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! πŸ™‚ So that’s a perk. (Sure it helps there is so much less laundry, but let’s skip that part, shall we?) πŸ˜‰

Today’s first new card is using cutie little Paper Smooches β™₯️!! This card uses all the following Paper Smooches goodies: Sunnyville,Β Sunnyville Icon Dies,Β Inhale Exhale andΒ 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. πŸ™‚

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!! πŸ™‚ I think it’s the best time to send cards right now. ❀ A little touch of the outside world.

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

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. πŸ™‚ shhhhh! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚
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’. ❀

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Make Today Great!

Happy Friday!! Make Today Great! And I am with a little help fromΒ Paper Smooches β™₯️!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches Caffeinated, Caffeinated icon dies, Sunnyville (sentiment), 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. ❀

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! πŸ™‚ I just ❀ this little PS Coffee Cup!!

Be sure to check out the new FebruaryΒ 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 πŸ™‚

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You Rock!

Happy Valentine’s Day crafty friends! Today I am here to share a little loveΒ from Paper Smooches β™₯️!!

For this card, I used Paper Smooches You Rock die,Β Hearts dies, and Hearts Stencil. I sure do adore this stencil! πŸ™‚

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available–be sure to check it all out!!

Hope your day and weekend is filled with friendship and love!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Stitching Thanks

Happy Friday! I’m here today sharing a Paper Smooches card I stitched. First, let me say that my cursive is a bit rusty–Ha! So my stitches are a wee bit off. You can see the Design Team’s cards HERE, and they have more skills in the cursive department! Haaaaa!! (Don’t tell my third grade teacher! πŸ˜‰ )

Of course, I still think it is a sweet card, I’m just off a couple of stitches. πŸ˜‰ I kept it very simple so the stitching could shine. I added a couple of little hearts for some ❀ and some simple sewing . (I used a green DMC floss for the Thanks.)

The Paper Smooches stitching dies are just delightful and I love that they give cards a different kind of flare. Plus, when I’m organized ahead of time, I like to take them with me and stitch them on the go. Besides coloring, I can’t really haul all the card making stuff along anywhere, so I love this! πŸ˜‰

Paper Smooches: Stitching Thanks die, Hearts Dies.

The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE. Be sure to check out the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!


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Hello Honey

I cannot stand the cuteness of the Paper Smooches bees!! Each and every one of them I just adore! BEEcause they are adorable! ❀

I colored these guys and their little beehive there with Copic Markers and added them all to these die cut patterned paper elements. 2018 was the year I tried to use more purple….TRIED. And 2019 is the year I try to use more patterned paper. Because I may or may not have a *few* sheets of it.

Paper Smooches: Bee Mine, Bee Mine Icon Dies, Duo Die 4, Hearts Dies. ❀

Buzz over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the PS Team inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by–have a great weekend! We are in for a big snowstorm here!


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Glad We Met

We are almost to the weekend people–we’re going to make it! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m here to share my Friday Paper Smooches card, and I just really enjoy this one because I ❀ this sentiment!! And crazy because I don’t think I had ever stamped it before? β™₯️. Well, you know what I’m going to be stamping on all the things now, right? πŸ™‚

I die cut all the elements and then adhered them all down on the lil’ notebook die cut. I thought I’d foam mount that, but then I decided I’d rather stitch it down instead. So there you have it. All added to a scored panel. πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches: Notebook Basic,Β Word Bubbles,Β Hearts Dies,Β Lovely Thoughts

Pop over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the latest Design Team projects there!

Thank you for stopping by!Β  πŸ™‚


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Miss You

Happiest first Friday of the New Year! Hope you are all having a great year so far. πŸ™‚

Today, I’m sharing this sweet little Paper SmoochesΒ card.

For this card, I scored the base and then added all the die cuts inside the simple frame. I put two layers of the skyline and a few more layers of the hearts to make that stand up taller. Love how this one turned out. I also very much-loved sending this. ❀

Paper Smooches: Super 2,Β Scallop Frame Die,Β Hearts Dies,Β All Year Cheer.

Be sure to pop on over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the latest Design Team inspiration there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fantabulous weekend! πŸ™‚


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I Miss Your Face

Hello and Happy Friday–hope your Halloween was a good one! We have too much candy here now, but it will be dispersed down different avenues and be long gone soon. πŸ™‚

Today, I’m sharing this sweet Paper Smooches card. I LOVE this sentiment and wanted to keep it simple. πŸ™‚

I die cut the hearts from felt and added them on with some stitching. Then I stamped the sentiment simply and added some scoring lines to finish off the panel.

I just love the sweet simplicity of it. πŸ™‚ But I do laugh at how long it takes to come to this simplicity sometimes? Haaaaa! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches: Hearts DiesΒ andΒ Fun & Flirty.

Here’s a link to the ever fun to seeΒ Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great autumn weekend! πŸ™‚


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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! πŸ™‚ Ha!

Today, I’m popping in to share this sweet Paper Smooches card. πŸ˜‰ I just think this little cactus is so sweet! ❀

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. ❀

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

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

Thank you for stopping by!


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