card making

CHALLENGE: Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search (Sentiment Sampler)

Created while watching House Hunters on HGTV.

Created while watching House Hunters on HGTV.

Yes, there's a whole lotta pattern goin on but I kinda like it! This submission for the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search uses the Sentiment Sampler which has a ton of basic sentiments but with a fun flare. I paired it with Simon Says Stamp's Circle Friends stamp set to create a Sending Bear Hugs card.


I heat embossed the bear from the Circle Friends image on watercolor stock and colored him with Distress Markers and a water brush. I finished him with some glossy accents on his nose and black enamel dots on his eyes. I used the Paper Smooches Gift Tag 3 die to create the bear's tag from a scrap of planner patterned paper. The We R Memory Keepers tag punch created a tag from the My Mind's Eye Adventure paper pad. I love how it uses two-sided stock to create the top detail. I rounded the two bottom corners with a Corner Chomper.


I used Lawn Fawn stitched border dies to create a 4x6 panel from the wood grain patterned stock and the red hexagon piece. Another planner page scrap is directly behind the tag feature. I added a little washi tape, the "Sending" tab, and various banners from the same paper pad for more color and interest. One of my all-time favorite products is the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher which always adds that extra little detail.


Thanks so much for checking out my project!