Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Adorkable Valentine


Hi, it's Emily here, and today I'm sharing a fun Valentine's card featuring an adorkable couple! ;) I used stamps from the Incognito and Sunny Side Up stamp sets, as well as dies from the GlassesRoses and Tiny Hearts die collections.



The card is centred around the two characters which were brought to life using the Glasses Dies. I wanted the personality of the guy to coordinate with his sentiment so I used vellum to "fog up" the glasses. Then I placed a stack of Tiny Hearts Dies in each lens to express his love for the lady.


The main reason why I wanted to make this card was that I really wanted to make a fascinator with the Roses Dies. Eeek! I created the fancy hat with a layered tulle veil and I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.


In order to maintain a balance between the left and right sides of the card, I selectively die cut part of the vellum Word Bubble Die to make it smaller and, essentially, lighter than the patterned paper one since the fascinator visually makes the right side of the card heavier.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Heart Jar Card Video


Hey there! It's Kalyn again and I hope you're enjoying your weekend and maybe getting some crafting time in! I just had a paper order delivered and I'm so excited to spend some time playing.

Today I'm sharing a card and a video tutorial on how I made it! I used the Paper Smooches Crystal Clear stamp set, the Sweet Hearts stamp set, the Scripty Sayings stamp set as well as the Crystal Clear coordinating dies.




Hope you enjoyed the video and my card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Kalyn

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shrink Film Earrings and Charms


Hi, it's Emily here, and my son stars in this video  to showcase the earrings he made for his grandma's birthday earlier this month. This was the first time either of us had used shrink film. We used the white version but they also have clear and black. It was so much fun that I want to shrink everything! LOL



We used many, many Paper Smooches stamps and dies, all of which are linked below. The main ones featured are the roses from Pretty Momma and the large cluster of florals from Blossoming Buds.


We also used the Gift Tags 1 Dies and hemp cord to create hang cards for the earrings, which were coloured with Sharpies. I hope you're inspired to try something new with your Paper Smooches stamps and dies!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Baby Shower Ideas with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I've created some super easy baby themed projects for today's video. You can check out my other videos HERE and HERE for more ideas! ****I need to let you know that Kim actually gave me the idea for the "bib"! THANK YOU, Kim, for being so amazing, talented, and a GENIUS! I wish I would have thought of that!!! 

If you are interested in a PDF file of the prayer journal, please email me at {savannahland2 at comcast dot net}.

Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 

Paper Smooches dies: Wine TagDigitsNumbersOnsieHeartsand Ornaments
Paper Smooches stamps: CuteasaurusPaper Smooches dies: Wine TagOrnamentsBorders 1Onsieand Hearts
Paper Smooches stampsThe Welcome WagonPaper Smooches diesWine TagOrnamentsBorders 1Welcome Word, and Baby Shower
Paper Smooches stampsSpiritual Sampler and Shindig

I hope that you are inspired by these simple baby shower ideas and gifts! Be sure to link up your creations to our Inspired By Virtual Smooches post!!! 

**And don't forget if you leave a comment, please add your blog address and email so I can visit you too:) love hearing from the VS followers when you've created something based off of one of our videos:) So keep leaving comments and links- you could be our next Virtual Smooches FF!!! ***If you don't have a blog-- email me a pic and let me know what inspired you!!! 
(savannahland2 at comcast dot net)

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Watercolor Love Struck Card

Hi there, it's Kalyn! I'm back with another card video today! Today's card features one of my recent favorite techniques - watercoloring! I just love the look of it, so I combined some watercoloring with lots of Paper Smooches stamps to create a fun and easy valentine. I used the Love Struck stamp set and the Love & Cherish dies on this card. Check out the description box of the video for direct links to the products I used. Hope you like it!




Do you like watercoloring on your cards and projects? I think it's super fun and I definitely want to keep incorporating it in to my projects. 

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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Love You Dearly Valentine

Hi there, Kalyn here! Hope your January is off to a great start! How are those resolutions coming? One of mine is to blog more on a regular basis, so I'm working on it! And having fun in the process, of course.
I've got a Valentine to share with you today featuring some of my favorite stamp sets and dies. I used the Pretty Phrases, Whirligigs and Sweet Hearts stamp sets as well as the Scalloped Circles dies. Enjoy the video!




Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fantastic rest of the weekend!

Friday, January 9, 2015

CAS Sympathy card with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I had the coolest baby shower project and idea for my video today, but I needed a sympathy card and decided to share my process for that instead. 

Savannah Fact: I do not like making sympathy cards!

Savannah Fact #2: I never have any sympathy cards on hand! Unfortunately, I received a phone call last night that a family friend had passed. And because I never have any on hand... I am sharing this CAS sympathy card with you. 

Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 

I actually created 2 extra cards because this design was so simple! 
Paper Smooches stamps: Spiritual SamplerPaper Smooches dies: Roses

I hope that you are inspired by these simple sympathy cards-- you really could use this design for just about any occasion (wedding, friendship, birthday, etc). Be sure to link up your creations to our Inspired By Virtual Smooches post!!! 

**And don't forget if you leave a comment, please add your blog address and email so I can visit you too:) love hearing from the VS followers when you've created something based off of one of our videos:) So keep leaving comments and links- you could be our next Virtual Smooches FF!!! ***If you don't have a blog-- email me a pic and let me know what inspired you!!! 
(savannahland2 at comcast dot net)

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}