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Picket Fence Studios November 2021 Release is here

Hello friends! I’m so excited to be part of the November Release 2021 from Picket Fence Studios. We have beautiful goodies at the shop that you are going to love! I have made some samples that you will be able to see below.

And to make this celebration event more fun we have a fabulous GIVEAWAY! We have three vouchers to PFS store for three lucky winners and they will be announced on November 20th. In order to enter this giveaway, you have to follow and/or subscribe to PFS YouTube/Instagram and leave a comment at the November 2021 Video Release and/or IG Giveaway post. That’s it, very easy and you can win any of this three vouchers: $25, $50 and $75. Good luck my friends!

Please enjoy all my creations and I hope I can inspire you today with any of the cards I made with so much love ❤️.

The 7 in 7 event is back this month and we are having so much inspiration, great tips and a wonderful crafty time each day. There is also a wonderful giveaway! A $50 voucher to our store for a lucky winner each day. The 7 winners will be announced on November 21st over PFS Facebook Group. Make sure to join this group in order to attend the classes. For our class tonight, we have Nicole Petersen, the owner of PFS, going live at 6:00 pm CT. See you later!

All links to supplies used on these cards are listed below at no cost to you. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Your friend, Karen


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MFT Collaboration with PFS

Hello crafty friends! Today we are having fun with this awesome collaboration with My Favorite Things and Picket Fence Studios. We also have a fabulous Giveaway! Leave comments on each blog post for a chance to win a $50 gift card that each company is given away for their stores.

For this card that I created I used the following products: Caribbean Sea Dye and Butterscotch Dye Inks from MFT. Lots of Christmas Cheers Stamp and Dies,  Slim Line Stitched and Scalloped Rectangles and Alpha Die Cutting System and Mini Slim Line Stitched and Scalloped Rectangles Die Cutting System all from Picket Fence Studios. I also, used Petite Gingham Paper Pad from MFT and Spring Fling Sequin Mix from PFS.

Let’s start! First, I die cut a scalloped panel using the small die from Mini Slim Line Stitched and Scalloped Rectangles Die Cutting System. To create the background I used the smashing technique with the Butterscotch Dye ink and the scalloped panel. Then I let it dry.

Once the panel was dry, I placed the  Slim Line Broken Fence Stencil on top of it and applied Paper Glaze Enhancer for extra texture. When this medium was dry I adhered a note card at the back using glue. Additionally, I die cut a scalloped circle out of one of the Petite Gingham Paper Pad using one of the died from the Slim Line Stitched and Scalloped Rectangles and Alpha Die Cutting System. place the scalloped circle on top of the background.

I stamped one of the images from Lots of Christmas Cheers Stamp, colored it using Copic markers and die cut it with the matching die. I placed the. image on top of the scalloped circle using glue.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Fancy Friendship Sentiments Stamp using Caribbean Sea Dye Ink and die cut it with the coordinating die. I added this sentiment to my background along with a few sequins from Spring Fling Sequin Mix and this card was finished.

I really hope you like this card. There’s a video clip over my Instagram showing you how I made this card, in case you want to check it out click here.

Below you will find the supply list and leave some comments in order to enter the Giveaway. Have a wonderful day!

Your friend, Karen


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STAMPtember with Picket Fence Studios

Hello my Cat lovers 🐈! We are so excited to bring this exclusive stamp from Picket Fence Studios to the STAMPtember celebration!

This adorable and sweet stamp is called Sarcastic Kitties and it has the coordinating dies available at Simon Says Stamp shop.

And this is the slimline card that I created with the Sarcastic Kitties stamp. Additionally, I used the Slim Line Die Cutting System, Slim Line Horizontal English Brick Wall Stencil, Slim Line Grass and Waves with Tile and Wood stamp, Life Changing Blender Brushes and our new medium, Paper Glitz.

Below you will find all pictures and close ups from this card. Enjoy!

Remember that this stamp set once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. So hurry up to get yours and I really hope you have a crafty time!

Below you will also find links to all supplies used to make this card.

Have a MEOW day! Your friend, Karen


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Instagram hop with Waffle Flower & Picket Fence Studios

Hello friends! Today we are sharing our love for stenciling and the design team from Picket Fence Studios is hopping along with Waffle Flower on this awesome IG Hop.

Waffle Flower is showing their new Stencil Mats along with our stenciling products! Hop along with us for wonderful inspiration and chances to win some awesome prizes! @waffleflowercrafts is giving away their entire new release on their account and we have two (2) $25 gift certificates for our online store.

For more pictures and all details on how to enter the giveaway please head over to my IG account, @_littleblessings_ 😊.

Below you will find all supplies I used.

Have a crafty day!

Your friend, Karen


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Picket Fence Studios September 2021 Release is here

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m super excited because we are celebrating another release from Picket Fence Studios. You are going to love the new products. Below you will find the cards I made using this release.

There’s also a wonderful GIVEAWAY. We have three prizes for three different winners. In order to participate you have to subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave a comment at Lisa’s video release, click here.

The 7 in 7 event is also coming with this September release and today we have Lydia Fiedler going live at 2:00 pm Central Time over PFS Facebook Group so be sure to join the group to attend the event.

I hope I can inspire with all the cards I made. Take a look below.

See you next Friday at the 7 in 7 event. I’ll be teaching a free class. Hope you can join us over Picket Fence Studios Facebook Group at 6:00 pm Central Time.

Thank you so much for stopping by and you can find all links for the new products from this release below at no cost to you. Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Your friend, Karen


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Picket Fence Studios August 2021 Release

Hello crafty friends! Today we are celebrating a new release from Picket Fence Studios. We have lots of wonderful products that you are going to have so much fun playing with. Also, there’s a fantastic GIVEAWAY over Picket Fence Studios Instagram account that you cannot miss.

Winners will be announced in August 18th over PFS Instagram account.

Below you will find all the cards are made using this new release. I hope you like them ❤️

And the 7 in 7 event is back!!! YAY 🥳 We had so much fun last month that we decided to have another event again. The Design Team and the owner of Picket Fence Studios will be teaching 7 classes in 7 days and they are FREE! Yes, you read that well! Also, you can win a $50 gift card GIVEAWAY each day. So if you want to participate in the giveaway just join the PFS Facebook Group and leave a comment during any live.

Winners will be announced in August 21st over PFS Facebook group.

Next is the list of all products from this August 2021 Release and these links are at no cost to you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Your friend, Karen


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Picket Fence Studios July 2021 Release is here

We are so excited to be launching this July 2021 Release from Picket Fence Studios. There are many Christmas goodies and so much more that you are going to love! Also, we have a new Paper Glitz Collection in different colors with lots of glitter. Additionally, there are new Paper Glaze Ombre sets with Fall and Christmas colors that you are going to enjoy!

And this big celebration also has a wonderful GIVEAWAY! You can win the stamps and dies you see below plus a Paper Glaze Ombre set, a Paper Glitz and a Sequin Mix Plus of your choice. The prize value is over $150. Winners will be announced next week. Good luck!

I have created several cards using this release and I had a wonderful time! You can see each card below and you will also find the complete list of new products at the bottom of this page. Affiliated links at no cost to you.

Here we have our new gnome die!

There’s another gnome and Paper Glaze in the background.

This slimline shows you our new Santa’s Snowy Hills Die along with our Christmas stamp A Happy Winter To You.

We also have new Word Topper Dies and sequins!

Here you can take a look at the new Paper Glitz.

You like Christmas tags? Well, here we have a set called Holiday Gift Tags Die and I even made shakers using these tag dies.

I used O’ Christmas Tree Sequins Mix Plus on this shaker.

I used Icicles Sequins Mix Plus on this shaker.

This Nesting Dolls Stamp just got my heart ❤️

Fall cards are one of my favorites! I used the pumpkin from Jack-O-Lantern Stencil to create this card 🧡

And my last card features Paper Glaze Ombre Polar Ice Layers

You cannot miss the 7 in 7 event and it starts today! Nicole Petersen will be teaching tonight July 14th at 6:00 p.m. Central time over our Facebook Community Fanpage. Each day we are also having a $50 gift card GIVEAWAY for a lucky winner. You just need to join us and leave comments. Please be sure to join our FB Group in order to attend this event each day. I’ll be teaching a class tomorrow so see you soon. And remember these classes are FREE 🤩

Here’s the schedule of each DT’s classes:

  • Wednesday July 14th: Nicole Petersen
  • Thursday July 15th: Karen Reátegui
  • Friday July 16th: Lydia Fiedler
  • Saturday July 17th: Michelle Lupton
  • Sunday July 18th: Sandi Maclver
  • Monday July 19th: Erica Andersson
  • Tuesday July 20th: Nicole Petersen

Have a crafty happy day! Your friend,

Karen


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Thought I’d drop by to say Croak | Picket Fence Studios

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing how to make this Slimline card over Picket Fence Studios Blog. The stamps and dies I used to create this card are part of the new release June 2021. If you want to check this out head over to Picket Fence Studios Blog, for all details click here.

Have a wonderful weekend! Your friend,

Karen


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Picket Fence Studios June 2021 Release is here!

We are so excited for this new release! We have many products that you are going to love, lots of inspiration and a wonderful GIVEAWAY! Head over to Picket Fence Studios IG account for all details and you can see a full reveal of this June release with Lisa on Picket Fence Studios YouTube channel.

Below you will find all cards I have created with this June 2021 Release, I hope you like them and get some inspiration!

And don’t forget to participate in the Giveaway! There are 3 prizes for 3 different winners!

Finally, all links to the new products are listed below at no cost to you if you use my affiliated links. Thank you so much and happy shopping!

Your friend, Karen


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Embossing Folder + Inking | Thank You Card

YouTube Video Tutorial

Hi friends! Today I have a new video on my YouTube channel showing you how to add more dimension and definition to your backgrounds using any embossing folder and different inks. For this card I made a “Thank You Card” using the Floating Foliage Embossing Folder and Simple Greetings Die Set from Altenew. The inks I used are Salvaged Patina and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and the Antique Gold Pigment Ink was used to add more definition and contrast. Click here to watch the video.

Let’s begin! I added Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink to the raised parts of this Floating Foliage Embossing Folder. Then, I inserted a piece of white cardstock inside the embossing folder and run it through my die cutting machine. I always use my Gemini Jr. and the sandwich type is “clear plate, embossing folder and the other clear plate”. I have to admit that I’ve never had any issues with this machine while using this type of sandwich.

Next, I added Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink to the background of this panel, then once I covered the whole background I applied Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink on top of the leaves to cover some white spots. This whole process of adding color doesn’t have to be perfect, actually the more imperfect it looks the better. I guarantee you that this technique is so therapeutic that you will enjoy it so much!

So to create more definition on this leaves, I applied Antique Gold Pigment Ink and the ink got stuck mostly on the detail parts and edges of the leaves giving them even more dimension because now they do have more definition. Once my panel was dry I added some splatters using Hero Arts Gold Metallic ink.

When this panel was dry I adhered a white folded note card at the back using foam tape. Then, I applied Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink to a piece of cardstock and die cut out of it the word die Thanks from the Simple Greetings Die Set and the shadow was die cut from white cardstock. I placed this word die sentiment on top of my background and as a final touch I added some enamel dots from Julie Hickey and this card was done.

Hope you like this card and try this technique. All products used on this card are listed bellow. Affiliate links at no cost to you. Have a marvelous day and thank you so much for stopping by.

Your friend, Karen

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