Thursday, March 30, 2017

PS DT Blog Hop = Exciting News

Hi everyone!
I am so excited today beacause this is my first post as member of the Paper Smooches design team. I think those of you who visit me regularly know how much I LOVE Kim's amazing designs and can understand exactly how super happy I was when she e-mailed to ask if I wanted to join! YIPPIE!!! 


PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on April 2nd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be out of town until April 2nd.


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, April 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 3rd 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)































For my card I used an absolutely WONDERFUL new die  set called Cross stitch die and it makes a great textured bg for your images and cards but it is of course also PERFECT to use for embroidering - cross stitching. What is so awesome is that the set also includes dies with pixels and x-s to build your own cross stitched look images from paper - super fun!
The pattern I used for my embroidery I found on pinterest HERE. But there are thousands of great sites with patterns pefect for this sized project. Also remember to serch for beading patterns. My next projec will be to make Minions embroidery for my som from THIS pattern.

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Paper Smooches supplies :

Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER


https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

75 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Congratulations Karin...You know that I've always been a big fan of your work, and with my love of Paper Smooches, I'm almost giddy with excitement to see more of your work.

Debra Rumpza said...

What a cool idea for a card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute card! Love the design.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous card, love how you created that beautiful cross stitch. Welcome back!

Paty said...

Wow! Es realmente preciosa!!! Me encanta esta tarjeta!!!

Elise Smith said...

WOW! Your card is awesome! Congrats on joining the DT :)

wendyp said...

Absolutely adorable!!! This die might give me a reason to dig out all my old embroidery floss! Congrats!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! I love the Cross Stitch die and the cute design you made! Such a fun texture and dimension to add to your card! Congrats to you on your DT spot!

Amy C. said...

I love the stitched look...very pretty!

Amy C. said...

I shared about the hop on FB ( Amy Maddux Cooley)

Mary said...

I'm so excited that you're on the Paper Smooches team, and as an avid cross stitcher, I'm wild about this die!

cghundley said...

This cross stitch
die is awesome!
Your stitching is
so sweet.
Carla from Utah

Dayna Audirsch said...

the cross stitch die is just BRILLIANT!!! great card!

Violet Rose said...

I looooove the cross stitch die!! Perfect!!

Sue LD said...

Love this die and your cross stitching.

Ohhh Snap said...

I have been waiting for a cross stitch die for soooooo long. I love stitching with my handspun embroidery thread on paper.

Kelly B. said...

Wow! Adorable!

Happy Dance said...

Could a cross-stitched baby card be any cuter??!!! This is just wonderful, Karin! Endless possibilities with this! And congrats on becoming a member of PS's DT!! So happy for you! : ) Bev

Jean Chaney said...

This is a die that I MUST have. Love how you used it!

Donna Phelan said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful design, I adore that Cross Stitch die and the pretty baby card you made!

NanW said...

So sweet!

Janet D. said...

I am in love with this die, your card is awesome!

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats on joining the team...really excited to see you at PS! Your card is the reason why- absolutely love it! You are really creative.

mandalj said...

Congrats on joining the team! I love how you've used the die to actually cross stitch this lovely stork for your card!

Kleri F said...

Wow!Really fabulous card!I love it!

Laura P said...

This is amazing! What a great idea to use patterns! Love your baby card!

Ana said...

Super cute card!

McStamper said...

Fantastic card idea. Love the cross stitch.

Pam D. said...

Congrats on becoming a member of PS's DT, that's awesome! What a great die to be able to mix crafts that we love! Your card is super cute!

Barbara said...

Congrats on bring a design team member. Cute, cute card to start things off! :)

Sheri said...

Congrats! And your first card is awesome! Love the cross stitch look. Oh I spent many an hour doing that many years ago

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the cross stitch stamp look.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa Petrella said...

Adorable card! And CONGRATS on joining the PS DT!!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Design!! Such FUN ideas of how to use it too!! CONGRATS on joining the DT too!! You KNOW I LOVE your Designs!! SO HAPPY for you!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Mary Holshouser said...

Haven't cross-stitched in awhile but
this would be fun to do.
Looks great.
thanks for sharing.

tampatha said...

Wow! What a fabulous die to have! This is so cool for a card and the fact that you can design your own is even better! TFS!

Esther said...

Love your stitching!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a wonderful card, I am loving the fact that you can make all different cross stitch with this new product!

Lisa said...

Fantastic Karin! So very well deserved. Now, get out of my way, I NEED that die. :)

Rosy Newlun said...

Gaaaaah, this is exquisite -- look at the 3D jumping out from the card! Thank you for explaining the extra dies. I'm not sure I understand and I really never heard of beading patterns before so this will be challenging to learn. Love the outcome!!!

Dennice Watts said...

Wow, what an awesome idea this die is! Possibilities would be endless with it :o) Good job on making it to the PS DT. I look forward to seeing more of your creations! x, D.

donna mikasa said...

So happy to see you on the PS design team, Karin! Love your project too. Hope you'll share your Minion after you've stitched him!

Kathy Johnson said...

Cross stitching a card! Love it!

Jeanne said...

So thrilled for you, Karin! Congratulations!! Happy for us, too! :) I hope you have a blast. Your card is so cute. Thanks for the ideas on where to find patterns. :) You'll share your minion card when you are done with it, I hope! Happy weekend!

{VICKI} said...

cute card!

Sharon said...

Such a cute card! and what a great die!

Trina P. said...

Congratulations again (I congratulated you on IG)!!! Love your card. Really loving that Cross-stitched die.

Shirley N said...

Love your cute card! Your embroidery work is beautiful!

tampatha said...

I tweeted about the hop! (@tampatha)

Tammy L said...

Posted on my blog

https://tampatha.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/paper-smooches-blog-hop-3/

Lady Joyful said...

Such a cute card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Congrats on being on the PS DT!! :-) Looking forward to your creativity. The stork card is just adorable! (Cross stitching is how I first got into the crafty world; mom taught me when I was 21).

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I shared the release on my FB page.

Vivian C. said...

Adorable card! I can see how you could get hooked on this technique. I hope that you share your Minion card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is amazing! I love this pretty stitched look of the stork! Awesome!

Tona said...

Sweet card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Congratulations on joining the team! This is such a great fit for you! I'm totally smitten with this cross stitch die, I love stitching on cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/848362958333804545

Renuka Chavan Singhal said...

such a fun card with cross stitch effects.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

how stunning! i love the embroidered look, so unique and special :)

Kelli Moss said...

I absolutely love the cross sritch idea. I'll have to try it.

Lisa said...

Congrats on joining the PS team! Love your stork crosstitch... very adorable... can't wait to get my hands on this set!

Julie Day said...

This is so sweet! I guess I'll be getting back into crosstitch again :) Looking forward to getting this die!

Lagene said...

1Love your cross stitch congrats card, awesome

Ohhh Snap said...

Congratulations on your first DT post! I NEED this die!! Such a cute card!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my blog/flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/32941731893

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about the hop and release.

Nana Griffin said...

Wow, that is really cool. Sure must be faster than cross stitching it with thread. Very nice!

JuliaP said...

Ohh, that cross die is so cool! Love your creations!

Marilyn said...

Congrats on the new DT! Love, love, love this stamp and your card. Brilliant!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow - this is so awesome. I used to cross stitch all the time so lovin' the new die!!

Dana M said...

Adorable card! Congratulations on the design team position!

Bunny Dobbie said...

What a brilliant idea! Such a sweet card you've crafted with it too.

theinkingarden said...

this is such a neat die. what a genius idea. I see so many possibilities for this die. I haven't cross stitched in years. I guess i better pull out my needles and thread.

Kathy Johnson said...

Great card! Love the cross stitch!