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 · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 โ€“ 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


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:

And here are your close-ups:

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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


Card Kits · Queen & Co

8 Cards | 1 Kit โ€“ Queen & Co. Happy Holly Days (Part 1 of 2)

Hello There,

My Christmas vacation has officially started today and while I’ve still got loads to do, it’s nice to know I’ll have a little extra time to do it in. I’m sharing some cards I made using Queen & Co’s Holly Day kit today. This was my first time using one of their kits and I loved it! It was so great having everything right there that I needed to make the shakers and you can get A LOT of cards made with this kit and I LOVE the stamp set that was included. Here is the first half of what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope your list of things to do before Christmas is shorter than mine! xoxo Sarah