Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Release Blog Hop

by - December 09, 2019


Hi, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by my stop on the Pinkfresh Essentials 3 blog hop. We've got tons of inspiration for you today so let's just dive right in, shall we?


My first example today features the brand new Radiating Background 2 cover plate die. It's such a wonderful understated design that is great for so many things, but I used it as the star (or sun) on this scenery card. Whats more? I made it a shaker card! --Shock and awe. 

Pinkfresh Studio is giving away $25 on this blog post and each post along the hop today. Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! Winners will be chosen and posted on the GIVEAWAY PAGE on December 16th. Winners must check the page and claim their prize within 2 weeks of that date.

This card came together effortlessly as soon as I saw the die. It immediately read as a sun to me, and with the center cut out I knew creating a shaker portion would be simple. I used the new Pinkfresh inks in Sunshine, Sweet Mustard, and Marigold to ink blend onto a piece of A2 sized card stock radiating outward. Once my ink blending was complete I used the cover plate die to cut from the same piece of card stock making this beautiful shining sun. I used the mountain stamps and dies from the Falling For You stamp set along with some of the trees and tent images to create the scene.


Another favorite of mine from the newest Essentials release is this Diagonal Stripes with Window cover plate die. This one would also make a simple shaker element, however I went for a more understated look to show how versatile a product like this really is. I used a piece of grayish-blue card stock to cut the cover plate out of and adhered it to a white piece of A2 size card stock. The window that it cuts from the center is the perfect frame for something like this beautiful bouquet from the Floral Vase stamp set.

I love that the die, when cut from a neutral shade of card stock, accentuates the floral image rather than taking away from it. 


Finally for today, I'm showing the Ornate Banner Die from the new Essentials release. Again, I left it very neutral with a white on white design that helps accentuate the main image, which is the cake image from the Make A Wish stamp set. I love the shape of the Ornate Banner Die and that it gives a lot more interest to my card front than just a traditional rectangular shape. This die would also be brilliant for other paper crafts like scrapbooking, memory keeping, and home decor. The die also features a smaller banner, both with inner dies to cut just the outline shape, or the entire piece like I did on my card above. 

I hope you've gotten a little inspiration from me today using the newest Pinkfresh Essentials release. Please be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the shop. Your next stop is the incredibly talented Channin Pelletier. You can find the entire hop list at the link just below the supply list. Thanks again for stopping by, I'll see you again soon!

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60 comments

  1. Dear Ashlea
    I just fell in love with your coloring. Your coloring has added the bling and elegance to your creations which makes tehm dreamy and pretty too.Blessings to you and your family

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  2. Beautiful set of creations!! Love this release! :)

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  3. I just love the landscape. And the sunrise looks wonderful using the new die!!!!

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  4. These are so beautiful and creative, Ashlea!

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  5. Wow such gorgeous cards you created :) What a fun release :)

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  6. Beautiful projects with amazing color/coloring! But, GAH, that lovely birthday card!!!

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  7. Absolutely love your colors and layouts. I’m over the moon with your beautiful birthday card! 😊

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  8. LOve your cards - they are so delicate and lovely

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  9. Your cards are simply beautiful. I love them all. I like the first one, it looks like sunshine in the background.

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  10. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! The cards are really gorgeous. I love the new release. It is fantastic!

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  11. Awesome cards! I love the floral one. :)

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  12. These are all amazing! That shaker card has my swooning...LOVE it!

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  13. Awesome release! Wonderful creations! I especially love your shaker card!

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  14. Wow, I wasn't sure about that ornate banner die until I saw your card! I love it on your birthday card!

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  15. Love your card using the Ornate Banner die...it's my favorite die of this release!!

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  16. Your cards perfectly showcase the great new release! I just love your birthday card!

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  17. Sweet, happy and fresh. Beautiful cards using the new dies!

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  18. I love that mountain scene! Beautiful cards!

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  19. Oh wow what gorgeous cards ... that first one is so so pretty

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  20. Lovely cards--I especially love the floral!

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  21. Three beauties with your delicate coloring and designs! Great use of these new products!

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  22. Such beautiful cards! Love the colors...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. I love your gorgeous cards, the sunrise over the mountains is my favorite, love the ornate banner for the cake and the diagonal striped die is perfect background for the beautiful bouquet.

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  24. Beautiful creations with the newest Essentials! Love the mountain scene! The Radiating Background 2 die is awesome!

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  25. What a happy, bright, fun card. And it's a shaker card!!! You are soooo creative. And inspiring. Thank you!

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  26. Fantastic cards, my fav is the birthday wishes card.

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  27. Wonderful cards! Definitely partial to the Birthday Wishes card. The Ornate Banner die is quickly becoming my favorite but it's so hard to narrow it down to just one! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Your cards are beautiful! The shaker sun is really fun. :)

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  29. Love the shaker card! Those stripe dies are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Fantastic cards. Love the sun behind
    the mountains. The cake and the flowers
    are colored so prettily. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I like how you've used these great new dies with these pretty stamp sets.

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  32. Clever and original ideas! I love thinking outside the box and mixing different sets and dies. The shaker card is so pretty!! Thank you so much for sharing your designs!

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  33. Marisela Delgado said: Such pretty cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  34. Thank you for sharing, Ashlea. I really like the mountain scene card. So cute!

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  35. Beautiful cards. I especially love the first two using two of my favorites from this wonderful release -- the Radiating Background and the Fancy Diagonal Stripes dies.

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  36. Really pretty cards! I love your coloring!!! And yes! I do need those diagonal dies!!! LOL TFS!

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  37. Wonderful cards..love the great mountain scene.

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  38. Oh I love how you did the sun with the sequins and the burst background! Your bouquet is so beautifully colored, too!

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  39. I love the shaker sun in your scene card. The florals are colored beautifully as well. Great use of the dies from the new release. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Marisela Delgado said: Your cards are so pretty. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  41. Love how you used the new dies to make such beautiful cards.

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  42. Beautiful cards! Love your designs and the colors!

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  43. Great inspirations from you!! Love the brilliant use of the sunburst die

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  44. So pretty! I love the gorgeous cake/banner card!!

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  45. Fantastic colouring on your fun cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  46. Great cards! The first card is such a clever way to incorporate a shaker, and my favorite is the second, so CAS, and beautiful coloring!

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  47. Can’t decide if the ornate banner or the diagonal square is my favorite, probably have to get both!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  48. Love love love the mountain card!!!

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  49. Beautiful cards! I love how you used the radiant background 2 die on your card. It's a lovely look.

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  50. Great use of the new dies in your sample cards

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  51. Beautiful cards!! Love the variety and creativity. These new Essentials are fabulous. Love that you made a shaker with the Radiating Background! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  52. Fabulous cards. Love the mountain scene.

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  53. Lovely cards! I especially love how you used the background die on your first card. Thanks for sharing!

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