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!


Julie’s 50th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop (1-30)

Ever have one of those days when you can’t wipe the crazy smile off your face?

Today is one those days because it is this lovely lady’s birthday, and I’m taking part in a special blog hop in honor of her!


Yep. Word on the street is Julie’s celebrating the big 5…0 today. Must be in dog years, ya know. Because … man… I tell ya… 😉 🙂

Anyway, happy, happy birthday, Julie! You are truly one of the kindest, nicest people I’ve ever met. And you are one amazing card maker to boot!

In honor of your big day, I made this card just for you.


Just in case you are wondering what stamp set I used here, it’s Old Faithful. 😉 I mean, Bright Idea from Technique Tuesday.

Did a little bit of heat embossing to make the lamp shades. Then tossed on some gems and pearls. And… just for good measure…. added a stamped, embossed and fussy cut heart, too!

Ok, that’s all I have got! Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Julie!

Next stop on the hop is the blog of the lovely Julia! Take it away, Julia!

By the way, if you get lost during the hop, head to the CLASSroom for a list of everyone taking part in the hop.  (And, friends, please consider leaving a birthday wish or two… or three… or four… over there for Julie, too!)