Pinkfresh Studio November 2020 Essentials Die Release Blog Hop!

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 Scrapbook.com, 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!!

-Anne


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. Anne
    Daniel Diaz

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Oh cool! Thanks so much Daniel!!

  2. Anne
    Cheriese H

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

  3. Anne
    Debbie McDaniel

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

  4. Anne
    Nicki Baxley

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

  5. Anne
    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
      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. Anne
    Aimee Kidd

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Thanks so much, Aimee!

  7. Anne
    Jackie Parkins

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

  8. Anne
    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
      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. Anne
    Dina

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

  10. Anne
    Kim M Jacobs

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love your style

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Oh, great! Thanks for coming by Kim!!

  11. Anne
    Christy Hawkins

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Thank you so much Christy!

  12. Anne
    Christy Hawkins

    I love the strips on the stitched background!

  13. Anne
    Jacinda

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

  14. Anne
    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
      Anne

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

  15. Anne
    Barbara Matthews

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Hi Barbara! Thank you!

  16. Anne
    Lagene

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

  17. Anne
    Marcy Schneider

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

  18. Anne
    TamiBabs

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Oh cool, thanks so much Tami!

  19. Anne
    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
      Anne

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

  20. Anne
    Mary Holshouser

    Love the stripping on the cards.
    The first is so delicate and elegant.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. Anne
    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
      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. Anne
    Avra Williams

    Great cards!

  23. Anne
    sandrasmith

    These are fantastic. I especially love those slimline cards.

  24. Anne
    Jeanne Beam

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

  25. Anne
    Jade

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Thanks so much Jade!

  26. Anne
    Meghan Kennihan

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Oh cool, thanks SO much Meghan!

  27. Anne
    Carmela Hubler

    Gorgeous cards!

  28. Anne
    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
      Anne

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

  29. Anne
    Ann Ito

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

  30. Anne
    Kandice J

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

  31. Anne
    Anneleise Hampson

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

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

  32. Anne
    Marisela Delgado

    Such beautiful cards! So festive! 💜

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you Marisela!!

  33. Anne
    Tamara

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

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

  34. Anne
    Penny Klie

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

  35. Anne
    Heidi Rees

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

  36. Anne
    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
      Anne

      So nice, thank you so much Em!

  37. Anne
    Mirella Rogan

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

  38. Anne
    Luanne Ford

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

  39. Anne
    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
      Anne

      Wonderful, thanks so much Michele!!

  40. Anne
    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
      Anne

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

  41. Anne
    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
      Anne

      Ha! That’s excellent! Thanks Sheri!

  42. Anne
    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
      Anne

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

  43. Anne
    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
      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. Anne
    Karen Walker

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Thanks so much Karen!

  45. Anne
    Lauryne Cunningham

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Hi Lauryne! Thank you so much!!

  46. Anne
    Gail D

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

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

  47. Anne
    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
      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. Anne
    Zlatka K

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

  49. Anne
    Chandhini

    Love how you used the stripes die. Beautiful.

  50. Anne
    Julie Urban

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Oh wonderful! Thank you so much!

  51. Anne
    Kelsey Thomas

    These are all so beautiful!

  52. Anne
    Patricia Coleman

    Absolutely love this release! Your creations are beautiful!!

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Thanks so much Nandini

  53. Anne
    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!

  54. Anne
    Kristina Gentle

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

    1. Anne
      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!

  55. Anne
    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
      Anne

      Thank you Mary-Anne!

  56. Anne
    Denise Bryant

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Thanks for coming by Denise!

  57. Anne
    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
      Anne

      Thank you Stephanie!

  58. Anne
    Dana W

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

  59. Anne
    Cyndi Morris

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

    1. Anne
      Anne

      Thanks so much Cyndi!

  60. Anne
    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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