10 Cards 1 Kit

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

Hi-ya!

Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend. It rained all day today (I’m typing this late at night, so to me it’s still Saturday) but that’s ok – it made for a cozy kind of day. I’m back with part 2 of the Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit. I think this second batch of cards is my favorite, so without further ado here is the video:

Some stills for you:

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I’m really happy with how this desk card came out – mine is SOOO much messier though!

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I used to be so fearful of cutting stamps, but once you jump in and do it you see how easily they go back together again.

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I almost never use embossing folders anymore – this card kit might get me back into them!

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It felt a little funny stamping this sentiment in black, but I think all the cameras added enough color for it to make sense.

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I wanted to include all kinds of craftyness with this card kit so I was glad I figured out a way to showcase painting.

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I have several friends from art school who would love this card – I may have to make a few more!

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This is my favorite of the bunch. It took me almost 2 hours to put this together but the end result was WELL worth it. Not sure who is going to get this beauty yet, but it will definitely go someone who will appreciate the time it took to make.

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I googled quilting sentiments and when this one came up, I thought it was perfect.

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The white overlay stripes really helped to sharpen up the lines of the quilt blocks.

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Super simple, but really fun. I think.

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The inside needs a little more. I may go back and add some stitching lines or a stamp or two of the scissors before I send it.

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Loads of dimension there, no foam tape necessary.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. 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 – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Fake Tan Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Freshly Cut Grass: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Minty Fresh Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Deep Sea Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Juice Box Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

American Crafts – Aqua Pigment Ink:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Gift Card Pocket: 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

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

Stampin Up Foam Strips

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tonic Mini Guillotine Cutter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

Tim Holtz Ruler: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

I’d Rather Be Crafting 12 x 12 Paper

DCWV Cork: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’d Rather Be Crafting Tags & Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’d Rather Be Crafting Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

DMC Floss #3814

10 Cards 1 Kit

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

Happy Friday! I’ve been ready for my weekend since Wednesday – it’s been a busy week.

I’m working with the SSS February 2018 Card Kit and it is currently still available. I’ll be honest, I had to really think with this kit. It’s stuffed full of great items but the paper wasn’t really speaking to me. I decided to add in both of the I’d Rather Be Crafting ephemera packs and one of the 12 x 12 scrapbook papers that I thought had some cute sentiments. With the card kits this year I want to make the best cards possible, even if that means adding in some extras. I know not everyone wants to or can do that though, so I’ll try to keep at least 5 cards that can be made with just the items in the kit. Here are my first 5 cards:

Some stills for you:

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Just about every craft room has a bulletin board so this idea came to me fairly quickly when I was looking a through the papers and ephemera. Also, I feel like brads are making a little bit of a comeback on cards and this was the perfect way to use some of my stash.

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I agree with that sentiment completely – I’m always ready to craft!

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Though cards have mostly taken over my crafting life, I actually double majored in Graphic Arts and Textiles so sewing has a special place in my heart and I don’t pick it up nearly as often as I’d like. I was really happy to create some cards I can send to my stitching friends.

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I love this sentiment and know I will use it over and over again. It’s such a great simple encouragement.

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After the details on the first two cards I was itching for something more simple and this card was perfect. Who wouldn’t smile opening a card with those rainbow hellos on it? I also love the little heart detail in the center of the O.

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A lot of these sentiments were really small and I tend not to use those very often. I thought trimming this larger stamp apart worked well to complete both the front and the inside of the card.

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As you know by now, I love a gatefold card. This strip from the 12 x 12 pattern paper worked perfectly as a belly band to keep it closed and I could just kick myself for trimming it before I actually used it. It worked out alright in the end though.

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This pocket die from Lawn Fawn is new (to me), really cute and sized perfectly for a gift card. I can see myself using it quite often. It’s a great way to add another pop of color on the inside of the card.

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What a great sentiment! I liked that this paper collection lends itself to encouraging cards. We can all use those!

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And that ‘hugs enclosed’ sentiment is the perfect way to finish it off.

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As always I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to get crafting! 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 – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Fake Tan Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Freshly Cut Grass: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Minty Fresh Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Deep Sea Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Juice Box Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

American Crafts – Aqua Pigment Ink:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Gift Card Pocket: 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

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

Stampin Up Foam Strips

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tonic Mini Guillotine Cutter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

Tim Holtz Ruler: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

I’d Rather Be Crafting 12 x 12 Paper

DCWV Cork: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’d Rather Be Crafting Tags & Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’d Rather Be Crafting Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

DMC Floss #3814

 

Valentines Day Series

Hero Arts | Case File Card – You Stole My Heart

Hello Lovelies,

Hope your week has started off well. I’m super happy with how this card came out and excited to share it with you! When I saw that Love Bandit stamp set I had to grab it right away. So let’s jump in…

Here are some stills for you:

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I was going for as much realism as I could make here and I’m happy with the resulting file shape. (As real as a case file on a raccoon could be, lol.)

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I had to fuss a bit to try and make this look full without looking too silly. I think when I mail this I’ll try to find some lined pink legal paper to write my letter on and then I’ll staple that on the righthand side over the last photo that way when the recipient lifts it, it’ll reveal the “Be my Valentine” message last.

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I’d also like to find some kind of raccoon paw print to stamp on that grid paper…

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He’s so sweet. How could anyone resist those eyes?!?

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I don’t have an envelope liner die for 5×7 envelopes so I just made my own. I’ll be doing a video on this for my 5 Minute Tutorial Series coming soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah

 

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

Hero Arts – Love Bandit Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Hero Arts

Your Next Stamp – Paint Swooshes & Splatters: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Hero Arts Cup o’ Joe Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Say Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

(900, 093, 902, 041, 042, 021, 022)

MFT Card Stock:

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

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

5×7 craft card base – I used the Ms. Sparkle & Co line from Joann’s

Project Life – Inked Rose Cards

 

5 Minute or Less Tutorials · Valentines Day Series

How to Paper Rosette in 5 minutes or less

Hi There! I know we can all use refreshers when we are creating something we haven’t done in a while. I decided to create this video series to show you how to make basic elements in the clearest and quickest way possible. If you have any requests for future videos, please let me know in the comments below.

You can check out the first tutorial on paper rosettes here:

Here are some stills of my finished rosettes:

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Be careful – these are addicting. You make one…you’re going to want to make a dozen!

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Those Tim Holts Small Talk Stickers are fantastic – I’m using them on everything lately.

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This turned out to be one of my favorites – that cactus is to die for…

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…and don’t get me started with the cotton candy

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Thanks for stopping today – xoxo, Sarah

 

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

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

Fiskar’s Circle Punch

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Bigz – Flower Layers Die

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

Art Minds Mini Hot Glue Gun

Mini Glue Sticks

Crate Paper Main Squeeze 12 x 12 paper

Crate Paper Main Squeeze Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz – Small Talk Stickers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’ve used several items from the older lines of Crate Paper  – I’ll include links here for what I can still find:

Crate Paper Hello Love Phrase Stickers: Amazon

Crate Paper Heart Day Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Crate Paper Heart Day Chipboard Stickers: Amazon

Crate Paper Hart Day X’s & O’s Paperclips: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

happy mail · Valentines Day Series

Happy Mail | Tag Flip + Giveaway Winner

Hello There,

First and foremost a big congratulation to Judy Kilgore – you are the winner of my Valentines Day Kit giveaway! Judy I’ve sent you a message through YouTube – let me know your address and I’ll get it in the mail to you 🙂

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I’ve used a mix of the remaining products from my kit and some of the older Crate Paper Heart Day collection to put to together a tag flip for one of my penpals. You can check out the process video here:

Here are some stills of the finished project:

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I love those little mini tags – they’re so cute!

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A small paper bag is a great way to add lots of goodies without the risk of things falling off when you use glue dots or paper clips.

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That love you ephemera would make a great bookmark too.

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I’m in love with these We R Memory Keepers pockets – they work so great for all kinds of shaker pouches.

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Such a cute puppy and sentiment. I’m working on putting less inside my shaker pouches, I always want to go for more sequins, but I really think they look better in the end with less.

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I keep calling these “paperclips” in my voice-overs – I do know they’re clothes pins – lol!

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Hey there Honey Bear 😉

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No need to add a thing to this tag – it’s perfect just the way it is.

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I got this sequin trim in a Paper Pumpkin kit a few years ago – it’s so lovely and something different to add as an embelishment.

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Thanks for stopping by today – xoxo, Sarah

 

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

Binder Rings

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dial: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

We R Memory Keepers Waterfall Sleeves: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Say Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Recollections Corrugate Blush Card Stock – I purchased mine at Michael’s.

Crate Paper Main Squeeze 6×6 Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Crate Paper Main Squeeze Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz – Small Talk Stickers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Mint pom-pom ribbon – I purchased mine at Michael’s

Lucy’s Little Things – Robin’s Egg Sequins

Doodlebug Sequins: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’ve used several items from the Crate Paper Heart Day line from a previous year – I’ll include links here for what I can still find: 

Crate Paper Heart Day Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Crate Paper Heart Day Chipboard Stickers: Amazon

Crate Paper Hart Day X’s & O’s Paperclips: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

 

Valentines Day Series

4 Valentines Day Cards | 1 Kit

Happy Satur-yay!

Today I’m sharing 4 cards I created using the Valentines Day card kit I put together. If you haven’t entered the giveaway make sure you get a comment in under my last video on YouTube – the drawing ends tonight at midnight!

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

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It’s super simple, but I love this card. I’m obsessed with blush pink lately, and these punny ephemera pieces are so much fun!

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I was so happy with how the sentiments of this older stamp set matched the current ephemera. I LOVE that Crate Paper keeps things somewhat consistent!

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I used my SSS Envelope liner die to create a few matching envelopes.

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I was so excited when I found that mint pom-pom ribbon, it matches the ephemera perfectly and adds some fun, I think.

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Doesn’t that winking lama just make you smile!

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3 front

This card is my favorite – I love that guitar.

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And the “You’re Rad” sentiment went with it perfectly.

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4 front

Those shaped paper clips are really fun – I’m loving them right now and want one in every shape possible!

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Such a pretty sentiment – gorgeous script and I love the heart to dot the i.

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

 

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

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

American Crafts Blush Pigment Ink – I can’t find any links for this but there are lots of similar colors you can use.

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

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

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Say Stamp | 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

Recollections Corrugate Blush Card Stock – I purchased mine at Michael’s.

Crate Paper Main Squeeze 6×6 Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Crate Paper Main Squeeze Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Pink Doilies – I purchased mine at Joann’s and Hobby Lobby

Mint pom-pom ribbon – I purchased mine at Michael’s

MFT – Cool as a Cucumber Card Stock

MFT – Pink Lemonade Card Stock

MFT – Wild Cherry Card Stock

MFT – Tickled Pink Card Stock

Heidi Swapp Craft Mat: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon