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Pretty Pink Posh | June Release Blog Hop – Day 2

June 13, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh | June Release Blog Hop – Day 2

June 13, 2019

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop! I am so excited to be hopping along with such a talented group of cardmakers! If you’re following the hop, you should have arrived from the amazing Cathy Zielske.

I’ve created three new projects to share with you, using mostly products from the new release. (Affiliate links used.)

For my first card, I created a fun little see-through Box Card with some beach goers that are ready to surf. I combined the new Summer Surfboards Stamp Set along with the Summer Friends, Tropical Birds, and the Sea Friends Stamp Sets.

I always love combining stamps sets that I already own with new ones that are coming out! To begin, I first stamped all of my images with Copic Friendly Black Ink and then colored them with Copic Sketch Markers. I used all coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the wave die from the Stacked Edges 1 Die Set and did some partial diecutting to achieve the waves in the front of the card. I diecut the waves and water from White Card Stock and then blended them with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks.

I lastly heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto one the flaps of the card.

For my second card, I combined the new Tropical Birds Stamp Set along with the Tropical Background Stencil Set to create a festive card filled with pinks and greens. I used both Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to blend over my stencil.

For the beach-portion of the card, I diecut a stitched hill once again using the Stacked Edges 1 Dies. I also did a partial cut on this piece using only one portion of the die so that I could create a hill.

Lastly, I created a fun single-layered card by stamping 7 surfboards from the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set. For the beachy background, I carefully drew it with a pencil, stamped my images, and then colored it with Copics.

I then heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. Lastly, I used a White Gel Pen to add some highlights.

PRIZES: be sure to leave comments on each stop. We are giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to four random comments (2 winners each day) left before June 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be announced sometime next week, so be sure to return to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog and see if you are one of the winners!

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Yana Smakula
Dawn McVey
Caly Person
Cathy Zielske
Rachel Alvarado
Dana Kirby
Kelly Latevola
Eloise Blue
Yoonsun Hur
Thi Lam
Heather Hoffman
Sandy Allnock

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don’t forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!


  • Jean Marmo June 13, 2019 at 7:10 AM

    Such fun cards!

  • Christine A June 13, 2019 at 7:47 AM

    I love these bright, fun cards!

    • rpm1367 June 14, 2019 at 8:54 AM

      Beautiful cards! I like it when I find new people to follow!

  • Isabel Z June 13, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you! Your creations are fantastic.

  • Angela R June 13, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    What amazing cards… so much fun!

  • Lisa Reber June 13, 2019 at 8:31 AM

    First time visiting your blog and I am speechless. Your cards are stunning!

  • Tricia A Podmore June 13, 2019 at 8:50 AM

    Love your cards, especially the surfboards. They remind me of the old old beach movies, oh my I am telling my age lol. Your coloring is phenomenal. Love the box card. I agree that mixing stamp sets give so much more versatility to card making .

  • Shirley Robelotto June 13, 2019 at 9:12 AM

    Great cards!

  • Sonya June 13, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Such cute cards! I absolutely love this fun tropical release, it’s all fab!

  • Mary Ellen Guikema June 13, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Awesome coloring. So vibrant and summery.

  • BILLIE Sue M WOOLLEY June 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    The box card is adorable. I like all your cards, but that one is so clever!

  • Sharon Gullikson June 13, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    The surfboards look just wonderful. I love the bright look…

  • Larkin June 13, 2019 at 10:05 AM

    So many creative ideas! My favorite is the Tropical Birds stamp. But the Everyday Greetings stamps are a close second-favorite – versatile.

  • Sherri Little June 13, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Great color intensity on your cards.

  • Constance Sheehey June 13, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    All are really adorable, but I especially love the box card!

  • kre8tivekate June 13, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Those surf boards, though! I really need to get this release!

  • joy meadows June 13, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Very pretty cards! Love the box card and the surf boards are so colorful!!

  • Rebecca Yahrling June 13, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Wowza, your coloring is AWEmaing! And all the bright, happy colors sure make me smile. Your designs are incredible. Love all those surfboards; I’d pick any one of them to surf with. lol

  • Lemons15 June 13, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    I don’t know how you do it… but I’m going to try!

  • Anika Mercier June 13, 2019 at 11:47 AM

    Wow, these are stunning. I love, love, love them!

  • Karthikha Uday June 13, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Wow! Gorgeous creations!! Love the vibrant bold colors, and the first card-in-a-box is just awesome!! Love them all! <3

  • KathleenA June 13, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Those surfboards look like so much fun! Beautiful cards.

  • Teri S. June 13, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Oh my goodness, that see through box is amazing! What a fabulous surprise someone is going to get. I love the bright summer colours in your projects & have to say that even though the box is incredible, my favourite is the long card with the 7 surfboards. Just wonderful!

  • Beccy June 13, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Surf’s up!!

  • Stefanie White June 13, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    I 5hink your surfboard card may be my favorite from this whole bloghop! Awesome cards!

  • Anne Sturgeon June 13, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    You do great work!! I love that adorable row of surf boards in the sand. Hang ten…….

  • Janice June 13, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Superb crafting! Love the box card and the surfboards all in a row!

  • Cynthia Cole June 13, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Your cards are outstanding and I love them all!

  • Kelly B June 13, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    I love the tropical vibes of this release!

  • Amy Williams June 13, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Wow! Awesome cards – love the colors you chose. My absolute favorite is the slim-line card – I’ve been into that size lately and those surf boards just pop right off the page!

  • Artconquers June 13, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Wonderful release.. your cards are amazing.. perfect for the summer..

  • Trina June 13, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Beautiful projects. So bright and colorful. Gorgeous coloring. x

  • Kathy Salido June 13, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Beautiful cards, love your coloring

  • Sandra Haines June 13, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    I love your bright and cheerful surfboard card!

  • Cyndi Morris June 13, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Gorgeous, fun cards. I love those bright colors and your coloring is amazing.

  • Terri Brandt June 13, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Super job on the sand!

  • Meghan Kennihan June 13, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    OMG! I love your coloring! Great surf boards! Love the box card and such sweet flamingo!

  • Lauryne Cunningham June 13, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Wow! Your cards are awesome! I love the very bright colors! What a great job on the Box Card! I also love how you colored the sand!

  • Wendy Peterson June 13, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Love everything you are so talented

  • Denise Bryant June 13, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Such fun, summery cards! Love those surfboards! Great coloring!

  • Jeannie June 13, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    Wow, so fun! I love each of your cards. It’s hard to pick a fav but I do love the coloring of those surfboards.

  • Beverly Perdue June 13, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Wow! Love the vibrant colors and all the little details like the dots in the sand! Your cards are awesome!

  • Lisascreativeniche June 13, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Wow! Love seeing the coloring on the surfboards!

  • Amy Cooley June 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Awesome cards! I love the vibrant colors and these fun new summery products.

  • Aimee Phillips June 14, 2019 at 1:04 AM

    OMG your box card is Phenomenal!!. I love that you combined so many elements from new release all on one card. I wish I was receiving. Great release and hop.

  • Niki Pool June 14, 2019 at 2:24 AM

    Aaaw, your surfboard card is so awesome! I love how you colored em!

  • Stef Perry June 14, 2019 at 4:03 AM

    Wow fantastic card with such fun designs! Love them all,

  • Toni Gillette June 14, 2019 at 4:09 AM

    LOVE the bright colors and designs! Thanks for the new inspiration!

  • DJ Doss June 14, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Love the cards. It’s so hard to choose a favorite but I love the pop up box and the surfboards so much. I love your coloring style with so many bright happy colors. I have to give some love to those adorable flamingos too. So sweet.

  • susie sonnier June 14, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    You ROCKED these cards! So creative and clever and beautiful

  • Gayle Bartholomew June 14, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    Rachel, all your cards. are fantastic They just scream summer. I’m loving this release. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • Maureen Turner June 14, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    I adore your card with all the surfboards! So much fun!

  • Cindi F June 14, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Beautiful cards! I love how adorable the first one came out!

  • Lisa Byers June 14, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    I love your bright and vibrant cards!! The surfboards are awesome!! You have a gift for designing cards. Great job!!

  • Hanh June 14, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    I am just in love with all of your cards! Love your coloring and vibrant colors! LOVE your layouts! ABSOLUTELY LOVE your Box Cards! You did an awesome job at showcasing the products from this PPP release! Makes me want to buy all of the products! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • lee June 14, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    What a great set of cards!

  • Jeanne Beam June 14, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Gorgeous cards! Love the box card and the row of surfboards.
    Great release. Thanks for sharing…

  • Sue D June 14, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    Fun and colorful for summer.

  • Mona Sen June 15, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Love how bright and fun your cards are! I especially love those surfboards!

  • Annalisa June 15, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    I love how you combined stamp sets for your box card. That’s one of my favorite things about PPP: everything is in the same style and allows for mixing and matching. And the surfboard card is so much fun. I feel like I’m at a little beach shack! Thanks for sharing.

  • Vicki Kroll June 15, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    That box card is fantastic! My favorite is the surfboard card. So creative and fun!

  • Janet Durbin June 15, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Wow, fantastic cards! Love you pop up!

  • Marisela Delgado June 15, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    such pretty cards

  • Kirsty June 15, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Love the release and your sweet, outstanding projects!!!!

  • Mary-Anne V June 16, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Wow I love the variety of cards with these cute images.

  • Christine Miller June 16, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Such imaginative projects! I love the bright colors and all the fun details!

  • Surekha Galagoda June 17, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    You have ushered summer in Style with your vibrant colored cards. love them all.hugs

  • Cindy Ziliak June 17, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    Love the skateboards!

  • Jennifer Petersen June 17, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    After seeing your darling card I am ready to head to a beach! So fun, bright and delightful. Thank you for sharing!

  • Connie June 17, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Hi Rachel 🙂 Absolutely love the see through box card and the landscape card too!!! Wonderful uniqueness! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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