If you're here for a Paper Smooches sneak peek, you've found the right place! Thanks so much for hopping over! I am over the moon excited that Kim invited me to help sneak peek her new product release!!! Here are the deets:
Paper Smooches is showing off their CHA release during the entire month of January. 37 designers are participating along with the PS DT, so there will be a ton for projects to inspire you this month. Paper Smooches is known for their fun and whimsical hand-drawn stamps. They decided that it was time to broaden their product line to include DIES and wood mount stamps!
I have a project to share using NEW PS product that releases on February 1, 2013 at www.papersmoochesstamps.com along with many retail stores around the globe.
You will find a new blog link (or two) to follow every day in January at the PS Blog.
Paper Smooches is giving away $500 worth of product! Hidden on FIVE of the participating blogs is a prize package worth $100 each. The prize includes a variety of stamp sets, wood mounts and dies. Comment on as many blogs as you can to increase your chances to be one of the five winners.
Deadline is January 30th – winners will be announced on the PS Blog on January 31st.
The product I'm giving you a sneaky peek of is one of Kim's new dies, Prickly Bloom. I've used it to create these paper yummies:
The large flower shape is the Prickly Bloom die. I cut it from some fun polka-dot paper, then added some stamped stitching from the Santa Paws stamp set. For the stem, I used the clothesline from the Pip Squeaks set (which is also where the little heart is from), and the leaves are from Daisies & Paisleys. The sentiment is from Flap Happy. I stitched around the edges of a Ranger kraft tag, then added the stamping and die cut. Here are some other views:
I also made a second card using the Prickly Bloom die:
On this card, I wanted to use the die cut as a stand-alone focal point, without the stem and leaves. Again, I die-cut it from some patterned paper, but then used Copic markers to add some shading. Then I scored each "petal" from the tip to the center and folded them upward. I stamped and fussy-cut a butterfly from the Flap Happy stamp set for the center of the Prickly Bloom. I created the sentiment using the We Connect set, and stamped it in white ink. I also created the stamped scalloped edge using a solid circle stamp from Hullabaloo. Here are some other views of this sweet card:
Thanks SO MUCH for looking! I am honored to be a part of this sneak peek blog hop. Have a great day!
Supplies: card base: Recollections; patterned papers: Basic Grey; tag: Ranger; stamps, die: Paper Smooches; ink: Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black); sewing machine: Kenmore; quilting thread: Americana; seam binding: Hug Snug; baker's twine: Divine Twine
Supplies: card base, rhinestones: The Paper Studio; card stock: The Paper Studio (kraft), Georgia Pacific (white); patterned papers: Basic Grey; stamps, die: Paper Smooches; ink: Joann Craft Essentials (white), TPC Studio (blue); markers: Copic; seam binding: Hug Snug