Pinkfresh Studio: Holiday Cards Blog Hop - Day 1






Hi Friends! 

Welcome to the @happy_arty_days blog!

If you've just arrived here from Pinkfresh Studio, then you're in the right place!
If not, or you're not sure, simply click this link HERE to go back to the start of the hop,
check out the giveaways & grand prizes and see the full list of hop participants too!

I am so super excited to be participating in Day 1 of the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Hop!
We have SO much gorgeous inspiration to share with you today
(& tomorrow)
That's right, it's so jam packed that we've had to spread the hop over 2 days!
All our designers will be showcasing our fabulous Holiday Collection Stamps & coordinating Dies,
& we hope it gets y'all in the Holiday Spirit!

And what's a blog hop without a few giveaways?!
Be sure to leave a comment on each and every blog on this hop as the prizes are pretty awesome....

Pinkfresh Studio will be picking 6 random comments from each day to win a $25 Gift Card for the Pinkfresh Studio store. That's a total of 12 chances to win!


There will also be 2 grand prizes picked from the Pinkfresh Studio blog posts!
Each day a different prize bundle of Holiday Stamps & Dies - Yessss!!!

Winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE on Sunday, November 11th by 2pm CST. It is your responsibility to check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks of the announcement.
You can visit the Pinkfresh Studio blog for more of those grand prize details HERE.

PLUS 

As a bonus to all our Pinkfresh Fans,
 Pinkfresh Studio is offering a FREE Holiday Vibes metal die with every purchase of $25 or more in the Pinkfresh Studio shop; while stocks last! No code is needed, it will be automatically entered into your cart as soon as you hit the $25 minimum spend.
It's super cute and looks like this....


How sweet! Perfect for all your Holiday creations!

Now, time for the good stuff! 
I am sharing a few cards that I have created with our fabulous 

Aren't they just gorgeous for Christmas?!! 
Here's a closer look for you.....


Beautifully heat embossed stamps and die cut with such precision - LOVE!
You'll also spy our fabulous Holiday Vibes scrapbook collection too!
SO.much.pretty!!!


For these two cards, I used Premium Dye Ink in Sky Blue for the sentiment stamps & snowflakes. The die cut frames were treated with heat embossing with WOW! Embossing Powders in Metallic Gold (Rich Pale) & Rose Gold. Once they'd been perfectly cut with the Merry & Bright Die, I mounted them with thick foam tape for added dimension & interest. 


Aren't those stamped snowflakes the best?! Total Winter Wonderland!
I embellish this frame with coordinating Holiday Vibes Enamel Dots and a Wood & Epoxy Button. 
I scatter a few sequins, & add a Die Cut Ephemera sentiment (joy) for finishing touches. 
So pretty! 


For this card, I embellish the rode gold frame with Die Cut Ephemera baubles. Like the previous card, I add sequins and a Die Cut Ephemera sentiment to complete the card. Divine! 

And last, but by no means least, my gorgeous "Seasons Greetings" card....


Sigh! Isn't this just darling?!
There's just something warm & cozy about red for Christmas! 
Absolutely gorgeous!



Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope my cards have inspired you to get into the Holiday Spirit!
Remember to leave a comment to increase your chances of winning a giveaway prize! 

Time to send you hopping over to the amazing Caly Person's blog HERE 
& boy oh boy has she got something special to inspire you with! 
Have fun!

Good Luck with the prizes & Happy Holidays!

til next time, 
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 


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  1. Love your color palette, Amanda! Such a sweet cards!

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  2. A quartet of gorgeous cards, Amanda! Beautiful palettes; lovely images and oh, the Merry and Bright stamp/die is absolutely sensational! Christmas spirit soaring in seeing this inspired, inspiring set!
    ~carol

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  3. I love the Merry and Bright Stamp set. It's so beautiful and you captured the beauty so well. The colors are soft and subtle. The patterned paper you used really sets it off, very nice card!!

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  4. I love the colors that you used! The stamp and die set are amazing!

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  5. Beautiful use of stamp & die set.

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  6. Amanda es una bella tarjeta, me encanta lo que haces te sigo en cada uno de los dts que estas y me encanta como haces tus trabajos sobre todo que te acomodas muy bien a las superficies ya sean layouts o tarjetas, besos desde Chile, muchas gracias por compartir tanta inspiraciĆ³n!!

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  7. Oh so beautiful and such an elegant die.

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  8. Thanks for these beautiful Christmas cards.

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  9. Love the colour combos used on these cards.

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  10. All beautiful Amanda ! Love how the window gives a spot for the message <3 Love the blue you choose to use too.

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  11. Beautiful cards! :) I like the simplicity of the designs! :)

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  12. Beautiful trio of cards, Amanda! I love how you've incorporated some elements from the scrapbook collection alongside the stamps and die. The Merry and Bright stamps and die are a favourite of mine, they are so elegant with just some simple metallic heat embossing. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Such lovely cards and you've reminded me to use my rose gold embossing powder.

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  14. I love the let it snow one, so pretty!

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  15. Love the frame embossed in all those lovely WOW colors. Nicely done.

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  16. Love the colors! Great to see the same stamp used differently.

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  17. So pretty. I like the framing of the sentiments.

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  18. Wow, gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Gorgeous cards! Love the frames.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  20. Love your color choices! My favorite one is with the little blue bird!

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  21. Wow, these cards are so very stunning! I can't pick a favorite!!!!

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  22. I love the details,soft colors and little gems!

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  23. Very pretty, I love the color details.

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  24. Your cards with this new set are so pretty. Lovely colors!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful - such pretty designs, love all the details!

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  26. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you.

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  27. Gorgeous cards! I love this stamp set!

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  28. Gorgeous use of these new stamps! The embossing is so beautiful.

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  29. Very pretty cards! Love the embossing on each one!

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  30. All of your cards are SO pretty! I love the soft colors and the beautiful color combinations!

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  31. I love gold on Christmas cards. Gold and red, gold and blue, so I’m totally in love with these.

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  32. what a pretty set of cards - thanks for sharing:)

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  33. Your cards are gorgeous! Especially like the one with the bird wearing a snow cap!

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  34. Beautiful cards Amanda, I am blown away by all of the detail in these stamps. They are so pretty!

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  35. Adorable cards Amanda! I love all the little details that you have added with the little ornaments and critters!

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  36. Beautiful ‘holiday spirit’ cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. I really like your cards! :) The frame around the sentiments is really neat.

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  38. Such amazing cards and inspiration!

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  39. Love these cards - the gold embossing is gorgeous! And the Merry and Bright set is my favorite!

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  40. Love the embossing on these gorgeous cards!

    Shirley

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  41. These frames look really neat! Thanks so much for your lovely inspiration.!

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  42. So beautiful! This is one of my all time favourite Christmas stamps. Love the way it frames the sentiment.

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  43. Oh what gorgeous cards! Lovely design and perfectly festive.

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  44. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards--love these new stamps and dies.

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  45. window card are probably my fav after shakers!! thanks for sharing!!

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  46. These cards are lovely. I’m definitely inspired to get my holiday crafting on. I love the little blue bird. He’s just so cute!

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  47. The embossed frames are beautiful.
    the little additions like the bird
    are great and make the eye move
    to the opening on the card.
    thanks for sharing
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  48. Love what you did with these awesome new release items!!! So festive

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  49. Love how you used this stamp and die set and how you changed it up -- beautiful cards!

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  50. I really like these embossed frames. Just the embossing powder and a few details and you made beautiful cards.

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  51. Beautiful use of metallics on these lovely holiday cards!

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  52. Lovely cards! I like the side and how you've finished/embellished these!

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  53. Hi Amanda. Love your oh-so inspiring cards - such gorgeous products to play with and I love your more soft and pretty colours. Even your red is slightly muted, but really beautiful. Love the stamps in this collection. NEED to have them all. Thanks for sharing your lovely designs with us.

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  54. Wonderful cards! So full of fun and merriment. Love the embossed gold frame!

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  55. What a beautiful collection of cards!

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  56. Gorgeous cards!! The frame is just gorgeous!!

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  57. Amanda, your cards are gotgeous! I especially love the one with the baubles.

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  58. Beautiful cards - I love how you use different little elements to make them each different, and I love the colours. Very elegant, and they make a great set!

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  59. Gorgeous cards and I love the gold embossing! The pattern paper makes such a pretty element to these beautiful cards! Awesome job!

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  60. Love your wonderful cards. What a great die.

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  61. I really enjoy these cards. The CAS style is beautiful and easily replicable for multiple projects, which is really handy for someone like me who crafts reeeeeally slowly. And your color palettes are also fun and unexpected. Thanks for sharing with us! (US)

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  62. Just beautiful- love the gold embossing. And yes, the dies cut perfectly!

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  63. Love the embossing on your wonderful set of cards!

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  64. Love your cards! So delicate! I especially liked the card with the ornaments added. Lovely!

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  65. Your cards have simply wowed me!! Absolutely gorgeous! Keep it up!!

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  66. Lovely cards! The frame stamp is so pretty for highlighting a holiday sentiment. I like how you've combined elements from the scrapbook collection alongside the embossed images.

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  67. Gorgeous set of cards! Love this beautiful Merry & Bright set!

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  68. Beautiful cards. Love the Merry & bright Set.

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  69. I just love how the sentiment is framed in the middle. So pretty and elegant!

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  70. rose gold ALL of the things! :) and the world would be a better place!! great cards!

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  71. Love the die cut frame! Gorgeous cards!

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