Thursday, December 26, 2013

Paper Smooches December Blog Hop

Happy day after Christmas all!  (Happy Boxing Day for you Canadians:)  I am back at work today (boo for holidays in the middle of the week;) but I hope that everyone else is still enjoying a winter break!    

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches January release with you!  TEN new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on January 1st.  It's CHA (trade show time) so the release is extra-big!  You will find them HERE!

I have a couple of cards to share today using the new die set called Pinked Circles!  This is a multi-die set with 4 sizes of pinked circles and one banner die which is like a bonus:)  Pinked circles always make me think of a sun, so I'm offering up 2 sun cards this blog hop. I think all the darkness of winter is making me crave the sun!  This first card uses 4 sizes of the pinked circles to create a graphic "sun" using vellum.  I inked each layer and then stacked them up.  The top layer is card stock and is also die cut with another new die from the Hello set.    


My second card uses one of the pinked circles for a reverse cut (negative cut) sun.  The top white layer has the sun and the waves cut out.  All of the color is on the card base.  The sentiment is stamped on both layers which I like to call stacked stamping. The sentiment is from the new set Scripty Sayings (which I love!).  


When doing reverse cuts, I always save the positive die cut part to use later.  This time, I used the wave die cut as a mask to create the wave shadows in the water like this...


That's it for me today, but there is lots more inspiration with the rest of the hop!  To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • 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) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, December 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)

Thanks so much for stopping in!   

Mahalo and aloha,
jj

150 comments:

  1. Love this!!!! The new goodies look awesome together!! :)

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  2. Both cards are so gorgeous! I love them both! Thanks for the tips!

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  3. Really great idea! Love the cards and the new stamps. Can't wait!!

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  4. The card has a very fresh color scheme-striking!

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  5. oh wow!! i am always WOW-ed by your talent!!!! your stacked, pinked circles are just amazing!!! and the die cut sentiment in the top one is awesome!! i feel warmer already, just looking at it!!!
    and your second card is so serene!! love that beachy scene! and the way you created the waves is gorgeous!! i am officially inspired!

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  6. Fun and colorful. I like the pinked circles.

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  7. Gorgeous cards - and fabulous showcase as always! You and PS = perfect recipe for inspiration!
    c

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  8. Both cards are so creative that I don't know which one I like the best! You always make such cool cards!

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  9. sold...those new dies are on my "must buy" list, which is way different from my wish list. Your creativity is so fun and amazing.

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  10. JJ, you cards makes me think of the beautiful sunset. Fabulous!

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  11. Beautiful cards. Commented about blog hop on Facebook.

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  12. Your cards are Simply beautiful. I love how you use the cut out parts in another way like the water mask. You have a great eye!

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  13. What a fun die!! Cute, cute, cute cards.
    Lynn

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  14. LOVINGGGGGG that pinking shear die set! Great cards.
    -Suzanne

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  15. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards, great designs!!!

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  16. You are so clever, JJ! I love both cards so much...thanks for the pic showing your technique, too!

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  17. Cute cards - love the pinked circles and the colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  18. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/isoscia/status/416250754492424192

    isoscia at aol dot com

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  19. Posted your hop on my Facebook page.

    isoscia at aol dot com

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  20. Posted your hop on my sidebar.
    http://theirisplace.blogspot.com


    isoscia at aol dot com

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  21. Love your cards and have a feeling that the Scripty Sayings set and the new hello dies are going to be going trans-Atlantic come 2014!!

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  22. These are such simple cards and so cute. I really love the one with sun and clouds! Adorable!

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  23. lovin' your CAS style and just started following you via feedly; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  24. Love your "Smile" card....those waves are awesome. I need to develope my inking skills. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  25. Such lovely sunbursts! I can see this in neon!

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  26. WOW I love your cards! The 'hi' card is just fantastic.

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  27. Fab cards. Simple yet effective. Being my own boss, I have given myself 2 days off, in accordance with traditions in the Netherlands, where they have 2 Christmas days (1st & 2nd). In Greece, where I now live, Christmas in on the 25th, but many shops and so on are closed on the 26th as well.

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  28. Also posted a link to the blog hop on my sidebar.

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  29. Love those new dies. You did a great job demonstrating how versatile they are. Thanks for the tip on the second card. Definitely going to try that technique. I especially like how you have the top of the card shorter to show off the pretty water inking. Great job!

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  30. Awesome designs, think I will have to lift these ones. TFS

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  31. Why yes, they do look like the sun! So clever, JJ!

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  32. Oh I love how you usd your die cuts...your cards are fabulous!

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  33. I Facebooked about your Hop on my blog's Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

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  34. Tweeted about your Hop! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/416289704703557632

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  35. Very cool cards - I especially like the smile card - nice bright happy colors!

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  36. I love those pinked circles used as suns!Great job!

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  37. My, my, my......those cards have some kind of WOW factor!!!! Wonderful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  38. Tweeted abt the giveaway!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  39. What a neat cut out for the sun to come thru underneath! That would make a great thank you card for our friends who invited us to Hawaii. It just looks Hawaiian to me. :)

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  40. I did smile at that card! They are wonderful!

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  41. Very clever! I love those pinked circles, they're so cute!

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  42. What a beautiful card. I love your use of the positive die cut to make the waves on your card.
    I posted on Facebook @ Sharon Perkins Bottini.
    I also posted the Blog Hop on Twitter https://twitter.com/SBLina1/status/416325749256093696

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  43. My blog, ValByDesign.com, has a Paper Smooches card posted today, and I also mentioned the blog hop on it! http://www.valbydesign.com/paper-smooches-royal-cuteness-valentine/

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  44. LOVINGByour AMAZING cards for today JJ!! Such FUN Designs using the Dies!! LOVE the Bright colors too!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  45. Fantastic cards JJ!! Love that multi pinked sun!! Such bright fun designs!!

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  46. Its Boxing Day in the UK too! The waves r really effective, I love em!

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  47. Love your cards, JJ - so striking!

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  48. Pretty cards and I like
    how you used both
    of the die cuts for
    both cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  49. WOW! these two cards are simply AMAZING!! You are awesome!

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  50. Simply fabulous!! I LOVE how you created both cards!!

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  51. Love these cards! Mentioned the blog hop on Facebook and Twitter.

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  52. Shut the front door! JJ, these cards are fantabulous!

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  53. You now have a new follower!!! I love your work. I look forward to seeing and learning more from you in the future.

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  54. Oh I love these JJ! The vellum inking is always a hit I think, and love how efficient you are with all your pieces, the inking on the second card is fantastic, especially for the sun!

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  55. And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/416379608481558528

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  56. Can't wait to see all the new goodies!

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  57. Both of these cards are fantastic! I love the layered wave look on the second card! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Both your cards are just great, and thanks for the tip about saving the reverse cuts for a later use.

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  59. Like your cards and I love the script word!

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  60. Such a unique card, thanks for sharing

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  61. Great cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  62. GORGEOUS creations! Love how you used these new dies!

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  63. Both cards are gorgeous! LOVE the striking colors combinations!!!

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

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  64. Wonderful cards...love your use of both the positive and negative die images.

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  65. Both cards are fantastic- great colors-- I am loving the sentiment stamps-- adding it to my list- which keeps growing! LOL I posted about the hop on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Great little CAS cards and love the diecut!

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  67. tweeted! https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/416428099425669120

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  68. This pinked circle look is so fun.

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  69. Great cards... Love how you used the negative :)

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  70. Love the cards and the circles and die is a great touch. The other layered card is awesome using the sentiment. wonderful work.

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  71. 2 fun cards! thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  72. I really like the waves you created in the bottom project.

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  73. Great way to use the die cut and negative on two different projects!

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  74. I shared this on FB! https://www.facebook.com/shannon.hart.5811/posts/441043769350805

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  75. I tweeted this too! https://twitter.com/Shartl/status/416442556839247873

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  76. Both you cards are beautiful and so warming!

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  77. Great cards. The vellum blew me away!

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  78. Loving your layers of the die and the shading on the bottom card

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  79. Your cards are definitely a pick me up for this snow filled winter. Nice to see the sun here as we haven't seen much lately.

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  80. I love that first card, it's simplicity and the fun colors =) TFS!

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  81. JJ!!!!!!!! You amaze me every month! LOOOOOOOVE these creations! LOVE that sea card with the sun--- TOOOOOOOO clever:)

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  82. Darling cards. I'm new, but I'm hooked! Can't wait. Thanks for the chance.

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  83. Love your cards, especially the fist one, very clever design and awesome colors. TFS

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  84. These are gorgeous. Love your colors and the creative way you inked the second card. Think I'm gonna have some products from this new release. Facebooked, tweeted and blogged about the hop.

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  85. What lovely cards, so bright and colourful.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  86. OOOHHH! I so love what you did with the pinked circles--I love dies! Especially the new ones coming out so far!! I am excited to see more with the scripty sayings! I love what I see on your cards--delightful!

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  87. I also tweeted about the blog hop!

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  88. Love the neon pinking nesting circles on your card. They are so pretty and have such impact!

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  89. You don't have Boxing Day?? What??! Maybe it's our version of Black Friday (best shopping deals ever). I love the sun card - I pinned it to try myself later :) Thanks for sharing.

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  90. love both cards - thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  91. Both cards are lovely, but I am especially impressed by the waves you created on the second card. Brilliant idea to save the negative die-cuts as masks.

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  92. Your cards are beautiful, JJ. The Smile card just makes me smile!

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  93. Both designs are fabulous, JJ! I have posted about the DT hop to my blog and FB.

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  94. Such great cards!! I love the idea of saving the negative parts from die-cutting for future use. Can't wait to see all the fun stuff in this release! :)

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  95. Adding another comment because I blogged about this blog hop.

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  96. Adding another comment because I posted about this blog hop on Facebook.

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  97. And yet another comment because I Tweeted about this blog hop!

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  98. I love the pinked circles. And using the wave die as a mask is such a great idea.

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  99. Fun cards - love the bold colors of the first card and the sponging on the second card!

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  100. Great cards. Like the use of the circles (1st card) and the sponging in the second. Thanks.

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  101. Loving the bright cards. A wonderful antidote to a winters day.

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  102. I posted on my Flickr account (blog). http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/11596550516/

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  103. Can't wait to see all the new releases & get my hands on em!

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  104. I would like to try your technique of inking vellum. I love both of your cards. I can't wait to see the new release.

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  105. Love the pinking circles! Great cards.

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  106. So you JJ! So full of fun and beautiful color!

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  107. Wow - a LOT of possible uses for that wave die. :D

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  108. fun and energetic first card….and that hello die is fantastic!

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  109. Love the pinked die and the cards you created.

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  110. Love the beach card, makes me think of warmer places.

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  111. Love your cards, love the colors, especially the beach card. Too cute! tfs I've posted on fb and twitter about the hop. Patricia B

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  112. Absolutely gorgeous cards!! I love how you used the pinked circles to make a sun!! And I am soo in love with that sentiment on the second card!! I love the font!!

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  113. fun pinked circle dies, your cards are wonderful

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  114. Loved your cards and the way you used the pinked circles. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Pretty cards. Love the new dies.TFS

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  116. I'm in love with these cards! Love the clouds especially!

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  117. Adorable cards! Inked vellum suns look amazing!

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  118. Both the cards are so beautiful and unique. Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

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  119. Wow! Your cards are beautiful!

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  120. Wow! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  121. wow! That second card is stunning! :D loving how you did the sentiment!

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