Technique Tuesday: Christmas in August!

A new month, a new bunch of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can all be found HERE! Not only are Christmas stamps in this release, but lots of camera-y goodness and of course, the latest flower. πŸ™‚

Today, I’ll share the Christmas cards I made because they make me laugh! And I NEED to make more…so hoping this gets me going! πŸ™‚

Both cards use awesomely funny new sentiments from this Dear Santa set. Crack. Me. Up. πŸ™‚

I stamped this on kraft and colored with colored pencils. I also used the new planning set, Christmas Doodles ( ❀ these little doodles!) for stamping a tone on tone background for this card base. The die is a favorite go-to: Postage Card Die.

This next card, I also use the same Dear Santa set, but also I used the newly released, Spirit of December. A versatile set with simple images (aka, not intimidating) and great sentiments for scrapbook use (and ALWAYS cards)! πŸ˜‰

I colored the images with Copic markers and added some washi tape along the bottom before stitching the panel on.

How super funny is this sentiment?! LOL! How many of these could I send out? Bwwwaaahahhaa! πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out ALL the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE! It’s a release I can’t wait to get out and use some more!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a great Sunday!

Enjoy- Jill πŸ™‚

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He’s pretty cool ;)

I’m back with more new Technique Tuesday goodness!

These cards are made with the new Kyle the Cool Cat stamps. He’s pretty suave, it seems. I also like his little mouse buddy. πŸ™‚ You can find Kyle’s bio HERE. teehee.


I used my Zig pens to add some color to these cuties. πŸ™‚ I also used my go-to TT die, Memo Pad Card die.


Here’s another fun card with Kyle, and his coolness.


For this card, I also used the Heart Strings dies, as well as the Postage Card die.hawkins_jill_felinebetter_wm

I super enjoy a good pun!! Always!

Everything in the new Technique Tuesday can be found HERE! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun card using one of my favorite TT sets! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram:Β jilldhawkins

Happy Dad’s Day!

I had some fun mixing up some Technique Tuesday supplies, to make a cute Dad’s Day card!

hawkins_jill_fave dad_wmMy Dad doesn’t wear a bow tie, but I thought this made the little big bird that much more fun! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_fave dad_00_wmI stamped, die cut, and colored with Copic markers. Love these little birds!

I used the following Technique Tuesday supplies: Postage Card die, Chicks Rule, Summer (glasses die), and Man Day.

Here’s to all the great Dad’s out there! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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Beary Best

Busted out some of my fun Technique Tuesday stamps so I could make a cute girl card. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_beary_wmAgain, with the sparkly goodness not showing up in the photo! Ack! Oh well…delightful in person πŸ™‚ They also have glossy accent noses!


I thought this color palette would be fun for a girl. It brings back memories of my favorite colors, back in the day. πŸ™‚

I used the Technique Tuesday set Beary Sweet and the Postage Card dies. Then, I watercolored with my Zig markers. Fun!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins




Hey, Hot Stuff :)

Having some more fun with some Technique Tuesday goodies! ❀

hawkins_jill_hot stuff_00_wmI thought this was fun! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_hot stuff_wmFor these cards, I used Technique Tuesdays’ set Fan-tastic for the Hot stuff, and First Class Male for the cool icon stamps, and the Postage Cut dies. They all work swimmingly together! Oh, and the Greatest-Fresh Cut Studio die cuts for the fun arrow here! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_fathersday_00_wmI used a good ol’ pencil to fill in some background. A little something different.hawkins_jill_fathersday_wmHope you are inspired to get working on cards for those men in your life! πŸ™‚

We are looking forward to an amazing weather weekend here! LOTS of work to do outside. Happy Weekend to you all!

Jill πŸ™‚

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#truth from Technique Tuesday :)

Sometimes you make a card and just can’t send it. The irony does not elude me on this one! Technique Tuesday has this fantastic stamp set called: Snail Mail. I cannot say enough fun things about it! Just adore it! ❀


I wanted to keep this card pretty simple, because to me, it was all about this sentiment. So I heat embossed it, and embossed some lines with my scoring board. I then added some twine with staples. The part that took me the longest, was selecting a patterned paper. I went through ALL my 6 x 6 pads before coming to the last one. Ta-da! Never fails! The simplest cards take me the longest, by far. πŸ˜‰

I also used the die set called Postage Card. There will be more made here with both these sets. For sure. πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to pop over and check out the new April goods at Technique Tuesday!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins