I will be honest: One of the things I love most about this job/hobby is the awesome people around the world that I have gotten to know.

But one of things I like least about this job/hobby is that I meet awesome people who live all around the world. I miss them. Lots of them. Badly. I wish I could see them more… or see them at all! But it just isn’t possible.

So cards will just have to do… as it is as close to a hug as we can get sometimes.

And this card? It is going to one of those friends…

Paper Smooches products just make me happy. I used their new Drink Glasses dies to create the drinks. I covered the white “glass” parts with Wink of Stella glitter pen (of course) and created patterned paper “drinks” inside. I also created umbrellas with the Free Spirits dies and added scored lines and subtle marker lines for the look of dimension. Finally, I covered the entire drink with Glossy Accents.

Oh, and to give dimension to the glasses, I cut several extras and layered them together.

I embossed the “cheers” onto a stamped Soft Pool word bubble. (That word bubble is from the Paper Smooches Shadows set. SO useful!)

The background? That was done with the Paper Smooches Artisan Blocks stamps…

Oh, and those dots? Those are the new BasicGrey Metallics Candy Buttons. They are like enamel dots with glitter inside! Very cool. Perfectly smooth.

Fun to make. And hopefully fun for my faraway friend to receive.

By the way, Paper Smooches just released some fun new products. You can see it HERE.


(Oh – I have a winner: Karen Rice is the lucky recipient of the $25 SSS gift card! I emailed you.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Paper Smooches Drink Glasses Dies (SSS|EH)


Paper Smooches Free Spirits Icons Dies (SSS|EH)


Paper Smooches Shadow Stamps (SSS|EH)


Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler Stamps (SSS|EH)


Paper Smooches Artisan Blocks Clear Stamps (SSS|EH)



Vagabond Die Cutting Machine (SSS|EH)



Hero Arts Milwaukee Heat Gun (SSS|EH)


White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Versamark (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Pool Mixed Layering Papers (SSS|EH)


Glossy Accents (SSS|EH)


Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker (SSS|EH)


31 CommentsCards, Paper Smooches

  1. So fun! Love those PS dies!
    I just posted a bunch of cards to far away crafty friends myself today. Love this community, shame the world is so big! Maybe I can visit peeps one continent at a time… :)

  2. Wendy G

    Cheers to you, too, Jennifer! Now, that is my kind of card! You are a wonderful online friend and the recipient will appreciate receiving it very much.

  3. Looove this bright and happy card Jennifer. Yes!!! you are so right about the hobby :) I feel that everyday. Great to meet and know wonderful people around the World. Love these PS products.TFS

  4. Dee in NH

    Such an awesome card for your faraway friend! I feel the same way as I don’t have anyone nearby who likes to stamp but have lots of online friends.

  5. This is SUPER cute!!!! Lovin how you used the new paper smooches goodies, they’re so fun!! :)

  6. Another fabulous project! Jennifer, I am such a huge fan of your work. Keep it up! I love all your beautiful creations and your awesome videos!

  7. Shaughn

    Hi Jennifer! I’m so excited for this post! I just bought this PS stamp and die set! I’m tellin ya…you are such a great inspiration to me! Do you teach any stamping classes? In your area? I would pay whatever to take some classes or even pay for one on one! It’s on my bucket list! Thanks so much for super talent! Blessings, Shaughn

  8. BarbGhig

    This is such a fun card! I’m sure it will brighten someone’s day with all those great colors and elements!

  9. Mary, Wausau WI

    Nothing says FESTIVE like a drink with a little umbrella! :) A joyful card that will certainly brighten someone’s day ~

  10. Kylie

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love how you have made those little wine glasses with the coloured paper. I’m sure your friend will love it!!

  11. love the patterned paper drinks! such a happy card, Jennifer! i should send out cards more often, whenever i get around to do it, it makes me so happy! sure do hope that i get to meet all of my crafty friends some day! now that’s a good excuse to tour around the country/world! =)

  12. Solgunnf

    A big thanks to you for alwasy beeing so thoughful and inspiring and hardworking. I needed to be remined and will send out cards more often too.

  13. Such a sweet card! I am sure your friend will love receiving it! My favorite thing about blogging, is the global aspect and how many lovely people i am in contact with often. I may not “see” them, but chat and share notes or cards, and it makes the world smaller to me.

  14. Such a cheerful card, Jennifer. Where would we be without the Internet? I have learned so much already from visiting other people’s blogs and watching videos from you and Kristina, to name a few, and your online clases are awesome as well. I only wish I had more time…

  15. Your card is cute, cheerful and fun! What a treat for the recipient :)

  16. I feel the same way! Paper crafters are some of the neatest people. I would love to make a trip around the world meeting all my crafty friends. Wouldn’t that be a dream!?
    Love your card, very FUN!

  17. Susan

    Adorable card!!!!!

  18. mamichelle

    This is adorable! Love those cute glasses!!

  19. This is so fun and so super cute!

  20. OMG those drinks are too cute!

  21. Tania K

    That card is so cute! Thanks for sharing. That die/stamp set just ended up on my wish list!

  22. Haejin

    Such a cute card! Love all the details~

  23. C.C.

    Hoo-Ra! Thank GOODNES we have another class coming! I have been going through withdrawal since Summer Card Camp 2! I learned SO MANY new techniques and ideas, it was ASTOUNDING! Looking forward to class, Jennifer!



  24. C.C.

    Oops! sorry, Jennifer…..I think I left this comment for the upcoming class in the wrong place… apologies!

  25. Sue Welper

    Hey, Jennifer….I would LOVE the glitters from Tim Holtz. I have already signed up for the On-Line class, so would pass there….but, am just getting interested in Tim Holtz goodies. Thanks for this chance!

  26. Such an interesting trick with “liquids”. Looks like a lot of fun.
    Great card!

  27. Betty Bunch

    What a cute card. Thanks for all the tips on how you put it together making it such a stunning card.

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