Stitching Thanks

Happy Friday! I’m here today sharing a Paper Smooches card I stitched. First, let me say that my cursive is a bit rusty–Ha! So my stitches are a wee bit off. You can see the Design Team’s cards HERE, and they have more skills in the cursive department! Haaaaa!! (Don’t tell my third grade teacher! 😉 )

Of course, I still think it is a sweet card, I’m just off a couple of stitches. 😉 I kept it very simple so the stitching could shine. I added a couple of little hearts for some ❤ and some simple sewing . (I used a green DMC floss for the Thanks.)

The Paper Smooches stitching dies are just delightful and I love that they give cards a different kind of flare. Plus, when I’m organized ahead of time, I like to take them with me and stitch them on the go. Besides coloring, I can’t really haul all the card making stuff along anywhere, so I love this! 😉

Paper Smooches: Stitching Thanks die, Hearts Dies.

The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE. Be sure to check out the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

Jill

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Happy 13th Birthday, SCT!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to pop in and share that I have a project over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–and I’m in fantastic company! We are celebrating SCT’s 13th Birthday! Check it all out HERE!

Here’s a sneak!  🙂

Such a joy to be sharing over there today–lots of GREAT birthday ideas this week on the SCT Blog! Check it out!

You can always get the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well!

Happiest Birthday to SCT!! 🙂

Have a great rest of the week! ❤

Jill 🙂

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You Are Amazing!

Happy Wednesday to you! I thought I’d pop in with a quick post to share a fun Taylored Expressions card I made! This stencil and this blend makes me say oooooooo! 🙂

This new Folk Art Tulip Stencil is a new favorite of mine–so enjoyable! And after I made this card, I was thinking, I should have made 6 or 7 of them! ❤

The colors of this are so Spring like to me and the timing is perfect because I feel like we might finally be turning a page here. Fingers crossed. I also super love this sentiment. ❤

I love how crisp this turned out in the end. Anytime masking is involved and doesn’t *leak*, I am always excited about that! 🙂 I added some stitching to finish it all off.

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


Also, be sure to follow the fun over at the TE Blog! Have a great rest of the week! 🙂

Jill

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Stitched Heart

Happy Weekend–Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m off a couple of days on sharing my Paper Smooches card this week. I was out-of-town last weekend having lots of crafty fun and have been catching up ever since!!  🙂 SO worth it though! ❤

Well, I adore the Paper Smooches stitching dies, and this new batch is no exception, for sure!

I decided this one didn’t even need a sentiment, because the stitched heart says it all! I used the recently released Flaunters dies to give it a center frame and stitched the lower portion on. I added everything on to a scored the panel. That heart just makes me smile! I cannot wait to make more of these!! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Stitching Basics diesFlaunters dies.

The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE. Be sure to check out the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a GREAT week ahead!

Jill

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One TE Product, Three Ways

Good Morning–I hope you are having a great week! We are dealing with the time change and the mornings are now dark again, which is rough. 🙂

Anywho–I’m here today to share a few Taylored Expressions cards! Our Design Team challenge was to pick something and use it Three Ways–So naturally, I chose the Christmas Tree Stacklets. Haaaaa!

This first one might be my favorite, because I love to rainbow everything! It’s usually a big win in my book! And I love geometric cards, so this card checks all the boxes!

The Triangles all came together flawlessly and then I die cut the whole thing with the Petite Scalloped frame, before adding the *Hello* die cut and stitching. ❤

Next up, this card showcases the Stacklets as windows! I love these little cuties poking out of them!

I foiled the background of this panel. If you have ever tried photographing a foiled card, you know how tricky it can be! But I did the best I could to get a decent photo and I just smile at the fun of the whole thing! It feels very *Go Team*!

Last, but most certainly not least, I used the whole stacklet die to cut out triangles before mixing them up and piecing them allllll back together.

I thought I’d mix it up with a little funky color combo and using Blue Corn vs. Oreo. I love the Blue Corn color, so I try to sneak that in as an Oreo substitute whenever I can. 😉

I added some stitching to finish this card off, and I just love how it turned out! 🙂 I did forget to glue the little tittle about the *i* on though….shhhhh 🙂

I hope you enjoy these ideas to rethink all the supplies you have in your stash! As you can see, you’d never really connect Christmas to this die set, seeing these cards! I’m a huge fan of stretching our supplies, and I loved creating these three cards!

Check out the my supplies below and the Taylored Expressions  Blog HERE, as I know they are sharing lots of projects with this Three Way idea! The TE Design Crew is amazing! 🙂

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

Rainbow Graphic Card:


Critter HOLA Card:


Kindness Card:


Also, don’t forget to check out the TE Blog! Have a great rest of the week! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by–take care,

Jill 🙂

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Some Bunny…

Happy Weekend to you! I thought I’d pop in with a quick post sharing a cutie lil’ Taylored Expressions card!

This card cracks me up!! The little On A Hinge chick with swinging legs is enough to giggle, but then add some bunny ears from Flip the Script-Bunny Tag… gah! ❤

I colored this little guy with Copic Markers.

I’m pretty sure my son is going to get a kick out of this guy and his swinging legs! 🙂

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

Also, be sure to check out the TE Blog! Have a great weekend! 🙂

Jill

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Water You Up To?!

Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing my Paper Smooches card that I just say eeeek too! Love these new Paper Smooches critters!!  🙂

I cannot get enough of Paper Smooches little critters–ever! And the sentiments? Water You Up To? I just ❤ !! So enjoyable! 🙂

For this, I blended on some Distress Oxide inks and ink splats before I put my cute little critters colored with Copic Markers on. I added some scoring to the panel and then partially die cut it for a fun little window. The sentiment, some confetti sequins, and some stitching polished it all off. ❤

The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE. Be sure to check out the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Paper Smooches: Splash, Splash Icons Dies, Water dies, Scalloped Circles . 😉

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! I hope it’s a crafty one!

Jill

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New from Simon Says Stamp!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. It’s called Fresh Bloom! I used the new Blossoming.

set today to make this card! 🙂

Fresh Beginnings–Spring! Hooray for that! 🙂

I stamped everything in Copic friendly ink so I could color that little bird in red and perch him on the tree. I wanted the swing to hang from this branch, but the strings weren’t long enough. So I just took a black pen and elongated those. 🙂 I added some scoring and stitching to the card panel and adhered it all down. 🙂

For this card, I also added the Paper Smooches Flaunters dies. ❤

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this release! Springtastic!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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Paper Smooches NEW Release Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available tomorrow, March 7th at 10am, and you’re going to enjoy it ♥️!! 🙂

Here we go! The NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2019!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on March 7th.  You will find the new products at their online store once they go live.  www.papersmoochesstamps.com. To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on March 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Here’s the lineup!

Guests:

Design Team:

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

 

Alrighty–and onto my card! They are soooo adorable! 🙂

This new die set of water and cute fish is called Water Dies and the new critter stamp set with coordinating dies is called Splash!

I had a really cute background behind these guys, but you can’t see it because I overloaded my shaker with shaker goodness. Haaaaa! Oops! Too funny!

Paper Smooches: Water Dies, Splash, Splash Icons Dies, Scalloped Frames

Thanks so very much for joining us– And thank you for stopping by!!

Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin is always so creative ❤ !!! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Best Day–Congrats!

Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing my Paper Smooches card I made with some quick watercolor of Distress Inks and took full advantage of the new banner dies! 🙂

I enjoyed finding alllllll my PS sentiments sets to see what would work best. 🙂 Fun how it turned out!

Love the rainbow! The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE. Be sure to check out the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Paper Smooches: BannerificSlang GangAll Year CheerDaily Diary and Faith Sampler .

Next week is the March PS Hop with a super cute new set! Just sayin’! 😉

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! I hope it’s a lengthy one!

Jill

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