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Welcome to my blog!! You should have arrived here from Joni Andaya's blog.
I''m beside myself thrilled to little bits to be one of the Guest Designers for this month's Pretty Pink Posh New Release!! I'm a huge fan of the Pretty Pink Posh products, so I was so honored when Paulina asked me to create some projects using her new dies and sequins. And oh my goodness I was so inspired!! This new stuff is AMAZEBALLS!! There are three new die sets being released, as well as several new types of sequins! I have two cards to share with you today, and two additional cards that I'll share in a couple of days!!
This project features the new Stitched Speech Bubble Dies. There are so many cute little critters and sweet little people stamp images out there that would be so fun to pair with these speech bubbles. I decided that it'd be fun to die cut a bunch of them and arrange them on a card front to create the background. With the three different sizes and directions of the speech bubbles, along with the stitched detail, the variations add some really fun texture and interest. Super easy to do, and I love the end result!! I actually used the "Press & Seal" technique that Laurie Willison shared on her blog a while back. That stuff is AH-MAZING and so is her idea!! LOL Who knew?!! I can totally see myself using these Stitched Speech Bubbles A LOT!! I've embellished my card with some Sparkling Clear Sequins. Paulina now has them in a Sparkling Clear Mix - 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm all in the same package! Woot!! I added a couple of the Pink Peonies Sequins, as well.
My second project features the new Twine & Bows die set. Oh my goodness - my brain exploded when I saw this die set! I love adding twine to my projects but so often the twine makes using it both bulky and more expensive for postage. Not to mention the potential for damaging the card in transit!! So this die set is GENIUS!! You can die cut it and use it just like you would baker's twine or hemp - but without the bulk!! The possibilities are really endless. I created another card (that I'll share later) where I die cut the twine and bow out of some diagonal striped designer paper, and it looks just like baker's twine!! GENIUS, I tell ya!! And of course I've accented my project with more Sparkling Clear Sequins - they are my faves!! I've listed all of the products that I used below.
So, as you continue on through the hop today, keep in mind that there are TWO $25 Gift Certificates to Pretty Pink Posh that are up for grabs!! I'd so love to see one of my readers win!! Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop (comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 8/9/15), and will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!
Here is the complete list of Blog Hop Participants:
Karolyn Loncon (YOU ARE HERE)
So, your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend, Amy Kolling! No doubt she has something incredible to share with you!! I'd like to thank Paulina and Pretty Pink Posh for including me in this hop, for allowing me to play with her amazing products, and for sharing her products and genius with all of us!! Crafting just wouldn't be the same without Pretty Pink Posh, right?!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Enjoy the rest of the hop, and your day! I'll be back tomorrow with another Avery Elle project!!