Monday, December 9, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Release Blog Hop





Hello and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Blog Hop! I'm thrilled to be guesting this month with Pinkfresh Studio to show of their new release! The have 10 new die sets available with this release! There are some giveaways too, so be sure to read down to the bottom of my post to find out how you can win a $25 dollar gift certificate! If you are following along with the hop you will have just come from Kelly Griglione's blog!



My first card uses the new Ornate Banner die set and the Diagonal Stripes with Window die set. The joy was cut out with the Kelly Alpha Upper Case Die set, the flowers are from the Lovely Blossoms stamp set and the sentiment is from Merry Days stamp set.


I did some ink blending on the different panels and all of my stamping with these Pinkfresh Studio Dye inks: Grassy Knoll, Fresh Pear, Passion Fruit and Coral Reef.






My next card uses the new Fancy Diagonal Stripes die along with the Merry Days Stamp set and Merry Days matching dies.


I heat embossed the design with white embossing powder and then blended ink over top of it using Grassy Knoll, Fresh Pear, Aquamarine and Ocean Breeze dye inks from Pinkfresh.






My third card uses the new Fillable Tag with Pocket dies along with the Layered Wreath Dies, Lovely Blossoms stamp set and Lovely Blossoms coordinating dies.


I did the ink blending on the wreath with Mint dye ink. I did the blending on the tag with Meadow and Passion Fruit dye inks, and I did the stamping with Berrylicious, Passion Fruit, Coral Reef, Rocky Slope and Misty Coast. The sentiment is from the Merry Days stamp set.




* GIVEAWAY*
Pinkfresh is giving away a  $25 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on my blog, so be sure to leave a comment below to be entered in to win!
Winners will be announced on Monday December 16th on the Pinkfresh Giveaway Page.

* Free US shipping promo*
For all orders $100+, you will receive free shipping within the United States without a code. The shipping will be discounted automatically, you just have to select the correct shipping method upon checkout.

Next on the list for the hop is Ivanna!
If you want to start at the beginning you can hop on over to the Pinkfresh Blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the hop and all the beautiful new products from Pinkfresh Studio!

Kay :)







Saturday, November 23, 2019

Tis The Season


Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! I have been making a lot of holiday cards behind the scenes here and thought I would share one of those with you today. I just purchased these two stamp sets and had so much fun working with them!




I used the Tis The Season Stamp set and Tis The Season Dies from My Favorite Things along with Stained  Glass Greetings  from Simon Says Stamp. The gingham was stamped with the Micro Gingham Background stamp from Ink Blot.



I used Distress inks for the blended background and sprinkled with water. All of the cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies and added  to the card with foam tape. 



Both of the sentiments were stamp with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The Merry was cut out with the coordinating die, and both were adhered with foam tape. 

All of the supplies I have used here are linked below. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)



Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Greetery: November Release Day-2







Hi there! Welcome to the second day of the countdown for the November release from The Greetery! We have more beautiful winter and Christmas themed products to share with you!

 All of the new products you are seeing today will be available at The Greetery on Friday Nov 22 at 10:00am EST.



My first card uses the new Budding Beauties Winter Stamps and dies along with Bottled Up Stamps and dies, With Love at Christmas Stamps and dies, and Fit To Be Tied Dies. For the background I blended Distress ink and sprinkled with water and more ink/water mixture.



For the bow, I cut it out of colored card stock, sprinkled  with some white acrylic paint, and adhered it with a glue dot.

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My next project features the new Botanicuts: Pine Bough dies. These are really fun and create a very layered and realistic looking pinecone! I cut the pinecones and branches out of colored cardstock and used distress inks along the edges and then sprinkled them with with acrylic paint. I also added some glitter to the branches.



The little white branches with the red berries were cut out with the Inside Out Berry Branch die. I added Nuvo Drops for the berries. The sentiment is from the Tree Trimmings stamp set which was released last month.  I cut the window out of my card front with the Nordic Frame Dies. The background panel is watercolored and speckled with ink and acrylic paint. 

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My next card features the new Winter Sketches stamp set and dies. I added the little bird from the Robin & Wren stamp set stamped in more Christmasy colors. The background is blended distress inks speckled with water.




I added some snowflakes and stars from the Frosty Corner dies, and the sentiment is from the Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments stamp set. 

Product used:

Winter Sketches stamp set
Winter Sketches dies
Budding Beauties Stamp set
Budding Beauties Dies
Fit To Be Tied Dies
Botanicuts: Pine Bough die
Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments
Frosty Corner Dies
Inside Out Berry Branch Dies
Nordic Frame Dies
Tree Trimming Stamp set
Bottled Up Stamp set
Bottled Up die set
With Love at Christmas Stamp set
With Love at Christmas Dies

Be sure and check out The Greetery Blog and the Inspiration team list below for more inspiration using these new products!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the four countdown days!


Kay Miller - You are here :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Greetery: November Release Day-1






Hi there! Today is the first day of the countdown for the November release from The Greetery! Although the October release was formally the Holiday release we still have more incredible winter and Christmas themed products in store for you! These beautiful new products also lend themselves well for thank you cards and winter birthdays too!  

All of the new products you are seeing today will be available at The Greetery on Friday Nov 22 at 10:00am EST.





My first card features the new Inside Out Berry Branch die along with the Speed Tag Prints. The bow at the top is also a new product that you will see more of in tomorrow's post :) 


I used Distress inks on the Inside Out Berry Branch and for the background too. I added some stickles red glitter for the berries. The tag you see is from the new Speed Tag Prints. They are printed on beautiful high quality card stock and you just cut them out with the Speed Tag Prints die. Super easy and so pretty!

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My next card uses the very beautiful new Pine Blossom Stamp set and dies. I absolutely love Betsy's floral clusters! I stamp tons of them at one time and then have a terrible time picking which ones I want to use for my project! I wanted to do something with cool winter colors this time, so I chose purples and blues for the flowers and berries.


 I used the Berry Branch Stencil to stencil the background using dye ink and blending brushes. I also speckled the background with a bit of the same ink and water. The sentiment is from the Sentiment Suite Christmas set.

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And because I had to do one of the Pine Blossom clusters in traditional Christmas colors too, I made another card with this beautiful set. I also used the new Nordic Frame dies for this one. They have a really pretty design along the edges that I love! 


I stenciled the background for this card using Distress inks and the Frosty Flakes Stencils that were released last month. 

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And my last but definitely not least project is a little gift package I created using the new Speed Tagging prints. I added some greenery I cut out with the new Botanicuts Pine Bough dies that you will see more of tomorrow, and the bow is from the Fit To Be Tied Dies which you also will see more of tomorrow :) 



The sentiment I stamped on the tag is from the Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments Stamp set. 

Products Used:

Nordic Frames Dies
Sentiment Suite: Christmas
Inside Out Berry Branch Die
Fit To Be Tied Die
Botanicuts Pine Bough Dies
Pine Blossom Stamp set
Pine Blossom Dies
Speed Tagging Prints
Speed Tag Dies
Berry Branch Stencil
Frosty Flakes Stencil


Be sure and check out The Greetery Blog and the Inspiration team list below for more inspiration using these new products!


Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the four countdown days!

Kay Miller - You are here :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fawny Holiday Week: Christmas Cheer




Hi there! Welcome back to another day of Fawny Holiday week! We are sharing lots of fun and inspiring projects here on my blog and on the Lawn Fawn Blog this week, featuring  Holiday products by Lawn Fawn!




For my project today, I created a wreath card using the GinaK Wreath Builder Template and some really fun Lawn Fawn Stamps! I stamped all of the image in Tuxedo Black in and colored with Copic markers. I added some clear sequins to the top of the trees for a little sparkle.



The borders around the edges were cut out using the Reverse Stitched Scalloped Windows dies. I just cut out the corner sections and glued them down with liquid glue. The sentient was heat embossed with white embossing powder. This is s 4.25 x 4.25 square card which fits perfectly inside an A2 size envelope!

Hope you have enjoyed my project today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)



Monday, November 11, 2019

Fawny Holiday Week - Ho Ho Holidays


Hi there! Christmas card making is in full steam at my house now. I'm having so much fun playing with all of the new Holiday products from Lawn Fawn! Today is the first day of Fawny Holiday week on The Lawn Fawn Blog where the design team and friends are showing off lots of holiday projects, sure to inspire!



So for my project today, I used the new Ho Ho Holidays stamp set with the cute little Santa and Mrs. Claus in it along with several other older sets. For the background I used Distress ink on Bristol Board Card stock, and the trees on the hill were cut with the Forest Border die.



All of the cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with liquid glue.

All of the products I've used are linked below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kay :)


Friday, November 8, 2019

The Greetery: Christmas Shadow Box



Hi there! I have a project up on The Greetery Blog today and wanted to share it here on my own blog as well. I have been loving all of the shadow boxes I've been seeing made with stamps and die cuts, so  I wanted to try one for myself using some of the beautiful new Christmas products from The Greetery.





I used the Christmas Eve stamp set, the Fir And Foliage stamp set,  the Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments and The With Love At Christmas stamp set. These images really lend themselves to creating fun scenes for a shadow box. 



My shadow box measures 4.5 inches wide and 4.25 inches tall. You can make them any size, but I wanted one large enough to fit the taller trees and church.  This card folds flat, but  will not fit in a standard A2 size envelope.  I plan on making one to fit with my envelope punch board. 




I used the Drifting die to cut the hills inside the box and I also added one across the front of the bottom of the box. For the background, I used the Frosty Flakes Stencils and watercolor.  I also added  the snowflakes in the front corner cut with the Frosty Corner dies. I love how the Merry Christmas border from the Christmas Eve stamp set fit perfectly across the top!

I hope you have enjoyed my project! All of the products I have used for this project are linked below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)