Another WCMD card using the new Ellen Hutson set!

I hope you didn’t miss World Card Making Day this past Saturday! I Ellen Hutson has this   super new  set  called Bear Ware Grand Tour and  more!This card of course uses the new Bear Ware Grand Tour set (and coordinating dies). And I also used the new Planet Surface dies to create the little world he is sitting on.

Ciao bella! This time, he is in Italy, or just come from there, maybe more likely. 🙂 So fun! 🙂 He brought his pasta along too… teehee!

Once again, I colored everything with Copic Markers and die cut them all out. This time he had to hold the Leaning Tower of Pisa and his little camera! 🙂 I die cut the Planet Surface and then used the A2 Piercing Plate 2 to give it some extra texture. I created the background using the previously released Nordic Cross Cover and added some stitching to finish off the fun! Ciao ciao ciao! ❤

You can find the new World Card Making Day release HERE with the Bear Ware Grand Tour and Planet Surface dies available.

If you missed my post on Saturday, please find that one HERE!  Too cute! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Celebrating WCMD with Ellen Hutson today!

Today is World Card Making Day! I don’t know about you, but this is a fun day! I seem to always be busy doing something that doesn’t involve cardmaking, but I’m hoping 2021 is my year to celebrate in true form! And let me tell you, Ellen Hutson has just the set to enjoy a smile today! I ADORE this set! 🙂And on with my card! 🙂

This is the new set released today for WCMD: Bear Ware Grand Tour set (and coordinating dies). Gahhhhhh! I squealed when I opened my mailbox and then yelped when I opened the envelope. It is TOO MUCH! 🤍🤍🤍 I was so excited. First up, a little buddy for All Inside (and All Inside Dies) and then he (and really THEY) have all these new things to use and hold. I love!

I colored everything with Copic Markers and die cut them all out. I love to have a little pile of fun to choose from in order to create. I kept everything else very simple blending on a faint background after masking and then added a few splats. I mean, he is holding the London Tower and the Eifel Tower, like stuffies. TOO cute and fun! 🙂

I’ll be back again in a couple days with another card featuring this new Bear Ware Grand Tour set AND other new set Planet Surface and the previously released Nordic Cross Cover and A2 Piercing Plate 2. If I’m super lucky, I’ll be back again before that with another card I made today! 🙂 Let’s hope the day is a fun one to create for everyone. ❤

You can find the new World Card Making Day release HERE with the Bear Ware Grand Tour and Planet Surface dies available. I’m off to the shop the 20% off sale at Ellen Hutson myself HERE!

Thanks again for stopping by! Have a great day making!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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More Projects with the EH FALL Release!

I’m back using some more Fall goodness from the Ellen Hutson Fall Release! I hope you have had a chance to see all the projects on Instagram and the Ellen Hutson blog using the new Fall Release! I have enjoyed them and need to peruse more because there are so many I have yet to see, I’m sure. 🙂

First up today, I am sharing these cards using the new Pumpkin Season (and dies). I want to decorate with all the pumpkin things NOW! But it is still 90 degrees here today…. seems wrong. Ha! So I will make cards instead. These are very basic, but I enjoy that sometimes so I can make more of them and send them out. 🙂

For the background, I used the new Nordic Cross Cover and I’m a super fan of this die. I can safely say I will be using it a lot. A LOT.

The Pumpkin Season set comes with both a solid pumpkin stamp and an outline pumpkin stamp. I actually used both for these pumpkins before die cutting them out after. A few different shades of colors and done. 🙂

Next up, I have these fun little treats using the new Bat Hugger die. I wanted to make a candy corn bat with little black feet, so this was fun. I also used the new A2 Piercing Plate to give everything a little extra texture.

AND naturally, some googley eyes! 🙂 I am planning to make a banner using the bats, so hopefully I get that done before Halloween and can come back and share. 🙂

And lastly, I have some Holiday Treats! I think these would be super fun in all the colors, so that’ll be another one I hope to get to before Christmas–we’ll see! 🙂 These are super easy to make with the new Pyramid Box Die. Two passes through the die cut machine and quick assembly to hold treats, cash (who doesn’t love cash in a pyramid?) and so much more. Or just to decorate. 🙂

I hope you have enjoy the new Fall Release from Ellen Hutson too! It’s always such a fun one! Check it the entire Ellen Hutson Fall Release HERE!

OH and if you missed my post last week–check that out HERE. A few more Halloween projects–too fun!!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Ellen Hutson New FALL Release!

Exciting day today over at Ellen Hutson–It’s the EBE Fall Release! I loooooooooooooooove this release every year and I’m so glad to be able to share little bits of it with you. AND before I forget, I’ll be back with some other projects in a few days… Two words: Holiday Trees. Yup. With the Fall Release! 🙂

This release is full of super fun goodies designed by both Julie and Heather, so you know it is trouble! The GOOD kind, of course. 🤍🤍

First up, I had to use two new sets and one of my favorite all time EH little guys. 🙂 This card uses the new sweet little Witch from Halloween Boo-quet (and dies) and Halloween Treat Bags, as well as the long time fave All Inside  (and dies HERE). They are all besties!

For the bold star background, I used the new Essential Stars and new A2 Piercing Plate 2. Which is a fun one for subtle texture. <3!

I colored them with Copic Markers and gave a little scoring and stitching to the background. I wanted to give a few ink splatters too, but I adhered everyone in first and there was no going back! Ha! I do this often–anyone else? 🙂

Next up, I have fun making these tags and of course, as usual, I wish I had a dozen more! These use the new Halloween Treat Bags again and also the new Tag It-Halloween. These NEW Farmhouse Tags are extra fun and come in a die set of three different shapes. THESE you NEED! Just sayin.

Oh my goodness–I love tags. I love fall. and I love little treat bags! So this is the best!

This little ghost above is definitely my fave! I love a smiling ghost. 👻👻

And there are some fun treat wrappers ahead too. I will post more about them in a few days, but here’s a little sneak! I plan to also make a Halloween banner with them! The die is called Bat Hugger.

Maybe one more card to share today? Ok. 🙂

This one uses the new Halloween Boo-quet again, with a blended background of Distress Oxide Inks: Hickory Smoke, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Spun Sugar and Fossilized Amber. I decided to use all the individual dies in the Halloween Boo-quet die set and create a fun little spray. These ghosts are too cute–and smiling!!

I also used the new Tiny Stars Background and backed it all up with some Silver Glitter cardstock. I left some of the little stars in, which was a fun little blip because my die cutting plates are so warped, it missed the center of the die. I took advantage 😉

I also accidentally adhered her broom upside down, so apparently she is ready to start cleaning vs. flying? haaa! 🙂 Oh it’s all too cute, “upside down” or not. 🧡🧡

I hope you enjoy the new Fall Release from Ellen Hutson as much as I do! I’ll be back again in a few days with the rest of my treats AND some Holiday Trees! That’s right, Holiday Trees with the Ellen Hutson Fall Release. 🙂

You can find the entire Ellen Hutson Fall Release HERE! Happy shopping! 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by! Continued thanks to Ellen Hutson and her awesome team for having me along to join the fun this month–what a treat! Thank you!! ❤ I always enjoy the Ellen Hutson releases SO MUCH and I hope you do too!

Happy Fall—-my fave!

Jill 🙂

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Fall Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today for FALL!! 🍂 This is not to be confused with the Halloween release because this one is all things Autumn! Well, besides Halloween! 😆 too funny

Autumn is my favorite season so making these cards, I was getting all antsy for my sweatshirts and cozy blankets on the couch. And of course, I always love the warm colors of Fall too.

First up though, I decided to do a little fall and a little Guava. 🙂 This is the new Signature Thanks die and backer die. The backer die is always the clincher isn’t it? Makes everything so easy to put together.

I also used the new Swirls Pierce Cutting Plate to create these backgrounds. Nothing is better than a simply made background to give everything so much detail and pop!

I feel like I should have made more of these at the time because I can use these for use for just about any occasion throughout the year.

I used Sweet Basil for the green on a continued journey of me branching out in my color ways. 🙂

And then on the inside, (I actually remembered to stamp the inside!), I used the new Inside Scoop-Thanks. I’d definitely recommend using these sentiment stamps on the front of your cards too!

Next up, I have a fun one! This one uses the new What a Hoot Cling and Clear combo (and die!).

I REALLY branched out with all these colors I used and at first I wasn’t too sure about them, but now they are definitely growing on me. 🙂 I

I also used the previously released Modern Tree Background and Stencil combo. That one is always a fun one to use in my book.

Naturally,  I had to add some googley eyes to the hooty owl. 🙂 And of course, the fact I used purple anything still has me not knowing who actually made this card. Ha! We’ll see how much longer I continue on my branching on on color ways. 🙂

This little What a Hoot set is too cute! 🙂

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Free envelopes & seals:
With any purchase of Fall products (old and new!) of $75 or more, you will receive a FREE pack of envelopes and custom Autumn Blessings envelope seals. The pack includes 10 envelopes (2 each of Mulled Wine, Pumpkin, Dijon, Sweet Basil and Toffee) and 10 exclusive envelope seals (these seals are not available to purchase). This offer is valid now through 11:59PM Central Time Sunday, September 5th, or while supplies last.

Free class:

When you purchase the Autumn Blessings Collection (Autumn Blessings stamp set, Autumn Blessings die collection, and Swirls Pierce & Cut Plate die) through Sunday, September 5th, you will get a free exclusive 2-card video craft along class with Taylor!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new Fall goodies to use right away making two different cards at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new cardmaking tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class videos on YouTube.

Although Taylor will recommend colors for ink and cardstock, you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, September 5th, or while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below to make things easier. 🙂

Signature Thanks cards:

What a Hoot cards:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with a plethora of inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by –I can’t wait until Fall! Except, please hold the pumpkin spice. None for me thanks. 😉

Take care 🙂


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Hang In There!

Today, I am back to share some more cuteness from the Autumn Afternoon release from Honey Bee Stamps! These little squirrels! Gah!

The cutie squirrels and the sentiment are from the  Nuts about You set with coordinating dies HERE. The little fence, grass and clouds are  from the die set Horizon Slimline Borders. The itty bitty leaves are from the die set aptly named Itty Bitty Leaves. And all the patterned paper is from the pad called Harvest Festival. I don’t have many sheet of it left and that is making me nervous. ha! 🙂 Lastly, of course I used the A2 Scallop dies .I can’t seem to NOT use those. 🙂

I colored the squirrels with Copic Markers. I added some ink to the clouds to give a little oomph to the layers of those. But overall, I let the patterned paper do the work for me. The clouds are ideal and the fence is so sweet!

These cutie squirrels are too fun and I love the autumn feel of this card. 🙂

Check out all the latest over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂 You can find all the links to these goodies over at Honey Bee Stamps and direct links below!

Here are the links to the products I used from Honey Bee Stamps. You can find the whole release of Autumn Afternoon HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great fall weekend! 


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Spellbinders Dies of the Month: October!

Happy Monday! I’m here today to share a couple cards I made with Spellbinders Large and Small Dies of the Month Clubs!

You can hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all the information on Small Dies of the Month HERE and you can check out the Large Dies of the Month HERE.

This Spellbinders Small Die of the Month is Home for the Holidays and you can find it HERE.

Isn’t she darling with her little gift to give?! So sweet! What a great way to use alllllll those patterned papers you have too! This sentiment “Warm Wishes” is from Honey Bee Stamps called Fall. 😉

For this card, I simply masked off an area to blend on some ink, added some score lines, splatters and stitching. So many little details on her to make her look sweet and ready for the holidays OR if you just change her patterned dress, she can be for ANY season! Love that! 🙂

Next up, I have the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month! I thought it would be nice to take a left turn from Christmas and just make a Thank You card. The die cuts are so plentiful, you could cut a bunch all at once and create a pile of these! This one is called Fall Flora and you can find it HERE.

For this card, I just measured a window and cut it out with my craft knife and then added some stitching before adhering it all with foam tape. I went back in and arranged the sentiment and flowers over a scored panel to finish it all off. (Unfortunately, I am now dealing with the Autumn light, so the scored lines are not showing up in these photos, but I promise they are there! 🙂 )

Again, you could change up the colors on this and make it for Autumn or the Holidays or anything! So many options with the plethora of dies you get in this set! The Large Die of the Month is just that: LARGE! This one has (17) dies in it! 🙂

Well, I think that is all from me today! Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards using Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club HERE and Large Die of the Month Club HERE. Check it out and join in the fun!

If you’re interested in following me along on Instagram I’m here @jilldhawkins and of course, on my blog here at!

Thanks to Spellbinders for having me share the fun this month!

***ETA: There is a BIG SALE on Past Spellbinders Club Kits!! Check all that out HERE!! WOW!!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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STAMPtember with Paper Smooches!

Oh Happy Day! Paper Smooches has a festively autumn collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember!! You can find this Paper Smooches Deco Fall set HERE.

I love that these are solid images that can be stamped in fall colors …or any colors!!

First up I have this sweet card heavily inspired by my friend Lori last weekend. She made a set of beautiful cards that has clearly stuck with me, because I created this inspired by her cards. ❤

I masked off a center portion of this card and blending on some ink, scoring it to polish if off. I added this sweet acorn after I fussy cut it out.
I just thought it turned out so sweet. 🙂

Next up, is the all about Autumn card! I used all the fall colors on it–my fave!

Welcome Autumn! Love these sweet leaves! They make quick work of festive cards. 🙂

I added some stitching to polish it all off. 🙂 This PS  Deco Fall set is a fabulous set to celebrate Fall!

You can find allllllll things STAMPtember HERE! And Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along again to celebrate this STAMPtember collaboration with Paper Smooches! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy STAMPtember!

Take care–Jill

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STAMPtember with Tim Holtz!

Today, I’m sharing a card with Tim Holtz’s Simon Says Stamp  STAMPtember set! You can find this  set by Tim Holtz HERE.

I was with friends this past weekend and a bunch of us created a card with this set to share. A big shout out to my friend Latisha who took this photograph for me. You can tell I didn’t take it because it looks so lovely! 🙂

I added some watercolor craziness and stamped this dude on there. Perfect for Halloween! 🎃

There is nothing about this photo that looks like it came from me, right?! Ha! The stamp set was my friend Nichol’s, that she shared with us. It’s not my usual style. There is no stitching because I was away from home. AND it’s not my photography. But, as I tell myself all the time, it’s good to fly out of your comfort zone now and again or else you get stuck in it forever.

Hopefully you can find all the images of the cards my crafty friends made with this set too–over at Simon Says Stamp. Because, let me just tell you, they have MAD skills!! ❤

You can find allllllll things STAMPtember HERE! And Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Tim Holtz’s stamp set is HERE. Mr. Holtz is sure to have done amazing things with this set of his to show you!

Thanks to my crafty friends for the laughs this past weekend. And thanks to Simon Says Stamp for for a great STAMPtember!

Thanks for stopping by–

Take care–Jill

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STAMPtember with Honey Bee Stamps!

Fun news! Honey Bee Stamps has a beautiful collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember!! You can find this lovely set called Fall Beauty HERE.

The main feature stamp can hold the card on it’s own, so it doesn’t take much to make it shine. I think there are going to be some awesome examples of this lovely colored!

I kept things simple, because I wanted to make a card set.

I fussy cut out the edge of the stamp after white heat embossing it. I love when detailed stamps are kept simple–the stamp does all the work!

Fall Colors: Perfect!

These sweet sentiments make it easy to complete the simple cards!

Lastly, because I love Fall, I had to make a fall card to use this sentiment. For this I squished a bunch of Distress Inks to create the mish mash of color.

I white heat embossed the one leaf repeatedly and added some splats and stitching to polish it all off.

Autumn changing is beautiful! My FAVORITE! 🙂

Again, here is the full set, Fall Beauty, so you can see all the lovely!

Honey Bee Clear Stamps FALL BEAUTY STAMPtember 2019 Exclusive Preview Image

You can find allllllll things STAMPtember HERE! And Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along again to celebrate this STAMPtember collaboration with Honey Bee Stamps! ❤

One additional little note: Honey Bee Stamps created a special stamp set to support relief efforts of Hurricane Dorian. You can see the set and pre-order that HERE. It’s called Hope Anchors the Soul.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your STAMPtember!

Take care–Jill

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