Pinkfresh Studio November 2021 Essentials Release

Hi! And welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio November 2021 Essentials Release blog hop! This release is full of essential dies to help you include some easy finishing elements to your design. The blanket stitching, folk edges and stitched edging on all of the dies are super sweet and I made a couple of cards to share with you today, so lets get started.

With my first card I had to use the new Shaker Hearts die set along with the Folk Edge Rectangles! I love to use hearts in cardmaking, because… hearts! Right? But for this first card the new Matte Gold Metallic Pearls are what inspired my color palette: gold embossing, soft pink flowers and cream colored cardstock.

I stamped with a light brown ink onto Cream cardstock (Simon Says Stamp), the Charming Floral Border stamp set, just to get the outline down. I made sure to leave the stamp where it was in the stamping platform so that I can stamp over my colored image. Then I used the Charming Floral Border stencil set to color those beautiful blooms. I put my ink blended image back into the stamping platform and heat embossed with a sparkly gold. Then I placed the larger heart die over the image just where I wanted it and die cut out the heart and set everything aside.

I then grabbed a sheet of pale pink paper, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), and used the largest of the new Folk Edge Rectangles, (which measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches) and the larger heart die in the center again, using the top layer with my stenciled image to line up the heart die. I stashed that pink heart away, as I wouldn’t be needing it for this card. I adhered the pink, folk edge die cut layer straight down to the cardbase, then was able to insert the stenciled and embossed heart piece in that space with more glue.

I used some double sided tape to adhere the acetate window to the underside of the top layer, then applied two layers of foam tape on the backside. I made a pile of small pink crystals and a creamy colored iridescent chunky glitter just on top of the inset heart and centered the stenciled layer, with the foam tape, on top. I usually use glue in addition to the tape so that I have a few seconds to make sure it’s just where I want it.

I used the previously released Scripted Greetings dies on some pearly-gold specialty cardstock for my “Hello” sentiment. It was glued to a gold vellum shadow die cut. Then I spent some time arranging my new matte gold pearls and was done!

For my next card I used the new Mini Slimline Stitched Scallop Rectangle. More stitched scallops? Yes please!

I pulled out the previously released Slimline Hearts Builder layering stencil set, and used the layer with the largest hearts with pencils because I was looking for some colors that I didn’t have in my ink collection. I also spent some time coloring them in with very arty/swooshy pencil strokes, but with the glitter over top it’s hard to see that detail. When I was done coloring them in I continued to use the stencil with some Stickles Moon Dust glitter gel. Ooo, those hearts looked like candy when I was done. So pretty!

I cut it down just enough that you could see the larger scallop (in green) frame behind it, but I think if I made this card again I would skip that step. I used the new mini slimline scallop die to layer a white border over the hearts. I used the new shaker hearts die again with more white cardstock and foam tape and that lovely encouraging sentiment is from the Reason to Smile Wreath stamp set.

For some finishing touches I included Pinkfresh’s new Metallic Pearls: Matte Silver just on the sentiment banner and stuck a white and silver bow down on the heart.

I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today, thanks so much for coming by!


The amazingly talented Anett Gelencser was just ahead of me in the hop order and the lovely Carissa Wiley is next! To see the whole hop order here is a link back to the Pinkfresh Blog.


-Pinkfresh Studio is giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel!

-They will also be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.

The winners will be pulled and posted on November 30, 2021 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

This Post Has 112 Comments

  1. Mary Kay Ross

    Gorgeous card. I love this new release and the last one. Great combination!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Mary Kay Ross!!

  2. Michele F

    Hello, Anne! I adore both cards, but you ‘had me’ at that gorgeous, creamy, dreamy, girly first card! Femininity at its FIENE-est!

    1. Anne

      Okay, makin’ me laugh! Thank you SO much Michele!!

  3. Susan P

    Love your cards. Thanks for sharing

  4. Janelle Espinoza

    Wow, your cards are beautiful! I love how you created the heart card and used the folk edge. The design in and out of the card is gorgeous. Your slimline hearts card just prompted me to go add Stickles to my cart!! Those hearts are beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s so kind of you! Thank you so much Janelle!!

  5. Danielle Vincent

    Oh myyyy goodness such gorgeous inspiration. I’m so glad I have the charming floral stencil on the way to me already but now I need the new essential dues too! So beautiful

    1. Anne

      Oh, thanks Danielle!!


    Both cards are so different but so great. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Shauna!

  7. Jessica Yoder-Jones

    Woa! Your shaker card is BEAUTIFUL!! Love it

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Jessica!

  8. Cynthia Johnson

    Both your cards are beautiful but the shaker just is above and beyond!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thanks Cynthia!

  9. Dawn Kuhn

    What beautiful valentines day cards! Beautiful!

  10. Liz E

    Beautiful cards ! Love the shaker and how you combined one of my favorite stamps with all the other new goodies!

    1. Anne

      It’s a beautiful stamp design, thanks for coming by Liz!

  11. Jennifer Bockenstedt

    Beautiful cards – making me excited for Valentine’s Day!!

    1. Anne

      I love making Valentines almost as much as I love to make Christmas cards. Thank you Jennifer!

  12. Flora M Carswell

    Gorgeous cards!!

  13. Julie Booker

    What pretty cards. I especially love the floral card. ?

    1. Anne

      Thank you Julie!

  14. Susie Sonnier

    Love the new details on the essentials dies

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by Susie!

  15. Avra Williams

    Lovely cards!

  16. Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE them both! The layers and the colors are amazing!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Meghan!!

  17. Anne Sturgeon

    Loving both cards for sure. I am very interested in the new mini slim line die. Love the scallops. I have several full size dies for slim lines and am thinking the mini would be great too! TFS

    1. Anne

      Hi Anne! Thank you!

  18. Alexandra Young

    These are such lovely cards!! I love the glittery hearts (they totally do look like candy!) and that shaker is amazing!!

    1. Anne

      Yay! Thanks so much Alexandra!

  19. Janet

    Lovely and inspiring cards. I love the colors and the sparkle.

    1. Anne

      I was a little unsure of that one, I’m so glad you like it!

  20. Maria Camps

    So beautiful ideas! Thank you♥️

    1. Anne

      Thank you Maria!

  21. Laura Casselman

    You show so many possibilities! I want those rectangular dies!

    1. Anne

      I love to hear that! Thank you Laura!!

  22. Lisa McDonadl

    I have anxiously been waiting for new essentials and the folded card is my favorite (along with the metallic pearls). Stunning creations!

    1. Anne

      Hi Nurse Lisa! Thanks for coming by!

  23. grace

    Oh wow, gorgeous cards .. thank you so much for sharing them with us!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Grace!

  24. Kathy Krenn

    I love all the sparkle on those hearts!

    1. Anne

      That’s part of the fun with a stencil, using some of your pastes and glitter gels. Thank you Kathy!

  25. Stacy Tiffin Davis

    Love those new stitched hearts and I love your designs! So beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Stacy!

  26. debbie d

    both are great and I love the shaker card!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you Debbie!

  27. Danyelle Dillon

    Such pretty cards, wonderful designs! My favorite is the first one with the heart cut out! So cute! I love the hello sentiment!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thanks Danyelle!

  28. Cheriese H

    wow your cards are stunning!!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you!

  29. Kristen Snoozy

    These are just beautiful!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Kristen!

  30. Marisela Delgado

    Anne, girl, you are a rock star! You never disappoint. Your cards are always on point. Gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Ha! Hi Marisela! Thank you SO much!!

  31. Nicki A. Burke

    The heart slimline card is so beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Oh man, I’m so glad you like it! Thank you Nicki!

  32. Colleen Jo Howell

    The first card really caught my eye, it is gorgeous

  33. Lisa Heimiller

    I love everything about both of these cards. Pink and candy hearts. Gorgeousness thank you for sharing!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind of you, thank you Lisa!!

  34. Luanne Ford

    How stunning! I love the new heart dies! Thank you for your inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Yay for hearts! Thanks Luanne!

  35. Sharon Gullikson

    I especially love the first one. The heart is a nice addition to the gorgeous flowers.

    1. Anne

      Hi Sharon! Thank you!

  36. Lori L Spitzer

    Hi, Anne – I already visited via IG but now I am going blog to blog on the computer instead of phone. Love the shaker card and the second heart card as well. You’re so stinkin’ talented!
    TFS –
    Lori S in PA
    p.s. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    1. Anne

      Aw Lori! That’s really so kind of you. Thanks so much!!! Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

  37. Kati C

    My favorite is the pale yellow card with the charming floral border which I just ordered!! So so pretty!!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I think you’re gonna love it, it’s a beautiful design. Thanks so much for coming by Kati!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad! Thanks Nandini!

  38. Kathy Raker

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. Love the shaker card and hearts card.

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Kathy!!

  39. Patricia Coleman

    Such a lovely cards, love them!!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Patricia!!

  40. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! Gorgeous designs! I love the glittery hearts!

    1. Anne

      Oh good! Thank you so much Lauryne!!

  41. Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful designs! I really love your shaker design!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Stacey!!

  42. Lisa Haff

    gorgeous cards-and nice designs

  43. Mary Holshouser

    Wonderful cards. The first is delicate and so beautiful.
    thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Anne

      Thank you Mary!!

  44. Amy Cooley

    Your two cards are really gorgeous! I just love all the sparkle and shine and the pretty, feminine colors.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks Amy!!

  45. Jeannie Boudet

    wow that first card is absolutely stunning!!!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!!

  46. Tracy Neidetcher

    Love, love, love, the hearts slimline card. Trying that one for sure!

    1. Anne

      That’s awesome! Thank you so much for coming by Tracy!

  47. Jeannie F

    Both of your cards are beautiful. Such a great idea to use pencils when you don’t have an ink color you need. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Oh cool! I’m so glad to be able to share a good tip or two! Thanks Jeannie!!

  48. Anita

    I love your cards! I love pink! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    1. Anne

      I sometimes tell myself to step away from the pink colors, but you love what you love, right? Thanks for coming by Anita!!

  49. Denise Bryant

    Beautiful layering and designs! I love the pretty hearts!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful, thank you so much Denise!!

  50. Roxy Tellini

    What a wonderful sentiment. That is really touching.

    1. Anne

      Pinkfresh makes it easy to find that just-right sentiment. Thanks for coming by Roxy!

  51. Anneleise Hampson

    Wow your hello card is stunning!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Anneleise!

  52. Carol Celeste

    The card with the heart and floral border is gorgeous

    1. Anne

      Thank you Celeste!!

  53. Vicki Davis

    What a great use of the layered hearts stencil. But I LOVE your first card with the pretty Charming Border set. Pairing it with the heart dies, genius. ?

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Vicki!

  54. Debbie Frank

    Both of them are so beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Debbie!

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