12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

3 Cards, 1 Treat Box | Spellbinders November Large Die Kit


Today I’ve got some cards and a treat box to share with you that I made using the Spellbinders November Large Die Kit. I’m absolutely loving these kits – so much fun and an amazing way to build my die stash. I really can’t say enough about how great of a deal I think this is, the amount of items you get for the price is astounding. Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some still shots of the finished cards and box:


Simple and clean – my favorite kind of cards. I LOVE that warm wishes sentiment, it’s such a pretty script.

1 inside

Again I’m using the Mama Elephant Merry Greetings and Jingle Greetings stamp sets.

1 close2

This card is my favorite – I love the shape of those tags, they make such a pretty pattern.

2 inside

I used some green ink for the sentiment to echo the green from the front and finished off this inside panel with a thin stripe of the pink paper.

2 close3

What a fun shaker to make! I don’t have a lot of dies that have these solid shapes and the inserts to match, so it’s new to me to use the insert and get so much detail on a cut-out window.

3 inside

You’re going to see these sentiment stamp sets a lot this season!

3 closetree box

These boxes are really cute and easy to put together – I hope my instructions were at least a little helpful.

box cloe front

Here you can see the details of how I cut out off/around that outside red border.

tree box back

These would make a great advent calendar and I’m planning to make some as some favor boxes for each place setting at our family Christmas dinner this year.

box back close

The detail of all those tiny dots around the border is really pretty. If any get stuck, you can use a needle tip to poke them out.

all 4

As always thanks for stopping by to check out my work – I hope I was able to give you some inspiration for your own holiday merry making! xoxo, Sarah

12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Art Impressions Magical Christmas Tryfold Card


We’re almost through the week but this close to Christmas I’m not wishing the days to go by too fast – there’s still so much left to do! Hope you’re further ahead than I am.

Today I’m sharing a tryfold card I made using Art Impressions Magical Christmas stamp and die set. It was fun to work with and really easy to figure out as long as you follow the instructions. I should know because I ended up making the base card 3 times, not because it was difficult, but because I kept getting red paint everywhere, I swear every time I got ready to stamp the last panel, red would show up somewhere on the card and for the life of me I still don’t know where it came from! MAJOR FRUSTRATION. In the end I vanquished the runaway paint and I’m happy with the final result of the card, but I’ll give it a minute before my next go round with this particular set.

You can check out the process here:


Here are some stills of the finished card:


Such a cute stamp set, I followed most of the colors that they showed on the packaging, they have some great illustration examples.



It does feel like magic when you open that door to reveal Santa in the chimney. I also colored the inside of the door – I thought it looked too white when it was opened, but I’m sure I was just overthinking it.



I didn’t realize those balls at the top were ornaments until it was too late – next time I think I’ll color them in gold to match the star and break up the dark colors around the mantle. (I thought they were those cast-iron stocking holders that sit on the mantle and kept wondering where the 3rd one was – lol.)


Bristol card stock definitely has a right and wrong side and because of the way this is scored, the inside panel ends up on the wrong side of the paper, so I trimmed out a small panel and added that to the inside so the paint would be nice and smooth. I had some trouble with red again around the candles and the top of Santa’s hat so my paper is a little raw, but it could be worse and well…not every card can turn out perfect right?

I really would encourage you to try out one of these tryfold sets if you’re interested in it. I’m definitely going back for more.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the card. xoxo, Sarah


Here are some links to products I used today:

Art Impressions Magical Christmas: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

  • Door/wall: 901, 050, 063
  • Porch: 901, 064
  • Pots: 067, 060
  • Tree: 046, 044, 020, 022
  • Fireplace: 075, 901, 093
  • Bricks: 060, 024
  • Tree: 046, 041, 022
  • Greens: 046, 041, 400
  • Candles: 022, 050
  • Star: 050, 063
  • Socks: 400, 044, 022, 020, 902
  • Santa: 071, 044, 046, 099, 902, 022, 020
  • Wreath: 044, 046, 022



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!

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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: