Pinkfresh studio great friend

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are doing well and having a beautiful day! Today’s project is featuring a favorite product of mine, PinkFresh Studio washi tape! I just can’t get enough! I recently HAD to order three more sets, including this one, Hydrangea and Rose! It’s just so beautiful! All of the washi sets are absolutely gorgeous, and really make for quick, easy and beautiful cards! So let’s get into the details!

I began this project by grabbing a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. This is just the paper that I have on hand. I did some very light ink smooshing using Distress Oxide Spray Spun Sugar, and set it aside to dry.

I went ahead and die cut both of the PinkFresh Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I separated the larger of the frames and adhered foam tape to the back of it, as well as, adhering some to the smaller frame. I had already gotten my PinkFresh Hydrangea and Rose washi tape ready to go. I usually do four or five sets at a time and put them all in a baggie so that they are ready when I want to use them. And to do this, I cut a sheet of Neenah 110lb in half lengthwise, adhere the washi and use the coordinating die to cut them.

I trimmed the watercolor panel just smaller than the larger frame and went ahead and adhered those together, and then I adhered the smaller frame in the center. I die cut the PinkFresh Leafy Branch from gold cardstock, because I love adding those extra pops of gold to bring out the gold from the washi tape. I also gold foiled the sentiment using the PinkFresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate, along with the coordinating die. When cutting the sentiment, I also cut extra from additional cardstock for stacking purposes.

I adhered the pieces of the sentiment together using liquid glue and began playing around with the placement of everything. I glued the gold leaves first and then arranged everything else atop the leaves and frames using a combination of glue and foam tape. To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Gold Metallic Pearls and adhered everything to my card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project for today! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll check out the PinkFresh Studio washi tapes. Very easy to use and oh so great for quick, yet beautiful cards! Have an awesome day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Floral Friends

Hey there Friends! Thanks for joining me again today, as I’m featuring a product from the new Simon Says Stamp Make Magic release! This has been a super fun release to work with! Who am I kidding?! All of their releases are awesome and super fun to work with! Anyhoo, today’s project is featuring the Slimline Floral Builder Stencil, so let’s get into the details!

To begin my project, I stamped the SSS Friendship Text Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and then heat set that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used the SSS Mini Slimline Rectangles to trim out a panel of the stamped background.

I adhered the SSS Floral Builder Stencil to the panel using masking tape, and proceeded to do some rainbow ink blending using Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. I used the SSS Friends die to cut that three times from black cardstock, and adhered those together using liquid glue. I also went ahead and cut the SSS Etched Dragonfly once from black as well.

I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I rifled through my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find one that related to friends and trimmed that out using the SSS Sentiment Labels Die. I went ahead and glued the Friends sentiment directly to my panel, while adding the sub-sentiment using foam tape. I then adhered this panel to another black cardstock panel for contrast using the SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I cut a mini slimline card base using Neenah 110lb and splattered that with Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink. I attached the panel to my card base using foam tape for dimension, because dimension is life! Now that I had everything assembled, I could adhere the dragonfly just hanging off the panel, but not hanging off the card base, and that was done using glue as well.

Super simple card today, but I love the black elements paired with the rainbow ink blending! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release from SSS! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Slimline Rainbow Hello

Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog! The new release from Simon Says Stamp, Make Magic, is live today!! Have you checked it out? Oh my word, SO many awesome things! For today’s project, I’m featuring a double stenciling technique using the new SSS Slimline Floral Builder Stencil! So let’s get right into it, shall we?

To be honest, the first attempt at this card was not a success! And, sometimes that happens! It’s unfortunate when it does happen, but sometimes it does! I didn’t get a good impression with the stencil using the gel. To tackle this situation, I opted for using the trusty Pixie Spray! Ok, now that you know the back story, I’ll tell ya how I created the card!

I began by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and adhering the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil to it using masking tape. I smooshed and smeared the VersaMark Ink pad over that, getting a good coating. Once the stencil was removed, I sprinkled SSS Detail White Embossing Powder over it, and heat set it. The next step was the rainbow ink blending, and I used Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China.

This is where the error in my ways surfaced the first time, as I only adhered the SSS Slimline Floral Builder Stencil with masking tape. To correct on my second attempt, I gave that stencil a good spray of Pixie Spray and positioned it atop my rainbow panel, securing it with masking tape, just to be sure! I then, added black Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel, because I was going for a silhouette look against my rainbow background.

I wanted to add a black frame, so I opted for the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles to achieve that. I cut the SSS Script Hello sentiment twice from black cardstock and cut the shadow portion once from Neenah 110, adhering all of those together using liquid glue.

I added the frame to my rainbow panel using foam tape for dimension, and I added the sentiment using glue. This was then adhered to my card base, which is Neenah 110lb as well, using the new SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That finishes this project! It was a super fun one to make, except for the mishap stenciling my first time! Live and learn! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release! Have a wonderful and stay awesome!

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Reverse Confetti I appreciate you

Hello Friends! Thanks for joining me today! I’m back with another card using Reverse Confetti products. I recently purchased the You Coordinates, Confetti Cuts and the Big Flower Cover Panel Confetti Cuts, and wanted to use those together to make a card. Let’s get into the details!

I started this project by using the Big Flower Cover Panel to cut a panel from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I also went ahead and cut another panel from SSS Holographic Rainbows cardstock. I removed the white negative pieces from the panel and adhered that to a Neenah 110lb card base, using liquid glue.

I placed foam tape on the back of the negative pieces from the holographic panel and inlaid those atop the white panel. I die cut the You shadow twice from white cardstock, and die cut the main You piece twice from black cardstock, adhering those together with glue. That was then glued in the center of the panel.

I stamped the I Appreciate sentiment, from the You Coordinates, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then trimmed it out and glued it atop the You.

Super simple card for today, but I love both of these sets so much! I love the flowers using holographic cardstock as well. I think it gives it a lot of interest and catches the light really well. Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders July Clubs Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today, the Spellbinders team is spotlighting the July Clubs with an awesome blog hop! Comment along the hop for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Spellbinders! Details below. I’m showcasing a card that I created using the July Card Kit of the Month, so let’s jump right in!

I began this project by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card. I popped the panel in the Misti and repeatedly stamped the two larger flowers from the included stamp set with VersaMark ink, and white heat embossed those using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I did some light ink blending over the panel using Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. Once the ink blending was complete, I adhered the panel to a card base, which is also included in the card kit.

I loved the Bonjour sentiment in the ephemera pack, so I placed foam tape on the back of that and adhered it towards the bottom of my card. I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I foiled the Hello Friend sentiment, which is from the Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II set, using Champagne foil. I adhered that under the main sentiment using foam tape as well.

To finish up the project, I adhered two of the included dimensional butterflies for added interest. I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Head over to Spellbinders to check out all of the clubs they have to offer!

As I mentioned above, to celebrate the release of the July clubs, we are having an awesome blog hop! We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to three lucky blog readers, so hop along for your chance to win! Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. Winners are responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes. Please note, gift certificates cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. They can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases. The full hop list is below! Happy hopping!

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Becca Feeken
Tina Smith
Bibi Cameron
Annie Williams
Becky Roberts
Yasmin Diaz
Jennifer Snyder
Kathy Clement
Hussena Calcuttawala
Marie Heiderscheit
Jill Hilliard
Laurie Willison
Ilina Crouse
Virginia Lu
Emily Midgett
Jean Manis
Sheri Holt
Sandra Nagel
Joy Baldwin
Rosemary Dennis
Henriëtte van Mierlo
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple
Jenny Colacicco
Emily Leiphart
Vera Yates
Tracy Ware (You are Here)
Gemma Campbell
Alanna Moses
Michelle Starcher
Deborah Jenkins
Erin Thompson
Birgit Norton
Michelle Sheler
Sandhya Iyer
Jennifer Kotas
Jessica Vasher
Olga Direktorenko
Karen Brown
Tanya Boser
Martha Lucia Gomez
Amy Kolling

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Alex Syberia Sending Hugs

Hey! Hey! Hey! How’s it going? I’m back today with another project from Alex Syberia’s new July release. For this project, I’m featuring Tina’s Garden A2 Panel. What a great digi stamp this is! Perfect for coloring, whether you’re using markers, pencils or watercolors! So, let’s jump right into it!

I began by printing the image on Fluid Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I haven’t found a favorite watercolor paper yet, and this is just what I happen to have, so I used that. I recently attended the Concord and 9th summer camp, and we received some of their new liquid watercolors in a few shades in our kits. Since they were new, I wanted to pull them out and try them again. The colors that I used were Honeysuckle, Buttercup, Clover and Oceanside. I checked the C9 website to see if these watercolors are available for purchase, and I was unable to find them on their website. I’m not positive, but I think these will become available in the future. How awesome would it be to have liquid watercolors in all of their amazing colors?!?! With that being said, this is a beautiful digi stamp, and any watercolors that you have would be stunning on this!

Once the coloring was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim the panel. I then used the PinkFresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Foil Plate to foil a sentiment from this set using Champagne foil on black cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut the sentiments, and I ran it through again to cut blank sentiments so that I could stack them for dimension.

I adhered the sentiment directly to the panel using liquid glue and then adhered the watercolored panel to a panel of black cardstock, using foam tape, for contrast. This was then adhered to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

That finishes this project! I hope you’ll head to Alex’s Etsy shop to check out the new release! There are some super fun images that you don’t want to miss! Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget to stay awesome, because you are awesome!

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Reverse Confetti Lovely Day

Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog! Thanks so much for stopping! It’s day two of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! The release will go live on July 8th, so please note that new product links won’t be active until release day and time! To celebrate the Countdown, we are having a blog hop! I hope you’ll hop around and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a gift certificate! Details below! Today’s project is featuring the Lovely Day Sentiments stamp set along with the Bloom set, and Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts from the new July release! I enjoy coloring, so this was a super fun card for me! Let’s jump right in!

I began this project by stamping the elements from the Bloom stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing those using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. While I was already stamping, I went ahead and stamped my sentiment from the Lovely Day Sentiments set using the same ink and powder. I used Copic Markers Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG07, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG61, RV00, RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, BG70, BG72, BG75, BV00, BV01, BV02 and YR24 to color the flowers and leaves before using the Bloom Confetti Cuts to run those through my die cutting machine.

I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock using the Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and carefully pulled up some of the cut portions. Laura Bassen would have used the term “jooshed.” So yeah, I jooshed the little peekaboo areas on the panel. I applied foam tape to the back of the flowers and adhered those to my panel, tucking the leaves behind the single flower at the bottom and securing with glue. I trimmed off the excess and adhered this panel to a black cardstock panel.

I fussy cut my sentiment and popped it in the center of the card using foam tape again. I love foam tape, if you couldn’t tell! Anyhoo, my panels were then attached to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. To finish up the project, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels because you’ve gotta have bling!

That does it! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I hope you’ll hop over and check out the new July release from Reverse Confetti! It’s such a beautiful release!

As I mentioned earlier, we are celebrating this release with a blog hop! You can comment along the hop for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments close on July 7th at noon CST, and the winner will be announced at 5:00pm on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook page. Speaking of Facebook, you can also leave a comment over there for another chance to win a gift certificate! You can head to the RC Blog for more details! Here is the full hop line-up!

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Tracy Ware

Ali Farmer

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Kelly Griglione

Audrey Tokach

Olga Moss

Candice Fisher

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Spellbinders July Card Kit of the Month Inspiration

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! The Spellbinders July Clubs are now available, and today I’m featuring the July Card Kit of the Month, Damask Daydream! You can join any of the Spellbinders Clubs now through July 24th to receive the current July kits! So let’s jump right in to today’s projects!

The Card Kits are so great, because you have everything included in the kit to make at least ten cards! There’s always super cute patterned papers, stamps, ephemera, dies and even more! For this post, I created four cards using the goodies from the kit. My favorite things to work with are always the papers and the ephemera pieces, which you’ll see from the pics!

So for this first project, I trimmed a couple of the patterned papers to fit an A2 sized card. I also used the included leaf die cuts to cut some gold leaves to add to my project. I adhered the ephemera pieces using a combination of glue and foam tape and glued the gold leaves around those for that added interest and shine. I love all the shine from this gold cardstock!

For my second project, I used the Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles to cut a piece of the patterned paper, and once again cut some leaves from gold cardstock. I positioned the pink ephemera Beautiful square in the center of my card and attached the glitter Hello along the side of it securing the overhang with foam tape. I cut two pink flowers using the included flower die and adhered those together.

I adhered the pink ephemera flower using foam tape, and adhered the die cut flower with liquid glue. I used glue to adhere the gold and green leaves under and around the flowers. I also added some Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems for a little more bling.

The third project once again uses the Hemstitch Rectangles along with lots of ephemera pieces and included stickers. I fell in love with the gold leaves, so of course, I had to cut some more of those. I centered the Think Happy Thoughts sticker in the center of my card and adhered the surrounding floral elements using foam tape. I tucked in some gold leaves using glue and added one of the included purple butterflies.

My last project actually utilizes the floral frame die cut, the flower die cut and the included stamp set! I stamped the Hello Beautiful sentiment from the stamp set using VersaMark Ink on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder, trimming it afterwards. I used the Hemstitch Rectangles again to cut a panel of patterned paper and adhered the white floral frame to that.

I also cut a purple and white flower and glued those together and glued it to the corner of the floral frame. I added the sentiment pieces to the card using foam tape for dimension, as well as, one of the purple floral stickers. For added interest, I added some of the Damask Daydream Gems included in the kit.

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That does it for this post! I hope you enjoyed these projects, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out all of the clubs that Spellbinders has to offer! There’s Die Clubs, a Stamp Club, a Glimmer Club … so many to choose from and you can even combine clubs for an even bigger savings!

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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PinkFresh Studio Folk Art Birds Congrats

Hey there Crafty Friend! Woohoo for Friday, right?!? I hate to admit, but I have a huge bin of products that I just haven’t gotten around to using yet. Do you have a bin or pile that you haven’t gotten around to yet? So for this project, I pulled out some of the PinkFresh products in there and got to work!

To begin this project, I hot foiled the PFS Folk Art Birds using Spellbinders Champagne foil on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and then did some ink blending using the coordinating stencils and PFS inks Mint, Raspberry Bliss and Sparkling Rose. Then, I used the coordinating PFS Folk Art Birds die, and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I also ran a panel of Neenah 110lb through the die cutting machine using the PFS Stitches Background, because I wanted some interest and that subtle hint of texture behind my birds. I placed foam tape on the back of all of the Folk Art Bird pieces and adhered those to my stitched panel. I used the PFS Leafy Branch Die to cut one piece from gold cardstock and trimmed that into pieces so that I could tuck them around the leaves from the foiled pieces with glue.

I foiled the PFS Perfect Sentiments Foil Plate using the same Champagne foil and cut those out using the coordinating die. I cut the sentiments two more times from Neenah 110lb so that I could glue those to the corresponding sentiments for dimension. I chose the Congrats sentiment from this set, because this card kinda seems wedding-ish, and glued that directly atop the Folk Art Bird pieces.

To finish up, I adhered the panel to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb cardstock. I debated on whether to add jewels, but decided against it since there was so much shine as it was. I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty!

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Heartfelt Thanks from the Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I was super excited when asked to play with products from the Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken! What a beautiful collection this is! Today’s project is featuring the Heartfelt Thanks Vignette, so let’s get into the project!

To begin, I cut all of the die elements from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock. I also cut the backing die for the sentiment panel once from black cardstock. I adhered the Heartfelt Thanks panel to that black panel using Craft Tacky Glue. I took the trimmed oval insert portion and used the Flower Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil plate to add Sky Bright foil for some added interest.

I adhered all of the oval sections together using a combination of glue and foam tape. I used the Hemstitch Rectangles to cut a panel of black cardstock, and adhered that to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I then glued the oval panels atop that. For more added interest, I used the Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die set to cut some matching blue flowers, yellow centers and green leaves and adhered those to the card using glue and foam tape as well.

Super simple card today! Die cutting is my jam, and I love solely die cut cards! I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What’s your favorite technique on cards? I’d love to know in the comments! Hop over and check out the entire Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection from Spellbinders!

Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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