Pinkfresh Studio January Release Blog Hop

January 14, 2019


Happy Monday, friends! I'm super excited because today is not only my birthday, but also the Pinkfresh Studio January Release blog hop! What a way to celebrate my day! We've been hard at work behind the scenes, and are over the moon for this release! I say this every time, but it is one of our best yet!

I've got SO much to share with you in this post! We have an amazing blog hop line-up full of so much talent, it makes me smile! We've got GIVEAWAYS, 2 fantastic shopping promos and so much more! But first - for your shopping convenience, here is a full link list of all our new products or you can see them all HERE:


I will get to all the amazing things I mentioned at the end of my post, but how about we get to my cards first? I have used our newest stamps & dies to create a Valentine's Day card trio! I have focused on the Adore Alpha stamp set, Adore Alpha dies, Circle Frame with Botanicals die, and Scripted Bold Sentiments 1.

I want to tell you a little something about the Adore Alpha set - between the two items, there are SO many ways you can use them! You can stamp just the letters, or you can layer the adorable filigree to them with either darker ink or heat embossing. The dies cut the full alpha, plus a thin outline around it. You can do the inlaid diecutting technique, you can use all of the options together, or mix & match. Seriously friends - this set is a bit of an investment, but there is SO much you can do with it! And you can create really any type of sentiment you want! I focused on Valentine's Day, but you could use this for literally any occasion. They would also be perfect for scrapbooking layouts, Traveler's Notebooks, pocket pages, mini albums, etc... Can you tell I am super excited about this set? I think it is a must have!

I ink blended a background for all of these cards using Distress Oxide inks in Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose. I spritzed them with my Distress Sprayer, then picked the water up with a paper towel. Then I spritzed them with shimmer spray. Once dry, I diecut XOXO from the middle of the landscape blended background, then proceeded to diecut the letters 5 more times from white cardstock, and one time from gold glittered paper. I layered them together as shown, then proceeded to work on the inlaid diecut card.

I stamped the letters & filigree to a block of white cardstock using Catherine Pooler inks in It's A Girl and Party Dress. I layered the diecut background over top of the stamped block with foam tape, then adhered the gold outline into each letter. I mounted this entire piece to an A2 card base made from Bazzill Candy Hearts cardstock. I accented with gold hearts, then stamped & heat embossed the second part of the sentiment in white to black cardstock. I trimmed it into a thin strip, then mounted underneath the letters with Darice thin foam strips.

For my next card, I diecut the Gatsby die set from white cardstock & gold glitter paper and layered together. I mounted the other landscape ink blended panel to an A2 black card base, then adhered the Gatsby die to the bottom. I adhered the remaining XOXO letters to the middle of the card, then stamped the sentiment below them to finish.

I used the Circle Frame With Bontanicals die, and turned the final card into a shaker. I cut the circle frame four times - three times from white cardstock, and once from gold glitter paper. I layered them together, and created a shaker window. Then I added sequins to the middle of an A2 white card base, then mounted the shaker panel to the front. I stamped & heat embossed the sentiments, then layered them to the front. To finish I accented it with some sequins.

Those are the sweet Valentine's cards that I created for you today! I hope that I was able to show you how versatile our new products are, and how you can use them for all the upcoming card giving holidays, even though they aren't made specifically for it! So, now let's get to all the info you need for this new release!


PRIZES
You have the chance to win a $25 gift card sponsored by Pinkfresh Studio from my blog {and all the other posts on the blog hop too!} - all you have to do is leave a comment!
You also have the chance to win the full release on the Pinkfresh Studio blog {linked below} and their Instagram feed.


BLOG HOP LINK LIST:
Our card team, and some very welcomed guests have been crazy busy creating inspiring projects using all these new products! You are going to LOVE hopping along this blog hop! Here is a full link list in case you've happened upon my blog, and want to participate in the full event!



All you have to do is hop along to each stop & leave a comment along the way to be entered to win! You have until Saturday, October 13th at 11:59pm CST to leave a comment. Winners will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE on Sunday by 2pm CST. You must check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.


NEW RELEASE PROMO:

Promo #1: Every new order of $25+ will receive this adorable Love Balloon die for FREE while supplies last! We are testing out a new function with our website, and this die should automatically load into your cart once you hit $25. But if it doesn't, please just proceed with checkout because we will be adding them to the applicable orders regardless.

Promo #2: We will be offering FREE shipping in the USA on orders $50+, or discounted shipping for our International friends! Just use the code: 

JANFREESHIPWITH50

This promo is valid until Thursday, January 17th at 11:59pm. The code will deduct $5.50 from your order, which is the equivalent of free U.S. shipping, or discounted International shipping.
That is all I have for you today! I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!

Happy Hopping, and have a great Monday!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}

85 comments

  1. You are so incredibly talented!

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  2. Your cards are lovely and your ink blending is wonderful. I love it! TFS!

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  3. Wonderful cards. I love the gold detail around the letters on the cut out XOXO card!

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  4. Happiest birthday, Lea! just look at the gorgeousness you've shared today!! I could not choose a favorite, but that botanical wreath? might just have been added to my wishlist!
    Hope all of your birthday wishes come true!
    =] Michele

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  5. I read that it's your birthday! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope all your dreams and wishes come true! Love all your cards,they are gorgeous!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Those cards made me smile!

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  7. I love the colors you chose for this lovely set! My favorite is the one using the gorgeous Gatsby die!

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  8. Oh my goodness!!! Great way to stretch your dies, loved them all!!! Loved the beautifully blended background.

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  9. Love these cards...I'm so ready for Valentines Day. And happy birthday!!!

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  10. Beautiful cards! And Great release!

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  11. Your creations inspire me so much! Love the color scheme. This release has so many lovely products.

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  12. Happy Birthday! I agree, this is one fabulous release---and your cards are equally fabulous!

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  13. Lovely creations!! I love the color scheme. Happy Birthday to a fellow Capricorn!

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  14. What a release! those alpha letters are a must have. So very beautiful in that coral shade

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  15. Soft and beautiful set of cards!! Love the colors :)

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  16. thanks for sharing your creativity with us - awesome work:)

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  17. Happy Birthday! Love the touches of gold on your card.

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  18. This is really a beautiful release of products! Love the open XOXO with the bit of stamping inside, that color scheme rocks!

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  19. Your inking is so pretty; lovely color! And the cards are
    quite elegant. Love the wreath!

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  20. Lea, these are INCREDIBLE! This is my first time doing a Pinkfresh Studio blog and I am thrilled to have found your page. The colors you used are so beautiful and made me excited to start working on some Valentine's Day cards. Your use of gold accents is truly spectacular! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards with us all!

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  21. Your cards are just so pretty, your colors are perfect and I love what you did with the XOXO alpha dies.

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  22. Great cards. Anyone would be pleased to receiving one of these cards

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  23. OMG! I love this! Great work with the distress inks! And I love the glitter accent

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  24. Wonderful! love the great cards made by this new release. hanks for sharing the release ideas.

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  25. Beautiful cards! Especially love those xoxo cards. And what an incredible release!! Bev

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  26. Beautiful cards. I love the colors

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  27. Happy Birthday, Lea!!! I love your Valentine's Day cards!!! The ink blending and all of those different dies are just fantastic!!!

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  28. Love two-fers. The coloring is
    wonderful.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - hope it's a
    wonderful day.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Can't pick a favourite....LOVE them all!

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  30. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you've had a great day. Thanks for sharing your presents with us - these lovely cards look awesome!

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  31. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the release!
    Happy birthday to you!! Hope your day is WONDERFUL! :)

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  32. These are beautiful! You got to play with some of my fave items from the release! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Wow, fabulous cards! I love your designs!

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  34. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing such gorgeous cards! Love this ink blending color combo and the gold border on the XOXO letters is so elegant.

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  35. Happy birthday Lea! I hope you got some amazing homemade cards. I just love your colour combo of the pink and gold! And those alphabet dies with the solid and outline are amazing! I love how you can cut the solid out and have the outline. Very pretty!

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  36. I think the Circle Frame With Botanicals might be my new favorite! Wow... what gorgeous cards! Beautiful coloring and details on each card!

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  37. Beautiful cards! I will be adding the alphabet set to my wish list! Happy birthday! I hope you have had a wonderful day.

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  38. Perfect balance of sweet, lovely and graphic. Fantastic inspiration Lea!

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  39. Very nice. Hope you had a great day.

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  40. I love your beautiful collection of love and warmth! They are ALL beautiful!

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  41. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.

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  42. Awesome card designs. Just love them. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Happy Birthday, Lea! Beautiful cards! I'm loving the new Adore alphabet die too! truthinlove2001@gmail.com

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  44. Awesome cards – love the composition and colors!!!!!

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  45. Such beautiful cards! I really love those alphabet dies.

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  46. Belated birthday wishes. Hope you had a great day and wish a fantastic year ahead. Really love your inspiration cards. They are absolutely gorgeous! I am totally in love with this release. My favourites are the Lost in the City and Embroidered Blossoms sets. I also really love the stylish sentiment sets.

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  47. Happy Birthday!! You share the same birthday with my 97-year-old mother!!

    Love these not-quite-so-traditional style Valentine's cards! The colors are awesome and the changing dimensionality is great! Can't get enough of the new script fonts -- they are fantastic!!

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  48. It's you birthday and we get the treat of all this eye candy. What a deal! I totally agree with you that that alpha die with the dainty outlines is fabulous!

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  49. I love your cards -I am loving the new alphabet dies! Have a lovely birthday!

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  50. OH...... a trio of pink loveliness! PinkFresh perfection!

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  51. Beautiful cards perfect for Valentine's Day!! Very lovely!!

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  52. This is a fantastic release and your beautiful cards showcased so many of them! Gorgeous Valentine cards!

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  53. Lea love all your gorgeous cards. I always feel like I NEED all the release once I see your beautiful creations! Love the festive berries with the gold, amazing color combo!

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  54. These are all so pretty! This color combo is very striking. Love the Botanical Circle.

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  55. Such pretty cards. Great colour combinations used. Could you tell me the approximate size of the alphabet dies please, I'm looking for a new larger set than my current ones. Thank you.

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  56. Gorgeous cards! The pink and gold combination is so stunning. Love the new products from Pinkfresh.

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  57. Beautiful card designs! I wish there was an up close of the botanical wreath one!

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  58. Happy belated birthday! This is a gorgeous collection of cards, the "with love" one is my favourite, but they're all truly fab!

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  59. So pretty! LOVE the xoxo card (no pun intended!).

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  60. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Lea! Awesome release ... and such gorgeous inspiration ... love love love how you've showcased these goodies ... such elegance! Anita :)

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  61. Happy birthday! Love so much these cards exspecially the "with love" one.

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  62. Oh I was hoping to see some use for Valentine's love the gold and the reds you did a fantastic job!

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  63. Your cards are beautiful. The ink blending looks lovely and I love the botanical circle die.

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  64. gold and pink! one of my fav color combos!!!

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  65. I love the touch of gold in your cards, there are so beautiful!

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  66. Ack! So many things I want from this release and those Art Deco dies are a must have for me. I love the gold and the pinks you used on these cards!

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  67. I love the touch of gold in your cards, there looks so beautiful!!!

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  68. My favorite is the second one with all the little details in the diecut letters!!

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  69. Thanks for all the great ideas on using this awesome alpha set! Sure looks like a must have to me! Your cards are awesome & truly showcase these letters!

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  70. WOW ! The ways you used the alpha set are so creative ! And the gold color on your cards is eye-catching.

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  71. Your cards are so creative! I love them all! You sold me on the alpha dies!

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  72. Lea, I was so stunned by the beauty of your cards, that I forgot to wish you a "Happy Birthday!" I hope it is a special day for you.

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  73. I agree this release truly is amazing, the whole release is "must haves"! I will definitely be buying from this release all year to get it all, oh wow there is my bucket list for 2019 lol, I do love it all!! Happy Belated birthday to you, I hope your day was beyond fantastic. As always your cards are gorgeous and the inspiration is off the charts, thank you for sharing so much of you with all of us on a daily basis, it is appreciated! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  74. Happy belated birthday to you. Such lovely inspiration and creative ways to use these versatile products. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  75. gorgeous cards... love all the touches of gold sparkle!

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