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Happy 4th Birthday, Pretty Pink Posh!

By on January 15, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Handmade Birthday CardMade a card for Pretty Pink Posh’s birthday celebration. I am so thankful for Paulina and this company in my journey into card making. I am almost at a year at this and the inspiration I’ve seen, the amazing products I’ve gotten familiar with and the absolutely wonderful card makers and designers I’ve met has made it such a great journey. I also wanted to give a shout out to a friend who got me into this just in case she’s reading this post…you know who you are. Love you, twin!

Supplies I Used:

I stamped the Birthday Scene stamp onto Bristol Smooth paper and another time on masking paper. It took a little bit of time to cut out the mask, but I think the results are worth it. Plus, you can save the mask and reuse it a few times by just sticking it with your stamp set.

I masked the stamped image and used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberries and blend from the top and bottom and into white in the middle. Unmasking the image was so fun! I colored the scene with Copic markers. I die cut two borders with Stitched Borders 2 for the top and bottom of the card and popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with sparkling clear sequins, white gel details and some Wink of Stella, clear.

I hope you like this card and thank for stopping by today!

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Pretty Pink Posh January Release | Blog Hop

By on January 11, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh January Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for joining us today for Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday blog hop! I’m sure you have seen a lot of great things from the talented participants already and am so honored and excited to get to share what I came up with!

I made two cards today that are relatively simple to highlight a few of the new items from this release. Here is my first card:

Pretty Pink Posh Cupid Valentine's Day Card

Supplies Used:

I love this sweet pair of cupids from the new release. I had a great time coloring them with Copic markers. After I finished coloring, I cut them perfectly out with the coordinating dies. I’m pretty good at fussy cutting, but something about the utter perfection if die cutting out images just is so satisfying for me! Haha, nerd alert. Okay, moving on.

I cut the smaller frame from the Scallop Frames die set with Bristol smooth paper. For the inner piece, I stamped the large, beautiful sentiment that comes with the stamp set with Versa mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then did some emboss resist with Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold.

I prepped an A2 card base with the pattern paper cut slightly smaller than the base so a little white frame shows. I’m really into that look right now but am not great at photographing it quite yet. Still a work in progress!

I cut really thin strips of foam tape and put it all around the frame to pop it up to add dimension. I then popped up the two cupids on foam tape as well and adhered the droplets and confetti in the inner panel for some interest and shine! The cupid wings received a generous amount of clear Wink of Stella and this card is complete! On to card #2:

Pretty Pink Posh Valentine's Day card

Supplie I Used

For my second card, I did something a little different than my usual. There are no stamped & colored images on this…which is shocking for me. I used the exclusive Damask Greetings stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s Stamptember collaboration with PPP and stamped it with Hero arts Unicorn pigment ink onto Kraft paper. I don’t think this stamp set is in stock anymore so for those of you who didn’t get a chance to scoop this one up for your stash, a easy solution would be to pick any little stamp, maybe solid hearts from the previous Cupid Friends stamp set I didn’t use would be perfect for this! (I think I will plan out a card doing this next now to think of it!)

I cut the love shaker die out of the background I just made and I also cut it out of white card stock. I saved the little pieces inbetween and inlay the white die into the Kraft background. I stamped a greeting form everyday greeting onto pink paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped that onto with some foam tape. I tied a piece of pink twine around the entire piece and mount it with fun foam for a dimensional look to a top folding A2 card base. You will see, I cut the Kraft paper down a little bit to leave that white board around that I like so much right now. This card wasn’t too much work but I feel it gives a nice elegant impact.

That is it from me!  As of any party, check out the fun gifts and goodies Pretty Pink Posh has lined up for their birthday celebrations:

Pretty Pink Posh Gifts and Goodies

AND, if you spend over $60, you can get this beautiful set that came out with this release for FREE….

Pretty Pink Posh Free Gifts

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some more goodies and keeping hopping along for more chances to win. Just in case you lose your place, I’ve listed all of today’s participants below. Thanks again for stopping by!

Today’s line up:

Thi Lam <– You are here.
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Wild Roses – Pretty Pink Posh

By on January 1, 2018

Handmade Card - Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose

Last card of 2017 for me! Today I featured the wild roses stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. I don’t really make flower cards often but I want to try and practice more in 2018.

Supplies I Used:

I stamped the Wild Rose stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto 110 lb white card stock. I colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers. I ink blended an A2 piece of cardstock with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers and gradually went lighter so it would fade into white. I inked up the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder. I adhere the flowers at the bottom with foam dots and mounted the entire thing to an A2 top folding card base. The card is finished with sparkling clear confetti and a coat of Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

The card is relatively simple but I think it has a huge impact in it’s simplicity. I love it and hope you do too!

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Christmas Friends Gift Card Holder | Pretty Pink Posh

By on December 20, 2017

handmade Christmas gift holder cardHello! Today’s gift card holder card features Christmas Friends stamps by Pretty Pink Posh. I love these cute little guys and I love that I can just change up how I color their clothes to make them fit any card design. The card is designed to match the traditional colors found in the Target gift card I picked up.

Supplies

  • Christmas Friends stamp set
  • Winter Wonderland stamp set
  • Scallop Frame die set
  • Stitched Notes die set
  • Lawn Fawn Knit Picky pattern paper

I saw this knit gift card at Target and knew what paper I would be pairing it with but I didn’t know which stamp set I was going to use until I got home. I decided this time to use the smaller frame die that came with Pretty Pink Posh scallop frame die and cut out the green and white knit paper with it and inlay it this time (learned from my mistake with the last card). I’m going to use it’s reverse for another card that I did not show that’s very similar to this one. No waste!

I stamped my two cute friends from Christmas Friends and colored them with Copic markers to coordinate with the patterned paper and gift card.

I used foam tape to create a little space where I can tuck the card between the 3 images. More on this later.

I finished with the Happy Winter sentiment from Winter Wonderland stamp set and stamped it onto a tag I die cut from the Stitched Notes die set with green dye ink. I put that on foam tape as well for the top of the card so that I could tuck the gift card between the sentiment piece and the 2 Christmas friends. Unfortunately it wasn’t as secure as I wanted and kept sliding out the sides so I remedied that with a little glue dots behind the gift card. Problem solved!

I really liked the finish results of this card and I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by!

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Reindeer Friends Giftcard Holder | Pretty Pink Posh

By on December 18, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh handmade card

Hi friends! I hope you’re all have a wonderful December! It’s the week before Christmas so if you’re anything like me, you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet! I will be sharing a few handmade gift card holder Christmas cards this week that I made because I procrastinated (big time!) but thought if I made a card it still adds that personal touch and shows I thought about the gift recipient.

When it came to inspiration this week, you will noticed that I designed my cards around the gift card. When I picked up the gift cards, I made a mental note of what holiday stamps/dies/paper I have so I can make them match and be part of the design. This is super fun and actually pretty easy because a lot of these gift cards these days have amazing designs to work with!

When I saw this red and teal Target gift card, I knew I wanted to do a red & teal card. I thought about Rudolph’s red nose and decided to use Pretty Pink Posh’s Reindeer Friends and a few other fun products from Pretty Pink Posh.

Supplies

  • Reindeer Friends stamps
  • Scallop Frame dies
  • Pocket Border die
  • Stitched Notes die set
  • Copic Markers

I stamped 3 reindeers and a Santa hat from Reindeer Friends stamp set and colored with Copic markers. I die cut the large scallop frame die from the Scallop Frame die set in a teal cardstock. The white piece was die cut using the large rectangle from the Stitched Notes die set. I actually should have recut it and inlay it into the scallop border. You can the stitching in the white piece of my finished card. However I didn’t want to waste another piece of white cardstock and decided it didn’t bother me that much.

I used the pocket border die on vellum paper to make a pocket to hold the gift card. The vellum adds an element to hold the card but the design of the gift card still comes through. I adhered the scallop pocket to an A2 size red cardstock backing that I later adhere to an A2 cardbase. After putting the pocket together, I adhered the 3 reindeer friends and the card is done!

Stayed tune for a few more this week!

 

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25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 | Pretty Pink Posh

By on November 23, 2017

pretty pink posh handmade Christmas tags Today I am sharing Christmas tags for Pretty Pink Posh in Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event! I’m really excited about sharing what I made with you today.

Supplies I Used:

I started by die cutting 3 Scallop Square Tags Dies onto white card stock. I love these square tags! I stamped snowflakes from Winter Wonderland stamp set and sentiments from the coordinating stamp set I used per tag in Versamark ink and heated white embossing powder since I was planning to do some emboss resist. After that, I blended Distress Ink for a blue tag using Peacock Feather and Broken China, a pink tag using Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar and yellow tag in Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed. I used painters tape to mask off the edges so they stayed white.

I colored all the images with Copic markers and fussy cut each and left a white border around. I then adhere everything with foam tape to give it a little dimension.

I finished every tag with a few sparkling clear confetti in different sizes and voila! The tags are done!

Don’t forget to stop by Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags to see what everybody else made!

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Traditional Christmas Card | Pretty Pink Posh

By on November 18, 2017

handmade christmas card

Hello, crafty friends!

Today’s card I used a bunch of the beautiful items from the newest Pretty Pink Posh release. I decided to make a card using traditional Christmas cards.

Supplies I Used:

I cut out an A2 card base and stamped the Holiday Greetings stamps in different colors for a background. I cut the largest tag from the Scallop Square Tags in a lime green color. I also die cut the Merry Christmas Script die and smallest holly from Festive Holly dies. I adhere the tag first then the holly and then the scripty Merry Christmas. I finished the card with sequins from Evergreen Sparkle Mix and Peridot Mist 4mm sequins.

I know a lot is going on but I really like it and hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Halloween | Pretty Pink Posh

By on October 31, 2017

pretty pink posh trick or treat friends handmade cardHappy Halloween, crafty friends! I just wanted to share this quick card I made with Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends.

I stamped the little witch girl, her hat and a brush then colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

Colors I Used:

  • hair – mid brown
  • skin – flesh
  • cheeks – pale pink
  • dress – lilac & mid gray
  • hat – lilac, mid gray and yellow for the buckle
  • broom – dark oatmeal

I then used the Decorative Tag 1 and die cut the scallop frame with glittery black paper and the other frame with white cardstock that I blended with Distress Ink Seedless Preserves. I sprinkled water to the ink blended piece to add texture and interest.

I adhere the frame to the tag then foam mounted the little witch and her accessories onto the tag. I then adhered the entire tag to some heavyweight black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Trick or Treat Friends stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I finished off the card with Metallic Silver Confetti Mix.

Thanks for stopping by and for those of you trick or treating, have fun and be safe!

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Masking Mania | Pretty Pink Posh Reindeer Friends

By on October 20, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh - Reindeer Friends

Hello beautiful friends! Hope everybody is having an amazing Friday!

Today’s card features the adorable Reindeer Friends from Pretty Pink Posh. Plus – it’s my first time masking this much. I had a vision in my head when I designed this card and execution was a lot more difficult than I thought! But! The good news is, I learned a lot and the next time I do this kind of masking, I think I will have a better handle on it.

I first stamped the presents using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink onto watercolor paper since I will be using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for coloring. I then cut out 2 masks on Post-it paper (that eventually turned into 5) to stamp the fun mountain of presents! I then stamped the little reindeer that is holding a present on top. The sentiment was also stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia and I was done with my stamping and ready to color.

I kept coloring very simple by alternating a few colors:

  • Reindeer – oatmeal, dark oatmeal and pale rose for the cheeks
  • Presents – pale rose, turquoise green, mid green, mustard

 

I trimmed down the watercolored piece and mounted it on glittery gold cardstock. I then foam-mounted the entire thing onto an aqua cardstock (in retrospect, I would trim down the watercolor piece more so more of the background color is showing – but after coloring so much, I didn’t have the heart to do it! But I think it would look a lot more balanced if I did.) then mounted the the entire thing on a top folding A2 base. I decided my masking wasn’t great and there were too many holes. Originally, I wanted this to be a one layer card but it didn’t happen because I was so unhappy w/ the “holes”. I stamped additional presents and colored them and mounted them on top of the holes where I didn’t have any presents. I finished the card with some Mermaid Mix sequins because I wanted those blues and gold sequins on the card. The smaller droplets are from the Mermaid mix but I also added the one 6mm Droplet for some added dimension and interest.

I hope you enjoying this little tutorial and my card. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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