Sunday, November 30, 2014

{Paper Smooches VIDEO} Lovely Thoughts + SquirrelFest Winner

I'm sharing a card that uses one of the newest Paper Smooches stamp sets called Lovely Thoughts. I combined it with the Roses Dies. While the Roses Dies are not a match to the Lovely Thoughts stamp set, they complement each other and can be used together in so many ways.

After three-step stamping the roses, I used the much-loved Stitched Dies to die cut the stems. Then I used the small leaf die from the Roses Dies with a similar one from the Flowers Dies. I stacked a vellum layer over top of the glimmer layer for a light and pretty effect.

The Lovely Thoughts stamp set and Rose Dies will be available for purchase at midnight Eastern Time tonight in the Paper Smooches Store, and at participating retailers on December 1st or shortly thereafter.

I used to select the category and that was the challenge portion of the festivities. From there, I used again to select from the challenge participants and the lucky winner of Chilly Chums and I Blank You is Samantha Mann! Congratulations, Samantha! Please contact me with your mailing address and I'll ship those Paper Smooches stamps out to you right away.

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by during my month-long SquirrelFest Challenge and Giveaway!


Friday, November 28, 2014

{Paper Smooches} November DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches December release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on November 30th 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 30th to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 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)

My card features the Fancy Frames stamp set. These fabulous frames can be used in so many ways. You can use them in a bold, graphic style or they can be used simply, with a light touch, as I've done here.

I heat embossed three of the frames on soft stone cardstock to create a subtle background. The main frame was heat embossed in leaf embossing powder on vellum and trimmed out so the Santa from Santa Paws (Santa Paws Icons) could peek out through it. I stamped, coloured and trimmed a second set of arms and glued those on so it looks like he's holding on to the frame. The fluffy parts of his outfit were created using glossy accents and fun flock.

I created a custom sentiment using 'i ♥' from Fancy Frames, 'spreading' from Giddy Gumdrops, and 'holiday cheer' from the original Christmas Words Dies. The Shadow was created with a combination of snow embossing powder and black pigment ink.

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!!