Truck Die Add on: So Many Sentiments

Guess what? The Truckin’ Through the Seasons die from Spellbinders just got a whole lot more versatile with the new add on called So Many Sentiments. CUTENESS OVERLOAD… These are plates for the back of the truck and you can used them as stand alone die sentiments too!

How fun are these? Get out your cute critters because so many work in this truck!

Stamp with Jill, Truck Die Add on: So Many Sentiments

First is the Piggy in a Truck card. How much fun is this? It’s a late anniversary card for my hubby because we just celebrated 24 years!!!

Stamp with Jill, Truck Die Add on: So Many Sentiments

Second is the Graduation card. I hand made the Graduation hat but the tassel is trimmed from the FSJ hats off die.

Stamp with Jill, Truck Die Add on: So Many Sentiments

The FSJ All Stars Embossing Folder coordinates perfectly with the sentiment. As a matter of fact, I love putting puppies in the truck. Check out the Christmas version here. (Sorry the stamp set is retired)

Finally, meet The Birthday Fox. He, of course, has to deliver a cute cupcake and the grass and cloud combo make it perfect for Spring.

Stamp with Jill, Truck Die Add on: So Many Sentiments

The Add On has 16 sentiments! You can see them all below.

Stamp with Jill, Truck Die Add on: So Many Sentiments

Get your Truck Die HERE and your Add On sentiments HERE. Need more inspiration? Check out THIS POST.


Sketch Tulip Bouquet Sympathy

Sadly, I am in need of Sympathy cards. Today’s card shares are using the Sketch Tulip Bouquet from Simon Says Stamp.

So simple, so beautiful. Even though it looks black, I used all shades of gray for the inks on the first card below.

Stamp with Jill --Sympathy cards with Sketched Tulip Bouquet

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers (and daffodils). Probably because they are the first signs of spring here in PA. For colors, I went with yellows and oranges. The background on the above card is the tulips stamped in FSJ Tin Pail ink and mounted on FSJ Tin Pail cardstock. Absolutely love this color as an alternative neutral to white.

Stamp with Jill --Sympathy cards with Sketched Tulip Bouquet

The beautiful sentiment is from the All Occasions Sentiment SET 1 from The Stamp Simply ribbon store. The Moda Scrap paper was part of last months card kit from Simon Says stamp. You can get the paper by itself, I added the link below.

Stamp with Jill --Sympathy cards with Sketched Tulip Bouquet

As can be seen, a touch of Nuvo Drops and a few matching candy drops complete the cards. Below you will find the copics I used for coloring. (ciao is Y06)

Finally, be sure to check out my pink no layer Sketch Tulip Bouquet card here.


May 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month

The May Glimmer Hot foil Kit of the Month from Spellbinders is stunning!

Check out my video tutorial below on how to make the Mothers Day card and learn what NOT to do when foiling!

Gold heat embossing is a perfect fit for the gold matte foil – not to shiny.

As can be seen in the video I made this card into a gift card holder using a piece from last month’s Large Die of the month. I did send this card to my Mom. She got a Talbots gift card inside!

Next I made a similar card for a wedding. The Gold Matte foil with the gold cardstock and a heat embossed sentiment all coordinate perfectly.

Are you a member of the the Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month Club? You get the May “Filigree Frame” set and coordinating “Polished Brass Foil Roll”. They are perfect for creating foiled cards, favors, and more. (I used matte gold in my projects).

Join Now and Save 10% Off the purchase of the Glimmer Hot Foil System! (You add the system at time of subscription.)


A Bear Hugs Treat Box

Today I have a sweet project for your treats – a super cute Bear Hugs Treat Box featuring the Essentials by Ellen Bear Hugs designer dies.

Isn’t this SO CUTE? Oh my gosh I love him! Holding a flower makes him perfect for Mothers Day!

First, I cut felt and card stock to make the front and the back of the bear. The felt and card stock is simply hand sewn together using DMC floss and the mouth is 3 small stitches.

Next, you can see I sandwiched a box in between the 2 bear panels. (specs below) This Bear Hugs Treat Box holds Reeses eggs (or hearts) and similar sized candy. Although creating these boxes in felt is my favorite, I wanted something a little easier. Check out his friend, Dark Brown Bear.

Dark Brown bear on the left is just plain cardstock stitched with DMC and has a box of the same size sandwiched in the middle. Google eyes and an oval die cut complete his face. The present/gift is part of the die set and I added a pumpkin patch bow with a glue dot. Dark Brown bear is definately a little bit faster to make than the felt bear.

While the front is the main focus of these treat boxes, do not forget to decorate the back. The heart die on his butt is just a tiny die I had in my stash. One heart is, of course, felt to match and the other is card stock.

Do you have a Grad or know a Grad? As shown, the Spellbinders Hats off die is the perfect fit to make a grad gift!! In addition to candy, the Bear Hugs treat box can hold some cash! He is perfect for gift giving.


Card stock: 5-1/2 x 3-1/2. Score at 3/4, 2-1/2, 3-1/4, and 5. turn and score at 3/4 down the long side. snip the short score lines and cut the end section as shown. Fold to assemble the box.

Lastly, if you need more inspiration, Please check out my Bear hugs Dies post HERE and my Money Bear HERE.


Spellbinders May 2019 Card Kit of the month

Hello stamping friends. Today I am sharing 11 (ELEVEN!!!) cards from the Spellbinders May 2019 card kit of the month. I absolutely enjoy creating with this kit each month. The May kit is called Stay Wild.

First up: This wreath card is my absolute favorite creation from the May 2019 Stay Wild kit! I just love it!!!

Each Monthly Card Kit contains an exclusive die set, sentiments, card stock and designer paper, envelopes & embellishments. AND Project Inspiration! Also included is a project idea sheet with at least one detailed tutorial each month.
If that was not enough, you also get subscriber benefits & savings, exclusive pricing in the Spellbinders store and access to deals, savings, and gifts – only available to subscribers.


Although I’m not a huge fan of stickers, these 3-d butterfly ones ROCK!

I absolutely love how this card kit instantly restocks my card stash.

Next Up are the flower die cuts. This floral die is exclusive to the kit of the month and is super easy to work with.

And the Stay Wild Bear is the exclusive stamp set. He is on the top left and bottom right cards pictured below.

As shown on this butterfly card, all pieces are from the kit. Absolutely No stamping or anything added.

Because we always need a masculine card…this one almost all components from the kit. I stamped the banner and used the coordinating die that came with the kit to cut it out.

Lastly, the birthday bear coupled with the shaker is also one of my favorites. He is stamped and fussy cut and then attached to the front of the shaker. Need help with shakers? You can check out my video tutorial here.

Without a doubt these were SUPER FUN to make. Are you inspired?


Happy National Scrapbook Day

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, I am sharing a few of my recent scrapbook pages featuring the My Minds Eye “Well. HELLO” Collection. BONUS!!! this is currently on sale at In addition save an extra 10% with the coupon NSD2019 and get free gifts. YAY!!! Meanwhile, pretty much everything else I used on these pages is on sale at Spellbinders too!

First up is my sons 20th birthday. Yes… I went a wee bit girly on my sons page but I just love it. This page is scrap lifted from paper issues Scraplift Sunday a few weeks back. Scraplift Sunday (and scrap lifting in general) is my new favorite way to scrapbook.

Second is a puppy selfie page that is also scrap lifted from Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday. Border Basics (on sale at Spellbinders) created the strips from the 6×6 paper Well Hello stack and the black polka dot base page is FSJ Colorful Journey Prints. (also on sale at Spellbinders). The die cut embellishments are from a Spellbinders Card kit.

Third is a cute scruffy puppy photo of my daughter and Thomas. This picture was sitting in my picture bin waiting for the perfect page. This page was scrap lifted as well, but from Jillibean Soup (2-26 Instagram post) The big flowers are a Spellbinders + FSJ die called Romantic Blooms die set. (on sale at Spellbinders)

Next up is my daughter passing her drivers test! YAY! is an understatement. to bad she really hates to drive!

Finally it’s Gus’s first birthday. Again, a scrap lift from paper issues Scraplift Sunday using different papers. SO MUCH FUN to make this one.

The MFT puppies on the page were from my 30 day coloring challenge back in February. The black and white papers are from Colorful Journey Prints and RSVP Prints paper packs, both ON SALE from Spellbinders FSJ. In addition, the embellishments are also on sale at Spellbinders+FSJ.


For the most part, the main Well, HELLO products used are: The 12 x 12 paper pack with stickers, the 6×6 paper stack, The decorative brads, die cut pack and the chipboard. All the links are below and its presently on SALE for National Scrapbook Day at It should be noted that is also offering 12 x 12 single sheets of this collection be sure to add on your favorite patterns.

Did you See my Gingham Farm Scrapbook post? All the Gingham Farm goodies are on sale too at! Remember your coupon code NSD2019. Happy Shopping!

Don’t forget the sale at Spellbinders. All the designer papers and embellishments and dies I used are also on sale for the Spring blowout

Spellbinders FSJ Spring Super Sale

New FSJ Stamp of the Month

May brings a new stamp of the month at Spellbinders+FSJ called Natural Dreamer. This fun stamp set stamp is great for coloring and super easy to use!

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders+FSJ May 2019 Stamp of the Month, Natural Dreamer

Isn’t she boho chic pretty? Here is a closer look. The Journey Circles die set was used to create the pierced frame. This die set has a separate layering die that has only piercing and it is on sale for $14.97 during the Spring Super Sale. YAY!!

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders+FSJ May 2019 Stamp of the Month, Natural Dreamer

For the next card, I colored her a only little bit. This card can easily be recreated with almost any color. I used red but pink, blue, purple -they all work!

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders+FSJ May 2019 Stamp of the Month, Natural Dreamer

The black frame on this card is created with the Journey Squares die set. (Also on sale!!) The die set also has piercing layers that can be used separately. Can you see the touch of glitter on the red flowers? A Wink of Stella clear pen made the glittery accents. LOVE that touch of glitter!

Natural Dreamer stamp of the Month, May 2019, Spellbinders+FSJ

Head over to Spellbinders + FSJ to check out all the inspiration using the Natural Dreamer stamp set. While you are there be sure to check out the CRAFTY DEALS at the SPRING SUPER SALE. now until May 9th savings Up to 40% off- woohooo! SO MANY GOOD DEALS.

Spellbinders FSJ Spring Super Sale


Hello Spring!

Hello May 1st! The trees are green and the flowers are blooming! Today bring Tulips in a no layer, clean and simple card.

Daffodils and tulips are both my favorite spring flowers. This is the Sketched Tulip Bouquet stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp. I used just the stamp on this card. I stamped directly on the Neenah 110# cardstock in Memento black ink. Colored with just a few copics and added some clear Morning Dew Nuvo drops. Love the simplicity of this one.

CRAFTY DEAL ALERT!!! there is a SPRING SUPER SALE at Spellbinders until May 9th! Up to 40% off- woohooo! SO MANY GOOD DEALS

Spellbinders FSJ Spring Super Sale

Supplies for todays card:

For you Gift card holder

Seriously late in sharing this. It is the Spellbinders Large die of the month called For You Gift card holder. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Order buy April 30th- I told you I was late!

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the month- For You gift card holder

Without a doubt I saw this earlier in the month and HAD TO HAVE IT. Give the gift of Fast food and Fries. I love French Fries and these cute Drive Thru dies. YUM!

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the month- For You gift card holder

Of course I’m giving the gift of coffee:

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the month- For You gift card holder

Next up – the video tutorial to show you how easy it is to make these:

So Cute! So versatile. I left this one plain so I can use it for any occasion.

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the month- For You gift card holder
Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the month- For You gift card holder

Get yours today before it may be too late! This is a fun one and I love that the Notch die is separate so you can use it on almost any project.

What I have been up to? And Some Crafty Sales

Let’s start with the Crafty Sales. I love a good sale! First, Spellbinders is having a Spring Clearance! save up to 70%. yes please!

Ellen Hutson is having a Waffle Flower Sale- Ummm the cutest unicorn EVER HERE. Save 25% today through April 28th with code: meetWAFFLE. (my Unicorn post is HERE)

Simon Says Stamp has 25% off Art Impressions with code: ARTB25

Now for the cards I have been creating. There is still time to get the Spellbinders+FSJ stamp of the month. My first card uses Kraft, black and white for this card and I love how it turned out.

Next up is Hazelnut blend ink and a white gel pen. So different from the traditional colored flowers. You can see my other April stamp of the month cards HERE. this month was my favorite set so far! only 4 days left!!!

As you know I love the Spellbinders monthly card kit! and April was no exception. Here are a few more pretty cards I made with the kit. The dresses are so much fun!

Check out all 6 of my other projects HERE. This monthly kit is such a great value with dies, tons of embellishments, a 6 x 6 stack of paper cardstock, adhesive and more!

Hopefully you did not missed my post with the Rainbow birthday cake. The Celebrate with cake dies cove all the occasions. Check out this stunner for weddings and showers.

Tin Pail card stock is my most favorite card base neutral these days! Not to dark and just light enough. The cake dies cover all the cake occasions!