Wednesday, December 10, 2014

{Paper Smooches Video} Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Giveaways!


Welcome to Amy Tsuruta's Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! If you know Amy, you know that her first love is coffee. Haha! Whenever I see coffee stamps, dies, paper or embellishments, I think of Amy! I met Amy in blogland a few years ago and discovered that she is originally from Toronto. Woot! She's a big star in this industry and I'm thrilled to call her my friend. This one's for you, Amy!


I started by creating a background on the card base using two sizes of stitched squares from the Stitched Frames die collection. Then I die cut, stamped and coloured the elf from Enchanted Elves (Elf Icons) and the takeout coffee cup from Warm Hearts (Warm Hearts Icons).



The sentiment is also from Enchanted Elves but any number of sentiments would've worked with these images. To create the steam rising from the coffee cup, I used the ends of a finely scripted die from the Hello Words die collection.


To play along, head over to Amy's blog to link up your project and leave comments on all the participants' blogs to be eligible for a bunch of incredible prizes, including one from Paper Smooches!


Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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68 comments:

icardeveryone01 said...

Super cute, Emily!
=] Michele

Julia Aston said...

What an adorable elf! love his steaming cup of cocoa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Absolutely TOO CUTE!!! Love the tiny cup

Ruby N said...

This is adorable!!!! Love the stitching details in the back

Tammy J said...

This is adorable and I love how the dies just add the stitching and not cut. Makes for a nice touch.

Anja Curvers said...

This is awesome and thanks for the video. Love it.

Larisa said...

This is adorable.

Rebekah said...

Love, love, love! Love the vellum steam, need to remember that!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love those embossed stitched squares that the vellum steam!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Emily. Love teh darling elfe and the coloring. The steam looks great!ling el

snappy scrappy said...

Oh my gosh...too cute!

Shelly said...

Absolutely, ADORABLE!!! Love!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love how you did the background, so cute!So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

Lori said...

LOVE this Emily! Those embossed stitched squares are awesome and that elf is dang cute!

joy said...

I enjoy your designs and videos so much, Emily! This card is just too cute for words!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so cute, Emily! Love the elf!!

VanessaB said...

so cute! i love how you did the background :)

Beth H. said...

Super cute and I love all of your YouTube videos!

Tina said...

adorable image...cute card

Annette Allen said...

heehee what a cute card..

Maura said...

That coffee elf is darn cute!

wendipooh13 said...

adorable elf SUPER adorable coffee card!!!! CUTE!!!

wendy said...

so super cute, love the layout

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Too stinking cute!

MariLynn said...

This is just adorable. Love the background texture.

Becca Cruger said...

So cute and I just love that sentiment! It reminds me of Elf the movie. I also love your amazing quilted background.

~amy~ said...

EMILY!
What a stinkin' CUTE elf card...I love how you added the cup and steam...you're always so clever like that!
woot woot for Canadians!
Thanks so much for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Jerrie said...

I love your card from the little elf, stitched details down to the coffee cup~ Love the saying too.

Karen Louder said...

HE SURE IS A CUTE LIL DUDE :)

Marla said...

Cute card and I love the background you created. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

Olga Direktorenko said...

So cute an image! And the stitches look adorable!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

How cute is he!!!

Jenny said...

Just darling - really love how you created the steam - so clever! Hugs, Jenny

Kathleen Hodgins said...

Very cute! I love the background - so creative!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh Emily this is very adorable and cute!!

thestampingbug said...

Love that little elf. I bet he gets into as much mischief as my niece's elf but HE is on a caffeine high!

Lindsey said...

You have to love how something like those stitched frame dies can add so much interest to a card! Your elf with his steaming takeout cup is perfect! Great card.

Pam said...

OMG! I love this! So adorable, Emily.

Anita said...

Cute card and great video!

Amy Johnson said...

Too cute!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this sweet elf card!!! YAY, the stitched squares, cool! I have some blog candy on my blog too!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable!!!

maria f. said...

Such fun!

Laurel Beard said...

Girl, as usual. You never cease to amaze me. I love that stitched backing and your coloring is fabulous! Using the ends of a die to create the steam? Genius! Pinning and sharing you brilliant girl.

Celeste Goff said...

What an absolutely adorable card! Love that sweet little elf!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I LOVE this little elf! So cute!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Adorable little elf with his beloved cup!! Love the quilt background!

Indy said...

Love how you used the stitched dies to create a quilt-like look! Darling card!
Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Debbie!

Mary-Anne V said...

awesome card...love that stitched background.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun card! I love the steam coming from the cup--very clever!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

CUTIE CUTE CUTE! Love teh white space and the darling image. I esp love the steam coming from his latte cup!

Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
Heather Dennis

Nancy Carroll said...

Adorable, TFS

Sylvia said...

Cute card, Emily, love those squares behind your elf! Happy Holidays!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

haha, cuteness Emily! Love the texture behind your elf. :)

Samantha Mann said...

I think you know how I feel about this card - it's AMAZING!!!!! That vellum steam kills me! You're an absolute genius!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

That elf is so cute! Its amazing how you use and combine your stamps and dies, very creative!!!

Helen F. said...

Your elf is just too cute. Great card, Emily

Seleise said...

cute stitched background to highlight your super cute elf! great card!

Lyndal said...

Super cute card Emily - loving the paper Smooches! Thanks for sharing :)
I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au

Ivo said...

Emily it's so cute. The detail to the steam just makes it perfect way to go!!

Wendy said...

Love the little added steam coming off the cup, great job!

Patry Ro said...

Fun and creative card!!! Thanks for sharing!! New follower here.

Lori Kobular said...

I love the stictched frames background, it looks so elegant! Your elf is adorable! Love your card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very cute. TFS

AJ Bodine said...

New follower of your blog, love this adorable PS image, how you colored it and esp how you made the little swirls of steam! Cute!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your CUTE card.
Crafty hugs,
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Nance E Salkeld said...

I love your elf card! Very cute!