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!

Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Another day. Another project to share.

Meet today’s card.

A handmade friendship card by Teri //

Sharing this one because…  well, I like it. 🙂 Simple as that. Sometimes, you make stuff and it doesn’t quite turn out how you envisioned. And then, sometimes, everything works out just right. This one is one of those “just right” ones.

That fox? Stamped her with the new Frederick and Fiona stamps from Technique Tuesday. They are part of their new Animal House collection of stamps and dies. The words? They were cut with the new coordinating Frederick and Fiona dies.

The fox could easily be a boy but I wanted it to be a girl so I tied a little bow with twine and then plopped it on the top of her head. I think it would be fun for a boy to add a little bow and place it on the fox’s chest as a little bow tie of sorts. Just thinking aloud though.

Rather than coloring in the fox’s nose with markers, I used some black Nuvo drops. I like that it gave it a little dimension that markers would not have.

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Today’s Gift Tag

Hi all!


Just quick little something to share with you today.

A handmade Valentine's tag created with stamps from Paper Smooches //

Had some fun making this guy for Paper Smooches with the new Courteous Cuties stamp set (and dies) and For You tag die.

To give the little dude some color, I used  a couple markers – a gray for highlights, a couple flesh tones for the legs and ears and a really soft pink for the cheeks. Those cheeks are pretty subtle but look really, really, really, really close and you’ll see them. See? Told you. Wink.

This tag could pretty much go on any gift package. I decided instead to go all Valentine’s Day like with it and fill up a little bag with Valentine’s Candy Corn and then add it to it. Easy peasy.

Alright. That’s all I have you today. I’ll be back again later, friends. Hope you are having a super day.

MFT Countdown: Day 1

Hi all!

I’m so pumped and so honored to be joining the folks from My Favorite Things as a guest designer in June.

(And you guys want to know a secret? I totally cried when they asked a few months ago. Such an honor. I’ve admired MFT for years. They have  top-notch, high quality products and just plain good designs. Such, such an honor to get to play with their team this month!)

So the long and the short of it is consider yourselves warned. You are going to be seeing some posts of the next few days, featuring some of MFT new products for June. And, gosh golly, I’m excited to share what I’ve made with you! 🙂

So I’ve got a couple projects to show you today. They both use MFT’s new Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics and the Together Forever stamp set.

Meet card #1.


I die-cut all those flags using the new Die-namics set.

This card is really the result of messing around and discovering that I could make a fun little pattern with the flags.


And here is card #2.


It’s kinda the same idea, but it’s little different twist.  I thought it looked pretty cool stacking the different flags together.


You might notice  some of the flags on these two cards are open. I achieved that look by doing some double-cutting.

I simply placed a larger die onto a piece of cardstock and then placed a smaller one inside it. To keep them in place as I ran them through my die-cutting machine, I slapped on a little washi tape.


The end result was something like this.


I thought it was a pretty cool look! And I must admit it was pretty addicting to cut the flags this way. I ended up with a whole pile of them to use on future projects… hee!

To see more peeks, be sure to hit the My Favorite Things blog. You’ll find links to all the MFT designers who are sharing projects today. (And thanks for inviting me to play along, MFT!)

Be back again tomorrow.


May Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop (5-1)

Hi everyone!

It’s Pep Rally week and the Paper Smooches design team is working together today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches May/June release with you! FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies went on sale at midnight on April 30th (eastern time) (12:01 am on May 1). You will find our new releases HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! (<—– Because Paper Smooches rocks like that.)

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Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Lawn Fawn

Hello all!

It’s that time again. It’s Go-to Gal challenge time. (Woot!)

What the scoop with these challenges? Simple. It’s a “for fun” thing with the Go-to Gals. Once a month, we challenge each other to make something with a specific manufacturer’s products. Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we don’t. But the important thing is this: We are having fun!

We picked Lawn Fawn this month. I have sat at this post for a good hour, trying to put into words how I feel about Lawn Fawn. So much I want to say, but really it comes down to this: I am a fan. I am a fan of Lawn Fawn and a fan of the folks behind Lawn Fawn. Good, I happy products from really awesome people. I love using Lawn Fawn products for that reason.

So here’s what I made.


I guess you could say I went a bit hogwild here using a bunch of different Lawn Fawn products to make this little scene: Hello Sunshiine stamp set; Scripty Hello die; Spring Showers die; Grassy border die and Hello Sunshine Petite Paper Pad.


It was a lot of fun!

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the crew cooked up.

And that’s all for now.

Today’s card (4-18)

Hi all!

Another day. Another card.

nt_tookind1_teriMade this one for a guest designer stint with the good folks from Neat and Tangled.

Are you familiar with Neat and Tangled? They make awesome stamps and offer a fun selection of sequin mixes! And Danielle, the owner  (and mastermind/genius) of Neat and Tangled, is one super kind, talented gal! I dig her muchly.


For this card, I created diamonds patterned paper with watercolor paper. I stamped the Diamonds stamp (from Neat and Tangled… of course) with ink and then sloppily dilluted the color with water. Then, me being me, I couldn’t just let it sit and piled on some embellishments. 😉

The sentiment was created with Neat and Tangled’s Kindness Matters set.

You’ll find this card over on the Neat and Tangled blog too. You’ll find another card I made with their stamps here too! Thanks for inviting me to play, Danielle!

Be back again later, gators.