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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Happy 4th Anniversary to Paper Smooches!

Paper Smooches is a great online company with some fun products. Recently I purchased a set of dies from them called "Dots & Dashes Wise Dies."
You can see there are four narrow border dies in the set. Two of them have slightly different stitch patterns, one is a simple straight cut that results in a nice, rounded edge, and the fourth die cuts a straight-line dotted pattern.
The photo above shows just the corner of a card I made recently using one of the stitch dies. You can see the stitched pattern along the edges of the pink DSP. I was able to add this stitched line to each side of my mat, duplicating the look of a stitched rectangle die.
Here's a picture of my entire card - a Valentine for a family member. The doily die-cut was made with a Marianne Creatables die, and the largest heart was cut out with a Lifestyle Crafts die. I used a Reflections punch for the small, pale pink heart.
I didn't want to put a sentiment on the front of my card, so I simply used an old Cuttlebug alphabet die to cut out some x's and o's to place across the empty space at the bottom.

I stamped a simple "Happy Valentine's Day" inside. I did go back later (after this photo was taken) and add another, smaller dark pink heart cut from the same cardstock as the one on the front. I felt it needed something on the inside to balance the detail on the front of the card.
Well, that's it for me today. Pay a visit, when you can, to Paper Smooches at www.papersmooches.net, but have your credit card ready. I know you'll want to buy something!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Hannelie said...

Such a beautiful Valentine's card Cheryl!
Love those dies!

designbydonna said...

Very pretty card. Love that stitched look. I am heading over to Paper Smooches to check that out.

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Cheryl! That doily is beautiful! Love the layered heart and pretty ribbon treatment!

Taunya Butler said...

What an incredibly exquisite looking card!! Love the colors and the super great details - like that ribbon - it adds just the right touch to this gorgeousness!!! Way to go - I totally flipped over this!!! Have a fantastic day!!!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Valentine's card.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card! Love how you tied your bow and great idea for your XO sentiment too :)