Smooches, Paper Flowers and a Hop

Paper Smooches is showing off their CHA release during the entire month of January.  37 designers are participating along with the PS DT, so there will be a ton for projects to inspire you this month.  Paper Smooches is known for their fun and whimsical hand-drawn stamps.  They decided that it was time to broaden their product line to include DIES and wood mount stamps!

I have a project to share using NEW PS product that releases on February 1, 2013 at along with many retail stores around the globe.

You will find a new blog link (or two) to follow every day in January at the PS Blog.

Paper Smooches is giving away $500. Worth of product! Hidden on FIVE of the participating blogs is a prize package worth $100. each. The prize includes a variety of stamp sets, wood mounts and dies.  Comment on as many blogs as you can to increase your chances to be one of the five winners.

Deadline is January 30th – winners will be announced on the PS Blog on January 31st.


I was so excited to design this sweet card for today’s design. I’m just back from the Bahamas and the beautiful waters inspired the color combo.

This card features the new Big Blooms Dies. It’s great that Paper Smooches now carries dies. This die set is actually three flower dies and coordinates with the Big Blooms stamp set. I’ve used two of the three dies here to create these pretty flower accents. Die cutting the flowers from crepe paper gives them a great texture and makes them easy to crumple and add dimension.

I’ve also used the Simply Said stamp set to add sentiments to this design. The love sentiment is small and makes a sweet accent on a burlap tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck on winning one of the fabulous prize packages!

159 responses to “Smooches, Paper Flowers and a Hop

  1. Beautiful card- love the flower!

  2. What an awesome way to rock those dies! I love the flowers!!! So cute!

  3. LOVE the crepe paper flowers! Great dies:)

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and those beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow, how pretty! love the look of the crepe paper!

  6. Hilde van Rijnsoever

    Awesome flowers, so smart to use crepe paper, gonna keep that in mind!

  7. WOW!!!!!! using crepe paper was so genius!!!!! i am in LOVE with the look and ‘feel’ of the card that the extra texture adds! wow!!! and the color pallet – just gorgeous!!

  8. Wow! This card is so sweet 🙂

  9. Gorgeous card and the crepe paper flowers are such eye-catchers! Thank you for showcasing the new dies so beautifully! Now I’m really longing for spring…or perhaps a trip to the Bahamas…

  10. GORGEOUS Card Love it!!!

  11. What a beautiful card! The flowers are gorgeous!!

  12. Awesome use of the PS dies! Love the texture those flowers have! Awesome!

  13. I love your soft flowing flowers! Gorgeous!

  14. so cute! love the soft flowers 🙂

  15. The colors are gorgeous. and the flowers have such beautiful texture.

  16. Your card is so pretty! I really like the colors that you used! Thank for sharing! 🙂

  17. Thanks for sharing your pretty flower card. Great color and texture. jjueckatcoxdotnet

  18. oh, those blossoms are amazing! Love the little tag too 🙂 Gorgeous!

  19. This is a beauty, Julia! I adore the flowers and colors you used!

  20. Stunning, love those flowers and the color palette is just lovely!!!

  21. Gorgeous! I love how you were inspired by the Bahama’s! I am stuck here and the cold and your card is such a refreshing change!

  22. Beautiful flowers. I’ve never cut with crepe paper but I’ll put that on my list of things to experiment with. thanks for the idea.

  23. What a gorgeous card! I just love those flowers! Absolutely beautiful!

  24. Wow, those crepe paper flowers are amazing! LOVE THEM! Then there’s that adorable burlap tag with the love stamped on it. I always love the attention to detail you put into your creations! Thanks so much for sharing a peek of the new flower dies.

  25. your card is simply stunning! love the fabulous flowers, never thought to use crepe paper! I’m gonna have to pick up some on my next shopping trip! 🙂

  26. Absolutely love the texture on your flower. Also love the added burlap sentiment and the other details to your card.

  27. The handwriting on these stamps is my favorite. I love the loopy style. Thanks for an opportunity to win great “stuff”.

  28. Your flowers are GORGEOUS!! Love the burlap sentiment tag too!! Fabulous card.

  29. Such a soft and pretty look. Love it!

  30. Oh how beautiful!!

  31. SUCH sweetness…..sigh.

  32. ooohhh, ahhh! So VERY lovely! You make such gorgeous things!!!

  33. Love the flowers and your attention to detail. Who makes those cute leaves?

  34. Beautiful flowers – I love the stick pin leaves!

  35. Oh, how beautiful! Love the leaves and the cute burlap tag!

  36. Love the card! The flowers are beautiful!

  37. Wow – I haven’t used dies much, and I love the idea of cutting crepe paper to add a new texture and dimension. Thanks for sharing!

  38. Absolutely Stunning!!

  39. Beauties!

    Terri E.

  40. So many things to love about this card! Crepe paper flowers, those are gorgeous and I am LOVING the stickpin leaves. So pretty!

  41. Oh my! I adore that card! The yummy colors are wonderful, but I think the burlap and crepe paper make it truly special.

  42. Your flowers are just gorgeous!!

  43. GORGEOUS card!!! Those crepe paper flowers are stunning and I love the Bahamas-inspired color combo too!!!

  44. Great card, I love the colors you used too. I have never used crepe paper with my dies, but I will be doing it now!

  45. What a beautiful card—LOVE the tissue flowers and the canvas! You amaze me with your creations!! Always detailed and fabulous:)

  46. Gorgeous card!

  47. These flowers are gorgeous and what great texture with the crepe paper! This will definitely be on my wish list of dies and stamps. Your background color is so soft and soothing 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  48. What beautiful flowers! Just the right papers and colors.

  49. Great idea for the dies, to make crepe flowers. They look fantastic, as does your card. 🙂

  50. Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Love the dies and looks like I need to get me some crepe paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

  51. Such a pretty bunch of flowers. Love how you used crepe paper to do that.

  52. Just love how you used crepe paper to make those big bad flowers. These dies look so versatile and can’t wait to own some. Thanks for sharing today.

  53. Beautiful card–great use of crepe paper for the flowers, really cool. I’m going to have to try that sometime, great idea!

  54. Ohhh this is so pretty!

  55. wow love the flowers being cut out of crepe paper what a great texture and soft look it gives them!

  56. I am in LOVE with this card!! The flowers are so beautiful and I love the button centers and the leaf stick pins are so cute! This is such a soft and lovely card!! Awesome job!!

  57. Yourflowers are beautiful.

  58. Sooo wonderful flowers!! And I looove the tag 🙂

  59. LOVE your flowers!! Gorgeous!

  60. Wow the Bahamas, lucky you, very pretty card, love the flowers out of crepe paper!

  61. You’re right… those colors are reminiscent of the Bahamas! You did such a nice job with the layered crepe paper flowers… very pretty!

  62. Now I need to start collecting crepe paper because these are just beautiful. Excited for the release.

  63. I love the idea of the crate paper and two different dies to create the flower! What a lovely flower it made!

  64. gorgeous flowers!

  65. What a romantic card. I love it!

  66. Terri (blindstamper)

    I love your flowers!

  67. Oh my…what a BEAUTIFUL card! Truly gorgeous!!!

  68. Never would have thought about using crepe paper but those flowers are gorgeous so will definitely have to play around with this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  69. Such a frilly and pretty feel to the card. Very nice use of the dies.

  70. A-ma-zing! Crepe paper flowers? Gorgeous!

  71. stunning! Love that texture and dimension and the colors and …. well… everything about your card.

  72. Just gorgeous!! Love those flowers!!

  73. Beautiful flowers!!!

  74. Lovely card. Love the colour combo. TFS.

  75. Wow, these crepe paper flowers are just gorgeous!! LOVE the ethereal look

  76. Wowsers! What a stunning card! Those crepe paper flowers are incredible! TFS!

  77. beautiful! i love those colors you chose. gorgeous work.

  78. Using crepe paper was an awesome idea! Those dies are fabulous, as is your card.

  79. Those white blooms are SO pretty! Love the burlap love tag.
    -Suzanne [email protected]

  80. love your work Julia and this is no exception…gorgeous.

  81. Love the crepe paper flowers and the burlap tag…very cute!

  82. This card is beautiful! Love the flowers.

  83. This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the blooms, their placement, EVERYTHING!

  84. Gorgeous card – love that you made those beautiful flowers from the dies!!!!

  85. The flowers are darling and the colors are just perfect!

  86. Beautiful card, Julia! And lucky you to have been in those beautiful waters! They inspired you for sure! Love these big blowsy blooms!

  87. Super cute card, I love the flowers!

  88. Beautiful card! The flowers are so full of life.

  89. Beautiful card – the flowers and colours are so tropical!

  90. Wow. Brilliant to use those dies with crepe paper. They make gorgeous flowers. Love the colors too. Beautiful.

  91. Love the look of the 3D flowers. How cute is that. TFS

  92. The flowers are so pretty. You did a really nice job. Am counting down the days until the big reveal!

  93. Your card is adorable. Loving these dies!!

  94. Beautiful card! Love your blooms.

  95. Oh my shabby goodness this is gorgeous!

  96. I love love love your crepe flowers Julia. Oh what a magnificent card. Sounds like such a nice vacay. Sunny break.

  97. Gorgeous card! Love the crepe paper flowers!

  98. What a lovely card – the colours are so lovely and I love how the crepe paper cut with the flower dies. (It looks like fabric!)

  99. Wow! Your card is lovely! I adore the soft flowers and the colors are so calming ! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  100. Great card! Love the colors!

  101. Very pretty made in crepe paper!

  102. how great is that die set! perfect for those kind of flowers. i totally need to get my little claws on it!!!

  103. What a great use of the dies. I love all the textures and colors in your card. Fabulous job!

  104. love your flowers – very pretty!
    Sandra ltb

  105. Your card is beautiful! It certainly does speak ‘seaside’!

  106. so pretty… great idea to use crepe paper with these dies to get such delicate flowers with awesome texture.

  107. This card is lovely – the set of dies is perfect for layered flowers!

  108. THose flowers are so soft and romantic!

  109. Oh! I love the crepe paper flowers!!! That looks a bit easier to work with than tissue paper. I MUST try this. Love the light and flowing feel of your card!

  110. Julia, this card is gorgeous! Love the crepe flowers!

  111. Love the crepe paper flower 🙂

  112. Beautiful flowers and I love the color combo and textures on the card.

  113. Goodness! This card is brilliant!

  114. This is gorgeous but everything you make is so I’m not surprised.

  115. Beautiful card!! I cannot wait for these dies–and I have crepe paper too–I’ll be able to make so lovely flowers just like your design! Thanks you for sharing!

  116. Julia, this is beautiful. The colors are so soft and pretty. Serene. Love the flowers. They are stunning!

  117. So simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  118. You made some beautiful flowers. The release looks so big!

  119. Crepe paper flowers using your dies ~ fabulous results, Julia! Totally reminds me of the Bahamas also with your color choices. Such great releases this month!

  120. Love the crepe paper flowers. The textures adds so much!

  121. Lovely flowers!

  122. Pretty card, gorgeous color, and a great idea to use crepe paper for the flowers!

  123. The crepe paper with these is just stunning – love their crinkly texture and how they contrast with the colored cardstock they’re mounted on – really beautiful!

  124. I love your card! I love how you used the die and made something so different!

  125. Simply gorgeous card! The crepe flowers are really beautiful and thanks for sharing that dies can be used on crepe paper!

  126. Oh my gosh, that is fabulous and so pretty! TFS =)

  127. Oh my gosh, those flowers are so big and gorgeous! I also love that you stamped on the little burlap tag 🙂 So sweet!

  128. Those crepe paper flowers are gorgeous and the leaf pins and burlap tag are the perfect accents!

  129. Stunning!!! The crepe paper is a perfect texture for the flowers and the contrast with the burlap tag is great.

  130. So exciting to see all the new releases!

  131. So beautiful Julia! Thanks for the tip to use crepe paper! What an awesome idea!

  132. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love all the elements and colors you put together here!

  133. wow wee this is gorgeous… Love those flowers… love the new PS release..

  134. I love your card Julia. It is so soft and romantic and does look like it could be a photo from the Bahamas!!!

  135. This card is heavenly! I’m in love with those fluffy beautiful flowers! Just gorgeous. 🙂

  136. Love the colors.. and the flower is just so beautiful.. Beautiful card..

  137. This is beautiful love the crepe flowers with the burlap and jute!!

  138. beautiful card! love the little flowers 🙂
    thanks for sharing!

  139. Beautiful card! I love the look you created with the crepe paper flowers!

  140. The crepe flowers are so beautiful!

  141. Wow! This is beyond gorgeous 🙂

  142. Love those crepe paper flowers!! They give a nice soft effect: Love your card!!

  143. Wow!! Loving your amazing card!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! 😉

  144. Just awesome. The colors and sentiments are just perfect.

  145. Oh wow! The crepe paper flowers with the burlap style tag are so pretty! 🙂

  146. Gorgeous! Those flowers are to die for!

  147. What a great idea to use crepe paper for the flowers! I will definitely try that with my dies. Love your card. You usually inspire me with your ideas.

  148. The flowers are gorgeous

  149. What a lovely card! Crepe flowers, how pretty

  150. I’m in love with everything about this card. I love the crepe flowers.

  151. What a gorgeous card! Love how you used the die

  152. Lovely card! Gorgeous color combination!

  153. Love your card! I also LOVE Paper Smooches stamps. Thanks for all the inspiration. 😀

  154. SO pretty! I love everything about this card!!

  155. oh wow the crepe paper look amazing die cut and I love your colour choices so beautiful Thanks for sharing your amazing card

  156. Oh my goodness, the texture on this card is phenomenal! I love it!

  157. Never would have thought of using crepe paper-cool.

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