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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:

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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 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


12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

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

Hi-ya,

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:

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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


12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

4 Cards | Spellbinders November Small Die Kit

Hello There,

Well…it’s 65 degrees in Baltimore today, but I’ve been working away on some Christmas goodness, so let’s get a running start on the holiday and we’ll just agree to pretend snow is falling outside the window! Today I’ve got 4 cards for you using the Spellbinders November 2018 Small Die Kit – here’s what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

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I really enjoyed this die set, I think the sprigs are probably my favorite piece because you can use them for mistletoe, holly and they’d be great to stick with some flowers too.

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I’ve been wanting to use this sentiment and this card was the perfect fit.

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This deer is gorgeous, but oh the detail and it did not disappoint! A friend was looking at it this weekend and oohed and ahhed over it so it will probably be sent for her Christmas card this year.

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indeed!

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This card is my favorite of the batch. I love how simple it is. The green and red are so bright and I’ve never been a big mirrored cardstock person but I really like the gold so I think I need to start working with that more often.

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These sentiments are so great – I use these stamp sets for SO MANY cards over the holiday season.

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Do any of you send new year’s cards? Just curious if this is a thing that I’m unaware of. I would probably use this on a scrapbook or journal layout so I’m thinking that’s why it was included. Or I guess you could put Merry Christmas on the front and Happy New Year on the inside.

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I am in LOVE with this gold washi – it is soooo shiny and perfect. (and we’re getting two more colors in the kit this month too!!)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today – more Christmass goodness coming soon. xoxo, Sarah


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3 Cards | Spellbinders October Large Die Kit

Hello there,

Today I’m sharing 3 cards I created using the Spellbinders October Large Die Kit. This truck die is absolutely fantastic – it’s the reason I checked out the kits in the first place and I’m so glad I saw that sneak peek because I’m loving all of these kits so far. The really great part about this large die kit in particular, is how versatile it is – you can use this die set all year round! Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some photos of the finished cards:

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This card is my favorite. I love the blue truck with the orange pumpkins, it’s so perfectly Fall.

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I stamped out this sentiment from the SSS Thankful Heart set using Lawn Fawn Hippo ink and brought in a little piece of the orange to finish up the sentiment.

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Cardstock Colors: Nightshift Blue, Cement Gray, Steel Gray, Red Hot, Jelly Bean Green, Tandy Orange, Orange Fizz

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As much as I love the truck die, I think the snow is what really makes the picture. I’m still thinking about adding some puffy dots of that marvy snow pen in the “sky” in addition to the sequins I added.

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This Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings stamp set is wonderful – you’ll see me use it lots more during the coming Christmas Series.

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Cardstock Colors: Wild Cherry, Cement Gray, Steel Gray, Red Hot, Field Day, Chocolate Brown

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I created this card using the sample that came with the die set (love that they include this!). I just made a few changes and I used some of the pattern paper that came in the October card kit.

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I used SSS Birthday Bits stamp set for the sentiments on this card. I love this font and go back to it time and time again when I’m creating birthday cards. It embosses wonderfully too!

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Cardstock Colors: Bubblegum, Cement Gray, Steel Gray, Red Hot, Smooth White

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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 ā€“ SSS July Card Kit (Part 3 of 3)

Hello there,

I’m back with the last part of the cards I created using Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit. These cards will focus on the pattern papers included in the kit. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-up photos for you:

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I liked this pattern paper the best out of the bunch. I know I complained about them a bit, but I did enjoy the idea of the overhead shots that some of them had.

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This stamp perplexed me a bit at first and I didn’t think I’d use it, but it really worked perfectly for beach and pool themed cards.

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Again, I liked the overhead shot so I did this card similar to the first one and just let the paper shine.

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I saved that extra strip from the first card and added a mini beach scene to the inside of this one.

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Adding those sequins as scales on the fish was one of the first ideas I came up with for this kit and I’m really pleased with how it worked out. It really gives a lot of shine to the card.

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I went to my Cricut and used it to write out this fishy inside sentiment, then added a few more stamped fish to finish it off. As I mention in the video, it takes a little longer but there are some great ABC stamp sets out there that you can use to write out specific sentiments for your card. Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABCs is my favorite.

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I again used my Cricut to cut out this drink and then turned it into a shaker (which moves but doesn’t really shake). It gave me the look I was going for though. If you don’t have a Cricut, there is a great martini shaker die and stamp set from MFT that would give you a similar look.

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I kept the inside super simple since the front was so detailed and finished it off with some washi and a leftover cardstock strip from one of my previous cards.

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For this last card, I used this pool patterned paper and another one of the cutouts as the sentiment. I used an embossing folder that mimicked a raft and added a pink bikini using one of the SSS dies from a card kit last summer.

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I again went pretty simple with the inside and just finished it off with the sunshine sentiment.

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So this will finish up the cards using the July card kit and just in time because my August card kit arrived in the mail this week šŸ™‚ I’ll probably be a little later with that kit because of my moving but I’ll get it out to you as soon as I can and in the meantime I’ve got a few happy mail videos that I’ve already recorded and I’ll post those as soon as I can get the voiceovers done. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ SSS July Card Kit (Part 1 of 3)

Hi-ya!

Hope everyone is having a great week. I’ve been a bit delayed because I’m settling on my first condo soon and I’m beginning to pack things up. I’m really excited not to be a renter anymore, but I don’t know how I’ve accumulated so much stuff over the last 6 years! The paper (and just-craft-things-in-general) addiction is real my friends.

Well, yesterday I finally sat down to edit the film using the SSS July Card Kit and have part 1 to share with you today. As I mentioned in the video I struggled a bit with this kit. It was filled with lots of goodies but I didn’t feel like everything went together (and if you’ve been watching me for even a small amount of time – you know how I love when things match!) So this will be part 1 of 3 because what I ended up doing was creating 5 cards with the stamps, 5 with the papers, and 5 with the stickers and I mixed things together a bit where possible.

Without further ado:

Here are your close-ups:

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This is the card that started all the stripes (well for this round – I did a card like this with the last kit too.) I’m just obsessed with the look of them.

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For the inside, I added that leftover strip and stamped the watermelon in black to echo the black from the sentiment on the front.

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Prismacolors: 929, 922, 1030, 989, 912

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I thought this stamp set was so much fun, I just loved all the images and the punny sentiments.Ā I did a lot of paper piecing with the images and thought it gave a nice crisp look to match with stripes.

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I used my Cricut to write out the inside sentiment – the font style is called Rumors. If you don’t have a Cricut, Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABCs stamp set is really similar.

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I love using those mini wobblers – they are such fun cards to open and don’t get me started on those sunglasses. So cute! I paper pieced the pineapple again and added that lighter green popped up and slightly askew to give some added dimension.

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I still kept the inside really simple and just stamped that pineapple across the bottom.

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I wanted to try something different with the stripes on this one and went diagonally. I like how it created the space for the sentiment.

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I finished off the inside with another fish and a few bubbles.

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The flamingo is my favorite of this set. I love that die cut! I paper pieced it together like the cactus and pineapple. My flamingo colors might not be quite accurate but I thought that orange and pink were summery and go together so well.

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Again I finished off the inside by stamping and added a leftover yellow stripe with some thin washi over top.

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As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards! xoxo, Sarah


 

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit ā€“ SSS June Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hello,

I’m back today with part two of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit. Hope you like what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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I really love this design, but I love almost any two-tone design. Somehow this card feels both masculine and feminine to me at the same time.

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I really love the look of partial stamping with that large floral spray. I would totally use this panel on the front of a card too.

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I mentioned it yesterday but I’ll say it again – these papers are lovely…pardon the paperlovely pun šŸ™‚

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and again, the mix of the outline and solid stamps together makes for some great sentiments.

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I decided to do some more no-line coloring today. This was my first time using gray background paper and stamping with the hippo ink worked really great.

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The thanks stamp was a little small but combining it with that floral helps to balance out all the white space.

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These tulle shakers are so much fun and since there’s no foam tape, much easier to mail!

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Since the shaker is so busy I kept the inside simple with just the sentiment and extra stripe of that pretty purple sky.

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I kept this last card fairly simple though I added a lot of stamping – I really loved this paper but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it so I thought stamping with a colored ink would be nice. Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide did the trick.

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I finished this off with my favorite sentiment, an extra stripe of the patterned paper, and then finally a strip of some MFT Pure Plum card stock.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope I was able to give you some inspiration! xoxo, Sarah