Showing posts with label Paper Smooches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Smooches. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2013

Some more Paper Smooches fun!

Good morning!  I have a few more Paper Smooches creations to share with you today.  It's nice to play with some of my new stamps and these cards also were made only out of my paper scraps.

First up is card using a set that was a "must have" for me since I'm a scientist in real life (well sort of ---  I used to work in the lab as a chemist but now I work in the office but still consider myself a scientist).  It's a bit hard to tell from the photo but I used some Glossy Accents on the beaker and the crazy scientist's glasses. 

For the second card I used the same strip design I did on my last Paper Smooches card but this time I stamped the background with some large polka dots.  Then I tried something a little new and stamped my image and sentiment onto a fishtail banner.  I really like the look and I'll definitely try that again. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like today's creations :)

Stamps:  Great Chemistry set from Paper Smooches
Ink: Palette Noir, Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Fuschia
Papers:  American Crafts, Neenah cardstock, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Fiskars edge punch

Stamps:  Birthday Buddies from Paper Smooches, Geo-graphic border set (polkadots) from Paper Smooches
Ink:  Memento Desert Sand, Memento Tuxedo Black, brown distress ink
Papers:  WRMK, Recollections kraft cardstock, My Mind's Eye, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Fishtail banner die from Your Next Stamp, wood button, Copic markers, Fiskars edge punch

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Bark-day and a new strategy to tackle my scraps!

Good morning!!  I recently did a massive clean of my craft space, organized some of my stamps and tried to work on straightening out my out-of-control paper scrap catastrophe  pile. 

No only did I realize I have so many stamps that I haven't inked up yet (such as this cute doggie image from Paper Smooches) but I also came up with a new strategy/idea to control my scrap paper situation. 

I realized that when I'm working on a new project I typically have a pile of scrap paper that all coordinates sitting on part of my desk.  So I decided, why not make some card bases out of the scraps right after completing the project since all the matching stuff is already sitting there?  So I have been making card bases and then putting them into a pile to use at a later date.  Then when I have a few minutes all I have to do is grab one of the pre-made card bases, add my stamped image and embellishments and voila, a quick card!!  The pre-made card bases I've made so far are all pretty clean and simple but I think this new idea will keep my pile of scraps a bit better under control AND make it easier for me to whip up a card or two at each craft session.  It's a win-win for me!!

So here is clean and simple pre-made card base card #1.  You will see a few more cards with this general layout/design in upcoming posts as it's a great way to use that extra strip of paper that you get when you trim a 6" x 6" piece of paper to the standard card size.

Stamps:  Birthday Buddies from Paper Smooches
Papers:  My Mind's Eye, Neenah cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Noir
Accessories:  Spellbinder's Die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Your Next Stamp Fishtail Banner die, Devine Twine, Copic Markers

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thanks CPS for two weeks of crafting inspiration!

Well, I did it!  I finished all 15 of the CPS Anniversary sketches!  Thank you CPS for two weeks of inspired creativity and now my card stash has been replenished!  So here are the last two cards for the challenges.

This first card was based on the sketch from Day 13.  I had a bit of fun with this one and created my old little apple feltie using stamps from Paper Smooches.  I stamped the apple image with Palette Noir ink onto some regular craft felt (e.g. the cheap stuff LOL!), cut out and pieced together.  I kept with an apple theme on the card and used a Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz embossing folder for the background and some school themed papers from October Afternoon.  One day, hopefully soon, I'll learn how to sew in straight lines LOL!

Stamps:  Falling for You set (apple) from Paper Smooches, Vegtastic (sentiment) from Paper Smooches
Ink:  Palette Noir
Papers:  DCWV cardstock, October Afternoon papers, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories:  Craft felt, twine from The Twinery, Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz embossing folder, Spellbinder's die, Fiskars tag punch, red brad
Sketch:  CPS Anniversary Sketch Day # 13 (CPS # 121)

This second card was created using the sketch from Day 4. I flipped the sketch upside down and shifted one of the elements a bit so that my shamrock embellishment didn't hide the Noteblock image.  I kept the colours simple (kraft and green) and added a pre-made shamrock embellishment and some green twine to the card.

Stamps: St. Patrick's Day Noteblock from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Adirodack Meadow
Paper: Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: twine from The Twinery, Cuttlebug embossing folder, felt shamrock (Darice), Wood button
Sketch: CPS Anniversary Sketch Day 4 (CPS # 220 ), Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die

Friday, February 10, 2012

Nutty for you

I'm on a role today in the creative department LOL!  Here's another card I created for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  To see the inspiration photo check out the PS Sparks blog.

I had so much fun playing around for this card.  I wanted to try stamping and colouring on some canvas fabric (to mimic the look in the inspiration photo) with my Copics and boy, I LOVE how it turned out!  I stamped the image in Palette Noir black ink and then lightly coloured with my Copics.  I was surprised at how easy it was to use Copics with little to no bleeding.  I even was able to add a bit of shadowing at the bottom of the image and by adding a darker shade to parts of the image.

I die cut the image into an oval shape and sewed it onto a brown felt scalloped die cut using some embroidery floss.  I added a twine bow and just adhered it to a piece of wood grain paper.

Stamps:  Falling for You set from Paper Smooches
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Accessories:  brown felt, twine, embroidery floss, button, Copic markers, canvas fabric

A SPARKS Valentine and a sketch

This week's Paper Smooches sparks challenge put me in the Valentine's Day mood and I pulled out one of my very first sets of Paper Smooches stamps and some scraps on my desk to create this card.  I was inspired by the large heart in the inspiration photo (see PS blog for photo).

For the card layout I used one of the CPS anniversary sketches (Day 8)

Stamps:  Falling for You set from Paper Smooches
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  K and Company, Provocraft, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Copic markers, twine from The Twinery, button, Cuttlebug embossing folder (dots), Sizzix embossing folder (hearts),  Fiskars border punch, Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz die cut heart, Dienamics die (for sentiment), computer font (SNF Goody)
Sketch:  CPS Anniversary sketch Day 8 (CPS # 102 )

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thanks bunches!

Next up on today's menu....a clean and simple card using some yummy stamps from Paper Smooches

The images were watercoloured with some watercolour pencils, cut out and adhered to some plain white cardstock that I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  Minus the watercolouring and cutting out of the images, the card was done in 3 minutes or less---yeah!

The design for this card was based on CPS Anniversary sketch day 3 (CPS sketch #54).  I did take a bit of creative liscence because I just couldn't find a scalloped card base big enough for my image and I just wasn't feeling the tilted panel.  Overall the one large panel and position of the sentiment of the sketch is what inspired me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Vegtastic set from Paper Smooches
Ink:  Palette Noir, Staz On Jet Black
Papers:  Watercolour paper, Georgia Pacific cardstock, Echo Park
Accessories:  Watercolour pencils, twine from The Twinery, wood button, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Fiskars border punch
Sketch:  CPS Anniversary sketch day 3 (CPS sketch #54)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sparking my creativity with Paper Smooches

Today I'd like to share with you a card I created using this week's Paper Smooches sparks challenge.  I have several Paper Smooches sets sitting in my "to use" basket and decided to pull one out and get it inky.

The challenge was to use a photo as inspiration (see photo below) and this is what I came up with --- I was inspired by the colour palette, the twine and of course the ruffles on the onesie.  I opted for a holiday theme and used that fabulous white ribbon that I bought at the fabric store as my snow-y ground.

Thanks for stopping by!!

And here's the inspiration photo from the challenge:

Stamps:  Swanky Snowdudes from Paper Smooches stamps
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Joann's Essentials white pigment ink
Paper:  The Paper Company kraft cardstock, Coredinations mint green cardstock, Kelli Panacci patterned paper (pink), Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Pink sorbet twine from the Twinery, Copic markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, button, Spellbinders Nestabilities, white ruffled ribbon from the fabric store

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm nutty for Paper Smooches!

Hello and Happy Monday!

I received my first envelope of stampy goodness from Paper Smooches a few weeks back and couldn't wait to get them inky!!  If you haven't checked out Kim Hughes' new stamp company you really should----her stuff just oozes cute :)

For this card I used the Falling for You set.  I paper pieced the acorns and added some dimension to the image using my Copics.  I created a manly/woodsy look using some Cosmo Cricket "Wanted" papers and a Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder for dimension.  In keeping with the outdoorsy look, I added a twine bow and popped the center acorn with dimensional adhesive.

This is another entry for last week's Simon Says Stamping challenge blog to use "embossing".  Once again I used my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder from Tim Holtz.

Stamps: Falling for you set from Paper Smooches
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Distress Ink
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Wanted
Accessories: Copic markers, SEI twine ribbon, Tim Holtz embossing folder
Card sketch:  CPS Sketch #214