Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi kiddos!

It’s Pep Rally week once again, and the Paper Smooches Design Team is here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2017 release with you! ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on January 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at 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, January 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri Anderson  (<—- Here you are, dude.)

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

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

FEBRUARY is Paper Smooches’ Anniversary month, They are celebrating 6 years of good stuff!  Be prepared for a TON of fun all through the month of February!

OK. Enough hop-talk-a-roo… and all that jazz.

Here’s the project I cooked up to share with you.

A card created with clear stamps and steel dies from Paper Smooches //

I made this bad boy with the new Let’s Celebrate stamp set and coordinating steel dies. Balloons are pretty much “the thing” when it comes to celebrations and this stamp set is packed with them. You agree?

To make a couple of the balloons stand out, I stamped a heart and then plopped in the middle of them. It’s just… kinda… fun. I think.


I love that stamped word especially. Looks so cool when cut out with the coordinating die. To cut it out, I stamped the word and then placed the die on top. To keep the die from moving when I ran it through my Big Shot, I plopped on a little sticky note tape. It’s strong enough to hold the die in place and yet removable so no ink gets removed.

Alright, friends. That’s it for now. I’ll be again soon!

Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Another day. Another project to share.

Meet today’s card.

A handmade friendship card by Teri //

Sharing this one because…  well, I like it. 🙂 Simple as that. Sometimes, you make stuff and it doesn’t quite turn out how you envisioned. And then, sometimes, everything works out just right. This one is one of those “just right” ones.

That fox? Stamped her with the new Frederick and Fiona stamps from Technique Tuesday. They are part of their new Animal House collection of stamps and dies. The words? They were cut with the new coordinating Frederick and Fiona dies.

The fox could easily be a boy but I wanted it to be a girl so I tied a little bow with twine and then plopped it on the top of her head. I think it would be fun for a boy to add a little bow and place it on the fox’s chest as a little bow tie of sorts. Just thinking aloud though.

Rather than coloring in the fox’s nose with markers, I used some black Nuvo drops. I like that it gave it a little dimension that markers would not have.

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Today’s Gift Tag

Hi all!


Just quick little something to share with you today.

A handmade Valentine's tag created with stamps from Paper Smooches //

Had some fun making this guy for Paper Smooches with the new Courteous Cuties stamp set (and dies) and For You tag die.

To give the little dude some color, I used  a couple markers – a gray for highlights, a couple flesh tones for the legs and ears and a really soft pink for the cheeks. Those cheeks are pretty subtle but look really, really, really, really close and you’ll see them. See? Told you. Wink.

This tag could pretty much go on any gift package. I decided instead to go all Valentine’s Day like with it and fill up a little bag with Valentine’s Candy Corn and then add it to it. Easy peasy.

Alright. That’s all I have you today. I’ll be back again later, friends. Hope you are having a super day.