Paper Smooches Challenge - Pastels

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

It's time for a brand new Paper Smooches challenge!!  Are you excited?!  The theme this time is...

Hope you'll play along and have a chance for great prizes!! This challenge runs from April 1-14 and winners will be announced on the Paper Smooches blog on April 15 or 16.  Three winners will be chosen: one winner will receive a prize package, one winner will receive a $25 Paper Smooches gift certificate and one winner will be randomly selected to win a $5 gift certificate!

For my card, I first layered kraft cardstock to the card base, then on top of that, layered a design from the Rainbow Sherbet Paper Pad.  I cut gold cardstock using the Bird Cage Die - such a wonderful die!  The adorable images are from the Baby Birds set which were so much fun to copic color.  I cut black cardstock using the Feathers 2 Dies to place at the feet of two of the birds.  To finish, I stamped sentiments/words from the Baby Birds set.   

Looking forward to seeing what YOU create!

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Simple Things

Saturday, March 28, 2020

 Hey, Coffee Lovers!  Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe!

Things are challenging in our world right now.  I know.  I also know that the simple things are taking on a greater significance - like meeting with a friend at a local cafe for a cup of coffee.  Until that time when we can once again enjoy those simple pleasures in person, let's virtually raise our mugs to each other in friendship!

For my card, I first layered a design from Carta Bella Spring Market paper pad on to the card base.  Using Pink & Main's Fish Tail Banner die, I cut white cardstock for the center panel.  The stamped images and dies are from Concord & 9th Daily Wear sets. 

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Hope you can Stay Home...with a cup of wonderful tasting coffee!


Easter Egg Shaker

Friday, March 27, 2020

 Looking to create something easy and fun for Easter?  Kat Scrappiness has you covered with lots of fabulous goodies to help you create something amazing in no time at all!

For my card, I first layered pink cardstock on to the cardbase then layered a pattern paper on top.  This pretty egg shaker was a snap to create!  

I cut pink sparkly cardstock using the beautiful Large Filigree Egg Die. I adhered acetate to the back of the die cut, trimming it to be flush with the outer edge of the die cut.  Then I placed double-sided foam sticky strips around the back edge over the acetate and sprinkled in Easter Egg Parade Sequins.  I then adhered a piece of white cardstock to the back, trimming to the shape of the egg before adhering the shaker to the card base.

To finish, I used the Happy Easter with Shadow Dies; cutting the shadow from vellum and the words from gold cardstock.



A Truckload of Love

Thursday, March 26, 2020

 Hi, Friends!  How are you doing?  I know we all have different situations we are dealing with during this surreal time, but I do pray you are managing well, are healthy and can be safe!

 Today's Pink & Main sneak peek features the new Seasonal Truck set -- it's utterly darling!  It does remind me of those wonderful truck drivers who ARE bringing us loads of love in the form of essential items we need to live - and yes, even toilet paper!

I used a design from the new Enchanted Garden paper pad for the background and cut dark blue cardstock using one of the Postage Dies for the truck's backdrop.

Creativity has been proven to improve mental health and relieve stress.  So if you're able, take a break from the news, work and disinfecting and go create!

Sending Love

Monday, March 23, 2020

Hey, 'Fetti Fans!  We're certainly living in a changed world.  The one thing that hasn't changed is that there are people special to us who we love and care about!  This is the perfect time to remember those people and tell them how much they mean to you.

 For my card, I cut Iced Aqua cardstock with the new Double Stitch Window Cover Panel and adhered to a Premier Polar White cardstock base.  I used the Butterfly Wreath stamps and dies and placed the image over the opening.  This darling little bunny ready to catch a butterfly is from the new Spring Bunnies stamps and dies.

To finish, I gold embossed the sentiment from the Spring Bunnies set onto Midnight cardstock and added the die cut butterfly from the set to the top, left.

Be healthy and safe, friends!  YOU are sombunny special!!



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