Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sav Challenges #3 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today with ANOTHER card using my challenges {Sav Challenges}. I even challenge myself in the video- but it's not a crafty challenge! LOL! I just need to start sending out birthday cards "on time"! I'll keep you posted on this new challenge:)


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

Paper Smooches stamps: Bosom BuddyBold BuzzwordsDigits, and Woofers & TweetersPaper Smooches dies: Woofers

I hope that you are inspired to join in the fun with some of the 
Sav Challenges that I've shared-- they are really easy! Challenges include: using up your stash, making masculine cards, and making CAS creations. EASY! 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:}

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Easter Card with Easter Egg Die and Large Bow Die


Hi, it's Emily and I'm back with the third in a series of three videos. I shared the other two videos earlier this week and you can find them HERE. Today's post focuses on the Easter card that features the Easter Egg Die, and includes the large bow die.



To coordinate with the Easter Gift Tag, I used the same the island blue cardstockIt Factor grass and Homemade bow. I also coloured the images using the same colours that were featured on the tag.


I used the Easter Egg Die to die cut a frame into the front panel which houses the scene. The large bow die is the perfect embellishment for the top of the egg.


'Bucky' the bunny, the purple bird and the sentiment are all from A Magical Spring (Magical Spring Icons). The pink chick and butterfly are from Spring Fling (Spring Fling Icons).


The grassy hill was die cut using the Quotables Dies and I heat embossed the sentiment on to the blue sky, just like the tag.


I hope this special video series inspires you to create cheerful spring and Easter-theme cards. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bow Die How-To + Easter Gift Tag


Hi, it's Emily here and I have two videos for you today. The first one is a how-to video on using the Baby Bow Die, as well as the larger bow die included in the Easter Egg Die. Both of these were released this month as part of the Paper Smooches Easter Collection.



Following the product review video, I have a second video where I used the Baby Bow Die on the adorable little bunny from Spring Fling (Spring Fling Icons). The bow makes her even cuter than she already is!



The sentiment, also from Spring Fling, was heat embossed on to the largest of the Gift Tags Dies. The patterned paper for the tag is from We R Memory Keepers' It Factor 6x6 paper pad and the paper for the bunny's bow is from Jen Hadfield's Homemade paper pad. I finished the tag with white Hemptique cord.


Here's a side-by-side comparison of two coordinating projects using the Baby Bow Die and the larger bow from the Easter Egg Die. They are so incredibly fabulous and fun to use! You need them. ;)


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back soon with the third video for this series!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tea & Cake Birthday Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend and not buried under lots of snow like I am here on the East Coast. Spring has to be right around the corner, right?

Today I'm sharing an idea for a birthday card using stamps, dies and fun patterned paper elements. I wanted to do more of a freestyle/collage type of card and cluster elements together to make a focal point. Watch along with the video below to see how it all came together!







Hope you enjoyed today's card and video!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Kalyn











Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hello Love, Bee Mine


Hi, it's Emily here with a springtime card that is sure to brightening anyone's day! Are you ready for warmer weather? I sure am! ;)



I used quite a few Paper Smooches products on this card, including Bee Mine (Bee Mine Icons), Love & Cherish Word DiesSpring Fling (Spring Fling Icons), Hexalongs Dies and Tiny Hearts Dies.


A sheet of patterned paper behind vellum provides a subtle backdrop for the garden scene in the window. I embellished the big bee's wings with shaved ice and the little bee's wings with Wink of StellaI created my own enamel hearts using the Tiny Hearts Dies and glossy accents. Of course, the front panel and card base were cut from white linen cardstock.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bitty Bungalows Watercolor Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! I sure did. Now that this holiday is past us, I feel so ready for spring and of course, spring-themed projects.

Today I'm sharing a card I made using Bitty Bungalows, which would be perfect for any time of year! I used watercolor paints to add some artistic whimsy to the embossed stamps.

Watch my entire process in this video:








Hope you enjoyed the video! And definitely snag the Bitty Bungalows stamp set if you don't already have it.

Have a fabulous day,
Kalyn

Friday, February 13, 2015

How-To Bow Dies with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

*Warning: MORE super cute baby photos below:) 


Savannah O'Gwynn here today with TWO quick how-to videos! I wanted to share how easy it is to create bows using the NEW bow dies (*NOTE: the Easter Egg die set has a larger bow die, plus there is a Baby Bow die set).  

I created a couple of cards and then a fabric embellishment and headband for my friend's baby girl. SUPER DUPER CUTE! 

The great thing about these bow dies is that you can create them using fabric or paper... and you can always add a bow to your creation:) 






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


Paper Smooches stamps: Easter BlessingsPaper Smooches dies: Easter Egg
Paper Smooches stamps: Incognito and A Little LovinPaper Smooches dies: Sassy Letters and Easter Egg
Isn't she just the CUTEST!?!?! LOVE her:)
Paper Smooches dies: Easter Egg

I hope that you are inspired to create some bows using the new bow dies from Paper Smooches!  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:}