Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh - New Release Inspiration & A Giveaway!!


Hola, my sweet friends!!

I hope this is turning out to be a beautiful Thursday in your neighborhood!! I’m having a great day, myself!!  I wanted to pop in and share a couple of other samples that I created for the Pretty Pink Posh New Release!!  NOTE:  Please read all the way through my post as I have an awesome giveaway along the way!!

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My first project features the new Twine & Bows Dies (new stock has just been added to the Pretty Pink Posh Store – get this die set quickly before it sells out again!).  First, I just want to mention how GENIUS I think this die set is!!  Like, seriously?!!  So flippin’ brilliant!!  I was curious to see if I could use it to die cut diagonal striped patterned paper to make the die cut look like actual baker’s twine – and it worked!!  BOOM!!  So many possibilities!!  That sweet scalloped border was created with another of the Pretty Pink Posh die sets called Stitched Borders 2.  And, of course, I’ve sprinkled some of my fave Sparkling Clear Sequins to embellish!

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My second project features the new Storybook 1 Die.  Again, this is such a versatile and clever die that I think has so many design options!!  I used it here to surround the sentiment and to provide a frame for the embossed watercolor flowers.  The stitched detail that surrounds the Storybook 1 Die is amazing!!  I used the new Lavender Moon Sequins to embellish the card – they are so dreamy!!

*************GIVEAWAY!!!*************
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Okay, so I promised a giveaway!!  I’ve got a Pretty Pink Posh $50 Gift Certificate that I’d love to give to one of my readers!!  All you have to do is leave me a comment here ON THIS POST ONLY!! You have until 12:01 AM (PDT) on Friday, August 21st, to leave your comment!  I’ll choose a winner and post it on my blog on Saturday, August 22nd!

That’s it for me today, friends!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – I’m so grateful for the time you spend here!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another Avery Elle project!  Until then, I hope you have a great day!

TWINE & BOWS CARD (I’ve linked the new PPP product in the description above):

STORYBOOK 1 DIE CARD (I’ve linked the new PPP product in the description above):

135 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

EEEK! I totally thought that was real twine and not paper! Awesome sauce!!! Great cards!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Awesome, awesome tip to use diagonal paper with that die!!! Love how that turned out!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love that red and that second one.....is just wow gorgeous! ♥

Karen said...

I love the twine and bow made to look like baker's twine. That was a brilliant idea. Both cards are very, very pretty. How did we ever get along without dies?

vinita jain said...

Woot, woot! How cleverly you designed your cards! Both are genius designing and you truly said who doesn't love this bow set, its looking sooooo real and i love that striped patterned twine bow and the other one is fabulous too! Totally love them:)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh! Both of these cards are so pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such pretty cards! I love how you used the dies! And thanks for the chance to win!

kristinasartcorner said...

Fabulous new release by PPP and fabulous cards by You...Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win..Hugs from Sweden!!

Ruby N said...

Your cards are so gorgeous!!! Just like you! :)

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous! I think I may need that bow die in my life!

Annie Rose said...

These are beautiful cards! The "twine" looks awesome. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These cards!!! They are gorgeous!!! Thank you for the chance to win too!

Becky Wiliford said...

LOL I really thought that was real baker's twine- I had to go back and look again! Love how you used the Storybook die, I wouldn't have thought of that.

Анна Изотова said...

Wow! Amazing cards!!! So elegant)

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love your use of the PPP dies! The Storybook Die is so sweet with those cute windows, and the Twine & Bows is an absolute must have also! Just love the look with your fun red and white stripes!

donna mikasa said...

Striped diagonal paper to resemble twine?? GENIUS!! And your second card keeps me swoonin'! Gorgeous projects, as always!

Giovana Smith said...

WOW! Both cards are amazing! but your second project is a dream!! You make beautiful stuff!
Hugs!

Jean said...

You've done a fabulous job showcasing this release!!

Kristina B. said...

Oh my gosh! The twine and bows die is AMAZING and I love the gold embossing on the flowers, a very nice touch1

Marcie Sharp said...

The dies in this latest release are just so unique and fun! What a generous giveaway! Love your cards.

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

your twine die cut is amazing! I had to look at it over & over to see that it wasn't actually twine!

Anja said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Karolyn! Great use of the PPP dies and I absolutely LOVE this striped twine and bow you've created!

Laurie said...

i am in love with the twine die!! So cute. I love how you used it.

Shona Chambers said...

What a generous person you are!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win. I loved the new release but couldn't afford to buy any of it so this would be fabulous. Your cards are all so beautiful, I especially love the flowers over the window die. Stunning!

Rene Stansell said...

What beautiful cards, both different and both lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xx

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards and oh my goodness...first card...I couldn't believe you used a die instead of baker's twine...awesome!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards, I LOVE that twine die!

Theresa said...

Wow! Totally awesome cards today! And the bakers twine out of diagonal striped paper...BRILLIANT!

patricia ney said...

This card are cute. Really enjoy seeing the die for the story book card. That is such a clever idea. Love the way it looks. So many possibilities. Awesome. Would love to enter your contest. Thanks for sharing.

lori said...

awesome cards! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love those sequins! The twine die is amazing and loved how you used it. I've never been to their website before and am delighted to know about Pretty Paper Posh! The dies are great. Thanks for sharing these pretty cards. DF Morgan

Jessica said...

Love your use of these new dies!!! Your cards are just awesome! The twine is genius, looks so real! :)

sharrilou said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the twine die with the striped paper. You are so sweet to share your talent and some goodies with us.

jcobb said...

These are just lovely! So happy I discovered PPP and you!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are so pretty but I especially like the second card.
The cluster of flowers in the corner of the window makes a great picture.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

Donna Dacy said...

It is amazing how the striped paper bow made with the bow die looks like twine. Thanks for the idea. And your "storybook" card is so pretty. Great designs. TFS

KellyRae said...

Oh WOW! I totally thought that was real twine. That die set is awesome. I like how the Storybook die looks without framing images, just being a frame :) Your cards are very lovely and thank you for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway!

Michelle Burnier said...

Oh my...absolutely stunning cards! I actually thought that was bakers tine. Well done! And the storybook card...swoon!

Lori Barnett said...

LOVE all your tips! LOVE all your cards! Now I NEED more stuff...thank you very much! ;)

Lydine Arriola said...

Fabulous! Love those twine dies! Beautiful cards creates! Love the sequins! Thanks so much for sharing!

Christine Kiehl said...

Outstanding! Love the new storybook die! These cards are so beautiful!

Roseanna C said...

Love your cards, I have got to get that twine and bow die set.
thanks for the inspiration.

cghundley said...

Great cards, I really
like the fake baker's
twine bow! The second
card is so pretty!
Carla from Utah

barbara macaskill said...

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaling with delight!! LOVE the Twine and Bows die!! It is so delicate and looks so real!!! If not for the expensive meds that I have to buy each month I would already own this whole new release!!! I am so in love with it!!!
Your cards are so cool and I love them!!! Thanks for the chance to add these to my toolbox!!!

Amy C. said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty cards. Sequins are always that perfect finishing touch. I'm a big fan of PPP and would love to win a gift card!

Lori Manning said...

That does look like real baker's twine!

Beth Fairweather said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway, I love Pretty Pink Posh!!!

Hugs,
Beth

Cindy C. said...

Wow how clever, I thought it was realy twine!!! Both cards really gorgeous!!

Shar said...

Wow! Both of these cards are just stunning, Karolyn!!! I particularly love the bright red in the top one. Such a fan of your gorgeous work. :)

Alanna said...

Fabulous cards. Great use of the new PPP dies.

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are wonderful. My favorite is the second card. I love how the white die cuts look stacked on each other and they so wonderful against the blue cardstock base. The heat embossing is excellent and gives the flowers a beautiful cloisonne effect. So well done.

Hannah said...

Such beautiful card, I love the sentiments you have chosen. Thank you for the chance to win. Love Hannah x

scrappergirl56 said...

Love the new dies PPP just released....that Twine and Bows is brilliant...and the Storybook 1 die....swoon....I think these are both must haves....love your cards....thanks for the chance to win....

Kathy M said...

Love your cards great inspiration

Geri said...

OMG!!! Girl...you are soooooo clever! Talk about revolutionizing the crafting world for those of us who CANNOT tie a nice bow if our lives depended on it! YOU ARE GENIUS! Hugs from the bottom of my heart for this idea!!!

Your second card is stunning! Beautiful detail (love the dainty scalloped border), lovely soft shades, perfectly 'blinged'.

Christine Kiehl said...

I love the new storybook die! So many things you can do with it! Love the cards!

Rosy Newlun said...

It DOES look just like Baker's twine!! You are BRILLIANT! And lovely use of the story book die - don't you just love PPP? ME 2 !!! Thanks for the inspiration and someone is going to be a VERY happy winner.

Debbie Br said...

I just love your style and try to recreate many of your cards! Very inspirational, thanks for the chance to win!

Crafting Mama said...

Awesome job. I totally thought this was real twine on your card😀

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Ok, that ribbon die is awesome... and your idea of using striped paper is sheer genius! It looks perfect :-) The layout of your first card is just beautiful too. Curious to see what else you do with the Storybook Die... its one of those things I would buy because it looks so cool but then never use it because I couldn't figure out what to do with it!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Wonderful cards, especially the 2nd one! Yes, the new PPP dies are fantastic!

Sandie C said...

I am loving the new dies especially the twine and bows die. Both cards are great. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait until I can get them.

Michele Slater said...

I love your cards and the new dies. I thought at first glance that your card had twine on it. I love the versatility of the storybook die. I am going to put them both on my birthday list.

pam br said...

Pretty pink posh is always so inspiring!

pam br said...

Pretty pink posh is always so inspiring!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Karolyn,
each layer is a DELIGHT,
LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your
CREATIVE INSPIRATION
and the chance to win an
AWESOME shopping spree too!!!

Gina Furman said...

Wow! Both of your cards are wonderful. I love the twine bow. It looks perfect!The flowers on the Happily Ever After card are gorgeous! Love the scalloped edge.TFS!

Teresa Doyle said...

OMG, these cards are STUNNING! Karolyn, I adore these cards, they are so beautiful! Great work and thanks so much for sharing them!

Traci said...

Uh, oh! I've found ANOTHER set I NEED! The Twine and Bows definitely need to come and live here!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards. I especially liked your string bow die cut.

Thank you for sharing,

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness! What a great new release from Pretty Pink Posh! Your cards are so gorgeous and make me want these new products. I'm so impressed and that paper twine is something else! :)

lmooney9986 said...

Hi Karolyn,

Love the giveaway idea.... Since I never win, this might be my lucky day. We have so much in common, travel, stamping, grandmother and even BIngo which Inplay with my mother at the Alzheimer's unite in Maryland. M


Love your flower design and the die... Would love to see more with Ellen.

Lynette Mooney

Laura Whitaker said...

I love the the twine die, and cutting on the diagonal paper is genius.

Adoree said...

Love the cards! WOW!!!

Irene Grau said...

That story book die card is STUNNING!

Tana said...

OK, that Twine and Bows die is a must have! Love the cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Krug said...

It is hard to believe that that isn't real backer's twine. I love the simple elegance of this card.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate to PPP:)

Darlene Wood said...

Love. Love it. So very cute

AZ Lyn said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

Elizabeth Roffler said...

Thanks for the cool coloring technique for the die cut flower. Always love ideas on how to use the supplies I already have.

Katie M said...

Oh so special designs! Just love what you have done!!!

Bertha said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideals.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the boldness of the first, and the lovely soft blues and lavenders of the second.

Debbie Peysen said...

I was wondering how that string die would work. I love it. Thanks for all your cards and sharing.

Linda E said...

Karolyn your samples have made me covet all the new stuff from Pretty Pink Posh. Thanks for sharing your ideas. And thanks to PPP for a chance to win goodies.

RedGem said...

I just love your creations... love the PPP items.

Taunya Butler said...

Karolyn - these cards are beautiful and I love the way you have used the PPP products and WOW - I love seeing your creations because you constantly create BEAUTY!!

gardener said...

How clever to use diagonal stripes for bow die. Nice touch.

gardener said...

How clever to use diagonal stripes for bow die. Nice touch.

Cynthia Clark said...

WOW! That really looks like baker's twine! Gorgeos cards.

Dora B. said...

Love the idea of using the storybook die as a window. Very pretty cards.

Karol L said...

Oh I do like these dies and will adding them to my craft room real soon.

sunnee63 said...

oh no! now you've made me want the twine/bows AND the storybook dies! budget - schmudget! :D

Kathryn S said...

Oh that faux bakers twine is so clever - love it! You showcased the storybook die beautifully - I've got so many ideas how to use that die, everything from critters to florals would look so cute with it. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Angela said...

The new twine and bow die is so fun! I love that I could have matching "twine" for all projects!

pcm said...

i thought that was really twine! Love it. and so mailable!

snazzyjj said...

Your projects are so pretty. PPP just does things right and the quality of her materials are unmatched. Love your colors and layers.

amee said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! do you have videos showing how you created the lovely colored flowers?

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

Trina Flynn said...

Amazing! I would have never in my wildest dreams thought about creating the bow twine like you did. I really like this idea! Keep “Rockin” those FABULOUS cards your creating :) Hugs, Trina Flynn

Chris Bjornstedt said...

Awesome ideas and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that red! Thanks for the ideas.

BeverlyBL said...

Both cards are so cute, and I was amazed with the bow. I had to just keep staring at it. It even seems round like real twine. The watercolored flowers on your second card are so beautiful. Really a wonderful job on both cards.

mmesblaser said...


I was certainly surprised to read that what I thought was stripped red and white twine is a die cut....amazing... LOVE your stitched border 2 die... i have the original stitched border die and use it often. Your Pretty Pink POSH sequins add pizzaz to any card I make .....thanks...love your card creations.


Shari said...

Wow. So beautiful. I can't get over how amazing the storybook card is. I love that die, and I think this is one of the prettiest cards I've seen using it. Thank you for sharing. All the gold is just stunning.

doreen L said...

Beautiful cards, I love the Story book die. Sorry the die is out of stock. :(

Keyosha Atwater said...

Such a great card, I definitely love your storybook die card!

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous,thanks for adding to my addiction!! Lissag123@verizon.net

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

So brilliant! Love the faux twine! The embossing (die and ink) on your storybook card are stunning - perfect for a wedding congrats card.

graham Brand said...

These are AWESOME. Sclean and simple looking....

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love these cards, Karolyn! That bakers twine that you created...genius! Pretty dies from PPP, and I love how the compartments on the Storybook die allow for little individual elements !

Kay said...

Love the cards. They are so clever and neat.

Rannah Romps said...

I love the idea on the first card but I do not know where to find the die to the bow and string. I can't believe what a wonderful idea that is!!

Marianne Maxwell said...

Thank you for the great cards, they are beautiful.

Pam said...

Your cards are fabulous! That twine die cut paper looks just like the real thing. Love Paulina's new release. All the dies are on the top of my wish list!

Jo Heffner said...

Karolyn you did it again. Love the striped paper you choose to do the twine in...clever! The flower is adorable!

Patt H. said...

A fabulous use of the Twine & Bows does! Both cards are amazing. More dies to add to my wish list!

Patt H. said...

A fabulous use of the Twine & Bows does! Both cards are amazing. More dies to add to my wish list!

Patt H. said...

A fabulous use of the Twine & Bows does! Both cards are amazing. More dies to add to my wish list!

Pam Young said...

I love the new Twine and Bows die and the stitched border 2 die!! The border on your card gave it such an elegant look!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sonya said...

Love this, beautiful card and gorgeous colors.

Sandra Schroeder said...

I was so happy to be able to pick up that twine die from pretty pink posh. What a fantastic idea, but now what are we going to do with all our bakers twine?

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love the twine effect on your first card, so clever! ANd love your vellum flowers and how you used that die on the second. TFS

Patty said...

Wow, I actually thought that was real twine in your card from my screen. So clever and thanks for a chance to win.

Kathy Mc said...

Karolyn, your "die-cut" twine looks like the real think. You really create out of the box with fabulous results as demonstrated with these two beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win some PPP!

mtscrapgal said...

The twine die is very clever. Both of your cards are beautiful. The Pretty Pink Posh sequins add just the right sparkle to them. Thanks for the giveaway.

Deborah Vasel said...

The stitched detail on the Storybook Die is truly amazing! So is your card!
Absolutely exquisite :)

Sue Smith said...

Wow, what wonderful creations you have made. I love the Storybook 1 Die. I love the layering of this card. You are the best :)

Natasha said...

great card inspiration!! mahalo for sharing

Melissa Friedrich said...

WOW, I love your beautiful cards, and to think the bow is paper!! LOVE it!

AZ Lyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Karol L said...

I do love the "story book 1" die and your beautiful card. Will add this die to my wish list.

Cheryl B. said...

So in love with the PPP twine and bow die! Your faux baker's twine……pure genius. That kind of experimenting makes you my kind of girl!! Thanks for the chance to win.

trishden said...

Wow I love both of these cards! Just beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.
trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

LINDA FILLDS said...

Both of your cards are so sweet,,, Love it and love the happily ever after :)

 
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