Monday, September 25, 2017

concertina cards with new pinkfresh!

Hello Lovelies! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio September Stamp hop! I won't bore you with "small talk" haha, but let me just say thank you to Pinkfresh for inviting me to join in the fun today! I'm so flattered and I'm having such a good time! Thank you Pinkfresh! Ok, let's talk stamps!!!

The new release is awesome but I found myself most enchanted with the Festive Llama stamps & dies. He's just so cute, I wanna snuggle him!
And he's perfect for the concertina/accordion cards!

The easiest concertina card to make is a 3-panel accordion made from a 5-1/2 x 12 piece of cardstock, scored at 4 & 8 inches.
I decorated the front with watercolor over embossed gifts and a "belly band" to hold it closed.
When the belly band is removed, the card opens to reveal a stamped stack of gifts and a circular window.

The final panel has watercolored llama on a wobble. He's like a dancing llama, hahaha!

I created a second card inspired by the stacks of presents. It's a 4 x 12 panel, scored at 4 and 8 inches.

The stamps are created to be easy to stack without needing to mask. I purposely spaced mine apart and at angles for a little extra whimsy. I also added lots of Nuvo Drops...glitter on the gifts and white for the pom-poms.
And I love shaped cards so I used partial die cutting to create an accordion line of llamas and hearts.

I feel like I've barely gotten started with these adorable stamps, I certainly have at least 2 more llama cards I *need* to make! So follow me on Instagram to see more and don't forget about the hop prizes! One random and very lucky commenter will win the whole release so make sure to leave a comment at each blog hop stop to enter! And enter before 11:59pm CST on Monday October 2nd 2017.
I'm the last stop on the hop but here's the whole list in case you missed anything...


Pinkfresh Studio Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Rebecca Luminarias
Elena Roussakis
Isha Gupta
Laura Contoni-Bassen
May Sukyong Park
Julia Stainton
Amy Kolling
Carly Tee Minner


Happy Monday!
Carly

89 comments:

Claudia Fuentes Osorio said...

Wowww que hermosas tarjetas hizo usted me dejo impresionada las variaciones de llama que uso realmente muy lindas , muchas gracias por compartirlas


Claudia

Susan T said...

I just love this llama stamp. Your samples are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Andrea said...

Awesome creations!

Michele K. Henderson said...

OMG I am in llama heaven! These are all so cute! LOVE this idea!
Take Care!
Michele

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely cards especially the sweet concertina!

Jessica Markos said...

I love the LLAMA holiday set! So cute!

Michelle H said...

Your llama designs are so adorable. The one peeking out of the circle is so sweet. Great job.

Sue LD said...

Cute and colorful llamas and I like this card fold.

Number 1 said...

OMG! Your cards so adorable!

Tink said...

Your cards are just TOO CUTE!

Karen B said...

Love what you did with the llama. The dimension on the pom poms is a neat idea.

Nuria Casaus Viñuales said...

Muy bonitas las dos tarjetas! Me gusta el desplagable! ¡Gracias! :*

Debbie said...

I agree, that llama is SO cute! Love all the cards you made using the Festive Llama stamp set and dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute little festive card.

McStamper said...

Love your ideas. That llama is adorable.

Karen said...

The Christmas llama is too cute!

Isabelle said...

WOW ! Your creations are incredible. They are not simple cards, but really pieces of art !

Daria G. said...

Wow!!! Awesome projects! So creative! I need to try those!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maureen said...

The llama set is so cute!! I love the one with the expanding stack of gifts. Thanks!

Jean said...

Just too cute! Loving the llama!

Lynn Brown said...

The llama stamp set is cute. Hahahaha I loooved the long card, Ive never seen a handmade card lile that so it certainly got my attention and its fun!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Love the "multifold" Llama card concept! Great colors and card design a Llama Lover would Absolutely LOVE! I LOVE Alpacas and Llamas! They are so cute, adorable, and soft! Great works of art! Well Done! <3

Amber of FX (KPOP group from Seoul) would Flip or do a Happy Dance for your cards! Amber LOVES and collects Llamas! <3

francesca said...

looovely cards!!! :)

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Just darling - such a fun way to use the llama. Thanks!

Olga Heldwein said...

Absolutley stunning and adorable

M Strach said...

Fabulous :)

Anja said...

This Festive Llama is so much fun! Love your color choices!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

The tall one with the stacked gifts is so fun !! Great creations !

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Carly these are ALL so adorable! Do you do videos? I would LOVE to see each of these made from start to finish. An absolutely FABULOUS job on all of them! I am following you on IG now! (The only problem is I am not on (IG) much but I will try to remember to check it more often! TFS!

Jess said...

Wow your llamas are so stinking cute.Love your cards

Julie Detlefsen said...

Holy Cuteness! Love the different folds and of course the llama.

Tracy A said...

Your llama cards are the best. I love the colors and design.

abhoneyab said...

Adorable cards! I love this release!

Paula Fuller said...

The Llama is just darling. I love the cards you made. I am thinking this might be a perfect choice for my Xmas cards this year. Great blog hop showing off all the wonderful new products.

donna mikasa said...

Love.that.llama! And your concertina cards are so much fun--you're so creative!

C Gray said...

Love your llama cards! So cute!

Maeghan M. said...

Love love love that llama! Thanks for sharing!

Helen Kalb said...

That llama cracks me up - good job coloring him green and purple, such fun cards!

Megan harp said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!!! Love them ALL!!!!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Fabulous to see so many great ways to use this fun stamp! I can see you had a ball with it!

Riecy said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are so much fun! Cute new stamps from Pinkfresh.

Kristy Mattix said...

So many llamas, so little time! Your cards are super cute. Love the ideas.

Alison said...

Fun to see how you used the llama stamp set. Love the card with multiple folds. Thanks for the inspiration.

RondaKay71 said...

I just lllama love the llama set, beautiful colors too!

Stefanie White said...

Awesome and fun cards! This release is so much fun!!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so fun! Those llamas are so adorable I can't stand it. I love this release.

Cristineta said...

Love your cards!!!

mandalj said...

Your cards are so delightful - they're full of fun and lovely colours!

Karenladd said...

You took that adorable llama stamp set and made it even more wonderful! Love the fancy fold and all those stacked gifts.

Mama4Christ said...

Love that colorful llama@

KrisCrafter said...

I have a weakness for llamas and... your cute cards❣️

Francine D said...

Cute cards. That llama can bring me a stack of presents like that anyday :)

Michelle said...

Three beautiful, a-mazing cards with lotsa llama love! Just THE cutest!! Thanks for sharing your lovely concertina/accordian cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Llama tell you - the cards are
wonderful. Clever idea to
carry the falling presents
over to the inside.
thanks for sharing.

D Golly said...

Such adorable and creative cards. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful cards! Love that adorable llama!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful and sweet cards. Thanks for the inspiration

Kathy Odom said...

Adorable projects!

cghundley said...

Love your llama
cards! Such lovely
colors.
Carla from Utah

rocknutzgemcrazy said...

Great idea to make a line of llamas and gifts. Thank you for sharing.

Dana said...

Interesting cards!! Love that llama!!

Jan said...

Teal llamas and shaped cards are winners all round!

Nicole B said...

So many clever uses for that llama! I love all the nontraditional card shapes.

SHartl said...

Wow did you go the extra mile on these adorable llama cards! I can't even choose a favorite because they're all awesome. I love the accordion fold design and all those peek-a-boo cutouts

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! How sweet!!! Your cards are too cute and festive!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so fun! I love the llama ones and how there is a surprise with them, so cute!

mendo.dre said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

My oh my, so so cute, you are a brilliant designer!

Lacey said...

Loving these colors and the cards are so adorable!!

Kristal Fernandez said...

Gotta love that llama! Thank you so much for the chance to win! I would love to win this set to improve my creativity in card making. I just got a stamping tool and this would be perfect! 😍

lindaplus3 said...

Awe you did such a cute job with the llama cards. He is adorable. tyvmfs :)

Linda Anderson said...

You just have to love that llama! So cute, thanks for sharing

shira said...

Adorable llama cards

Karthikha said...

What a wonderful set of creations :) So adorable! :)

Heidi Quade said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Kansas said...

Love your unique concertina cards & the adorable llama. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Love your colorful llamas, that is a fun set!

~amy~ said...

YAY Carly! These are fabulous...LOVE that Llama.

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Oh my goodness! Your llamas are amazing!!

Tara said...

Stunning cards! I love this design and will be giving it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

trishden said...

Love that cute little llama, so many ways to use him. Love your creations, they're gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Trish F

Vonmariedesign said...

Such a fun llama stamp. I love what you created!! The accordion card is gorgeous!!

Judie said...

So many gorgeous creations!!! I love that llama!!

Mary Duffek said...

Adorable! Cards with the llama. Ordered that set. Love your cards.

M.Louisa said...

Really funny cards, thanks for the inspiration:)

Isabelle said...

Wauw you made really nice cards. The designs are really great and special. Would love to think so and do it more like this.
thanks for the chance and the ideas

Jean said...

So darn cute!

jbonomo said...

Eeek! Absolutely adorable Llama cards and ideas. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration!