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Happy Freezing Friday all! I have a couple of Paper Smooches snowman cards to share today! I ❀️ snowmen, and snow ladies! πŸ™‚

This first card uses Paper Smooches new Snowman Card Dies–I cannot get over the cute!


I haven’t purchased a new patterned paper pad in about two years now–Gasp! I know, I too am impressed I made it that long! But I knew I needed some plaid, so down I fell and scooped up one 6 x 6 pad last month. LOL! Totally worth it, right? πŸ™‚

The fun glasses are PS Glasses Dies and the sentiment is from the Freezy Fella set. I just added some twig arms I cut using black scraps. Annnnnnd of course, some giant googley eyes! I tried not to, but it happened anyway! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the new Wine Sampler for this fun sentiment and the snow man is from the previously released Swanky Snowdudes set. Snowman ❀ ! πŸ™‚

I scored the card panel before adding the For You tags. I colored the snowman with Copics.

Eeeeep! Love these snowcards! Perfect timing as we received our first dusting. πŸ™‚

Ok, I’m off to tackle the CRAZY LONG To Do list! Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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Paper Smooches December Pep Rally!

You know it’s one of my favorite times of the month! The December Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! I made a card with a new die set that has endless possibilities! Buckle up! πŸ™‚


PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on November 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 3rd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 4th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Jill Hawkins <— πŸ™‚

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

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


For my card today, I used the super-fun-soon-to-be-released Snowman Card Die!!

I know this is confusing because it is the Snowman Card Die and this is clearly a penguin, but somehow that was the first thing I made! πŸ™‚ I think the carrot nose got stuck under something and the rest is history. πŸ™‚ I think it’s fun to see other things dies can do too.

Eeeeeeep! Isn’t he super cute?! I have snowman bits all over my desk, so I will be sharing an actual snowman next month as well. πŸ˜‰

Also, for this card, I used the soon to be released All Year Cheer for this simple sentiment. This forthcoming set is one of those sets you can use all year round! I also used the previously released Santa Card dies for his hat, and the Sweets Dies for his pom-pom! Yup, that cupcake worked swimmingly! πŸ˜‰

I overhung his hat and scarf, but the card is slightly narrow overall, so this should easily fit into an envelope I have on hand. More likely however, this will be on a package delivery for the Holidays! 

Next stop on our Paper Smooches Pep Rally Hop:  Karin Akesdotter! πŸ™‚ Karin’s projects are to never be missed! ❀

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for a chance to win a Paper Smooches prize!! I thank you in advance because you all have the nicest things to say! ❀

All the new goodies will be releasing November 30th–that’s THIS THURSDAY! Be ready!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Let’s Squalk About it!

I hope those who celebrated our Thanksgiving yesterday had a fun, tummy filled one!

My cute little card today uses the new Baby Birds stamps and dies, of course. πŸ™‚

I colored this little cutie with Copic Markers and added a white heat embossed sentiment to the mix. I also added a little watercolor panel embossed with the Paper Smooches Cross Stitch die. I love this die as much for cross-stitching as I do for embossing backgrounds!

My signature mark seems to be this watercolor dripping off the side of the card nowadays. LOL. Not tragic, but definitely not planned either!

I ❀ this Baby Bird set!! Meep!! (And I’d like to note that I used Purple. πŸ™‚ A rare sighting! haahaaa!)

The awesome Paper Smooches November release is available HERE! ❀

Have a fantastic weekend…napping, shopping,Β  enjoying family …or all the above!! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

 

 

 

Happy Monday…I hope!

I thought I’d pop in with a few Paper Smooches cards I’ve made recently. I just ❀ my Paper Smooches stash!

This first card uses the new Baby Birds stamps and dies, of course. Because seriously, this set is the cutest thing on my desk! πŸ˜‰ The timing of this set was also perfect because I needed this sentiment to make and mail a card to my sweet friend.

I also used the Pineapple 2 die and the Deco Edges dies. Eeeeep! This is the cutest little bird! πŸ™‚ (We joined Page Maps this month and you can check out that HERE. I used the sketch they sent me to make this card–FUN!!)

This next one I intended to share on Taco Tuesday, but let’s celebrate today, Ok? Everyday is a good day for a taco, after all. πŸ™‚

Oh my word! How fantastic is this taco from Paper Smooches Calorie Free set! Pssst grab this set before it’s gone! πŸ˜‰

I don’t have the coordinating dies, so I just fussy cut out this little Copic colored taco and gave him some googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚ So fun and PERFECT to send my taco loving friend! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used Paper Smooches Garden Greetings stamp set and dies. Eeeeeep! I LOVE this bee! I needed some Thank You cards and found myself coloring tulips. In November. LOL. πŸ˜‰

I colored these and die cut them out. I added some Wink of Stella glittery shine and some Glossy Accents over that. I scored some little card pieces and cut the edges with the new Deco Edges die. Although, I see in these photos it’s hard to see either of those details too good!?

The new-goodness-filled Paper Smooches November release is available HERE! ❀

Thanks for stopping by again and for all the kind comments I have received here lately…and always, for that matter! So kind of you all! ❀

Have an awesome week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins I’ll see you there! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

with sympathy

Hello! Today I’m popping in with a card using Paper Smooches NEW November die: With Sympathy Die.

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I struggle with this type of card. I’m pretty sure it’s because I make them when needed vs. ahead of time. At the time I need them,Β  nothing seems appropriate. But ahead of time, these turned out lovely and will hopefully express our love when we send them.

For these, I masked off my card panel and blended on some Distress Inks to all of them. I even have the forethought to write them down to share below!

Distress Ink color combos: The Orange-ish one: Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, and Mustard Seed. The Yellow one: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Dried Marigold. The Blue one: Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers. It would probably be helpful if I kept track of combos that work lovely together, but I don’t. I just wing it every time. With Distress Inks, you can generally fix any blend gone awry anyway. πŸ™‚

For this card I used: New With Sympathy die and the previously released Paper Smooches set, Best Buds. I white heat embossed the flowers with Versamark and Hero Arts White embossing powder. It really is the perfect die for these cards. I’m planning to make some more like these to have on hand.

All the November release from Paper Smooches can be found HERE! It’s a sweet release! You’ve been warned πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ! Also, be sure to follow all the fun over on the Paper Smooches Blog HERE!

Have a GREAT weekend! ❀

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hello Hello Hello! :)

Hooray for Happy Friday! I’m popping in with another card using Paper Smooches NEW November goodies! πŸ™‚

For this card I used:Β  New Layered Hello Dies! I’m pretty sure by now you can feel my love for these dies! ❀️ One of my favorite cards to make is “Hello”–those no reason cards but just because. Β Perfection for those! πŸ™‚

I die cut the “background” hello from three different colors. Then layered up the white hello on top. I adhered all three down to a scored panel and added some quick stitching. I just love these clean cards! πŸ™‚

All the November release from Paper Smooches can be found HERE! Just love those Baby Birds! πŸ™‚

It just started “snowing” here today–and by snow, I mean the tiniest little flakes EVER! πŸ™‚ But Brrrrrr! Have a cozy weekend all!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

 

Hello Again! :)

Happy Friday! I’m popping in with a card using Paper Smooches NEW November goodies! πŸ™‚

For this card I used: New Deco Edge Dies, New Layered Hello Dies, and the previously released Postage Stamp Dies.

I just love how this card turned out! Definitely one of my favorite kind of cards that includes a lot of white and some simple clean, designs that POP! These cards always take a little longer than you’d think to make, but in the end, ❀ them and really enjoy making them!

I added a few layers of the hello to give it some girth. πŸ™‚ I think I even doubled up on the Postage Stamp dies. ❀ These new Deco Edge dies are crazy versatile for edges, or underneath or just here as a background. They are well-loved already! πŸ™‚

All the November release from Paper Smooches can be found HERE! Such sweetness!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins