Saturday, December 27, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Hello Card

So it's been over a year since I blogged.  Not that I haven't had anything to say, I just haven't had the time or motivation to sit down and write anything.  We have been chugging along enjoying life, and I have been focusing on building up my craft room.  It's  my happy place, and Deputy D is totally supportive about letting me go in there and craft as long as I want to.

Deputy D and I were talking about New Year's resolutions, and how I never, ever keep them.  Without fail, I have forgotten them by February or March.

So instead of making resolutions this year, I am issuing myself a challenge.  We'll see how this goes.  Been a year since I blogged so obviously sometimes I have trouble sticking to things.

The past year, I have tried my hand at decoupage, vinyl application, rhinestones, and heat transfer vinyl.  I just recently got into card-making and stamping.  So my challenge to myself is this: I want to make one card every day in 2015.

Before you keel over in laughter, let me point out that we have decided to turn off the cable for a while and focus on things besides television and that some cards only take a few minutes to put together.  So I might have a chance at this.

Anyway, as I have been researching card-making, I have come across some amazing companies that I am sad I am just now learning about.  One of them is Paper Smooches.  I also discovered that they have Paper Smooches SPARKS projects with themes, so I decided to go ahead and make a card and submit it, since I received one of their adorable dies this weekend.  It was an anything goes challenge, and here is what I came up with:

For this card, I stamped Impression Obsession's Dotted Arglye background stamp in Simon Says Stamp's white pigment ink on kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby.  I cut out the "hello" from the Silhouette Online Store (Design #60752) on orange cardstock and then heat embossed it with Ranger Enchanted Gold.  I cut out the glasses with the Glasses Dies from Paper Smooches and cut out glitter paper hearts for the eyes.  I heat embossed the glasses with Ranger Enchanted Gold and Black Sparkle and covered them with Glossy Accents.  I adhered the glasses and sentiment to the kraft cardstock and then adhered that down to a white card base.

I can't wait to order the matching stamp set  and make more fun cards!

Please be sure and check out Paper Smooches at and keep checking back here to see if I stick to my challenge!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you are starting up your blog again and hope to see you at lots of the Sparks challenges. Your card is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!