Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paper Smooches: August Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on September 1st.. You will find our new releases 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 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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, August 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

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)
Okay, now on to my project!


I created a festive wrap for a candle (because the store packing just doesn't cut it, right?)

I simply stamped the sentiment and bird, then used the matching die cuts to cut out the bird. I love the plain and white...so peaceful. I just did some quick coloring on the leaves.


Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

174 comments:

QuilterLaura said...

I have never thought of a candle wrap, thank you so much, your candle is lovely!

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Such a sweet idea, Ashley! ♡Dawn

Barb said...

Super idea!

KayM said...

How pretty is this!! I love that little dove with the olive branch!

Bev said...

Cute idea. I love clean and simple looks

danni reid said...

Great gift-idea
Love your candle, eye-catching!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Ashley! I love the candle holder. The little dove is so cute. It makes a great gift for the holidays. Thank you for the idea.

Scrapthat said...

That is so simple and sweet!! TFS!

Janet said...

Cute idea!!
~God bless~

Brandi Beyer said...

Very adorable! Great gift idea, too!!!

Stephanie said...

What a great idea!! This would be go nice for gift giving!!

richardbreaks said...

Terrific idea. That dove is so sweet.

Deb said...

Beautiful! It would make an easy Christmas card too!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Great gift idea!

Susan Lang said...

You turned that candle into wow. Great idea.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Lovely wrap! I adore Kim's sentiments and this one is fabulous - especially paired with the dove. Love it!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a clever idea! Love this!!!

Gwen said...

So cute! Love the idea!

Jennifer K said...

Great way to dress up a candle!

Crystal said...

Simply beautiful.

Lisa K said...

Love the bird. Don't do much with candles, but this is a great idea!

luvhymns said...

Sweet candle and cool giveaway!

Connie said...

So sweet...love the candle wrap idea!

donna said...

Quick & easy gift.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

joy said...

This is a great idea with the holidays coming up quickly! Love it!

clavell said...

What a nice gift idea!

Karen King said...

The dove is so cute!

Sabine said...

Oh, what a sweet idea! Cute dove :)

Yukari Y. said...

This is such a beautiful gift idea! TFS! :)

cghundley said...

Oh how cute
and lovely!
Carla from Utah

staceylovespaper said...

cute candle, love the paper

Gail Alcorn said...

What a great idea to make a simple gift special!

cghundley said...

I also shared on
FB!
Carla from Utah

Pam W Merwin said...

What a sweet candle wrap :-) Love the background and the sweet dove!

Carol Perry said...

I am so looking forward to the release. I love Christmas stamps and dies and this looks thus far that I would love to bring these home.

Mary-Anne V said...

So pretty...love that dove image.

Marie said...

So beautiful! Great color combination =) TFS!

Amy Fillmore said...

What a great gift idea! Love it!

Lynne in NI said...

What a beautiful gift idea :)

myrepeatingpatterns said...

Love the candle wrap. What a great gift idea!

grandmato20 said...

What a beautiful Christmas gift this would make!

Maeghan M. said...

Love the little bird! TFS!!!

Anne Harada said...

Love the dove so much!! What a great release for the holidays!

Sharon said...

What a great gift idea!

Harriet said...

Great idea....lovely gift.

Stamp to Create said...

Like the concept of using die cut images on things other than the normal card... Thanks for the idea!

Lydia said...

Beautiful project x

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

this is really nice, I love the idea of doing your own candle wrap and I love that dove stamp, very nice

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

What a wonderful project. I would make a lovely gift. TFS

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute project.

BeverlyBL said...

So sweet. And I love the postage stamp edge.

Linsey said...

OH that is just lovely! Simple and sweet, just perfect for an easy holiday gift for neighbors, service folks or an unexpected guest that brings a gift during the holidays! LOVE IT!!! :)

Kari V. said...

Beautiful! I love the sentiment and the darling bird. So creative to make a candle wrap!!

MrsWilbur85296 said...

I love this project, simple and a great way to show how to personalize gifts. Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about the blog hop.

karenelr said...

What a delightful idea--I love that sweet dove! Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my Flickr account (my blog) about this hop. https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/15066708125/

Tona said...

What a wonderful project!

Brenda in IN said...

Such a sweet dove and a wonderful gift anyone can enjoy.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love the dove.

Kailash said...

Love this sweet and clever idea!!!

Kailash said...

Shared on Facebook too!!!

Sharon said...

Great idea for candles this would make a lovely hostess gift.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Great CAS candle/belly band!

Marianne B in AZ said...

That is so simple, but really a great last-minute gift! Thank you for the idea!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Wow...what a LOVELY project!!! LOVE that little dove!!!

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Janet said...

Such a sweet, sweet project!!

Irene Grau said...

Love the candle. I need to do this -- a great gift idea!

Kathy H said...

A great hostess gift for the holidays!

jjindp said...

Very simply yet so elegant

cm said...

A lovely way to jazz up the candle with Christmas festivity! So pretty!
~c

Ruth G said...

What a beautiful gift this candle will make! Your handmade decoration is wonderful!

Heather Hall said...

What an adorable project! Great way to dress up a candle!

inkspell said...

Really cute, love it.....Gina F

Lura said...

Love how simple and sweet (not to mention super easy last minute) that candle is - I'm thinking stocking stuffers for Christmas... Many thanks for this idea.

Becky Selecman said...

Great idea for Christmas gifts for secretaries, teachers, neighbors!

Lindsey said...

What a great idea to make a candle wrap! It's fantastic.

Megan said...

Great non-card project!

Diane Bolton said...

Great idea for Christmas gifts.

Mary M. said...

very cute project

Ann Kulseth said...

Great idea .... pretty candle! Thanks for the idea!

pcm said...

cute idea!

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Wonderful wrap! Thank you for a lovely idea!

craftymom205 said...

Love the candle wrap.

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mandalj said...

What a great way to show off the new set (is that Blessed Christmas?) !

Tammy Mohr said...

What a cute way to dress up a candle as a gift. Or just to have out for the holidays. Thanks for the great idea.

Kerilyn H. said...

So clean, fresh and festive looking!

PBrown9624 said...

Great idea! Would make a lovely gift!

Casey-Diane said...

I love the little dove! So stinkin cute!

Vikki Hein said...

aw, thanks for the cute idea~

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL candle wrap Ashley!!!
LOVE your sweet stamping and cute die cutting :)
THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... wondering why I have never thought of doing this before!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

I'm afraid that I don't have a blog {{{yet}}} Ashley, so I pinned your pretty candle and shared about the Blog Hop - my Pinterest name is Tracy Moloney :)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835765890483/

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the blog hop and included a link to your project & blog :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/505230201261793280

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! LOVING the INSPIRATION for today!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Stephanie said...

I like the postage edge and the dove.

Cynthia Clark said...

Great idea for decorating an inexpensive candle!

Cynthia Clark said...

I tweeted!

Cynthia Clark said...

I shared on FB!

Debbie McNamee said...

love the candle wrap and the colors, looks so festive!

gabriella said...

Great candle and it looks simple enough that I could do it.

Kimberly Russell said...

Cute!

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the Blog Hop with a link to the Paper Smooches Blog Hop post :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/505224885870661632

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the Blog Hop on Facebook - my FB name is Tracy Moloney :)

teresa currie said...

Love your project, Ashley!

Lee said...

Beautiful project! thank you for sharing!

Jessica Hsieh said...

Wow. This candle wrap is so cute! What a great idea!

Jessica Hsieh said...

I posted on Facebook about this blog hop!

Jessica Hsieh said...

I tweeted about this blog hop!

Judy said...

Love this simple but festive idea for dressing up your candles. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Love this simple but festive idea for dressing up your candles. Thanks for sharing.

Cristine said...

What a beautiful idea! Such a simple way to dress up a plain candle. Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

What a lovely gift this would make. Thank you for the chance to win!

Sharon said...

So pretty and what a great gift idea!

Stephanie Johnson said...

This is so pretty I would have never thought of it

Stephanie Johnson said...

I shared on Facebook!

mn36 said...

Lovely project

Kelly B. said...

Love these new products!

BethieJ said...

SO PRETTY!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic idea! Love the sweet dove!

Gabi MeWi said...

Great idea - will be a nice gift.

Crafty Carrie said...

What a great idea to fancy up a candle

mandy salazar said...

Beautiful idea!

Stacey said...

Great idea!

Noreen said...

It's so easy to make a candle look festive - nice idea!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Nicole Parmentier said...

That candle is such a sweet gift! Love it!!

Kathie B said...

What a great gift idea...an absolutely great way to share Christmas warmth and light!

Ruby N said...

beautiful!!!

erin lee creative said...

GORGEOUS! Such a simple, pretty dove.

marylouh said...

Very pretty. Good idea for any occasion.
thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the altered candle.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my FaceBook page with a link to join in on the PS DT Blog Hop.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my blog right sidebar with link that can be clicked to join in on the PS DT Blog Hop.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Mary Holshouser said...

shared on FB

Felicia said...

Very creative use! I have also advertised this on my FB status!

gardener said...

Love the candle wrap. Never thought to use stamps that way. Nice!

Celeste Goff said...

What a pretty candle wrap! I love it and I could see using it for Christmas!

Sandy said...

This is a great gift idea. Thank you for sharig.

boris153 said...

This is so sweet.

Haley Cross said...

Love this! What a good idea for Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

So cute!

Renee M said...

So cute--great colors used and I like the sentiment too!

Toni said...

Great idea!

LesLee said...

Well done!!!

yillyleon said...

This is a lovely idea

Kylie said...

What a lovely idea! I tend to forget about things like candle decoration but it makes it look so pretty and festive.

Debbie said...

love this dove stamp
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Donna said...

So pretty! The little dove is so sweet.

Katherine K :) said...

Fabulous idea!

mbchetti said...

Great idea. And thanks for the chance.....

Angela said...

Cute idea!

Cindy said...

What a great idea!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous!

D- said...

I LOVE your SWEET candle. Thanks for sharing your talents and your time.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Carol McCready said...

Great project idea. Thank you for sharing.

SHartl said...

Super cute gift idea that I am going to steal!!! Love that cute dove!

SHartl said...

shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/shannon.hart.5811/posts/562995463822301

SHartl said...

tweeted too! https://twitter.com/Shartl/status/505798208719966208

Sarah Gray said...

Love your candle wrap - such a great idea for a gift and the stamping is simple but so pretty

JanetH123 said...

Such a simple idea.

Sue D said...

This is such a pretty way to decorate a candle!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great way to dress up a gift, so sweet!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop.

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/505894208713285632

mimi said...

WOW, you just gave me a fabulous idea for Christmas!!!!

Robin B. said...

What a cute idea for a candle, I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet gift idea! Love the candle!

Stamp to Create said...

I tweeted about this!

Stamp to Create said...

I shared on my blog!

Jen said...

I love your candle! All of the new releases are just awesome!

Jen said...

I tweeted about the giveaway/new release!

Kit said...

What a pretty candle.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love your candle!

Lisa Howard said...

That candle is beautiful. What a great idea.