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! 🙂


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 <— 🙂

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(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! 🙂 I think the carrot nose got stuck under something and the rest is history. 🙂 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. 😉

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! 😉

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! 🙂 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 🙂

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Paper Smooches November Pep Rally!

Hooray! Welcome to my stop for the November Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! I’m excited to share some super cuteness on my post below—eeeeep! But first, here’s all the info! 🙂


PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 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, October 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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 project today, I used the very-soon-to-be-released-uber-cute Paper Smooches Baby Bird Icon dies…and of course, the new stamp set Baby Birds! If you could see how many Baby Birds I have colored and die cut into a pile already… 🙂 haaaaa!

Are these guys not the tweetest!? AND there are a bunch more on this awesome new Baby Bird set! I colored these with my Copic markers and just added some stitching on the card panel. Meep!

Also, for the background of this card, I used the Flower Frames dies as a stencil with some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. I added the sentiment and the cutie birds to the panel with foam dimensional adhesive. I just ❤ them! That “meep” makes me smile! 🙂

Next stop on our Paper Smooches Pep Rally Hop:  Karin Akesdotter! 🙂 You are sure to be delighted with Karin’s project!

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for a chance to win a Paper Smooches prize!! 🙂

All the new goodies will be releasing October 30th–that’s Monday! A day early!! Hooray!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches October Pep Rally!

It’s Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! And it’s all about the HOLIDAYS! Lots of great new ideas and goodies to use! eeep! I haven’t even scratched the surface myself!!   🙂


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on September 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, October 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

Teri Anderson
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  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
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  • 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)

AND, we have something special to share…we partnered up with XYRON this week.

Our designers received Xyron adhesives to use on their October projects and Xyron’s design team were given Paper Smooches stamps to create with.  They are sharing their Paper Smooches cards on the their blogs this week. You can find them all HERE


For my project today, I used the super fun and festive new Paper Smooches Santa Card dies! Eeeeeeeeep! How cute is he?! 🙂 🙂

Bonus that we received Xyron adhesives to use on our projects this month! The Xyron sticker maker makes this Santa a breeze to piece together. I am always amazed when I peel up that plastic topper and BOOM: Sticker! Love. It. You can check out the Xyron Sticker Maker HERE. It’s a staple for a crafty stash. 😉

For Santa’s face, I decided it would be fun to use the Flower Frames dies. These Santa Card dies cut a larger beard to fill a card front, but I trimmed mine down to work on the Flower Frame. I added a little Liquid Applique to his hat brim and a huge pom-pom! 🙂 Oh what fun it is!

His cheeks are rosy!! 🙂 For the background, I used Paper Smooches Graffiti alpha set to create the repeated HO HO HO! Don’t you just love his bushy eyebrows?! ❤

I also used the Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere the larger elements and the panel to the card base. I am a fan of this tape runner because I don’t have to refill it nearly as often as I do some of my smaller runners. Big fan of that! Thank you for sharing your awesome stickiness with us this month Xyron! 😉

Next stop on our Paper Smooches Pep Rally Hop:  Karin Akesdotter! 🙂 Karin wow’s me constantly! Geesh! ❤

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for a chance to win some Paper Smooches goodness! Merry Christmas! Errr, I mean, Happy Fall! 😉

Take care- Jill 🙂

 

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Paper Smooches September Pep Rally!

Hip hip HOORAY! It’s Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! Get ready because this fantastic release covers a lot of bases! It will be available next Thursday! Check out all the details and my project below!  🙂

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2017 release with you!  FOUR new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on August 31st.  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, August 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice extended her vacation a bit, so we have a wonderful replacement for her for the blog hop but you will see her creations later this month.  Samantha Mann is stepping in for her and I am super excited about that – woohoo!

To increase your chances of winning:

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


Are you ready? I literally yelped when I saw this cuuuuutie!!! Oh my word! 🙂 They make me so happy!
I cut them out of fun foam, and I wasn’t sure about the “textured” look that occurred. However my son, who ❤ ❤ ❤ these guys, liked it because “she is furry”! So, hey, I ran with it! 🙂
And of course, added a GIANT googley eye to each! 🙂 I laugh all over again! I mean, “I only have eye for you”. I can’t EVEN! ❤ ❤ ❤

 

These new dies are called Monster Dies and the sentiment is from the new Halloween Sampler. The hill die cut is Paper Smooches Snow Drifts die.

 

Next hop stop:  Karin Akesdotter! 🙂 Karin is so stinkin’ talented! Goodness!

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for your chance to WIN!! Have a great weekend! I feel like summer is waning already. Gah!

Take care- Jill 🙂

 

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Paper Smooches August Pep Rally!

Hooray! It’s one of my favorite days of the month–PS Team Blog Hop Day! If stamping had a holiday, this would be one of my choices. 😉 Buckle up my crafty friends, because as always, Paper Smooches has rocked some awesome goodies available next MONDAY! 🙂

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on July 31st.  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, July 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

The super talented, Yana Smkula is filling in for Alice while she visits her family.

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)


Here’s my fun projects to share today!
Eeeeeep! How awesome are these new Flower Frames Dies?! I made these cards before I trimmed the dies apart, and look at the bonus coolness you get!
I have since trimmed them apart, and therefore now have three fun little frames and this adorable heart! I love this heart. (I’m kinda picky about hearts and I definitely ❤ this ❤ !) ha!
The fantastic part about these cards is, when you die cut the Flower Frame Dies like this from several different cardstocks, you can piece them together for quick cards! I’ll probably have about four-five cards from this one die cut lot. Love that! 🙂
These sentiments are both from Paper Smooches’ Kindness Sampler. Fantastic set full of 🙂 sentiments!
Next hop stop:  Karin Akesdotter! 🙂 Karin always has amazing things to see!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop on and leave comments for chances at the prizes! And save your pennies for Monday, when you can purchase all the fun new products!

Take care- Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches July DT Hop

Happy Summer!! Here we go with some July FUN from Paper Smooches! As always, this release does not disappoint and has a very funny set! ❤️ ! A lot of laughs! 🙂

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)


On with my project!!
How delightfully calming is this new Dove Die? Goodness. I find it so peaceful. I also used the forthcoming new stamp set, Faith Sampler.
 I watercolored with Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade (I think?), and Mustard Seed. I die cut the dove several times and layered them up for a stronger look. Such a great die for many occasions of cards. 🙂
I’ll have lots more Paper Smooches fun to share in July! Whooohooo! I can’t wait for you all to see the fun coming!
Next hop stop:  Karin Akesdotter! 🙂 Buckle up! Sure to be awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop on and leave comments for chances at the prizes!

Take care- Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches June DT Hop

Gulp, it’s JUNE soon!! I know I say this every month, but wow! Today we are celebrating the new release coming from Paper Smooches!! Get ready–a whole lotta smiles coming with this release!! 🙂

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 31st.  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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)


Here’s my card!

I see this, and I SMILE! Oh my word, this cactus!! And this sentiment! ❤

This die is the forthcoming Cactus Die and the sentiment is from the soon to be released, Kindness Sampler. That’s right, the “Kindness Sampler”. Gah! ❤

I adore Kim’s little smiling creations! Each time I receive them, I squeal! Just so fun!
Also, on this card, I used the previously released Super Star Dies and the Cross Stitch Die. (I posted another card I made with the cross stitch die HERE.) I blended on a few distress inks, and then embossed this card with the Cross Stitch die. I added the star strip, Cactus, and stamped the sentiment. I finished it off with stitching the panel onto the card base, adding a few sequins, and getting it ready to mail! 🙂

Next stop: The multi- talented Karin Akesdotter! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to share more of the fun Paper Smooches products this coming month! Have a great weekend!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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