May Your Winter Be Warm!

Are you ready for the holiday season? I’m not sure I ever fully am, but today is the last day of school for the year, so I better hustle! 🙂 I’m here sharing a funny little Paper Smooches card today!

I die cut this little reindeer and assembled him and then naturally added some giant googley eyes! Haaaaaa! It just happens! 😉

I embossed some white snowflakes on the patterned paper and finished it all off with some stitching. He’s pretty darn funny.

Paper Smooches: Reindeer DieSnowman Card DiesWinter Sampler.

Ride your sled over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out the goodness there!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Christmas to those celebrating next week! May your holiday be filled with love and laughter! 🙂


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Thanks a Latte!

I’m back with some more fun from the Paper Smooches December release!

For this card, I used the new Cozy Coffee die and the new stamp set, Winter Sampler! Have I ever mentioned how much I love Paper Smooches sentiment sets? 😉 😉

hawkins_jill_latte_wmThis little coffee cup is the perfect die cut size for a card. So fun! I need to cut a bunch of these for some holiday gifts! I better get on that 🙂hawkins_jill_latte_00_wm

You can check out two other December Paper Smooches posts: HERE and my Warm Wishes card HERE.

Have a warm and cozy week! It is COLD here in Chicago this week! Burrrrrr!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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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! 🙂 You are going to fully enjoy this release–it is super warm and cozy! ❤

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!! ❤ 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! 🙂 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! ❤ ❤

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! 🙂 hawkins_jill_mittens_00_wmEeeep! 😉

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 🙂

Instagram: jilldhawkins 🙂