Category Archives: Paper Smooches

Enormous Thanks (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a silly sort of card using Paper Smooches Huge Hugs, Huge Hugs 2 and corresponding icons dies. This big hippo cracks me up. :)

Paper Smooches Huge Hugs

Huge Hugs is this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set and is availabe for FREE for just a few more days (through March 31) with any $60 retail order.

Paper Smooches Huge Hugs (close-up)

Copic markers – C1, R01, R83, R85, RV32

The sentiment, from Huge Hugs 2, was stamped in white then white embossed.

I’ll be back Thursday for Paper Smooches April release hop. I hope to see you then!

Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy 

Oceans of Fun and Sending Smooches (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! I’ve been having loads of fun creating shaker cards with new Queen & Company Foam Front Card Kits. Today I have two to share, one using Circle Foam Front kit and the other using new Hearts Foam Front kit.


First, I used the Circle Foam Front kit to create an ocean themed birthday card for my niece. The two fish are inside the shaker with the octopus attached over the transparency.


The inside was filled with Diamonds, Pops and Tiny Bubbles toppings. The paper, from Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack is also from Queen & Company. The fish/octopus and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions’ Oceans of Fun stamp/die combo and colored with Copic markers.


On my next card I used papers from Flirty Florals. Sooo pretty and girly. I love them. Inside the Hearts Foam Shaker openings, I placed Posies and Pops. After the hearts were filled and the covers adhered, I placed a few sparkly Pink Petite Posies next to some of the hearts.


On the pink gingham, I stamped “sending” from Paper Smooches’ Smooches stamp set and added a coordinating die-cut Smooches word.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Love You Bigly (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m using some new stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesDinosaur die and Huge Hugs 2, a cute and quirky sentiment set to go along with this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) stamp set, Huge Hugs. It’s really cute. You should definitely check it out. Huge Hugs is also free for just another week or so, through March 31st with any $60 retail order.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

After die-cutting the dino from kraft and green card stock, I added some texture and a bit of shading with Copic markers.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – E33, YG91, YG93, 100

He’s delivering BIGLY love to someone. Haha.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Grateful for You (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Today I have a shaker card to share created using Queen & Company‘s Lines Foam Front Shaker Kit. I think I’d like to get a few more as it would be so easy to use for any occasion. (Super quick birthday card…thinking of you…get well…congrats…anything really!)

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

Inside, I used yellow stripes from Simple Stripes 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack along with Bitty Beads, Donuts and super cute Posies.  In lieu of the card stock cover included in the kit, I used the coordinating Lines Foam Front die to cut a floral cover from Flirty Florals 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack. It is one of my favorite paper pads EVER.

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

To finish, I added some red Rivets, a Grateful Die and white embossed “for you” (Paper Smooches).

Thanks so much for visiting today! ♥

1amichele siggy

Hoppy Easter (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m popping in (or “hopping in”) with a quick and easy shaped card using new Bunny Card die set from Paper Smooches.


This set is THEE cutest! The only element I added not included in the set is the Baby Bow.  (I love the whiskers!)


The patterned ears, nose and bow were cut from Queen & Company’s Heart Throb paper pad. (Such pretty patterns/colors!) The bunny face is adhered to a small gray card base, approximately 4 1/4″ x 2″.


Inside, I stamped and embossed a sentiment from Critter Card Puns. The set includes lots of fun(ny) sentiments to coordinate with all of the new shaped card dies which you can see HERE along with the other latest releases.

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches March Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2017 release!  THREE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on February 28th. 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, February 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 27th 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.

I created a shaker behind a cute whale from Huge Hugs stamp set. I used the coordinating die (from Huge Hugs Icons dies) and a couple ocean plants from Ocean Scene.


I love the sentiment. So cute.  :)

Inside the shaker I placed Queen & Co. Diamonds (super sparkly) and Baby Beads.


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.  Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her.  We are all in for a treat!

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy

Happy Birthday (paper smooches)

Hello, everyone. I’m back today with another birthday card, this time using Paper SmoochesCelebrate Balloons dies.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

I thought it would be fun to tie the balloons to the leg of the chick from Birthday Buddies. He just can’t put his foot down! :)

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – BG13, G05, G14, R01, R27, Y17, Y19, YR15, YR16, YR27, YR31

I hope you’ll stop back on Thursday for Paper Smooches’ March release hop. Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

celebrate (paper smooches)

Hi everyone!  Today I’m sharing a card using new Party Balloons dies and Celebrate Word die from Paper Smooches latest release. You can find all of the new stamps and dies HERE.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

After die-cutting the balloons, I colored each with a Copic marker, overlapping the common areas to achieve the overlaying colors. The Celebrate word die was colored with Copics as well. I found the word easiest to color before removing the die from the surrounding card stock.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – B00, B000, R83, Y11

To finish my card, I adhered some super shimmery star sequins. Pretty quick and easy!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Celebrate (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Just popping in to share a card using new Paper Smooches Let’s Celebrate stamps with Celebrate Balloons dies and Celebrate Word die, all available tomorrow night (1/31) at 8 p.m. PT.  You can see all of the new sets today on the Paper Smooches blog HERE, and they can be purchased tomorrow night HERE.


The Let’s Celebrate stamp set is February’s TAM set, or Thanks a Million, free to you with any $60 retail order placed from 8 p.m. PT January 31 through February 28, 8 p.m. PT.   :)


After stamping the balloons, I drew in strings, stamped the curly ends and added small “shine” stripes with a white pen. Quick and easy!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Creating a Quick and Easy Bokeh Background

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing how I used X-Press It Mask It to create a quick and easy bokeh background for a super cute mermaid. (In searching for a link to this image, it seems the artist has closed her Etsy store. Sorry about that!)

X-Press It Mask It to create a quick and easy background

X-Press It Mask It is a low-tack, flexible masking film with a matte finish, ideal for airbrushing, painting, stenciling, sponging, etc. The film is easily die-cut, leaves no residue whatsoever, and can easily be moved, reapplied and re-used multiple times.

X-Press It Mask It

It’s available in sheets HERE (which is what I use) or rolls HERE.

Step 1: Cut Mask It to size, tape circle dies in place

First, cut a piece of Mask It to size then tape several dies in place.

Step 2 Remove die-cut circles, carefully separate mask from release sheet

I recommend using a shim (like this) when die-cutting to assure the dies cut cleanly through the film. Once die-cut, remove the circles then separate the film from the release paper. I use a pin to help separate the layers.

Step 3 Adhere mask over card stock, begin to blend ink

Adhere the film over the card stock and begin blending in the open spaces. Once ink is blended, carefully remove the film and readhere, positioning the film as desired. So easy! :)  You can find more info on X-Press It Mask It HERE.

Close-up of Bokeh effect using X-Press Mask It

Copic markers – B02, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E41, E42, E43, E57, E79, Y21, YG07; X-Press It Mask It

The mermaid was printed onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (as listed above).

Thanks so much for visiting today! :)

1amichele siggy

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