Category Archives: Paper Smooches

Rosy Posy No Line Coloring (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! Have you seen the latest from Paper Smooches? If not, you must check out the release HERE. It’s one of my all-time faves.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy

Today I am sharing a card using Rosy Posy and the no-line coloring technique. Using very light pink, I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. The light pink ink virtually disappears once the image is colored.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E30, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, G94, G99, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, Y32, YG03, YG63, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

After coloring, I added white highlights using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. The image was framed with a new Fab Frames die then stitched with linen thread. 🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Paper Smooches April Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 a.m. Central time zone on April 7th.  Once available, you can find all new stamps and dies HERE.

PRIZE ALERT:  To add extra fun to our blog hop we are giving away FOUR $30 gift codes to use at the PS online store!   (Details below.)

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy

I used new Rosy Posy stamp set with Rosy Posy Icons dies (for the MOM letters). The white embossed sentiment is from previously released Precious Mom stamp set.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B45, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BV01, C1, G20, G21, G24, G28, R12, R14, R32, RV10, Y32, YG09, YG11, YR04, YR12

The stemmed rose image was stamped four times onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored in rainbow fashion using Copic markers (listed above).  MOM letters are raised on Kool Tak clear foam squares.

Here are the PRIZE details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below.  You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning. 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on April 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on April 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Donna Mikasa (guest)

Kelly Latevola (guest)

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer <-You are here!

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do!   https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop. (Follow PS on Twitter  at https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

In doing some or all of the above, you will have up to four extra chances to win on each blog.

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

1amichele siggy

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Water you up to? (paper smooches)

Water YOU up to? Seriously, I’d like to know. Do you do crafts other than card making? I’ve recently gone back to sketching. My plan is to eventually tip my hand into mixed media. I want to sketch, paint, and get messy. I’ve been slowly buying supplying. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve picked up a pencil and just sketched, and I have pretty much zero experience with mixed media so it’s rather uncomfortable for me.  But I’m determined to do it. Maybe I’ll share some sketches here soon.  

Paper Smooches Splash

For today I’m sharing a card using one of Paper Smooches‘ latest releases, Splash with Splash Icons dies.

Paper Smooches Splash (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, B00, E30, E31, E33, E35, E42, E43, E44, E49, E50, E53, Y0000, Y000

I colored the images and background using Copic markers (listed above) onto X-Press It Blending Card. When I adhered the beaver, I placed a clear foam square behind his head and glued the log portion right to the paper, creating just a bit of dimension.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest products HERE. New release coming soon! Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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keep swimming (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was a bit stressful but it’s over and the stressful task is complete so time to move on! 🙂

Paper Smooches Water dies and Splash sentiment

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card I created using Paper Smooches‘ new Water dies with a sentiment from new Splash stamp set. Water dies include bubbles, the little fish, several waves (of varying lengths) and little splashes. It’s really cute. And Splash stamp set has quirky water critters with cute coordinating sentiments.

Paper Smooches Water dies and Splash sentiment (close-up)

I created a background by masking off a section of the card front and then sponging Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink into the exposed strip. Once inked, I splashed a bit of water to create the lighter spots.  As a little added detail, I adhered a few of Queen & Company‘s new Jelly Gems for a bit of sparkle. (Yes, I use those a lot.)  🙂

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Paper Smooches’ New Stitching Basics Dies

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using another of Paper Smooches‘ new stitching dies.

Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties and Stitching Basics dies

The heart is one of seven dies in new Stitching Basics. I thought it created the perfect background for the Courteous Cutie and wooly sentiment.

Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties and Stitching Basics dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E30, E33, E35, R000, R00

The little llama was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).  The heart shapes were die-cut then stitched with DMC thread. (I used four strands each.)

My card was quick and easy, and I think the stitching adds more of a heartwarming, handcrafted touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

1amichele siggy

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Paper Smooches March Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on March 7th.  Once available, you can find all new stamps and dies HERE.

Paper Smooches Stitching Thanks die and Best Buds

I’ve used new Stitching Thanks die with previously released Best Buds stamp set. I adhered a strip of Post It Tape across a block of X-Press It Blending Card, then stamped the flowers, removed the tape and colored with Copic markers. I then taped the Stitching Thanks die in place, die-cut and used DMC thread to stitch the sentiment. Super easy.  🙂

Paper Smooches Stitching Thanks die and Best Buds (close-up)

Copic markers – E21, E30, E53, G21, G28, G40, G43, G46, G85, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, YR20, W00, W0, W1

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize — a $30 gift code to use in the Paper Smooches on-line shop.  (Details below.)

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below. (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on March 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Sandy Allnock (guest)

Samantha Mann (guest)

Alice Lihsuan Huang 

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer  <– You are here!

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

thanks, friend (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using an image I colored earlier this month for the Daily Marker 30-day Coloring challenge. I post all of my extra coloring on Instagram if you’re interested. I have not participated every day in the challenge but I do have extra coloring on my profile page and Instagram is the place to see all of my work in one easy place. Anyway, today I paired this super cute gnome from Forest Whimsy with brand new Mushroom dies, both from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy and Mushroom dies

The new Mushroom dies are the perfect companion to any gnomes or woodland creatures…or they’re super cute all by themselves.

Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy and Mushroom dies (close-up)

Copic markers – B18, B26, B28, BG11, E21, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G28, G29, G46, R20, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, N5, N9, YG63, Colorless Blender; Kirarina Wink White Pearl

The gnome and snail were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. The mushrooms were colored with Copics as well. To create the spots on the larger mushroom, I used my Colorless Blender then outlined each with a Copic Multiliner. White dots on the snail were added with a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (I ******love****** that white pen. May it NEVER be discontinued.) I also used my favorite curly Clouds.

Paper Smooches Single Rose die and Many Thanks

And here’s a second card using Many Thanks with Single Rose die. Super quick and easy.  🙂

1amichele siggy

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Life is a Circus (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! It’s almost the weekend! Actually, it has seemed like the weekend much of the week here with snow/ice and no school. Kids have had a crazy amount of time off.

This week I’m featuring an older stamp set with brand new dies now available from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show and Flaunters dies

I’m typically not a fan of clowns (at all) but this one, from Enjoy the Show, is certainly cute.  He was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers (listed below) and die-cut with the corresponding Circus Icons die.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show and Flaunters dies

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R24, R29, R39, Y21, YG03, YG07, YG17, YR04, YR07, YR16, YR18

The surrounding scalloped circle as well as the “balls” were die-cut using new Flaunters dies. The set includes four circular frames and the smaller circle I used as balls. So versatile.

Paper Smooches So Fairy Cute, Flaunters and Bannerific dies

Earlier this month I posted on Instagram the above card using new So Fairy Cute stamp set (with corresponding dies), Flaunters and Bannerific (sentiment strips).

Paper Smooches So Fairy Cute, Flaunters and Bannerific dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E31, E33, E35, E37, BG10, BG11, BG13, R83, R85, R01, W00, W1, Y21

Cute heart paper is new Happy Hearts from Queen & Company. Inside the shaker I placed Jewels toppings (also from Queen & Company) along with some random sequins from my stash.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

Paper Smooches NEW February Release Hop!

Hello everyone!  (I’m SO excited!) It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release!  ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products in the Paper Smooches store HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize — a $25 gift code to use in the Paper Smooches on-line shop.

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below. (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs as well as the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment.

Ways to increase your chances of winning x4 on each blog:

Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies

Today I’m sharing a card using new So Cute Fairy stamp set and coordinating dies. She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E35, E37, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After coloring, I added subtle sparkle using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and added dots to the wings using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. I paired the fairy with Tooth Fairy dies, adding fun sequins from Queen & Company into and falling out of the pocket. Cute paper is Happy Hearts, also from Queen & Company.

Thanks so much for visiting today, and good luck!

1amichele siggy

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welcome baby (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! My card today features a baby theme without using baby themed dies.

I created a super quick and easy card using Paper SmoochesBows dies with a sentiment from Salutations. Salutations is a great sentiment set to have on hand as it covers all of the most popular card giving occasions.

When adhering the bows, I applied adhesive only to the center portion so the bow loops and ends are free to bend forward just a bit. As a finishing touch, I adhered three Gems from Queen & Company. They add just a teeny tiny bit of sparkle. 🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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