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

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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.

 

Teri Anderson
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

Paper Smooches Flower Frames

Happy Friday! Things are ramping up around here as we cram in the last bits of summer before school starts. It’s another full day today! ๐Ÿ™‚ All good things!

Today I’m sharing these little tags I made with Paper Smooches new Flower Frame dies and the previously released stamp set, New Beginnings 2! They are brown and yellow, and look more fall/”sunflowery” in person! Ha!
(This tag is Paper Smooches Tag Stitched dies. <3)
I LOVE these frames, and I actually will probably use them more as frames. However,ย  I thought it was fun to use them as centerpieces on these tags and my previous cards HERE. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think they are fun to stand on their own! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out all the new Paper Smooches goodies HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT weekend!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches August Pep Rally!

Hooray! It’s one of my favorite days of the month–PS Team Blog Hop Day! If stamping had a holiday, this would be one of my choices. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Buckle up my crafty friends, because as always, Paper Smooches has rocked some awesome goodies available next MONDAY! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on July 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 will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

The super talented, Yana Smkula is filling in for Alice while she visits her family.

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’s my fun projects to share today!
Eeeeeep! How awesome are these new Flower Frames Dies?! I made these cards before I trimmed the dies apart, and look at the bonus coolness you get!
I have since trimmed them apart, and therefore now have three fun little frames and this adorable heart! I love this heart. (I’m kinda picky about hearts and I definitely โค this โค !) ha!
The fantastic part about these cards is, when you die cut the Flower Frame Dies like this from several different cardstocks, you can piece them together for quick cards! I’ll probably have about four-five cards from this one die cut lot. Love that! ๐Ÿ™‚
These sentiments are both from Paper Smooches’ Kindness Sampler. Fantastic set full of ๐Ÿ™‚ sentiments!
Next hop stop:  Karin Akesdotter! ๐Ÿ™‚ Karin always has amazing things to see!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop on and leave comments for chances at the prizes! And save your pennies for Monday, when you can purchase all the fun new products!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins