Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paper Smooches Guest Designer {Week 4} + Video Tutorial

I can't believe it's my last week as a Guest Designer for Paper Smooches! It seems like it was just yesterday when I made that Rubik's cube card. :) Thank you, Kim, for this incredible opportunity! This week, I couldn't wait to play with one of my newest Paper Smooches stamp sets, Hope. With all the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges going on at Splitcoaststampers, I just had to play along. If I didn't combine them with my design team obligations, there's no way I'd have time to play this month. I've known too many people affected by breast cancer, including my maternal grandmother, so I just had to contribute.

In this card for HYCCT1106: Looking in on You Challenge, I create a 'window' for the adorable pink sneakers which I stamped, fussy cut and coloured with a white gel pen. I flipped one of them to make it look like a pair of shoes instead of two right shoes. (You could easily make it a left shoe by reverse stamping.) For the sentiment, I stamped the beautiful scripted hope sentiment and added the 'kick' sentiment on top. I love how that looks! All stamps used on this card are from Hope. I added twine in Blossom and Charcoal to give the design strength, something we want to give to the patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

This second card uses green, yellow and brown for the HYCCT1107: Colors of Hope Challenge. I find the colours quite masculine so this would be a great card for a male patient or a card that a male friend or relative could give to their loved one. I'm not always comfortable making masculine cards but I love how this one turned out.

The telephone is from Perpetual Bliss, the large sentiment is from Chit Chat and the repeating border is from Hope. I added Honeydew twine at the top of the second layer to balance out the other two colours.

For my third project, I made a set of holiday gift tags that double as tree ornaments and I have a video tutorial to show you exactly how I tied the twine to these tags! I paper pieced the adorable images from Santa Paws and Swanky Snowdudes and stamped coordinating sentiments on to papers from Echo Park's For the Record Collection. These tag ornaments are complete with The Twinery's baker's twine in Charcoal and Honeydew.

It's been a while since I made a video tutorial and I've been itching to make one! This is the first one in my new studio so the camera angle and lighting is distinctly different from my previous videos. I'm just getting over a cold so please excuse the raspy voice. ;)

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Last week's winner of Perpetual Bliss is...

Congratulations, Angela! Please email me with your mailing address and I'll get this out to you right away.

Thank you so much for being here to support me and Paper Smooches! It's been a whirlwind of a month and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to work with Kim. I'd be super sad if it weren't for the fact that I'm continuing as part of the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge design team. Even if I wasn't, there's no way I'd stop using Kim's stamps! I'm not even going to admit how many Paper Smooches stamp sets I own. LOL They are fabulous! If you own them, you know, and if you've yet to purchase them, you shouldn't wait. ;) I'll be back with more Paper Smooches creations soon!

Sources for Hope: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Basic Grey Out of Print paper pad; Paper Smooches Hope; Memories Black ink; SU Pink Pirouette ink; Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Collection; The Twinery baker's twine in Blossom & Charcoal; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for I Care: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; SU Early Espresso cardstock; Basic Grey Out of Print paper pad;
Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss, Chit Chat & Hope; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Mustard Seed distress ink; The Twinery baker's twine in Honeydew; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Tag Ornament Set: Gina K Designs pure luxury red cardstock; Echo Park For the Record paper pad;
Paper Smooches Santa Paws & Swanky Snowdudes; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Shabby Shutters distress ink; Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen; Copics; Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #4 die; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; The Twinery baker's twine in Charcoal & Honeydew; Stampin' Dimensionals

35 comments:

Jocelyn Olson said...

You rock the Paper Smooches, Emily! I can't believe your GDT is almost over, but I'm so glad you're on the SPARKS team. Thanks for sharing the video and showing how you made the loops (that's so cool how you can tie the first bow with the ends). You're so good! :)

Mette said...

Awwww Emily - these are just gorgous creations. I love coming here and see your fab projects and get a little inspiration. Thank you.

Hugs, Mette

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! I've very much enjoyed seeing your guest spot! Thanks!

Annette said...

those tags are so adorable.. I love how you tied the twine...thanks for sharing this with us all... I think I am going to case this and use it on my gifts this year.. Can't wait to see what you come up with next...

Kary said...

Great video, Emily!! And love the cards and tags. Great job as Guest Designer this month!! You've got me buying up Paper Smooches you know..hehe.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous projects, Emily. I enjoyed your design so much.

Robin said...

Emily, everything you made was 'WOW'... look forward to seeing more with the SPARKS challenges!!!
Cheers!
Robin

Jennifer said...

Love those great cards and adorable ornaments Emily!!! May need to get some more paper smooches soon!! (=

Scrapowe Sosasowisko said...

Great projects. Especially I love the tags. Tahnks for the tutorial! Greetings

Chari M. said...

All fabulous projects, I really love the little pink shoes!

Angela said...

Heyo, I'm a winner :) That's awesome -- thanks, Em! I can finally attempt to rock my own PS goodies.
I don't think I'll rock them as hard as you have here, though -- all of today's projects are great. I'm off to watch your twiney video.

Shauna K said...

these are great! super love the LO of the sneaker card- fabulous :D

Emily Keaton said...

FABulous projects, Emily! You've been so creative as GD for PS this month. So glad you'll be continuing to design with PS for the Sparks challenge!! Great inspiration for HYCCT, and I love your sweet tags. :)

Jeanette Marchand said...

Love the tags. Thanks for the great video. I really like how you made the bow.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gosh, I'm sad, is it over already? Good thing you are still showing us cards with those stamps for the challenges, 'cause they are a true inspiration!!! And today I received the stamp set that I won!!! Woehoe!!! They are sooo great!!! Love them and also the fabulous card that you sent me!!! Love it! So happy to have an "original Emily" in my home!!! :-D Thank you!!!! And love the twine also, pretty, pretty colors! I'll have fun trying them!! All the best to you!
Hugs, Wendy

*Alison* said...

OH my heavens.. Emily these are amazing! I just love your creations.. you are so stikin creative..! Sooo fun! love your video too.. such a fun ornament/tag.. :) HUGS

Cornelie said...

You just hit me in the hart!! My best friend!died last year and I just arrived home from churche, because a friend died last friday. Both cancer! I hate it! and I am really sad!
Bye Cornelie

Lynn said...

Oh Emily...your creations constantly amaze me! Seriously, I am in love with every last one. I really love the first one. Perfect in every way. Thanks for always sharing your fabulous talent with us!

Jay Gee said...

Amazing projects Emily... you have showcased Paper Smooches stamps so beautifully :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is an amazing post--I LOVE that first card! GORGEOUS! And perfect to encourage! I LOVE your second card too--FaBULOUS!! I love those ornaments---YOU are SOOOO amazing:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards Emily, these months trundle by so quickly don't they!
The tag set is really cute too and thanks for the tutorial on how to attach the twine :)
Jenny x

Lisa said...

Super fun tags Emily! My fav is the "hope" card tho- I really love how you overstamped the sentiment- beautiful!
Off to watch the tutorial!

Brenda said...

You are a great Ambassador for Paper Smooches Emily! Those are just too adorable! I love the pink sneakers and those tags are just too gorgeous!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow....all of your projects are soooooo awesome!!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Girl... these are all pretty awesome! I was drooling over your card and tags on the PS blog this morning. I love your pink card too!!

Jen W. said...

Wow, busy lady!! Love the pop of those pink sneakers off the black PP and the layered sentiment.
Your phone card is adorable and I love the layers of text along the bottom.
And those tags are just beyond adorable. Paper pieced perfection!

Karin said...

What a great tut emily! I love those tags, I had no idea that die was so large...Great idea for the holidays!

Lindsey said...

Look at all the awesomeness on this post! I wouldn't want to be the next GDT following in your rockin' pink sneakers. ;) I think flipping one shoe over and overlapping them instead of reverse stamping was so smart. Love how you offset the panel, too. The second one could absolutely be a masculine card, and it's awesome. And the tags are brilliant!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are so great, come check out my latest Paper Smooches purchase, I think you'll like it.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Such adorable cards and tags. You really know how to make these stamps shine.

kasia c. said...

Emily you totally rock! All of these creations are unbelieveable. :)

I am so behind on my blogging from this darn morning sickness but CONGRATULATIONS on your sparks DT gig!. No one rocks thos Paper Smooches stamps like you do!!

I hope you havae fabulous Halloween weekend.
take care, Kasia

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh my goodness - the telephone card is a piece of perfection! Love your little tag ornaments too.

onecraftymama said...

A very close friend has just been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, and so I keep scrolling back up to 'let's kick cancer's butt!' - I want to, so very badly. I love the masculine card, and it would be a perfect design for my friend :)
I love all the paper-piecing on the tags, and how awesome that you'll be on the SPARKS team, because seriously, you rock PS stamps harder than anyone I've ever seen :)

Julie E said...

Adorable!!! Just love your tags!

Auntie Em said...

Great projects and an awesome tutorial! Thank you for sharing! :)