Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Mini-Series with Savannah O'Gwynn (part4)

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here, and today I share my final Christmas Mini-Series video! I used just two Paper Smooches products to create this fun banner to dress up a gift/favor for your New Year's Eve party! These gifts and banners could be used for birthday parties or weddings! LOVE how versatile these projects are:)

**Click HERE, HEREHERE, and HERE for my other four videos for this series! 

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my gifts/favors: 

I hope that you will create these New Year's Eve party favors and gifts--- or use this creation for your next birthday party... or as a wedding favor!!! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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)

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for linking up your creations! I absolutely loooooooove visiting your blogs and checking out your creations! 


This Virtual Smooches Featured Fan is one of our regulars!!! Carol has been inspired by THIS video for extending her notebook die to create this beautiful card! LOOOOOOVE how she extended this die image to add the center panel and sentiment! FAB x1000000! 

AND... Carol was inspired by THIS Christmas Mini Series video to create a super cute Holly or Misteltoe using the PS Loopy Leaf die! ACK! LOOOOOVE it! 
Congrats to CarolPlease email me at {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your VS FF badge!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Mini-Series with Savannah O'Gwynn (part3)

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here, and today I share another my Christmas Mini-Series video! I've created two super simple projects using only Paper Smooches dies!

**Click HERE, HERE, and HERE for my other two videos for this series! 

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my projects: 
Paper Smooches dies: Gumdrop Icons

I hope that you will create your very own gingerbread garland or snowman tag within the next few days before Christmas! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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:}

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Mini-Series with Savannah O'Gwynn (part2)

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here, and today I share another my Christmas Mini-Series video! Today I share how to stamp and create a custom gift box! These are perfect for Christmas--- and literally ANY holiday using literally ANY Paper Smooches stamp or die! And can be given to anyone! Plus, there are lots of gift box sizes that can be created with my punch board! 


**Click HERE and HERE for my other two videos for this series! 



Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my gift boxes: 
Paper Smooches stamps: Merry MotifsFresh Snow, Chilly Chumsand Joyful Greetings
Create a "classy" gift box using white cardstock and black ink/twine.

I hope that you enjoyed my video, and I hope that you will create some of your own customized gift boxes!!! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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)

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I see we have some more fans linking up their creations! We are soooooooo pleased that you enjoy our videos and that you are inspired by our tips/tricks!!! 


We have another Virtual Smooches Featured Fan that isn't linked up but for a good reason-- she doesn't have a blog! My friend, Tami comes and creates with me sometimes, and this week she designed a yearly journal by following steps from THIS video (which was about a prayer journal!!! See? You can modify these videos/tips/tricks for just about anything!!!)!!! She used several Paper Smooches stamps and dies including Fanciful Fall stamps and the Trees 1 dies.

I still don't have a pivoting stapler- so we have to staple our journals on the floor! LOL! 
**Tami needs to stop by with her finished journal so I can share with you! It's so cute! Owl papers match the PS Fanciful Fall stamp set perfectly! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Die Versatility Series: Combining Dies to Create a Single Panel

It's Emily Leiphart here and this is the start of my Die Versatility Series. Kim planted this idea in my head a few months ago and I'm finally getting around to sharing ideas on how to get more out of your Paper Smooches dies.



This idea comes from a previous card I made using the Wicked Nauticool stamp set, Nauticool Dies and Borders 1 Dies. Following that creation, many Paper Smooches fans asked me how I created that single panel so that's what I'm here to show you today!



Here are a few stills of the projects shared in this video:


Stamp sets and dies used in this video include Borders 1 DiesEnchanted Elves, Elf Icons Dies, Giddy Gumdrops, Gumdrops Icons Dies, Woofers & Tweeters, Woofers Dies and Cuteasaurus.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Mini-Series with Savannah O'Gwynn (part1)

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here, and today I start my Christmas Mini-Series! I have a couple of ideas for some Christmas decorations and gifts and so I thought I would do a mini-series for the month of December;) 

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my wreaths: 
Bonus idea-- use these wreaths for decorating your glasses:)

I hope that you enjoyed my video, and I hope that you will create some of these wreath decorations and name plates for your next holiday gathering!!! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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!!! 

(Sound LOUD trumpet music)

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for linking up your creations! I absolutely loooooooove visiting your blogs and checking out your creations! 


This Virtual Smooches Featured Fan isn't linked up but for a good reason-- she doesn't have a blog! My friend, Laurie stops by every so often and watches my videos and then creates something with my Paper Smooches stamps and dies.

YUP! That's Olsen looking at me! He was supposed to be watching the video with Laurie:) LOL! 
Laurie came over and created her very own Prayer Journal after watching THIS video! LOVE it! She used several Paper Smooches stamps and dies! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Monday, December 2, 2013

EXTRA Video: Whisker Graphics & Paper Smooches with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here.... I know TODAY isn't technically my day to post a video... but I just couldn't help myself! I made a video sharing some SUPER easy cookie wraps using Whisker Graphics products along with some 
Paper Smooches stamps. **I think these wraps could be mass produced and used for holiday parties, teachers, students, and so much more!   

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my finished cookie wraps: 

I hope that you enjoyed my video!! I hope you will create some of these cookie wraps for your next holiday gift giving or party! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Sunday, December 1, 2013

EXTRA! Start-to-Finish card with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here.... I know it's not technically my day to post a video... but I just couldn't help myself! I loooooove this card that I created for the PSS Anything Goes challenge, and I thought I would share a start-to-finish video. I used THIS VS video and technique to extend that large flag tag banner die.  
Paper Smooches stamps and dies:)  

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my finished card: 

I hope that you enjoyed my video!! I also hope you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge HEREPlease link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Start-to-Finish (Pinterest Inspired) with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here, and today I'm sharing a quick start-to-finish card. I was inspired by a sentiment I found on Pinterest, and I created an easy birthday card using several
Paper Smooches stamps and dies:)  

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my finished card: 

I hope that you enjoyed my video!! I hope that you have a wonderful THANKSGIVING!!! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Live Well with Zoo Crew and Group Hugs

It's Emily Leiphart here and I'm sharing a quick start-to-finish video for a friendship/encouragement card featuring the newly-released Zoo 2 dies and the Zoo Crew and Group Hugs stamp sets. I also used the Borders 1 and Word Bubbles dies.


Here's the video:



And a close-up:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dinner Decorations (name plates) with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here, and I share something different today! My video isn't a "how-to" video but more like me sharing three or four ideas for decorating your dinner table for Thanksgiving. Each name plate has been created using
Paper Smooches stamps and dies:)  

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my finished Thanksgiving name plates (easy, simple, medium effort): 

I hope that you enjoyed my video!! I also hope that you will create some of these name plates for your Thanksgiving dinner! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mini Card Set with Quote Tag Dies

It's Emily Leiphart here and I'm sharing a start-to-finish video for a set of kid-friendly encouragement cards featuring the newly-released Quote Tag dies and the Enjoy the Show and Group Hugs stamp sets. I also used the coordinating Circus Icons dies as well as the Shadows stamp set.


Here's the video:




And a couple of stills of the card set:



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Die Cutting Foam Tape with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here, and for my video today, I share a tip that I've used on three different cards. Recently I've come up with a way to make some of the detailed 
Paper Smooches die cut images and sentiments POP!!!  

Here's the video:

Here are some pictures of my finished cards using die cut foam tape: 
This card is featured on the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog- November Designer Drafts challenge.
Paper Smooches stamps: TimberPotpourri, and Many ThanksPaper Smooches dies: Quote Tags {sentiment}
I hope that you enjoyed my video!! I hope you will try die cutting some foam tape for your next project using some Paper Smooches die images and sentiments (that are detailed)!!! Please link up your creations HERE-- I'd love to check them out:) 

**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!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}