Thursday, February 23, 2017

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

Hello friends, 

I am honored to be helping showcase Paper Smooches March Release while the amazing Alice Wertz is away on vacation.  

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2017 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on February 28th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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, February 26th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
Here is a handy list and links to the Paper Smooched Design Team participating in today's hop. 

Katie Gehring - that's me :)

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)


My project today features the new Bunny Card Die.  I squealed when I saw the design for these card dies that are releasing this month.  They are so clever and each set offers so many creative possibilities- you are in for a real treat! 


I decided to make a sweet bunny bag by combining the Bunny Card Die with a few other older Paper Smooches dies including: 


I measured my gift bag and trimmed a piece of card stock to be the same width as the bag, but much taller to accommodate the bunny ears.  I die cut the card stock using the Bunny Card die and then created the bunny's face using the elements included in the set.  I did swap out the nose with a heart from the Hearts Die set and the bunny's paws are actually from the Dog Pig Fox Card die also releasing in March. 



I further decorated the bunny by adding the egg and bow using the Easter Egg dies.  The flowers were made using the Pocket dies and I embellished the centers with yellow enamel dots.  The fringe die created grass along the bottom of the bag. 


As a finishing touch, I couldn't resist gluing a white puff ball to the back side of the gift bag as the bunny's tail. :) I am looking forward to whipping up a whole brigade of bunny bags to give to my girls and my niece and nephews this Easter.  They are truly as much fun to make as to receive! 


Well you've got some (bunny) hopping to do, so I won't keep you any longer!  Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Katie



64 comments:

  1. Cute cute cute! So excited to start Easter Crafting.

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  2. OMG, this is so precious!!! I can't wait to see all the find critter dies.

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  3. Adorable! Love how you used these new dies to dress up your gift bag! So clever! And that little bunny face with the heart nose is just too cute!!!

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  4. How cute! I love the cotton tail :) This die is perfect for creating different critters!

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  5. Adorable bag! Love the bunny and the tail is a perfect addition!

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  6. Super cute Bunny tail. Posted on Facebook and Instagram

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  7. Very creative package. I too love that tail. Thanks for the inspiration

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  8. I shared the release on my FB page. :-)

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  9. Some bunny likes this wonderful gift bag and that some bunny is me. Nice addition of fluffy tail.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. what a cute idea..so fun for Easter...well done

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  11. Oh the bunny is cute! I didn't think about making a gift bag!

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  12. So cute and perfect for Easter!

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  13. I've shared on FB (not.amanda).

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  14. So very cute! I love all of the adorable details! :)

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  15. So, so cute! Love the way you used these dies, so creative!

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  16. Oh, this bag is so sweet! I like a very neat touch with the tail. :) Thank you for joining and helping with this blog hop!!!

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  17. This bunny bag is the cutest thing ever! I love the cottontail!

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  18. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/834936384305643526

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  19. How cute! I love your project.

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  20. Oh dear! What a darling bunny bag. I even squealed a little when I saw the sweet poofy tail.....brilliant touch. Love this ♥

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  21. So cute. Love the tail, the bow and how you decorated the egg.

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  22. That bunny is just the sweetest; looks so bashful.

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  23. What a perfect idea for
    sweet treat bags! Love it!

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  24. Most adorable bunny treat bag ever!!! I love the little pink heart nose and the tail!!! Awwwwww.....so sweet!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh my goodness this is super cute!

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  26. Shared on FB abt the hop!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=247565352370724&id=100013517826208
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  27. Tweeted abt the hop here: https://twitter.com/JanisinIdaho/status/834984053451345920
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  28. How adorbs! What a great idea to make new and versatile dies! Way to go PS!

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  29. Lots of animals so far, I wonder if this is a common thread for the whole new release collection? I haven't peeked ahead and I'm staying following the hop as it began at PS so I'll find out in good time! This cute little bunny bag is adorable and would make a great name place setting on the table for Easter dinner. Especially if he had a few small after dinner treats tucked in his bag!

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  30. Oooh sooooo cuuuuute! I adore that bunny bag....and then that big old fluffy tail! CUTE!!!

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  31. Oh my gosh this is so so cute! I LOVE the puffball tail!

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  32. Such a cute bag! This will be a show stopper when all of the kids have them in their hands. Great tail!

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  33. What a cute bag - LOVE it - and how fun to add a fluffy tail on the back!

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  34. Such a cute way to use the new dies. Can't wait. lemoniea@hotmail.com

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  35. That gift bag is so cute and my favorite part is the cottontail!!

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  36. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/835266961604935680

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  37. Shared on FB too: https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/1205462276237838

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  38. What a cute bunny! Gorgeous gift bag! 🙂

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  39. Darling bunny! Love your sweet gift bag!

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  40. the bunny is darling.
    Love the tail in the back and his
    pays holding egg.
    Fun to get a gift in such a cute bag.
    thanks for sharing.

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  41. This is a cute bunny! That tail is the perfect finishing touch!

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  42. The bunny's little tail at the back is to die for!!! X, D

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  43. EEEK! I LOVE this. So, so cute. Love the tail.

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  44. Oh my sweetness! This is so adorable! Can't wait to get my hands on these dies!

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  45. I posted on fb https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009458699912.

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  46. I blogged about the PS Blog Hop https://www.flickr.com/photos/snazzyjj/32992903541/in/dateposted/.

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  47. SQUEAL!! LOVING the SWEET New Die Set and CAN'T WAIT to see the FULL Release!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your Bunny Bag!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!! =)

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  48. Oh my I am so EXCITED about these new animal dies!!!!!! Such a cute bunny bag!!

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  49. This is SUPER adorable!!!! Love this cutie bunny!

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  50. Eeeeeeek!
    Oh My GOODNESS Katie, this is just precious! Oh and his little puffy tail! Swoon...

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  51. I cannot get over the cuteness of these dies! Your bunny bag is adorable...love those paws and that cute little face!

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  52. What a sweet easter idea! Lots of possibilities with this easter die; super cute!

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