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.
Just wanted to share a few cards with you today that I’ve not gotten around to sharing over here on the old blog-a-roo.
All of these cards were created with stamps and dies from Paper Smooches.
This simple “hello” card features the Courteous Cuties stamps and dies and Best Buds stamp set and dies.
I was just having fun here by stamping the monsters (from the We Adore You stamp set and dies) a couple times and stacking them up. I’ve been using markers quite a bit lately, but I decided to throw caution to the wind with this one and use pencils instead. It’s nice to try something different from the norm.
This is probably my favorite thank you card as of late. I made this guy with Paper Smooches’ Boom Bots stamp set (and dies). I just love robots!
Alright! That’s what I have for you. I’ll be back again later, gators.
Back again with a quick card to share! Couldn’t resist making a coffee-themed card in honor of the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I always enjoy seeing all the coffee-themed cards that are shared because of this hop.
Pulled out a couple Paper Smooches stamp sets (Hot Conconctions and Cyber Cafe) to make this one.
It was pretty simple to make. I stamped the cups and spoon on cardstock and then simply colored them in with markers. Once I did that, I whipped out my scissors and fussy cut them so I could put them on my card. Yep. Nothing fancy here.
The patterned papers I put on my card to make the background are from Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug. I always love when you can mix and match different patterns together and have them look like they were meant to be.
Once I added the cups and spoon to the card, I stamped some “steam” and a heart. I also stamped the sentiment right onto the card.
I finished the card off with a few dots or drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops. Always a good finishing touch.
Alright! That’s all I have for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for bopping on by!
Here again with a card to share.
Made this one a bit ago for Paper Smooches.
I’m a fan of mixing and matching stamps from way back so that’s what I did here. I mixed and matched together a couple stamps from a couple different stamp sets: Huge Hugs and Sugar Rush (and the coordinating dies for both sets).
I think they worked well together to make a cute little scene.
And if you have been following the story of Fiona the Hippo at the Cincinnatti Zoo, this card might be a little bit inspired by Fiona. I mean, she’s just so cute… and she’s a hippo. (Wink.)
All the patterned papers in the background are once again from my box of scraps. I talk about that box a lot here on my blog-a-roo. Let me tell you a secret: It’s just a little shoebox sized box that I keep near my desk. Over the years, my collection of paper scraps has been awfully big at times. It was too much. So I purged all those tiny pieces of papers awhile back and got a shoebox and told myself that was it. If the scraps of paper don’t fit in it, they gotta go. The smaller size, at least, has helped keep things manageable.
Alright! That’s it for now. Be back later, friends.
I’m back… back again… with another card. Are you surprise? Yeah. I didn’t think so. 😉
Meet today’s card.
Created this guy with some Paper Smooches stamps and dies (Sugar Rush stamps; Party Posse stamps; Sugar Rush Icons dies; Posse Icons dies).
It seemed appropriate sharing it today since it marks the end of the Tax Season. One of my childhood memories is the end of Tax Season with my mom and grandma (both numbers ladies in their professional careers) and celebrating the end of the long stressful Tax Season by going to dinner at Sunshine Pizza. It was a real treat. Pizza and Donkey Kong & Pac-man video games. Doesn’t get better than that. 🙂
This card could easily serve as a card for the end of Tax Season… or for a birthday or some other happy occasion.
To make the birthday hats stand out on my card, I added some an enamel dot to each of them. Just a fun little finishing touch. And the patterned papers? They yet again came from my box of scraps.
Alright! That is it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.
Back again with another “just for fun” card to share today.
Meet today’s card.
I used some new stamps from the Fast Food Fun stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps to make this card. The fries, burger, hot dog and words are from the set. It’s a quirky… and fun…. set. Love stamps make you giggle, and this set does that for me.
I just used my scissors to fussy cut the images for my card here. (Not every card has to be a masterpiece. Sometimes, I just want to play and simply enough the process and not focus on perfection.)
Colored the images in with markers and then added a little extra detail with some Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white gel pen.
I cut the hearts with a die from Paper Smooches. If you look really close, you’ll see I added a red Nuvo Crystal Drop dot to the middle of each one. Super subtle.
All the papers? They are random scraps from my stash, other than the white and gray one, which is from the cover of a pad of paper (a really, really old pad of paper) from Studio Calico.
Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for bopping on by.
Me again. Back for another day of super “hoppy” bunny card challenging with Ashley!
This is today’s card.
Another card heavy on patterned paper with just a little bit of stamping.
Here’s my thing. I LOVE (no wait… super duper-sized LOVE) cards that depict scenes. But sometimes I want a simple scene and not one that features a ton of stamped images. Sometimes, I just want a couple cute things to take the stage. So that’s what I was shooting for with this little guy.
I think he turned out pretty cute. The words and bunny are from Lawn Fawn’s Some Bunny stamp set. The carrots are from the Bunny Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. And the little die-cut hearts? They were cut with dies from Paper Smooches.
The papers yet again came from my little tiny box of scraps. Always enjoy mixing and matching.
Alright! That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later, friends.
Thanks, as always, for hopping on by. Be sure check out Ashley’s blog to see her latest card too!