10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ SSS January 2019 Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hey There,

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Today I’ve got part 2 of the Simon Says Stamp January card kit to share with you. I really had a blast with this kit – especially creating the snowball fight slider card in today’s bunch. Hope you like it too:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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I’m starting off super simple with this one – just a background, some washi and a popped up cut-a-part.

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I thought missing you was the best sentiment to pair with the hot chocolate cut-a-part.

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I had so much fun making this card – love that the snowball leaves right from his hand and flies over to the other penguin’s head!

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And a snowball seems like the perfect way to say a winter hello!

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This is again pretty sweet and simple – I don’t have a lot of copics, so I was lucky I had some in colors to match that pattern paper.

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And since he was carrying a gift, I thought this sentiment works great inside.

8 closeCopics: N4, YR04, R17, R27, B93, B99

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I saw that string of pom poms on one of the samples in the reveal video and knew I had to try that for at least one of my cards. I secured all those little pompoms down with a glue dot to make sure they don’t move around too much!

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Here for the inside, I wanted to bring in a little more red from the pattern paper so Iย  added those stripes along the bottom.

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Once I get started with those stripes I never want to stop so, of course, I added more on this last card. I think they’re a great way to add a masculine touch to any card.

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And I left the inside blank here with lots of room for the thank you message.

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Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my cards. Valentine’s projects coming soon!! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ SSS January 2019 Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hello!

I’ve been crafting all weekend and Part 1 of the SSS January 2019 Card Kit is now ready for you.ย  A bit earlier than I was expecting to be done, but I wanted to finish up with my winter cards before starting on Valentine’s Day projects so, yay! I had a lot of fun with this kit and made 2 interactive slider cards which are some of my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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These little characters are so cute – I love that little skating penguin!

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The sentiments in this kit are really wonderful too. I like the font a lot and well, you know how much I love a good pun ๐Ÿ™‚

1 close a1 close bPrismacolors: 1002, 994, 1009, 912, 988

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This is a simple one, but I feel like those are the kinds of cards I need the most of. I let this penguin paper shine and set off the sentiment using a label die.

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Such a cute little phrase – and that fox is adorable. I wish we had a stamp of him too!

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I have so much fun coloring in images like this. There’s something about working with a white pencil (or in my case 10% gray) and watching things come to life on the paper.

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Is anyone not singing Frozen while stamping with this? If so you’re lucky – my niece and nephew have burned those songs into my brain.

3 closePrismacolors: 289, 1094, 1058, 1065, 994, 1009, 992, 1027, 988, 912, 122, 1002

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This was my favorite pattern paper in the kit.ย Shakers are always fun to make and a great way to get 2 cards out of one pattern paper that you love.

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Busy outside…simple inside.

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Even with the slider cards (and those are so much fun), this is my favorite card of all. I love that dark blue background embossed with the snowflakes and the pop of colors on the scarves etc. of the snowmen. There’s just something about this card that calls to me.

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It’s always hard for me to get pictures of this blue card base (they take on this crazy yellow tone) so I zoomed in on the white background here. You can see that I mimicked the snowflakes on the outside, but flipped them to the bottom here to balance things out a bit.

5 closeCopics: YR04, R20, N4, RV63, YG45, RV66, YG25, BG1O, B99, BG13, R17

As always, I really appreciate your taking the time to see what I came up with. Thanks so much for stopping by today! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ SSS December Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hey There,

I’ve got part 2 of my 10 cards 1 kit using the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit for you today. As I mentioned yesterday – time before Christmas is so quickly running out,ย  so I’m going to jump straight in again today with the video:

Here are your close-ups:

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I love how bright this card turned out – it’s almost as if a light is shining on those ornaments.

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My Christmas cards will forever be stamped with these Mama Elephant sentiments.

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Christmas in space, lol. I rather like it though.

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That festive berries distress oxide ink is awfully pretty. I was thinking when I got the kit that I really didn’t need another red/pink but I’m so glad to have it now.

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So I know that this is supposed to be a cookie sheet, but I’m not sure the recipient would get it right off the bat. What do you think? Should I have popped up the cookie stickers? It needs something but I’m not sure what.

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Mrs. Clause is so cute – I haven’t made any cookies yet this year. I have roasted some pecans though!

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This card came together super quick and it’s one of my favorites – I love the red and blue mixed together and that strip of glittery snow to ground the scene.

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Keeping it quick, I finished off the inside with a couple of stickers too!

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I really like this bow die – it’ll be great to use for other things on its own. I’d love a larger version too!

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Love that candy cane stripe.

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Well, that will do it for today. As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ SSS December Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hello There,

My SSS kit finally arrived last week! I was stalking my mailman again ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy to have this in my hands and get crafting. As we’re all so busy this time of year, I’m going jump right in…here is what I came up with for the first 5 cards:

Here are your close-ups:

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This little fawn is so cute – I love his little white spots and tail! Every time I get some of these watercolor papers I think to myself I need to buy a pack – maybe this time I will!

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That red was tough to match – it’s such a nice vintag-y hue.

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Oh my, I love that marvy snow pen! Don’t you just want to reach out and touch that puffy goodness?

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I’m loving this Christmas cheer sentiment – I can already tell it’s going to make it into the Christmas rotation every year.

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Chibi cards are so much fun to make – I hope my explanation was clear. They might look a little intimidating but once you’ve made one or two it gets much easier.

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I’m loving that red washi tape this year – I think it’s made it into almost every video!

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That candy cane die is really cute – you could trim it down to just a single candy cane too if you wanted.

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I felt like this needed a little more black to balance all the red on the front, so I sprinkled around some snowflakes.

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I’m finishing up today with Santa. This is such a cute image and was really fun to color. I, of course, added some marvy snow pen to give his hat a little fluff.

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And the inside needed a little green so I added the tree along with the sentiment.

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Prismacolors: 927, 1013, 997, 923, 925, 911, 935

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – Hope I was able to give you some inspiration for this kit. I’ll be back with part 2 tomorrow. xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · Simon Says Stamp

13 Days of Halloween โ€“ Day 5 | 3 Frightful Fun Cards

Hello,

My goodness, I am running so far behind (story of my life lately). I’m going to have to double up on some days to get all 13 in before the end of the month!! Today I’ve got 3 cards for you using the new Simon Says Stamp Frightfully Fun set. I really love all the sentiments especially the punny ones for the skeleton. Here is the video of what I came up with :

And of course, here are your still shots:

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Love these dancing skeletons – this such a fun image to work with.

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and I can’t get enough of those punny sentiments.

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Prismacolors: 935, 289, 122, 918, 912

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I had so much fun using my copics to color this and am really pleased with how that woodgrain came out. I want to learn more about copic coloring…if only there was more time in the day…

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More punny goodness.

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Copics: Y32, E13, E15, E18, N0, N4, R20, YG25, Y35, YR04, YR07

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Since I figure a lot of you purchased the Halloween Card Kit I thought I’d add in some of the papers and ephemera with this one.

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This is why I always save scraps (or rather my excuse for saving all of them, lol) this was the perfect way to finish off the inside panel.

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


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ SSS August Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hi There,

I’m back with part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit. These florals are absolutely gorgeous and I had so much fun coloring all the images. Here are the rest of the cards I created:

Here are close-ups of the finished cards:

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This peony image is so beautiful and that background stamp was exactly what I needed to finish off the shabby chic look for this card.

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I love the look of a watermarked stamp, I really need to remember to do that more often.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 912, 913, 989, 988, 1060, 1061, 1013, 928

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So sweet and simple, this mason jar is lovely. I just let the image shine here on its own and added the twine bow at the top to finish off a pretty country look.

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The top portion of this flower pot would look great all along the border of a card.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 122, 922, 1013, 1009, 995, 994, 912, 913, 989, 988, 992, 1086, 289, 1014, 122, 923

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This picket fence stamp is great to add to your scene building stash. Though it does take quite a bit of work to cut it out if you want as much detail as I do.

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I kept the inside simple since the outside was so detailed a grabbed a red ink to match that poppy flower.

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Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo

Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25, E15, E13, E18, YR02, YR04

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These watercolor cards ended up being my favorites of the bunch (along with the rainbow card from yesterday).ย  I really like this technique of laying down the watercolor and letting it do its thing.

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I run out of ideas for the inside of cards sometimes – I think this is the first time I’ve mixed the different sentiment colors and really like the way it came out.

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As you may have guessed, the copics were my favorite way to color the poppy flower. Here I placed that wreath around an opening so you could see the sentiment on the inside. This would also be a great way to make a shaker card.

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I finished off the inside sentiment using some cardstock to match that poppy color and placed them so you wouldn’t see them through the opening.

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Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Copics: R17, YR07, YG45, YG25

So that will finish up the cards for this kit and whew, I’m feeling at least a little bit caught up now. I’ll be working on the September kit this week and get those videos up for you soon. Hopefully before the October kit arrives. I’m also putting together a Halloween kit – more on that soon, so stay tuned! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ SSS August Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Helloooooo!

I’m so happy to be back and sharing my SSS August 10 Cards, 1 Kit video…better late than never right ?!? I absolutely loved this stamp set. The flowers are gorgeous and it was full of so many different little sentiments to really make the cards your own. Here is the first half of what I came up with:

And here are some close-up photos of the finished cards:

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That jar of flowers is just such a sweet image and really pops next to the black and white of the script paper and sentiments.

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For the inside, I stamped the jar image using Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink. This is a nice light ink so it will be very easy to write over if necessary.

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Stamping Ink for all Copic coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copics: RV63, RV66, R35, R43, YG45, YG25, BG10

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Cutting out those detailed fences was time-consuming, but so worth it in the end.

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That poppy was my favorite flower out of all of them. I was so happy with the inside of this card, I considered trying to do the same partial coloring idea for the outside of a card (and still might!)

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Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25

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I’m such a sucker for a rainbow – I literally love one on anything. This card makes me so happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Every rainbow needs some gold at the end – this one has some gold washi.

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Rainbows, hearts, and clouds – I’m dating myself here but I just keep thinking “Care Bear Stare” when I look at it.

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This wreath is just a gorgeous stamp. I really wanted some single flowers and leaves to color and add all the way around the ring. Though I’m not sure I would have wanted to fussy cut all of them!

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I was thinking of maybe adding one more flower to the wreath so I fussy cut it out but it didn’t look quite right. Luckily I was able to add it to the inside panel.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 1002, 923, 122, 912, 913, 989, 988

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I was channeling some sort of flower shop with this card or maybe the inside of a potting shed. The variety of flowers in this set was amazing and I really enjoyed coloring these stamps.

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The contrast of that minty fresh and the tangy orange card stock is one of my favorite combinations.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 934, 1008, 1009, 1063, 1051, 912, 913, 989, 988, 929, 994, 928, 1013, 1014, 916, 942, 1012, 122, 923, 945, 1032, 118, 1033, 920, 992, 911, 1002

As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards…Part 2 coming soon! xoxo, Sarah