Thank you, Paper Smooches!

Hello Everyone! Today is a special day to celebrate Paper Smooches ♥️!! In case you didn’t know, Paper Smooches has been retired and Kim is on to a new adventure! We thought it would be fun to celebrate Paper Smooches and surprise Kim with a little Blog/Social Media Hug! #hugstoKim

A bunch of us are sharing cards/projects today to celebrate NINE YEARS of Paper Smooches!  That’s a long time! We wanted to create a project to send HUGS to Kim and thank her for all the creative inspiration she’s put out into the world for us all! ❤

For my card, I figured it would be best if I used my favorite Paper Smooches stamps EVER. And well, while  that sounds amazing in theory, there was NO WAY they would all fit onto one card! Haaaaaa! I learned that super quick as I was pulling out dozens of sets. Ha! So I had to bag that idea quick, and instead made a card to say YAY!! We love you! 🙂

Here is my project I made and sent to Kim: ❤

This card includes the following Paper Smooches goodies: Falling for You, Vanilla Verbiage, Hearts Stencil and Fab Frames Dies. Gah!!! These hearts!! And this sweet little Monster! ❤ I’m also using my little Paper Smooches watermark just one last time. 🙂

I know that I am far from alone in loving so many sweet images Kim has drawn. Kim also has an amazing gift in that her handwriting is so fantastically lovable, creating unique sentiments that are forever perfect for so many reasons. And Kim’s heart and appropriately her handdrawn hearts are some of my all time favorite–so sweet! 🙂

I thought I’d try and convey a little bit of my own personal gratitude to Kim and Paper Smooches today too. Although I often feel there aren’t words big enough for that amount of Thanks, I’ll try! My very first photopolymer stamp set was Paper Smooches and when you consider that Paper Smooches was created just nine years ago, I find this so odd. A good odd! I feel like I have been stamping and loving PS for so many more years than that. Kim has been around  in the crafting industry for many year prior to PS and her resume overflows with her accomplishments, as many of us know. What talent!

I first started my Paper Smooches collection with the one stamp set. I didn’t have a die cut machine back then, so I couldn’t even say if dies were available? Again, another odd thing to think about. ha! But I collected and cultivated my PS collection, over time, entering PS contests and submitting my Paper Smooches cards for publication. And while I did earn more PS products to create with, what I am most grateful for was the mutual ❤ for crafty fun, design and sharing. From my first communication with Kim, it was ever so apparent of her kindness and support. Kim’s support has always given me steps to climb on, motivating me to practice and enjoy this craft more and more! I love making cards and over the years, Paper Smooches designs have always been at the top of my list. ❤ Thank you, Kim, for sharing your talents and kindness with all of us over the years. I am so grateful for you, your kindness, support and friendship and I CANNOT WAIT to see what you’re up to next, my friend! 🙂 ❤

Thank you to many of the Paper Smooches designer Alumni who are joining in this HUG to Paper Smooches today! Be sure to pop over to all these links below and see what projects they are sharing as well. I’m certain they are amazing!!  I can’t wait to be inspired by them too. ❤

Paper Smooches
Jill Hawkins << Me. 🙂
Alice
Karin
Michele
Savannah O’Gwynn
Teri
JJ Bolton
Kay
Kim Kesti
Emily Leiphart

Also–JOIN US on the fun! Share your projects with the hashtag  #hugstoKim on Instagram and we can keep the Hug chain going! If you’d like, you can also leave a hug via comment  over on the Paper Smooches Blog.

Here’s a couple more cards I created more recently with some Paper Smooches goodies.  I shared them all on Instagram, but I thought I’d share here today too, for extra fun! 🙂


Thank you to everyone on the PS Teams for helping get this little celebration together! Thank you to JJ Bolton for creating our cutie little Paper Smooches Hug badge to celebrate as well! Thank you to Sav for sneaking in a little help on the Paper Smooches Blog  🙂 . Thank you again, Kim–I am forever grateful and I look forward to supporting you always.

Thank YOU for stopping by! ❤

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Hola!

Happy Friday!! Hola from me and a little Paper Smooches ♥️!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches new Happy Hellos Stamps. I sure do love this little Hola avacado! 🙂 I colored this Copic Markers and used the Fab Frames dies to frame it. I also used the Half Moon papers.

I’m hoping to make a card set with this little stamp for my son’s teacher this Spring. 🙂

Be sure to check out the new February Paper Smooches release!


Hope your day and weekend is filled with smiles!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches September Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available tomorrow, September 7th at 10am ♥️!! 🙂 This release is full of autumn goodness–and so so sweet! 🙂

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2019 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on September 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog links below

    Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 

    Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on September 8th to leave a comment.

    Please check the Paper Smooches blog on September 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Guests:

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Best Witches Stamps and Dies! When I saw this candy corn, it was over. I knew I’d have to use him…in bulk! ❤ ❤ Haaaa!! I love candy corn! And this one is adorable with his little smile and appendages! 🙂
I used the previously release Fab Frame Dies to make a little highlight window for him. Just love this cutie!  🙂
I should say there are so many more adorable little critters in this set that you will adore as much as me. If you are a fan of Kim’s little cuties, you will be so happy to see new ones! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Best Witches Stamps and Dies. (These will be available tomorrow.)

Previously released: Fab Frame Dies.


I’m already looking forward to sharing all the fun I created in the coming weeks!!

Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin always has something awesome to share! 🙂

Thanks for joining us today!!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Rad Dad!

Well, we made it to June! Hooray!! May was a doozy! I need remember that May is just about as cookoo as September is!

Anywho–Today, I’m here to share a new Paper Smooches card!  I thought this was a fun little number and a fun one to give! 🙂

That ‘stach tho!  Haaaa! 🙂 Perfect for Father’s Day or any day to give Dad a shout out. He is Rad, after all! 🙂

The new manly stamp sets have so many options to make cards–I thought it would be fun to make a little whimsy one. 🙂

Paper Smooches goodies: Daddy Yo 2, Daddy Yo 2 Icon Dies, Fab Frames

Thanks for stopping by–enjoy your Sunday! Check out the Paper Smooches Blog for all the latest!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Heartfelt Condolences

Happy Friday to you! Hope you had a great week! Today, I’m here to share a NEW  Paper Smooches card! It is one of those cards I don’t enjoy making, so it’s best to make these ahead.

I wanted to create a soft and simple sympathy card, and the new Stemmed Roses die makes that smooth sailing. I combined this with the lovely Fab Frames die and found that was all I really needed. 🙂

I added a simple cloud background and some stitching to complete the card.

Paper Smooches goodies: Stemmed Roses die, Fab FramesSympathy Sampler.

Thanks so much for stopping by–have a wonderful weekend! And don’t forget to check out the Paper Smooches Blog!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Hi!

Have you seen the NEW April Release from Paper Smooches is available?! It’s delightful and chic!

Today, I am sharing a card that uses a new favorite and one you’re going to see me using A LOT! The new Fab Frames Dies!

This “hi” is everything with these fun and different frames!! Just ❤ them all so! I made a little shaker using another new April product, Mini Flowers Dies.

Just really, really enjoy this one! ❤

Paper Smooches goodies: Fab Frames Dies and Mini Flowers Dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by–have a wonderful weekend! And don’t forget to check out the Paper Smooches Blog for all the latest and the newest contest!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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