Hooray for a Holiday weekend here in the US! I hope you have some fantastic plans for the long weekend! ❀

I’m popping in to share this Paper Smooches card today. I thought this would be fitting to send this weekend, with its patriotic color scheme! I sooooo enjoyed making this card. I completely enjoy inlaying all those pieces, and then making it all work, like a puzzle.

I die cut everything and then had to die cut the die cut for the Postage frame…. put it all together, added some stitching and scoring and finished! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used some awesome Paper Smooches goodies: Postage Stamp, Love Word die, Triangle Dies.

Hop over and check out the Paper Smooches Blog for lots of inspiration and the current challenge!! It’s always fun to join in that and there is a fabulous PRIZE! Big fun! πŸ™‚
Happy weekend to all– never-ending gratitude to the men and women that served our country ❀ .

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A Different Kind of PS Love

I just think these Paper Smooches flower dies with their long stems are such fun! For this card however, I chopped those lovely stems right off. The horror! I cringed. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_love_wmI had this card idea floating around in my head for weeks and weeks and finally got it out. The original plan was to use a rainbow of colors though. Then this happened! πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_love_00_wmDefinitely out of my comfort zone combining the uncontrolled watercolors with the precise die cutting! I always like a good challenge though. πŸ˜‰

I stacked a few of the Love die cuts up to give it a little more oomph. I also used the negative to get an “extra” flower.

Paper Smooches supplies: Dainty Flowers dies, Dainty Flowers 2 dies, Love Word die.

I’m again playing along with the new January Paper Smooches Challenge! πŸ™‚ Check it out! Pick four colors (and neutrals, as needed) and make something fun! My first card HERE, I tried to use colors from this photo. This time, I just went rogue! πŸ˜‰

imageHappy Sunday! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚