SSS STAMPtember 2020!

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the 2020 party of STAMPtember!! 🙂

I am using the new CZ Design Deco Squares Cling Background stamp! I decided it would be super fun to use the Karin Markers on it and watercolor allllll the rainbow goodness! 🙂 I also used the previously released SSS You’re Doing Awesome die.

It’s far from perfect, but with watercolor, I think you have to let that go early on. I even used a lavender and a deep violet, which is basically against the grain, in my world. haaa! 🙂

You can pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE to learn all the things about the celebration this month. Be sure to use the code in the image above for your order from Simon Says Stamp and get your gift! 🙂

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products I used:

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the 2020 STAMPtember Fun!! Be sure to check it all out! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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Hey Bestie from Simon Says Stamp! (+SGBH Winner!)

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— This release is called Hey Bestie and I used the new CZ Design Wafer Dies Nested Tags HERE! It’s all about friendship and fun and everything in between!

I made a bunch of paper strips and prepped those to be die cut from the largest tag in this great set! Have I mentioned I ❤ tags?! I DO!! I could make tags and put them on cards all day and this set is perfect because of all the different sizes! 🙂

The die cut I put on top is one of my SSS faves…It’s appropriately named You’re Doing Awesome and you can find it HERE.

Supplies I used from the SSS Hey Bestie Release:

and the previously released:

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this fun NEW Hey Bestie release! Be sure to check it all out HERE!


Also, here is my random winner from the Season’s Givings Blog Hop! Thank you all for your kind comments–what fun to read all your favorite things to make and styles! So cool there is such a mixture, which makes this hobby so delightful! 🙂

Jacqie Malzahn

I love just because and birthday cards! And loving layered and interactive cards

Congrats Jacqie! Please drop me an email at fastestturtlemail at with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize box out to you! 🙂


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

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

Instagram: jilldhawkins