Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday with Paper Smooches

How about some Paper Smooches goodies to start off the weekend? (Yes, I'm starting it now;)  This first card is made with the new Kitschy Kitchen stamps and Kitchen Icon dies.  One of the things I love about Paper Smooches stamps is how they can all be mixed and matched to create fun and unique designs!  For this card, I combined elements of Kitschy Kitchen with a toaster from Wake Up and a milk bottle from Nine Lives to make a fun little kitchen scene.  

To prettify (that's a word, right?) my sentiment, I cut out some of the little roses from the vintage bowl stamp.  That rose is so dang cute!

My next card uses the Flatware dies with the matching spoon die from Kitchen Icons.  I looked through all my Paper Smooches stamps and found some perfectly-sized faces in to make my Daddy, Baby, and Mama spoons:)  I used faces from Spring Fling, Swanky Snowdudes, and Wake Up, but you could also just draw them in.  The sentiment is from A Little Lovin':)

This next card uses the pepper dies from the Desert Icons set.  I used my distress inks to blend some realistic looking peppers and strung them up on some twine that I braided.  The sentiment is from the Alfresco set, and it was the perfect thing for my hot stuff;)

The last card I have to share also uses the Desert Icons set but this time I used the cactus die.  I heart this card big time!  

I inked the background to make what I think of as a southwestern sunset:)  I love using hot pink for sunsets (for those playing along, I used Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Inks).  To get a starry sky, I used a paintbrush to flick water along the top edge.  I love what plain water does to the blended ink!

After background dried, I die cut my cactus and the hilly background (with my Borders 1 die).  I put it all over a black card base.  For me, making this card was pure bliss!

I hope you go check out all the Paper Smooches goodies and have your own fun with these great products!   Have an awesome weekend! 

Mahalo and Aloha,


  1. wow I just love these cards...that baby card with the spoons...genius!

  2. These are all sooo SWEET!!! LOVE!

  3. Love these! That first card is such a sweet scene, I love the paneling on the counters, but the baby card is my favorite, so cute, perfect expressions!

  4. Wow. These cards are absolutely brilliant!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. I had to pin all of these JJ, you are the queen of Paper smooches genius!! I love the little kitchen scene especially :0)

  6. A parade of gorgeous and fun cards, JJ! I love all of your clever designs, and your inking/coloring is amazing! You have showcased these stamps and dies so well, that you've actually encouraged me to go shopping...Yikes!!!

  7. Looking at your cards is pure bliss, JJ! A sweet quartet of cards, each more fun than the last. We have three kids in the Phoenix area, so anything southwest conjures up a longing to see them. Love the kitchen with its roses, and that spoon family cracked me up. Just wonderful! Bev

  8. the spoons card is sooo cute!


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