Paper Smooches Design Team November Blog Hop

Hey friends!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on November 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, November 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

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I used the Melted Snowman die set from this month’s release on my card and added a sentiment from the Winter Sampler stamp set. I also used one of the Scallop Frames dies and the Snowflakes dies!

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Hope you enjoyed today’s cheery card! Thanks for hopping along with us!

Kalyn

Comfort & Joy Christmas Card

Hey friends! I can’t believe it’s time for Christmas and holiday cards already, but sure enough it is! They are truly my favorite cards to make and send. And all the stamp companies out there I think make their very best sets for the holidays.

The awesome people at Stampin’ Up! sent me one of their sets and new die sets to play with, so I made a super easy-to-make and send Christmas card. I used the adorable Christmas Pines stamp set for the sentiment and branches and then used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies for the circle. I love the detail that the stitching gives on these basic shapes. They just add a bit of extra specialness!

 

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I added some sequins and inked around the edges for a bit of added detail and warmth. Links to every product I used are down below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back to making videos as soon as the semester is over. Yay!

Happy crafting,

Kalyn

 


Paper Smooches October DT Blog Hop

Hey friends! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Can you believe it’s the end of October already? I can’t! But here we are! I do have to admit that even though it’s a bit early for Christmas and holiday decorations (at least for me), I absolutely love making holiday cards. So this latest Paper Smooches release has been giddy for the next couple of months! Hope you enjoy!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 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, October 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
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  • 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 Be Merry stamp set which features lots of adorable sentiments. I also used one of my favorite winter sets, Fresh Snow for all of the snowflakes. I embossed them in white and then blended 3 different ink colors over top to create a fun rainbow effect. Some clear sequins were the final touch!

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I hope you enjoyed this card as well as all the other fabulous ladies on this blog hop! All of the products I used to create this card are listed below!

Thanks so much for joining me!

Kalyn


Paper Smooches DT September Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2016 release with you! ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on September 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, October 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz

Kalyn Kepner

Laurie Schmidlin

Michele Boyer

Pamela Ho

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson
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I used the Leaf Frame Die on this card which is part of the new release as well as the sentiment that you see featured here. I used all patterned papers from one of my favorite collections ever, the BasicGrey Grand Bazaar collection. You can still grab the 6″x6″ paper pad here on Amazon. I also used a leaf transparency from that collection as well. But the Leaf Frame die comes with the two leaves you see in the corner. You can keep them attached to the frame like I have theme here or you could easily trim them off and use them separately!

Hope you enjoy today’s hop and seeing lots of fun fall-themed projects!

Happy crafting,

Kalyn

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
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  • 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
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(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
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  • 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


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