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Pinkfresh Studios May Essentials Release Blog Hop

Hello friends! I’m so excited to be part of the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop. If you’re hopping along today, you should be arriving from the talented Alix Davis blog. A full list of the hop lineup is listed below, as well as details for giveaways on today’s hop!

This release has a great variety of shapes and frame dies that can be used in many ways. I used the gorgeous new Braided Circles dies for my first card. I am so in LOVE with this die set!


I used the perforated circles from the set to make my card front. To keep the card clean and simple, I chose white card stock, and made a simple alcohol ink panel to put behind the circles.


I added adhesive to the back of the white card stock and attached it to the inked panel. I picked a small sentiment from the Folk Hummingbird stamp set that fit perfect in the small circle. I attached the card front to an A2 size card base with foam adhesive.


For my second card, I couldn’t resist the hexagon dies from the Basic Label Frames. I tapped into my inner Laura Bassen and got busy with Distress Oxide Inks.


For this card, I taped two hexagon dies together to make the white frames. I used the larger hexagon from the frame to die-cut white hexagons, and the smaller hexagon die to die-cut card stock I had ink-blended a rainbow on. I glued the frame onto the white hexagon, then glued the inked hexagon inside the frame.


I splattered black ink onto white card stock, then added the hexagons. I trimmed the panel at an angle and attached it to teal card stock. I stamped and white heat-embossed another sentiment from the Folk Hummingbird stamp set before adhering the panel to a card base with foam adhesive.


I hope I have given you a few ideas for this fabulous release. Have fun at your next stop on the hop with the talented Caly Person.

Now for the Hop details and Giveaways…


The entireMay Essentials Release is up for grabs on the Pinkfresh Blog and on the Pinkfresh Instagram feed! Each blog stop on the hop is also giving away a $25 gift card. Simply leave a comment below for a chance to win! And don’t forget to comment on the Pinkfresh Blog for a chance at one of the grand prizes. Winners will be announced Monday, May 27th on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page. Winners will need to check the page and claim their prize within two weeks.


All orders will automatically receive this XO die while supplies last. No code required. Also, from May 20-26th, use code MAYESSFREESHIP50 to receive free shipping on US orders over $50. For our international friends, receive $5.50 off.

Click the button below to see a list of today’s blog hop line-up. You can also head to the Pinkfresh Studio blog if you get lost along the way. Happy Hopping!


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114 Replies to “Pinkfresh Studios May Essentials Release Blog Hop”

  1. This braided circle die has so many possibilities for it’s use and I love how you used it here. Both cards are lovely! 🙂

  2. Love the card with the repeated braided circles. Clever to use the dies as background.

  3. Love your cards the color piping through with the braided shapes all over the card is a great idea! I also love the vibrant hexagons!

  4. I love what you’ve created with these dies! The braided circle is my favorite.

  5. I love the first card with the circles. And your ink blending on the cards is soo smooth and flawless Such a cool card. I can see those circles creating a focal point on a card. Love these new dies!

  6. I love the POP! you get with that first card; circles are my favorites and you nailed it with this one!

  7. I love how you used the braided circles dies to make your first cards!! I also love how you colored the inside of the hexagonal shapes, and your blending of the colors was awesome!! I couldn’t choose which one is my favorite… because I really like them both! I love how you used these new dies! What a fantastic release!!

  8. Love the Essentials release. Wonderful how you created entire cards with the diecut shapes & bold colors!

  9. I really like this new release by Pink Fresh. The braided circles are beautiful and I love what you did with them. The hexagon shapes were so creative. Love both of your cards.

  10. The gradient shading on the hexagons is fabulous! Plus, the black splatter adds just what that card needs for background interest without overwhelming the beautiful hexagons. Nice!

  11. Fun cards! I love the way you blended ink on the background and used the circle dies to make tiny little glimpses of the color show through. Very pretty!

  12. Love your gorgeous cards! I love the braided circles on the white card stock…such a classic pretty card!!! And I’m loving all the blended hexagons!!! Such a cool look!!! Wonderful inspiration!!! TFS

  13. Love, LOVE, LOVE your cards. The vibrant colors are sensational! I’m so inspired by your creations!

  14. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards made with these lovely new products from Pink fresh!

  15. Your Braided Circles die sample today has moved that die set to the TOP of my list. ALLL the heart eyes for this one!!

  16. Beautiful cards. The circle dies make a very pretty background when cut like you did. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love what you did with the braided circles. That’s a beautiful arrangement and the colors underneath add so much interest. And I think Laura would be proud of that second card. I certainly enjoy it!

  18. Fabulous cards!! I love your designs, especially with the hexagons. That card just pops at you!! Great job!!

  19. Loving how you showed off these dies, especially in that first card, it’s got such a great design and texture!

  20. Dear Angelica
    You have thought out of the box to create two amazing cards and i really fell in love with the circle die card. Love and hugs

  21. You are genius… the circle card is CAS but really packs a punch, love it. I think you and Laura might be Sisters when it comes to blending. Perfection!

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