Category Archives: Paper Smooches

You’re My Unicorn (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have another fun shaker card to share. I used new Unicorn die from Paper Smooches with Queen & Company‘s Rainbow Foam Front shaker card kit.

Paper Smooches Unicorn die, Queen & Company Rainbow Foam Front

I first adhered the foam front to my card base (both included in the shaker kit). I filled the openings with Pops and Donuts then adhered the acetate. I sponged ink onto the white card front (also included in the Rainbow Foam Front kit) then stamped the sentiment from new Magical Sampler. There many cute sentiments in this stamp set!

Paper Smooches Unicorn die, Queen & Company Rainbow Foam Front close-up

I die-cut the Unicorn from multiple colors of card stock then adhered the unicorn over the shaker. To finish my card, I adhered several white, super sparkly Q&C Petite Posies.

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Magical Sampler  Dies: Paper Smooches Unicorn  Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Taylored Expressions Sprinkles  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Red Pepper, Pumpkin, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Granny Smith, Sprinkles; MFT Wild Wisteria  Other: Queen & Company Rainbow Foam Front Shaker Kit, Pops, Donuts and Petite Posies, Blending Tool

Wavy Birthday Wishes (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using Paper Smooches‘ new Wavy Wishes stamp set with Wavy Pattern dies.

Paper Smooches - Wavy Wishes

Wavy Wishes stamp set is this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set, which means it is free with any $60 retail purchase through August 31st.

I used the Wavy Pattern die to die-cut red, blue and yellow card stock pieces, then used the Wavy Pattern frame as a placement guide.

Paper Smooches - Wavy Wishes close-up

My MISTI allowed perfect placement of the stamped words. Once everything was stamped and assembled, I adhered some red and yellow rivets from Queen & Company.

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Wavy Wishes  Dies: Paper Smooches Wavy Pattern Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop, Potato Chip, Sprinkles  Other: Queen & Company Rivets

Whale, hello

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today to share two cards I created using Foam Front Shaker kits from Queen & Company.

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My first card uses the fun Waves Foam Front kit along with Huge Hugs and Surf & Turf (with coordinating dies) from Paper Smooches.

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Before adhering the pre-cut foam to my card base, I adhered a block of blue patterned paper from Queen & Company’s Picture Perfect Mat Stack. I filled the openings with Pops and Fimo Fun, adhered the whale and fish (stamped onto Blending Card and colored with markers) then tied some pretty blue Sparkle String.

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Next I created a shiny Hello Sunshine card using a Polkas Foam Front Kit, Delightful Dots Mat StackPearlies Bright and Pastel Diamond toppings.

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For even more sparkle and shine, I adhered three Iridescent Flowers and a bit of yellow Sparkle String. (Sentiment from Summer Lovin’ by  Paper Smooches.)

These shakers are seriously the most fun. And so easy. Another great thing about the Queen & Company kits is that refills are available! Have a fave kit? Pick up a few refills! It’s awesome.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches August Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on July 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 Sunday, July 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 31st 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 Wavy Wishes stamp set, coordinating icons dies and Wavy Pattern die.

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Wavy Wishes is a super cute set which includes sentiments to cover a few different occasions, some of which fit perfectly inside the Wavy Pattern die.  There are also a couple of birds, leaves, ornaments and holly.  Really cute. :)

Happy-Christmas-CU

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

Stamps: Paper Smooches Wavy Wishes  Dies: Paper Smooches Wavy Wishes Icons, Wavy Pattern  Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz  Paper: Taylored Expression Sugar Cube  Other: Foam tape, adhesive pearls

Hope (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I created using a couple of Paper Smooches‘ latest releases.

Paper Smooches Dove and Religious Words 2 dies

The Dove and Religious Words 2 dies are handy for so many occasions…get well, encouragement, Christmas, wedding, etc, and they’re great for quick and easy greetings.

Here, I simply die-cut both from white card stock then adhered over a watercolor panel, colored with a Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker. I used a Copic marker (BG10) to lightly fill in the eye and leaves.

Paper Smooches Dove and Religious Words 2 dies (close-up)

I finished my card by tieing on a bit of silver cord and adhering a few super sparkly white Petite Posies from Queen & Company (a “must have” in my stash. I seriously love them and the white goes with everything).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Take a Deep Breath (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m quickly popping in with a very simple card using Paper Smooches‘ new Body Language stamp set and coordinating die. The Body Language stamp set is this month’s Thanks a Million (TAM), free with any $60 retail order through July 31st. It’s full of cute “guts” with fun sentiments to match. :)

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

I used the pair of lungs, set within the die-cut shape, stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with markers.

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

Coipc markers – RV11, RV32; Copic Opaque White

After coloring with markers, I added a tiny white dot to each cheek using Copic’s Opaque White. The pretty patterned paper is one of my all-time faves, Heart Throb by Queen & Company.

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

1amichele siggy

Supplies:  Body Language stamp set and dies, Copic markers and Opaque White, Taylored Expressions Stitched Square Stacklets and Sugar Cube card stock and Oreo ink, X-Press It Blending Card and 1/4″ foam tape, Queen & Company Heart Throb Mat Stack. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Watercolored Prayers (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using two new dies now available from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches - 3d Cross and Prayers dies

3D Cross is a lovely set which includes the crosses as well as flowers, leaves, a heart, a feather and butterfly. The set would work great for Easter cards, Christmas or, in my example, a sympathy card paired with new Prayers die.

Paper Smooches - 3d Cross and Prayers dies (close-up)

To create the background, I scribbled Zig Clean Color Brush Markers onto an acrylic block then watercolored onto watercolor paper. The flower centers were colored with an R000 Copic marker. Very quick and easy (other than waiting for the watercolor paper to dry).  :)

Thanks for visiting today! I’ll be back soon!

1amichele siggy

Using Die-cuts with Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets

**Paper Smooches Release Hop can be found HERE**

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a second way to use double-sided adhesive sheets by X-Press It.  In a previous post I used the sheets to create a clear card. This time I’m using baby beads (from Queen & Company) to embellish a sun and rainbow from Paper Smooches.

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X-Press It Double-sided Adhesive Sheets are super tacky and die-cut very easily. I’ve tried many brands and X-Press It is, by far, my favorite.

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The adhesive sheets are available in packs of five sheets (8 1/2″ x 11″ only, which is perfect for paper crafters like us!), 25 sheets (several sizes) and a 31.5″ x 27 yard roll.

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I adhered a piece of adhesive sheet to a block of white card stock cut slightly larger than my rainbow die. Placing the die on the adhesive side, I die-cut the two together, then die-cut a second rainbow from just card stock. I carefully removed the release paper from the cloud/rainbow outline as well as the interior cloud pieces and adhered the corresponding card stock pieces over those areas. This left only the rainbow stripes with exposed adhesive release paper.

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Removing one strip of release paper at a time, I poured beads over the exposed adhesive then pressed down to ensure the beads were securely adhered. I then removed the next strip of release paper and poured the next color of beads, repeating this process until all stripes were filled. (I highly recommend working with a funneled tray if using baby beads as they go EVERYWHERE. Sometimes they even jump out of the tray but it does help tremendously to keep them (mostly) confined (and with the funnel, the unused beads can be returned to the container).

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Adhesive sheets can be used for many purposes. I mostly use them for clear cards, creating stickers or as an easily (and NON-MESSY) application of adhesive to the back of more intricate die-cuts such as words.  I simply adhere card stock to the adhesive sheet, then die-cut with the die on the card stock side. *Always place the die on whichever side of the stack you want on top.*

Thanks for visiting today!  :)

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches July Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on June 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, July 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 3rd 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 Body Language stamp set.

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

I randomly stamped the stomach, heart, lungs and kidneys (lol) onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. I used Copic Opaque White and a toothpick to add tiny dotted highlights to the cheeks.

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E11, E13, E21, E31, E93, E95, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1; Copic Opaque White

That sentiment cracks me up. I love it. :)

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

Stamps: Paper Smooches Body Language  Dies: MFT Fishtail Flag Layers  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, MFT Electric Red  Paper: Taylored Expression Pink Champagne; X-Press It Blending Card; Echo Park Summer Party   Other: Copic markers and Opaque White

Hoping to Make You Smile and a BIG Paper Smooches SALE

Hi everyone. Today I’m sharing a very quick and easy card using Paper Smooches‘ new Kindness Sampler (fabulous stamp set) with Garden Blooms dies. But first I want to let you know about a big BIG hot sale (because it’s supposed to be 120 degrees in Arizona this week! That is hot, hot, HOT! Please note ALL sale details:

Paper Smooches Hot Sale

During the sale dates ONLY…the FREE TAM will NOT be the Garden Greetings stamp set.  Instead, orders that are over $60. after sale discount has been applied will receive our Critter Card Puns stamp set for free. 

If you missed Jennifer McGuire‘s video using our Shaped Card dies and Critter Card Puns stamp set – you won’t want to miss it.  It’s so amazing!  You will find it HERE.

The sale is valid on products currently in stock.  At the moment, the only product that is out of stock is our Cozy Coffee Die. 

The Garden Greetings stamp set is still available to purchase and will become the free TAM set again once the sale ends on June 21st at 8:00pm PT.  We needed to substitute the free TAM product during the sale because it’s so hard to anticipate demand. 

Now onto my card. :)

Garden Blooms dies - Paper Smooches

I first die-cut the flowers from white card stock, removed the inside pieces of the blooms and colored the outlines with markers.

Garden Blooms dies - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – BG13, R85, Y19, YG17

I used a powder tool to brush over a strip of black card stock then stamped the sentiment using white pigment ink then white heat embossed. To finish, I added a few heart enamel shapes. To create the longer stems, I die-cut the stem portion of each flower a second time, colored, then placed the extensions below the sentiment strip, snipping away any extra length.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to check out that amazing sale!

1amichele siggy