Thank You!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas earlier this week! I’m certain I could take a long winter nap now. Ha! Instead, I’m here today sharing a sweet Paper Smooches card. I thought it was now the season for all things *Thank You*! ❤

I love how all these cute Paper Smooches elements worked together to create a sweet scene of wintry gratitude. ❤

I die cut and assembled everything and then added the sentiment and stitching. I debated using a stencil on the card panel, but I decided to keep it clean and crisp instead.

Paper Smooches: Bird House DiesWavy Pattern DiesAll Year CheerSnow Drift Dies.

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches Blog and get ready for the New Year! I hope to find more time to get back to mailing all my cards again–I’m WAY behind and see no relief in site. Yikes. #goals

Thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year! 🙂


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May Your Winter Be Warm!

Are you ready for the holiday season? I’m not sure I ever fully am, but today is the last day of school for the year, so I better hustle! 🙂 I’m here sharing a funny little Paper Smooches card today!

I die cut this little reindeer and assembled him and then naturally added some giant googley eyes! Haaaaaa! It just happens! 😉

I embossed some white snowflakes on the patterned paper and finished it all off with some stitching. He’s pretty darn funny.

Paper Smooches: Reindeer DieSnowman Card DiesWinter Sampler.

Ride your sled over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out the goodness there!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Christmas to those celebrating next week! May your holiday be filled with love and laughter! 🙂


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Let’s Giggle!

We’re almost to the weekend, peeps! I thought I’d pop in and share this adorable little Paper Smooches snowman card! Goodness, I have an adoration of the PS Snowpeeps! ❤

Eeeep! Isn’t he cute!? I just brushed on some ink using a stencil and then added a smidge of patterned paper, finishing it off with some stitching. Oh, and I colored that little guy with Copic Markers.

Eeeeep! I just think he’s the cutest! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Freezy FellasWine Sampler.

Cruise over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the latest Design Team inspiration there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a cozy weekend! 🙂


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You Are Loved! New Release from SSS!

There is a new You Are Loved release  available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. I used the new Love Messages sentiment set today to make this tropically card! 🙂 (Yes, that’s a word. 😉 )

I masked off a small area and added on some Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers. Then I white heat embossed this sentiment over top.

I wanted to send this card now to warm up a mailbox, so I kept it more neutral vs. Valentine’s themed. Of course,  you can use this anytime and for ❤ day! 🙂

This is is FULL of sweet sentiments to give to people. I stamped on inside and then forgot to photograph before sealing the envelope. Check out the set–you’ll see what I mean 😉 . Sometimes you just need to send a little love, and today I do!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this lovely release 😉 ! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Take care–Jill

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Peppermint Season!

Happy Peppermint Season friends! It is sort of a running joke for me to lament Pumpkin Spice season and long for Peppermint Season –haaaa! It’s finally officially ok to declare it so! Bwaaahaaahaaa! I thought I’d celebrate with a fun Paper Smooches card!

I love alphabet sets and Paper Smooches has some of my faves.  You can make any sentiment you want! ❤

I’m hoping to mail this card to my peppermint loving friend before this posts. ❤ I hope she gets a kick out of it too!

Paper Smooches:  Alphadot, Flower Frame DiesStitched Square Die.

You can head over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out the latest there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 🙂


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Taylored Expressions: December Release!

Welcome to Release Day for Taylored Expressions December Release!

This first card features the new sentiment set which clearly is right up my alley. It’s called Shenanigans and it is full of funny sentiments to send to friends and family. 🙂

This little cutie dog is from the new Punny Notes set–seriously fun! 🙂 I colored him with Copic markers and brushed on a little landscape for him to stand on before scoring the panel and adding the stitching. I have to make a couple of these and send them to friends that would probably get a kick out of them. ❤

Next Up, I used You Make My Heart Soar with the Accordion Heart. How sweet is this new set? And that Accordion Heart makes me happy!

Again, I colored this bike with Copic Markers and die cut it out. I embossed the background with the Petite Scalloped Square Stacklets. I used the Set the Scene – Cloud Stencils for the background texture and of course, finished it all off with some stitching! It so adorable floating through the air! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.


You Make My Heart Soar:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions December Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 , Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and I hope you enjoy the new release from your own crafty table soon!

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions December Release Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,  I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

Today, I am sharing two cards full of Valentine’s Love. The first uses the new Backstory Valentine. For this, I stamped the background with  Fruit Punch ink pad on some Sugar Cube cardstock. I’m telling you, it is spot on for Fruit Punch color. ❤

I also used this new Just My Type stamp. I thought it would be fun in Sprinkles. I added some patterned paper to the base after cutting it with the Petite Scalloped Square Stacklets after reverse scoring it. Then I added some stitching and voila! 🙂

Next up, we have a fun gift giving card using the new Cutting Edge Hearts Stamp & Die Combo. For this used the new Fruit Punch cardstock.

It unfortunately doesn’t show up in these photos, but the Sugar Cube cardstock is white heat embossed with the new Lots of Love stencil. It looks great in person! 🙂

I just die cut the rest of the colors to match the front one and layered them up in the back, adding some stitching to finish it all off. I thought this would be fun for a teacher in February. ❤

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

You Are Loved:

Happy Valentine’s Day:

You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, December 6 at 9 AM CST.Also, be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards for Release Day! Hooray! 🙂


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