10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Patio Party (Part 2 of 2)

Hello lovelies,

Happy Friday!! It’s an extra happy Friday around here because my Simon Says Stamp April card kit arrived in the mail today. I know what I’ll be working on this weekend 🙂

As for now, I’m back today with part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit featuring the Patio Party collection. You can check it out here:

Here are your still shots:

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I LOVE that floral paper – I would totally put up some wallpaper with that pattern. I really wanted to leave a navy border around the card to pull out the small blue flowers, but it just wouldn’t work with the sizing.

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The friend like you stamp set has so many great sentiments.

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Those flamingos are so much fun.

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I don’t do a lot of stamping on patterned paper (mainly because I ‘m worried about the readability) but I really liked how this turned out so I may try it more often.

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Those white stripes matched up almost perfectly with the two bottom sentiment lines.

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Isn’t that mint color to die for? I could paint every room in my house that color! So soft and cheerful!

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Thankfully those balloons worked out – they were the only ones I had!

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OHHH I’m so excited with how this card came out! I think it will be really fun to open and I know just who I’m sending it to!

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My favorite (or maybe I should say “go-to”) way to finish off the inside of a card is with a matching stripe of paper – mainly because it’s easy.

How do you like to finish the inside of your cards?

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It’s funny, the addition of the butterfly was a total afterthought, but now when I look at the card it wouldn’t be complete without it.

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and ditto.

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The pop of gold foiling gives it a little something extra special.

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Hope you liked the cards – as always thanks for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah

 

 

I purchase my Copics from Blick Art Supplies – they have the best price I have found for individual markers and you can save even more if you sign up for their free loyalty card.

The colors I used today are:

 

BG10 & BG13, YG41 & YG25, Y32 & 435, and R20 & R43

10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Patio Party (Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

Hope everyone’s week is going well. So rather than stare at my mailbox waiting for the next Simon Says Stamp card kit to arrive, I decided I would create my own using one of the new paper pads I picked up recently. I fell in love with this Patio Party collection when I saw the reveal video from Creativation and snatched it up as soon as it was available. I sat down with it this past weekend and here is the first half of what I came up with:

Here are some stills for you:

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Aren’t these ladies adorable?!?

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I think this makes a great encouragement card.

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In LOVE with the texture on those masks!

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I really like when you can combine several cut-a-parts to create a sentiment.

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This will come in handy the next time I have a friend cat sit for me 🙂

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I’d like to have those slippers in real life 🙂 ohh how cute would it be to pair this card with some slippers as a gift!

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This striped paper was one of my favorites from the collection. I always thought that the scrapbooking papers from a collection were just larger print versions of the 6×6 paper pads, but this collection had a lot of different 12 x 12 papers. (That, or I was confused and looking at a totally different collection, lol.)

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I’m always looking for different ways to finish off the inside of cards. Honestly, I’m not sure I’m in love with this one.

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This paper collection has some really super cute tags.

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I feel like I’m going to be making a lot of these bouquet wrap cards.

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I’m definitely checking to see if I can get a 12 x 12 of that floral paper.

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Lawn Fawn is my favorite ink to use and this may be my favorite color of all. That Minty shade is so soft and subtle.

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Not sure if you can tell, but the thanks is made up of that floral paper that I love.

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I really like the bold pop of the yellow with the black and white stripe.

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And how serendipitous that there was an orange slice in the spa day set!

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I think this would make any recipient smile 🙂

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

I purchase my Copics from Blick Art Supplies – they have the best price I have found for individual markers and you can save even more if you sign up for their free loyalty card.

The colors I used today are:

Skin Tones: E18, E15, E13 and E13, E11, E00

Towels: RV63, RV66, RV69 and R20, R43, R35

 

10 Cards 1 Kit

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

Hi-ya! Hope you’re finishing up your weekend with something fun today. I’m headed over to the Baltimore School for the Arts to catch their Expressions Show with some friends. They’re doing a scene from Pippen and I’m looking forward to that and the ballet most! Before I leave, I wanted to share the second half of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit:

Here are your close-ups:

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I love this magnolia wire – I will be so sad when I run out. Thankfully that day’s not today!

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This is definately a hand-deliver only card.

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I really liked all the sentiments included with this kit – they were beautiful and super encouraging.

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I think if I were to do this card again I would trim out the top edge around the tags and place them on top of the gingham paper, just for something different. I’m happy with the result, but mostly just because I love the sentiment.

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I forgot to add this in the editing, but I finished off the top of the tag with that grow sticker just for something a little extra.

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Again, I just love this sentiment and I was super excited when I found that I had another woodgrain sentiment to add on the inside.

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Run away, let your heart be your guide…yep still humming that song.

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The water coloring of that can and flower is beautiful. Just looking at them makes me want to pull out my paint and brushes!

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All that’s missing are some bulbs for the crate.

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This hello is really a card in itself, anything extra is just bonus. That spray of flowers is a great bonus though.

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I want a stamp of that hello!

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Such a sweet sentiment. I accidentally cut off the wooden border that was around it so I just added a new one, and that is why we save ALL the scraps.

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It’s always fun to be able to flip a paper over and have it perfectly coordinate. I think this is a great mix of feminine and masculine designs.

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I know it’s not really new, but the crop-a-dial is still new to me and I LOVE using it.

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And that will do it for this kit…this is me…patiently waiting for the next one…

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 – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Essentials By Ellen – Many Thanks Die

Reverse Confetti Flower Wrap Die

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 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

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: 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.

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

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

(064, 072, 021)

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

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Lemon Drop Card Stock

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hello there – hope you’re having a great weekend! We had some crazy wind yesterday, but today we’ve got some lovely sunshine and it really feels like spring. That just happens to be perfect weather to share my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit with you. It is sold out but you can still see all contents and purchase any items you might be interested in individually. I LOVED THIS KIT…so let’s get started:

Here are your close-ups:

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I thought of this card as soon as I watched the unboxing video. I knew I wanted to make some sort of a seed packet and I think this worked out pretty great. I couldn’t really add that sound in the video, but adding the seed beads inside really gives it some extra fun.

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I really love the paper and stickers from Carte Bella, I pretty much used all of mine by the end of the videos and I’m thinking about grabbing some more for my stash.

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This was my favorite sentiment of the kit – it’s so encouraging!

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This bunny is adorable and that pompom really takes it to the next level. I know I’ll use this on lots of spring cards in the years to come.

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I was obsessed with The Velveteen Rabbit when I was little – I had one of those kits where the book came with a cd that read it to you and I think I wore it out. I was thinking of that when I was coloring this guy and wondering where that got to.

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I kept trying to add that carrot on the front with the bunny and I just couldn’t make it look right – a few on the inside was a much better option.

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It’s hard to choose a favorite from this bunch, but if I HAD to choose, this would be it.

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Love the flowers, love the sentiment.

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I toted with maybe adding some window panes to this but in the end, decided less was more and I’m glad I did.

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I’m making it a goal of mine to try to make some more masculine cards this year – I know that the black paper has the names of flowers on it but this could be used as a thank you for a gift of flowers. Or you could also substitute out a plain black or gray paper too.

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That script die is soooo pretty – It works on just about any type of thank you card.

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I was worried that yellow wasn’t going to show up bright enough, but on that cream cardstock I only had to stamp it once and I think it’s very “readable”.

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So pretty – I think anyone would be happy to receive this thank you card.

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The sentiments in this stamp set were really great – I love all the different ways to mix and match them to say thank you.

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And that will finish us up for today. As always 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 – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Essentials By Ellen – Many Thanks Die

Reverse Confetti Flower Wrap Die

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 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

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: 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.

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

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

(064, 072, 021)

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

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Lemon Drop Card Stock

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

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