Friday, November 28, 2014

{Paper Smooches} November DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches December release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on November 30th at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new releases HERE. 

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

The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS Online Store.
  1. FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  2. 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)
  3. You have until midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, November 30th to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
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 Fancy Frames stamp set. These fabulous frames can be used in so many ways. You can use them in a bold, graphic style or they can be used simply, with a light touch, as I've done here.



I heat embossed three of the frames on soft stone cardstock to create a subtle background. The main frame was heat embossed in leaf embossing powder on vellum and trimmed out so the Santa from Santa Paws (Santa Paws Icons) could peek out through it. I stamped, coloured and trimmed a second set of arms and glued those on so it looks like he's holding on to the frame. The fluffy parts of his outfit were created using glossy accents and fun flock.


I created a custom sentiment using 'i ♥' from Fancy Frames, 'spreading' from Giddy Gumdrops, and 'holiday cheer' from the original Christmas Words Dies. The Shadow was created with a combination of snow embossing powder and black pigment ink.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Remember to check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!

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131 comments:

not so sleepy/beauty said...

That's so cute! Gave me a little chuckle :)

BeverlyBL said...

Your Santa coming through the frame is very clever.

Cindi said...

Santa is adorable!

itsfromme.com said...

Graphic & fun! Great for guy.
Linda S. (:

Kari V. said...

So creative! I love what you did with the fancy frames. And that Santa is one of my favorites!!

Janet said...

Your card is super cute and clever!!

Janet said...

I blogged about the hop!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Cute and fun card! I love the Fancy Frames stamps - so many possibilities!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

OMG, Emily - brilliant with Santa holding the frame! I LOOOVE your card, hun!!! Ho, ho, ho!!! :)

Amante del Papel said...

super fun card, I lvoe this santa!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like all the frames.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I shared on my blog's FB page! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

Amy C. said...

He's the cutest little Santa with the white, puffy accents!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/538356911339765760

Kelly B. said...

This card is adorable!!! Loving the new goodies!

Barb said...

As always ,Emily, you come up with really unique cards. Love the new frames!

Kathy H said...

Such a clever use of those frames!

Nataliea said...

Absolutely loved Santa and your design.

Cindy C. said...

OMG Santa looks so cute surrounded by the frame!! What a fun design Emily!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Too cute, Emily!
=]

Nora N. said...

How fun is this? I LOVE the green frame around that adorable Santa!!!

Gabby said...

SUPER CUTE card! Love the "framed" Santa. Hee! Cute stamped bkgrd, too. Nice coloring. :)

Melissa F said...

I love your adorable Santa popping through the Fancy Frame!

myrepeatingpatterns said...

What an adorable card! I love the way you used the fancy frames stamp set!

Sandy said...

This is a great card - love the embossed frames.

Meghan said...

So cute and so clever!!

suzvit said...

So many cute and creative elements!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how the Santa is whimsically framed.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is so cool!LOVE it!

Tona said...

I just love this card! Thanks for sharing.

{VICKI} said...

cute card

Kathie B said...

What a darling card! I love the way that Santa pops out of the frame...just too cute!

babs said...

Love the many textures and vivd colors!

Irene Grau said...

So cute! I love how Santa is holding the frame.

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Emily! I love how you stamped/embossed the frames for your background and how you framed out your Santa Claus...so CUTE! I also love how you always mix and match your stamps when you create your cards! It really encourages me to do that, too :)

Joyce N. said...

I love this unique way you used this frames. Awesome!!

maureen said...

you always have great cards....missed the video....thank you for it

PBrown9624 said...

What a clever way to use the frame! Love them in the background too!

Scrapthat said...

Wowza! That fun flock came out AWESOME! TFS

Kathy S said...

I always enjoy coming to your blog Emily. Great use of the frame.

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable, love the fuzzies!!

Megan said...

Love the new frame set! I also love the fluffy detail! Have never used the fun flock, going to have to try it!

Samantha Mann said...

I LOVE this card! Those frames are so awesome together! On the background they look like they are meant to be there! It's so awesome! And I LOVE Santa breaking through the green frame! So so so cool!

Beau DeLeon said...

Very cute card and I love the santa holding the frame and the custom sentiment at the top! It is really adorable so thank you for sharing :)

Renee M said...

What a fun card and great coloring! Thanks for sharing :)

Sheri said...

OM Gosh! That is the cutest ever! I love it!!!

canadian_liner said...

Oh Man, that card is anything but simple... LOVE the funky tilted frames, AWESOME pat-the-bunny Santa, and whimsical greeting.

Haley Cross said...

Haha, I love this card! So cute!!

suzieque said...

I love how you "framed" Santa!

mandalj said...

Brilliant card as always! Love Santa peeking out of the frames!

Sharon said...

What a cute design!

Ohana in Bend said...

very cute.

karenelr said...

I love that embossed frame around Santa! Way to go!

Yvonne Morentin said...

oh, super cute...

Yvonne Morentin said...



I put it on my blog:
http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/

November 28, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Yvonne Morentin said...




I tweeted:
https://twitter.com/Morentin1326/status/538494926481137664


Yvonne Morentin said...




I shared on fb:
https://www.facebook.com/MORENTIN1326/posts/10205550760992020?pnref=story


luvhymns said...

Great frame around Santa..... very creative, great idea, wonderful card!

MrsWilbur85296 said...

Your cards are always amazing, I love how Santa has added fluff to the card. Love it!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Ohh these frames are great. Love the card

Amy C. said...

I shared on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

Amy C. said...

I tweeted (@acools)

Lindsey said...

I just like this so much! It's cute and fun and festive, and perfectly done.

Cheryl L. said...

That is so funny! Love how you framed him up!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Loving the frame around him and the texture of his fur!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/538523851224018944

Linda Meunier said...

I love your card! Love the furry accents too!

Cindy J. said...

I love that little Santa! Great work!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

cute card.

Patt H. said...

Adorable card! Love your creative sentiment & the awesome santa!

Simply AJ said...

Oh my goodness your card is so adorable! Fantastic inspiration!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

how fun is your card!!!

Crystal Thompson said...

Love Blog Hops! Hope to win and get to play with some of your new stuff!

Inks4fun said...

Great card, what a cute idea for a unique holiday card.

Stephanie said...

Very cute card!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE Santa and FABULOUS card Emily - LOVE IT :)
LOVE how Santa is holding the frame - SO COOL how you glued his arms on top!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

I told my crafty friends about the Blog Hop and shared a link to your blog & cute card on Facebook too :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/970400726321638

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the Blog Hop and shared a link to your blog & cute card :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/538601503288995840

TracyM #6773 said...

I don't have a blog, so I pinned your cute card with a link to your blog :)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766423913/

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Such a fun card, Emily! I love your creative and whimsical designs! Thank you for the inspiration.

~amy~ said...

okay, how much do I love this...tons!

Monika Reeck said...

Tooo cutteeee Emily...I like your idea with the frame at santa...you are so creative my friend..love love love this

Joanna Harty said...

This is so cute!! Love your card!

Mary-Anne V said...

just love how you used the frames to not only frame santa but also add some interest to the base.

Mary Muller said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win goodies! I love your video tutorials! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about the hop.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my blog/flickr account ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/15719028307/in/photostream/

Lenora Clark said...

LOL OMG!!! This is just too funny!!!

Chris D. said...

Totes Adorbs!!!

Courtney Shorr said...

The frame really makes this card extra fun!

pcm said...

what a cute way to use those frames!

Marty B said...

Darling darling card! Just loving all the detail & how can it not bring a smile to your face!

snazzyjj said...

So clever & so cute. I absolutely love it Emily!

Mary J said...

Oh Emily, that is so much fun - love it!

heartforhandmade said...

Santa is so fun! Love the frames over him, great card

abb0187 said...

The flocking adds just the right extra touch.

Bethany Lau said...

Very cute card. Santa is so cute.

l rekroc said...

Super cute!!

Lori said...

Too cute! And a giggle too!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

I love it, just hilarious.

Lynne in NI said...

OMG what a fab fun card!

Deborah Johnson said...

Lol. Goofy. Love the cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super cute card. Love how you put the santa in the frame. TFS

Iris said...

Super cute - love the Santa.
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Iris said...

I Facebooked about your blog hop.
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Bev Karolak said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing. :)

Indy said...

Love this! Super duper cute!

Indy said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/DeborahOwens8/status/538880735965634560

Indy said...

Also shared on Facebook!

Laura Williams said...

How fun is this!? I'm excited for the new goodies!

Deborah345 said...

Very cute with a giggle to go with it. Love it.

Pat Kinkaid said...

Love it! Great way to sue a frame.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Just DARLING! LOVE the texture on your Santa - and how he is peeking through the frames!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

mimi said...

LOL, so cute!

Milka Gubo said...

Super cute card! I like it a lot :-D

CraftyPaws said...

So stinkin cute! Love it!

Lucinde said...

Love the frames :)

Kailash said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love all the texture!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that fun Santa in the cute frame! Darling card!

snazzyjj said...

I like how you have Santa's arms holding the frame (cracks me up) and the layered sentiment.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Love the sentiment on the card! The way it is raised up on the card gives some neat dimension.

Steph said...

love. this. card.

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE this!! Such a SWEET Design!! LOVE the Layers and the Colors!! The FUN idea of the Frame and Santa Holding it is AWESOMME!! As your Cards usual are!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

marylouh said...

All of the piecing was well-worth all of the effort. this is a darling card.
thanks for sharing.

Chark said...

love his fuzziness!

Nancy Carroll said...

Adorable card, love the coloring.

Nancy Carroll said...

my fb, https://www.facebook.com/nancy.carroll.142/posts/864564110261959?pnref=story

Nancy Carroll said...

https://twitter.com/TaraSeamus/status/539192716484022272

Nancy Carroll said...

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Robin B. said...

Super cute card! I love the frame around Santa, thanks for sharing.