Friday, January 11, 2013

Paper Smooches Sneak Peeks

Happy Friday!  For this week's CAS-ual Fridays post, click here or scroll down.

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!


Card 1
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

Card 2
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  

152 comments:

  1. Fun cards! Love to see all those dies! Can't wait to have some!

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  2. I love your cards!!! Love the tag on the first one!! Great die!!!

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  3. hey that is pretty neat - looks like 2 different dies - lovely cards!
    Sandra ltb

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  4. Fabulous cards! LOVE how you used these stamps and dies! :)

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  5. Gorgeous!!! I love the big, graphic feel of the die paired with Kim's fab handwriting...great layouts!

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  6. Wonderful showcase of that die. I especially love the first card! T he flower on the kraft is delightful.

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  7. Love these! Great ways to use that die in both cards! thanks for giving us the chance to peek!

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  8. Lovely cards with some very pretty flowers. I'm loving the new dies. Can't wait to see more of them.

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  9. Love both your cards, so fresh and springy!!

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  10. LOVE these! Thanks for the sneak peeks!!!

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  11. Lovely cards! Very pretty! Thanks for the peeks and for the chance to win! :)

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  12. Your cards are beautiful! Love the butterfly inside that big bloom, great idea! :)

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  13. Thanks for all the ideas and techniques you used in your cards. I like the butterfly and the 3-D effect of the flower.

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  14. Ohhh these cards are so pretty ... LOVIN your stitched flower!

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  15. These DIES are so beyond cool! Love your folded flower. What a neat effect!

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  16. Cute flower and love how you dressed it up! Great job combining all those different sets!

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    1. I love how you used the new dies on your cards...simply amazing!

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  17. Wow, what a cool bloom, great die and two great projects, love the colors you used. Have to say, that little butterfly is super cute!

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  18. Loving that die! I especially like how you scored it and popped it up a bit on the second card! Very clever!

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  19. Loving me this die. Just love how you put stitching on the 1st flower combined with the tag is just lovely. Thanks for sharing 2 cards with us today.

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  20. Lovely cards and an awesome die! I see many possibilities with this one! :)

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  21. So fun, can't wait to see all of the new dies. Don't you just love her sentiment stamps too.

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  22. I love your cards!! You used so many elements from different stamp sets on the first one: so creative!! And the second one: I love the baby blue with the Kraft, your circles used for scallops, and that pop of orange: great layout and great colors and just so pretty. Can I pin? Thanks for sharing your pretties!! Helen in Healdsburg, ca

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  23. I love your cards!! You used so many elements from different stamp sets on the first one: so creative!! And the second one: I love the baby blue with the Kraft, your circles used for scallops, and that pop of orange: great layout and great colors and just so pretty. Can I pin? Thanks for sharing your pretties!! Helen in Healdsburg, ca

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  24. Love your cards. Great use of the dies. TFS

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  25. Wow, what great cards! I love the scored bloom and how you combined all the sets on the first one!

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  26. I'm really looking forward to dies by Paper Smooches. I love their stamps!

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  27. Very cute die...love the different cards.

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  28. I love your cards! That new die is really awesome

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  29. What sweet sweet cards - love your tag!!

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  30. These new PS goodies are beyond fabulous and you've highlighted them so beautifully!

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  31. Great cards! Fantastic way to showcase this new die!

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  32. These are awesome!! What great cards and fun die to play with!

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  33. I love your cards and your creative takes on that die! I can't wait to see the full release from Paper Smooches! :)

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  34. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing. I really liked the extra bit of bling down the center of the butterfly. I'm getting so excited for these new products to release. Can't wait until next month!

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  35. Very cheerful colour combinations :)

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  36. I can see lots of uses for this die! Thanks for showing us two different ways to use it. Love your cards!

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  37. Cute little cards using the new flower die!!

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  38. That is an awesome die! Love the way you used it here.

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  39. Fabulous flower and I love how you've showed it off!

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  40. Love the flower with the heartcenter! Great clean card too!

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  41. Both cards are great but I really like the second one... something about the colours and composition just made me smile!

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  42. Great cards! Can't wait for the new dies!

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  43. These rock, Kimberly, and I especially love the patterned paper you used for the flower on the first one!

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  44. Great tag - love the stitch detail. Thanks.

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  45. This die screams for a cool print paper... you chose the perfect patterns to make it look so pretty

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  46. I just LOVE your bright and cheery cards. PS stamps are SO fun. :D

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  47. Lovely cards, can't wait for release day!

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  48. I have been on a kraft paper kick lately. Love the cards and can't wait to see all the new dies.

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  49. Such a fun die for the Prickly Bloom and so versatile. You've done a fab job of showcasing it here and showing its versatility. WTG, Kimberly!

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  50. Pretty cards showcasing a fun die!

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  51. I like how you used the same die flower for a different look!

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  52. Such lovely cards!! I can't wait for all of the new stamps and dies from PS! Thanks for showcasing!

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  53. Really love this prickly flower die and your use of it on these two cards.

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  54. Very cute cards, love the flower and colors! God bless!

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  55. Love the flower on the tag! Great cards!

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  56. What a great new die! I especially love how you used it on the polka dot paper :)

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  57. I love what you created! Super cute!

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  58. Awesome cards - and that flower die is wonderful! These peeks are definitely amping up my excitement to see the new release in its full splendor! Thank you for sharing.

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  59. so much fun, love how you folded the petals to really pop off the page!

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  60. So pretty! That die looks GORGEOUS!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  61. great cards! love the colors on the second - very yummy indeed!

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  62. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!!

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  63. Darling tag! I love your "Sorry" card on the previous post!

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  64. Well, the Paper Smooches sneak peeks sure have been fun! I LOVE Kim's stamps so much. Your cards are really warm and very YUMMY! :) Thanks for stopping by my new blog, your the sweetest!!!

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  65. Kimberly, your cards are FAB!!! I love the way you added stitching to the flower die on the first card. It's soooo cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Such a fun die! Your cards are adorable!!

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  67. I love that die and both of the cards you made. I love your creative style!!!

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  68. What a beautiful flower!! LOVE those papers on the first card--and I LOVE your second card too! YOU rocked this sneak peek:)

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  69. Love everything you did with this stamp - stamped it on patterned paper, folded it, stitching, shading,the surprise centers!

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  70. Your cards are both wonderful!
    - April W

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  71. EEK! These dies are to DIE for lol!! Great cards!
    Suzanne suzyq8024@gmail.com

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  72. Very cute cards. Love the way you 'dressed up' the flower in the first card.

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  73. This die is just perfect for those flower stamp sets!

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  74. Oh that die is incredible, beautiful cards!

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  75. Super cute die! Beautiful cards!

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  76. Great cards, i like the colour combos.

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  77. both of your cards tickled my fancy...I'm chomping at the bit already for spring (living in upstate NY) and this made me get all those spring feelings inside....great colors and I am so psyched for these new dies, of course! Great cards & I enjoyed your blog too, THANKS!

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  78. Great cards, and who doesn't just love Paper Smooches stamps and dies!

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  79. Love your cards. What a great flower die.

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  80. Great cards. Love the different versions of the prickly bloom die and the details you added to each of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Adorable cards! So excited for the new release.

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  82. I love that first card! Very cute!

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  83. These are just darling! I can't wait!!!!!!

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  84. Love these new dies! They are fabulous!

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  85. I love the stamped scallop edge...it's genius! And I love both cards! The flower die looks great for patterned paper flowers! Thanks!!

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  86. Another fabulous die! Sweet cards!!! Can't wait for the release!

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  87. Fantastic cards! I'm loving these new dies that are being shared!

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  88. These are so fabulous! I LOVE that flower!

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  89. Love, love, love that script font! Lovely work!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  90. oh this flower die is beautiful! i love your card with all that YUMMY stitching!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  91. Love the Prickly Bloom Die - your cards are adorable :)

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  92. Love the cards, especially the first one!

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  93. Ooh I can't wait for the new release! I have a feeling I'll be buying stamps especially to match the new dies rather than the other way round! Hee hee! These are such lovely cards, I love the one with the white sentiment onto kraft, so subtle and pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Love Beth xx

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  94. Love both your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Cute cards! Thanks for the great ideas that take the die cut even further!

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  96. Love your cards. I have a lot of flower dies (cuz I love 'em!) but I don't think I have one like that!

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  97. I love your cards & your color choices on both. I especially liked how the center of the flower was darker and made the butterfly just POP. TFS - I am going to be so broke on 2/1!

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  98. Great cards! love the bright colours. thanks

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  99. Oh my goodness, scoring the flower really makes it pop! And I love the sweet butterfly center. Oh, and the stamped scalloping. So creative!

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  100. Lovely cards! that dies look great. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  101. The colors are so cute and springy and I too love the little butterfly in the middle idea. Just sets it all off just right! I can not wait for the big reveal!

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  102. LOVE how you used this die. Terrific cards.

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  103. Beautiful cards.. love how you folded the flower to pop out of the card..

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  104. Beautiful cards! Loving the flower/butterfly combo!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  105. Loved your flowers and especially the different ideas for the centers.

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  106. What a great new die! Your projects are awesome :)

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  107. The flower die is on my wishlist. Beautiful cards!

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  108. Love the new Paper Smooches stamps and dies and your creation couldn't be more adorable!

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  109. LOVE this flower die!! Your colors pop and really make it stand out!

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  110. OMG, these are such pretty cards!!! I love the tag.

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  111. Love the first card with the bright yellow

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  112. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. These are totally SWEEETTTTTTTTT! Your rocked the sneaks!

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  114. Great cards! I love the stitching on the flower!

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  115. These are gorgeous! I love how you used the flower differently!

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  116. Great die and cards! Love the stamped stitching!

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  117. love that big bold flower and the pretty sentiment fonts!

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