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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!)

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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


Paper Smooches January 2016 DT Blog Hop

Hey there! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 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, January 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz

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I used the adorable Rain Boot die on my card and cut it out of Patterned paper. I wish I had these patterned boots in real life! They make me so happy. I love the fact that this die comes with a separate bottom portion of the boot, so you can use a contrasting color when you die cut. It also comes with raindrops! I chose to use little hearts as my raindrops and then added the sentiment from the Luminous Spring stamp set. (All supplies are linked at the end of this post!)

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I also used the Waves border die to create the fun scalloped border and then added two more patterned papers below it!

 

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So that’s it for today’s Blog Hop card! I hope you enjoyed it! Have a happy, crafty day!

Kalyn


Botanical Thank You Card

Hey there friends! Hope this week is going well for you! And if you didn’t win the Powerball, darn. Me neither. Looks like we’ll just have to keep spending our hard earned money on craft supplies instead of fantasy lottery money. Either way, crafts must go on!

Today I wanted to share a simple botanical thank you card I made. I used my favorite impression plate of all time, the woodgrain one from Papertrey Ink. I also used their Meadow Greens stamp set (and coordinating dies) and the “thank you” stamp from their Masculine Motifs stamp set.

Botanical Thank You | Kalyn Kepner

 

I stamped the bottom half of my leaf image using Limeade Ice ink and then stamped the top half using Aqua Mist. This gave it a beautiful gradient effect that I just love. I then die cut it out using the coordinating die and glued it down. I die cut two leaves from vellum and heat embossed one in white. I knew the card needed just one more thing, so I added some gold floral washi tape from Little B.

Botanical Thank You | Kalyn Kepner

 

So there you have it! A super simple, but delicate thank you card! I actually made two of these at the same time and it was easy to reproduce. This definitely could be a card you mass-produce for party guests or for Christmas thank you’s!

Have a fantastic day,

Kalyn

Paper Smooches DT November Blog Hop

Hi friends! I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving yesterday! I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing day with both my and my boyfriend’s family. We had one big celebration and it was delicious.

So now on to some crafty fun! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  

To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY – we have a special sale for you.

At check out, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order.

The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT

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 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month,  We hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon!  🙂  AND the amazing Jennifer Mc Guire is playing along with us today as well – yay!!

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Here’s the card I made using one of the new stamp sets, Delightful Greetings:

Delightful Greetings | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

This set is full of beautiful sentiments that cover a ton of different occasions. I also added the triangle shape from the Design Motifs set and stamped it three different colors to create a pattern. Hope you enjoy it and keep on hopping to see the rest of the design team’s blogs!

Happy Crafting,

Kalyn

Paper Smooches September DT Blog Hop

Hey there! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER release with you!  THREE new stamps and NINE new dies will be available to purchase on September 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, September 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 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
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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 Holiday Cheer stamp set for this card – a great set with lots of sentiment possibilities for Christmas and New Years!

Holiday Cheer Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

Holiday Cheer Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

Holiday Cheer Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

Thanks for hopping along with us today! Have a great rest of the week!

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

Colorful Feathers Card & Monthly 5 Favorites

Hey friends! I hope you’re finding the beginning of August to be full of summer fun. I’m currently at the beach for a week and loving every minute of it. There’s nothing like waking up, having tea out on a balcony with the ocean breeze on my face. I’m so grateful for the time spent relaxing in such a calming location.

But before I go back into relaxation mode, I wanted to share what I’ve been up to lately! I created two new videos, a card tutorial and my July Monthly 5 Favorites video! Here’s the Colorful Feather Card that I created:

Colorful Feathers Card | Kalyn Kepner

And here’s the process video so you can see how it all came together and easily recreate it for any occasion! Be sure to click the little gear icon on the bottom right and select 1080p to see it in HD (makes a big difference).

If you want to see the 5 top craft items I’ve been loving this past month, check out the latest video in my Monthly 5 Series! If you want direct links to my favorites, just click the “YouTube” button and you can watch the video over there. I put lots of information in the Description box of each video!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I just love sharing with you and making videos. I’m so glad that people are watching along and creating with me! It brings me such joy. Have an amazing week!
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

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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 #239

Hey there! So it’s my final day as a Guest Designer for the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog. It’s been such a fun time and I’ve really enjoyed creating new projects with their latest stamps and dies! And of course, my dear friend Susan, has said such sweet things about me over on the challenge blog. She really is the best cheerleader and supporter.

Let’s get on to today’s sketch shall we? This is #239 and I interpreted it with a balloon as the main focal circle and some stamping as the accent circle. I had a lot of fun with this using the Die-Namics Blueprints 26 die set and the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set. They make a fun birthday card come together effortlessly.

MFT Sketch 239

My Favorite Things Sketch 239 | Kalyn Kepner

 

My Favorite Things Sketch 239 | Kalyn Kepner

So there you have it! Be sure to check out the official Sketch #239 post and see what the entire design team came up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Kalyn

 

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