Monday, December 16, 2013

Paper Smooches Special Blog Hop

Welcome to a very special blog hop featuring some new products from Paper Smooches.  Kate (owner of i {heart} papers) suggested an idea to Kim Hughes at Paper Smooches to create stamps and dies to support our rescued furry friends. They worked together to create some really fun dog rescue products! A portion of the sales will be donated to Home for Good. Kim asked us to share these fun products with you, through our projects.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs. The prize - a Lucky Dog stamp set, Paws for a Cause stamp set, and Dog Icons dies. Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) You have until midnight MT on Wednesday, December 18th to leave a comment. Please check the IHP Blog on Friday, December 20th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Puppy Love-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesI have a trio of projects to share today to show off the new stamps and dies.  First up is a love themed card using one of the dogs from the Paws for a Cause set.  I stamped the dog in Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink--the pigment ink works really well with solid images like these and if you don't have some already, definitely give it a try.  I added a trio of hearts above the dog, again using Memento Luxe ink.  After rounding the top corners of the panel, I wrapped the bottom of the panel with some twine, securing it with a small bow.

The stamped panel is adhered to a kraft card base with a piece of red cardstock, stamped with one of the set's paw images to make my own patterned paper.  I stamped the "puppy love" sentiment on a red strip using brown ink and adhered it to the top of the image panel, extending out on to the card base.

Ruff Day-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
And, here's another card using one of the sweet doggies from the Paws for a Cause set.  This time, I combined the dog image with an image from the He Said She Said set.

Again, I stamped the dog in brown pigment ink.  This time, I added a speech bubble from the He Said She Said set above him.  The bubble was stamped on white cardstock and cut out.  I added the "ruff day" sentiment inside it in teal ink, then used a dimensional dot to adhere it to the panel.

I adhered the stamped panel to the top of a blue card base, then added a green striped panel at the bottom of the card.  I cut a pair of notch-ended strips from cardstock scraps and adhered them just beneath the image panel.  A narrow dark blue strip is adhered across the cardfront to hide the seam between the image panel and patterned papers and the tops of my little paper strips.

Good Dog Treat Wrap-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesLast up is a treat wrap.  I have a bunch of tiny dog treat packets that I'm planning on giving out to some of Chloe the cutie puppy's pals. She's got a new boyfriend--another cute goldendoodle who recently moved in down the street from us--and I bet she'd like to give him a gift!  To dress up the packaging, I scored and folded a strip of green cardstock around the treat packed, securing it at the top with some i {stick} papers redline tape.

I kept the decoration simple, but festive.  I cut a red dotted panel for the front of the treat wrap, then added a bone die cut with a die from the Dog Icons die set.  The bone's adhered with dimensional dots to add interest.  I stamped the "good dog" sentiment from the Lucky Dog set on a notch-ended panel, then added the teeny, tiny paw print image from the Paws for a Cause set at the end of the strip.  The wrap is topped off with a piece of red ribbon tied into a knot.

Don't miss the rest of the stops on the hop.  Here's a full list of today's hop participants:

Kate (IHP)
Sarah Gough
Lori Tecler-you're here!
Judy Rozema
Deb Felts
Vera Yates
Wida Miller
Stacey Schafer
Lindsay Amrhein

Materials Used (Puppy Love card):
from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches Paws for a Cause stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter inks, Hemptique natural twine
other:  Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); corner rounder

Materials Used (Ruff Day card):
from i {heart} papers:  Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause and He Said She Said stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and Teal Zeal inks, Fancy Pants Memories Captured 6x6 paper  pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots
other:  Not Quite Navy and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink)

Materials Used (Good Dog treat wrap):
from i {heart} papers:  Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause and Lucky Dog stamp sets and Dog Icons dies, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk and Rich Cocoa inks, Fancy Pants Happy-Go-Lucky 6x6 paper pad, May Arts red striped twill ribbon, i {stick} papers redline tape, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots
other:  Oatmeal cardstock (WPlus9); Certainly Celery and Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!)


  1. love your grass, it's so cool!

  2. Such sweet projects!!!! Love 'em all!!! :)

  3. Wow, these are all so cute!! I love the colors you used and the dogs are adorable :)

  4. I love this stamp set and your projects. I am so lucky to have a rescue puppy as my newest stamping buddy (well, he just keeps me company, but I hope to teach him stamping one day)

  5. These are adorable! I just purchased these sets from IHP during her Black Friday sale (you know I can't resist a canine set!) ;)

  6. Lori, your cards are adorable! Love them.

  7. Hey there Lori! Your projects are fabulous girlfriend :) Clean and perfect (as always)

  8. Adorable projects using this fabulous stamp set!!! And what a great cause. TFS

  9. Hi Lori, I love the Clean & Simple style of your cards. It really showcases the gorgeous doggy silhouettes :-)

  10. I adore the cards and the treat bag project! So cute! thanks!

  11. I love the CAS cards using Paper Smooches stamps. Just great ;)

  12. Beautiful, heart-warming cards! Love those puppies!! You're supporting a fabulous cause!

  13. Cute cards! I love the sentiments from the set.

  14. Your cards and that little treat wrap are just darling!! Super cute.

  15. Very cute dog cards and treat wrap!

  16. Great cards!!! Love the stamp set! Thanks for inspiring!!

  17. Nice cards. I especially like the treat wrapping.

  18. Cute cards. I get sappy over animals and like to use them in my greeting cards whenever I can.

  19. The treat wrap is fabulous and so super cute!

  20. Such delightful cards! Perfect for all those dogs lovers out there!!

  21. I love this card. Thank you for a chance to win the doggie stamps!

  22. All so adorable! LOVE the little treat wrap - so fun!!!

  23. the Puppy Love one with the hearts. So sweet!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. Love dogs and these stamps even though I don't have one!


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