Party Time with Rainbows!

Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend has been great thus far! I’m still waiting to get back to my normal self, with some energy and feeling good, but in the meantime, thought I’d share a few cards I made a couple of weeks back.

These stamps were gifted to us at our recent retreat from Pinkfresh Studio-Thank You! Such fun! I am particularly a fan of this sweet set called Party Animal. I thought I’d attempt a bold, but speedy birthday card and it worked out swimmingly! πŸ™‚

First I pieced together three panels of different colored scraps and then die cut the frame around it for continuity. I then stamped out my images for a fun little party! πŸ™‚

These next two cards I had to make using the Rainbow in the set Dream On. I always love a rainbow! πŸ™‚ Pssssst…. I see you can grab this Dream On set for a super deal right now! Wow!

For these, I stamped, Copic colored,and fussy cut out all the images. I added them to THIS awesome Reverse Confetti tag, Sunburst Tag Layer. I added sequins as a shaker to the one, but I wasn’t convinced I completely loved that, so I kept the other one more simple. The jury is out on which I like better overall? πŸ™‚

I made these for some crafty friends! Hope it brightens their mailboxes! ❀

Have an awesome week ahead! Enjoy!

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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12th Birthday!

Hola! I’m sharing this card I made for my niece, who is turning 12!!!??? How!!?? I swear she was just turning 3 yesterday. Yup, I’m that adult that cannot digest that children just keep on growing! Haaa! πŸ™‚  ❀

I thought this bear would be fantastic to hold some fun balloons! AND a cupcake, while sporting a party hat! Busy little dude! πŸ™‚

I colored the cutie bear and his accessories with Copic markers, added some Stickles and Wink of Stella sparkle. I tied silver thread to each balloon (which, while time consuming, is a fun detail) and finished it off with a little washi tape and stitching. In the end, it’s a little bit busier of a card than I generally make, but it is a PARTY! πŸ™‚

For this, I used Essentials by Ellen All Inside ( and dies), EH’s Silver Linings, and Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloons and Party Animal  stamp/die.

I’m adding this for the Mix-It Up Challenge with Avery Elle over at Ellen Hutson! Perfect! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Biggest birthday wishes to E on Monday! Shhhhhh! πŸ™‚ ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy 5th!

Lots of fun birthdays to make cards for! I used some awesome Avery Elle stamp sets for this one: Numbered Balloons, Party Animal, and Surf’s Up! I decided I’d love to have the dies from the Numbered Balloons! πŸ™‚ Never fails. Haaa!hawkins_jill_happy 5_wmOh, to be five! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_happy 5_00_wmI colored the van with Copics, used Distress inks to rub over, and finished off the balloon with some Wink of Stella shine. That was a mistake bc my WOS pen is sort of on the fritz and spurts out a lot all at once. Should have waited til after I photo’d. I say this EVERY TIME I touch that pen! Grrrrr. Haaaa! Oh well. πŸ™‚

The wonky stitch rectangle die cut is MFT. I’m pretty much using that on everything rightΒ  now πŸ™‚ The STAX set it comes from rocks! πŸ™‚

That’s about it for today. Stay warm! I went out this morning and it was 1 lovely degree today! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

You Party Animal…

jill hawkins_party animal2_A fun little birthday card for a friend. I used the Party Animal stamp set and die from Avery Elle. Highly, highly enjoyable!

Also, one note: This is the first time I’ve used gold *anything* on a card. This Delicata ink is hot damn tamales good! πŸ™‚ I think i shall try to work it in again somewhere! lol

Thank you for popping by…

Jill πŸ™‚

Supplies: (Party Animal Stamps & die) Avery Elle, Delicata Gold (Tsukineko), Hero Arts inks & embossing powder, thread.