October Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s October Release Countdown! Today’s is as fun as yesterday’s!

Today I used the VERY soon to be released Bow on the Border Die. This bow is so bold it really holds a card all on its own—fabulousness! It’s great for the holidays, but I think I like it more for anytime of the year! πŸ™‚ The sentiment is from the newΒ String of Lights Stamp Set.Β (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, October 1st)

I die cut the bow on the border of a panel and inlaid the patterned paper, tying a gift tag on. I was intending to make a birthday card, but then this red and white striped card happened and then it became about the holidays. ❀

Be sure to check out the NEW product from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new product shown above will be available via the link tomorrow, OctoberΒ 1st! πŸ™‚

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there next!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! There you can hop to all the Design Members’s posts to see their projects! πŸ™‚

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins


Thank You Notes

Happy Almost Christmas! Just popping in to share a couple *Thank You* notes. One I made back in the fall and forgot to share, and this holiday one I made last night. Because: Crafty therapy! πŸ™‚

Eeeeep is this the cutest little sleigh full or what? πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s Sledding Critters and the coordinating die HERE. For the background I blended on Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink. ❀

I usedΒ Copic Markers to color these cuties and added Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, and some Nuvo drops. So fun! I ❀ THIS stamp from Avery Elle, so naturally this is the winter counterpart πŸ˜‰ . (Check out a card I made with the Birthday Bus stamp/die HERE!)

Next up, I made the Thank You card below using THIS unique stamp from Concord & 9th. They always have some clever goods over there! πŸ™‚ Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp! Hooray!

you can tell by the pumpkin in the pic, I made this back in the Fall, so it has more of an autumn feel.

lso used Concord &Β  9th’s Many Thanks dies to create the focal point speech bubble. I have always been a HUGE fan of speech bubbles, and this one is large and FUN! πŸ™‚

Ok, that is all from me today! I had a busy day of laundry, baking and family fun! More to do on all that tomorrow too!! πŸ™‚

Have a Happy Christmas All!Β  Jill πŸ™‚

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#WCMD2015 #mftstamps

PrintHappy World Card Making DAY! I mean, this is OUR holiday card makers!! Love. It.

You are going to want to hop to the MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog after you finish here because it is a FULL day over there. Seriously. Every two hours, there is a new post! Sounds to me like *card making inspiration* heaven! I can’t wait to see what my teammates made and Ms. SRO has written. Susan wrote NINE posts for TODAY. NINE! I can’t write that many in a week, let alone for one day. πŸ™‚ Seriously, an amazing group!

So, here is my card I made for this happy day:

hawkins_jill_merryandbright_WMI am naturally quite happy to use this new Snow Drifts Cover Up. I mean, wow. So many possibilities!! πŸ™‚ I then die cut the vellum strip to lay over two of the wave sections so I could heat emboss a sentiment (Joyous Christmas Sentiments). And I also used the new Snowflake Flurry stamps. I do love snow flakes. They can be used for MONTHS. And they will. πŸ˜‰ I stamped all the snowflakes on the pieces and blended the inks onto them.

New My Favorite Things release goodies! Oh this is a fun month at MFT my friends! :hawkins_jill_merryandbright_00_WM

Ok. Then I had to make two more cards for the occasion. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_holly jolly_wmI heat embossed this sentiment, so in person, it stands out a bit more. Kept everything else simple.hawkins_jill_holly jolly_00_wmHere is the third card I made:

hawkins_jill_bright_wmPretty straightforward πŸ™‚ Die cut the die cut πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bright_00_wmAll of these cards will very likely have a stamped Thank You sentiment on the inside. You’ll want to read more about that on the MFTC&I post HERE! πŸ™‚

I thank you for hopping by here today! You must continue onward to the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog because of all the AWESOME there today and also because of the PRIZES!!! Hello!!! πŸ™‚

This time slot’s prizes: LLD-47 Stay Cool stamp set AND MFT-783 Cool Cup Die-namics (LOVE THESE!)

You can find me on Instagram here: jilldhawkins, Facebook here: Fastest Turtle, or subscribe to this blog of mine πŸ™‚

My first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:


My second card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

My third card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by!  πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend! Make a CARD!! and mail it!! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

to you from me…

hawkins_jill_to u from me_TheΒ AEIβ™₯U Challenge this month is Inlaid Die Cuts!! Oh dear, one of my favorite things to do! So here’s my entry…To You From Me πŸ˜‰

Non-holiday products to make a holiday card–Fun!

This is a lot of die cutting, and that panel takes a beating running it through the machine so much, but it’s worth it! So enjoyable. πŸ™‚ A couple of tags stamped, cut out…and Bam! πŸ˜‰

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Challenge 19

Love me some Avery Elle-ments dies. Ooooooweeee. πŸ™‚ Here’s a few more: here, here & here!

…And the random winner from the World Card Making Day Blog Hop is….#32: Amy Jones #8546! Thanks to you Amy for your kind comments and to everyone who took the time to leave one–they were fun to read! πŸ™‚ Amy please go to the “About” section, and fill out the comment form including your name, mailing address and email. I’ll send the crafty fun out to you! πŸ˜‰

Thank you for stopping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: Avery Elle-ments: Modern Leaves, Custom Panels & Simply Tags. Avery Elle stamps: Simply Tags: Every Day. (Jute) American Crafts. Hero Arts Dye inks. Cardstock: Paper Source. Bazzill, American Crafts, Hobby Lobby, Micheal’s. Thread.

Holiday 2014: PC&S December

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Happy Christmas! Oh wait, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! πŸ™‚ Let’s hope I get cards made for Thanksgiving…My gratitude list is truly endless.

This card had the good fortune of being published in the December Issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking’s “Creative Sketch”. Just when you get stumped for new ideas, BAM! πŸ™‚ PC&S Inspiration. People make really good stuff. πŸ˜‰

I used my favorite #’s and “Joy Flair” …love me some flair! (“…make the minimum 37 pieces of flair?!”, Office Space. Hilarious!)

Happy…um…Holiday Season! Yes, let’s go with that! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by…your comments are always so kind!

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Quinn’s 123’s) Lawn Fawn, (Ali Edward’s “Joy Flair”) Technique Tuesday. Cardstock: Paper Source & Hero Arts cardstock, Hero Arts inks, Prismacolors, blending stumps, thread.