Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Patterned Baby Onesie Card

Hi friends, Kalyn here! Hope your week is going well so far and you're making time to break out those stamps and ink! I've got a new card and video tutorial to share with you and this time it's all about baby.

I mixed lots of patterns to create a cute and girly baby card featuring the onesie die from the Baby Shower die set as well as some stamps from Pip Squeaks and Blossoming Buds. Watch the video below or over at YouTube to see how it all came together!

I hope you enjoyed today's card and video! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pinterest-Inspired Paint Strokes Card

Hi Virtual Smooches pals, Kalyn here! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start and that you're enjoying some stellar summer weather!

I'm back with my weekly video tutorial and a new card to share with you! I took to Pinterest to get some inspiration and found a gorgeous image of a painting that I wanted to replicate. Check out the pin here. It's from A Beautiful Mess, one of my favorite places for inspiration.

I took the Positive Strokes Two set to recreate the painting look and then topped it off with the Happy Birthday Words die. It's easy and gives you that artistic effect without having to break out the paints and brushes! Watch the video to see how it all came together:

I hope you enjoyed my painterly, Pinterest-inspired card today! Be sure to check out Paper Smooches to grab the stamp set and die that I used to create this! And if you like watching YouTube tutorials, subscribe to my channel so you'll catch my latest videos as soon as I upload them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Elegant Embossed Wedding Card

Hi friends, Kalyn here! I hope your week is off to a great start! I know Mondays can be a bit of a drag sometimes, but I always look at them as a fresh start. Plus, I've got a new card and video to share with you, so it's not all bad! :)

Since it's June and wedding season is in full swing, I wanted to create an elegant wedding card that you could make to give to a special couple on their big day. You could also give this as an anniversay card if you like!

I used Hubby & Wifey as well as the Congratulations die on this card and incorporated heat embossing and some gold metallic cardstock to amp up the elegance factor. I really love embossing on vellum, it just gives it the most special look and this technique even has a lace effect! Watch the video tutorial below or over on my YouTube channel to see how it all came together:

So there you have it! A lacy, cake-y card perfect for your next wedding event! I hope you like it and that you give some embossed vellum a try! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an awesome week!


Monday, June 8, 2015

Spectacular Father's Day Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! There are only 2 more weeks until Father's Day, so I wanted to share another card idea with you! This one uses the Incognito set, Glasses dies, Design Motifs set and a Bookmark die.

Take a look at the video below to watch how it all came together:

I hope you liked this card and that it gives you an idea for Father's Day! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 5, 2015

How-To Fringe Die (part 2: 3D embellishments) with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm back after a long vacation... it has been super busy here at the O'Gwynn household! LOL!

Today I wanted to share another way to use your Fringe dies! Click HERE for my first video. 

Part 2 of this mini series is all about making 3D embellishments! This is super easy and really adds dimension to your projects! 

Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 

Paper Smooches stamps: Smarty Pants and Mini Monograms;  Paper Smooches dies: FringeAdornments  and Hearts
I hope that you are inspired to create your own fringe 3D embellishments for your next project! ANNNNNNNNNNND please remember to link up your creations to our Inspired By Virtual Smooches post!!! 

**And don't forget if you leave a comment, please add your blog address and email so I can visit you too:) love hearing from the VS followers when you've created something based off of one of our videos:) So keep leaving comments and links- you could be our next Virtual Smooches FF!!! ***If you don't have a blog-- email me a pic and let me know what inspired you!!! 
(savannahland2 at comcast dot net)

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}