Friday, September 29, 2017

4 Cards - 1 stamp set w/ Xyron & Paper Smooches

Hello, Crafty Friends!!
I back on my blog with Team Xyron!
And we have been creating up a storm with Paper Smooches!!

I absolutely love Paper Smooches' fun and cutesy designs! They make me just giddy! Just look at these cute designs and tell me that just doesn't make you go "aawwwwe"!

When I heard we were collaborating with Paper Smooches, I just knew I had to use this set. I have a hard time finding a card from my whole family. Almost 99.99% of the time I sign my cards from my whole family. This set was the perfect set for me with sentiments that included "us "and "we" to let people know that their card isn't just from one person.

Supplies Used

We Adore You (Paper Smooches)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
140 lb Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Birthday Wishes Stack (DCWV)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Mixed Media Glue (Beacon)
Clear Embossing powder (Judikins)
White Gel Pen ( Sakura)

With all my cards, I started by stamping my image onto mixed media paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. All the images I used on today's projects were all stamped one 4"x 6" piece of paper.

Then, I colored my images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I totally love the vibrancy of alcohol inks and how the strokes are almost seamless.

After coloring my images, I cut my images out by hand.
Aren't these little critters adorable?!!

I love this fun paper from DCWV's Birthday Stack. The colors are bright and cheery.
This stack has lots awesome elements and it's what I decided to build my cards with.
I simply cut out different components by hand. I even cut out the little pennant banner.

The bottom row of pictures is a row of fun borders I also cut apart. These helped make my card building a cinch!

Down below, I show how quick and easy each card was put together.

For this card, I chose this paper that actually had a cool design already printed with borders. I cut it into a 4.25" x 11" piece of paper. Creased it on the 5"x 5" mark and folded it to make a simple A2 sized card.

Easy-Peasy already, right??!

Then, I tied a piece of twine around the front flap tied it off and added a multi-loop box with a button.I took one of my cut-out elements and added foam adhesive to the back for a bit of dimension.
Then I attached it to the card front and topped it with my little cutie owls image I had stamped out earlier.

To finish this card off, I simply added a cute pennant dangling down from one side.

Super cute so far, right??!!

Well, that's card one!!

The next card has a few more steps but nothing too hard.

I started again with one of my elements I had cut out previously. In this case, it was this cute plaid tag. I used my stamping tool and VeraFine ink and stamped the 'from all of us" sentiment at the bottom center of the tag.

This paper was extremely glossy so to ensure that the ink would not smudge I dipped it in a bit of clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I adhered the card onto white cardstock using my Mega Runner and trimmed around the tag leaving a 1/8" border around the edge.

I freehand cut a little wonky heart with my scissors and added faux stitching along the edges with a white gel pen. Then added onto the little tag (along with this adorable trio from the stamp set) using more foam adhesive.

Using my Xyron Mega Runner, I mounted my tag on onto a double matted A2 sized card base. 

Mat Measurements:
4"x 5.25"
3.75" x 5"

To finish this card, again I topped with a multi-looped bow and button. Card #2... DONE!!

For this next card, I created a 5"x7" card base by simply folding a 10"x 7" piece of patterned cardstock in half.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach the previously cut border onto the card front.

I attached my little monsters onto my tag, again backing it with foam adhesive for dimension.  I stamped the "sending birthday wishes to you" sentiment onto the tag.

Then, I  heat set it with clear embossing powder to prevent smudging.

Again I added a little swag of pennant banners across the top and button-topped, multi-looped, bow.

And... BOOM!! Card # 3 is DONE!

 This last card is also 5"x 7". I used 2 a couple of border cut-outs and adhered them together. Then I attached the borders onto the 5'x7" card using my Xyron Mega Runner. Then used the biggest of my cut-out elements and attached it over top.

I cut out two more wonky hearts using scrap paper from the previous cards I just made.
I layered and attached them and my stamped image using foam adhesive. And again topping off with a button-topped multi-looped bow.

 These cards are ready for a celebration...
From all of us!!

Here are a few close-ups!

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's adventure with me!

If you would like to see more crafty goodness from my other Teamies, please check out Xyron's Facebook page HERE.

Paper Smooches also jsut released all their NEW October goodies... Check out what's new HERE.

Until next time...

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