Thursday, April 25, 2013

{Paper Smooches} April DT Blog Hop + Video Tutorial!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches May stamp release with you! Four NEW stamps and SEVEN new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time 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 eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of our new stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight Mountain time on Friday, April 26th to leave a comment. Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, April 27th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog to see a peek of the new dies!
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 Think Fast stamp set. If you like food - hey, who doesn't - then this is definitely the set for you! The three sentiments are super fun and can be used for a variety of occasions from 'long time no see' to 'congrats'. I squealed big time when I saw this set but I do think the entire release is fantastic. You should prepare to spend! ;)


I've never done a video for the release hop but there's always a first time for everything. In the following video, I show you how I used masks and shadows to create the illusion of dimension on this one-layer card. I hope you'll give it a try and share what you make.


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

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129 comments:

Barb said...

Neat stamp!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Adorable Emily...I'm hungry just from looking at this fun card. Outstanding coloring!

Margie said...

Love Paper Smooches! Adorable card!

Sue D said...

What a fun card--love the sentiment!

Dana D. said...

Very cute card. Great stamp set.

Isha Gupta said...

This is GORGEOUS Emily. I love all the masking and the shadow stamping. Perfect card :) TFS

~Tammy~ said...

Really cute! Love all your masking and coloring details!

cm said...

What a great card to showcase a great set! Looking forward to the video. Love PS products and yep, prepared to spend!! Thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

How fun is this?!!! Love your shadows under the food images!!

Pam Sparks said...

can't wait! TFS!

Sharla said...

oooh, that's brillant..just love it! That is my favorite cheat meal! ;)

Lynne said...

Yummy

Pamela said...

This is why you're stamping royalty! I love the masking, the coloring and the stamping!

Poorvi said...

Wow! Your card is amazing, Emily!! I love the coloring and the card design! Congrats on being Stamping Royalty :)

rommelsmom4 said...

Great Card. Makes me hungry!!! Thanks for sharing.

Judy Tuck said...

What a YUMMY card!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this! That straw top is so big makes me want to take a sip! Great card Emily!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop too: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/327433437197770752

Lisa Petrella said...

Emily, this card makes me hungry!! Your coloring is AWESOME and those images are super fun!!! LOVE the sentiment too!

Kailash said...

A stunning card Emily, the masking is fabulous!!!

Tracy said...

Awesome card! I love those images!

Kailash said...

I shared on Facebook about the blog hop!!

Carol Perry said...

Alot of work went into this card. The coloring and masking looks so good that it's making me hungry.

Maria said...

love the card

simplycaffeinated said...

This is SO fun! I love it!

Kathy H said...

KEWT! I love these! PS stamps just get cuter and cuter!

hilde said...

I'm hungry already, so I really want to have that food here! ;) Fun card!

Teresa Pham said...

What a cute card and nice coloring! I love the food stamps, makes me hungry for some fries right now! TFS!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Fantastic coloring job, it looks totally real. I think I'm hungry for some fries!

Barb Ghig said...

I really love your 'play on words' and how you masked all those yummy images! Awesome card, Emily...as always!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the masking you used on this fun card..I can tell I like this set already. I will check back late to see your video.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about the hop.

Audrey said...

Such a fun card!! I can't wait to see the full set! :)

conil said...

What a great deal. No seriously, love food stamps. Can't wait til 5/1.

donna mikasa said...

Super fun card, Emily! Will stop by later to see the video.

Lynne in NI said...

What a cool set! Love your colouring and great shading too!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Emily!!!! So cute! I see you made Stamping Royalty too, no big suprise, congrats!

Alice Wertz said...

this looks like a super yummy meal! =) fab coloring as always, Emily! super card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I blogged about this hop!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I fbed about this hop!

Jenny said...

Oh wow!! this stamp set looks amazing :0)
Fantastic stamping and shading.... the dimension is so real !!
Jenny x

canadian_liner said...

I think we'll gain weight just LOOKING at that luscious collection of hi-cal treats. Fabulous composition and colouring. Can't wait to see your video!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my "blog" flickr account. http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!!

Lori Barnett said...

how FUN!

Jamie said...

This is so cute!!

Johanna (JP) said...

Really cute idea with this card, your coloring is of course perfect!!!

Nancy L. said...

Such a fun card!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a FUN card!! I LOVE all of the maksing that you did and the AMAZING Coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

karenelr said...

Oh, How absolutely fun! I love the straw--it adds so much! Thanks for the video--I can't wait to see it!

Stephanie R/S said...

Omg I need this set it so cute

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a cute card you made with that fast food meal. I had just such a meal today as I was shopping and stopped to take a break. Don't do it often, but I did enjoy the burger and fries. And, this is so perfect for this day and age when too many of us take the opportunity to grab a quick bite. Probably not the healthiest choice either, but we do it anyway. And your coloring is
right on" so it looks quite yummy!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Hmmm, you're making me feel hungry Emily! Love your coloring but not the healthiest lunch:-)

Megan Carroll said...

I am a total foodie so I love this image! My credit card is ready :)

karenelr said...

I tweeted about the blog hop too!

Lindsey said...

Honestly, there is no technique you cannot do perfectly! (No wonder you're Stamping Royalty!) Amazing dimension on this one-layer card. I do like how the doughnut is just lurking in the background, waiting to add calories. :P

greggers said...

Fun card, made my stomach growl a little though. TFS

Annette said...

oh my word how totally fun.. awesome card..

c.darwin said...

Love this sentiment! Can't wait to see more. :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Fun card!!!

Rachel W K said...

this is so cool! what a fun set!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

jan said...

Cute, very cute!

Lizzy C said...

This is a great one-layer card!! Can't wait for the video!

C Wu said...

awesome masking, stamping and coloring.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love your card and such fun stamps!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Great card. Love the colors too. Wonderful job.

McStamper said...

So cute. Coloring is great.

Courtney K said...

super fun & cute card!

MrsWilbur85296 said...

I am already IN LOVE with this set. Amazing use of color, and simple too!

JanLee said...

Very, Very cute card!

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness all that food! The teenagers would love pictues like this!

SHartl said...

Oh goodness me!! LOVE this adorable card...and yes, I also love fast food! LOL!

SHartl said...

Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/shannon.hart.5811/posts/335936349861548

SHartl said...

Tweeted too! https://twitter.com/Shartl/status/327558691178020864

Irene Grau said...

Wow! A great way to stay on a diet and still have my burger!

marylouh said...

this is a cute stamp. I can see so many different greeting cards made with this set. Thanks for sharing. Great job.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I just love this.........fast food on a card. Hee. Love your coloring and how you grounded the images Emily!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

So so adorable!!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

And I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/327574582938710017

Sheila Davis said...

Your card is so cute! You did such a great job layering all those items. I can't wait to see the whole set.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

And I posted on my Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/valerie.kleinward?hc_location=stream

lindagk23 said...

Adorable card! This looks like a cute stamp set! You did a great job! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Sharon said...

ohhhh Emily I think I am going to squeel with delight too! Your card is adorable! Can't wait to come back and see the video:)

Heidi said...

I love this set - your coloring and masking technique are spot on!

Lynn said...

this is so amazingly fun! Love this card Emily!

Beverly Perdue said...

How cute! Love the French fries!

Karenladd said...

OMG this is so darn cute!! And, is that a donut hiding behind the drink?! Really love this stamp set and your sweet card ..wow!

Karenladd said...

I shared on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/375179595932781

Karenladd said...

And I tweeted as well: https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/327593549623345154

Moosisk said...

I just LOVE your card! So fun! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

pcm said...

yummy!

mandalj said...

Cute card! Think this set will be very popular!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Oh my, that looks so fun! TFS =)

Lucy Newton said...

Awesome card, great coloring!!!

PBrown9624 said...

Love this! Great card for the guys in my life.

Kris in Alaska said...

Yum! Good looking card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

SandiL said...

ooh cool card! love the new stamps!

stampsilly71 said...

This is amazing! I love the illusion of layers...can't wait to see the video, will check back! AWESOME!!!!

Elena said...

Fantastic job on creating this scene! Looks so delicious!
Can't wait to see your video, Emily!

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous cards :) love your colouring, perfection ♥

Geri said...

Such a fun set! Amazing coloring job!

syd said...

What an adorable creation!!

Brenda C said...

Cute cute card! Love the coloring and I can't wait to see the video!

Brenda C said...
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Brenda C said...

I posted about the blog on my FB page! https://www.facebook.com/angelwhispersart

Brenda C said...

I tweeted about it too: https://twitter.com/AngelWhisperArt

Sarah - attagirlarts said...

What an adorable card! This is such a great set because it would appeal to so many people. Thank you for sharing.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous colouring and highlighting! Can't wait to see the video!

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Ravengirl said...

This is very cute! I love the meal deal you have represented there!

Danielle Schoenlau said...

Very cute card. The french fries remind me of my car sticker nobody used to get. It was a bunch of french fries and each one said hi, hello, how's it going, except for the "French" one said bonjour and he had a little french mustache! :)

Meghan said...

Think Fast is going into my shopping card super fast! Love your card! It totally sells the set!

Judy said...

What an adorable card! Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

mtscrapgal said...

What a nice meal you created. Yum!Thanks

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Yummy card Emily! TFS

Indy said...

Love food images!

Indy said...

Shared on Facebook!

Indy said...

Just tweeted!
https://twitter.com/DeborahOwens8/status/327990010378866688

noscrappymojo said...

Love this card! What a great stamp set!

Message Keeper said...

This is great! Thanks for the tutorial!

Message Keeper said...

I share this on my blog side bar! Thanks!

Tiffany G said...

Love this card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Barb Murphy said...

fabulous card Emily! love your videos :) this one is full of great tips...after all this time masking can still confuse me! lol

Lee said...

The sentiment is so nice! thanks!

Kimberly S said...

This has got to be one of the cutest stamp sets ever! Adorable card, and such pretty coloring too. :)

lostinpaper said...

Totally too cute! Coming back to watch the video real soon.

Lisa Arana said...

wicked cool!

fun stamping said...

LOVE Paper Smooches! Thanks for the video!