Category Archives: Paper Smooches

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.

Boxed-Greetings-500

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!)

Boxed-Greetings-CU

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.

Boxed-Greetings-CU2

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.

Peace-and-Love-500

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.

Peace-and-Love-CU

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.

You Brighten My Day (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Just popping in to share a quick and easy card I created using Paper SmoochesDinky Doodles 2 and Inchies dies. :)

Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles and Inchies dies

I stamped the little lightbulbs onto the tags as if they were hanging from their sockets. Before adhering/tying the tags, I sponged a bit of blue, pink and yellow ink behind each.

Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles and Inchies dies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG15, R83, R85, Y13, Y15

The cute sentiment is from We Totally Click stamp set.   Also, be sure to check out Paper Smooches’ latest releases HERE. Time for the holiday! (haha)

Pretty pink striped paper is from Queen & Company‘s Stripes paper pad.  Q&C has wonderful patterned paper. (My fave basics are Stripes and Dots and my fave “fancy” patterns are Flirty Florals ♥ and Fruit.

Thanks for stopping in today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 2, We Totally Click   Dies: Paper Smooches Inchie Tags  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, Cookie Monster, Lollipop, Lemon Meringue  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube;  X-Press It Blending Card , Queen & Company Stripes  Other: Copic markers, Kool Tak clear foam squares, string

Paper Smooches October Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2017 release!  ONE new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on September 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 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 2nd 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.

AND, we have something special to share…we partnered with XYRON this week. Our designers received Xyron adhesives to use on their October projects and Xyron’s design team were given Paper Smooches stamps to create with. They are sharing their Paper Smooches cards on the their blogs this week. You can find them all HERE.

Today I’ve used new Holiday Sweets dies along with new Boxed Greetings.

Paper Smooches Holiday Treats dies, Boxed Greetings

I used Xyron’s super-cool 1 1/2″ sticker maker to adhered the layers of candy canes. The adhesive stuck only to the card stock without extending past the openings (as would happen with a tape runner). And it was super convenient not to have to apply glue to the thin edges. Highly recommend!  :)

Paper Smooches Holiday Treats dies, Boxed Greetings (close-up)

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 Boxed Greetings  Dies: Paper Smooches Holiday Sweets, Boxed Greetings Icons  Ink: MFT Red Hot, Taylored Expressions Salt Water Taffy and Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Pink Champagne, MFT Green Room, Limelight  Other: Foam tape, gold cord, Xyron Sticker Maker, blending tool

Dinky Doodles and Wavy Wishes (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today to share two cards using this month’s and last month’s Paper Smooches releases.

First, from last month, I used Wavy Wishes stamp set with Flower Frame dies.

Michele-Flower-Frame

The large Thank You sentiment with scalloped frame fits perfectly inside the larger scalloped circle from Flower Frame.

Thank-You-So-Much-Flower-Frame-CU

I die-cut the smaller circles, hearts and leaves then simply cut thin strips of green card stock for the stems. Everything was adhered using a Xyron Mega Runner. (It’s refillable. :) )

Stamps: Paper Smooches Wavy Wishes   Dies: Paper Smooches Flower Frame Ink: Taylored Expessions Chocolate Truffle and Sprinkles  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Chocolate Truffle, Lemon Meringue, Peapod; MFT Limelight   Other: Amuse Creative Candy, blending tool, Xyron Mega Runner

Dont-Forget-500

Next, from Paper Smooches most recent release, I used Dinky Doodles 1 and Daily Diary. Within the Dinky Doodles 1 set are 37 images, perfect for planners, envelopes or cards.  (You can find a second set of images, Dinky Doodles 2, here.)

Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 1 and Daily Diary

Copic markers – BG11, BG70, BG72 (custom), R39, R83, R85, RV32, YG06, 0.1 Wine Multiliner

After stamping and coloring my little monster, I tied a bit of black string to her “finger” as a reminder.  :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 1, Daily Diary   Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo   Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube and Rainbow Brights; X-Press It Blending Card   Other: Copic markers, string, piercing guide, 0.1 Wine Copic Multiliner

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Birthday YAY (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a cute monster card to share using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches‘ latest release.

Birthday-YAY-500

I die-cut the Monster from both blue and white card stock then assembled him over a lightly sponged background.

Birthday-YAY-CU

The confetti pieces are also part of the Monster die set so all the dies I used are from the one set. The sentiment is from new Daily Diary. Perfect for planner lovers, the set includes 40 words and phrases. (That’s a lot!)

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches September Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2017 release!  FOUR new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on August 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, Augus 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 28th 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 Dinky Doodles 2. This stamp set is loaded with tiny images, perfect for cards, tags, planners and more!

Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 2

I stamped the leaves and chick then colored with markers. The tiny leaf trails were added with a Copic Multiliner.

Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 2 (close-up)

Copic markers – E35, R37, R39, W00, W1, Y21, Y23, YG95, YG97, YR16, YR31, YR68; 0.25 Black Multiliner

Alice extended her vacation a bit, so we have a wonderful replacement for her for the blog hop but you will see her creations later this month.  Samantha Mann is stepping in for her and I am super excited about that – woohoo!

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 Dinky Doodles 2, Fall Sampler  Dies: Paper Smooches Leaves 2, MFT Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers  Ink: Taylored Expression  Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Watermelon, X-Press It Blending Card, Carta Fall Blessings  Other: Copic markers and Multi-liner, linen thread