Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches April release with you! FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on March 31st at 8:00pm PT. 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 storeHere 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 above 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, March 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Tuesday, March 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 
Here's the order of the hop:
To increase your chance of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop (leave another comment) 
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about the hop (leave another comment) 
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop (leave another comment) 
Here's how I used the Ruffle Pleats die:


Hello Pleats

The new Ruffle Pleats die is so much fun! The die has score lines, which makes it easier to create box pleats.  Plus, if you want a longer row of pleats, you can use partial die-cutting and create a strip for a layout or packaging.

I took step-out photos of the process below:


Hello Pleats
  1. I die-cut a piece of vellum (you can see the score lines) and folded the lines to create box pleats. I used a shim for die-cutting the vellum to get deeper score lines. 
  2. I cut another piece of vellum and a piece of patterned paper. 
  3. The vellum were temporarily held with vellum tape and then stitched in an arc to the paper. The arc fans out the pleats, although you could stitch them straight. Also, you don't have to stitch these, but if you don't I would suggest using a strong adhesive if you're going to "ruffle" the pleats.
  4. For the patterned paper, I stitched through the center and loosened the pleats. Both types of stitching give a different look. :) 
I also used the Hello Words die. To finish the card, I hand-cut some American Crafts patterned papers for layering. The papers are so old, they look new again. Ha!

Here's a close-up:

Hello Pleats

Thanks for stopping by! Next up is my sweet and very talented friend Kalyn!


Supplies
Dies: (Ruffle Pleats die; sentiment from Hello Words die) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (White Linen) Ellen Hutson; (vellum) My Favorite Things
Patterned papers: (Shoreline) American Crafts
Ink: (Taxi, Shine mists) Studio Calico

152 comments:

  1. Jocelyn! My sewing machine is so jealous of yours... fabulous ruffles - fabulous card! I do so love what you do...
    =] Michele

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  2. This will be a fun die to have - good for cards and scrapbooking. I like the friendliness of the card you created :)

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  3. Pleats is a grea addition that now we can use in addition to the fringe die!

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  4. OMG I love ruffles!! :) Fun die!

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  5. Love the ruffles. Especially the vellum!

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  6. I love those pleats Jocelyn!

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  7. Oh that pleats die looks fabulous!!!

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  8. Now I understand the pleats. Very nice card.

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  9. LOVE this!!! Those layered ruffles are absolutely FABULOUS!!!

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  10. Great card-love the ruffles!

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  11. Jocelyn your card is gorgeous! I love the pleated paper 😄

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  12. Can't wait to try the Ruffle Pleats die!

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  13. Fabulous pleated card. I love the hello die too, so cute :)

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  14. LOVE your card and the ruffle pleats!!!

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  15. This is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!! Love those new box dies - and the layers and colors are fabulous!

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  16. I don't see the die listed but this looks to be a fun die to play with. I love the card and the elegant touches this can make will be awesome.

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  17. Sweet. Thanks for the pleating photos.

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  18. Swoon!
    Absolutely gorgoeus! I loooooooooove those layers of pleats!! And I loooooove the layers of paper too! Your cards complete me! ❤️ them so much!

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  19. I like your card I wish I was better at sewing on cards

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  20. Lovely card. Looks like I'll have to put the die on my wish list!

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  21. Cute card. Love all the texture.

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  22. I love the paper pleating - so elegant and adds subtle dimension to the card.

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  23. This is so pretty! Great colors and design, and I really like the pleating. Thanks for showing the how-to pictures :)

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  24. So cute! Love how you used the ruffles!

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  25. Love all the texture from the pleats! I knew you'd create something fabulous!

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  26. Very cute card. I love the hello diecut!

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  27. Super texture! Love the hello die!

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  28. This is totally adorable Jocelyn! Love the machine stitching! So cute!

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  29. This card brought immediate memories of classic "Americana" culture, a flower apron and the smell of freshly baked apple pie. Thanks.

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  30. What a fabulous card! Love the colors and those box pleats look so fun!

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  31. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration...Blessings, Marie

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  32. Oh, I love that idea and will have to try it!! Can't wait to see the new release!

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  33. What a unique technique! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  34. Such Dimension! What's old is new again. I would like to post this to my blog, and facebook account, and it deserves a twit. #fabulous

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  35. This is beautiful , love the design and colors !!!
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  36. Beautiful! Love how you made this!

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  37. Forgot to mention.... I facebook'd about your blog hop! Thank you!

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  38. How truly creative...love it!!

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  39. What a very cute die...it give such a nice effect!

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  40. Just posted on my Flickr/blog about the hop https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/16752571940/

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  41. Just posted on FB about the hop.

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  42. I love your pop of color! Very cute card!

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  43. What a sweet card Jocelyn. Love the pleated panels... the die-cut word is awesome.

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  44. I love that layout! What a creative use of the die! Gotta have it!

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  45. Love your carte. Love the ruffle pleat die!

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  46. great card! I can see lots of uses for this die.

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  47. Very pretty with the ruffles.

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  48. Oooh, I am LIKING that box-pleat die--lots of good ideas are popping up!

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  49. Pretty card! I love the look of the pleats!!

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  50. Wow! Fabulous card! You did a fantastic job with the pleats - make it look easy!

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  51. This is such a gorgeous way to use this die! Love it, Jocelyn.

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  52. What a wonderful card!! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step. I need to go whip my sewing machine out now :)

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  53. The ruffle is such a cute idea...love the layers and how you added the die cut.

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  54. Very sweet with the ruffles.

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  55. What a fun card! This is a great die.

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  56. Awesome card! Love the new die for the Ruffle Pleats, and also that hello die!

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  57. This is such a clever card and love the ruffle pleats out of Vellum!!! The hello is perfection!!!

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  58. What a fancy hello .... don't you just love blog hops!

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  59. So unique...love the pleating and that great word die!

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  60. I shared on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

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  61. First there was fringe, new there are pleats. My creative juices are flowing! I love the sewing to make the pleats open up differently fit two great looks. Thanks so much.

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  62. Great card. Love that hello die ♥

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  63. Super fun card - love the ruffles!

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  64. Interesting pleat - lots of dimension to your card.

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  65. I adore this card Jocelyn. Thank you for sharing.

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  66. What a fabulous card with such an amazing technique!! Why didn't I think of that!! Love that script hello too!! I posted on FB!!

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  67. Oh, wow neat card and how many more days?....I think four long days until the special day, 31st.

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  68. Love the pleated panel!! And the hello die! Well, I love all of the new products! Great card, Jocelyn.

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  69. Beautiful card, so love the pleats and the texture it gives to the card

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  70. This card looks awesome! Love those pleats!

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  71. I love this! All the layers... Beautiful.

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  72. Love, love, LOVE this card! fab dimension & colours :)

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  73. Oh my goodness what a fun card, the folded pleats are such a fun touch!

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  74. These pleats remind me of homemaking classes in Junior High. I know I will have an easier time making them with this die than I did in class with the sewing machine. lol Cute card.

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  75. Very creative and love the pleats!!

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  76. Just gorgeous! Love how pretty and creative this is!

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  77. Love how you used the die for this card, and the colors are great!

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  78. Darling card & really like the added ruffle to make this pop!

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  79. Beautiful!! I love the texture that the ruffled pleats add, thanks for the inspiration.

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  80. Sweet card. I love your pleated papers. TFS

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  81. so cool--tho it's prob too hard for me!

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  82. https://twitter.com/charktweets/status/581664981621579776 tweeted!

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  83. http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2015/03/if-you-like-paper-smooches.html blogged!

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  84. So very girlie and sweet! Loving the ruffles. Thanks for this chance and the inspiration!

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  85. Oh so super cute, what a great design.

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  86. A really cute and unique card. Thank you for sharing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  87. Well, Hello! I love the card and that pleated ruffle die.

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  88. I love the pleats and how you used the patterned paper over vellum. Great layers too!

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  89. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/581999313401806848

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  90. Ruffles and pleats! How fun! I love the unique Paper Smooches dies like this one and the one last month with the fringe die! Thank you for your creativity.

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  91. Great card.

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  92. Loving the hop! Awesome products & projects! Can't wait for the release day. :)

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  93. Love the ruffle pleats. they make a great card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  94. What a fun hello card. Thanks for the quick tutorial on how you made the center piece.

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  95. This pleating die looks fantastic, I love it!

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  96. love love love the pleats! Excellent

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  97. Gorgeous card, Jocelyn. Love everything on it, but the most stitches. :-D Thank you for sharing. :-D

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  98. Love your card. The pleats are great.

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  99. What a fun die. So many thing you can do with it. I love the way you've used it!

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  100. Super cute card.
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  101. I must get a pleats die! It's cute!

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  102. Your card is amazing! Love those pleats. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Great job with the ruffle! I'm loving it!

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  104. Shared the hop on Facebook (Regina Furman)

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  105. Tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/GinaBnina/status/582331702778953729

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  106. HELLO BEAUTIFUL!!!
    LOVE your card Jocelyn - WOW - the patterned & vellum pleats are DELIGHTFUL - what a COOL die!!!
    ... I confess that the "hello" die is one of my most used sentiment dies too :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION!!!

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  107. I shared about the Blog Hop on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/paper-smooches-blog-hop.html

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  108. I tweeted about the Blog Hop :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/582365324701347840

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  109. I shared about the Blog Hop on Facebook :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1051999241495119

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  110. I am in love with the ruffled pleats--your card is amazing!

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  111. Such a fun "hello" card with the layered pleats and bright colors, Jocelyn!

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