Monday, November 22, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio November 2021 Essentials Release


Hello Friends! I'm always super excited to ink up a gorgeous new floral set from Pinkfresh Studio, but no flowers this release ... just a crazy amount of essentials that you'll want to use on every single card you make!

You may have come from Keia's delightful blog, but if not feel free to join at the beginning with Pinkfresh Studio.

Essentials: Folk Edge Squares Die Set

My projects today feature mostly the Folk Edge Squares Die Set. This set comes with three sizes of folk edge squares, and three proportionally smaller sizes of straight edge squares (for cutting frames, or layering panels on top).

What's special about the fancy Folk Edge? Not only does it look adorable, but it has stitches and holes ... that you can USE! Let's take a look!


Wouldn't you know, the smallest Folk Edge square is the PERFECT size to fill a slimline card when you line three of them up? I was so excited to find that out.




This type of layout is perfect if you're a little intimidated about filling up the bigger slimline format. I just stamped/cut/colored the Lush Peonies Stamp Set, and used the proportionally smaller square die to cut three different sections from that one Lush Peonie. Then adhered each of the three peonie squares to a Folk Edge square. Super easy!


Let's take a moment to admire those edges!! Yes, yes, yes! They add so much to your project without being distracting in the least. Here's what I was getting at with using the holes in the Folk Edge ... I used some gold thread to "sew" each panel together. It's not functionally necessary, of course, since they're adhered to the card, but I love the look of something just a bit different.


You might have also noticed the
Metallic Pearls Matte Gold that I added to the centers of some of the peonies. I'm definitely more of a matte vs. full-on shiny person, so these really speak to me. They come in silver and bronze as well. I can see turning to these often when I want to add something, but can't figure out what ROYGBIV color to use.


I initially made four of the small squares since I was able to get that many cuts from the peonies, but since I just used 3 squares on the previous card, I had one peonie square left over. It was too cute to leave in the leftovers bin though. Since I still had the sewing idea in my head, I decided to sew another square behind it ... 


... and turn it into the cutest mini card! Eeep! I chose a contrasting color for the inside square, and added two little hearts from the
Essentials: Shaker Heart Die Set.


Of course I had to make tiny envelope for this cutie. Sometimes small can make a big impact.

There's a blanket stitch along the spine of the card with some thin ribbon. Between the ribbon, and the popped up peonies, and the popped up sentiment, AND the Folk Edge, this little number has a lot of things going for it!
 
If you know me, you know sometimes I just like to keep going with a concept : )

So the last project I sewed a bunch of squares together. These use papers and embellishments from the Holiday Magic line of products (6x6 paper pad, epoxy dots, and all manner of ephemera).

But why would I sew squares together like a tetris puzzle piece?!

 

To make a Christmas block, of course! I sewed the four sides together, and then a top and a bottom, all collapsible for mailing and storage.


Here's what the other side looks like.

On the lid I sewed a loose bead and button so there's something for you to grab onto when opening, and also to keep the paper down nice and straight (although with the super heavy quality of the Pinkfresh cardstock, you don't really have to worry about this).


The bits of ephemera are popped up on foam tape. 


So, now what do we do with this Cube of Christmas Cheer? Well, if you'd like to actually use it as a box for putting something special inside you can certainly sew the base all around to each edge. I'm keeping mine just sewn on one side so I can flatten it later, so my box will be more decorative than functional. Actually, I should have taken a photo of the box opened. Since these papers are double sided, it's neat to see the inside of the box as well!

I do have one  more project with the
Essentials: Folk Edge Squares Die Set, so stop back tomorrow on my Instagram where we're doing one more hop with another set of inspo and prizes!

GIVEAWAYS:

We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel!! What a prize for someone, can you imagine?!!

-We will also be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards, so comment along the hop for more chances to win. The winners will be posted on November 30, 2021 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE, so check back and claim any prize within 2 weeks. GOOD LUCK!!

I'm now pleased to send you to none other than Laura Bassen for some pretty darn amazing inspiration!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kelly


Supplies Used (Affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!)

Lush Peonies Stamp Set

 

Essentials: Folk Edge Squares Die Set
Essentials: Shaker Heart Die Set

Metallic Pearls Matte Gold

40 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Everything you have shown is so different and fresh! I love it all!

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  2. Beautiful projects, especially the cube! Using the holes to stitch is such a great idea!

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  3. Wow!! You really thought outside the box on your projects!! I love it as I like to try and do this when I'm creating. I just added Lush Peonies to my shopping cart!! Loved the first card!!

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  4. My mind is blown. THE STITCHING. I love the dimension it brings to everything. Thanks

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  5. I am amazed! All your projects are beautiful and creative. I want to make that box!

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  6. I love all of your projects, but that box is so creative and fun. I love the stitched sides. I am so inspired by all the creativity on this blog hop!

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  7. Beautiful use of the folk edge dies.

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  8. How cool! I love how you stitched together the frames to make different designs. So original 😍

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  9. Love the new details on the essentials dies

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  10. That Christmas box is awesome! LOVE all your creations!

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  11. Love the Cube of Christmas cheer!! Such a fun idea!

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  12. Looks like lots of love went into these creations!

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  13. Oh my goodness, Kelly! There is so much creativity here today, just fabulous!

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  14. Brilliant! The stitching to highlight that gorgeous border and oh my then making a box! WOW so cool!

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  15. Oh that Christmas block is just darling!!!

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  16. Your projects are so pretty and unique! Thanks for the inspiration with these new essential dies.

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  17. oh how clever...love how you put the dies together to form the card!

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  18. Just WOW on those creative technique -- love them all, but probably the Cube of Christmas Cheer most - thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  19. The stitching is such a great idea. I LOVE the look of the added sewing.

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  20. Oh my! Fabulous projects! I especially love the sewing elements added, really unique!

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  21. Wow - you spoil us with the array you present! Thx for always inspiring viewers... consistently through the year. I'm thankful for you and other crafters, that is for sure.
    Love the beautiful THANKS card and the paper cube!
    Lori S in PA

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  22. The stitching with gold thread is such a fabulous idea!! Also, the ribbon. I love the cubes!!

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  23. Love that you added metallic thread to the already gorgeous slimline card, and box is cute too, nice idea to be able to collapse for mailing.

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  24. Such a lovely cards and box, love them!!

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  25. Wow! Fantastic projects! I love all the stitching and ribbon! The box is so pretty!

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  26. Such fabulous and creative projects! I love the stitching!

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  27. Lovely cards! that gorgeous box is amazing

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  28. You went off the grid with your
    ideas. Love that box and the
    mini-tag is fantastic. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. that box is gorgeous! and your cards are sweet

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  30. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! My favorite is the Christmas box.

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  31. So glad you ran with the faux sewing theme on these projects, they turned out amazing. That little box is spectacular. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  32. Such clever use of the square dies!

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  33. Beautiful projects! I love the way you used the die cuts! Great idea on your slimline card!

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  34. How fun is your Christmas block! Awesome.

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  35. Lady; you are amazing. The stitching is so nice- and that box! You win the hop.

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  36. so many wonderful projects - you are so inspiring

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  37. Love the stitching the edges together. Very creative!

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