Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Sunflowers Make Everything Better

I’ve always been mesmerized by sunflowers. The blooms are so very large and heavy, it seems they wouldn’t be able to stand upright at all yet they do. I think they’re the perfect flower to send thoughts of encouragement or support.

Paper Smooches Sunflower dies, Feel Better Sampler

The new Sunflower dies from Paper Smooches are lovely. The set includes two flower sizes, two styles of leaves and the flower centers. (Die-cutting tip: Use a thin metal shim for crisp clean cuts and embossed detail.) I cut thin strips of green card stock to create the stems.

Paper Smooches Sunflower dies, Feel Better Sampler (close-up)

The sentiment is from new Feel Better Sampler. The set includes 14 sentiments which can be used on the outside as well as the inside of a card. It’s a *great* set.  Highly recommend.  🙂

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest fab release here. Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links may be provided where applicable. This means I receive a small commission from your purchase (at no cost to you) when my links are used. Thank you so much for supporting Paper Cuts!   

Sunflower Dies
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Feel Better Sampler
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -…
[ AMZUS ]
Faerynicethings Ranger Mini Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
Wow Embossing Powder WOW! Super Fine…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]
Cheery Lynn Designs S114 Metal…
[ AMZUS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS ]
EK Tools 54-04002 Powder Tool
[ AMZUS ]
Tandy Leather Unwaxed Linen Thread…
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Kool Tak (3-Pack) Kool Tak…
[ AMZUS ]

A Small Gang

Hello everyone! It’s FRIDAY! 🙂  Today the Stamping Bella team is using images from the Stamp of the Month category – Stuffies. I haven’t used Stuffie Gang for a while so that is the set I selected.

Stamping Bella The Stuffie Gang

What a cute little trio. Fab sentiment too, yes?  🙂

Stamping Bella The Stuffie Gang (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG70, E01, E30, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E79, G21, G24, G94, R00, R01, R02, R12, R29, R89, W1, YR14

I colored with Copic markers (listed above) then die-cut the panel into a stitched rectangle shape and adhered to (old) Fancy Pants Oh Deer patterned paper. I also added a few tiny staples.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image with the following photo as inspiration:

If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Also, through November 30, Leo the Balancing Stuffie (image and sentiment) are avaiable at 25% off. (I used the set here.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links may be provided where applicable. This means I receive a small commission from your purchase (at no cost to you) when my links are used. Thank you so much for supporting Paper Cuts!  

The STUFFIE “gang” (includes 2 stamps)
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Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
[ TE ]
Amazon.com: Tiny Attacher by Tim…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]

Penguins Bearing Gifts

Hello everyone. Today I’m using a super cute set from Stamping Bella‘s latest release, Penguins Bearing Gifts. Stamps and dies are sold individually but when  purchased together, you can save 15%.

The one with the fish!! Oh my gosh, so cute. Each penguin was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed below). Once colored, each was die-cut with its coordinating die.

I adhered a strip of my current favorite holiday paper, Pebbles Merry Little Christmas, stitched along the bottom, then stamped a Winter/Holiday Sentiment. The small enamel hearts are by Doodlebug Design.  I LOVE them. Quite a few come in the package and there is a great variety of color.  As a finishing touch, I added dots to the pink hats as well as little dots of snow using my beloved Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

I’m happy to have had time to finally color something extra for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. If you like to color (using any medium), I highly recommend it. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! 

PENGUINS BEARING GIFTS rubber stamps
[ STM ]
PENGUINS BEARING GIFTS “cut it out” dies
[ STM ]
HOLIDAY SENTIMENT SET rubber stamps
[ STM ]
Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Pebbles Inc. MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Doodlebug LOLS-6223 Sprinkles…
[ AMZUS ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Amazon.com: Copic Marker KWINKWPRL…
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool-1 Round (2…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]

Stenciled Flowers

Hi everyone. Today I’m sharing a card using Paper Smooches‘ new Botanical stencil and Thinking of You die. It’s spring in November!  (Not really, just in card maker world.)

This was very easy to create. I first blocked off  two inches of the center section using Post It Tape then used the stencil and blending tool to blend in each of the flowers and stems. I did all of the Guava first, then Pineapple, then the Granny Smith stems. The way the flowers are positioned on the stencil makes it easy to line everything up.

After die-cutting the sentiment, I added some dotted hightlights with a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen, adhered with Multi Medium Matte and added a few sequins as a finishing touch.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release here. Thanks so much for visiting today. 🙂

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! 

Botanical Stencil
[ PPR ]
Thinking of you Die
[ PPR ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Amazon.com: Copic Marker KWINKWPRL…
[ AMZUS ]
Multi Medium Matte (0.5 oz) and…
[ AMZUS ]
27280-1020 – 3M Post-it Full Adhesive…
[ BLIC | AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]

Happy Fall

TGIF! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we’re using older images. 🙂

I chose to use The Littles Playing in the Leaves and a Fall Sentiment.

Once stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then added a die-cut Deco Edge above (older) Doodlebug Happy Camper patterned paper.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the November Stamp of the Month (Leo the Balancing Stuffie), which means use an image from the Stuffie category.  If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! 

THE LITTLES PLAYING IN THE LEAVES
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FALL SENTIMENT SET
[ STM ]
Deco Edge Dies
[ PPR ]
Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]

Paper Smooches November Release/Hop – Available Now!

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches  NOVEMBER 2019 release!

  • TWO new stamp sets
  • FOUR new dies
  • TWO new stencils

You can find the new release, now available for purchase HERE.

PRIZE ALERT: To add extra fun to our hop we are giving away TWO $50 gift codes to use at the PS online store.  (Details below.)

Paper Smooches Well Wishes

I used super cute new Well Wishes with Well Wishes Icons dies.

Paper Smooches Well Wishes (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, R32, RV11, RV32, Y18, Y38, YG03, YG05, YG09

The blooms were paper-pieced, leaves were colored with Copic markers (listed above) and the little bee is popped up on clear foam squares. (Patterned paper is older Doodle Bug Design Kitten Smitten.)

Here are the prize details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • 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.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on November 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on November 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Heather Hoffman (guest)

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer <–you are here

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!   https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop. (Follow PS on Twitter  at https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

In doing some or all of the above, you will have up to four extra chances to win on each blog.

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links are provided where applicable at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! 

Well Wishes
[ PPR ]
Well Wishes Icons Dies
[ PPR ]
Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Bulk Buy: Kool Tak (3-Pack) Kool Tak…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]

Stamping Bella November Stamp of the Month

Hello! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Today the team is sharing cards using our November Stamp of the Month, Leo the Balancing Stuffie. He is 25% off through November 30.

Stamping Bella Leo the Balancing Stuffie

He was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Once stamped and colored, I masked him with Post It Notes then loosely sponged in a sky using Broken China Distress Ink.

Stamping Bella Leo the Balancing Stuffie (close-up)

Copic markers – B16, B18, B28, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, R12, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, YG01, YG03, YG05, YR14, YR23, YR31

The sentiment was stamped in black and Broken China using my MISTI.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.”) If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links may be provided where applicable at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! 

Leo the BALANCING STUFFIE (includes 2…
[ STM ]
Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Post-it Notes, 5 Pads, America’s #1…
[ AMZUS ]
Brand New Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Faerynicethings Ranger Mini Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]

Bubbly Holiday Greetings

Hello everyone. I’m popping in today with a sample using Stamping Bella‘s new Curvy Girl with Bubbly and Holiday Sentiment.

Isn’t she sweet, arm extended, leg kicked out? I love her.

After coloring with Copic markers, I white embossed the sentiment, added a few sequins and adhered over a block of Pebbles Merry Little Christmas patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting today.  🙂

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links may be provided where applicable at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! 

CURVY GIRL WITH BUBBLY rubber stamp
[ STM ]
HOLIDAY SENTIMENT SET rubber stamps
[ STM ]
Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Amazon.com: Pebbles Paper Pad – Merry…
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Wow Embossing Powder WOW! Super Fine…
[ AMZUS ]
Stitched Rectangle Stacklets
[ TE ]
Studio Katia CRYSTAL CLEAR Fusion…
[ SSS ]
Multi Medium Matte (0.5 oz) and…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS ]

Let’s Get Our Merry On

Hi everyone.  Happy weekend.  🙂  Today I’m sharing a card using a new Gnome die from Simon Says Stamp‘s latest release. It is a-DOR-able.  And so very easy to assemble.

I die-cut pieces from Pebbles Merry Little Christmas paper pad and a bit (gingerbread) from Doodlebug Design’s Milk & Cookies. I’ve had Milk & Cookies for quite a while, still using up the last bits of it.

To create the background, I adhered a strip of Post It Tape across the bottom then lightly brushed ink over the top. I moved the tape up an inch or so then ink again. I repeated that process once more then added dots with my white pen.

Before adhering the gnomes over the blended background, I stitched a tiny 6mm bell to each hat.  (Bells from Michaels.) The sentiment is from Paper SmoochesHoliday Cheer.

I seriously love this little die set. I’ll definitely be using it again (soon).

Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links are provided where applicable at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! 

RESERVE Simon Says Stamp GNOME Wafer…
[ SSS ]
Holiday Cheer
[ PPR ]
Amazon.com: Pebbles Paper Pad – Merry…
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Amazon.com: Copic Marker KWINKWPRL…
[ AMZUS ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
27280-1020 – 3M Post-it Full Adhesive…
[ BLIC ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]

Are You Yeti for Christmas? (Target is.)

Yes, crazy as it is, Target now has Christmas trees and decorations next to Halloween costumes and candy. Haha. The season seems to be creeping earlier and earlier each year. I do love Christmas, and I do love to decorate a little early, mostly because it’s so much work.  I want to take the time to enjoy it all. But it isn’t even Halloween! Craziness.

Stamping Bella Yeti's Loot and Yeti Sentiments

So…even though it is not Halloween, in card maker world, it is time to create holiday cards. Today I’ve used new Yeti’s Loot and Yeti Sentiments from Stamping Bella.

Stamping Bella Yeti's Loot and Yeti Sentiments (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, E31, E33, E37, E40, E41, G19, R24, R29, R39, R83, R85, R89, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG09, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

After coloring with Copic markers (listed above), I masked the image then blended a blue background. Once blended, I embossed some white polka dots. I decided to decorate the bag a bit by dotting a heart shape using my favorite white pen. Above and below the image block, I adhered scrap strips of Doodlebug Design’s Here Comes Santa Claus patterned paper. I love that paper pad and will be sad when it’s gone.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links are provided where applicable at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts!  

YETI’s LOOT RUBBER STAMP
[ STM ]
YETI SENTIMENT SET rubber stamps
[ STM ]
Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Amazon.com: Doodlebug 6 x 6 in. Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Wow Embossing Powder WOW…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Copic Marker KWINKWPRL…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS ]
24333-1001 – 3M Post-it Super Sticky…
[ BLIC ]