Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

May 20, 2019


Happy Monday, friends! Today I am excited to share that our second release of Essentials went live in the Pinkfresh Studio store. This release includes 6 new diecut sets, 1 set of flat backed jewels and 1 set of shaker crystals, with 12 colors in each set. 
 The diecut sets includes label frames, edgers, a tag, and so much more. In true Pinkfresh fashion, we've worked very hard to make these Essentials versatile, unique and we think you will love adding them to your crafting studio!

Here is a look at all of the new products:

SHOPPING PROMOS
There is so much to go over, but first - why don't I share the awesome shopping promos we have going on! First up is this free die with ANY purchase from the Pinkfresh Studio store. It will automatically load into your cart!
We are also offering FREE shipping in the USA on orders $50+, or discounted shipping for our International friends! Just use the code: 

MAYESSFREESHIP50


This promo is valid until Sunday, May 26th 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.

Now, I will put the rest of the blog hop & GIVEAWAY info down at the bottom of my post, but how about we get to my projects for today? I've channeled my inner Cathy Z. in my cards today, as I needed some grad cards this year too. However, I didn't personalize them and went with WTG, meaning "Way to Go!". I focused my cards around the brand new Pretty Frames 2 die, and combined it with the highly popular (and just re-stocked) Adore Alpha die set, Stitched Rectangles diecut set from our 1st Essentials release, and sentiments from Through the Trees and Abstract Builder. And finally, I have accented each card with our brand new Jewel mix.

I did do a video for today, including an introduction to all of the new items and my card process. You can check that out below - I'm still getting over all the germs our foster daughter would bring home from daycare, so my voice is a bit gravely & scratchy.


I know that not everyone loves to watch videos, so I will still write out the process too! I started by diecutting the Pretty Frames 2 die from heavyweight white cardstock 3 times. Then I diecut the Adore Alpha letters 4 times: once from gold glitter paper, and three times from white cardstock. Then I stacked & adhered all the white layers together with a Zig glue pen. Finally, I diecut the Stitched Rectangle from Bazzill Jellybean cardstock. At this point, all the diecutting was complete.

Next I stamped the sentiments to white cardstock in onyx black Versafine, then trimmed into thin strips. I added banner edges to the sentiment strip for the purple card.

Then I put together the purple version of the card by layering all the elements to the front of a white A2 cardbase, popping some of the items up with foam adhesive. This gave the card great dimension, and also made it very sturdy. Finally, I added our new flat backed jewels to the front of the card with mixed media glue and my new Crystal Katana jewel picker. My friend, Heather Hoffman, told me about this tool and I finally broke down & ordered one. Let me tell you this - I shouldn't have waited so long. This is the best jewel picker I have EVER used - it actually works correctly!

The blue card was put together almost exactly as the purple card above, with the exception of one added step at the beginning. I splattered the navy cardstock panel with Gansai Tambi gold paint and watered down titanium white acrylic paint. Once dry, I put it together in the same fashion as the card above.

 I really hope that you liked my fun set of grad cards today! I really love how they turned out!

Those are the projects that I have for you today, so how about we get to the rest of the info you need?

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 can also win the full Essentials release on the Pinkfresh Studio blog and Instagram feed. You have until Sunday, May 26th at 11:59pm CST to leave a comment. Winners will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE on Monday. You must check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.


BLOG HOP LINK LIST:
You can access the entire blog hop link list HERE.

You should have arrived to my blog from Laura Bassen.

The next stop on the hop is Natasha Valkovskaya.

And you can always head over to the Pinkfresh blog post if you get lost along the way.

And that is all I have for you today! I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media if you'd like. I would love to be crafty friends!

Happy Hopping, and have a great start to your week!

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!}

76 comments

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

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    1. OMG! STOP YOURSELF! Seriously why do you do this on every hop? You just copy and paste the same thing on everyone's blog to win! It's sooooo frustrating! These DTs work SO HARD to create awesome projects, the least you could do is appreciate it!

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  2. This is SOOOO AWESOME! I love the WTG! Never heard of that! The splatters on the darker one are beautiful!!!

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  3. I was wondering what WTG means! Something new to me :) Your work highlights the frame dies perfectly! Beautiful dark backgrounds and white frames with a lovely splatter! :) And I lovvve the crystals and jewels! :)

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  4. Love the dark backgrounds with white frames so outstanding. Thanks for sharing your designs.

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  5. These are so pretty! :) Love how you showcased the frames. I also really like the pretty speckled background for the blue card.

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  6. I love the Pretty Frames 2, so versatile and pretty!

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  7. I love these cards, and I am in the process of making several graduation cards now, so this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing and showing off the beautiful new frame dies.

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  8. I really like the font--perfect for school related cards and other projects. Nice

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  9. Love these fonts, you make it so elegant, love it

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  10. I am loving the frames dies set. These cards are amazing!

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  11. these are so creative - thanks for the ideas:)

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  12. Fun cards! Love the sparkle and love the new
    pretty frames.

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  13. Your cards look wonderful! I love how you used the new frames dies a bit differently on each card. :)

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  14. Such fun cards!!! What a great idea!!

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  15. These are so awesome! Perfect for a graduation card or a fun teen card.I love how you used the frames with the letters, and that paint splatter is just cool!

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  16. Awesome graduation cards!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. Awesome cards! Great for graduation. Love the new dies.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  18. Great set of graduations cards. I like the framing and sparkle.

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  19. Fabulous classic framed design with an updated twist!! Wonderful grad cards. WTG!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful layering and colors on these classy graduation cards!

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  21. Great Graduation cards. Love the message and design.

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  22. Great grad cards Leah, everyone is inspiring me with lovely cards but this year, no grads in my life! Great job Pink Fresh!

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  23. Love the WTG! I’m always looking for cards to make for guy grads and this is perfect. I have that alphabet die set on my must have list. Thanks for your timely inspiration.

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  24. Great cards! The Adore Alpha is on its way to me; can't wait to create with it! Thanks for more inspiration,

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  25. WTG in designing two graduation/celebration cards that are truly amazing and will certainly be treasured by the people receiving them. The Pretty Frames 2 is calling my name loudly...as are several other products in this release! Wonderful to watch your video; inspired and inspiring, as always!
    hugs~carol

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  26. OMG!!! Those letters!!! Super cute! Another item added to my wish list!!!

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  27. Love your cards! (can I place an order?! lol!)

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  28. These are awesome! I just love the layers. These new dies are amazing.

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  29. These are awesome! I just love the layers. These new dies are amazing.

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  30. These are perfect graduation cards and suitable for all. They are creative and just a change in the colors and you have another that matches another grad's school colors!

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  31. I love the Graduation card you created using the pretty frames 2 die set. Sooo beautiful!!. Thanks for inspiring and sharing your creations with new releases.

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  32. Your cards are so fun! The frames beautifully Highlight your sentiment and message beautifully!

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  34. Nice Graduation cards. Dang autocorrect. Grrrr

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  35. Beautiful! I especially like the navy with the splatters on it. Gonna have to add that to my list of techniques to try!

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  36. Nice cards; great for either male or female recipient. The frames offer a marquee feel that I really like. Thank you

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  37. Really elegant cards for any occasion. The Pretty Frames 2 is going to the top of my list after seeing it used in your designs. And I have to try your gold & white splatter on dark cards...looks fantastic!

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  38. I love your new twist on a graduation cards using the pretty frames die set. I especially love the gold & white splatter on your dark blue background on the second card. Wow! Who knew that splatters would look so elegant! Thanks for sharing your ideas for graduation cards! Margaret R

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  39. Those frames are my favourite from this release, Lea, so it's fabulous to see them used to create such stylish, cool cards ... WTG! Anita :)

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  40. Thanks for the close up on the dies and showing the crystals & jewels. Glad you shared what WTG stood for - at first I thought maybe it was a college's abbreviation.

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  41. Very nice graduation card. And it can be for male or female. Great use of colors. Thank you!

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  42. Love your cards, what fabulous designs! One day I'll need to splurge on your alpha dies - they're so cool!

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  43. Thank you for showing us various ways to use the frames. This is perfect timing for graduation and these frames are so versatile

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  44. I was wondering what WTG meant also, what a creative way to make a grad card. I really like everything that is in the new release by Pink Fresh, thanks for showing us such fun and creative ways to use the frames. Great graduation cards!

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  45. I just love the Adore Alpha set is my favourite. Fabulous designed card. Amazing projects with this new release on this Blog Hop.

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  46. Such clever graduation cards. I love this!

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

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  48. Love your Varsity/Graduation samples Lea..The Essentials 2 release is fabulous!

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  49. I am in AWE of the fun varsity cards you created!! I wasn't thinking of getting those frames but now I think I NEED them!! GREAT cards!!

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  50. Love your wonderful, unique cards. The dark backgrounds are great.

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  51. Fantastic cards! Love the layers and colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Love these beautiful cards!! The colors are fabulous and the design is awesome!! Great use of the dies!!

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  53. Love the sparkle of these awesome cards! Nice to see a fresh new design for grads!

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  54. Love the designs on these! So cool.

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  55. Great sparkly cards..love how you used the frames!

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  56. Fantastic collection of cards.
    The combination of the sentiments
    is great. WTG.
    thanks for sharing
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  57. Wonderful cards! Love the frames and large letters!

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  58. Those are really cool. Love them

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  59. I love the masculine bold look to these cards!

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  60. I adore this alpha set. The Frames 2 set might just be the only frame set a person could need. Love these cards and am going to take your lead and get that jewel picker.....TFS

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  61. Wonderful cards!!Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Such great use of the frame die cut - your varying the different parts make a couple really nice card design. The "WTG" is a great idea!

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  63. I love how you took Cathy's idea then made it in your own style. The pretty frames die is just amazing, no matter how you put it together or apart! Thanks for sharing these with us. I'm glad that fostering is working out for you. <3

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  64. I love how you used this new release! Those jewels are stunning and your design awesome!

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  65. Dear Lea
    Your cards are simple but elegant works of art. Thanks for the explanation. Love and Hugs as always

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  66. Love your non traditional grad card!!! Those pretty frames are awesome!!! And I already have those alphabet dies in my cart!!! Love this!!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  67. Awesome creations! I especially love the darker card with the stacked frames!

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  68. Love these cards, especially the dark one! The pretty frames are my favorite - can't wait to use them!

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  69. Really neat cards! I'm probably going to need those alphabet dies:)

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