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 🙂 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


happy mail

Happy Mail | Loaded Embroidery Hoop – Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes

Hi-ya,

I’m back with more happy mail today. This time sharing some hoop mail I made using Pink Paislee’s Confetti Wishes collection. This collection is so much tropical fun – you can’t look at it without smiling! I made this for an exchange for my half-birthday month, so I’m waaay behind in posting it but I’m really happy with how it came out so I wanted to make sure to share it with you. Here is the video of what I came up with:

And here are some close-ups:

full hoop

Here is the full frame just as it was mailed out.

empty hoop

Here is the empty hoop…let’s fill it up 🙂

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This is a close up of the front – I used cut-a-parts, chipboard stickers, and some tissue paper flowers to create a little collage in the center.

tag 1

I created two tags – this first one has some ephemera, chipboard, and stickers. I finished it off with a tab on the side and some orange baker’s twine.

tag 2

The second tag was made combining two of the pattern papers and using one of the tag ephemera pieces – I left that loose so it could move around. I again added a tab and some stickers to finish it off.

I packaged these back-to-back with a cello bag that I saved and topped it with some leftover papers.

frames full

I altered some of the frames from the ephemera and packaged those back-to-back in the same way as the tags.

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Here are close-ups of each individual frame:

confetti wishes framecake frameparty animal framebird framewand close

I used some of the really colorful striped paper to create a rosette and added that ephemera record and some tissue flowers in the center.

mini shaker 1

I also made some mini shaker windows. Some backgrounds were cut-a-parts and others were made from patterned paper and some stickers. I used the 2-inch waterfall pockets from We R Memory Keepers and they make projects like this so easy because you only have to fuse 1 side.

mini shaker 2

I again packaged these back-to-back like the others.

goodies

I created a little pouch of stickers, cut-a-parts, and ephemera for my recipient. This collection is just too fun not to spread around!

envelopes & washi

I also added in some handmade envelopes and a washi share.

buttons

And I finished up the handmade goodies with some flair buttons – I’m totally loving my button maker.

birthday card

Since this was birthday themed, I thought I’d create a birthday card to send as well. This purple background with the leaves is one of my favorites so I thought I’d let that shine and then popped up a piece of ephemera and placed one of the stickers on top.

card inside

Inside I added a few stickers.

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And that finishes up the project for today. Hope you enjoyed what I came up with and Happy Birthday to any of you who are celebrating today! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

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

Hi-ya! Hope you’re finishing up your weekend with something fun today. I’m headed over to the Baltimore School for the Arts to catch their Expressions Show with some friends. They’re doing a scene from Pippen and I’m looking forward to that and the ballet most! Before I leave, I wanted to share the second half of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit:

Here are your close-ups:

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I love this magnolia wire – I will be so sad when I run out. Thankfully that day’s not today!

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This is definately a hand-deliver only card.

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I really liked all the sentiments included with this kit – they were beautiful and super encouraging.

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I think if I were to do this card again I would trim out the top edge around the tags and place them on top of the gingham paper, just for something different. I’m happy with the result, but mostly just because I love the sentiment.

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I forgot to add this in the editing, but I finished off the top of the tag with that grow sticker just for something a little extra.

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Again, I just love this sentiment and I was super excited when I found that I had another woodgrain sentiment to add on the inside.

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Run away, let your heart be your guide…yep still humming that song.

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The water coloring of that can and flower is beautiful. Just looking at them makes me want to pull out my paint and brushes!

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All that’s missing are some bulbs for the crate.

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This hello is really a card in itself, anything extra is just bonus. That spray of flowers is a great bonus though.

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I want a stamp of that hello!

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Such a sweet sentiment. I accidentally cut off the wooden border that was around it so I just added a new one, and that is why we save ALL the scraps.

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It’s always fun to be able to flip a paper over and have it perfectly coordinate. I think this is a great mix of feminine and masculine designs.

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I know it’s not really new, but the crop-a-dial is still new to me and I LOVE using it.

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And that will do it for this kit…this is me…patiently waiting for the next one…

xoxo, Sarah

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Essentials By Ellen – Many Thanks Die

Reverse Confetti Flower Wrap Die

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dial: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(064, 072, 021)

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Lemon Drop Card Stock

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hello there – hope you’re having a great weekend! We had some crazy wind yesterday, but today we’ve got some lovely sunshine and it really feels like spring. That just happens to be perfect weather to share my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit with you. It is sold out but you can still see all contents and purchase any items you might be interested in individually. I LOVED THIS KIT…so let’s get started:

Here are your close-ups:

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I thought of this card as soon as I watched the unboxing video. I knew I wanted to make some sort of a seed packet and I think this worked out pretty great. I couldn’t really add that sound in the video, but adding the seed beads inside really gives it some extra fun.

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I really love the paper and stickers from Carte Bella, I pretty much used all of mine by the end of the videos and I’m thinking about grabbing some more for my stash.

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This was my favorite sentiment of the kit – it’s so encouraging!

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This bunny is adorable and that pompom really takes it to the next level. I know I’ll use this on lots of spring cards in the years to come.

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I was obsessed with The Velveteen Rabbit when I was little – I had one of those kits where the book came with a cd that read it to you and I think I wore it out. I was thinking of that when I was coloring this guy and wondering where that got to.

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I kept trying to add that carrot on the front with the bunny and I just couldn’t make it look right – a few on the inside was a much better option.

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It’s hard to choose a favorite from this bunch, but if I HAD to choose, this would be it.

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Love the flowers, love the sentiment.

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I toted with maybe adding some window panes to this but in the end, decided less was more and I’m glad I did.

4

I’m making it a goal of mine to try to make some more masculine cards this year – I know that the black paper has the names of flowers on it but this could be used as a thank you for a gift of flowers. Or you could also substitute out a plain black or gray paper too.

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That script die is soooo pretty – It works on just about any type of thank you card.

4inside

I was worried that yellow wasn’t going to show up bright enough, but on that cream cardstock I only had to stamp it once and I think it’s very “readable”.

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So pretty – I think anyone would be happy to receive this thank you card.

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The sentiments in this stamp set were really great – I love all the different ways to mix and match them to say thank you.

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And that will finish us up for today. As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. xoxo, Sarah

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Essentials By Ellen – Many Thanks Die

Reverse Confetti Flower Wrap Die

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dial: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(064, 072, 021)

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Lemon Drop Card Stock