Category Archives: Paper Smooches

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

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!  

I Heart You Dies
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Hearts Stencil
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Half Moon Paper
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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!   

Winter Greetings
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Winter Greetings Icons Dies
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Scene Builder Stencil
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Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
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Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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TE Blender Brushes
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EK Tools 54-04002 Powder Tool
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Pom Pom Small Black/White – Queen & Co
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Pom Pom Dispenser – Queen & Co
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Sheer Glue – Queen & Co
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Paper Smooches January Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches  JANUARY 2020 release!

  • TWO new stamp sets
  • THREE new dies
  • TWO new stencils
  • 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 Snowy Salutations I used new Snowy Salutations, stamping the snowflakes in two shades of pink with the sentiment stamped in the darker of the two inks.

Paper Smooches Snowy Salutations (close-up)

After stamping, I decided to die-cut the Huge Snowflake from cooresponding card stock, pop it up and add white dots using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen and Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares. (FYI – Kirarina Wink pens are currently only $1.90 each at Marker Universe!!)

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

    Kelly Latevola (Guest)

    Mindy Baxter (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 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!  

Snowy Salutations
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Huge Snowflakes Dies
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Kirarina Wink White Pearl — Marker…
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Speech Bubble Fun

Hello again! I’m back today with another card sample using Paper Smooches latest release (as well a favorite critter from a previous release).

Paper Smooches Vanilla Verbiage, Chilly Chums

I first cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ block of white card stock, adhered a square of gingham print from Rainbow Sherbet paper pack and zig-zag stitched around the edges.

Note: If I include stitching on my card, I don’t like the stitching to show on the inside so I cut a separate panel to use as a base for my work. It creates a thicker finished card but I’d rather that than have stitching show inside.

Paper Smooches Vanilla Verbiage, Chilly Chums (close-up)

Copic markers – E07, E08, E09, E40

I used new Vanilla Verbiage and Vanilla Verbiage Icons dies to stamp and die-cut the sentiments. Then the cute little fox from Chilly Chums was added to the corner. I colored her/him with Copic markers (listed above).

Through 12/31/19  you can receive Vanilla Verbiage FREE with any $60 retail purchase from the Paper Smooches shop. No code is required at checkout. The stamp set will automatically be included with your order.  🙂

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!  

Vanilla Verbiage
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Vanilla Verbiage Icons Dies
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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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Chilly Chums
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Chilly Chums 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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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
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A Bitty Bow Birthday

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I created using new dies and new patterned paper now available from Paper Smooches.  (It was super easy!)

I started with a woodgrain pattern from new Rainbow Sherbet paper pad. There are such pretty shades in the pack. I used the woodgrain for the background and the included corresponding solids for the Bitty Bows. Before adhering the bows, I used the single strip die from new Stitch Builders to die-cut holes for stitching. Once die-cut, I stitched using matching DMC thread.

Bows were adhered only in the centers, leaving the “loops” and ends to lift for a bit of dimension. In the center of each bow I adhered a solid Goosebump from Queen & Company. They are no longer in the store but there are other Goosebumps from which to choose. They’re all very pretty and sparkly. Any would work with this design. I don’t see this particular Happy Birthday die in the Paper Smooches store but this one would work just as well.

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!  

Bitty Bows Dies
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Stitch Builder Dies
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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!  

Charms Dies
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Vanilla Verbiage
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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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Flaunters Dies
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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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 High-Tack Tissue Tape,…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
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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!  

Amazing & Awesome Dies
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Stitch Builder Dies
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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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Tiny Hearts 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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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
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Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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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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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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Feel Better Sampler
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Wow Embossing Powder WOW! Super Fine…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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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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Botanical Stencil
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Thinking of you Die
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