Pinkfresh Studio March 2020 Essentials Slim Cuts Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

March 23, 2020


Happy Monday, crafty friends! It's release day at Pinkfresh Studio, and we are so excited to bring our a brand new product line to Pinkfresh Studio! We are so excited to introduce our first selection of dies for the ever popular Slimline cards that we see popping up more & more in cardmaking! We are also excited to be releasing our Detail Black ink, which is a hybrid formula that works with both watercolor and alcohol based markers. It is crisp, clean and gives a perfect impression every time. We think you are going to love it!

This initial release includes 9 gorgeous designs that coordinate with our current Essentials collection. You will get slimline version of our bestselling stitched & diagonal stitched rectangles, along with our slimline take on Diagonal Stripes and Fancy Diagonal Stripes. We've also included 2 sets of edgers, slimline ornate banners and two peek-a-boo circle backgrounds. Our dies are based on size #9 envelopes, with the largest die dimension being 3 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches.

Here is a look at the 9 new dies + our Detail Black ink!

MARCH 2020 RELEASE

I've created an Essentials Slim Cuts intro video for you today, with information on the sizing that we've used and a closer look at all the new dies and Detail Black ink. You can watch it below, but be sure to click HERE and leave a comment for a chance to win the entire Essentials Slim Cuts release!

We've got a fantastic blog hop lineup and prizes at every stop! I'll get to all of that info at the end of my post, but how about we get to my cards first?

SLIM DIAGONAL STITCHED RECTANGLES
My first card uses the Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set, where I've created a cute mountain scene with the adorable Falling For You stamp set and coordinating dies. I've also used our Radiating Background 2 die for the sky, and did some rainbow ink blending with our premium dye inks. Finally, I stamped all of the images in our brand new Detail Black ink. We took MONTHS to perfect this hybrid black ink that works for both watercolor & alcohol markers. It also stamps crisp & clean, leaving a perfect impression every time.

For the ink blending, I've actually used Hammermill smooth white cardstock that I purchased on Amazon. LinkDeli is not playing nicely with my Amazon account for some reason, so I'm only able to link to it within my post. My friends Angelica & Caly turned me on to this cardstock for ink blending, and it is fantastic! I accented inside of the sun with our Essentials: Crystals mix in rainbow order.

I added some glitter to the snowcaps on the mountains, and at the end of the gushing waterfall! I'm not great at ink blending small things, so instead I colored in the trees, clouds & tents with Zig Clean Colors Real Brush Markers.

I just LOVE this sweet scene building stamp set, and all the possibilities it has with our new slimline dies!


SLIM STITCHED SCALLOP CIRCLE & SLIM STITCHED RECTANGLES
This next card I diecut the Slim Stitched Scallop Circle panel first, then cut it again with the largest Slim Stitched Rectangle die. The second cut only added the stitched detail around the edge, as the panel was already cut to size during the first cut. The purple background is stamped & heat embossed in white using our Diamond Tiles background stamp, then I added some ink blending to peek through the scallop circles. The floral clusters were stamped using our Lovely Blossoms stamp set and coordinating dies with our premium dye inks. This is a really easy stamp layering set that packs a big punch!

The sentiment was created using our Essentials: Classic Words die set and the Blooming Bouquet stamp set. I stamped "mother's day" in detail black ink, then trimmed into a thin banner. I finished the card by accenting with our Essentials: Jewels Mix.

I was so excited when I finished this card, because it came together exactly as I envisioned it! That doesn't always happen, so when it does...it makes me a little bit giddy!

SLIM EDGERS & SLIM LACEY EDGERS
My next three cards use the Slim Edgers and Slim Lacey Edgers dies. You know I love rainbow colors, so I created a rainbow gradient from brightly colored cardstock.

This first card layers together one of the Slim Edger dies. The sentiment from Folk Hummingbird is stamped in our new Detail Black ink. Then I accented it with our Essentials: Crystals Mix.

The second card actually uses the negative from cutting the strips for the first card, as I don't like to waste anything! I cut our Sentiment Suite: Hello die from champagne glitter paper and white cardstock, then stacked them together for dimension. I also accented this card with our Essentials: Crystals Mix.

The final card also used the rest of the paper scraps from the cuts above, and this time I cut them with one of the Slim Lacey Edgers. I added a white frame around the card using our Slim Stitched Rectangle die set. The sentiment was created using our Phrase Builders: You die set and stamped from the Flower Garden stamp set. Finally, I accented it with our Essentials: Jewels Mix.

Creating rainbow gradients is super easy with our edger dies! I hope you will pick them up and try them out!
Those are all the cards I have to share with you today! How about we 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}, our YouTube intro video and our Instagram feed. You have until Sunday, March 29th to leave your comments. The winners will be picked & posted to the Giveaway Page on Monday, March 30th, and you must follow the instructions on that page to claim your prize.


BLOG HOP LINK LIST
Our entire card team and some very welcomed guests have been crazy busy creating inspiring projects using all these new background stamps! You are going to LOVE hopping along this blog hop! Here is a full link list, and please note that there is a second page of links. It's come to our attention that the Inlinkz lists aren't always showing up in all browers, so you can also view the entire link list HERE.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Before you move along to the next stop on the hop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. 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, including affiliate linking when possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. I typically link to 2-3 sites, in hopes that your preferred retailer will be among them. I only support legitimate retail sites, that are true partners to stamp, die and scrapbooking wholesalers.

87 comments

  1. Adore your peek a boo plaids with the pretty florals! i am going to love trying this new card size!

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  2. Beautiful cards with the new dies, love all of them!

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  3. WOW, thank you for all the pretty card ideas and for your video. LOVE this release and the Slimline designs, I can't wait to create with them.

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  4. So excited about these new dies! Your cards are wonderful! My favorites are the first, love the scene you created there and the rainbow sunburst and the second, love the peek at that background stamp in the windows!

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  5. Wow! I love all your beautiful creations! The slimline dies are awesome, and tough to choose a fav :D

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  6. So many gorgeous cards! I love the dies in this release and my wish list just keeps getting longer and longer,

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  7. Beautiful cards love the rainbow edger one

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  8. What a perfect time to pull out that Falling For You set, Lea!!! All your cards are gorgeous, but that one? Just ticks all my boxes! xx
    =]

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  9. Great new products, great ideas, great cards. Love your rainbow colored cards and how you used the edgers, positive and negative space! Beautiful, Lea!

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  10. My Pinkfresh cart has pretty much every item you used on your cards because I have to case everything you made!

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  11. Every last card you shared is stunning! My favorite is the one featuring florals layered over the plaid windows. so very pretty!

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  12. So excited about this release!! I have the full size Gemini and can't wait to make some slimline cards. Your cards are amazing!

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  13. So many gorgeous cards! I also like to use the negatives of my die cuts! Great job!

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  14. Love the falling for you stamp set! Looks great as a slim line card!!!!! Your floral one is beautiful too. Love this release!

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  15. Love all your projects and the new slim line dies!

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  16. So very creative!! What an awesome release! Would love to try this new slim size - looks like a lot of fun! Already have many of Pinkfresh Studio regular die frames and use them all the time!

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  17. Such a sweet scene with the rainbow sunrays, Lea ... beautifully detailed! The delicate little bouquets are fabulous against the bold purple plaid ... just lovely! Anita :)

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  18. OMG - your rainbow cards using the slimline edgers dies are my favorite. The colors are so bright and beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

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  20. OH GOODNESS, so many amazingly beautiful cards! Love the rainbow color combo, the tall scene and the slimline card designs, wow!

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  21. Such fun and fabulous cards! So happy to see the slimline cards make a comeback lately!

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  22. These are so cheery! Love what you created.

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  23. The inspiration cards are just stunning! I really love the beautiful scene you have created.

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  24. I love your slimline card designs--beautiful!

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  25. Your card with the circles and the flowers is the one I've been looking for to recreate. I just love it, and, of course, I had to get all the supplies. Thank you.

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  26. Love your creations! So colorful and fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Love your designs! SO gorgeous.

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  28. Absolutely wonderful cheery and bright cards!! Love the Edger and Stitched Scallop Circle dies!

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  29. I love them, I love them, I love them ALL! That floral card is stunning, and the reason why the scalloped circles hopped in my cart! The sweet waterfall with the gem rainbow, eek! And the big bold rainbow borders are sure to brighten anyone's day!

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  30. I am in love with all of these! The mountain scene is PERFECT! And those rainbow cards are my favorite! WOW!

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  31. Your cards are so bright and happy - thank you! Loving this release and these new slimline designs.

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  32. Wowza!! I love all your cards. The scene you created on that first card is amazing!! I think my favorite are the rainbow cards you created. AMAZING design!!

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  33. The outdoor scene is just what I need right now. SO cute and refreshing

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  34. Wow...cards are so beautiful!! Love every single one you made!!

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  35. Oh wow! This release is so fun!!!

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  36. Sooooooo much beauty, wonderful cards! I am so in love with this release!

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  37. I loved your introduction to these new slimeline dies, they are a fantastic new release and your cards are gorgoeus.

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  38. So many beautiful cards again! I really love the rainbow striped background cards and the window card with the flowers!

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  39. Wonderful cards. I really like the mountain scene on the first one.

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  40. I love all the cards but I especially love the one with the flowers and the scalloped windows. So pretty.

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  41. Fantastic cards. I love
    the layering of colors for the
    "flap". they are bright and
    cheerful - something we need
    right now. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Wow what a great bunch of cards...I just love the different variety and designs!

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  43. Such fantastic cards! Wonderful colors. The card with the circles is beautiful...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  44. Great cards. Really liking these new dies.

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  45. I absolutely love your card that you created using the new rectangle essential slim die and the falling for you stamp set. I love the shape of the card as you get quite a bit of surface to create on. Thank you for inspiring.

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  46. Love your beautiful, colorful, fun cards. This is a fantastic release and you've showcased it wonderfully.

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  47. Such beautiful stamps, dies and cards! They are so inspirational.1

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  48. Oh what fabulous cards! Beautiful and creative designs using the fun new long format products.

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  49. What fun scene building on your "birthday is wild" card. Beautiful projects.

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  50. Your cards look so cool! The waterfall scene is so pretty, and I love how colorful the rest of your cards are. :)

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  51. Such lovely cards - so creative. Thank you.

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  52. Your cards are amazing. Love this new slim dies release.

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  53. Your cards are ones of my favorite from all the HOP

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  54. THese slimcut dies look wonderful. Such amazing cards and inspiration!

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  55. These slimcut dies look wonderful. Such amazing cards and inspiration!

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  56. Love these beautiful cards with the Slim Cuts dies! The mountain scene is awesome!

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  57. A full scene on a slimline card?! Whaaaa?! So creative - and very impressive! Amazing!

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  58. I am totally in love with this new release!! It is such a wonderful addition for a card format most of us don't utilize often! Well done, Pinkfresh!!

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  59. Every blog I visit makes me “need” these more and more! I absotively, posolutely love your cards.

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  60. Every blog I visit makes me “need” these more and more! I absotively, posolutely love your cards and videos.

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  61. This release is absolutely incredible! I love slim line cards! All these beautiful creations just blow me away!

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  62. These new dies are exciting! Love the new size and all the lovely designs I have seen so far by all the participating designers. Thank you Pinkfresh for making me smile!

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  63. This release is EXTRA! I am loving it! And that Mother's Day card is beautiful! And all the rainbow things are amazing!

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  64. Gorgeous! Love this release! I have been making slimline cards for years & these will make it so much easier!

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  65. These cards are stunning! I love the bright and bold colours layered on top of each other! My favourite is the birthday card that you did with the waterfall! I love how you were able to stretch it out and make it look so long! I really really like this release! I am so glad Pink Fresh dedicated a whole release to slimline cards. Amazing as always! Stay safe!

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  66. I saw these cards on the video before I saw them here. They are awesome! I like that mountain scene. I always enjoy seeing cards that can be given to men. Your other cards are lovely.

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  67. That rainbow sunshine is so clever and cute. I love all your beautiful cards & this release is fab! Great job!

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  68. Love these beautiful and bright cards! Thanks for the inspiration

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  69. Wow, your cards are so amazing! This is an awesome release from Pinkfresh.

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  70. O.M.G. - I need ALL these dies. Already ordered two. Did more of the blog hop and now I have a ton more in my cart again. Love your rainbow cards!!! TFS!

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  71. All of this release is so great! I especially loved your waterfall card. Perfect encouraging picture with that radiating skyline. Would work for so many occasions. All of the Slimline essentials could come home with me right now. I love making long cards and these frames would really add the perfect style. Great work!

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  72. Beautiful cards and I love love the rainbows you created with these awesome slimline dies. Gorgeous job and so fun!

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  73. Wow! So many amazing cards! I love the first one so much 😍 this little scene is just adorable and absolutely perfect for this card size!! Also the one with the scalloped stiched circle is so beautiful! Love your layout and the way the flowers grow out of the circles!
    Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration ❤️

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  74. I'm liking the mountain scene stamp set. The circles die is also catching my eye.

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  75. Wow!! ALL Of your cards are fabulous! Love the scenes, the flowers & the rainbows! Very pretty!

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  76. Love the bright vibrant cards, my favourite being the second card with scalloped circles.

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  77. Lea, these are absolutely gorgeous! I love every single one!

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  78. My favorite is the floral one! I have that background stamp from the last release, and I love looking for ways to use it. Now I need the slimline dies and the floral stamps too...!

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  79. My faves are the first two - but all of these are STUNNING and I want the whole collection so bad!! lol.. Congrats on a Fab release!!!

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  80. These new Slimline dies are fantastic! All of your designs and lovely and inspiring! Can’t wait to make some of my own!

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  81. I love this whole set! I'm sure glad my husband is supportive of my addiction! I love the colors of your cards (of course), and ESPECIALLY the use of the gems! Wow! And the purple plaid behind the scallop circle cutouts, and the flowers, is knockout gorgeous! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your time and talents with us!!

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  82. Lea all of your cards are bright and beautiful. I love the rainbow designs but the "hello" card with the edgers die is my favorite. The crystals just elevate the beauty of the card. These have me so excited!

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  83. Your cards are so gorgeous! Love the floral clusters in the second card, so inspiring.

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  84. Love all your cards & loving the new Slimline Dies! Thank you for the inspiration & I can't wait to try these new dies!! Bonnie M.

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  85. You've outdone yourself....gorgeous cards! Thanks for inspiring us all in the new release from Pinkfresh. It's SO much fun.
    Karen Letchworth

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