die kits · Spellbinders

4 Cards | Spellbinders October Small Die Kit

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been itching to get this video out and things just continued to prevent it but at last, I’m sharing my first (of many) Spellbinders videos with you. Today I’ve got 4 cards using the small die kit of the month from October. I am still amazed at the amount of dies included in this kit. Here is a look at what I came up with:

Here are some close ups of the finished cards:

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As I mentioned in the video this was my take on the sample card instructions they provided. I love that they include this with the dies to get you started and think it turned out really cute.

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Rather than pull out my stamps, I continued with the Tim Holtz small talk stickers for the inside sentiment.

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I knew I wanted to create a shaker as soon as I saw this die. It was a little more work since the sides of the die cut are very narrow, but well worth it when looking at the finished result.

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This SSS Thankful Heart stamp set is so beautiful – the lettering is so classy and it really could carry a card all by itself.

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I trimmed the smaller sentiment out of the wishbone so I could use it by itself and then worked it in around the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment. Remember stamps and dies are just a jumping off point – don’t be afraid to change them to make them work for what you need.

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Apple of my Eye is another great SSS stamp set – it’s super fun and cute.

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I let this gorgeous paper shine and just trimmed it out and added a popped up wishbone on top. I did trim out the sentiment from a second gray wishbone and add that on top of this white one. Again, make your stamps and dies work for you!

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Such a pretty sentiment. I’ll have a full video using this stamp set for you very soon!

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Thanks for stopping by today – I’ve got a few more fall cards coming up and then it’s on to the Christmas Series. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS July Card Kit (Part 2 of 3)

Hello there,

Sorry I’m a bit slower in getting these videos out. I settled on my new condo on Friday and I’ve been cleaning and packing and ahh it’s so overwhelming. I can’t wait to have everything done and be fully moved in but that won’t be until the middle of next month. It doesn’t help that my internet is incredibly slow right now for some reason and it’s taking over a day to upload to YouTube!

Anywho…for this set of cards I focused on using the stickers that were included and here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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I wasn’t sure what to do with these mini stickers and then when I saw that “you made my day” sentiment I thought, oh a calendar. I used my Cricut to create the grid, write in the numbers and a few events, and then cut a thin red circle to highlight one of the days.

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Sweet and simple. I think this would be great to use as a thank you card for a birthday or special trip you went on.

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Do you ever like the inside of your cards better than the outside? This happens to me every so often, so I just cut the halves apart and use the inside as a front panel. I really loved those rainbow stickers.

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I also really loved the script sentiments in the stickers – I could use a whole sticker pack of just those.

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I’m not sure about the background on this one. I liked the wooden panel paper but the colors were a bit crazy. I think it works, but it’s just a bit busier than what I usually do. Love the cacti stickers though 🙂

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I can’t take credit for the inside sentiment – I found it on the internet, but I think it’s the perfect inside finish to the stuck on you stamp.

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I really love this card. It sort of came together by accident and once I had the idea, I had to do it.  I really love the upside down hearts for the seeds too.

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I added these watermelon stickers and a strip of the lime green to finish off the inside. I think I will write inside with my white gel pen and that will allow the white outline on the watermelon stickers to really pop.

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Aren’t those butterflies gorgeous?!? This card really speaks for itself. I love how the colors of the butterflies match the colors in the sentiment letters perfectly.

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And you know how happy I was to find this matching sentiment for the inside!

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As always…thanks so much for stopping by to check out my cards. I hope I was able to give you some inspiration on using the sticker portion of this month’s card kit.

xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hello there,

I’m back today with Part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit featuring the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit. I did a bit of water coloring, but for the most part, kept these cards pretty simple and just let that beautiful sentiment stamp set shine. You can check out the video here:

and here are your close-ups:6

It’s been so long since I’ve watercolored – I had a lot of fun with this image. I know there are such tiny pieces in the picture but I find this type of coloring to be so relaxing.

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I just love the “boom” of adding the last word of the sentiment on the inside by itself. I think it magnifies the significance.

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This MFT Pineapple cardstock matched perfectly with the bright yellow in this paper collection.

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Love that sentiment.

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This is one of my favorite cards of the bunch. I love the look of the 3 squares with the little highlight of yellow and if you can’t tell by now I love those enamel heart stickers too!

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Such a pretty sentiment. I really liked how the smaller sentiments worked with the larger stamped or die cut heart.

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I was disappointed I lost the footage for this card, it is also one of my favorites. I loved this background paper – If they made a pack in the entire rainbow of colors I’d totally buy it!

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I usually don’t heat emboss on the inside of my cards, but I wanted to match the gold on the outside and this SSS white cardstock is really thick and sturdy so it worked out well.

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I’m ending with all my favorites, but I love this one too lol. That amazing sticker is super fun!

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I’m really happy with how my floral corners came out too – I may play around with some masking and try to create an entire bottom border.

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As always, thanks for stopping by – more paper goodness coming soon! xoxo, Sarah


Cards for Hospitalized Kids · Let's use and ENTIRE PACK of paper

Echo Park – Imagine That | 46 Cards, 1 Kit

Hello,

Hope your week is starting off well. Today I’m sharing a process video creating as many cards as possible from 1 Echo Park paper pack. I was able to make 46 cards with this pack and have very minimal scraps left. I was inspired to give this a try by Jess Crafts and will be donating my finished cards to Cards for Hospitalized Kids. There are many other places you can donate to and I’d encourage you to give card donation a google if you have any interest.

Without further ado here is the video:

And here are stills of all the finished cards:

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Whew…that was a long one! Thanks for stopping by – xoxo, Sarah

 

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

Echo Park – Imagine That Collection Kit: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon | Scrapbook.com

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

C’mon Get Happy Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Taylored Expressions

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

 

12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Art Impressions -Dairy Christmas

Whew…my day at work was so busy today, it was nice to unwind a bit doing this watercolor. Something about watercoloring in tiny spaces relaxes me, lol.

I found this Dairy Christmas set a while ago and had to purchase it, my Aunt loves chickens so this will be her card this year. I wasn’t sure what to do with it since the stamp I wanted to use is a bit smaller than what I usually watercolor, so first I thought I’d just make a mini card, but then I thought why not go bigger? I tend to always want to add things, but I try to stretch myself and leave white space every once and a while and this time I think it worked out.

You can check out the process video here:

And her are some still shots:

front

Extra long. Extra cute.

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LOVE me a pun.

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I stamped this again after I was done watercoloring and it was slightly off, not off enough to ruin it, but enough to drive me crazy. I should have known better, the watercolor warped the page, so even though I left the stamp on my misti, it just didn’t work. Don’t do what I did.

Thanks for stopping by today. xoxo, Sarah

 

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

Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Art Impressions – Dairy Christmas: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

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

MFT – Poppy Card Stock

 

 

12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box – Advent Calendar

Hello Hello…Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

I’m running late today, I was lazy last night and waited until today to film the video and now I’m impatiently waiting for YouTube to upload! So I’ve been wanting to dig into this die from the moment I got it, but I’m glad I was a bit delayed because when I got my SSS kit this month and saw the 25 days sheet of paper from Doodlebug I instantly knew I would use it for this advent calendar. I’m super happy with the result – You can check out the video here:

Here are some stills:

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So cute – You can fill each box with a piece of candy, or a clue of where your little one can find a surprise hidden somewhere in the house! It would be really fun to combine with an elf on the shelf.

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Those squares are a perfect fit – it’s like they were made for each other.

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That bow was a little tricky because it is so tiny, but was so worth it!

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my project.  xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to products I used today:

Lawn Fawn – Tiny Gift Box: Simon Says StampAmazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Doodle Bug Milk and Cookies 6×6 Paper Pad: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Card Stock: