Category Archives: Paper Smooches

choose to shine (paper smooches)

Hello friends! Today I have a fun card to share using several dies from Paper Smooches‘ latest release with a bit from a perfectly coordinating older stamp set.

Paper Smooches Vespa and Sunnyville

I’ve used new Vespa die with the flower and flag from older stamp set, Spiffy Scooter. There are lots of coordinating stamps in the set for creating patterns, large and small “exhaust” clouds, sentiments, etc. It’s really cute.  🙂

Paper Smooches Vespa and Sunnyville (close-up)

Copic markers – RV66, V01, V12, Y18, Y19

I also included the adorable sun with smiley face from new Sunnyville stamp set. Once stamped and colored, I die-cut the sun with the coordinating Sunnyville Icons die and popped it up on a foam square.

You can find Paper Smooches‘ latest release HERE. Also, every order over $60 qualifies for a free stamp set! Simply state the stamp set you’d like (for FREE) in the comments section when placing your order.  🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Vespa Die
[ PPR ]
Spiffy Scooters
[ PPR ]
Sunnyville
[ PPR ]
Sunnyville Icons Dies
[ PPR ]
Deco Edge Dies
[ PPR ]
X-Press It Blending Card, 8.5″ x 11″…
[ XPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Foam Mounting Squares, 12mm x 12mm,…
[ XPR ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]

Today is a New Day (paper smooches)

Hello everyone. Today I’m sharing another card using some of the latest products available from Paper Smooches. (You can find my preview posts using new Paper Smooches HERE and HERE.)

I combined Cuppa Sunshine dies with Mini Clouds dies and a sentiment from Sunnyville stamp set.  The little eyelashes and smile are also from Sunnyville. Aren’t they cute?  🙂

I cut a thin frame by die-cutting a large square then centering and taping a slightly smaller square die over the larger square and die-cutting again. To add a bit of texture, I zigzag stitched a bit on three sides.

You can find all of the latest products now available from Paper Smooches HERE. It’s a super cute release!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Cuppa Sunshine Dies
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Mini Clouds Dies
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Sunnyville
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Foam Mounting Squares, 12mm x 12mm,…
[ XPR ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]

Make Today Great (paper smooches)

Paper Smoocheslatest release is so adorable. Seriously, SO cute! I shared my first card using the new Sunnyville stamp set HERE. Today I’ve turned to the new dies.  🙂

I used Sunny dies and Mini Clouds dies. They work perfectly together! The sentiment is from Sunnyville stamp set.

Before adhering the sun and clouds, I masked off a section of X-Press It Blending Card using Post It Tape then blended in blue to green using Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.  (While I mostly use Blending Card for Copic coloring, I also like the bright white and the smoothness for easy blending.) At the base of the sponged area, I adhered several Mini Flowers, popping up every other flower on a foam square for added dimension.

You can find Paper Smooches‘ latest release HERE. And don’t forget that every order over $60 qualifies for a free stamp set! Simply state the stamp set you’d like (for FREE) in the comments section when placing your order.  🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Sunny Dies
[ PPR ]
Sunnyville
[ PPR ]
Mini Clouds Dies
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Mini Flowers Dies
[ PPR ]
Blending Card, 8.5″ x 11″ (25 sheets)…
[ XPR ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Foam Mounting Squares, 12mm x 12mm,…
[ XPR ]

Paper Smooches June Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches  JUNE  2019 release!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 a.m. Central time zone on June 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here.

PRIZE ALERT: To add extra fun to our blog hop we are giving away FOUR $30 gift codes to use at the PS online store.  (Details below.)

Paper Smooches Sunnyville Stamps, Sunnyville Icons dies, Power Rays die

I used super cute new Sunnyville stamps set with Sunnyville Icons dies.  The image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers then popped up on foam squares over die-cut Power Rays.

Paper Smooches Sunnyville stamp set, Sunnyville Icons dies, Power Rays die (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, Y08, Y13, Y15, Y38

Once the sun/cloud piece was adhered over the rays, I used a large needle to stitch the gold cord in place. Once stitched, I secured the ends on the back using double-side tape, then adhered the completed panel to a card base.

Here are the PRIZE details:

  • 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 blogs below.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on June 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on June 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Amy Tsuruta (Guest)

Emily Leiphart (Guest)

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer <–You are here

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson

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 up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

1amichele siggy

Sunnyville
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Sunnyville Icons Dies
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Power Rays Die
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Personalized Father’s Day Card

Today I’m sharing another Father’s Day card I created using a mix of old and new product from Paper Smooches.

I created this card specifically for my mom’s husband. I suppose he is technically referred to as my “stepfather.” But that sounds so distant and impersonal. He is such a caring man, always thinking of others. He really is special.

He’s a part-time tutor for college students so I chose to use the pen from We Totally Click. He’s big tea drinker so I used the cup from Daddy Yo 2 and Daddy Yo Icons dies with a tiny Inchies tag displaying a Tiny Heart. And he wears a hat similar to the one I created using Man Hat dies. I think he’ll love it.  The sentiment is also from Daddy Yo 2. I snipped “Happy” away from the rest of the sentiment for easy use. (It can just as easily be realigned with the remaining piece should I want to use it as one long sentiment.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy


Father’s Day x 2 (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! It’s time to get cranking on Father’s Day cards. I have two fun samples below using product from Paper Smooches latest release.

New Dress Shirt Dies are great for creating a super quick masculine card. I used Simple Stripes patterned paper from Queen & Company to mimic a pinstripe dress shirt. And how about those tiny pens? So cute.

I used DAD from new Dude Dies and You’re the Best from Dude Sampler.  To add a bit of dimension, I placed foam squares beneath the pocket and each front corner of the collar.

Next, I created a collage of Father’s Day appropriate words and phrases using Dude Sampler and Daddy Yo 2.

My MISTI is immensely helpful in aligning and ensuring solidly stamped impressions. That tool has been a real game changer for me.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy


Paper Smooches May Release Blog Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2019 release!  THREE new stamp sets and TWO new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 a.m. Central time zone on May 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here.

PRIZE ALERT: To add extra fun to our blog hop we are giving away FOUR $30 gift codes to use at the PS online store.  (Details below.)

Paper Smooches Sportsball and Sportsball Icons dies

I used new Sportsball stamp set with Sportsball Icons dies, perfect for any sports fanatics you may know! My husband and I both are huge hockey fans so of course I gravitated immediately toward the hockey stick and puck. (Too bad my beloved Washington Capitals lost in the first round of playoffs. It was heartbreaking.  But…there’s always next year!)

Paper Smooches Sportsball and Sportsball Icons dies (close-up)

I used the hockey stick die to die-cut two black sticks, flipping one over so I’d have one facing each direction. I added thin strips of red, white and blue to the top and white to the bottom to mimic tape. I’m saving this card for my husband’s birthday. I think he’ll like it.  🙂

Here are the PRIZE details:

  • 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 blogs 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.

 

Paper Smooches blog

Audrey Tokach (Guest)

Kelly Booth (Guest)

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer <–You are here

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson

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 up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

1amichele siggy

Simple Mother’s Day Die-cut Roses (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have another Mother’s Day card to share using more from Paper Smoocheslast release. (It was a wonderful release!!)

Paper Smooches Stemmed Rose die

This card was SO quick and easy. I first die-cut the Stemmed Rose three times from black card stock then removed all the inside pieces. I then die-cut the water portion of the die from blue, the leaves from green and the roses from orange, lavender and light pink card stock.

Paper Smooches Stemmed Rose die (close-up)

Copic markers (over colored card stock): R21, R22, V28, YR16, YR18

The outlines were adhered to the card front then I began inserting the colored pieces. Note: Before inserting the rose pieces, I colored over three of the four pieces in each with just one or two Copic markers (listed beneath close-up photo) to give an ombre appearance.

The sentiment, from Precious Mom, was stamped beneath the vases, and I adhered two scraps of black and white striped patterned paper.  Done! So easy and I love it.  🙂

We’ll be hopping on May 6th with previews of Paper Smooches’ May release! Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

hello (paper smooches)

Hello everyone. I hope you’re having a great day. 🙂  Off topic from stamping, I was recently on a quick get-a-way and had time to actually read a book. Several  friends had recommended Sarah’s Key.

Sarah's Key

If you like historical fiction (which I LOVE), I highly recommend this one. I couldn’t put it down. It’s one of my all-time favorite reads. If you have any great books to recommend, please let me know below. I’m starting my vacation list.  🙂

Today I have a cute card to share using new Paper Smooches stamps and dies along with a tiny bit of old.

Paper Smooches Rad Roses, Fab Frames dies, Courteous Cuties

I love the new Rad Roses die. So easy to create a quick card. I also used new Fab Frames. which includes seven dies, one of which is a script “hi” die.   Peeking from the frame borders are two Courteous Cuties.

Paper Smooches Rad Roses, Fab Frames dies, Courteous Cuties (close-up)

Copic markers – BG1, R12, R32, Y23, YR23

The bees were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers then die-cut using the cooresponding Courteous Cuties Icons die. Behind the bees I used a block of Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper. Inside the roses are pieces die-cut from Delightful Dots. The paper in that collection perfectly match those in Simple Stripes.  🙂  I finished with a sprinkling of black Jelly Gems.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Rosy Posy No Line Coloring (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! Have you seen the latest from Paper Smooches? If not, you must check out the release HERE. It’s one of my all-time faves.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy

Today I am sharing a card using Rosy Posy and the no-line coloring technique. Using very light pink, I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. The light pink ink virtually disappears once the image is colored.

Paper Smooches Rosy Posy (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E30, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, G94, G99, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, Y32, YG03, YG63, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

After coloring, I added white highlights using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. The image was framed with a new Fab Frames die then stitched with linen thread. 🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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