Saturday, January 16, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh–2nd Birthday Celebration!



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Hello!!

I'm thrilled to little bits and honored to be participating in the final day of the Pretty Pink Posh 2nd Birthday Celebration!!  I've had the great pleasure of meeting Paulina in person and fell instantly in love with this happy, driven, and uber kind and generous human being.  I'm proud to call her my friend, and I am so incredibly happy for her success!!  Two years is a huge accomplishment, and I can tell you without a doubt, the success of Pretty Pink Posh is solely because Paulina eats, breathes and sleeps her business!  She is dedicated beyond measure, and I know that this is just the beginning for her . . . there are great things to come, and I couldn't be happier to see someone so special reap those incredible rewards!  No one deserves it more!  You go, girlfriend!!

I created two projects to share with you all as inspiration using some of Pretty Pink Posh's brand spankin' new product!!  Check it!


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My first project features the new Stitched Tabs Dies.  These dies are so incredibly fun to play with and immediately sparked my creativity!  This special birthday card also features the Stitched Labels 1 Dies and Stitched Borders 3 Dies, as well as a sprinkling of the new Gold Mini Star Confetti.  A special birthday card for a very special lady!


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My second project features the new Storybook 3 Die and the Iridescent Mini Star Confetti. Instead of die cutting the Storybook 3 Die, I used it to die cut some Stamping Mask Paper and adhered the mask to the card base.  I created that fun cloud background with a stencil and some distress ink.  I then slid the die inside the edges of the adhered mask and embossed the die into the card base. I so love the effect that this technique leaves behind when you peel away the mask!  The stamped images are from the Simon Says/Pretty Pink Posh set called Darling Friends - Paulina's first foray into the stamp illustration game!!  So stinkin' cute, right?!  I've had this set for quite a while, and am so happy to finally have a chance to ink it up.  This one's for you, sweet friend!


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Okay, it's time for the details of the hop!  Lots of prizes, giveaways, and incredibly generous discounts are coming your way - the details are listed in the graphic above!  The other incredibly talented ladies that are sharing more inspiration with you all today are listed below.  Please click on through to all of them, as they have some awesome stuff to share with you!




That's it for me today, friends!!  I want to thank Paulina for including me in this very special celebration!!  I treasure your friendship, sweet friend, and look forward to watching all of the great things happen in Pretty Pink Posh's future - it's gonna be BIG!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today - enjoy the rest of the hop!!

190 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your cards are adorable and your coloring is awesome!
Kirsten B in MN

Patricia Gentilini said...

Awesome cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

I absolutely LOVE your cards Karolyn. Just adorable. Great work!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Both your cards are so adorable! Great job!

Carol McCready said...

Both of your cards are fantastic; but that file tab card is my favorite.

Theresa said...

Love your cards! Great designing and coloring!

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful cards, love the layouts!

Rebecca said...

I was trying to think of a way to use the file folder dies. This is really a great idea!

Dana & Glen said...

Cute and clever cards Karolyn!

Karen B. said...

Fantastic use of the tabs tide, love both cards!

Cheri said...

Oh, I must try the technique you used on the second adorable card. I never would have thought to do this! Both of your cards are fabulous!

Marcia said...


I am loving these dies, especially the tabs, great card. Thanks

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the colors, the dots, and the tiny sequins. Beautiful!

Kelly B. said...

Love these dies! So cool.

Christine_sz said...

I love both of your cards but the technique you describe on card 2 has me intrigued and I will be trying it out very soon. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Those file folder dies are cute. Like your card

jan metcalf said...

I am liking the tab dies more and more!

barbara macaskill said...

Being a file folder addict I absolutely adore your first card and the second one is a delight! LOVE the sprinkling of star sequins in the window!! Total perfection! TFS!

Kris said...

Love Love LOVE those stitched tab dies....sweet card!

Lydine Arriola said...

Awesome cards made! So loving the tabs dies!

Cheryl B said...

Love them both, great ideas and execution!

Elise Smith said...

Both cards are great! I love the "hip, hip, hooray" on the different tabs and the foil accents just give it something extra! The cloud background you created is beautiful and the colorful balloon is so much fun!

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE your cards! Really colorful and detailed! Very pretty!
Take Care!
Michele

Corilyn Noreen said...

Your cards are so pretty!

samantha's cards said...

wonderful cards!

Lisa Silver said...

Such cute cards!

cghundley said...

Great looking cards.
The tab card is a lot
of fun and I love the
second card! It's
charming.
Carla from Utah

sunnee63 said...

that confetti is perfect for your card!

Mirella said...

Both cards are great but I love how you used the tabs on the first one - so clever!

bridget22868 said...

These cards are awesome thanks for sharing.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Nicecards, cutie cat in the balloon :-)

Miriam Prantner said...

I really love how you used the tabs, and very cute second card too!

aggie said...

Both of these cards are adorable... Fun way to use the Storybook die with the balloon (new idea to use that one!).

conil said...

Awesome that you used the patterned paper on your cards. It's really effective on the first one and the second card's window. Both of them are so well done.

Cathy Homan said...

Both cards are delightful! The new dies are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

Holly Saveur said...

Great cards!

Katherine K :) said...

Great cards as always. Love the way you showcased those dies in your first card. Super idea!

Satori said...

Wonderful cards! The tab card shows great dimension!

cissi said...

Love your cards, love the new tab die!

Jo Heffner said...

Another knock-out!!!❤️❗️

Katherine Barnes said...

I love both of your cards & especially like the cloud background!

Renee's ramblings said...

WOW, Karolyn! LOVE the way you've used the new dies and your use of some NBUS. Super inspiring!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards Karolyn. Thanks!

Nancy Allin said...

So creative! Love how you you used the tab dies, and how you incorporated the storybook die into the sky background. Love your cards!!

Janet D. said...

Your first card is sooo clever and your second card is awesome!

Jan Frost said...

I ordered the file tabs and I am so inspired to use them as soon as they arrive...can't wait.

Michelle Griffin said...

I am even more delighted that I got the tab dies now. Beautiful cards.

Hippymom83 said...

Super cute cards!

rhogan18 said...

Love the way you incorporated the print paper in the Windows. Cute cards.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the tag card and how you added the sentiments to the tags...great card. And your Balloon card with the kitty such nice brights colors, great coloring, and the background cloud stencil is awesome.

Kailash said...

Both your cards are so beautifully crafted!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the kitty in the hot air balloon.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Really loved the clever use of dies in both cards!

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! Your cards are fabulous!! I LOVE the way you used the dies on both of these!!

Michelle Daigle said...

Great cards!

Jude U said...

I'm new to craving cards and this is so inspiring!!!!!

Bad Kitty said...

wondewrful cards!
love that cat!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

Jill said...

I really love that storybook die. Your cards are so cute and clever.

Ashley Wells said...

What a sweet intro for Paulina! Loved reading it.
I love what you did with the stitched tabs. When I saw the release, I couldn't decide if it was a product for me as I didn't know how to utilize them. But I LOVE the looks that you and the bloggers were able to create!

Sara Killian said...

Great cards. Going to try that embossing technique with dies. Really beautiful work!

Clare Ellison said...

What fun cards - can't wait to get stamping now, but have to go to work. Oh well, more money means more stamps - right?? 😀

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Great cards! Love the hot air balloon kitty cat!

Yvonne C. said...

Beautiful cards!! Love how you used the file tab die!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty cards! Pretty colors. Love the new Storybook 3 die a lot - on my wish list. And that balloon is fabulous, too.

Christy Q said...

I love how you embossed the die as part of the second card - such a gorgeous scene!!

Shirley N said...

Love how you used those dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Psychomak said...

I so enjoy getting ideas . Thank you.

cm said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards! Your use of the tab die is spectacular! Your creativity and PPP products: magic!
~carol

LC said...

What a fabulous way to use the storybook die! Your technique looks amazing! The 3 cheers card is so much fun! I love all the sparkle and shine as well as those terrific tab dies! Gorgeous!

Diane said...

Both your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

The Craft Princess said...

I would have never thought of using the "index card" look but it really worked! And the second card is just so cute :) Hugs...Janie

Nicki Wong said...

I Like how you used the file tabs as part of your sentiment. Great cards.

Melanie Fisher said...

so so much cuteness here on this one!! LOVE the hot air balloon one!! LOVE the ideas, and most especially LOVE the motto "Stamp! It's good for the soul" ... so, really, if you think about it, you can justify buying just one more stamp...you know...like a medicine sorta...for your soul...right?

Sabrina said...

Both of your cars are super cute!!!

Cat Craig said...

Sweet cards, love the pastels.

Stephanie said...

Cool use of dies and stamps! Love your card.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Marilyn, you've made MY day! Such adorable cards! Great choice of dies- I may have to get the Stitched Tabs die! Love it! Thanks so much for participating in this fun and exciting event! Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the good work!

Marsha Freer said...

Really cute cards!

Karli said...

Cute cards. The air ballon set is just so adorable!

momyeung said...

Very cute cards!

Heather Ferguson said...

Love your cards- they are both adorable

CraftyPaws said...

Super cute cards! I esp love the one with the hot air balloon. :)

Mitzi said...

Two pretty cards, and the balloon one is my favorite.

Milka said...

Beautiful cards! :o)

Katie M said...

Very cute cards!

smfh25 said...

Really cute cards!

Kimberly Jensen said...

Beautiful cards!! I love how you showcased the tab die!! :)

judy said...

Lovely vibrant cards!!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Two great cards. Love the critter on the second card.

Judy said...

Your cards are so nice. I love how you used the new die tab for the first card, so cute. And your second card , I really like the background for the windows. Thanks for sharing with us.

mistle0922 said...

Love the cloud background

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Adorable and cute cards.

Marcie Lovett said...

So cute! Love those stitched tabs dies.

Amy C. said...

Very sweet card designs! I love all the dies from PPP!

Rosemary said...

both cards are amazing!!

Linda T said...

Just beautiful cards. I so love the tab as a design for a card. It looks so nice. Love your ideas.

Robin B. said...

Fun cards! I love the layering and pretty colors. Thanks for sharing.

Tona said...

Fabulous cards!

Shelly said...

Ooooh, such fun and sweet cards!!

Laurie Brown said...

Adorable card-love the kitty and that storybook die!!

Christine Canfield said...

what a cool concept on the "hooray" card!

coolnana72 said...

Cute,cute card. I am loving the storybook die and stiched file tab dies.

Betty Sue said...

These are sweet cards!!!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Hip hip hooray for two wonderful cards.

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you used the story book die in the second card.

Alta O said...

Beautiful clouds and what a creative way to use the Stitched Tabs Dies!

Arina O said...

The stitched tab card is just so pretty! I've loved seeing the different ways to use this die! Can't wait to get mine!

funkycrafter said...

i like the stitched tabs. great cards

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the hot air balloon card.

Cindy C. said...

Both so fun!!

Jan Elmore said...

Too cute for words. The new products are just awesome. The stitched border dies and the little stars are must haves.

Kim Potts said...

The stitched tabs make a really neat card!

Ann K said...

Love love love all the new dies - gotta make my wish list and get some ordered.

Lisa Gross said...

Nice cards, love the dies.

Mandy Gegoux said...

So cute!!! Adorable!! Love the kitty!

Patt H. said...

Love the use of the file tabs on the first one & that kitty is so adorable. Awesome cards!!

M R Leech said...

Really sweet cards! Thank you!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super cute and super fun!

Cynthia Xavier said...

The tab die card is so cool.

Chark said...

clever file folder card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you stamped the sentiment on the tabs and the very sweet hot air balloon.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Pretty stitched tabs card and love the masking and embossing the Storybook 3 die in the second card, so clever with beautiful results!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Look at him floating away! Total cuteness!

Laura Watson said...

So cute! Love both these cards!

Angela said...

Loving those stitched tab dies! One of my favorite new additions!

Paulette S said...

Super cute cards, Karolyn! Love these new dies. Thanks, Paulette S.
Craftqueen417 at yahoo
Http://paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

cindybearj said...

I love these cards, especially that cute little kitty. He looks happy to be flying along in the balloon!

Lisa said...

Love your cards! I am quickly being convinced I need those storybook dies and some more tiny star sequins!

Brandi lynn said...

i love these cards! very cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOW!! BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Design!! =) THANKS for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

kiwi.koncepts said...

Love both cards! I especially enjoy the beautiful clouds you created in those stitched windows!

September Whisenant said...

I love not only seeing your fabulous projects but learning little tips that I can use on future cards like the masking and then embossing on the second card. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Brandi R said...

Cute cards! Love the design on the first one ♥

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, I absolutely love the kitty in the balloon!

Diana D said...

I like your Hip Hip Hooray tabs card!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are so cute!!!

F said...

I can't make up my mind which card I like better- both are so pretty!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Wonderful cards! Really like how you incorporated the file tabs in the first card but really love that second card! Love the beautiful sky and clouds background and the sweetness of the card. TFS!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Betty Burgie said...

Thank YOu for sharing.. Love them... GReat inspiration

Oliev said...

Awesome cards:-)

Shirley said...

Adorable cards.

Cindy said...

Lovely cards Karolyn. Thanks!

~amy~ said...

So fun karolyn! Love both of your awesome cards!
Great seeing you at CHA♡

SabineV said...

very fun cards! I really wish now I would have ordered that Storybook 3 die!

Lizzie Stoltz said...

So adorable! Love both of them!

gm b said...

Great use of the window frame dies and file tabs.

Celeste Goff said...

Two absolutely amazing cards! Love the background on the second card...so cute!

Laura J said...

Sweet cards! Thank you.

Nana Griffin said...

Sweet kitty card.

Geri said...

Awesome cards! Sweet file folder image - great idea for a b-day card! I love, love, love the GORGEOUS cloud background!

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are really stunning to me because I love how you have used the dies! I've already pinned them onto my dies board to remind me that I don't always have to use a die as it is - hope that makes sense lol!
I love the child's birthday card because it is perfect for a three year old and again because of how you used the dies and sequins. I am in love with the second card again because of how you have used the dies and sequins, The super cute window with lots of the really gorgeous confetti die is just sheer perfection! Thank you for sharing your beautiful inspiration with us and for the blog hop Karen x

Diane MacKinnon said...

Beautiful cards, love the hot air balloon!

Zarah said...

These cards are so super cute and fun! I looove your colouring, too!

Scraplea 1 said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, love the clouds with the stars especially.

D.Ann C said...

Love the adorable kitty and balloon!

Amanda said...

Fantastic cards! I really like the way you used the new Stitched Tabs dies on your first card. And the masking and embossing with the die on your second card is genius!

Lucy Newton said...

Great cards, love the colors and techniques you used, you are a great designer!

Immi said...

Love the cards - great use of dies!

Lynndee Georganas said...

Fabulous cards! I love the layered look of the file tabs. And your background with the tiny stars on the second card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Cute card designs. I like how you colored the balloon.

Laraine R said...

Awesome cards!

Ruth said...

These are beautiful cards! I love the new PPP dies!

Kitty Tatman said...

Love the darling friends set!

Eva Bussom said...

the file tab card is so cute, and the hot air balloon well... I just love it!

KindredEsprit said...

Your Hip Hip Hooray card is fabulous! Great idea!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Beautiful cards! The 3 cheers card is my favorite!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW
You have shared a WORLD OF WONDERFUL today Karolyn!!!
LOVE your FUN & CLEVER birthday card, ADORE your SWEET friend card!!!
Your cloudy sky with the SPARKLING star sequins is GORGEOUS and I NEED to be ADVENTUROUS and try my hand CREATING a MAGICAL background just like yours => THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION :)

Weeeeeyy! said...

I am in love with the cat travelling with hot air ballon card!!😍😙😻

Sindhu said...

lovely cards...

Isabel Z said...

I LOVE blog hops because I get so inspired.

Yiho Lee said...

the tabs card looks good and different - thnx for sharing

Jean Lamb said...

Your two designs are great. I really like the star confetti and the dies are a must have.

Kit A said...

Cute cards. I really like the card with the balloons.

Amy Williams said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the stitched tabs card!

Debbie Peysen said...

Another great way to use the Stitched Tab Die. The second card is so cute. The mini star confetti is so cool. Thanks

Jean Bullock said...

What a clever way to use the folder dies and I love how you colored the second card and gave it dimension. Well done.

Kathy Mc said...

Karolyn, I have stalked your blog and occasionally commented. Your work is simply delightful, and these cards are no exception. Can't quite grasp the masking paper and storybook die concept on your second card, but it's fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Oh this kitty card is so stinkin' cute!! Love how you've created those soft, airy, puffy clouds on the inlaid windows - it looks adorable!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Yours, Steph
www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the kitty in the hot air balloon!

Lucinde said...

Beautiful cards! I love the little tabs :)

Lucy said...

What adorable cards!
I really love the hot air balloon card!

karenajo said...

Very cute cards - especially love the hot air balloon !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Both great cards! I love the composition on your birthday card, with the "hip hip hooray" stamped on the different tabs. And the coloring on your little kitty card is fabulous! Definitely pinning these for future inspiration/reference! :)
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Seriously your card is so adorable I had to have those tab dies....lol!! Love it!

Alexandra Madison said...

Wonderful and creative cards. I love the kitty in the balloon :)

Pon Malar said...

Beautiful cards, the hot air balloon is just fab :)

Sally said...

Both cards are delightful. Love the use of the stitched tabs and the kitty in the balloon is so cute!

Ericka Strange said...

Fun cards love the file card!

Kathy White said...

Great cards!