Pinkfresh Studio April Essentials Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Pinkfresh Studio April Essentials Release Blog Hop! After having lots of stamps and floral dies from January Release, don’t you wish that you could have some basic dies to build the foundation of your cards? Now you have it! Whole bunch of Essential dies are here waiting for you!

Today I am featuring the most basic and also the most important dies – Stitched Rectangles. They are simple and basic but somewhat unique to similar products on the market. It comes with 4 nested rectangle dies. Two of them are stitched and two are just simple rectangles. It gives us lots of potential to mix and match so we could achieve variety of shapes. The card I am showing you today is one of examples.

To prep my background, I ink blended an A2 sized watercolor paper (Canson XL) using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans. Then I splattered some water and white paints to create some textures. I left it aside to dry. I overlapped two of stitched rectangle dies from Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut out my frame from a piece of 100lbs white card stock paper.Then I attached it over my prepped background using Foam strips.

I stamped selected images from Embroidered Blossoms stamp set and die cut them using Matching Dies. Then I adhered all pieces to the lower right sided of my framed card using Multi Medium Matte and Foam squares.

For my sentiment, I picked the one from Heart and Soul Stamp set and stamped it with Memento ink Rich Cocoa. I added a few jewels as embellishments to finish my today’s card.


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  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full April Essentials release on the Pinkfresh blog, and on our IG feed.
  • I will be giving away a $25 gift card on my blog post too. the winners will be picked from the comments below.
  • The winners will be picked and posted on Sunday, April 14th on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.


  • Free House die with any purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into your cart.
  • Pinkfresh will also be offering free/discounted shipping from April 8-11th on orders $50+. They must use the code APRESSFREESHIP50. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.


  1. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful card! I love the pink flowers against the blue background0 they really pop! I really like the width of the stitched frame, too!

  2. Annette Gordon says:

    Beautiful! The soft colours are so pretty, and I love the frame you created. I love all the supplies in this release.

  3. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The stitching looks so great on the rectangular background. And the soft pink flowers look very pretty.

  4. Susan Ringler says:

    It seems basic but as someone who is always trying to get sizes precise for frames having the plane rectangle matched to the stitched one is brilliant !

  5. Joni A says:

    Such a beautiful card! The colors blend really well together and the stitched frame is a really nice addition! Love this die set!!!

  6. Priscilla Friesen says:

    I do like the options available with the plain rectangle shapes in the die set. Nice card-especially like the ombré background.

  7. Jeannie says:

    Lovely card. After seeing your card, I had to revisit that die set. I love how it made the perfect little frame.

  8. Mindy Drummond says:

    Your card is beautiful Alix. I love the width of the stitched rectangle, it is the perfect frame for your beautiful flowers. This Essential release is so awesome, I can’t wait to play with all of these new “must haves” lol!! (

  9. Donna Hufman Warrington says:

    I love pretty cards and I love sending them and receiving them…in a time of social media, not many cards and letters are handwritten….Would love for it to become a thing again and not a thing of the pass…

  10. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the shading in the background.
    The pastel colors of the flowers
    is wonderful. thanks for sharing

  11. Laura Jane says:

    I agree Alix, the the new Rectangle stitched dies are so well thought out, making it simple ,not overbearing with too many dies that confuse me! Your card is lovely!

  12. Annalisa says:

    What pretty, soft colors you chose for your flowers, Alix. Thanks for sharing with us how you used the frames. Sometimes when there are lots of mix and match options I have a hard time visualizing them, so I like seeing how each designer uses products.

  13. Surekha Galagoda says:

    Dear Alix
    A soft pastel colored flowery card. Love it and teh frame blends well. Thanks for the inspiration. Love it all. Hugs from Sri Lanka

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