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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


Paper Smooches December DT Blog Hop

Hey there! I can’t believe it’s our final Paper Smooches blog post of the year, but here it is! The new release this month is awesome, so enjoy hopping along with us!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2016 release with you! TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm pacific time on Wednesday, December 30th. You will find our new products HERE.

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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 27th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 28th 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 created a card using the new Paint Strokes dies. I cut them out of different colors of cardstock and then layered a sentiment over top of them for an easy, but whimsical card!

Paint Strokes Friend Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

Paint Strokes Friend Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

I hope you enjoyed my card and be sure to keep on hopping for your chance to win the gift card! I also hope you and your families have the most wonderful holiday season and Christmas! Thanks so much for another year of crafting along with me!

Kalyn

My Favorite Things Sketch #238

Hey there! It’s another My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge day! Today it’s #238 that we’re playing with. Take a look!

MFT Sketch 238

 

Here’s how I interpreted it. I used the Hip Clips die set and the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set on this one. I just adore this sentiment stamp set. It’s so whimsical and cute. And I love the way the Hip Clips dies can be used as actual book marks or as fun embellishments!

MFT Sketch 238 | Kalyn Kepner

 

So there you have it! Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge blog post today to see what the other team members created!

Thanks for stopping by,

Kalyn

Inky Ombre Hello Card

Hey there! Happy almost-weekend! I just wanted pop in and share that I have a new photo tutorial up on the Silhouette blog today. It features some fun ink blending and of course, awesome cut files. Here’s a peek:

Inky Ombre Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette

Be sure to check out the full tutorial post over on the Silhouette blog, so you can see how it all came together! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kalyn

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 237

Hey there! Happy mid-week to you! Hope you’re enjoying summer! I sure am. I’m back with another My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge card today, #237. I had fun with layering and pattern mixing on this one (one of my favorite things to do). Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge post to see how the design team interpreted the sketch.

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My Favorite Things Sketch 237 | Kalyn Kepner

My Favorite Things Sketch 237 | Kalyn Kepner

I loved using some of the Die-Namics Blueprints 26 dies to create a popped-up sentiment and I definitely want to use this technique again soon.

Hope you enjoy today’s Sketch Challenge – can’t wait to see what the other designers create!

Kalyn

My Favorite Things Sketch #236

Hey friends! I’m back with another Sketch Challenge card for My Favorite Things! We’re on Sketch #236 and it’s a super versatile one. Be sure to check out what the design team members created over at the MFT Challenge Blog!

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My Favorite Things Sketch 235 | Kalyn Kepner

 

My Favorite Things Sketch 235 | Kalyn Kepner

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to play along with this week’s MFT sketch!

Kalyn

Pineapple Hello Card for Silhouette

Hey there! Happy Friday! And if you’re in the US, you’re probably enjoying a day off and getting ready for the 4th celebrations!

I had a card up on the Silhouette blog yesterday featuring one of my favorite design motifs of late – the pineapple! Be sure to check it out and go grab the cut files I used to make your own version!

Pineapple Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette

Hope you have a happy, fun-filled weekend!

Much love,

Kalyn

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 235

Hey there! I’m here with some exciting news today – I’m the July Guest Designer at My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge blog! How fun is that? I love using sketches in my card designs, so was thrilled to get to play with some MFT goodies and sketches.

I took Sketch #235 and created a bright and simple birthday card:

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Happy Birthday Balloons Card | Kalyn Kepner for MFT

I used a yellow, teal and green color scheme to create a card that I thought would work for any recipient. I stamped a balloon background on my focal point circle element and then topped it off with a sentiment banner and two stamped and die cut balloons. I added some white gel pen to the stamped balloons to give them a bit of reflection.

Birthday Balloons Card | Kalyn Kepner for MFT

I hope you play along with this week’s sketch! I’d love to see what you create! Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to My Favorite Things for letting me play along with them this month!

Kalyn

Embossed Vellum Wedding Card

Hey there, friends! Hope you’re having a happy Wednesday so far! I just wanted to drop in and let you know that a new card tutorial video went up on the Virtual Smooches blog on Monday and I wanted to share it with you!

Since wedding season is upon us, I thought I’d create an elegant wedding card and incorporate some embossing techniques. I heat embossed on vellum and love the result. It reminds me of lace!

Check out the video below or on my YouTube channel to see how it all came together!

 

Embossed Vellum Wedding Card

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Hope you enjoyed it and that you’ll give embossing on vellum a try! Do you have a favorite technique to use on wedding cards? I’d love to know!

Thanks for stopping by,

Kalyn

Spectacular Dad Card & Video

Hey friends! Hope you’re in the middle of a great week! It finally feels like summer here and I’m loving it.

Since Father’s Day is fast approaching, I’ve got another card idea to share with you using Paper Smooches stamps and dies. This one uses Incognito, Design Motifs, Glasses Dies and the Bookmarks dies.Watch the video below to see how it all came together! And be sure to check the description box on the video over at YouTube to get direct links to all of the supplies I used.

 

Spectacular Dad Card | Kalyn Kepner

Spectacular Father's Day Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

 

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and if you want to catch my latest craft videos as soon as they hit YouTube, be sure to subscribe to my channel (it’s free, by the way).

Happy crafting,

Kalyn

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