Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Blog Hop - Day 1
Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Blog Hop! You are guaranteed to be inspired by one (or all) of the cards you see along the way and then you can get a jump on your own card making for this busy season. We're using stamps and dies from Pinkfresh's Holiday stamp and die collections--be sure to check out that section of their shop if you haven't already!
A couple quick things to mention before we begin...If you're following along with the hop, you should have arrived here from Nina Tripani's blog and you'll go on to Sharon Harnist after me. You can always head back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog if you get lost. (Plus, they have ALL the info, hop participants, giveaway photos, etc.) This is a 2-day hop, so you'll find a whole new group of inspiring gals tomorrow!
Now, let's get to it! I'm starting with a wintry card featuring the mittens stamp from the Skating Bunnies stamp set. I stamped white cardstock with different colored mittens in red, coral, and orangy-yellow. It's not a traditional holiday color scheme, but I think it's definitely a transition between autumn and winter and I personally wouldn't be afraid to use it for Christmas cards!
I added a few enamel dots from the Holiday Vibes scrapbook collection, as well as some fabric and white pom pom trim, which is symbolic of snow.
My next card has a Let It Snow patterned paper background with these ornamental snowflakes. The paper is the scaled down version from the 6x6 paper pad and it's just perfect for cards!
I paired it with a wood tag decorated with tulle, a silver-gray satin bow, and 'with love,' which I made with the Do All Things with Love die from the October Stamp and Die release.
It goes along with a sweet Christmas wish found in Train Ride. I embossed it with gold embossing powder and matted the message to a piece of blush pink card stock, which matches the card base.
My final card features another allover background pattern, but I stamped and embossed this one in gold. I wanted to use the 'Ho Ho Ho' die cut from Holiday Vibes, which is inlaid with a gold foil leaf pattern. I chose a similar image, this 3-leaf flower found in the Great Joy stamp set.
The small accent stamps like that flower and the mittens from the first card, are often some of my favorite stamps. I love patterned paper, but in some cases, when the perfect paper just can't be found, it's fun to make my own with the little stamps.
I finished the card off with some tulle and the 'Ho Ho Ho' die cut. This is definitely a non-traditional color scheme off peach, gold, and powder blue, but I kind of love it; how about you?
That will do it for me, especially since I know you've got lots more to see! I have a few more Hop details to share and then you can get on your way to Sharon Harnist's blog!
- 2 Grand Prizes of Holiday Stamp Bundles picked from the Pinkfresh Blog post comments. (There's a different bundle each day and photos are included in Pinkfresh's posts.)
- 6 $25 Gift Cards to the Pinkfresh Shop each day / Winners chosen at random from the Hop participant posts (That's 12 winners over the 2-day hop!)
- Winners will be chosen and announced by 2pm CST on November 11th, 2018. Winners will be posted on the Pinkfresh Giveaway page. You must check to see if you've won and contact Pinkfresh within 2 weeks to claim your prize.
- Not a winner? No worries! Earn a FREE Holiday Vibes die with ANY purchase at the Pinkfresh shop while supplies last. No code needed; the die will be automatically added to your cart.
Ok, folks! Thanks so much for stopping by! I always love it when you're here!