Hello crafty friends,
Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio April Essentials Release Blog Hop! I love love love dies, it's no secret I prefer them over stamps any time, so this release is extra special for me! These new dies are basics that you will be using over and over, but they are all unique too, so not just your basic circles, ovals and rectangles! I hope you'll love them as much as I do!
You should have arrived here from Yoonsun's blog but I'll include the complete blog hop list at the end of this post in case you're lost!
As for my projects...I've created quite a few because I wanted to try all dies of course! Well, I didn't manage in the end but I'll be using those soon for sure.
All cards in this post are A2 size top folding cards. All patterned papers and embellishments are from the gorgeous Joyful Day collection. I've made and envelope for all of them because I thought the new Classic Edgers would give super pretty details to them.
On this card below I used one of the Classic Edgers - I die cut various patterned papers and layered them up on my card base. I then took the Thank You sentiment from the Classic Words die set and die cut it 4 or 5 times from white card stock. Glued them together, then attached the dimensional word to my card. Super simple!
On my next card I used the Inverted Stitched Scallop circle die set to die cut a window from a 4.25x5.5" mustard card stock. I then stamped a bunch of blooms and foliage with the Embroidered Blooms stamp set and glued it down behind the window. You can easily turn this into a shaker card if you like those, just add a piece of acetate and some foam adhesive.
I die cut one of the paper scraps I had left of this sweet floral paper and added it at the bottom of my card. Nothing goes to waste! For the sentiment I used another die from the Classic Words die set and did the same as on the card before. A few enamel dots finish off this card.
On this next card I used another super cool set, the Classic Tags with Fillable Elements. What's special about this set is that in addition to the 3 classic tag shapes, you also have many small pieces you can fill the tags with to create unique patterns each time! Here I used the inserts to create continuous patterns big enough for cards! Yes you can totally line them up and it's not even difficult!
Here I die cut a border from white card stock and adhered this layer to the card base. I then die cut the same pattern from patterned paper too which I backed with purple card stock and glued it down at the bottom of the card base.
I added a thin strip of mustard card stock for accent. Another die cut sentiment from the Classic Words die set and a few embellies finish off this card.
On my next card I created several layers with various techniques. Let's see if I remember hehe! First I die cut the edges of a white panel with one of the Classic Edgers and at the same time I also used the Inverted Stitched Scallop circle die set to die cut a window in the middle. I then embossed this white piece to add some texture (polka dots).
I had an extra piece of the patterned paper die cut I used for my previous card and I didn't want to throw it away...I backed it with a mustard card stock and glued it behind the scallop window. I die cut another white scallop window, this time however, I also used the outline circle die, so the scallop piece was completely cut out. I adhered this on top of the other scallop. I did this because I didn't want embossing on this part, so I covered that up.
I added a thin purple circle around the scallop for some interest. I die cut my sentiment from the same purple card stock. Again, this is from the Classic Words die set. Done!
On this first one I used the smaller scallop to die cut several little windows from a patterned paper panel. That's right, there are 2 different sizes of the same scallop in this set! With outlines too, so you can actually die cut simple circles as well - it's another versatile set!
Again, you can easily turn this into a shaker but I decided to just add patterned paper in the back. A few puffy stickers and a sentiment, the card is done!
On my next card I did create a shaker window finally! But instead of raising the whole card front to hide the window behind it, I die cut the scallop circle multiple times and layered it up to create my shaker element.
I backed this circle with some patterned paper but before I did this, I placed some sequins inside the shaker. I then adhered this element to the card front. Die cut sentiment, done!
On my last two cards for today I went with the beautiful Braided Ovals die set. I love ovals and use them very often as a layering piece on my cards, so I was very happy when I saw these dies!
I embossed a white card stock panel to add texture in the background, and adhered it to my card base. I then die cut the bigger oval from patterned paper, glued it in the middle of the card front. Next I added a piece of green patterned paper, a red chipboard frame, a die cut wreath and bow from the ephemera pack. Phew, layers upon layers!
To finish off this card, I added a die cut sentiment again. This time I die cut the sentiment a bunch of times and layered them up for a dimensional element. I adhered it on top of the wreath.
My last card has a patterned paper base, a bigger and a smaller oval added in the middle. A die cut wreath and flowers from the ephemera pack embellish my card. I also added some puffy sticker leaves.
Last but not least a sentiment! You see how many word dies there are in that one pack?! Fabulous!
Phew, congratulations if you made it through my post haha!
Now for the fun part!
1. Pinkfresh Studio is giving away the full 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 April 14, 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!
There's two shopping promos during the release:
- Get a free House 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 April 8-11 on orders $50+. You just need to use code APRESSFREESHIP50. Shipping in the US is free, and there's $5.50 off on international shipping.
That's it! Enjoy hopping along! Thank you for stopping by!
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Layers and layers of AWESOMENESS! I love how you used the scallops! And great way to highlight the sentiment dies!!!ReplyDelete
So many beautiful cards! :) Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great cards, very festive! Great work!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards AND a gorgeous way to dress up an envelope!!ReplyDelete
Lovely cards! I need the Classic Words dies!ReplyDelete
Loving this release and the bright colors you chose.ReplyDelete
Your cards are gorgeous! Those word dies are a must have!ReplyDelete
gorgeous release - love how you used the dies on your envelopes:)ReplyDelete
Love the use of the edger on the envelopes! Just lovely!ReplyDelete
WOW, I have never thought to decorate the envelopes. I love everything you made, actually. You showed off the dies beautifully....ReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards! Great designs with the dies.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing...
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous cards. Such a great release.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing…
These are beautiful. I can understand how you made so many. The possibilities are endless with these dies! I love the pattern paper and the way you used the edge dies on the envelopes is so creative. Enjoyed your post.ReplyDelete
the best designsReplyDelete
Wow, I am overwhelmed by your beautiful projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Are you sure you didn't use all of the dies! I love all the different ways you used them, especially the envelopes. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Truly beautiful cards showcasing the dies I covet the most! Nicely done!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. I love your color choices, so bright and happy. I like that you used the edge for the envelope too. Clever.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! So many gorgeous creations!! Each one is awesome! I love the details in the tag dies :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful array of cards! Great use of the new dies. I'm always happy to see a shaker, my fave type of card.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful projects! The envelopes are so amazing! Love!ReplyDelete
Wow so many gorgeous ways to used these awesome dies! I love them all especially the first one with the tiny flowers! Great job!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! Love how you did the envelopes.ReplyDelete
Such a variety of beautiful cards! Love each one of them.ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards and great layering on your beautiful cards :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful, beautiful color choices! Each card was a piece of beauty. Thank you for sharing. Brenda WestReplyDelete
These cards are incredible. I LOVE how creatively you used the dies. I love all the printed papers and enamel dots. A REALLY special group of cards!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so dainty. Love the use of the dies. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. I like the dies and papers you used.ReplyDelete
WOW!! I LOVE all the cards you created. The use of the dies on the envelope flaps is GENIUS too. You layer like a rockstar!!ReplyDelete
Love how you used the new dies,....so pretty!ReplyDelete
So much to love, the colors, the creative designs, and lovely use of the new dies!ReplyDelete
Just lovin’ these new edge dies. And your layered one is just adorable.ReplyDelete
Love the beautiful way you did the envelope flap edges to coordinate with your lovely cards!ReplyDelete
Wowzers! Your cards so the most beautiful designs! I am jumping in with others on the envelope love! Such an elegant touch!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so beautiful! And inspiring! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Those Classic Edger dies are fantastic! I adore the card you made using them and the matching envelope! Fabulous!ReplyDelete
Your creations are stunning! Those edgers on the envelope - genius! Thank you for sharing your creativity.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful surprise it would be to get such a bold envelope in the mail....it would mean a lot to me knowing someone picked out such a beautiful card.ReplyDelete
So many wonderful projects. Love theseReplyDelete
new dies. You've given me lots of
ways to use them. thanks for sharing
You rocked this release! So many wonderful cards!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, and I love the matching envelopes, too! How fun! This is an amazing release, and I definitely need the tags and the word dies ;-) But who knows what else falls into my cart in the nearest future!ReplyDelete
So gorgeous!! I just love the Classic Edgers!!ReplyDelete
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So many visual delights! Commented earlier someone had used the edgers like frosting, another like petticoats and yours remind me of hankies! What a fun blog hop!ReplyDelete
Wow!! These cards and envelope sets are fantastic!ReplyDelete
Amazing projects!!! I love all the layering you did...especially with the gorgeous patterned paper all going so well together!!! I love how you showcased the dies...really unique and beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful color combos and details on these gorgeous creations! Love the Classic Edgers and the card you made with all the pretty layers! Awesome collection of dies!ReplyDelete
You have created so many beautiful cards, they are all amazing and this release is amazing too.ReplyDelete
So many beautiful cards! I love them all. I really like how you added the decorative edge on the envelopes. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Last but not least on the hop...I can stare/study your paper creations all day!!ReplyDelete
Your craetions are out of this world.I dont have words to describe their beauty.Love and hugs
Beautiful cards. Love the way you have used the border dies. The new release is fabulous. I really love the new sentiment dies.ReplyDelete
So pretty!! So mamy different designs. Amazing!!ReplyDelete
Wow! What a beautiful assortment of cards. I love your color combinations. Love each and every card!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards. I like the idea of using the edge die on the envelopes-very fancy.ReplyDelete
These are so pretty!ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful release with so many wonderful products. Your cards and color choices are great. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow, I absolutely love these. Love the designs, love the colors and patterns, love the way you die cut the envelope flaps to go with the cards. Just love it all.ReplyDelete
Wow, this bloghop has brought out the creative energy in force! Your color palettes are not ones I would ever think of (periwinkle and orange in particular), but they totally work. And as many have mentioned, the idea of die cutting the flaps of your envelopes takes them to the next level. Thanks for sharing all these great projects with us!ReplyDelete
Wow, beautiful projects! Thank you for great inspiration.ReplyDelete
So many beautiful cards, great use of patterned papers! Really love the Tag dies, so many possibilities with this set and I really like how you used the fillers.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. Love everything about them.ReplyDelete