Coffee Lovers Hop!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Coffee Lovers Blog hop! How fun is this? I need a cup ofΒ  you know what to hop right along! I have some fun from Paper Smooches today! All these goodies are availableΒ HERE!Β πŸ™‚

I’m sharing this cutieΒ  Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville. Just the cutest!! I’d love to sneak another card in today and share it later. We’ll see how that goes! πŸ™‚

I just adore these little happy faces! πŸ™‚

This card makes me so happy! πŸ™‚


I thought I’d also share this cutie patootie little cold coffee treat! This is the new Caffeinated Set and the coordinating Caffeinated Dies HERE. GAh!!! It is just the cutest!Β 

I also used the NEW Essential Stencil and the previously released Super Star Dies.

Paper Smooches (with links): Caffeinated Set, Caffeinated Dies, Essential Stencil, Super Star Dies,Β Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville.


Visit The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to begin the hop or click on any or all of the links shared below.

Paper Smooches blogΒ  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

Paper Smooches Design Team

Alice Huang
Jill Hawkins
Karin Akesdotter
Michele Boyer
Savannah O’ Gwynn
Teri Anderson

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Amy Tsuruta

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett

Lisa Bzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Lori Turner

Annette Allen

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lisa Golzbein


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Wednesday–may it be caffeinated! β™₯️

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

You Are a Blessing

Happy Friday! I’m back today sharing more goodness from the October Release over at Paper Smooches available HERE!

This new You Are a Blessing die is so fantastic on it’s own, it’s all I needed for this card! Well, that and a rainbow of cardstocks. πŸ™‚

This is one of those cards I could use by the dozen! And fortunately, since I die cut the sentiment from different colors, I can easily make a handful more! I’ll be back to share those when I complete them. πŸ™‚

I added some score lines and stitching to polish off card. Goodness–this die is simply delightful! Love the font and the layout! ❀


Paper Smooches (with links):Β  You Are a Blessing.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! β™₯️

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

TE Masking Stencils!

Hola! I hope you have enjoyed all the fun here and over at Taylored Expressions this week! I’m here for Day Three of sharing what my friend Laurie Willison created in conjunction with Taylored Expressions! These stencils are available over at Taylored Expressions now! 😊

My first card today uses one of the new rectangle stencils on top of an embossing folder. I embossed the panel first, but you could do the blend first and then emboss. I was thinking it would be fun to catch all the grooves and bits darker with my Taylored Expressions blender brushes this way. πŸ™‚

This card is oh so lovely for Fall! And honestly, it was fairly simple to make. The part that was the most consuming was decision making, as always. πŸ˜‚

This TE Hello sentiment die is one of my favorites of all, so I thought it a perfect fit! And this embossing folder: Delightful! Masks up so quick and easy with the stencil!

Next up, I have this card I made with the circle masking stencil and the edge of another masking stencil. Purple tape is your friend on this exercise. πŸ™‚

Smile! I was trying to think of all the possible options on this color blocking and finally just had to go with some! Ha!

This card is pretty straightforward and easy to make with these quick stencils. πŸ™‚

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

Hello card:


Smile card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Also, there’s this note: The bundle includes all four shapes for $48 plus receive a free roll of 1/2″ purple tape with the purchase of the bundle from Oct. 22 – Oct. 27.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog and Laurie’s Blog today too. ❀

If you missed my post and two cards Monday, please hop over and check those out HERE. If you missed my two cards yesterday, check those out HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

More fun with TE Masking Stencils!

Happy Wednesday! I’m here for Day Two of sharing what my friend Laurie Willison created in conjunction with Taylored Expressions! These stencils are available over at Taylored Expressions now! 😊

My first card today uses one of the new rectangle stencils twice on the same card. I simply masked off the area with the stencil and blended on inks and then did that again with a space at the bottom.

I think this all turned out fun and boy oh boy–how quickly you could make some quick sets with this technique! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is always a fave of mine! It is from the Dadisms stamp set. Go With the Flow is always a go-to TE stencil of mine. Perfect combo!

Next up, I have this very simple and sweet card:

I blended on some Blueberry ink in the square stencil and added some splats. Then I stitched on this sweet heart, die cut from felt and full of ❀ !

These stencils are just a complete game changer for me. They make things incredibly easy and clean to create this look I adore! So many times I have needed these over the years, and bam, here they are!! So excited for my friend and her idea! πŸ™‚

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

I Love You card:

For You card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Also, there’s this little bit: The bundle includes all four shapes for $48 plus receive a free roll of 1/2″ purple tape with the purchase of the bundle from Oct. 22 – Oct. 27.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog and Laurie’s Blog today too. ❀

If you missed my post and two cards yesterday, please hop over and check those out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Taylored Expressions meets Laurie Willison!

Oh happiest of crafty days today to finally share this AWESOMENESS!!! My friend, Laurie Willison thought up this fantastic and oh so handy new set of stencils and they are available now from Taylored Expressions! I’ve waited so long to say this, so I will say it again: These stencils are available over at Taylored Expressions now! 😊

My first card today uses one of the new circle stencils in a different way than I’ve mostly used them for. And let me tell you how quick this is! Imagine the possibilities! Gah!!

I recommend spraying the stencils with Thermoweb’s Pixie Spray for quick and easy up stick to your cardstock. (You can also simple secure with Purple Tape.) I then just wipe the stencil clean with a dry cloth between blending on colors and it goes really swiftly!

I love the simplicity of these stencils and the ease of them. Rainbow action for the win! πŸ™‚ I used a sentiment from the Handlettered Sentiments and coordinating dies. Those are a fave set!

Next up, an example of what I pretty muchΒ  use these awesome stencils for all the time–masking off a frame on my card fronts. I have always used a t-ruler, pencil and post-it tape/notes. Yes, this method is still just fine. But NOW, soooo quick and easy with these stencils. PLUS, I don’t have to erase pencil lines–and risk smearing inks. AND I don’t get pencil lines trapped under ink! Hooray!!

Of course, I had to use theΒ  Set the Scene Clouds with these stencils. For a full stencil, I put the stencil on the bottom and the masking stencil over top. But because these clouds are in strips and you have to move them, I did the masking stencil on the bottom and the clouds on top. Naturally, Big Grumpy had to make another appearance with his little sign of too peopley! Which just makes me laugh every time. πŸ˜‰

I love that you can create this layered look in one layer, if you wanted to! These stencils are an essential cardmaking staple in my mind! πŸ™‚ Way to go, LDubs!! ❀ I’m excited for Laurie and Taylored Expressions that this all came together! πŸ™‚

The stencils have etched lines to show where to put your card panel or card base. One outline is for a full A2 card and the other is for a “typical” card front panel (matte, if you will), 4 x 5.25.

Here’s a little tip: You can rub in a little acrylic paint into the grooves and it make the lines more evident without interfering with the use of the stencil in anyway. And the paint stays on there. I used white, but you could use any bright color you want to create contrast.

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

Choose Joy card:


Too PeopleyΒ card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Also, there’s this little bit:Β The bundle includes all four shapes for $48 plus receive a free roll of 1/2″ purple tape with the purchase of the bundle from Oct. 22 – Oct. 27.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog and Laurie’s Blog today too. They are both sure to have amazing things to share! So happy your creative idea is now a thing I have on my desk, Laurie!! ❀ πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Joy!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’m here to share a card using amazing new products from Β Honey Bee Stamps. These cover plates are AMAZING!! I just ❀ them! They are called Winter Prism Cover Plates. There are three layers– check them out HERE.

I also used the new Joy Noel Wreath Honey Cuts . This is a fun die set with the letters and the wreath option. I thought it would be fun to cut it out of felt and then stitch it.

On top of this amazing cover plate stack, it doesn’t need much! But naturally, I used Confetti Bits: Bokeh Lights! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚


Here’s a recap of all the new Honey Bee goodies I used and links to each below:

Winter Prism Cover Plates

Joy Noel Wreath Honey Cuts

Bokeh Lights Confetti


Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hey Sweets!

If you haven’t seen it, there is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available HERE! πŸ™‚

I am soooooo excited to share this super fun card because this little cup is sooooo stinkin’ cute! This is the new Caffeinated Set and the coordinating Caffeinated Dies HERE..  I added the little face on from the set too. πŸ™‚ I seriously yelped when I saw this stamp for the first time! GAH!! Adorable!!  Kim whips up the best stuff from her crafty creative brain! πŸ™‚

I also used the NEW Essential Stencil and the previously released Super Star Dies.

Paper Smooches (with links): Caffeinated Set, Caffeinated Dies, Essential Stencil, Super Star Dies.

There is also the cool new Stackers Stencil which I would recommend checking out while there! πŸ™‚


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! β™₯️

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Honey Bee Stamps: Season to Sparkle Hop!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Season to Sparkle Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop day! It’s a day of fun over at Honey Bee Stamps. If you haven’t seen all the new release goodies, you absolutely should see all the NEW Season to Sparkle HERE right now.

If you are here at my stop, and want to start from the beginning, head over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE to start there. πŸ™‚

First up, I am sharing the Merry Lights stamp set and the coordinating die, Merry Lights Honey Cuts HERE.

I keep saying it, but I love holiday lights!! So this is right up my alley! The best little trick is that there are little tiny stamps to fill in the light bulbs quickly from your ink pads. No need to pull out a bunch of markers! Stamp! Done! I die cut the Scalloped A2 Card Frames and then die cut it again to get it more to the size I needed. I scored the panel and added some stitching. Then, I added a little sparkle with some old school Stickles to polish it all off.

I think it turned out pretty festive in the end! πŸ™‚


Next up, I have this little number using Honey Bee Stamps new Home Sweet Home HERE. There is also a coordinating die HERE called Home Sweet Home Honey Cuts.

How sweet is this? I love the homey sweet feel with the new patterned paper too–Holiday Traditions. You can find that one HERE. The new paper pads are soooooo great! πŸ™‚

I didn’t even use my FAVORITE Confetti Bits: Bokeh Lights ❀ What?! haaaa! πŸ™‚

Here’s a recap of all the new Honey Bee goodies I used and links to each:

Merry Lights

Merry Lights Honey Cuts

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Honey Cuts

Holiday Traditions Paper

Scalloped A2 Card Frames

(Bokeh Lights Confetti)

Next up on the hop is: Galina Filippenko … head over HERE where the fun is sure to continue on her blog!

You want to be sure to hit all the stops, so again, you can start the hop HERE. There is a Honey Bee Stamps gift card giveaway of $30 each day of the hop! So comment along the hop for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Hopping!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Spellbinders Dies of the Month: October!

Happy Monday! I’m here today to share a couple cards I made with Spellbinders Large and Small Dies of the Month Clubs!

You can hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all the information on Small Dies of the Month HEREΒ and you can check out the Large Dies of the Month HERE.

This Spellbinders Small Die of the Month is Home for the Holidays and you can find it HERE.

Isn’t she darling with her little gift to give?! So sweet! What a great way to use alllllll those patterned papers you have too! This sentiment “Warm Wishes” is from Honey Bee Stamps called Fall. πŸ˜‰

For this card, I simply masked off an area to blend on some ink, added some score lines, splatters and stitching. So many little details on her to make her look sweet and ready for the holidays OR if you just change her patterned dress, she can be for ANY season! Love that! πŸ™‚


Next up, I have the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month! I thought it would be nice to take a left turn from Christmas and just make a Thank You card. The die cuts are so plentiful, you could cut a bunch all at once and create a pile of these! This one is called Fall Flora and you can find it HERE.

For this card, I just measured a window and cut it out with my craft knife and then added some stitching before adhering it all with foam tape. I went back in and arranged the sentiment and flowers over a scored panel to finish it all off. (Unfortunately, I am now dealing with the Autumn light, so the scored lines are not showing up in these photos, but I promise they are there! πŸ™‚ )

Again, you could change up the colors on this and make it for Autumn or the Holidays or anything! So many options with the plethora of dies you get in this set! The Large Die of the Month is just that: LARGE! This one has (17) dies in it! πŸ™‚


Well, I think that is all from me today! Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards using Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club HERE and Large Die of the Month Club HERE. Check it out and join in the fun!

If you’re interested in following me along on Instagram I’m here @jilldhawkins and of course, on my blog here at FastestTurtle.wordpress.com!

Thanks to Spellbinders for having me share the fun this month!

***ETA: There is a BIG SALE on Past Spellbinders Club Kits!! Check all that out HERE!! WOW!!

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Cheer and Joy! NEW Release from Simon Says Stamp!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE—Β It’s called Cheer and Joy! I had fun using the new Outline Christmas Bulbs HERE! I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the Christmas bulb is about my favorite holiday season “icon”, if you will. ❀ ! So glad SSS was intuitive on this when sending me this awesome stamp! πŸ˜‰

You can shop the whole new release Cheer and Joy release HERE!

I stamped the whole panel and watercolored it in with Zig Markers. Oh how I love some rainbow colors all together! πŸ™‚

If I made this again, I’d adhere the panel use foam tape to give it some oomph, but I adhered it down so good, it was NOT coming off for me to redo it! Sometimes late at night, I’m not firing on all cylinders!Β  ha!

Oh and the sentiment is from the recently released Paper Smooches Stamptember set! And the confetti sequins are from Honey Bee Stamps called Bokeh Lights! Love them!

I love to send handmade thank you notes for the holiday and this one will be fun to have on hand and ready to roll!Β 

Again this new stamp from SSS:Β Outline Christmas Bulbs–So FUN! The whole Cheer and Joy release can be found HERE.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this fun NEW holiday release!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins