Paper Smooches May DT Hop

Yay for May and all it brings! 🙂 Today is the Paper Smooches Design Team Hop to celebrate Paper Smooches May release! Buckle up! There are some new faves debuting soon!

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 2nd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be on her honeymoon until May 2nd.

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 Tuesday, May 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)


On with my project!

For this card, I used the soon to be released, New Beginnings stamp set! This set has an awesome variety of stamps to celebrate special and everyday occasions. 🙂

I was so happy how this turned out! Honestly, I was afraid it was going to be a mess, but in the end, I ❤ it!! 🙂 This rose is fantastic in its simplicity, for people like me.

I watercolored these with my Zig markers and added a “few” little pixels in after it was all dry.

Hope you are excited for the release too! I can’t wait to make some more things myself! 🙂

Next stop: The way talented Karin Akesdotter! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches April DT Hop

Happy Spring 🙂 ! We are ushering in APRIL Paper Smooches, if you can believe that? Wow. April. Get ready for some sweet things from PS this month! I have more to make!! ❤ ❤ 🙂

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on April 2nd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be out of town until April 2nd.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, April 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)


On with my project!! ❤
Once again, Paper Smooches sentiments do not fail to delight! This Thank You is from the new forthcoming Pineapple Crush 2 stamp set and this AWESOME pineapple is the new Pineapple 2 Die. Ooooo it’s fun! I love this typeface and its bold statement, perfect for repeated linear stamping! ❤
I was definitely sweating as I got further along with this stamping and then when I was done, I die cut it! Ahhhhhh the panic! 🙂 🙂 It turned out–phew!

Be sure to hop along everywhere here today. Can’t wait to see what everyone else has whipped up! 🙂

Next stop: The SUPER talented Karin Akesdotter! 🙂

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches March DT Hop

Hey hey!! March is coming in FAST! February has been a wacky month, so I am ready to rock March, and so is Paper Smooches! Buckle up crafty friends, because there is a lot of creative POW about to hit!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2017 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on February 28th.  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, February 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her.  We are all in for a treat!

Jill Hawkins <— 🙂

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 project, I used the soon to be released Cat & Dog Card Dies! Shaped cards? YES please!!  I chose to make a cute kitty for my first go: Those eyelashes! ❤

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I kept this one pretty simple because the dies do all the work. Love that! I added some big googley eyes for added fun. 🙂 This sentiment is from the forthcoming PS stamp set, Critter Card Puns.jill_cat-dog-card-die_inside

This die set is chock full of fun pieces that you can add or mix up and use in different ways! Eeeep! Wait until you check out all the other fun shaped dies coming from PS this month too! They are fun to use and surely fun to receive! 🙂

One last Happy Birthday shout out to Paper Smooches, and turning Six in February!! Looking forward to many more years of fun! 🙂

Gah! This release is going to be super fun! Be sure to follow the whole hop! Your next stop is: Kalyn Kepner 🙂

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches!! DT Hop! (!!!)

Today, I share some most exciting news!! I am joining the fun and talented Paper Smooches Design Team! I cannot tell you how elated and grateful I am!!! Paper Smooches has always been a HUGE favorite of mine, so I’m still a bit (very large understatement) in awe. Thank you, Kim ❤ ! My crafty lil’ heart is  beyond excited! 🙂

The other very awesome news, is that Paper Smooches is turning SIX this month!! I think that is definitely something to celebrate, and I’m super delighted to do so! Congrats to Paper Smooches on Six inky years!!

On with the HOP!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 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, January 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)

FEBRUARY is Paper Smooches Anniversary month, They are celebrating 6 years!  Be prepared for a TON of fun all through the month of February!


For my project, I used the brand new Celebrate Balloons Dies. Balloons are always a go-to for any celebratory card, so their versatility is a big win! Plus, I super love the big balloons. 🙂

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For this card, I die cut a bunch of balloons, and blended a little ink on each. Then I piled them on and added this cute little Bee from Courteous Cuties with the sentiment from Courteous Cuties 2 (and their dies). I think this Bee is ridiculously cute! Buzzzzz! 🙂

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I thought it would be fun to make another project for today. I kept this one simple by just using my favorite balloon from the new Celebrate Balloon dies and the You Are Loved die.

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Oh goodness, I love googley eyes. 🙂 (This little smiley is from the Market Fresh set, which I believe has been retired.)jill_celebrate-balloon-dies_02_00

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to make more fun! All smiles! 🙂 🙂

Take care- Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins 🙂

Paper Smooches December DT Hop!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have the good fortune to fill in again this month at Paper Smooches! My crafty little heart is so happy! 🙂 You are going to fully enjoy this release–it is super warm and cozy! ❤

Ok, onto the hop fun!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE 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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 28th 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 for today:

hawkins_jill_be-brave_00_wm This MITTEN!! ❤ I die cut the mitten,and then pieced in different colored stitches to make it bright and cheery. I thought it turned out so spunky! 🙂 hawkins_jill_be-brave_wmThis new die is aptly named the Mitten Die and the sentiments are from the new Winter Sampler stamp set. Again, another PS sentiment set that knocks it out of the park! ❤ ❤

I thought I’d share a couple more cute mittens:

hawkins_jill_mittens_wmI was going to put these cuties on a card, and then I glued these mini popsicle sticks to them. Then, I *needed* cupcakes. BAM, here they are! 🙂 hawkins_jill_mittens_00_wmEeeep! 😉

Be sure to follow along on the hop (above links) so you don’t miss out on any of the new Paper Smooches December fun! I’ll share more throughout December too!

Heartfelt thanks to Kim for having me along these couple of months! I have completely enjoyed being a part of the crafty fun–totally delightful! Thank you also, to the PS DT for the <3!

Happy Turkey Day to those celebrating tomorrow! I have SO much to be thankful for. Always.

Take care- Jill 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins 🙂

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!!
Jill

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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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