Paper Smooches Flower Frames

Happy Friday! Things are ramping up around here as we cram in the last bits of summer before school starts. It’s another full day today! πŸ™‚ All good things!

Today I’m sharing these little tags I made with Paper Smooches new Flower Frame dies and the previously released stamp set, New Beginnings 2! They are brown and yellow, and look more fall/”sunflowery” in person! Ha!
(This tag is Paper Smooches Tag Stitched dies. <3)
I LOVE these frames, and I actually will probably use them more as frames. However,Β  I thought it was fun to use them as centerpieces on these tags and my previous cards HERE. πŸ™‚ I think they are fun to stand on their own! πŸ™‚

Check out all the new Paper Smooches goodies HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT weekend!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Wish Big

Hooray for Friday!

Today I’m sharing a card I made with the new Magical Sampler stamp set from Paper Smooches! When I finished this card, I did a little happy squeak! I just think it turned out so fun! πŸ™‚

These little lights are from the new Wavy Wishes set and coordinating icon dies HERE. I colored them with Copic Markers, added Glossy Accents, and adhered with silver thread and foam adhesive.

One of my favorite images for the holidays are these types of Christmas lights. But aren’t they fun to repurpose for the rest of the year? ❀

This awesome frame is the Rose Frame die. I use it ALL THE TIME! πŸ™‚ I finished this card off with some simple stitching. πŸ™‚ A lovely little birthday card!

You can check out the NEW Paper Smooches August release HERE! 

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Technique Tuesday: Christmas in August!

A new month, a new bunch of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can all be found HERE! Not only are Christmas stamps in this release, but lots of camera-y goodness and of course, the latest flower. πŸ™‚

Today, I’ll share the Christmas cards I made because they make me laugh! And I NEED to make more…so hoping this gets me going! πŸ™‚

Both cards use awesomely funny new sentiments from this Dear Santa set. Crack. Me. Up. πŸ™‚

I stamped this on kraft and colored with colored pencils. I also used the new planning set, Christmas Doodles ( ❀ these little doodles!) for stamping a tone on tone background for this card base. The die is a favorite go-to: Postage Card Die.

This next card, I also use the same Dear Santa set, but also I used the newly released, Spirit of December. A versatile set with simple images (aka, not intimidating) and great sentiments for scrapbook use (and ALWAYS cards)! πŸ˜‰

I colored the images with Copic markers and added some washi tape along the bottom before stitching the panel on.

How super funny is this sentiment?! LOL! How many of these could I send out? Bwwwaaahahhaa! πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out ALL the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE! It’s a release I can’t wait to get out and use some more!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a great Sunday!

Enjoy- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

Fun Wavy Patterns!

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a couple fun cards I made with the freshly released Paper Smooches Wavy Patterns die and the versatile coordinating Wavy Wishes stamp set. These stamps fit right into the pattern the die creates, and you can mix up the sentiments. ❀️! I have yet to crack the surface with possibilities! 
Love the movement! And these cutie birds that I colored  with Copics. 

This next card, I added an ombrΓ© happy whale from the Huge Hugs set. (I also used the coordinating dies for him.)
I really ❀️ the sentiment Happy Thoughts and am already planning to use it often. 

I made these cards weeks apart, and yet I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend on both backgrounds. Funny! The first one is Cracked Pistachio and the blue is Faded Jeans. They are fun to use! I’m pretty excited about the new, bright colors out, but am trying to wait on acquiring them. TRYING. Haaaa! πŸ™‚

I finished both cards off with a little stitching and a couple of bits. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out the new release from Paper Smooches!

Wishing you a happy day!
Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Even Miracles Take Time

Happy August! Great news, the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ AUGUST 2017 release is available HERE!Β 

I thought I’d pop in a share a card that made me laugh! I’m still waiting on my miracle to kick in this morning! πŸ˜‰ Haaaaa! No seriously, I am! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚
For this card, I used the new Wavy Patterns Dies to emboss the panel. I then stamped this fun sentiment from the new Magical Sampler. I finished it off with a favorite die of mine, the Cozy Coffee Die. ❀
Still makes me giggle!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out the new release from Paper Smooches! It includes a UNICORN!! Hello! πŸ™‚

Off to make more coffee…
Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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. πŸ˜‰ Buckle up my crafty friends, because as always, Paper Smooches has rocked some awesome goodies available next MONDAY! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚
These sentiments are both from Paper Smooches’ Kindness Sampler. Fantastic set full of πŸ™‚ sentiments!
Next hop stop:  Karin Akesdotter! πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins