Category Archives: Paper Smooches

happy spring (paper smooches)

Hi everyone!  Happy spring (assuming it is spring where you are). As I type this (which is a bit earlier than it will actually post), we are getting 6-10 inches of snow.  Yuck.

Paper Smooches Spring Fling

Today I’ve used cute Spring Fling and Spring Fling Icons dies by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Spring Fling (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, R000, RV11, V15, Y17, Y21, Y38, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR14, YR18

I love how she’s hugging her carrot. Haha. (So cute.)  Copic markers used are noted above.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

1amichele siggy

Spring Blessings (paper smooches)

Hello everyone.  I have a card to share today using a super-sweet stamp set from Paper SmoochesEco Friendly. (We’re still waiting for spring here. Winter simply does not want to let go.)

Paper Smooches Eco Friendly

I adore this image. It’s just so cute.  :)  To the left and right, I added a few die-cut flowers with circles from Polka Dot Borders in the centers. They’re the perfect size!

Paper Smooches Eco Friendly (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E21, E30, E55, R20, YR20, YR21

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon!

1amichele siggy

Compost Happens (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. Today I have a fun card to shared using Green Thumb by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Green Thumb

The boots are one of ten images in the set. I first stamped the bottom of each boot onto X-Press It Blending Card. I didn’t worry about masking since the bottoms are so dark (brown). I then stamped the boots onto dotted paper, cut out and adhered over the stamped bottoms.

Paper Smooches Green Thumb (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, E23, E47, E57, E79, W00, W1, W2, W3

Using Copic markers (noted above), I added mud (or “compost”) and a few little brown pearls.  Once complete, I stamped my favorite of the three sentiments in the set.  :)

In the upper right corner, I added a few Stitches and a Heart.

Wishing you a compost-free day.  :)  Thanks for visiting.

1amichele siggy

a little spring and super sized hugs (paper smooches)

Hello, friends! I know many of you have been blasted with unrelenting winter storms so I thought I’d bring a bit of spring your way.

Paper Smooches Natural Beauties

I used the tiny and oh-so-cute wreath from Paper SmoochesNatural Beauties stamp set. I stamped in dark brown ink, colored the leaves and bird with Copic markers then added a few die-cut flowers and stamped hearts.  (The coordinating Natural Beauties Icons dies are currently 50% off!)

Paper Smooches Natural Beauties (close-up)

Copic markers – Y21, YG23

Along the stamped panel edges, I adhered Deco Edges, using Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper beneath each side.

Paper Smooches Think Fast

I have a second card today using Think Fast with Think Fast Icons dies. It’s a cute set for sending big hugs, big congrats or planning a big lunch.  😉

Paper Smooches Think Fast (close-up)

Copic markers – C7, E02, E30, E31, E33, E35, G28, R12, R24, R29, R32, R39, R89, Y17, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, YR04, YR12

After coloring with markers, I popped up the sandwich, top of the drink and top of the fries with foam tape.


With any $60 retail order, you can get any $14.99 Paper Smooches stamp set for FREE? Simply add your requested set in the comment section when checking out.

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Irish You a Magical Day (paper smooches)

Hi everyone.  Today I have a card to share using Paper SmoochesMagical Spring stamp set. While I am not a fan of beer, I’ve always been fascinated by GREEN beer.  Haha. It just seems fun (although I’ve never had it).

Paper Smooches Magical Spring stamp set

I randomly stamped the glass then colored with Copic markers. I used the clover from Spring dies, cutting from X-Press It Blending Card and also coloring with markers.

Paper Smooches Magical Spring stamp set (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, Y32, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17

As a final embellishment I added a few white rhinestones from Queen & Company.

Thanks for visiting today.  :)

1amichele siggy

Peas ♥ Love ♥ Happiness (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using Vegtastic, an older set from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Vegtastic stamps and dies

Kim always has such cute plays on words within her stamp sets (not to mention the cute images themselves).  :) I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches Vegtastic stamps and dies (close-up)

Copic markers – YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, R12

Here, I used  the coordinating Vegtastic Icons die to die-cut the peas. I also scattered around some Tiny Hearts. (Spring Things 6×6 paper by Echo Park.)

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Love Bee (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I thought I’d fit in another Valentine/love card before the 14th comes and goes. Today I’ve used Lots of Love from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Lots of Love

I first did a bit of watercoloring using pink and orange Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. After stamping the sentiment, I traced over with Glossy Accents. While I (im)patiently waited for that to dry, I stamped the little bee and colored with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches Lots of Love (close-up)

Copic markers – Y04, Y32, R000; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Orange and Pink

Once the bee was adhered, I used the solid line heart “trail” stamp as a guide to instead create a little dotted trail. I die-cut two Waves scalloped borders, stitched in place (please excuse the few wonky stitches), then adhered a few Tiny Hearts, cut from another scrap of leftover watercolored paper.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  :)

1amichele siggy

Stitched Get Well Wishes (paper smooches)

Hi everyone!  Today I’m sharing a card I created using Paper Smooches‘ new Stitched Circle die.  As a former cross-stitcher, I just love that this style is trending.

Paper Smooches Stitched Circle die/Smooches stamp set

I pulled out my DMC thread and stitched a pink heart into the center then finished with white all around. After stitching, I decided to add a bit more color so I pulled out a few of my Copic markers and colored over the thread, creating an ombre look.  (Coloring the thread was WAY easier than transitioning with different shades of string.)

Paper Smooches Stitched Circle die (close-up)

Copic markers – RV02, RV10, RV13, RV14

To assemble the card, I adhered patterned strips along the left and right sides of my base card. I adhered the horizontal strip of patterned paper to another block of white card stock trimmed slightly more narrow than the card front. I then die-cut the circular opening and stamped the sentiment (from Smooches stamp set) below. I adhered the panel to the card front using foam tape and adhered the stitched piece inside the circular opening.

Also available is a Stitched Square Die and a super cool Cross Stitch Die that only die-cuts the holes. So much fun.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon.

1amichele siggy

Celebrate (with teeny stars)

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card to share using Paper Smooches‘ new Teeny Stars dies. It was super-quick and easy, and works for male or female. (Masculine cards are so hard for me.)

Paper Smooches Celebrate Word Die and Teeny Stars Dies

I first die-cut the word Celebrate several times from black card stock then once from silver foil card stock. I layered all then adhered to the center of the black panel.

Paper Smooches Celebrate Word Die and Teeny Stars Dies

Copic markers – B16, BG15, G05, RV14, V17, Y17, YR04

I die-cut the stars from silver foil as well then colored most with Copic markers. When I looked closely at the foil paper, I could see very slight directional lines (grain) so I colored in the direction of the lines and that way, the added color was pretty smooth.  To create the tiny dots, I die-cut a scrap of silver foil using the Stitched Square die. The dots are the perfect little accents, I think! Once the panel was assembled, I adhered it to a silver foil panel and then to a card base.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I’ll be back tomorrow with something new and super fun from Queen & Company:)

1amichele siggy

thanks sew much (paper smooches)

Hello, and thanks for visiting today! I hope you’re smoothly getting back into the swing of things after the holiday. Sometimes it’s a slow-going process. We’ve had a couple snow days and now a three-hour early release due to possible freezing rain/ice so my return to normalcy has not yet occurred.  (Turtle speed.)

Today I’m sharing a card I created using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches‘ latest release.


I’ve used the new Embroidery Hoop dies (which includes the hoop as well as the stitched mug and several stitches) with a sentiment from new In Stitches stamp set and Stitched Circle die.


I stamped the needle from In Stitches then scribbled in a bit of thread.  In Stitches stamp set is free through January 31 with any $60 retail order. Pretty awesome!

The new stitch dies and stitch stamp set are all so popular they are currently sold out but expect to be back in stock soon.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy