Friday, November 27, 2015

Paper Smooches December 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!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on November 27th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY - we have a special sale for you.  At check out, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order.  The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT.

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 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 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)
Here's a list of all the hoppers in case you get sidetracked.  Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month,  We hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon!  :)  AND the amazing Jennifer Mc Guire is playing along with us today as well - yay!

JJ Bolton (you are here)

Now on to the cards!  I have a couple cards today using the new Birds dies.  These dies are the die version of the birds in the Natural Beauties stamp set.  And the 3 birds comes with a cute little branch. I love creating little scenes and these dies make it so easy.  


The branch is inlaid into the smaller cloud panel.  The bird is inlaid with the outline) and the whole thing was attached with some foam tape.  I added a couple leaves to the branch for some more color.  Isn't that little bird die adorable?


This next card uses all 3 of the bird dies.  This time I used the outline die cut as a reverse cut and backed it with a watercolored panel.  A fun and easy way to get a rainbow on your card.  For the eyes, I used a dot of Ranger enamel accents.  The sentiment is from the new set Delightful Greetings.  


Thanks for hopping with the Paper Smooches today!  The next stop on the hop is the fun and lovely Kalyn Kepner!  Have fun!

aloha,

jj

141 comments:

  1. Love both cards especially the colorful second card.

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  2. Love the card! The little birds are darling!

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  3. Aloha to you, JJ! Your cards with these sweet birds are stunning!

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  4. Sweet little birds!!! Love your creative use of the dies!! Inlaid die cutting is so fun and I forget to use the negative cut often-such a cute card!

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  5. love both of these bird cards...I am inspired!

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  6. Pretty birdies. Love how you made a rainbow card with those.

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  7. Two really darling cards, JJ! I love your inlaid die cuts and beautiful clouds on the first one, and your design is so charming on the 2nd card! Great idea to use your Enamel Accents for their eyes, too! I also love your rainbow of water colors...so pretty!
    Thanks so much for the coupon code...I ♥ Paper Smooches :)

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  8. Those little birds are so sweet. I love the clouds on the first card.

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  9. Adorable cards--love the birds!

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  10. Very cute cards! Those birds are adorable!

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  11. I just love what you did with those darling birds...

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  12. Awesome cards! I love the simplicity of the first -- so sweet. The rainbow of birds is fantastic, too!

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  13. Such darling cards!!! Absolutely precious and sweet!

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  14. I keep meaning to watercolor. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Love these cards!!! Those birds are too cute!!! Your watercoloring is beautiful!

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  16. I Tweeted!!! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/670282312404217856

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  17. I Facebooked about the Release and Hop!! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign/

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  18. OH, I love your cards--the birds are adorable!

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  19. Wonderful cards! I love the soft background on the first card - and the bright rainbow & use of negative space on the second card.

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  20. Love the inlaid look and wonderful dimension created on your cards!

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  21. What sweet cards!! The birdie die is really cute!!!!

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  22. These are both fab. I really like how you inlaid the branch.

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  23. Wonderful cards. I love the little scene with the awesome clouds. And the gorgeous colors on the get well card. Beautifully done!

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  24. These are so adorable and cheerful! Beautiful coloring.

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  25. OMGoodness - these are both so adorable! LOVE that die set and how you used it on both cards!

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  26. Cute cards. Love the watercoloring.

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  27. Ohh, ahhh, those were my words. Love the birds. The first card is so cute and then ahhhh, the second is possibly even cuter. :)

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  28. Those birds are so cute, the entire set is adorable.

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  29. Oh my goodness, that first card is so sweet and I LOVE the die cuts and colors on the second. Fantastic! TFS and inspiring!

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  30. Just love the rainbow effect on the get well card!

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  31. Love this inlaid diecut technique as you used it on both cards.

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  32. Love the rainbow card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Who wouldn't get well after receiving such an awesome card. Love the rainbow coloring.

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  34. What beautiful cards, the single bird is my favorite. It would bring a smile to anyone that receives it

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  35. Like the dimension of the Clean & Simple w/ style bird card. Like the bird cutouts.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  36. Lovely scene on your first card. I love the subtle colors!

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  37. JJ, you picked one of my two favorite products in this release (the Birds and the Bees dies LOL)! Your cards and the cutest cards I've ever seen! Very creative with the inlaid technique, which just happens to be one of my other favorite things to do! REALLY girl,....great job! TFS

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  38. Rainbow birds are my favorite!

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  39. Great cards. Love the colors.

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  40. Love how you used these bird dies. The scene is so pretty and the rainbow birds cascading down looks awesome.

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  41. Posted on my blog/Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/23354413085/

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  42. Great cards. Love the get well with all the birdies. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Super card creations - love that pop up! TFS

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  44. especially luv that second card. a great way to add lots of color and still look classy!!

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  45. I love the outline style of the die

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  46. Love the colors of the get well card.

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  47. Love the cards my favorite is the first one, so pretty

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  48. I love these little colorful birds and the inlaid pieces.

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  49. I really liked both of your cards! Great job!

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  50. Hello I have a question: what did you do to achieve the cloud background, did you make this or is this designer paper cut down to a panel? I love how you used both parts of the cut-outs so nothing is waisted.

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  51. Love them both, but WOW that rainbow one is amazing!!!

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  52. These are so adorable. They are both full of gorgeousness

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  53. What awesome but simple to make cards with the little birds! Love it

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  54. These are both so wonderful! Love the inlaid branch on the first one. Very clever! The rainbow look always catches my eye so the bird dies are a must have for me.

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  55. Aren't those birds the cutest? Love your card!

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  56. How soft and dreamy clouds, love your inking, and the mini birdie, gorgeous card.

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  57. Love the rainbow and plain white over top. So many things I'd love to do like this!

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  58. Both are adorable, but that colorful one is just plain awesome! Great cards!

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  59. Wonderful cards! I love those birds.

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  60. GORGEOUS cards JJ - they're BOTH DELIGHTFUL!!!
    WOW - LOVE your SWEET bird on the branch with the PRETTY sky, ADORE your rainbow of birds, SO CHEERY and an AWESOME way to use the dies!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  61. I tweeted about the blog hop :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/670431474831724545

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  62. I posted about the December release and Blog Hop on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/paper-smooches-dt-blog-hop-december.html

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  63. I shared about the blog hop on Facebook :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1187555514606157

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  64. I love bird themed cards! The cloud background is so pretty.

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  65. Darling cards! Love the detail in the bird dies!

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  66. Awesomeness! This is such an adorable card! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless

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  67. What sweet cards. I just adore these sweet birds on the branch. Great background.

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  68. These are so sweet, love those cute little birds!!

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  69. I loved the soft colors in the first card...and the second cad looks so vibrant and stunning against the white! Both are fabulous.. :)
    Suchi xx

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  70. Love that little bird and branch! So cute! Your cards are just adorable. I love your work!

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  71. I'm a sucker for anything rainbow so I absolutely love that sweet get well card JJ.

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  72. OMG! the cutest lil' birdies ever! Love it!

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  73. Your cards are so cute! I really love how colorful you made the second one! :)

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  74. both cards are great, but i especially like the second one with the rainbow peeking out through the birds!

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  75. I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/not.amanda/posts/921855271183404!

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  76. Love your cards, especially the cascading birds. What a colourful way to brighten someone's day.

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  77. What sweet cards! Love them both with your lovely watercolour techniques really making them special.

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  78. Adorable cards. Love those cute little birds. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  79. Yes the birds are so Adorable and so are your cards !

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  80. I posted about your awesome Release and Hop on my Paper Smooches blog post today! Come see the cuteness! http://www.valbydesign.com/merry-little-christmas-paper-smooches/

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  81. Oh my gosh I can't stand how cute these cards are!!

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  82. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  83. What beautiful cards JJ! Love these sweet little birds by PS!

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  84. Your watercolor rainbow birds are so cheerful, it would make anyone better to get this card! LOVE!!

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  85. OMG!! I saw the bird dies and couldn't think of what I would do with them. Your cards are so creative! I think my favorite is the rainbow birds. I would have never have thought of this.

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  86. Very sweet. Love your sky background. TFS

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  87. I shared with my crafty Facebook friends...

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  88. I just love your cards! The birds are fantastic!

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  89. Both cards are beautiful, especially the colorful in your second card. I love it;)

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  90. Heee I love your little birdies ... this set is straight onto my 'need' list ;)

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  91. So cute, love this release. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Well, I love birdies so I love both cards! But the "get well" card is my favorite with the rainbow of colors (saw a full rainbow today, too!).

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  93. This is scrumptious! Love every detail like that inlaid branch!!! Gorgeous!!

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  94. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! Your cards are both SO SWEET and I just LOVE your Coloring/Colors and the Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  95. Both are so adorable - but I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the adorable rainbow birds!

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

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  96. I love little birds on branches, can't say why but they always get me. I love how you have done the second card.

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  97. Lovely cards! Those little birds are adorable!

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  98. Lovin those delightful little birds...thanks for sharing the different ways to use them.

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  99. Gah! cuteness overload...love those sweet birds!

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  100. I love what you did here! Adorable cards

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  101. Beautiful cards, just love the cloud background on the first one. Very well done.

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  102. Oh my! Those little birds are so cute! Your cards are awesome!

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  103. These are such sweet cards! I love the new little bird die!

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  104. That rainbow one is what I imagine the thoughts that birds are thinking look like. Beautiful.

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  105. LOVE the first card with the inlaid branch! Great bg and such a sweet bird. The second card is just so colorful and fun!

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  106. saWHEEET cards J. J. !!! I just love the little birdies you made! Yes, it IS cute!

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  107. I love the scene you created on the first card and the lovely rainbow colored birds in the second. Thanks

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  108. Love the cards, especially the second one. Those little birdies are so cute. Thank you for sharing.

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/MariaWicks89/status/671120363607171072?lang=en

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  109. That first card is just so sweet! I love how delicate it is!

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  110. I tweeted about the hop https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/671131314448388097

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  111. Love the last card.
    The die cut birds are just so perfect.

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  112. These are great, JJ. Such a cute PS bird die. Thanks! Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
    since google can't get it together regarding the miss links between google and blogger for those of us who have moved on to wordpress, they don't or won't edit inaccurate information and keep things linked with closed emails, require G+ pages for profiles without blogs, etc. It's pretty sad for a company that wants to link the world, but can't work out their own issues.

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  113. The get well card is over the top cute.

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  114. How sweet and simple! I just miss the ability to use these dies--ideas don't come easily--so I love that you shared some ways to use these dies!

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  115. How sweet and simple! I just miss the ability to use these dies--ideas don't come easily--so I love that you shared some ways to use these dies!

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  116. I'm glad the blog hop brought me to your blog. Your designs are gorgeous!

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  117. These are so, so nice! I will never look at bird dies the same! Love your technique.

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  118. The texture and the design of every handmade card is just out standing really like the work.
    http://arjumandmirali.wix.com/mysite-1

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