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Pinkfresh Studio August 2023 Holiday Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

Hi everyone! Welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio August 2023 Holiday Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release blog hop! It’s chock full of pretty Christmas designs, and I wanted to make cards with everything when I saw it all. But there’s only so much time in the day, so I started with the gorgeous Floral Bauble!

I started with a panel of heavy-weight white cardstock and stamped the Floral Bauble onto it using a light ink color. Then I pulled out the five stencil set to color in the flowers with Ballet Slipper, Coral Reef, and Passion Fruit. The berries were Passion Fruit, Berrylicious, and Candy Apple. The leaves were colored in with Slumber, Blue Jay, and Sapphire, which I then went over lightly with Rocky Slope to mute the brilliance of those blues a little bit.

For the bow, I used Ballet Slipper and Coral Reef. I returned my stenciled-in image to the stamping platform and used Detail Black to stamp over it again. Then I die-cut it and set it aside to work on the backing panel.

Again, I started with an A2-sized panel of heavy-weight white cardstock and used a large blending brush with Slumber to ink up the panel, leaving the center of the space white. Then I used Storm closer to the edges. (And maybe a little bit of Sapphire in the corners) I cut the panel down a bit and put it into the MISTI. I used a stamp from another new release, Festive Tickets, and stamped a leaf decal on four sides of the panel. Then I used a thin Sharpie to draw lines from one decal to the next. I didn’t want the lines to look too precise; I like the look of those hand-drawn lines.

I popped that panel up on a white cardbase and used foam tape to adhere the Floral Bauble w/bow onto the topping panel. I used a sentiment from the Floral Bauble stamp and die sets. I knew immediately that I wanted to use Pinkfresh’s Glitter Drops in Ruby to bring some sparkle to my card, and I was done!

I’ve got another card with the Floral Bauble stamp, stencil, and die. I used pinks and oranges with the stencil set for the flowers and leaves. I heat-embossed it with silver for the detail. I used Ocean Breeze and Aquamarine, and Rangers texture paste (Opaque Matte) with a previously released stencil for the backing panel, Argyl. I splattered with white acrylic paint before I cut it down and adhered it to my cardbase.

I included a couple of snowflakes from Pinkfresh’s new Large Snowflakes die set, along with some small white flowers (Garden Wreath die set). The sentiment is courtesy of another new release, Basic Banners: Christmas. I thought this design was starting to look “luxe,” so I added a small handful of Glacier Jewels.

I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Anett Gelencser was ahead of me in the hop order, and Carissa Wiley is next. Here is a link to the Pinkfresh Studio blog to see the whole lineup.


-Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel

-They will giveaway TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. As usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.

-The winners will be pulled and posted on August 30, 2023, on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within two weeks.

This Post Has 154 Comments

  1. Mary Kay Ross

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous cards. Those blues blow me away and then you come up with the plaid background one. Unbelievably beautiful!!!

    1. Anne

      Hi Mary Kay! Thanks so much! ?

  2. Barb Deichl

    Love your cards–such sweet colors and pretty layouts! This is such a great release! I love the new large word foil plates and dies and really love the snowflakes! Thanks for the great holiday card inspiration!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind; thanks so much for coming by!

  3. Avra Williams

    Beautiful cards!

  4. Michele F

    Hi, Anne! You may know by now that blue is not my favorite color – but you’ve just changed my mind about using it for Christmas! SO pretty with your pinks and reds on the bauble!
    LOve the argyl, too!

    1. Anne

      I love using blue on a Christmas card; it’s a color that reminds me of snow or ice. Thank you so much, Michele! ❤️

  5. books_and_scraps

    thanks for sharing

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by!

  6. Alisa Howard

    I love everything about this set. I especially like the stamp sets and die cutting set as I don’t have a hot foiling system. I know I could use the stamps and dies to make beautiful cards. Your cards are beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Alisa! ❤️

  7. Ruth Doherty

    Love, love, love! My number one pick of the release. I am such a fan of your work. I was NOT going to buy one more holiday stamp but this is a MUST! Thanks for inspiring me – I think! 🙂

    1. Anne

      Hi Ruth! That’s such a sweet thing to say. Thank you so much! ?

  8. Megan Decker

    you gave this such an arsty flare! love it!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thanks, Megan!

  9. Migdalia Rodriguez

    I absolutely adore the Floral Bauble stamp, stencil, and die set! So Beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by!

  10. Pamela Rose

    I love the untraditional look of your second card. both have vibrant and beautiful colors

    1. Anne

      Oh, wonderful! Thanks so much, Pamela!

  11. Debbie Titus

    I am lucky enough to own this set from last years holiday event.. going to be making some cards inspired by you!

    1. Anne

      I saw this last year and thought it was so pretty! Thanks Debbie!

  12. Lynn Chan

    This is really GORGEOUS! love this colour combo! Blue florals are my favourite!!!

  13. Donna Phelan

    Beautiful in blues! That Floral Bauble is fabulous and I adore the banners and sentiments! Merry Merry!

    1. Anne

      Hi Donna! Merry Christmas!

  14. Barbara Merritt

    Love the bright blue color with this. So different!

  15. Janalee

    So unique! Great colors.

  16. Isabel Z

    Your use of colors is amazing!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thanks Isabel! ?

  17. Bunny Hoyle

    I would want to make it all too. I actually would love to be able to click on the “I Want It All” button. Woo whee that would be grand.

    1. Anne

      That made me laugh! Thanks for coming by!

  18. Kathy Salido

    Beautiful cards, love the non-traditional colors

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Kathy!

  19. Ann H

    Beautiful cards, love the peach and blue one.

  20. Ann Hale

    Really enjoyed seeing the two variations of the floral bauble.

    1. Anne

      Great! Thank you!

  21. kathy dumpert

    I like the color combos.

  22. Deborah Hellman

    Love your cards –such beautiful colors and pretty layouts! This is such a great release! I love the new large word foil plates and dies and really love the winter berries! Thanks for the great holiday card inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by, Deborah!

  23. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the different color combos you did! Gorgeous designs!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Meghan!

  24. Pat Bethke

    Beautiful cards, I liked the border on the blue card and the plaid card has a lovely colors. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Oh, great! Thanks so much, Pat!

  25. Nancy Roth

    Wonderful cards, very creative. I like how flowers can be used as an ornament and be so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Nancy!

  26. Carol

    I love this floral bauble in every color combo under the sun! Stunning!

    1. Anne

      It’s so pretty, right? Thanks Carol!


    Both are beautiful, I love a good argyle!

    1. Anne

      Ooo, me too! I’ve used this stencil by Pinkfresh many times. Thanks Eva!

  28. Karen Walker

    Both cards are beautiful. Your color choices show the versatility of this stamp & stencil set. I love the way you created the frame for the first card.

    1. Anne

      Hi Karen! Thank you!

  29. Donna Esmiol

    Wow!! What a beautiful way to showcase the versatility of the floral bauble set, stunning designs.

    1. Anne

      You’re very kind, thank you Donna!

  30. Bonnie Seaton

    I love the blue card and the way you used the argyle stencil background on the second card really sets it apart just lovely

  31. Melissa Leftrick

    Beautiful! I love the argyle on the second one

    1. Anne

      Great! Thanks Melissa!

  32. Kat

    Your cards are beautiful! Lovely pink/orange against the icy blues! Always inspiring.

    1. Anne

      That’s so nice of you, thank you Kat!

  33. Sherri K

    Gorgeous colors and backgrounds.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by!

  34. Anne Sturgeon

    From another Anne with an e … your icy blue is just gorgeous. I do love the bauble so much. Each is just as delicious. Christmas comes quicker each year. It is always a good idea to get and early start. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent my friend…

    1. Anne

      Hi Anne! I’m not a very fast card maker, so I can get behind getting my Christmas cards started early. Thanks for coming by!

  35. Vikki Hein

    Beautiful, unique cards, Anne! I adore your hand drawn lines around the first card. It adds such interest.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them!

  36. Jeannie Boudet

    Love the colors on you cards

  37. Jeri

    Love your card. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Jeri!

  38. Lori Spitzer

    Dear Anne –
    Love to see the juxtaposition of the two different styles and color schemes while using the same Bauble product. The use of the snowflake dies is perfect!
    Lori S in PA

    1. Anne

      Oh, wonderful! I have more ideas on what I’d like to do with the Floral Bauble. I think it’s so pretty! Thanks so much, Lori!

  39. Jeanne R

    Cards are so different but both are so pretty. Your colors are gorgeous.

  40. Tabitha Mackenzie

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  41. Karen Baughman

    Beautiful cards. Love the colors and how you incorporated the snowflake in the second card.

    1. Anne

      I think pretty snowflake die cuts can be used year ’round as a whimsical decoration on your cards. Yay, Christmas! Thanks, Karen.

  42. Suzette Thoeni

    Gorgeous cards!?

  43. Lisa Hughes

    Very nice cards.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Lisa!

  44. Ink Tinkerer

    Interesting color choices for the flower bauble! Without the holiday sentiment your designs could easily be used for other occasions. Very clever and beautifully done.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by!

  45. Marisela Delgado

    Hey, girlfriend! Beautiful cards and colors, BMJ!

    1. Anne

      Hey Mari! I hope you’re doing well; I know the weather has been insane for Texas this year. Thanks so much for coming by! -BMJ

  46. Lyn Huecker

    Two beautiful yet different cards with the same set! Thanks for the inspiration to try something new!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s great! I’m so glad you like them!

  47. Tammy Lynne Davis

    What beautiful cards! Love the colors that you chose!

  48. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous cards with these fab floral baubles! Love the details and color combos! Awesome backgrounds and embellishments!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Denise!

  49. Shauna

    So beautiful. The colors are great and the backgrounds are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Shauna!

  50. Jade

    Stunning cards! I especially like the first card with the blue. Very festive.

  51. Kathy Eddy

    These cards are so pretty! love the color combinations you came up with.

  52. Kay Furnish

    I really like the blue colors you chose for your cards, especially the 2nd one. Very pretty!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Kay! ?

  53. Jennifer Rezentes

    Beautiful cards, I especially love the second one, love the colors.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you, Jennifer!

  54. Kallien Meris

    Thanks for sharing – love the color combo’s

  55. Joy Meadows

    Since blue is my favorite color, I absolutely love the first card. But the second card is really a beauty also with the colors and background you used. Thanks for sharing your talent.

    1. Anne

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

  56. Melissa Crawford

    Gorgeous cards!! The floral bauble is most definitely growing on me.

    1. Anne

      I just think it’s so pretty. Thanks, Melissa!

  57. Dorothy A

    What delightful floral bauble cards! Love them both, the soft and the bolder one. Versatility demonstrated!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Dorothy!

    1. Anne

      Oh, great! I love this Christmas-Floral design too! Thanks for coming by!

  58. Jeanne Beam

    Beautiful cards! The colors and designs are awesome.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Jeanne!

  59. Lauryne Cunningham

    Your cards are so beautiful! I love the backgrounds you created, especially the penned in frame on the first card- so creative!

    1. Anne

      Oh, cool! Thanks so much, Lauryne!

  60. Paula Reed

    I am in love with the Floral Bauble on the plaid background. the light blue makes the bauble really stand out! Thank you for the ideas!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by, Paula!

  61. Jan Baker

    Very pretty cards. I need t get some laying stencils. Just waiting for one I really love. Thank you for sharing

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Jan!

  62. Jeanne Rice

    I love the border on the first card. Great cards.

    1. Anne

      Oh! Thanks so much!

  63. Sue D

    Pretty choice of colors and I like the border on the first one.

  64. Angy

    So pretty. I am partial to blue but I also love how you used the Argyle background.

    1. Anne

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

  65. Alexandra Y

    So pretty! I love the blue on the first one!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much! ❤️

  66. Diane Zalusky

    Love your cards and the Color palette you chose

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Diane!

  67. Lori

    Wonderful backgrounds and attention to detail on your cards!
    Thanks for sharing, and for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Lori!

  68. Diane Zalusky

    Love the colour palette you chose with these baubles

  69. Donna Thompson

    OMG! I love the argyle background. What a great idea.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Donna!

  70. S. M.

    Pretty cards!! I especially like the background on your second card and the addition of the snowflakes.

  71. roxanne tellini

    One neat little detail- I am glad you did a card were you stenciled the bow without an outline stamp- It looks amazing.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it. Thanks, Roxanne!

  72. Lissette Long

    Love your cards and the detail. Very pretty colors and wonderful blending. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Lissette!

  73. Sheri Kempke

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards-my favorite is the first–the “blues” are my favorite colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by, Sheri!

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