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

5 Minute or Less Tutorials · Valentines Day Series

How to: Paper Rosettes 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:


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


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


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


…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