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 – 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


13 Days of Halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 2 | Giveaway winner!! & 5 Cards, 1 Kit

Hi-ya,

Happy Friday! A big congratulations to Lynn Griffin you are the winner of my giveaway – Please email me your address and I’ll get your goodies in the mail!

For today’s Halloween video I used the goodies from my Halloween card kit to create 5 spooky cute greetings cards. You can check out the video here:

Here are some still shots of the finished cards:

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I’m in love with these web doilies! Wanted to put one on every card, but I refrained. I used a mini wobbler (trimmed down in half) to pop up a spider sticker and added some cotton thread for extra webbing.

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For the inside, I added the matching smaller spider and drew a web line with a marker. I used Simon Says Stamp’s new Frightful Fun stamps for all the inside sentiments and I stamped this one with Lawn Fawn Fake Tan ink.

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Such a lovely bunch of trick or treaters 🙂 I used some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide to color the book page fringe and create a little grass for them to stand.

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Since the front was so busy, I left the inside simple.

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Those white pumpkins – something about the pink eyes is just adorably creepy. I popped this guy up with some foam squares and his spooky sentiment was the perfect finish to that embossed phrase.

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This sentiment was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and I finished off the inside with a sticker that matches the florals from the outside.

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I really love this card, it’s soft and very lullaby-ish (if that even makes sense, lol). I added some American Crafts gold paint to the book page and it really gives this beautiful warm sheen to it. Then I used my fingers to rough up the edges a bit.

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I love this inside too – the mix of white, yellow and orange makes me think of candy corn every time I look at it.

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I couldn’t resist using another one of those webs. The saying on the darker tombstone is really fun – this would make a great party invite.

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With that thought in mind, I finished this off with that frightful fun sentiment and a little bat sticker.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I was able to give you some spooky inspiration. xoxo, Sarah

As of right now I still have 4 kits available for purchase – if you’re interested grab one before they’re gone! link below.


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Love From Lizi July 2018 Card Kit

Hello there,

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend! Mine was cards, cards, cards – I completed the planning, filming, editing, voiceover (and now blog post) all in one weekend which I think is a record for me! I was just having so much fun I didn’t want to stop. Lucky for me I don’t have to because my SSS July kit came in the mail yesterday, lol. I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to start devouring that one.

As you know I’ve been eyeing the Love From Lizi Kits for quite some time now and was thrilled when they invited me to be a guest designer this month. I really enjoyed using all the stuff in the kit and there is probably enough leftover to make 10 more cards. Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

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The sand was such a great addition to the embellishment bag – it gave some fantastic texture to this scene. Isn’t that frog adorable?

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Ain’t that the truth?!? I am a beach girl and very much looking forward to my trip to Myrtle Beach this October!

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This card is my favorite. I LOVE that background stamp and was really pleased with how the coloring turned out.

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I love a punny sentiment.

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Zig Colors: 69, 21; 75, 72, 64; 94, 900, 901; 42, 49

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So cute! I love those little guys and the dimension of the decoupage is fantastic. I added the little wooden ship wheel under the puppy’s paws to make it look like he is steering.

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I used Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC’s to spell out “you and me” so the full sentiment reads “By the sea, you and me.” I thought the font matched the thinner portion of the sentiment on the front really well.

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The photos don’t do this paper justice – it’s super sparkly and just gorgeous. I had originally planned to have 3 cones with the sentiment, but that background paper was so busy I decided on adding just one. I added some white cardstock behind that pink ice cream die cut to make it a strawberry/vanilla swirl.

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I used an old paper pumpkin stamp set to add this “Happy Birthday” sentiment and then added in some slots for a gift card.

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I was so disappointed when I saw the sand had shifted in front of those seashells. I thought I had figured it out!! Stay tuned, I’m going to sit down with this again and see if I can come up with a fix for you.

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Again, I love that punny sentiment and how about that gorgeous starfish paper? It was my favorite of the kit!

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This guy is too fun. I thought that frog was just adorable so I used him on quite a few cards. Here I’ve got him floating in the pool using a mini wobbler.

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Yes, indeed it is.

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This is my second favorite card of the kit. It took quite a bit of time to make but it was well worth it to have those doors open to reveal that lounging frog!

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Since the front was so detailed, I kept the inside super simple.

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This card will probably go to my niece – she loves the beach just as much as I do and will love all those little guys chilling in their beach chairs.

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Love that cat sleeping along the border there.

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This is a tie with the earlier stamped background card as my favorite. I love the subtle stamping for the beach and couldn’t be happier with how my ‘waves’ turned out.

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Since I used the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink to dye the texture paste, I decided to continue that color on the inside.

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Again with the frogs – just too cute. I will probably send this to my nephew, I think He’ll get a kick out of them.

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Love that little guy splashing down in the inner-tube.

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This kit is already sold out, but you can still get the decoupage pages and a few of the other items on the Love From Lizzie website. I’ve linked what is available for you below.

As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Let me know which was your favorite in the comments!


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit – Collaboration with Stephanie Harding (Part 2 of 2)

Happy Friday!

We decided to post both videos for you on the same day so you didn’t have to wait to check out the other half of our collaboration. In this video I’m using the kit Stephanie Harding put together – make sure you hop over to her channel to check out her videos too. Here’s what I came up with using her fantastic kit:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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Such a pretty sentiment – that cut apart sheet was a perfect pairing with the welcome home collection.

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I love the look of mint and red together.

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I loved that this collection had a range of different papers – they really seemed to cover all 4 seasons and had some great masculine patterns.

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This architect/house plan paper was another one of my favorites.

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Again…great masculine card options. Isn’t that mountain scene just breathtaking?

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I kept the inside simple because the men in my life don’t like lots of embellishment and this is definitely going to one of them.

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Love that picket fence – I don’t know where she found it (hopefully she will link it for you), but it gave fantastic dimension.

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Love this olive green ink from Stampin up – it’s the perfect color for stamping leaves.

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Talk about dimension – this wreath is gorgeous!

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I was so happy with how the flower pots came out too – they were a lot of work to fussy cut but SO worth it.

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This one still feels not quite done to me. It works, it just needs a little something more. Any suggestions?

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I do like the idea of finishing off the inside with these two stripes. It works great to use the leftover frame from the MFT BP-32 die.

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This is my favorite of the bunch – I love the cement pattern paper and that sentiment strip is so beautiful! The twine adds that final last touch of softness to balance things out.

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It’s a really simple thing, but I like how leaving the border around the inside pattern strip mimics the outside border.

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Like I said, I’m obsessed with these shaker windows – this is the first time I included something other than sequins and I really like the look of adding the key in there.

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Ahh – I was so excited when I found that matching ink!

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I loved these brads but it took me a while to figure out how to use them. It’s simple but sweet. I like the little cluster of homey things I put together.

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Don’t be afraid to cut apart cut-a-parts; I often forget I can do that.

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One last shaker – love that robin’s egg sequin mix. I wish the pictures would show how pretty the iridescent pieces are, hopefully you can see it in the video.

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I couldn’t resist using this floral paper again – it is gorgeous!

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Don’t forget to take a look at Stephanie’s video and enter to win the stamp set! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · hero arts

10 Cards, 1 Kit |My Monthly Hero April (Part 2 of 2)

Hello There!

I’m back today with Part 2 of the April My Monthly Hero Kit. Hope you like what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups for you:

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This card was one of my favorites – I love the look of colored pencils on that Neenah desert storm cardstock.

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MFT’s Poppy card stock is one of my favorite colors – it’s so vibrant and such a beautiful orangey-red color.

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Prismacolors:

Cactus: 912, 109

Spikey Cactus: 989, 912, 1097

Snake: 911, 912, 942, 922, 992, 994, 941, 940, 994, 1092, 922

Bird and Donkey: 912, 916, 922, 992, 994

Cake: 916, 994, 1013, 289

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This didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, but you know you have to try things and just see what happens sometimes. I do think maybe I should have tried Bristol paper for the background, I used Neenah and maybe switching that out might make a difference.

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The fiesta red ink that came in the kit is a really pretty pinkish red color.

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Prismacolors: 922, 924, 912, 911

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OH my, the layers! I was really happy with how this worked out. That banner die is super pretty, I’m so glad I added it on to my order. I think this would be nice for a quinceanera.

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That coral distress ink matched the darker pink paper I used for the die cuts almost perfectly.

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Such pretty detail – I think it would be fun to try stitching through the edges of the banner too.

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Somewhat simple, but really fun I think. I love how it looks like the snake is playing the guitar too. I was singing the Bailemos song in my head the entire time I was making this card (and it’s still stuck in my head now).

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That dancing mouse is by far my favorite from the stamp set.

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Prismacolors:

Mouse: 943, 1013, 923, 940

Guitar: 943, 945, 922

Snake: 911, 912, 942, 922, 992, 994, 941, 940, 994, 1092, 922

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And now we’ve got the whole gang together for a big party. I created the background using the same distress oxide inks I used in yesterday’s post.

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I thought I’d echo the purple from the mouse’s outfit with purple ink on the inside here and I think it looks especially nice next to the green border too.

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All Prismacolors for this last scene are exactly the same as those listed individually above.

As always, thanks for stopping by – let me know which card was your favorite in the comments below. xoxo, Sarah


Card Challenges

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge | Tim Holtz Texture Trio

Hello There,

Today I’m sharing some cards I made for the Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday Challenge. This week they’ve asked us to create some texture and use Tim Holtz products if we have them. I had lots of fun creating all the texture and using the cats from this stamp set (it’s been sitting in my “to use” pile for way too long)! Here is what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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I think I mentioned in the card kit post that I don’t often use embossing folders – I’m loving this one. The texture is so much fun to run your fingers over (esp if you use a good quality cardstock).

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These cats are so much fun – you can almost see the next scene there where he’s pounced and is tearing that yarn apart.

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As I mentioned in the video I finished off the inside of the card using the SSS-Kind Flowers stamp set – this set has lots of wonderful sentiments and is really handy because I make thank you cards the most.

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Zig colors: 093, 004, 080

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This cat is my favorite – I love a calico cat and was so happy with how the coloring came out. You can almost see him thinking “What? For me?” while looking back at that milk.

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It took a while to come up with the color for that texture paste but it was worth it – I’m super happy with the result. This is one of my favorite stencils it looks great with texture paste or just plain ink blending.

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I used my envelope punch board to create coordinating envelopes for each card. The cards are just slightly smaller than 4-bar, so I used that size for the envelope measurements and it worked perfectly.

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Zig colors: 090, 061, 093, 041, 046, 049, 094, 021

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Thank goodness that orange toned down a bit when it dried – he was looking slightly more neon than I was going for!

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I love these stamps from Heidi Swapp – they are really meant for planners, but her handwriting is so pretty and I think they work great for cards.

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – that Minty Fresh ink is just to die for.

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Zig colors: 061, 060, 070, 041, 202, 033, 065

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – let me know in the comments which one is your favorite.

xoxo, Sarah

I’m having trouble linking to Simon Says Stamp using the new picture link program that I’ve set up. I’ve stopped including those links for now because I know how frustrating it is when you click on a link and it’s invalid. Please know that I’m working on it and will hopefully be including those links again soon!