Cornucopia of projects! :)

Happy Wednesday!
I’m usually pretty good about posting all my projects on my blog, but this last month + has been a little crazier than normal. I always try to figure out if it’s just the new normal, or if it is just busier that usual. I’m hoping for the later this time! ๐Ÿ™‚
Anywho–here is a few cards/projects I have made recently that haven’t made it here yet. ๐Ÿ™‚
First up, this fun card using Paper Smooches Huge Hugs and dies AND Huge Hugs 2! This was for my son’s last day of school this year. ๐Ÿ™‚
I actually used my Scor-Tape as a stencil. It was sitting on my desk, so it worked out well! I just brushed some Distress Ink in there and then gave it a little water spritz for some texture. Fun!
The whale and fish are covered in Glossy Accents! Love that little addition. I think I may go through a whole bottle this month. LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚
Here are projects I created for teachers and staff at school this Spring:
Love how fun these are! I used Paper Smooches Fruitasticย and the Thanks So Much Die. For the tags below, I used the Paper Smooches Pencil Dies and the Lovely Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.
Here is a quick pick of some tags I stamped up for some crafty friends. Love this little bunny from Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush! (I didn’t think to take a more finessed photo, but I thought they are too cute not to share!)
These next cards use a combination of Paper Smooches Pineapple Crush stamps and Ellen Hutson’s Wonky Backdrops. Such fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I also used the retired a Paper Smooches set for the sentiment, but this one is an excellent sub in, Many Thanks.)
This next card uses Winnie and Walter’sย  Framed and Our Town. Love how this turned out. I made it at a crafty retreat and I used someone’s stencil for the background too. But I didn’t write down the name of it. ๐Ÿ™‚
Next up, is this card I made using WPlus9 Feathers and Florals and Avery Elle’s Many Thanks. This floral set was sent to me from some crafty friends, and I’m so glad to have inked it up!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been using a lot of flowers lately!? Must be the season ๐Ÿ˜‰ .
And last but not least, here are some teacher cards I made last fall. These great teacher stamps are all from Lil’ Inker Designs. LOVE these so very much! ๐Ÿ™‚ Again, I borrowed these great products from some crafty friends. I only wished they all lived closer to create together more often. โค
Alrighty! I hope you have enjoyed this mixed bag of projects I had yet to blog! I like to keep my blog up to date. It’s a great way to track my projects if I ever want to look back . ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you for stopping by again today! ๐Ÿ™‚
Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

If you follow me on Instagram, you have likely seen these projects already ๐Ÿ˜‰ : jilldhawkins

Whale, Hello :)

I quite enjoy this happy little whale from Paper Smooches new Huge Hugs stamps and dies! This card was so fun to make and I really enjoy how it turned out. It makes me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚
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This whale stamps awesome. I did use my MISTI to double up stamping, making it a deeper black (is that possible?). But it stamps solid straightaway. Always a bonus for us stampers. I used Distress Inks and blended them on this panel. Once in a *whAle*, I get a blend that makes me ooooh and ahhh! โค
Plus, I ALWAYS enjoy Paper Smooches punny sentiments <3. They are THE best!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You will find all the new Paper Smooches productsย HERE. Next week we hop to share April’s release! It’s filled with smiles!

Thanks for stopping by today–have a great FRIDAY!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins ๐Ÿ™‚

A Ear-y Twist & Dinos! :)

I thought I would use the new Paper Smooches Dog die in a different way too: Ears or mountains?! Haaaa!
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I had this one in my head and had to get it out! I also used the Huge Hugs! Seriously, this Dino: โค โค ! I colored the Dino with Copic markers and gave him and his balancing hearts some dimension with foam tape. I used my white pen to snow cap the mountains.jill_cat-and-dog-die_huge-hugs_00
For this card, I also used bits from the following: Heart Frame Die, Feathered Friends Icon dies, and Snowdrifts dies.
Here are a few more Dino-mite cards to enjoy using the new Dinosaur Die! Once I started, I couldn’t stop using him/her! ๐Ÿ™‚
This one also uses the Tag Stitched die. This little guy is Wild! He is riding the Bicycle die ๐Ÿ™‚Also, the sentiment is from the new Huge Hugs 2 set. โค Paper Smooches sentiments! Of course, I had to make this little cutie a girl too! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is made with the Love Word 2 die, Heart Frame die, and the Dainty Flowers 2 die.
She is too cute!! Eeeep! I love the navy and pink together.

You will find all the new Paper Smooches productsย HERE. ย 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a Dino-mite weekend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper Smooches March DT Hop

Hey hey!! March is coming in FAST! February has been a wacky month, so I am ready to rock March, and so is Paper Smooches! Buckle up crafty friends, because there is a lot of creative POW about to hit!


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWย Paper Smoochesย MARCH 2017 release with you! ย THREEย new stamp sets and FIVEย new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on February 28th. 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 – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at theย PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR 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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, February 26thย to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogย on Monday,ย February 27thย to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her. ย We are all in for a treat!

Jill Hawkins <— ๐Ÿ™‚

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, I used the soon to be released Cat & Dog Card Dies! Shaped cards? YES please!!ย  I chose to make a cute kitty for my first go: Those eyelashes! โค

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I kept this one pretty simple because the dies do all the work. Love that! I added some big googley eyes for added fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ This sentiment is from the forthcoming PS stamp set, Critter Card Puns.jill_cat-dog-card-die_inside

This die set is chock full of fun pieces that you can add or mix up and use in different ways! Eeeep! Wait until you check out all the other fun shaped dies coming from PS this month too! They are fun to use and surely fun to receive! ๐Ÿ™‚

One last Happy Birthday shout out to Paper Smooches, and turning Six in February!! Looking forward to many more years of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gah! This release is going to be super fun! Be sure to follow the whole hop! Your next stop is: Kalyn Kepner ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins