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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hey friends! I’m so excited to share my post for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! This is the first year I’m participating and it’s been so much fun. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Here’s the project I created with the Warm Wishes stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts. I just adore the sentiment and the fact that you can change up the tea cup to have different faces (or without a face if you want).

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Waffle Flower Crafts, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 ESTon 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the Extravaganza!

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.

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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 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


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


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

 

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.  

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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

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

Use Your Stash – Christmas Card

Use Your Stash on a Christmas Card | Kalyn Kepner

Hey friends! I’ve got a brand new video and Christmas card to share with you today! I’m so excited to be on break from school and have lots of crafty time to create! It’s just the best feeling.

So, I had lots of Christmas cards to make this year and wanted to use up lots of my older collections that I’ve been saving. And what better way to do it than make some adorable patterned paper trees? Take a look at the process video I made below (or on my YouTube channel) to see how it came together!

 

Use Your Stash on a Christmas Card | Kalyn Kepner
Use Your Stash on a Christmas Card | Kalyn Kepner
That’s it for today’s card! I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season as much as I am and that you’re getting to squeeze in some crafty time along the way!
xo,
Kalyn

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