Peppermint Season!

Happy Peppermint Season friends! It is sort of a running joke for me to lament Pumpkin Spice season and long for Peppermint Season –haaaa! It’s finally officially ok to declare it so! Bwaaahaaahaaa! I thought I’d celebrate with a fun Paper Smooches card!

I love alphabet sets and Paper Smooches has some of my faves.  You can make any sentiment you want! ❤

I’m hoping to mail this card to my peppermint loving friend before this posts. ❤ I hope she gets a kick out of it too!

Paper Smooches:  Alphadot, Flower Frame DiesStitched Square Die.

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

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 🙂


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DieCember from Simon Says Stamp!

I’m pretty sure the word DieCember from Simon Says Stamp was meant for me! I enjoy a great die and this one I’m sharing today is just that! I could not enjoy this sentiment more. ❤

For this card, I did one of my favorite alllllll time things and cut these strips of paper all up and glued them on some paper. Then I die cut the sentiment die from white cardstock and added that on top. I debated doing an inlay here and then getting two cards from one, but I ended up just putting the sentiment on top to POP!

This is such a great sentiment to give to your kids or your dear friends! Everyone would love to hear this news!  I reverse scored the card panel quite a bit (I can never get enough scoring! 😉 ) and then added everything on top. I finished it off with some stitching. Rainbowtastic!

You can find this die available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. It’s called: SSS YOU’RE DOING AWESOME Wafer Die for DieCember!

I also used Paper Smooches Postage Stamp dies to give this great sentiment a little frame action. Love the rainbow! I may have said that already. 🙂

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this DieCember release! ❤ I’m so glad I was able to use this die and share! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill

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A Few Bucks…

Hello and Happy Friday! Hope you are cozy in your neck of the woods. 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this cutie lil’ Paper Smooches card with the cutest lil’ reindeer EVER!! 🙂

Oh my word! I squeak when I see his cutie little self! 😉

I thought it would be funny to include a “few bucks” making this sentiment extra punny. It would also be fun to put three of these cuties on a card and use the same sentiment….right?! ❤

I colored him with Copic Markers for the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge–last day today! I scored this panel, added a few paint splats, and added the money and reindeer before stitching it all down. This kind of card just makes me SMILE! ❤

Such a fun holiday set from Paper Smooches: Santa PawsSanta Paws Icons. ❤

Here’s a link to the ever fun Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great wintry weekend! 🙂


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Warm Wishes!

Good Morning!! It’s a great day to share this cozy Warm Wishes 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. 🙂 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. 🙂

I hope your neck of the woods is cozy and warm today. ❤

Paper Smooches: Embroidery Hoop DieWarm Wishes DieMitten 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! 🙂


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I love You THIS Much!

I am soooo glad it is Friday! Yay! That means I’m here to share a fun and super cute lil’ Paper Smooches card!

I added a touch of Copic Marker color to this snowman and die cut him out. I watercolored the base panel and then stamped the sentiment on top and white heat embossed that. I added some black splats and stitching and called it done. Love how simple and colorful it is. 🙂

This is going in my son’s lunchbox one day when it snows. ❤

Paper Smooches: Freezy Fellas

If you haven’t been over to the Paper Smooches Blog lately, be sure to check it out!!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 🙂


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Thank You

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m here sharing a new Paper Smooches card. I can never ever have enough Thank You cards ready to roll! 🙂

I die cut everything and adhered it down, and then die cut the die cuts to complete the card. I also did some embossing with the cross stitch die before adding some final stitching to the panel. 🙂

I thought this turned out so bright and cheerful! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Thank You DieFlower Frame diesDeco Edge DiesStitched Square Die

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches Blog for new inspiration everyday!

Have a great weekend!


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I Miss Your Face

Hello and Happy Friday–hope your Halloween was a good one! We have too much candy here now, but it will be dispersed down different avenues and be long gone soon. 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this sweet Paper Smooches card. I LOVE this sentiment and wanted to keep it simple. 🙂

I die cut the hearts from felt and added them on with some stitching. Then I stamped the sentiment simply and added some scoring lines to finish off the panel.

I just love the sweet simplicity of it. 🙂 But I do laugh at how long it takes to come to this simplicity sometimes? Haaaaa! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Hearts Dies and Fun & Flirty.

Here’s a link to the ever fun to see Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great autumn weekend! 🙂


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