Farewell, Paper Smooches!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In case you hadn't heard, Kim Mraz (owner) announced that Paper Smooches is retiring!  I was sooooo sad to hear this as I've been a fan of Paper Smooches for...well, forever!  Thankfully, the monthly Paper Smooches Monthly Challenge will continue and we can all share of love of Kim's wonderful products there.

Today, see a tribute to Paper Smooches on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!

My card features two of my favorite (recent) Paper Smooches items:  Posh Planters and Fab Frames Die.  I think they have both sold out, but there are still many great items to get and they are on sale!

Thank you, Kim, for sharing your talents and providing awesome products for us the have fun creating with - we love you!!  Your designs will live forever!

Divinity Designs July Release is Here!!

The new Divinity Designs July release is here and it is ah-mazing! 
The new release includes 2 new stamp sets and 9 slimline dies - wow!

For my farm scene card, I used the following products:

For my Sunflower card, the following products were used:

And last, but certainly not least, my Berry card was created with these products:


Let's Flamingle!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

I sooo want to go someplace tropical or at least to a beach!  Alas, that's not in my future, so I'll just have to go there in my mind for now :)  Thanks to Pink & Main's new release, there's a little bit of the tropics in my craft room!

 For my card, I created a double shaker.  Using the new Layered Rectangle A2 Dies, I first created a frame by cutting the coral cardstock with two of the dies at the same time (see photo below).  I did the same thing for the sun by cutting yellow cardstock with two of the Layered Circle Dies; placed the circle where I wanted it in the corner of the frame and trimming it to be flush. 

After gluing acetate to the back of the frame and sun, I lined each of these shapes with thin Darice Foam Strips creating 'sections' (the main frame part and the sun part) and added different shaker elements to each section. To finish, I adhered a pattern from the Summer Splash paper pad to enclose the shaker elements and adhered the entire shaker to a card base.

The fabulous images on my shaker card are from the new Let's Flamingle stamp set which has coordinating dies! This such a fun set!!  To make the 'rays' of the sun, I cut yellow cardstock with one of the dies, trimmed off the end and adhered them onto the acetate and around the circle shape.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and snipped the ends to make a banner.

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It's A Party!

We're still celebrating Reverse Confetti's 7th Birthday! If you haven't seen the newest release, you're in for a real treat!  Each of my cards today feature:

Aww!  This sweet bunny is sending yummy cupcake kisses!  As you'll see, I used the Big Burst Confetti Cuts to cut the center of the pattern paper and placed colored cardstock behind the opening.  For this card, I used Iced Aqua behind the opening and stamped the sentiment on Bumblebee cardstock.

Rainbow colors are so happy and perfect for a celebration!  This darling little kitty is bringing colorful balloons to the party and is ready to celebrate!  I used Lime Green cardstock behind the Big Burst Confetti Cuts opening and stamped the sentiment on Salsa cardstock.

Presents make any celebration even more fun!  How cute is this little guy sending loving birthday wishes?!  I think I'll be using this image for some Christmas cards this year, too :)  Behind the opening, I placed a piece of Grape Soda cardstock and stamped the image on Lime Green cardstock.

Puppies are cute all by themselves, but having one bring you a flower bouquet is downright adorable!  This image and sentiment are perfect for so many special occasions, encouragement, get well, etc.!  I used Bumblebee cardstock behind the Big Burst Confetti Cuts opening and stamped the sentiment on Iced Aqua cardstock.



Under The Sea

Saturday, June 27, 2020

I wish I could go scuba diving. I'd love to see all the wonders of the ocean!  I tried it once, but got very claustrophobic and didn't get to see much under the sea {insert sad face}.   At least I got a glimpse of it in my craft room using these two beautiful Kat Scrappiness dies!

For my card, I cut white cardstock using the Under The Sea background die -- isn't it gorgeous?!  I blended two Distress Oxide inks using the Pink & Main Ergonomic Blending Brush over the diecut then placed a piece of silver Craft Perfect Mirror Cardstock behind it.

Dolphins are such beautiful, graceful animals!  I used the Stitched Dolphins Die set to cut navy cardstock to add the dolphin silhouettes.

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