Thursday, October 29, 2015

{Paper Smooches} October DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches November release with you! TWO new stamp sets and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on October 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, November 1st to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 2nd 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 Sweet Escape Icons which coordinates with the Sweet Escape stamp set so, of course, I used them both. You're seeing a lot of this stamp set on these two cards but there's so much more and you're going to love it!


Sweet Escape is my favourite from this release. I would call it a scene set, with three unique scenes and cute little additions that can be used to customize each scene. It's is not a holiday set, per say, but I wanted to show how versatile it is for making holiday cards.


I used the same sentiment on both cards. The sentiment comes as a single stacked sentiment but I split it on both cards, making one generic year-round card and a second by plugging in a holiday sentiment from Holiday Cheer.


Some of my favourite elements from this set are the deer and bunny silhouettes. They're absolutely adorable! I'm so in love with the Sweet Escape and I think I can safely say that it's my new favourite set from Paper Smooches! ;)


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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144 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

These are awesome, Emily, what a cool stamp set!!

Shelly said...

Amazing cards, Emily! LOVE them!!

Alicia Lutman said...

Great ideas. Beautiful cards!

Gabby said...

Nice scenes and coloring! Like the cut-out. :)

Sonya said...

Such cool cards!! They are so creative and unique! Love those dies!

Debbie Selby said...

This set is really catching my interest. Lovely cards

Ujjwal said...

I love what you do with PS Stamps! These are just wonderful Emily!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just am loving that city

Maureen Reiss said...

These are Fantastic!! Love the dimension you created

Lori B said...

Very pretty cards!

Susan Lang said...

Love the die cut with the design behind it. Very clever!

Karen D said...

I love the cards, they are beautiful!

Bad Kitty said...

great cards!

jeannieob said...

great cards

Michelle said...

Beautiful scenes and fabulous color!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on your cards they are adorable!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I am interested to see how this stamp set works! Soundsinteresting

Debbie Br said...

Your scene's are fabulous !

Leslie said...

Pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

Nicki Wong said...

Love the card and the cutouts.

Renee M said...

Great cards, and I really like the little critters you put with the scenes :)

Marie said...

Sweet escapes seem to have a lot of versatility...love it.

I Card Everyone said...

Your designs just blow me away, Emily! So wonderful!
=] Michele

jamie vanskiver said...

These are so sweet! This set looks so versatile!

Robyn G said...

Love, love, LOVE the way you recessed the stamped impage using the die! That dimension is so cool!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I. MUST. Have. These. New. Products!!!!!! Simple as that! I LOOOOOVE them soooo much, and Emily, your cards are PRECIOUS!!! {squeeeel!!!!}

Deana P said...

Love the critters! Cute card. Really like this stamp set.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I Tweeted!! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/659755093781168129

Deborah Vasel said...

Loving this engineering on these cards.
What a fabulous look using the dies.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I Facebook about your Hop! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign/

An'Jenic G. said...

Stunning Cards. I love how you created an open window. I have to try this.

Jean Bullock said...

Way cool. I love the recessed dimension you gave the cards. The last one is my favorite. Well done.

becky stone said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing

sunnee63 said...

luv that cut-in technique! cute cards!!

TiaKeas said...

Love your cards!

RedGem said...

Wow.. had to do a double-take on your cards not realized they were stamped on the inside! Great inspiration.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Sweet Escape looks so interesting!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Love these cards! The inlaid look is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

These cards are just gorgeous! I love how bright and vibrant they are. Definitely looking forward to this release!

Houses Built of Cards said...

These are both darling! LOVE the versatility!

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Stephanie said...

Love the scenes on this new stamp set plus the use of their coordinating dies on both of your cards!

Irene Grau said...

Emily, I love the dimension on this card! Popping up that die over the scene adds so much!

Donna Dacy said...

Nice cards. Love how you raised the negative up and placed the image behind it. Your coloring is beautiful. Great design. TFS

Cindy said...

Lovely card. The new release looks great. Thanks!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love how you set the scenes into the background. Great idea. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I shared with my crafty friends on Facebook. :)

Dawn Y. said...

Wonderful cards, Emily! These scenes and sentiments are just perfect for faraway family and friends. ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Linda M said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing them with us.

cghundley said...

Neat idea!
Super cute
cards.
Carla from Utah

L. Webb said...

I think the color choices for the buildings on the cards is lovely and really helps bring out the stamp even more. Thanks for the cute ideas!

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful cards, love your colors. Thanks for sharing!

Michele Henderson said...

I love your pretty coloring technique! The colors feel so fresh! Very cute!
Take care!
Michele

Julie Curtis said...

This is just adorable! I love how you have the scenes set in and the critters are precious!

Janet D. said...

Your cards are adorable and thanks for all the tips!

cm said...

Fabulous showcases! This set would be perfect for making cards for my niece and nephew, who live so far away. The best part: they live in the city and I live where bunnies and deer roam freely! Too cute!
~carol

Ardyth said...

Love the use of the dies to create dimension!

Judy said...

I really like this new stamp set and dies. Perfect for all our favorite people who live far away. Thanks for sharing.

cma21317 said...

really awesome take on a non traditional holiday card!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Great cards. The scenes are fantastic.

Paula M. said...

Love the way you made a window for your scene.

Karen Oliver said...

I agree it's a lovely set and the deer and bunny make it special and cute.

CraftyPaws said...

Love the CAS designs and great dimension!

Andrene Smith said...

Love how you placed the die cut over the images....too clever! Great cards.

Janelle said...

You are so creative! Love the die-cut-out to reveal the scenes. Very cute stamp set!

Carol McGregor said...

Love these cards. an awesome job. Love the sentiment.

Eva said...

Fabulous cards!!! I love them. Thanks for sharing ;)

AZ Lyn said...

Cool stamp set.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love the card.

DJ said...

Like the way you showed how the everyday scenes can be made into a holiday one. Thanks! Cute cards!

Jan G said...

Such a great release! Great card.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such beautiful cards! I love what you do with the dies 😊

Linda Meunier said...

Love your cards! !

Kelly B. said...

Can't wait for the new release!

Susie Sonnier said...

Great stamps and dies!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Very fun new designs!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Emily, just love how you inlaid the image behind the die cut!! Looks so cool!

Maria said...

Awesome cards with darling scenes!!!

SUdem Stamper said...

This stamp set is wonderful, I can't wait to use it! The colors in your cards are fabulous!

gabriella said...

Wow, looks great

Lindsey said...

These are amazing! Love the design and your colouring. I like the bird you added to the first and the deer and bunnies to the second. So sweet!

Jeri said...

Love the "across the miles" theme of these cards. All our family and many friends live in other states from us, so this is a perfect holiday card for me.

Linda Rubarski said...

Beautiful cards.

Judy Tuck said...

Such pretty cards!

Miss Davis said...

Super cute cards! TFS

karen h said...

Great cards! Love the city image!

Amy C. said...

Love these fun city scenes!

Amy C. said...

I tweeted (@acools)

Amy C. said...

I shared on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

Pam said...

What cute and creative cards!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Kris B said...

Amazing cards! Love how you used the negative space to frame these cute little scenes! Adding the animals to the top layer really adds some nice dimension! Love your style!

Eileen said...

Very clever of you to make the scene an inset as opposed to popping it up! Just love it.

Ann Kulseth said...

Super cute cards - love your design.

Amante del Papel said...

your cards are stunning and so beautiful! I love clean design!

zub momi said...

Awesome card and beautiful coloring :)

Shona Chambers said...

These are incredible Emily!! What cool stamps and dies, you've coloured them perfectly. Amazing cards!!

luvhymns said...

Love the way you inlaid your coloring of the city and country to make them stand out from the die cut. Great job!

Zarah said...

Lovelovelove your cards beyons words! The colouring is fantastic, and I adore that you made a holiday card with this set (whish I cannot WAIT to add to my stash)!! Soooo pretty! :D

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Emily!!!
LOVE your SWEET scenes, AWESOME inlaid designs and FABULOUS colouring!!!
I LOVE using this sentiment on my cards, so it is a MUST-HAVE for my list :)
THANK YOU for sharing :)

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the November release, inspiration and the chance to win on the PS Pep Rally Week Blog Hop with my crafty friends on Facebook :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1173546822673693

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the Pep Rally Week Blog Hop :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/659998603809652738

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about Pep Rally Week on my blog :)
http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/paper-smooches-design-team-blog-hop.html
Hope that my followers and crafty friends all come hopping along to join the fun!!!

Leanne said...

Pretty cards!

~amy~ said...

Emily, how CUTE! Love both of your cards!

Janice said...

Love your scenes!!

Taunya Butler said...

These cards are awesome and incredible - I am really digging the 3D look they have - cool dimension and super great Coloring!! You have WOWed me!!!

forpahl5 said...

adorable! love this card!

Connie Cox said...

These are super cool! Never thought of using a die / stamp this way. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kit said...

Great cards. I like the versatility that you showed for the stamps too.

mplsbetty said...

Super cool idea to 'frame' the scene with the die cut. Love this!

whalewatcher7 said...

I love what you did with the cards. its absolutely beautiful

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I shared your Release on my Paper Smooches post today on my blog! http://www.valbydesign.com/peace-on-earth-paper-smooches/

Sue McRae said...

These little scenes are a delight!

jeannejj said...

Your cards are so cute! Love the scenes.

Pam said...

Love the sentiments on these cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards esp. the way you recessed the images in the die cut.

Mary-Anne V said...

Posted on my blog/flickr about the release https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/22601172555

BeverlyBL said...

I love your look. Very cool.

Helen Gullett said...

Your cards are fantastic! Love the designs!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about this release.

Denise Evans said...

These are adorable! Love them - you have such clean lines!

Daša said...

so beautiful!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Clever cards!

mandalj said...

Fabulous cards - love how you cut out the top panel to reveal the scenes below!

mandalj said...

I've shared about the blog hop on Facebook!

Laurie Brown said...

Awesome cards- that set does look like tons of fun!!!

Charyl Hodges said...

Both of your cards are so cute~

canadian_liner said...

Your inset scenes are so sweet--love the effect of distance given by using the negative space of the dies.

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Cards!! LOVING the New Release and I'd LOVE to WIN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Halloween Weekend!! =)

Deb said...

Great sentiment for my sister overseas!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving these little scenes and the graphic way you colored them/put the cards together!

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/660532984349618176

Daria Z. said...

Love both of your cards - your coloring is fabulous!

Lynne in NI said...

These are fabulous, love how you used your die!

pcm said...

so cool!

Barbara said...

Love your cards. The cards are clean and simple but with lots of dimension.

Deborah R said...

You built such a sweet scene. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Heier said...

LOVE the scenic stamps Emily!

Milka Gubo said...

Oh WOW!!! These are gorgeous, Emily!! Love!!! :o)

Jill Berg said...

Excellent examples love the stamp set

Sheri Robinson said...

Such a great card. Love this set!

Patt H. said...

Awesome stamp set & so versatile. Thanks for sharing all the clever ways to make it holiday. Awesome cards!!

Sue D said...

Cute scenes!

Kim K said...

I really like how you used the negative space, it feels like I'm looking at a diorama. :)

karenelr said...

I have got to remember to do this--the die cutting for the top layer then stamping below--I love this technique! The cards are beautiful!