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10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ Spellbinders December Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)


Happy Friday!! Hope you’ve got lots of fun plans this weekend – I’ve got a trip to Tuesday Morning on the books for tomorrow morning (if it’s not snowing) but other than that I’ll be working on the Simon Says Stamp January card kit and then some Valentine’s day projects for you šŸ™‚ For today, I’m sharing part 2 of my 10 cards, 1 kit from the Spellbinders December kit. Here’s the rest of what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:


I just love a clean and simple card – though they are sometimes the hardest for me to make as I also like to add lots of things!

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I kept the inside of most of these cards simple so they could be used now instead of having to wait for next Christmas.

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I love the look of clustered ephemera and these pieces lent themselves to it really well. What do you think of the tag with no ribbon? I thought about adding some but was worried it would be too much.

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Again, I can’t get enough of that font!

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This is my favorite card of the whole bunch. I love the reverse die cut of the snowflakes and all the layers. That cityscape was my favorite of the ephemera pieces – it looks just like the row of buildings on my street!

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Plain and simple – you can use this anytime (well, as long as the snow is appropriate).

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I’ll be totally honest…this is my least favorite, I love that pink paper but it needs something more and I just can’t figure out what. Maybe a sentiment?

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Again I left things simple so I can use it any time.

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And I’m finishing up here with one last college. Every time I see a squirrel, I automatically do that Doug dog “squirrel” voice from Disney’s Up, lol. My cat knows to come running when he hears it and always jumps to the window to see what’s going on. He’s our neighborhood watch and nothing gets past his swishing tail!

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Just a few snowflakes and some glitter to brighten up the inside with plenty of room to write a note.

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

10 Cards 1 Kit · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ Spellbinders December Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hello Everyone,

Hope you’re having a great week! Today I’m sharing part 1 of my 10 cards, 1 kit using the Spellbinders December card kit. So a lot of these cards are holiday-themed because the stamp sentiments included were Be Festive and Happy Holidays. You could easily substitute other stamps that you have in your stash, but I decided to just go ahead and use the stamps included and I’ll save those to mail out next Christmas. Without further ado here is the video:

Here are your close-ups:


Such a cute deer – I could’ve used lots of those! The small flowers and leaves are finicky pieces, but I love that they include different sizes because this was the perfect addition and often times you can’t find dies that small.

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There aren’t enough words to explain how much I adore this sentiment stamp. That font. I want an entire stamp set of it!

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I used this bear on several cards – he’s so cute, I love that scarf and big black nose!

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I kept the inside simple here with just a stamped sentiment.

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This sentiment die cut is a great size – you could use it just by itself on a card front. I’m a bit obsessed with flowers lately (can you tell? lol), probably because it’s so gray and cold outside.

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Leaving this inside simple too so this could be used now and not just at Christmas time.

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Oh my, I love every card with this sentiment. It works great with the sketchy look of the mason jar too and I love the play of the poppy and mustard colors together. This mason jar was a lot of fun to stamp and there were lots of items to fill it with.

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Again keeping the inside simple again…I’ll probably add some type of “to you and yours” sentiment on the inside before I send it next year.

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This brown string is a really lovely texture. Instead of tying it in a bow I thought I’d leave it a little more masculine with a knot and then added some flowers to set it off and balance out the bear.

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Again I’m keeping the inside simple and added those flowers at the bottom to balance out the bunch on the opposite corner from the front.

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Lovely dimension.

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Thanks for stopping to check out my cards – make sure you come back tomorrow to see the final five. xoxo, Sarah

Card Kits · Spellbinders

3 Floral Cards | Spellbinders December Small & Large Die Kit


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:


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 šŸ™‚ 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:

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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

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10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ Spellbinders November Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hi There,

Happy we’re half-way there day! Although this time of year I’d be ok with the weeks going a little slower – so much to get done, sigh. I’m back today with part 2 of the Spellbinders November Card Kit. Here’s what I came up with:

and here are your close-ups:


I was tempted to go all out and cover this snow globe with glossy accents or acetate or half of a globe Christmas ornament but reigned myself in…less usually is more šŸ™‚

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This is my favorite card from all 10 – I love Rudolph and his Mrs.

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This was super simple and quick. I love that they include 2 of every ephemera – sometimes you love a piece so much it’s hard to choose what to use it on!

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What can I say…I’m feeling the pink and the red this season. I could’ve used about 50 of that cocoa mug die cut.

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Another quick and easy card. The glossy accents really make those berries pop!

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Thanks so much for checking out my cards today – hope I was able to give you some holiday inspiration! xoxo, Sarah

10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ Spellbinders November Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hello Hello…

It’s was a busy weekend for me – I traveled to PA for my nephew’s 8th birthday party – LEGO EVERYTHING!! I did make a birthday card for him but as it’s not Christmas themed I’ll save it for a later date. So now I’m getting back into the swing of things and have Part 1 of the Spellbinders November, Deer Santa Kit for you. LOVE this kit, love the die set, love the ephemera, love the washi, love love love.

Here are the first 5 cards I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:


Such cuties – if only I could get my Charlie cat to wear a Santa hat!

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I love this Holiday cheer sentiment – the script is gorgeous and super fun mixed with the large block font. It has a great hand done look.

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This deer is so cute – I fell in love instantly.

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Who wouldn’t love a present wrapped up in that shiny gold ribbon?!?

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Such a pretty piece of ephemera – I just wonder where exactly she is off to.

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As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope I was able to give you some inspiration to use with your kit! xoxo, Sarah

12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

3 Cards, 1 Treat Box | Spellbinders November Large Die Kit


Today I’ve got some cards and a treat box to share with you that I made using the Spellbinders November Large Die Kit. I’m absolutely loving these kits – so much fun and an amazing way to build my die stash. I really can’t say enough about how great of a deal I think this is, the amount of items you get for the price is astounding. Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some still shots of the finished cards and box:


Simple and clean – my favorite kind of cards. I LOVE that warm wishes sentiment, it’s such a pretty script.

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Again I’m using the Mama Elephant Merry Greetings and Jingle Greetings stamp sets.

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This card is my favorite – I love the shape of those tags, they make such a pretty pattern.

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I used some green ink for the sentiment to echo the green from the front and finished off this inside panel with a thin stripe of the pink paper.

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What a fun shaker to make! I don’t have a lot of dies that have these solid shapes and the inserts to match, so it’s new to me to use the insert and get so much detail on a cut-out window.

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You’re going to see these sentiment stamp sets a lot this season!

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These boxes are really cute and easy to put together – I hope my instructions were at least a little helpful.

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Here you can see the details of how I cut out off/around that outside red border.

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These would make a great advent calendar and I’m planning to make some as some favor boxes for each place setting at our family Christmas dinner this year.

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The detail of all those tiny dots around the border is really pretty. If any get stuck, you can use a needle tip to poke them out.

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As always thanks for stopping by to check out my work – I hope I was able to give you some inspiration for your own holiday merry making! xoxo, Sarah