Blog Hop: Pinkfresh Studio February 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil and Hot Foil Release

Hi Friends and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio February 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil and Hot Foil Release Blog Hop! I’m thrilled to be guesting with Pinkfresh Studio for the Blog Hop! Be sure to scroll to the bottom for New Release Giveaway Details.

Cover Plates!! I absolutely adore cover plates and the February Release is full of great patterns for your card designs. Cover Plates are my go-to big impact but quick & easy cardmaking supply—especially for clean and simple cards.

I used the Daisy Chain and Floral Grid Coverplate Dies for my color block designs. I added strips of cardstock behind the cut-outs to add pops of color in blues and rainbow.

Not to distract from the pretty colors and design, I added die-cut word sentiments from the Phrase Builder-Sending Set and complimentary stamped sentiments from the Simply Sentiments-Hello Set. 

For my second set of cards, I went all in on the foil and lots of gold using the Geo Tiles Coverplate & Hot Foil Plate and Botanical Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp, Stencil & Die. The gold heat embossed sentiments are from the Simple Sentiments-Hello Set. 

I used the Geo Tiles Hot Foil Plate with my Gemini Foil Press to add Gemini Gold Foil to black cardstock. After the Peel & Reveal, I used the negative piece of foil with the Solid Hot Foil Plate and transferred to another piece of black cardstock—this is what I used as my largest rectangle sentiment layer. This was a really quick card to pull together and with lots of elegance and shine. I love how the gold pops off the black background! 

For the Botanical Butterflies Card, I cut the Geo Tiles Coverplate with Gold Foil Cardstock and adhered it to a white card panel —- this is a great way to get a foiled look without a foiling machine. The lovely branches and butterflies were stamped with VersaMark Ink and gold heat embossed. With the coordinating Botanical Butterflies Card & blender brush, I ink-blended Mint for the leaves and Ballet Slipper & Sparkly Rose for the petite florals. I cut all the elements with the Coordinating Die and adhered to the Geo Tiles background with foam squares and liquid adhesive. 

So there we are friends a few cards using the new February 2022 Pinkfresh Studio Release. Be sure to check out the entire hop and comment for a chance to win! Giveaway details below. 

Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs! 

Blog Hop Giveaway Details

Pinkfresh Studios is giving away the FULL RELEASE on the Pinkfresh Blog & YouTube channel and giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. Winners will be picked from the Blog Hop comments on March 8, 2022 and announced on their Giveaway Page. You will need to check this page to claim your prize within 2 weeks. 

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Quick Card Weekend with Essentials By Ellen Painted Stripes

Hi Friends and Happy Weekend! I don’t know about you but I’m always in need of Thank You cards and I usually need them as quickly as possible. Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy stamped design that you can make in a multitude of color combinations using the EBE Painted Stripes and World of Thanks Stamp Set. I went with a neutral color palette for a “sandy beach vibe” or country denim & leather vibe” using Cathering Pooler Inks in Over Coffee, Cove Blue, Stone Blue and Tranquil. 

I’m a “supply-stretcher” and “mess-optimizer” and always create multiple cards when I have all my supplies spread out all over the place. Rather than creating the exact same cards, I simply changed-up the color direction of stamped stripes. 

In celebration of National Embroidery Month I added faux stitched detailing using the EBE Stitching Lines Designer Dies. Not only did the stitching lines add texture and dimension to the card, it also helped “ground” the THANKS sentiment to the card. I do have to make a special mention that this die set is AMAZING—it’s an older EBE product but it is brilliant for adding different stitching details to cards and it really ups your one-layer card designs.

To finish the cards, I added a few little Hai Supply Stars and adhered the decorated panel to an EBE Oyster Gray & Neenah Desert cardbase. 

So there we are friends, two quick and easy weekend handmade cards. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs! 

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taylored expressions graceful ferns cardmaking kit inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Taylored Expressions released a new Cardmaking Kit called Graceful Ferns that has beautiful images and sentiments to create loving sympathy and encouragement cards. Today, I’m sharing four cards using Blender Brushes and Masking Stencils to create envelope-matching ink-blended backgrounds for a set of four With Sympathy Card Designs. 

Graceful Ferns Cardmaking Kit Details

When your loved ones need you the most, you’ll be sure to have just the right card on hand with our beautiful Graceful Ferns Cardmaking Kit. Whether you need to send your condolences right away or reach out with words of encouragement and support after some time has passed, the cards you create with this kit will be perfect for sharing your heartfelt sympathy.

Our Graceful Ferns Kit comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker and includes:

  • Graceful Ferns stamp set
  • Graceful Ferns Dies
  • The Inside Scoop – Sympathy stamp set
  • Leafy Frond Die
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes; 1 each of Jelly Donut, Peapod, Salt Water Taffy, Sugar Cube, Sweet Basil and Toffee)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals; 2 each of 3 designs)

Limited quantity available


The vast majority of the individual items included in our cardmaking kits will not be available to purchase individually in the future. While we may, on rare occasions, release a kit item into our regular inventory at a later time, this will no longer be an option for the majority of the products. Instead, they will remain exclusive to the kits and may only be purchased as part of a kit while supplies last.

Since the curated cardmaking kits can sell out quickly, we encourage you to purchase the kits you love when they are released, as they will not be restocked once they have sold out. We intend to release a kit the last Tuesday of each month at 9am (Central), and a sneak preview will be posted on the TE Blog on the Saturday prior to the release.

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Graceful Ferns Cardmaking Kit Inspiration-Ink Blending & Masking Stencils

My game plan for my four cards was to match all the envelopes in the set with a collection of ink-blended backgrounds. I started each card by aligning a white card panel to the guidelines of each masking stencil and securing the panel to the back of the stencil with washi tape. Using my Blender Brushes, I start by applying the darkest color ink at the bottom and then blending in a medium and lighter hue color as I blend my way up the masking stencil. To smooth out the blend, I’ll go over all the ink colors with the lightest color. With the Masked Stencil still secured, I added splatters of Gansai Tambi Starry Colors. 

Green Oval Graceful Ferns + Gold Embossing & Foil Cardstock + Clear Drip Drops

 Green & Gold Supply List

Purple Arch Grace Ferns + Silver Embossing

Purple & Silver Supply List

Turquoise Rectangle Graceful Ferns + Copper Embossing and Aqua Copics

Turquoise & Copper Supply List

Blue Slim Rectangle Leafy Frond Die Cuts + Silver Foil Cardstock & Vellum

Blue & Silver Supply List

Stamping the Ferns & Sentiments

For the metallic heat embossed fern images, I created a stamping jig in my MISTI to stamp the fern outlines with VersaMark Ink over the solid stamped die-cut images. For the sentiments, I stamped the images with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with silver, gold or copper embossing powder and used the coordinating die for a perfectly cut sentiment. I popped-up the sentiments using a die cut of fun foam. 

I wanted to give each card a shadow-effect so I layered the metallic ferns with a darker stamped fern image, gold cardstock or vellum. All of the pieces were layered together & adhered to the ink-blended backgrounds using Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive. To finish each card, I added the decorated card panels to a matching color cardbase. 

Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!