Category Archives: Paper Smooches

Quick and Easy Happy Birthday Die-cuts

Hi everyone! Distracting with crafting!

Today I’m popping in with a quick and easy card using Paper SmoochesRainbow Sherbet die-cuts. There is no stamping at all here.

I used all die-cuts from the package other than the scalloped border and honeycomb pattern. The scalloped border and honeycomb pattern were cut using Fab Frames dies and Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper.

Once assembled, I poked a couple holes in the sentiment strip and tied it onto the frame using hemp cord. I used a few clear foam squares to adhere the strip in place.

There are a lot of cute die-cuts in the Rainbow Sherbet die-cut pack. You can check them out here.

Thanks for visiting today.  Please stay safe! And if you are working an essential job (of any kind), THANK YOU. 

1amichele siggy

Rainbow Sherbet Die Cuts
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Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone. How is the social distancing going for you? Today my daughter and I attempted homemade pasta. Yes, we were bored. Well, she was. The pasta was “ok.” Would we do it again? Nope. Haha. How are you spending your time? Have you tried anything new?

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using Flutterby from Paper Smooches‘ latest release.

Using my beloved Misti, I stamped each butterfly using pink then orange, yellow, etc. inks, stamping half the butterfly at a time.

I used a strip of Half Moon patterned paper across the top and bottom and stamped a sentiment from Delightful Greetings. Very easy.  🙂

Thanks for visiting today. Stay safe!!

1amichele siggy 

Flutterby
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Delightful Greetings
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hello abode

Hello everyone! I’m popping in today to share a clean and simple card using Paper Smooches‘ new Abode stamp set.

Abode is a cute 3 x 4 stamp set with several images to create a little sitting area.  Also included are a couple of sentiments.

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers, paper-piecing the chair using Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.  🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Abode
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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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Paper Smooches March Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share Paper Smooches‘ March release!  This month we are featuring three new 3 x 4 stamp sets and one stencil.

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 So Lovely

I used new So Lovely stamp set. The set comes with the one flower image and several sentiments. I stamped the first rose, masked it with a Post It Note and stamped the next rose, continuing to fill the bottom left corner.

Paper Smooches So Lovely (close-up)

Copic markers – G40, G46, RV52, RV63, V05, V06, W00, W1

I colored with Copic markers, added a strip of Half Moon striped patterned paper and a few of Queen & Company‘s black Epoxy Dots.

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 March 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

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

So Lovely
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Half Moon Paper
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Thanks, friend

Hello everyone! Since it’s basically spring here…in February…I thought it would be a great day to share a quick and easy card I created using Paper SmoochesGarden Greetings stamp set.

Paper Smooches Garden Greetings

I first created a blended frame/background using Taylored Expressions’ Square Masking Stencil and Strawberry Milkshake/Cupcake inks. I stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and then die-cut using Garden Greetings Icons dies.

Paper Smooches Garden Greetings (close-up)

Copic markers – R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG06, YG17

I die-cut three additional image shapes then stacked all to create a thicker image. ‘Friend’ was stamped from Just a Note, then I used Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte to adhere to the center of the square. A strip of Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper was slipped behind the square before adhering to my card front.

I created the above card last month but forgot to post so I’m slipping it in here. It was SUPER easy to create! First, matt a block of Half Moon patterned paper onto black card stock and adhere to card front.

Die-cut I Heart You outline die from black and red card stock. Also die-cut the base shape three times from white. Adhere the base shapes together then use the Multi Medium Matte fine tip to adhere the black frame. I then used We R Memory Keepers’ QuickStik to adhere the small pieces of red heart into each proper space.

The QuickStik is one of my *must have* tools. I’ve tried the tacky pencils and other pick-up tools but for me, none work as well as QuickStik. The tacky material lasts a LONG time and the opposite ends holds a removable pointy tip that helps with unreleasing the tiny pieces and holding each in place. 

Once assembled, adhere the shape over the patterned paper. So quick and easy!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Garden Greetings
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Garden Greetings Icons Dies
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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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I Heart You Dies
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Just a Note
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Masking Stencils – Squares
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Half Moon Paper
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We R Memory Keepers QuickStik Craft Tool
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Winter Greetings

Hello everyone. I hope your week has gotten off to a good start. I’m getting over some nasty sickness. Happy to be feeling more normal today. I’m not 100% but definately better.

My card today uses Winter Greetings with Winter Greetings Icons dies and Huge Snowflakes dies from Paper Smooches. Isn’t the snowman cute?

I did a bit of paper piecing with Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper. I also pieced tiny parts of the sentiment. Overall, it’s a quick and easy card.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy 

Winter Greetings
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Southwest Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great start to your week! Today I’m sharing a card I created for someone special in Arizona.  I love all things southwestern so it’s always a treat to create anything in this theme.

I first created a blended background using Taylored Expressions’ Circle Masking Stencil and a cloud border die. To do so, I taped my card in place then taped the circle stencil over top. I die-cut a cloud border strip (the one I used is discontinued but these cloud border stencils would be a perfect substitute), then  starting at the top of the circle, I blended blue ink against the cloud border edge. I shifted the cloud border down, moving it to the left and right each time, applying less ink as I moved toward the bottom of the circle.

After die-cutting Paper SmoochesCactus from (discontinued) patterned paper, I blended a bit of ink around the edges then adhered it over the circle using clear foam squares. The balloons were adhered with foam squares as well. Lastly, I stamped a bit of confetti from Birthday Bash stamp set and stamped ‘happy birthday’ from Sentiment Sampler. Pretty quick and easy.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your day is sunny. We have another four days of clouds and rain here. Yuck.

1amichele siggy 

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Paper Smooches February Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share Paper Smooches‘ February release!  It’s also Paper Smooches’ 9th birthday!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAPER SMOOCHES!

This month we are featuring one new stamp set, two new dies and one new ephemera die cut 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.)

Paper Smooches Happy Hellos

My card features super cute new Happy Hellos stamp set with new Happy Hellos Icons dies. I also used previously released Honeycomb die which works perfectly with the little bee.  🙂

Paper Smooches Happy Hellos (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG32, W2, Y21, YR23, YR24, 100

I die-cut the honeycomb from two patterned papers and paper-pieced “hi” using a third pattern, all from Carta Bella’s It’s a Girl. The bee was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers (listed above), die-cut and popped up on clear foam squares. As a finishing touch, I adhered a few Rainbow Hearts. (I love these hearts and use them often.)

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 February 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 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

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i ♥ u (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! I have a simple card to share today using the new Hearts stencil and I Heart You dies from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Hearts stencil/I Heart You dies

I used Post It tape to hold my card front in place. I blended the hearts in two shades of pink ink, blending some without reinking the blender brush.

Paper Smooches Hearts stencil/I Heart You dies (close-up)

I die-cut i ♥ u several times from black card stock, adhered all together for a thicker/bolder appearance and adhered a matted strip of Half Moon patterned paper beneath. Super easy.  🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Winter Greetings

Hello! I hope your weekend was nice. The weather here was lovely, like spring. January 11 and we had the air conditioner on. Insane. I think we head back to winter this weekened.

Paper Smooches Winter Greetings and Scene Builder stencil

Today I’m sharing a card using new Paper Smooches. I first created a background with Scene Builder stencil, adding a few white embossed snowflakes after the blending. It was fun and so very easy.  🙂

Paper Smooches Winter Greetings and Scene Builder stencil (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, E30, E31, E33, Y17, YR14

I then stamped the cute owl from new Winter Greetings stamp set onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and die-cut using the cooresponding Winter Greetings Icons die. To add a bit of dimension, the owl was popped up on Kool Tak clear foam squares. As a finishing touch, I adhered a tiny white Queen & Company pompom. (I used Sheer Glue to adhere. It’s my fave for attaching acetate or fiber.)

As a side note, have you seen Queen & Company‘s pom pom dispenser? It’s a little gumball machine! SO cute!

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!   

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