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

Thinking of You – Using Transfer Paper

Hi everyone! Today I’m popping in to share a card I created using Graphite Transfer Paper by X-Press It.

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X-Press It Transfer Paper allows for very easy transferring of designs onto a variety of surfaces to include paper, wood, metal, glass, fabric, canvas, etc. The transfer paper is available in graphite which is what I used, as well as white for use on darker surfaces.

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Transfer Paper is ink-jet compatible, non-smudging, easily erases like pencil and washes out of fabric.

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In an earlier post, I printed an image directly onto the transfer paper for easy transferring onto card stock.

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Today however, I printed the bonsai tree onto regular printer paper. I placed the transfer paper, graphite side down, onto my card stock then layered the printed image atop and traced. There was no smudging whatsoever of the graphite onto my card stock. Only the traced lines appeared on the paper.

I prefer to print the image directly onto the white side of the transfer paper, but my printer and I have not been getting along very well lately. The transfer paper is excellent no matter which method is used.

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Once traced, I colored with markers then completed my card.  It’s a fun technique. I hope you’ll give it a try! If you do, please link your work below in a comment so I can see.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Together is My Favorite Place to Be (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to create a thank you or thinking of you card. I used Squidgy & Teddy.

Stamping Bella - Squidgy and Teddy

After stamping onto my favorite white card stock, I colored with markers then added a few enamel shapes.

Stamping Bella - Squidgy and Teddy

Copic markers – BG70, custom BG72, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, E79, R01, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21

Across the top, I added a few flags die-cut using Taylored Expressions’ Skinny Mini Valentine Borders.

Next week’s challenge is to create using this inspiration photo:

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Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Squidgy and Teddy  Dies: Taylored Expressions Skinny Mini Valentine Borders  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Cherry Pop, Plum Punch and Rainbow Brights; MFT Limelight  Other: Copic markers, Taylored Expressions Enamel Shapes.

Loads of Love Shaker Card

Hi everyone! I seem to be on a roll with shaker cards lately. They’re just so much fun! :)

Today I’ve used Taylored ExpressionsSpin Cycle shaker die with Spin Cycle Sentiments.

Spin Cycle Shaker Card, Taylored Expressions

In the washer I placed some Little Bits Clothing Confetti along with some clear Tiny Bubbles from Queen & Company.

Spin Cycle Shaker Card, Taylored Expressions

The clothing is in (and around) a Little Bits Laundry Basket, and above the washer I added some elements from Sitting Pretty and Sitting Pretty Accessories.

I especially like the Spin Cycle Sentiments. Lots of cute laundry play-on-words phrases.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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

Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week I’ve used Piñata Squidgy with one of my favorite sentiments from new Summer Sentiment Set.

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Here’s the sketch we were to use as inspiration. I turned it on its side and subbed the piñata for the one rectangle.

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So I “mostly” followed the layout. :)

Stamping Bella, Piñata Squidgy

Copic markers – B04, B06, B28, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, G14, G28, R00, R01, R24, R59, RV19, RV66, Y08, Y17, Y21, YR16, YR27

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with markers, then very carefully cut out each image as I don’t have the corresponding dies. I added a couple of super sparkly Petite Posies from Queen & Company and along the bottom, two strips of die-cut fringe.

Next week’s challenge is to create a thank you or thinking of you card. Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Piñata Squidgy  Dies: Taylored Expressions Fringe, MFT Circle STAX 2  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, MFT Lush Lagoon, Queen & Company Dots Other: Copic markers. Queen & Company Purple Petite Posies, silver cord

Happy Birthday Shaker (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun shaker card to share using stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions with pretty toppings from Queen & Company.

Taylored Expressions - Michele Boyer

TE’s Pitcher Vase dies are designed for easy creating of shaker cards. I simply taped the two dies together with an even border around all edges to create the vase frame. While the dies were still taped, I also cut the frame shape from an adhesive sheet to create the foam border.

Taylored Expressions - Michele Boyer

The inside of the shaker was watercolored with distress ink then Queen & Company super sparkly diamond toppings were placed inside. 

I used Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery dies to create the flowers and added a sentiment from Shade Tree Sentiments.

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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

Awww, you shouldn’t have (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another wonderful Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week the team is featuring the August Stamp of the Month, Bedelia the Bunny, 20% off through August 31st.

Stamping Bella - Bedelia the Bunny

I stamped the image onto my favorite Copic compatible paper, X-Press It Blending Card, then colored with markers.

X-Press It Blending Card

One hundred percent of my Copic coloring is done on Blending Card. I’ve tried a few others but (in my opinion) none match the quality. I love that Blending Card is bright white, ultra smooth and allows for super smooth blending. Some other brands I’ve tried absorb a lot of ink and I feel the colors lose vibrancy. Not so with Blending Card. Also laser and ink jet compatible (great for digital images), acid free and archival, Blending Card is perfect for papercrafting and stamping. I keep a healthy stash of Blending Card on hand as I can’t imagine being without it. (Ever.)

Stamping Bella - Bedelia the Bunny (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, custom BG72, C00, C1, E53, G40, R0000, R000, Y11, Y13, YG03, YG11

In coloring Bedelia, I used the lightest of red markers, leaving the inside of the ears, tail and feet white with just a touch of very light gray for a bit of shadow. Around the bunny, I used BG70 with my custom BG72.

Next week’s challenge includes this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

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Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Bedelia the Bunny  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, MFT Insulation Pink Other: Copic markers.

Taylored Expressions August Release Now Available

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ August release previews over the last several days. All new stamps and dies are now available in the TE store. Before you head over, I have two more samples to share.

Taylored Expressions Mum's the Word

First, I used new Mum’s the Word stamp/die combo. (I ♥ this mummy.)

Taylored Expressions Mum's the Word

Copic markers – E41, E43, YG03, YG06, YG17

The left and right mummies were stamped directly onto the paper while the center one was stamped separately, die-cut and popped up on foam tape.

Lastly, I used the owl from Peek-a-Boo Halloween and new Little Bits Ornate Frame.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Halloween/Little Bits Ornate Frame After doing a bit of light sponging with Candy Corn ink, I die-cut a Chocolate Truffle branch (from On a Limb – Branches).

Taylored Expression Peek-a-Boo Halloween/Little Bits Ornate Frame

Copic markers – BG11, E31, E33, E35, E37, W4, W5, W7, W9, Y21, V15, V17, YR16, YR21, YR27

I punched two holes from the frame center then colored in eyeball shapes after adhering and tieing the frame to the branch.

To see more projects, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our designers. Also on the TE Blog today, you’ll find a list of winners from the preview posts. You might be one of them!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy