Happy Mom’s Day!

Hello! Happy Mom’s Day to all those celebrating today in every which title and name you hold โ™ฅ๏ธ and big hugs to those who need it today.

Today I am sharing these cards I made with Paper Smooches โ™ฅ๏ธ!! ๐Ÿ™‚

These cards are made with the following from Paper Smooches: Rad Roses, Flower Frame Dies, All Year Cheer, Kindness Sampler.

I think these all turned out so sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚ As you can see, I did a lot of scoring, both for the circle Flower Frames and then as frames around the perimeter. Scoring is always a win in my book. ๐Ÿ™‚

This Rad Roses die fits the bill every time! ๐Ÿ™‚ The blue one below is the one I made first. I love this sentiment from the Kindness Sampler.

I added a few simple stitches to each, and fortunately, my sewing machine was up for the tiny circular challenge. Phew! ๐Ÿ™‚

And then I decided I should make them for our Moms and get them in the mail. Hopefully they arrive before today! ๐Ÿ™‚
Yellow is a fave!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and week ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! โค

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Peppermint Season!

Happy Peppermint Season friends! It is sort of a running joke for me to lament Pumpkin Spice season and long for Peppermint Season –haaaa! It’s finally officially ok to declare it so! Bwaaahaaahaaa! I thought I’d celebrate with a funย Paper Smooches card!

I love alphabet sets and Paper Smooches has some of my faves.ย  You can make any sentiment you want! โค

I’m hoping to mail this card to my peppermint loving friend before this posts. โค I hope she gets a kick out of it too!

Paper Smooches: ย Alphadot,ย Flower Frame Dies,ย Stitched Square Die.

You can head over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out the latest there!

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

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Thank You

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m here sharing a new Paper Smooches card. I can never ever have enough Thank You cards ready to roll! ๐Ÿ™‚

I die cut everything and adhered it down, and then die cut the die cuts to complete the card. I also did some embossing with the cross stitch die before adding some final stitching to the panel. ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought this turned out so bright and cheerful! ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper Smooches: Thank You Die,ย Flower Frame dies,ย Deco Edge Dies,ย Stitched Square Die

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches Blog for new inspiration everyday!

Have a great weekend!

Jill

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Whale, Hello

It’s Friday! And that means a new Paper Smooches card! ๐Ÿ˜‰

For this card, I scored the pink card panel and then die cut the Flower Frame out, adhering it back in with some tape behind it. I then die cut the Wavy Pattern die with two different cardstocks and pieced that together on the card base, adding some simple stitching when done with that. I stamped the whale with a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad and die cut him out. Stamping the sentiment on a small piece of cardstock, I trimmed it out and adhered everything down with some foam tape, adding some small staples to finish it all off. โค

Paper Smooches: Huge Hugs, Huge Hugs Icons Dies,ย  Flower Frame Dies, Wavy Pattern Dies.

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches Blog –have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by!

Jill

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Free Hugs!

It’s the last day of school here!! I’m most excited about not packing any more lunches for a while! whoooohoooo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ha!

Today, I’m popping in to share this sweet Paper Smooches card. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just think this little cactus is so sweet! โค

After stamping with Copic friendly ink, I die cut the little cactus out. After that, I colored the cactus with Copic markers. I die cut the flower frame and added that the card panel with some stitching and the sentiment. I adhered the cactus with foam. I added the cute little hearts with some Wink of Stella sparkle and some Glossy Accents on top of that.

This card ended up being so sweet to me, I had to give it to someone I love immediately. โค

Paper Smooches:ย Comforting Hugs, Comforting Hugs Icons dies, Flower Frame Dies, Hearts Dies.

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog for great projects–Every. Single. Day ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Have a Nice Day!

Happy Friday the 13th to you! I thought this was a fun idea to make a Paper Smooches card with a chicken inside the TV! ๐Ÿ™‚ Haaaaa!

I stamped and masked the TV (to stamp the chicken inside) and then colored the TV and chicken with Copic Markers. I cut the flower frame from patterned paper and added some stitching to it and the card base after scoring. Stitching is also the best kind of “glue”! ๐Ÿ˜‰Paper Smooches products: Wake Up, Boob Tubes + Dies, Word Bubbles, Flower Frame Dies.

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog for lots of inspiration from the AWESOME Paper Smooches Design Team! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! Have a NICE weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Paper Smooches November Pep Rally!

Hooray! Welcome to my stop for the November Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! I’m excited to share some super cuteness on my post below—eeeeep! But first, here’s all the info! ๐Ÿ™‚


PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWย Paper Smoochesย NOVEMBER 2017 release with you!ย  TWOย newย stamp sets and FOURย newย dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 30th. ย You will find our new productsย HEREย once they go live. ย 

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!ย 

The prize – aย $25. gift code to choose what you like at theย PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOURย winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theย PS Blogย 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!ย  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check theย Paper Smooches blogย on Monday, October 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)


For my project today, I used the very-soon-to-be-released-uber-cute Paper Smooches Baby Bird Icon dies…and of course, the new stamp set Baby Birds! If you could see how many Baby Birds I have colored and die cut into a pile already… ๐Ÿ™‚ haaaaa!

Are these guys not the tweetest!? AND there are a bunch more on this awesome new Baby Bird set! I colored these with my Copic markers and just added some stitching on the card panel. Meep!

Also, for the background of this card, I used the Flower Frames dies as a stencil with some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. I added the sentiment and the cutie birds to the panel with foam dimensional adhesive. I just โค them! That “meep” makes me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next stop on our Paper Smooches Pep Rally Hop:ย  Karin Akesdotter! ๐Ÿ™‚ You are sure to be delighted with Karin’s project!

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for a chance to win a Paper Smooches prize!! ๐Ÿ™‚

All the new goodies will be releasing October 30th–that’s Monday! A day early!! Hooray!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches October Pep Rally!

It’s Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! And it’s all about the HOLIDAYS! Lots of great new ideas and goodies to use! eeep! I haven’t even scratched the surface myself!!   ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on September 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 will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

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class=”xg_user_generated”>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)

AND, we have something special to share…we partnered up with XYRON this week.

Our designers received Xyron adhesives to use on their October projects and Xyron’s design team were given Paper Smooches stamps to create with.  They are sharing their Paper Smooches cards on the their blogs this week. You can find them all HERE


For my project today, I used the super fun and festive new Paper Smooches Santa Card dies! Eeeeeeeeep! How cute is he?! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonus that we received Xyron adhesives to use on our projects this month! The Xyron sticker maker makes this Santa a breeze to piece together. I am always amazed when I peel up that plastic topper and BOOM: Sticker! Love. It. You can check out the Xyron Sticker Maker HERE. It’s a staple for a crafty stash. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For Santa’s face, I decided it would be fun to use the Flower Frames dies. These Santa Card dies cut a larger beard to fill a card front, but I trimmed mine down to work on the Flower Frame. I added a little Liquid Applique to his hat brim and a huge pom-pom! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh what fun it is!

His cheeks are rosy!! ๐Ÿ™‚ For the background, I used Paper Smooches Graffiti alpha set to create the repeated HO HO HO! Don’t you just love his bushy eyebrows?! โค

I also used the Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere the larger elements and the panel to the card base. I am a fan of this tape runner because I don’t have to refill it nearly as often as I do some of my smaller runners. Big fan of that! Thank you for sharing your awesome stickiness with us this month Xyron! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next stop on our Paper Smooches Pep Rally Hop:  Karin Akesdotter! ๐Ÿ™‚ Karin wow’s me constantly! Geesh! โค

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for a chance to win some Paper Smooches goodness! Merry Christmas! Errr, I mean, Happy Fall! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Magic Wishes

Happy Friday All! If you are looking for my Paper Smooches DT Pep Rally post, please click HERE.


Today I’m sharing a couple of fun cards using Paper Smooches August released UNICORN DIE! That’s right, Unicorn Die. I die. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL! I also used the Magical Sampler stamp set and Flower Frames dies for this first card. Eeeeeep! Magical! ๐Ÿ™‚

For my first card, I embraced the unicorn and all her rainbowness! ๐Ÿ™‚ (<—- Yup, that’s a word. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

And of course, I had to add a googley eye, but take care not to cover up her eyelashes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For this next card, I took another route using the same die. Kim is always thinking, and made the unicorn’s alicorn separate, so you can create a horse, or a zebra, or whatever your crafty heart desires. โค that!!

I used Distress Inks for the background and made a sparkly little grass patch for this fun horse to stand on. The leaves are from the Wavy Wishes set. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think this little Unicorn die will be used a lot around here, making birthday cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can check out the NEWย Paper Smoochesย August releaseย HERE! And be sure to hop along with us for a sneak peek at the September release, and your chances to win a Paper Smooches Gift Card! Wooooooooohoooo! You can start HERE on the Paper Smooches blog from yesterday.

Hope your weekend feels long and relaxing!

ย Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Smile!

Popping in to share a card I made with Paper Smooches new Flower Frame dies and the previously released stamp sets, Kindness Sampler and Best Buds! The combo makes such a sweet card! ๐Ÿ™‚
I stamped the card base with the little flower stamps from the Best Buds set.
I watercolored these flowers with my Zig clean color markers. I cannot decide if I need any more colors of those or not. Some I have are so similar, they are almost the same? LOL
For another way to use these frames, check my previous post HERE. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for the Paper Smooches Pep Rally โค !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins