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Pinkfresh Studio Happy Heart/Life Right Now Collections Release Blog Hop

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…


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

-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.

This Post Has 79 Comments

  1. Mary Kay Ross

    This collection is so perfect for making cards. These are beautiful!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thank you Mary Kay!

  2. Becky Reames

    These are gorgeous!

  3. Julie Urban

    I love the creative cards made with these scrapbook collections! I especially love the vellum layers to your 2nd card…just amazing!

    1. Anne

      Oh! That makes me happy, vellum can be tricky to work with sometimes. Thank you Julie!

  4. Susan McL

    Beautiful, beautiful cards! Lovely inspiration!

  5. Kristen Snoozy

    These are beautiful, love your style!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you so much Kristen!

  6. Carolina Figueiredo

    This is such a smart way to use the chipboard flair! Love it!

    1. Anne

      That’s great! Thank you Carolina!

  7. Debbie Goodson

    Love your unique designs!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Debbie!

  8. Melissa Leftrick

    Your first card is so much fun and so creative and your second is so beautiful!!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind, thank you Melissa!

  9. Lori Spitzer

    Hi, Anne –
    I like both of these, but I LOVE the Find Joy one. I agree w/ you… the “heavy lifting” is the coordination of colors, etc. that takes me a good bit of time if I start from scratch. I am so pressed for time all the time these days that any short cut I can use to make the cardmaking process a little easier is what I am going to want and use. I am very impressed w/ what I am seeing…….
    Lori S in PA

    1. Anne

      Hi Lori! When you work within a collection, it’s hard to go wrong. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. Jeanne Beam

    Such gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration…

    1. Anne

      Hi Jeanne! Thank you!

  11. Jade

    Amazing, spectacular cards! You cards make me smile and brighten my day. They are incredible. Thank you very much!

    1. Anne

      Oh, you’re very kind. Thank you Jade!

  12. Alexandra Y

    Such lovely cards! Perfect springtime inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Hi Donna, thank you!

  13. Stacey Kowbel

    Fabulous cards! I really love your first design!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Stacey!

  14. Deborrah Cannizzaro

    Just beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  15. Meghan Kennihan

    How fun! Both cards are sooo cute and great designs!

    1. Anne

      Hi Meghan! Thank you!

  16. Lisa C.

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Amy Cooley

    Wonderful cards! I especially love the circle cutouts. It’s such a clever idea.

    1. Anne

      Stripes and circles go together so well. Thank you for coming by!

  18. Anne Sturgeon

    I just love the ephemera from Pinkfresh. The colors are always coordinated with the paper packs and they make it easy to pair up any design. This collection is really beautiful and I am loving the sentiments. Your designs are so unique and pretty. Perfect for Spring. Thanks from another Anne with an e …

    1. Anne

      I’m happy that you like them, thanks Anne!!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much for coming by Michelle!

  19. Cindi Green

    I am loving the Find Joy card SO MUCH! Great job!

    1. Anne

      Oh yay! Thanks Cindi!

  20. Sue D

    Cute and pretty cards. I like your use of circles.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Sue!

  21. Flora M Carswell

    Gorgeous cards!! The layering is amazing!

    1. Anne

      Hi Flora! Thank you!

  22. Cynthia Baldwin

    Your cards are so fun! I love these bright colors.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thank you!

  23. Laurie Black

    Fabulous cards! I love the creative use of circle cutouts.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Laurie!

  24. Sharon Gullikson

    Delight in the now is so wonderful. The flowers are so pretty.

    1. Anne

      Oh wonderful! Thank you Sharon!

  25. Tara O.

    These are fabulous. I just love this collection so much.

  26. Marisela Delgado

    Hola, B.M.J.! Ooo, so much gorgeousness! They’re all so beautiful, but the first one is my favorite. ? We were in the clear for storms, but had a hail storm just now. Girl, it got crazy! Wonderful cards. ???

    1. Anne

      Hi Mari! I knew it would! Weatherman/youtuber by the name of Ryan Hall Y’all, check him out! I’m glad you’re doing okay, and thank you so much for your kind words!

      1. Marisela Delgado

        I don’t think I explained it correctly. The surprise thunderstorm was nothing like what they showed on the national news. It was a run of the mill storm with pea size hail that lasted all of 2 minutes. I said surprise thunderstorm because it was not supposed to rain in San Antonio at all. That’s why we were surprised, but it was nothing scary. The tornadoes and scary storms was no where near us and our meteorologists got it right. Those storms happened hours before our thunderstorm came through; not at the same time. They all pinpointed the storms correctly. What I was talking about was nothing like what was seen on the national news. I meant surprise thunderstorm because it was not supposed to rain in San Antonio.
        We all knew about the possibility of tornadoes and scary storms, but they would be E/NE of us, which they were. That’s typical of Texas at Spring time. Believe me, we have gotten scary storms in the past, but our meteorologists always get it right. Hail of any size during a storm has always scared me since I was little. We are hoping for more rain because we are in a drought.
        Hope the weather is warmer in Chicago now. We will be 87*F by next week. Geez, we skipped Spring! Hugs!

        1. Anne

          Hey Mari! I gotcha, just a little surprise storm. I get the feeling this is going to be an active Spring. Stay safe!

          1. Marisela Delgado

            I agree. We get really humid and then a cold front comes in and BOOM! Thanks for your concern. ??? Have a great weekend, B.M.J. Hugs!

  27. roxanne tellini

    That find joy card is amazing. Saved to the inspiration file. <3

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s wonderful! Thanks Roxanne!

  28. Jeanne Rice

    Beautiful and colorful cards. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Jeanne!

  29. Mary Holshouser

    Wonderful cards. The first is simple
    and the second is delicate. Love both.
    Thanks for sharing

  30. Lauryne Cunningham

    Fantastic cards! I love the fun design on the first one!

    1. Anne

      That’s great! I’m so glad you like them!

  31. Denise Bryant

    Loving all the circles! Beautiful cards!

  32. Amber Bissonnette

    Both cards are great! I do love the first one with the circles as embellishment windows!

  33. Sheri Kempke

    I love your first card–so innovative and creative! The 2nd is gorgeous–great job and thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      I love to hear that! Thank you Sheri!

  34. Anneleise Hampson

    Love that sentiment – Delight in the now! Cute cards!

  35. Lori

    I like both cards but love the bright colors, whimsical look and sentiment of the first card.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Lori!

  36. Chris Dulian

    What a fun idea! Love your cards!

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