Today’s card (4-12)

Hi, everyone!

Dropping by today to share a card created with one of Paper Smooches’ new crafting dies. I’m just so excited to send this card to one of my stamping friends.

A handmade "Missing You" card by Teri | Created with Paper Smooches stamps & dies

The flowers were created with the new Stemmed Rose Dies. Rather than doing a bunch of paper piecing and all, I cut them from white cardstock and then used my markers to add a little color to them. It is kind of a tedious task with thin, intricate dies, but I think the results are almost always stunning.


Now, this card has a fun little twist. The die set comes with a mat die. Rather than matting the flowers onto mats, I used the mat die to cut a window out out of the front of the card. I placed one of the flowers inside the card, right so you could see it through the window.


One thing I did on the front of the card, to make the flowers stand out on it, was I opened it and sponging a little blue ink onto it. I did it softly, over and over in a circle. I also added a sentiment (perfect for my stamping friend) from the Fun & Flirty stamp set.

To finish things off, I added couple sequins. They are always a nice, fairly flat, way of finishing a card.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again later, gators.

PS. Don’t miss this post I shared over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog recently! It shows a fun way to use foil to make a wedding card!


Paper Smooches – April 2019 Blog Hop

PS April 2019

Hello, friends!

It’s time once again to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM CST on April 7th! (Hey! That’s tomorrow! Yay!) You will find the new products at their online store once they go live.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $30 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on April 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on April 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog


Donna Mikasa
Kelly Latevola

Design Team:

Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please consider doing so.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop. (Consider following Paper Smooches on Twitter too!)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

(….which means that you have up to four super duper, extra big chances to win on each blog! Hooray!)

Also, did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details. It’s always so fun to see what everyone has made!

Alright, enough hop talk. Let’s get on with the card.

A handmade card featuring stamps and dies from Paper Smooches

Created this little guy with the new Mini Flowers Dies. All the flowers were made by mixing and matching the little dies together. No real rhyme or reason on my part… just being random for the fun of it. 🙂

The vase was cut with the mat die from the new Stemmed Rose Dies. I actually cut off the flower part and kinda just ran with it. I think the card is cute but modern… or modern but cute… by pairing the dies together.
The words are from the previously released Fun & Flirty stamp set. It’s such a fun set of sentiments that are perfect to send to your card making buddies.
Alrighty, friends. That is all I have for you today. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out the hop! See you again soon!