Daily Archives: October 26, 2017

Paper Smooches November Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on October 30th. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering a $25 gift code to choose what you like from 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, October 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 30th, 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.

Today I’ve used new Baby Birds stamp set with Baby Birds Icons dies. This set is sooooo cute!

Paper Smooches Baby Birds

I stamped and colored my flamingo with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card. I die-cut several flamingo shapes to create a thicker chipboard piece over Doodlebug’s Milk and Cookies patterned paper. My MISTI made the two-color stamping of the sentiment super easy. I simply taped off each portion, inked and stamped, all without moving the stamp.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds (close-up)

Copic markers – RV02, RV04, RV06, Y32, YR21, YR23, YR27

Be sure to hop along and comment with the rest of the DT to increase your chances of winning one of four $25 gift codes.

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy

More Halloween Hooplah (Queen & Company)

Hi there crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing two more cards using Queen & Company’s latest hit, Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit.  (You can find my two previously posted Halloween shaker cards here.)  There are so many fun elements to this kit. My favorites are the patterned paper and the teeny tiny toppings – candy corn, eyes, spider webs, stars… As my daughter would say, it’s “chill.”  :)

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit

On my first card, I just had to use those tiny candy corn toppings, so I used the candy corn foam shaker shape with the candy corn dies. A wonderful element to this kit is the additional candy corn die pieces, making it super easy to cut the yellow and orange parts of the candy.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Kit (close-up)

Once the sentiment was stamped and the shaker was in place, I adhered the panel to one of my favorite prints from the coordinating patterned paper then stitched a zig-zag border around the edges. I added a few “escaped” candy corns outside of the shaker for a bit more interest.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Kit

Next I used the cute pumpkin shaker and die elements. When adhering the pumpkin outline next to the pumpkin shaker, I nipped away the part of the outline that would have fallen behind the shaker. Doing so allows the shaker pumpkin to lay flat without any raised areas inside the shaker border.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Kit (close-up)

Beneath the stem on the shaker pumpkin, I placed a piece of foam cut from the negative pieces of the pumpkin foam outline. I always save those pieces just for this purpose. It ensures that the popped up parts are the exact same height as the shaker.

The curly stem was created by cutting a thin strip of yellow patterned paper then wrapping tightly around a round toothpick. Once wrapped, I slid the toothpick away, trimmed to the desired length and adhered the piece beneath the stem using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

Be sure to check out the Halloween Hooplah kit before it’s gone! Also available are refills of patterned paper, foam shaker elements, toppings, and Halloween tape.

Thanks so  much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy