10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS Mother’s Day Card Kit ( Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I’ve got 5 Mother’s Day cards to share with you today – better late than never I guess, and for you last minute crafters and those of you who won’t see your mom until later hopefully I’ve given you some ideas you can use. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups photos for you:

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I love those florals – they can be used for Mothers day cards but would also be great for sympathy, birthday or even just a card to say hello.

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I could rave about this stamp set for days (and might!) The sentiments are incredible and can be combined to create so many different sayings.

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This was by far my favorite – SSS if you’re reading, more stamp sets like this please!

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The Prismacolors I used on the flowers are: 289, 1013, 940, 989, 912, 109

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I thought those florals are so beautiful you can make a great card just by stamping the outlines. I stamped the flower using Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen and the leaves using Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.

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If you’re looking for a natural paper – this MFT Primitive White is fantastic!

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So simple, but again possibly my favorite! That pink and white stripe is just so sweet.

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I wish this insulation pink would photograph better – it always looks a bit warmer in the photos then it actually is. It is a beautiful cool pink shade and it matches this pattern paper beautifully!

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I hope you can see the dimension of the layered mom cutouts – it doesn’t take long to stack them and it does make a difference.

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Peach Bellini is another of my favorite cardstock of mine – it has more of a blush tone in person, less yellow than it looks in the photo.

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This card is tied for my favorite – I love the gold accent around honeycomb pattern and the larger and smaller lilies together mimic the idea of mother and child.

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Again – just the most beautiful sentiment!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish all the mom’s out there a very special Mother’s Day – I hope your families spoil you. You deserve it!

xoxo, Sarah


 

happy mail

Happy Mail | Travel Flip Book feat. Crate Paper Here & There Collection

Hi-ya! Hope everyone is having a great week! I’m currently filming some cards using the SSS Special Edition Mother’s Day kit (aiming to have it posted on Friday) but wanted to share this happy mail video with you in the meantime. I have so much fun creating these swapbot exchanges. If you’ve never tried it out I recommend giving it a shot! Here is what I came up with for a travel flip book exchange:

Here are some close-ups of the finished pages:

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I thought this shaker window made a great start for the front of the flip book. I could make those shakers all day every day – it’s so much fun to shake it when that last seam is finished.

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That tag was really hard for me to part with – I love those copper/rose gold accents but it went perfectly with that suitcase so I had to use it.

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That taxi paper is my favorite of the bunch. I layered the postcard and New York ticket with the subway chipboard and then added the sequin share pouch to finish this page.

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I like to add a little envelope with a handwritten note on all of my happy mail projects.

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I made a few more envelopes with matching notecards to share and attached them with a belly band. Don’t you just love that sending love sticker?!?

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I really wanted a sticker that said big ben, but I didn’t have one so I went with let’s travel. Those Tim Holtz Tiny Phrase Stickers came in really handy to add an extra something to the book.

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Taxi or Subway – I’ll take New York any day of the week. Here I added an envelope and filled it with a bunch of matching ephemera.

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I used the rolling stamp and some SSS intense black ink to add items to that bucket list.

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This envelope came in a special envelope ephemera pack to match the collection. I added the rolling suitcase (another fav from the chipboard pieces) and tied in the blue again in the upper corner using the airplane sticker.

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I’ve been eyeing one of those flair button makers for a while and finally took the plunge and got one. I plan to make some to sell (eventually – you know with all that extra time I have, lol) I’ll keep you posted on that once I get some packs started.

Thanks so much for stopping by today – Hope you enjoyed the video! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · hero arts

10 Cards, 1 Kit |My Monthly Hero April (Part 2 of 2)

Hello There!

I’m back today with Part 2 of the April My Monthly Hero Kit. Hope you like what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups for you:

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This card was one of my favorites – I love the look of colored pencils on that Neenah desert storm cardstock.

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MFT’s Poppy card stock is one of my favorite colors – it’s so vibrant and such a beautiful orangey-red color.

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Prismacolors:

Cactus: 912, 109

Spikey Cactus: 989, 912, 1097

Snake: 911, 912, 942, 922, 992, 994, 941, 940, 994, 1092, 922

Bird and Donkey: 912, 916, 922, 992, 994

Cake: 916, 994, 1013, 289

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This didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, but you know you have to try things and just see what happens sometimes. I do think maybe I should have tried Bristol paper for the background, I used Neenah and maybe switching that out might make a difference.

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The fiesta red ink that came in the kit is a really pretty pinkish red color.

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Prismacolors: 922, 924, 912, 911

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OH my, the layers! I was really happy with how this worked out. That banner die is super pretty, I’m so glad I added it on to my order. I think this would be nice for a quinceanera.

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That coral distress ink matched the darker pink paper I used for the die cuts almost perfectly.

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Such pretty detail – I think it would be fun to try stitching through the edges of the banner too.

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Somewhat simple, but really fun I think. I love how it looks like the snake is playing the guitar too. I was singing the Bailemos song in my head the entire time I was making this card (and it’s still stuck in my head now).

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That dancing mouse is by far my favorite from the stamp set.

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Prismacolors:

Mouse: 943, 1013, 923, 940

Guitar: 943, 945, 922

Snake: 911, 912, 942, 922, 992, 994, 941, 940, 994, 1092, 922

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And now we’ve got the whole gang together for a big party. I created the background using the same distress oxide inks I used in yesterday’s post.

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I thought I’d echo the purple from the mouse’s outfit with purple ink on the inside here and I think it looks especially nice next to the green border too.

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All Prismacolors for this last scene are exactly the same as those listed individually above.

As always, thanks for stopping by – let me know which card was your favorite in the comments below. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · hero arts

10 Cards, 1 Kit |My Monthly Hero April (Part 1 of 2) + Giveaway Winner!!

Hi-ya! Hope your week has started off well 🙂

Gosh it seems so strange not to have spoken with you in two weeks! For those of you who only read the blog…my allergies went nutso week before last and I was down on the couch for most of it so I’m a bit behind. I worked on these cards a little each night of last week and am finally finished with the editing so here you go:

And here are some close-ups:

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I’m so happy with how this card came out – super simple and super sweet.

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This is the only time I use those flourishes but I think they worked as great accents.

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That ribbon is so lovely.

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Can you tell I loved that frame die? I wanted to create a row of dancers like I’ve seen in some of the traditional dances. This is busier than my usual cards but I like the multi-layered look.

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Again, I don’t know why this is mouse themed, but I think she is totally adorable.

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Prismacolors: 1008, 1009, 992, 105, 1002, 1032, 912, 109, 1068, 1072, 941, 1060, 927, 922, 928, 912, 1002, 1009

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This guy is so cute – in the video you can really see him bounce around as if someone has just taken a crack at him.

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The scattered candy takes up a fair amount of room so there’s not as much space to write, but I think it’s worth the trade-off.

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I’m not sure if it was the movement or the gold glitter but my camera was going crazy trying to take photos of this. It’s a bit blurry in places but it’s the best of about 20 photos.

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I love the texture this fringe creates – I’m so glad I picked this up as an additional die.

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I forgot to write down the colors for this but I used mostly the same colors as in other scenes and I have listed those.  (Can you tell my head has been full?)

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Again that ribbon – so beautiful!

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Can’t you just hear that snake hissing?

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I love when I can make a little cluster of things inside the card too. I’m not loving the black ink though, if I did this again I would do everything in the green.

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Prismacolors: 109, 1097, 912, 1005, 989, 913, 1012, 1098, 949, 916, 913, 994, 995, 922, 992

Thanks for stopping by today – let me know in the comments below which card was your favorite! xoxo, Sarah


Card Challenges

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge | Tim Holtz Texture Trio

Hello There,

Today I’m sharing some cards I made for the Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday Challenge. This week they’ve asked us to create some texture and use Tim Holtz products if we have them. I had lots of fun creating all the texture and using the cats from this stamp set (it’s been sitting in my “to use” pile for way too long)! Here is what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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I think I mentioned in the card kit post that I don’t often use embossing folders – I’m loving this one. The texture is so much fun to run your fingers over (esp if you use a good quality cardstock).

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These cats are so much fun – you can almost see the next scene there where he’s pounced and is tearing that yarn apart.

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As I mentioned in the video I finished off the inside of the card using the SSS-Kind Flowers stamp set – this set has lots of wonderful sentiments and is really handy because I make thank you cards the most.

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Zig colors: 093, 004, 080

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This cat is my favorite – I love a calico cat and was so happy with how the coloring came out. You can almost see him thinking “What? For me?” while looking back at that milk.

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It took a while to come up with the color for that texture paste but it was worth it – I’m super happy with the result. This is one of my favorite stencils it looks great with texture paste or just plain ink blending.

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I used my envelope punch board to create coordinating envelopes for each card. The cards are just slightly smaller than 4-bar, so I used that size for the envelope measurements and it worked perfectly.

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Zig colors: 090, 061, 093, 041, 046, 049, 094, 021

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Thank goodness that orange toned down a bit when it dried – he was looking slightly more neon than I was going for!

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I love these stamps from Heidi Swapp – they are really meant for planners, but her handwriting is so pretty and I think they work great for cards.

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – that Minty Fresh ink is just to die for.

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Zig colors: 061, 060, 070, 041, 202, 033, 065

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – let me know in the comments which one is your favorite.

xoxo, Sarah

I’m having trouble linking to Simon Says Stamp using the new picture link program that I’ve set up. I’ve stopped including those links for now because I know how frustrating it is when you click on a link and it’s invalid. Please know that I’m working on it and will hopefully be including those links again soon!