Category Archives: Paper Smooches

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

Paper Smooches May Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on May 2nd. You will find our new products HERE once they go live. (The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be on her honeymoon until May 2nd. ♥♥)

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 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May 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 super cute New Beginnings stamps and coordinating dies.

Paper Smooches New Beginnings

New Beginnings stamp set is this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set, free to you with any $60 retail order.

Paper Smooches New Beginnings

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 New Beginnings  Dies: Paper Smooches New Beginnings Icons dies  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, Sugar Cube; MFT Spearmint, Pink Lemonade, Berrylicious, Lemon Chiffon  Paper: Taylored Expression Sugar Cube, Oreo; X-Press It Blending Card; Snap Color Vibe II Other: Copic markers, Kool Tak clear foam squares, white embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, string, Simon Says Stamp sequins.

Kirarina 2win Oil-based Pens

Today I did a bit of playing around for the first time with Kirarina 2win oil-based pens. Being oil-based, they stick to most any surface, i.e. paper, photos, glass, plastic, cloth, etc. (although they are not dishwasher safe).

Thanks-a-Lot-K2Win-500

These double-ended pens are available in a wide range of 34 vibrant colors as well as black.  The colored pens feature two different colors, one dark and one lighter, each with a medium round nib. The black pen features the same color on both ends but one side has a medium round nib and the other has a fine nib, perfect for detail work or finer journaling.

Kirarina-2win-markers

You can see the nib sizes above. All are round except the one end of the black which holds a fine nib.

Kirarina-2win-with-cactus

I found the color to be quite vibrant, even on this somewhat darker cork paper. I used the black to fill in any tiny areas of the stamped image where  my ink may not have covered completely. It worked perfectly.

Thanks-a-Lot-K2WinCU-500

On the cork paper, I was able to color very easily, leaving a smooth, solid layer of color. I did not need to go over any sections more than once. (On surfaces such as glass, the darker colors will show better.) After coloring, I used a toothpick and Copic Opaque White to add some dotted highlights to the design.

On the Imagination International, Inc. website you can find the Kirarina line of product to include the 2win oil-based pens, 2win fragrant pens, WiNK pens and Cute Puff Paint pens as well as inspiration for each. I hope you’ll check it out! :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

thanks so much (paper smooches)

Hello everyone.  Today I have a card to share using another of Paper Smooches‘ new pineapple dies. I also used new Thanks So Much word die.  I think they are the perfect combination for quick and easy cards.

Paper Smooches pineapple thanks card

The pineapple was cut from white card stock with the top portion cut again from a light green dotted paper.

Paper Smooches pineapple thanks card (close-up)

I filled only the top then laid the sentiment over, choosing to use the negative area of the word “so” for added interest. So easy. :)

I hope you’ll visit again on Thursday as the Paper Smooches DT will return with May’s release blog hop.

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

thank you for your hospitality (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and easy card to share using Paper SmoochesPineapple 1 die and washi tape.  I love this little pineapple! :)

Paper Smooches pineapple hospitality card

I only used the outline of the pineapple, die-cut from white card stock then colored with markers. I applied three strips of Yellow Dot washi tape across the paper then adhered the cute pineapples over top. Before securing the pineapple top on the right, I tied a bit of yellow twine around one of the leaves.

Paper Smooches pineapple hospitality card (close-up)

Prior to stamping the portions of sentiment onto black card stock, I brushed the card stock with a powder tool to help keep stray specks of embossing powder from sticking where I didn’t want them. I then stamped using white ink and white embossed the words.

Thanks so much for visiting today! :)

1amichele siggy

Stand Tall (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m popping in to share a card I created using Paper Smooches‘ recently released pineapple-themed stamps and dies. :)

Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush 2, Harlequin die

I wanted to use the Stand Tall sentiment from Pineapple Crush 2 and, to go along with it I wanted to create a taller pineapple. So…I first laid out and adhered the little diamonds from a Harlequin background die onto a scrap piece of copy paper. I then cut only the bottom portion using the Pineapple 1 die. I slid the die up, aligning the sides as best as I could and then cut the top portion, using scissors to clip the part (sides) in between. (To die-cut one end at a time, I placed the die and paper on my cutting pad with the portion I did NOT want cut hanging off the top edge of the cutting pad then repeated the process with the other end. Clear as mud?)

Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush 2, Harlequin die (close-up)

Copic markers – YG95, YG97, YG99

I die-cut the top portion twice then stacked those as well. The inside pieces of the top were colored a bit with Copic markers to help add some dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Fun With Glitter Washi Tape

Hello everyone! Today I have two cards to share where I’ve played a bit with Queen & Company‘s new glitter washi tape.  There are 40 from which to choose! (That’s a lot! And all so pretty!)

First I created a super sparkly crown for my pineapple.

Using glitter washi tape on die-cut images

Before die-cutting Pineapple 1 and the Weather sun (both by Paper Smooches), I simply laid strips of the tape onto a block of copy paper, carefully aligning the edges so no white space showed in between. I’m happy to say even the circles were easy to align. :)

Using glitter washi tape on die-cut images (close-up)

The pineapple top was filled with Green Lines glitter washi and the body with Gold Dot. Once I had the blocks of tape applied to the paper, I die-cut the images as usual.

Next I used glitter washi tape to make pretty, sparkly silver stars and a heart.

Glitter washi tape stars

I used the same technique as above but this time I only needed one strip of tape for the stars. (Two for the heart.)

Glitter washi tape stars (close-up)

Once the stars were die-cut, I adhered them around a cute owl and branch (both by Taylored Expressions). I tied a bit of white string to the lower branch then adhered the other end behind the heart which was then adhered with a clear foam square.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches April Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on April 2nd. You will find our new products HERE once they go live. (The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be out of town until April 2nd.)

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, April 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 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 super cute new Pineapple Crush stamp set with coordinating Pineapple Crush Icons dies.

Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush

The little bunny and pineapple were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with my favorite markers. In the background, I sponged yellow ink then added a couple of Clouds.

Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush (close-up)

Copic markers – G07, G21, G24, G28, R00, R01, W00, W1, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG17

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

Supplies   Stamps: Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemonade  Dies: Pineapple Crush Icons, Clouds Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park Homegrown  Other: Copic markers, Queen & Company yellow Lollies, Kool Tak clear foam squares, blending tool.

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