One TE Product, Three Ways

Good Morning–I hope you are having a great week! We are dealing with the time change and the mornings are now dark again, which is rough. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho–I’m here today to share a few Taylored Expressionsย cards! Our Design Team challenge was to pick something and use it Three Ways–So naturally, I chose the Christmas Tree Stacklets. Haaaaa!

This first one might be my favorite, because I love to rainbow everything! It’s usually a big win in my book! And I love geometric cards, so this card checks all the boxes!

The Triangles all came together flawlessly and then I die cut the whole thing with the Petite Scalloped frame, before adding the *Hello* die cut and stitching. โค

Next up, this card showcases the Stacklets as windows! I love these little cuties poking out of them!

I foiled the background of this panel. If you have ever tried photographing a foiled card, you know how tricky it can be! But I did the best I could to get a decent photo and I just smile at the fun of the whole thing! It feels very *Go Team*!

Last, but most certainly not least, I used the whole stacklet die to cut out triangles before mixing them up and piecing them allllll back together.

I thought I’d mix it up with a little funky color combo and using Blue Corn vs. Oreo. I love the Blue Corn color, so I try to sneak that in as an Oreo substitute whenever I can. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I added some stitching to finish this card off, and I just love how it turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did forget to glue the little tittle about the *i* on though….shhhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoy these ideas to rethink all the supplies you have in your stash! As you can see, you’d never really connect Christmas to this die set, seeing these cards! I’m a huge fan of stretching our supplies, and I loved creating these three cards!

Check out the my supplies below and the Taylored Expressions ย Blog HERE,ย as I know they are sharing lots of projects with this Three Way idea! The TE Design Crew is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below:

Rainbow Graphic Card:

Critter HOLA Card:

Kindness Card:

Also, don’t forget to check out the TE Blog! Have a great rest of the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by–take care,

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins


I remember watching the MFT Superstar Design contest last year and thought how much fun it looked to participate. I was excited to see year two of the contest this year. As time goes, well, I’m barely sneaking one in, but here it is!

PrintI do love a colorful card! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello-bright_00_wmSome good ol’ die cutting of the die cut. Good times. ๐Ÿ™‚hawkins_jill_hello-bright_wmFor this, I first die cut the Four Way Chevron and inlaid that. Then I cut that panel with the Chunky Chevron Cover Up. I put down the Chunky Chevron panel and glued on all the Chevron bits in and removed it. The letters are the HIgh Rise Alphabet. (A long time fave!) I added a little stitching to finish it off, and whammo, done! ๐Ÿ™‚

I admittedly almost binned this one, because it seemed too busy. But in the end, I kept going, and eventually warmed to it a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m going to hop over there and check out some of the entries soon! I love a good contest–so much talent! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it all out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

MFT Color Challenge #51

Here’s my take onย MFT Color Challenge #51! These challenges come from the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!

I thought I would use the Happy Birthday Centerpieces die cut, and change it up a smidgen. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_HB_wmIt has a bit of an 80’s feel to it, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_HB_00_wmAnd now that I have these die cuts in all four colors, I am ready to make 3 more cards!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Bonus! ๐Ÿ™‚

More MFT Supplies: BG Grid Background and Blueprints 13. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Warm Heart for MFT Sketch 290

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #290. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI used my little tag from #thedailymarker30day last night and whipped it in to a cute card to mail. ๐Ÿ™‚ It can definitely be a challenge to color each day. Other days, no problem! ๐Ÿ™‚ Either way, I’m glad for the challenge to complete and practice, practice, practice! Quite fun!

hawkins_jill_warm heart_00_wmThis little pup has always been a favorite of mine, so I stamped him up, colored with Copics, and I’ll pop him in the mail. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm heart_wmHave I mentioned my die cutting machine is on the fritz? Oh boy, is it ever. Don’t look too closely at this card or you’ll see the evidence of my failing little machine. It’s done a lot of cutting for me, but it’s hard to make that big purchase again. However, it looks inevitable. I think my birthday may come early this year? yikes. ๐Ÿ™‚

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things: Top Dog, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, and Chevron Stripes.

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Celebrating 10!

My Favorite Things is celebrating 10 years!! How exciting! Happy Birthday to MFT, Kim, and the whole MFT team!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m sneaking this in for the little bonus challenge this month. Details can be found HERE! For my use of 10, I used TEN FLOWERS!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_darn great_wmThis color combo is not totally my thing, but I figured I’d share it anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s another card I made last year with the Buildable Blooms set. This one might be my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My entry card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things. Build-able Blooms, Stripes Cover Up (retired), Razzle Berry. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for dropping in and again, Happy Birthday, MFT!! Keep up the fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a good week!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Greeting from Chicago!

I have been super excited to get this Hero Arts stamp set since I first saw it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then, Ellen Hutson had a sale, it was in stock, and bam! It landed in my mailbox. Funny how that works, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_chicago_wmThis little set is awesome and also delightful because: Wrigley! More to come with it for sure. Fun stuff by Kelly Purkey/Hero Arts!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I did make another card already, and then proceeded to smear ink on it. Ugh! #toolateatnight … So, I need to remake that one another day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

hawkins_jill_chicago_00_wmThought it would be fun to use the Chicago flag as inspiration. The hearts I used are from THIS die set, All Inside, by Julie Ebersole/Ellen Hutson. The stitched border die is the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX from My Favorite Things. Definitely wear this STAX out! ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all from Chicagoland today! Looking forward to more fun from this set! ๐Ÿ™‚

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MFT Sketch 288

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #288. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI have 10 minutes to write and post this! LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚ Super quick card this go round! Just needed to get some LOVE in the mail! ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_miss you_00_wmI had this watercolored panel laying on my desk! Whoot! Stamped this cute panda, and added some washi from my awesome-with-the-washi friend Alice, and bam!hawkins_jill_miss you_wmReady to send some love! โค

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things! Check them all out here! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello Color!

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #286. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI made a horizontal card which, feels a little foreign to me nowadays. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello2_wmI used this MFT diagonal coverup, so the sketch took an angle by default. ๐Ÿ˜‰

hawkins_jill_hello2_00_wmI die cut everything and then did some stitching. Finally, I added glossy accents to all the letters. I was on the fence about doing that, but it always adds a little pop of fun, I think. If only I didn’t get hand cramps from squeezing my Glossy Accents bottle. Haaaa! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonus! I used the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week–#398! When I saw that awesome combo this week, I was hoping to get in on it ๐Ÿ™‚ Success! So summery and spunky! Check out their Color Challenge this (and every) week HERE.

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Stitched Cover Up Companion Diagonal, and the Highrise Lower Case Alphabet. Card stock: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Limelight, Lemon Drop, Razzle berry, and Cherry Crisp.

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MFT Sketch 285. That is All.

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #285. My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI looked at the sketch, and all I could recall was linear, so I ran with that, as you can clearly tell. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_that is all_wmI inked up the Distressed Patterns stamp in all different colors. Sometimes I pick them out in advance. Often, I wing it as I go. This being a prime example. I’m not sure which tactic is better? But I tend to get more of an atypical combo if I wing it! ๐Ÿ™‚hawkins_jill_that is all_00_wmI do love me some lines. And this sentiment. It is far from being a clear stamp anymore. ๐Ÿ˜‰

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Blueprints 24, Stamps: Penguins in Paradise and Distressed Patterns. Card stock: Smooth White.

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Freaking Amazing. MFT Sketch 284

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #284. This challenge come from the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Blog!photoI love to mix up colors, so I used Spearmint, Persimmon, Nightshift and Cement Gray. ahhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_amazing_00_wmI die cut the chevron stripes and used the one in between as another strip. If you don’t snip them apart, you actually get three different chevron strips vs. two. Hopefully I can keep them together! I laid those up, then die cut them into the peek-a-boo circle. Inlaid that, die cut some lines, embossed on vellum, and stitched on the sentiment. LOVE the “You are Freaking Amazing” stamp. I always reach for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I took this photo both early this morning, and just this evening. Neither time grabbed the colors fantastically, but so it goes. A never-ending issue. ๐Ÿ™‚hawkins_jill_amazing_wmMy card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Die-namics: Blueprints 13, Chevron Stripes, LJD Peek-a-boo Circle Windows, Basic Stitched Lines. Stamps: Amazing. Card stock: Spearmint, Persimmon, Cement Gray, Smooth White and Nightshift.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚