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. πŸ™‚

Anywho–I’m here today to share a few Taylored ExpressionsΒ 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. ❀

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. πŸ˜‰

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

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 Β Blog HERE,Β as I know they are sharing lots of projects with this Three Way idea! The TE Design Crew is amazing! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by–take care,

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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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! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello-bright_00_wmSome good ol’ die cutting of the die cut. Good times. πŸ™‚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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

MFT Color Challenge #51

Here’s my take onΒ 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. πŸ™‚

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

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚ It can definitely be a challenge to color each day. Other days, no problem! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill

Celebrating 10!

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

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!Β  πŸ™‚

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

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

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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. πŸ™‚

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

Have a good week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Greeting from Chicago!

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

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!! πŸ™‚Β  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. πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ™‚

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

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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill

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! πŸ™‚ Super quick card this go round! Just needed to get some LOVE in the mail! πŸ™‚

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! ❀

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

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Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill