Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas CAS part3 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I'm completing my "Christmas CAS" series today and sharing how to create a quick penguin card! Click HERE for part 1 of this series, HERE for part 2 of this series, or HERE for another fun CAS video... or HERE for some easy gift bags and cards! ***I actually have ANOTHER fun CAS card for this series... but it won't go live for another couple of days! I'll share that as soon as I can:)

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

Paper Smooches stamps: Winter GrovesFeline Friends, and Christmas Sampler

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you've enjoyed this entire "Christmas CAS" series!! 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:}

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Coffee & Tea Dies


Hi, it's Emily here with a heart-warmer featuring the new Coffee & Tea dies. I thought they'd be perfect in the hands of the Snowman dies! Aren't those mugs the cutest?



I die cut the hill into the card base using the Stitched dies. Then I created a mask with the Quotables dies and sponged the light of dawn at the horizon, just like in the Universal Studios logo. It provides a nice contrast for all the white and highlights the mugs.


After assembling the snowmen, I stamped the sentiment from A Holy Holiday and heat embossed steam from Fresh Snow behind the mugs. The snowmen were then adhered to the card base with foam tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Birthday Shaker Card with the Paper Smooches/Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamp Set


My neighbour's youngest turned one this weekend so I decided to ink up the Paper Smooches Stamptember Exclusive, only available at Simon Says Stamp. This set has the most adorable dog and turtle! I'm sure you've seen the turtle used a few times so I decided to feature the cute little dog on rubble, created with the festive dots.



All of the patterned paper is from Crate Paper's Notes & Things 6x6 paper pad. I stamped the dog four times on two different sheets and pieced him together.


The shaker balloon is from the Big Balloons dies and the small, striped one is from the original Balloons dies. The two sentiments featured in the Stamptember Exclusive were too big for my design so I used the 'celebrate' word from Hullabaloo.


I love that this stamp set could be used for so many celebratory occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, New Year's and even a new pet.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas CAS part2 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I'm continuing my "Christmas CAS" series today and sharing how to create a reindeer tag 3 different ways! Click HERE for part 1 of this series, or HERE for another fun CAS video... or HERE for some easy gift bags and cards! 

Technically... there are 4 tags in this photo... but three really different ideas:) 

Truth be told... I only created 3 different versions of this Christmas tag because I thought the first one was WAY TOO SIMPLE! And then I added a small detail and then another... LOL! 


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


Paper Smooches stamps: A Holy Holiday; PS dies: Gift Tags 2
TOO simple...
A bit more detail...
JUST right:) 

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you might create some reindeer gift tags for your 2014 Christmas 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:}

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paper Smooches Sponsored Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Welcome to Amy Tsuruta's Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! If you know Amy, you know that her first love is coffee. Haha! Whenever I see coffee stamps, dies, paper or embellishments, I think of Amy! I met Amy in blogland a few years ago and discovered that she is originally from Toronto. Woot! She's a big star in this industry and I'm thrilled to call her my friend. This one's for you, Amy!


I started by creating a background on the card base using two sizes of stitched squares from the Stitched Frames die collection. Then I die cut, stamped and coloured the elf from Enchanted Elves (Elf Icons) and the takeout coffee cup from Warm Hearts (Warm Hearts Icons).



The sentiment is also from Enchanted Elves but any number of sentiments would've worked with these images. To create the steam rising from the coffee cup, I used the ends of a finely scripted die from the Hello Words die collection.


To play along, head over to Amy's blog to link up your project and leave comments on all the participants' blogs to be eligible for a bunch of incredible prizes, including one from Paper Smooches!


Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Flash Cards featuring Gift Tags 2


Hi, it's Emily here! I used the Gift Tags 2 dies to create a set of flash cards for my son who spent the first two weeks of grade one studying math basics. My mom used to have me recite the multiplication tables (yes, all 12) before bed every night. Once memorized, math becomes super easy, and that is the point of these flash cards. By making math fun and cute, kids will definitely want to use these for learning.


They also studied different ways to make ten, i.e. 1+9=10, 2+8=10, 3+7=10, 4+6=10, 5+5=10. I'll be adding those to the next stack of flash cards.



As explained in the video, the cover cards are double-layered so that all the character and star dies are inlaid. Each set of flash cards can be combined with the cover cards and used to section off different sets or they can be used separately with their own book rings.


I used the following stamp sets and dies to create these cover cards: (red) Smarty PantsSmarty Pants IconsStarsUplifters; (orange) Great ChemistryGreat Chemistry IconsStarsUplifters; and (yellow) SuperSuper 1StarsSmarty Pants. All of the stamp sets that were used for the flash cards themselves are listed on my blog.


For the past six weeks, my son's class has been doing Spell Well tests so these flash cards could be used to practice spelling words as well. At some point in the future, these could be also used as gift tags or embellishments on a greeting card. Awesome, right? ;)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas CAS part1 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) And I'm starting a new series (kind of... I hope I have enough ideas! LOL!) called Christmas Clean and Simple. 
I've created this super simple snowflake wreath card using just three Paper Smooches stamps/dies! EASY! And it could be mass produced! LOVE it! My inspiration for today's card came from THIS photo.


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


Paper Smooches stamps: A Blessed Christmas; PS dies: StreamersLarge Snowflakes

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you might create these glittered snowflake wreaths for your 2014 Christmas cards! 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:}