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Pinkfresh Studio June 2023 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

Hi everyone! Welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio June 2023 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release blog hop! I have a couple of projects to share today, made with the pretty new Humbled & Grateful stamp, stencil, and die. This charming design of flowers is perfectly sized for a mini slimline card, but I wanted to see it filling up the length of an A-2 sized card (and a tag).

I started by stamping out the image in light colored ink and coloring them with colored pencils. When I was done, I decided that while I liked them, I wanted a bolder look with more saturated colors, so I put them aside. I stamped the flowers again on ivory cardstock and colored them with my Pinkfresh inks using reds, oranges, blues, and purples for the blooms and yellow and green for the leaves.

When I was done coloring them, I put my image back into the stamping platform, and gold heat embossed the detail. I die-cut them out and started on the background. I used the birdcage die from another new release: Best Thing die set. I die-cut it from cream cardstock and used my blending brush and Warm Buff ink to give it more dimension and interest.

I love the birdcage as a garden feature and decided to stamp and color more flowers from the Humbled & Grateful stamp set. I cut them apart and placed them behind the birdcage, which had been glued to vellum to diffuse the flowers in the background. I used the Folk Edge Rectangles on ivory cardstock and glued it down on top of a gold panel that was also die cut with the Folk Edge die; I like how those gold pips show up so well along the border. That edged panel was glued down to a heavyweight cardstock base.

The birdcage was glued straight to the cardbase, and the long stems of the Humbled & Grateful flowers were popped up over it with foam tape. I used the bow die from the Wrap Around Elements die set (I’ve been going nuts putting that bow on everything!). I thought, spatially, the arrangement of the card benefitted from having that sparkly gold bow placed right there. The sentiment was gold heat embossed onto more ivory cardstock (Simon Says Stamp cardstock), and I used a few Gold Glitter Drops around it. Then I was done!

For my tag, I used a die from Classic Edgers on two 3 X 5 1/2 in. panels of white card stock, so they stacked on top of each other. Then I embossed one with Pinkfresh’s Lush Vines hot foil plate and adhered my drawn flowers to it with foam tape. I used the new Basic Banners: Everyday Sentiments stamp, and the Basic Banners die for my “Thank You” sentiment. I added a few Iridescent clear drops; I like to tuck them behind stuff so they peek out. I added some white seam binding ribbon to my very fancy-looking gift tag, and I was done.

I hope some of my design choices have inspired you to make something new today! I answer every comment I receive, so if you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks so much for coming by!


Andrea Moritz was just ahead of me in the hop order, and Betty Wright is next! If you’d like to see the whole line-up, here is a link to the Pinkfresh blog.


-Pinkfresh will be 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 July 5, 2023 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

This Post Has 161 Comments

  1. Michele F

    Hello, Anne! I adore these delicate little blooms and every way you’ve colored them today for their premiere!
    BTW, I happen to have those edgers – thanks for the tip and another wonderful way to use them! I love your ‘fancy’ gift tag!

    1. Anne

      Hi Michele! Ever since I first saw them I knew I wanted a tag with those edges. I do like “pretty”. Thanks so much for coming by, Michele!

  2. Donna Phelan

    WOW! That floral is fabulous! Wonderful colors, great design! That birdhouse is my most favorite, it’s magnificent!

    1. Anne

      Hi Donna! Thanks so much for coming by!

  3. Julie

    Your card and tag are stunning! Absolutely beautiful coloring. I don’t use my colored pencils enough-this was the inspiration for me to get them out and use them!!

    1. Anne

      You’ll get out of practice if you don’t use them now and again! Thank you so much, Julie!!

  4. Lynn Chan

    The birdhouse is just amazing! 🙂 love that floral tag too! 🙂

  5. Isabel Z

    You are SO creative!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind of you to say, Isabel, thank you! ❤️ (I have deficiencies in ALL other areas, it’s okay that I have this one thing that I’m good at.)

  6. Kathy Eddy

    Love your card! So pretty!

  7. Jeanne Beam

    Beautiful card and tag! Love the design.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you!

  8. Samantha Pfrimmer

    Your cards are always so gorgeous, and today’s entry is no exception. The tag… SO CLEVER.

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m so glad you like them! Thanks Samantha! ?

  9. Mary Kay Ross

    These are gorgeous and your colors are truly beautiful! So soft and pretty!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!

  10. Judith M Arri

    Gorgeous tag. Much too pretty to ever give away!!!!!

    1. Anne

      ? Thank you, Judith!

  11. Sherri K

    Beautiful florals. Just lovely.

  12. Ann H

    Beautiful cards!!

  13. Debbie Frank

    Gorgeous work! Truly my favorites! The tag is so clever, that die set is on my way!❤️

    1. Anne

      Hi Debbie! Thank you so much, my friend!

  14. Tina Lewis

    Your card is amazing – love the bird cage with those delicate flowers!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Tina!

  15. Stacey Kowbel

    Gorgeous projects! Your colouring is spectacular! And I really love the flowers behind the vellum on the bird cage!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Stacey! ❤️

  16. Rosemary D

    Wow! That tag is amazing and the card is just beautiful.

    1. Anne

      Hi Rosemary! Thank you!

  17. Lee Ann ONeil

    Absolutely love your color choices and the use of vellum in the birdcage to defuse the flowers in the background was a brilliant idea. The use of the gold thread was the choice and placement. Your tag is beautiful too. I am in love with this release and you’re making harder for me not to purchase all of it, lol.

    1. Anne

      You’re very kind, thank you Lee Ann!

  18. Cathy Loveless

    I love these colors together and hope this step makes it into my shopping basket. Your card is just lovely!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you Cathy!

  19. Barb Deichl

    This is such a pretty card and tag with a sweet stamp set–very colorful!

    1. Anne

      Thank you very much, Barb!

  20. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the tag and gorgeous birdhouse and flowers!

    1. Anne

      Hi Meghan! Thank you!

  21. Karen Walker

    I was already in love with Humbled and Grateful, but you’ve totally sealed the deal! I love the way you’ve colored them–so inspiring!

    1. Anne

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

  22. Jane Bachman

    I’ve ordered both sets because of the cards you’ve made! Stunning!

    1. Anne

      I think you’ll really like making pretty cards with this design. Thank you so much, Jane!

  23. Tabitha

    Oh I love the vellum effect.

  24. AnnaM

    Your card and tag are so lovely

  25. Susan sonnier

    Just absolutely beautiful

    1. Anne

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

  26. Stacy Tiffin

    Beautiful! The vellum adds such a special touch!

    1. Anne

      I love to use vellum! Thank you Stacy!

  27. Denise Terry

    Pretty sure I’m going to have to have that sentiment set. Such a great assortment of phrases

    1. Anne

      So useful, right?! Thanks for coming by Denise!

  28. cat

    Beautiful creations!

  29. susan babcock

    Oh Anne, the way you colored the florals in, stunning! I just love the birdcage with the florals.

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind of you to say, thank you Susan!

  30. Norma Gage

    Beautiful colors and design and I love the tag!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you so much!

  31. Reva Hash

    Thanks for the project ideas. I cannot purchase due to the cost, but I enjoy the cards made to improve my card making.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  32. Phyllis Zimmerman

    So pretty. Love this stamp set and the bird cage is a must have. Beautiful colors

  33. Vickie R.

    Fun tag design!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Vickie!

  34. Diane Hover

    WOW, totally beautiful, love how you combined the two new sets together and the tag is gorgeous!!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m so glad you like them!

  35. Carla S

    Both of these are gorgeous!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Carla!

  36. Joan Lucht

    Loved the tag! So elegant!

  37. Linda Conway

    Beautiful Beautiful card! I love the flowers and vellum behind the cage.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Linda!

  38. Amy Cooley

    Wow! I’m so inspired by your projects. I love the softness that the vellum brings to your images.

    1. Anne

      Oh, that just makes me happy. Thank you so much for coming by, Amy!

  39. Pamela Rose

    Oh my gosh it took me forever to figure out how you did that tag!? what an awesome project I just added all of the products to my cart

    1. Anne

      I think those edgers are beautiful! Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a kind note!

  40. Nancy K Rodeberg

    I loved the card with the hint of flowers peaking beneath the vellum in the birdcage when I saw a glimpse of it on the Youtube video. So glad to see it up close. Your color choices are beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s so cool! Thank you Nancy!

  41. Kathryn

    Thanks for sharing. I love the softness of your lovely card.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Kathryn!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s so kind of you to say, thank you Donna!

    1. Anne

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

  42. Janice Palumbos

    Lovely cards!

  43. Melissa Leftrick

    So beautiful and creative!!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Melissa!

  44. Marisela Delgado

    BMJ, one day I’m going to break into your house and steal all of these beautiful cards. And maybe some food, too. ??? You’re awesome, BMJ!

    1. Anne

      The FOOD, Mari, the food! ? That’s very kind of you to say, thank you my friend. -BMJ

  45. S. M.

    Such a pretty card and the tag is just gorgeous! Using the vellum to diffuse the flowers inside the birdcage was a great design choice – it makes the flowers on the outside of the cage really pop.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!

  46. Cyndi Morris

    Wonderful projects. I especially love that gorgeous tag. I don’t make many tags but that one gave me inspiration!

    1. Anne

      It has a (flat) backing panel as well, so it really could do double duty as a card/tag. Thanks, Cyndi!

  47. Luanne Ford

    Your creations are always so inspiring! I just love the sweet birdcage with these stems, and the creative cutting is awesome!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Luanne! ?

  48. Carol

    Oh, that gift tag!!!

    1. Anne

      Yay! I’m so glad you like it, Carol!

  49. Connie Johanns

    I love how you embossed with the foil plate . Lovely!!!

  50. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! These designs are so beautiful and unique! I love your use of vellum on the birdcage!

  51. Laura Casselman

    I noticed the tiny gold inlay in the frame! So clever!

  52. Linda Lapierre

    Anne, the combo floral and birdcage is just absolutely beautiful. 🙂

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Linda!

  53. Avra Williams

    So beautiful, Anne!

  54. Alison Neet

    What original and inspiring ideas you have shared with us! I love the use of velum in the cage. So great!

    1. Anne

      I love to hear that! Thanks Alison!

  55. Ann Ito

    Beautiful card and tag!

  56. Deborah Hellman

    GGorgeous card and release products ?. I love the color blends.

  57. Susan Pens

    Beautiful card and tag. The tag is very unique

  58. Mary-Anne V.

    Just love your projects. The vellum adds so much to the birdcage effect.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!

  59. Anneleise Hampson

    Stunning! It was this card that caught my eye in the sneak peek! I love this floral stem suite of products! My new fav!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thanks Anneleise! ?

  60. Meredith Smith

    The Humbled&Grateful set is my favorite, and you did such a beautiful job coloring the flowers! The combo with the bird cage is so pretty, and the tag is gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Meredith!

  61. Becky Gregory

    This is so pretty that it took my breath away!

    1. Anne

      Oh wow, that’s so nice of you to say. Thanks Becky!

  62. Marilyn Brittain

    I love the extra details on your card such as the fancy border and the flowers are beautiful

    1. Anne

      Getting lost in the detail is something I have to guard against when I’m cardmaking. Thank you so much, Marilyn!

  63. Louise Share

    Blog Hops make me run out of adjectives for beautiful/wonderful/lovely!!! Lol You have great success here with the pops of gold and the layers- I am especially smitten with the use of florals behind the vellum!!! That’s a tip I will use! Fantastic. Thanks

    1. Anne

      I completely understand! ? “Smitten” is really good! Thank you, Louise, for coming by and leaving a kind note.

  64. Migdalia Rodriguez

    WOW! The card & tag are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love how beautifully you showcased this release!!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you so much! ?

  65. Mary Holshouser

    The birdcage is beautiful. Love the
    stems of flowers to the side of it.
    They also look fantastic on the tag.
    thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by, Mary!

  66. Sue D

    so pretty! I like the addition of the vellum on the birdcage.

  67. Laurie Black

    Gorgeous card and tag, beautifully colored!

  68. Jeanne Rice

    Gorgeous! I love the design of the card, the colors, yes the bolder colors were needed. Love the bird cage color. It all goes so well together.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you so much, Jeanne!

  69. Karen Baughman

    Beautiful card. I love how you combined the products and your design.

  70. Denise Bryant

    Beautiful card and tag! I love the colors and textures! Awesome birdcage!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Denise!

  71. Jade

    Wow! What gorgeous and stunning colors! Elegant! Magnificent!

  72. Cassi D

    These cards are over the top amazing and my very favorites from this entire hop. Thank you for sharing these!

    1. Anne

      Wow! That’s so nice of you to say, thank you!

  73. Kathy Salido

    Beautiful projects

  74. Jeane Campbell

    Anne, you made a beauty of a card. Funny how a card starts out and then you make a change in direction. That is the artist in you. Love all the elements that you used in making this card.

    1. Anne

      What a wonderful thing to say! ? Thanks so much for coming by and leaving a kind note, Jeane!

  75. Dawn Tooley

    Your projects are gorgeous! I love that you put flowers behind the birdcage and that tag is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Dawn!

  76. Stacy H.

    The birdcage is just lovely. It makes beautiful cards!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by, Stacy!

  77. Sheri Kempke

    Simply amazing–I love the addition of vellum to the background and all of the gorgeous layers. I loved how your card “evolved” as you worked on it, that happens to me often, my original idea often gets changed up for the better as I work and play. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      That happens to me a lot! Thanks so much for coming by, Sheri!

  78. Barbara Hill

    I love how you inked the edges of the die cuts. It is a great look on these cards

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