Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop! You will get chance to play with some of basic and unique cutting dies, and most exciting part for me is that Pinkfresh Studio added some Crystals and Jewels into the craft collections. Today I would like to show you couple cards featuring Pretty Frame 2 Die with those gorgeous embellishments!

<Card 1>


To make this card, I ink blended my background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper.  Once the surface is completely dried, I stamped the large sentiment “You”ve got this” from You’ve Got this! stamp set to the center of the background using Versafine Onyx black ink.


I used Pretty Frame 2 die to cut whole bunch shapes of frames out of Neenah Solar white 110 lbs cardstock paper and chose some a few to attach to the background using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes. I embellished my card with a few yellow jewels from Jewel Mix. So my first card is done.


<Card 2>

When I saw all color options from Crystal Mix, I decided to make this card colorful. I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper.

I used some of frames cut out from Pretty Frame 2 Die to create my shaker window frame. I poured some coordinating colors from Crystal Mix and sealed the window with Acetate paper and Foam tapes (I stacked Foam tapes twice to build higher clearance so all crystals could be in the window moving freely). At last, I added “smiles” Puffy stickers from Everyday Musings Puffy Accents to finish my 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 Monday, May 27th on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.


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  1. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the jewels!!! Just gorgeous! I love your background and the way you did the smile in GOLD!

  2. Karen Reátegui says:

    Beautiful creations! Love this frame and it’s perfect for a shaker card! The jewels are also fantastic!

  3. Shazza says:

    What a great job of the cards you made using the ‘Pretty Frames 2 Die’. The die set looks very versatile. The shaker card looks fab!

  4. Michele Buchina says:

    The cards are gorgeous! Makes me want to start making some, too! The pretty frames 2 set is a must have along with the jewels.

  5. Kym Maxwell says:

    Beautiful just beautiful!!! The frames used are absolutely gorgeous!! I love how many options you have from just one set of dies!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Big Hugs!!

  6. KathleenA says:

    These color combinations are amazing! I made a list of the colors to make sure I have them in my stash! And those crystals are on my shopping list!

  7. Dawn Hastings says:

    What beautiful spring colors! Thank you for brightening my day on this rainy, snowy day in Colorado❤️

  8. Gladys-Michelle Hardnett says:

    Love Love Love the crystal mix, they will perfectly match my Spring/Summer cards. Great match for Distress Oxides too! Love the card!

  9. Susan Babcock says:

    The Smile card has just made my all top 5 favorite cards of all time. Each element is so perfectly used, from the pastel colors to the crystal mix to the Pretty Frames 2 Die, topped off with the genius gold puffy sticker!

  10. carol says:

    Alix, you’ve showcased the Pretty Frames 2 and jewels beautifully! Essentials, indeed! So much versatility in this new release!

  11. Laurie Brown says:

    Those frames make your projects. So elegant!! The jewels are gorgeous and the blended backgrounds are so pretty!!!

  12. sharon gullikson says:

    The intricate die makes the simple design of your card really stand out. So pretty–love the colors.

  13. Anita Hansdatter says:

    These colours was so pretty. And the release i nice. Love your cards and i got a lot of inspiration

  14. stacy schnettler says:

    Fun shaker cards! The new dies really lend themselves to this. Beautiful colors as well.

  15. Margaret R says:

    Your cards are lovely! The pretty backgrounds set off with the white frames – what a perfect combination! The frames happen to be my favorite of the new release.

  16. Ana G. says:

    OMG those are beautiful cards, love the blending and the creative use of the frames and crystals. Lovely!

  17. VK says:

    Love the color combos for the backgrounds and the Pretty Frames Dies are so cool. The shaker is so pretty with the new jewel mix.

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful color blending for your backgrounds to show off these Pretty Frame 2 dies! Awesome sentiments too!

  19. Diane Wolfsbauer says:

    I have just found this blog through Vickie. You have such gorgeous dies, I have never seen any like it and it I had the money I would buy them all!

  20. Connie says:

    These cards are amazing. The blended backgrounds are beautiful and I love the frames and gorgeous jewels.

  21. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Very beautiful cards, such pretty blended colours & that one frame die set is looking fabulous, can’t wait to buy some of those jewels.

  22. Ana G says:

    OMG! those are beautiful cards, love the blending and the creative use of the frames and crystals. Very Lovely!

  23. Aimee Phillips says:

    I love your use of the Pretty frames 2 die set. Sooo pretty. You inspired me to try a shaker card. Thanks for inspiring.

  24. barbara lassiter says:

    Beautiful cards using this Pretty Frames die set. I’m thinking you could create gorgeous cards quickly with this die if you needed to! 🙂

  25. Kyle says:

    What a fun way to use the frames to highlight and backgrounds the cards are beautiful! Loving all the color of the jems!

  26. SimplyAJ says:

    Beautiful cards! The new frames look so pretty on your gorgeous ink blended backgrounds.

  27. JoAnneRIL says:

    These are so pretty. The blending is seamless. This die set is perfect for shakers.

  28. Annette Gordon says:

    I love your shaker card! And those frames are awesome! They really make the card. What a great release. And those jewels are sooo pretty!

  29. Margaret R says:

    You did such a nice job of blending the colors in the backgrounds, and then those exquisite frames really get you to focus on the cards. I love how you added the jewels in the first card. My favorite card is your second one with all those crystals in a shaker card. Awesome creations! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent with us!

  30. Eva N says:

    These frames add a lot of interest to your cards. Love the idea of cutting several ahead of time to have on hand.

  31. Kristen Snoozy says:

    My daughter is a freshman in college this year, she needs one of those “You’ve Got This” cards!

  32. Mirella Rogan says:

    Fabulous cards, Alix, I love them both, but there’s something about that “Smiles” shaker that really speaks to me – it’s amazing! Love your colour choices, too!

  33. allison kulka says:

    Beautiful bright cheerful colors shows off the cool white the jewels!

  34. Diane Koele says:

    Your cards are so bright and cheerful – like a little bit of sunshine. I was excited to see how you used these pretty frames and the jewels and crystals. A great new release by Pink Fresh.

  35. Debbie Rumpza says:

    I realy love the way those gems sparkle in your shaker! And your metallic word die cut is perfect! What a pretty card. I love the first one too with the gorgeous ink blending.

  36. joni A says:

    Beautiful cards!!! Pretty frames and the Crystal and Jewel Mixes are my two favorites from this release and you showcased them so beautifully!!! Your shading of the Oxide Inks is just fabulous!!! TFS

  37. Teresa Bullias Stevens says:

    Your creations are gorgeous and inspired, Alix! The way you used the PFS Crystals and Jewels were brilliant!

  38. Dana M says:

    Wow, fabulous cards! Love the colors and soft blending. Fantastic inspiration using the new products.

  39. Laura Jane says:

    Such beautiful variety from the Pretty Frame 2 Die set! LOVE the Fresh Chrystal mix and Gems!

  40. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the framing.
    Makes such elegant cards.
    thanks for sharing

  41. Miriam Prantner says:

    I am really loving this new frame die set, it’s so versatile and you can get so many different looks – love your cards!

  42. Surekha Galagoda says:

    Wow you have done justice to the dies and the crystals introduced in this release by creating two pastel colored cards which are mind blowing. Love both cards and i am head over heels in love with the release.Love and hugs

  43. Karrie Lasater says:

    I love that you popped up part of the frame, great dimension! Cute shaker too!

  44. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful! I love how you blended the background! The Pretty Frame 2 die really makes a statement on your card!

  45. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards!
    LOVE your inky backgrounds, ADORE your pretty frames and sparkling jewels & gems!

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