DieCember from Simon Says Stamp!

I’m pretty sure the word DieCember from Simon Says Stamp was meant for me! I enjoy a great die and this one I’m sharing today is just that! I could not enjoy this sentiment more. ❤

For this card, I did one of my favorite alllllll time things and cut these strips of paper all up and glued them on some paper. Then I die cut the sentiment die from white cardstock and added that on top. I debated doing an inlay here and then getting two cards from one, but I ended up just putting the sentiment on top to POP!

This is such a great sentiment to give to your kids or your dear friends! Everyone would love to hear this news!  I reverse scored the card panel quite a bit (I can never get enough scoring! 😉 ) and then added everything on top. I finished it off with some stitching. Rainbowtastic!

You can find this die available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. It’s called: SSS YOU’RE DOING AWESOME Wafer Die for DieCember!

I also used Paper Smooches Postage Stamp dies to give this great sentiment a little frame action. Love the rainbow! I may have said that already. 🙂

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this DieCember release! ❤ I’m so glad I was able to use this die and share! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! December!

Today is the day for all the new Technique Tuesday November products to be available HERE!

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set, Beau and Beatrice Beaver Stamp Set and coordinating dies, Beau and Beatrice Beaver Crafting DiesI thought that little snail needed some love, and when I saw that sentiment, I figured this was the perfect plan. 🙂

I colored all the elements with Copic Markers and then added them to some patterned paper. I scored the panel and stamped the sentiment. I thought this card fold was kind of fun! My friend sent me a card last week that was folded this way, and I thought I’d try it. 🙂

I polished it all off with some stitching, sequins and twine. ❤

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out everyone’s December projects. Such good stuff to see! 🙂

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, Day 2, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW December products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a festive December! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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A Few Bucks…

Hello and Happy Friday! Hope you are cozy in your neck of the woods. 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this cutie lil’ Paper Smooches card with the cutest lil’ reindeer EVER!! 🙂

Oh my word! I squeak when I see his cutie little self! 😉

I thought it would be funny to include a “few bucks” making this sentiment extra punny. It would also be fun to put three of these cuties on a card and use the same sentiment….right?! ❤

I colored him with Copic Markers for the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge–last day today! I scored this panel, added a few paint splats, and added the money and reindeer before stitching it all down. This kind of card just makes me SMILE! ❤

Such a fun holiday set from Paper Smooches: Santa PawsSanta Paws Icons. ❤

Here’s a link to the ever fun Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great wintry weekend! 🙂


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December Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s December Release Countdown! Today I’m sharing a festive little number with snowy-wintry-goodness vibes!

This is made with the soon to be released Joyous Juniper Stamp Set. If you enjoy the Greenhouse Society stamps, this one does not disappoint! (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, December 1st)

For this, I white heat embossed the  Joyous Juniper Stamp Set on kraft cardstock and then added a plethora of splatter! Love how this evokes a winter filled day to me. The sentiment is beyond perfect for this card. Of course, I finished it off with some stitching and a white card base. 🙂

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via the link tomorrow, December 1st! 🙂

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head there next!)

And be sure to follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! There you can hop to all the posts from the Design Team! 🙂

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill 🙂

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Technique Tuesday: Day 1 of the December Release Countdown

Today we are sharing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new December release!! 🙂

Today I am sharing a cute one using the forthcoming Beau and Beatrice Beaver Stamp Set and coordinating dies, Beau and Beatrice Beaver Crafting Dies. I colored these cuties with Copic Markers. The fun puns crack me up!  (Links will work on December 1st, release day.)

I think you’re Gnaw-Some! 🙂

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new product above will be available via its link, this December 1st!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team member’s blogs to link to. Sure to be delightful, as always!

I’ll see you back here again tomorrow for another sneak!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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Exciting News Today!

I have exciting news to share today!! I am joining the awesome Taylored Expressions Design Team! I am so looking forward to all the fun ahead with this amazing group of designers! What a treat!! 🙂 I had great fun volunteering at Stamp Joy last Fall and could not be more excited for this opportunity to work with everyone and everything TE! ❤To celebrate, I wanted to make a card to share today. We have been out-of-town for the holiday, and we lost power last night, so I am a smidge behind, but nothing can dull my excitement today! 🙂

I adore Taylored Expressions felt, so I thought it fitting to use some today! 🙂 I reverse scored the panel before cutting it partially with the TE Flap Stacks. I cut it partially, and flipped it over and cut it again, because I wanted the rectangle, but I did not want the flap for this card. 😉 After, I glued and stitched all the hearts and sentiment on, I then stitched the whole lot onto the panel. Lots of love and thanks! ❤

A HUGE Thank you to Taylor and her awesome team on the home front in Iowa! My neighbors! Big hugs to the TE Design Team for being so warm and welcoming to a newcomer. ❤

I look forward to sharing the forthcoming NEW Taylored Expressions RELEASE with you soon!! I have been very busy this past month crafting my little heart out! 🙂

Below is my list of TE products–the Thanks die is not exactly the same as what I used, but in the same vein. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing more soon! 🙂


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Warm Wishes!

Good Morning!! It’s a great day to share this cozy Warm Wishes Paper Smooches card, because we have a SNOW DAY here!!! The snow is now tapering off, but my son is still excited to extend his Thanksgiving break to 6 days! Ha!!

I thought this was a fun way to use this sweet little Paper Smooches Mitten die. 🙂 It was a little tricky to get all those little yellow stitches on there, but in the end, totally worth it. I scored the panel to give it some texture, but it doesn’t show up super duper in these photos. Then I finished it all off with some stitching. 🙂

I hope your neck of the woods is cozy and warm today. ❤

Paper Smooches: Embroidery Hoop DieWarm Wishes DieMitten Die.

You can head over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out the latest there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week! 🙂


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