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!!

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179 comments:

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Just lovely, Emily! Thanks for sharing your great video, too! ♡Dawn

QuilterLaura said...

What an amazing card! So many great ideas there my head is swimming....thank you for sharing!

KayM said...

Oh what a sweet little winter scene you have created here! I love that little deer!

Barb said...

Love the card, the stamp set and the video. Your son had lots of great ideas!

danni reid said...

Love the whole scene, beautiful card!

Bev said...

Such a pretty card. Love the silver.

Lynn said...

Oh I love this...fabulous!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Emily! I love your embossed reindeer. He is so cute with that little red nose. I love how you used vellum. Great card. Thank you for sharing.

Scrapthat said...

So pretty Emily!! TFS

Brandi Beyer said...

I have been following your work now for some time. Your ability to create a scene is amazing! Another great card.

Susan Lang said...

The colors are beautiful. Great card, love the deer.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful card!

Kimberly Merritt said...

Gorgeous card! Can't wait to watch your video. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I really like the embossing on the vellum and your use of the curved dies. Such a pretty card!

Stephanie said...

I tweeted and posted on FB about the blog hop.

Deb said...

I think your son was a great helper in the making of this card! Nice job!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a fabulous winter scene! Love this! Great video, too!!

Kathy H said...

Such a cute idea Emily! This method turns out great cards!

Debbie Selby said...

Totally great card! It made me put the trees on my must have list too!

Jennifer K said...

Awesome card! Love the vellum + birch trees + reindeer.

conil said...

This card is lovely. Thanks for the video. I'll be casing this one.

Gwen said...

Oh, this is such a great card! Love everything about it!

Lisa K said...

Cute card! I'll watch the video shortly and am sure to love it.

Jamie said...

This card is so pretty Emily!!

luvhymns said...

You did a nice job. Love the embossed deer (Rudolph) with his red nose. Love the giveaway!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe you didn't plan the whole thing out before hand. I'm looking forward to the release.

Connie said...

Gosh! So clever, so darling!

Lisa Stokes said...

so cute!!

clavell said...

Wow...love your card design and thanks for the video tutorial!

joy said...

Damien is becoming a very creative little guy by watching and helping you, Emily! I love the pretty scene you and he have fashioned together. Thanks for the video.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Emily!!! WOW!

Sue McRae said...

Love how you combined products from so many sets to make this wonderful wintry scene!

Karen King said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the 2 pops of red - the nose is great!

Barb Ghig said...

I love this charming winter scene, Emily! Love how you placed the vellum and the red nose was such a great idea from your son...so CUTE!

DoofyJEss2 said...

This card is AMAZING!!! What an absolutely WONDERFUL holiday card!! Love the birch trees in the background with the reindeer-embossed vellum hovering over it!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Sabine said...

What an adorable winter scene! Beautiful card :)

cghundley said...

Beautiful! Love
the cut out on
the card and all
the elements.
Carla from Utah

Yukari Y. said...

Beautiful card! I absolutely love the winter scene and the vellum adds so much dimension to the card!

cghundley said...

I also shared on
FB!
Carla from Utah

Gail Alcorn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love how you used the vellum!

staceylovespaper said...

love the card, the vellum is a great touch

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the framing die that you used around the sweet little deer :)

Marie said...

That is so pretty =) TFS!

Carol Perry said...

Just loved that you combined stamp sets to make such a beautiful winter scene. This came out so pretty. Tell your son he made great suggestions for your card. :)

Amy Fillmore said...

Beautiful card!! Love it!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, love the pops of red :)

myrepeatingpatterns said...

Wow, I'm glad I watched your video. My mind is such brimming with ideas to stamp on vellum and use it; not just as an overlay, but a varitable extra dimension on the card. Now I know how to get a dioramic effect on my cards! Thanks for the adorable card and great ideas!

Maeghan M. said...

Oh gosh, I just love deer and birch trees so this card definitely speaks to me! TFS!!!

Anne Harada said...

Beautifully done! Great tutorial!

Sharon said...

Such a pretty scene, looking forward to this release.

Harriet said...

Beautiful and creative.

Stamp to Create said...

Love the grey and silver tones! The background with vellum over is so creative. Will have to try this. TFS

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

lovely scene card

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamping on the velum. TFS

Mary-Anne V said...

This is a great card...love how you just went with it. Your son had some great ideas and really was a wonderful crafting partner for you today!

Linsey said...

Such a darling card Emily!!! I love this reindeer--he's unique from any others I have, yay!!! Super cute and thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration!

BeverlyBL said...

So pretty and the snowflakes were the perfect touch. I love the vellum concept. Thanks so much for the video.

MrsWilbur85296 said...

Always a big fan of your work, love the embossed reindeer ;)

Kari V. said...

LOVE this card!! Brilliant birch trees and that reindeer is adorable!!

Rachel K said...

Such a great card! I love that you go with your son's ideas. I have a 4 year old daughter who LOVES to make cards with me, so I can relate! She tends to have lots of opinions. :)

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about the blog hop.

Pat said...

This card is awesome! Great job!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my Flickr account (my blog) about this hop. https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/15066708125/

karenelr said...

How lovely! Your work is always so professional! Thanks for sharing Emily!

Tona said...

I LOVE this card!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful winter card. Thanks for the video.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love Rudolf.

Kailash said...

So striking, it's beautiful!!!

Kailash said...

Shared on Facebook too!!!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Oh my gosh... So stinking cute! I don't know which I love more... the birch trees or the reindeer. Beautiful composition of the card too :-)

Marianne B in AZ said...

I love the new dies! Your card turned out great using the one you did!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh my word - just STUNNING! LOVE the soft colors and pop of red - the background is amazing!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Card is gorgeous as always! Thanks for spoiling us with the video tutorial!

Theresa said...

HOLY COW! This card is fabulous!! So festive!!!

Janet said...

Love, love, love this card. The vellum over the background is fantastic.

Irene Grau said...

I love that your son gives you advice -- and that you take it! I always love your cards. You're such an inspiration!

cm said...

Absolutely gorgeous - and the video is a wonderful extra gift! Thank you!
~c

Ruth G said...

I had to know how you did this great scene! I'm so in awe that you just did it as you went, although I realize you had your expert consultant there with you;-)! TFS!

Lindsey said...

Eek! This is so amazing! The vellum to soften the background, the perfect reindeer, the little tag... love it all!

grandmato20 said...

Cool stitched dies :)

Lura said...

Love to watch your videos - this was wonderful!

Heather Hall said...

Adorable Reindeer! Love it, thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

:) Love the red nose!

Lindsey said...

What's not to love about this card?! The red-nosed reindeer, the vellum, the curves...love it all.

Mary M. said...

LOVE your card. I just subscribed to your yt channel :)

Diane Bolton said...





very cute card and so seasonal!

Ann Kulseth said...

Great layering - I LOVE IT! And Rudolph's nose is perfect.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Emily! I love everything about it! Thank you for another great video and wonderful inspiration!

mandalj said...

What a beautiful card! The background is just stunning!

Tammy Mohr said...

What an awesome card. It is both lovely and cute and oh, so sparkly. Your son has a future covered with glitter. LOL

Kerilyn H. said...

This is so sweet. I love the softness of the vellum and the use of the Autumn Groves trees - such a wonderful foresty feeling.

Casey-Diane said...

So cute! Love the Rudolph.

PBrown9624 said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used the vellum.

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! LOVING the INSPIRATION for today!! =) This is justSO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVED the Video too!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Stephanie said...

Very nice holiday card!

Cynthia Clark said...

Such a sweet scene! Love the red nose.

Cynthia Clark said...

I tweeted!

Cynthia Clark said...

I shared on FB!

Laura Sterckx said...

This is fantastic, Emily! Love the gorgeous reindeer and the vellum overlay. Thanks for sharing! Sending you a big hug!

Joy said...

How gorgeous is this and such a great video, love that little reindeer, hugs

Debbie McNamee said...

pretty pretty card!

Kimberly Russell said...

really pretty!

teresa currie said...

Love your peaceful winter scene card, Emily. Great tutorial!! Love the new release!!

TracyM #6773 said...

ADORABLE card Emily!!!
LOVE EACH & EVERY layer, from your FABULOUS tree-filled background & sparkling hill, to your CUTE red-nosed reindeer & falling snowflakes, LOVE IT ALL!!!
It is even more special because your son helped - how SWEET is that :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the Blog Hop on Facebook - my FB name is Tracy Moloney :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/914919201869791

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the Blog Hop with a link to your card & Blog Post :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/505326242388639746

TracyM #6773 said...

I don't have a blog, so I pinned the pic of your adorable card and shared about the PS Blog Hop - my Pinterest name is Tracy Moloney :)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835765890990/

TracyM #6773 said...

I also tweeted about the Blog Hop with a link to the PS Blog :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/505224885870661632

Lee said...

Great card! thank you!

Linda said...

This is my fav-going to make these. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jessica Hsieh said...

I posted on Facebook about this blog hop!

Jessica Hsieh said...

I tweeted about this blog hop!

Judy said...

I really like the background on this card. And the cute little red nose on the deer and the red mini tag really pop. Thanks for sharing.

Cristine said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card! I love the look of the trees behind the vellum and the glossy deer on top. Just stunning!

Sharon said...

So sweet! Love the way you did the deer.

Stephanie Johnson said...

Great video

Stephanie Johnson said...

I Facebooked

Stephanie Johnson said...

I Tweeted

Kelly B. said...

Love these new products!

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily great card and video! Lots of neat tips along the way, Tell Damian that the snowflakes were a great idea! The tip about using the Multi medium is fantastic!

BethieJ said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!!!!

Hattie Hatcheck said...

Classic use of color, this is a beautiful card with a touch of whimsy.

Gabi MeWi said...

So cute - now I´m in the mood for snow...

Crafty Carrie said...

Thank you for the video. I love this card so very cute

Noreen said...

You can always tell when the reindeer is Rudolph! :)

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Stacey said...

I love this card! Your helper had great suggestions!

Nicole Parmentier said...

This card is fabulous! I love the vellum over the trees! That christmas set is a must-have for me!!

Kathie B said...

What a stunning card! Thanks so much for the very clear and helpful video. I couldn't try to replicate it without it!

Ruby N said...

so cute!

erin lee creative said...

So pretty Emily! I LOVE the silver deer!

marylouh said...

The vellum gives the forest a misty look. Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing.

Annheidel said...

Love your use of vellum. Such a soft, pretty card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Rudolph Reindeer card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my FaceBook page with a link to join in on the PS DT Blog Hop.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my blog right sidebar with link that can be clicked to join in on the PS DT Blog Hop.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Felicia said...

Absolutely beautiful! I've also added it to my status on my FB page.

marylouh said...

I shared on FB

gardener said...

Love the use of vellum. Nice card.

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card! I love the embossed deer and that fantastic vellum overlay!

Sandy said...

A very nice card - thank you for the helpful video - love how the vellum softens the stamped birch trees.

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

Gorgeous card!!! I love the vellum - adds such softness and feels wintery!

boris153 said...

This is so elegant.

Haley Cross said...

Beautiful card! You never disappoint! Thanks for sharing Emily!

Toni said...

This is so cool! I love everything about it!

donna mikasa said...

What a dazzling card! I love the cooperative effort from your son--so cute!

tash310 said...

Awesome video and super cute card!

yillyleon said...

Such a cute card, thanks for sharing

LesLee said...

beautiful... I want to live in that forest.... it looks so peaceful

Kylie said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card! Love everything about it. :)

Debbie said...

love his nose
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Donna said...

Wow- I'm impressed! Love this card, & appreciate the video. Well-done!

mbchetti said...

Lovely card - love the touch of red. Thanks for the chance...

Angela said...

Great card! Thanks for making the video:)

Cindy said...

Love the design!

Marianne said...

Oh my, this is totally awesome! Can I please have this card for Christmas?

D- said...

LOVE your SWEET card. What a great design. Thanks for sharing your talents and your time.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Carol McCready said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the vellum over the trees.

SHartl said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Love the die cut opening and the winter scene!

SHartl said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/Shartl/status/505798208719966208

SHartl said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/Shartl/status/505798208719966208

SHartl said...

shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/shannon.hart.5811/posts/562995463822301

Sarah Gray said...

Fab card - love the vellum, the scene and the pops of red!

JanetH123 said...

Love the vellum. Great idea.

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the red nose.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a great card! Love the scene you created and all the layers!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/505894208713285632

mimi said...

Gorgeous card, love the new release.

Robin B. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the pops of red and the reindeer. Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Eek! Fun! Cute lil nose! Esp enjoy how you used the stitched dies :)

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love that sweet reindeer and the vellum!

Stamp to Create said...

I tweeted about this!

Stamp to Create said...

I shared on my blog!

Jen said...

I adore this card!!!

Jen said...

I tweeted about the blog hop and new release!

Kit said...

Cute card.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love the video and your card!