World Card Making Day with SCT and a Giveaway

As many of you know, today is World Card Making Day, a day for card makers to come together to celebrate the creativity of card making and the connection created between family and friends. I’m so excited to be celebrating with Scrapbook & Cards Today. On their blog today you’ll find lots of inspiration as well as prizes from Fancy Pants, Lawn Fawn and Close to My Heart.  Plus I have a little giveaway of my own so be sure to read to the bottom of this post!

On the SCT blog today I have a card using one of the sketches found in their new Creative Cards magazine. I used Tiny Townie Fay Loves  Fall by Stamping Bella. (I love her.) Here’s a snippet:

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic – E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, R01, R24, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, YG01, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR09, YR12, YR14, YR21, YR23,

In the spirit of WCMD and to thank you, my blog readers, I would like to share an extra copy of Creative Cards Vol. 1 with one lucky winner.


Along with the magazine, I’ll throw some extra things into the package. (I have lots of things.  haha.)

Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. I’ll announce the winner at the top of  THIS post on Wednesday, October 7th around noon. Once you comment here, don’t forget to swing by the SCT blog for inspiration, fun and lots of prizes!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by. I appreciate each and every visit. Happy WCMD!

1amichele siggy 

tea (n.) A hug in a cup

TGIF!  :) Today I’m using Queen Hoppy Poppy from Stamping Bella.  She’s the new Stamp of the Month, available to you for 20% off through October 31st.

This week’s challenge was to paper-piece, a technique I normally love. But with the small areas of this image, my poor eyes couldn’t handle it.  So instead, she is colored with Copic markers.  :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Once colored, I adhered a strip of fancy velour ribbon. (She IS the queen, after all.) On one of the brads, I hung a tiny teapot charm.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic – B91, B93, B95, B99, BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, C3, E40, E42, R01, R02, R39, R59, Y15, Y17, Y18, YG17

Next week’s challenge is a sketch:

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Create a card or project using any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to Emily by next Thursday to be entered to win some Bella Bucks!  (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions October Release — Now Available!

It’s Taylored Expressions October Release day! You can find all of the new products now available for sale right HERE!

Today I’m sharing a card using new On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate and Little Bits Snowflake Confetti. I had so much fun building this scene. With all of the different elements in the die set, it’s so easy to add amazing detail!  And I just adore this Little Bits Fox so I had to include him.  :)


I die-cut the tree plate twice from Sweet Basil card stock so I could add an extra layer of tree on each side. I cut a third time from Chocolate Truffle for the tree trunks and then twice more from cream card stock to create two layers of snow. Between the snow layers, I tucked Kool Tak clear foam squares to create dimension.

After die-cutting the ornaments and Santa clothes, I added tiny white dots using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (I love those tiny clothes pins! So cute!)


I sprinkled around some Little Bits Snowflake Confetti then stamped a sentiment from Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day, as well as today-Release Day, for details on how you can enter to win.


On the TE Blog you will also find a complete list of today’s participating designers, as well as new product information.

Thanks for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Sweet and Spooky Halloween Inspiration

Looking for some (not so) spooky inspiration for Halloween? On the Craftsy Paper Crafts blog today you’ll find 13+ ideas for cards, tags and treats.


None are mine. All fab designers from around the web.  I hope you’ll check it out. Not only will you find some great ideas for Halloween, but you might discover a new crafter whose work you’ll love!  :)


Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peek – Roly Poly Rudolph

Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of Taylored Expressions‘ October release which takes place Thursday, October 1st at  7 a.m. PST. Sooo many cute products!

Meet Roly Poly Rudolph.  He works great as a tag or card, or as the front of a little treat box.  The 3″ circle in Stitched Circle Stacklets works perfectly as a bsae for Rudolph. (I used a 3″ non-stitched circle.)

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

Here’s a peek at the inside of the tag, stamped with new Special Delivery stamp set. There are several choices of sentiments, perfect for all those holiday gift tags!

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

I adhered a second assembled Rudolph to a 2″ square treat box (with no lid). Here’s the basic pattern I used. If you’d like a 2″ square box like mine, start with a 6″ square of card stock.  Score at 2″ and 4″, turn and score again at 2″ and 4″. Remove “most” of the outer corner squares, leaving small flaps, as shown, for assembling the box.


Here’s a close-up of the front:

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

And from the side:

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

Eep! He’s so cute! :)

bdTaylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day for details on how you can enter to win.

On the TE Blog you will also find a complete list of today’s participating designers, as well as new product information.

Thanks for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Additional supplies: MFT Whip Cream card stock, Chocolate Brown and Red Hot ink, Circle STAX 2.

A Couple of Paper Smooches Sneak Peeks

Today I’m sharing two cards using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches‘ upcoming release. All new product will be available September 30th at 8 p.m. pacific time (right here).

My first card uses super cute Comforting Hugs stamp set. This little monkey is so adorable, snuggling with his banana. haha.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then masked the banana and stamped greenery from Botanicals 3. After stamping the tiny hearts, I added Glossy Accents for a bit of dimension and shine.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic: E71, E74, E77, Y18, Y35, YR23, YG07

My second card uses new Large Ornament and Merry Christmas dies. The ornament dies cut the top and bottom edges so you’re able to create any length ornament.


I used a Waves die to create the white scallops and tied silver embroidery thread onto the die-cut loop. Merry Christmas was cut twice, first from white, then from green, then stacked for a bit of added dimension.


Such a great release! Two more days until all sets are available (here)!  :)

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

free hugs card

Merry Christmas ornament card  

Sending You Christmas Hugs (Stamping Bella)

Hi everyone. It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. For last week’s sketch, I used new Maggie with Penguin by Mo Manning. (I adore this image.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers and added golden dots to her sweater using an Orange Kirarina Wink pen.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic-BG10, BG18, BG57, BG70, BG78, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R02, R24, W3, W4, W5, W7, Y21, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, 110, Orange Kirarina Wink

Patterned paper is Fancy Pants Oh Deer! and enamel dots are by Pebbles.

Next week’s challenge is to use paper-piecing. Create a card or project using any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to Emily by next Thursday to be entered to win some Bella Bucks!  (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

As a reminder, Uptown Girl Sofia the Sicky is 20% off through 9/30!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches October Release Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER release with you!  THREE new stamps and NINE new dies will be available to purchase on September 30th at 8:00 p.m. pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop, we are offering a $25.00 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • 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.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, September 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • 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 three extra chances to win on each blog)

Today I’ve created a White Elephant party invitation using new Tis the Season stamp set and dies as well as new Garland dies.

Tis the Season is a great holiday set which includes a variety of cute images and sentiments for different holiday party themes, i.e. white elephant, ugly sweater, cookie exchange and more. *adorable*


The Garland dies are designed to fold in half, creating an easy dimensional effect. The set contains a circle, which I’ve used here, as well as a more traditional triangle. I used my new favorite tape runner by Xyron to hold the banner pieces firmly in place.

The White Elephant sentiment actually contains the word “Party” at the end, but I chose to use brackets (which I drew in myself) instead.

The elephant was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Just a bit of coloring on this one, super easy. :)  Once colored and die-cut, I popped the elephant up on X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape. I used a 0.3 black Copic multi-liner to draw the ornament strings and a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen to add the dots and stripes.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers: BG11, R29, R59, R89; white pearl Kirarina Wink

Be sure to hop along and comment with the rest of the DT to increase your chances to win:

Thanks for visiting!  And happy hopping! :)

1amichele siggy

C’mon Get Happy (Taylored Expressions)

Sometimes a clean and simple card is all you need. To create mine today, I used a few of the latest releases from Taylored Expressions. I’ve paired a pattern from TE’s Hello Happiness paper pack with C’mon Get Happy stamp set and the prettiest little flowers, Mini Bloomers.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

I *love* these small flowers.  I die-cut multiple pieces from Potato Chip, Granny Smith, Lollipop, Sugar Cube and Cupcake card stocks.  Once I had all the pieces in a pile on my table, I began assembling, and once assembled, I added dots using a White Pearl Kirarina Wink pen.

After stamping the sentiment, I added a bit of color using Copic markers.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

I tipped up the flower petals just a bit then adhered each flower to a Skinny Mini Party Border.


I had a few flowers left over and just couldn’t waste them, so I decided to adhere each to the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for visiting.  :)

1amichele siggy 

I am so sorry (Paper Smooches)

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using a few different products from Paper Smooches‘ September release. Apologies is this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set, which means it’s free to you with any $60 retail purchase through the end of September. It’s a great sentiment set with a wide assortment of apologetic phrases.

Michele Boyer - Paper SmoochesI used “I am so” from Apologies, new Sorry Word die and flowers from Needle Little Love Icons dies. The leaves were die-cut using Foliage 2, and the tiny cross-stitches are from Stitched dies.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

In other Paper Smooches news,  I hope you’ll come back Thursday for our October release blog hop! :)

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy 

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