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Paper Smooches DT December Blog Hop

Hey friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on December 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, January 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 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 created this layered tag using the For You Tag Die. The set comes with the tag base as well as the “for you” sentiment, so it’s really easy to make simple gift tags for any occasion! I added some layered ephemera from the Open Book collection by Crate Paper as well as some chevron ribbon and enamel dots!

 

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! 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

 


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

 

Darling Layout

Hey there! Hope the middle of the week is going well for you! I’m in my first week back at school and so far it’s going great! I love the beginning of a new semester and I can’t wait for what’s ahead.

I just wanted to pop in and share a layout I made using the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss collection. I was feeling pretty lovey dovey and since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, I wanted to document this photo using lots of hearts and pink.

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I combined some chipboard, acetate pieces, die cuts and stamping on this layout and I love the effect of layering it all together. I also am really into framing my photos with some white paint streaks, so including that on here as well.

 

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Hope you enjoy it and have a lovely day!

Kalyn

 

P.S. I’ve finally figured out this InLinkz thing, so you can shop the supplies I used down below! These are affiliate links, so if you choose to shop using them, I make a small commission at NO extra cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting me and my blog!


Latest Paper Smooches Cards

Dotty Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

Hey friends! Just wanted to drop in on this gorgeous Tuesday (it’s actually really cloudy here, but who cares) and share some of my recent Paper Smooches projects with you. This first one uses the new Polka Dot Borders dies as well as some of my favorite bits and pieces from the Crate Paper Notes & Things collection
Dotty Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

This next card features the Silver & Gold stamp set from Paper Smooches as well as paper from Amy Tangerine and die cuts from Shimelle. I’m definitely into creating layered cards lately. They’re my favorite!

Star Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner

Star Hello Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

Hope you’re having a happy, crafty week so far!

Kalyn

Butterfly Mom Card

Butterfly Mom Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

Hey friends! Hope you’re enjoying some post-holiday bliss! I know my guy and I are enjoying lots of craft/video game time and of course, catching up on the Star Wars movies, so that I can go see the new one.

I just wanted to pop in and share a card I made for my mom’s birthday using one of my favorite collections, Crate Paper’s Notes & Things. I also used the Paper Smooches “mom” stamp from the Word Up set.

Butterfly Mom Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

I also wanted to let you know that I added a new Gallery page to my blog, so you can check out lots of my cards all in one spot! Hope you have a happy Monday!

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.  

Alice Wertz

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

Merry Christmas Sled Card

Christmas Sled Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

Hey friends! Happy Tuesday to you! Christmas is inching closer and I’m back today to share another festive card! I made this one last year, but it’s one of my absolute favorites, so I had to share it!

I used the Crate Paper Bundled Up collection for the papers and the adorable die cuts. I then die cut my own snowflake and added buttons as well as my favorite Papertrey Ink doily edger die.

Christmas Sled Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

Christmas Sled Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

 

Hope your day is filled with cheer (and some paper crafting, of course)!

Kalyn

Photo Christmas Card

Photo Christmas Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

 

Hey there, friends! Just wanted to pop in and share a photo card that I created last year using one of my favorite Crate Paper Christmas collections. I love how colorful it is and it reminds me that Christmas cards don’t always have to be traditional colors! Break out those neons and pinks!

 

Photo Christmas Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

For the photo, I simply used a picture I had of some decorative pinecones. I then layered a leafy die cut over the top and finished it off with a popped-up label sticker.

Hope you’re enjoying Christmas Week and getting all of your last-minute gifting and crafting done!

Kalyn

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