Monday, September 15, 2014

Release in Review

Tonight's the night! Just a few more hours until all the new PTI is available in the store. I popping back here one last time to share the rest of my release projects.

Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings, Bookmark 1, and Embroidered Borders. Very simple card, but the dies help add a lot of detail. I used this particular Embroidered Border twice on the same project yesterday, today I'm just using it once. I backed the middle strip of open cicles with a different color cardstock than the cardbase for added interest.

Phrase Play #8, Shaker Shapes: Stars, and Embroidered Borders.  Lots of layering and overlapping to make a interesting card.

O'Tannenbaum, Wet Paint Holiday, and Stitched Bookmark.  Are those trees not lovely.  It was fun to team them up with an old favorite of mine, In the Meadow. The very popular Wet Paint Holiday dies and stamps were used on a cut of the Stitched Bookmark and the holes end up being a great design element.

Birthday Classics: October. A simple tag with layered pumpkins from Scent-a-mentals. This is a little gift of pumpkin pie candy corn. Great for October as it is a nod to the traditional Halloween candy corn, but with more of a fall spin. Yummy too!

Wet Paint Holiday, Keep It Simple: Merry Christmas, and Sparkle & Shine Holiday Additions. The scatter of sequins is certainly fun against a background created by stamping a sentiment repeatedly.

Santa's Sleigh and Shaker Shapes: Circles. Had to do it. Fun tag. The frame of the Shaker Shape is adhered to a Tag Sale #3 base. And fits quite nicely at that.

And that's a wrap. See you soon. I'll be getting all inky or stitchy soon. Can't help myself.

More inspiration from the the other PTI girls below.

Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell


Keep It Simple Season's Greetings
Stamps: Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings
Dies: Bookmark 1, Embroidered Borders, Coffee Cozy Detail Dies
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White, Limeade Ice, Pure Poppy
Ink: True Black

Christmas Joy
Stamps: Phrase Play #8
Dies: Embroidered Borders, Phrase Play #8, Shaker Shapes: Stars
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Stamper's Select White, Scarlet Jewel
Gold Embossing Powder
Canvas Vellum

Stamps: O'Tannebaum, Holiday Wet Paint, In the Meadow
Dies: Stitched Bookmark, Holiday Wet Paint, In the Meadow
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
Ink: Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, True Black

Birthday Classics: October
Stamps: Birthday Classics: October, Scentamentals 
Dies: Tag Sale #1
Ink: Dark Chocolate

Merry Christmas 
Stamps: Wet Paint, Sketched Shapes, Sparkle & Shine Holiday 
Additions, Keep It Simple: Merry Christmas, Letters to Santa
Dies: Bookmark 2, Holiday Wet Paint
Ink: Pure Poppy, Soft Stone, True Black
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice

Santa's Sleigh Tag
Stamps: Sants's Sleigh
Dies: Shaker Shapes: Circle, Stitched Sentiments, Tag Sale #3, 
Winter Penguin, In the Meadow Slopes
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Book Club

And we've arrived at the last day of the September 2014 Papertrey Ink Countdown. Whew! It's been a lot of fun. Thanks for all the great comments and enthusiasm over the last few days. I feel so lucky to be a part of this and to be able to share in all that with you. :)

Today, we are featuring Dawn's amazing new Book Club stamp set and three gorgeously designed bookmark dies. And, I have two new stitching dies of my own with the Stitched Bookmark and  the coordinating Embroidered Borders. There is a lot to love if you are an avid reader.

Dawn's new Book Club set is quite clever in that it uses book quotations to represent the common card giving occasions.  This quotation from "Alice in Wonderland" is perfect for a congratulations card. 

Seeing as it is from "Alice in Wonderland", I thought it was more than appropriate to team it up with the tittering teacups from Latte Love. I colored the die cut and stamped version with Copics, popping it up on my card front with dimensional adhesive. I also stamped it repeatedly on my white panel in Soft Stone Ink. 

A scattering of Wonderful Words: Congrats is glued on the bottom all topsy turvy, just like the book. 

And here's my matching tag using the Bookmark 1 Die. Isn't it gorgeous with the "v" details on the bottom. Speaking as both a product designer and paper crafter, we are certainly in the "golden age" of the paper crafting die. Every month, there seems to be something pushing the boundaries of creativity established from the last month. Dawn certainly did that here with all the gorgeous details she added to her three bookmark dies this month.

On this project, I used the same Bookmark #1 die to create a bookmark. The quotation is from Book Club and could be used for accomplishment/graduation cards. I feel it is also appropriate to acknowledge the the new worlds and ideas that are available to you when you open the covers of a book.

Bookmarks need to be as dimension-less as possible. The inlaid die technique is the perfect way to add interest and color, without the bulk. I did that here with the leave dies from Leave It Be. They are cut from Summer Sunrise Card Stock and stamped in Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate ink. I die cut the same dies out of a cut of the Bookmark 1 die. All you do then is fit things together like a puzzle.

This bookmark is double sided, It has to be in order for you to glue in the inlays. Use this to your advantage and glue the two scratched up sides of your die cut (created by your cutting plate) together, leaving the outsides nice and smooth. It looks great on both the front and back now.

Also this month, I have a Stitched Bookmark Die for you. This is very similar to the Stitched Frame Die that we introduced a few days ago in that you can cut out a window in the middle and back it with a contrasting piece of paper, felt, or whatever you can dream up.

Also being released this month, is the Embroidered Border dies. This is a set of four dies that cut hole patterns to fit the Stitched Bookmark insert. On Day 3, I used the same dies to embellish a Coin Purse and Phone Case.

There are lots of possibilities as to what you can stitch inside the window of the Stitched Bookmark. I had some 1.5" inch ribbon I had saved from a gift somebody gave me. I just cut the length down to size and stitched it in. No die cutting necessary.

I will say that with the 1.5" ribbon, that it just barely makes the span between the stitched sides. I was just catching the merest edge of the ribbon. Maybe placing my needle and thread 1/16"  away from the edge. Obviously, it can be done. But just be aware.

You can probably use 2" ribbon, but might have to trim the sides so they don't over hang the edges of the bookmark. Again, not a big deal but rather a problem to be solved.

In any case, the ribbon option shown herre opens up a whole world of options for you. Imagine all the novelty ribbon out there. You could make your kids or grandkids bookmarks with ribbon printed with their favorite cartoon or book characters for example. I saw some darling Dr. Seuss ribbon this week. Just a matter of what you can track down. And we all know, the hunt is half the fun:).

Here's a bookmark that has some stamping on it. Instead of cutting a felt insert, I cut one out of paper. Before I sewed it in with pre-cut stitch holes, I stamped it with Alpha-blocks and a sentiment from All Booked Up. Love the fusion of paper and felt on this project. Very sturdy and the paper is protected from wear and tear by being inset into felt.

And lastly, here is another book mark created using the Stitched Bookmark Die and the Embroidered Borders. I cut this particular Embroidered Border twice, making sure I lined up the holes on the one edge.  This one cuts open holes so the felt or paper from the back can show through. Sort of like the holes in Seasonal Stitches: Ladybug.

I wanted to show you what I discovered working with the Stitched Bookmark Die. You actually have two sizes of bookmarks in the die collection. You see the original size with the "read" bookmark" and there is the smaller version with the Ocean Tides bookmark. The Ocean Tides bookmark is actually two of the inserts cut and stitched together. SWEET! I love it whenever there is added value in a product like this.

There you have it. A lot for you to dream about. I'm already planning more bookmarks. I want to put some photos in that open window.  This week I'll get around to that.

Thanks for stopping by. Just a short wait now. All these products and more will be available tomorrow night at 10 PM EST at  More bookish inspiration below.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell
Lizzie Jones


Alice Card and Bookmark
Stamps: Book Club, Latte Love, Bowl of Sunshine
Dies: Bookmark #1, Latte Love, Wonderful Words: Congrats
Ink: Soft Stone, True Black
Aqua Mist and Stamper's Select White Cardstock

David Copperfield Bookmark
Stamps: Book Club and Leave It Be
Dies: Book Club, Leave It Be, and Bookmark #1
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise
Ink: Dark Chocolate and Orange Zest
Dark Chocolate Twill

Embroidered Bookmark
Dies: Stitched Bookmark, Embroidered Borders
Felt: Smokey Shadow and Autumn Rose

Read Bookmark
Stamps: Alpha-Blocks, All Booked Up
Dies: Stitched Bookmark
Ink: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
Smokey Shadow Felt

Ribbon Bookmark
Dies: Stitched Bookmark
Felt: Hawaiian Shores

Small Ocean Tides Bookmark
Dies: Stitched Bookmark, Embroidered Borders
Felt: Ocean Tides, Lavender Moon
Ribbon: Lavender Moon Grosgrain
Ocean Tides Button

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Introducing Sparkle & Shine, NEW! Shaker Shapes dies

Now, I know how excited ya'll are about Betsy's products this month for the September Papertrey Ink Release. That lady is a creative force and in a class all her own. Her new Sparkle & Shine stamps and new Shaker Shape Dies are going to become your favorites to work with. I see a lot of shaker cards being made and sent here in the next few years and beyond.

As you can see, these new products allow you to be effortlessly creative. I used the Ornament Shaker Shape Die and Clear Cardstock to create this card accent that is completely see through.

Check out the patterned paper. This month we have a pad of 8.5"x11" patterned cardstock to use with the Sparkle and Shine stamps. I adore how you have preprinted A2 sized sections to use on cards. All the circles on my card are printed on the paper for me. I didn't have to do a thing other than put adhesive on the back.

Here's a close up of my shaker. I created this by gluing together several Aqua Mist cardstock cuts from the Shaker Shapes: Ornament Die. Before I glued on the top and bottom layer, I placed a cut of Clear Cardstock so my shaker filler was contained.

What is my filler? You are going to love this story. Two holidays ago, I was at my local grocery store when I wondered through the bakery department. They had a clear box of these sprinkles to be used on cupcakes. Check out the colors. Remind you of anybody? Pink, aqua, chartreuse, red, white...they screamed Betsy Veldman at the time to me. And still do. Every time I see them on my pantry shelf I think of her. And thus, these are my official "Betsy Veldman Sprinkles". I thought it would be appropriate to use them on this project.

On top of my shaker, I die cut the word "sparkle" from the new Sparkle and Shine Words Die. They've got a treatment of Wink of Stella pen and then a coating of Glossy Accent. They indeed "sparkle and shine".

The main accent has a bit of a secret. It can easily be untied from the card and used as a real ornament. Noticed the stamped part of my sentiment (from Sparkle & Shine Holiday Additions)  is actually stamped on my patterned paper panel. Because the ornament is completely see through, you don't know until you untie it.

My initial thought was to have the ornament threaded through the cut brackets on the Card-Basics 1 Die.  The ornament ended up being too long for that. Only my panel was already cut. I ended up using it anyway. Liked the way it looked. So those slits here are merely decorative. Form over function.

Here's my ornament on its own, ready to be hung on a tree. The word "sparkle" works well all alone, even with the rest of the sentiment left behind on the card.

Next up, a non-holiday card using the Shaker Shapes: Square, Sparkle & Shine stamp set, and the Sparkle and Shine Patterned Paper.

I didn't make a shaker this time around, just used that stitched square die to house my sentiment. It has great detail and works quite well on its own.

I stamped the word "Sparkle" onto a Hibiscus Burst cut of the Photo Finisher Dies and made them sparkle again with a Wink of Stella pen.

Here's a close of of the "filler" die included in the Shaker Shapes : Squares. Confetti galore. I love the streamers cut out of silver foil paper.

That wraps it up for me. Looking forward to seeing what you create with these products. Aren't they fabulous?!?!?

All these products featured in today's post will be available to purchase in just a few short days. They all go live in the store at 10 PM EST on September 15th at

Click below to see what everybody did with this collection:

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell
Lizzie Jones


Hoping Your Holidays Sparkle
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: Sparkle & Shine, Hibicus Burst Simple Stripe
Stamps: Sparkle & Shine, Sparkle and Shine Holiday Additions
Dies: Shaker Shapes: Ornament, Sparkle and Shine Words, Card Base-ics 1

You Add a Little Sparkle Card
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: Sparkle & Shine
Dies: Sequins, Shaker Shapes: Square

Friday, September 12, 2014

Monthly Moments: September + More Stitching Dies

We're back with another day of the September 2014 Papertrey Ink countdown. Rolling right along. Full steam ahead until everything becomes available at 10 PM EST at Papertrey Ink.

I've got some new things to share with you today with Heather's Monthly Moments items and another set of stitching dies from me.

First up, my Monthly Moments: September project. This year we have two "monthly" themed stamp sets. We've got all of the Monthly Moments stuff and we've got the Birthday Classics Collection. I thought to myself...why not combine the two? Match made in stamping heaven.

I did just that on this card. My sentiment is from the Birthday Classics: September stamp set released last month. And then my background was stamped using the polka dot September stamp from Monthly Moments: September in shades of Pure Poppy, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, and Orange Zest. The leaves are from Monthly Moments as well and I stamped them in a falling pattern. The Dark Chocolate of the leaves, the sentiment, and the button visually ties everything together in a triangle. Loving this card.

Moving on to the stitching projects, I have a new take on the Baby Bootie Die today. I talked yesterday about still seeing my childhood ornaments on the Christmas tree. The one I always try to spot first is my baby ornament to commemorate my first Christmas.  It's a brass cradle with my name and birthday date engraved on it. 

I took that idea of "Baby's First Christmas" and created a baby bootie ornament using the Baby Bootie Dies and the tree from the Coffee Cozy Detail Die Collection. This is a GREAT Christmas gift for a baby. As a mother of very small children, the last thing I really want is more toys. Besides, toys will go in short order as the child grows, but this little darling is going to stay around forever. Well worth your time to stitch up. And just think, you might have made a baby a set of booties to be worn. This is a great way to follow that up, the same type of bootie, only Christmas themed and ready to be hung on a tree. 

I took the new Stitched Ornament Hanger and stitched it using the coordinating "holes only" dies into the inside heels of the baby booties. The addition of hot glue between the booties helps to hold them together in this position. 

The soles are super special. Add any of the words from the Stitched Holiday Words Collection on one sole and the birth year from Stitched Years Collection on the other. Precious.  Can't wait to give this one to my new little nephew.

A word on the soles. I really spent some time thinking about how I wanted to put this ornament together. I didn't want the backside of the words and year to show through on the inside of the bootie. To solve that problem, each bootie has two soles. Upping the challenge factor a bit, but worth it. The double layer covers up the stitching on the inside. Nothing shows.

Next up, some more new stitching dies. We've got the Embroidered Border Dies (available this release) here at work on the Phone Case and Coin Purse. This die set comes with four borders that fit both these items, card fronts, and perhaps one more thing coming your way this month:).

I just love this border in particular. My favorite with alternating star bursts and flares. Flawless stitch placement thanks to the dies and a great way to add a sophisticated touch to the Coin Purse Dies.

On this Phone Case, I cut another border from the Embroidered Borders Die Collection three times and stitched up the pattern in alternating "v's". Really a great look.

OK. There you have it. I hope you like what you see. All these products and more will be available at 10 PM EST at on September 15th. Thanks for stopping by today.

More inspiration below:

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell
Lizzie Jones


Monthly Moments Card
Stamps: Monthly Moments: September, Birthday Classics: September
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Orange Zest, and Pure Poppy
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
Canvas Vellum
Dark Chocolate Button

Baby Bootie Ornament
Dies: Baby Booties, Coffee Cozy Detail Collection, Stitched Holiday Words, Stitched Years, and Stitched Ornament Die
Felt: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate

Coin Purse
Dies: Coin Purse, Embroidered Borders
Felt: Hibiscus Burst

Phone Case
Dies: Phone Case, Embroidered Borders
Felt: Winter Wisteria

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 2 of the September Papertrey Ink Countdown

Hello Everybody! Time for more projects featuring the Chapter 3 Designs September products for Papertrey Ink. I've got lots of stitchy goodness for you. Let's just get started.

Today I'm introducing the Stitched Frame Dies and the Stitched Ornament Hanger Die. The Stitched Frame comes with all the components to make a "polaroid" style felt frame. Add in a photo and the Stitched Ornament Hanger and you've got the best little keepsakes to hang on your tree this year.

I made a trio of ornaments for my tree featuring some of my favorite kid photos from the last year. I stitched them into the opening of the Stitched Frame from the back. I also added words from the Stitched Holiday Words Collection that you saw on some cards yesterday. Three of the eight words fit in the space below the opening. You see them all here.

I die cut a coordinating felt bow from the Happy Hydrangea Die Collection and topped it off with a button. These I just hot glued onto the ornament after it was stitched together.

The Stitched Ornament Hanger is stitched between the back and front of the frame for a seamless look. I'll use it a different way tomorrow so you can see how you can stitch the ends into a project. I have big long term plans for this little number. Thing of all the things we can make ornaments out of...oh the possibilities.

On the back of all three ornaments I stitched in the year using the Stitched Year Dies. These also will fit underneath the opening on the front of the frame.  My mom still hangs all our childhood ornaments on the tree every year. I still enjoy finding mine. I hope in years to come, my kids will look at these hanging on the tree with great fondness.

Needless to say, these photo ornaments would make fabulous Christmas gifts this year for grandparents and friends. I plan to sneak photos of my friends kids and whip up some ornaments to give to them this year. And I think both sets of grandparents need them as well.

If you are planning on trying this yourself, just get wallet sized prints made at your photo processing place and die cut them. Here's a good example. See how the holes are on the inside of the cut? This allows you to stitch the photo in from the back.

You can also cut the middle part out of cardstock instead of a photo and stitch that in for another type of ornament. I found that Dawn's new 'Tis the Season Sentiments are the perfect fit. Embellish at will after that. With all the stamps in your supply closet, just think of the fun you can make creating ornaments for a friend or family member.

For another idea, I didn't cut the opening in the Stitched Frame Die, but instead turned it 90 degrees and cut the phrase "peace, love, + joy" using the Stitched Holiday Words. I trimmed it out in ruffled gingham ribbon when I stitched it up. My hanger is created using a length of Pure Poppy Ribbon. Additional accents from Button Stackers and Limeade Ice Vintage Buttons help complete the look.

And lastly, I wanted to create something as a display piece for the holidays. I came up with this. Would look lovely in your home or adding a wee festive touch to your work space. Great co-worker gift.

Also included in the Stitched Frame Collection is a filler piece that has holes for cross stitching a pattern or to be left as a design element. I cut that piece out of Aqua Mist Cardstock and just left as is for interest. Felt pieces from Fancy Flakes and Button Stackers add a festive touch.

In order to make this stand up on its own, I literally stitched in this long skinny popsicle stick.  It is skinner than the ones you find in the freezer case:). A quarter of an inch wide maybe. Got a whole bag of them at Hobby Lobby. I was able to work my stitches around it. Perfect. It holds up my frame, which I then just stick in the top of a wooden spool wrapped up in Betsy's new Sparkle and Shine Paper.

There you go. I hope your mind is a'whirl! These are such great gifts.

These products and so much more will be available at 10 PM EST on September 15, 2014 at More inspiration below.

Nichole Heady
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Lizzy Jones
Laura Bassen


Photo Ornaments
Dies: Stitched Frame, Stitched Holiday Words, Stitched Ornament Hanger, Happy Hydrangea
Felt: Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy
Buttons: Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy

Jingle All the Way Ornament
Dies: Stitched Frame, Holly Jolly, Stitched Ornament Hanger, Journal Card Toppers
Stamps: Tis the Season
Cardstock: Pure Poppy
Ink: Scarlet Jewel
Felt: Simply Chartreuse, Pinefeather, Vintage Cream

Peace Love and Joy Ornament
Dies: Stitched Frame,  Button Stack, Stitched Holiday Words
Pure Poppy Grograin Ribbon
Limeade Ice Buttons

Joy Frame Display
Dies: Stitched Frame, Button Stackers, Fancy Flakes, Stitched Holiday Words
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White
Pattern Paper: Sparkle and Shine
Felt: Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
Ripe Avocado and Hibiscus Burst Button
Skinny Popsicle Stick and Wooden Spool

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day 1 of the September PTI Countdown

Holiday stuff already? You bet! Papertrey Ink wants to give you as much time as we can to create your holiday projects.  That's why the September and October releases are mostly holiday themed stamps and dies. And I've got some fabulous new things from Chapter 3 Designs to add to the mix this year as well.

Today, I'll be showing you three projects using the Stitched Holiday Words Dies. It's a collection of 8 holiday words and a plus sign that can be added to cards and felt stitching projects. And just between you and know how I like to create companion dies to my larger felt die projects? These are those "companion" dies. I'll show you the main event tomorrow. But for now, these little gems work really great on their own on cards. I'd say they exceeded my expectations. Putting these three cards together on day this weekend was a joy and completely effortless.

Here's a collage made out of 7 out of the 9 dies to give you a good idea of what is included. (The word "be" and the plus sign are missing from this card.)  I laid these out on my cutting plate and cut them all at once on Pure Poppy cardstock. I backed some of them with Stamper's Select White Cardstock and the others show the New Leaf cardstock base the front panel is mounted to. I like the interest the two color treatment brings to this card. Itty bitty dies from various collections fill in spaces and give the card some added pizzazz. I can't tell you how much I adore this card. Absolutely love how this turned out.

Next up, we have a bit of a marquee treatment. I cut the words "holly" and "jolly" in the My Mother, My Friend frame die. This was delightfully easy. The open back style of the frame die allowed me to cut the word at the same time I cut the frame. One pass was all it took. Next I cut just the frame out of silver foil paper and then backed the original cut. The effect is very flashy. It shines and catches your eye from various places in the room, much like marquee letters.

The striped pattern on the brackets of the frame was made using Candy Cane Christmas. An easy and simple touch to add some detail. Other than that, the card is really rather simple. This would be an easy one to reproduce. Definitely a 10 minute card.

And lastly, how about some stitching? Throw some floss on a card and it doesn't take much else to create an eye catcher.:) I cut the words "be" and "merry" into a New Leaf cut of Tipped Tops and then stitched them up with red floss.

Just a little tip, I ended up backing the letters after I was done with New Leaf cardstock as well. I didn't want any white peeping through the holes. I tried it and it looked too distracting. This little step gives a very clean look. A large snowflake from Snowflake Medley and a Pure Poppy button are the only other embellishment.

I was thinking this would be a fun one to mass produce as well. Even with the stitching. Cut a bunch at the same time and spend the evening on the couch with your favorite Christmas movie stitching them all up.  Delightful way to pass the time in my book. The rest is very easy and straightforward.

Hope you like what you see. Oh so much more to come. All these products and plenty more will be available at 10 PM EST at I'll be back with more tomorrow.

More inspiration below:

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Heather Nichols
Lizzie Jones


Word Collage Card
Dies: Stitched Holiday Word Dies, Shaker Shapes: Tree Dies, Holly Jolly, Holiday Home, Star Gazer, Love Lives Here
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White, Limeade Ice, Pinefeather, Harvest Gold
Baker's Twine

Holly Jolly Marquee
Stamps: Candy Cane Christmas
Dies: Stitched Holiday Word Dies, My Mother, My Friend
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel

Be Merry Snowflake
Stamps: Snowflake Medley
Dies: Stitched Holiday Word Dies, Snowflake Medley, Tipped Tops
Ink: Pure Poppy
Button: Pure Poppy

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on September 1st.. You will find our new releases 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 MT on Sunday, August 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 1st 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)

I used two new products from the upcoming release: Ornament Dies and the Holly Jolly stamp set. Are those swags just not divine? I added Glossy Accents to a few for lots of dimension. The adorable sentiment (nice to have a new phrase to use) is from the stamp set too. And another thing that I adore? The tops of the ornaments. There is a solid and an outline die (in Kim's signature loops). The solid was cut out of foil paper and the loopy outline out of glitter paper. Very neat in real life.