Paper Smooches Sparks Inspiration Photo Challenge


I loved the photo below from the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge and was definitely inspired to play along. The super-versatile Paper Smooches Frames 1 die is the main focus, and I filled it with floral images from PS Botanicals 1, coloured directly using Stampin Up markers. I also used a marker to highlight the stitched edging on the frame. The background was stamped using Stampin Up’s large Hardwood background stamp in Hero Arts Charcoal ink.


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Stamps: Paper Smooches Botanicals 1, SU Hardwood, WPlus9 More Fresh Cuts
Die: Paper Smooches Frames 1
Ink: Hero Arts Charcoal, assorted SU markers, Versamark
Other: SU Chevron ribbon, Hero Arts white embossing powder
Paper: Neenah 80 lb Solar White; DCWV grey


DIY Stencil with Colour Pencils


This card was inspired by Kristina Werner’s video on Day 2 of the Stencilled class. I don’t have any stencils with larger shapes, so made one using a few small die pieces from various sets I have. I placed them randomly on a scrap piece of card stock (in my Big Shot I use the Stampin Up Magnetic Platform which makes keeping the dies in place easier).


On the panel I stamped the sentiment from  Mama Elephant’s Hello set first and then moved the stencil around and used colour pencils to colour the negative spaces. I used the SU note paper punch to trim the side and mounted it on black card.


Dies (used to create stencil): Memory Box Cosmic Stars, Paper Smooches Hearts.
Stamps: Mama Elephant Hello
Ink: Hero Arts Hero Hues Black, Prismacolour Pencils
Card: SU Confetti White, Basic Black

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I managed to sneak in a bit of card making tonight while dinner was on the stove ;). This adorable dinosaur image is from the Paper Smooches set Little Fella. I coloured him quickly with Copics, cut him out and placed him on a tag which I decorated with two yellow bands of Crushed Curry card stock. I stamped the pair of stars from the same Little Fella set in the middle and heat embossed the sentiment in white on the black matt layer. I’m entering this card in the Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog Anything Goes challenge.

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Stamps: Paper Smooches Little Fella
Die: Lawn Fawn Tag You’re It
Ink: Copic Sketch markers, SU Basic Grey, Versamark
Cardstock: Express It, SU Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry
Other: The Twinery twine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

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Deanne W

Bookmark Fun with Paper Smooches


My young sons have both recently started picking up books and reading for pleasure – woo hoo! My hubby and I are both keen readers so it’s great to see the kids enjoying some quiet reading time each day too. At the moment my seven year old is enjoying a time traveller series, while the six year old is whipping through the Zac Powers spy stories. Anyway since they are now in the market for bookmarks I was very excited about the Paper Smooches Bookmarks Dies. To decorate this one, and as we have an adorable fur baby in our family called Yoshi, I thought I’d use the Chubby Chums dog image and the paw print for the background. The image is mounted on a scrap piece of embossed card stock. So quick to put together and now I’ll just need to make a second so the boys can have one each! I’m entering this in at the last minute for the PS Anything Goes Challenge for this week.


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Paper Smooches Love Struck


So excited to receive my Paper Smooches order this week and have a play – I was certainly ready for a break from making Christmas cards! I coloured the little cupid figure and arrow using Copics and then used the coordinating Love Struck icons dies to cut them out (the PS dies leave a lovely white border around the images and really help add dimension). I stamped the large heart stamp using Memento Luxe Love Letter ink and clear embossed it. The little hearts stamped around the card are from the Love Struck set, and also this month’s PS Perks free set Sweet Hearts. I used the Hearts Dies to cut out some hearts from patterned card stock and used the little row of hearts to create a ric-rac like border.


I’m entering this card in the Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge.


Stamps: Paper Smooches Love Struck, Sweet Hearts
Dies: Paper Smooches Love Struck Icons, Hearts Dies
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, scrap patterned card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red, Memento Luxe Love Letter
Colouring tools: Copic markers, SU markers
Other: SU Clear embossing powder, Wink of Stella clear pen, Signo White uniball pen

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend!