Pinkfresh Studio January Release Blog Hop
Hello! Welcome to the first Pinkfresh Studio stamp and die release (and blog hop!) of 2019! It's a good one, too--a really good one, so you will want to check out all the stops to see everything in action. As always, there are giveaways and Pinkfresh shop promotions to be had, and I'll have all the details at the end of this post. If you're here from Patricia Roebuck's blog, welcome! She's one of my favorite ladies in this crafty community so I know she had something awesome for you!
I've used the Scripted Bold Sentiments 1 & 2 stamps on my projects today. It's always useful to have those sentiment staples in your stamp collection, and these are big with a modern graphic look to them, which I personally love! I paired them with some of the dies from the new release so you can see their versatility.
My first card features the "Happy Birthday" message from the #2 set. You can never have too many birthday cards, right? So how about this one, with the big, bold sentiment stamped in a navy ink on a white card base? Off to the left side, with the Spring Floral die duo, I adhered the base, the more solid design of the two, which I cut from a 6x6 version of Indigo Hills 2 Glen paper. On top of it, I cut the partner piece, a more intricate floral design, from gold glitter cardstock.
I took a few of the tiny petal-like negatives that fell from the top Spring Floral die and arranged them around my Happy Birthday sentiment like confetti. It should be an occasion to celebrate, after all, so a little confetti--and a little flag with the secondary "Let's Celebrate" order--make for a festive card. The final touch is a lavender ribbon bow, which brings in a little more texture and color.
On the second card, I've chosen "good luck" as my sentiment, since it fits so nicely within the Heart and Soul floral die when that die is turned on its side. It makes a beautiful frame for the sentiment, which is stamped in VersaMark Watermark ink and embossed with fine gold powder, on a blush pink base.
You can do more than make cards with these phrases, too. I decorated this small gift box with it, and the size of these sentiments makes them terrific for large packages, as well. I stamped "Hooray!" on bright white 8 1/2" x 11" copy paper. I chose bubblegum pink, lavender, peach, and pale pink inks and stamped the word repeatedly, covering the paper. After I was done, I wrapped my 4" x 4" box with the custom wrap and I love how graphic and colorful it looks!
I added some pale purple ribbon and made a simple 2" x 3 1/2" pink tag by embossing "Hooray!" in gold on it. Above that, I adhered a little white banner with a pink-stamped "You did it!" message.
It's such a simple little gift, and much different than the floral pieces I made with the cards. That's the beauty of these stamp sets--they can go from feminine to elegant to graphic and fun, and everything in between!
You'll be venturing on to Yasmin Diaz's blog next, so you're in for a treat there! If you get lost, mixed up, or need a refresh of all the details, you can be sure to find everything you're searching for back at the Pinkfresh Studio blog. Before you go, though, I've got just a few little things I want to mention...
The giveaways! Pinkfresh is giving away the full release set on both its blog AND its Instagram feed, so be sure to check out both of those. Each participant in the blog hop has a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio shop to give away, as well, so commenting along the way will help you score one of those. PLEASE NOTE: Winners will be picked and posted on Sunday, January 20th on the PF giveaway page on their blog. You must check that page and contact PF to claim your prize. You can find the page HERE.