Celebrating 5 years with Paper Smooches

PS-5th-Anniversary-bannerPaper Smooches is celebrating their 5th Anniversary this month!
I am excited to be a part of a special blog hop!Paper Smooches-Thank You dieMy project features the new Thank You Die. I paired it with the gorgeous Roses Die.Paper Smooches-Thank You dieI blended some Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade & Blueprint Sketch onto a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and then flicked some water onto it. I also smooshed my distress inks onto an acrylic block to make watercolors to flick onto the panel. Then I adhered some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to fun foam and ran the Roses Die through my big shot to make a quick and dimensional glittery die cut.Paper Smooches-Thank You die Here are the details:

  • Just leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below for your chance to win a prize!
  • Each blog has a different prize to win!
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Wednesday, February 24th to leave a comment.
  • Winners will be announced on each blog on Thursday, February 25th.

Please hop on over to these fabulous designers blogs to see their Paper Smooches creations…and see what you could win!

Betsy Veldman
Jennifer McGuire
Jocelyn Olson
Kay Miller
Kristina Werner

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches projects

Hello! Today I have a couple of Paper Smooches projects to share with you. This first card features the adorable new Birds dies.Paper Smooches-Birds dies I thought these cute birds would make the perfect baby card. I used the Ovals 1 dies to create a mask. Then I blended in Mint & Mailiblue ink as well as stamping a few images from the Reflections set in coordinating colors. I layered up the birds dies to give them thickness using spray adhesive and added the cute little bow from the Easter Egg dies set.Paper Smooches-Birds diesThis next card features the Natural Beauties stamp set as well as the coordinating dies.Paper Smooches-Natural BeautiesFor the background I blended in Picked Raspberry & Mermaid Lagoon ink. Then I splattered some water over it.
Paper Smooches-Natural BeautiesI love the pop of black & white images over the ink blended background. That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches November Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  

To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY – we have a special sale for you.

At check out, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order.

The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month,  We hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon!  🙂  AND the amazing Jennifer Mc Guire is playing along with us today as well – yay!!

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)
Paper Smooches-Adorable ArrayMy project features the new Adorable Array die as well as the Delightful Greetings stamp set.Paper Smooches-Adorable ArrayI created my background by blending Picked Raspberry & Mustard Seed onto my card front and then splattered some water drops onto it. I layered four Adorable Array die cuts together and then coated the top with glitter using spray adhesive.Paper Smooches-Adorable ArrayPretty much can’t stamp a sentiment without using my MISTI anymore…what’s happened to me??? I popped up the panel with a bit of Smokey Shadow striped pattern paper showing on the bottom. A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off and the rest is history. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

25Days2015Hello there! Today I’m joining my sweet & talented friend Tracy McNeely for her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. For Day 9 of the event we are featuring Paper Smooches products.
Paper Smooches- Foliage 2 DiesI created a wreath tag using the Ovals 1 dies, Foliage 2 dies & Holly dies. I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Sampler stamp set. Not exactly sure why adding glossy accents to holly berries makes me so giddy.
Paper Smooches- Foliage 2 DiesI have a couple more Paper Smooches projects to share. This next little tag uses the new Gift Tags 3 dies as well as the Holly dies and a sentiment from Holiday Cheer. Again, more glossy accents on the holly berries:) The pattern paper is from the Sparkle & Shine paper pack.
Paper Smooches-Gift Tags 3 DiesThis next little lunchbox note features the Snow Dudes dies as well as the Notebook Basic die with a sentiment from Freezy Fellas. I colored the insides of the die cuts with Copics. This is what my kids need to hear all day long….”dude, chill!” We have such a dramatic household. I’m sure I’m not alone, right? Just go with it:)
Gift Tags 3 DiesThere’s lots of fun giveaways & challenges to celebrate the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. Check out Tracy’s blog here for more information on how to enter & play along. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches October Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on October 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz
Ashley Marcu
Emily Leiphart
JJ Bolton
Kalyn Kepner
Kay Miller
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Paper Smooches-EvergreensI’ve created two cards featuring the new Evergreen dies.
Paper Smooches-EvergreensFor my first card I created a snowy background by blending in Maliblue & High Dive ink and adding some white embossing paste with the Falling Snow stencil.
Paper Smooches-EvergreensThe trees were colored by blending in Jellybean & Lucky ink with a sentiment from the Holiday Cheer set.Paper Smooches-EvergreensTo create the rainbow background on this card I smooshed some distress inks onto my craft mat and added water to create the most gorgeous watercolor palette. As long as you keep everything very wet and use watercolor cardstock, the inks will blend like magic. These are obviously my favorite colors on earth: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean.
Paper Smooches-EvergreensI also added a die cut sentiment using the new Let It Snow die by Paper Smooches. You can see how versatile these new Evergreen dies are. I love that you can get different looks by using either the positive or the negative parts. Enjoy the rest of your hop & have a fantastic day!

Paper Smooches projects

Hi there! Today I have a couple of Paper Smooches projects to share with you. It’s been awhile since my last post. I suppose it was a combination of being busy behind the scenes working on upcoming projects and needing a little blogging break. Either way, it’s nice to post again!Paper Smooches-Comforting HugsHow adorable is this little kitty cat hug from Comforting Hugs. I created a little lunchbox note size using the Notebook Basic die and the Comforting Hugs coordinating dies. For the background, I blended in some Salty Ocean and then splattered a bit of water.
Paper Smooches-Mason Jar diesThis next card is a triple shaker using the Mason Jar dies. Gotta love a triple shaker, right? It was the perfect way to show off these gorgeous sequin mixes by Lucy. Here’s a little video to show you how I created my triple shaker wonder:)I also have a winner to announce from my Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix giveaway from my last post. Congrats, Liz McAllister!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches projects

Hi there! Just popping in with a few Paper Smooches projects. I thought I’d better share this card before flip flop weather is over, although for some of you, it’s probably always flip flop weather. I just hope you’re not wearing your flip flops with your sock on. My kids do that, and it makes me cringe. I used my ink blenders to add color to the flip flops with Blue Jay, Scuba & Jellybean ink.Paper Smooches-Flip Flop diesThis next card features the Birch Tree dies. I blended the background using the same colors as above and added a sentiment from Graceful Beauties.
Paper Smooches-Birch Trees DiesNext up is a card using the new Kibitzing stamps and coordinating dies. I embossed the stars in clear and then blended in Blue Jay ink. Then I stitched the stars on with my sewing machine. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “How did she get such straight stitches?” Well, after three tries and a lot of huffing and puffing, I drew subtle pencil lines with a ruler for a guide. I bow in complete admiration to those who can stitch a straight line effortlessly. I also blended in some Duckling ink on the bottom.
Paper Smooches-Kibitzing Icons DiesThis last card is an older card that I never got around to posting, but I just adore these Promenade stamps & coordinating dies. I stamped all the images in Memento ink and colored them in with Copics.
Paper Smooches-Promenade Icons DiesThat’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!