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Paper Smooches Design Team October Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on October 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, 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, November 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 2nd 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 used the Dainty Flowers 2 die set to make this card. It contains two delicate flowers that will add beautiful detail to any project. I can definitely see myself using these a lot!

Dainty Flowers Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

 

Have an awesome day!

Kalyn

Celebrating Cath & Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

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Hey there! I’m so excited today to be participating in a very special blog hop featuring brand new stamps and dies from the one and only Cath Edvalson! She’s teamed up with Technique Tuesday and had her own designs made into fantastic stamps and dies that I just love.
Most people know Cath as the former Creative Editor for Paper Crafts magazine and the writer of the Moxie Fab World blog. I was lucky enough to know Cath in real life when I met her during my internship at Paper Crafts in 2008. And she’s just as fun, sweet and creative as you’d imagine her to be! I spent a lot of time with her during my Utah adventure and she made me feel at home even though I was across the country from everyone I knew. I’ll never forget her kindness and the fun times we had together.
I just wanted to share that because it makes this blog hop extra special for me. To see a friend getting to experience such a fantastic creative opportunity is a joy. She deserves it and her designs are fantastic! So let’s get on to the hop, shall we?
Heart Thanks Card | Kalyn Kepner
I created this thanks card using the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set and the Garden Leaves die set. I stamped and heat embossed the heart stamp on watercolor paper then painted it with some Distress Inks and water. I die cut the leaf die out of teal cardstock and added those behind the heart. And of course added some rhinestones as a finishing touch!
Heart Thanks Card | Kalyn Kepner
Heart Thanks Card | Kalyn Kepner
And what would a blog hop be without some awesome prizes, of course?
Technique Tuesday is going to give away three prizes! One person will a package consisting of all 5 of Cath’s new products. Technique Tuesday will also give away two $25 gift certificates – pretty sweet huh?
Three winners will be chosen at random from all the comments left during the hop on all the blog stops. To be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment any of the blog hop stops. You have through midnight PST on Sept. 16th, 2015, to leave comments. The three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on Sept. 18th, 2015.

 

Here’s the hop list:

 

Julie Ebersole
Laura O’Donnell
Heather Campbell
Julia Stainton
Daniela Dobson
Kimberly Crawford
Jocelyn Olson
Tobi Crawford
Laurel Beard
Melissa Phillips
Laura Williams
Jaclyn Miller
Donna Mikasa
Birgit Edblom
Kalyn Kepner
Laura Bassen
Julie Campbell
Lisa Adametz
Linda Barber
Teri Anderson
Cath Edvalson
Thanks so much for joining me on this hop today! I’m honored to be a part of it and so happy for Cath! Be sure to hop on to the next stop which is the crazy-talented Laura Bassen!
Happy crafting,
Kalyn

 

Using Scraps on a Card

Hey crafty friends! Hope this week is treating you well! We’re halfway done already! It’s my first week back at graduate school and I already feel really busy, but I’m also filled with ideas and inspiration. So, it’s a win-win. Today I wanted to pop in and share my latest Paper Smooches video tutorial that I created!

This one is all about using the scraps you have on hand to make a new card! I keep a fairly messy desk (who doesn’t really?), so there are always tons of scraps laying about. When I saw a particular grouping, I immediately knew they’d work together and so a video was born! 🙂

Watch it below or go over to my YouTube channel to watch it with all the product links in the description box below the video!

 

Using Scraps on a Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com
Using Scraps on a Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the video! Be sure to leave me a comment over at YouTube and give the video a “thumbs up” if you liked it!
Happy crafting,
Kalyn

Paper Smooches July DT Blog Hop

Hey friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, 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, August 4th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

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 used the new Lucky Dog Two stamp set on this card and added the puppy from Chubby Chums and the dog house die from the Dog Icons set.

Lucky Dog Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

I’ve been dreaming of adopting a greyhound for over a year now, so this card was really inspired by my own wish to happily home a dog. It’s not the right time yet, but someday I’ll have my own goofy pup and I can’t wait!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Now you’re off to Kathy Racoosin’s blog! Enjoy!

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

Layered Office-Inspired Card

Hi friends! I’ve got another Paper Smooches card video to share! I’m really loving creating video content, so I hope you like it too! I created this one for the Virtual Smooches blog (your one-stop-shop for all kinds of Paper Smooches tutorials and how-to’s). For this card, I used the Just a Note stamp set as well as the Butterfly Duet die set and some Crate Paper embellishments. I love their Notes & Things collection, so I was really inspired by that to create this card.

You can watch below or over on my YouTube channel where all the supplies are linked below the video.

Office-Inspired Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

Office-Inspired Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you like the new video! If you want to see each video I post as soon as it goes live on YouTube, you can subscribe to my channel (it’s free) by clicking here!

Have an awesome day,

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

Patterned Baby Onesie Card

Hey friends! I hope your Tuesday is happy and maybe even a bit crafty! Today I’ve got a video and card up on the Virtual Smooches blog and wanted to share it with you!

I created a baby card with Paper Smooches stamps and dies as well as some cute patterned papers from Crate Paper. Check the description box of the video over at YouTube for direct links to everything I used!

 

Baby Onesie Card | Kalyn Kepner

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great one!

Kalyn

Paper Smooches June Design Team Blog Hop

Hey there! It’s Pep Rally week and the Paper Smooches team and I are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on June 30th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, 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, June 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Kolling is filling in for Emily and Melissa Phillips is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in July!

Alice Wertz

Amy Kolling

Ashley Marcu

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)

 

Baby Bee Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

 

Baby Bee Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

 

I used the new Giddy Bugs die set and the cute bee from the Giddy bugs set to create a baby card. I also used the “welcome baby” sentiment from the Salutations stamp set.

Now you’re on to the fabulous Kay Miller’s blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks so much for stopping by!

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