Crafty Hugs from Simon Says Stamp!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Crafty Hugs release!! It’s sure to be packed with lots of crafty fun!

I am using the NEW SSS die called Etched Linear Heart and you can find it HERE. The sentiment I used is from Greetings Mix 1. โค

I die cut a bunch of the Etched Linear Heartsย in different colored cardstocks and put them all together here before stitching them in. This vertical sentiment fit perfectly in many ways! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products and others I used again:ย 

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Crafty Hugs release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.ย 

Enjoy your crafty time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe.

Take care–Jill

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Sunny Days Ahead!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Sunny Days Ahead release!! It’s a release to celebrate all the season is bringing!

I am using the NEW SSS Stencil called Grad Caps Stencil and you can find it HERE. I also used SSS Basic Rectangles dies–which really are a staple on my desk. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used Nuvo Glitter Paste (find it HERE) for the sparkle on the stencil after I blended on some light blue ink. It sparkles in such a fun way in person, but photos never quite capture it! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also used Concord & 9th’s Simple Serif Alpha Dies andย Paper Smooches New Beginnings 2 (for the small sentiment).

I think this turned out fun and a little different than a typical grad card. I am looking forward to popping in the mail next month. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products and others I used again:ย 

SSS Grad Caps Stencil

SSS Basic Rectangles dies

Nuvo Glitter Paste

Concord & 9th’s Simple Serif Alpha Dies

Paper Smooches New Beginnings 2

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Sunny Days Ahead release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<. I hope you are getting ready to celebrate the Grads in your life! They need it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe.

Take care–Jill

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United We Craft!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp HERE for a UNITED WE CRAFT party!! Yessssss!

There is sure to be lots of inspiration to keep us all busy while we stay home and hopefully do some crafting, cardmaking, scrapbooking…or whatever is your fave! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I used the Simon Says Stamp Spinning Circle and the Just Because Word Mix 2. This one turned out so fun and cheerful!

I die cut all the colors from the Spinning Circle, pieced it together, and then stamped the Word Mix 2 (combo of stamp and die HERE.) on some vellum before heat embossing it. I glued it on top of the Spinning Circle. Then added everything to a scored and stitched panel before adhering it to a card base. So fun!

Just a note of cheer! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products I used again: Spinning Circle and the Just Because Word Mix 2.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join the United We Craft Party! I am busy at home with all the things and hope to get more crafting in. I’ve also enjoying chatting with crafty friends when we craft. Thank goodness for technology! โค

Craft on friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

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Lucky to Know You–from Simon Says Stamp!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— This release is called Lucky to Know You and I used the new Just Because Word Mix 2.

This stamp set is just FABULOUS in it’s lovely fonts and all it’s wonderful shapes and mix of sentiments! There is a coordinating die called SSS Word Mix 2 that you cut all these great sentiments out ALL AT ONCE with! You can find that HERE. (You can purchase the Word Mix 2 combo of stamp and die HERE.) I didn’t have this die, but as you can see below, I just went on creating anyway, trimming them each out with my paper trimmer. ๐Ÿ™‚

For all these cards, I also used a stencil from Altenew called Cube Builder and you can find this gem HERE.

Ok get cozy, because I made just a “few” cards. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  For these, I also either used SSS Nested Tags HERE or SSS Basic Rectangles HERE. Both worked swimmingly!

This first card, I used the stencil different that I used it on all the others. It’s fun to mix it up, isn’t it?

I used lots of different inks and colors and blended them all on in different ways!

I mixed up all the stitching and tried to vary the composition of each a little too. This one below, I wasn’t going to share, but I love this sentiment! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sending Happy Thoughts!

Hey You! This gray one might just be a fave! I love the variant of grays…..it reminds me of all those graphite projects in college. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Ok to Not be Ok! โค

I hope you enjoyed these cards and are inspired to make some of your own. It’s always good to adapt and create, even if you don’t have the coordinating dies, you can use these stamps!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to check out the whole release and this particularly fun Stamp/Die, Word Mix 2 HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

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Hey Bestie from Simon Says Stamp! (+SGBH Winner!)

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— This release is called Hey Bestie andย I used the newย CZ Design Wafer Diesย Nested Tags HERE! It’s all about friendship and fun and everything in between!

I made a bunch of paper strips and prepped those to be die cut from the largest tag in this great set! Have I mentioned I โค tags?! I DO!! I could make tags and put them on cards all day and this set is perfect because of all the different sizes! ๐Ÿ™‚

The die cut I put on top is one of my SSS faves…It’s appropriately named You’re Doing Awesome and you can find it HERE.

Supplies I used from the SSS Hey Bestie Release:

and the previously released:

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

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Also, here is my random winner from the Season’s Givings Blog Hop! Thank you all for your kind comments–what fun to read all your favorite things to make and styles! So cool there is such a mixture, which makes this hobby so delightful! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jacqie Malzahn

I love just because and birthday cards! And loving layered and interactive cards

Congrats Jacqie! Please drop me an email at fastestturtlemail at gmail.com with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize box out to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

DIEcember from Simon Says Stamp!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— It’sย  DIEcember!! I used the new Filigree Oval Message HERE! It’s a sweet and delicate die to share a sweet message! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I die cut the oval and put some colored patterned paper behind it. I added the sentiment and some stitching. Pretty clean and simple! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can swap out the sentiment with many different ones and colors are the limit! This Love Shadow Wafer die is from a previous release of Simon Says Stamp.

A quick recap of new dies from SSS DIEcember die and sentiment die:

Filigree Oval Message HERE

Love Shadow Wafer die HERE

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

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins