Card Kits · Spellbinders

3 Floral Cards | Spellbinders December Small & Large Die Kit

Hi-ya,

As promised, I’m back today with 3 more cards using the Spellbinders December small and large die kits. These cards are different from what I usually do, but I really love how they turned out. You can watch how I made them here:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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This is my favorite of the bunch, although I really like them all. I used the very last scrap of my MFT Persimmon cardstock to make that flower and if I’d had more, I’d have used it again on the other cards – that red is perfect to go with this greenery. Time to re-order.

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The outside was so busy, I kept the inside simple with just a sentiment. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Kind Flowers to complete all these cards – it’s my favorite to use for thank you cards.

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I really love the mix of this blue background with the greenery as well. I can’t seem to get enough mint colored things in my life, lol.

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I thought it would be fun and something different to have that flower popping up from the inside of the card. It made the sentiment a little challenging though. I wanted to stamp directly on the cardstock but didn’t want to mess it up after all that work on the front so I just added in a little sentiment strip.

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And I love a tone-on-tone as well. I used that pretty blue cut out from the previous card to back the die-cut sentiment.

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For the inside, I went with a Neenah panel and added a few of those fronds coming down from the top.

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – these were really time-consuming to create but I’m super happy with the way they turned out. I already know who two of them are going to 🙂 xoxo, Sarah


Card Kits · Spellbinders

3 Cards | Spellbinders December Small & Large Die Kit

Hey there,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are refreshed and ready to start off the new year – here’s to a craft-tabulous 2019! I’m getting things started with some cards using the Spellbinders December Small and Large Die sets. Since these were really made to work together I decided to combine them and while I’ll still have 3 cards for each video, I’m using the flip card die for these 3 and then tomorrow I’ll have some cards using the florals. Here’s what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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I really like how this card came out – I love that balloon paper and the colors are muted but still so pretty.

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The little flip that circle does is a lot of fun.

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Here I wanted to give you a look at how the flip would be for a landscape card. Keep in mind you can flip this 4 different ways for all different looks.

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I’m in love with that mustard yellow color – you’ll see it keeps coming back in all the cards lol.

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Finally, I wanted to try something different and see if I could create a spinning circle in this card and I’m really pleased with how it came out.

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You can watch the video for more details, but basically, I added the fishing line right over top of the right-hand fold and since it’s see-through you can barely tell that it’s there. I looped it all around the card and then hid the knot between my sentiment sandwich.

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As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope they gave you some ideas to get you started having fun with your kit. If you haven’t tried any of the Spellbinders kits you can check them out through the link below – the January kits are already available and super cute!! xoxo, Sarah


Card Kits · Queen & Co

8 Cards | 1 Kit – Queen & Co. Happy Holly Days (Part 1 of 2)

Hello There,

My Christmas vacation has officially started today and while I’ve still got loads to do, it’s nice to know I’ll have a little extra time to do it in. I’m sharing some cards I made using Queen & Co’s Holly Day kit today. This was my first time using one of their kits and I loved it! It was so great having everything right there that I needed to make the shakers and you can get A LOT of cards made with this kit and I LOVE the stamp set that was included. Here is the first half of what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope your list of things to do before Christmas is shorter than mine! xoxo Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · Card Kits · Simon Says Stamp

13 Days of Halloween – Day 10

Hello everyone,

Today I’ve got 3 more cards to share with you using the Simon Says Stamp Halloween Card kit. The kit is sold out but most of the products included are for sale separately – my personal favorite items are the patterned papers and stickers from Pebbles. You can check out the video for my 3 cards here:

Can you tell I really liked those 3 patterned papers they included?!? I’ve stretched them way further than I think I’ve ever stretched 6 x 6 papers before.

Here are some close-up photos:

1 Front

Those stickers were so much fun! At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to use them but when I started playing around with the strips of paper I cut, everything naturally fell together.

1 inside

1 card and envelope

2 front

I made sure to save that “boo crew’ sentiment so it could shine on its own card – so clever.

2 inside

2 card and envelope

3 Front

I had never worked with this foil before and I really enjoyed it. The look isn’t as smooth as you would get using a minc machine, but somehow for Halloween that worked perfectly. I liked having the more ragged edges from using the punch and they stick great, but didn’t go on perfectly smooth, you can tell each circle has been placed individually – they all have their own creases and folds. I have about 1/4 of the sheet left, and may have to invest in some more for future cards…

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3 card and envelope

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – more Halloween goodness is coming your way tomorrow!

xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the products I used today:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Spellbinders Large Label Dies

Ad Tech Removable Tape

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

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Cardstock:

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

Fiskar’s Circle Punch

 

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

 

 

10 Cards 1 Kit · Card Kits · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit

What’s this?!? Another 10 Cards, 1 Kit so soon? Well this girl is ahead of schedule for once yes-sir-ree. I LOVED this Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – rainbows, clouds, sparkles, shakers – what’s not to like?

Well when you’ve got rainbows…you need clouds and the blue card stock was the perfect backdrop for some cloudy skys.

Card 1: 

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Vellum: Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(923, 918, 916, 912, 1027, 1009)

Memento Tuxedo Black Marker: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 2: 

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Vellum: Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(929, 1002, 1011, 989, 992, 1008)

Memento Tuxedo Black Marker: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 3: 

I love that this heart stamp has lots of stripes to make the rainbows extra variegated.

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(929, 923,  1002, 918, 1011, 916, 989, 912, 992, 1027, 1008, 1009)

Card 4: 

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(929, 923,  1002, 918, 1011, 916, 989, 912, 992, 1027, 1008, 1009)

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Memento Tuxedo Black Marker: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

MFT – Persimmon Card Stock

Any rainbow of bakers twine

Ranger Glossy Accents: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Wink of Stella: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 5: 

This card is my favorite. I love the rainbow heart pattern paper and the glittery clouds. I’ll probably save this for my niece’s next birthday, I think she’ll love it as much as I do!

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Ink – Mermaid: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Darice Foam Strips: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(929, 1002, 1011, 989, 992, 1008)

Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 6: 

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lucy’s Little Things – Robin’s Egg Shaker Mix

Ranger Glossy Accents: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 7: 

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(929, 923,  1002, 918, 1011, 916, 989, 912, 992, 1027, 1008, 1009)

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

Ranger Glossy Accents: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zyron Sticker Maker:  Amazon

Fishing line

Card 8: 

It’s simple and I love it. I love doodlebug, but hardly ever buy the sprinkle stickers, every time SSS includes them in a set I have so much fun using them.

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Card 9: 

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Mama Elephant Dies: happy & birthday

Ranger Glossy Accents: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Card 10:

This card is my second favorite, but it was sooo close. I love the background – and that totally just happened by playing around with the strips of paper. The unicorns are just too cute. I wanted to fill that mason jar with “magic” and thought the Studio Katia sequins were the perfect way to do that. While I was initially disappointed that my kit contained the flower and mason jar instead of the heart and balloon shakers, once I added that baker’s twine around the jar, I loved it.

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins: Simon Says Stamp

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Ink – Juicebox: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

Thanks again for stopping by to check out my cards. Please leave me a “like” or a comment and let me know which one you liked the best!

xoxo, Sarah

 

* I recommend products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

10 Cards 1 Kit · Card Kits · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit

Hello everyone,

I’m later than usual sharing my Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit (which is still available for purchase), but promise the next kit will be earlier than usual. I struggled at the beginning on ideas for this kit, but once I got started things went smoothly and I’m happy with how most of them came out. I especially loved the puffy stickers and the WOW embossing powder – what a great stash builder! Give this girl some glitter and she is HAPPY. Here’s what I came up with:

I thought I’d change up my layout a bit and list the things I used for each card separately. Let me know in the comments if you like it better this way, or if the full list at the bottom is more helpful. As usual I’ll only list the items I’ve used in addition to what was included in the kit.

Card 1: 

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Craft Die

Simon Says Stamp – Orange Slush Ink

The Studio G red ink I used was a dollar spot buy at Michael’s – I think just about any bright red pigment ink would work to make this color.

Card 2: 

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

EK Success Corner Rounder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Peach Bellini Card Stock

Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 3: 

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fun Foam: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Any red embroidery floss will work for the thread accents, of course you’ll need a needle also 🙂

Card 4: 

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

EK Success Corner Rounder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Peach Bellini Card Stock

MFT – Sour Apple Card Stock

Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Card 5: 

This one turned out to be my favorite (as usual, I like the simplest one the best)…

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Recollections Heat Gun

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ad Tech Removable Tape

Card 6:

and this one is a close second…

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Recollections Heat Gun

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Card 7:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fun Foam: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 8:

8 Front

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

EK Success Corner Rounder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Gravel Gray Card Stock

Wink of Stella: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Card 9:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Gravel Gray Card Stock

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

Any gold sewing floss will work for the messy string embellishment

Card 10:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Grafix Acetate: Amazon

MFT – Peach Bellini Card Stock

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

EK Success Powder Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards today – Hope the rest of your week is fantastic!

10 Cards 1 Kit · Card Kits · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit

Hello There,

Well after many delays, I’d like to finally share my Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit video with you. This kit is so fun and cute, I can’t believe there are still some available!

I had a lot of fun with this kit. It really just rings of summer time and sunshine. I loved the sentiments and the papers that were included were just gorgeous.

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I’m super happy with how this banner card came out. It was A LOT of work, but so worth it in the end. And it really showcases those pretty papers. I’m sending it out to one of my Besties tomorrow.

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I’m also really pleased with card. It was fun to make and also showcases the paper, but was finished way faster. Over all it’s a tie between these two cards as to which is my favorite, but I’m leaning ever so slightly towards the one with the banners.

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The pull down/fold down card makes me smile too. Like I said in the video, I can’t take credit for the idea (I saw it in a Jennifer McGuire video here.) Mine was trimmed down, but followed the same basic design.

Here are the rest of the designs I came up with:

 

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Thanks for taking the time to check out my work, I really appreciate your stopping by. Please leave any comments or questions below.

Here is a list of supplies I used in the video:

Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Vellum: Amazon

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says White Embossing Powder

Distress Oxide Ink – Peeled Paint: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Acetate: Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Mermaid Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Flirty Flamigo Ink

October Afternoon Summertime Puffy Stickers: Amazon

MFT After Midnight Card Stock

Doodlebug Sequins: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Gelly Roll Souffle Pens: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.