Friday, November 28, 2014

Paper Smooches November Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches December release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on November 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, November 30th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
Here's the list of the entire hopping gang:)

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)

Now to my card:)  I'm using the new word die set called Love and Cherish!  I love the beautiful curl of this font and I thought it would pair nicely with the Blossoming Buds stamp set.  The stamped flowers are pretty intricate, so I used a vellum overlay to prevent the card from getting too busy.  

On top of the vellum, I added the die cut sentiment and some enamel dots.  The enamel dots serve 2 purposes, decorative (of course) and functional (they hide adhesive that keeps the vellum laying down).  I colored the die cut word with some blended ink in 2 colors (pink and red).  I also put a plain white version of the word behind (slightly offset).  Both the blended ink and the white "shadow" really give the sentiment some depth and help the sentiment stand out. 


Now it's time for you to hop on over to the next stop on the hop, my talented buddy Jocelyn Olson!  Keep on hopping!

And for my US friends, Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm so thankful for you:)

Mahalo,
jj

126 comments:

  1. So beautiful, JJ! I love how the enamel dots and the sentiment pop on the subtle vellum!

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  2. Love the softness you get when you use vellum. Very pretty!

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  3. I love the bold word die over the vellum covered flowers

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  4. Perfect sentiment for this soft floral. Pretty!
    Linda S.

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  5. Your card is beautiful! Love the soft elements on it.

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the "layering" for the die cut - great idea!

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  7. Beautiful!! I love how you colored the die word "cherish". It looks amazing!

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  8. I shared on my blog's FB page! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

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  9. I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/538356911339765760

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  10. Such a pretty cards and one of my favorite sentiments.

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  11. Very soft and pretty with the velum. I like the shadow you created for the die cut word.

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  12. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment die!

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  13. What a pretty card!! I love that sentiment die!!

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  14. LIKE the new stamps! Pretty floral card. :)

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  15. What a sweet beautiful card, love the colors!

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  16. Great use of the word die set! I love the way you offset it with the flower stamps.

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  17. This is a great card - love the font.

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  18. Love the soft pretty style. The use of vellum to soften the look is brilliant!

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  19. Like the pretty background & how the sentiment pops out front & center.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  20. Beautifully colored - both the floral images and the "cherish." I love the softened look with the vellum. This is one of my favorite PS floral sets as one can do so many different things with it.

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  21. Gorgeous card, JJ! I love how you placed the vellum over those pretty flowers and how you off-set the sentiment with white cardstock! Thanks for the tip on placing the enamel dots, too :)
    I hope you had a really wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family ~ Hugs to you!

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  22. I'm all about flower stamps, especially the dramatic coloring you did.

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  23. What a beautiful card! I love the use of vellum over the flowers and the use if the diecut is just exquisite. Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration.

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  24. I love the subtle background and the colorful sentiment. The die cut really pops

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  25. Oh I just love this! TFS JJ
    :D
    Dolly

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  26. The vellum really makes this card so lovely.

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  27. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! The vellum really makes the stacked die sentiment pop! It's such a beautiful look! Wow!

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  28. I love vellum, I can't always get it to work for me so since yours looks so beautiful, I'm jealous lol. No but seriously this is a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  29. Very lovely, and I really like how you colored the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Beautiful! Love how you softened it with the vellum

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  31. Cute card! I love your use of vellum.

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  32. Love the tip of hiding the glue under the enamel dots!

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  33. Your flowers are beautiful - and the vellum overly a great look!

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  34. OH my! I am so excited for those dies! Fabulous card!

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  35. I shared on fb:
    https://www.facebook.com/MORENTIN1326/posts/10205550760992020?pnref=story

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  36. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/Morentin1326/status/538494926481137664

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  37. I put it on my blog:
    http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/

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  38. Love the vellum over the flowers. Gives that soft touch!!!! Beautiful card!

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  39. The vellum overlay is so pretty and these flowers are beautiful!

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  40. I shared this hop on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

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  41. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/acools/status/538512879897436161

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  42. I am starting to become a huge fan of these die cuts, especially the words. Love your card, very nice!

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  43. I like the vellum overlay to soften a bold image. Nice!

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  44. The shading on the sentiment is pretty and subtle!

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  45. So pretty! I love how the vellum softens the flowers and I'm in love with those new sentiment dies!

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  46. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/538523851224018944

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  47. What a pretty card! Love the two-tone sentiment and the vellum.

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  48. That is stunning! Who would love to get that card!!?!

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  49. I really love the use of the vellum on your card !

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  50. A pretty, spring-like card. The enamel dots really make it pop.

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  51. I'm ready for a cheery spring card & yours is just perfect. Love the font on the die & the use of vellum. Great card!

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  52. beautiful colors and combination. Great card.

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  53. Beautiful card! I love the subtle look you got with the vellum, and the enamel dots add the perfect touch. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  54. DELIGHTFUL card JJ!!!
    LOVE the sentiment and LOVE how your CLEVER vellum layer made the flowers look even more DELICATE - LOVE IT ALL!!!

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  55. I told my crafty friends about the Blog Hop and shared a link to your blog & DELIGHTFUL card on Facebook too :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/970430936318617

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  56. I tweeted about the Blog Hop and shared a link to your blog & DELIGHTFUL card :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/538630517575282689

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  57. I don't have a blog, so I pinned your DELIGHTFUL card with a link to your blog :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766423996/

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  58. so pretty how you added the vellum and the word die on top!

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  59. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  60. I posted on my blog/flickr account ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/15719028307/in/photostream/

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  61. The colors are amazing on this card!

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  62. Such pretty happy colors & love the effect of the vellum overlay~

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  63. So pretty JJ - love those colours!

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  64. Love the diecut sentiment and the colored stamping so fun!

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  65. Beautiful card! I love the flowers and the sentiment.

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  66. Such a pretty card, love your new word die :)

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  67. Love your soft flowers. Beautiful card. TFS

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  68. So pretty- love the soft colors
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  69. I Facebooked about your blog hop.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  70. Beautiful card! Love how the vellum softens the card. :)

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  71. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/DeborahOwens8/status/538880735965634560

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  72. Beautiful! I love the vellum overlay to soften everything.

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  73. Just beautiful! The vellum overlay was the perfect way to soften everything up! LOVE!!!

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

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  74. Beautiful card! Love the vellum background.

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  75. Lovely card :-D I like how you added velum to your card - pretty idea :-D Thank you for sharing :-D

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  76. What a beautiful card you created. That vellum adds such a pretty softness. tfs

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  77. Love the effect you created with the vellum

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  78. Just stunning, love the addition of the vellum!!!

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  79. Beautiful card! Love the soft look from the vellum layer and that awesome word die!

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  80. Your card is so sweet! I love the sentiment... pops right off the card!

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  81. I LOVE this!! Such a SWEET Design!! LOVE the Layers and the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  82. This is so soft and pretty and I love the sentiment, shadowed with white--adds to the whole effect (vs a darker colour). Lovely!

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  83. the colors are so soft and pretty. A relief from all of the Christmas cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  84. beautifully done, love the ombre of the sentiment!

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  85. tweeted https://twitter.com/charktweets/status/539192486049378305

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  86. Love how the vellum softens the image!

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  87. my fb post: https://www.facebook.com/nancy.carroll.142/posts/864564110261959?pnref=story

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  88. my tweet: https://twitter.com/TaraSeamus/status/539192716484022272

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  89. my blog post: http://nancecarroll.blogspot.com/2014/11/still-time-to-catch-papersmooches-nov.html

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  90. What a beautiful card! I love the bright colors and the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. This is a gorgeous card! Love the vellum!

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  92. So pretty!! I love the flowers and vellum.

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  93. LOVE the Happy Birthday and the Cherish cards!

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