Thursday, May 1, 2014

{Paper Smooches} May DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches May/June release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies are now available to purchase. You will find our new releases HERE.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering up a prize!

Since Paper Smooches is working along side of Xyron adhesives this week, they have a special prize to offer one random winner as well. The prize is worth $100. To see a photo of the prize, please visit the PS blog. You can visit the Xyron blog to see what their fabulous team has created with our PS products. While you are there, you will have a chance to win a $20 gift code to win some PS products!
  1. FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  2. The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  3. Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  4. You have until midnight MT on Sunday, May 4th to leave a comment.
  5. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 5th to see if you are one of the FIVE lucky winners. (four PS winners and one Xyron winner)
To increase your chances of winning:
  1. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  2. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  3. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


My card features the Recipe for Success stamp set and Flatware Dies. I created a little bundle of my most-used dessert recipes. The booklet is made with the Paper Die and I embellished the cover with the Scallop Frames Dies and Chains Dies.


To create the recipe cards, I printed the recipes on Neenah cardstock using my Epson printer. I left spaces to stamp "ingredients"' and "directions" on each card using Hero Arts chalk inks in colours that coordinate with the recipes and cardstock I used on the front of the booklet.


I created a little gift by wrapping all the pages together with neon cord. I stamped and heat embossed the fun sentiment from Recipe for Success in wave embossing powder on to a vellum Streamers Die. The Flatware Dies were die cut using foil cardstock which makes them look so realistic!


Xyron Product Usage: I used the tape runner to adhere the yellow scallop frame, and the sticker maker to adhere the purple chains design. I also used the adhesive eraser to remove any adhesive that ended up on the front of the cardstock. Xyron makes fun and awesome products!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!

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128 comments:

Kat said...

Already in love with the new products. I can see myself getting busy this month. Thanks for sharing.

Thordis said...

What a great idea! It looks so cool :)

Teri said...

Wonderful idea!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Wow, the silver foil cardstock you used for the fork and spoon dies really pop. What a super fun idea for a recipe book!

Wendy Sue said...

What a sweet set - love the utensils! :)

Sallee P. said...

How cute! What a great project. Love the foil flatware die cuts. TFS!

Doris said...

What an adorable recipe booklet!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Wow! Such a great gift idea!

marge swanson said...

interesting

Elektra said...

Wow, love everything about this!

Elena said...

Wow! This project is awesome!

wannabcre8tive said...

What a fun recipe booklet. I love how you put the silver spoon and fork on the front.

PiecesByEmily said...

omg i LOVE LOVE the silverware :)... so cute!

Barb said...

Very practical card for sharing recipes! Nice touch!

Susan Lang said...

That is so cute and clever. Love the spoon and fork and what a nice gift idea.

Cheryl H said...

I loved the kitchen set already, but this little booklet is ADORABLE!

Renee M said...

What a cute idea--I really like the colors too! The shortbread recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Carol McCready said...

Such a great idea. Love those utensils.

snappy scrappy said...

So super cute!!!

conil said...

Can't get over how very clever the card and recipe cards are. SWEET!

Jamie said...

So cute!!

Kailash said...

Love your creative project!!!

Kailash said...

Shared on Facebook too!!

Jingle said...

How cute is this?! What a fun idea! Love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute- love the mixture of dies used in the background! FUN!

Patti said...

Too too cute!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful and creative idea!

Thank you for the chance to win : )

Patti

grandmato20 said...

What a unique idea -- love it!

Irene Grau said...

So lovely. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Karen King said...

Love the sentiment! Cute card.

Pamela said...

Ok... you were smarter than me to print the recipes on there instead of writing it.....

But mannn, I can't believe we used the notepad die too :D

Parker said...

I like the idea of your "card", and I like the idea of the Xyron which I just found out about today.

Vickiev Farrow said...

This is so cute and such a great gift. Love it!

McStamper said...

What a super cute card and idea.

walchowDesign said...

Creative recipe book and love the metalic cutlery, Emily!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Oh Emily! What an amazing project! Fantastic ideas! I love it!

BeverlyBL said...

How clever. They could almost use the cover to eat what they cooked, the spoon and fork look so real. So cute.

Amy C. said...

What a fun idea! Love the silverware!

Amy C. said...

I shared on Facebook! (Amy Maddux Cooley)

Amy C. said...

I tweeted about the hop. (@acools)

Cheryl Proctor said...

What an ADORABLE project!!

Rachel K said...

This is such a cool project!! What a great gift idea! You are just too clever. How do you come up with such great ideas?! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun project. TFS

Heather Thompson said...

that is so fun, What a great project!!!

NanW said...

Amazing project! Such a fun gift idea.

Cindy C. said...

Super cute project!!!

Eileen Barton said...

Almond crescent shortbread sound delicious! Cute recipe book..love the colors. Shared the blog hop on facebook.

Barb said...

Very cute! I love the silverware die!

Kari V. said...

This is a great idea!!! Love the silverware in foil...and I love that paper die! Oh, I'd love to get them all. ;)

Stacey said...

I love this idea. Really cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

TOO FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that sentiment and the shiny silverware. What a great little gift!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/462032871629549568

Patty said...

Great idea. Love the use of utensils with the recipes

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow Emily,this is an awesome little package of yummy goodness. Love the final packaging with the cutlery dies.

Diane said...

What a great idea. Love the cover of your recipe booklet and your fork and spoon looks so real. Thanks for sharing,

Debbie Nutt said...

Such a simple idea turned fabulous! I absolutely love everything you did!

Patt H. said...

Adorable! I love the silver foil flatware!

cghundley said...

Oh how cute this
little gift is!
Would be so fun
to use.
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

I also posted
on Facebook.
Carla from Utah

Stephanie said...

Cool silverware on the card!

Sue D said...

Very cute way to make a recipe booklet!

Indy said...

Way too cute and clever!

Indy said...

Shared on FB.

Indy said...

Tweeted about blog hop.

Debbie Nutt said...

I Facebooked and posted on my blog.

http://dnisme.blogspot.ca/2014/05/paper-smooches-blog-hop-with-prizes.html

Linda T said...

How so sweet. What a cute idea to make a recipe booklet. Love the silver fork and spoon.

pcm said...

what a cute idea!

D- said...

Oh my gosh what a fun idea!
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

D- said...

I just posted about the hop on my blog!
AND it is on my sidebar, too.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com/2014/05/paper-smooches-may-release-blog-hop.html

Muneca said...

Now that is a cute idea!

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Lovely project! Great idea for a gift! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn said...

I am an avid cook and recipe collector, so I really loved your project. What a great way to use the die cut utensils! Now I need to make a cute recipe book too...LOL!

Con said...

:) your project made me smile; such a cute recipe book! thanks, -con

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your CUTE & FUN gift of favourite recipes - your cards look fabulous and would be perfect to include with a sampling of your cooking :)
WOW - your front cover looks delightful, great colours, cool metallic silverware and GORGEOUS sentiment on the vellum!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your FUN & CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

PS - is your printer an ink jet or laser?

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the May Blog Hop on Facebook, my FB name is Tracy Moloney :)

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about your cute & fun gift of favourite recipes and the May Blog Hop :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/462186259306123264

Sarah Scales said...

What a lovely present. Just love the fork and spoon die cuts. Lovely work.

Julie Ann said...

Awesome gift I love the spoon and the fork.

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

OMG!! That is a super cute project!! Love the folk and spoon :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Tami B. said...

This is the cutest idea!

Mary-Anne V said...

I FB about the hop.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my blog/Flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/13902212588/

Lisa K said...

What a neat idea! Using a recipe card and utensils, even if cut from paper!

Chark said...

amazing work, Emily!

Chark said...

blogged here http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/

Chark said...

tweeted too @charktweets

Nicole Parmentier said...

Great idea to use recipes! I love to use ingredients and recipes as a personal gift!

karenelr said...

I love how you used the new dies and stamps to create a lovely recipe package--you're so talented!

cm said...

Fabulous! And pairing the card with recipes...brilliant! Love the sentiment!
c

Paula RT said...

Makes me want to start cooking! Love this...

Jo Ann Usey said...


adorable card - the embossed vellum is really great! Thanks!

heartforhandmade said...

Wow, this can be a great gift for moms and anyone who just loves to cook, great idea. Love the details too at the cover

marylouh said...

What a clever way to make your card a keepsake rather than something to look at and then put away - never to be seen again. Great idea.

Shelly said...

This is so cool! Love it!

Rufred said...

WOW...great idea for a recipe.

lostinpaper said...

You always have the most clever ideas and the result is perfect Emily!

Tona said...

What a fabulous project!!! I just love it.

MB Isaac said...

You are encouraged to try this at home - Love it!

MB Isaac said...

I also shared about the blog hop on twitter at misaacmom

Sandra said...

fun card!
Sandra ltb

Barb Ghig said...

You are so incredibly clever, Emily!!! I love how you created a recipe booklet with your stamps and dies...such a fun idea, and one I'm going to CASE! Thanks for always inspiring us with your genius ideas!

zub momi said...

Fabulous card! Love the idea :)

Lee said...

The new products look great - your card is fabulous!

Cortney said...

Super cute! What a great gift idea, and I love how the flatware turned out!

Toni Cancellier said...

Fantastic, perfect little gift.

anemptynest said...

would <3 to win, I lost my entire craft room to a fire.

Maye M.L said...

Cool idea, Emily! So much care and attention to detail would make of this recipe gift a treasure for the recipient. Cheers!

Julie A. Shearer said...

Oh my goodness...your card is so adorable!!! TFS!

Helen F. said...

What a great way to pass on some well loved recipes :-) Love it, Emily!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

What a cool idea! Love the cover and the pages too. TFS

Kristen said...

So creative! Love all the special touches. :)

Cynthia Clark said...

Spoonful of yumminess! Lovin' those dies.

Linsey said...

AWWW! What a fun and delightful project Emily!!! I absolutely love this idea! Super inspiring!!! And everything is better with Xyron!! :) Thanks for sharing this marvelous creation for us to enjoy! What a great hop it's been (I started at the end with Wendy)!! I'm super excited to get my hands on new PS yumminess!!

Daša said...

great set...with this kind of notebook I would maybe start cooking :)

snazzyjj said...

Love how your project turned out. I am so going to lift it.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

AWESOME idea! Love coming here Emiliy! thanks for being so inspiring! Hugs!

Robin B. said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

Ali said...

WOWZA!! I'm continuously in awe at your endless creativity! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

Ali said...

I also posted on my FB page about the PS blog hop :)

icardeveryone01 said...

Look at you, you creative, adorable you!! Just love the recipe cards... did you know I'm a chef?

Sharon said...

Your projects and cards always blow me away! Love the blue zing embossing! Great idea

Cathy Homan said...

Way to cute! Ideas are brewing for my granddaughters 16th birthday!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

such an uber creative project!

Amanda said...

Such a cute project! I love it!

Debra said...

Love your choice of colors and the creative way you used the products.

Amanda said...

I shared the hop on Facebook!

Lindsey said...

This is perfect! What a fun sentiment to use with some favourite recipes. The die cut cutlery looks awesome.