Saturday, February 28, 2015

{Paper Smooches Video} Easter Card with Easter Egg Die and Large Bow Die

This post is the third in a series of three videos. I shared the other two videos earlier this week and you can find them HERE. Today's post focuses on the Easter card that features the Easter Egg Die, and includes the large bow die.

To coordinate with the Easter Gift Tag, I used the same the island blue cardstock, grass and bow. I also coloured the images using the same colours that were featured on the tag.

I used the Easter Egg Dies to die cut a frame into the front panel which houses the scene. The large bow die is the perfect embellishment for the top of the egg.

'Bucky' the bunny, the purple bird and the sentiment are all from A Magical Spring. The pink chick and butterfly are from Spring Fling.

The grassy hill was die cut using the Quotables Dies and I heat embossed the sentiment on to the blue sky, just like the tag.

I hope this special video series inspires you to create cheerful spring and Easter-theme cards. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

{Paper Smooches} February DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February release with you! TWO new stamp sets and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th 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 1st to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 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 We Adore You stamp set, which includes random groupings of your favourite Paper Smooches characters. I flipped out when I saw it and I know you will, too! The sentiments are absolutely perfect, too. It's a must-have stamp set and that you'll reach for over and over.

I added the yellow alien on the right from Little Fella, as well as the faux stitching from Dots & Dashes. The balloons are from the original Balloons Dies and the confetti is from the Big Balloons Dies. The angled hand-cut layers were inspired by my fabulous team-mate Jocelyn Olson.

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!!