25 Days of Christmas Tags with Paper Smooches!!

Hello and happiest Friday!

Today, I am sharing a couple tags that I made for my friend Tracey McNeely‘s 25 Days ofΒ  Christmas Tags!

This first tag uses one of my favorite Paper Smooches dies for the holidays. I do believe I would use it other times of the year too though, for the record. πŸ™‚ It is called Evergreens Dies and the sentiment is from Spreading Joy!

For this tag, I used Stitching Basics Dies which is just as it says–basics that can be used for EVERYTHING! ❀ that! For the dots, I used the Patternology stamp set with silver ink.
Gah! I do love tags! For both, I used Paper Smooches For You Tag. I think I use it all the time. πŸ™‚

The November ReleaseΒ from Paper Smooches can be foundΒ HERE! πŸ™‚

And be sure to check out Tracey McNeely‘s Blog HERE to find out all the inside scoop on today with Paper Smooches and allllllll the days of Tracey’s amazing tags! I pretty much want them all! shhhh! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Thank you one of my favorite Canadians and one of the best people I know, Tracey, for having me along to celebrate this fantastic share of tags you cultivate! ❀

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Thanks, Teacher!

Good Morning! Happy Friday to you! Today, I thought it appropriate to share a back-to-school Paper Smooches card. My son started school this week and we are in full swing again! πŸ™‚

I so adore this lil’ apple and his pearly whites. And I cannot seem to use him without googley eyes. πŸ˜‰

I gave the tag texture with the Triangle Die and the base some funk with the scoring. I colored the apple with Copics.

Paper Smooches: Fruitastic, Smarty Pants, Triangle Die, For You Tag

Don’t forget the Paper Smooches Blog has something new to see all the time!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Dude, …Chill

Happy Freezing Friday all! I have a couple of Paper Smooches snowman cards to share today! I ❀️ snowmen, and snow ladies! πŸ™‚

This first card uses Paper Smooches new Snowman Card Dies–I cannot get over the cute!

I haven’t purchased a new patterned paper pad in about two years now–Gasp! I know, I too am impressed I made it that long! But I knew I needed some plaid, so down I fell and scooped up one 6 x 6 pad last month. LOL! Totally worth it, right? πŸ™‚

The fun glasses are PS Glasses Dies and the sentiment is from the Freezy Fella set. I just added some twig arms I cut using black scraps. Annnnnnd of course, some giant googley eyes! I tried not to, but it happened anyway! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the new Wine Sampler for this fun sentiment and the snow man is from the previously released Swanky Snowdudes set. Snowman ❀ ! πŸ™‚

I scored the card panel before adding the For You tags. I colored the snowman with Copics.

Eeeeep! Love these snowcards! Perfect timing as we received our first dusting. πŸ™‚

Ok, I’m off to tackle the CRAZY LONG To Do list! Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Body Language

Happy Friday! It feels like two weeks are wrapping up this week, and I can’t grasp it is actually Friday today? The holiday always throws me off! πŸ™‚

Today I am sharing a handful of cards I made with the new Body Language stamp set and icons dies! I could not stop using them! They just really crack me up!
Seriously, PUNTASTIC in every way! πŸ™‚
I could not resist putting the sunglasses on from the Pineapple 2 Die. I covered them with Glossy Accents for added flair. πŸ˜‰
(This patterned paper above I have been coveting for years! Eeeeek I used it!)
“Are you KIdney me?” THIS is possibly my favorite of the sentiments. So funny to me! I read it with a “You’re killin’ me Smalls!” inflection. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping my brother gets a kick out of them too!
Let’s Belly Laugh!
How cute is this organ? LOL! πŸ™‚ It’s the eyelashes that sell it. Not to mention the tiny little arms! Haaaa!
Take a Deep Breath.
I love the sweetness of these lungs, making it through together. ❀
For all these cards, I used Paper Smooches’ For You Tag die! This tag rocks–I ❀ its little shape.Β  πŸ™‚
I colored all these cute organs with Copic markers. I coated some with Glossy Accents and added googley eyes to others. I also used a lot of patterned paper! Whooooot! A couple of these PP are my coveted ones, so I’m amazed I used them–haaa! I’m sure my fellow cardmakers can relate to that quandary!
I can’t wait to give these to friends and family! πŸ™‚
You can enjoy all the new July Paper Smooches HERE!πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend!
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Garden Greetings!

Happy Friday! I am back on my Friday Paper Smooches schedule this week! Last week, we were out-of-town having fun with family. But I’m getting back on track slowly this week! πŸ™‚

If you haven’t seen it all, Paper Smooches June release is available HERE!

I made these projects I’m sharing today with the new Garden Greetings stamp set and dies. This set isΒ  fun to color! πŸ™‚

First up, is one of my favorite cards this month–This stamp and matching die makes just the sweetest little thank you card!

The added bee slays me! πŸ™‚Β  I colored these flowers with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents, letting them dry overnight. I added the image to a card panel that I reverse scored repeatedly. I finished it all off with a stitched “window” and some sparkly sequins! πŸ™‚

This BFF below, was one of the first things I colored from this set. ❀ Some nights, you just want to color!

The cutest little bees are from the Courteous Cuties (seriously the cutest!) set, with matching dies.

I added Glossy Accents to these images as well. I think I was determined to go through a whole bottle this last month or so!Β  LOL! πŸ™‚

This tag die is the For You tag die. I love its squatty look! I finished off this card with some twine and stitching. πŸ™‚

Gah, it’s all such fun!! (You can find the card I shared previously using this set HERE.) ❀

Thanks for stopping by again! Have an awesome weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚




Paper Smooches Sweets!

It’s Friday, and soon the end of February? What!? Wow!

(If you are in search of my Paper Smooches DT Hop post, scroll down, or click HERE.) πŸ™‚

I thought I’d pop back in sharing some yummy cards using Paper Smooches! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want a giant sweet after making these. LOL πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from the new Let’s Celebrate stamp set. 


Yum! For this lollipop card above, I used my favorite technique of lining up paper strips and die cutting through them. It is a little time-consuming to glue all the strips down, but SO worth it! I feel like I get a fun result every time. I probably wouldn’t do it again with a fine die (haaaaa!), but it all worked out. πŸ™‚


A sweet card for someone sweet πŸ˜‰jill_sweets-dies2

These treats are made from the new PS Sweet Dies. For this little cake card, I also used the recently released, For You Tag die. I love the little size of it! πŸ™‚

Have an awesome weekend! Thanks for popping in!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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You Are Loved

I thought I’d pop in with some newΒ  Paper Smooches fun to share!

hawkins_jill_you-are-loved For this card, I used the new PS You Are Loved die and the SUPER stinkin’ cuteΒ  Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2. I also used the Snow Drifts die for him to sit on. Oh my word, how cute are these critters!!?hawkins_jill_you-are-loved_This cute turtle below I colored up straight away! I super love him! πŸ™‚ I added him to the new For You Tag die, and popped him on a quick card, with a little stitching. πŸ™‚ I colored both of these critters with Copic Markers. hawkins_jill_turtley_wm I also used the new Courteous Cuties Icons dies. I had to color every critter, and die cut them all out. I think I’ve used them all now? So, so cute! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_turtley_00_wm

I’m so glad Kim has a new batch of critters to enjoy! Check out all the new stuff HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚


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