Paper Smooches Design Team August 2016 Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on August 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the Arrow Dies set to create this fun card. These new dies are great because they include the full arrows as well as separate scored pieces for folding and adding on top! I paired them with a sentiment from the Fun & Flirty stamp set and papers from the Shine collection from Crate Paper. I then added some black ink splatters for an artistic touch!

 

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Hope you enjoyed my card and be sure to keep hopping along to see what else the design team members created! Thanks for stopping by!

 

Kalyn


Thoughtful Branches Card

Hey there! I’m so happy to say that I’m back home from a summer away and back in my beautiful craft space. I haven’t been able to craft very much these last two months because of my internship, but I’m so glad to be back in my happy place now. I had an awesome summer, don’t get me wrong. But there’s nothing like getting back into your favorite hobby that just makes you feel…centered. Pretty deep for a Friday, I know.

So let’s get into today’s card! The awesome people at Stampin’ Up! sent me the adorable Thoughtful Branches bundle to play with and I had so much fun using it. Botanical sets are my favorite to use, so this one is going to get a lot of love from me in the future. It’s super versatile and the coordinating dies open up the options even more. Here’s what I created:

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I made a subtle background pattern using two of the leaf stamps in the set and then stamped and die cut the tree trunk and leaves to add on top. I also added a little blue bird to the top of the tree (you get two birds in this set!). I finished off the stamping with one of the sentiments in the set and then added some buttons and a little patterned paper flag that matched my color palette!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and be sure to check out the Thoughtful Branches bundle while it lasts – the deal ends August 31st! All supplies I used are listed below!

Happy crafting,

Kalyn


Paper Smooches DT July Blog Hop

Hey friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on July 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

For my project, I used the new Noteworthy sentiment set to create a congratulations card that would be perfect for a wedding or shower.

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I also used the Flowers 2 dies and some Crate Paper patterned paper to create a some flower confetti. All the products I used (except for the new Noteworthy set) are linked below!

I hope you enjoy it and be sure to keep hopping along with the rest of the team to see the new release!

Kalyn


Paper Smooches June Design Team Blog Hop

Hey friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the new Shell Dies set on this card along with the Surf & Turf stamp set and the Scripty Sayings stamp set.

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Thanks so much for hopping along with the Paper Smooches team and myself! It’s been another great month!

Happy crafting,

Kalyn


Happy Day Layout

Hi friends! Happy Monday! And if you’re in the US, Happy Memorial Day! Today is a day we remember the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country and I’m so very grateful for their sacrifices. I especially think of my Great Uncle Bobby who gave his life during WWII. Sending lots of love to those who have lost a loved one in service.

On a more cheerful note, I wanted to share a recent layout that I made. This one features a photo I took on Mother’s Day of last year of my Mom and Grandma. Aren’t they the cutest?

I used lots of Crate Paper goodies and combined a cardstock phrase, chipboard piece and transparency for my title. Then I layered the transparency wreath and some floral patterned paper underneath. I added the chipboard pennants and a gold glitter heart for the final touches! It’s a super simple layout, but I love the colors and bold title.

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Hope you enjoyed my latest layout! I love to mix it up from cards every now and then. Take a look below for links to all of the products I used!

Hugs,

Kalyn

 


Paper Smooches DT May Blog Hop

Hey there, friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, May 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the new Hello Sampler stamp set to create this fun card. This stamp set is filled with lots of great sentiments (all with a hello theme, of course) and includes some cute supporting images like this telephone and the little heart that fits perfectly inside.

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I chose to use bright patterned papers from the Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine collection, which I just love as well as a strip of striped washi tape and some enamel dots. I got the postage stamp edge on the top piece of paper by using the Paper Smooches Borders 2 die set (a must-have if you don’t have it yet).

 

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Hope you enjoyed seeing a sneak peek at the latest release and hopping along with us! Be sure to check out all of the supplies I used below and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Kalyn


Happy Place Card

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you’re having a good start to the week! And I’m really hoping for some sunny and warm weather because it’s been chilly and rainy where I live for way too long.

I just wanted to pop in and share a card I made for Paper Smooches using the new Get Outta Town Icons die set. The set pairs with the Get Outta Town stamp set, of course, and I had fun making this card using the Open road collection from Crate Paper.

 

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I die cut and stamped the suitcase image from cork paper, which is my new favorite thing. It’s just so fun to make your own custom embellishments with! And you can really stamp on it easily, as long as you’re using a dark or very pigmented ink color. Check the list of supplies I used below if you want to grab some of that cork for yourself!

 

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So that’s it for today! I’m hoping to get back to filming some craft videos for my YouTube channel, so if there’s anything you’d like to see, let me know in a comment and I’ll add it to my list of videos to film!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Kalyn


Hello Birdie Card

Hey there! Well, it’s official! I’m finished with my first year of grad school (but I still have a summer class to take if we’re getting technical). I’m thrilled at what I’ve learned this past year and it’s made me appreciate the fun and creativity of making cards even more. I’m studying graphic design and love every minute of it.

So today, I thought I’d share a fun card I made using some of the Crate Paper Wonder collection (absolutely love this line):

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I really enjoyed layering the patterned papers underneath the acetate and chipboard stickers. The colors in this collection just mix so well. I added some enamel dots to top it all off! Hope you enjoyed this one and be sure to check out the product links below for the items I used on this project!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kalyn

 

Paper Smooches DT April Blog Hop

Hey there friends! I’m so excited to be back in Blog Land for another Paper Smooches blog hop! I’ve been pretty absent lately due to graduate school assignments keeping me busy, but I plan to be back in action when finals are over in the next two weeks! Yay! For now, let’s celebrate with a blog hope with the Paper Smooches crew!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2016 release with you! ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on April 30th. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.
To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!
The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, May 1st to leave a comment.
Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

To increase your chances of winning:
Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the Hugs & Kisses die set on this card to make a bright, watercolored design with lots of pink and purple. I used my Distress Inks to watercolor and then added some stamps and rhinestones to top it all off!

 

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Be sure to keep hopping along to see the other designers’ creations and enter for your chance to win the prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Kalyn

Paper Smooches January 2016 DT Blog Hop

Hey there! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, January 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the adorable Rain Boot die on my card and cut it out of Patterned paper. I wish I had these patterned boots in real life! They make me so happy. I love the fact that this die comes with a separate bottom portion of the boot, so you can use a contrasting color when you die cut. It also comes with raindrops! I chose to use little hearts as my raindrops and then added the sentiment from the Luminous Spring stamp set. (All supplies are linked at the end of this post!)

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I also used the Waves border die to create the fun scalloped border and then added two more patterned papers below it!

 

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So that’s it for today’s Blog Hop card! I hope you enjoyed it! Have a happy, crafty day!

Kalyn


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