Thursday, March 26, 2015

{Paper Smooches} March DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches April release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on March 31st 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, March 29th to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Tuesday, March 31st 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)


I'm featuring the Kudos Two stamp set, which is a standard 4x6 version of the original 3x4 Kudos stamp set. The smaller set is being retired and the words in the new release set are slightly bigger, similar to the Kudos Words dies. The new version includes more flowers, leaves and even a stem that can be used as a banner for the birds to sit on.


I cut two panels using the Quotables dies and embellished the edges with the straight Stitched die. Then I stamped a cascade of flowers with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Mustard embossing powder. I created a visual triangle with three vellum flowers from the Pocket dies and adhered them to the card with enamel dot centres.


I layered with subtle light grey and mint patterned papers, popping the floral panels with foam tape. The bottom edge of the lower panel is held flat against the patterned paper with Scor-Tape to better showcase the peek-a-boo effect. The hashtag sentiment at the centre of the design is a combination of Cardbooking and Kudos Words dies.


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

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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158 comments:

Morag said...

Fun card - I like how you've sandwiched the sentiment.

I Card Everyone said...

#fabulous!
=] M

Kathy H said...

#wonderful card Emily!

Kelly Braund said...

Love this card! So cute!

Evelyn said...

That embossing powder sure packs a punch - like it!

Jamie said...

wonderful card Emily!

Kailash said...

Such a pretty design, wonderful card!!!

Kailash said...

I shared on Facebook!!

Susan Lang said...

Great card. Very sophisticated.

Cindy C. said...

So fun and yet sophisticated!!

janey said...

#cute! Love the shaped accents

Kim Ross said...

Your card is very cute! My poor wish list grows every month! :)

Tammy J said...

Love Love Love the dies. Can't wait until they come out. Love word dies.

Lisa Petrella said...

Fantastic! Love your color choices! That mustard embossing powder is fabulous!!!

Barb said...

Love how the sentiment is placed on the card!

Skraperella said...

Your card is gorgeous Emily! Thanks for the chance to win 😄

Virginia Lu said...

Truly sweet and wonderful, Emily! I love how you used the PS dies!

Lucille K said...

#wonderful card, Emily :)

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such a fun card!!! Great new release:)

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE the soft color combo!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Nancy L. said...

wonderful card!

sunnee63 said...

luv how you layered!

myrepeatingpatterns said...

I love the way you used the flowers across the front; very exciting.

Katy said...

I saw your sneak peak yesterday and was excited to see the "real thing"! LOVE it...FABULOUS...#wonderful!

Barb Ghig said...

As always, your design is really fabulous, Emily! I love how you placed the flowers and the sentiment is amazing!

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done!

Samantha Mann said...

Oh my! This is so lovely! I LOOOOOVE all of the best embossing and layering the die cut on top!! You Rock!!

Irene Grau said...

I just got the Kudos set -- love the boldness of it. Might need to think about Kudos 2 as well. Lovely card!

Clemente Batan said...

Love that hastag sentiment and the gold embossed flowers, how it seems to flow continuously despite the break in the middle for the sentiment.

Erin said...

Cute card!

Yuki said...

Such a pretty card!! :)

NanW said...

Cute card with the #

Renee M said...

I especially like how you did the pretty flowers!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Emily. Love the heat embossing and the quote lines.

Lee said...

Such a cute idea!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!! Fab design!

donna mikasa said...

Love this card design--so cool, Emily!

Haley Cross said...

Cute!

Ann said...

What!!!!???!!! This card brings me back to the 70's with the awesome mustard and turquoise colors!!! It has a real retro feel and I love it!!!!!!

StampinLouie said...

Very interesting card. Love the lay out.

Maye M.L said...

#wonderful to your card as well, Emily. Just thinking of a sympathy card I need to make for tomorrow and how great it would be to have some of these PS flower stamps. Both happiness and sorrow are part of life and a heartfelt card like yours is a great inspiration to accompany each. Cheers!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

What a pretty card and so fun!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your card certainly IS wonderful! Can't wait to see the new release!

Christine Kiehl said...

Nicely done! The stitch die looks like so much fun! Nice touch to many future projects!

Cathy Heskett said...

LOVING your BEAUTIFUL Card and EXCITED about the Release!! :-) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! :-)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Such a beautiful card !!!!! I love the colors !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Janet said...

Wow! This is so pretty!

Betty Sue said...

Beautiful card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful design! Love the embossed flowers!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Great looking card love how you used # for fun.

Sheri said...

Cool card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Forgot to mention.... I facebook'd about your blog hop! Thank you!

Rufred said...

#too cute!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful card...love how you used the dies and the mustard embossing powder.

Mary-Anne V said...

Just posted on my Flickr/blog about the hop https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/16752571940/

Patty Cadby said...

Love those vellum die cuts

Jo Manna said...

Lovely card, thanks ;)

Mary-Anne V said...

Just posted on FB about the hop.

Michele Henderson said...

Very cute card! Nice cheerful colors!

Bev Wilkinson said...

I love the layout! Great design! I will be CASEing that :)

Patt H. said...

Love your card! The hashtag sentiment is really cute & the design is awesome!!

~amy~ said...

super pretty emily!

canadian_liner said...

Love your some kinda wonderful card. Great spring colours and fun texty message.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Very pretty!

mandalj said...

Love the curvy opening for the sentiment!

mandalj said...

I shared on Facebook!

Amy Fillmore said...

Very pretty card!!!

DoofyJEss2 said...

So pretty!! For the life of me, I still think "pound" instead of "hashtag"!!!!

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty, but modern too! ♥️

Linda Rubarski said...

Great card.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card design!

David Gatesy said...

Finally figured out how to post to your blog! I love what you've done with the speech bubbles. Who would have thought? So creative. Color combinations are clever and original. I really liked this card.

Angeline Choo said...

This is indeed a WONDERFUL card! :) Love the embossed flowers and the stitched dies... Beautiful!

kolohebratt808 said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the color combo!!

Simply Sandy said...

what a creative way to use the die cuts...love it!

kolohebratt808 said...

Just Tweeted!

kolohebratt808 said...

Facebooked about the blog Hop!

Tona said...

This is wonderful!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the dies and flower stamps you used!

Amy C. said...

Very cute and clever design!

Amy C. said...

I shared on FB ( Amy Maddux Cooley)

Amy C. said...

I tweeted ( @acools )

Lucy said...

Lovely CAS card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your fun card and especially the gold embossing!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Great design - I love blog hops!

Diana Sanchez said...

Neat card, I love how you used the Quotable dies on this!

Crystal said...

Emily, another great job! I always like your cards and you've created a great one here. I can't wait for the release.

Brandi R said...

Cute card! Love the layout and design ♥

mimi said...

Gorgeous- I love this card!

Stephanie said...

Love your card - like wonderful and flowers

Barbara said...

I like the script on this card..very nice.

Doudou said...

Beautiful card! love so much the embossing!

michelegeorgern said...

This card makes me all a twitter. It's really tweet! 💜

Kristeen Mendoza said...

This card is #wonderful. Thanks.

Pam Young said...

Love your card! The design is #amazing!! Posted on Facebook!!

Shirley said...

Emily,
Cute, fund card!

joy said...

A very pretty card, Emily, with exquisite details!! I love this design.

heartforhandmade said...

Beautiful in every way, the die cuts, embossing and all the details. Love your works

Sheila H said...

Very pretty - I love the flowers and stitching.

Chris D. said...

What a cute card!

Kathy M said...

really clever!

Lena Hermansson said...

Such a beautiful design!

pcm said...

the split design is so fun!

Mandy Ashley said...

Fabulous card, Emily! Love the design & gorgeous colours used :)

Tami McBeain said...

#awesomecard! 😀

wendya619 said...

I like the word bubble look on the top edge of the card.

Sharon said...

Different and fun design - good idea!

MTPatB said...

You provide a good "how to" description. I especially like the variety of stamps and dies you use as it gives me ideas on what I need to buy. :-D

Denise Ward said...

Great card idea! So creative; very unique! Thanks Emily and Paper Smooches for the Blog Hop! Lots of fun!

CraftyPaws said...

Love the design of your card! tfs and inspiring!

nic_003_5 said...

love the speech bibble

francesca said...

beautiful card!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a fantastic card! Love how fun and playful it is and that little touch of glitter on the hashtag is great!

Brandi R said...

Tweeted ♥

Brandi R said...

Posted to FB ♥

Robin B. said...

So pretty! I love the flowers and stitching,

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

love how you framed the sentiment with the speech bubble. Cleaver idea. TFS

Chark said...

beautiful, as always!

Chark said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/charktweets/status/581664981621579776

Chark said...

blogged too! http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2015/03/if-you-like-paper-smooches.html

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I tweeted about the hop

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I shared on FB

Monica P said...

I love your work, I can't wait to see the rest of the release!

CyndyC said...

Cute. I like the #.

Maureen Morton said...

Loving the gold! I still don't understand what # means (old school, here) - I need a teenage to visit. Thanks, Emily!

Margie said...

Love the embossing!

Margie said...

I tweeted (@margievis)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so super cute.

Kelly B. said...

Adorable! Can't wait!

Carol McGregor said...

I just love this card. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration

Barbara said...

Your card is wonderful. Love the font on the dies.

Angela said...

I love the design of your card! It's so clever! Great idea!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the die cut curves/frame for the sentiment and I love the hashtag too.

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/581999313401806848

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Bev Karolak said...

Loving the hop! Awesome products & projects! Can't wait for the release day. :)

Ruth Hansma said...

So lovely! Can't wait.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the "borders" They are different and make for a pretty card.
thanks for sharing.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the way you split the flowers up and the CAS approach.

Jodylynn said...

Great card, I love the color combo.

[q:]b said...

I love the cute flower die

cma21317 said...

Fab card! Love the embossing really makes it pop!

Milka Gubo said...

Beautiful card, Emily. :-D Nice color combination. :-D

McStamper said...

What a great card.

Iris said...

Super cute card.
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Jean said...

What a clever card! thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Your project is very pretty. I love the gold touches. Thanks for sharing.

Gina Furman said...

Love all the details on this card! These new releases are such fun!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Emily!!!
LOVE your wonderful sentiment and your layered golden embossed flowers with the vellum flowers - a great design - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the Blog Hop on my blog :)
http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/paper-smooches-blog-hop.html

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the Blog Hop :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/582365324701347840

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the Blog Hop on Facebook :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1051999241495119

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the Blog Hop on Facebook :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1051999241495119

karenelr said...

Fabulous card, Emily! I can't wait for the full release!

Natalie said...

What a clever design! Very cool!

Kathy Mc said...

Great design, Emily!