Friday, July 30, 2021

From Under the Sea to a Glorious Sunrise - New Use for the Reverse Confetti CIrcle of Waves Die


Hello, Sunshine! It's always great to get more than one use out of your dies, and I've got new look for the Reverse Confetti Waves Die that was released earlier this month. 

For this card that I shared during the release sneak peeks, I used the Waves Die as, well, WAVES. Several shades of blue, and a host of undersea creatures gave the feeling of an ocean scene. 

I really like this die and wanted to come up with a different reason to use it.

For this card, instead of waves from an ocean, we have sections of clouds/sky in a sun rise. Completely different scene.

And how appropriate is the sentiment ... the flower is saying "hello" to the sunshine covering the land. This sentiment comes from another new set, Lovely Day Sentiments. Love the tall letters accompanied by the script sentiment. 

I'm working on another use for this Circle of Waves, let's see if I can get it to work out. In the meantime, thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Circle of Waves

Lovely Day Sentiments

Monday, July 26, 2021

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


Hi Friends! We have another monster release from Pinkfresh Studio to share with you! How does it keep getting better? I don't know, but wait until you see all the smartly designed sets of stamps/dies/layering stencils, and even some stand-alone layering stencils for customizing backgrounds. 

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

Too early for Christmas? Nope, not with some fun colors and this Stars Layering Stencil set.

Slimline Stars Layering Stencil

Grab a set of ink pads and start blending ink dark to light for each of the three layers of stencils. Then cut the cardstock into a triangle and you've got a festive tree with tiny star ornaments. Of course it's a great match for a mini-slim card.

Here's a good close up at the letters and dimension (Lea's Ornate Uppercase Alphas). The star is from Shaker Stars in a recent release.

You can also use individual layers of the star stencils to add details, like the tiny stars I added in the background on the top of this card. Speaking of background, those lovely stripes belong to the Slimline Plaid Layering Stencil Set. Will be using that one a ton!

Here's another use for the layering star stencils, a stardust trail! I made a quick template from copy paper and stenciled through the template.

The die cut big stars are again from the Shaker Star Dies. I layered a few of them, big and small, added the alphas, sentiment strips and gems. Lots going on here.

Speaking of gems, I added some to the stenciled stardust area at the last minute (first photo doesn't have them). Undecided which way I like it, maybe you have a preference?

The background is from the Slimline Plaid Layering Stencil Set. Lots of great options to tie the colors in from your main design when you use this plaid builder.

Here's a workhorse set of layering stencils from the English Garden Stamp and Die set released last month.

English Garden Layering Stencil

I was going for a lush wreath vibe, so I layered an extra set of florals on top of the main wreath. This set comes with 5 additional sets of flower clusters, aside from the wreath, so you have a ton of options.

Blended some ink in the sentiment area (which also comes with this set). Love that I was able to create this entire card, aside from the stitched background, with just one set of products!

Here's my final card for this hop, made with the Sweet Friend suite of products (stamp, die, layering stencils). What I love about this, and all of the recent Pinkfresh die sets, is that they are designed to cut out all the elements AT THE SAME TIME!! So super efficient! Because really, after coloring five different flowers, who wants to line up five different dies? Nope. All of the flower pieces are one stamp, which lets you have one die perfectly spaced to cut them all out at once. Magical!

Sweet Friend Floral Stamp

Having separate flower elements is great for getting a nice custom look. I like to just adhere the flowers at the bottom of the stem. That way the flower can stick out and give you great dimension.

The frame of this card is again from the stripes in the Slimline Plaid Layering Stencil Set. Both sentiments come with this stamp set. This was a fun one to put together, and I liked tucking in my leftover small butterfly to add another color to the blue card

Hope you're enjoying the new release, and my projects here! Would love to have you follow along on the blog and instagram if you're not already : )


We are offering free US shipping on all orders
$50+ from July 26th to August 1st. There is also a free die with $50 purchase - no code needed, this fun die will be added directly to your order while available!



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

-We will be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. Just leave a comment on each blog post, and the winners will be posted on August 3 , 2021 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please claim your prize within 2 weeks. Good Luck!!

I'm honored to send you to none other than Laura Bassen who is going to WOW you with her projects!

 You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly


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

Slimline Skinny Plaid Builder

Sweet Friend Floral Stamp
English Garden Layering Stencil
Slimline Stars Layering Stencil

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Reverse Confetti New Release - Double Die Cutting

Hi Friends! You've seen the sneaks the last three days, and now all the sets are released at Reverse Confetti!

You may have arrived from Heather Ruwe, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Reverse Confetti Blog

Aren't these hummingbirds adorable? I googled humingbirds, because I wasn't exactly sure what color they are, and was thrilled to see there are some with pretty pink heads! Yep, those are the ones I want to make!

For the background, I doubled up on the dies, and used BOTH the Peekaboo Cover Panel and the Circle Element. Because why not? Both of these designs have a center based in the middle of the card, so they compliment each other.

For any winged creature, I always like to adhere the body down and bend the wings up for some free dimension.

Here are the other cards from the sneak peeks in case you missed them:

I'm now pleased to send you to the blog of Audrey Tokach who has something fun to share!
Don't forget to check out all the new sets that were just released at Reverse Confetti!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here's the hop list if you need it:

Reverse Confetti Blog

Kelly Lunceford

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Amy Rohl

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Becky Roberts

Tracy Ware

Ali Farmer

Cheiron Brandon

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Heather Ruwe

Kelly Griglione <--- you are here

Audrey Tokach

Jenny Colacicco

Olga Moss

Candice Fisher

Michelle Short

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daffodil & Glitter CardstockRelease Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello Friends! Oh my glitter! We know Altenew has beautifully gradient color cardstock sets, but now they are offering GLITTER gradient color cardstock sets!

You may have come from the talented Sande Woodson, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Altenew Card Blog.

I'm kicking myself for not thinking of using glitter paper earlier for some of the floral layers in the Craft-a-Flower dies, it's just so pretty!!

Pink Brilliance Glitter Cardstock

There are other colors, but this is the pack I used to add details to my Craft-a-Flower layered die flower (Peony Dream).

The best part about using the glitter cardstock with the Craft-a-Flower dies is that you only need to use it on a few of the layers. Use plain colored cardstock for the larger layers, and just use the glitter cardstock for a few of the detail layers.

The Frilly Frame Die adds some nice texture in the background, and the leaves cut from the Just Leaves Die set fills in the bottom of the card. Throw in a few vellum leaves for good measure.

One last thing, do you recognize the background stamp on the panel? It's the strip of waves stamp from A Lighthouse Stamp Set stamped multiple times! 

A note about the glitter cardstock ... if you're interested in it, I would move quickly, as it's expected to sell out quickly. There's only a limited supply available during this release. If it's sold out by the time you click, just sign up for the back-in-stock notifications so you'll be emailed when it's restocked.

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 07/13/2021 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 07/15/2021.

I am now pleased to send you to the blog of Linda Westfall who has a beautiful daffodil to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies Used (Affiliate links, thanks for your support):

Pink Brilliance Glitter Cardstock
Peony Dream Craft-a-Flower Die

Just Leaves Die Set

Frilly Frame Die

Be A Lighthouse