Father’s Day Gift Card Idea

Hi everyone! I have a super easy Father’s Day gift card holder to share using newly released Daddy Yo by Paper Smooches.


I cut a block of blue card stock to about 2 3/4″ wide by 3 1/4″ tall.  I stamped the square pattern from Borderlicious, cut the block down the middle, then folded down the inside corners to create a collar (each side tacked down with clear foam squares). I adhered the shirt halves to a piece of copy paper cut just smaller than the assembled shirt, then used 1/8″ double-sided adhesive along the left, right and bottom sides to adhere to the card. I stamped and cut out the tie and added a tiny rhinestone as a tie tack. Super easy.

Tip:  Buy the gift card before creating the shirt so you can choose coordinating colors! :)


Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

1amichele siggy 

(Saturated Canary) hugs

Hi all.  I had a bit of extra time last night so I decided to color another image by Saturated Canary.  This is Let it Rain. (I love her hair.)


I printed her onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from Scripty Sayings by Paper Smooches.  I love the font style with Saturated Canary images. I think it’s a perfect match.

In my stash of embellishments, I found some raindrop-ish dots and decided to add a few. They weren’t in any packaging so I’m not sure who makes/made them.


Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! (I’m hoping to do a bit of planting!)  :)

1amichele siggy 

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, BG53, BG57, BG78, R24, R29, R39, R59, Y02, G20, G40, E53, C00, C1, C3). Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Celebrate and Enjoy Your Day

Hi all!  Just stopping by quickly to share a card using another of Paper Smooches‘ latest releases.  :)

I’ve used Feathers 2 Dies along with a sentiment from Birthday Bash (which you can get for free with any order of $60 or more through the end of May).


After die-cutting the feathers, I outlined each with the gold end of a Zip Painty Pen. I sprinkled a few gold sequins and stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink.


Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back soon.  :)

1amichele siggy

Additional supplies/info: Cosmo Cricket Honky Tonk patterned paper, button. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

If Friends Were Flowers (and a new team!)

Hi everyone! TGIF!

It’s Stamping Bella‘s Bellarific Friday and I’m playing along today, as well as future Fridays, because I’ve joined the design team! If you frequently visit my blog, you know I’ve been a big, big fan for quite some time. Stamping Bella images are among my most heartfelt favorites (and Emily is very sweet…and soooo entertaining.  hee, hee. ♥♥♥)  Anyway, I’m super excited.

This week’s challenge was a gorgeous inspiration photo, seen here on the Bella Blog. I chose to use the color palette…although I went a little crazy with my shading so my color palette isn’t as soft as the colors used in the photo.

This week, along with the inspiration photo, the team is using Lulu Loves Poppies, available for 20% off through the end of May. Isn’t she pretty?


She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Uptown Girl Pippa Loves to Plant.


You can find all details for next week’s challenge on the Bella Blog.  (It’s a sketch!)

sketch-9-may-8 copy

Thanks for visiting!  

1bmichele siggy

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (E00, E11, E31, E35, E50, E53, R02, R05, R29, R59, YG03, YG05, BG72, BG75, W00, W1, W3). Finished size 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″.

Celebrate and Enjoy Your Day

Hi everyone!  I have a card to share today using a few of Paper Smooches‘ upcoming releases — Birthday Bash (free with a $60 order through the end of May!) with My Peeps and new coordinating My Peeps Dies.  All will be available at 8 pm PT on April 30th.

Celebrate-Enjoy-Chick-600Everything was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.  The sky was created by die-cutting one of the soon to be released Waves Dies, then I used ink and a blending tool to sponge around  the waves to create “clouds.”


Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with something fun and NEW (for me)! (That’s a hint.)  :)

I ♥ Your Twisted Sense of Humor

Hi all!  In honor of National Pretzel Day (ha, ha), I thought I’d sneak in a card using Paper SmoochesCalorie Free stamp set. It’s super-cute and has some great sentiments. (I have several friends who could receive this card.)


I used my MISTI to cleanly stamp the solid pretzels.  Boy oh boy do I love that little gadget.  I also used it to stamp all but the heart in the sentiment, then stamp the heart only in red.  Super easy.


I used a 0.3 Gray Copic Multi-liner to define the twists in the pretzels and added a bit of Diamond Dust, adhered with Glossy Accents, as salt.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy what’s left of your National Pretzel Day!  :)

Paper Smooches May Release Hop – i<3U

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on April 30th at 8:00 pm 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, April 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 27th 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 used My Peeps with new coordinating My Peeps Icons.  I paired this super cool chick (with pink dip-dyed wings) with the iPad from Teen Routine.  Youre-One-Cool-Chick

The chick was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and popped up on Kool Tak clear foam squares. The main panel is Blending Card as well.  (I like the bright white.)


A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Rohl is filling in for Emily and Jennifer McGuire is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in May!

Happy hopping!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Copic markers: Y21, YR23, YR27, R01, R02, R81, R83, R85, C00, C1, BG11. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

you inspire me

Hi everyone. I’m still working through my pile of colored images. This one uses Saturated Canary‘s Copica.   I ♥ her.


She was printed onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Paper SmoochesBosom Buddy. I did a bit of stamp surgery, nipping the words apart for easier stamping.


I’ll be back tomorrow morning for the Paper Smooches May release blog hop. Hope to see you then!  :)


you are wonderful

Hi all!  Just stopping by to share one last card from Paper Smooches‘ latest release.  This one is super quick and super simple.


I used Kudos Two with my favorite thin little flower die-cut from Pocket Dies. It’s so dainty. :)


Keep an eye out this Thursday morning for Paper Smooches’ May release hop!

I’m off to catch up on the hockey play-offs.  It’s so exciting (and I’ll be sad when it’s over)!

Thanks for stopping by!


happy spring

Happy weekend to everyone! It’s been an exciting and fun one here. But it’s not related to paper crafting so I won’t bore you.  ha, ha.

I have a Paper Smooches card to share today using We Adore You stamps and icons, a flower from Twiggy Florets and sentiment from Spring Fling.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

The flowers and sentiment were white embossed on pink and the critters were die-cut/stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your weekend is great! :)

Copic markers:  C00, C1, RV000, R01, R05, R39, Y21, Colorless Blender

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