Birthday Thinking Of You

Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop

Hello  friends… Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh January release blog hop! If you are joining me from the amazing Jennifer McGuire page, you’re in the right spot! I am so excited to share with you cards I have made with FABULOUS release. Get ready for a THREE day blog-hop filled with tons of inspiration, and there is prizes being given away throughout the hop. I have more information about that below, as well as a discount code and details on how to get a not-yet-released stamp set. Oh yes- And it’s Pretty Pink Posh’s 5th birthday too! On that note, lets start off with a Birthday card.


This sweet bear is from the new Cupcake Critters stamp set. I stamped him with Copic-friendly ink onto white ultra smooth card stock. I used a Copic Multiliner pen to draw clothes onto the bear: two lines for the collar, a line on each arm for sleeves, and a line at the bottom of the legs for shoes. I colored the bear with Copic colors E37, E35, E33, and E31, keeping the glow around the candle the lightest. His shirt I colored with BG10, BG13, and BG15; the collar BG78. The jeans I colored with B93, B95, B97; his shoes with N7, and N4. For the cupcake, I used Y23 for the wrapper, and added shade with V91. For the icing, I used R85, R83, and R81. I drew lines with the colors to build shade and texture, and left white space for extra interest. After I colored the hat (YR04, YR07, W-1, W00) and candle (Y13, Y17, YR04, YR07)  I went over the bear and the cupcake with a white gel pen to add highlights. I used the coordinating die to cut him out.


To finish the card, I used the rectangle from Stitched Notes die set to cut a stitched card front. Once I figured out where bear placement would be on the card front, I stamped the sentiment from the same Cupcake Critters stamp set, ink-blended a glow of Broken China Distress Oxide ink, and used warm gray Copic markers to color a shadow.  I backed the card front with craft foam, and attached it to an A2 size card base. I  added the bear using thin adhesive squares. My final touch was adding a few jewels from the Party Jewels Mix.


I am always excited to see what new flower stamp set Pretty Pink Posh releases. The new Crocus Flowers stamp set is beautiful! And it pairs perfectly with the new Simple Sayings: Courage stamp set.


The first thing I did with this stamp set was put all the flowers into my Misti and stamped the images onto ultra smooth card stock. I stamped the images out twice. For my first set I used Copic Colors V00, V01, V12, and V15 for the petals; and YG61, YG63, and YG67 for the stems and leaves. I also used Y21 and 0 Colorless Blender to add a little yellow to the middle of the flowers. For my second set of Flowers I went darker on the petals: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV04.


After adding white Gel pen highlights, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. for my card front, I blended Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink onto the bottom right corner of the paper. I stamped the sentiment in the upper left corner, then started attaching the flowers and leaves. I glued the first layer, then added the second layer with thin adhesive squares.  I trimmed off the bottom edge, and added the card front to craft foam.


I attached the card front to an A2 size card base, and finished with a few jewels from the Sugar Plum Jewels Mix.


Thats all I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I have inspired some ideas for you to create with. And Happy Birthday to you, Pretty Pink Posh!! Thank you so much for letting me be part of your celebration.

Your next stop on the hop is the Ellen Hutson Blog.

Here is a list of all bloggers on today’s bloghop:


You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.


Now onto the GIVEAWAY!

There are 9 $25 gift certificates up for grabs. 3 $25 gift certificates to random comments left on the different stops every day! Comments must be left before January 17th at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be announced next week on the PPP blog.

Here’s the offers I mentioned above:

  • Save 10% off your purchase with the code CELEBRATE5. Good through 1/12/19.
  • Spend $100 and receive a not-yet released stamp set free. (Seen below)



125 Replies to “Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop”

  1. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I especially love your crocus card, your coloring is SO SO beautiful! I love the design of that stamp set!

  2. The little bear is adorable, especially the way you dressed it. CAS with that lovely stitching detail. The crocuses are just lovely as well. They are always the first welcomed sign of spring.

  3. These two sets were ones I was looking at but not sure how to use them! Your cards are adorable and now I have to decide between which set to get!!

  4. Both cards are beautiful. I love LOVE the bear and your coloring is stunning.. I love the flowers and layout. Two of my favorite images. Flowers and critters..

  5. I really love the colors on the floral card. Colors are hard for me so I always appreciate learning new color schemes.

  6. You’re cards are so beautiful! I love the rich colors you used for the Birthday bear and your crocus card is so soft and springy.

  7. I love the cupcake critter bear…. He’s adorable. Love the accents on him and the cupcake. Also your crocus yell spring in the middle of our winter!

  8. I just adore both of these cards! The coloring on the bear is perfect and the white gel pen highlights on the flowers really make them special!

  9. Hi, Angelica! This is my first time “meeting” you and I am really happy to be here. The cards you made are beautiful. Unlike you, I have no “coloring” skills, so I am really impressed by the way you colored the bear. It actually looks like his face is aglow from the light of the candle!!! WOW!!!
    Your cards are a great way to show off this new PPP release, and I am sure you will get many new fans as a result of this hop! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!

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