Paper Smooches Designer Drafts


Hello! Hope everyone is enjoying the festive season. I’ve been so happy to have time with the family and away from work, and managed to do some re-organising of my craft space that has me all inspired. Today I had a play and decided to do a card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:


I just love the arrows in the new Love-Struck set. I cut out a bunch using the coordinating Love Struck Icons dies a week or so ago and had them ready to go. They’re the perfect size for dressing up tags and so I thought I’d make a stamped tag the focus of this card. It’s adhered using removable adhesive so the recipient can keep it and use it as a bookmark. I used a dash-line heart from the Sweet Hearts set to create a subtle background on the lighter pink background card piece on the left. The “xoxoxo” greeting is also from the Sweet Hearts set and I stamped it on some notepaper card for the sentiment. Did you know Paper Smooches is having a sale? What better time to stock up on some new stamping goodies, right?!

And here are some other tags I made while doing this card that were super quick and easy. I’ve just started using Memento Luxe inks so wanted to try them out on some Kraft card stock. The colours stayed quite nice and rich and didn’t take too long to dry. Long enough that you could easily emboss with them though which is great! I found that gently tapping the stamp on the surface of the pad gets me the best results. They’re a nice alternative to dye inks on coloured card stock.


Stamps: Paper Smooches Love Struck, Paper Smooches Sweet Hearts
Dies: Paper Smooches Love Struck Icons, Lawn Fawn Tag You’re It
Ink: Memento Luxe Love Letter, Rich Cocoa and Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crisp Cantaloupe and SU Markers (the tags use Memento Luxe Dandelion, Bahama Blue and Love Letter).
Card: SU Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana
Other: sequins, hemp cord, glossy accents

Thanks for looking!

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!