10 Cards 1 Kit · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit – 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:

1

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.

1 inside

There aren’t enough words to explain how much I adore this sentiment stamp. That font. I want an entire stamp set of it!

1 close2

I used this bear on several cards – he’s so cute, I love that scarf and big black nose!

2 inside

I kept the inside simple here with just a stamped sentiment.

2 close3

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.

3 inside

Leaving this inside simple too so this could be used now and not just at Christmas time.

3 close4

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.

4 inside

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.

4 close5

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.

5 inside

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.

5 close 1

Lovely dimension.

5 close 2

Thanks for stopping to check out my cards – make sure you come back tomorrow to see the final five. 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


12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | 6 Merry Merry Cards + Giveaway Winners!

Hello Everyone!

First things first, the winner of the YouTube giveaway is Bonnie Shults!

Congratulations Bonnie, I’ve sent a message to your YouTube account, please reply back with your address and I’ll get your package in the mail.

And the Instagram winner is Abby!

Congratulations Abby – I’ve sent you a PM, please reply with your address and I’ll get your package in the mail.

Today is also the beginning of my 12 Days of Christmas Series…I’m working with some of the Pebbles Merry Merry line. I though this set was absolutely adorable! You can check out the video here:

Here are some close ups of the finished cards:

1 front

I LOOOVE this mason jar sticker! I always find that with the sticker/ephemera sets I find one or two things I want about 10 copies of.

1 close up

Those iridescent snowflakes are definitely one of my favorite buys this year. That jar is jam packed and will last for quite a while.

1 inside

A perfect sentiment to go with a snow-filled shaker window.

2 front

Over the river and through the woods…I’m still singing it in my head.

2 close up

The snowy windows on the car are a great touch – I hope you can see that accent, a bunch of these stickers have a beautiful, sparkly glitter texture added to them.

2 inside

Year after year I go back to these Mama Elephant sentiments – they are fantastic, I think they go with just about any type of card you want to make.

3 front

#3 is for sure my favorite. These elves – too cute for words.

3 close up

Don’t be afraid to cut into ephemera to alter it if it’s not exactly what you need. I often cut into stamps to change sentiments and then totally forget about it with embellishments.

3 inside

I’ve used my trusty SSS Envelope Liner die to cut out some additional papers from this pack to give those envelopes a little something special.

4 front

I love the home-spunny look of this card. I think it would be just perfect to add to a plate of cookies you’re giving to the neighbors.

4 close up

Do you like gingerbread cookies? We make them every year and I always think they smell so good, but I don’t really like the taste of them.

4 inside

Could there be a more perfect liner for that envelope?

5 fronrt

Super simple, just really easy and to the point.

5 close up

That little bough of flowers at the bottom of the globe is really cute. I kept looking for an extra piece of ephemera that I could pop up there but there were no small flowers, so I went with the holly sticker instead. I still might go back and add some nuvo drops, because I never know when to stop 🙂

5 inside

That blue floral paper – so gorgeous!

6 front

Again that blue paper…ahh. I really love the mix of adding that pink chart too. It’s really different, but I think it works.

6 close up

I’ve been doubling up jute for bows on a lot of my recent cards. I like the look of the separate strands.

6 inside

How great is that unexpected pop of icy blue?

 

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

 

Here are some links to products I used today:

Pebbles Merry Merry Collection:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings

Mama Elephant Merry Greetings

Lawn Fawn Ink:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

SSS – Envelope Liner Die

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

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Acetate: Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Micropore Tape

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

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Stampin Up Foam Strips

MFT Card Stock: