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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!

Comments

QuilterLaura said…
I have never thought of a candle wrap, thank you so much, your candle is lovely!
Anonymous said…
Such a sweet idea, Ashley! ♡Dawn
Kay Miller 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!
Anonymous 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~
Unknown 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!
slang said…
You turned that candle into wow. Great idea.
KimberlyM 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!
Anonymous 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!
clelie said…
What a nice gift idea!
Unknown said…
The dove is so cute!
Sabine said…
Oh, what a sweet idea! Cute dove :)
Yuki said…
This is such a beautiful gift idea! TFS! :)
cghundley said…
Oh how cute
and lovely!
Carla from Utah
cute candle, love the paper
Unknown 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!
Unknown 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!
Unknown said…
What a great gift idea! Love it!
Lynne in NI said…
What a beautiful gift idea :)
Anonymous said…
Love the candle wrap. What a great gift idea!
Unknown 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.
Mandakini 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
this is really nice, I love the idea of doing your own candle wrap and I love that dove stamp, very nice
What a wonderful project. I would make a lovely gift. TFS
Unknown said…
Such a cute project.
BeverlyBL said…
So sweet. And I love the postage stamp edge.
Linsey R 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.
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.
Great CAS candle/belly band!
That is so simple, but really a great last-minute gift! Thank you for the idea!
Wow...what a LOVELY project!!! LOVE that little dove!!!

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Janet D. said…
Such a sweet, sweet project!!
Unknown 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!
theoldesaltbox 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!
dianemdb said…
Great idea for Christmas gifts.
Mary M said…
very cute project
Ann K said…
Great idea .... pretty candle! Thanks for the 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?) !
Unknown 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 H 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!
Unknown 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.
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 :)
TeresaC said…
Love your project, Ashley!
Lee said…
Beautiful project! thank you for sharing!
Unknown said…
Wow. This candle wrap is so cute! What a great idea!
Unknown said…
I posted on Facebook about this blog hop!
Unknown 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!
Unknown said…
This is so pretty I would have never thought of it
Unknown said…
I shared on Facebook!
mn36 said…
Lovely project
Kelly B. said…
Love these new products!
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
Noreen said…
It's so easy to make a candle look festive - nice idea!

Noreen
Crafty Journal
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!
GORGEOUS! Such a simple, pretty dove.
Anonymous said…
Very pretty. Good idea for any occasion.
thanks for sharing.
Like the altered candle.
Melissa
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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!
Renee M said…
So cute--great colors used and I like the sentiment too!
Anonymous 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.
mbchetti said…
Great idea. And thanks for the chance.....
Cindy said…
What a great idea!
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 G 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!
Mandakini said…
I tweeted about this!
Mandakini 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!
Anonymous said…
What a pretty candle.
Unknown said…
That candle is beautiful. What a great idea.

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