Thursday, October 31, 2013

Paper Smooches Pep Rally DT Blog Hop!

 

Hello Friends!

 

It’s time once again for the Paper Smooches DT Pep Rally Blog Hop, in celebration of the Paper Smooches November release!!  Because there are five Thursdays in October, we’re actually having the Blog Hop on the day before the actual release – lucky for you!!  So let’s get to it, shall we?!

 

FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01AM Eastern Time on November 1st.  You will find them HERE.

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

  • 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 (Mountain Time) on Sunday, November 3rd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 4th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Erin Lincoln is joining the PS design team this month - yay!  Laurie Schmidlin is out on maternity leave and will return in time for our December release. 

Emily Leiphart
Erin Lincoln
Heidi Van Laar
Kalyn Kepner
Karolyn Loncon
Kim Kesti
Laura Bassen
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 chances to win on each blog.)

 

Karolyn - Fresh Snow

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I actually created two projects for today’s hop.  Both feature the new stamp set called Fresh Snow.  I used the new Snowflake Dies to assist in creating my projects, as well!  So, you all know who Debby Hughes is, right?!  She’s a freakin’ phenomenon and one of my stamping heros!  She has been killing me with her recent trend of using embossing paste and stencils on her projects.  So to say that I was inspired by what she’s been doing lately is an understatement.  I had to give this embossing paste/stencil thing a try.  And when I tell you that this technique is FOOL PROOF, I’m not even joking!!

  1. I stamped a trio of the snowflakes from Fresh Snow in three different inks.  I also stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner.
  2. Next, I grabbed a piece of craft plastic (.007 thickness) and used some of the new Snowflake Dies to create my own snowflake stencil.  The dies cut through the thin plastic like buttah.
  3. Then, I placed the stencil on top of my card base, taping it down to hold it in place with some washi tape.  I used a plastic angled knife to smear a small amount of the embossing paste onto the stencil, moving it around to fill an area of the stencil, without worrying about filling all of the open holes.  That’s the amazing thing about this stuff – you can’t mess it up!!
  4. I then carefully lifted the stencil up and away from my card base and took a minute to rinse off the stencil and my application knife with warm water.  I sprinkled a light dusting of glitter on the embossed areas and allowed the whole thing to dry about 25 minutes.  That’s it!!

 

I seriously love this stuff!!!  In fact, I loved it so much, I had to make another card!!

 

Karolyn - Fresh Snow Extra

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With this project, I die cut a polaroid frame and stamped some of the snowflakes from Fresh Snow on the bottom portion using some new Hero Arts silver pigment ink (yummy stuff!).  I tied some red satin ribbon into a bow and wrapped it around the base of the frame.  Next, I stamped more snowflakes onto the card base, and the sentiment (from Christmas Sampler) in the lower right corner.  I die cut the Merry word from red card stock using the Christmas Words Die Set and adhered it to the card base.  Then I went to town with my snowflake stencil and embossing paste, using the same steps as above!  Idiot proof, I tell ya!

 

Karolyn - Fresh Snow Extra Closeup

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Here’s a close up of the amazing dimension!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.  If you give this stuff a try yourself, I’d love to see what you create!

 

Okay kids, that’s it for me!  Enjoy hopping around to see what my sweet teamies have made for you today.  And don’t forget that the new release goes live TONIGHT!!  Woohoo!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

OTHER PRODUCTS USED:

Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches); Ink:  Sugar and Pink Lemonade (Fresh Ink), Wheat (A Muse Studio); Paper:  Fine Linen CS (PTI); Other:  Red Satin Ribbon (PTI), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin’ Up!)

151 comments:

Terri said...

Both cards are amazing, my friend...the bottom one is my fave! Loves me that color combination...stunning cards, as always!

rhoffer said...

Loved your "snowy" cards--especially the second one!

Jessica said...

Your cards are just GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Love that embossed detail, I've gotta try that paste! :)

Jessica said...

I shared the blog hop on Facebook.

hilde said...

Those snowflakes are awesome! Want them so badly!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

Love your shaker card! Those stamps and dies are FAB!

Amy McCue said...

Pretty snowflakes!

Diana said...

What's not to love. Your cards are lovely and not just because snowflakes are center stage. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Kolling said...

I LOVE your cards using the paste.....that technique is super easy and gives beautiful results!!!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, love the glittery embossing paste snowflakes!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, love the glittery embossing paste snowflakes!

Annette Allen said...

beautiful cards.. love those snowflakes..

Annheidel said...

Love your cards, especially the second one!

BeverlyBL said...

I agree, Debby does some reeeeally good work. Your cards are so pretty. I may have to give that embossing paste a try. Thanks.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Lovely cards, I just love snowflakes. Love the pink and gold in your first card.

Judy Tuck said...

Beautifully embossed snowflakes. You've inspired me to give it atry myself.

Diane said...

Love both your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

What awesome cards the snowflakes are so cute. How fun. Can't wait to play with this stamp set.

Jill Norwood said...

Love both of these cards! Such gorgeous snowflakes and dimension!

Kari V. said...

WOw...these turned out amazing. I'm going to have to give that embossing paste at try!

Samantha Mann said...

I am loving the embossing paste technique! And the snowflakes with the Polaroid is so stunning!!! Wow!! I love that you used the coordinating dies to make your own stencil for the paste!

Kards by Karen said...

I love your technique--now I absolutely must try it! Thanks!!

Marie said...

I love your first card, it's so pretty with the layers of snowflakes on it =) TFS!

Disco Queen said...

Super card & great technique. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kailash said...

Love the technique and design on your cards, stunning!!

Kailash said...

Shared on facebook!!

marylouh said...

The stamped and embossed snowflakes look so good together. Love the idea of the frame with the bright red ribbon. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Petrella said...

Fantastic cards! And I LOVE the results of the embossing paste and glitter!!! GORGEOUS!

Bethany Lau said...

great cards! I love the white glittery snowflakes on your cards.

Maeghan M. said...

Such pretty, pretty cards!!! TFS!!!

V said...

Your snowflake cards are beautiful! Vina

Cil A. said...

Such happy, wintery cards!

marylouh said...

I shared on FB

Crafting Newbie said...

Fab Technique. Thanks for sharing.

Chris D. said...

Your cards are both so gorgeous! Love the effect the embossing paste gives. And you made a custom stencil out of dies! Brilliant! TFS!

Maria said...

great cards

Weenie Thomas said...

Both cards are simply stunning. Love the dimensional snowflakes!

Lori Barnett said...

soooooooooooo cooooooooooool! :)

Lori said...

OMGOSH - these are WONDERFUL!! I have some of that paste stuff :P Might have to try this technique!!! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Both amazing, love snowflakes!

JanLee said...

Your cards are great, love the pop of red on your second card.

Debra said...

Thank you for the inspiration! Awesome!!!

beaverphyllis said...

Your cards are beautiful! You have obviously had a great person/hero in Debby Hughes to follow! You have definitely lived up to her examples! Gorgeous cards!

Betty Sue said...

Love the snow!!! The cards are beautiful!!

beaverphyllis said...

I do not have a blog! Sorry!

MrsWilbur85296 said...

OMG, I love both cards! thanks for sharing!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

wow! love the glittery snowflakes.

Jayell said...

Love these cards, especially the coloured snowflakes on the first one.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Oh wow - those cards are gorgeous! And I especially LOVE the second one with the Polaroid frame!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I Facebooked on my ValByDesign FB Page about your new release and the hop :) https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

Nonni said...

Oh these are both stunning, I'm so inspired!! I'm happy I bumped into your blog. :)

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/396039741746851841

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

LOVE both your cards! So pretty! Love the framing of the snowflakes!

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

LOVE both your cards! So pretty! Love the framing of the snowflakes!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I have got to check this out more in detail - love the dimension.

Barb Housner

albrennick said...

Fabulous snowflakes, and beautiful cards!

Trisha Klowak said...

Oooo both of these cards are so pretty!!!

Maureen said...

Love the cards and the technique - makes me want to try it too!

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Love the pink snowflakes! TFS

Kris B said...

Shared on FB!

Kris B said...

I gave the hop a shout out on my blog!

Amanda said...

Very pretty cards!

Indy said...

https://twitter.com/DeborahOwens8/status/396058475022663680 Shared on Facebook!

Indy said...

Shared on Facebook.

Indy said...

Posted on my blog!

Indy said...

Absolutely stunning cards!

Stephanie said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

These look amazing! Love the red, black and gray!

Amy C. said...

So pretty! Love the dimension!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love these!! Those snowflakes are so fun.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the glittery snowflakes.

Stephanie said...

Love the use of the snowflakes - a must have stamp & die set

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous, love the snowflakes made with the paste.TFS

donna mikasa said...

Just when I thought I didn't "need" embossing paste! Fab card, Karolyn! LOVE your dimensional snowflakes!

Annie Wills said...

Gorgeous cards...love your embossing paste snowflakes!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow!!!these are gorgeous!!!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the awesome technique LOVE how your cards turned out...I think I'm gonna need more money!!!

~amy~ said...

Love your fun festive winter cards!

pcm said...

love the snowflakes!

Kim Ross said...

Wow! What gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing the embossing paste technique!! I can't wait to try it. :)

Moosisk said...

Love, love, LOVE your snowflake cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Elise C. said...

Your Christmas cards are so pretty! That snowflake die looks great for making Christmas cards! :)

Kathy H said...

When can I get those sentiments?

Marybeth said...

Love them both ! That black frame is sticking on the card!

Mary Duffek said...

Adorable and love embossing paste...Awesome card.

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! I too have been following Debby Hughes and her embossing paste and had to get some for myself too! I'm officially addicted! Although I haven't tried sprinkling glitter on yet - that might have to be next on my list! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Sheila H said...

Awesome cards - I especially like the first :)

justasiam said...

The paste and stencils produced such a beautiful effect!

justasiam said...

I love the three dimensional look the embossing paste made on these cards!

Amanda said...

I shared this hop on Facebook!

Message Keeper said...

Love that second card so much!

Message Keeper said...

I posted this blog hop on my blog sidebar!

Tiffany G said...

Oh wow!! I am absolutely in love with both of your cards!!! I HAVE to have this stamp set!! I love me some snowflake stamps!! And I am in love with the look of the embossing paste!! I have been tempted to try this technique out and now after looking at your cards. YEP!! Gonna do it!! Thx sooo much for sharing!!

Tiffany G said...

I facebooked about the hop!!

Tiffany G said...

I tweeted about the hop as well!!

Pam said...

Love your 3D snowflakes, so pretty!!

luvhymns said...

Very unique cards... The ribbon really off sets the black frame!

Lee said...

Beautiful! thank you for the inspiration!

Lee said...

Beautiful! thank you for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

Thanks for talking us through how you used embossing paste. I have a jar but it remains unopened. Your cards are beautiful.

Linda T said...

How sweet is this. I just love the Christmas word dies.

{VICKI} said...

PRetty!!!!!!!!!!!!

{VICKI} said...

PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!

valeriemolinier said...

i love this satmp set and coordinated dies. love your cards !!

Carol Perry said...

Love how unique these snowflakes are. Such a great variety of shapes. Your cards are so clever. I love how you used the embossed paste. So pretty.

grandmato19 said...

Love the unusual colors used on the cards -- brings creativity to my mind!

jessica said...

What amazing cards! Love the technique you used and the finished cards are awesome!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Friday and weekend!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Geri said...

Beautiful cards Karolyn! Those gorgeous snowflakes almost have me yearning for snow (notice that I said 'almost'). I'm so admiring your beautifully tied bow too! Thanks for the mini tutorial and for encouraging us to give the paste a try!

stampsilly71 said...

Oh these are STUNNING - my favs so far. I adore snowflakes and what you have done with the new products! Thanks for the directions too!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are gorgeous! I am loving the embossing paste!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB

Miriam Prantner said...

And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/396302542004420608

Morag said...

Great idea to create your own stencil... my mind is buzzing with ideas after this. Super!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love this new trend of using embossing paste.

Mary-Anne V said...

I FB about this hop.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my blog (Flickr account).

Sarah - attagirlarts said...

The snowflakes are really pretty. Can't wait for some "snowed-in" craft time!

Iris said...

Pretty cards - love all the snowflakes.
isoscia at aol dot com

karenelr said...

Karolyn, I so love what you did with those snowflakes! They are darling cards! I love how Kim created the snowflakes--they are so unique from others I've seen!

Iris said...


I have the Blog Hop on the sidebar of my blog:
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isoscia at aol dot com

Iris said...

Posted the Blog Hop on my Facebook page.

isoscia at aol dot com

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I mentioned your blog hop on my blog's Post today (which happens to be for the PS SPARKS! Challenge!) :) http://www.valbydesign.com/paper-smooches-challenge/

Sabrina said...

BOTH CARDS ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

Terri E. said...

Love your fun card.

mandalj said...

The glittered paste gives such a beautiful effect!

keeleykats said...

Two fantastic cards! I love your use of non-traditional colors!

Robin B. said...

What beautiful cards! I love the snowflakes, thanks for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous cards...love your designs!

Larissa Heskett said...

Omg!! Loving your cards for today!! The second one is my favorite though!! Loving everything about it!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Lindsey said...

Awesome! LOVE how you glittered up the embossing paste. (Debby's one of my heros, too. :) )

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful snowy cards :)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the look of the embossing paste! I'll have to give it a try!

heartforhandmade said...

Great cards. I love the texture of those snowflakes. So pretty

silvia said...

Pretty cards!! I Love the pink and yellow snowflakes

Liliana said...

Great projects!

Alycia said...

I am loving this technique and can't wait to try it myself! Love your cards, too, by the way. :)

Megan Steege said...

Those snowflakes are wonderful!

Megan Steege said...

FB knows of your lovely cards too!!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Those snowflake dies are fantastic. Love the silver, too!

Stacey said...

Love the snowy cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous cards. Love all of the layers of snowflakes. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I shared on Facebook

eunice said...

What a great technique. These are gorgeous!!

Linda said...

Fab cards!

Monika Reeck said...

I really love the version at black white and red this is really elegant card...love this dear Karolyn..you are really talented Woman...I wish I could be so talented like you...hugs...Monika

Clemente Batan said...

Love the snowflake card. Thanks for sharing how to make your own stencils. Love the idea!

Crafty Math Chick said...

It's cool how you created a stencil of your own using the snowflake dies. I have seen techniques with embossing paste before but never found it in stores, just the powder. Your cards are lovely!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I also shared PS' release & blog hop on my FB page.

wendyp said...

love how you layered the embossing paste over the stamped snowflakes! Beautiful cards!

Colleen said...

Both of your cards are great, love the embossing paste/stencil idea!

Victoria S. said...

love the snowflakes!! very pretty!!!