Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil projects

Hello everyone,

I'm back today with a couple of cards I've created with some fairly new Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil goodies. Well, to be fair I've had these for a couple of months now, but never had time to play with them!

If you are not familiar with the Glimmer Hot Foil system, you can find lots of information on it on the Spellbinders blog, as well as many helpful videos on the Spellbinders YouTube channel. I myself had a couple of posts earlier as well, if you are interested.

For today's cards you need the following products:

I've created two A2 size top folding card bases. I embossed a white and a kraft card stock panel in the same size, using the Love Stripes embossing folder. I adhered these to the card bases.

I foiled a piece of white and a piece of kraft card stock using the Scattered Dot plate and the Blush foil. I then die cut a big rectangle from both with one of the dies from the Nestabilities Fancy Edged Rectangles die pack. I added foam tape to these and attached them to the embossed card fronts.

Using some of the plates from the Everyday Sentiments II pack I created a bunch of sentiment strips. I then die cut quite a few layered flowers in different colors. I love this die set and these flowers so much! I played around with floral arrangements, once I settled on these two designs, I glued them down alternating between liquid and foam adhesive to add dimension and interest. I popped up the sentiments.

Last but not least I added some jute which coordinates well with the kraft card stock. Easy peasy! These might take some time to make due to all the die cutting but I think it's worth it! What do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I wish you a lovely day!


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Family - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm stopping by to share my latest layout I've made for the Paige Evans Design Team using the gorgeous Horizon collection!

I cut the beautiful Flower Circle cut file (Design ID: 272982) from textured white card stock. I also cut a few extra flowers - to do this, I just erased the rest of the cut file, only leaving me with the flower. Some parts will not cut since there are no cut lines but these small areas are very easy to fussy cut.

I then backed the cut file with different patterned papers, the single flowers I backed with white vellum. I glued down the circle onto my chosen background paper - only the circle, not the flowers or anything else. I added machine stitching so I could be sure my layout won't fall apart at some point. I cut off the patterned paper behind the cut file so I could back it with white vellum.

I added foam adhesive to the back, also behind the flowers where it's not visible. I then placed some crystals and sequins on a white heavy weight card stock and adhered the patterned paper front to it - I hope that makes sense. Basically just like you would make a shaker card.

Last but not least I embellished my page: I added some word stickers, epoxy stickers, chipboards, die cuts, a Globe clip, my title and journaling and done! Oh, and I also glued the vellum flowers on top of the patterned paper ones! Done and done!

I hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!



Monday, May 20, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

Hello there crafters,

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials release blog hop!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Yoonsun's blog, but I'll attach the full blog hop list at the end for your convenience, in case you're lost.

Today, besides the awesome new dies, Pinkfresh is releasing 2 new products too - Jewels and Crystals. Jewels are iridescent and have a flat back so you can glue them down on your projects (like I did on some of my cards today). Crystals on the other hand are not iridescent and don't have a flat back, so they are meant to be used in shaker pockets or any other ways you can think of where you don't have to glue them down. The colors are wonderful and it's pretty handy that you have 12 different ones in a box! I hope you are as excited about these new additions as we are!

As for my projects today...First up, the Basic Label Frames die set! There's three shapes in this pack, I've used the hexagons on my cards.

I die cut a million hexagons using the smallest die and patterned papers from the Everyday Musings collection. I then built two backgrounds with them. It takes awhile but it's very easy to line them up.

I didn't want to cover up much of the background since I spent so much time on it, so I die cut a sentiment using one of my most used products as of late, the Essentials Classic Words die set. I die cut this from pink card stock, plus another 4 times from white and layered them up so the sentiment pops up. To finish off this card I added some ribbon and a button. I've always loved using twine, ribbons and co, but I didn't have these shabby ribbons before, which my DT peer Ivana uses so often! I love the soft touch it adds to her cards, so I've now ordered them in all the colors too haha! Thanks girl for the inspiration!

On my second hexagon card I kept the background simple - I did mix the 12x12 and the 6x6 paper, so if you look closely you'll notice the scale of the pattern is different. I thought this adds a bit of interest without being distracting. I then cut a few white hexagons and stamped a floral spray on them using the gorgeous Embroidered Blossoms stamp set (co-ordinating dies also available!). Another favorite of mine, I think it's my most used Pinkfresh stamp set! I love building colorful patterns and this set is perfect for it!

I die cut several layers for these hexagons so they stand out. To finish off this card I created a sentiment like on my first card, added some twine, button AAAAAAND some of the new Jewels in white!

Next up my favorite die from this release, Lacey Edgers 1! Sooo fab! Love all the different designs! I used all five of them to decorate my cards. So simple but it adds so much texture and interest to your project!

On these two cards I used a mixture of Everyday Musings and Out and About papers. I glued down the die cuts at the bottom, then added a dry embossed panel as well as a strip of patterned paper for contrast at the top. 

A simple die cut sentiment and a few Jewels finish off both these cards! And a bow! My favorite part and I almost forgot! I used a die from the Partial Cut Bouquet and a Bow die set to create these adorable little paper bows. Another set you MUST have! Haha! Sorry, not sorry :D.

That's it! I hope you like my projects and are inspired to get crafting RIGHT NOW! 

And now for the fun part! 


1. Pinkfresh Studio is giving away the full May Essentials release on the Pinkfresh blog and Instagram as well!

2. On each blog we are giving away a $25 gift certificate too!

As always, the winners will be selected from the comments left on all blog posts. Winners will be announced on May 27, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page. You must claim your prize within 2 weeks so don't forget to go check the above page! Comment away! Good luck!

Shopping Promo:
There's two shopping promos during the release:

  • Get a free XO die with ANY purchase! No code necessary, this die will automatically be added to your shopping cart.

  • Pinkfresh Studio is also offering free/discounted shipping from May 20 - May 26th on orders $50+. You just need to use code MAYESSFREESHIP50. Shipping in the US is free, and there's $5.50 off on international shipping.

Phew I think that's it for today! I hope I didn't miss anything :).

Since I'm the last one in the hop, you'll be returning to the Pinkfresh blog now!

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!



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