Hi guys! Welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Heart/Life Right Now Collections Release Blog Hop! Pinkfresh Studio has got two new paper collections available, Happy Heart and Life Right Now. Both are lovely and provide a different way to make either dimensional or flat cards with, whatever your preference. One of the things that I appreciate the most about making paper art with a collection like this is that someone else has done the all the heavy lifting and put together a combination of colors, patterns and ephemera that will all work together so that it is easier to design and build a card.
The two projects that I’m sharing with you today were made using the Life Right Now paper pad, Ephemera, Floral Ephemera, Chipboard Flair and some Enamel Dots. There are more fun products available in this collection: Chipboard Frames, Cardstock Stickers, Puffy Stickers and Puffy Alpha Stickers. I just didn’t use them for my two cards.
I do have a bit of a sneak peek of a product that doesn’t release until next week (Monday, March 28), Rainbow Sentiments! A 41-piece pack of colorful pre-printed sentiments, which is not part of the Life Right Now collection.
For the first card I decided to pair up a colorful stripe-y piece of patterned paper, from the 6X6 paper pack, with a circle die and some Chipboard Flair. I trimmed down the 6X6 paper to 3 3/4 X 5 inches, then found a couple of small circle dies and cut some circles out. (Now if I were feeling really energetic I could have saved and used those circles for another card, but I decided to just get on with the card I wanted to make). This die cut piece of patterned paper was fairly lightweight, so I adhered it down to some heavy white cardstock, trimmed the cardstock to line up and used the same circle dies again.
I popped that panel up with fun foam and adhered it down to some light gray cardstock (I’ve been liking Papertrey Ink for colored cardstock lately). While the Ephemera pack has loads of sentiments in it, some fun scene building elements and a few bouquets of flowers, I knew from the beginning that I wanted the (sticky backed) Chipboard Flair to go in the circle spaces and popped them up from the cardbase with foam tape. I chose a sentiment from the soon-to-be-released Rainbow Sentiments pack and finished the card by placing some colorful enamel dots around it.
For my second card I found a piece of paper from the Life Right Now paper pack with a charming pink and yellow pattern on it and thought it was so pretty that I decided to layer scalloped vellum circles and flowers onto it. I used my trimmer to cut the patterned paper in a square shape to just over 4 1/4 inches then adhered it to a piece of colored cardstock, cut to 4 1/2 inches square, so that it had a slim frame.
I used my Pinkfresh Scalloped Circle dies to cut out some pretty lacy circles from white cardstock and vellum. The larger circles were adhered down to the cardbase and the smaller circles were popped up with tiny pieces of foam tape. I ended up doubling the smaller vellum scallop circle to help obscure the pieces of tape.
Then I selected some pretty flower bouquets from the Ephemera and the Floral Ephemera packs, gathered them together and stuck them underneath the interior circle with glue. I used another sentiment from the Rainbow Sentiments pack in the center of the circle and scattered some light and airy Pinkfresh crystals around the card. Then I was done.
I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today. Thank you so much for coming by.
The wonderfully talented Angelica Conrad was just before me in the hop order, and the amazing Brianna Lepper is next. To see the whole lineup here is a link back to the Pinkfresh blog. But before you go…
-They will 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 March 30 , 2022 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.