they are and how
    you cherish them. thanks for sharing
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  21. These are wonderful! I really like the card with all of the sentiments - very fun.

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  22. great way to showcase the release

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  23. I had so much fun reading your post !! Lovely cards !!

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  24. I agree, Pinkfresh keeps making wonderful new products. Love your idea to make a card highlighting the new sentiments.

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  25. What great sentiments! Love that they cut out all at the same time! Gorgeous card!

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  26. I will soon have a stash of these sentiments...like minds. Thank you!

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  27. Fabulous cards! I love the sentiment stash!!!

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  28. The fact that they can be cut altogether, WOWZER!! Great collection for future use... I love the new slimline for sure. So very beautiful. TFS

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  29. The rainbow of sentiments makes my heart so happy! ❤️

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  30. Beautiful cards! I love the sentiment one!

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  31. Love the sentiment set! It sold out too fast, but it’s on my wish list for sure. Beautiful cards!

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  32. Oh I love these!!! So neat to use all those sentiments!

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  33. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing the comparison of the sentiments. All are lovely. I would have stared at the rainbows for a while too!

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  34. Wow Kelly, lots of die cutting there! That sentiment set was straight in my cart first thing this morning! Your designs are fabulous as always. Thanks so much 🥰

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  35. You surrounded yourself in a whole lot of fabulousness!!

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  36. Gorgeous cards! Love all the wonderful sentiments.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  37. That's a lot of sentiment stamping! LOVELY Colors!

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  38. Beautiful cards. Love all those fabulous sentiments!

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  39. You really did surround yourself with sentiments. The comparison was terrific. I don't have a foiling anything so seeing the gorgeous embossing was very encouraging! The cutting all at once is a great idea!

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  40. Beautiful cards! Love the one with all the sentiments.

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  41. The sentiment card is awesome.

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  42. I am super excited about the sentiments

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  43. Oh wow, you went sentiment crazy there lol. It makes sence though since these sets are all one piece to make batches like this and to have them ready to go.

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  44. Beautiful. Have not tried hot foil yet but can see it in my future!

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  45. Wow! What an amazing release. Such great pieces! Is it crazy that I absolutely loved seeing all those sentiments cut and in such gorgeous color?!

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  46. I am loving those sentiments! It's like a sentiment bonanza over at your place! Loving that slimline card too, such pretty florals!

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  47. Your cards and sentiments are very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Beautiful! Love the brightly colored sentiments card!

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  49. Awesome idea with the sentiments! Love your cards!

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  50. Your collection of sentiments is amazing! And your cards are just lovely!

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  51. Beautiful cards!! I love the multicolored sentiments!

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  52. I love that pile of sentiments! Great storage idea for them! Beautiful card with the sentiments, and your floral card is gorgeous!

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  53. What beautiful cards! I think the unusual colour combo for the second card really works. And the idea of tucking the leaves into slits is just genius! xo

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  54. Lovely cards! Love those sentiments!

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  55. I love your cards! The sentiments are a must have!

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  56. Beautiful creations!! And just like you...when I saw those sentiment stamps & dies...well if I can have but one thing from this release it is probably going to be them!!

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  57. stunning cards - love this new sentiment set

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  58. What you did with the word dies is just what I cant wait to do.....

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  59. Great idea to plan ahead with those great sentiments in a variety of color, Kelly. Love your cards and looks the foiling is a bit shinier than heat embossing. Still lovely though!

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  60. That sentiment stash! SWOON! Love your cards- such a gorgeous release- thanks for sharing!

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  61. Love your rainbow of sentiments!! Gorgeous cards, such fabulous compositions with a soft and light feel.

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  62. Great cards! I really like the rainbow card full of lovely sentiments. And the slimline card is beautiful.

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  63. Brilliant idea! totally stealing your idea to always have the sentiments ready to go!

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  64. Love the fonts of new sentiment stamp! Your cards are so beautiful!

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  65. Beautiful of cards! So awesome to have all of the sentiments on one plate!

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  66. I love the idea of stamping and cutting a bunch of sentiments at once! Pinkfresh never disappoints. Love your cards!

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  67. Your spring flowers look so pretty. I love the look of them, and would love to be able to make some cards like this for those I love.

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  68. Awesome release and loads of beautiful inspiration, thankyou!

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  69. I am just crazy about the new hot foil sentiments! Thanks for showing them in both the foiled and embossed versions so we can compare. And your lovely rainbow sentiment card is so sweet and cheerful.

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  70. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly