Monday, June 15, 2020

Color Throwdown: Stemmed Rose

I have been a fan of Paper Smooches' Kim Hughes since the Cornish Heritage Farms days.  (Do any of you go back that far?)  So it was a sad day when I got the email saying the business was closing down. There will be no more of their fun, creative and completely unique products.

Although I already have a decent-sized collection of Paper Smooches products, I went right to their website and picked up everything I had ever even thought I wanted.  This Stemmed Rose was one of those.

CTD Stemmed Rose

I love the color combo at The Color Throwdown. It's not a combination I would have come up with on my own. I see it as very rich, but also very cheerful which is an unusual combination. It seemed perfect given I had colors for the rose and colors for the vase!

Dies: Paper Smooches Stemmed Rose, Hello Words, Simon Says Stamp Frames, Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Stitch Pattern
Paper: Taylored Expressions Plum Punch and Toffee, Stampin' Up Lemon Lime Twist and Seaside Spray, My Favorite Things Blueberry


  1. This is just lovely...and yes, I do remember CHF very fondly and miss them terribly! Loved their stamps! Anyway, your pretty little floral is delightful on top of that stitched background!

  2. This is so pretty!! You used this PERFECTLY!!

  3. I go back to the Cornish Heritage Farms days, too, and I was so sad to see Kim's message about closing Paper Smooches! Love how you pieced the vase and flower with the different color pieces--it gives the vase a fun, modern look. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  4. What a beautiful combination of die cuts, Kim! And I DO remember Cornish Heritage Farms. I loved their art! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  5. This is such a charming card Kim!


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