Category Archives: Paper Smooches

a reindeer tag

Just popping in quick before the hurricane comes through.  Stay safe, everyone!

Here’s my October Christmas cards for the Dirty Dozen & Alumni Christmas Card Challenge.  Stacy challenged us to make tags this month and I chose to put my tags on a card so I could build up my Christmas Card stash.

I had these done about a week ago but I was preparing for company and Hurricane Sandy so I’m just now getting them up.  I used another Paper Smooches image…love that reindeer!  I also used a reindeer embossing folder that I found on my last visit to Buffalo Stamps.

Keeping it short…going to cook dinner before we lose power!

stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes and Santa Paws; paper- Kraft, white, Blue Bayou; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- SU! Bigz Two Tags die, Copics, corner rounder, Cart-Us Reindeer embossing folder, May Arts ribbon, linen thread, Stickles, Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

Millie Mousie

This past weekend I was asked to make a thank you card for a nursing instructor.  With little time to make one, I knew it had to be a CAS card.  I’ve also been wanting to use this cute Inky Antics set that I got from my friend, Tracy.  With a little coloring and stamping on kraft cardstock, I was able to pull off a quick & easy card.

Look ma…no layers!  I did pop up the nursing cap though.  The “thanks” was done with the Paper Smooches alphabet called Alphadot.  Then I just drew some lines to tie the mouse and sentiment together.  This would be great with a get well sentiment too.  I might just have to make a few more.  :^)

stamps- Inky Antics- Millie Mousie, Paper Smooches- Alphadot; paper- kraft, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Ruby Red marker; accessories- Copics, dimensional.

Halloween hangout

Happy Wednesday!  Today I have a Halloween card that I made for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  This was easy…the PS stamps are so fun to play with!  It was a color challenge but I was also inspired by the circles and black background.  Here’s my card.

I wanted this card to be a bit slimmer.  The finished size is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I just cut one side down a bit and it still fits a regular A2 envelope.

Click on the banner below to see the challenge colors and play along…

Thanks for stopping by…have a great day!

stamps- Paper Smooches- Falling For You, Chubby Chums, and Hang Ups; paper- So Saffron, Gable Green, Black, Lavendar Lace, Peach Parfait; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- 1 1/2″ circle punch, baker’s twine.

to my core

Hello!  It is a chilly fall day here today.  A perfect day to share a card with an apple, I think.  Yes, I finally stamped.  :0)  This card is playing along in the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  I ♥ my Paper Smooches stamps…I really need to get some more!

When I look at the inspiration picture, I think of the beautiful fall leaves (which are turning here right now!) and the apples that are ripe for picking.  So here’s what I came up with…

This is an Offset Gatefold card…so easy to make with a Scor-Pal.  Just start with a normal 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch piece of cardstock.  Score the 8 1/2 inch side @ 1 1/4 and 5 1/2.  Fold.

My striped paper layers measure 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 and 1 x 5 1/4.  The banner is 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 with a notch cut in the bottom.  The apple was paper pieced, which is so fun to do with the PS stamps.  The image layer is only attached to the left flap.

Here’s a pic of the inside.

Have a great day and thanks for popping in!

stamps- Paper Smooches- Falling For You; paper- Riding Hood Red, white, Cosmo Cricket- Tea For Two; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Micron Black pen; accessories- Scor-Pal, Copic markers.

my April Christmas cards (a little late)

I was so busy in April that I didn’t get a chance to make a few Christmas cards.  So now I am catching up!  The monthly Dirty Dozen Christmas card challenge on Splitcoast for April was to use any bird image.  I decided to use this cute little Paper Smooches cardinal and some Jillibean Soup papers to make a few clean & simple cards.

The bird and branch were paper pieced and the beak and needles were colored with Copics.  I love that little bird but I think my favorite part is the paper pieced branch…

The brown patterned layer with words came from a piece of 12×12 papers.  I also happened to have the same print in the 6×6 size pad, so I used the smaller size to paper piece the branch.

I still have a long way to go to finish my cards for the 2012 holiday, but I am so glad that I slowly keep plugging along!  If you want to join us, use the keyword SCSCCAPR12 when you upload to the SCS gallery.

stamps- Paper Smooches Hang Ups, Santa Paws, and Swanky Snowdudes; paper- vanilla, Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder- Frozen Shrimp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, brown Marvy LePen; accessories- Copics, Quickie glue pen.

hang in there

Well, our glorious weather disappeared a bit.  Cooler temps are back but that’s ok…we enjoyed it while it was here.  It was a nice taste of what’s to come.

I’ve been busy with a few projects lately and hadn’t taken time to photograph anything so last night I did just that.  Here’s one of two masculine cards I recently made.  I’ll try to post the other one tomorrow.

For this card I used the Paper Smooches Hang Ups set.  I ♥ Paper Smooches!  It’s been way too long since I took time to use them!

I made this for a nephew who is on crutches.  He likes to hunt for squirrels so I thought he’d get a kick out of this one.  I really wanted to add more to the card… it’s hard not to bling it up when you are making a masculine one!  LOL. 

stamps- Paper Smooches Hang Ups; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze, Wasabi, DCWV The Green Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, chalks, sponge dauber.

stuffed strawberries…yum!

I have a really sweet recipe page today!  I made these for a “girl’s night out” (stamping with my friends) a few weeks ago and they were gone in a flash!  Yummo!  It all started when Jenn Balcer posted a photo online of some stuffed strawberries and I knew right away I wanted needed to try making them.  I compared a few recipes I found and scribbled down the amount of ingredients I chose to use.  Then I decided that I needed to dip them in chocolate…um hum!

The paper-pieced strawberry is from Paper Smooches Fruitastic.  Since I like to scrap my recipes, I knew this was a must have set!  The sentiment at the top is from Sugar Rush.  It really says You make Life sweet but I omitted the “you”.  The dashed lines under the title are from Santa Paws.

This recipe page was created for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  The bright pink flower in the photo inspired me to use the strawberry image.  I added red accents but I had to switch out the blue accents for green to match my papers.  And I added a clear gemstone accent.

Now here’s what they look like…go ahead…you know you wanna make ’em too!  :0)

stamps- Paper Smooches Sugar Rush, Fruitastic, and Santa Paws; paper- white, pink, red, K& Company Berry Sweet, Real Red d.p.; ink- Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz; accessories- Martha Stewart Scallop Dot punch, circle punches, Copics, dimensionals, gemstone.

a swanky snow family

Hello!  I have 2 posts today.  First I have another Paper Smooches card and later I’ll post my Dare To Get Dirty challenge for Splitcoast.  Also…don’t forget to add your name for the blog candy…it will close in less than 24 hours!

This card sort-of reminds me of the three bears.  LOL.

This snow family is from the Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes set.  I made this card for the Sparks Challenge but it also fits juliemlacey’s, JeanneS’s, and lisahenke’s DTGD challenges over at SCS. 

The sketch is from Designer Drafts 3– the middle one on the bottom.  What a fun sketch!

stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes; paper- kraft, vanilla, blue, kraft dp; ink- Memento Black, accessories- SU! heart punch, Copics.

swanky pink snowlady

Second post for today~ lots to share this week and so I’m back with another fun Paper Smooches card.  These images are seriously addicting!!!

I used the Swanky Snowdudes stamp set, along with Kim’s Cool Shades for inspiration.  (The colors are from the top right corner of the June Cool Shades).

To create the background I used several of the words and images, carefully lining them up on the acrylic block.  Then it was stamped repeatedly several times to fill in the entire background. 

The “North Pole” image was stamped horizontally across the snow lady’s mid-section to create the bottom of her sweater.  She was colored and cut out, then the snowflakes were stamped with pink to make a pattern on the sweater.

This card was created for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Have a great day!

stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes; paper- Soft Sky, white; ink- Soft Sky, Pixie Pink, Memento Black; accessories- Copics, ribbon, Stickles.

friendly flowers

Today I’ve another card for the Paper Smooches challenges.  This set is called Friendly Flowers.  Seriously cute blooms!

I think this is my favorite flower from the set (if I have to choose only 1!)  I curved the stem a bit to follow the shape of the circle…a bonus you can do with clear stamps!  And I masked the “o” in hello so the leaf could peek through from behind.  The sentiment is from the flower set too.

I started with another DCWV textured card base.  I’m really starting to ♥ these!  I don’t know why they sat in my drawer for so long!  This time I cut off the right side of the card to make it square.  I didn’t throw away the extra piece though.  The back of the card base is that lovely salmon color so I added that strip to the front.  Perfect way to get a matching layer!  The dotted pattern that was cut from the front I then glued to the inside…you can see a portion of it here…

I love this sketch…so simple and sweet!  It’s from the Designer Drafts #5 (the middle sketch on the right side).

Stay cool…it’s gonna be a scorcher today!

stamps- Paper Smooches Friendly Flowers; paper- white, DCWV textured card; ink- Memento Black; accessories- ribbon, Copics- Y35,38, E33, Promarkers- blender, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Bright Orange, Soft Peach, Pear Green, Lime Green, Henna.