Simon Says Stamp: Love You More!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE–This release is called: Love You More! I used the new Wedding Rings dies HERE! Perfect for a wedding card, engagement or an anniversary celebration!! Or you can even use these in fun alternate ways! 😉

I cut all these strips and then weaved them through the die cut SSS Wedding Rings. This sentiment is a great one from the Paper Smooches set: New Beginnings 2. I added some score lines and stitching to polish it all off! 🙂

I thought this turned out quite sweet and really, it was pretty quick and simple to make overall.

A quick recap:

SSS Wedding Rings

Paper Smooches set: New Beginnings 2

You can find the whole new release of Love You More HERE.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate another fun NEW release! Be sure to check it all out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches December Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available TODAY, December 6th at 10am ♥️!! As in NOW!!!!  Run HERE to see all the new goodies! 🙂


Hello!  It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you!

There is ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK.

The new products are now available to purchase here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

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

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

–Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches

–Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)

–Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches

–Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

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/


Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Bitty Bows Dies! Gah! How adorable is this little snow peep with it’s bow!? There are two little bow tie bows on this die too–adorable! 🙂
I combined this stencil with the Bitty Bow Die with the previously release die, Snowman 2, (A FAVE!!) and the NEW stamp set Vanilla Verbiage stamps and NEW coordinating Vanilla Verbiage dies! This sentiment set was made for me–pretty sure. wink wink. ha! 🙂
Wintry sweetness to pop in the mail. ❤

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available NOW!


Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin will have some goodness for sure! 🙂

Thanks for joining us today!! 

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

thinking of you (and SALE!)

Happy Weekend! I’m back today with a fun card with a GREAT new sentiment die cut from Paper Smooches! This one is Thinking of You die and you can find it HERE. I also used the new Savvy Stencil–chock full of lots of patterns to use!

jill_savvy stencil_00

I first used the stencil to create the background, add a few splats and stitching. Then I added the sentiment on top. I used fun foam to give the words some hefty dimension. Love that heave ho it gives to the words! 🙂
jill_savvy stencil
You can check out the whole November Release from Paper Smooches! Check out all the fun new goodies HERE! 🙂

Paper Smooches NEW products used, with links:
And news flash—-there is a Paper Smooches SALE!!! Check it out below and click on over. 30% off is serious and a great way to grab a few things on your wish list! Wow!!  🙂
PS SALE

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Paper Smooches!!

Hello and happiest Friday!

Today, I am sharing a couple tags that I made for my friend Tracey McNeely‘s 25 Days of  Christmas Tags!

This first tag uses one of my favorite Paper Smooches dies for the holidays. I do believe I would use it other times of the year too though, for the record. 🙂 It is called Evergreens Dies and the sentiment is from Spreading Joy!

For this tag, I used Stitching Basics Dies which is just as it says–basics that can be used for EVERYTHING! ❤ that! For the dots, I used the Patternology stamp set with silver ink.
Gah! I do love tags! For both, I used Paper Smooches For You Tag. I think I use it all the time. 🙂

The November Release from Paper Smooches can be found HERE! 🙂

And be sure to check out Tracey McNeely‘s Blog HERE to find out all the inside scoop on today with Paper Smooches and allllllll the days of Tracey’s amazing tags! I pretty much want them all! shhhh! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Thank you one of my favorite Canadians and one of the best people I know, Tracey, for having me along to celebrate this fantastic share of tags you cultivate!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Get Well Soon!

Happy Monday! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available! Check out all the fun new goodies HERE! 🙂

For this card, I used the so super duper sweet new Well Wishes set.  (Well Wishes Die set HERE). This sentiment made into a fun and whimsy image is AMAZING! Kim never fails to amaze me! ❤
That snail!! Tooooooo cute! I colored this with Copic Markers and used the coordinating Well Wishes Die set HERE to cut out the sentiment/image. I also used the previously released Fab Frames dies to create this sweet background panel.
In case you missed it, be sure to also check out this great new PS sentiment set: Feel Better Sampler.

Paper Smooches NEW products used, with links:

Well Wishes Coordinating Dies

Previously Released: Fab Frames dies.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope it is nice and warm in your neck of the woods today!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches November Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available TODAY, November 6th at 10am ♥️!! As in NOW!!!!  Run HERE to see all the new goodies! 🙂 This release is full of so many great sentiments and sweet images! 🙂


Hello!  It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2019 release with you!

There are TWO new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils.

The new products are now available to purchase here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on November 8th to leave a comment.

Please check the Paper Smooches blog on November 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Guest:

Heather Hoffman

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

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/


Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Botanical Stencil! I used this stencil simply to create a thinking of you card, but WOW, you could go to town with this stencil because there are A LOT of images to use!!
I combined this stencil with the new Feel Better Sampler sentiment stamp set and the previously released Geo Frame die.
For making this project, I placed the die cut negative down to use as a mask before I blended on ink with my favorite blender brushes. Then I stencil on these sweet leafy greens before adding the sentiment and some paint splats.  I hope the end result evokes comfort. ❤

Paper Smooches (click on each for link): Botanical Stencil, Feel Better Sampler, Geo Frame die.


Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin is sure to make you smile! 🙂

Thanks for joining us today!! So much cool new stuff to try out!

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Choose Joy!

Happy Friday! First day of November, and we have snow like it is January!! Our Halloween even got postponed til tomorrow! It’s so crazy! Anywho– I’m back today sharing more  Paper Smooches fun!! Everything is available HERE!

This new Joy Dies are bold and oh so fun! I love these letters Kim whipped up–they are full of joy and so unique! 🙂 I also used the the “choose” from the new stamp set, Spreading Joy. This sentiment set is FULL of word stamps you can use on so many cards!

For this card, I used THIS sparkly X-press-It Deco tape (which comes in lots of fun colors) and then die cut the letters out of that. 🙂

I added some score lines and stitching, naturally, and voila! All set to go! I am looking forward to using both the Joy Dies and the Spreading Joy stamps again sometime soon! 🙂


Paper Smooches (with links):  Joy Dies and the Spreading Joy.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! ♥️

Take care–Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins