Special Delivery

Hope you all had a good weekend! Our son is on Spring Break here (finally) and we are embracing it to the fullest on Day One of no school. ๐Ÿ™‚ ha!

Here’s some more fun from Concord & 9th! This set is called Special Delivery.

I decided after making these that watercolor applied with a brush to a detailed image is NOT my thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ haaa! But they did grow on me a little after I added them to this card using some of the Half Moon Paper ย from Paper Smooches. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think I just like things a little more precise and if you look at these (don’t do it! ha!), they are not. Ha! That’s ok…I embracing the watercolor looseness or trying to anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

This set, Special Delivery, from Concord & 9th is too fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find it HERE and Paper Smooches Half Moon Paper HERE.

And I made another, very similar, I thought I’d share too:

Fun for a Birthday, perhaps?

Supplies: Concord & 9th: Special Delivery; Paper Smooches Half Moon Paper.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your week is a good one! I hope to be back again this week sharing some more cards. Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚


Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Mail Those Cards :)

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are all finding ways to deal with our temporary changes in the world. I personally have never been so on top of laundry in my life! ๐Ÿ™‚ So that’s a perk. (Sure it helps there is so much less laundry, but let’s skip that part, shall we?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today’s first new card is using cutie little Paper Smooches โ™ฅ๏ธ!! This card uses all the following Paper Smooches goodies: Sunnyville,ย Sunnyville Icon Dies,ย Inhale Exhale andย Fab Frames.

It also features the Rainbow Sherbet paper. Goodness–wouldn’t this be so sweet to find in your mailbow? Love this little smile!

Here’s a quick little video link to me coloring this little cutie sun and cloud from Paper Smooches: jilldhawkins on IG. It is FAR from perfect, but i enjoy it all nonetheless. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I thought I’d just share these cards I have been making and finishing up to mail out. I have likely mailed out over 50 cards since this all started and I have more to send next week. But I am definitely going to need to MAKE more!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it’s the best time to send cards right now. โค A little touch of the outside world.

I love using a bunch of different postage stamps too. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you follow me on Instagram, these are not new to you likely, but thought I’d share them here on my blog too.

First up, here’s some fun from Concord & 9th!

This was a promo set Concord & 9th was giving away with orders, but THIS SET HERE is fun and delightful as well….I may or may not have this one too. ๐Ÿ™‚ shhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s called Rainbow Wishes (stamps) and Rainbow Wishes (dies). You can get both the stamps and dies together HERE.


Once last handful of cards– I don’t own this Paper Hug die from The Stamp Market, but I borrowed it from a friend on a crafty weekend to create a handful of cards, many moons ago and just finished them all up! ๐Ÿ™‚
Hope your day is a good one and you can find some time to mail out some sunshine too! You can find fun envelopes from Taylored Expressions HERE and you can even order postage stamps online–if you need them! Just sayin’. โค

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Make Today Great!

Happy Friday!! Make Today Great! And I am with a little help fromย Paper Smooches โ™ฅ๏ธ!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches Caffeinated, Caffeinated icon dies, Sunnyville (sentiment),ย Hearts dies, Half Moon Paper, and Rainbow Sherbet paper. I pieced it all together, scored the card panel and added some stitching to pull it all together. โค

I can’t remember the last time I did too much paper piecing like this and I so enjoy how it turned out. Such fun to make and I can’t wait to pop it in the mail! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just โค this little PS Coffee Cup!!

Be sure to check out the new Februaryย Paper Smooches release! The Paper Smooches Design Team will be sharing the March Release next week!! I can’t wait to share the fun with you all!


Hope your day and weekend is GREAT!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hola!

Happy Friday!! Hola from me and a littleย Paper Smooches โ™ฅ๏ธ!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches new Happy Hellos Stamps. I sure do love this little Hola avacado! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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


Hope your day and weekend is filled with smiles!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

i love you

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing another card with this great new die from Paper Smooches January Release. Check out all the new products HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚


I started out with the I Heart You dies and added the Embroidery Hoop die.

I cut all the cardstock into strips and die cut the sentiment. Then used the Paper Smooches Rainbow Sorbet papers which worked perfectly! I am looking forward to giving this one to someone I love. ๐Ÿ™‚


Be sure to check out all of the January Paper Smooches release! โ™ฅ๏ธ


Thanks for stopping by!!ย Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

i love you

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing this cozy card with the new papers and new die from Paper Smooches January Release. Check out all the new products HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚


Black and White and Red all over indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a great new set of I Heart You dies (saying I Love You) with Kim’s fantastic whimsy handwriting! So many things to do with this little gem!

I die cut the sentiment out and matted it, adding it all to a die cut frame (using the Scallop Frame Dies) and the Half Moon Paper. The plaid is so fun and I love the cozy feel of this card. ๐Ÿ™‚


Be sure to check out all of the NEW Paper Smooches release! โ™ฅ๏ธ


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins