Wednesday, December 23, 2015

{Paper Smooches} December DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches January 2016 release with you! TWO new stamp sets and TEN new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 30th. You will find out new products HERE.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering up a prize! 


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

  1. FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  2. 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 chances)
  3. You have until midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, December 27th to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
To increase your chances of winning: 
  1. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  2. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  3. 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'm featuring both the Love Balloons and Polka Dot Borders dies. I also incorporated the Bicycle die and the Silver & Gold stamp set. I started by brushing black gesso across the bottom of the kraft card base.


Then I used the medium-sized strip of the three Polka Dot Borders dies along the bottom of the top panel. I randomly pushed out some of the die cut dots and filled in some of them with coloured cardstock to match the Love Balloons, which come with two separate different highlight dies.


I stacked four layers of black matte cardstock and black glitter cardstock to build a Bicycle with dimension. To finish, I stamped a sentiment and two small brush strokes/speed marks from the Silver & Gold stamp set.


Links for new release items will be added as soon as the products go live in stores.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Remember to check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!

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97 comments:

Natalie Godfrey said...

Adorable card. Love the road you created for the bike. Great job!

I Card Everyone said...

There are those fab colors again, in a very fun design - LOve that bicycle! and I'm dotty for the dots! Merry Christmas!
=]

Susan Lang said...

the dots are so cool. love the colors you chose.

Ruby N said...

I adore this! Need that bike die!

Kelly B. said...

Love these balloon dies!

Janelle said...

This is adorable! Love your colors and details, and glitter bike!

Lisa K said...

This is so cute with the balloons. I like how you popped some of the circles out for the road and the bike looks spectacular with the glittery look.

Natalie s said...

Love your card Emily! The retro bike goes fabulously with the coloured dots. You know I'm a sucker for anything bicycle themed!

Katherine K :) said...

Super cute and fun card! Love your design and color choice to showcase these adorable new dies.

conil said...

What a happy, fun card. Love the color choices, of course, but the design touches are awesome. The bicycle and the balloons knock me out.

robiw said...

Such a fun card! Love those crazy balloons!

karen h said...

Fun card! The polka dot border die looks like it could be loads of fun!

McStamper said...

Such a cute card with the balloons.

Sheri said...

Fun card! I love the elements border on the bottom.

Janet D. said...

The border die is fantastic, love your card!!

NanW said...

Very cute. I love the polka dot border die!

Clemente Batan said...

Love the polka dot borders.

Melanie Mallek said...

What a fun card, I love polka dots! Merry Christmas! :)

TK said...

Darling! I love that you made the bicycle sparkly AND gotta love that colorful border!!

Julie Steed said...

Love the polka dot border and those balloons are awesome too!

Sue McRae said...

Those balloons are so fun and I love how you used the Polka Dot Border!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love those wonderful balloons tied to the bike. Great card. TFS

Diane Stricker said...

Great card

T Blevins said...

Great card; love the bike.

Michele Henderson said...

Really fun and colorful card! Love those balloons!

Carolee McCaslin said...

What a CUTE card!! Love it:)

Donna said...

The polka dot border reminds me of cobblestones and goes so well with the bike die. Such a cute card. I love the balloon dies too. Thanks for the blog hop!

mtscrapgal said...

The bike with "love balloons" attached makes a special card. Thanks

Irene Grau said...

Lovely! Looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic creations in the new year.

Mary-Anne V said...

This is a great card...love the polka dot border. Merry Christmas Emily and to your family too.

samantha's cards said...

great card

Kathy M said...

Cute bike die

Janet Mack said...

These are some great new dies, love the balloons.

Julie M said...

What a beautiful card, Emily. I love the bicycle, the polka dot roadway and what a lovely crisp, bright colour scheme.

Julie :o)

Kathy M said...

Love the bike! the other Kathy M

Denise Evans said...

This is just precious! Love it!

Sharla said...

Super cute, love the bike and fun balloons!

Gail said...

Like the balloons attached to the bike - wonderful card!

Gail said...

I have the blog hop on my blog - right side - TY
http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Denise Fonda said...

Love the polka dot border die.

Diane Jaquay said...

So much cuteness on one card, that polka dot border, the bike, and those cute balloons, squee!!!!

AZ Lyn said...

Cute card - love the colors!

Amy C. said...

This is such a cute card...love everything about it!

Amy C. said...

I shared about the hop on FB.

Amy C. said...

I shared about the hop on Twitter (@acools)

Tona said...

What a fun card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Renee M said...

So fun! Great colors and I like the sense of movement with the balloons.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fun colors, love the balloons!

Barb said...

So cute! Love your work!

Linda Meunier said...

I just love this die and your card! !

D- said...

Your card is sooooo cute. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

Ann K said...

Cute card - love the polka dot border.

Suchi said...

Very pretty card!! :)
Suchi xx

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS card Emily!!!
WOW - your design is DIE-lightful and colours SO PRETTY!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... looks like I will be putting both NEW & OLD releases in my shopping cart :)

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared on Facebook - Thank You for the chance to win :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1202822306412811

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared on Twitter - Thank You for the chance to win :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/679892546433105920

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared on my blog - Thank You for the chance to win :)
http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/its-pep-rally-week-on-paper-smooches.html

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! =) LOVING LOVING LOVING your card design and this SWEET New Release!! =)THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS HOLIDAY WEEK/WEEKEND!! =)

Shirley said...

Neat card. Love all the colors you used and when I read what the balloons actually spelled out, I had a smile on my face.

~amy~ said...

super fun, love the fresh colors emily!

Georgiana said...

Fabulous color combination!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fun card! Love the die cut balloons and that glittery bike!

jamie vanskiver said...

Awesome card! Love the Dots border die!!! Those balloons are a must have :)

joy said...

I have a thing for polka dots and this border is just fabulous. Love the bicycle die, too. Merry Christmas, Emily!

Arlana 11426 said...

Oh I am loving the colors you used and such sweet new dies!

Mary-Anne V said...

Posted on my blog/Flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/23948694555

Oliev said...

Love the polka dot borders!

whalewatcher7 said...

I like the textured look on the bike, nice job

Carol McCready said...

Love the layered die cut bike. Great card.

Chark said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/charktweets/status/680139955293806592

Chark said...

love your die cut road of dots!

Chark said...

blogged http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/

CraftyPaws said...

I love those balloons with the I {heart} you message! So cute and clever!

Cynthia said...

Super fun design, Emily. The "road" and swishes behind the bike are perfect.

Sue D said...

Very cute with the balloons tied to the bike.

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the bike die with the dots.

Kim Ross said...

Awesome card! Love the colors you chose. Can't wait to get my hands on the new dies.

Kim Ross said...

I tweeted about the blog hop. @Kim1209

Pam said...

Love your glittery bike, and the polka dot border looks like a fun colorful brick road!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love this new bike die. Love the colors you chose; very cute card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I posted on FB! <3

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love the balloons and bike!

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love those dies and the color combo. Beautiful card as always

Denise Bryant said...

Shared on FB!

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Christy Q said...

Aww! This is super cute! I love the big puffy diecuts and the bicycle. So bold!

Marianne said...

Such a fun card and fresh colour combo!

Jean Bullock said...

How fun and creative! Well done!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card, I LOVE how you added the coloured dots to your road!

Carisa said...

What an awesome card - I'm seriously loving this bike die and love it with the black glitter card stock.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...


Fantastic card...LOVE those colors!

Skrater said...

So cute!

Lindsey said...

What a sweet bicycle card! I like the way the brushed gesso shows through some of the dots while others match the balloons.

Angela said...

This card is really cute! The new polka dot border is a great creation. There are so many different things you could do with it!