Paper Smooches turned NINE in February! Time flies! Seems like just yesterday that Kim launched her company! A big happy birthday to Paper Smooches and continued good vibes for Kim!
The anniversary means it’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches’ FEBRUARY 2020 release with you! (Hot diggity dog!)
There is ONE new stamp set, TWO new dies, and ONE new ephemera die-cut pack! Yay! The new products are now available to purchase here.
To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize! The prize – a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.
Here are the details:
- TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
- Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
- Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 8th to leave a comment.
- Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.
Enough blog hop talk. Let’s get to the card!
Created this guy with the brand new Happy Hellos stamp set and Happy Hello Icons dies. I also added some hearts cut with the Tiny Hearts dies
. (By the way, did you take Kathy’s Coloring Road Trip class
on Online Card Classes? I applied some of her tips from to color in the bees. Boy, I sure love the end result! Thanks for tips, Kathy!)
Created the background paper myself with the ink and the Buffalo Check Stencil
. I have made so many background papers with it. It’s so darn fun!
Alright! That’s all I have for you! I’ll be back again later, gators! Thanks, as always, for hopping with us… and for stopping by my blog-a-roo!
PS! Don’t forget that Paper Smooches wants to see your work! Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month? Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.
Me again with another handmade stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is super… well, it features some super duper heroes. Super heroes, that is.
Meet today’s card.
I just had fun the other day, coloring in these two heroes from the new Super Duper stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. In full disclosure: I’ve been on a big super hero kick for awhile so I totally gravitated toward this set!
I stamped the two heroes on cardstock, colored them in with markers and fussy cut them with my scissors. My fussy cutting wasn’t exactly perfect so I used a trick from one of my friends: I took a black marker and ran it along the edges. Easy peasy. And a super nice way to cover up the boo boos.
The clouds are some I stamped and die-cut while working a bit back with the Sunnyville stamp set from Paper Smooches. Always fun when you can mix and match different products together.
Oh, you might be wondering about the background! It’s one I made awhile ago while messing around with watercolors and watercolor paper. I added a couple stamped stars to it when I put it on the card. I used a colored pencil to add a little color to each star as well.
Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.
Back again with a card that uses a stamp set I’ve not given a lot of love to in awhile, All Inside by Julie Ebersole from Ellen Hutson.
I feel like saying, “Hello, old friend,” when talking about this stamp set. I have loved this stamp set for so long, but it just hasn’t seen a lot of love lately from me. And since I’ve been trying to give a little more love to those stamp sets I’ve had for a long time and haven’t inked up in awhile, I decided it was a good time to bring it back to my craft table.
I didn’t go super crazy on coloring the bear. Instead I grabbed a couple gray markers and added a few highlights (or shadows) on to the bear’s fur. It’s subtle and a fun look I think.
It was sure fun creating this little scene for the card. The bear’s basket and flowers were stamped with the Bear Ware stamp set (and coordinating dies). It’s a really a fun way to sauce up the bear and make him (or her) unique.
I felt like this little bear just need something extra so I added a dog. I love how the little dog is looking up so lovingly! Hehe! I stamped the dog with the Animal Sweaters set from Flora & Fauna. Yes, it’s a Christmas set… but so many images can easily be used to make cards all year round. I love that.
The card’s friendly sentiment is also from the All Inside stamp set. A little secret: I cut the panel a little too big and had adhere it to the card so I fixed it by stamping a few polka dots with Patternology stamp set from Paper Smooches. I had to do a little masking off the end of the panel to make sure no stray marks ended up on my card, but it was well worth it!
Alright. That is it for me today. I hope you enjoyed checking out this friendship card. I’ll be back again later, friends.
Just squeaking in a last minute card in honor of the latest Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
I’ve been busy with life stuff so haven’t had much time to craft during the hop this time. Such a bum dog. The hop always inspires me to get to my craft table… and play, play, play! But, at least, I’ve got one card for the hop, even if it is the last day! 😉
Created this little card with the new Tea-riffic stamp set from The Letter Lingo. Such a darling little set. Rather than going all coffee like for this one (because the genius of the set is can be used to make coffee or TEA cards), I decided to make a tea-themed card.
Did a little “old school” masking so the girl would look like she was peeking around the cup.
Totally last minute decision to add the sentiment to the cup. Originally, I’d been planning to stamp it elsewhere but saw it would fit perfectly on it and ran with it.
Alright! That’s it for me. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by! And don’t forget to check out the hop! There are so many lovely projects linked up to it!
It’s time once again to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches May 2019 release with you! Three new stamp sets and TWO new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM CST on May 7th! (Hey! Hey! 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.
- 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 May 8th to leave a comment.
- Please check the Paper Smooches blog on May 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
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- Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop. If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please consider doing so.
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- 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!
So let’s stop talking about the hop, and, instead, share the goods! Here’s the card I made!
Created this bad boy with the new Daddy Yo 2 stamp set ad Daddy Yo 2 Icons dies. (I also used the Fab Frames dies from last months’ release.)
Nothing really super fancy to share about this card other than I did lots and lots of coloring. 🙂
I thought this card might be a good one to give a favorite male family member or a good male friend.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and the hop! I’ll be back again later. Thanks for stopping by!
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.
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!
I’m here today with a couple cards recently shared over on the blog for Paper Smooches. I’ve had so much fun lately going though my stash of Paper Smooches stamps and dies and creating a few cards every month. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught in the “new, new, new” thing and forget about the good stuff you’ve discovered along the way.
Created this first little one with a couple different stamps (and dies):Fruitastic stamps; Fruit Icons dies; Hot Concoctions stamps; Sentiment Sampler stamps; and Kindness Sampler stamps.
I really wanted this card to be unique so I paired together several different sentiments. I think the end result is pretty nice. All words I’d love to say to some of my sweet, sweet friends.
This second card really was the result of me goofing around and pulling two stamp sets (Hot Concoctions and Feathered Friends) randomly and seeing if I could make something with them. After a lot of messing around (and dreaming up some ideas), this is what I ended up with. Fun stuff!
Alright! That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping on by.
The cards just keep coming. Yessss! 🙂
I was inspired yet again by the latest Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to make today’s card.
I once again whipped out the Thanks a Latte stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a cute set!
I stamped and die-cut the mugs, scarves and heart. I colored them in with markers and then set them aside.
I sponged some blue ink onto a card in a circle. I added the cups and hearts to it, and then stamped the snowflakes, steam and sentiments.
For a finishing touch, I added a few white drops with my white Nuvo Crystal Drops. I sure like it adds to cards…. and yet…. still keeps your cards relatively flat and easily mailable.
Alrighty. This post is short and sweet… and all I have. I’ll be back again later, gators.
Don’t forget to check out the hop. So many wonderful projects have been linked up so far. So…. stinking… many. If you love coffee, cocoa or tea, this hop is worth checking out!