Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cross Stitch Die feature

I thought I'd share some ideas using our Cross Stitch Die.

Stamp onto the die cut piece

Use a pencil to make dots in the cut holes and stitch
The blue brush in the photo is the tool I use to remove the dots from the paper with ease

I chose to stitch the pumpkin in a diagonal, instead of all cross stitches,
(Ghoulfriends and Cute Fruit stamp set)

 I stamped the pear from our Cute Fruit stamp set and used it as a guide for my stitched image.

I used a pencil to draw my design before stitching.

(Fancy Frames)

I used the stamped image as my accent.  The polka dots ass a fun texture!
(Pinked Circle Dies, Thanks so much Die, Ghoulfriends)

I used the Cross Stitch die to create a cool background for my sentiment.  Use a paper piercer or needle to poke out individual dots.
(Foliage 1 Dies, Pineapple Crush 2)

I used a flower die to cut the Cross Stitch paper that I cut.  They make cute accents!
I cut "so much" and placed colored card stock behind the paper strip.
(Bold Bloom Dies, Foliage 1 Dies, Thanks so much Die)

Savannah used the Cross Stitch die as a grid to create this super awesome vase!
(Potted Plant, Dainty Flowers, Adorable Array, Pinked Circles, Tiny Hearts)

...and the X's that are included in the set can be used all by themselves as a bold accent
(Hello Word Dies)

I hope you enjoyed this special feature.  I have heard lots of wonderful buzz about this die.  I hope you give it a try,

AND, when you purchase this die from the Paper Smooches store, I send you a pdf of the grid so that you can plan out your designs.  It's fun...seriously 

xx Kim

Friday, April 21, 2017


(Pineapple Crush 2)

Babies born in international waters have their birth place listed as “at sea.” Those born in the air where no country claims sovereignty are listed as “in the air”.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Paper Smooches - Our MAY 2017 Guest Designer is...

Barb Engler

wooohoo - CONGRATS Barb!!

This is the cool card that caught my eye :)
The bold color, the mix of black and white, the sparkly balloons - yep, LOVE this a whole bunch!!
(Celebrate Balloons Dies, Happy Birthday)

The inventor of the polygraph married the first person he interrogated.

love ya!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


(Pineapple Crush 2 Die)

Larissa Heskett is our guest and boy has she been making me swoon

two cards, same design but a totally different result
(Daddy Yo, Pineapple Crush stamps and dies, Pinked Circles Dies)

(Pineapple Crush stamps, Thanks so much Die, Pinked Circles Dies)

(Pineapple Crush stamps and dies, Harlequin Die, Free Spirits stamps and dies)

Former US President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed “buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him”.

x Kim

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


(A Little Lovin', Fruitastic, Daddy Yo Icons)

(Huge Hugs, Word Bubbles Die, Waves Dies)

(Pineapple Crush 2)

A Texas school district is so small that one person “has been the superintendent, the principal, the third-to-sixth-grade teacher, the ESL instructor, the special-ed teacher, the repairman, the contractor”. Divine, Texas (about 20 students)’s school bus is a used white limousine.


Monday, April 17, 2017


I have a winner to announce :)

This lucky person won one Paper Smooches product of choice and the brand new Scrapbook & Cards Today Card Maps 5 special issue.

...drum roll...

The winner is...

Great giveaway. I love SCT and their magazine and their blog and their kindness too, just like you Kim. I love your products too. Great combo to give away.
I love the sketches but by the time I finish creating it might not look nothing like the sketch, :). I like to do my own twists here and there.

CONGRATS to you!  Please e-mail me at to claim your prize :)

Thank you all for your comments.  I LOVE sketches too!
x Kim


 (Pineapple Crush 2)

 (Pineapple Crush)

In 1980 William Bergstrom arrived at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with two suitcases: one containing $777,000 in cash, the other empty. He placed the full amount on a single bet of dice which he won and packed the winnings in the empty suitcase.

xxoo Kim

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Recap 4.16

Hello PS friends:)
It's Savannah again! Check out the details below for all things happening with Paper Smooches from this week:) There's challenges, a guest design search, giveaways, new inspiration, ANDDDDDD a video!

Before I share what's going on.... we need to eat some cake 🎂! It's someone's birthday today---- Happy Birthday, Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you enjoy this very special day!!! And Happy Easter/Resurrection day to everyone!!!!!!!!!!

**The April challenge is all about SHOWERS--- baby, bridal, rain and rainbows! Create a project and enter to winPS $50 gift certificate. Be sure to check out the details HERE and to play along.
This month it's all about showers.... that could be: 1️⃣ rain, rainbows, showers 2️⃣ baby shower invites, decorations, or cards or 3️⃣  wedding shower, bridal shower, showers of love.

Here's my third take on this theme---- I went with a cloud jump roping with a rainbow rope! Sooooooooo fun! [PS supplies include: Luminous SpringShadowsCute FruitFruit PeopleCloudsRainbow]
Click HERE to play along or link up below! **NOTE: please be sure to use at least ONE PS stamp/die on your project! THANKS:) 

**We also have the PS Guest Design Search for May happening right NOW! Be sure to check it out HERE. And don't forget--- if you link up to the monthly challenge {HERE}, you can automatically link up to the GDT Search {HERE}. Two birds with one stone- love it! Why not try out for both!!? Might as well:) 

**How about a GIVEAWAY!?!?! Check out THIS post for details. Kim's got five new creations in the the NEW Scrapbook & Cards Today Card Maps (volume 5) magazine. She's giving a magazine away along with 2 PS product of your choice! Enter HERE!
**And finally, I've shared a fun little video on the Virtual Smooches blog. These gifts were for a special friend of mine {someone who is celebrating a birthday today!!!!!!!!!!!!!}. In this video I share the RULE OF 3 and how it's very helpful to make little gift bags and gifts extra special and decorated! Click HERE to check out my post and video.
THANKS for stopping by! 
Have a fabulous day! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, April 14, 2017


(Pineapple Crush 2)

(Pineapple Crush 2, Cross Stitch Die)

(Pineapple Crush 2)

New Hampshire has 400 state representatives and each are paid $200 per two-year term. In contrast, California has just 80 with each making $100k+ per year.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

A fun giveaway!

Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine holds a special place in my heart.  They are releasing their Card Maps Volume 5 next week.  I created five cards for the issue and I can't wait for you to see them.

Loaded with inspiration and creativity, CardMaps 5 includes 88 cards, 50 exclusive CardMaps sketches, how-to photos featuring trendy, must-try techniques, step-by-step instructions for every card, free cutting files, and as always, so much more! From everyday sentiments and birthday celebrations to seasonal holidays and cards of thanks, this special issue has all of your cardmaking endeavours covered!

Here is the link to their website for more information to order 

One winner will receive the SCT Card Maps 5 Special Issue and two Paper Smooches product of choice.  You have until Sunday at midnight to comment...winner will be announced here on Monday, April 17.  Please comment to tell us if you like to use sketches to design your projects.  If you are new to the sketch concept, I think it's time you looked some up - they make fabulous guides.

xx Kim

Paper Smooches - PS Patrol APRIL 2017

It's PS Patrol Day!

Check out these fabulous cards that I found on our Flickr Gallery.
THANK YOU so much for sharing your creations with us - I love seeing PS projects!!

This card is pure delight!  I love the splatter background and sweet sequins.  
The bold sentiment is awesome!!

ahhhh, swooning over here.
I LOVE the textured background she created with the Criss Cross die...the colors are so vibrant and happy (smiling huge)

Easter is right around the corner, so here is some fantastic inspiration for you.
I love her soft pastel palette and her background stamping is perfection!
button accent - adorable :)

What a fun and festive New Year's card.  This would also be great for birthdays or other cleebrations. Her coloring is fabulous!!

Pauline Cobby 
cute, cute and stinkin' CUTE!!
I adore this cluster on the bottom of her card - adore it to pieces <3
(Summer Lovin, Party Posse, Huge Hugs)

In 1965, a homesick Welshman living in Australia, was too broke to get home. So he decided to mail himself in a crate back to the UK, only to find himself in Los Angeles by accident.

xxoo Kim