Thursday, November 1, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to the first day of the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the super talented Wanda's blog! I always love seeing her beautiful projects and amazing photos on Instagram! 

For today's projects I wanted to use some older stamp sets from Pinkfresh Studio, that I haven't had a chance to work with yet! I don't know about you, but I hate leaving stamps and dies untouched, I need to try them all at least once! I wish I had time to use them more often too! The reason I haven't used these particular sets before is because I am not so into coloring, I simply have no patience for it. Which is weird because I really loved coloring as a kid! Oh well, I guess we all change!

Back to the cards! On my first one I've used the adorable Festive Llama stamp set. There are also coordinating dies available but I fussy cut this one out because I was too lazy to take out my die cutting machine. Oh God, I feel a pattern emerging here (ie. I'm just lazy in general?!). I picked a pattern paper from the Holiday Vibes collection and matched my color scheme to it. Luckily I had some alcohol markers in matching colors, because I only have like 30 markers...I stamped the images in black ink and did very basic coloring, I didn't think it needed more.

I made an A2 size top folding card base and adhered the patterned paper on top. I then die cut a basic oval shape from another patterned paper from the same collection and using foam tape, I adhered it down in the middle of the panel.

I also added foam dots to my llama and presents and attached them to the oval shape. Last but not least I added a sentiment which is a sticker from last year's Christmas collection, December Days. Gosh, I loved that collection too!

On my second card I've used another super cute set, Simple Joy! There's coordinating dies available for this set too, but again, as before, I was too lazy...:( Same as before, I created an A2 size top folding card base. Then I fussy cut a part of a patterned paper (with the lights) from the 6x6 pad in the Holiday Vibes collection and using foam adhesive I added it to the top part of my card. I also added a strip of green gingham paper at the bottom.

I'll be honest, I accidentally colored the chair red and then there was no way for me to color Santa's pullover red too haha! In the end, I actually prefer the green, it's something different! I glued down Santa in the middle and added the kitty on foam dots. I tucked a puffy sticker present behind him.

I love the mittens in the Holiday Vibes collection and thought they looked cute hanging from behind the lights, so I added them there! My sentiment I've cut out from the Very Merry patterned paper. 

That's it! I hope you like how these two cards turned out and I could inspire you in some small way! 

I've been making Christmas cards since July and I'm still not tired of them haha! I wouldn't mind making them all year round!

Now for the fun part! Giveaways and promotions!

- Each day 6 random comments will be picked to win a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio store. There will also be 2 grand prizes picked from the comments left on the Pinkfresh Studio blog posts: each day a different bundle of holiday stamps and dies. Prizes will be pictured each day on the Pinkfresh Studio blog. That is 12 chances to win over the two days plus the grand prizes! Winners will be posted on Sunday, November 11 by 2pm CST on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks!

- The exclusive Holiday Vibes die will be added to any purchase in the Pinkfresh Studio store, free of charge! No promo code needed, it will automatically be added to your shopping cart. How cool is that? Even I don't have this die, boohoo!

Phew, that's a whole lot of information! But I hope you've enjoyed this post anyway :).

As always, I'm the last one in the hop hehe, so from here you go back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog!  I'm also attaching the full blog hop list at the end of this post, for your convenience. Have fun hopping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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