Good Tidings

Good Tidings to you! Following up on yesterday’s post, I thought I’d share a card I made with the new Paper Smooches Decorate a Tree die. This is a little more conventional use of this die, unless of course, you consider the colors! 🙂

hawkins_jill_good-tidings_wmThe little squiggle of garland that floats down the tree & the star can be used in many more fun ways. Love that.

hawkins_jill_good-tidings_00_wmIf you missed my post yesterday, check it out HERE. I used this die in a much different way! 🙂 My other November release Paper Smooches posts can be found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

This great sentiment is from Paper Smooches new Be Merry stamp set.

See you back here tomorrow! 🙂


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More Paper Smooches fun!

Surprise, I’m back today with one more card using the fun November Paper Smooches release! The DT Blog Hop is bumped up to tomorrow, Wednesday, so I wanted to squeeze this one more in today!

Apparently, this month, I was all about mixing up the Christmas colors. Be sure to check out my previous posts, which I will link to at the bottom.

This card uses the new Triangle Tree Die from Paper Smooches. This die has some mega possibilities too! I have a bunch of cards unfinished on my desk with this one! Some can be finished, some were just experiments gone awry. 😉

hawkins_jill_we-wish_wmThis card is a bit different, and is really non-holiday. I thought the geometric fun of this die was great to mix it up a bit! I also used the new Christmas Tree Die words on this. And a heart from another Paper Smooches die. ❤

You can find some of my previous November Paper Smooches posts HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. Phew. 🙂

Be sure to head back here tomorrow for the Paper Smooches DT Hop! I am excited to be filling in again for December, and cannot WAIT to share some of the new release. ❤ !! Such a pleasure to take part in the Paper Smooches fun! 🙂

Thanks again for stopping by! 🙂


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From All of Us

Happy Monday! I’m back with a new Paper Smooches tag! You can check out the whole November Paper Smooches release HERE! ❤

I thought it would be fun to use this new Decorate a Tree die, and turn it into SANTA! 🙂 Always fun to look at your supplies in new ways! ❤

hawkins_santa-tag_wmOf course, I added some googley eyes and a puffy beard. 🙂 Cute cute! Also, I used the new Be Merry stamp set. I’m telling you, if you need one good holiday sentiment set, this is the one.
Be sure to hop back here tomorrow for more. (Ramping up to the DT Blog hop this week!!) My previous Paper Smooches posts for this release can be found HERE, HERE, and yesterday’s HERE.

Have a great week!


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We Wish You…

I have a few more Paper Smooches cards to share, ramping up to the DT Hop on Thursday! Did you check out the November Paper Smooches releases!? ❤

For this card, I thought it would be fun to go rogue on the traditional Christmas colors. I mixed it up, big time! 🙂

hawkins_jill_merry-christmas_wmThis card uses the new Christmas Tree Die, that is both a tree and words! Double the fun! Plus, I love that this PS die says *We*. I think that’s fun to send from the whole fam. 🙂hawkins_jill_merry-christmas_00_wmI first cut strips of card stock and pieced them all together. Then I die cut the words out of that and black card stock, and inlaid the black. Pretty cool look with this die! 🙂

Hope your weekend was a good one! Be sure to hop back here tomorrow for more. My previous Paper Smooches posts for this release can be found HERE and HERE.

Have a great week!


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Paper Smooches!

I am back to again celebrate Paper Smooches NEW releases! Eeeeep! Look at how cute THIS guy is! 🙂

For this card, I used the new Reindeer Die & the new Be Merry stamp set! So simply Merry! 🙂  ❤️! This just makes me happy! Can’t wait to make some more cards, stretching this die into more fun!

Happy Wednesday!!

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Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop!

I am extremely excited to fill in the next couple of months to celebrate Paper Smooches NEW releases! (I’m still screaming with delight on the inside!) I have had so much fun with November’s dies…and this new Be Merry stamp set? Gah–Awesome sentiment mix (and I love the fonts)!! <3!!! Eeeeeeep! Big fan of Kim and her creative releases each month. 🙂

Ok, enough shrieking… on to the HOP! 🙂

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 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 Sunday, October 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

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 is my card! 🙂

hawkins_jill_our-house_wmI LOVE this little Gingerbread Man (and woman, of course. 😉 ). The little gingerbread person and the house is from the Gingerbread House dies. I also used the new Decorate a Tree dies and Be Merry stamp set! Seriously, DElightful!

hawkins_jill_our-house_00_wmI die cut everything out of different colored card stocks and pieced it together. If you want to save time, you can die cut the gumdrops and buttons (“Oh no, NOT my gumdrop buttons!”) out of white CS, and color them individually.

I struggled with the background a bit, but ended up using some patterned paper for a little something. 🙂 After I photographed this, I added some Stickles, for some gumdrop sparkle! (I’m not so good at photographing sparkle, so I left it off for the photos.)

Of course, I wanted to make another card, so here’s that one too:

hawkins_jill_allofus_wmAgain, I used the Gingerbread House dies and the Be Merry stamp set. I also used various Paper Smooches heart dies for all the little hearts! 🙂hawkins_jill_allofus_00_wmI do enjoy a happy little stack! 🙂

Happy (big) Thanks to Kim, and the PS DT for having me along! Such fun to create with Paper Smooches! xo!

Thanks for hopping by today! Be sure to hop over to see Kalyn Kepner‘s fun there! The whole list is above.

Take care-Jill 🙂

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I’m just popping in with a quick share. I made this card for a friend because I knew she would get a kick out of it. 🙂 I am not really a flower person, and I knew she would enjoy this for that reason. 🙂

hawkins_jill_seriously_00_wmThis Paper Smooches flower is quick and simple. Just my cup of tea.hawkins_jill_seriously_wmKept it simple with three orange inks, a pop of green and some quick wonky stitching.

Paper Smooches : Lovely Thoughts and Slang Gang.

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Thanks for stopping in!

Jill 🙂




Love Birds

Sharing another card the September Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge! I’m hoping this one arrived at its destination by now. 🙂

hawkins_jill_lovebirds_wmI had previously stamped and watercolored a bunch of little birdies from Paper Smooches Feathered Friends, which made it quick and fun to make a few cards!hawkins_jill_lovebirds_00_wmI hand drew in the line on the bottom and then added some ink blending. Fortunately, it looks a lot smoother in person! 🙂 The little heart is from the Heart Die Frame. I just added some sparkle! Oh, and I colored the edge of a white card base to perfectly match the card details. Whoot! 🙂

The Feathered Friends have coordinating dies, which I also used.

September Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes! Check it out HERE.

image You can check out a few other posts I have for this fun release: HERE and HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂 Have a great week!

Jill 🙂




You Are My Sunshine

Love these little cuties from Paper Smooches Feathered Friends!

I had to get busy with a couple more cards for the September Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge! (I’ll post the other one soon!)

hawkins_jill_sunshine_wmI also used PS’s new Heart Frame Die. Gah! Perfecto for this happy little couple.hawkins_jill_sunshine_00_wmSuch fun! I also used the Feathered Friends coordinating dies. Paper Smooches sentiment is from the Fun and Flirty set. The tiny heart was laying on my desk, so I’m not sure where this is from? Haaa!

September Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes! Check it out HERE.

image You can check out a few other posts I have for this fun release: HERE and HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping in! 🙂 Happy Weekend!

Jill 🙂




More PS September! :)

I thought I’d share a couple more Star Cards I made with Paper Smooches September release! I feel like I have barely cracked the surface of possibilities yet! You can find my previous celebratory Paper Smooches post HERE. I also used the cute new Feathered Friends set HERE.

These cards are made with the new die set, Super Star dies! ❤

hawkins_jill_miss your face_00_WmEeeeep I love the stars with the City Super 2 dies! I watercolored the background with distress inks for this one.

hawkins_jill_miss your face_WmAnd the sentiment is from Fun & Flirty! 🙂

The next one is made with the same Super Star dies and sentiment set, Fun & Flirty! I’m telling you, that is a fantastic sentiment set! 🙂

hawkins_heybeautiful_wmJust a touch of watercolor for an easy background. The hard part is letting it dry! 😉

hawkins_heybeautiful_00_wmI thought it was fun to trim up with Star frame into strips and create this card.

Be sure to check out all the awesome new Paper Smooches goodies HERE! Such FUN!! 🙂

Thanks for popping in today!

Jill 🙂

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