Happy Holidays

Hi everyone! Just want to send a quick Happy Holidays wish to all!

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Savannah Has a Star

Today I used one of my all-time fave Stamping Bella Uptown Girl images, Savannah Has a Star. I think I’ve colored her every year since her birth (lol).

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Savannah Has a Star (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, G21, G94, G99, R01, R29, R89, Y18, YG03, YR65

After coloring with Copic markers (listed above), I adhered a handful of “hanging” snowflakes, each with a Queen & Company Gem in the center. I love using the Gems on cards. They’re the perfect tiny size and add lots of sparkle! (They’re pretty in shaker cards too.)

Thanks SO much for visiting my blog this year. I appreciate each and every view, read or comment. I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!  ♥♥♥

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 PENGUIN ON A REINDEER ON A POLAR…
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rudolph with a PRESENT on top (set of…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
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Merry & Bright Paper Pad – Queen & Co
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Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
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Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
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Amazon.com: Copic Marker KWINKWPRL…
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Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Amazon.com: Sizzix 657900 Big Shot…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti
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Deco Edge Dies
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Just Artifacts Eco Metallic Bakers…
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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…
[ AMZUS ]
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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All is Calm…

Hello everyone! Can you believe we’re on the very last Stamping Bella challenge of the year? I will, however, be back next week with one more holiday card.  🙂

Stamping Bella The Penguin On a Reindeer On a Polar Bear

This week we are creating with Bella Exclusive images. I chose The Penguin On a Reindeer On a Polar Bear.

Stamping Bella The Penguin On a Reindeer On a Polar Bear (close-up)

Copic markers – B24, B26, B29, BG10, E30, E31, E33, E35, E41, G28, R00, R29, R89, V15, V17, W00, W1, W3, W7, W9, Y18, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG09, YG17

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I threaded gold twine onto a needle and “hung” the twine on the tree. As a finishing touch, I adhered a sprinkling of Snowflake Confetti.

Stamping Bella Rudolph with a Present on Top

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG70, E30, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E49, E57, E77, G28, R01, R83, RV11, RV32, W00, W0, W1, W2, YG05, YG17; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Rudolph with a Present on Top is not from the Exclusives category but I’m sharing him today anyway. He also was colored with Copic markers.  I used Queen & Company‘s pretty Merry & Bright patterned paper (on the card above as well).

As a reminder, there is no challenge next week. However, if you’d like to work ahead, you can use any current image from the Stamping Bella shop for the challenge to be posted on January 3rd.

Thanks so much 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!  

THE PENGUIN ON A REINDEER ON A POLAR…
[ STM ]
rudolph with a PRESENT on top (set of…
[ STM ]
Merry & Bright Paper Pad – Queen & Co
[ QNN ]
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 ]
Amazon.com: Copic Marker KWINKWPRL…
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,…
[ 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 ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti
[ TE ]
Deco Edge Dies
[ PPR ]
Just Artifacts Eco Metallic Bakers…
[ AMZUS ]

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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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
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May Your Season be Merry and Your New Year be Bright

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! Today we’re using vintage images. I turned to Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia

I stamped Pamela onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers (listed below close-up photo).

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E47, R83, RV11, RV32, Y21, Y35, YG63, YG67, YG97, YG99

I don’t have her corresponding die so I cut around her then adhered over Pebbles Merry Little Christmas paper (so pretty), placing foam squares behind the flower, her head and the tiny gift.

Stamping Bella Ellie the Elf

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, G09, G28, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21

Earlier this week I posted Tiny Townie Ellie the Elf on Instagram. I kept the colors minimal and added Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes paper along the top and bottom.

Next Week’s Challenge

Use an image from the same category as the December Stamp of the Month (Winter Window, 25% off through 12/31/19), which means use an image from the Bella Exclusive Category found HERE or HERE.  All challenge details can be found 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!  

tiny townie PAMELA THE POINSETTIA…
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Tiny Townie ELLIE the ELF (includes…
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Pebbles Inc. MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS…
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Stripes Paper Pad – Queen & Co
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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…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Kool Tak (3-Pack) Kool Tak…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
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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…
[ PPR ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided High-Tack Tissue Tape,…
[ XPR ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
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Warmest Wishes

Hello everyone! There are only a few days left to catch the big sale at Purple Onion Designs! Through Friday, December 13 save 25% off all rubber stamps! There are sooo many sweet images and lovely sentiments, I had a hard time choosing myself!

Purple Onion Design Birch and Sweetest Season sentiment

My card today features sweet Birch (Winter Bunny) and a sentiment from Sweetest Season.

Purple Onion Design Birch and Sweetest Season sentiment (close-up)

Copic markers – G29, R0000, R000, R00, R01, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, YG63, YG67

I die-cut a strip of Post It Tape using Paper Smooches’ Borders 1 die then used that as a mask to blend the background with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Birch was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, carefully cut out and adhered with clear foam squares behind his head and ears. His body is adhered directly to the card front.  I stamped the sweet sentiment then added a sprinkling of tiny snowflakes. (He’s so cute!!)

Remember to grab a clear mount stamp while shopping as the rubber stamps are unmounted and the clear mount stamp is a total game changer. It can even be used with a Misti. That’s what I did! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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!  

Stacey Yacula Studio – Birch (winter…
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Stacey Yacula Studio – Sweetest…
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Clear Mounting Stamp – 4 x 6 – Purple…
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Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
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Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salty…
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TE Blender Brushes
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Bulk Buy: Kool Tak (3-Pack) Kool Tak…
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Post-it Full Adhesive Roll, 1 in x…
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Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Borders 1 Dies
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Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti
[ TE ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
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Wishing You a Day Full of Joy

Hi everyone! Just popping in with a quick reminder that Purple Onion Designs‘ sale is still going strong! Save 25% on all rubber stamps, new releases included,  through December 13! Be sure to add a clear mount stamp to your cart for easy use of PO’s unmounted stamps! You can find a video on how to use the clear stamp HERE.  (Scroll down a bit to see the video.)

Purple Onion Designs Poppy, Sun, Blooms, A Beautiful Day

On my card I used cute Poppy, Sun, Blooms and sentiment from A Beautiful Day.

Purple Onion Designs Poppy, Sun, Blooms, A Beautiful Day (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, E07, E08, E09, E33, G43, R000, R00, W1, W2, W3

Pretty papers are from Echo Park’s Homegrown and Simple Stories’ Bloom & Grow.  I paper-pieced the sun, adhered a Tiny Heart (from Paper Smooches) to the banner and added a bit of zig-zag stitching onto the patterned strips.

Be sure to check out Purple Onion‘s fantastic sale! They have sooo many adorable images.

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!   

Stacey Yacula Studio – Poppy – Purple…
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Stacey Yacula Studio – Blooms -…
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Stacey Yacula Studio – Sun – Purple…
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Stacey Yacula Studio – A Beautiful…
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Clear Mounting Stamp – 4 x 6 – Purple…
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Simple Stories Bloom & Grow 6″X6″…
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Echo Park Paper Company Homegrown…
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Tiny Hearts Dies
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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 ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Bulk Buy: Kool Tak (3-Pack) Kool Tak…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]

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
[ PPR ]
Tiny Hearts Dies
[ PPR ]
Blending Card, 25 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Blending Card, 125 sheets – X-Press It
[ XPR ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]
14987-1001 – Sizzix Big Shot Die…
[ BLIC ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]

Warm Winter (Window) Wishes

Hello stamping friends! Today the Stamping Bella team is creating with our December Stamp of the Month, Winter Window. Through December 31, 2019, both the stamp set and coordinating dies are 25% off. Each comes with a larger window as I’ve used today as well as a smaller window.

Stamping Bella Winter Window, Oddball with a Coffee

On my card I used the larger of the two windows, paired with Oddball with a Coffee. That’s actually me. My daughter saw the card and said, “She looks just like you!”  I don’t normally wear bones in my hair. Or skulls.  But ok.  Haha.

Stamping Bella Winter Window, Oddball with a Coffee (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, G28, V91, V93, V95, W00, W1, W2, YG63, YG67, YR30, YR31

The window was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above). I then stamped the Oddball, colored and cut her out then adhered over the window.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Chanukah

Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, W00, W1, W2, Y000

Yesterday I posted the above card on Instagram. Teeny Tiny Townie Chanukah (which also comes with the stamp “Happy Hanukkah”) is adorable! Sooo tiny and so cute!  I love the little kicked up leg.  🙂

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.”)  All challenge details can be found HERE.

You can find the rest of the team’s creations (and more) on the Stamping Bella blog.

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 WINDOW RUBBER STAMPS
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ODDBALL with a COFFEE RUBBER STAMP +…
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TEENY TINY TOWNIE CHANUKAH RUBBER…
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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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Copic Sketch Markers – BLICK art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Stitched Square Stacklets
[ TE ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,…
[ 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 ]