10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – 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 IΒ  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 – 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.Β  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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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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.Β 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 · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Spellbinders December Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Helloooo

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 πŸ™‚ 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:

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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 – 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:

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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


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

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

Hello There,

My SSS kit finally arrived last week! I was stalking my mailman again πŸ™‚ 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


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit – 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:

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 – 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:

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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