Category Archives: Paper Smooches

i think you are so cool (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by!  Today I’m sharing a fun card using Chilly Chums and Lovely Snowflake die from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Chilly Chums and Lovely Snowflake die

I first created the background by sponging Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks. I think it’s a lovely combination.

Paper Smooches Chilly Chums and Lovely Snowflake die (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BV02, BV11, R83, RV11, V25, Y21, YR23. Distress Oxide inks – Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry

The snowflake was adhered using small pieces of clear foam squares, then Queen & Company‘s Gems were added for a bit of sparkle.  Cute little penguin was colored with Copic markers and also adhered using clear foam squares.

I’ll be back soon! 🙂

1amichele siggy

baby, it’s cold outside (paper smooches)

Hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by today. It’such a busy time of year. I so very much appreciate your time and interest. 

Today I’m switching gears from coloring to die-cutting.  🙂

Paper Smooches Mitten die and Winter Sampler

My card features Paper Smooches Mitten die with a sentiment from Winter Sampler.  The twine is held in place using Gloobers by Queen & Company with the gloobers in position beneath the top mitten. I used a tiny Gloober beneath the knot on the top mitten. It’s small enough not to show and strong enough to hold the twine.

Paper Smooches Mitten die and Winter Sampler (close-up)

The snowflakes were added once assembled, tucking a few beneath the mittens and string.

Thanks again for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

 

Cool Dudes (paper smooches)

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re off to a great start this week. 🙂  Today I have a card to share using Cool Dudes by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Cool Dudes

The background was inspired by all of the Distress Oxide Blending I’ve seen on Instagram lately. I first die-cut a strip of Post It Tape using a Snow Drifts die, then applied that as a mask. I blended Salty Ocean and Broken China inks, sprinkled a bit of water, then added in snow dots in various sizes using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (It’s one of my all-time favorite supplies!)

Paper Smooches Cool Dudes (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, E35, R29, R39, R89, Y35, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

The cool dudes snowman was colored with Copic markers (listed above) then die-cut using the coordinating Cool Dudes Icons die (which is currently 50% off). Once die-cut the snowman was adhered using Kool Tak clear foam squares. (Another supply I like to always have on hand.)

Thanks for stopping by today! 🙂

1amichele siggy

Peace – Love – Joy (paper smooches)

Hello everyone. How is your holiday prep progressing? Mine is “eh.” But we’re getting there!  Today I have a card to share using A Holy Holiday by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches A Holy Holiday

I first created the background by stamping and white embossing snowflakes from Gently Seasoned Two.  I then sponged Wilted Violet and Broken China Distress Oxide inks, wiping away ink from the snowflakes.  I also sprinkled a bit of water over the ink to create a somewhat splotchy appearance.

Paper Smooches A Holy Holiday (close-up)

Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet, Broken China

The sentiment and reindeer were stamped, then I added Queen & Company‘s new Gems to the snowflake centers and randomly within the background. (Gems are not just for shaker cards! I often use them as super sparkly embellishments!)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Joy to the World (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! I hope you had nice weekend. We celebrated Thanksgiving early, having the big dinner on Saturday since many of us will be out of town. It was really nice.  🙂

My (very simple) card today features A Blessed Christmas with a corresponding Blessed Icons die by Paper Smooches.  (The dies are currently 50% off!)

Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas

I could easily have stamped the bird onto the card but I chose to stamp and die-cut so I could slightly bend up the wings and branch.

Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, G21, G24

I added just a bit of color to the bird using a BG10 Copic marker.

To add a bit more definition, I die-cut a pale blue circle to frame the bird beneath the stitched circle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

A Few Bucks for You (paper smooches)

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m trying to work on a stash of Christmas cards. I don’t send handmade cards to everyone on my list, but I like to have enough for those whom I know appreciate the effort.  🙂

Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Icons dies

Today I’ve used Santa Paws with Santa Paws Icons dies by Paper Smooches. (Santa Paws Icons dies are currently 50% off!)

Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Icons dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, E43, E47, E59, R29, R89; Glossy Accents

Each “buck” was colored with Copic markers (listed above) with the noses then covered with Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thanksgiving Blessings (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. We’ve had more rain. Seriously…enough is enough. Everything is so soggy.

Paper Smooches Thanksgiving dies

Today my card features Thanksgiving dies with a sentiment from Fall Sampler by Paper Smooches. Super quick and easy.  🙂

Paper Smooches Thanksgiving dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E07, E08, E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR04, YR18, YR23

After die-cutting the images from dark brown card stock, I removed all the inside pieces then die-cut again from X-Press It Blending Card. I colored the inside areas with Copic markers then inserted the pieces into the dark brown image frames.

Tip: It’s easiest to color the pieces without removing them from the image frame. If the pieces fall out, simply put them back in to color.

A sentiment from Fall Sampler finished the card. (I carefully snipped apart the Thanksgiving blessings stamp so it was easier to arrange the sentiment. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of the simple word “blessings” by itself…and I really like the font.)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Have a BOO-tiful day

Paper Smooches Halloween Icons dies and Halloween Sampler

If you celebrate, have a safe and BOOtiful day!

Have-a-Bootiful-Day-500

Paper Smooches Halloween Sampler and fab bat from Halloween Icons dies.

1amichele siggy

Welcome Autumn (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! Finally, we have fall weather in this part of the country and I am really enjoying it. (It took so very long to arrive!)

Paper Smooches Autumn Groves and Fall Tree dies

Today I’ve used Autumn Groves stamp set with Fall Tree die by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Autumn Groves and Fall Tree dies

Copic markers – E00, E07, E08, E09, E11, E13, E33, E35, E37, R01, R29, Y21, YG17, YR04, YR23

I first taped off a section at the bottom to sponge in a grass area then shifted the tape down over the green to spone in a sky. After adding the leaves (which were colored with Copic markers, listed above), I adhered a few brown sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your weather is as nice as mine (today, anyway).  🙂

1amichele siggy

Floral Sympathy (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. I never seem to have a sympathy card on hand when needed so I decided to begin periodically creating in that theme, here and there. Today I’ve used Botanicals 2 by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Botanicals 2, Sympathy Sampler and Prayers die

After stamping the flowers, I added a few dots using a Violet Kirarina Wink glitter pen.

Paper Smooches Botanicals 2, Sympathy Sampler and Prayers die (close-up)

A partial Sympathy Sampler sentiment was stamped in white then white embossed with a Prayers die-cut placed beneath.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy