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Paper Smooches – January Blog Hop

January 29, 2015

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on January 31st 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, February 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 2nd 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 the new crosses dies and a simple card using one of my favourite techniques – masking and blending. I applied strips of masking tape all over the card base to form an irregular shape. I then further applied the tape as I blended the ink onto the card base.

Paper Smooches - Crosses Dies

I adhered the cross die cut over the coloured part and finished off the card with a simple sentiment. Oh, and I decided to adhere a matching enamel dot in the middle of the cross 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

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130 Responses to “Paper Smooches – January Blog Hop”


  1. Oh so soft and pretty! The masking on this came out beautifully!

  2. Brandi R Says:

    Love it! That background you created is completely awesome ♥

  3. maaike Says:

    i’m not a fan of geometric stuff, but i love how this looks like a church window, so well done

  4. LIZ McAllister Says:

    This looks like a giant rock! Very Clever!

  5. Debbie Lou Says:

    What a unique background “gem”! Love that rejoice sentiment 🙂

  6. laurafadora Says:

    You never cease to inspire me! That geometric backround with the scrolly font….drool!

  7. vjw81e Says:

    I Facebooked about your great new Release! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

  8. Susan Lang Says:

    Great card. The background is amazing.

  9. audrey0712 Says:

    Love the color combo you used and the geometric design!

  10. KatieP Says:

    Pamela, Such a beautiful card.

  11. kristina3150 Says:

    Great colors!

  12. Fran Says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Laurie Says:

    So pretty and interesting!

  14. Maxine Says:

    WOW!! Awesome card…love the concept!

  15. Valeria T. Says:

    hello ! I love the background and the geometric “pattern” This is truly stunning card 🙂

  16. vikkich Says:

    hey nice geometric rock!~and the sentiment contrasting with its curves.

  17. Betty Sue Says:

    love the way you stamped the shapes and added the Cross.

  18. Amante del Papel Says:

    great design for this card!

  19. June Ramsamy Says:

    Pretty card, I like the clean lines and colors and especially the sentiment.

  20. Crystal Says:

    What a lovely rejoice sentiment. I like your inked and blended background. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Cindy Beach Says:

    Wow, this is fabulous! I love the soft colors contrasting with the geometric shapes.

  22. Sunny Says:

    I love the muted colors, and your placement of the cutouts.

  23. Deepa Lakshman Says:

    Wow, you should make a video of how you did the background. It is fabulous.

  24. Nina-Marie Says:

    So pretty! I love the cross image!
    Nina-Marie 🙂

  25. Nancy W Says:

    Wonderful background technique. It looks perfect with the cross.

  26. Vicki Smith Says:

    This is a special card and the coloring is beautiful!

  27. Milka Says:

    Wonderful background 😀

  28. thestillroad Says:

    that background looks amazing!

  29. thestillroad Says:

    tweeted about it @rubznaz

  30. thestillroad Says:

    shared on FB ❤

  31. Jessica Bavier Says:

    Very pretty! Love the irregular shape in the background! 🙂

  32. Nancy L. Says:

    Already loving that cross die!

  33. Tona Says:

    This is really pretty. Love how you created the stained glass look. Thanks for sharing.

  34. LesLee Says:

    Love those cross dies… great job.

  35. boilermom27 Says:

    Simply beautiful, ty for sharing.

  36. Meghan Says:

    Amazing background! A beautiful card!

  37. irene G. Says:

    lovely card.

  38. beastybunny Says:

    Great card. Love the geometric block of soft color as the background.

  39. rollingrobin58 Says:

    Love all the new faith items! Can’t wait to see them all! Love this card!


  40. That background is so pretty and interesting.

  41. Sandra Schroeder Says:

    I like your card and that technique for the background is one I am going to have to try. I do love the soft color palette that you chose.


  42. Awesome technique!! Love how this turned out, Pamela! Such a contrast with the scripty font!

  43. Janet Says:

    My goodness, this is beautiful!!

  44. Chris M Says:

    I have never seen that masking and blending tip. really cool. Beautiful card

  45. moeboe1 Says:

    love the sentiments of this release……. thank you

  46. Amy M. C. Says:

    Beautiful Easter design!

  47. Amy M. C. Says:

    I shared on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

  48. Amy M. C. Says:

    I tweeted (@acools)

  49. Kailash Says:

    Such a cool and unique design, very creative! Love it!!!

  50. Kailash Says:

    Shared on Facebook too!!!

  51. Carla Hundley Says:

    Your card is so lovely.
    Like the design of it.
    Carla from Utah

  52. Sharon Mattingly Says:

    Great design and beautiful card!

  53. Carla Hundley Says:

    Liked and shared
    on FB also.
    Carla from Utah

  54. magaly Says:

    very nice card!

  55. Jean McNulty Says:

    Stunning!!

  56. Kathryn M Says:

    Great background make a beautiful card

  57. Lindarub Says:

    Love The Colors in your card.

  58. Carolee McCaslin Says:

    Very Beautiful!!

  59. Kelly Flaherty Says:

    This is such a unique card and your choice of colors are perfect.

  60. Yo Glenn Says:

    Love your masking technique to make the beautiful background. Such an elegant card.

  61. momrc Says:

    Simple and beautiful.

  62. yolandajaen Says:

    What an original design!!!

  63. Stephanie Z Says:

    Very nice card!

  64. Kelly B. Says:

    Can’t wait for the new release!

  65. Michel E Says:

    Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  66. urrn4u Says:

    UNBELIEVEABLE. That’s all I have to say

  67. Kara Lynne Says:

    I love the background you created to highlight the cross die, such a beautiful card!

  68. Bernadette Says:

    Wow! Reminds me of a rubrics cube. Colors are beautiful and perfect for the theme!

  69. Sue D Says:

    I like the background you created for the cross.


  70. What a cool geometric shape you created!! Great backdrop for the cross image! Awesome work!


  71. Thank you for being an inspiration to my card making. Love the background technique.

  72. Miriam Prantner Says:

    Love the facets and shape you created with that inking technique, really cool card!

  73. Mimi R Says:

    I love your geometric pattern in the background, very cool looking!

  74. Lynne in NI Says:

    Beautiful card, I love how you added your colour 🙂

  75. mandalj Says:

    Wow! What a fabulous technique and so precisely done! Great card!

  76. Shirley Says:

    Beautiful card…love your technique.

  77. trotskired7 Says:

    Great card

  78. Lydine Arriola Says:

    Lovely design! Simple but very elegant at the same time! Love how you didnt over do the whole card! Great job!

  79. Diane Stricker Says:

    Nice card.


  80. Beautiful card 🙂


  81. Love your technique, the masking is awesome!


  82. Just BEAUTIFUL!! 😉 I LOVE the Design and the soft colors you used!! The die is AWESOME!! 😉 THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! 😉

  83. Linda Meunier Says:

    Very unique and elegant!

  84. Bonnie Thrasher Says:

    Wow, what an awesome background. I love the new faith stamps and dies.

  85. Kathy H Says:

    This is really unique! I love the look!


  86. Oh I love this Easter Card!!! So beautiful and fabulous design.


  87. Fantastic! Love that design and the cross!

  88. CarrieP Says:

    What a cool geometric shape you’ve made. Very fun masking technique! Thanks for sharing it!

  89. Gabriella B Says:

    What an interesting background

  90. Lee Says:

    What a fun background!


  91. Very pretty cards! Beautiful colors and design!

  92. joy meadows Says:

    Very unique background design. Love your card.

  93. Lieve Says:

    Great how you created that geometric irregular shape; congratulations !

  94. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    Your blended backgrounds are always so perfect…love this card.

  95. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    I posted on my blog/flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/16396313771/.

  96. DLJackson Says:

    Very nice project.

  97. D.AnnC Says:

    Nice colors!

  98. D.AnnC Says:

    I facebooked the hop

  99. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    I posted on FB about this hop.

  100. sharonpro Says:

    This is so soft and beautiful, your awesome background is the perfect backdrop for the sentiment

  101. Maria Says:

    Love how you made the background,
    lovely colours

  102. Lee Anne Says:

    Beautiful card! I love that new die.

  103. Robin Buchholz Says:

    Simple beautiful! I love the colors and sentiment.

  104. Carol Says:

    Amazing background.

  105. Audrey Says:

    What an intricate background design – awesome!

  106. Lee Says:

    Very awesome design!

  107. Linnea J Says:

    really luv that background!!

  108. Anja Says:

    The geometric style and the color combo are great.

  109. Snazzy jj Says:

    Love the geometric look, it is so interesting.

  110. Margarita Navarro-Rivera Says:

    Great colors!

  111. Daisies Girl Says:

    Amazingly done – clever, cool and so chic!!!! WOW!!!

  112. Irene D. Says:

    Very original, thanks for sharing!

  113. Marisela Delgado Says:

    Beautiful card.

  114. Sybrina K Says:

    What a pretty card! Love that interesting geometric take. Thanks for the opportunity to win some PS candy!

  115. Teresa Godines #6857 Says:

    Lovely card. TFS

  116. Denise Bryant Says:

    Pretty card with pretty colors!


  117. Talk about perfection, this is magnificient!! Your masking and blending skills are amazing and I just wish I could create something like this. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring work!!

  118. Robbie Says:

    Love your masked geometric shape! Could be used for so many different cards. Thanks for the idea.

  119. Lucy E. Says:

    Your Easter card is really lovely!
    I love that masking background!

  120. Karey Says:

    Very unique!

  121. Paulette S Says:

    Gorgeous! It’s not at all what I expected it to be. LOL I thought you were going to say, the background was a die cut.


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