Good morning and welcome to another Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Hop!! We had so much fun with our first blog hop that we decided there's going to be a lot more hoppin' going on, so if you arrived here from the very talented Viv's Crafting Haven Blog, then you're on the right track. If not, then you'll want to start at the beginning at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog, and hop along from there so you don't miss one wonderful creation.
Have you heard the wonderful news and the reason we're celebrating with a blog hop? We've been keeping a little secret, but the cat is out of the bag, and we're showcasing the release of 14 incredible new die sets by The Scrapping Cottage featuring designs by Kathy Jakopovich, founder and designer for Peachy Keen Stamps. Each die set (except the Happy Bird package) will come with two to three Peachy Keen Face stamps to coordinate with your shapes! The dies are available for pre-order today on both Peachy Keen Stamps and The Scrapping Cottage. Single sets will be discounted 15%, or 25% off the entire collection for one week only! Pre-sale ends July 26th. Orders begin shipping the second week in August.
The cards I'm sharing with you today were made with the oh, so adorable Pig Peeker die, which comes with both of the faces shown on each card. These dies cut just beautifully, and the faces are perfectly proportioned to fit them. The die cuts were cut using Georgia Pacific white card stock, then I proceeded to color my little piggies with Copic markers. The scarf on this first little fella was paper pieced. The rest of the card was put together with scraps from my stash. The pocket was cut and stitched by hand, and I used some twine for the embellishment on the contrast piece, which was an element in the sketch this week for Card Positioning Systems. I used a small tag punch from Stampin' Up!, for the tag on the side of the pocket. Oh, and the "Oink" is actually one of the die cuts, too. I cut that at the same time as the hankie around the piggie's neck, using more of that scrap paper. Gotta love it when you can use those scraps up, and these dies are a wonderful way to do just that.
For my second card, I wanted to show you just how different and versatile you can be using these fabulous dies. This little piggie girl is all frilled up and peeking from behind a birthday gift. I followed the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge with this card, and added a lot of rhinestone, and Prima flower bling. Once again, I dug around in my scrap bag until I found papers that I liked, and VOILA! One more card for the collection.
Thank you for stopping by today, and make it a great day by doing some happy stamping and die cutting! Your next stop on this fabulous hop will be at my good friend Janice's blog. The very talented and creative Janice will have something amazing prepared for you , so click the button below and hop on over to see what she's been up to!
Oh! I almost forgot one of the most important things! Kathy has very graciously given me the opportunity to award a $15.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on my blog today, so please be sure to leave me an email address when you leave your comment, so that I can contact you when you win!!! You have until midnight Sunday, July 25th to enter, and a winner will be randomly selected on Monday, July 26th. Also, if you like what you see here, I'd be thrilled if you'd become a follower! In fact, it would make my day!