December Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hello, friends!

It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you! How about a big old woohoo for that?

The new release consists of ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK. Just wait until you see the goods!

But wait! You can! Wink! The new products are now available to purchase here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize up for grabs!  The prize is a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here’s how you could possibly win:

* 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 December 8th to leave a comment.

* Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson (<—– HERE YOU ARE.)

Karin Akesdotter (<————NEXT STOP! Take it away, Karin!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

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 do.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter.)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

Also, do you like take part in challenges? Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details on it!

Alright. So let’s stopping talking about the hop and share a project! I’m super happy to share a couple planner pages I decorated with the new Planner Stencil.

A Planner Page featuring Paper Smooches stamps and stencil | terisplace.wordpress.com

I used the stencil to trace several shapes (the balloons, circles, squares, conversation bubbles, labels) with a black pen and add a little color with colored pencil. I often just sponge ink through stencils, but I’ve been on a kick lately to use stencils in this way in my planners. Pencils are nice because, especially, with planners because the color doesn’t show through thinner papers usually… like ink can if paper is lightweight.

Planner pages decorated by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

I also added a teeny tiny bit of stamping to my pages with a couple planner friendly stamp sets from PS, Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.  These sets are great because the images are small and just packed with images that work on planner pages year round.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy hopping!

Calling All Planners…

(Looking for my Paper Smooches Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one!)

Are you a planner? Just getting into planning? I’ve got a tutorial for you.

Stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for a quick tutorial on making your own page markers for your planner, as well as Washi tape storage cards.

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These page makers (and storage cards) are a fun way to add a pop of color (and your personality) to your planner. Plus it is a great way to use up some of the patterned papers and stickers that might (emphasis on might) be in your stash of crafting supplies.

I’d be tickled if you’d check out the post.

A Little Something Planner. A Little Something String Art.

Hi, guys!

Back again. Today’s project isn’t a card. I know… shocking. (Wink, wink!)

Today’s project is a little something planner. A little something string art. I present to you, today’s project!

Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

I made this little sign with a couple of my planner friends in mind.

It was pretty easy to make. I created a little heart piercing pattern and temporarily adhered it to a wood panel. (You can pretty much use any wood panel for string art! As long as it can take nails, it’s good. In fact, my next string art project is going to use some reclaimed weathered fence boards. I’m so excited!) Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Anyhoo, I just whacked small nails through the pattern with my $1 store hammer. True story.

And then to do the “plan” word, I used some old scrapbooking letter stickers as a template on where to add nails. I certainly could have sketched out the letters on my board, but, having a pile of unloved letter stickers, certainly has its benefits. 😉
Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Once I added the nails for the letters, I removed the letter stickers and tore off the heart template. And then I went to town, adding string around the nails over and over… over again.

I finished my project off by stamping a few additional words, “all the things.”

Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Keep in mind, I made this with a couple planner friends in mind. They are super duper active planners and totally could appreciate the “plan all the things” phrase.

I think it turned out pretty fun, and I can’t wait to make another one! See you again soon, friends.