Love is in the air with the Paper Smooches team!

Love is in the air with the Paper Smooches team!

Hello SCT friends!  Thank you for joining us on this fabulous Thursday.  You must have known love is in the air today!  Love for the sun that's shining here in Ontario, love for the beautiful spring issue our team is putting together and love for the fact that Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away.  Whether you celebrate this day devoted to love or not, in the papercraft world we LOVE seeing all the beautiful projects and cards created for it!

Today our friends at Paper Smooches are joining us to share some sweet cards they created with the new Valentine's themed products owner Kim Hughes created!

Kalyn Kepner-LoveCherish-Dies





"Valentine's theme products are always a blast to conceptualize and draw.  I love hearts and loving sentiments, so I thought it would be fun to create whimsical stamps and dies to make a bold statement on Valentine's day and all year around." Kim Hughes, Owner, Paper Smooches

How do you celebrate Valentines?  I would love to hear your best Valentine's story too!  I'll go first…  

I'll never forget one of our first Valentine's that we were married, my husband sweetly ordered a very overpriced dozen long stemmed roses to be delivered on that day to me at work.  By the time we were heading to bed that evening he seemed irritated at me.  When I asked if anything was wrong he said "didn't you like the flowers I sent you?"  I answered "I didn't receive any flowers today."   The next day he contacted the florist and they finally arrived three days later.  And, as they must have been sitting in a warehouse, died the very next day!  We decided after that no more overpriced Valentines flowers but that we would write a short note to each other on that day.  I appreciate those sweet notes far more than the flowers!

Your turn!!!  Would love to hear a sweet or funny story about your Valentines Day celebrations or traditions!

Join us tomorrow as there just might be more Paper Smooches love in the air!  A special thank you for the crazy talented Paper Smooches team for joining us too!  Beautiful work ladies!

~  Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today

2015-01-22T10:27:00+00:00January 22nd, 2015|Card Cafe Thursday|


  1. Kelly A. Crowl January 22, 2015 at 11:30 am

    All of the cards are so unique and fresh! Love those designs!

  2. Roxanne January 22, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Beautiful cards!!!

  3. Kathy P January 22, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Such cute cards…love the colors and great stamping and die cutting!

  4. Valerie Breingan January 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Our second year of marriage on Valentines day my hubby had a little special s uprising waiting for me in his truck toolbox,he hid it there cuz he thought I’d find it,well when he came in that eve he asked me to go get his pliers for him plz,an ofcourse I zip out there but if you know anything about Florida our heat is oppressive .Well when I opened his tool box let’s just say those were the most delicious set of pliers,screwdrivers I’d ever seen covered in a whole blob of chocolate . I LAUGHED SO HARD AT HIM FOR NOT C ON SIZE ING THE HEAT.

  5. Janet Cobb January 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    My husband always bought me one single rose and spent forever picking out the perfect card, then writing the most special note inside.
    Even after he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, he insisted on being taken to pick out my card for Valentine’s Day. He had to depend on our son to pick up the rose for him, though, because I could never convince him to not worry about it, that having him with me was more than enough. I lost my husband in 2011 after 40 years of marriage, and my son still brings me the single rose every year…from his dad! <3

  6. barbara macaskill January 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    We don’t really do anything for Valentine’s day because he shows me every day how much he loves me and I try to return that to him. Before we reached this point though he sent me a dozen long stemmed red roses to work and I was the talk of the office because it was signed by another man. I was VERY confused as to why that man was sending me flowers and did not bring them home because I couldn’t explain why I received flowers from a man I did not even know. That night hubby seemed upset with me and I couldn’t figure out why. The next day the florist called me and explained that they had gotten the cards mixed up with my flowers and another ladies flowers. I brought the flowers home that night and hubby asked when they were delivered. I explained what had gone on and found out that the night before he was upset that I hadn’t brought them home or even mentioned them. We laugh about the Valentine’s Day that another man sent me flowers! LOL
    These cards are all so pretty!! TFS!

  7. Jean Marmo January 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Wonderful inspiratioN!

  8. Lynn Gauthier January 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Awesome Paper Smooches products. So very nicely done on all.
    We were on a trip to CA and for Valentines Day, I wanted to go to this Mall to purchase some Sea’s candy. Well, my Hubby refused to pay for the candy. The Lady behind the counter said, Would you like a free sample. Well, Yah! So I reached for mine and I see another arm reach for the other and I slapped it thinking it was my Hubby and if he wasn’t going to pay for my candy, he wasn’t getting any free samples. When I turned to tell him that, here was this little Chinese man and I was so stinkin’ embarrassed I wanted to crawl away! The little Chinese man said, If you were my Wife; I would pay for your candy and he gave me a great big smile. Oh My Gosh! I paid for my candy and left with my Hubby LHAO!!!! Geesh!

  9. TracyM #6773 January 22, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Paper Smooches are always so cute, fun and pretty!!! LOVE the cards Kim’s DT have shared with us 🙂
    We don’t do anything for Valentine’s Day any more. Now we give each other special cards throughout the year … a card filled with love is always a sweet surprise. What a coincidence, I have my most one recent on display – it is such a wonderful feeling to know that you’re loved!!!

  10. Dorina D January 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Very cute cards and so well done. No stories to tell as I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day.

  11. Indy January 23, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Fabulous V-day projects! Love PS products! One of my favorite Valentine’s Day was when my hubby planned a scavenger hunt throughout the house where he had hidden fun presents and surprises!

  12. Melissa DeMonic January 23, 2015 at 8:22 am

    This BEE likes the Bee valentine card.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  13. Kari V. January 23, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I love these love cards! For Valentines Day we like to stay home and grill our own dinner. One year we went out and even had reservations… But still had a three hour wait!!

  14. Barb C January 23, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Love the cards today!

  15. Kathleen Spaeth January 23, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I Love (Sorry) making Valentine’s Day Cards and mailing them to all our Neices and Nephews. One year I got so busy, traveling for work, and my Cards were a week late. Wouldn’t you know that the Kids complained and wondered what was wrong with Auntie! They have kept every Valentine, they are in their Late Teens now, and one year I made a Book for their Valentine’s to be placed inside. It makes me smile to think that they appreciate all the Love that I have put into their Cards. This year we have all gotten together to make Valentine’s Day Cards to donate to different Children’s Hospitals. Even if you don’t celebrate, which I do also with my loving Husband and Family, you could bring a Smile (and a Laugh) to an ill Child (and their Family). Reach out and use your Paper Crafting Skills to help someone else! The Deadlines for Shipment are fast approaching (by 1/31) or go over to your Local Nursing Home and drop off some Valentine’s. Those Residents don’t have access to a Store and they can use your Home Made Card to give to their Family Members.

  16. Christine Kiehl January 23, 2015 at 11:14 am

    What a delightful batch of LOVE cards!

  17. Nancy L. January 23, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I just do valentines with the youngest for his school. I’ve done valentines with my co-workers once. Cute pencils and punched hearts!

  18. joy meadows January 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    No Valentine stories to share, but I will say that I love the cards shown today! Love the punched hearts!

  19. Donna O. January 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    My best Valentine’s ever was the year that me got married in 2005! On Valentine’s Day of that year, they – the doctors – fixed my husband-to-be’s heart. He got his first pacemaker to pace his heart and to shock it if it started beating too fast. WE are coming up on 10 years of marriage that have been the best in my life! So thankful to the Lord
    PS: Love all the die cuts!

  20. Cheryl January 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Try to eat lots of chocolate with the family. Love the cards.

  21. Syd Dyck January 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    What awesome, colorful, and fun looking cards!! These could be used for so many other occasions too.

  22. Pat McCleary January 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Great cards! Love the teapot & Laura Bassen’s card is so sweet, complete with her wonderful rainbow.

  23. Linda cook January 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Cards are the focus for my Valentines Day. I usually make one for my husband and always make them for my grandkids. I have a lot of fun with it. These cards have such cute elements and could be so much fun for adults or kids.

  24. F Bond January 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Well I am one of the few people who don’t like chocolate. But my husband knew that I ate licorice when we were in college. So for our first valentine’s day he went and had the people at the store shape it into hearts and put them in a heart shaped box- so sweet!

  25. Sybrina K January 23, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Wonderful cards! I especially love the bee carrying a heart. So creative.
    My favorite Valentine’s Day story goes back to when my husband and I were engaged. We were both teachers at the same high school. That morning, I found a bag of Godiva open oyster candies in my mailbox. What a wonderful way to start the day! 🙂

  26. Sandy N. January 23, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    These are all such great cards – such talented ladies.

  27. Helen Gullett January 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    These are gorgeous cards! We celebrate Valentine’s chocolates and sometimes my hubby took me out 🙂 We enjoy time together.

  28. mickey January 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I like the cards you made and i would love to win something free thanks for the chance to play

  29. Mary-Anne V. January 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Love the Paper smooches inspiration! We try not to reserve our love to one day so no funny stories but my eldest did tell us when he was about 2 years old when we told him “you warm us up” he said…”no Im not a microwave!”.

  30. Linda E January 24, 2015 at 8:26 am

    When my husband and I first dated, he dressed up as an FTD man and delivered flowers to me at my house.

  31. Savannah O'Gwynn January 24, 2015 at 11:38 am

    OH MY! I just love the Paper Smooches DT! These cards are fabulous! LOOOOOOOOVE!
    I don’t really have a funny story about VDay– but I just love what my husband gave me last year. We don’t normally celebrate VDay… but last year he made a homemade card that had a riddle inside. And the answer/gift was a trip to Israel with my FAVORITE pastor in March of 2014! I was sooooooo excited. It was clever and such a surprise! Now I just need to figure out to top that gift this year;) LOL!

  32. Suzi Metcalfe January 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    We were supposed to go to a special Valentine’s dinner at church one year. My husband was late coming home. This was before cell phones. I was getting very concerned. When he got home, he had a story to tell, and I was oh, so thankful. He had a flat tire on a big truck he was driving. It skidded and rolled over. Fortunately, we had had a big rainstorm. He had a soft landing in a muddy field, so soft the truck wasn’t even damaged, just very muddy. I was so thankful for MUD!!

  33. Andi Walsh January 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Love the Paper Smooches die cuts!!!
    Valentines: I love love love Valentines Day! Been divorced for 4 years and that doesn’t stop me. I have always loved V-Day. I am all about making and giving. Valentine’s Day falls in Random Acts of Kindness week and I leave little gifts for workmates, my kids, neighbors.. Anyone! My signature gift? Chocolate covered strawberries and a cute little card. Easy to make.
    For my kids? Heart shaped goodies at the breakfast table. They are my favorite loves.

  34. Kimberly January 25, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Adorable cards! Loving the cup of love one!

  35. Paulette S. January 26, 2015 at 12:39 am

    This is such a cute release, Kim! Sheesh, I don’t have any romantic stories. Not any that stand out. When we were first married, I would make a candle light dinner and there would be flowers and candy. 😉 I always decorate, but treats and such for me aren’t important anymore. I like to get treats for my grand baby and my girls, daughter and daughter in law. xo

  36. Beverly Jordan January 27, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    I am so lucky because my hubby always gives fabulous roses, candies and gifts every year and even when it isn’t valentines! Love that!!! Love the wonderful Paper Smooches cards especially!!

  37. Dot Mc January 28, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Inspiration in the middle of making 60 cards for Heart day. loved the tea cup.

  38. Judith January 28, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Sorry, I have no romantic Valentines story to share… Two friends of mine are celebrating their birthdays on February the 14th. That is always fun (-:
    I like the PS sets very much! Love the projects too!
    Sending good wishes your way,
    Judith from Holland, Europe

  39. May Flores-Lyons January 29, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    My hubby is not one of those “Hallmark” guy. So, I always surprise him on Valentine’s Day. One year, I cut out letters from my cricut machine and strung them up on a string, which was tied to a big heart balloon. I launched it outside his work place, and he was on the 3rd floor! Alas, it was, as Pooh would say, blustery day! The heart balloon was flying away from sight and the letters were too heavy to guide the balloon up. Anyway, the scene was causing a commotion inside the building, and my hubby took a peak as to what was going on and saw me struggling. Punchline, I was on the wrong corner to where his cubicle was – bwahahahaha!!! Nevertheless, got a free lunch!!!

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