10 Cards 1 Kit

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

Hello,

Happy almost Friday! Anyone have fun plans for the weekend? I’m hoping to make a trip to Tuesday Morning at some point, it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve gone. Not that I really need anything, but I’m sure I’ll find something fun. Speaking of needing something I wanted to let you know that Michaels has all their organizers on sale and there’s an additional 20% coupon off your entire order (even sale items) still valid through today, it’s a great time to stock up. You can find all the info in their app.

Anywho…without further ado, here is the video for the second half of the SSS January 10 Cards, 1 Kit:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

6 front

It’s been a while since I’ve done a gate-fold card I always like the way these look.

6 inside

That Delicata ink is a really lovely shade of pink.

6 close up

 

7 front

This card turned out to be my favorite! I love the look of texture paste and it’s so much fun to work with.

7 inside

I kept it simple and sweet on the inside, just a touch of pink for the sentiment and that’s it.

7 close up

 

8 front

I always try to use everything in the kit at least once. I kept going back to the heart stickers and was glad was able to make it work with this card. I think it looks perfect there actually.

8 inside

LOOOOVE that minty fresh ink – I could use it on every card!

8 envelope

 

9 front

Ok, this card is my second favorite, I just love this pop-up idea.

9 inside

Looks just like a cookie right?!? Yum.

9 envelope

 

10 front

The pink gingham reminds me of a picnic table.

10 inside

Again, I could put that mint ink on everything and I’m really in love with those block words. I’ll definitely use this stamp set over and over again each year.

10 close up

Here are some close-ups of the envelopes I embellished. I used that same stencil and texture paste on 3 of them. I also added some of the ephemera pieces to the other two.

e1e2 front

Be warned…if you add that glitter dust to your texture paste…It will go everywhere and continue to go everywhere every time you touch that envelope afterward. It’s so pretty though right?

e2 backe5e4e3

Even with the sparkly glitter paste, I think this is my favorite envelope. There’s just something so sweet about that tied on tag.

Thanks for stopping by – xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

MFT- Square Shaker Window & Frame & Pouches

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Lawn Fawn Valentine Border Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp – Stitched Wonky Hearts

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/4 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/2 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ad Tech Removable Tape

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Vellum: Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Poppy Card Stock

MFT- Cement Gray Card Stock

MFT – Pink Lemonade Card Stock

MFT – Red Hot Card Stock

MFT – Steel Grey Card Stock

Heidi Swapp Craft Mat: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil

Ranger Texture Paste: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp – Marilyn Stencil

Pebbles Forever My Always Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Distress Rock Candy Glitter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

10 Cards 1 Kit

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

Hello,

Hope the new year is treating everyone well! Today I’m sharing with you the first half of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit for the January Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. I had so much fun with this kit and I LOOOVE the stamp set. At first, I wasn’t sure about those block word stamps, but once I stamped them out I wanted to use them on everything!

Here’s the video of what I came up with:

 

Here are some stills of the final cards:

1 front

These envelopes are so cute. Originally I thought I’d put those small cut-outs inside them, but it was too difficult to maneuver them in and out so I decided to glue them on top instead.

1 inside

These stamps are wonderful. That scripty font and the subtle heart in the tail of the y. Love it!

1 close up

I did some embellishment on the envelopes that came in the kit too but didn’t video it because of the time. I’ll share more detailed photos of those in the next post.

2 front

That stripe of cut-a-parts makes for such an easy card front. I wanted to add just a touch more with that sweet sentiment and help it pop with that outline of red.

2 inside

I rarely go to pigment inks, but that Delicata pink ink is fabulous.

3 close up

Don’t you just love that mint and pink combo?

3 front

Or a mint and black combo for that matter. I’ll take all the mint I can get lately.

3 inside

Again that script is just so pretty and I thought that line of xoxox was a nice accent.

3 envelope

The cut-a-parts in this paper pack are really great. I’d like to get one of the 12 x 12 scrapbook sheets to cut apart for larger cards too.

4 front

I originally planned to stamp those words on white and then back them with red and pink but decided it would be too bulky. Ultimately  I’m happy with the design but I think I would have liked the letters in white better.

4 inside

Sweet and simple inside…xoxo says it all.

4 close up

Those MFT windows are a super easy way to make a shaker card. If you’re tired of layering foam tape…you should give them a try.

5 front

This background paper was one of my favorites – love those conversation hearts.

5 inside

Mixing a larger sentiment with one or two of the smaller squares really makes the inside of the card look complete.

5 envelope

I wish I had a brand name for that ribbon. I would buy several packs!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first post of the year – I’m looking forward to lots more cards in 2018. xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

MFT- Square Shaker Window & Frame & Pouches

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Lawn Fawn Valentine Border Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp – Stitched Wonky Hearts

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/4 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/2 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ad Tech Removable Tape

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Vellum: Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Poppy Card Stock

MFT- Cement Gray Card Stock

MFT – Pink Lemonade Card Stock

MFT – Red Hot Card Stock

MFT – Steel Grey Card Stock

Heidi Swapp Craft Mat: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil

Ranger Texture Paste: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp – Marilyn Stencil

Pebbles Forever My Always Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Distress Rock Candy Glitter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas | Simon Says Stamp (Part 2 of 2) + Hidden Giveaway Winner!

Whew…just made it! (technically it’s still December for another hour)

Happy New Year!!

So sorry for the delay in posting this, I’ve had it edited for a week but had to do the voiceover and although I took everything home with me to Pennsylvania I was swamped with family stuff and just didn’t get to it. So without further ado – here are the last 5 Cards from the Simon Says Stamp December 2017 Card Kit:

And here are the stills:

1 front

This paper was so pretty, I just wanted to let it shine.

1 close

Love those gum drop stickers and they accented the paper perfectly.

2 front

I think if I had to do it again, I would have rounded the corners on the Santa card to make it more similar to a journaling card.

2 close

That Marvy pen is so much fun…really I could put it on everything!

3 front

I’m happy how this turned out, but after I finished I thought it would be really fun to to “wrap” the front of the card across the middle as well as if it was a present and put the tag in the middle, but I didn’t want to  put another hole in the top so I left it as it was. Idea for next year though…

3 close

I really love the combination of the Santa tag, the flag and the bow.

4 front

This tri-square die is so versatile. I’ve used it on lots of card and it’s a really great go-to when I’m running out of ideas. I’m always pleased with how the designs turn out though, must be something about that rule of thirds.

4 close

Those gingerbread men are so cute!

5 front

It’s been a while since I’ve done a patterned background like this, it changes it up a bit to leave the sentiment half on/half off the pattern.

5 close

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’ve had a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year! I’ve really enjoyed sharing all my card ideas with you for the past several months and am looking forward to sharing more in the next year.

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn – Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Craft Die

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Crimper

Neenah Desert Storm Card stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Card Stock:

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Foam Strips

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ad Tech Removable Tape

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo Black Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Drops – Red Berry: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Marvy Snow Marker: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

  • Santa: 923, 925, 935, 916, 927
  • Mrs. Claus Scene: 923, 925, 938, 1070, 935, 916, 912, 945, 1082, 1083, 927, 118, 1033
10 Cards 1 Kit · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Mama Elephant – Yeti Christmas

HELLOOOOO

This is going to be a super quick one! My days at work are getting crazier and crazier as the week goes by so who knows what tomorrow holds. I keep staying late and that pushes me later with my filming, wrapping, baking etc. But…next week I’m on VACATION and I’m so ready. Today I’m working with Mama Elephant’s Yeti stamps – these are super cute, I ordered them right away and have way more ideas of things to try, so this might end up being a Christmas series tradition…

For those of you who maybe just like to look at the photos below…you should check out the video today:  (hint hint)

And here are the stills:

front

He’s so cute!!

closer

I’m seriously ready to put those snowflake sequins on everything – you’ll probably see them again this series.

inside

That script font is to die for right?

close inside

It’s such a feeling of satisfaction when I can match an ink color with card stock so closely. Is anyone else obsessed with that?

closest

Thanks so much for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Mama Elephant – Me & My Yeti

Mama Elephant – Sentiments form a Yeti

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Ink – Mermaid: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Zig Glue Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Distress Rock Candy Glitter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(099, 049, 021, 041)

MFT – Sno Cone Card Stock

12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Simon Says Stamp (Part 1 of 2)

Hello there!

Man, my week has been crazy so far. I’ve still got presents to wrap, roasted pecans to make and of course videos to film. Of course you have to make time for cards and unwinding too. I had a lot of fun sitting down with this SSS kit, I alway love when they include the Doodlebug papers and this one was especially great since the stamp set was made to match. Here is the video of the first 5 cards I’ve come up with:

Here are some still shots for you:

1 front

I was drawn to this adorable little cake right away, it had to be the first card I made.

1 inside

and this cut apart sentiment was perfect!

1 close up

It’s a really small touch, but the shine from that nuvo drop and the shimmer pen really do make a difference in the finished card. I need to remember to use my nuvo drops more.

2 Front

These doodlebug scenes make for such easy cards.

2 close up

I was thrilled when I saw that those sequins would work as ornaments. I could have added a few to the largest balls in the wreath, but I decided to let the tree shine. And they really do shine when they catch the light.

3 front

I love the color mint. I love the color pink. When they’re combined – sheer perfection.

3 inside

This card will most definitely go to my niece at some point. I love that sentiment – if anyone knows of a stamp set that has something like this, please share it with me!

3 close up

Those accent stickers – too cute.

4 front

Ok. I’m going to toot my own horn here…I’m really proud of this card. It took me a while to decide how I was going to create that rooftop, but I was determined and in the end I decided that simpler was better. I’m SO excited with the result!

4 slide

I don’t know who’s going to receive this card yet, but I hope they love it as much as I do.

4 inside

Simple straight forward sentiments are always great for stash building.

4 our

I toyed with trying to keep him from coming all the way out of the chimney but I think it works ok this way. If the recipient doesn’t want to keep the card (I’m cringing saying that) they can always re-use Santa as a tag or bookmark.

5 front

Mrs. Claus is adorable and I love that she’s not wearing a hat because now she can double as a grandma on another card.

5 close

You have to smile when you see that #Squadgoals sentiment.

I know I end every blog post this way…but thanks for stopping by today. I really do appreciate you taking the time to look at my work. I know how much it inspires me to see things others come up with and I hope I’m able to pass some inspiration on to you as well. xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn – Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Crimper

Neenah Desert Storm Card stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Card Stock:

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Foam Strips

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo Black Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Drops – Red Berry: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

  • Santa: 923, 925, 935, 916, 927
  • Mrs. Claus Scene: 923, 925, 938, 1070, 935, 916, 912, 945, 1082, 1083, 927, 118, 1033