Monday, May 24, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop! I'm sharing three projects with you today using a few of the new Essentials that you're sure to love! I always get so excited for the "Essentials" releases because the new products give me new ideas to freshen up my designs and to keep those creative juices flowing!
Before I dive into the details of my projects, there are a few details to make you aware of! As always, please leave a comment here and on all the stops of the hop for a chance to win one of 10 $25 dollar gift certificates to the shop! Also, head to the Pinkfresh You Tube and Facebook pages for two chances to win the ENTIRE release!



As I mentioned earlier, I have three projects to share with you today! Up first is something I am SUPER excited about and that is the new Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle! This particular suite of products is jam-packed with everything you need to make mini slimline cards! I can tell I will be using these A LOT!

I'm also beyond excited for the new Mini Slimline Envelope Die Set! I've always loved making my own envelopes and the fact that there is a die makes it even better! You know all of that 12 by 12 pattern paper that you've been hoarding? Well, now you can make your own envelopes to put your mini slimline cards in! There is also a new slimline envelop die for all of your regular sized slimline cards! 

To begin this mini slimline card, I used the Slim Leafy Squares stencil and rainbow colors to create the background panel. Once it was done, I die cut it using the largest diagonal stitched die from the new bundle! I also die cut the circle, which is also included in the bundle.

For the sentiment, which was super hard to photograph (grr), I did some quick inkblending onto  a white piece of cardstock and then die cut it using the Love You the Most die. I glued it all together and then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the top of the letters to give them that retro puffy sticker look! The butterfly is from the Butterflies stamp set that was released last month! And of course, I couldn't resist making a rainbow mini slimline envelope to match!

My second card for today uses the AMAZING new Blanket Stitched Oval dies! These are one of those die sets that you KNOW you will be using again and again! I also used the delightful new Garden Wreath dies that were released last month!

To begin this design, I heat embossed the Enchanted Blooms cling stamp and then added Ocean Breeze and Aquamarine ink over the top. Once that was done, I used the smaller of the two oval sets to die cut the opening. I saved the middle portion and used it on my last card for today. I layered the embossed panel over the top of a white card base that has the flower die cut piece using the Modern Bloom die. I used to shy away from using this but as soon as I got my Gemini Jr., it cuts like butter and I can't stop using it!

I layered the leaves and flowers around the oval using liquid glue. I added the "you're a great friend" sentiment to the middle using foam squares.

My third and final card for today's hop uses the other butterfly that is included in the butterfly set I used on my first card. As you can see, I used that middle portion of the emboss-resist background from my previous card. 

I also used the largest oval to go behind the smaller blue oval. I heat embossed the sentiment using white powder on a black strip of cardstock to make it pop! Before I send you off to the other designers' blogs, there is something that I think you'll all be happy about! I love to use the Essentials: Jewels on most of my projects and know you can buy them in each individual color so you can replenish your favorites or simply purchase your favorites! With that, I'll send you on your way for the rest of the hop! Thanks for fluttering by!





 

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82 comments:

Donna de Gale-Kalloo said...

Sooo beautiful!!!

Judith said...

Love your cards. The colors are soft but then you add a pop!

Ingrid said...

Wow! I love your bright and colorful cards! They’re beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

Your butterflies make my heart flutter, Kelly!
=]

Jessica Yoder said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the patterned paper you used!!

Melissa Baskin said...

Wow I love your cards, especially the butterfly one!

Linh said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pennie said...

Beautiful cards!

barbara lassiter said...

Beautiful cards. They are all lovely and inspiring to me!

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards, more creative ways to use the butterfly set.

Pat Bethke said...

Your cards are so beautiful, thanks for sharing these inspiring cards.

Sherry M. said...

Love the right colors chosen for these cards!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Omgoodness! These cards are gorgeous, Kelly!

NancyR said...

Great cards! I especially like the butterfly slimline. Thanks for sharing.

Dianna Jacobs said...

Bright and beautiful!!

Amy M said...

Beautiful use of the butterflies, Love the card with the little flowers

ScrappyTeacher said...

Beautiful cards. That butterfly is gorgeous! What a great release.

Sherry said...

Beautiful cards. Love the background on your first card, so different and cool. TFS. Sherry Jones

Barbara said...

Love all your cards, but especially the one with the oval die cut and the flowers. Stunning. Thank you for the inspiration.

Avra Williams said...

Gorgeous cards!

Melissa Leftrick said...

These are so gorgeous!!!

Frankie B said...

Very lovely

Lara Read said...

love that butterfly card! but they are all beautiful! Great work!

DorothyA said...

Beautiful layers! I especially like the friendship cards. Love the colors and layers. It's perfection!

Becca Yahrling said...

So very pretty and happy colorful! I am loving all of the new dies shown today, especially the envelope die.

Roxy T said...

Love the butterflies but the friendship card is my favorite here. I just love that blue.

Susanbcards said...

Those 3 cards are stunning! I really love the blanket stitch die with the flowers surrounding it. The slimline card is such a great size, I'll have to make some of those!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Kelly - The "the most" card really is "the most"! I absolutely love that "leafy squares" stencil (I hope I got that title right - if I go back to check, the message I'm writing will disappear, so I'm staying here). I like both the butterfly cards but I think the one w/ the leafy squares and the profile of the butterfly is the more stunning of the two. So lovely!! The blue card with the message about friendship is also really a knockout!! I love all the die-cut pieces you adhered to the edge of the opening (I think it was the blanket stitch oval?) -- they really look amazing! TFS!!
Lori S in PA

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful butterfly creations! I LOVE the colors!

Gail Spresser said...

Such pretty and colorful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Jan said...

Love, love the butterflies. :)

Sue D said...

Pretty cards. Love the colors.

mel h said...

Such beautiful cards. I love all the butterflies!

Anonymous said...

The cards are beautiful.

Donna Walls said...

Beautiful cards, love all the dimension. Thanks for the inspiration!

Traci Lord said...

What inspiration you give! Gorgeousness is an understatement! ❤😘

Kailash said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

CrafteA said...

Beautiful cards

Anonymous said...

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Cheriese said...

brilliant cards, love all the layered elements!

Verhey Family Blog said...

Loving the texture and color on your projects.

Denise J. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Becky Reames said...

These are so beautiful and that butterfly!!!! It almost looks like a cartoon it's so perfect. Just love it.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the little flowers around the
oval - so delicate. The butterflies
are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing
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Beth said...

Wonderful use of the essential dies to create really interesting cards. So much detail.

Marambarry1026@gmail.com said...

Beautiful!!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, colorful cards. I love them all!

Anny said...

All your cards are so pretty. I also love the jewels. Can’t wait to have them sometime

Kathy T. said...

The butterflies are stunning.

Teresa Hall said...

Beautiful cards!

Manny L said...

loooove the first card, the color, esp the colors on that sentiment is sooo amazing!

sharon g said...

I am really loving the butterflies. NICE coloring

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards! The butterfly cards are my favorites!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your layering and color combos! The new dies are fabulous and I am really loving the Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle too!

Jean said...

A stunning release and gorgeous cards!

Jeanne Beam said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the butterflies...
Thanks for sharing.

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful cards !!Thanks for inspiring !!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Love the size of the butterflies! Your cards are beautiful!

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous frames for the sentiments and images, the butterfly is glorious!

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the butterflies!

Valerija said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS projects and beautifully done! Stunning designs.

Amy C. said...

I love all the ways you incorporated these new dies. That butterfly is just gorgeous and definitely going on my wishlist.

Karen said...

Stunning butterflies! And I love that wreath die---moved it up to the top of my wish list!

Lyn H. said...

Beautiful & bright cards. They make me happy. My favorite is the Love You the Most with the butterfly & fun background. Bravo! Another perfect release from Pinkfresh.

Sue said...

Beautiful! Thank you.

Jackie S said...

Simply beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration

Dee Earnshaw said...

such pretty cards - your butterfly card is spectacular - thanks for sharing

Catelijne said...

Love how you incorporated the Modern Bloom die in your card, the white heat embossing with that light blue is just yum !

Patricia said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Dawn Tooley said...

Such lovely cards! I LOVE the blue background! Thanks for sharing!

Luanne said...

You really are so creative! Gorgeous cards!! I love this release!

anja curvers said...

Wow awesome cards love, love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the soft blue behind the bright wings!

Lorie said...

I love butterflies and so glad I got this set..I love the beautiful layout of the background you used for the card, so subtle to let the butterfly take center stage but it definitely anchors and enhances the entire cardso beautifully. Love the color combinations

Gail Davidson said...

Gorgeous cards! Mini slimlines are adorable and addictive and I think I'll be making lots. I love how bright and happy your colours are.

Jennifer D said...

Wow Soooooo Beautiful Love them and your colour choices

berryblue said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I couldn't stop looking at them and feeling inspired! I love the layers and the colors and the mix of previously released products and new ones. I'm also crazy about the new mini slimline options!

Lorie said...

I love butterflies and so glad I got this set..I love the beautiful layout of the background you used for the card, so subtle to let the butterfly take center stage but it definitely anchors and enhances the entire cardso beautifully. Love the color combinations

Tina Z. said...

so beautiful!

Tiffany P said...

Love the color choices, beautiful!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great layers and color use. I like the combination on the friends card.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh my goodness!! These are all so beautiful and wish I could own ALL of the newest Pinkfresh Studio release!! The butterflies are stunning!! And the other card with the wreath die set is so pretty too!