Friday, February 5, 2016

Paper Smooches Fun & Cute


I'm posting some cards I made just for fun this week. I've been battling a cold all week (Ugh) and taking it easy in The Fortress has been quite therapeutic. I planned to spend the whole day in there today, but more rest was needed. Dang it. So I had to stop to take a nap! (I felt like a kid trying to fight that one. I wanted to play more.) :D

I spent more time playing around with some Paper Smooches goodies that haven't seen enough love lately.

This card is the last one I made and my favorite. The Hubs even loved it. I don't know why I sent him a picture, but I got more feedback than I ever get. (Maybe he feels sorry for me still feeling crummy?) :)

Is this not "the most fun"? ( Old movie quote). I stamped the birds from My Peeps and colored them with Copic markers. I performed some inlaid die-cutting (only one step less tedious than surgery) using the Wreath Builder dies and some scrap papers. I then sponged Broken China Distress Ink over the card base and did more inlaid die cutting with the clouds (that set was much less tedious) ;-). The centers of the clouds are colored with Clear Wink of Stella, but you really can't see it from the photo. And, finally, I added the sweet little music notes (also from My Peeps) and the sentiment from Sentiment Sampler. Such a fun little creative time! :)
I wanted to play along with this month's Paper Smooches "Fun & Cute" challenge.
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I'm also playing along with the Alphabet Challenge - "Y for You Choose", Moving Along with the Times "Things With Wings", and Through the Purple Haze "Things With Wings" challenges.

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Next up, I played around with some ink smooshing and my Green Thumb stamp set (such a classic).

I "smooshed" Distress Inks Rusty Hinge and Broken China on watercolor paper for my background and added the die cut veggies which were colored with Prismacolor Pencils (and have been hanging out on my desk needing a home for quite some time). I added smiley faces from Lawn Fawn's Love You A Latte set - I didn't have any Paper Smooches smiley's in my stash that were small enough. Gasp! I die cut the heart using PS Tiny Hearts die and adhered it using foam tape like the veggie die cuts. The little trowel is from the same set and hand trimmed after coloring. SO fun! 8-)  Nerd alert!
I'm submitting this one to the monthly PS Challenge, too, "Fun & Cute".
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I'm also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Have A Heart", Cards In Envy "From The Heart", and Aud Sentiments Challenge - "Love Sentiment".

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  1. Really cute card. The added twine is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  2. Such fun and cute cards! Hope you're feeling better soon!

  3. These are so cute, Mandy!! Loving the arrangement on the first, and of course I love the 2nd bc I love that set! ;) your smooshing is the perfect backdrop! :)

  4. Darling designs! You are so creative with these darling PS images, Mandy! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Have a Heart” Challenge!

  5. One of my favorite PS sets and used it to perfection on this fabulous card.

  6. Both cards are really cute but of course I love the one for our challenge! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. Fabulous cards Mandy! They are both so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Both cards are adorable, I love the images and fab designs! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  9. Oh goodness those are so stinkin' cute and fun. Thank you for joining us at TTPH challenge.
    Lisa (DT)

  10. Really, really, really cute! I have this set and will definitely be borrowing this design.


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