Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop!

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It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies
 will be available to purchase on June 30th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 

The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
***FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
***Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your 
chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
***Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 28th to leave a comment. 
***Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Kolling is filling in for Emily and Melissa Phillips
 is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in July!

To increase your chances of winning:
Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)
Today I’m excited to be designing with the New Paper Smooches die set, Foilage 1 Dies.  Even better is that I am amongst some of the most talented ladies for the entire month of July!!!  Thank you Kim for having me this month! 

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I pulled out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to create this greenish/mint watercolored background.  Using the Quote Tag Dies, I diecut a tag and then diecut the leaf die from Foilage 1 Dies out of the tag.  This way the watercolor shows through.  Onto my tag, I added a few droplets of color that matches my background....just to soften the white tag.  

On a scrap piece of watercolor paper, I watercolored with a light aqua and then diecut the word die, Hello, from Hello Word Dies.  I also diecut a second "hello" out of dark gray cardstock and backed it to the aqua "hello" for a shadow effect.  The sentiment was added to a strip of vellum that was cut at an angle.  Dark gray twine and some Peridot Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) were added as last details!

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That's all for day but be sure to keep following me in July as I will be posting more Paper Smooches!!!  Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

161 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Sooo pretty, Amy! I love the watercolor underneath the white die cut panel, such a gorgeous look!

Mary W said...

What a pretty and very different way to use the die. I love tags and this is such a good example. Thanks.

gmanshk said...

I love this card! The colors are awesome! This is such an elegant looking tag card. thx for sharing.

vania said...

Love it!!!

gardener said...

Oh, so lovely. Water color is just my favorite and pairing it with a tag is over the top

Rosy Newlun said...

What soft colors and fabulous elements you used!

jbatik2000 said...

Love the water color background. The tag with die cutout is awesome. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the negative die cut!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Debbie Selby said...

I am liking the negative die cut with the watercolour behind it. A simple but gorgeous card.

Debbie said...

I love your card and the colors used.

Happy Dance said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. The green watercolors are so pretty, and I love how they show through your leaf die cut. The vellum is the perfect addition to your card; gives it an even more soft look. Really beautiful. Just love it. Bev

Jeri said...

What a pretty card. Love the look of the watercolor peeking through the die cut leaves of the tag and the sentiment on vellum.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful watercoloring!!!

Susan Lang said...

The water coloring just makes this card. Love it!

Beth H. said...

Love this! The soft mint color is beautiful and I love the added sequin bling!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I love the colors!!! Beautiful card!!!

sharrilou said...

Cute card, love the oft colors.

Sue McW said...

Beautiful card! The colors are fabulous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a fabulous design with the watercolor behind the negative die-cut! LOVE this inspiration, Amy... must keep it in mind!

Jerrie said...

Your card is so soft and clean. I love the cutout on the tag and the hello die cut. Very nice.

Sonya said...

Just beautiful, love those soft colors!

Wilding said...

The colors and layers are beautiful. Nice job!

jamie vanskiver said...

LOVE this card, such a beautiful design! Love the new foliage die, it's gorgeous!

Hattie Hatcheck said...

Pretty color!

Miranda said...

Awesome!!!

Irene Grau said...

So pretty. I'm starting my wish list with this foliage die! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shirley said...

Green is one of my favorite colors. LOVE your card.

Stephanie said...

Love the soft green in watercolor - makes an elegant card!

kristinasartcorner said...

Fabulous card for this fabulous blog hop...Thanks PS for great prize!!

irisesther54 said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft colors.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you used the dies and the watercolor! Beautiful! Pinning. :)

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your beautiful watercolor card!!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your beautiful watercolor card!!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Love your design and the use of dies .... very pretty.

Karen D said...

love the card and colors are so fresh and summery

Satori said...

Love the mix of soft shades with the negative space!

Kathie B said...

I so love your use of the negative of the die cut with the water color. So very bright and happy!

Nora N. said...

How lovely!! I like the soft green watercolor effect and the use of the negative die cut. Fabulous design!!

Dawn Y. said...

Just lovely, Amy! I love the die cut tag and the watercolor background. Such a fresh look! ♡ Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Carisa said...

I finally broke down and got that watercolor set - I canNOT wait to get it tomorrow!!! Your card is absolutely stunning.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the soft colors. Like the cutout look. Like the use of the vellum.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

bzyPTmom said...

Very pretty--love PS products!

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous card. Love the soft colors.

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous! Love the green watercoloring and the sequins!

Amy C. said...

I shared on Twitter...
https://twitter.com/acools/status/614135091581874176

Amy C. said...

I shared on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my FaceBook page about Paper Smooches blog hop with link for them to click on.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my blog about Paper Smooches Jun blog hop with a link for them to click on. Here's blog post entry:
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com/2015/06/paper-smooches-blog-hop.html
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

graham Brand said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous colour.

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

Great card! Great colors!

Cathy Barbera said...

So pretty! Love the watercolor background.

Laurie Brown said...

Awesome card Amy!! All your little details make it so pretty!

GodMom said...

Very cute card - different. Love the watercoloring.

Janet said...

This is so elegant,love the watercolor background.

Gail said...

Hello! I love the raised look of this card - very lovely layout and color choices - TFS - -Thank you for offering the hop - I have it listed on my blog - http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/
with a link so others can join in - have a blessed day!

cghundley said...

Oh this is gorgeous!
Love the water coloring
and the die cut to
allow it to show through.
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

Liked and shared
on FB.
Carla from Utah

Linda Rubarski said...

Great hello card and water coloring.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous softness achieved using the watercolours.

Mary-Anne V said...

I shared on FB about this hop and release.

Marty B said...

Love the variations of green that you achieved~very pretty card!

Judy Tuck said...

Just love the green colours showing through your leaves. Very pretty!

Shirley N said...

Love your watercoloring and how you used the foilage die! Pretty card!

Christine Kiehl said...

https://twitter.com/jelybeanerz/status/614181865415544833 Tweet Tweet! Your card is FRESH! You had me at Hello! Nicely done!

Lynne said...

I AM ADDICTED TO DIE CUTTING AND THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL COMBINATION OF NEGATIVE, POSITIVE AND VELLUM. WELL DONE.

Jan Castle said...

Yummy color and a great C & S design!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

McStamper said...

Love your coloring. Great card.

Nana Griffin said...

Your card is lovely. I like the cool look with the colors you chose.

Deni(se) said...

The bright spring green has got to be one of my favorites. How can you feel anything but happy looking at it? The tag overlaid makes everything look so fresh too.

Carol McGregor said...

Love your card. The background and the negative of the die, Awesome. Thanks for sharing

Jana said...

I love the soft colors on this. Very pretty

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful green and creative use of the tag!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love those colors and the layout! ♥

Brandi R said...

Tweeted about the hop ♥

Janet Mack said...

Simple and very pretty.

Lin said...

I am always drawn to leaves, so I love your card today, Amy! Looks like this die would be very useful for so many occasions!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the water color background with the die. Striking.

Michele Henderson said...

Love this fresh green watercolor look! Very pretty!

Rubycat said...

Great card! It's amazing that those few drops of green on the tag do so much to tie the watercolor background to the tag. Beautiful...

Lorelle said...

Love the die cut leaves.

mandalj said...

Love the way you've used the negative of the leaf diecut over the pretty waterolour background!

mandalj said...

I've shared on Facebook!

Janelle said...

Love the sweet, soft look of your card. The green is Lovely!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Amy your card is so lovely, the color is soothing and elegant. I really, really love this.

Kelly Flaherty said...

I told all my friends on FB about the PS blog hop!

Kelly Flaherty said...

I am really looking forward to ordering some of the new PS products, this foliage die is definitely one of my MUST haves! I tweeted about the blog hop.

Tona said...

I love all the layers & texture.

karenelr said...

What a sweetly constructed card! I love all the elements!

Linda Meunier said...

What a great all occasion card!

Sharbogast said...

This is SO pretty! I really love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

Gabby said...

Terrific bkgrd and I like how you used the leaf on your awesome tag. :)

Crystal said...

Lovely color palette. It looks summer-y and very friendly. I love the use of the negative die cut.

Kris in Alaska said...

I wish my watercolor backgrounds turned out so soft and pretty!

Kris in Alaska said...

I blogged about the blog hop here: http://alaskaforgetmenotdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/06/fun-blog-hop-from-paper-smooches.html

Shona Chambers said...

Love the soft green and that foliage die looks fantastic!

Anne B said...

Love all the layers!

Jean Bullock said...

I posted about the hop on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/jean.bullock.148/posts/492474867568776

Jean Bullock said...

I tweeted about the hop.
https://twitter.com/giveawayjean/status/614322825554341888

Jean Bullock said...

I love the foliage 1 die. The negative cut looks great backed by the watercolor. Good idea to offset the gray die cut to create the shadow effect. Well done.

Morag said...

Lovely card - such a nice soft green!

Muneca said...

Love your colors- nicely done!

Nathalie Paquette said...

I love your card !!! So nice with the watercolors and the negative die cut.

Milka Gubo said...

AWSOME card!!! Love the design and color. :-D

Colleen Howell said...

I adore this card it is awesome! I am really into water coloring right now and using the negative part on top is such a great idea, you are amazing thanks

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Amy!!!
LOVE IT ALL, especially your watercolour background peeking through the negative space of the foliage die, LOVE the layered hello too :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared all about the PS Blog Hop on Facebook :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1105743849453991

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the PS Blog Hop :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/614386968042979328

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared all about the PS Blog Hop on my blog :)
http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/paper-smooches.html

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my blog/flickr page about the hop https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/18986916778/

Cindy H. said...

Lovely card! I like the use of the negative diecut on your tag with the watercolored bg. The sequins are a wonderful bit of sparkle.

bev said...

Pretty card. Love that green.

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors/watercoloring! Can't wait til the 30th!

CraftyPaws said...

So soft and pretty. I love that vellum layer and the watercoloring--gorge!

Celeste Goff said...

This card is just beautiful Amy! I love that awesome tag and the sequins are a nice pop of color with the softness of the water colored background!

sunnee63 said...

so "soft" and pretty!

Tara said...

The soft colors and peekaboo tag are awesome!

cropmom66 said...

I love the colors you used, and all of the layers. Beautiful!

Kathryn S said...

Such a soft and pretty look to this card! Love how the die cut foliage lets those gorgeous dreamy colors show through!

foleysfriend said...

Loving the foliage die; your colour choices are beautiful

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft green watercolor background, it reminds me of a lovely spring day.

Angel said...

So very pretty! Just the right amount of sequins and love the green!

Patty Beers said...

Love the beautiful soft colors.

Sheri said...

Very pretty! Love the color of green you used. And the popped up leaves are perfect!

Melanie said...

Love the card. The watercoloring behind the cut out is the best.

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Design Amy!! =) I LOVE the Color and the added Sparkle from the Sequins!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULUS WEEKEND!! =)

Sue D said...

So pretty with the die cut out and the watercolor background showing through.

Christine Traversa said...

Great card!

Amante del Papel said...

I love your background in your card! and both colors!

Renee M said...

What a lovely card, and the serene greens you used are beautiful!

Janice said...

Very pretty card, love the soft colours.

pamboe said...

Your card reminds me that I need to use more pastel colors! Beautiful!

stempelwelt said...

Love the soft colors!

stempelwelt said...

I also tweeted about this blog hop! :) https://twitter.com/ziapuetti/status/614713788210769920

Houses Built of Cards said...

So very beautiful! LOVE the soft colors Amy - and the watercolors of course!

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

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty. I love that color green. Using the piece as the background and adding the flower cut was a wonderful idea.
thanks for sharing

Marlyn Rojas said...

Adorable, I really like the colors you chose!

Ria Montefalcon said...

Wow! Great card. Love the negative die cut and background coloring. So pretty!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card, I love how you watercoloured your BG

Nancy L. said...

Beautiful card!!

Taunya Butler said...

This card is so gorgeous in its simplicity!! Love the soft tones you used and the awesome way the die cuts were part of the design!! Super impressive!!

Sharon said...

Love your card, the soft colours and layers look great!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the color and that gorgeous leaf die!

Lisa Petrella said...

SO PRETTY!!! Love the soft color palette and touches of sparkle!

CJPillow said...

This is a lovely card. I would like to receive this.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! Love the negative cut on the tag, the watercoloring and that perfect sequin placement!

Miriam Prantner said...

I like PS on FB and shared there.

Miriam Prantner said...

https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/615237471761248256

SueB said...

love. Love. LOVE the reverse die technique you used in this card; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

SueB said...

I posted on facebook about the blog hop for an additional chance to win; thanx!

SueB said...

I posted about the blog hop on my blog for an additional chance to win; thanx!

Kailash said...

Beautiful color palette!!!

Kailash said...

Shared on Facebook too!!!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Such a sweet card - I love the watercolored diecut sentiment on the vellum strip. The sequins are an awesome elegant touch. Thanks for sharing this sweet card with us!

Denise said...

I love your card, it's beautiful.

Beth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! It would brighten any recipient's day. :)

Beth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! It would brighten any recipient's day. :)

Beth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! It would brighten any recipient's day. :)

Melanie said...

Your card is so refreshing - lovely!

Pam Young said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the new foliage die!! The water coloring is a great touch!! Shared on Facebook!!

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