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Pinkfresh Studio “Happiness” Release Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio new release blog hop for May, “Happiness”! I had so much fun making a card with the new Border Stencils set! The 2-stencil set (with four stripey design options) is perfect for accenting cards or layouts. I used it to fill out the card design with a simply stamped spray of flowers. I felt inspired to use a soft palette of colors and just a little glitter gel.

I started with a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 in. panel of heavyweight white cardstock (I prefer to work with heavyweight cardstock because I usually do a lot of layering). I used a rectangle die and a pencil to sketch out my topping panel on the heavyweight cardstock, and I’ll trim it when I’m ready.

First, I used one of the stencils as a mask and covered up most of the drawn panel, then I pulled out Cherry Blossom to blend some color on one side and Peach Fuzz on the other. I used Apricot, Sage, and Coral Reef again, along with the Border Stencils set, to blend stripes over the Peach Fuzz side of the card. With glitter gel, I used the Border stencil again to apply some sparkle (my fav. is Stickles glitter gel: Moon Dust) to the other side of the panel. I decided it needed the pop of a bolder color and used Lawn Fawn’s gold stencil paste with the single stripe stencil. I set it aside to dry for at least a day, although it probably didn’t need long.

When I first received the Border Stencils, I tested all the designs on scrap paper to understand better what they looked like, using Warm Buff (because it was nearby). Then, I cut circles from those scraps using a couple of different circle dies and set them aside. I cut my topping panel from the 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 piece of cardstock, starting with a Fiskars wire trimmer, then moved to a guillotine. I decided to trim the sides a bit more and eyeballed it, but it measures roughly 5 1/2 X 3 3/4 inches.

I heat embossed that fabulous, encouraging sentiment from the Be Fearless stamp set (which I believe in with my whole heart! 😊 As creatives, our most satisfying work happens when we are being true to ourselves) using Wow! ‘s Gold Pearl embossing powder. I rounded the corners of the panel and popped it up over my card base with fun foam.

For my spray of flowers, I used another new release, the Beautiful Branch stamp and die sets, along with Doe ink. I curled them just a bit and glued them to the topping panel. I placed three white circles over them and used the stenciled die-cut circles as accents. Then I added a little more glimmer with PFS’s Glacier jewels. And I was done!

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


The fabulous Anett Gelencser was just ahead of me in the hop order, and the amazing Carissa Wiley is next. Here is a link to the Pinkfresh Studio blog page where you can see the entire hop lineup.


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

-They will also give 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 the GIVEAWAY PAGE on June 11, 2024. You must check that page and claim your prize within two weeks.

This Post Has 177 Comments

  1. Shauna

    Stripes and circles…how great. Just changing the angle of the stencil is so smart. Thanks for all the inspiration

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Shauna!

  2. Sandra Mullenix

    I must have missed the Border Stencils during the first look. I love the great sample you made to grab my attention. This one is a must have.

  3. Avra Williams

    Very pretty!

  4. Donna Moran

    Anne, your cards are ALWAYS gorgeous! I would have never thought of using the borders as you have- just amazing!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s so kind. Thank you so much, Donna!

  5. KimberlyO

    What a beautiful card! I like how the stamped/pressed images and phrase are just the line art on top of a beautiful background.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Kimberly!

  6. Leora Henkin

    Beautiful cards! So Fresh!

    1. Debbie Rollins

      Beautiful card! The border stencil is do fun and there are do many ways to use it. Cards and layouts with this stencil.

  7. Anita

    I appreciate how you used these stencil borders. Nice!

  8. Kathy

    This is beautiful!

  9. Diana Metts

    My first thought when I was the border stencils was they’d be great for mixed media. Love what you’ve done with them.

  10. Jen Harkema

    Your card is beautiful, I love how you used the border stencils. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Jen!

  11. Luanne Ford

    Gorgeous! Love that you left the branches without coloring. They really stand out. Fun new border stencils too!

    1. Anne

      Hi Luanne! Thank you!

    2. Lauryne Cunningham

      Beautiful card! I love the different ways you used the border stencil!

      1. Anne

        Thank you, Lauryne!

  12. Michele W

    Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and the way you left the florals white but what I really love is the way you used those great border stencils. They are now on my must have list. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thanks so much, Michele! ❤️

  13. Leanne S

    Love how you showcased the border stencils.

  14. Kathy Salido

    Gorgeous card. Love the way you used the stencil.

  15. Kathy Eddy

    So pretty! hat branch set is my favorite new set!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Kathy!

  16. Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE your soft colors and stenciling! Gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Hi Meghan! Thank you!

  17. Kay Furnish

    Lovely job! I never remember that you don’t always have to color in the flowers for a dramatic statement!!

  18. Mary Kay Ross

    Beautiful card. I think this is my favorite release this year! Love it!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s great! Thank you!

  19. Beverly Borda

    Wonderful card!!

  20. Shirley Robelotto


  21. Mary Yorde

    Beautiful card!

  22. Lynn Chan

    Beautiful card! I love the beautiful branch set! ❤️

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Lynn!

  23. Deborah Hellman

    Beautiful cards ♥️

  24. Janalee

    So pretty using the stencil and the bit of glittery accent. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      I love to use gels and pastes with stencils! Thanks so much!

  25. Emily Henry

    I wasn’t sure about the border stencils, but now will have to get them.

    1. Anne

      I think they’re super versatile. Thanks for coming by, Emily!

  26. Christina Jones

    I love the boarders on the cards!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Christina!

  27. JoniM

    Love the design, so pretty

  28. Monica Finley

    Love your card. So elegant and pretty

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Monica!

  29. Golda Peterson

    This is a fun card. The white circles are a great “pop” of color.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it! Thank you!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Nancee!

  30. Jeannie Hartenfels

    Love the colors you used with the stencil. Just beautiful.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Jeannie!

  31. Candy Clay

    Loving the stripe stencil


    Your cards are beautiful! Can’t wait to add some of the new items to my stash!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Emily!

  33. Karen B Walker

    Lovely card! I can see so many uses for that stripe stencil.

    1. Anne

      Hi Karen! Thank you!

  34. Alice Mooberry

    Beautiful 😍

  35. Wendy McCall

    Love your cards!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Wendy!

  36. Kim

    This card has a very retro vibe without being in your face. Love it!

  37. Amy

    Glad to see the striped stencil used. Did you do it 3 times to get the three separate colors?

    1. Anne

      Hi Amy! I used the multiple vertical stripes for the Apricot on top of the Peach Fuzz. And the single stripe stencil with Sage and Cherry Blossom. Thanks so much for asking! 😊

  38. Melanie Allen

    Your cards are lovely!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind, thank you Melanie!

  39. Kim Hargis

    Your matching of colors on all your cards are beautiful!!

  40. Joanne McClintock

    Love the warmth of the colours on this card

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m so glad! Thanks Joanne!

  41. Suzette Thoeni

    Beautiful card!

  42. Melinda D

    I adore your use of clean lines and space!

  43. Meredith Smith

    Beautiful card! I love the creative ways that you used the stencils! Pretty colors, too!

  44. TK

    Love that your card carries all the color and you use outline flowers!

    1. Anne

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

  45. sarah smith

    Gorgeous card! 😍

  46. Anneleise

    Love that beautiful branch set! Your creations are stunning.

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s so kind! Thank you, Anneleise!

  47. Michele Lee

    I love how you incorporated stripes and circles with the blooms so pretty!

    1. Anne

      Oh, great! Thank you, Michele!

  48. Marisela Delgado

    BMJ, you’re awesome! Your cards never disappoint. 😍😍😍

    1. Anne

      Hey Mari! Thank you, my friend! 🩷

  49. Sue

    This is a joyful card!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Sue!

  50. Nancy Funderburgh

    Your color choice is so fresh.

  51. Debby Gilton

    Love the cards. I really need the ideas because i struggle sometimes with ideas.

    1. Anne

      Oh, we all struggle sometimes. I’m glad to help. Thank you, Debby!🩷

  52. Mabel

    I love the unique way you’ve used the border stencil. So pretty!

  53. Helen F

    How gorgeous. I love the flowers and the stripes in the background.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Helen!

  54. Gayle Luker

    Gorgeous cards. I love how you used the stencils!

  55. Marcia Fellner

    Beautiful creation using the stencils and dies, I like the vertical placement of the floral images in line with the stripes from the stencil.

    1. Anne

      Oh, lovely! Thanks so much, Marcia!

  56. Jill R

    Love that stencil and your color choices, beautiful card!

    1. Anne

      Hi Jill! Thank you!

  57. Jennifer Evans

    I love all the different creative elements on this card. Each time I looked, I found something new.

    1. Anne

      Oh, great! 😊 I love to hear that, thank you, Jennifer!

  58. Becky Travis


    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by, Becky!

  59. Ann Tolman


  60. Barb Deichl

    This card is stunning! I love the colors you picked and the layout is so sweet! What a fun release to play with!

    1. Anne

      Hi Barb! I’m so glad you like it!

  61. Jan Baker

    Pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Jan!

  62. Irene Sterquelle

    Your cards are beautiful!

  63. Jane Bachman

    I love how you used mixed media to bring this beautiful card to life!

    1. Anne

      I don’t make cards like this often, but I do love them. Thank you, Jane!

    1. Anne

      Hi Donna! Thank you!

  64. Mary-Anne V.

    Such a pretty delicate look you created with this image and the glitter paste and single gold line.

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you! 😊

  65. Denise Bryant

    Love the colors and textures! Beautiful card with these lovely flowers!

  66. Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful card! I love the texture and layering!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it!

  67. LaChelle Unger

    Beautiful card! Love how you used the Beautiful Branch stamp and die!!!

  68. rae kryc

    This is absolutely STUNNING!!! From the colors, to the patterns, the textures, the layering…. amazingly put together and so, so inspiring!!!!

    1. Anne

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

  69. Nicole LaJeunesse

    Love how you pulled the vertical and horizonal lines into the card. Then those florals, great layout, thanks for sharing

  70. Karen Tucket

    Beautiful card. I love your color choices!

  71. Karen Tucker

    I love your color choices on this beautiful card!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much! 🩷

  72. Jeanne Beam

    Beautiful card! Love the colors!

    1. Anne

      Hi Jeanne! Thank you!

  73. Lesley Calabria Brown

    Beautiful card, Anna. Your design and your color palette are so fresh!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Lesley!

  74. Jeanne Rice

    Beautiful, beautiful. Love the colors and design of the card.

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Jeanne!

  75. Sue D

    This is so pretty!

  76. Donna Tuschoff

    Such a pretty and soft card!!

  77. Jeane Campbell

    Oh, thank you for showing us how to use these stencils. It looks simple but it needs a “show and tell” to explain how to make it work. Love the card.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! So glad to help! Thanks for coming by, Jeane!

  78. Jan Baker

    Very pretty

  79. Carol Celeste

    I love the “branch” flower products and the frame set! Gorgeous!

  80. Tiffany PR

    Love your unique design!

    1. Anne

      Hi Tiffany! Thank you!

      1. Cynthia Frick

        Love the lacy detail. So elegant.

  81. Sheri Kempke

    Very pretty card, love that sentiment!

  82. Sharon Gullikson

    So beautiful and sweet. I love the limited colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Sharon!

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