Thursday, January 31, 2013

{Paper Smooches} January DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches January stamp release with you! The four NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on February 1st. Our CHA (trade show) release will also be available, including clear stamps, wood mount stamps and DIES! 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 eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the four new February stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight Mountain time on Friday, February 1st to leave a comment. Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, February 2nd to see if you are one of the 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)


Today, I'm featuring the Leafy Greens stamp set along with one of its coordinating dies, the Hickory Leaf Die. It's been a while since I made my own background so I decided to approach this in a way I hadn't done before. I die cut a bunch of the leaves and embossed them with a woodgrain folder. Then I embossed the background and adhered all the leaves in place. After finishing the background and adhering it to the card base, I die cut the banner from Flag Tag Dies and adhered two glittery chevrons from Hot Spots Small Set 1. I stamped the hickory leaf flat, adhered it to the banner and attached both to the textured base with foam tape. The sweet little sentiment is from Birthday Sampler, another one of the new releases this month.


Thinking back on the process, I realized that I probably could've created my background flat and put the entire piece in the embossing folder to save time. Ha! What a dodo moment. Next time I'll know better. I don't know if the impression would be the same but it would be good to try. I could save myself two hours or so. LOL!

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

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147 comments:

Annette said...

wow gorgeous card...love this die and how you embossed with the background...looks amazing...

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card! That leaf die is perfect!

Nadège said...

Love the full embossing. This wood embossing folder is fabulous.

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Emily!!! LOVE the elegant colors! Just gorgeous!

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hilde said...

Such a fun idea to emboss those die cuts! Cool card!

Jessica said...

love your card! such great texture and dimension! :)

pixie sparkle said...

the background looks so interesting, I must try this! TFS!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

oh great idea with the woodgrain background.

mariangel said...

lovely card and the die thanks

Yvonne Morentin said...

wow… that is so awesome
thanks for the hop, the chance to win, and the wonderful creations that you share….
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Yvonne Morentin said...

shared on my personal FB page:

Yvonne Morentin said...

shared on my blog’s FB page
Adventure Of The Creative Mind

Yvonne Morentin said...

https://twitter.com/Morentin1326/status/296989998224388098

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful double embossing on the background... it gives such a nice effect.

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful card! I love the embossing.

Samantha Mann said...

such an adorable card!! LOVE the die and of course the colors - the punch of green is so cool!

Jayne said...

Wonderful card. I'm crazy about leaves anyway, so this card stands out to me.

Chitra Nair said...

Such a beautiful card.. Love the embossed background..

canadian_liner said...

A different kind of card for you! LOVE all that horticultural texture, and regarding the multi-step embossing, isn't every card a learning experience? lol!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Very pretty card! What a great idea on the embossing. Love your color combo. TFS. :)

Katie Bolinger said...

what a great way to make a background. Thanks for the inspiration.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love your background and the embossing!! Lee-Ann :)
leekubinec@gmail.com

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Striking background!

marylouh said...

I'm glad that stamps and matching dies are coming out. I like to fussy cut but it goes much faster when you can cut it with a die. Love your card. So pretty.

Marisa said...

Love leaves and your card using them is fabulous.

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the combination of die-cutting and embossing Emily, great card!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/297010780606443520

Chitra Nair said...

I tweeted about the hop:
https://twitter.com/ChitraMenon/status/297012304141246465

Sharla said...

There is so much I love about this card!! The embossed leaves and background=awesome and I love the little glittery chevrons on the banner...too cute!

Dana D. said...

Adorable card. Love how you did the green leaf.

Barbara said...

Your background is beautiful maybe taking the extra time was worth it in the end.

Sandra said...

very pretty - love how you embossed the die cuts on the background!
Sandra ltb

Michelle N. said...

I honestly thought that you had embossed it all together! But way cool techniques on a stunning card!

Ujjwal said...

The background looks gorgeous Emily :)

pamela said...

Ooh I love the embossing! And the Birthday Sampler is a great set to get!

Tracy said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Emily. Will have to try - both ways!

Barb said...

yup, i love this set!!! great design Emily. I adore your creations.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is very pretty, Emily! I hate it when I realize too late that I did a do-do thing, and it happens a lot!!

Annheidel said...

Cool technique!

Katiria said...

very nice and simple I like it

Jamie said...

This card is fabulous, I just love it!

Kim Ross said...

Great card! Can't wait 'till tomorrow to see all the great stuff!

VikkiCH said...

loved your techniques. The one step embossing would work well but I think your leaves would lose some of their dimension & get squished in the embossing.

heartforhandmade said...

Im loving this Leafy Greens stamp. Considering this on my next purchase. Thanks for the inspiration

conil said...

I'm so impressed with your card. What an excellent idea and so well executed. Wow.

Jingle said...

Super pretty card!

Laura Jane said...

Oh Leafy Greens is at teh TOP of my wishlist!! How fabulous of you to emboss the entire bas after the dies were stuck on...NEAT touch!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card, Emily! Love the leafy stamp and it will be on my list!

Kathy Mc said...

Love the texture and pop of color on your leafy card, Emily. Such a great release!

Kathy Mc said...

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/marblegal/status/297043399909982208

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, I love how you used your new goodies, the BG is fab!

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Your embossing is fantastic...even if it did take a long time to accomplish it! :)

Brenda said...

I love anything to do with nature and these leaves are just beautiful Emily!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing the hint about creating the background and then embossing but I appreciate that you went to the trouble to do it the looong way for us.The spot of color is very effective.

carefree creations said...

What an awesome way to build a background! I'm a sucker for all things leafy so this set/die is certainly on my wish list!

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the pop of green against other white foliage!

Terri E. said...

I am liking you dimension and layers.

Terri E. said...

blogged about it here

http://terriearley.blogspot.com/2013/01/st-pattys.html

Jessica Strider said...

Very clever way to do the background. I love the look of this technique. :)

Sabine said...

This is such a pretty card. ❤ the hop.

- elbeth - said...

Love all the texture on your card!

Helen L said...

Great card, and I SO appreciate your comment about realizing when you were done how you could have saved about 2 hours!! You're not the only one who has "Ah HA" moments AFTER you are done with something!! :-P thanks for sharing!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is sooo BEAUTIFUL Emeliy! Love the design, the soft colors and the embossing is soo perfect!
TFS!

Heather Sweet said...

I love this card! It's simple, but still lovely! And all that texture...!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that gorgeous leafy card. So beautiful!

donna mikasa said...

Whichever way you did it, the card is gorgeous! I love the color combo against the gray background, and I can't wait for the matching dies!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is really creative and gorgeous! I love it!

karenelr said...

Oh, I love seeing new creations that I want to try! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Lynn said...

Oh so beautiful Emily...love the added texture.

Andrene said...

Gorgeous....love the texture and dimension on this card.

Ravengirl said...

No matter how you got your embossing leaves on your embossed background. It looks great!

Judy said...

I love the card, especially the texture you used on it. Thanks for some great ideas, love, love, love your stamps.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh that is one cool card Emily. Love the texture.

Jessi Fogan said...

Hey, how can you figure out a faster way before you know what you're trying anyhow? I think it looks awesome :)

Kailash said...

Stunning card Emily, I love the white just with the green leaf, great texture too!!

Lizzy C said...

I love your card! I think the extra time spent embossing was worth the effort!

Mary J said...

Another fantastic card, Em The embossing is pure genius!

LaurieJ said...

I love this card! It is so fresh looking and the texture is great.

Lindsey said...

And you matched all the embossing too, didn't you? Funny, but not quite dodo level, I'd say. :P Such a pretty card.

Jennifer said...

Super cute card!

Karenladd said...

LOVE how this diecut look with the stamps! Gorgeous springtime card!

Karenladd said...

Posted on FB!
https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/232108830259878

Karenladd said...

tweeted too!
https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/297124507590746112

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the background you created.

Pam said...

The die cut leaves make a lovely background!!

Kelly B. said...

Can't wait for the new releases!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card - love that embossing technique!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Beautiful card! I love the texture!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/hearthugsdesign/status/297150011324628992

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I posted on FB

Betty Sue said...

Love the colors and the way you used the leaf die on your card

Lee Anne said...

What a beautiful card! Love the different layers!

stampsilly71 said...

wow what work & processes you put into this....it came out beautiful! like the die a lot...sooo psyched about the dies!!!

Lucy Newton said...

Love the contrast between the white leaves background and the grren die cut leaf, beautiful!!!

myaddictiontopaper said...

Great card, I love all the texture.

Tiff said...

I am TOTALLY digging your texture!

SandiL said...

Great background lots of interest and texture thanks for sharing I've got a new technique to try now :)

mplsbetty said...

Love your card. So pretty.

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful card. Love the
white on white.

pcm said...

love the texture!

Tina Mayo said...

Love the sweet card...very nice

Tina Mayo said...

Love the sweet card...very nice

justasiam said...

Beautiful embossing on your lovely card!

Lisa Petrella said...

So pretty, Emily! Love all of the those die-cut leaves in the background!

Lindsey said...

Love the neutrals with the pop of color. Great card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love this card. How the green pops out from the white is brilliant!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I fbed abt this hop for sure!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

You'll see this hop on my blog tomorrow am.

Amy Kolling said...

Emily, I love coming for a visit! You have the craftiest mind! Love your card and miss you!

Amy Kolling said...

I shared about the blog hop on FB!

Larissa Heskett said...

wow gorgeous card!! love this die and how you embossed with the background looks amazing!! Can't wait 'till tomorrow to see all the great stuff!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

Amy Kolling said...

I tweeted about the blog hop!
https://twitter.com/kolling143/status/297217792841760768

Syd Dyck said...

Nice and simple card!

AJ said...

fab card as usual Emily!! :)

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a beautiful card! TFS =)

Gabi MeWi said...

I love this clean and adorable card.

lostinpaper said...

absolutely stunning!!! Love the stunning bg you've created!

wendyp said...

i love this set! Beautiful card, Emily!

Sunny Sue said...

Love this card and all of the texture and dimension that you used. :)

TAS said...

The embossed background is a cool idea! Love the way you card looks!

Barb said...

Beautiful card!!! Wow!!

Brenda Gordon said...

I like how you used the die and the stamp in a positive/negative way. Very catchy!

Message Keeper said...

Fabulous card! Great to know some new techniques! Thanks for sharing!

{VICKI} said...

Beautiful cards
tfs

Message Keeper said...

I shared this news on my blog sidebar!

hopefulcrafter said...

Great card and I love this leafy die!

Morag said...

Love what you did with the texture process and the final card is great!

The Duncans said...

I love the way the leaves stand out.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

I love that you had that "a-ha" moment on the embossing part. So cool that you share that with us. Love your card. :)

cropmom66 said...

I love this card! The leafy die is awesome!!!

Nancy L. said...

Beautiful, love the pop of the colors!

Mary-Anne V said...

Just posted on FB about the hop.

Marianne said...

Hehe, when I first saw the card I assumed you had run the background and leavers together through you embossing machine, but I think the end result would have been a litte more flat. So thanks for the inspiration LOL. Love your card!

Melinda said...

Stuning card! Love the textures and dimension!

Melinda said...

I shared on fb.
https://www.facebook.com/melinda.thao.5/posts/142619605898296

Melinda said...

I shared on twitter.
https://twitter.com/melt003/status/297493367640702979

Karen Propes said...

I just love the colors against white & grey background. I love this stamp, it's unique and would be easy to come up with a lot of card designs.
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Karen Propes said...

Shared on Facebook
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Karen Propes said...

Tweeted about giveaway hop
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Anita Rex said...

What a pretty card Emily! May have taken forever but so worth it!

Suzy said...

gorgeous card! I love love love your layering! :)
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Tracy said...

Beautiful card!

Mimi said...

gorgeous card! love the pop of color! ;D

Glenda J said...

This card is so amazing Emily! I love everything about it - colours, textures. Perfect.

Wendy said...

Like you need another comment GF!! But I had to tell you this is awesome, love the base and that you embossed it all! Great card!