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! πŸ™‚
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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! ❀
Plus, I ALWAYS enjoy Paper Smooches punny sentiments <3. They are THE best!! πŸ™‚

You will find all the new Paper Smooches productsΒ 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 πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

PS Critters! :)

Thought I’d pop in with some more New Paper SmoochesΒ March release fun!Β  You can check out all the new productsΒ HERE!

I did two posts using the Cat & Dog Card Dies HERE and HERE. Eeeek, they are fun!

Today, I’m using the new Paper Smooches Bear Frog Card Dies! I need to get these out again and make some more cuties soon!

I LOVE this little frog!! πŸ™‚
I was making these around Groundhog Day, and thought a Groundhog would be cute! But I ended up making a Beaver instead! πŸ™‚ My son will think this is a riot.Β  I love that dude. ❀I also used the new PS stamp set, Critter Card Puns for these sentiments. My head spins thinking of all the possibilities for these fun dies!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope your weekend is a great one!
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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: ❀ ❀ ! 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! πŸ™‚
This one also uses the Tag Stitched die. This little guy is Wild! He is riding the Bicycle die πŸ™‚Also, the sentiment is from the new Huge Hugs 2 set. ❀ Paper Smooches sentiments! Of course, I had to make this little cutie a girl too! πŸ™‚ 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 productsΒ HERE. Β 

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

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

Hello Sunshine! Stay Cooool

When I saw Ellen Hutson’s Mix It Up Challenge this month was with Paper Smooches, well, I had to jump in! I was so excited to mix it up with some super faves πŸ™‚ . I’m hoping I can sneak in another soon, since I have many things splayed across my desk already. Haaaa! πŸ™‚

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Oh my word!! I cannot handle how cute this little bear is with these giant PS glasses! πŸ™‚ I think he might be struggling a bit, since his treat is upside down. πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_sunshine-smooches_00

I clear heat embossed this little guy. I colored in the Sunshine with both Copic markers and colored pencils. I could not decide how I wanted it to look! πŸ™‚ I admittedly snickered when I finished this last night. Such fun! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used Ellen Hutson’s All Inside (and dies),Β  Bear Ware (and dies), and Warm Fuzzies. From Paper Smooches, I used the Rainbow Die and Glasses dies. SOOOO fun! πŸ™‚

I’m entering this in the Ellen Hutson March Mix It Up Challenge: Paper Smooches…I’m actually early this time, so be sure you check it out too!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have an AWESOME sunshiney weekend!!

Jill

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Big Time

Just quickly poppin’ in to share a new Paper Smooches cutie! This dino is part of the new March release! So much fun all coming out in one month! Eeeeeeek! πŸ™‚

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This little guy is the new Dinosaur Die! I so ❀ him! or her! πŸ™‚ He has already been die cut A LOT around here! jill_dinosaur-die3_00

I also used the newly released sentiment set Huge Hugs 2 and the TagΒ Stitched die.

You can check out the whole new release HERE! It really is full of creative new (and super cute) goodies! I love that the shaped dies are so different from any die I have used before. πŸ™‚

Happy very-soon-to-be-March!!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches Sweets!

It’s Friday, and soon the end of February? What!? Wow!

(If you are in search of my Paper Smooches DT Hop post, scroll down, or click HERE.) πŸ™‚

I thought I’d pop back in sharing some yummy cards using Paper Smooches! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want a giant sweet after making these. LOL πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from the new Let’s Celebrate stamp set. 

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Yum! For this lollipop card above, I used my favorite technique of lining up paper strips and die cutting through them. It is a little time-consuming to glue all the strips down, but SO worth it! I feel like I get a fun result every time. I probably wouldn’t do it again with a fine die (haaaaa!), but it all worked out. πŸ™‚

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A sweet card for someone sweet πŸ˜‰jill_sweets-dies2

These treats are made from the new PS Sweet Dies. For this little cake card, I also used the recently released, For You Tag die. I love the little size of it! πŸ™‚

Have an awesome weekend! Thanks for popping in!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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 NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ MARCH 2017 release with you! Β THREEΒ new stamp sets and FIVEΒ new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on February 28th. Β You will find our new productsΒ HEREΒ once they go live. Β 

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

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

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theΒ PS BlogΒ 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!Β  (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 26thΒ to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogΒ on Monday,Β February 27thΒ 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. Β We are all in for a treat!

Jill Hawkins <— πŸ™‚

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!!  I chose to make a cute kitty for my first go: Those eyelashes! ❀

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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. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

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

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

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins