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