Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

It’s a New Day (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today with a very quick and easy card using Triangle die from Paper Smooches May release.

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

Before adhering the white Triangle die cut, I did a bit of watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used Pale Green, Cobalt Blue, Pink and Yellow on a watercolor panel.

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

Once the triangle piece was adhered, I stamped and die-cut butterflies from New Beginnings stamp set (FREE for only a few more days, through May 31st with any $60 retail order).  I stamped a sentiment from New Beginnings 2 then adhered a few super-sparkly white Petite Posies from Queen & Company.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy 

Can’t Wait to See You (stamping bella)

**Copic hop is HERE**          **Paper Smooches hop is HERE**

TGIF! #fastestweekever  Seriously. There were simply not enough hours in the days or days in this last week. I’m so glad it’s almost over.

For this week’s challenge with Stamping Bella, I used Uptown Girl Tiffany Loves to Text.

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

We were to create using this photo as inspiration:

May 26

My first thought was to use an image with a bicycle, but I don’t have one. So instead I went with the group of flowers, wine and bread. :)

Stamping Bella - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – B14, BG13, BG15, BG18, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E47, G21, G24, G28, R01, R29, R39, R59, W00, W1, W2, W7, Y19, Y21, YG17, YR23, 110

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. (Nothing new there. There are no words for how much I love my Copics.)  :)

Next week’s challenge is to create anything you’d like. Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches June Release Hop

**COPIC HOP CAN BE FOUND HERE**

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on May 31st. 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 Tuesday, May 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May 29th 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 have used new House Plant die with a sentiment from Kindness Sampler. (Smile from Alfresco.)

House Plant die - Paper Smooches

I used a combination of patterned paper and Copic coloring to create my flower.

New Kindness Sampler is a lovely set of sentiments, perfect for so many occasions (and just being kind).  :)

House Plant die - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – R24, R29, Y21, YG23, YG25, YR23

Along the upper left I added some x’s from Cross Stitch die set, and in the center of the cup I added a Tiny Heart.

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

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Kindness Sampler, Alfresco (smile)  Dies: Paper Smooches House Plant die  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expression Sugar Cube, Watermelon; X-Press It Blending Card; Carta Bella It’s a Girl   Other: Copic markers, googly eyes.

Mr & Mrs (paper smooches)

Wedding cards don’t have to be super fancy or require a lot of time. Today I used new Mr. & Mrs. die from Paper Smooches to create a wedding congrats in just a few minutes.

Paper Smooches Mr & Mrs word die

I first die-cut the Mr. & Mrs.  Without adhering, I laid the die-cut in the center of my X-Press It Blending Card panel and lightly marked with a pencil just above and just below the words. I laid Post It tape across, at the marks, then stamped Blossoming Buds on each side.

Paper Smooches Mr & Mrs word die

Copic markers – G40, G43, G46, E35, V20, V22, V25, YR21, YR23

I removed the tape, colored with a small handful of Copic markers (listed above) and adhered the Mr. & Mrs. die-cut in the center. Very quick and easy. And pretty, I think. :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Live Life in Full Bloom (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using Stamping Bella‘s Tiny Townie Garden Girl Water Lily.

Copic Pink Doodle Pack/Tiny Town Garden Girl Waterlily, Stamping Bella

To color a major portion of Water Lily, I used Copic’s Pink Doodle Pack. Four-piece Doodle Packs are perfect mini-collections of Copic product, available in eight themed sets. Each set includes two Ciao markers, a coordinating atyouSpica glitter pen and a multiliner. They’re easy, affordable and a great way to try a variety of product!

Copic Pink Doodle Pack

I used the two pinks (R81 and R85) to color the dress, hat and shoes. Within the pink Doodle Pack is also one of my most used multiliners, Wine. It’s perfect for dotting freckles.

Waterlily Close-up

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, G12, G14, G17, G28, R81, R85, W00, W1, Y21, YR23; 0.3 Wine Multiliner; Blossom atyou Spica glitter pen

Once colored, I used the Blossom atyou Spica glitter pen to add a fine shimmer to the dress and hat.

Live-Life-in-Full-Bloom2-500

If you’re looking for a way to try a variety of Copic product with the work of choosing coordinating product done for you, Doodle Packs are the way to go! I love my markers, glitter pens and multiliners! :)

1amichele siggy

A Pocketful of Thanks…and flowers (queen & company)

Hi everyone! Today I have two cards to share using Queen & Company’s pretty iridescent flowers. I probably don’t add flowers to my cards often enough so I welcomed the task.

Queen & Company - Michele Boyer

On my first card, I used yellow, pink and white iridescent flowers. I first stamped, embossed and die-cut a pocket (Paper Smooches Denim & Daisies, Pocket Dies) from Flirty Florals 6×6 Mat Stack then adhered it over striped and pink paper, also from Flirty Florals.

A-Pocketful-of-Thanks2-CU-500

I adhered the yellow and pink flowers using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the white flower using foam tape for a bit of added dimension. I die-cut and adhered leaves cut from green Picture Perfect patterned paper then added the white embossed/stamped sentiment. To add just a bit more interest, I glued several Fimo Fun pink and white hearts around the flowers and sentiment.

Hello-Flowers-500

Next I used pink iridescent flowers to embellish a Lines Foam Front Shaker kit. The foam front shaker kits are so much fun, and make shaker cards SO very easy. (They’re also addictive…)   After adhering the pre-cut foam front to the included card base, I filled the openings with pink, yellow and white Donut toppings. Once filled, I adhered the pre-cut acetate.

Hello-Flowers-CU-500

Using the coordinating Lines Foam Front die and Flirty Florals Mat Stack, I cut one cover from floral print paper and one from lightly patterned pink paper. The die-cut pink paper was adhered over the acetate and then, before adhering the floral paper, I trimmed just a bit away from each side, allowing the pink paper to show from beneath as a mat. The tag (Paper Smooches Quote Tag, Gift Tags, Hearts dies) was then assembled and tied to the card with flowers adhered using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

You can find all of Queen & Company’s lovely flowers HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

I Love Hearing From You (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone! This week with Stamping Bella we were to use Kraft paper with our cards. I was not adventurous (at all), choosing only to use it as a base. But I used it!  :)

Snail Mail Squidgies - Stamping Bella

These two cuties are Snail Mail Squidgies. I love the face on the bottom one. That attitude! Haha. You can find all of Stamping Bella’s Squidgies along with coordinating dies HERE.

Snail Mail Squidgies - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG32, BG34, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E33, E35, E43, E71, G20, G24, G46, R01, R20, R24, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2, W3, W7, Y21, YR21, YR23

I used scraps of patterned paper along the side and to paper-piece the dresses and colored the remainder of the image with Copic markers. Before adhering the image to the card front, I inserted two tiny black brads toward the top of the tab.

Next week we are to design using this photo as inspiration:

May 26

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Congrats Grad

Hi everyone! Just popping in with a quick post of a grad card. I’ll be giving this one to my nephew in a few short weeks. How does time pass so quickly?? It’s actually kind of scary.

Paper Smooches Grad Cap die set, New Beginnings

I used Paper SmoochesNew Beginnings (free through May 31st with any $60 retail order) and Grad Cap die.

Paper Smooches Grad Cap die set, New Beginnings

The frame was cut using new Rose Frame die (minus the rose), and Alphadot was used to create a quick personalization of the year.

Thanks so much for visiting! I’ll be back very soon!

1amichele siggy

may all your dreams come true (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing another Stamping Bella image I colored during one of the recent 30-day Marker coloring challenges on Instagram.

Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer - Stamping Bella

Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer is all snuggled in with her book…and special friend. So cute.  :)

Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG15, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35 E50, E53, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG03, YG17, YR23

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. I added two die-cut flags and finished it off with a few Doodlebug matte sprinkles. (They’re really nice enamel dots with no shine. I love them.)

Thanks for visiting today. I’ll be back soon! :)

1amichele siggy

A Daisy Squidgy Birthday Greeting (stamping bella)

TGIF  everyone! For Stamping Bella‘s challenge this week I used one of the most adorable images from SB’s latest release, Daisy Squidgy.  I think she’s the cutest Squidgy from the bunch.  It’s my fave, for now anyway. Maybe only until I color the next one. 😉

Chatty Squidgy - Stamping Bella

The challenge was to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

{Mojo}Bella Sketch

I stuck to it, turned it on it’s side, subbed a tag for the circle and added a fancy border around the main image.

Chatty Squidgy - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, , G28, E43, E46, R00, R01, R24, R29, R59,W00, W1, W2, Y08, Y19, Y21, YR23

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers, adding dots to her dress using Opaque White and a toothpick. To adhere the tiny tag, I used X-Press It’s Foam Mounting Squares.

XP-Foam-Squares-500

The squares are available in both 1/2″  and 1/4″ featuring the same thickness (5/64″) as X-Press It’s popular foam mounting tape. They’re easy to peel, easy to apply and perfect for adding 3D effect.

Next week’s challenge is to incorporate kraft paper into our designs. Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

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