Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paper Smooches June Blog Hop

This is my third post of the day. Please click here to see my post for My Favorite Things Color Challenge #24 and click here to see my post for CAS(E) This Sketch #129. Or you can scroll down to see all three of my posts! Thanks! =)

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY release with you! TWO new stamps and Ten new dies will be available to purchase on June 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 chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday, June 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Kolling is filling in for Emily and Melissa Phillips is filing in for Pamela. We are so excited to have them join us in June!

Alice Wertz ----- That's me! =)
Amy Kolling

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!)

Without further ado, here is my card for the blog hop.


I paired the new Flatware 2 dies with the also brand spanking new Best Buds stamp set. =)


The beautiful banner from the Best Buds set is stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out.


I cut the flatware from PTI's Luxe Silver cardstock and matted them with a mini doily. I thought this would be a wonderful thanks for your hospitality card.

That's all from me. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win! =)

Have fun hopping and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White, silver) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Best Buds) Paper Smooches
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Mind's Eye
accents: (enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (mini paper doily)
dies: (Flatware 2) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
banner: E21, YR20, E50
flowers: YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, Y38, Y18, Y08, R85, RV34, RV83, RV32, BG49, BG13, YG15, YG34
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 3/8"

159 comments:

Mary W said...

This idea would be great for invitations, thank yous, and family get togethers. Even for work related pot lucks. I hadn't thought that the cutlery die could be used so many ways. Thanks!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card! Love the great banner! :)

gardener said...

Very sweet card and clever use of doily. I envy the creative mind.

vania said...

Beautiful card!!

Rosy Newlun said...

That's a very beautifully designed card. Using the doily reminds me of a lacy napkin or a plate. Great coloring.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, I love the design!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the copic coloring! So pretty

Debbie Selby said...

Such a nice card to thank someone for a dinner night.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!

Jeri said...

Aw, this is just cute as can be. I love the look of the pretty flower banner over the silverware. This would make a fabulous dinner party invite.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful Thank you card!!

Susan Lang said...

The silverware die looks great. Agree, cute hospitality card.

Beth H. said...

Love that banner!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Oh my goodness - absolutely stunning!!

sharrilou said...

Cute card, I've always wanted the silverware dies.

Sue McW said...

What a fabulous card! I love the combination of the flatware and the Best Buds stamp. It could be used for so many different occasions. And the lacy doily finishes it off perfect. Great job!

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty card

tina anglin said...

Great card...thanks for the inspiration!

Jerrie said...

I love your silverware card. How fun to put the doily behind the setting. Love it!!

Wilding said...

Beautiful coloring on the flowers and great idea for a card.

jamie vanskiver said...

This is a terrific card! I love your no line coloring, the flowers are gorgeous!!! This card would be great to send as 'Thank you" for dinner parties, love this idea! tfs

Hattie Hatcheck said...

Fabulous!

Miranda said...

Cute Card!!!

Irene Grau said...

So cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

irisesther54 said...

Great card. I think this would make a nice invitation too.

Stephanie said...

Love the floral design on your card!

Shirley said...

Neat card. Love your banner.

kristinasartcorner said...

Great card and great blog hop...Thanks so much!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cute card!!

Ann Kulseth said...

What a cute card. I love blog hops!

Cheryl Johnson said...

Very nice card. I enjoyed other cards from your blog!

Natalie said...

What a fun card!! You are so creative and clever!! Awesome!!!

Satori said...

So cute! Love the floral banner!

Kathie B said...

What a happy card! I especially like what you did with the flowers...just lovely!

Nora N. said...

How adorable!! LOVE the fun idea!!

Dawn Y. said...

Such a sweet card, Alice! It's just perfect for invitations... and a special 'thanks' after a special gathering!
♡ Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Carisa said...

Oh, this is absolutely darling!!! I love it.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Gorgeous! I love the no-line coloring on the banner!

Laurie Brown said...

Sweet card!! Love your choice of colors - so soft and pretty!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the way you paired the flatware die with the doily & sentiment.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Brithzi said...

What a wonderful card. If you take the card base and sentiment away, the rest would work as a "place card" for a dinner customizing the banner with the person's name.

Amy C. said...

So pretty...love the cutlery dies!

Amy C. said...

I shared on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

Amy C. said...

I shared the hop on Twitter...
https://twitter.com/acools/status/614135091581874176

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my FaceBook page about Paper Smooches blog hop with link for them to click on.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my blog about Paper Smooches Jun blog hop with a link for them to click on. Here's blog post entry:
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com/2015/06/paper-smooches-blog-hop.html
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

graham Brand said...

This is a creative thank you. Love it.

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

I really like your card! So sweet!

craftytreen said...

I have never seen the flatwear before. this card is so cute. what a wonderful thank you note for a dinner party. I love this

Cathy Barbera said...

So cute!

Gail said...

Lovely card when you were invited to dinner and want to thank the host - Thank you for offering the hop - I have it listed on my blog - http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/
with a link to this page so others can join in - have a blessed day!

Janet said...

This is a great card, love the design!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great thank you card.

cghundley said...

Love this cute
card with the
doily! Lovely
coloring.
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

Liked and shared
on FB.
Carla from Utah

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous card..love the cutlery combo with the doily and flowers.

Mary-Anne V said...

I shared on FB about this hop and release.

Marty B said...

The flatware is cool & nice punch of color with the banner & flowers!

Alexandra Madison said...

Great card! I am amazed at how well the cutlery dies cut; especially the fork tines. The wonderful coloring on the banner makes it look 3D.

Annamieke said...

What a wonderfully inspiring card. There are so many uses for it.

Shirley N said...

great thank you card for a dinner invite Alice!

Judy Tuck said...

Cute card. Just love the 'designer' cutlery.

Christine Kiehl said...

What a killer card you crafted to say thank you! I love those eating utensils, the mini doily and the banner sentiment! I am off to TWEET, FB and BLOG about the hop!!

Christine Kiehl said...

What a killer card you crafted to say thank you! I love those eating utensils, the mini doily and the banner sentiment! I am off to TWEET, FB and BLOG about the hop!!

McStamper said...

What a great card.

Jan Castle said...

Such a clever design....love it!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Nana Griffin said...

A cool card. I love how you used the doily.

Lynn Put said...

Fantastic card! Love your coloring on the banner with flowers.

VanessaB said...

awesome!

Carol McGregor said...

Love the card. The banner is awesome. Thanks for sharing

Jana said...

Wonderful card!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Perfect Thank you for a dinner party- Great idea!

Brandi R said...

Oh my....this is so cute! Love the utensil setting ♥

Brandi R said...

Hop tweeted ♥

Janet Mack said...

I have been looking far and wide for some flatware dies, now I will have some.

Lin said...

Oooh, love these Best Buds, Alice! What a darling card with the doily mixed with the other elements!

Kathy Krug said...

Great hospitality card. Really clever.

Michele Henderson said...

What a fun card! I love te arrangement wit the silverware! Really cute idea!

mandalj said...

Lovely card! Love how the cutlery looks like it's sitting on a fancy plate.

mandalj said...

I've shared on Facebook!

Lorelle said...

The utensils are super cute.

Janelle said...

SO PRETTY! Love the layout, your coloring and the doily, too.

Kelly Flaherty said...

Ooooh, I just love the flatware! Goodness, I never knew I needed this until I saw your card and now suddenly I can think of lots and lots of cards I can use this on! Thank you Paper Smooches!

Kelly Flaherty said...

I posted your card on Facebook so all my friends could enjoy how cute it is!

Tona said...

I just LOVE this card! Thanks for the inspiration.

karenelr said...

I love how the silverware looks so realistic and the banner coloring technique is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Meunier said...

What a great thank you card! ! I love it!

Sharbogast said...

So cute! This would be really great for a housewarming card. Thanks so much for sharing.

Crystal said...

I love your card! The flatware is adorable, perfect for supper club invites. The doily really adds to the table feel. TFS!

Gabby said...

LOVE this card! Great use of Best Buds. It's already on my MUST HAVE list. :)

Kris in Alaska said...

What a thoughtful way to use both those die sets!

Kris in Alaska said...

I blogged about the blog hop here: http://alaskaforgetmenotdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/06/fun-blog-hop-from-paper-smooches.html

Shona Chambers said...

This is gorgeous and I think the Best Buds set will be on my wishlist!

Anne B said...

Love this - what a fab idea for the silverware!

Jean Bullock said...


I posted about the hop on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/jean.bullock.148/posts/492474867568776

Jean Bullock said...

I tweeted about the hop.
https://twitter.com/giveawayjean/status/614322825554341888

Jean Bullock said...

I love the flatware die set. I could make some delightful pop up cards with those. The beautiful banner stamp is wonderful. I love the colorful folk art feel you gave to it.

libleycraftsblog.com said...

This is a great card - love that banner :-)

Morag said...

Love this flatware - much more elegant than the previous set and I am keen to see the rest of the stamp set. Your card is great!

Nathalie Paquette said...

It's a very nice card !

Milka Gubo said...

Oh WOW!! This card is so cute and your coloring stunning, Alice. :-D

Colleen Howell said...

I love the flower banner it is adorable and a great job on the coloring too

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS card Alice :)
LOVE the flowers & sentiment banner and your pretty layers!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared all about the PS Blog Hop on Facebook :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1105743849453991

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the PS Blog Hop :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/614386968042979328

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the PS Blog Hop on my blog :)
http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/paper-smooches.html

Gail said...

Super lovely creation - Thanks for the hop - I am liking the spoon, fork, and knife on this creation

bev said...

Cute card!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my blog/flickr page about the hop https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/18986916778/

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card! This is such a great card to thank someone for a dinner invitation. Love the no-line look on your flowers and banner. Gorgeous coloring!

Michelle said...

Oh my...... just adorable! Think that I might neeeed the new Flatware2 dies!!

CraftyPaws said...

So cute! I love those utensils!

sunnee63 said...

such a fun card for a "thank you for your hospitality" card!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fantastic card Alice!!!

Tara said...

The banner over the flatware is colored so beautifully! Great TY card!

cropmom66 said...

This card is so cute, and your coloring is fantastic! Love the banner and the flowers.

cropmom66 said...

I tweeted about the hop here - https://twitter.com/cropmom66/status/614464229920407553

gjloyola said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I am excited. I love your cards. This one will make a great "bread and butter" note.

Gail

Deepti said...

Beauty! Your coloring skills are mind blowing :)

Kathryn S said...

What a great idea! The little knife and fork are just adorable :)

foleysfriend said...

Super cute card; looks like I'll be needing that best buds stamp set

Jackie Parkins said...

That's beautiful! So different and elegant.

Patty Beers said...

Love the silverware. How cute. Great for a Thank You to a hostess.

Danielle Dietz said...

Such an adorable card! I love the flatware. :)

Sheri said...

Very nice. A lovely thank you for a dinner out!

Melanie said...

Such a cute card. Love!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like your coloring and the doily.

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE this Alice and your AMAZING Coloring as usual!! =) TANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

donna mikasa said...

This is sooooooo awesome, Alice! It looks like an actual place setting! You totally rock!

Christine Traversa said...

Really clever card!

Amante del Papel said...

wow your card is so beautiful!!!!

Renee M said...

Your coloring on this pretty card is just gorgeous!

Janice said...

Getting hungry! Great card.

pamboe said...

Invite or Thank You, either one it's a really cute card!

stempelwelt said...

Thanks, Alice, for telling your followers about this hop on IG! Great cards!

stempelwelt said...

I also tweeted about this blog hop! :) https://twitter.com/ziapuetti/status/614713788210769920

Houses Built of Cards said...

Such a fun, fabulous, and creative card! LOVE it!!!

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

Mary Holshouser said...

Glad to see the flatware. I have some small pieces but these larger sizes will work better on the cards.
Your card is so pretty. Love the flower coming out of the ring.
thanks for sharing a great card.

Marlyn Rojas said...

I really like this idea for dinner party invitations. It's a beautiful card!

Ria Montefalcon said...

So love the stamps and die cut from Paper Smooches. Great card as always

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card, love how you used the cutlery dies!

Taunya Butler said...

You create absolute works of art on cards!! Really admire the amazing way you color and add just the perfect details to your cards!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome new dies and stamps! Love your pretty card!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! This is totally fabulous! Love it!

SueB said...

great use of the flatware; I've a small punch but this size would sure come in handy; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Miriam Prantner said...

So perfect! Loving the new flatware and I'm so excited about those buds!

Miriam Prantner said...

I like PS on FB and shared there.

SueB said...

I posted on my blog for an extra chance at blog candy; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Miriam Prantner said...

https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/615237471761248256

SueB said...

I posted on facebook for another free chance at winning blog candy!

Kailash said...

Gorgeous card, love your sweet design!!!

Kailash said...

Shared on Facebook too!!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is super cute!! I love the doily in the background, it definitely looks like a place setting. Such a sweet card!

Beth said...

Such a beautiful card! Handmade cards seem so heartfelt and unique; I just love them AND giving them. :)

Beth said...

Such a beautiful card! Handmade cards seem so heartfelt and unique; I just love them AND giving them. :)

Melanie said...

Fabulous card with exquisite coloring.

Pam Young said...

Love the card!! I love the design and the doily!!

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

Oh my! This is cuter than CUTE! Love it! :)

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