Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Hop!!

NOTE:  THIS IS MY SECOND POST FOR TODAY!  IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MY AVERY ELLE THROW-BACK-THURSDAY POST, PLEASE CLICK HERE!!


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Woohoo!!

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!!


PPPAUG0615BlogHopStichedSpeech


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.


PPPAUG0615BlogHopTwine


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.

******************PRIZE ALERT!!****************************

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:

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Wanda Guess
Gayatri Murali
Joni Andaya
Karolyn Loncon  (YOU ARE HERE)
Amy Kolling
Nichol Magouirk
Kay Miller
Carissa Wiley
Audrey Tokach
Suzy Plantamura
Yoonsun Hur



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!!





159 comments:

Kim S said...

You've sold me on the release - your cards are fabulous!!

Elaine Brufatto said...

Can wait to get the new release products, love your cards.

Nancy Sue said...

Gotta get this new release products after seeing all these great cards.

Debbie Selby said...

Great cards.

M Samuelson said...

In love love love!! TFS!! BTW BINGO playing is awesome!!

Michele Henderson said...

Karolyn, this is a really cute idea for a hello card! Love that pop of bright color!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

saw the hellos one in a sneak peek and it's even ebtter in "real" life, thank you for the ideas such wonderful cards there!

Liesl Castles said...

Beautiful cards - i love the pink and green together - and the twine and bow die is awesome!!

cm said...

I'm echoing Kim S: this release is going immediately on my shopping list! Stunning cards!
~c

Yolanda Garrido said...

What a creative use of these dies! Your cards are stunning!

Alanna said...

Love your cards and how you've used these new dies.

Kathy M said...

Very creative great use of products for some cute cards

artjunkie said...

Absolutely love the bow and twine set Not to mention the speech bubbles. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous creations! Very clean and crisp, and great contrasts!!!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards as well as great use of these wonderful dies. Thank you!

Hippymom83 said...

Excellent work on these! So very pretty!

Mary W said...

Your cards re really nice but the speech bubble card REALLY drew me in. I guess I need that die LOL.

Cathy Homan said...

I love how simple these cards look (even if they aren't)! Great cards. Thanks for sharing!

KariL said...

Your cards are so elegant, I love how you used the conversation bubbles.

Deepti said...

Fabulous :)

Amante del Papel said...

both cards are so beautiful! but your first card is awesome!!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Very Clever!

Scrapthat said...

Hi Karolyn! love both your cards girl :D TFS
Dolly

Marji Franklin said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love all the speech bubbles

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful cards Karolyn - love the speech bubbles and the ombre sentiment with all the sparkle and shine! Really a knock out!

cma21317 said...

really cool layering idea with speech bubbles. Twine and bows a MUST have!!

Roxanna said...

Love your cards, especially the bow card, nice and simple but yet so pretty.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

vERY CUTE CARDS...... AGAIN!

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Penny said...

Oh my goodness, the speech bubble die card is just fabulous, just my kind of card! The twine die is wonderful too.

Ericka Strange said...

Love the hello card! Great job.

Karen King said...

Love your cards! This hop is showing some fantastic ways to use these dies!

Barbara Tuley said...

I love all your cards but really love the birthday with the twines and bows, so cute and creative!

Lysa said...

Karolyn! You rock my friend! I totally love your first card with all the speech bubbles!

Amy C. said...

What a neat idea...covering the entire card with the speech bubble die!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome samples using these dies, love!!

Donna Dacy said...

I love the way you used the speech bubbles on your hello card. So clever. And the bow card looks just like a present. The colors and sequins set off your cards just right. Nice designs. TFS

Deborah Vasel said...

Such a fun use of the speech bubbles.
Your cards are always so inspiring.

helenbrendan said...

Wonderful clean and simple cards! I particularly like the one with the bow die.

Sonya said...

Love how you can use the twine and bow die to look like a wrapped present!

Rebecca C. said...

Love the cards-especially the bow and twine!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love how you wrapped the card with the twine and finished with a bow. I love the die set. I'll be using it a lot.
The speech bubble card is cute. Hadn't thought about using them as the background but you can be sure I will in the future.
thanks for sharing.

Yvonne C. said...

Love your cards!! Great release, can't wait to get that bow and twine die😀

Colleen Howell said...

Great cards using the speech die for background is so clever

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

So pretty!!! I love what you did with the new release!
Nina-Marie :)
ninamariedesign@gmail.com

Kimberly Rendino said...

Both cards are fabulous!! I love the speech bubbles card....so striking!

Becky Rohwer said...

Loved both cards. Can't wait until the Twine & Bows die is available again.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love your CAS design, the white speech bubbles popped up on the background is stunning, and the bow and twine die is a fabulous detail for the sentiment on this "gift" looking card!

kris craft said...

So cute I love how the hello die turned out.

Анна Изотова said...

Karolyn, love these dies and your creative projects!

Janice said...

Twine and bows - gotta get it. This is genius! Love your cards.

adeeba zaman said...

Such an unique card...

Beckie Williams said...

Just simply awesomeness ..... your cards are amazing. I love how you used the bow and twine die. This die is calling my name!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! Great new PPP release:)

Rose said...

Beautiful cards. Love the twine & bow card.

Sue D said...

I like how you used the new dies and the sequins really make your cards special.

Brithzi said...

Wonderful cards. Love how you used the speech bubbles to create your card.

I Card Everyone said...

Ha! Amazeballs might be putting it lightly, Karolyn!!! So Cute!!!
=] Michele

Margaret R said...

So creative!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Karolyn, I love your cards! They are gorgeous, especially the second one! Love this release!

Kathy said...

Both are fabulous! The Twine and Bows die cut is so ingenious! On my To Order list. :)

JewellSparkle said...

Wow must have taken some patience to get those stitched speech bubbles looking so perfectly placed!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great cards. Love your stile. TFS

Lady Fair said...

You really made great use of the speech bubble dies, love it! Paulina should have you guest design for every new release.

Beejay said...

Such cute cards! I love both die sets!!

Millie said...

Such Fabulous & fun cards!! Love the 1st card!! very Creative!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Millie
Crafting With Creative M

Karen said...

such great cards!

Jeri said...

Great cards. Love how you used the speech bubbles to create a background and how you criss-crossed the new bow die across your card face.

judy said...

I love your very clever use of the speech bubble dies!

~amy~ said...

Karolyn, you're rockin' this new release! LOVE your cards...LOVE.

Dee Jay said...

Very nice card designs.

Susie Sonnier said...

Love the PPP new dies

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these! That twine bow die is amazing!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used these new dies!

A.G. said...

I just love how clean and simple you cards are, yet they are still so pretty!! I love how you let the Hello card have the focus on the sentiment by keeping the rest of the cover simple!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Wow, your cards are glowing! All white and white with a bit of bold color! So CAS and elegant! I had to go over and watch the video you mentioned. I had no idea what you were talking about lol until I saw her pull out the plastic stick wrap! Thank you for all the inspiration ♥

Ann Kulseth said...

Love the new release and you showcased the products so well. Great inspiration.

Engineered Baker said...

I'm so recreating these cards!! Thanks for such lovely ideas!!

scrappergirl56 said...

I'm crazy over the twine and bows die, but your card showcasing the speech bubbles is a WOW and makes me take a second look at them as well...

Km999 said...

Clever cards. Love the bow!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards!! love the colors you have used..

Debbie Br said...

Just love the new dies. And the sequins are fabulous!

jan metcalf said...

Love that you made a handsome, yet easy, birthday card with the twine and bow dies!

Jean said...

Such imaginative projects! Nicely showcase the products!!

Michelle said...

simple yet effective - adore these sentiments and your use of twine and love the colours.

Denise L-V said...

Great idea for using the bubble die as a background.

Lisa said...

Both are just fantastic Karolyn!! So happy you could hop with us today!!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards. Stunners.

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic job! Love how you used the speech bubbles!

mimi said...

Fabulous card, love the white on white!

Sandy M said...

Great cards!

belinda said...

Wow another way to use the stiched speach bubble dies!! I would have never seen them that way. Very creative!

Kelly Flaherty said...

What a wonderful idea for the speech bubble die! I am really impressed!

N Patricia Castillo said...

I LOVE the simplicity of the first card...so elegant!

cindybearj said...

Love the pink and green bow card...simple but awesome! I love the "happy" on the sentiment!

BeverlyBL said...

Such a clever use of the speech bubbles. And I love your package and the colors you used.

sharon said...

Love the hello card. Such an original take on the bubbles.

irisesther54 said...

Your cards are so pretty. Love this release. The Twine and Bows dies are on my wishlist. The new colors of sequins are fabulous.

Brenda Lee said...

As always, you come up with the most fabulous cards!! I love how you used the speech bubbles to create a 3D background. The colors you used with the Twine and Bow die are stunning. Love the CAS style of both cards.

Sharbogast said...

Beautiful cards.

Yuki said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! Love the CAS designs!

Linda Langes said...

Karolyn these are both fab cards, a lot of fun and eye catching with all the white space.

Beejay said...

Love the use of the Speech Bubbles!! Great inspiration!

Karen Oliver said...

Great cards I love how you used the speech bubbles like bricks, just great.

Bob said...

Can't wait to use the speech bubble die - who would have thought?!? So creative! Thanks for the technique to stretch the use of my dies!!!

Kamila R. said...

Fantastic cards!! These days are so great!

Carolyn said...

I just love that twine and bow die, sold! Love your cards.

Danielle Dietz said...

The Twine and Bows die just keeps getting better and better along the hop! Awesome cards!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a great hop! I love your card made like a package. I'm loving that twine and bow die.

Michele Kovack said...

I love both cards, but the first one was so clever with the speech bubbles as the background!

Gracie said...

I really like the idea of the multiple speech bubbles. Great card!

Jessica H said...

Great cards! I LOVE how you used the speech bubble die cuts to create a background!! GENIUS!!!

Satori said...

Well done! Especially love the clean style of the Happy Birthday card!

kimberly said...

Great cards!!!

Ruth said...

These cards are amazing! Love the new dies

Zarah said...

Be-a-uti-ful!! Adore what you did with the speech bubbles, and the birthday card is so elegant... Love them both! :D

KellyRae said...

Both cards are great - the birthday card is stylish and classic but my FAV is the speech bubble card! Love the new dies. I sometimes hand-draw stitching around my speech bubbles and I am sooooo going to put these new dies on my wishlist. Awesome sauce :)

Ashley said...

Love this release!

stamper101 said...

Great card projects with the new PPP dies!

Parker said...

Loving your color combos on both the Twine & Bows card and the Speech Bubble die set. I very much like that you tilted that bow, and of course sequins always make great finishing touches.

Kathy Wright said...

Very nice cards!!!

Beverley said...

LOVE both your creations, the first is so striking and really catches your eye - FAB! Hugs Bev x

Linda E said...

Karolyn, thanks for sharing your super idea of making a 3-d background with the speech bubbles. I love, love, love it.

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Karolyn, the way you filled the cover of the first card with the Stitched Bubble Dies was wonderful. Just a few sequins add just the right touch to go with the sentiment you beautifully colored. Love it. Sweet and simple.
I think I had the same reaction to the Twine & Bows die set that you did. It absolutely screamed at me and blew my mind. Couldn't wait to get my hands on it too!! That die is so beautiful and really doesn't need anything more than what you have on that card. So well done!!

Judy said...

Like all those speech bubbles on your card. Sometimes it's the smallest things that make some projects stand out. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nickie Renee said...

I love the unique way you used the speech bubbles on your card!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Sweet Cards and your AMAZING Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

DonnaS said...

Cute cards. :)

Julia said...

Great cards!

jamie vanskiver said...

These new Dies are fabulous and so versatile! I love your "gift" card, so sweet! I love how you used the speech bubbles on the first card, it really looks so professional and clean- if that makes since lol!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the bright colors on the second one!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Karolyn!!!
WOW - your speech bubble background is FUN & FABULOUS!!!
I confess that I feel in LOVE with Twine & Bows the second I saw them, so how could I not LOVE EVERYTHING about the ELEGANT design of your SWEET birthday card - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Stunningly elegant and way fun cards!

Crafty EllenH. said...

these are awesome !!!

Shona Chambers said...

Fantastic cards and just love the way you used the speech bubble dies!

kristinasartcorner said...

Fabulous cards for the new release..I don't have any PPP products yet...but I hope some day... Thanks for the great blog hop and for the chance to win!

Celeste Goff said...

Your cards are beautiful but that first one is amazing! I love how you pieced those speech bubbles together like puzzle pieces!

RoseLilac said...

Beautiful card!

Lucy said...

I love both of these CAS cards!
The speech bubble background is awesome and the Twine and Bow die is my fav!

C said...

love both these cards! amazing!

Denise Ward said...

I never would've considered using the word bubble dies in this way, but they make a great background on the first card. And the birthday card has been turned into a wonderful gift using the new PPP die!! Love these creative and unique designs!!! :)

Sandy said...

How cute! Love the birthday package idea, and using the speech bubble as a background.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love how you used the Twine & Bows to make that cute package!

Kathy Krug said...

Such a unique way to use the speech bubble die. LOVE IT.

Corilyn Noreen said...

Wrapping a birthday package with two twine dies is so clever!

Kathy Mc said...

Karolyn, your cards are Amazeballs! Using speech bubbles as you did looks fabulous. Your "wrapped" package card is terrific. Great job as always!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love the background you created on your first card, and the way the greeting pops off with those bold colors. And the way you used the twine & bow die cuts in your second card--marvelous! I would love to see the diagonal striped version of those die cuts. :) Tfs! ~ Andrea (artandcatloverinjville @ gmail . com)

Kelly B. said...

Love the new dies!

Miss Davis said...

Wow! Such classy beautiful cards! Love them!!

Shannon McComb said...

Oh my goodness!! In love with both your stunning cards!! The way you created your background with the speech bubbles on your first card is just brilliant! The way you used the twine die on the second to make your card look like a present is just lovely! Both gorgeous!!

Craftychris said...

Awesome cards! xxx

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Brilliant cards! I love what toy did with the speech bubbles, and that birthday card is brilliant!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

I love these cards! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Sara Kaminski said...

Using the speech bubbles as a background is very clever! Love it!

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome and wonderfully cool styling on these cards and great job showcasing PPP products - you just rocked my world with your clever projects!!!

Indy said...

Oh wow! Love the speech bubble card! Very creative!

Teresa L said...

Very nice cards.

Flo said...

Love your use of the speech bubble dies. Great cards.

BMG said...

I want that collection now everyones cards are spectacular! Your speech bubbles popped up card is stunning!TFS!

 
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