Monday, June 22, 2015

Pinterest-Inspired Paint Strokes Card

Hi Virtual Smooches pals, Kalyn here! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start and that you're enjoying some stellar summer weather!

I'm back with my weekly video tutorial and a new card to share with you! I took to Pinterest to get some inspiration and found a gorgeous image of a painting that I wanted to replicate. Check out the pin here. It's from A Beautiful Mess, one of my favorite places for inspiration.

I took the Positive Strokes Two set to recreate the painting look and then topped it off with the Happy Birthday Words die. It's easy and gives you that artistic effect without having to break out the paints and brushes! Watch the video to see how it all came together:





I hope you enjoyed my painterly, Pinterest-inspired card today! Be sure to check out Paper Smooches to grab the stamp set and die that I used to create this! And if you like watching YouTube tutorials, subscribe to my channel so you'll catch my latest videos as soon as I upload them!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kalyn

Monday, June 15, 2015

Elegant Embossed Wedding Card

Hi friends, Kalyn here! I hope your week is off to a great start! I know Mondays can be a bit of a drag sometimes, but I always look at them as a fresh start. Plus, I've got a new card and video to share with you, so it's not all bad! :)

Since it's June and wedding season is in full swing, I wanted to create an elegant wedding card that you could make to give to a special couple on their big day. You could also give this as an anniversay card if you like!

I used Hubby & Wifey as well as the Congratulations die on this card and incorporated heat embossing and some gold metallic cardstock to amp up the elegance factor. I really love embossing on vellum, it just gives it the most special look and this technique even has a lace effect! Watch the video tutorial below or over on my YouTube channel to see how it all came together:





So there you have it! A lacy, cake-y card perfect for your next wedding event! I hope you like it and that you give some embossed vellum a try! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an awesome week!

Kalyn


Monday, June 8, 2015

Spectacular Father's Day Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! There are only 2 more weeks until Father's Day, so I wanted to share another card idea with you! This one uses the Incognito set, Glasses dies, Design Motifs set and a Bookmark die.

Take a look at the video below to watch how it all came together:






I hope you liked this card and that it gives you an idea for Father's Day! Thanks for stopping by!

Kalyn

Friday, June 5, 2015

How-To Fringe Die (part 2: 3D embellishments) with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm back after a long vacation... it has been super busy here at the O'Gwynn household! LOL!

Today I wanted to share another way to use your Fringe dies! Click HERE for my first video. 

Part 2 of this mini series is all about making 3D embellishments! This is super easy and really adds dimension to your projects! 

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

Paper Smooches stamps: Smarty Pants and Mini Monograms;  Paper Smooches dies: FringeAdornments  and Hearts
I hope that you are inspired to create your own fringe 3D embellishments for your next project! ANNNNNNNNNNND please remember 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, May 31, 2015

Awesum Dad Pie Chart Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! Today I've got a Father's Day card to share with you and a video tutorial to go with it! I've got lots of Father's Day projects that I've created using some different styles to fit the different guys in our lives. This one is for the lovable nerd, math-whiz or stats guy, featuring pie charts and the "aweSUM" sentiment.






I added some fun vellum pinked circles to give the card some dimension and interest. And you know I can't resist stamping on a patterned background. It's my favorite.

Well, I hope you liked the card and my video tutorial! For direct links to all the products I used, click the video to watch it over at YouTube and the product links are in the description box!

Thanks so much,
Kalyn

Monday, May 4, 2015

Masked Background Mom Card

Hi Virtual Smooches friends! Happy May to you! I'm so excited that spring is in full swing and summer is on the horizon. I wish these seasons lasted forever!

So with Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to share one last Mother's Day card idea! This one uses a mix of the Roses die set, the Retro Arrow die, a Flag Tags die and the Sassy Script stamp set. I wanted to use the Retro Arrow die and create a mask to create a misted background.
Watch the video tutorial I created below to see how it all came together!





So there you have it! A fun technique-y Mother's Day card, perfect for this Sunday or for your mom's birthday! You could even change up the sentiment entirely and use it for a friend's birthday. Thanks so much for visiting today and I'll see you again next week with a new video!

Kalyn


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Imagine Crafts and Paper Smooches with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm back to share a couple of quick videos that I made using Imagine Crafts inks and Paper Smooches stamps/dies. In these videos, I'm sharing a couple of inky techniques- simple monopriting and a couple of ways to use creative medium! 

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

Paper Smooches stamps: My PeepsEnchanted Elvesand Bold BuzzwordsPaper Smooches dies: Gift Tag
Paper Smooches stamps: Positive Strokes Two and Luminous SpringPaper Smooches dies: Quote Tag 
Paper Smooches stamps: Kudos Two and Graceful BeautiesPaper Smooches dies: Butterfly Duets 

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

Paper Smooches dies: Thanks Word 

I hope that you are inspired by these videos and that you will try these techniques with your next Paper Smooches project!  

If you've been inspired or tried one of our techniques shared in a video, please 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:}