Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paper Smooches Sneak Peek


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 of 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 two projects to share using two NEW PS products, Kibitzing Icons and Kibitzing Sampler, that release on February 1, 2013 at www.papersmoochesstamps.com 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 am super excited to be a part of this special Paper Smooches preview event. I’m always looking for stamp sets that I can use to make cards for my family and friends for the Jewish holidays and these sets are just perfect!


Here’s a sweet project I made using both sets. It’s traditional to eat apples and honey at the start of the Jewish New Year as a way of expressing hope for a sweet new year. I used the apple and honey image from the Kibitzing Icons set along with a sentiment from the Kibitzing Sampler set to make a tag to dress up a gift of apples and honey. The image is stamped on a partial circle of cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I added the colored image to a kraft tag along with some dotted washi tape. The “l’shana tova” sentiment, which is a traditional greeting for the new year, is stamped on a red notch-ended strip and added to the tag beneath the colored image.

I couldn’t find honey sticks anywhere (apparently, they’re a somewhat seasonal item!), so I made my own with clear straws closed off at the ends with washi tape. I put my homemade honey sticks in a clear bag with an apple and secured the bag closed with my tag and some baker’s twine.
And, the images in these sets aren’t just great for holidays. I made a fun congratulatory card using the “chai five” sentiment from the Kibitzing Sampler set and the Helping Hands set.

For this one, I colored one of the hand images with Copic markers, cut it out, and used foam tape to place it on a pair of layered circles. The “chai five” sentiment is tucked underneath the hand, extending off of the panel. I layered the panel over a strip of twine wrapped cardstock set on top of a navy blue dotted panel. A little machine stitching gives the panel a finished look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today—and good luck on the big Paper Smooches giveaway!

Material Used-Apples and Honey Tag:
Kibitzing Icons and Kibitzing Sampler stamp sets (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Real Red cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); red baker’s twine (Divine Twine)

Materials Used-Chai Five card:
Kibitzing Sampler and Helping Hands stamp sets (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic-E000, E00, E02, E11); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Marina Mist, Soft Sky, and Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Soup Staples 2-Navy Salt designer paper (Jillibean Soup); circle dies (Spellbinders); Ocean baker’s twine (The Twinery); sewing machine; foam tape

142 comments:

  1. What fabulous cards to bring in the Jewish New Year. Love the chai five card and polka dots to boot. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. absolutely amazing!!!! and thank you for explaining about the honey and apples - i didn't know! :) your homemade honey sticks are GENIUS! just like the tag! and the card is wonderful!!

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  3. Cute project - I really like the partial circle on the tag.

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  4. What pretty blue! Very creative.

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  5. Never knew about the apple eating in the New year... great tag and lovely card. Thanks for teaching me something new.

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  6. Wonderfully thoughtful gifts for celebrating the Jewish New Year; I learned something new about the honey and apples! Your tags and card are delightful showcases of the new PS products. Looking forward to seeing the full release; it's promising to be awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. LOOOOOVE those tags--and I LOVE that hand card! FAB!!

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  8. Great projects--love the cute honey pot.

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  9. adorable ! And I loved learning about Jewish New Year!

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  10. Beautiful and fun projects today!

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  11. I love your creations and love knowing more about these holidays! What a fun gift of apples and honey, such a great tradition. So well executed on your part! :)

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  12. The chai five totally had me laughing, love it and great design for the tag too!

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  13. Your honey stick idea is very clever. Cute projects.

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  14. Cute tag and card! Thanks for the lesson today!!

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  15. Fantastic projects, love the chai five card!!!

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  16. Love your use of these stamps.

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  17. Very fun tags and great card-love the colors!

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  18. These are wonderful! I love the bright happy feel of each one :)

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  19. Enjoyed your cards and learning about the Jewish New Year.

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  20. totally charming creations! So fun to see the new stamps!

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  21. Your tags are so cute! And I really like the card that you made! :)

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  22. Great cards and projects. Such fun to see some Paper Smooches sets for Jewish Occasions.

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  23. These both look great!
    - April W

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  24. Adorable projects! Your coloring is amazing!!

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  25. Awesome cards! Thanks for the explanation of the meanings of the Jewish words! I'm so glad Kim did more than the "normal" Jewish words, too!

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  26. Love both projects, your "Chai five" card is super cute. :)

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  27. These look really great! Thanks for explaining the apples and honey. It's always good to know more about other's faiths!

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  28. Awesome Lori. Love how you used these sets!

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  29. Adorable images...love how you used them in your creations!

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  30. These are awesome, what a fun apple and honey tag, and love the hand on the chai five!

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  31. I love your little gift packet (so cute!!) and the blue card!! They are both so fun!!

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  32. These are fabulous! So creative!

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  33. cute cards...love the touch of whimsy....

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  34. great projects, Lori! so fun! :)

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  35. The hand on the chai-five card made me laugh out loud. Great combination of sets.

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  36. I enjoy all the stamp sets put out by Paper Smooches. Kim certainly adds the personal touch to each and every sentiment in a way that allows us to use her stamps to convey what we really want to say!

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  37. Cute cards! Can't wait for the new sets!

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  38. Thanks for sharing, It's nice to learn new things. The honey pot and apple stamp set is adorable! Both cards have something I like a lot, Polka Dots!

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  39. What a sweet and thoughtful gift. Love how you did your tag. Very fun second card. I love that hand!

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  40. Awesome cute! Love the card and the bag topper too!

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  41. The Honey stamp is so cute
    and I really like all the blue in the card!

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  42. I love your cards, and I like that you explain the meaning of the greeting and the background of the tradition. TFS

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  43. Cute gift idea! Thanks for sharing your cute cards and ideas.

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  44. Adorable projects and a cultural lesson, to boot! Thanks for sharing your cards and the new PS items. Can't wait for Feb. 1st!

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  45. love the cute new year's set/package!

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  46. What a fun idea and a sweet little gift idea

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  47. I just love that chai five stamp and I love how you used it!!!

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  48. Chai Five is so very cheerful! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Great projects! You are so clever to make your own honey sticks!

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  50. I've learnt something new today, as well as seen two lovely cards!

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  51. So excited to see another stamp designer focus on judaic images. Kudos to Kim. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Love the new stamps! Such a sweet tag for the apple!

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  53. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing...God bless!

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  54. Love the cards.... great on the hand!

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  55. I am beyond excited for an apple and honey stamp! Great packaging!!

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  56. Some foreign language of sentiments! I really like to know what else is inside this set! Great gift!

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  57. Cute projects! Love the honey and apple stamp. :)

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  58. Cool cards! Love your little apple gift tag!

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  59. Superb cards, esp the Chai five. TFS

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  60. Graet projects, Lori! Learn something new everyday as never knew about the tradition of eating apples & honey at the start of the Jewish New Year.

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  61. Great cards! Love your coloring!

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  62. I just love what you created, Lori! The hand card is so fun :) And then that great gift pack, love it!

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  63. So cute! LOVE all the the blues on your card!!!

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

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  64. Adorable cards. Especially loved the second one! :)

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  65. I love navy! I'm so glad to see you used it on your card!

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  66. Great cards!
    Suzanne suzyq8024@gmail.com

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  67. Loving the FUN card designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! :)

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  68. Fantastic projects Lori, love the apple treat bags!

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  69. These images are so cute! I'm excited for these sets - definitely always looking for stamps for the Jewish holiday!

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  70. Great projects - lovely colouring!

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  71. Adorable projects. Thanks for sharing! So excited for the release.

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  72. Chai Five is adorable. Love the colors!

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  73. I love your cards. Thanks for explaining about the apple and honey. Cute little gift.

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  74. Chai-five si such a fun sentiment! I love your take on it!! and the homemade honey sticks are a great idea! Love your gift set!

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  75. Love the chai five! Clever!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  76. LOVE the little gift tag. its gorgeous!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  77. Great ideas, love your use of the stamps!

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  78. Super duper cute tag and card, Lori!

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  79. Ooh I can't wait for the new release! I have a feeling I'll be buying stamps especially to match the new dies rather than the other way round! Hee hee! Fabulous cards, the second one especially is so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Love Beth xx

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  80. Love both your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Absolutely love the gift and tag - beautiful!

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  82. Love your cards! Thank you for explaining the tradition of eating apples and honey for the new year!

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  83. Love these Jewish-themed stamps - so cute! Love the topper you made for the apples - so creative. TFS

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  84. Great cards. Glad to see stamps for the Jewish holidays and life style.

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  85. Love what you made with the sets! These two sets are a must have! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  86. Wonderful projects! I especially liked the gift tag. Thank you for explaining the meaning behind the tradition.

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  87. Great projects. I love the phrase Chair Five!

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  88. Being Jewish, I love what you have done with these cards, stamps, etc. I am so looking forward to the big reveal!

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  89. Love the way you used these stamps!

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  90. Cute cards! Love all these peeks!

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  91. Fabulous card and tag.. love the stamp sets..

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  92. Adorable cards! Thank you for sharing :)

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  93. Loved your tags. This idea and color scheme cold work for all kinds of things.

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  94. I love these Jewish holiday stamps! Your projects are so cute :)

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  95. Love the new Paper Smooches stamps and dies and your creation couldn't be more adorable!

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  96. These projects are just awesome. Paper Smooches is one company that I truly adore.

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  97. Cute and creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  98. Love your gift pack! Great projects! Love your peeks!

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  99. Cute! Sounds like a delicious treat!

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  100. Love what you've done with this set!

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  101. thanks for sharing your projects! i just love paper smooches!

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