Thursday, December 29, 2011

December Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop!

I'm super excited to be participating in my first blog hop with the Paper Smooches design team! It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches January stamp release with you! The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on January 1st. You will find them HERE. Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new January stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight MT on Friday, December 30th to leave a comment. Please check all five blogs on Saturday, December 31st to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)

Unfortunately, my stamps didn't arrive in time for me to show you something with the brand new Vogue Abode set but here's a little teaser.

Oooohh, I know, eh? And, of course, I couldn't let you go without showing you a Paper Smooches card, even if it doesn't use the new stamps. This one uses Santa Paws and features a fun post-holiday word from Santa. If you didn't get Paper Smooches stamps in your stocking, you should definitely treat yourself on January 1st. ;)

This Santa is completely paper-pieced and the white parts were shaded with Copic markers. The skin colour is patterned paper. The brim of his hat, eyes/glasses and beard were all fussy cut/X-acto'd in one piece and adhered as the top layer.

Remember to check back here on Saturday to see if you are the lucky winner of Vogue Abode!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury black and white cardstock; Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas paper pad; Paper Smooches Santa Paws; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Memories black ink; Copics; Gutermann grey thread

156 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Your paper piercing is amazing!!! I'm sure we'll see plenty of the new stamps when they do arrive :)

Wanda Cullen said...

So adorable! There's something about PS images that make me smile every time!

Jen said...

Oh, sooo cute! ;)

Sus said...

I love the sneak. But wondering what the first image on the left top corner is for...

Rochelle said...

Paper Piecing LOVE! :)

Samantha Mann said...

your santa card is amazing!!!! sorry you didn't get to use the new set yet, but i love the sneak peaks!!

melania deasy said...

Soooo cute Emily, I always LOVE your work :)

Carol said...

L.O.V.E. this santa...he is the most adorable one out there! Love how you paper pieced him...so cute!

Katiria said...

You did a wonderful job, love your card

Jingle said...

This is SO super cute!!!

Jessica said...

great card!! thanks for the sneak peeks too! :)

My name is Erika. said...

Too bad we don't get to see what you created with the new stamps- but love your Santa-I think polka dots are his style.

carefree creations said...

I can't wait to see what you make with the new set - it does look adorable.

I love your Santa Paws card - your piecing is incredible (cutting that white piece out looks delicate!).

So glad you are on the team - love your style!

Margie said...

What a fun card!!

Detra said...

I would love to win a Paper Smooches stamp set!! That would start the New Year off right!! hahaha!

Cheryl said...

Your card is so cute! I love the paper piecing!



Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

Scrapcollectr said...

Em, your talent continues to amaze me. Love Santa's polka dotted suit! Can't wait for all the releases! *smile*

Miriam Prantner said...

Sorry to hear that your stamps didn't get there in time. But that Santa card is awfully cute, and thanks for the sneak peek!

Scrapcollectr said...

I Facebooked about the hop under my "Cee Cee" name. *smile*

Scrapcollectr said...

I tweeted about the blog hop! *smile*
@scrapcollectr

Scrapcollectr said...

I blogged about the hop! *smile*
http://thecraftyfrugalista.blogspot.com

Annette said...

So cute...Love how you used this sweet Santa...he is just so fun...

ruth said...

I definitely made the nice list this year! :) Super cute card!

Jenn Greeley said...

Just love that phone and the sentiment.

Karin said...

What a fab prize! Thanks for the chance to win and I will look forward to seeing what you make when you set arrives! The santa is just adorable@

Indy said...

Love how cute your Santa is! The paper piecing is great!

Christi said...

Paper piecing is my favorite technique ... and you did it perfectly! Great job! I am so intrigued by your teaser! Cant wait to see it!!

Tanya said...

Love the polka dots! great paper piecing! and thanks for the peek:)

Rachel said...

fantastic paper piecing and shading-LOVE this card!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Sooooo cute Emily...Love this fun card!!

Karen Day said...

Don't get me started about Canada Post!!! Wonderful Santa card, Emily :o)

onecraftymama said...

I'm super-stoked to see you on the DT for PS - you rock all their stamps :) I can't get enough of this crazy Santa!

Jennifer said...

What a CUTE card. I love the paper piecing. Thanks for the sneak peak. This looks like a fun set. Thanks for the chance to win

Meg said...

Oh, hooray for your first Paper Smooches hop! Too bad you didn't get to play with that new set, but I'm totally loving this card! As always, your fussy cutting is perfection!

FrancineB said...

Sorry you didn't get the stamps in time. I love your Santa card, though.

Emily said...

Love it! Great job with the piecing.

PBrown9624 said...

Cute! Sorry your stamps didn't arrive in time but I'm sure you will get happy mail soon! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy L. said...

love it!

Jen said...

Fantastic card Emily! These stamps are fun and I love how you paper pieced Santa!

Basement Stamper said...

Great Santa, he's so cute!

Pam Sparks said...

funny fat guy! super cute card Emily!

Lynn said...

Love the sentiment! Here's hoping your new goodies arrive soon!

Tiffany said...

He is the cutest looking Santa in the whole world! Love it, too sweet!

Chunyuan said...

great paper-piecing and shading on your santa card. Happy new year!

Frozenstamper said...

Love your paper piecing on Mr. Santa Paws!

Dana said...

Wow!! Great card!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

What a great card! Wonderful piecing =) TFS!

Ravengirl said...

Oh no, too bad your set didn't get to you on time. Love the little peak though!

btenn said...

What a great card! Your paper piecing is amazing as usual ;). And the sneak peek..can't wait to see it!

Jennifer said...

LOVE that fun Santa and great sentiment!!! (= SUPER CUTE!!!

AnitaRex said...

Oh so cute Emily! I understand your frustration over shipping! :>

organizedchaos said...

Just amazing paper piecing and fussy cutting. Wow!!!! That Santa is the best!!!!

Grá said...

Great paper piecing, love Santa :)

Suzy said...

Sorry your new stamps didn't come in time Emily! But your Sanata card is too cute! :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

pam said...

thanks for sharing! im new to stamping so im just searching but im sure ill be into it soon!

pam said...

thanks for sharing im new to all this im sharing on my face book too! telling ev1 to come check this out!
mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

Sue D said...

Thanks for the teaser and cute paper pieced Santa.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lynne in NI said...

Great job with your paper piecing and I LOVE that sentiment too!

Lynne in NI said...

I posted on my blog about your new release hop here
:o)

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE Santa card! Awesome paper piecing! And the sneak of the new set looks super fun too!!!

MrsWilbur85296 said...

The coloring on Santa is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this wonderful card!

Rene said...

What a great card, I get so many ideas from you and the girls, thanks.
Rene from OZ xo

Heidi said...

Fantastic paper piecing and adorable card!

*Alison* said...

SUper cute! I adore this Santa.. LOVE the paper piecing and polka dots.. you are amazing Em.. :) hugs

lostinpaper said...

Congrats on your DT gig with PS!
LOVE this paper pieced Santa, and I can't wait to see what you create with the new stamps when they arrive!

osirisandloki said...

how cute is santas coat!

Karen said...

Just an awesome card Emily...so fun and I love how you paper pieced him....

Karen B. said...

That jolly ol' man is too cute! And I adore the fabulous graphic and modern card below too.

Danielle said...

I can't wait to see the new set!!! Love your card!

Paper Smooches said...

ohhhh, your Santa is soooo wonderful - amazing paper piecing!! I hope your stamps arrive ((((soooon)))

Cheryl said...

I love the polka dot santa outfit. It looks like santa pjs. Too cute.

Liz Terrazas said...

fun tease, can't wait until Sunday..

Liz Terrazas said...

I posted on my blog kreateabilities.blogspot.com about this blog hop

Liz Terrazas said...

i posted on fb about today's blog hop. I love paper smooches

Sandi said...

Love the sentiment on your Santa card!

Grace said...

OOOOHH!!!
EMILY EMILY EMILY!!!
Your card is SO SWEET!!!
thanks for sharing!!!
xoxox
Grace
http://sugarcards.blogspot.com/

dstandard said...

Super cute card - love it - too bad you didn't get the stamps in time - they are really CUTE!

Lindsey said...

Love the paper-pieced Santa in his polka dots! And talk about fussy-cutting with the hat brim-beard work, yikes! Super cute card.

Meadie said...

Emily your santa is soooo cute! I love his spotty santa suit too:) Happy new year, hugs x x

Karen Diebolt said...

Everyone's cards are very cute. Thanks for the hop.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute card as always, Emily!

Karen Diebolt said...

I posted this hop on my blog.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I just love your polka dot Santa Emily! What a teaser. Wow.

Karen Diebolt said...

I tweeted about this blog

luvhymns said...

Loved your paper piecing. Santa looks ready for his job!!!

Karen Diebolt said...

I posted about this hop on FB

Sandra said...

love it!
Sandra ltb

Emilou said...

Surely, we all made the nice list!! Cute card, and thanks for sharing.

crazyoldsyd said...

That new set has me wondering what else is on there. Your Santa is just precious! Love all the darling things made with these stamps.

Julie E said...

Adorable!!! So glad to see you creating with PS!!!

Glenda J said...

Super cute as usual! Love it!

Karen L said...

Emily...I am always amazed by your work and this Santa paper piecing is the cutest!! I'm sure you are going to ROCK that new stamp set!

Glenda J said...

Just tweeted!

Emily Keaton said...

Sorry your new PS stamps didn't arrive in time, Emily, but I must say I LOVE your Santa card--what a treat! Thanks for sharing. :)

Glenda J said...

Shared on facebook!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute Em!!! LOVE your coloring!!! YOU ROCK:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Just tweeted:) https://twitter.com/#!/jb_designs/status/152579398070059008

Maria Matter said...

super cute Emily!

Maria Matter said...

tweeted!!
http://twitter.com/#!/MariaMatter/status/152576740135419904

Maria Matter said...

posted on FB!

Karen L said...

Shared on FB here:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150561577115996&id=713075995

Karen L said...

Tweeted here:
https://twitter.com/#!/karenladd/status/152572833644556288

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

LOVE this polka dot Santa! Fabulous fussy cutting.

Pat K said...

Wonderful job with your paper piercing, so cute!

Cynthia said...

Adorable, Emily! Your paper piecing is super.

Katy said...

That is the cutest santa ever!!

Levana Sunandar said...

I don't have PS Stamp yet, but any stamps by PS always make smile, smile, smile, and then put it on my wish list, hahaha..

jusaweecatnap said...

Cute Santa.

calamity jane said...

Wow...now that's some paper piecing!! Nice work! Welcome to the team..I can't wait to see more of your work!

pixie sparkle said...

can't wait for RELEASE DAY!

Jenn Beautiful said...

I love how you paper Pieced Santa!! It's adorable!! I'd love to win my first stamp set from Paper Smoches. I've been a long time fan of Kim's, but just found your site tonight.

Jenn Beautiful said...

I'm so bummed for youu that your new stamps didn't arrive on time for you. I just posted on Facebook.

Jenn Beautiful said...

I just made my first post on my new blog on Google, under jennbeautiful. :)
Have a blessed New Year!

mandalj said...

Can't wait to see the rest of Vogue Abode - just the name suggests wonderful things! Love the Santa - excellent work!

Stephanie Y. said...

Cute card! Love the paper piecing! So excited for the new stamps!

SHartl said...

Oh my goodness, that Santa is adorable..LOVE his spectacles!

SHartl said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/?lang=en&logged_out=1#!/Shartl/status/152663966643003393

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily,
Too bad your stamps didn't arrive in time, but the peek looks great as well and so does this cute Santa!! Loooove the way you paper pieced it all, very impressive!!
Hugs, Wendy

Wendy ten Hove said...

I posted on my blog about the Hop: http://wbtenhove.blogspot.com/2011/12/paper-smooches-december-dt-blog-hop.html
Hugs, Wendy

Wendy ten Hove said...

I also tweeted about the Hop on: http://twitter.com/#!/wbtenhove
Hugs, Wendy

Wendy ten Hove said...

And for another chance - gosh, I love these stamps! - I posted on my Facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/wbtenhove
Hugs, Wendy

Robin said...

Super cool card with great shading on Santa's beard!!!
Robin

~ Demae ~ said...

I like the Santa's stamp! and the paper piercing in great!

I put the blog hop on my blog, face & twitter

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Spectacular paper piecing. Your card is fabulous. Love the sneak peak of the Vogue Abode set. : )

Carol E said...

Your card is so cute, thank you for sharing it. Thanks for the peek too.

Isha said...

Wonderful card Emily. I cant wait to see what you create with the new stamps.

PamS said...

Your Santa is adorable. Thanks for the teaser on the January stamps.

Abby L said...

I love this card and also the dimension!! Fabulous!

PamS said...

I shared on my facebook wall! Happy New Year.

Moosisk said...

Cute card! Sorry you didn't get the new stamps in time to show us a teaser. :D

Jacilynn said...

sooo sweet! love this

mtscrapgal said...

Your Santa card is cute. Sorry you didn't get the Vogue stamps on time. They look interesting. Thanks

maryps said...

Great job! I am in love with this stamp set!

maryps said...

I shared the blog hop info and a link to the Paper Smooches website on Facebook!

April said...

What a super cute card!!! Very creative. :)
- April W

maryps said...

I tweeted the blog hop info and a link to the Paper Smooches website!

Lisa said...

I totally love how you've pieced this Santa!! Adorable :)

Lisa said...

I have FB'd about the PS hop :)

Lisa said...

I have blogged about the PS hop :)

simplycaffeinated said...

LOVE your cards Emily! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year! :)

Ruth Little said...

Very Cute!!!

hodgins said...

Love it!!

Amanda said...

Delightful! I love the fat Santa!

Amanda said...

I tweeted about the hop @popperandmimi

Jess Willison said...

So cute! Can't wait to see the new goodies!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Santa is awesome and I can't wait to see what you'll make with new ones (from the sneek peek they look AMAZING - again)
Happy New Year, hugs Karin

Cathy said...

Cute set - I'd use those leaves a lot!! thanks for the chance to win!

Kris Chirhart said...

Awesome paper piecing!! Super cute card. I also posted on my blog and FB!!

AmyJRockstar said...

This has been the main set I have used for all of my Christmas cards this year. I just love it! I never thought to shade the white parts like you have though! I still have an order to do for my MIL for next year and I'm gonna give that a shot! Thanks for the great tip and for the chance to win! :) I'm a new follower of your awesome blog.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

meredemaison said...

Ho, Ho, How awesome! I love this card! I love how you colored Santa's beard! Thanks so much for sharing! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Angela said...

I kinda love how Santa looks a little dazed. Fits the season, doesn't it? The piecing and shading are amazing, too! Way to go, Em!

Angela said...

...Oh, and I'll be mentioning this on my blog...in a bit....

sharon g said...

I have loved this Santa ever since I saw him the first time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the polka dotted outfit. Great job.

sharon g said...

I facebooked about this blog hop.

Tracey said...

Santa looks awesome! Great card!

Makalah said...

impressive paper piecing on that santa! Looking forward to seeing what you create with the new PS set when you get it! :)