#563 – Christmas Mittens!!


Today I am just showing in my own blog what was published in the Paper Smooches blog a few days ago, when I was the Guest Designer. I have two cards, with some fantastic mitten gloves as the main feature for Christmas cards!

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

I used felt to make my pretty mittens, using Paper Smooches Mittens die, in the first card. I even used a bit of silver glitter on the felt for that special sparkle! I paired the mittens with pattern paper from Melquisedec Dream stack. I added some kraft cardstock, adorned with pattern made using Basically Essential Remember & Thanks stencil and Unicorn White pigment ink. Finally the sentiment came from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler.

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

And for the second card –

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

For this card, I used pattern papers for my mittens and the background. I used Paper Smooches Snow Drifts dies to add the wavy lines in the background – I die cut a white cardstock with the dies pretty close, so that I could use both the positive and the negative parts.

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

Once done, I adhered everything in place, along with the stacked sentiments using Paper Smooches Warm Wishes.

Thank you so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

#562 – Paper Smooches Guest Designer (Part 2)

Hello! Super excited to be back again with another post on the Paper Smooshes blog as the December Guest Designer! I finally received Kim’s parcel last week (thank you so much Kim!!), and I found a treasure trove in it! Their December release products are just awesome and so inspiring!

Here are sneak peeks of what you can find in the Paper Smooches today –

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2) - Sneak Peek

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2) - Sneak Peek

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you stop by again next week for my 3rd Guest Designer post!


Anniversary Wishes!


I am back with another card today – not for any challenge submissions. This is a card I made for my Papa and Amma’s anniversary – its on the end of this month! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pa & Ma's AnniversaryOh, the number times I’ve changed the design and details of this card!! My brain must have died a few hundred times (come on, thousand would be exaggerating it! :P) But finally, when the felt card arrived last week, my final decision was made! And the fact that I had also got a ton of washi tapeย  helped a lot too! ๐Ÿ˜€

Pa & Ma's Anniversary (close up)I started with decorating the card base. I covered a card panel using a checkered BnW washi tape I had acquired and adhered it firmly on the card base.

I then picked another card panel, positioned it on the card base at an angle and marked the edges. I then stamped the sentiment fromย Sentimental from Penny Black in Hero Arts Black ink and then dry embossed the card panel using Flower Fun M-Bossabilities embossing folder from Spellbinders. I then foam mounted it on the card base and trimmed it to size.

Pa & Ma's AnniversaryFinally, I die cut the flowers and leaves out of the felt cloth using dies from Folk Art Floral die from WPLus9 and Bunch Of Flowers from Elizabeth Craft. I adhered them on the card and also adhered some pearls to make the flowers more appealing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pa & Ma's Anniversary (with envelope)As usual, I also made a matching envelope. I used the same washi tape and a leftover felt flower. The sentiment came from the same stamp set. I love how they look so good together! ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope my parents like it too! Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

MFT Challenge: Sketch 224


This time is a card I want to submit to the MFT Challenge. I’ve been wanting to submit a card to this challenge, but I dunno why, I thought that the challenge mandates use of MFT products, and I never submitted a card till now. I just went over the rules again the other day, and boy, that made me happy! So, here’s the card I am gonna submit to the current sketch challenge

MFT Challenge: Sketch 224My newest (and long awaited) addition to my stash – felt! I have been wanting to use felt since I saw Jennifer McGuire use it here or here in her card! I sure loved the look (and now feel) of that on a card! ๐Ÿ™‚ I used Flower Layers & Leaves from Sizzix to die cut the flowers and Fold Art Floral Die from WPlus9 for the leaves.

MFT Challenge: Sketch 224 (close up 1)For the background I used pattern paper from DCWV Scrapbook Kit In A Stack (the checkered piece above) and the piece below – you’ll never guess – it’s a backing paper for one of the stamped I received! I love using pieces like that! ๐Ÿ˜€

I also used the Lacey Border from Joy Crafts for the lacy part below – I cut it from white card stock and colored it using Copic marker. And finally, the sentiment comes from All Occasion Messages from Hero Arts which I stamped using Cup O’Joe from Hero Arts ink. I put all the elements together, adhering them using glue and foam mounted the final piece on a white card base, before adding a pearl as embellishment.

MFT Challenge: Sketch 224 (close up 2)I put all the elements together, adhering them using glue and foam mounted the final piece on a white card base, before adding a pearl as embellishment.

And that finished my card. I just love the look and feel of felt in the card – eye-candy that adds the element of texture so very well! Love it!

And here’s the challenge sketch –

MFT Challenge: Sketch 224MFT Challenge: Sketch 224Thanks for stopping by!