Friday, December 1, 2017

pinkfresh studio december blog hop


And just like that, it's December!  Can you believe that?!  What better way to kick off the last month of 2017 than with a holiday blog hop?  Join me and the rest of the gals from the Pinkfresh Studio Cards Team as we share some festive greetings.  As always, there will be a giveaway you don't want to miss out on, so be sure to leave comments along the way.  I'll have a few more details on that at the end of this post.


You most likely arrived here from Amy Tsuruta's blog--she has some absolutely adorable cards over there!  (And isn't she one of the kindest, most supportive cardmakers out there?)  If you've arrived from a different spot and want to know what this hop is all about, head to the Pinkfresh Studio blog where you'll find details and a complete tour list with links.


I've got some quick ones for you; they were so quick, in fact, that I made 3 because I felt guilty just sharing 2!  The first one took me the longest to make because I did a bit of die cutting.  I only used items from the December Days collection, including the stamp and die set.


You can see I die cut the pretty branches and then stamped them in shades of green.  They're arranged around a bird and branch puffy sticker, which was the catalyst for this design idea.


I layered a bit of tulle and gold metallic thread under the 'Sparkle' tag, and then applied the sticker and stamped branches.  All 3 of my cards today measure 4" x 4" (my current favorite size), and I allowed some of the branches that I die cut to hang over the edges.


The second card was so easy!  I don't know about you, but during the holidays, I love it when my cards come together in minutes.  This one is also nice because it's not too thick or bulky so it can be mailed without the addition of extra postage.


I started by stamping a repeat pattern of little black trees right on my card base.  You can find the tree stamp in the Festive Llama set.  Christmas trees are so on trend this year, have you noticed?  And this little tree is so perfect for creating an easy background like this.


I then put together a cluster of puffy sticker trees from December Days, and chose a die cut I could use as my sentiment.  There was room in the top 'box' to stamp something so I went with "JOY" from the Simple Joy stamp set.  It's not overpowering, and the typography complements the style of the die cut, as well as the modern, minimal feel of the card.


I added a panel of white lace to the bottom half of the card for texture.  The card contents are pretty flat but the addition of the lace kicks the interest level up a notch.


My last card is just fun, though the details were sadly difficult to capture on camera.  I chose bright, nontraditional holiday colors for this one.  While I'm kind of going with a traditional color palette in terms of personal style this year, I sometimes can't help but break the mold and just go a little unexpected.


I took the dotted garland stamp from Joy & Cheer and turned it into string from which I hung a DD foil die cut ornament.  (I kind of love it!)  I adhered the bulb with a foam dot for depth, since the rest of the card is fairly one-dimensional.


In lime green ink, I stamped "falala" from the Festive Llama set.  I taped off the "LLAMA" part of the sentiment since there are none of them in sight on this card!  The brushed lettering of the "falala" is just the sort of carefree feeling that I want this card to invoke, though, so the extra step to mask the unwanted word was definitely worth it (and really wasn't all that time-consuming to do anyhow).


Taking a couple cute snowflakes from the Merry & Bright set, I stamped them all over the rest of the card in orange.  Why not orange?!  Just as I was finishing up, I decided I'd add a few small white pom-poms to the card for some much needed ... you guessed it, texture!  They look so cute in person, but I had a difficult time capturing the cuteness due to the white-on-white nature of them.  You'll just have to believe me when I tell you that they make a cute card way cuter!


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  You're off to Elena Roussakis's blog now and she never, ever disappoints! 


Be sure to comment at each blog in order to be eligible to win the holiday stamps and dies during the giveaway.  Comments will close at 11:59pm CST on Friday, December 8, 2017.  The winner will be randomly selected and will be announced Monday, December 11, on the Pinkfresh Studio blog.  Good luck!

104 comments:

  1. Rebecca, I just love your style. ALL of your cards are beautiful!

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  2. LOve your festive cards, I just adore the cute bird and the trees. Thanks for sharing your talent.
    ~Gin K.~

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  3. Fun, creative with airy space and such beautiful content and showcasing! My most favorite is cute tiny Christmas tree one! Fabulous!

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  4. Three beautiful cards! Love, love the addition of tulle, lace, metallic thread, pom poms..... just perfect!

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  5. TOO FUN! I can see your card making is like your package wrapping, TOTALLY FUN!!!! ;) SUPER COLLECTION for us, Rebecca!!!! ;)

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  6. These cards look like a lot of Fun to make! The small details of the lace and the Pom poms really add to them!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  7. Such cute cards thank you for sharing. My favorite one is the bird on a branch sparkle.

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  8. I am so ready for new Christmas stamps! Love them all.

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  9. Such cute cards. I love the Sparkle card best but these are really great

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  10. I love non-traditional colors at Christmas! Pink and teal are my favorite combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. I love how you were able to achieve a different feel for each card. They are really lovely. I especially love the tree Card the most. So modern and fun. Thanks for sharing,
    Betsy in the Seattle suburbs

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  12. What great cards you did! Never thought to make backgrounds with some of the stamps. They are refreshing cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas and giving us a chance to win the new stamps. Have a great day!

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  13. Love your fun, whimsical projects!

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  14. Oh my Im in love with you style. Your cards are magical and there is something for everyone. I love the idea of adding the pom poms to the last card and I also favor cards made with nontraditional colors tfs.

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  15. Such soft, fun and lovely creations!!

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  16. Delightful cards, I think the little bird is my favorite but they are all terrific!

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  17. New to your blog and I am so glad I am here. Awesome cards, love all the embossing details too.

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  18. I adore your cards! They are so fresh and airy... My first time seeing your designs! I'm in love.

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  19. "Tag" card reminds me of pillar candle "surrounded" by various shades of green foliage and evergreens. Honestly thought it was a candle till I saw the bird and ribbon twine bow...lol Beautiful!

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  20. Love your cards! I especially like your stamped backgrounds - such a simple idea, yet so effective!

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  21. Lovely cards, love your CAS style

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  22. Amazing cards!! Love all the layering!!

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  23. Your cards are so fresh and fun, love the non-traditional colors!

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  24. Such darling cards and little sweet details!

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  25. Beautiful, elegant cards. Love the coloring (and your photo background).

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  26. Exceptional use of the patterned paper on each card...all those sweet and fun images make for wonderful cards.

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  27. Love the branches stamp and your backgrounds.

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  28. Very cute cards - your subtle bg on the first 2 looks fabulous

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  29. It's such eye candy when you create.... where to start? The tulle. The thread. The sweet tweetie bird. That tiny Christmas tree stamp. The dotted garland... Delightful.

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  30. Oh my goodness....each card is cuter than the next. I love the second the best! The white lace stole my heart.

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  31. Great cards! I'm in love with the sparkle card, so pretty!

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  32. What a beautiful! Love the tulle and gold metallic thread.

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  33. Your cards are so darn cute Rebecca. Love the fun nature of the cards and adding the lace on the 2nd one really makes the card pop. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. #kindnessmatters

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  34. Such a beautiful set of cards. Your background staging makes it perfect.

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  35. Darling cards, full
    of fun and festive!
    Carla from Utah

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  36. Absolutely love how you added texture to all these cards.

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  37. Love all three of these beautiful cards and the fact that they would be easy to create. Simply elegant would describe them well!

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  38. love your graphic take on these!

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  39. So pretty! Love the cute bird on the first one especially

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  40. Love the color scheme on your cute Christmas cards!

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  41. Beautiful cards. I especially like the "softness" of the first and third cards.

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  42. Delightful cards! Love the sweet bird on the first card!

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  43. Gorgeous cards! I love your choice of colors, non-traditional holiday flair. Thanks for the inspiration

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  44. Very pretty. I love the modern feel of these cards. The soft colors are lovely.

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  45. Love your cards. Beautiful
    Barbara W

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  46. You seemed to capture the "Pink Fresh" in Pin Fresh Studios. Unusual but usually lovely cards. Well done.

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  47. I love these cards. They're so clean and fresh and pretty.

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  48. Your backgrounds are awesome and so not traditional for a Christmas card. I like that.

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  49. Beautiful cards and I just love all of your little touches like the tulle and the Pom poms, awesome!

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  50. Pinkfresh is new to me. This hop will be fun to see new styles!

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  51. I love all of your dimension and textures! Fabulous cards.

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  52. Gorgeous elegant Christmas cards, love them all

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  53. These are all very pretty! Love them all!

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  54. Very pretty- thanks for the inspiration (I need it)!

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  55. Rebecca!! You've taken my pick for Christmas 2017 and shown me the way, my friend!!! I have not picked up the matching stamp/die sets YET!! now I can see I won't be able to live without them ... =] =]

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  56. Getting away from the traditional red and
    green is a great idea. They get kind
    of boring after awhile. Wonderful to
    see fresh colors used. Loved the blue
    trees. Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  57. I loved be the backgrounds you created with the stamps and also adding lace to one of the cards.

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  58. What fabulous cards! Love your layering and textures, use of non traditional colours... Such amazing design style!

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  59. Beautiful ideas.. Thanks for sharing three. they are all so lovely. Love the simplicity. These would be great for bulk card making

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  60. Three great cards! Very inspiring.

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  61. All three cards are amazing, but I especially like the use of tulle on the card with the bird. Very nicely done.

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  62. Oh my goodness, your cards are so unique and bold and gorgeous! They stand right out - the softness of the colors, the peek a boo tulle, the gorgeous designs ... sensational ♥ TFS!

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  63. Count on you to always have a fresh take on a new set of stamps. Love your cards always.

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  64. Been very into the minimalist background look using simple stamps, and yours came out wonderfully! I always find making pieces go off the card rather daunting, but you make it look so easy!

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  65. I love the cute, whimsy style of your cards. The layers are all perfection.

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  66. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

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  67. All of your cards are pretty but I love, love, love the "Sparkle" card! Love the design of it (with the tag) and those pretty colors! Truly beautiful! Happy holidays and fa la la! :)

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  68. I'm smitten with that little bird!

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  69. I love these cards they are so beautiful! great job :)

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  70. Oh wow, you definitely have an eye for texture. I love all the tulle and lace and pompoms that help brighten the background without taking over your adorable focal points. Also, that first little bird looks perfectly in place in the middle of those bright trees! So cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. I love love love these holiday cards of yours!

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  72. Love, love, love the cute contemporary birdie!

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  73. every card is prettier than the next!! you have such a soft but bright style!

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  74. Every card is so pretty. I love all the details and how you added dimension and texture to the cards.

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  75. Love the whimsical feel of these cards. That stick bird is so cute.

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  76. Gorgeous cards, love the scandi vibe

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  77. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  78. Very beautiful cards. Love the fresh colors and the lovely images.

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  79. amazing card designs!! SO festive and elegant!

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  80. Increíbles diseños Rebecca adoro cada una de sus creaciones, gracias por compartir su gran creatividad

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  81. These are all gorgeous! I love the die cuts you stamped!

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  82. Three delicate, pretty cards, I like the subtle colours you have used on all of them, they all look great x

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  83. These are stunning! Love your touches with the tule and lace!

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  84. Oh, I love your creativity. The additions with the bird are so unexpected and beautiful.. Lovely

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  85. Your cards are so soft and pretty!

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  86. Wow Rebecca, threse are all just lovely. ( The pom poms are super cute on your card. A great idea.)

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  87. Such cute cards - love the airy feel!

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  88. Your cards are fabulous. Love that bird with the branches!! And the bright colors you used on your last card are so fun!

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  89. Oh my, these are all gorgeous!

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  90. Love your fantastic cards. Great backgrounds.

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  91. These are all such fabulous cards, so festive!

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  92. A merry and bright Christmas time to all readers – what a inspiring blog hop!

    Greetings, KleinerVampir

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  93. O( my ! This is such a lovely set of cards ! I love the non-traditional colors, super fresh ! margessw@icloud.com

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~Rebecca