Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Series - Day 1 + GIVEAWAY


Happy Monday, friends! As I mentioned in my post on Thursday, I am doing a Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards series on my blog this week! I created all these cards in July when the stamps/dies released, but I wanted to wait to share them on my blog closer to the holidays. It is going to be 5 days of holiday inspiration, and one HUGE giveaway! How about I give you that info first?!

GIVEAWAY
 Friends, this is well over $300 in Pinkfresh Studio goodies that is going to go to one lucky winner at the end of this week! Some of the items have been gently used, so there might be a couple items with ink stains. But everything is in perfect condition other than that, and many items have never been used before.

How to win? All you have to do is leave a comment on my posts! Make sure you stop by each day this week after noon CST (that is when the posts will go live), and you will have more chances to win!

You can gain one extra entry by following me on Instagram, and/or subscribing to my YouTube channel. Leave one comment if you do either, or both. Please - only ONE extra comment. I will post the winner on my GIVEAWAY PAGE on Sunday, November 11th by 2pm CST.

This giveaway is open to all, BUT...if you are international I will ask that you pay for the additional shipping charges required. I will be sending this entire shipment in a flat rate Priority Mail box, and I am willing to pay what the shipping charge is in the US. By commenting as an Int'l friend, you are telling me that you are willing to pay for the extra shipping via PayPal. Thank you for understanding - Int'l shipping is very expensive, but I still wanted to keep this giveaway open to all. This is the only way I can make that happen. 

You might be asking - why not spread the wealth each day? Well, friends...shipping is expensive, even within the US. Plus my schedule is super busy, and it is just easier for me to pick one winner for it all. Feel free to share the wealth if you are the winner!

So, how about we get to my card for today? Today is all about the whimsical & adorable set called Squirrel Friends. I think this set is so, so cute...and I think you will too! To get this card started, I ink blended a cotton candy sky to a white cardstock block using distress inks. Then I added a strip of Scor-Tape to the bottom, and covered it in prisma glitter.

Next I did some loose watercolor with watered down Licorice liquid watercolor to a block of white cardstock. Once it was dry, I diecut it with the different sized triangles, and then cut the smallest triangles multiple times from pure white cardstock. I layered them together, then adhered to the top of the ink blended background. Then I snipped the excess off each side.

Next I worked on the squirrel images. This set works best if you diecut the main image first, then stamp each item to it. I do use a little bit of washi tape on the back & insert it into the cardstock block that I cut if from. Then stamp each section with my MISTI - I used onyx black Versafine for the critters, Distress Inks for the scarves, and a brown ink I had on hand for the sled. (I can't remember which ink it was - but any brown ink will do!) Then I colored in the critters with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and then mounted them to the card front with foam dots.

The final step was stamping & heat embossing the sentiment to a strip of vellum. I wrapped it around the ink blended panel, then mounted the entire panel to the front of a cream colored A2 card with foam adhesive.Finally I accented around the sentiment with my signature trio of jewels.

That is what I have for you today! Be sure to check back tomorrow at noon CST for day 2 of my Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards series! Have an awesome rest of your Monday!

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Comments

  1. Lea your card is so sweet!! I love the soft colours and this type of story-book drawings. Pinkfresh is a great brand but still hard to get in the Netherlands. Therefore I appreciate it even more that you also ship to Europe. Ofcourse it is not a problem to pay for the shippingcosts.

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  2. Such soft and lovely colors, an a-dorable pair of squirrels and the pretty bit of sparkle...... all creating THE perfect Pinkfresh holiday card!
    SO looking forward to your series and much more holiday inspiration!

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  3. I also follow on IG and Youtube.

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  4. Such a fun outdoor scene for these cute squirrels!

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  5. I follow you on Instagram and Youtube.

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  6. Adorable card! Love those cute squirrels and the soft colors you used!

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  7. I follow on IG and I subscribe to your YouTube channel!

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  8. Such a delightful
    card with the
    adorable squirrels!
    Carla from Utah

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  9. I am a follower of
    your Instagram and
    YouTube!
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Sweet card. I like everything about this!

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  11. Already followed on Instagram and Youtube!

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  12. What an adorable card, Lea! Your color choices are so soft and pretty. I love how you created the mountains and the blended pastel sky. The squirrels are delightfully cute!

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  13. I am in love with this cute squirrel card--love the image and the soft background. How sweet of you to share your stash with us! I am a follower on instagram and youtube as well.

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  14. Beautiful card! Thank you for this great giveaway, I would not mind to pay the shipping costs.
    I do follow you on Instagram.

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  15. Looking forward to seeing your projects from Pinkfresh this week. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I follow your IG page (@amymadduxcooley)

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  17. Your card is so cute. Love the pastel soft coloring.

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  18. I follow you on IG and Youtube.

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  19. Your card is so adorable, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Such a cute non-traditional Christmas card. Love the soft colours and as always love the bling♥️

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  21. Been following you on Instagram for a while now but just started following you on YouTube😊

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  22. This is a wonderful card. Your use of glitter is perfection.

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  23. You have such a knack for colour and this soft palette is just delightful. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. I'm an Instagram follower and a YouTube subscriber.

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  25. This is so super gorgeous, such a beautiful card!

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  26. I love the unusual color scheme for a holiday card. So pretty!

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  27. Adorable card. I like the scene and the soft colors.

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  28. I follow you on IG as waterlily57 and subscribe to your YouTube as Sue D

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  29. These squirrels are adorable and I love the background you made. Such a cute card and perfect for the holidays!

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  30. I follow you on Instagram and YouTube as well.

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  31. Awww, how sweet this is!! I love how you
    did the sentiment, too.

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  32. I follow you on Instagram and you-tube.

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  33. Lea, your card is so sweet. I like the soft colors and the darling squirrel images. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I follow you on Instagram (love your doggies!) and YouTube.

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  35. Sweet card!! I love how you made mountains from simple rectangles!!

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  36. What a cute squirrel. Lovely colours

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    1. Already subscribed to both Instagram and Youtube channel :)

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  38. This card is so sweet! I love the soft colours. I’m in Canada but I have an address in the USA you can send to if I’m fortunate enough to win!

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  39. Oh what an adorable card! Such a sweet scene and lovely soft colors.

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  40. Lea I adore this card, whoever lucky enough to receive this card will be in awe by the love you have put into it. Thank you for sharing, your website and instagram (i'm @gosamer21) and youtube are my weekly to go place for inpiration...

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  41. Such a cute card. Love the colors.

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  42. I love the dreamy colors of the background. The squirrels are so adorable.

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  43. I follow on Instagram and YouTube.

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  44. These squirrels are so darling and I love the soft colors you used in the background!!

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  45. Such a sweet scene, Lea ... those little squirrels are deliciously whimsical ... and the background sky and mountains are dreamy and magical! Lovely inspiration, thank you! Anita :)

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  46. Love your inking of your background! it's perfect for your little critter scene :)

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  47. Simply darling! Love the hills!

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  48. Anything with squirrels always makes me smile!

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  49. I subscribe to your YouTube channel

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  50. Your card is so sweet ! And the mountains remind me of lovely Layton <3
    I love the colours you used and how you achieve a perfect watercolor background ! I still have to learn ;)
    By the way thanks for letting the givaway open to non-US residents too. The postage fees will be nothing compared to the huge amount of stamps you're giving ! Count my in ;)

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  51. Such an adorable card! I love how you created the mountains and the background is fabulous!

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  52. I am following you on Instagram (staceyk1313) and subscribe on youtube (stacey.kowbel(at)gmail(dot)com)

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  53. Such a beautiful and sweet card!

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  54. I also subscribed to your YouTube channel. :)

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  55. Pink Fresh is on my top ten list with a bullet. They have come out with some fabulous products. Clever and truly fresh!

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  56. Just darling. Love your coloring and design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Such beautiful colors you've blended on the background - the perfect feel of a gorgeous sunset settling down over the soft grey mountains! You have such a gift for choosing "out of the box" color combos that end up looking so elegant for the occasion! Lovely!

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  58. Of course I follow
    you on Instagram and YouTube!!

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  59. These squirrels are adorable. I love that the big one is pilling the little one on the sled. Haha, that scene is way too precious. Oh my, I love Pinkfresh, their images are so fun! An adorable card Lea, well done.

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  60. I follow on IG and your YT channel.

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  61. This is so unique for a holiday card! Love it. Pinkfresh makes the best goodies. I follow you on IG and YouTube also.

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  62. This is so pretty Lea! I'm international and would be more than happy to pay all the shipping costs if I'm the lucky winner!!

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  63. A heart-warming scene, Lea, with not only charming image, but a lovely palette! The sky is gorgeous, rising over the mountain range. Once again, a work of art! More new products to add to my ever-growing Pinkfresh 'must have' list!
    ~carol

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  64. What an adorable scene. I love the rainbow pastel drops!

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  65. What an adorable card. Love the dimensional background and bling.

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  66. Follow on Instagram (gilda_mccain) and YouTube (Gilda McCain)

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  67. SO glad I came by to see this on your blog. I didn't notice all the sparkly snow on IG! I just love this card, mostly cuz of that sky blue pink sky I think, but the scene is just so fun too.

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  68. Super cute! I always love your signature soft color palette.

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  69. ah ! and I fogot to say I follow you on Instagram, as well as on YouTube :)

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  70. This is such a sweet card! I love the soft colors and the cute squirrels! :)

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  71. I'm subscribed to you YouTube channel :)

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  72. Love the cute little guy, he's so adorable...

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  73. I don't ever use Instagram, so I didn't sign up there, but, I subscribed to your Youtube Channel!!! Can't wait to binge on some of your crafty video's...

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  74. Oh, I love that trick with the vellum - I always struggle with how to adhere it without the adhesive showing!

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  75. I’m subscribed on YouTube and IG!

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  76. Your ink blending is lovely, and that squirrel cracks me up!

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  77. I also subscribe to your YouTube channel

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  78. Super cute card Lea. Darling images. Love the pretty background! The heat embossing and those gems add such a nice touch!

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  79. I love your cotton candy blended sky, it is gorgeous. The critters are so adorable and I love the vellum sentiment, your signature jewels always catch my eye (I love that!). Thanks for the awesome inspiration today. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  80. I have been so late to every blog hop/series this month that I feel a little bad, but I still want to play and let you know that I love your work. These pale colors make for a perfect winter sunrise, and I love the little adult and baby squirrel. So cute! Your non-traditional color combos are always so interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  81. I follow you on youtube and instagram!

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  82. The background on this is AMAZING!!! That mom and baby squirrel are way too cute!! I love the fun, vellum sentiment and your little touch of whimsy with the jewel embellishments. Wonderful card!!

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