10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS July Card Kit (Part 1 of 3)

Hi-ya!

Hope everyone is having a great week. I’ve been a bit delayed because I’m settling on my first condo soon and I’m beginning to pack things up. I’m really excited not to be a renter anymore, but I don’t know how I’ve accumulated so much stuff over the last 6 years! The paper (and just-craft-things-in-general) addiction is real my friends.

Well, yesterday I finally sat down to edit the film using the SSS July Card Kit and have part 1 to share with you today. As I mentioned in the video I struggled a bit with this kit. It was filled with lots of goodies but I didn’t feel like everything went together (and if you’ve been watching me for even a small amount of time – you know how I love when things match!) So this will be part 1 of 3 because what I ended up doing was creating 5 cards with the stamps, 5 with the papers, and 5 with the stickers and I mixed things together a bit where possible.

Without further ado:

Here are your close-ups:

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This is the card that started all the stripes (well for this round – I did a card like this with the last kit too.) I’m just obsessed with the look of them.

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For the inside, I added that leftover strip and stamped the watermelon in black to echo the black from the sentiment on the front.

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Prismacolors: 929, 922, 1030, 989, 912

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I thought this stamp set was so much fun, I just loved all the images and the punny sentiments. I did a lot of paper piecing with the images and thought it gave a nice crisp look to match with stripes.

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I used my Cricut to write out the inside sentiment – the font style is called Rumors. If you don’t have a Cricut, Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABCs stamp set is really similar.

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I love using those mini wobblers – they are such fun cards to open and don’t get me started on those sunglasses. So cute! I paper pieced the pineapple again and added that lighter green popped up and slightly askew to give some added dimension.

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I still kept the inside really simple and just stamped that pineapple across the bottom.

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I wanted to try something different with the stripes on this one and went diagonally. I like how it created the space for the sentiment.

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I finished off the inside with another fish and a few bubbles.

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The flamingo is my favorite of this set. I love that die cut! I paper pieced it together like the cactus and pineapple. My flamingo colors might not be quite accurate but I thought that orange and pink were summery and go together so well.

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Again I finished off the inside by stamping and added a leftover yellow stripe with some thin washi over top.

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As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards! xoxo, Sarah


 

5 Minute or Less Tutorials

How to: Stitched Binding in 5 minutes or less

Hi there,

It has been sweltering in Baltimore this week and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up so I’m hoping for a trip to the pool this weekend. Hope you guys have some fun plans too! In my last happy mail video, I created a stitched mini journal and several of you asked for a more detailed tutorial on how to do that. Here I’ve slowed down the process and added in a few tips I think will help you:

Here are some close-ups of the finished books:

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I hope I was able to explain all the steps clearly for you. If you have any questions, leave them below and I’ll do my best to help you out. xoxo, Sarah


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Happy Mail | Mini Pocket Letter feat. Maggie Holmes Flourish

Hi-ya!

Sharing another Swapbot exchange with you today. Pocket letters are new to me and I had a lot of fun creating this one. I have fun anytime I’m working with the Flourish collection though – or anything Maggie Holmes for that matter. Have you seen the sneak peeks of her new Willow Lane collection?? GORGEOUS – I can’t wait for Scrapbook.com to get it in stock! But back to the pocket letter. My partner didn’t have a ton of info in her bio she did say she likes notebooks and journals so I created a mini one for her to add in as an extra goodie. Let me know if you’d like a more detailed tutorial of how I put it together.

Now without further ado, here is the process video:

And here are your close-ups:

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I just love the embossed look on that pheasant sticker. I combined a vellum tag, library sticker, and a few cut-a-parts to get this layered look; then added that gold puffy sticker for some shine.

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This was one of the cut-a-parts from a 12 x 12 sheet and I thought it made a perfect title for the project. I finished it off with this butterfly dimensional and then off to the side, that gold trim which balances out the gold sticker on the last section.

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Here again, I layered some tickets with that paper doily and added a few stickers. Then finished with a chipboard embellishment to top it off.

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I created a little mini journal using a scrap of some 12×12 double-sided paper and filled it with plain computer paper.

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Here is a close-up of the stitched binding.

Thanks for stopping by – hope you have a great day! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Love From Lizi July 2018 Card Kit

Hello there,

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend! Mine was cards, cards, cards – I completed the planning, filming, editing, voiceover (and now blog post) all in one weekend which I think is a record for me! I was just having so much fun I didn’t want to stop. Lucky for me I don’t have to because my SSS July kit came in the mail yesterday, lol. I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to start devouring that one.

As you know I’ve been eyeing the Love From Lizi Kits for quite some time now and was thrilled when they invited me to be a guest designer this month. I really enjoyed using all the stuff in the kit and there is probably enough leftover to make 10 more cards. Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

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The sand was such a great addition to the embellishment bag – it gave some fantastic texture to this scene. Isn’t that frog adorable?

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Ain’t that the truth?!? I am a beach girl and very much looking forward to my trip to Myrtle Beach this October!

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This card is my favorite. I LOVE that background stamp and was really pleased with how the coloring turned out.

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I love a punny sentiment.

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Zig Colors: 69, 21; 75, 72, 64; 94, 900, 901; 42, 49

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So cute! I love those little guys and the dimension of the decoupage is fantastic. I added the little wooden ship wheel under the puppy’s paws to make it look like he is steering.

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I used Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC’s to spell out “you and me” so the full sentiment reads “By the sea, you and me.” I thought the font matched the thinner portion of the sentiment on the front really well.

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The photos don’t do this paper justice – it’s super sparkly and just gorgeous. I had originally planned to have 3 cones with the sentiment, but that background paper was so busy I decided on adding just one. I added some white cardstock behind that pink ice cream die cut to make it a strawberry/vanilla swirl.

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I used an old paper pumpkin stamp set to add this “Happy Birthday” sentiment and then added in some slots for a gift card.

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I was so disappointed when I saw the sand had shifted in front of those seashells. I thought I had figured it out!! Stay tuned, I’m going to sit down with this again and see if I can come up with a fix for you.

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Again, I love that punny sentiment and how about that gorgeous starfish paper? It was my favorite of the kit!

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This guy is too fun. I thought that frog was just adorable so I used him on quite a few cards. Here I’ve got him floating in the pool using a mini wobbler.

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Yes, indeed it is.

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This is my second favorite card of the kit. It took quite a bit of time to make but it was well worth it to have those doors open to reveal that lounging frog!

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Since the front was so detailed, I kept the inside super simple.

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This card will probably go to my niece – she loves the beach just as much as I do and will love all those little guys chilling in their beach chairs.

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Love that cat sleeping along the border there.

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This is a tie with the earlier stamped background card as my favorite. I love the subtle stamping for the beach and couldn’t be happier with how my ‘waves’ turned out.

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Since I used the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink to dye the texture paste, I decided to continue that color on the inside.

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Again with the frogs – just too cute. I will probably send this to my nephew, I think He’ll get a kick out of them.

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Love that little guy splashing down in the inner-tube.

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This kit is already sold out, but you can still get the decoupage pages and a few of the other items on the Love From Lizzie website. I’ve linked what is available for you below.

As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Let me know which was your favorite in the comments!


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

Hi there,

As promised, I’m back with part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp special edition Mother’s Day Card Kit. For this second half, I’ve created 5 wedding themed cards since it is that time of year and the papers in the kit worked really for those too. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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I kept all of these cards fairly simple, but I love simple. That knot to echo the sentiment is just really sweet.

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And this is the perfect sentiment for inside a wedding card – at least I think so.

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This was as complicated as it got for this batch of cards. I’ve been doing a lot more layering in my happy mail lately and I think it spilled over a bit here. It’s not my normal design, but I really love this card.

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That peachy keen ink was a perfect match for these pattern papers.

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Couldn’t you just die over that congratulations script? This stamp set is wedding themed but you can use this one stamp on so many cards and the size of it makes for a great simple card.

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This would be really pretty to stamp on an envelope and add their last name in a fancy handwritten script.

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Such an easy card. As you know I am in love with everything Maggie Holmes – I was really excited to get both these hearts from the chasing dreams collection and the stickers from the flourish collection – yes, more please.

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This is why I always hang on to scraps, I only had a small stripe of that floral patterned paper left after the Mother’s Day cards but was able to use it on several cards.

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You know how I love a shaker card. I think this is such a great card to give because the new couple can take off the shaker and add it to the photo album if they’d like.

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Again that script is fantastic in or outside a card.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my cards. xoxo, Sarah


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Happy Mail | Tag Flip feat. Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel Collection

Hi-ya,

Hope you’re weekend is starting off well. Today I’m sharing a tag flip I created using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel collection – which might be my most favorite collection ever! I HOARD this like crazy and thought it was time to pull it out again (and probably time to buy more to replace what I just used, lol). Here is what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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I hope I was able to give you some happy mail inspiration today! As always thanks for stopping by to check out my project. xoxo, Sarah


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