10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS June Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hello,

I’m back today with part two of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit. Hope you like what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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I really love this design, but I love almost any two-tone design. Somehow this card feels both masculine and feminine to me at the same time.

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I really love the look of partial stamping with that large floral spray. I would totally use this panel on the front of a card too.

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I mentioned it yesterday but I’ll say it again – these papers are lovely…pardon the paperlovely pun 🙂

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and again, the mix of the outline and solid stamps together makes for some great sentiments.

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I decided to do some more no-line coloring today. This was my first time using gray background paper and stamping with the hippo ink worked really great.

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The thanks stamp was a little small but combining it with that floral helps to balance out all the white space.

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These tulle shakers are so much fun and since there’s no foam tape, much easier to mail!

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Since the shaker is so busy I kept the inside simple with just the sentiment and extra stripe of that pretty purple sky.

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I kept this last card fairly simple though I added a lot of stamping – I really loved this paper but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it so I thought stamping with a colored ink would be nice. Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide did the trick.

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I finished this off with my favorite sentiment, an extra stripe of the patterned paper, and then finally a strip of some MFT Pure Plum card stock.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope I was able to give you some inspiration! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS June Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hi There,

Hope your week is going well. Today I’m sharing part 1 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. All I can say is GORGEOUS – that floral stamp is to die for and some of those papers too. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the final cards:

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Love these watercolor panels – they make such sweet, simple, easy cards.

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I am in LOVE with this stamp set – the mix of sizes and solids and outlines make for lots of choices and you can really make loads of different cards with them.

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Ok this may be my most favorite card of the year so far. Probably because I’m obsessed with Paris and the only thing this scene is missing is the Eiffel Tower in the background. I had so much fun making this tulle shaker card – I see lots more of them in my future.

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I kept the inside simple with just a piece of light pink washi which matched the lighter tones on the front picture.

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Beautiful floral piece – this makes making cards so easy, stamp it, color it and you’re done. I have been really stretched on time lately, but when things settle down I’m going to emboss and watercolor with this.

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Odd sized cards are so much fun right? I need to make more of them. I may go back and add a leaf to this stem, it feels like it needs a little something more.

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Prismacolor: 989, 912, 109, 1012, 916, 942, 928, 929, 994, 926, 923, 925, 934, 995, 1009

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So simple, but one of my favorites. This patterned paper pack was so lovely.

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What do you think of the double stripe keeping the pattern going? I think it looks really classy and it would look good to do a whole card front like that too!

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I was dying for some feathers to add to this for some texture. I keep meaning to pick up some boa’s so I can tear them apart but didn’t have any on hand so I went with the next best thing…stitching. I think it gives it that little extra pop it needed.

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I did a bit of stamp surgery to get these last two sentiments to work – well worth all the little piecing. (Prismacolor: 995)

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Thanks so much for stopping by – hope I was able to give you some inspiration to use with your kit! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit – Collaboration with Stephanie Harding (Part 2 of 2)

Happy Friday!

We decided to post both videos for you on the same day so you didn’t have to wait to check out the other half of our collaboration. In this video I’m using the kit Stephanie Harding put together – make sure you hop over to her channel to check out her videos too. Here’s what I came up with using her fantastic kit:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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Such a pretty sentiment – that cut apart sheet was a perfect pairing with the welcome home collection.

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I love the look of mint and red together.

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I loved that this collection had a range of different papers – they really seemed to cover all 4 seasons and had some great masculine patterns.

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This architect/house plan paper was another one of my favorites.

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Again…great masculine card options. Isn’t that mountain scene just breathtaking?

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I kept the inside simple because the men in my life don’t like lots of embellishment and this is definitely going to one of them.

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Love that picket fence – I don’t know where she found it (hopefully she will link it for you), but it gave fantastic dimension.

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Love this olive green ink from Stampin up – it’s the perfect color for stamping leaves.

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Talk about dimension – this wreath is gorgeous!

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I was so happy with how the flower pots came out too – they were a lot of work to fussy cut but SO worth it.

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This one still feels not quite done to me. It works, it just needs a little something more. Any suggestions?

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I do like the idea of finishing off the inside with these two stripes. It works great to use the leftover frame from the MFT BP-32 die.

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This is my favorite of the bunch – I love the cement pattern paper and that sentiment strip is so beautiful! The twine adds that final last touch of softness to balance things out.

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It’s a really simple thing, but I like how leaving the border around the inside pattern strip mimics the outside border.

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Like I said, I’m obsessed with these shaker windows – this is the first time I included something other than sequins and I really like the look of adding the key in there.

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Ahh – I was so excited when I found that matching ink!

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I loved these brads but it took me a while to figure out how to use them. It’s simple but sweet. I like the little cluster of homey things I put together.

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Don’t be afraid to cut apart cut-a-parts; I often forget I can do that.

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One last shaker – love that robin’s egg sequin mix. I wish the pictures would show how pretty the iridescent pieces are, hopefully you can see it in the video.

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I couldn’t resist using this floral paper again – it is gorgeous!

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Don’t forget to take a look at Stephanie’s video and enter to win the stamp set! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit – Collaboration with Stephanie Harding (Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

This week I’m doing a collaboration with Stephanie Harding – we each created our own card kits and sent them to one another to use to create 10 cards. This video is of the cards I created with my kit which was based around the new collection from 1 Canoe 2 called Twilight. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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This one is my favorite – like I said I loved this paper and the sentiment stickers are so pretty with that shiny gold script. I would buy an entire sticker pack of just the sentiments.

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I really love the mix of the gray and red and pink and blue in this collection. They’re not colors I would normally put together but somehow they just work.

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SOOOO much work, but TOTALLY worth it in the end. The circuit cards are just too clever; who wouldn’t smile opening a card that lights up. If any of you make these type of cards, how many layers of foam tape do you use?

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I kept the inside sweet and simple, I think the rows of shimmer on the washi tape echo the fireflies a bit.

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I’m dying over that script font – I must get more of these ephemera packs to hoard.

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Lawn Fawn’s Peachy Keen ink coordinates perfectly with this collection.

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I often ignore those little word phrases or just save them for happy mail, but they work really great for cards too.

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There’s something about those moths – I’m not generally into bugs but I think they are so beautiful!

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I plan on cutting apart the remainder of my larger sheet to create more moth ephemera.

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This MFT Fuse green matched so perfectly with this paper collection. I didn’t plan it ahead of time but I LOVE that the stamp on the sentiment piece matches the background paper.

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Sweet and simple on the inside again – love that gray and pink together.

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I really wanted some type of anniversary sentiment for this card but I was trying to keep as close to the kit contents as I could. It would have been cute for a Father’s Day card too.

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That two-tone sentiment is lots of fun.

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How about that tag fix huh? You’d never guess that it’s torn behind that ribbon.

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Another gorgeous script sticker.

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This paper is so beautiful I just wanted to let it shine. Love that pop of red on the flowers.

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With that ‘just because’ sentiment, I kept the inside blank so it can be used for just about anything.

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I’m obsessed with these shaker pockets lately – I could make them all day long!

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Three sweet hearts finish off that sentiment.

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I can’t believe I waited this long to use that peach – it was another one of my favorites and that sweet striped ribbon coordinates perfectly with it.

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This Peachy Keen ink is almost the exact same color as the peach cut out. I love how depending on the surroundings this color can look pink or orange.

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As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope I gave you some inspiration and maybe introduced you to a new paper collection you can have some fun with. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the youtube video to enter to win the stamp set! xoxo, Sarah


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Happy Mail | Loaded Mini Envelope feat. Crate Paper Good Vibes Collection

Hi There!

Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday weekend. I’ve got some happy mail to share with you today. I’m part of another exchange through Swapbot and this time we’re doing loaded mini envelopes. Here is how I put mine together:

Here are some close-ups of the finished project:

frontfront closefront close 2wandwand closetag 2tag 1envelopesmini shakersmini flagsephemeraback

Thanks for stopping by – hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your next happy mail swap. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS May Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hello there,

I’m back today with Part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit featuring the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit. I did a bit of water coloring, but for the most part, kept these cards pretty simple and just let that beautiful sentiment stamp set shine. You can check out the video here:

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It’s been so long since I’ve watercolored – I had a lot of fun with this image. I know there are such tiny pieces in the picture but I find this type of coloring to be so relaxing.

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I just love the “boom” of adding the last word of the sentiment on the inside by itself. I think it magnifies the significance.

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This MFT Pineapple cardstock matched perfectly with the bright yellow in this paper collection.

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Love that sentiment.

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This is one of my favorite cards of the bunch. I love the look of the 3 squares with the little highlight of yellow and if you can’t tell by now I love those enamel heart stickers too!

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Such a pretty sentiment. I really liked how the smaller sentiments worked with the larger stamped or die cut heart.

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I was disappointed I lost the footage for this card, it is also one of my favorites. I loved this background paper – If they made a pack in the entire rainbow of colors I’d totally buy it!

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I usually don’t heat emboss on the inside of my cards, but I wanted to match the gold on the outside and this SSS white cardstock is really thick and sturdy so it worked out well.

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I’m ending with all my favorites, but I love this one too lol. That amazing sticker is super fun!

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I’m really happy with how my floral corners came out too – I may play around with some masking and try to create an entire bottom border.

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As always, thanks for stopping by – more paper goodness coming soon! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS May Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hi -ya,

Happy hump day! It’s been so rainy and depressing here the last few days and finally, we got some sunshine and it was a much-needed kick in the pants to get the voiceovers done for these 10 Card, 1 Kit videos. Funny enough, my June Card Kit came in the mail today so I promise those cards will be out much sooner. Now, without further ado here is your video:

Here are some close-up photos:

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I tried to come up with some different types of layout/background ideas and really like how this one came out; especially the way the heart stickers look peeking out over the edge.

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I LOVE the sentiments that were included in this kit. I will use this one in particular, very often.

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I love that SSS has included dies in the last two kits (well, I’m including the Mother’s Day kit in that) – Please keep them coming!!

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There was a little black left in the nooks and crannies of that hummingbird stamp so he ended up more of a grayish-blue but I still like it ok.

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How serendipitous that this ink was almost a perfect match for the yellow in the paper collection. I don’t have a ton of these, so I was really excited when I was digging in my supplies and found this one. AND I love the sentiment on that sticker.

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You’ll see that I did some stamp surgery in the next video and came up with the sentiment “I love you”. If I had thought of it earlier, it would have been perfect for this card too.

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This sentiment is so much fun – I’m starting to really like a nice dark stamp over top of a pretty patterned paper, and I often forget about washi for my cards, I usually end up only using it for happy mail but it’s great on cards too!

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Again, the font, the sentiment – all great.

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I’m a bookworm and have a wall-to-wall bookshelf in my apartment so you know I’m loving this patterned paper. This is a perfect card for one of your book-loving friends.

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You could never tell that this stamp has been cut apart. Don’t be afraid to make stamps work for you!

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I hope you like the cards I came up with, and I was able to give you some inspiration. As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards! xoxo, Sarah