Daily Archives: August 22, 2016

Paper Smooches-August Challenge

The theme of this month’s challenge is friendship.  Who could resist the inspiration photo.?

paper smooches August

This is an interaction between a squirrel and a bird and that got me to thinking about an interactive card to depict friendship.

I had these “scratch off” stickers in my stash and I thought they would be fun to use.  The card just evolved from there and I think it has a nice degree of cuteness overload!

Just for the record,  my “go to” stamp set Great Chemistry once more came to the rescue to provide the question marks on the stickers.  There was a fair amount of colouring on this card, so I was hesitant to actually scratch off the stickers and render the card “useless.  I did want people to see how the scratch off stickers worked, so I closed my eyes and did the scratching.  The card just turned out so cute, I know I will make another one to really send in the mail.



Paper Smooches




Supplies: Paper Smooches Happy Camper, Ahoy me Hearty and Great Chemistry stamp sets, Ink Antics scratch off stickers, Ellen Hutson Woodgrain cardstock, Memory Box Lawn die, Ranger Manila cardstock, Neenah  cardstock, Scor tape.




Make it Monday-Papertrey Ink 258

The challenge today is to use a cover plate and cut strategic parts out of it to put on a tag.  I had to scramble a bit as I don’t have any cover plates and I don’t have any Papertrey Ink tag dies.  This is somewhat astonishing given the size of my Papertrey Ink stash, but true none the less.

With a bit of “poetic or in this case crafting license” I think I made something with the spirit of the challenge.


Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Shakers and Sprinkles Kit dies, Recollections cardstock and ribbon, Zig Two Way and Elmer’s spray adhesive.