Holiday Card Blog Hop with Pinkfresh Studio

I am happy to be taking part in the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Card Blog Hop!  The hop is taking place on November 1 & 2, you can find all the details and participants on the Pinkfresh blog! Pinkfresh Studio will be picking 6 random comments from each day to win a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio store. There will be two grand prizes picked from the Pinkfresh Blog posts: each day a different bundle of our holiday stamps & dies.  Pinkfresh Studio will be offering a free Holiday Vibes die with any purchase in the Pinkfresh Studio shop! You have until Saturday, November 10th at 11:59pm CST to leave a comment. Winners will be posted on the GIVEAWAY PAGE on Sunday by 2pm CST. You must check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

My first card features the Bloom & Grow stamp set. It is not a holiday stamp but  I thought the flowers would look adorable painted with red and green to make them holidayish!  I also used the mistletoe stamp from the Joy & Cheer stamp set.  To make the window box I used a label from the Holiday Vibes collection and finished it off with the sweet little birds!  To make the background I used Distress Ink in a few brown colors to make a “wood” look background!

My next card also uses the Joy & Cheer stamp set and a paper from Holiday Vibes!  I love the cute little Santa!  I stamped all the images I wanted to use on white cardstock.  I colored the images using watercolors and kept to red and green for a traditional feel!

The sentiments on this card are from the Skating Bunnies and Squirrel Friends stamp sets.

My last card for today features the tree from the Joy & Cheer stamp set.  I stamped the tree with green ink and then stamped the sentiment (Squirrel Friends) and tree string with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.

I also stamped and fussy cut the star on top of the tree for extra dimension! It is a simple card but I love it!

Friends, that is 14 chances to win! All you have to do is hop along to each stop & leave a comment along the way to be entered to win! You have until Saturday, November 10th at 11:59pm CST to leave a comment. Winners will be posted on the GIVEAWAY PAGE on Sunday by 2pm CST. You must check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Here is a look at the gorgeous die that comes with any purchase at the Pinkfresh Studio shop while supplies last.


  1. A trio of delightfully festive cards, Lorilei! The transformation of the flowers into Christmas blooms yields wonderful results! Santa is absolutely charming and your Christmas tree is sparkly sensational! Simple AND lovely! Christmas spirit soaring in visiting you!

  2. Such sweet cards Lorilei. This hop is leaving me wanting…. (IT ALL!) Ahhhhhh…
    Thanks for sharing your work, they are all amazing!

  3. Wonderful cards. This release is so jam packed… Love the sweet bird and the Santa is super cute. Nicely done.

  4. I loved all three of your cards. The “Wonder” card made me smile from ear to ear. Just so adorable.

  5. Your wood background is amazing! Your three cards are delightful with your color choices and execution. These cards are lovely.

  6. Wow! You fooled me! I thought you used a woodgrain paper, but no, you made it! Incredible! I love it! In fact, I love all of your cards and the Pinkfresh release!

  7. Beautiful designs. I love how you used the same colored sequins for the berries; gives a little personality to them.

  8. Love the woodgrain background on the first
    card. The flower box is fantastic.
    Santa looks so happy on the next card.
    They are all wonderful. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. Lorilei I’d sure like to know how you used the Distress inks to make such a realistic piece of woodgrain looking cardstock. I honestly though it was designer paper you used. Wow! You are talented. I love the traditional reds & greens used on the second card with the Santa as well. Mostly, though, the third card is my favourite. CAS appeals to me so much! Thanks!

    • Thank you, Teri! I used my craft mat (slippery) and lightly ran 3 shades of brown distress inks starting out on the mat and then lightly over the card, I did this so that there would be no harsh starting line with the ink. I switched up the browns to blend them and then lastly I dry brushed white paint lightly over the card. I believe I used gathered twigs, antique linen and a touch of walnut. Hope that makes sense!! It really was getting just the right light swipe with the blending tool.

  10. You created such fresh, modern cards for the holidays. Each one has a cute twist, but the one on the wood background is my favorite.

  11. I love the Christmas tweetings card – I must get the set on order – those darling birds are so, so cute! Love all your cards!

  12. Estoy impactada con la manera en usted usa las tintas logró un efecto madera increíble me encantó como quedo y créame trataré de ponerlo en práctica porque es un hermoso resultado, gracias por compartir su proceso creativo son bellísimas sus tres tarjetas

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards–they are all terrific but I especially like the wood grain background on the first one–really sets off the beautiful image.

  14. Beautiful cards! Love the use of the wood veneer paper on the first one and those lovely snowflakes on the second!

  15. Lorilei, these cards are so fun and festive!! Loved your “wood” background and bright red flowers with the birdie especially!!!

  16. Your cards are refreshing! I love how you used the Floral image for a Christmas card. Very smart! And the second card is so adorable! And the last is simple, but elegant.

  17. I just love that cute little bird, and the cheerful flower “pot”. The Santa is my favourite. Can’t wait for Christmas.

  18. Beautiful trio of cards! Your homemade wood grain paper is amazing and looks wonderful with the window box of flowers. I love how you created that card with a non-holiday stamp set. The Santa card is so festive in the traditional red and green, and your tree card is simply lovely.

  19. So beautiful! I love the reds and greens you chose for your holiday colors and the way you incorporated the paper packs ephemera into your cards. Thanks for sharing with us!

  20. Your cards today are fantastic! I can’t believe your wood background is not real wood lol or at least paper, I was shocked when I read it was Distress Ink blending, it is gorgeous! Your post is full of inspiration, I can’t wait to get started, thanks for sharing. (


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