Warm Wishes!

Good Morning!! It’s a great day to share this cozy Warm Wishesย Paper Smooches card, because we have a SNOW DAY here!!! The snow is now tapering off, but my son is still excited to extend his Thanksgiving break to 6 days! Ha!!

I thought this was a fun way to use this sweet little Paper Smooches Mitten die. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a little tricky to get all those little yellow stitches on there, but in the end, totally worth it. I scored the panel to give it some texture, but it doesn’t show up super duper in these photos. Then I finished it all off with some stitching. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope your neck of the woods is cozy and warm today. โค

Paper Smooches: Embroidery Hoop Die,ย Warm Wishes Die,ย Mitten Die.

You can head over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out the latest there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Happy 2018!!

If you are looking for my Paper Smooches January Pep Rally post, please find that one HERE ๐Ÿ™‚

Just popping in to share a Happy New Year greeting to everyone! Thank YOU for all your kindness in 2017! I sooooo enjoy making cards and sharing them, and I appreciate you taking the time to look and leaving me a smile too!

This Embroidery Hoop die is included in the forthcoming Paper Smooches January release and can be found HEREย  on January 3, 2018! Be sure to follow our January release hop HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Other fun Paper Smooches goodies I used: All Year Cheer stamp set (sentiment), Pineapple Crush (bunny with pineapple) and coordinating dies HERE, Squeaky Clean (tiny dust bunny that I fussy cut ๐Ÿ™‚ ), Mitten Die (tiny heart).

I colored the bunnies with Copic Markers. For the background, I used Distress Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber. Such fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ I added some Wink of Stella to the bunnies and some Glossy Accents to the heart. โค

Be sure to check out my Paper Smooches Pep Rally post HERE and follow our January Release Hop! Prizes to be had (comments close at Midnight tonight, 12/31!) and lots of new goodies to see!

Happiest 2018 to each of you and yours!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Let’s Chill!

Are you Christmas ready?! The jury is still out here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m here to share a fun wintery little Paper Smooches card using the new Let’s Chill die and the new Ribbon Dies. I also used one of my favorite winter goodies, the previously released sweet little PS Mitten Die. ๐Ÿ™‚

I die cut the mitten from white and silver sparkle paper to inlay the stitches. I added some Distress Ink to the background and a fun pink Ribbon to the cuff. Eeeep it turned out so wintery and sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have an awesomely cozy holiday weekend, friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Paper Smooches December DT Hop!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have the good fortune to fill in again this month at Paper Smooches! My crafty little heart is so happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ You are going to fully enjoy this release–it is super warm and cozy! โค

Ok, onto the hop fun!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on November 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog 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!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

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)

Here is my card for today:

hawkins_jill_be-brave_00_wm This MITTEN!! โค I die cut the mitten,and then pieced in different colored stitches to make it bright and cheery. I thought it turned out so spunky! ๐Ÿ™‚ hawkins_jill_be-brave_wmThis new die is aptly named the Mitten Die and the sentiments are from the new Winter Sampler stamp set. Again, another PS sentiment set that knocks it out of the park! โค โค

I thought I’d share a couple more cute mittens:

hawkins_jill_mittens_wmI was going to put these cuties on a card, and then I glued these mini popsicle sticks to them. Then, I *needed* cupcakes. BAM, here they are! ๐Ÿ™‚ hawkins_jill_mittens_00_wmEeeep! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Be sure to follow along on the hop (above links) so you don’t miss out on any of the new Paper Smooches December fun! I’ll share more throughout December too!

Heartfelt thanks to Kim for having me along these couple of months! I have completely enjoyed being a part of the crafty fun–totally delightful! Thank you also, to the PS DT for the <3!

Happy Turkey Day to those celebrating tomorrow! I have SO much to be thankful for. Always.

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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