Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I ♥ Paper Smooches

Finally, my mojo is back from its unannounced five-day holiday! LOL I needed to add some masculine birthday and thank you cards to my stash so I reached for my new Paper Smooches stamps. I love them more than I can say and you will, too! ;)

This first card uses the worm from Birthday Buddies. I paper pieced him with Echo Park's Little Boy Collection and I'm proud to say that it'll be the first patterned paper collection I will ever re-order! Can you believe that?! I've been proudly cutting into it and enjoying it every much.

Next up, I have a thank you card with a ton of gorgeous white space. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that I'll find a way to turn pretty much anything into a flower! Here, I used the plaid heart and acorn leaves from Falling For You. It turns out that five of those hearts fit perfectly together to make a flower which I coloured with my Copic markers. I love how they turned out and I love the giant hand-written sentiment from Pretty Phrases!

I'm including this second card as part of the Splitcoaststampers' CAS119 challenge to make a card inspired by the word 'gift'. I received a very nice gift recently so I will be mailing this to the sender. That's it from me today! Hopefully my mojo won't run off again and I'll be back soon. ;)

Sources for Worm Birthday Wishes: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Little Boy Collection; Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies; Memories Black ink; SU Night of Navy ink; Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Walnut Stain inks; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight; QuicKutz Epic Six; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Thanks Ever So Much: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches Falling For You & Pretty Phrases; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic markers; SU Basic Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals

42 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

and i love what you do with paper smooches!! amazing cards, too adorable!

Shauna K said...

super cute cards, Emily!! I'm lovin the inked edges of the first, and the gems are the perfect touch to your Thank U card :D

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love these and how you used these stamps so cute!!!!

Stephanie said...

what cute cards Emily! I love Paper Smooches, I've been debating ordering some :)

Jennifer Roach said...

These are FANTASTIC Emily! I also am a huge Kim Hughes fan and you totally rocked those stamps. LOVE the heart flower....I'm going to have to lift that idea :)

Brenda said...

I love it, you are now making me want some of those stamps! As for that gorgeous Echo Park paper!!!! Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Lovin' the fonts on these stamps, Emily- and of course what you did with them :) Beautiful CAS card:)

Jennifer said...

I just love the paper smooches stamps!! (= Your cards are just TOO CUTE!! I don't believe you ever lost your mojo!! LOL (=

Lynn said...

Oh these are so adorable! Love all those hearts together!

Karen B. said...

These are both too cute!

lynn said...

love these, emily! the more i see of the paper smooches, the more i love them! such a creative to use the hearts as flowers:)

my stamp set came--love them!! thanks so much:)

donna mikasa said...

Adorable cards, Emily! The flowers made of the plaid hearts are genius!! Now I want to play with my Smooches stamps....

Lindsey said...

These are soooo cute, Em! Great paper-piecing.

Meg said...

So cute!! No wonder you don't have any need for flower stamps--you just make your own! You may have me getting some of these stamps soon!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that your turned the hearts into a flower- you are so clever, don't know what you're talking about missing mojo, you could make fab cards in your sleep.

AnitaRex said...

I love how you made that flower from the hearts, sooo cool and creative! :> And I love the top card too the paper is so great with that image! I hear ya on the mojo that's me over here, but I think it's also just so tired from playing outside!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun birthday card and beautiful thank you card, Emily! I like trying to use my stamps in unintended ways, too--with varying degrees of success. You totally hit the mark with those pretty plaid flowers you pieced together!

Tejal said...

I love the second card..so much white space makes me happy!! love the sentiment too!! makes me wanna have it! :)

Pauline said...

OOh I LOVE your plaid heart flowers, just so eyecatching! And I love the sweet little wormy card, a fun card for a little monster lol!

My mojo is on a break too, I'm really struggling this week 'sigh' xx

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Emily, love how you made those flowers :) Hope your mojo stays around for a while because it is wicked good!

Isha said...

Lovely cards Emily. Gorgeous idea with the heart flower:))

Saskia said...

Emily, your cards are GREAT!!!! :)

lostinpaper said...

Love both these cards, I am a BIG fan of white space and am quickly falling for Paper Smooches! You are amazing!

Kary said...

Hi Emily - I have to check out Paper Smooches cos your cards look Amazing!! Love the fun, cute look of the first card, and wow, your second card took my breath away! You are SO good with CAS cards! Hugs, Kary

Helle said...

love the "thanks"card!!!!!!!!

Jen W. said...

Love that worm with the red stripy background! So awesome! And your heartfelt flowers are gorgeous. :)

Just got my Paper Smooches stamps in the mail yesterday. Whoo hoo! Hoping to get some playtime soon.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

I'm soooo happy that you found your mojo again somewhere, hi hi. Love these cards, especially the second one, the flowers are just so lovely!!
Hi hi, yep, I've been collecting quite a few Papertrey sets lately! I'm a big big friend with Ebay and some of my US crafting friends have been selling sets and I was happy with them! I love the collection I have now!!! I do think this is my fave brand! I'm curious what you'll create with your new order!
Wishing you a lovely day & hoping mojo sticks with you!
Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

Besides making me laugh (and you know why), I also really think both cards showcase classic Em style! Love the colors on both, too.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH OH OH! I just love your style--this is totally amazing! I never would have thought of this! I LOOOOOOOOOVE that blue worm--and I LOVE the papers you used! I also love PS--just need to order more:) YOU ROCK! THANKS for always sharing such amazing creations--and for being SOOOOOOOO FABULOUS!!!

~Tammy~ said...

I love that stripped background! It's so fun and perfect! What a happy little card! Your second card is so sweet and perfect! Love it!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, WOW love that worm, he's soo cute and expertly mounted on to the barber shop stripes, GORGEOUS and then to top that flowers made out of hearts in DP, well you've excelled yourself, top of the class Mrs E Leiphart, LOL Hugs:0) xxx

Tiffany said...

Hehe...so love what you did with these stamps, so cute! Love the big sentiments!

Vicky Hayes said...

A worm?!! I've seen everything now! I love the checked petals on your thank you card and of course that white space. White space makes my shoulders go down! Vx

Jocelyn said...

Okay, you are too clever turning the hearts into flowers...I never would have guessed that! Awesome CAS card! And I love the worm card. It's perfect for a little boy's birthday. And that paper is super cute!! Glad you have your mojo back :)

Lisa said...

These are both so cute! Genius idea to use the heart for flowers!

Laura said...

these are both DARLING. i am LOVING the Echo Park Little Boy paper too. I love what you've done with it! And your clean and simple flower card is gorgeous! I love white space!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh these cards are both astounding that Smooches set is so fun and your Heart flowers looks perfect on the white backdrop.

walchowDesign said...

Love all your cards and your coloring is wonderful, Emily!

Julie E said...

What fun! Such cute images and I really like the way you made your own images. Congrats on using so much PP lately too ;>)

Karin said...

There you go being crazy creative again! Love the fab flowres that you made :)

Lisa H. said...

clever, clever! loove these that worm card makes me smile and your flowers are gorgeous! nice work, girlie!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE these cards Emily so perfect and cute....