Category Archives: Paper Smooches

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.

Wishing-You-Sunshine-500

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.

DSS8.5X115

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.

Wishing-You-Sunshine-CU

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.

Wishing-You-Sunshine-CU3

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).

Wishing-You-Sunshine-CU2

 

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

Thanks Bunches (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! It’s finally the last crazy week of school here, although my kids are coming and going at wonky times, depending on final exam schedules. (I can’t keep up. I’m thankful one drives himself.)

With the end of the school year, I’ve needed a handful of thank you cards and this one, using Paper SmoochesGarden Greetings with coordinating dies, is one of my faves.

Garden Greetings - Paper Smooches

The Garden Greetings stamp set is this month’s TAM, or Thanks a Million, set which is FREE through June 30 with any $60 retail order. It’s a SUPER cute set. :)

Garden Greetings - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – R83, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG07

After stamping and coloring with markers, I die-cut the image then die-cut four or so additional, plain white pieces to stack beneath. It adds dimension, giving the appearance of a chipboard piece.

I’m off to take Child #2 to school for her last final exam. Woohoo!  (Well, Woohoo once the test is over.)  :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

1amichele siggy

Love You (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in quickly to share a card I created using new Garden Greetings from Paper Smooches.

Garden Greetings - Paper Smooches

Garden Greetings is this month’s TAM (or Thanks a Million) set which means it is free to you with any $60 retail purchase placed by June 30th.  The set includes seven main images and two accents. (The word “you” was stamped from new Kindness Sampler.)

Garden Greetings - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, E40, E42, E43, R24, R29, R59, W00, W1, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR21, YR23

Each of the letters in “love” are separate stamps so they can be arranged in any way. I stamped each onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers, stamped and colored the bee then added a die-cut Tiny Heart at the end of the bee trail. (This set is adorable!) :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

It’s a New Day (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today with a very quick and easy card using Triangle die from Paper Smooches May release.

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

Before adhering the white Triangle die cut, I did a bit of watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used Pale Green, Cobalt Blue, Pink and Yellow on a watercolor panel.

Paper Smooches - Michele Boyer

Once the triangle piece was adhered, I stamped and die-cut butterflies from New Beginnings stamp set (FREE for only a few more days, through May 31st with any $60 retail order).  I stamped a sentiment from New Beginnings 2 then adhered a few super-sparkly white Petite Posies from Queen & Company.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy 

Paper Smooches June Release Hop

**COPIC HOP CAN BE FOUND HERE**

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on May 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 Tuesday, May 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May 29th 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 House Plant die with a sentiment from Kindness Sampler. (Smile from Alfresco.)

House Plant die - Paper Smooches

I used a combination of patterned paper and Copic coloring to create my flower.

New Kindness Sampler is a lovely set of sentiments, perfect for so many occasions (and just being kind).  :)

House Plant die - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – R24, R29, Y21, YG23, YG25, YR23

Along the upper left I added some x’s from Cross Stitch die set, and in the center of the cup I added a Tiny Heart.

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.

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Kindness Sampler, Alfresco (smile)  Dies: Paper Smooches House Plant die  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expression Sugar Cube, Watermelon; X-Press It Blending Card; Carta Bella It’s a Girl   Other: Copic markers, googly eyes.

Mr & Mrs (paper smooches)

Wedding cards don’t have to be super fancy or require a lot of time. Today I used new Mr. & Mrs. die from Paper Smooches to create a wedding congrats in just a few minutes.

Paper Smooches Mr & Mrs word die

I first die-cut the Mr. & Mrs.  Without adhering, I laid the die-cut in the center of my X-Press It Blending Card panel and lightly marked with a pencil just above and just below the words. I laid Post It tape across, at the marks, then stamped Blossoming Buds on each side.

Paper Smooches Mr & Mrs word die

Copic markers – G40, G43, G46, E35, V20, V22, V25, YR21, YR23

I removed the tape, colored with a small handful of Copic markers (listed above) and adhered the Mr. & Mrs. die-cut in the center. Very quick and easy. And pretty, I think. :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Congrats Grad

Hi everyone! Just popping in with a quick post of a grad card. I’ll be giving this one to my nephew in a few short weeks. How does time pass so quickly?? It’s actually kind of scary.

Paper Smooches Grad Cap die set, New Beginnings

I used Paper SmoochesNew Beginnings (free through May 31st with any $60 retail order) and Grad Cap die.

Paper Smooches Grad Cap die set, New Beginnings

The frame was cut using new Rose Frame die (minus the rose), and Alphadot was used to create a quick personalization of the year.

Thanks so much for visiting! I’ll be back very soon!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Flowers

Hi everyone! I have two cards to share today using Queen & Company‘s super duper cute new Pom Flowers. They’re my favorite flowers ever. Each one is about 3/4″ wide and fluffs up to the perfect little mound of petals. Simply adorable. :)

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show, Queen & Company flower embellishments

On my first card I used the flowers in lieu of balls for Paper Smooches‘ juggling clown from Enjoy the Show stamp set.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show, Queen & Company flower embellishments (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BV02, C00, C1, C2, R22, R24, R29, R59, V15, V17, Y15, Y18

After stamping and coloring the clown, I added thin strips of red Simple Stripes paper to add a bit more interest to the design.

Queen & Company Pom Flowers, paper/Paper Smooches (sentiment)

I used the same color combination of Pom Flowers on my second card to create a quick and easy all occasion card.

Queen & Company Pom Flowers, paper/Paper Smooches (sentiment) - close-up

Each of the striped strips, also from Simple Stripes Mat Stack, perfectly matches its cooresponding flower. The sentiment, from Paper Smooches’ Spectrum stamp set, was cut to a tag shape then tied with yellow Twine.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy