Category Archives: Paper Smooches

DIY Dreamcatcher Greetings

Hello everyone! I have something a bit different today with very little stamping. I created a dreamcatcher on a card using Paper Smooches‘ new Charms dies, Vanilla Verbage, a Flaunters die and pretty new Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper.

Paper Smooches Charms dies, Vanilla Verbage, Flaunters die

I first layered a few Flaunters die-cuts (scalloped circles) to use as a frame. I laid the stacked dies on my Rainbow Sherbet paper and using the scallops as a guide, I poked holes in a circle shape. Coming up from the back with white string threaded onto a needle (I’ll call that Hole A), I counted over six holes then inserted the needle into that hole (Hole B). I then came up in the hole next to Hole A and back down into the hole just past Hole B. continuing all the way around in this pattern until the design was complete. I secured the ends on the back with double-sided tape.

Paper Smooches Charms dies, Vanilla Verbage, Flaunters die (close-up)

After adhering the Flaunters frame, I die-cut the feather charms from cooresponding patterned paper and stamped the simple sentiment using black ink.

It was so easy, and I think it’s cute too.  🙂  You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.  Thanks 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!  

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Paper Smooches December Release Now Available

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

  • ONE new stamp set
  • FIVE new dies
  • ONE new stencil
  • ONE new 6×6 paper pack

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 project photos.)

Paper Smooches Awesome & Amazing dies, Rainbow Sherbet paper pack

My card came together very quickly! I used a panel from new Rainbow Sherbet paper pack (isn’t it pretty?), You are Awesome & Amazing dies and new Stitch Builder dies.

Paper Smooches Awesome & Amazing dies, Rainbow Sherbet paper pack (close-up)

Before adhering the sentiment to the diagonal panel, I die-cut rows of holes for stitching then used my DMC thread to stitch a border.  As a finishing touch, I adhered tiny hearts to each side of the die-cut sentiment.

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 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

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 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!  

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Quick and Easy – Holiday Tag and Get Well Card using latest from Paper Smooches

Hello! I hope your weekend was fine! We’ve been gearing up here for Thanksgiving on Thursday. I’m looking forward to seeing family and eating a fabulous dinner cooked by my husband!  Seriously, he’s the best.

Today I have two projects to share using some of the latest from Paper Smooches – both quick and easy – a get well card and a holiday tag.

Paper Smooches To From die set (

First I created this very quick and easy tag using new To From die. The set includes all the pieces used.

Paper Smooches To From die set (close-up)

After die-cutting the tag, I lightly blended a bit of Antique Linen Distress ink around the edges and adhered a bit of lace trim I’ve had for eons. I used Queen & Company’s Sheer Glue to adhere the die-cut pieces and 1/8″ double-sided sticky tape to adhere the lace. So easy.  Bag is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ from Michaels. Perfect for holding a few gift cards/small gifts for my mom and her sweet hubby.

Paper Smooches Well Wishes

The new Well Wishes stamp set is perfect for quick and easy get well cards.

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers (listed below), I die-cut the sentiment using Well Wishes Icons dies.

Paper Smooches Well Wishes (close-up)

Copic markers – BG01, BG45, BG49, C1, C3, C5, R32, RV11, RV32, Y08, Y11, YG03, YG05, YG05

I used the litte heart die from the set to die-cut a peek-a-boo heart shape, revealing the dotted paper beneath. Plaid and dots are from Doodlebug Design’s Smitten Kitten paper pad. After adhereing the sentiment and die-cutting the heart, I popped up the plaid panel using foam tape.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I appreciate you!

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!  

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Well Wishes
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Well Wishes Icons Dies
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Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
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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!   

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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

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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
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Well Wishes Icons Dies
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Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
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Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
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Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Bulk Buy: Kool Tak (3-Pack) Kool Tak…
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Coffee Loving Cardmakers/Paper Smooches Collaboration Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Today the Paper Smooches team is pairing with Coffee Loving Cardmakers to share lots of caffeinated (or decaf) inspiration! If you’d like, hop along and leave comments for the chance to win a prize!

Paper Smooches Caffeinated

I’ve used Caffeinated from Paper Smooches’ latest release. The eye and wink are from Daddy Yo 2 and the stitched heart is from Cozy Coffee die set. While there is a die for the coffee cup, the die will not allow for the glasses to be stamped over (extending past the edges) so I cut the cup out myself.

Paper Smooches Caffeinated (close-up)

Copic markers – E40, E41, E42, E43, R00, R01, R24, R29, R39, R89

Coloring was done with Copic markers (listed above) and background was blended in with Taylored Expressions’ amazing Blender Brushes.

Be sure to hop along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers as well as the rest of the Paper Smooches team. Remember to leave comments along the way, if you wish,  for the chance to win a prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

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

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Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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A Clean and Simple Charlie Brown Christmas

Hello everyone! Today I have a very quick and easy card to share using new Paper Smooches stamps and dies.

Laurels/Spreading Joy

Paper Smooches Laurels dies and Spreading Joy stamp set

I adore A Charlie Brown Christmas and so, using one of Paper SmoochesLaurels dies and a Queen & Company red Frostie, I created a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Paper Smooches Laurels dies and Spreading Joy stamp set (close-up)

Copic markers – E35, G85, G94; Kirarina Wink White Pearl

I die-cut a strip of Post It Note tape using Borders 1 then blended light blue ink across the top portion of my white card stock block. I die-cut the Laurel branch from white cards stock, colored with the Copic markers listed above and added snow with a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. I used a thin marker to draw the string then adhered the red Frostie.  The simple sentiment of peace was stamped from new Spreading Joy stamp set.

When do you decorate for Christmas? I like to begin Thanksgiving weekend.  Or the weekend before.  I know that’s early but it’s so much work, and I just love it. I cannot wait.  🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!

1amichele siggy

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You Are a Blessing (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It’s finally cooler here, feeling just a bit closer to fall. I love it.  🙂

Today I’m popping in to share another card created using new Paper Smooches dies and stencil.

Paper Smooches You Are a Blessing die, Essentials stencil, Laurels dies

This card came together so simply. I love that the new You Are a Blessing die is an easy focal point and new Essentials stencil creates a quick background.

I used Taylored Expressions’ Blender Brushes with Guava and Pineapple inks to create the background. I don’t have coordinating Guava card stock so I also blended that ink around the edges of my card base and onto a block for die-cutting the sentiment.

Paper Smooches You Are a Blessing die, Essentials stencil, Laurels dies (close-up)

After die-cutting the sentiment, I popped it up with foam tape over the inked background then added a few die-cut Laurels. As accents I adhered a few of Queen & Company‘s yellow Solid Goosebumps. They come in a variety of colors and are perfect little sparkly additions.  🙂

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

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

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Hey Hey, Cute Tea

Hello everyone! Have you seen Paper Smoocheslatest release? Such a fab assortment of stamps and dies.  There are two new stencils as well.

Paper Smooches Caffeinated, Caffeinated Icons, Caffeinated Two

Here I’ve used new Caffeinated stamp set with Caffeinated Icons dies, Caffeinated Two which is a smaller coordinating sentiment set, and Stackers stencil.

I stamped the tea image onto X-Press It Blending Card then masked around the bottom edges of the cup before stamping the first boba. I then masked each boba before stamping the next. Highlights were created using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Paper Smooches Caffeinated, Caffeinated Icons, Caffeinated Two (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, C4, C5, C7, C9, R83, R85, RV32, YG01, YG03, YG09

After coloring the tea with markers (listed below close-up photo), I used Jane Davenport/Spellbinders’s Birthday Suit pastel pallette to lightly add color to the cheeks. I find the pastels so much easier compared to markers when adding a bit of cheek color. I use a small foam eyeshadow applicator.

blended a bit of a pink background onto my card base then used new Stackers stencil to add in the hearts. I used my Kirarina Wink white pen again to add a little scattering of dots. Two scrap pieces of patterned paper were adhered, then I popped up the tea image on foam squares. I stamped “hey” (from Caffeinated) twice and then aligned “cute” and “tea” (from Caffeinated Two) with my MISTI.

As a thank you to Paper Smooches customers, you can get another brand new stamp set FREE with any $60 retail order. This month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set is new Spreading Joy sentiment set.  No code is needed. The set will automatically be added to your order (although it will not show on your order receipt).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

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

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