Monday, May 20, 2019

Pinkfresh Studios May Essentials Release Blog Hop




Hello and welcome! I am beyond thrilled to be helping Pinkfresh Studios again this month with their May Essentials Release Blog Hop! There is an amazing line up of designers that I will link below, so make sure you stop at each of their blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 dollar gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studios Shop! ALSO, there will be an additional chance to win the ENTIRE release on the Pinkfresh Studio Blog as well as on their Instagram, so make sure you head there as well! You'll want to head to the Giveaway Page on May 27th to see if you won! You have 2 weeks to claim your prize! 
I have 3 projects I am sharing with you today so make sure you scroll to the bottom to see all of them! Before I dive into the details of my projects, here is the list of the designers on the hop! The May release is AMAZING, so you'll definitely want to see how all of the designers used everything in their unique way!
Pinkfresh Studios will be offering two shopping promos during the release:
First is a free XO die with purchase.There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into your cart.  


We will also be offering free/discounted shipping from May 20-26th on orders $50+. They must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

Kelly Lunceford (you are here)



 I am just going to be completely honest with you up front! This is one of those releases that is so jam packed with goodness that you won't want to stop playing! Literally, I have so many ideas that I can't wait to try! The possibilities are endless and I just scratched the surface! To begin, I played around with the newly released Hanging Florals stamp set paired with one of the new essentials being showcased today; Pretty Frames 2 die

 To begin this design, I die cut two of the Hanging Florals die cut set and then stamped them using my MISTI. Once they were stamped, I colored them using an assortment of alcohol markers. I also gave them a bit of Wink of Stella here and there for some shine.
Can you see those pretty little gems in the right hand side of my photograph? I literally squealed when I saw them! They are called Essentials: Crystal Mix and come in a set of a bunch of colors! Now, before you tell yourself you don't NEED anymore gems, let me tell you why you need THESE gems! For many of you who visit often, I've used sparkling clear rhinestones for quite a while now. I've shared a fun little trick of the trade and that is to glue them UPSIDE DOWN! They sparkle so much better like this and they stay glued down even after being mailed! Now, let me tell you about these little babies; they have a flat side that can be glued, but still allows the gems to shine at their fullest! It is awesome! They have a few different sizes mixed into each vial so you can add variation to your designs, which I am always searching for. I used these beautiful pink ones on this card! There is also a new Essentials: Jewel Mix that is gorgeous as well!

Once I had the flowers colored, glittered, and bedazzled, I set them aside to get started on the beautiful frame! I didn't quite know how the entire piece would die cut so I ran it through to get an idea. I chose this beautiful Aqua color which turned out perfectly for my card. As you can see, it cuts into a bunch of different frames, or you can leave it as is, like I did. I took off the very outer piece as well as the inside so that my sentiment could show. I also notched out two of the triangles on the side to sort of "point" to the sentiment.

I attached the two floral images and then cut them using some sharp scissors. I will definitely be using this stamp set again ASAP to use it in its more intended way. 
My second project switches gears to a more vintage vibe to create an unexpected "thank you" card for my son's teacher. I absolutely love this sentiment, which is included in the Fruitastic stamp set, that I used on today's card! I combined a few of the new May Essentials to create this card! To begin, I used the Lacey Edgers die to die cut a white panel. I layered a piece of green paper over the top and then used my sewing machine to add some white machine stitching. 

 I layered that piece onto a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of blue cardstock using foam squares. I used the Braided Circles die set to die cut the two small circles. I mounted those onto the green panel using foam squares. The cut outs of these circles remind me of the way fruit looks when it is cut; the way the seeds look, if that makes sense. I thought these circles would be perfect showcase this yummy looking fruit!
 I die cut the fruit using the Fruitastic Die set and then got to work stamping the images. I used my MISTI so that I could get a nice crisp and saturated image. Of course I had to add a few more of the Essentials: Crystal Mix  rhinestones here and there.
The sentiment is stamped in black and then trimmed down. I used some scissors to add the notches on the ends. I attached it to the center of the card using foam squares. I normally don't put my sentiments directly in the middle of my designs, but it worked nicely for this design. 

 My 3rd and final project for today is a set of tags that I made using the fabulous new Facny Label Frames die set. Once again, the possibilities for these are endless, but I decided to use them for these tags that I plan on using on gifts for teachers, aids, etc. for the end of the school year. 

 I die cut the largest of each of the included dies out of white cardstock twice, so I would end up with 6 tags total. I also die cut the smallest of each of the dies using Kraft paper after I had stamped the "making me feel special" sentiment which is from the Oval Foliage stamp set. Before I added those dies, I stamped the foliage, which is also from the Oval Foliage stamp set as well as the "thank you for" sentiment. I added some black paint splatter over each of the tags.

Once those had dried, I added the smaller sentiment using foam squares. I also added some eyelets at the top using my Crop-a-dile. I also looped some black baker's twine through the holes so they will be ready to go! I had so much fun with this release! Thanks for fluttering by!








81 comments:

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

MadeByMeghanK said...

All are GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the tags and then the way you put the gems on the fruit. The first card is gorgeous with the flowers you colored!

JoAnn said...

Love all your projects but my favorite is the first card with those beautiful flowers and the lovely color combo you used - LOVE IT. TFS

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of cards and tags!! I love how you used the lacy edges dies :)

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful job with the dies, tags and cards. Thanks for sharing your designs.

Sandy S. said...

What beautiful cards. I will be back to your blog to see more of your work. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Kelsey Thomas said...

So many beautiful projects! :) I love the color combination of the first card you shared. It is very pretty.

Kathleen said...

I literally gasped when I opened your blog and saw the first card - it took my breath away. The colors are so beautiful! So now I have to add that stamp set to the order, as well as those frame dies and the amazing crystals!

jan metcalf said...

Your cards are amazing! But I love those tags!!

Susan B. said...

I love the first card, the color, the flowers, and most of all the new die!

Patti H. said...

Oh Kelly, Your cards & tags are amazing & I love them all! The Pretty Frames 2 is just what I've been looking for & The Fancy Labels Frames will fill a hole in my supplies quite nicely. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations!

sharon g said...

EEEEEKKKK!!! The first one is too gorgeous! I love the colors you chose---sort of greyed green, and the pinks! JUST GORGEOUS. I'm going to go back and look at the details so I can buy them....THANKS

http://anitahansdatter.blogspot.com/ said...

So nice,these cards reminded me of my grandmother, god memories

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I love how you used these flower swags!

Kelly said...

Beautiful colors on your floral swags, such elegant botanical tags, and your fruit card is perfectly sweet (I love that set)!

Kit A said...

These are beautiful cards. I really like the floral swags.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely projects!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning creations - love how feminine and sweet these are:)

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous projects!! I love the first card and think it is
quite stunning. Love the new pretty frames.

Stampnms said...

Loving the aqua over the gray such an inspired color choice.

Amy Martin said...

Beautiful creations. So many wonderful ideas using the dies!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards and tags! It’s amazing at all the creativity on this bog hop..
Thanks so much for sharing...

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly! And, those tags are lovely.

Janis said...

Awesome and beautiful projects!! I esp love the teacher TY card. In different colors it would almost have a Scandi look. Fabulous!
<3 J

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Sue D said...

Wow--your projects are fabulous!

StarSpry said...

What great projects you created! I just love the tag set! They look so sweet with the foliage stamping and little kraft label sentiments. :)

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! The new dies are fabulous, and the jewels add such a pretty detail! Your first card is so pretty and shows off the detail of those awesome frames!

V. K. said...

What great cards and tags you created. The new release has everything you need. I just love the tags. Very special.

Lorraine Melin said...

You’ve got some beautiful cards there, but I especially love your tags!! What a great idea to use them for teacher gifts!! I’m totally pinning them!! Thanks!

Connie said...

Beautiful cards and tags. Love this release.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

You must have ideas continually running through your head because you are a prolific crafter! The first card amazed me on IG and still draws my eye here. Great projects and tips.

Andrea Hastilow said...

So much awesome inspiration on your post, love those fabulous tags. Your first floral card is my absolute favourite, stunning.

Karen said...

Love your cards! I especially like the way you used all the frames together as a background.

cm said...

Yes, an amazing new release that, in your hands, becomes ultra amazing! Your Pretty Frames 2 and floral card is positively swoon-inducing! Stunning projects, all!
~carol

Michelle Isom said...

So beautiful!!! Love, love, love the tags!

amee said...

Such creative and lovely cards & tags!

Barbara said...

Your first card is absolutely stunning with the pretty design and the gorgeous colors! I like the second card, too and the cute tags you created to go on teacher gifts.

DJ said...

Lovely projects especially the floral card with that gorgeous aqua background. Wow.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful projects with these new dies!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful projects with these new dies!

Aimee Phillips said...

I love what you made using the tag die. I can see that would be amazing to use for a wedding thank you left on each seat with something special. Soo pretty and simple!!!. Awesome!!.

sentsue said...

Love the thank you tags!

Kyle4143 said...

The pink and green card is stunning what a great color combination! Your tags are beautiful too! Great way to use the labels.

Michele said...

Oh my gosh, I love the card with the fruit! So cute!!

Teri Terrific said...

You sure make lovely cards! The first has such a warm, vintage feel; and the detail of the punch-out triangles is a nice touch. The second, well, who doesn't like a cheerful fruit card? :D Thank you.

Eve N said...

Darling cards! I can't decide which dies to get first, as I love all your design ideas. I think the braided circles and labels will be my top choices, but your use of the lacey edge dies is so pretty, too!

Unknown said...

I loved the classic style of your first card, using many of the frame dies and the Hanging Floral stamp set. The second card looked so summery with the fruit and using the braided circle. (I can only wish for that time of year to come soon here. (sigh!)) And to be given one of your "Thank you teachers" tags will delight your child's teachers. Thanks for sharing 3 wonderful ideas!! Margaret R

Stephanie said...

I liked how you used the frame as a tag - great ideal. Your coloring on the floral card is beautiful :)

Dots said...

I really enjoyed your lovely cards. What a feast to look and imagine re-creating them. Color combos are so beautiful, and I love the colored frames kept together.
Thanks for sharing!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Kelly, you've really made some beautiful projects here! I especially love the delicate tags, so very pretty

Diane K said...

Your cards are just lovely. This new release by Pink Fresh is so versatile. Thanks for sharing your creative talents and inspiring us to try as well.

JMN said...

I love all of your designs. The colouring of the Hanging Floral Stamp is so pretty and I loved the die cut frames kept together on this card. Thanks for sharing on this blog hop.

craftymademoiselle said...

The fresh country feel of these three projects is so great ! I absolutely love your color choices. Great job!

Debbie Rumpza said...

I love everything you posted! The colors on that first card are so nice and comfortable... cozy... I guess I mean. I love the sweet tag set you made also.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Kelly! I am (in your words) bedazzled by your post! I love ALL 3 of your beautiful creations!! You amaze me Kelly because I don't think there is a style of card or tag that you haven't mastered. And those gems, WOW!

Teresa Stevens said...

I am so inspired by what you have created and shared with us today. Your creations are gorgeous and colored/inked beautifully. Those tags are truly inspired! ❤

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! Such an AMAZING New Release!! LOVE your Creations!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

LauraJane:) said...

How adorable are those tags with the Fancy Frames?!?! I really enjoyed looking through all the goodness in your Flat-lay photos...Simply Beautiful!!

Jeannie said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects! Impossible to pick a favorite. Thanks!

McStamper said...

Your cards are fabulous. The Hanging Florals with the Pretty Frames 2 is one of my favorite of the hop. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration.

Nora Noll said...

Each of your projects are beautiful. I think I now need the Fancy Frames and the way you used the Lacey Borders on that fun, thank you card is just spectacular!!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful projects. I really like your thank you tags. Thank you for sharing.

Gab said...

Oh wow, love your projects, especially that first card with all the inlaid die cutting

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your cards! They are so pretty!

Verhey Family Blog said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the blue one!

akulka said...

I love how you used all of the frames--the coloring and elements you put together are beautiful!

joni said...

Stunning cards and tags! They look fantastic!!! I love your coloring and blending on the flowers...and what a great idea with those pretty frames!!! Love the Crystal mix on the fruit too! Such a nice touch! TFS
hugs,
joni

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards and tags! My two favorite items are the Pretty Frames and the Braided Circles!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic use of all the frames on the first
card. The lacy effect on the side of the
second card is great. Wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cynthia Cole said...

Loving all your fabulous projects and that first one is a stunner!

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful cards and tags. Love the fun frames, flowers and fruit!

Melissa said...

Beautiful cards and tags! Love the colors in your first card with the flowers.

TLI74 said...

Great projects. Very nice

Miriam Prantner said...

So many pretty things here! I love the composition of that first card, but those tags are absolutely beautiful!

Dana M said...

Such lovely projects! Beautiful designs and fabulous inspiration.

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful cards and tags!!

Karrie L said...

Both cards and the tags are very pretty but your first card is just stunning! I love the design and colors you chose! Thank you for sharing!

Annalisa said...

My goodness! Every time I think I've got a handle on what these dies can do, I see a whole new way of using them. Your color palettes are also gorgeous and help highlight the details in different ways. Thanks for sharing with us!

Lee said...

Lovely creations! Tags are awesome and I adore that fruit card!

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love the first fancy frames card!

Jamie said...

Your tags are really neat! Thanks for sharing!