Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop!

This is my second post of the day. If you're looking for my Tiddly Inks Special Guest post, please scroll down.


It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches May stamp release with you! The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on May 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 May stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight MT on Friday, April 27th to leave a comment. Please check all five blogs on Saturday, April 28th 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)


My card features three small flowers and a sentiment from Hubby and Wifey. This romantic set is perfect set for engagements, weddings, anniversaries and more!

To create the insert for the frame, I traced the inside and stamped the flowers using the pencil line as a guide. After stamping the sentiment, I trimmed the insert just outside the lines, erased the lines and adhered it to the back of the frame. I cut a piece of vintage seam binding, laid it flat across the back of the frame and looped it through the holes on the sides of the frame twice. On one side, I pulled the binding through the top and on the other, I pulled it through the bottom. Then I trimmed off the excess. Both the frame and the card base were embossed at the start of the project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to check back here on Saturday to see if you are the lucky winner of Hubby and Wifey!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury black & white cardstock; Paper Smooches Hubby and Wifey (available May 1st); Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Hero Arts Soft Yellow, Soft Pink & Soft Blossom shadow inks; Prima grey chipboard frame; Ribbon Carousel eggshell vintage seam binding; Papertrey Ink woodgrain & linen and canvas impression plates

118 comments:

Nancy L. said...

super cute and love CAS!

Margie said...

Sweet and adorable! Love it!

Maria Matter said...

lovely Emily!
thanks for sharing the how-to for your pretty flower 'frame'!
hugs

Beebeebabs said...

Tooooo cute!!!

Jennifer Roach said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see the full set :)

Connie and Jack said...

Awesome card, Emily. Can't go wrong with CAS!
-- Connie C.

hopefulcrafter said...

I love the picture frame card! It is really pretty!

cburki1111 at gmail dot com

jessica said...

What a GREAT CAS card Emily!! Very excited to see more of the new release! thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Samantha Mann said...

love love love love love your card and the frame!!! super excited for the stamp set!

Jessica said...

what a cute card! love the fun frame!! :)

Jingle said...

This is adorable!

maria f. said...

This is so incredibly cute with that adorable little frame.

Raven said...

Lovely card.

Gabby said...

Like your sweet and simple CAS card! Nice design. :)

Marlene said...

Nice card! Love the frame and the colors!

Alanna said...

Super cute card. Love this new stamp set.

Jacilynn said...

I love this . so sweet and simple

jengd said...

So cute, so simple! Wonderful!

jengd said...

I tweeted about this hop (@jengd1)

Wondercraft said...

lovely card, can't wait to see this new set!

Serena

Robin K. said...

The way you framed that cute sentiment and sweet flowers is a great touch!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Sweet card, Emily! Love the frame.

maddymuscles said...

That card is cute, great job!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

And, I already Facebooked the blog hop. :)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

LOVE this!

Barbara said...

Really could use wedding/ couple stamps now! Can you include your card in the prize package?

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the framed sentiment :)

Grá O'Neill said...

I FBed the hop :)

Grá O'Neill said...

I tweeted the hop :)

btenn said...

Beautiful card. Very clean and cute!

SugarGem said...

I adore the frame so incredible.

littlen said...

very nice. clean, simple cards are my favorite kind. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

The Farris Family said...

Beautiful! I always love your cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty and CAS, I just love those kinds of cards! Thanks!
Lisa

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a pretty sentiment! Love how you framed it =) TFS!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

nice card, and I like the previous one too!!

Yainea said...

So beautiful and stylish! Love the combo pink + grey :)

onecraftymama said...

Super sweet! My sister is getting married (yikes!) and I am gearing up for wedding mode :)

Isha said...

Sweet CAS card Emily. Love the colors you used. TFS

Lisa Lara said...

I just love that frame and the ribbon knots Emily!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh this is fabulous! I'm not very lovey-dovey and have problems making wedding etc cards, so this set might be just what I need!

Stephanie Y. said...

Love the simple elegance of this card! And with a wedding in the family coming up would love to own this set!

howo34 said...

Great card, clean and simple!

Lisa Petrella said...

CUTE!! LOVIN' the looks of those flowers and the whimsical font of the sentiment!!!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, very cute! Such a well designed CAS card!

Sharla Laursen said...

Very cute, love the frame!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

simple and beautiful!

Karen said...

love it GF....so creative....

lostinpaper said...

Super sweet design! Your framed sentiment really pops on the black!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how elegant this is with that black base and the great gray frame!

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop

tampatha said...

I love the clean and simple look of this card and a great sentiment stamp!
Tammy

tampatha said...

I posted on my blog.
http://tampatha.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/paper-smooches-blog-hop-2/

Tammy L said...

I also shared on my FB page.

Rachel W K said...

the black card looks great! makes me wanna bust out that huge stack of black card stock i have. love the frame too!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Dana said...

Lovely card!! So elegant!

Jennifer said...

Excited to see the new set! Adorable card =)

Annette said...

so cute...love that adorable frame you used...awesome card Emily..

Shilo said...

Very classic:)

sharon g said...

What a sweet gift. I'm going to a wedding soon, too...

sharon g said...

I facebooked about the blog hop.

Nicole said...

Great card, any couple would love to receive this card. The frame is beautiful.

Emily H said...

Aw! Very lovely Emily!

Emily H said...

Oh. I blogged about this hop too!

Mary-Anne V said...

So stunning and simple...very nice!

stylesplenty said...

Perfect: is just stunning, thank you for sharing the card with us.

mandalj said...

What a lovely elegant card!

Lindsey said...

Very, very classy. Like this one a LOT, Em! :)

Carol Gibson said...

Great looking card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary-Anne V said...

I also FB about your blog hop.

calamity jane said...

Darling card!! Love the way you did the ribbon!!

Carol E said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing it.

Becky Litz said...

very sweet card Emily! I blogged and FB'd about the hop!

Marie-Pierre said...

I love the embossing on the frame. How did you do it?? :) Great job again Emily!

*Alison* said...

super cute.. love the frame and colors :) hugs

Sharon said...

great card, I love the frame, I'm gonna have to try that

mariangel said...

simple and beautiful

Bethany said...

Beautiful card! I love the CAS design!

Barb said...

beautiful! cas-tascular!

Suzy said...

Love that PS font and sentiment! Thanks for sharing a sneak peek! :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

~ Jo ~ said...

Sweet and cute card!!

~ Jo ~ said...

I posted about this blog hop on facebook!

Terri E. said...

How fun and what a wonderful name.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

abfe4cca-83b9-11e1-8288-000bcdca4d7a said...

Nice and dimple lovely.

Kathlene said...

Simple and perfect...love your card! Thanks for sharing.

twinsand2boys said...

I like the simpleness of your card. Very nice.

B. Poteraj said...

I like how you attached the sentiment. What a good idea.

Amanda said...

I love your frame/card! :) I posted on FB about this blog hop!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE! So pretty! Great use of these images!

Laura said...

What a great card!! Can't wait to see the rest of this set!

karenelr said...

How sweet! Great card! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome (I'm sure) stamps!

Piali said...

Lovely card Emily!! Love the ribbon treatment!

Glenda J said...

Really pretty! Great colours and texture. Love the seam binding with the frame - perfect!

Jasmine said...

The card is simple, but elegant. The frame really is the focus, and you did a great job with it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very stylish, Emily! Love how you kept the base of the card simple in colors and then the pretty colored flowers in the frame!
Hugs, Wendy

yyam said...

Wow! Love how the black recedes and really brings the frame to focus. Awesome! :)

Jen W. said...

Love this, Em! Simple but so elegant!

Tanja said...

Cute card, thanks for sharing.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Stunning! I love the floral frame image floating on the black surface. Fabulous!

Cassie said...

Beautiful, Emily! I love the framed look :D

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Beautiful card!

walchowDesign said...

Like the combination of elegance and fun on this card, Emily!

Ashley H said...

Such a pretty card! Excited for the new releases!

canadian_liner said...

Lovely combination of sweet (pastel flowers) and graphic (frame and black background).

Sabine said...

What a cute and pretty card!

StampNK said...

Love this sweet and simple card!!

SHartl said...

Always look forward to the new releases and to see what the DT comes up with! Very pretty!!

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like how you framed the sentiment.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

~Tammy~ said...

Love this!!! So sweet and adorable! Love the colors!

Two Crafty Catz said...

Very Pretty :) Tweeted about the blog hop! @BeckyHel

simplycaffeinated said...

LOVE this Emily! Thanks for sharing!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful!!!
TFS~

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super sweet, Emily. :)

Brenda said...

I love the frame on this card Emily!

Lisa Arana said...

simply brilliant em!

Kimberly said...

Emily - I love how this is so simple, but with all the little details. I love the embossed frame and the seam binding. Awesome preview card!

Michell said...

I really love the frame look of this card. Very nice!