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Pinkfresh Studio November 2020 Essentials Die Release Blog Hop!

Happy New Release day guys! This one is all essential dies! Woot!

Welcome to your next stop on Pinkfresh Studio November 2020 Essentials Die Release Blog Hop. Angela Simpson’s blog post was just ahead of me and the amazingly talented Caly Person is next. I’ll have links down below to help you get to the next designer.

First up is my white and green Christmas card, using two new Pinkfresh products: Slim Stitches die and Slim Stripes die set. I used the Slim Stitches die, which cuts these super sweet stitched patterns on your paper, on Neenah white cardstock for the base piece and background. And the Slim Stripes die set on more white cardstock and mint green paper. The Slim Stripes die set will cut out three different width’s of strips, so I decided to stack some slimmer strips on top of the wider ones.

I taped my base piece down to my cutting mat, so that I could glue down the strips of paper without it moving. When I was done, I used scissors to cut off the ends of paper and stuck the Slim Stitches die cut background piece onto the card. This card ended up measuring 3 3/4 X 8 3/4.

I used Pinkfresh’s Leafy Branch on some glittery green specialty paper as well as some silver mirror paper. I doubled them up and adhered them down to one end of the card. Then I pulled out a sentiment set that’s awesome for slimlines, Phrase Builder: Happy Holidays, also cut from silver specialty paper (with about three layers of “Happy Christmas” cut from white cardstock underneath for some dimension). I added some pretty green bling from the Jewels Mix and was done.

For this next one I wanted to color with paint and pencils for a little bit. I picked out some hot pressed watercolor paper (it’s a little smoother than cold pressed and takes a stamped image better) and stamped my winter bears, they are just so sweet! Animals in hats! Love it. They’re from Pinkfresh’s 2020 Holiday Release: Tree Trimming Friends. I colored those guys in with colored pencils then pulled out my Pinkfresh liquid watercolors.

I used Sapphire for that blue sky, with a little bit of Licorice to darken it making sure to thin out the color towards the bottom. I splattered with some white enamel paint and set it aside. While my painted panel was drying I die cut out my stripes and put foam tape on some of them, gluing the thin sized stripe straight down to the panel.

I used another new Pinkfresh release for the circle around the bears, Diagonal Stitched Circles die, there are four circles in this set with the alternating circles having the stitching detail. The Good Cheer sentiment is from Merry and Bright Frame stamp and accompanying die set. And decided of course that Pinkfresh’s Jewels Mix had the perfect shade of blue to arrange around the sentiment.

This last card came about because of spare parts. I had some pretty black die cut snowflakes sitting in my extra-die-cuts bowl and the pink square 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 card was in a stash drawer. I combined them with some copper and gray stripes, keeping the angle of the strips varied for a fun “Yay, let’s all celebrate the closing of this year” look. Is it too early for New Years cards?

The snowflakes are from Pinkfresh’s Layered Snowflakes die set… which I’ve used on a lot of my projects lately, so what can I say but I heart those dies. The “Celebrate” sentiment is from a die set exclusively available at, called Thin Words: Everyday Script.

I scattered more jewels around the sentiment and was done!

I hope that some of my design choices have inspired you to make something new today. Thank you so much for coming by!!


Angela Simpson‘s blog post was just previous to me and Caly Person is coming up next!

Please leave a comment down below to earn a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh store!

Pinkfresh is giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, IG feed & YouTube channel. Look for details here.

The winners will be posted on November 30, 2020 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Pinkfresh is offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders $50+ from November 20th to November 25th.

There will also be a free Hey Gorgeous die for all orders over $50 while supplies last!

This Post Has 120 Comments

  1. Daniel Diaz

    Your cards are all soo beautiful ❤️ But the one with blue background and the bears is amazing ?

    1. Anne

      Oh cool! Thanks so much Daniel!!

  2. Cheriese H

    Ooooh lovely creations, I’m swooning over that Sapphire Slimline card!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Cheriese!

  3. Debbie McDaniel

    Wow! I love these cards! They are beautiful! The first one is my favorite but they are all gorgeous.

    1. Anne

      Thanks Debbie!

  4. Nicki Baxley

    The stripes on top of the stitched background is very nice!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!!

  5. elizabeth caruso

    Truly elegant … love how you took backgrounds to the next level by layering. Am I the only one struggling to use strips and stripes correctly …

    1. Anne

      Oh my gosh, when I was writing this post I saw that I went back and forth from strips to stripes frequently. Problem is they’re both “correct”, the new die set is called “Slim Stripes” though. Thanks for coming by Elizabeth!

  6. Aimee Kidd

    Absolutely loving these cards! The background on the Good Cheer card is fabulous!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Aimee!

  7. Jackie Parkins

    Gorgeous cards! I think my favorite is the first one, it’s so elegant.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Jackie!

  8. Sharon Gullikson

    The bears card is so so so cute!!!! I just love them. And the pink card is just my style this year. I am LOVING pink for Christmas!

    1. Anne

      That pink card was so easy and quick, (and like I said, animals in hats? Love that). Thanks so much for coming by Sharon!

  9. Dina

    Wow! Your cards are amazing! Your pink card is a stunner!

  10. Kim M Jacobs

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love your style

    1. Anne

      Oh, great! Thanks for coming by Kim!!

  11. Christy Hawkins

    I really like the strips on the stitched background! Two more dies to buy!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Christy!

  12. Christy Hawkins

    I love the strips on the stitched background!

  13. Jacinda

    Beautiful cards. Love how you combined the stitched background with the stripes

    1. Anne

      Thanks Jacinda!

  14. Andre M.

    Gorgeous showcase of the new products. The first card is so elegant with its minimal palette, the stitched die is my fave of this release. The blue card is so pretty. I adore your final design, the pink, copper and grey is a fantastic palette and the wonky strips add just the right touch of whimsy! Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Oh wow, I loved reading your take on these projects! Thanks so much for coming by Andre!

  15. Barbara Matthews

    All the cards are so pretty. I particularly liked the last one, snowflakes are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Hi Barbara! Thank you!

  16. Lagene

    Wonderful new die sets! Awesome creations, I especially love the diagonal sky for the dancing bears card!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much!

  17. Marcy Schneider

    Beautiful holiday cards. Great use of the new release products.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Marcy!

  18. TamiBabs

    I love what you did with the strips…just a couple of colors and layering them? Brilliant!

    1. Anne

      Oh cool, thanks so much Tami!

  19. cindy d.

    Seeing your beautiful cards closeup, now I can see the strip dies finish off the paper better than just using a trimmer. I need to add this die to my growing list. thank you

    1. Anne

      Right? And there are so many ways to use them. Thanks Cindy!

  20. Mary Holshouser

    Love the stripping on the cards.
    The first is so delicate and elegant.
    thanks for sharing

  21. Anne Sturgeon

    Anne with an e here… love the first white card! So very elegant and I love the silver words. This new die to cut the stripes looks so helpful. I can see a bag of all colors at the ready for creating. Lovely job Anne!

    1. Anne

      I love the stripes dies! I’m thinking of weaving some vellum stripes together for a pretty plaid card. Fun! Thanks for coming by Anne with an e.

  22. Avra Williams

    Great cards!

  23. sandrasmith

    These are fantastic. I especially love those slimline cards.

  24. Jeanne Beam

    Such gorgeous cards! Love the die you used to create your amazing cards.
    Thanks for sharing…

    1. Anne

      Thank you Jeanne!

  25. Jade

    Wow! What beautiful cards! I love the first card that is pure white with a touch of green accent.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Jade!

  26. Meghan Kennihan

    These are all so elegant! I love your color choices and the way you used the stripes!

    1. Anne

      Oh cool, thanks SO much Meghan!

  27. Carmela Hubler

    Gorgeous cards!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Carmela!

  28. Jean Heming

    i sent a pic of your first card to my sister and niece and said i wish I had made this card !!! Omgbeautiful beyond words!!!!

    1. Anne

      Oh that’s so kind! I can’t thank you enough!! Cheers Jean!

  29. Ann Ito

    Beautiful cards! Love how you used the stripes in different combinations! Makes each card pop!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Ann!!

  30. Kandice J

    The coloring on your Good Cheer card is so darn adorable! Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Kandice!

  31. Anneleise Hampson

    Wow! Your Happy Christmas card in white and green is absolutely stunning!

    1. Anne

      I really liked how that one turned out. Thanks Anneleise!

  32. Marisela Delgado

    Such beautiful cards! So festive! ?

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you Marisela!!

  33. Tamara

    Oh my those copper/rose gold snowflakes are awesome!! The black goes so well with it! So unique!

    1. Anne

      I was really taken with the black and copper combination. Thanks Tamara!

  34. Penny Klie

    Wowza… beautiful cards but the first is a show stopper!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Penny!

  35. Heidi Rees

    Beautiful cards! Great ways to showcase the stripes die set!

  36. Em

    Three extraordinary cards…all so different. Can’t help but favor the whimsy of the little bears but find them all delightful.

    1. Anne

      So nice, thank you so much Em!

  37. Mirella Rogan

    These are all so different and so beautiful, very well done!

  38. Luanne Ford

    Your cards are all beautiful. The white one is stunning! Simply gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Oh thanks Luanne!

  39. Michele W

    Beautiful cards. The first one is my favorite. It’s so elegant and I like the juxtaposition of horizontal stitching lines with the diagonal stripes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful, thanks so much Michele!!

  40. Vicki

    Oh my! I can’t decide which card I like best. Your first card using the background die and the strips die is so pretty. I would never have thought to create this look. So thank you for your beautiful work. The other 2 cards are equally as pretty.

    1. Anne

      I appreciate you coming by and leaving a comment, thanks so much Vicki!

  41. Sheri Kempke

    So pretty–the first card is so elegant and pretty–I do like them all, I just kept scrolling and Oooohing!

    1. Anne

      Ha! That’s excellent! Thanks Sheri!

  42. Dorothy Ayotte

    Anne your cards are amazing! The 1st is so elegant with so many layers- I thought that was it and was so impressed. And then another- incredibly beautiful with that blue background sky and those ADORABLE bears. And your third is so spectacular. What a treat and so inspirational.

    1. Anne

      Oh Dorothy, that’s so kind of you to say. Thank you so much!

  43. Kathy P.

    Oh, I love the way you have used all these thin strips on these very different and creative cards. I especially love the way you used them on the diagonal cut stitches paper, so creative with the soft colors and the sentiment in silver is a perfect touch. Loving them all. And loving this new release.

    1. Anne

      Great! Thank you Kathy! The white one might be my favorite too, but I really enjoyed how fun the square one is and how fast it came together.

  44. Karen Walker

    Very creative cards; I love the Slim Stitches card with the pretty leafy branches!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Karen!

  45. Lauryne Cunningham

    Lovely cards! I love how you placed the stripes on your last card and the color combination is so pretty!

    1. Anne

      Hi Lauryne! Thank you so much!!

  46. Gail D

    All your cards are gorgeous Anne, but I absolutely adore your green and white card; it’s just perfect! xo

    1. Anne

      Ooo, I really like the white one too, looks like a Christmas wedding card to me. Thanks so much Gail!

  47. Cherry Robinson

    I love al of your cards Anne…especially the first one. That one is my fave and the one that has me wanting to purchase that Phrase Builder die. Thank you for sharing!❤️

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s excellent! If you’re going to be making slimline cards, I think that Phrase Builder set would be so useful. Thanks so much for coming by Cherry!

  48. Zlatka K

    Gorgeous cards! Love the elegant design of the first one.

  49. Chandhini

    Love how you used the stripes die. Beautiful.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!

  50. Julie Urban

    Wonderful designs. They are all so different and beautiful. You make amazing cards!

    1. Anne

      Oh wonderful! Thank you so much!

  51. Kelsey Thomas

    These are all so beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Kelsey!

  52. Patricia Coleman

    Absolutely love this release! Your creations are beautiful!!

  53. Nandini Karmarkar

    Wow! Amazing cards! My favorite is the last one. It is just stunning!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Nandini

  54. Mayumi O

    Such a gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one! It reminds me green version of candy cane… I love how you combined two dies on one project!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Mayumi!

  55. Kristina Gentle

    Such great three different cards! Looks like you had fun creating!

    1. Anne

      Oh yes. I had so many ideas the hard part was narrowing them down so I could get something done! Thanks for coming by Kristina!

  56. Mary-Anne V.

    Wow so cool how you used these stripes die.. love how you layered it to give different looks. Beautiful cards.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Mary-Anne!

  57. Denise Bryant

    I love the way you used the stripes over these pretty backgrounds! Wonderful cards!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Denise!

  58. Stephanie Clapper

    The Essential Stitched is my favorite in this release, it’s beautiful on any card stock! Your Christmas designs are lovely, showing how much stripes can add to any design!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Stephanie!

  59. Dana W

    Fabulous cards!! I love how you used the strips! Great ideas!!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Dana!

  60. Cyndi Morris

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one — so elegant.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Cyndi!

  61. Jeannie F

    I love all your cards! My absolute favorite is the first green and white card. I really like the pop of color on white. The stripes over the stiched die is really pretty.

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