Friday, February 27, 2015

{Paper Smooches} Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Giveaways!


Welcome to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! If you were here for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, then you know the drill. If not, all you have to do is link up to a new project featuring coffee, tea or cocoa, for a chance to win one of the Super Sponsor Prizes, including one from Paper Smooches!


The week-long hop also has a bunch of Flash Sponsor Prizes and all participants are eligible. Four other prizes will be randomly awarded to individuals who comment on ALL of the entries.


My card shares multiple sneak peeks of the Paper Smooches March Release and you can see more sneak peeks in the February DT Blog Hop, happening now through Sunday! The obvious ones are the coordinating dies for Paws for a Cause (Paws Cause Icons) and Feline Friends (Feline Friends Icons). I'm so in love with these since a lot of them can also be used as stand-alone dies with solid cardstock. They're beautiful!


I rock 'n' rolled two different inks for both the dog and the cat. You can see the blending of the two colours in the close-up photos (click to enlarge further). I think it gives realism and dimension to the solid images.


I'm just a tad addicted to aqua these days so I used it in the retro flooring, which was created with one of the Hot Spots Small Set 1 dies. The venti sentiment from Hot Concoctions and the heat embossed sentiment complete the visual aqua triangle. At the centre of the card, I used the lovely Stitched Flourishes, which are really butterfly trails that I used as rising steam from the adorable Coffee & Tea dies.


The light grey and black word bubbles, and the dark grey coffee cup form a triangle of neutral colours. The dog, the gold teacup and the kraft flooring share similar tones but have different textures, and the cat itself draws the eye to the subtle paw prints on the outer edges of the card.


Links for new release items will be added as soon as the products go live in stores.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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88 comments:

Shelly said...

Ha! This is ADORABLE! LOVE it, Emily!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

This is SO cute! My favorite entry so far! :)

Kelly Booth said...

I Adore this Emily so Fun!!!

I Card Everyone said...

Could not make me happier, Emily... wow do I LOve those sentiments!!
=] Michele

AmiUrAnGeL said...

This is such a cute card with all the puns.

mandy salazar said...

Cute!

Sharon said...

What a fun card - very clever!

Miriam Prantner said...

You do such an amazing job mixing and matching sets, what an adorable scene you created here!

Nancy said...

Just soooo cute!

Lucy said...

Your card is SUPER adorable!
I love that you used a dog and
a cat, who usually do not get along,
but over a cup of coffee, have become friends :-)

Haley Cross said...

Haha, this card cracks me up! Adorable!

Karen Day said...

Such a cute card, Emily!

Lori Kobular said...

I absolutely LOVE, Love, Love that Paws for a cause stamp set! Your card is just perfect for any animal lover!! Great card!!

Carol McGregor said...

Great card. Love the dog and cat. I am an animal love and this is really cute. Thanks for sharing

Keren Baker said...

Great card- love the paper piecing. Fab design!

Evelin said...

Oh my! I love this card so much! The doggie and the cat??? LOVE!

Ann said...

So cute and funny! Love the little speech bubbles.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Oh I just bought a labrador pup, so i need that doggie stamp and die set! I love this card, it's supercute!!!

Lee-Anne said...

This is such a cute card, Emily! I love the little scene you've created!

Jingle said...

Adorable card!

Lindsey said...

This is too good, Em! I love the colours, the sentiments, the design, and of course the snappy comeback from the cat. :D

Brandi R said...

Oh Emily.....a card after my own heart! LOVE this!!!! ♥

Kristie Goulet said...

This is adorable!

Jennifer Loftfield said...

SQUEEE!!! I love the card! All the little details are fabulous.

Mandy Ashley said...

I Love the Paws for a cause stamps, Emily, I've just ordered mine - can't wait for them to arrive! They will be Purrfect for the dog charity I'll be making cards for!

I love how you put your cards together, adding all the details and making them look super duper cute!

Michele Henderson said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE everything about this fun card! Adorable!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great card. Love the sentiment. TFS

Kara Lynne said...

If dogs and cats could "vent"! Super cute scene, I love it!

Julia Aston said...

what fun dies and sentiments!

Chris said...

eeck! This is adorable :)

Samantha Mann said...

Sooooooooooo adorable!!! Your card really made me LOL!! Awesome sentiments and combinations of phrases! As usual! And those images are sooooo cute!! You are a card genius - no doubt about it! ❤️

Karen Schroeder said...

OMG! I love your card! The sentiments rock!

Gwen said...

What a hilarious card!

Sylvia said...

Such a cute card, Emily, love the sentiment! Happy hooping and have a fun weekend.

kellyjean said...

OM! What a fun card! So many cute aspects to look at and enjoy!

VanessaB said...

omg! this is sooooooooo creative and cute and awesome. love!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn clever and so much fun!

Sue D said...

What an adorable scene you created!

Debra Davison said...

Amazing !! LOVE it .....

Cindy C. said...

OMG!! This is so cute Emily!!!

Ruby N said...

EMILLYYYYYY Do you know how awesome you area???? I got your email full of all your posts from the past week and I am just amazed at your creativity!!!! I wish you could mentor me! :D This card is cute on so many levels!!!!

Jen Carter said...

Oh goodness! This is so very creative! I love it!!

Pam said...

Cute card! Love those sentiments.

Jennie said...

Ah, this is so cute!! Lovely design and love how you had them talking to each other :)

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE this SWEET Card!! Such a FUN design and scene!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Thanh Vo said...

A delightful mashup of all these PS images, Emily! Fantastic, I love the puns <3

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Just too cute... I love coffee so the ruff I need a Venti is so cute.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

how cute is your little latte scene!!!

Anja Curvers said...

Ethische is awesome I love the little scene you have created so clever. TFS.

ivy said...

so cute!

D- said...

LOL. I loVe your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Teresa Doyle said...

How CUTE and FUN is THIS? Love it!

~amy~ said...

**EMILY**
Good Grief Woman, you are such the queen of creativity! I ADORE this! Soooo fun!
Thanks for joining in the fun♡

Scrapfaire said...

Are you kitten me???? Adorable!!!!

Maura said...

Sweet little card! Happy hopping and have a great weekend!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Such an adorable little scene you created with this darling critters!!

cm said...

Hahahaha...what a fabulous card. Love the conversation over a cup of coffee!
~c

Happy Dance said...

Oh this is just fantastic! Love the critters over coffee! And those sentiments...too cute. Great design. Love this. Bev

Jodylynn said...

Wow, two of my favorite things, coffee & dogs! Not the biggest cat lover, but the card is adorable.

Celeste Goff said...

Love this awesome card, especially those amazing embossed steam images coming out of the mugs! So clever!

D.Ann said...

That's FAB!! Putting them on my wishlist!!

mewTilman said...

Hysterical! Love the pets schmoozing over coffee.

Jean Bullock said...

LOL, I love punny cards and this one is darling. Well done.

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Great card. I love all the dies cuts!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

such cuteness with the furbies

Heather said...

Oh, my!! This is adorable!! Love the sentiments and the animals with the coffee cups are just too cute!

Nancy Carroll said...

OMG this is just to much fun, love the sentiment you used!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh so adorable and so true!

Monique Liedtke said...

Fabulous card!!!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW!! Love what you have done with the newest release!! So glad that you were able to get crafty and join in the FUN of the Coffee Loving Paper Crafters Spring hop!!! - Yay!!!!

Monika Reeck said...

Great New Release you have Emily and I adore your scene here is so cute and so lovely I wish I can have that new release too..I love your scene Emily

If you already visiting me many thanks
If not my card is # 151,
hope to see you soon on my Blog
Big hugs, Monika

Helen F. said...

Emily, your card is creative genius ... and I ain't kitten! ;-)

Becca Cruger said...

AHHHHH!!!! So many puns! I don't even know where to start! This card is adorable.

donna mikasa said...

So.much.fun! Especially those punny sentiments!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

giggle! this cracks me up! Well done.

Debra Miller said...

So fun, Love your card! Hugs Deb

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this! What a sweet card!

AJ Bodine said...

Such a cute scene, what a fun card!

2amscrapper said...

clever and great use of color and texture

Lisa Lara said...

Now that is just amazing Emily. I so love love your scene you made. I love that "kitten me" sentiment.

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

I adore your card! Beautiful work! Love those sentiments, especially "kitten me" lol! :)

Janis said...

Adorable!!! So cute with the pets talking.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Angi Barrs said...

This one made me smile!

Ceal said...

how fun!

Linda Callahan said...

This makes me smile! Adorable!

An'Jenic G. said...

Okay this is just to darn cute. Love the word play.

Lynn Hardy said...

This is such a fun card!

Maria said...

Oh, my! Super FUN card...love it to bits!!!