Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's almost Halloween--yippee!

It's also Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches November release with you! FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at 9:00pm PT or midnight ET). 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 storeHere 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 above or the PS blog for your chance to win (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify, but it increases your chances). 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, November 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 
Here's the order of the hop:
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  • Tell us that you Tweeted about the hop (leave another comment) 
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop (leave another comment) 
Here's my card using The Welcome Wagon:


A Warm Welcome

The Welcome Wagon is the November TAM set, so it's *free* if you spend $60 at Paper Smooches. Score! 
I couldn't believe how many different phrases I could make, and I like that they are different than other stamp sets I own.

I stamped three of the sentiments from The Welcome Wagon and added the new Welcome Word die-cut. Aren't those snowmen the cutest ever? They're from the new Cool Dudes set and matching die. I used digital patterned papers from Paislee Press for the layers. Yup, had to make it a hybrid card. ;)

Here's a close-up:


A Warm Welcome

Thanks for stopping by! Before I sign-off, I wanted to give a shout-out to our new team member Kay Miller. Welcome, Kay!

Next up is my sweet and very talented friend Kalyn!


Supplies
Stamps: (sentiments from The Welcome Wagon; snowmen from Cool Dudes) Paper Smooches
Dies: (welcome from Welcome Word die; snowmen from Cool Dudes Icons) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (white) PTI; (silver glitter cardstock) Hobby Lobby
Patterned papers: (From Where I Stand by Paislee Press) The Lilypad
Ink: (Graphite Black Brilliance; Tuxedo Black Memento) Tsukineko
Copics

Monday, October 27, 2014

Boo Treat Tags

Hi everyone! It's the week of Halloween--yeah! Do you dress up for Halloween (if so, please share your costume)? :) I don't dress up, but my kids are going as a cat and a skunk.

I wanted to give a shout-out to some sweet friends who participated in the Getting to Know Me Blog Hop. All three linked up to me recently, and I wanted to say thanks! If you have a chance, please swing by their posts--they are incredibly talented papercrafters and truly good people, too!

Alice Wertz Her coloring skills are unbelievable, and if you haven't seen one of her stamped backgrounds, you're in for a treat! Every card is like a little masterpiece.
Lea Lawson Lea was one of my very first papercrafting idols, even before I started my own blog. :) I'm always inspired by her. She can do anything--using patterned paper, stamping, digi--she is so talented!
Lucy Abrams When I first got into digi/hybrid, I turned to Lucy's blog for her expertise--thanks, Lucy! Her cards are always perfectly stamped and perfectly executed. She has such an eye for knowing how to make a card look "full" but still keeping it CAS. She's also always been so helpful to me. :)

I already did my Getting to Know Me post HERE, but I wanted to be sure to give a shout-out to Alice, Lucy, and Lea. :)

I've been getting my kids' treat bags ready for their class parties. I'm doing a mix of designs, but I wanted to share one of the designs:

Boo Tags

I used a lot of Paper Smooches here--Ghoulfriends stamps and Ghoulfriends Icons dies for the bat, Halloween Icons for the "Boo," and Stitched Tag for the tag die. These were super simple to make!

I switched up some other Ghoulfriends images for other tags, too:

Boo Tags


I also have an extra "Thanks" die from Paper Smooches that I would like to give away as a thank you for reading!


I'll pick from the comments on Saturday (11/1).

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Supplies
Stamps: (bat, pumpkin, monster from Ghoulfriends) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (Tangy Orange, Black) My Favorite Things
Patterned paper: (striped digital paper from One Little Bird) The Lilypad
Dies: (Ghoulfriends, Halloween Icons, Stitched Tag) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Graphite Black Brilliance) Tsukineko; (Grass, Ginger Fresh Inks) Impress
Twine: (Neon Orange hemp twine) Hemptique
Muslin bag: The Paper Source

Friday, October 24, 2014

Very Merry

Hi everyone!

It's the final day of Release Week at Neat & Tangled! All of the sets and dies are on sale today at the Neat & Tangled store. Today, we're sharing projects using the Very Merry stamp set and Tiny Triangles die. I also have a second card featuring the Winter Trees set. Danielle is sharing pictures of the release on the Neat & Tangled blog.

Here's how I used the Very Merry stamp and Tiny Triangles die:

Very Merry

I stamped and fussy cut the large "merry" from the Very Merry stamp set. I layered the sentiment over the die-cut Tiny Triangles and a piece of red bokeh vellum from Webster's Pages, a doily, and tissue.

I added an Emerald Green sequin, a Pink Paislee star, and a little tag from Inspire Lovely. Here's a close-up:

Very Merry


Here's my second card:

Believe

I was inspired by the watercoloring on Debby's card. I stamped the Winter Trees image and used spray mists for watercoloring. The trees have so much movement!

I finished the card with a Raspberry Red sequin and a gold puffy heart. Here's a close-up:

Believe



There's a giveaway! Comment on the Neat & Tangled blog to win the Very Merry stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Warm Wishes

Hi everyone!

It's day three of Release Week at Neat & Tangled! Today, we're sharing projects using the Warm Wishes stamp set. It's a gorgeous set featuring Danielle's lettering. Danielle is sharing pictures of the stamp on the Neat & Tangled blog.

Here's how I used the mini set:

Warm Wishes

I'm one of those people who doesn't hesitate to cut up stamps. So, I cut apart the Warm Wishes  sentiment and mug, and I only used the sentiment as a frame. I love this set, and I'm going to use it for more holiday cards. I used a cute Crate Paper Bundled Up die-cut in the center, but I love how the sentiment is a great frame for many elements.

I embossed and added a Crystal Clear sequin and some die-cuts. Here's a close-up:

Warm Wishes



There's a giveaway! Comment on the Neat & Tangled blog to win the Warm Wishes set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Supplies
Stamps: (sentiment from Warm Wishes) Neat & Tangled
Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: (chevron from Bundled Up 6x6; girl on sled from Bundled Up Ephemera) Crate Paper
Ink: (Ocean dye ink) Hero Arts; (Dewey, Opaque White Mister Huey's) Studio Calico
Dies: (Snowflakes) Paper Smooches; (star from Cozy Christmas) Ellen's Essentials; (Plaid Impression Plate) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Crystal Clear sequin) Neat & Tangled; (coarse clear glitter) Martha Stewart

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone!

It's day two of Release Week at Neat & Tangled! Today, we're sharing projects using the Little Santa Girl stamp set. She's so cute! Danielle is sharing pictures of the stamps on the Neat & Tangled blog, so be sure to check it out.

I used the mini set for a tag:

Happy Holidays Tag

Do you ever have those projects where you start creating but have no plan in mind? Yep, this tag was one of those projects. I started by coloring the Little Santa Girl with Copics, but I felt like she needed an oomph. So, I paper-pieced her hat and tights and used colored pencils to add shading to the patterned paper.

At first, she was going to be standing, and then I was going to have two girls coming from the edges. After playing around, I decided to have one girl peeking into the scene. I had to cut off her legs, which was kind of weird. But, it looked weirder to have the legs hanging off. ;)

I added some Webster's Pages All That Glitters vellum and stitching. Here's a close-up:

Happy Holidays Tag



There's a giveaway! Comment on the Neat & Tangled blog to win the Little Santa Girl set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies
Stamps: (girl, sentiment banner from Little Santa Girl) Neat & Tangled
Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: (Loved vellum from All That Glitters) Webster's Pages
Ink: (Tuxedo Black Memento) Tsukineko
Copics
Embellishments: (blue twine) Hemptique

Monday, October 20, 2014

All Is Calm

Hi everyone! It's been a long time!


It's release week at Neat & Tangled! To kick things off, we're sharing projects using the Winter Wishes and Falling Flakes stamps sets. Danielle is sharing pictures of the stamps on the Neat & Tangled blog.

I used the Winter Wishes set for my card:

All is Calm

The houses, trees, and snowflakes are one stamp. I love the little scene! I added the smoke, star, and sentiment from the same Winter Wishes set. The large stamp would work great for mass-producing holiday cards. ;)

The panel is on cream cardstock....I wasn't sure at first with the grey and white stripe, but I like how cream and white look together. Wida suggested using Stickles to look like snow (which I oddly don't own, but she lent me hers). A little glitter is good. :)

Here's a close-up:

All is Calm

There's a giveaway! Comment on the Neat & Tangled blog to win the Winter Wishes and Falling Flakes sets.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies
Stamps: (houses, sentiments, smoke, star from Winter Wishes) Neat & Tangled
Cardstock: (Neenah Classic Cream) 
Patterned paper: (Jolly Good) Chickaniddy
Ink: (Graphite Black) Tsukineko; (Gold Delicata) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Clear Stickles); (pink twine) Hemptique

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