Thursday, August 28, 2014

{Paper Smooches} August DT Blog Hop + Video!

This is my second post of the day.
If you're looking for my {Mama Elephant} Designer Series: Sentimental Borders + Video post, please scroll down or CLICK HERE.

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches September release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on September 1st. 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 MT on Sunday, August 31st to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 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)

For this hop, I was asked to feature the A Holy Holiday stamp set. I used the reindeer, berry (for the nose), large snowflake and two-part sentiment. The mini tag is from the Holly Jolly stamp set and the small snowflake is from the Just For You stamp set, both of which are also from this release.

The birch tree background was created with the Autumn Groves stamp set. The sky and hills were created with a combination of the Borders 1, Stitched and Quotables dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!


{Mama Elephant} Designer Series: Watercolour Resist with Sentimental Borders + Video!

I'm on the Mama Elephant Blog today showcasing the Sentimental Borders stamp set. I stamped it with Versamark ink on an angle on watercolour cardstock die cut from Index Card Creative Cuts. After heat embossing it with a faded edge, I watercoloured over it with Gansai watercolour paints.

On the scalloped card base, which was die cut from Femme Frames Creative Cuts, I used the heart and triangle borders from Embellished Tag Creative Cuts to create my own stencil for embossing paste backgrounds. Femme Frames and Embellished Tag are also sold together in the Basic Set, along with Dainty Bow and Bold Banner.

I knew that the twin recipients of these cards were celebrating their third birthday with cupcakes so I added the yummy cupcakes and adorable animals from Carnival Cupcakes (+ Creative Cuts).

I embellished the embossing paste corners with gorgeous sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Teresa Collins' Something Wonderful and Urban Market collections.

As I mentioned in my video, a large blue sequin fell off the boy's card before I photographed it. Then I didn't realize it 'til I gave the card away so I couldn't re-photograph it. Sigh. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!