Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials130 Comments

Welcome to blog hop day for Pinkfresh Studio and their Essentials Release for May 2019! I have a fun card project to share featuring the new Basic Label Frames dies and finished off with the fun new Jewel Mix set!

The Basic Label Frames are so all-purpose and are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking, and this Jewel Mix gem set comes with all these colors, each in its own container, and all contained in a nifty little storage box.

My card project also featured the Through The Trees stamp set and I thought this would be perfect to give to my son upon his return from his freshman year in college. I know he’s planning some big camping trips and I want to encourage him to explore that road less taken this summer. But not to go TOO wild, of course.

I really love the combo of Distress Oxides on this project and the gems were a really nice finishing touch!

Here is the video showing you how I created the card project:

BLOG HOP DETAILS: Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the complete May Essentials release over on the Pinkfresh Blog and on their Instagram Feed. I will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio shop from comments left below on this post! You will need to visit the Pinkfresh Giveaway Page on May 27 to see if you’re a winner!

SHOP PROMOTION: Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away a free XO die with purchase while supplies last! There is NO code required and it will ship automatically with your purchase.

You can also receive free shipping from May 20-26th on orders of $50 or more. You must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50 at checkout! Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for international customers.

HOP PARTICIPANTS: Hopefully you have arrived her from Caly’s blog! When you are done, Emily is next in line! Thanks so much and enjoy all the wonderful ideas being shared today! Click on the image below to see the full hop list!


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Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

130 Comments on “Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop”

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  2. #8

    Cathy, did you use more than the two green colors of ink that are shown in your photos? I really like the blending of the colors.

  3. #9

    Beautiful card Cathy, I love the frame and how versatile…..I would use it over, and over and over again!

  4. #11
    Kit A

    Very cool card. That tree background has so many possibilities. The jewels add a great finished touch.

  5. #12
    Michele Buchina

    Amazing! I would love to give or receive a card like this. Love the jewel accents. They’re the perfect finishing touch!

  6. #13

    Love this stamp! And the frames are so versatile. But the jewels are what have stolen my heart!

  7. #15
    Susan Babcock

    When I first saw the release on the Pinkfresh blog my eyes were drawn to the Basic Label Frames, thank you for using it for your card!

  8. #16
    Dawn Hastings

    Great card especially for this Coloradan? And a huge thank you for the heads up on how to clean your brushes because I have been struggling with that!

  9. #21
    Theresa Grdina

    Love your card (as usual!!). And the release is nice, but……THE GEMS!!! OMGOSH! I LOVE THEM!!!!!

  10. #22
    Susan Carlson

    Really love your choice of greens – & agree with you about the finishing touch with the jewels! Love your design – & think your son will too! Thanks!

  11. #24
    Susan Carlson

    Love your choice of greens & the gems add the perfect touch! Thanks for this beautiful card! Sure your son will love the card & message too!

  12. #25
    Sheri Kempke

    Wonderful card Cathy–your son will love it and I love those pine trees! Reminds me of lying under a bunch of trees when I was a child.

  13. #33

    Lovely card! Love white embossing; a fave look for me!
    Always looking for nesting labels like this; they’re great!

  14. #42
    Terrie D.

    Your card is gorgeous! I love how you ink blended over the embossed through the trees stamp. Your matted sentiment looks great popped up in the middle. 🙂

  15. #45
    Neha Mahajan

    I love love love this card. The ink blending is so beautiful..The greens look so serene and peaceful. Chic card! Thanks for sharing.

  16. #46

    I really like the through the trees stamp and the way you made it stand out. I agree the Basic Label Dies are great for any message on a card.

  17. #48
    Denise Bryant

    Beautiful card! I love the pretty Basic Label Frames dies! They really show off the sentiment!

  18. #53
    Andrea Hastilow

    Fantastic card design, I’m not usually a tree person but there’s something really modern & fun about this design. Great set of frames with so many options, looking forward to playing with these when my local store gets some in.

  19. #55
    Ana G

    Love that Forest stamp! My dad worked in the forest for 45 years, brought me a found memory of him coming home smelling like those big evergreens. Those jewels are just the bling it needed. I need to try that resist technique!
    Thanks for sharing, I love watching you!

  20. #57
    Linda Matthews


    I just ordered that pine tree stamp before seeing your blog post. Great minds think alike!!!! 😉

    I ordered the adore alpha set too!!

  21. #58

    Cathy, your trees are the perfect backdrop for the labels and sentiment! Love the concept of ‘going wild for a while’…and I just may do so in going wild with adding a ‘few’ of these essentials to my collection!

  22. #59
    Aimee Phillips

    Beautiful!!. Funny I was just looking at the Through the trees stamp set before I started this hop. Love what you created.

  23. #65

    What a fun card! I never would’ve thought of using a tree to create a background like that love it!

  24. #67
    Cynthia Baldwin

    Pretty card! Love your ink blending for the tree background. You’re right – those jewels and the container they come nifty!

  25. #69
    Jeannie F

    I love this card! I think your son will love it too! The Through the Trees is already on my wishlist. I will be adding those label frames to it as well.

  26. #70
    Annette Gordon

    I am still in love with that tree stamp from the last release! So amazing the colours, and the label in the center really brings it all together.

  27. #72
    Margaret R

    What a beautiful card you made with the trees encircling the tag in the middle! What a great masculine card that will be. Your son will love it!! Thanks for your great ideas!

  28. #75

    What a great idea for a masculine card, and I’m sure you’re going to score cool points for the sentiment!

  29. #76
    Becky J Buchholz

    I adore this release! It’s nostalgia. The braided circle reminds me of my mother’s china. Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. #77

    Thank you for the beautiful card and video, I feel inspired in many ways after watching your video. Great release, very excited.

  31. #81
    Diane Koele

    I love all your cards Cathy. This one shows me that you can use a bit of sparkle on a masculine card. I’ve always been afraid to try that in the past but not any more. Really great card for your son.

  32. #85
    Debbie Rumpza

    What a beautiful card design, Cathy! I love the way you used the colors for the trees… and the tiny bit of gems just adds some glitz to your card!

  33. #89
    Teresa Stevens

    Thank you for sharing the emboss resist technique you used to create this amazing card! I love the creative way you used the frames to give the sentiment some personality!

  34. #97
    Lisa Achilles

    Love this card. I have two boys and struggle with cards for them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  35. #98
    joni A

    I LOVE this card!!! That stamp is awesome and I love that you embossed it…I tend to forget that I have all the tools to emboss but I need to get them out since I love the effect so much! And the Jewel Mix is a must have!!!! I always enjoy watching your videos and learning your techniques!!! TFS

  36. #100
    Kathy Dippner

    Love your ink blending resist. I tried it for the first time yesterday. I really like how it looks. Thanks for sharing.

  37. #102
    Lisa Byers

    I love that stamp!! So beautiful!! Reminds me of camping in the woods. I love the colors of distress oxide you used, they’re perfect. But the jewels!!! Love them!!!

  38. #110
    Mary Holshouser

    Love that background. The trees
    are fantastic. Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing

  39. #115
    Anne Sturgeon

    Cathy I just got this stamp and am excited to ink it up. I love your process and am going to try it out. I hope your son enjoys some roads less traveled before life begins ….

  40. #119

    I’m a big fan of this stamp set, but I hadn’t ever considered these particular colors together. They’re really pretty in a way I wasn’t expecting. Another fun new thing to try! Definitely a fun card for the recently-survived-freshman-year kid! Thanks for sharing.

  41. #126
    Denise Mlady

    Love the soft colors on this card and the label works perfectly with the sentiment. I’m sure your son will love this card!

  42. #127
    barbara lassiter

    Love the design, the beautiful colors and the embossing on this perfect card for your son!

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