Pinkfresh Studio April 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Hi Friends and Welcome to Pops of Paper. I am beyond excited to be invited as a quest during the April 2020 New Release and joining in on all the fun and inspiration during the Blog Hop. I had a blast playing with the new dies and stamps in the collection. So many amazing standalone dies and stamps and for someone who answers their favorite color is rainbow the dies are perfection! If you’ve been hopping along, you should have come from the incredibly talented Channin Pelletier’s Blog. You can find giveaway details and the entire blog hop at Pinkfresh Studio and at the end of my post. Next on the hop is the amazing Heather Hoffman.

For my projects today, I went all in on the rainbows and created four bright and cheerful friendship cards. I created all of my cards using colored card stock from my stash and the following Pinkfresh Studio stamps and dies:

For all of my cards today, I selected 11 different colors of card stock + white and ran both the Color Block Stripe and Rainbow through my die cutting machine numerous times. To speed up the process, I used an extended platform and cutting pads with my die-cut machine. The best part is that I have a ton of extra stripes and rainbow shapes in multiple colors that I can mix and match for future projects.

For the sentiments, I used black and white card stock and flipped and flopped between white and black as the shadow layer. I’ve never used the Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder Word Dies but I have to say they are absolutely wonderful!! They cut beautifully and the shadow piece is a perfect fit for the script word die for the perfect amount of pop to any card design.

Hello Beautiful Little Rainbow

This was a fun, clean and simple card to create with lots of color pop. I die cut and adhered the white Rainbow Color Block Frame to white card stock and then adhered the rainbow card colored inlay pieces into the frame.

Hello Friend

For the Hello Friend Rainbow Card, I created a floating/free-standing rainbow by using the Rainbow Frame as a template to place the color block pieces with Mondo Liquid Glue. After adhering all the pieces to the black card panel, I removed the die-cut frame to reveal a perfectly positioned corner rainbow.

Hello and Happy Thoughts

For the Hello and Happy Thoughts card, I combined both the Color Block Rainbow and Color Block Stripes dies into one happy geometric rainbow. I die cut both the stripe and rainbow from white card stock.

I Miss You

A super clean and simple card using the stripes from the Color Block Stripes die with the perfectly sized “I Miss You” sentiment on the yellow stripe. To make sure the stripes were perfectly straight, I used the same template technique as the Hello Friend card above.

So there we are friends! Four clean and simple, bright and cheerful rainbow-themed friendship cards using new stamps and dies from the April 2020 Pinkfresh Studio Stamp and Die New Release! I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Be sure to comment below for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Have fun hopping and enjoy all of the AMAZING inspiration from the incredible designers on the hop.

Blog Hop Details

Giveaway Details: Pinkfresh Studio we will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, our IG feed & YouTube channel! Make sure you comment on all the blog post as each designer is giving away a $25 gift card!! Winners will be picked from blog comments. Winners will be posted on May 8, 2020 on the the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please make sure you check this page to claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Blog Hop List: If you are just joining the hop, be sure to stop by all of the amazing designers by clicking to join the InLinz Party or stop by the Pinkfresh Studio Blog for the entire list of participants.

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I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration today! Be sure to stop by Pinkfresh Studio to see the entire new release of stamps and dies and grab yourself some new card making goodies. Now is also a great time to shop because Pinkfresh Studio is offering offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from April 30th to May 7th.

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily

A Miss Ink Stamps Floral Mother’s Day Card with Custom Lettering

Hi Friends and it’s Wednesday which means Miss Ink Stamps Instagram Post Day! In addition to the IG post, I thought I would share more of the card making details.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I have a pretty floral card with customer M-O-M lettering using the beautiful Miss Ink Stamps Gardenia Stamp Set.

Creating Custom Floral Lettering

Creating custom letters is as simple as stamping and coloring an image and then die cutting letters from the colored stamped image. For my florals, I colored the Gardenia Image with Karin Markers and die cut M-O-M using the Essential by Ellen Classic Block Alpha by Julie Ebersole

Simple Heat Embossed Floral Corners

To create the embossed silver corners, I stamped with VersaMark Ink the gardenia branch to the bottom-left and top-right corners of a piece of a white card panel. Then I heat embossed the images with silver embossing powder and fussy cut the floral images. Then I adhered the images to the corner and added a few clear sequins for a little extra pop. 

Completing the Card

I double-stacked the floral alpha letters and “leaned” them against the “You’re the Best” Sentiment Strip before adhering them to the card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. The sentiment is from the versatile Miss Ink Stamps Everyday Sentiment Stamp Set.

So there we are friends, a clean and simple floral Mother’s Day Card…or a card to send to your Mom/Mum any time of the year.

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily

Creating Personalized Cards for Mother’s Day

Hi Friends and Happy Friday! I’m so happy to be here today sharing a little Mother’s Day inspiration using some of my favorite Essentials by Ellen products. 

To celebrate the many amazing Leading Ladies in our life, I’ve created personalized pattern background cards for the Garden Lover, Baking Goddess and Cozy Knitter. For my cards today, I used Plant Lady, Grand Lady (with a little help from Cat Lady) and Baker Lady and used the “accessory” stamps to create personalized stamped pattern backgrounds. 

With the Leading Ladies Stamps illustrated by Brandi Kinkaid, you’re sure to find other themes to create personalized Mother’s Day Cards (the cook, artist, planner, pet lover, etc.)

Tips to building a patterned background:

  • Pick about 4-5 images of a similar them in varying sizes.
  • Stamp your largest image first and then work your way to the midsize stamps and then fill in the extra spaces with the smaller images. 
  • I stamp my images in a triangular pattern and usually start in a top corner and work my wait to the middle and out the bottom corners. 
  • I usually pick about four to five base colors and color an image with the same color each time on the card. 
  • To fill in the little extra teeny-tiny spaces, I fill in those spaces with little dots of color, embellishments or Stickles. 

The Gardener

For the amazing woman, who cultivated a bountiful garden year after year and sent you on the bus (no matter how much you fused) with freshly cut tulips and daffodils to give to your teacher.

The Baker

For the amazing woman, who showed her silly side with flour and sugar and knew just the perfect time to bake your favorite cookies and let you lick the batter from the beaters without giving you the eye.

The Knitter

For the amazing woman who tried so hard to teach you to knit which never took, but found you smaller needles to learn and enjoy every cross-stitch. For that same amazing woman, who knitted that scarf and your daughter’s favorite afghan that always keeps her cozy and warm at night.

So there we are friends, a quick and easy way to create personalized Mother’s Day cards using all those little accessory stamps from the Leading Ladies Stamp Sets. Be sure to stop by the Ellen Hutson Blog for more incredible inspiration from the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors. 

Big Hugs and warmest Mother’s Day wishes to all the Amazing Women in our lives!

Emily

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

Hello Friends and Welcome to Pops of Paper! I’m so happy to be joining the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop. This hop is full of amazing designers and companies celebrating the joy of happy mail! If you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from the talented Victoria Maria

For my post today, I’m not sharing a card…I know crazy…but it is Happy Mail Inspired. Instead, I’m sharing how my 10 year old daughter and I spent a few “stay-stuck-at-home” hours creating a Crafty Girls! Happy Mail sign for our Craft Room Door. It was an idea the kiddo has been wanting to create for the longest time, and finally we had the time to make it happen. 

Our project today combined stamps and dies from two Amazing Blog Hop Sponsor companies: Ellen Hutson and Trinity Stamps.

We absolutely adore the Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies series illustrated by the lovely Brandi Kincaid and the Crafty Lady and Little Lady were the perfect Crafty Girls for our project. The kiddo stamped and colored all the images (can you tell her favorite color is blue) along and I did all the fussy cutting. 

For the “Crafty Girls” letters, hearts and stars, we created customer colored cardstock by ink-blended several pink, blue and aqua Distress Oxide Ink colors to white cardstock. Then we used the newly released Marshmallow Alphabet Dies from Trinity Stamps to die cut the ink-blended letters. 

The Send More Happy Mail pocket was created using white cardstock and some ¼-in score-lines and score-tape. To decorate the pocket we used some scrap paper and the Essentials by Ellen Classic Block Alpha Dies by Julie Ebersole.

Then we arranged and rearranged all of the elements (so many times I lost count) to an 11×11 sheet of white card stock until we were finally happy with the layout. Then we took deep breaths and pasted everything together; clipped the final poster to a 12×12 clipboard and hung it on the door. 

I love that each time I walk into the craft room, I’m reminded of all the creative fun we had together along with being a great reminder to fill-up the pocket with handmade cards to send in the mail. 

We hope you enjoyed our project today. We had so much fun creating together and we’re so happy we can share our happy mail creation with you. Remember to keep spreading joy! Thank you for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs! 

Next up on the hop is the amazing Daniel L West

You can find the entire blog hop at Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow

The AMAZING Sponsors and Prizes:

THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning. Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs

Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping

CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value

Heffy Doodle – £35 voucher for the store

Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs

Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate

The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)

Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate

Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate

Ink on 3 – $35 Gift Certificate

Brutus Monroe – $50 GC

STAMPlorations – $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.

Trinity Stamps– $25 Gift Certificate

WOW! Embossing Powder – two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe 

Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate

Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate

Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate

Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate

Paper Sweeties – $50 Gift Certificate

Xyron – Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill

Beacon – Product gift bag

Artesprix – Getting Started Kit

iCrafter – $20 Gift Certificate

Joy Clair – $25 Gift Certificate

Dina Kowal – Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative

Rabbit Hole Designs – $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs

You’re Next Stamp – $25 Gift Certificate

Taylored Expressions – $50 Gift Certificate

Pink and Main – $25 Gift Certificate

Unity – two $25 Gift Certificates

Dress My Craft – $35 gift certificate