Happy Mom’s Day!

Hello! Happy Mom’s Day to all those celebrating today in every which title and name you hold β™₯️ and big hugs to those who need it today.

Today I am sharing these cards I made with Paper Smooches β™₯️!! πŸ™‚

These cards are made with the following from Paper Smooches: Rad Roses, Flower Frame Dies, All Year Cheer, Kindness Sampler.

I think these all turned out so sweet! πŸ™‚ As you can see, I did a lot of scoring, both for the circle Flower Frames and then as frames around the perimeter. Scoring is always a win in my book. πŸ™‚

This Rad Roses die fits the bill every time! πŸ™‚ The blue one below is the one I made first. I love this sentiment from the Kindness Sampler.

I added a few simple stitches to each, and fortunately, my sewing machine was up for the tiny circular challenge. Phew! πŸ™‚

And then I decided I should make them for our Moms and get them in the mail. Hopefully they arrive before today! πŸ™‚
Yellow is a fave!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and week ahead! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! ❀

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy Birthday!

Poppin’ in this fabulous Friday to share a NEW Paper Smooches card! This might be the most chic card I have ever made! πŸ™‚

I think it is such a pretty flower and I especially love that it is in a vessel, so I didn’t have to figure out to what to put it in! πŸ™‚ This stamp is from the NEW Rosy Posy Stamp set. So pretty!! ❀

I colored this with Copic markers and die cut it out. I added the sentiment to the banner die and a Flaunters circle to ground it all.

This is not only feminine but also purple. I officially do not know who I am anymore. πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches goodies: Rosy Posy stamps and Rosy Posy icon dies, Flaunters, Bannerific Dies, and All Year Cheer.

Thanks so much for stopping by–have a wonderful weekend! Hope the big bunny brings you a chocolate egg! Don’t forget to check out the Paper Smooches Blog for all the latest!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Best Day–Congrats!

Happy Friday!Β Today, I’m sharing my Paper Smooches card I made with some quick watercolor of Distress Inks and took full advantage of the new banner dies! πŸ™‚

I enjoyed finding alllllll my PS sentiments sets to see what would work best. πŸ™‚ Fun how it turned out!

Love the rainbow! The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE. Be sure to check out the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Paper Smooches: Bannerific,Β Slang Gang,Β All Year Cheer,Β Daily DiaryΒ andΒ Faith Sampler .

Next week is the March PS Hop with a super cute new set! Just sayin’! πŸ˜‰

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! I hope it’s a lengthy one!


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Miss You

Happiest first Friday of the New Year! Hope you are all having a great year so far. πŸ™‚

Today, I’m sharing this sweet little Paper SmoochesΒ card.

For this card, I scored the base and then added all the die cuts inside the simple frame. I put two layers of the skyline and a few more layers of the hearts to make that stand up taller. Love how this one turned out. I also very much-loved sending this. ❀

Paper Smooches: Super 2,Β Scallop Frame Die,Β Hearts Dies,Β All Year Cheer.

Be sure to pop on over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the latest Design Team inspiration there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fantabulous weekend! πŸ™‚


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Thank You!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas earlier this week! I’m certain I could take a long winter nap now. Ha! Instead, I’m here today sharing a sweetΒ Paper Smooches card. I thought it was now the season for all things *Thank You*! ❀

I love how all these cute Paper Smooches elements worked together to create a sweet scene of wintry gratitude. ❀

I die cut and assembled everything and then added the sentiment and stitching. I debated using a stencil on the card panel, but I decided to keep it clean and crisp instead.

Paper Smooches: Bird House Dies,Β Wavy Pattern Dies,Β All Year Cheer,Β Snow Drift Dies.

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches Blog and get ready for the New Year! I hope to find more time to get back to mailing all my cards again–I’m WAY behind and see no relief in site. Yikes. #goals

Thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚


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Freshly Made Sketches Guest Designer, Week 3! :)

Hello again! I’m happily enjoying my third week of contributing with the Freshly Made Sketches crew! You can check out their great challenge blog HERE.

And here is this week’s sketch:

And my card:

I took a little creative interpretation when creating the layout on this. πŸ˜‰! I stenciled the background and die cut that portion. I die cut all the other pieces and adhered them in order after stamping the sentiment and <3. I love this Paper Smooches city skyline! I added some patterned paper and stitching and voila! πŸ™‚

I thought this would be a fun hello card to pop into the mail!

Supplies I used: Paper Smooches Super 2 dies and All Year Cheer for the Hello. The stenciled background isΒ  Altenew’s Halftone and then paper isΒ  Ombre Stripes from Lil’ Inkers! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks to the FMS for being so awesome to me this month! πŸ™‚ Great fun!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy 2018!!

If you are looking for my Paper Smooches January Pep Rally post, please find that one HERE πŸ™‚

Just popping in to share a Happy New Year greeting to everyone! Thank YOU for all your kindness in 2017! I sooooo enjoy making cards and sharing them, and I appreciate you taking the time to look and leaving me a smile too!

This Embroidery Hoop die is included in the forthcoming Paper Smooches January release and can be found HEREΒ  on January 3, 2018! Be sure to follow our January release hop HERE! πŸ™‚

Other fun Paper Smooches goodies I used: All Year Cheer stamp set (sentiment), Pineapple Crush (bunny with pineapple) and coordinating dies HERE, Squeaky Clean (tiny dust bunny that I fussy cut πŸ™‚ ), Mitten Die (tiny heart).

I colored the bunnies with Copic Markers. For the background, I used Distress Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber. Such fun! πŸ™‚ I added some Wink of Stella to the bunnies and some Glossy Accents to the heart. ❀

Be sure to check out my Paper Smooches Pep Rally post HERE and follow our January Release Hop! Prizes to be had (comments close at Midnight tonight, 12/31!) and lots of new goodies to see!

Happiest 2018 to each of you and yours!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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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™‚

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