Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paper Smooches Pep Rally Blog Hop!

 

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches October release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01AM (EDT) on October 1st.  You will find them HERE.

 

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!

The way we choose our winners and the prize has changed:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog.
  • The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the eight 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!)
  • You have until midnight MDT on Sunday, September 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

The perks to our change:

  • You will have more time to comment.
  • You can choose dies as a part of your prize (or anything else in our store, of course).
  • You don't have to check all eight blogs to see if you won, you just need to check the PS blog.

Good luck ;)

Emily Leiphart
Heidi Van Laar
Kalyn Kepner
Karolyn Loncon<-------- YOU ARE HERE!
Kim Kesti
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

(Which means that you have up to four additional chances to win on each blog.)  Okay, so now that we’ve gotten all of the rules out of the way, let’s get down to some design business, shall we?!

 

Karolyn - BLOG HOP - Merry Motifs

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My project features the new stamp set called Merry Motifs.  It’s a set full of super sweet images that will be great for all kinds of holiday projects.  I decided that I wanted to make some holiday-themed magnets.  I picked up all of the materials at my local craft store, and they came together really easily!  I feel like these would be a great for a holiday gift exchange, or maybe a gift for your child’s teacher.

 

Karolyn - BLOG HOP - Merry Motifs Close Up 1

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Here’s another view.  I heat embossed each of the images onto card stock and used a 1-1/8” circle punch to punch them out.  I adhered them to the bottom of the glass gems with Crystal Effects and let them dry overnight.  Then I adhered a strong magnet to the bottom of the gems and allowed those to dry overnight, as well.

 

Karolyn - BLOG HOP - Merry Motifs Close Up 3

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What’s fun is that when you glue the stamped and embossed images to the bottom of the glass gems, the images are magnified and look three dimensional.

 

Karolyn - BLOG HOP - Merry Motifs Close Up 2

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Here are all six of the magnets inside a metal tin that I decorated.  The top was decorated with washi tape, and strips of holiday DP were adhered to the sides of the tin.  I also adhered a green sheet of DP to the inside, rounding the corners so that it fit inside snuggly.  I cut a strip of red cardstock embellished with washi tape and scored it so that the sides would wrap around the box, and taped the backside.  Ribbon was wrapped around the band and tied into a bow, and a star tag was die cut and tied to the band with silver cord.  I actually used three different stamp sets to complete this project – Merry Motifs, Giddy Gumdrops and Enchanted Elves.  All will be released on October 1st!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m finally here in AZ, but will be heading to Las Vegas for a couple of days.  After that, my life should get back to normal . . . at least I hope it will!  LOL  Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a great weekend!

188 comments:

Jamie said...

This is so cute and creative! Love it:)

Houses Built of Cards said...

So very CUTE!!! What a fun and creative project!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Those are so fun! What a great gift!

Sheila H said...

These are adorable!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOVE your PS magnet set, Karolyn! Eeek!

Chris D. said...

This is such a wonderful idea! Love that the gems make the images huge! TFS!

Annette Allen said...

what a fun idea.. they look so cute.. thanks for sharing..

Samantha Mann said...

oh my goodness!!! what a sweeet gift!! and making magnets is a wonderful idea!! i'm totally loving it and i want to give it a try!!

canadian_liner said...

I love how the DT have come up with gift ideas using the new stamps. These are so sweet, they look edible! Thanks for all the deets on how you created them.

stampinscrapinT said...

These are super cute! What a great idea even for everyday. Thank you so much for the great inspiration and idea. Love the stamp set you chose

Audrey said...

Such a cute little gift idea!!

Erica said...

I love this gift idea!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a fun project, Karolyn!

Esther said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute idea!!! Love them and love the idea of giving them to your childs teacher!!!!!

Carol Perry said...

These are totally cute! Would love to bling my refrigerator for the holidays.

marylouh said...

this would make a great gift for a teacher or a friend. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

richardbreaks said...

These are WONDERFUL! Love the magnets and the packaging, BOTH!

Maureen Morton said...

Fun little gift idea! Love the look of little gems......the glass really accents the cute designs. Love your packaging, too. Adorable!

JanLee said...

These are fantastic! What a cute gift idea. Thanks for posting.

marylouh said...

I shared the Paper Smooches blog hop on FB

carefree creations said...

These are so adorable - and what a great gift!

Barb said...

Great idea! People love magnets!

conil said...

What an incredibly clever idea. These magnets are the perfect little gift for someone and they are so well executed.

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

what a CUTE idea for a gift!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

taraklaassen said...

Great project! I love them:)

Dana D. said...

Very cute idea.

Sus said...

I love the magnified effects on the little glass pebble. See a cute candy image!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How stinking cute is this?! I love it!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I posted to Facebook

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I tweeted

Barbara said...

This is so clever. What a wonderful gift idea not only for the Christmas magnets but for others as well! Thanks!

Pamela said...

Too cute! These will make excellent gifts!!!

Cris G said...

Great idea for small stamps! I love those magnets... and the box, too.

Brandi Beyer said...

These magnets are absolutely adorable. They are such a great idea, I mean, who doesn't need magnets? Thanks for sharing. I will have to make an attempt at this sometime soon.

Jeanette M. said...

Wow, those magnets are awesome!

Michelle said...

the magnets are soooo cool. i never thought to use stamps to make magnet background images! great idea.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

What a super creative and cute project - I adore it!!!

karenelr said...

Oh so beautiful and fun! Anyone would love to receive this as a holiday gift! I think I have all the supplies to do this--now waiting for the stamps! :) Thanks for sharing!

Disco Queen said...

Wow Karolyn! What a fabulous idea. Your magnet box sets make perfect stocking fillers & thank you presents for any age. I will definitely need to make a load of these. I also thought they would be great singularly as cracker fillers, if carefully wrapped. Thanks for the idea. Theresa x

Disco Queen said...

Wow Karolyn! What a fabulous idea. Your magnet box sets make perfect stocking fillers & thank you presents for any age. I will definitely need to make a load of these. I also thought they would be great singularly as cracker fillers, if carefully wrapped. Thanks for the idea. Theresa x

Morag said...

Great idea and the result is super cute! A really fun gift idea for the holidays.

Piali Biswas said...

Awesome project!!! Love the cute holiday magnets...I have to make them. Love the new sets too!!

maryrose said...

These are so cute! What a fun project!

Mary-Anne V said...

What fun magnets... I need to try this with my kids.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my blog which is a flickr account... http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/9954161503/

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Darling gift idea & really fun images. Thanks!

Nikki said...

Wow! Love these, so shiny and pretty ;)

cm said...

Oh my, what a unique, fabulous way to showcase this new release! Love the magnets; a set of those would be fabulous on my fridge, my mom's, my sister's, my sister-in-law's...oh the possibilities! Thanks for sharing!
c

Kari V. said...

Cute little stamps! I love how this all came together...and they DO look 3D behind the glass charms!

Jean said...

Fabulous idea - love the colors you chose for the magnets!

maryps said...

What an adorable gift set! Thank you for sharing your creativity. I facebooked the blog hop. =^.^=

Elise C. said...

Wow, that is such a cute project! That makes for an adorable gift for a teacher or friend! :)

Meghan said...

Seriously cute! What a great idea!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super fun project. I really love that you put them in a tin. Perfect for storing for next year. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I shared on FB

Iva said...

How cute! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

fabulous gift idea, so inventive!

StampNK said...

What a cute gift idea! The magnets are adorable and the box makes it all even more fun!

StampNK said...

I shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/stampnk.mas/posts/340355149444706

StampNK said...

tweeted too! https://twitter.com/Stampingk/status/383308462190383105

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous idea! This magnet gift box turned out so cute.

Amy Pjura said...

i used to make those kind of magnets all the time - this is cute! i love the container you put them in!

Annheidel said...

These are so adorable! You packaged it so well too. Who wouldn't love this for a gift? :)

Vickie Y said...

What an adorable gift idea; love the images "under glass!" TFS

Tracey McNeely said...

Karolyn I am in love with this project, what a fantastic gift idea! I will definitely try this.

Jennyfer L said...

Wow! These are cool magnets!!! Love, love them:-)

Stephanie R/S said...

Great idea n super adorable

Kailash said...

Wow, this is such a creative and genius idea, so beautifully crafted!!

Kailash said...

I shared on facebook too!!

Sharon said...

What an adorable idea, I'd love to be the lucky recipient of these...I will have to make some myself:D

Barb Ghig said...

Your magnets are so pretty, Karolyn! I love how you packaged them, too!

Sabrina said...

OMG!!! What a adorable gift!!!! I absolutely love magnets and get them everywhere I go!! So this is perfect!!!!

Judy said...

Great idea for a quick gift exchange. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Strider said...

Great gift idea. Thanks. :D

Maureen said...

Such a cute and clever gift idea - love them!!

Lori said...

OMGOSH these are adorable! I might just have to CASE this for gifts this year! WTG!

Kelly B. said...

So adorable! Love the stamps and matching dies! Yippee!

Iris said...

Great blog hop and cute new dies. Thanks for a chance to win.
Love the little Christmas magnets. isoscia@aol.com

Glenna Anderson said...

What a great idea! Very cute!

Iris said...

Posted this hop on the sidebar of my blog.
http://theirisplace.blogspot.com

Iris said...

Posted the blog hop on Facebook.
isoscia@aol.com

Moosisk said...

What a great gift idea! Those magnets are SO cute. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Tiffany G said...

Super cute magnets!! I absolutely love them!! This stamp set looks like its super cute!! I love Christmas time so this will be a def. must have!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Tiffany G said...

I facebooked about the hop!!

Robin B. said...

Wow, these magnets turned out super cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

Megan Carroll said...

This is so creative and cute....I might just try it! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany G said...

I tweeted about the hop as well!

Stephanie said...

This is so cute and creative!

Terri said...

How adorable. Love the magnets in the tin and how they look. Great job.

justasiam said...

I love the blog hops. They are always so much fun! Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fabulous idea! I love this!

Brian Naus said...

Very cute gift idea!
jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

Pat Kinkaid said...

That is a great gift idea and another versatile way to use stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Now this is a cute idea!

Jessica said...

What a fun project!! Love this!! :)

Jessica said...

I also shared the blog hop on Facebook. :)

frommycraftroom said...

What a super cute gift idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Another "must have" set I think.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Oh my...this is an amazing project!!!

pcm said...

i love this! great idea and presentation!

jennifer said...

I love this idea! Everyone can use new magnets!

musemyworld said...

That is such a great idea for a gift, and the stamps fit perfectly!!

Indy said...

So love these! Pinned it, so I can 'borrow' your idea and make some gifts!

Indy said...

Tweeted about blog hop!

Indy said...

Also shared on Facebook.

Sandra said...

very fun!
Sandra ltb

Martine Dubé said...

Great gift idea love it !!!

Martine Dubé said...

Great gift idea love it !!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so fun, what a great gift idea, love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/383437337939566592

Sue D said...

Very cute gift idea!

Karenladd said...

What a cute magnet set! Love the fun stamped images and the gift package!

Karenladd said...

I shared on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/448303581953715

Karenladd said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/383379324931284992

syd said...

This is such a great gift idea! Really like what you did.

VikkiCH said...

so cute. I'm always looking for a different Christmas gift and this fits the bill! thanks.

Gabby said...

VERY neat project! Like the look of the "magnified," high-gloss magnets. Neat stamp designs. The box is cool, too. TFS :)

luvhymns said...

What person wouldn't want to receive that gift. Way too cute!!!!

albrennick said...

This is gonna be one of my favorites!!

stampsilly71 said...

oh my gosh...all these wonderful ideas for the awesome new sets! What a perfect idea, I love how your project came out!!!

Bev Karolak said...

Cute magnet set! Great idea. :)

Peggy said...

very cute idea..what a great gift idea. would look so cute on the fridge

BeverlyBL said...

What a cute little gift idea. So many perfect designs for your project. I love magnets. Going to have to try this one.

Colleen said...

Oh these are so cute, what a great idea.

Jayell said...

This makes a beautiful gift. Love all these stamps

Daša said...

Cool! I love it

TJ Butler said...

That is creative genius right there!! Love how these turned out and the packaging is so very cute!!

TJ Butler said...

I tweeted about the hop - https://twitter.com/TaunyaJB/status/383611661958905857

Kristie said...

What a fun gift idea! They are so cute and I adore the cupcake one :-)

Kristie
http://mypaperlife.com

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE what a really cute Holiday gift!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the magnets

Cornelia W said...

Cute project - clever idea!

Cornelia W said...

I facebooked about the hop

cghundley said...

Lovely magnets and
very useful too.
Thanks for the idea.
Carla from Utah

Elena said...

What a sweet idea!

maria f. said...

That is the greatest gift. Love that the magnets are displayed so regally in the metal tin.

mrscuddlytiger said...

Love this idea! :)

Efrat said...

Beautiful magnets.

Kelly Szafron said...

Great gift idea, very cute.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Cute, cute idea!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Info is on my ValByDesign Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/383698213967912960

Cristine said...

What a creative use for these stamps! Thank you for sharing and for planting the idea seed. :)

lostinpaper said...

These are amazing Karolyn!!

Amy McCue said...

Those are so cute!

twinsand2boys said...

Im totally making these...love it!

Kelly Braund said...

Super cute little gift idea! We do a secret santa at work in December and have a price limit, so i'm always looking for things to make with what I have so I can get them one nice gift at the end!

Kelly Braund said...

Posted on Facebook

Kelly Braund said...

Tweeted!

Pam said...

What a perfect gift idea!! Adorable!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Sorry I haven't visited much lately! This is a great gift!

Kit said...

I love the magnet idea. Cute and useful.

Tracy said...

This is an adorable idea for a little xmas gift. The possibilities are endless. thanks for sharing.

Linda T said...

These are just adorable. What a good idea. I'd like to make these too. Thank you for the great ideas.

Amanda said...

What a cute magnet set! I really like this gift idea!

Amanda said...

I posted about this blog hop on Facebook.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! Such a FUN Set of magnets!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

paperandflair said...

Great gift idea! I love office supplies and these are perfect.

heartforhandmade said...

Wow! Great holiday project. I always wanted to do a magnet type craft as gift. I should really do one now, thanks for the inspiration

Lynne in NI said...

What a fabulous gift :)

Cindi said...

What a fun idea!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, what a fabulous idea for a great gift ... so fun! Anita (in France) :)

Brittany said...

Those magnets are so adorable! I am going to have to add Merry Motifs to my stamp collection.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Cool magnates beautifully presented in that box! TFS

Julie A. Shearer said...

Great gift giving projects . TFS .

Voegelchen said...

This magnets are so cut, wonderful gift idea. Thanks for sharing!

simplycaffeinated said...

So fun! Thanks for sharing!

Martha Green said...

Refrigerator magnets - what a cool little gift idea.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I LOVE these magnets, and they look so cute packages this way in the cute tin. I have trouble finding BIG ones that are just clear and don't have that iridescent sheen on them - do you mind if I ask where you found yours? At which local craft store?

Cil A. said...

So creative!

Amy C. said...

Adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marianne said...

Such a sweet gift without any calories. Love your magnets and gift!

Emily Daniels said...

Fantastic idea!! These look awesome!!

Emily Daniels said...

I shared about the hop on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/emily.daniels.395017

Emily Daniels said...


I tweeted about the hop on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/VeganSprinkles

Alycia said...

How super cute are these? OMG. Must try this at home!

Judy1223 said...

Now THAT is a fun magnet set! So clever!

Staci Garrison said...

Super cute gift idea! I think I have a few of these tins tucked away! Thanks!

Marie said...

Such a cute projects! TFS =)

Message Keeper said...

Lovely gift! Wonderful!

Message Keeper said...

I shared this blog hop on my blog sidebar as well!

Helen F. said...

What a fun and creative Christmas Gift! Love this idea, Karolyn :)

mandalj said...

That is just beautiful! No-one would believe you'd made it yourself - it's so perfect!

Suzy said...

what a great gift idea! thanks for sharing! can't wait to see the whole set.
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Ravengirl said...

Totally cute! I can't wait to make myself a set!

Geri said...

OMG! Woman, you amaze me!!! These are so stinkin' cute! Whate a fabulous idea and what a sweet gift these would make!

Hope your enjoying a whole lote of relaxin' and chillin' in Walla Walla!

m said...

Fabulous project...I think I'm going to make some magnets for our frig! Thanks for the inspiration!

 
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