Category Archives: Paper Smooches

Let’s Chill (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! It’s been unusually warm here the last couple of days but I’m crossing my fingers winter will arrive soon. (I’d like at least a little snow this year.)

Today I’m sharing a quick card I created using Paper Smooches‘ new Snowman Card dies. It’s such a cute set.

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My card came together very quickly. No stamping, no clean-up.  :)

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The Let’s Chill die is new too.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches December Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on November 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, December 3rd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 4th, 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 Wine dies, Ribbon dies and All Year Cheer stamp set.

Paper Smooches Wine dies, Ribbon dies and All Year Cheer stamp set

After applying a bit of watercolor, I adhered the die-cut wine bottle, added a label with a row of Hearts, then added the double layer bow. The tiny cork was die-cut from X-Press It Cork tape. Perfect.  :) 

Paper Smooches Wine dies, Ribbon dies and All Year Cheer stamp set (close-up)

I *love* the font in All Year Cheer. It’s so pretty. The set includes many “happy” sentiments for all sorts of occasions. 

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

Happy Bird Day (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today with another quick card I created using Paper Smooches‘ new Baby Birds stamp set (free with any $60 retail order through 11/30). I also  used coordinating Baby Birds Icons dies and Deco Edge dies.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds

I used one of the Deco Edges to create “icing” on the “cake” then added some shimmery white Pinwheels from Queen & Company.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds (close-up)

Copic markers – BG02, BG05, G05, G14, R20, Y18, Y38, YG13, YR14, YR15, YR18

I adhered my Copic colored bird then stamped the sentiment into a Word Bubble. (Patterned paper from Doodlebug’s Take Note.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Let’s squalk about it (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using Paper Smooches‘ super cute Baby Birds stamp set and Baby Birds Icons dies.  :)  Baby Birds stamp set is free for the month of November with any $60 retail order.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds

My bird was stamped onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers. After die-cutting, I perched him upon a stitched square frame, inserting a few die-cut branches behind him. I adore the sentiments in this set. So cute.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds (close-up)

Copic markers – B04, B06, G05, Y15, R29, RV04, YR68

The background was very lightly sponged with light blue ink, and the patterned paper is from Doodlebug Take Note (older 6×6 paper pad).

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Quick and Easy With Sympathy (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m using new Sympathy Sampler from Paper Smooches‘ latest release. Sympathy Sampler is a lovely set of sentiments with a very nice variety of phrases.

Paper Smooches Sympathy Sampler

I paired Sympathy Sampler with previously released Blossoming Buds, stamping each of the flower bouquets in the corners then coloring softly with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches Sympathy Sampler (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E01, G20, G21, G24, G43, R83, RV32, YG07

Before adhering the panel to my card base, I slipped a new Deco Edge beneath the left side. It’s actually a die-cut strip of circles, partially hidden.

I think I’ll create a few more cards like this one but with slightly different sentiments from Sympathy Sampler. I’d rather have this type of card on hand than scramble to create one at the last minute. That’s always much more difficult.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  :)

1amichele siggy

Fun with Card Maps

Hi everyone!  This month the Paper Smooches team created Card Map samples for Becky Fleck.  (She’s so nice.)  :)   You can see each of the sketches and samples here.

Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows

I used Bitty Bungalows with corresponding Bungalows dies.

Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows (close-up)

Copic markers – E41, E42, E43, E44, RV32, R85, Y000, YG05

After coloring and die-cutting, I carefully trimmed along the right and top sides of the lower cottage door, allowing the door to be open…always. :)

Card Maps are a great starting point if the old mojo doesn’t seem to be flowing freely.  New sketches are posted each month so there is plenty of inspiration to be found! If you’re a scrapbooker, there are monthly Page Maps as well!  I also recommend adding the Page Maps Blog to your reading list.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

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

Quick and Easy Season’s Greetings

*STAMPING BELLA GIVEAWAY HERE*

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today.  :)

With the holiday season (quickly) approaching, I’m doing my best to stock up on Christmas cards. My card today is super quick and easy using a bit of distress ink and a few dies by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Season's Greetings and Holiday Sweets

In the center of my card, I first sponged Squeezed Lemonade, then Spiced Marmalade and finally Picked Raspberry distress inks. I started with the lighter color, overlapping inks as I moved down toward the bottom.

Paper Smooches Season's Greetings and Holiday Sweets (close-up)

From gold foil card stock (which is lovely), I die-cut trees from Holiday Sweets, Season’s Greetings and a tiny star from Gift Tags 3.  To help balance the card and add a bit more interest, I adhered a thin strip of gold foil card stock to the left and right edges of the sponged panel.

Not only did my card come together quickly, it’s flat which is a big plus for mailing. :)

I’ll be back on Thursday with Paper Smooches’ November release hop. Hope to see you then!

1amichele siggy

Naughty or Nice?

Hi everyone! Today I have two cards to share using Santa Card dies from Paper Smooches.

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This die set is so much fun! If you click HERE to see the Santa die set, you can also see several different interpretations, some of which are not holiday related at all. (SO fun!)

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In Santa’s beard, I stamped a sentiment from Boxed Greetings, using tape to mask out the “box” portion around the words. Boxed Greetings is available to you for FREE with any $60 retail purchase through 10/31.

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By simply changing card stock colors and eliminating the mustache, I created an elf. I also changed the button color. Instead of using black as on Santa’s suit, I die-cut the button from shiny gold. Again, I stamped a sentiment from Boxed Greetings without the box.

I’d love to see your cards created with Santa Card dies. Please link below!

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

1amichele siggy

peace & love (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m popping in with a card I created using one of Paper Smooches‘ latest releases, Boxed Greetings.

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Boxed Greetings is this month’s “TAM” set (Thanks a Million), free with any $60 retail order through 10/31. I stamped the sentiment in white ink then white embossed and die-cut.

The tiny peace sign on the background paper is also part of the Boxed Greetings stamp set.

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With the stamp set, I used the coordinating Boxed Greetings Icons die and Cool Dudes stamp set (and die). :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Boxed Greetings and Cool Dudes Dies: Paper Smooches Boxed Greetings Icons and Snow Dudes Icons Ink: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Oreo, Sprinkles  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, X-Press It Blending Card, Fancy Pants Wish Season Other: Copic markers, sequins, white embossing powder, foam tape.