Wednesday, January 30, 2013

having fun with Paper Smooches!!



Hello, all! Paper Smooches is showing off their CHA release during the entire month of January. 37 designers are participating along with the PS DT, so there will be a ton of projects to inspire you this month. I have the honor of being one of the 37 designers being invited to help out with this special event and I am so excited about the new products! =)


Paper Smooches is known for their fun and whimsical hand-drawn stamps. They decided that it was time to broaden their product line to include DIES and wood mount stamps! I used both the NEW Notebook Scallop Die and Notebook Stamp Set on my first card. Gotta love the funky notebooks page die!!


After die cutting the notebook page from cardstock, I stamped the cute rocking horse from Knick Knacks set. The image is then masked before I stamped the notebook lines from the NEW Notebook Stamp Set over it. The image is then colored with Copic markers.


I stamped the little accessary stamps from Knick Knacks set on the card front for a little interest.


For my second card, I used the notebook lines from Notebook Stamp Set as the background.


The simplicity of the notebook lines allows the little chick from Chubby Chums set to stand out. The little heart is from Giddy Bugs set.


I used a couple of Japanese washi tapes to ground the little chick and the sentiment is from Chubby Chums set. I am also entering both of my cards to the Make Your Own Background Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and the Make Your Mark Challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.

Both of the NEW PS products that I used in my projects and many others are going to be released on February 1, 2013 at Paper Smooches along with many retail stores around the globe. You will find a new blog link (or two) to follow every day in January at the PS Blog.

Paper Smooches is giving away $500 worth of product during this event! Hidden on FIVE of the participating blogs is a prize package worth $100 each. The prize includes a variety of stamp sets, wood mount stamps and dies. Comment on as many participating blogs as you can to increase your chances to be one of the five lucky winners. The deadline for the giveaway is January 30th. Winners will be announced on the PS Blog on January 31st.


Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
for "You Rock" card:
cardstock: (kraft, Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Paper Smooches
dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Classic Kraft, True Black) Papertrey Ink
coloring medium: Copic
fiber: (cream crochet thread) DMC
accents: (yellow, red buttons) Papertrey Ink, (mini clothespin) Canvas Corp
die: (Notebook Scallop Die) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

for "Hey Chickie" card:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: Paper Smooches
dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Classic Kraft, Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink
coloring medium: Copic
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
fiber: (cream crochet thread) DMC
accents: (yellow, pink buttons) Papertrey Ink
stickers: (all Japanese washi tapes) Kamoi Kakoshi
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

150 comments:

Kelly Booth said...

Soooooooooo Cute!!!!
I Love the Way you did these cards so Perfectly Fun!!! xoxoxo

Margie said...

What adorable cards!! Love these!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! I love Kim's stamps, and MUST have these! Gorgeous work as always Alice!!

Carol Perry said...

This stamp set and die is a must have. Looks like so much fun to play with. Hate to see all this goodness come to a stop. Love your samples and thanks for sharing.

Chitra Nair said...

Such an adorable cards Alice...

Lin said...

Love your little chickie card, Alice! The added hearts and washi are perfect!

Michelle Hanway said...

love your cards! That notebook die & stamp are awesome!

Sandra said...

very cute! love that chickie -
and love the rocking horse - wonderful job coloring!
Sandra ltb

Betty said...

Great cards! Your horse is wonderful, and that chick is so cute! Thanks for sharing about using the lines alone...love that!

Nancy L. said...

You rocked it! LOVE the coloring!

Tracy said...

Your cards are so cute! Love that notebook die!

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are adorable, Alice! I'm really loving the notebook die

Barb said...

lovely cards! your coloring is fab and I love the funky embellies and tapes on the chickie card :)

Jessica said...

these are fabulous! love your stamped backgrounds, super cute cards!!! :)

Sue D said...

Very cute cards using both new and old PS products!

Mary-Anne V said...

so sweet...love the different dies and stamps you used. the backgrounds look great and really help add that little something to the card.

Maureen said...

such sweet cards! I am all over that new notebook die! Love it!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow, both of your cards are just fab! I love them!

Samantha Mann said...

omg! ADORABLE cards!!! i LOVE that notebook die and the background you created with the stamp set is toooo perfect!! wow!

jj said...

Great cards!!! Love how you used the notebook lines as a base.

Virginia L. said...

Outstanding work, Alice! I love how you grounded the little chick and the use of background is awesome! Your amazing coloring skills really SHINE through in these cards! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marisa said...

Two totally adorable cards!! Love the double notebook pages on the first and that cute horse. Great use of the washi on the second.

simplycaffeinated said...

SO fun! Can't wait to get this die!

Katiria said...

i love the way the little horse looks fuzzy I wish I could learn to do that

Lee Anne said...

Yes! So excited for this new die! Love how you used it!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such fun cards! TFS =)

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, these are SO ADORABLE! You ROCKED the Paper Smooches goodness!!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

these are gorgeous Alice. I love the cute images and fabulous colouring - as always!!

Sue xx

maryrose said...

Super cute cards! I love what you did with the dies!

hopefulcrafter said...

Great cards, they are both so cute! Lovin the new dies!

Rachel K said...

Your cards are great! I do LOVE that notebook paper die...amazing. :)

cm said...

You have showcased the PS products beautifully! Love the notebook stamp/die - and your little critters are just super adorable. Thank you for sharing - and once again, enticing me to add yet more 'must haves' to my already lengthy shopping list. Have a great day.

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful cards! That notebook die has lots of possibilities!

Jen W. said...

Your cards are fabulous, Alice! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love the background you created on the fist card!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful! Absolutely love the rocking horse :) Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

That notebook scallop die is amazing! Such cute cards too. Thanks!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh delightful cards! I think the notebook collection are my favourite new PS goodies, def on my 'need' list!

Sheryl said...

Love both of the cards. That little chick has always been one of my favorites. The new notebook collection may become my next fave.

Jill Neary said...

just brilliant!!! so cute! x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE that new die! And your cards are FABULOUS! You rock!

Maureen said...

Super cute cards! Love the way you used the sets and dies!

jkaymac said...

Super cute cards. That new die is adorable.

Linda Beeson said...

I have got to get that notebook paper die, entirely adorable!

karenelr said...

Oh How I love your coloring!! I really enjoyed the background creation to the "You Rock" card! I spent the last half of an hour looking at your creations on your blog! I am so amazed!! Thank you for sharing your talent!

bzyPTmom said...

Wow--so very cute! Love it! What a cool and versatile stamp set.

Stephanie said...

These are oh so cute!!

Jen said...

I love this notebook die! Great use of this set and your coloring is fantastic! :)

Kailash said...

Such cute adorable cards, love the sweet designs on them!!!

Tracey said...

Wow! Both of these cards are awesome!!!

Weenie Thomas said...

Such cute cards!!

Beth Matson said...

Your cards are adorable. Love the idea of using the lined paper stamp to create a background. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Strider said...

Adorable cards! Love the toy background on the rocking horse card. And you've got mean colouring skills. :)

MichelleZ said...

Cute cards! Clever use of those notebook lines. And your coloring is Awesome!

lady strawberry said...

The notebook die is so fun and different than other notebook dies...I love it!! And I love your little rocking horse! Too cute!!

Sandy Smith said...

I love the notebook die that looks awesome!

Annie Rose said...

These are adorable! So excited for the new products. :)

pamela said...

The second card is so adorable!!!!! I love all the washi tape you used :D And that notebook die is to die for... I love those huge spiral circles thingy at the top :P

Elin Larsson said...

Just love that diecut!! The cards are soo amazing too. U Rock!

Emily Keaton said...

That is a super cool die!!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE that CUBBY CHICK!
FUN noetbook die

Pam said...

Both cards are really cute, and also a cool new die!

Helen L said...

I LOVE both of your cards!! I love the lines for the background for the chick card and the washi tape, and love the notebook pages with the background stamping behind it!!

Donna Gibson said...

ADORABLE cards! I can see why this die was so popular! I'm adding it to my list!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What sweet cards - love the notebook lines on the chick card!!

marylouh said...

Love the cards. I'd rather do whimsical cards than one's that are serious and glum. Little bird is really cute. Good use of the rocking horse.

Larissa Heskett said...

omg!! loving your cute cards!! the rocking horse is from one of my favorite sets!! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!! =)

Boxofcolours said...

Oh Alice these are just adorable - I so love your card designs.
Hugs
Jane

Syd Dyck said...

The cards are just adorable!! can not wait for the big reveal!!

Elise C. said...

Wow, your cards are both so cute!! I am really liking the notebook die! And your little chick card is adorable! :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

These are both just completely ADORABLE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

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connie said...

LOVE the rocking horse!

Memories by Manda said...

I love the notebook die and the notebook stamp! What a great combo. I could see myself using the notebook lines in my scrapbooking - no more lopsided journalling! :) Hmmm, I think these two just flew to the top of my Must Have list. Great cards. (the chickie and phrase is darling!)

Ravengirl said...

Oh my word! How cute are those cards! I like the notebook paper lines and the dies together!!

Lauren Taylor (readysetLove) said...

Your cards are too cute!
Love that rocking horse. :)

Mateja Povše said...

So cuuuuuuuute :D Love both of them :)

Margo said...

Really love these cards! Love the notepad look of the horse card and the washi paper embellishments on the chickie card is simply adorable! :) Great job!

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely precious to the 10th!!! I am in lurve!!!!

Annheidel said...

Super cute new die and stamps!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness such inspiration Alice. I just love that die and how you made your own bg on kraft.

Karenladd said...

I already love images and shapes like notebook paper so these cards just make me smile!

Lisa Petrella said...

Adorable cards! I LOVE that scalloped notebook die!! And those notebook lines make a fabulous background!!! Great idea!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Such darling cards - love the rocking horse with the notebook top and scalloped bottom :) I have that little chickie and she is so much fun to play with!

Chris D. said...

EEK! Your cards are so stinkin' adorable! Love them!

Morag said...

Oh my.... both these cards are great!!

mandalj said...

Such cute cards! I really love the chick on the washi tape!

Ange Kelly said...

these are so sweet Alice!

Pam said...

Adorable cards!

Cheryl Bux said...

Cute cards - the chick is adorable!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Love both cards! Super, super cute, especially the rocking horse! Great use of the stamps & dies!

osirisandloki said...

i just love how the holes in this die are different to any other ones i have seen around!

byAnnette said...

Great Cards!
Especially like the background stamping & notebook die on the "You Rock" card

Lilian said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Lizzy C said...

Super cute cards!!

Betty Sue said...

Your cards are so stinking cute!! Love the new dies!

Super Jen said...

OK, does this die scream Paper Smooches or what? How does she do that?!!!

Liz said...

Your cards are so adorable! Love your work!

Jayell said...

These are both so cute!

Tanja said...

Lovely cards, I especially like your rocking horse one! The new die is great too.

Cathy P in AZ said...

Cute cards! Love this new die! TFS!

Jayne said...

Oh, my goodness, these are soooo cute. I love that little notebook page.

Sheng said...

i love both the cards but i really really want the dang horse!!! Fab coloring as always.

Karen said...

Great cards....very fun...

Indy said...

Oh, too cute! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new products!

Cassie_lu said...

Super cute cards

Kelly B. said...

Love your cards! They are super cute!

Lindsey said...

LOVE these, especially you "You Rock" card. Fabulous stamped backgrounds.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! This is fabulous! I love with you did with the die and the notebook lines! This would be great for journaling spots!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are adorable!

cathy said...

Great cards! Can't wait to get some of these sets!

PBrown9624 said...

Really cute cards! Love the chickie one the best. The die looks like very versatile!

Lucy Newton said...

So cute!!!

Trina said...

These are so cute!

Brenda C said...

I adore both of your cards but that little chickie is awesome!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Adorable cards! I love the little bird!

jw said...

love your cards!

Two Crafty Catz said...

Oh my gosh! These cards are so cute! I love the background you made and your colouring is superb!

Kathy H said...

Cute cards and I love those big scallops!

Christiana said...

Oh my goodness, Alice! These are so, so adorable! Beautiful coloring and design. Love, love, love.

Moosisk said...

Fabulous cards! I can't wait for tomorrow to come and find out who the big winners will be!!! :D

pcm said...

those cards are so cute!

Julie said...

Great cards! Love the new die.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are adorable! That notebook die is calling my name. TFS

alexandra s.m. said...

outstanding Alice!
Just absolutely beautiful!!
TFS~

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving that new die! Such cute cards, I especially love the first one and how you created your own pattern on the card base. Great work!

Message Keeper said...

What some cute and adorable cards! I just love the second card with the chick! The notebook lines really make the chick stand out!

Joyce said...

Awesome cards today.

SandiL said...

i love both of these cards they really are amazing. Thank you for the inspiration!

Frann said...

Really cute cards!

~ Jo ~ said...

Such adorable cards! I just love that chick stamp! The eyes make me laugh =) Beautiful job!

Hugs,
Jo

maria f. said...

Two fabby cards - love your attention to detail in the first BG as well as the pun! And love all the white space you kept by using the notebook lines on the second. And those little hearts to tie the two focal areas together.

Terri E. said...

Adorable cards!

Terri E.

irishgalkelly said...

Alice, these cards are the cutest! Love the new notebook die! Your designs are great and your coloring is so pretty.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Oh that Chickie card makes me smile. Love all the details you added. It's super sweet. That notebook die and stamp set is really cool. Thanks for sharing your take on it.

Lee said...

The notebook set is cute and you did a fabulous job using it! thanks!

stampsilly71 said...

Oooh notebook die is wonderful. AND I love the design of the chickie card. Your blog was super fun to visit...enjoyed all your cards & esp. the PSmooches!

Jeanette M. said...

I just love that notebook die! Both cards are great!

hilde said...

Fun cards! That scallop notebook die and stamp are so cool!

jan said...

Your cards are adorable!!!

Annette said...

oh my how totally adorable... i love them both..

TAS said...

The notebook stamp and die set is very cool. Your cards are adorable!

Janet said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for sharing! God bless!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Love the stamped background and the paper die of the first one, and I really love how you used the washi tape in the second one. I never know what to do with that stuff!

donna mikasa said...

Hey, Alice!! You ROCKED the new stamps and dies! LOVE that little chickie and your awesome background on the first card! Hope you are well. I owe you a phone call soon....HUGS!

wwilloww said...

Oh, I just love those chubby chums and how you used them!!! For the new sneak peak dies and stamp sets, I especially love the notebook lines. I can just envision a ton of ways to use that stamp!!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable cards Alice. I really adore the rocking horse card. It's so stinking cute!!

Sandy said...

Wow - I only had to scroll down for 4 days to say - soooooo cute. I love the use of the clothes pin.
Sandy

paula laird said...

Two gorgeous cards Alice. I can't decide which I love the most. They are both so gorgeous & beautifully made.

Kris in Alaska said...

Two ADORABLE cards! That little chick is the cutest!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Rose said...

such cuteness :)
love your stamped background on the first card!!

Cath said...

Hey Alice! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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