Pinkfresh Studio: New April Release

Hello! I am excited to be here today to share a couple cards I made with the lovely NEW April  release from Pinkfresh Studio! Hopefully you have arrived here from Jenny’s Blog. If not be sure to hop back there by using THIS link.

First up, I am excited about this new Take Care die because I haven’t always wanted this sentiment! 🙂

I used strips of scrap cardstock to create the Take Care and I am enjoying how that worked out. The Leafy Branch is so simple and perfect for many things, but I couldn’t resist a good white on white myself. I think this die would work awesome in a Rainbow of colors.

Next up, I have the new Butterflies stamp set. First there is the stamp set, and the Butterflies die set and the Butterflies Stencil set.

This was a fun and different way for me to stamp, die cut and stencil a stamp. First, you stamp the Butterflies stamp set and then, you use the different Butterflies Stencil layers to fill in the Butterflies wings. Finally, to finish it off, you use the Butterflies die. What’s an added bonus is that the stamps are all one piece, as is the die. So you don’t have to line up two dies, you just line up both, all at once! 🙂

For this, I had fun using the Pinkfresh Ink Cubes which come in a great sets perfect for layering. I used the Rise & Shine and Morning Sky. I was loving trying all the color combos with the inks, but landed on this one as my favorite, for the day. Ha! It’s fun to give these little wings a little foam tape and a pop up to make it fly! 🙂

AND Bonus news:  THERE IS A GIVEAWAY!

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh Studio blog & YouTube channel.

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. Winners will be picked from all the comments.

-Pinkfresh Studio will pull the winners & post them on May 6 , 2021 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Before I forget here is some more fun news from Pinkfresh Studio:

We are offering free US shipping on all orders $50+ from April 29th to May 6th.

Here’s a little link compilation to these new Pinkfresh delights I used here today. You can find them all in the Pinkfresh Studio shop HERE: and with the direct links below:

Huge thanks to Pinkfresh Studio for having me along to celebrate this April release! Please check out the list of designers to hop on over to today! Here’s the full list below, but be sure to hop over to Karin’s Blog HERE.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thanks for stopping by! And thank you again, Pinkfresh Studio for the fun!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Taylored Expressions: Butterfly Wishes + Buttoned Up Kids

Today, there are two fun new Kits available over at  Taylored Expressions. There is the new Butterfly Wishes (which I LOVE) and the new Buttoned Up Kids Kit, which my son LOVED! We were both loving life here with these kits.

First up, there is the Butterfly Wishes kit which I cannot say how fun it is to use the stencils alone in the kits! 🙂

And don’t even get me started on the stickers/seals!! But I digress…

Anywho–so as long as I was stenciling away, I thought it would be smart to make a few panels. Which turned into about six total, but I only finished four here. So first, you stamp the little butterfly bodies and antennae on your panel. This part of the kit is called: Butterflies Stamp & Stencil Combo.

On the white panels, I used Mushroom ink and on the Toffee panels I used Sugar Cube ink for their bodies and antennae. Then it is very easy to line up the butterfly wings to the bodies because the stencils are etched, creating an extra visual. The first layering stencil has either the top or bottom of the butterflies wings and then the second has the other half. So you can create different gradients or use different colors entirely on the different parts of the butterflies! This is quite fun because the endless possibilities and combos! Gah! ❤

On the Toffee panels, I first laid down a layer of Sugar Cube before applying the color inks. This allows the color inks to sit atop the Sugar Cube and I think creates a more vibrant color ending.

I wasn’t super careful to line up my stencils overtop of it either, so you can see the Sugar Cube poking out there underneath, which I actually wanted. I might even offset it more next time! 🙂

I love using a rainbow of colors to create these blends too! I used the Frame in Frame 2 dies to cut them all out.

AND there is a whole other stamp set, Clearly Crafty Butterfly Wishes stamp set, is meant to add even more detail to these cutie little butterflies. AND dies for the Butterflies: Butterflies die collection. I however, didn’t even use them on these cards and they are still delightful. Be sure to check out the rest of the Creative Team‘s projects to see how lovely projects are adding those detailed stamps.

The sentiments in the Clearly Crafty Sweet Sentiments set are all included in the kit as well. Perfect array for making card sets! I just heat embossed mine on vellum before stitching them on.

Next up, I have a fun little kit designed with kids in mind: Buttoned Up Kid’s Kit. My son, who is ten years old now (correction: ten and a HALF), doesn’t have the threshold that he used to with cardmaking. We’d spend several hours making things. Now, his attention span isn’t as long to hang with Mom. Ha! So this card kit is PERFECT for him!

He made these four cards quite quickly. If you have kiddos that have longevity, think of all the fun little details you can add to these as well! ❤

His favorite part was putting the buttons on. The kit includes Glue Dots and that makes it super easy to adhere the buttons so they don’t go anywhere.  You just give the Glue Dots a good rub over and the friction/heat from your finger adheres the dot to the button’s surface well.

One can even put the buttons as the centers in the flowers, but my son decided that flowers don’t get buttons. haaaaa! 🙂

This one above was his favorite and he brought it to his teacher the very next day! These are perfect for anyone, anytime. Teacher Appreciation, a Coach, a friend, a caregiver, Grandparents, etc. etc.! And there are plenty in the kit to make several cards!

He loves to use Mom’s Copic Markers! 🙂

I think we both loved this kit because it makes it so easy to create these cards. We didn’t even need to be in my craft area to access a bunch of supplies, because everything we used was in the kit already (except the MISTI and the handful of markers he chose, of course.) I’m keeping the kit all together so we can just pull the whole thing out to create more when we need them.

Apparently, the more is more with regards to adding buttons…. add ALLLLLL the buttons! haaa! 🙂

We might need to get some more cards to make! 🙂 I’m thinking this would make a sweet birthday gift for a little creative friend too. ❤

Goodness, I adore this kit. Streamlines cardmaking for kids and encourages giving! And THESE STICKERS? YES, please! 🙂

Such fun we had! The Kid’s Kit is so reasonably priced and all set to grab-n-go for kids to take with them! Be sure to grab the Hip Hip Hooray stamp set if you need that too–sold separately.

Here are all the details with my supplies below:

Here’s everything included the Butterfly Wishes Kit– which retails for $55:

  • Butterflies Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Butterflies die collection
  • Clearly Crafty Butterfly Wishes stamp set
  • Clearly Crafty Sweet Sentiments stamp set
  • Diamond Jewels
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Toffee A2 Envelopes
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

**Limited quantity available. Most items not available to purchase individually.

Kid’s Buttoned Up Kit:

Here’s everything in the Buttoned Up Kids Kit that retails for $25:

  • 12 A2 sized card bases (2 each of: Cherry Pop, Lollipop, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry, Cookie Monster)
  • 12 custom envelope seals
  • 12 pre-printed A2 card layers (3 each of 4 designs)
  • 12 Sugar Cube A2 envelopes
  • Approximately 2 oz of buttons
  • 1 glue stick
  • 175 glue dots
  • 1 plastic storage case with a sticker

**The Hip Hip Hooray stamp set that is designed to coordinate with the Buttoned Up Kids Kit is available to purchase separately.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Butterfly Card Set:

Buttoned Up Kid’s Card Kit:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  These butterflies are just too fun!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Fun Stamp Joy Exclusives! Now released…

This week is Stamp Joy at  Taylored Expressions! 🙂 Because of the current state of the universe, Stamp Joy has been taking place online. This is different, but also lovely because it means Stamp Joy is available to everyone who can join virtually (and if you sign up 😉 ). The next Stamp Joy is actually later this week. If you signed up a little while back, you know all about it. If you didn’t get to sign up for this one, keep your eyes open for details on the next. Will it be in person? Online? It’s hard to guess.

Anywho–point being, there are products that are gifted as part of one’s registration to Stamp Joy, and today, Taylored Expressions is releasing the previous Stamp Joy goodies for everyone to be able to purchase them…or maybe you wanted to get a set and gift it to a stamping friend? Now is the time. 🙂

For my card today, I used the Social Butterflies set. This set is simply delightful and I am looking forward to creating a card set with it! 🙂

I had to make two! 🙂

I especially love this textured stamp–I think this is fun to use on it’s own too!

And this next one, I simplified, but then decided to stitch the butterfly trails, complicating things. ha! I am not super skilled at stitching in whirley q’s.

And because I almost always have to use the Petite Scalloped Rectangle Stacklets, I used those here too. Naturally. 😉

But the stitched little trails are kind of a fun and different detail too. 🙂

These are so simple to create and all the options you can mix up so easily makes it that much better! 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Both Social Butterflies Cards:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team! Certain to be fun and stuffed with great ideas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fun week and enjoy Stamp Joy if you are “going”! 🙂

Take care 🙂

Jill

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