Friday, November 28, 2014

{Paper Smooches} November DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches December release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on November 30th at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new releases HERE. 

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering up a prize! 

The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS Online Store.
  1. FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  2. 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 chances)
  3. You have until midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, November 30th to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
To increase your chances of winning: 
  1. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  2. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  3. 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)

My card features the Fancy Frames stamp set. These fabulous frames can be used in so many ways. You can use them in a bold, graphic style or they can be used simply, with a light touch, as I've done here.

I heat embossed three of the frames on soft stone cardstock to create a subtle background. The main frame was heat embossed in leaf embossing powder on vellum and trimmed out so the Santa from Santa Paws (Santa Paws Icons) could peek out through it. I stamped, coloured and trimmed a second set of arms and glued those on so it looks like he's holding on to the frame. The fluffy parts of his outfit were created using glossy accents and fun flock.

I created a custom sentiment using 'i ♥' from Fancy Frames, 'spreading' from Giddy Gumdrops, and 'holiday cheer' from the original Christmas Words Dies. The Shadow was created with a combination of snow embossing powder and black pigment ink.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Remember to check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Roll With It, inspired by Gymboree + Video!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in the U.S.!

This card was inspired by the gingerbread man pyjamas at Gymboree. As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly which stamps I would use to replicate it. I used the rolling pin from Kitschy Kitchen (Kitchen Icons), the gingerbread man from Giddy Gumdrops (Gumdrops Icons), a sentiment from Calorie Free, and shadows from the Shadows stamp set.

The patterned papers are from the Jubilee Wild Berry paper pad by My Mind's Eye. The enamel dots are from the Charmed collection. They were originally white and I coloured them with a R27 Copic marker to coordinate with the hat. I added shimmer to the icing on the gingerbread man and white parts on the hat with a Wink of Stella pen.

See you again tomorrow for the Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop! We have another big release for you and it's fantastic!!