Thursday, September 17, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio September 2020 Holiday Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends!
It's release day at Pinkfresh Studio and we have a wonderful Blog Hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's September 2020 Stamp and Die Release! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way. This blog hop is full of amazing projects showcased by all the guest designers and the design team.

You should’ve arrived here from the talented, Heather Hoffman's blog, if you’re following the blog hop order. In case you’re lost on the way or want to start over, please hop over to Pinkfresh Studio blog!
We've got TONS of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.


I have got THREE Cards to share today and have focused on the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp and coordinating Die Set throughout all of my cards, mixing them with other items from this release.  Let's just get right into it all!

The Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp is a 4"x6" photopolymer clear stamp set with 16 images designed by Lizzy M. It is made to coordinate with the Sleigh Bells Ring Die Set, which available for purchase separately. Perfect for a special Christmas card, or for sending out winter wishes all season long, the sentiments are versatile enough to be used for more than just the holidays.


My first Card features the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp, and the Our Home To Yours Stamp set. All the stamps in this month's release are simply fabulous and I had a ball mixing and matching different sets to create my projects! 
I stamped the critters from the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp on a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110LBS Cardstock using Detail Black Ink. I let them dry for a bit and then coloured the images using Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers. Once my colouring was complete, I die cut the images using the coordinating Sleigh Bells Ring Die Set.

Next, I stamped the sleigh from the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp using Candy Apple ink and then die cut the image using the coordinating die set. Once that was done, I stamped a couple of houses from the Our Home To Yours Stamp using Ballet Slipper, Sky Blue, and Mint dye inks. These are some of my most favourite ink colors from Pinkfresh and I love using them time and again for my projects! Once my images were stamped, I die cut them using the coordinating die set and kept them aside.

I wanted to create a soft, winter sky for my card background, so I took a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and ink blended the background using Ocean Breeze ink. Next, I stamped some simple snowflakes on the top half of the panel using the Ocean Breeze ink for a monochromatic look. I also stamped, coloured, and die cut a little birdie from the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp set and popped it to my panel using foam dots. 

I adhered the sleigh, stamped houses, and critters to my card panel using foam squares. Then, I stamped my sentiment from the Our Home To Yours Stamp on it using Detail Black Ink. To finish, I added some white Jewels and Diamond Stickles over the stamped snowflakes for some shimmer and shine! 


My second card for today also features the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp and Our Home To Yours Stamp sets.

For this card, I first stamped the different houses from the Our Home To Yours Stamp using Metropolis ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110 LBS Cardstock. I stamped them a bit afar from each other, as I wanted to partially die cut the entire border using the coordinating Our Home to Yours die set. This was a bit time-consuming to do, as the alignment needed to be perfect, but I think it was well worth it in the end. 

Next, I stamped the critters from the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp set on some Neenah White Cardstock using Detail Black Ink. I coloured them using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and then die cut the images using the coordinating die set. I also stamped the sleigh from the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp set using Berrylicious ink and die cut it as well using the coordinating Sleigh Bells Ring die set

Once that was done, I decided to add some bells and gift boxes to my panel to create a more lively scene. The bells were stamped using Detail Black Ink and then coloured using Zig Markers. The gifts were stamped in an assortment of colours - Candy Violet, Berrylicious, and Sunshine . I die all of them using the coordinating Sleigh Bells Ring die set, and popped them to my panel using foam squares. Next, I took a piece of Navy Blue Cardstock and stamped some snowflakes on it using the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp and then heat embossed it using Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder. I then die cut the panel using the Stitched Rectangles die set and kept it aside.

I took another piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock and used the Floral Diamond Cling Stamp to stamp on it using Metropolis ink. Next, I die cut a hill slope from White Cardstock and adhered it to the front of my card panel using foam dots. I coloured the edge of the slope using Ocean Breeze ink to give it more definition. Then, I stamped my sentiment on it from the Tree Trimming Friends stamp set using Detail Black Ink. Once that was done, I adhered my panels to a white card base. I also added a teeny bit of Diamond Stickles to the embossed snowflakes and hill slope for a touch of shimmer. 


My third and final card for today features the Tree Trimming Friends Stamp, and the Our Home To Yours Stamp Set.

I stamped the lush Christmas tree images from the Tree Trimming Friends Stamp set using Evergreen and Emerald City dye inks for the first tree, and Meadow and Emerald City inks for the second tree on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 LBS Cardstock. I let them dry for a bit and then die cut them using the coordinating Tree Trimming Friends die set. Next, I stamped the Christmas ornaments for the tree using Detail Black Ink and then coloured them using Zig Brush Markers. I die cut these too using the coordinating die set and kept them aside. 

Next, I stamped the sweet bunnies from the Tree Trimming Friends stamp set on Neenah Cardstock using Detail Black Ink and coloured them using Zig Brush Markers. I have done very simple colouring, but you can make it as detailed as you would like - That's the beauty of these stamp sets! Later, I die cut them using the coordinating die set.

 To add some visual interest to the scene, I decided to add stamped houses and gift boxes. I stamped the houses from the Our Home To Yours Stamp Set using Ballet Slipper and Sky Blue inks and then die cut them using the coordinating dies.  The gift boxes are from the Sleigh Bells Ring Stamp set and were stamped using Berrylicious and Sunshine inks. I popped all of these images to my card panel using foam squares for dimension.

To bring the scene to life, I decided to create an ink blended galaxy sky. I took a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 LBS Cardstock and blended the panel using Stargazer, Sapphire, and Summer Shower inks. I then flicked some water on the panel to create a bleached look. Once that was done, I die cut the panel using the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set. I went ahead and die cut two others panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set. I layered these panels one on top of the other for a crisp look.

The sentiment is from the Our Home To Yours Stamp Set and was stamped using Berrylicious ink on a piece of White Cardstock. I die cut it using the coordinating die set.  To finish, I scattered some white Jewels all over my panel. Lastly, I adhered the various card panels together to the white card base.


PRIZES
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the ENTIRE release on their Pinkfresh blogInstagram Feed, & YouTube Channel.

You also have the chance to win a $25 gift card sponsored by Pinkfresh Studio from my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know which card is your favourite. :)

All winners will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Wednesday, September 24, 2020 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check the Giveaway Page on the Pinkfresh Blog and claim their prize within 2 weeks.
SHIPPING PROMO
Pinkfresh Studio is offering FREE US shipping or discounted international shipping on orders over $50+. Offer valid from 9/17/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 9/24/2020 at 11:59 pm CST. Be sure to stock up on your favorites from this release to lock in this special promo!


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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Spellbinders Guest Design Post | Christmas Cascade by Amazing Paper Grace

Hello, crafty friends!
I am so excited and honoured to be guesting on the Spellbinders blog today, sharing two card projects I created using the exquisite Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken. This collection is so versatile and I love that there's an interactive card die included in it to help create some beautiful, one-of-a-kind projects!

I am not someone who makes a lot of interactive cards, so I was really thrilled to work with the Christmas Cascade Card Base Die Set. This die set enables you to create a Cascading Card and is super easy and fun to make. There are so many ways to use this die set, but I decided to use it to create a Christmas Cascading Card. Here's a look at my project:

To assemble the basic framework of the card, I followed the video tutorial shared by the Spellbinders team. I die cut the main base and the rest of the decorative squares from Buttercream Cardstock and adhered them using White Liner Tape. The die set is really well-thought-out and I love how there are different coordinating elements included in the collection to help you accentuate your design.

Once I created the basic framework for my card, I started working on the various embellishments for the card layers. 
For the first layer, I die cut the word 'Joy' from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies from Brush Gold Cardstock.  I also die cut it from white craft foam and adhered it to my panel for dimension. The poinsettias and leaves were die cut using the dies from the Holly Frame Gala Die Set. I die cut them from Whip Cream Cardstock and coloured them with Candy Apple and Lemongrass True Colour Fusion inks. I added some berries die cut from Brush Gold Cardstock for the centres.

For the second layer, I used the word 'Noel' and die cut it from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies from Brush Gold Cardstock and white craft foam. The bauble was die cut from Candy Apple Cardstock and Brush Gold Cardstock and then adhered to the panel using white foam.

Then, for my third, layer, I decided to use a decorative frame die from the Holly Frame Gala Die Set. I die cut the frame from Brush Gold Cardstock and adhered it down using Craft Glue. The birds were die cut from Whip Cream Cardstock and coloured using the Candy Apple True Colour Fusion ink. I also added some holly leaves and berries for added interest. They were die cut using the dies from the same set and I adhered them using foam dots for dimension. 

Finally, for the last year, I die cut the octagonal frame, snowflake, and the sentiment piece using the dies from the Snowflake Splendor Die Set. I die cut the frame from Whip Cream Cardstock and Brush Gold Cardstock, and adhered them down using Craft Glue, while the snowflake was die cut from Brush Gold Cardstock. The sentiment was die cut from Whip Cream Cardstock and later coloured using the Candy Apple True Colour Fusion ink. I also die cut it from white craft foam to add dimension to it. Then, I adhered a couple of holly leaves and red berries to add some interest to the design. They were die cut from the dies included in the Holly Frame Gala Die Set.

I adhered my Cascading Card to a decorative card panel which was die cut using a die from one of the past Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month sets, called Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame Die Set.  It is s really regal and beautiful frame and worked perfectly with my cascade design. I die cut it from Whip Cream Cardstock and Brush Gold Cardstock, and off-set them a little while adhering for added interest. Then, I mounted my panel to a side folding 5" X 7" card base.



For this card, I decided to use pastel tones in order to offer some variation from my previous Card. I started by die cutting a decorative square frame piece using one of the dies from the Christmas Cascade Card Base Die Set from Buttercream Cardstock. Next, using my Glimmer System, I hot foiled the gorgeous wreath from the Filigree Glimmer Wreaths Hot Foil Plates Set on the square piece using Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Gold.

Then, I hot foiled the sentiment for my card using one of the sentiment glimmer plates again from the Filigree Glimmer Wreaths Hot Foil Plates Set. This time I used the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll in Rose Gold to create some contrast in colours. I then die cut this frame and kept it aside. 

Next, I decided to foil some bells to put inside the circle frame. I hot foiled it using my Glimmer System and the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Gold and then fussy-cut it out. To embellish my card, I decided to create a small floral spray. I die cut the flowers and leaves from Baby Pink Textured Cardstock and Brush Gold Cardstock. I embossed the flowers using the Ball Tool stylus from the Stylus Tips for Tool n' One and arranged them around the foiled wreath. I also die cut some ribbon ends from the Holly Frame Gala Die Set to use as swirls for my spray. Then, I tucked in some bits of seam binding ribbon and pollens for added interest.

Once my card panel was ready, I adhered it down to another card panel which was die cut from the Vintage Stitched Sqaures Etched Dies. I just looked up the Spellbinders website and, unfortunately, this die set is no longer available, however, you can use something similar from your stash for your projects. I die cut three layers using three different dies from Baby Pink Textured Cardstock and Whip Cream Cardstock and used a plain mat layer of Brush Gold Cardstock in between to add some interest to the design. I then adhered these down to my card base which was created again from Baby Pink Textured Cardstock, measuring 5.5" X 5.5". I like how this card came together! 


OTHER SUPPLIES​​:
Neenah Solar White 110 LB Cardstock, Baby Pink Textured Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock, White Fun Foam; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Double Sided Foam Tape, Mini Glue Gun; Tools and Accesories: McGill Inc. Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, White Pearl Pollens, Seam Binding Ribbon

Thank you so much for letting me help inspire you today! I hope you liked my creations! If you did, please let me know which card is your favourite and why! :) 
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Stay safe and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Spellbinders September 2020 Card Kit | Whimsical Forest

Hello, crafty friends!
It's the start of a new month which means it's time for a NEW Card Kit from Spellbinders. I have a couple of cards to share today featuring the September 2020 Card Kit by Spellbinders - Whimsical Forest. If you haven't heard about the Monthly Card Kits by Spellbinders or don't know how to subscribe to one, you can go over to the Spellbinders website and/or blog and read more about them HERE

This "Whimsical Forest" Kit, like all their other Card Kits, gives you everything you need to create 10 unique cards and even more. You now also get better goodies, including a 40 sheet paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!
Card Kit of the Month Membership
I have FIVE Card ideas to share with you today using this kit, so let's get started!


Card #1
My card uses the Whimsical Forest Paper PadWhimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set, Whimsical Forest Clear Stamp Set, and the exclusive dies in this month's Card Kit.

The Whimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set contains some beautiful floral die cut pieces which are perfect for creating a wide variety of cards and other projects! I used them here to create the focal for my card design. For my card, I picked out a few floral pieces which would work well in terms of colour and size and grouped them together.

Next, I selected a patterned paper print from the Whimsical Forest Paper Pad and trimmed it to size to adhere over my card base. I adhered the floral die cuts on to it, some directly, and some using foam tape to create visual interest.

My sentiment is from the Whimsical Forest Clear Stamp Set and I stamped it using Licorice Ink on White Cardstock. I die cut it using the coordinating die from the Card kit and then adhered it to my panel using fun foam for a raised look. To finish, I added a couple of star stickers which are also from the Card Kit.


Card #2
My card uses the Whimsical Forest Paper PadWhimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set, Whimsical Forest Clear Stamp Set, and the exclusive dies in this month's Card Kit.

The stamp set in this month's kit is SO cute and I had to use it to create a scene-based card. To start off, I stamped the images from the Whimsical Forest Stamp set using Licorice Ink. I coloured the images using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers - nothing too fancy, just plain and simple colouring. Then, I die cut the images using the coordinating dies from the Card Kit and kept them aside.

Next, I die cut the ornate frame from Yellow Cardstock which is included as a part of the Card Kit. This frame die is so pretty and I can definitely see myself using it for a lot of projects. It reminds me of the iconic picture frame from the TV series, F.R.I.E.N.D.S :) I also die cut some clouds from White Cardstock.

Next, I used the Cloud Dreams Die to stencil on the entire card background. This is a great way to stretch your supplies if you don't have matching stencils in your stash. Simply die cut a couple of clouds from White Cardstock and then use it as a temporary stencil. It's super simple and inexpensive!

I adhered the frame, clouds, and stamped images on my card base using foam dots for dimension. I also adhered some matching die cut pieces from the Whimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set to complete the scene. Next, I hand cut a hill slope from Green Cardstock and stamped my sentiment on it which is from the Whimsical Forest Clear Stamp Set. The other half of the sentiment is a die cut piece from the Whimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set. I love how this one turned out! :)


Card #3
My card uses the Whimsical Forest Paper Pad, and Whimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set.

This card hardly took me time to put together and I am quite pleased with how it has turned out too. To start, I picked a patterned paper print from the Whimsical Forest Paper Pad and adhered it to my card base. I love the look of these simple rainbow stripes as they are so fun and cheerful.

Next, I picked out some oval frames and floral die cut pieces from the Whimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set and adhered them on my card panel. I also added some filler leaves and foliage to give the design a more cohesive look. Like I said earlier, this was very simple to create!


Card #4
My card uses the Whimsical Forest Paper Pad, Whimsical Forest Clear Stamp Set, and the exclusive dies in this month's Card Kit.

The inspiration for this card came from one of the sentiments from the Whimsical Forest Clear Stamp Set. it was so adorable and I had to use it create a card. For my card, I first selected a patterned paper print from the Whimsical Forest Paper Pad which would work well with my design. I trimmed it to size and adhered it to my card base.  Next, I die cut a frame from the Elegant Twist Rectangles Etched Dies from Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered it over the card panel.

Next, I stamped the hedgehogs, mushrooms, and hearts from the Whimsical Forest Clear Stamp Set on Canson Montval Watercolor Paper. I coloured the images using Zig Markers and then die cut the panel using the Spellbinders Label Four Nestabilities Dies. Once that was done, I watercolored the panel using Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Distress inks for the sky and grass.

Then, I die cut some grassy slopes and clouds using the dies from the Card Kit and popped it on my panel using foam tape for dimension. I also stamped my sentiment directly to the panel using Licorice Ink. To finish, I adhered some stamped and die cut mushrooms to complete the scene.


Card #5
My card uses theWhimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set, Whimsical Forest Dimensional Sticker Set, and the exclusive dies in this month's Card Kit.

This card was quite fun to make! To begin, I took a piece of Navy Blue Cardstock and die cut the panel using a Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  Next, I die cut some clouds using dies from the Cloud Dreams Die and Card Kit from Gold Mirror Cardstock. Then, I picked out some die cuts from the Whimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set which would work for my card design and adhered them to my panel using foam dots. I also used few dimensional stickers to accentuate the design.

Once that was done, I die cut the sentiment using one of the dies from the Card Kit from Gold Mirror Cardstock. I then adhered it to my panel using foam tape for dimension. I also added an accompanying sentiment piece which is a die cut from the Whimsical Forest Die Cut Shapes Set. To finish, I added the rainbow pinwheel dimensional sticker.


If you want to find out more about the Club – prices, how you sign up and what’s included, please look ——–> HERE
 The Card Kits for Spellbinders Monthly Clubs are exclusive to Spellbinders and you won't find them anywhere else, so be sure to gets yours before it gets sold out! If there are any leftovers, they are added to the Spellbinders store for sale at full price after a few months. You can see all of the past Card Kits HERE.
Card Kit of the Month Membership
If you'd like to see some more project inspiration using the Card Kit, check out THIS super helpful YouTube video that has some awesome card ideas using the Card Kit. 

That's it from me for today! I hope you liked my cards. Let me know if you have any favourite(s)! I would love to hear from you.
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