10 Cards 1 Kit · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Spellbinders December Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

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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 🙂 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 – 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 Floral Cards | Spellbinders December Small & Large Die Kit

Hi-ya,

As promised, I’m back today with 3 more cards using the Spellbinders December small and large die kits. These cards are different from what I usually do, but I really love how they turned out. You can watch how I made them here:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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This is my favorite of the bunch, although I really like them all. I used the very last scrap of my MFT Persimmon cardstock to make that flower and if I’d had more, I’d have used it again on the other cards – that red is perfect to go with this greenery. Time to re-order.

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The outside was so busy, I kept the inside simple with just a sentiment. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Kind Flowers to complete all these cards – it’s my favorite to use for thank you cards.

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I really love the mix of this blue background with the greenery as well. I can’t seem to get enough mint colored things in my life, lol.

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I thought it would be fun and something different to have that flower popping up from the inside of the card. It made the sentiment a little challenging though. I wanted to stamp directly on the cardstock but didn’t want to mess it up after all that work on the front so I just added in a little sentiment strip.

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And I love a tone-on-tone as well. I used that pretty blue cut out from the previous card to back the die-cut sentiment.

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For the inside, I went with a Neenah panel and added a few of those fronds coming down from the top.

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – these were really time-consuming to create but I’m super happy with the way they turned out. I already know who two of them are going to 🙂 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


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hey There,

I’ve got part 2 of my 10 cards 1 kit using the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit for you today. As I mentioned yesterday – time before Christmas is so quickly running out,  so I’m going to jump straight in again today with the video:

Here are your close-ups:

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I love how bright this card turned out – it’s almost as if a light is shining on those ornaments.

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My Christmas cards will forever be stamped with these Mama Elephant sentiments.

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Christmas in space, lol. I rather like it though.

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That festive berries distress oxide ink is awfully pretty. I was thinking when I got the kit that I really didn’t need another red/pink but I’m so glad to have it now.

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So I know that this is supposed to be a cookie sheet, but I’m not sure the recipient would get it right off the bat. What do you think? Should I have popped up the cookie stickers? It needs something but I’m not sure what.

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Mrs. Clause is so cute – I haven’t made any cookies yet this year. I have roasted some pecans though!

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This card came together super quick and it’s one of my favorites – I love the red and blue mixed together and that strip of glittery snow to ground the scene.

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Keeping it quick, I finished off the inside with a couple of stickers too!

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I really like this bow die – it’ll be great to use for other things on its own. I’d love a larger version too!

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Love that candy cane stripe.

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Well, that will do it for today. As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hello There,

My SSS kit finally arrived last week! I was stalking my mailman again 🙂 So happy to have this in my hands and get crafting. As we’re all so busy this time of year, I’m going jump right in…here is what I came up with for the first 5 cards:

Here are your close-ups:

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This little fawn is so cute – I love his little white spots and tail! Every time I get some of these watercolor papers I think to myself I need to buy a pack – maybe this time I will!

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That red was tough to match – it’s such a nice vintag-y hue.

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Oh my, I love that marvy snow pen! Don’t you just want to reach out and touch that puffy goodness?

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I’m loving this Christmas cheer sentiment – I can already tell it’s going to make it into the Christmas rotation every year.

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Chibi cards are so much fun to make – I hope my explanation was clear. They might look a little intimidating but once you’ve made one or two it gets much easier.

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I’m loving that red washi tape this year – I think it’s made it into almost every video!

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That candy cane die is really cute – you could trim it down to just a single candy cane too if you wanted.

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I felt like this needed a little more black to balance all the red on the front, so I sprinkled around some snowflakes.

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I’m finishing up today with Santa. This is such a cute image and was really fun to color. I, of course, added some marvy snow pen to give his hat a little fluff.

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And the inside needed a little green so I added the tree along with the sentiment.

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Prismacolors: 927, 1013, 997, 923, 925, 911, 935

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – Hope I was able to give you some inspiration for this kit. I’ll be back with part 2 tomorrow. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas | Simon Says Stamp (Part 2 of 2) + Hidden Giveaway Winner!

Whew…just made it! (technically it’s still December for another hour)

Happy New Year!!

So sorry for the delay in posting this, I’ve had it edited for a week but had to do the voiceover and although I took everything home with me to Pennsylvania I was swamped with family stuff and just didn’t get to it. So without further ado – here are the last 5 Cards from the Simon Says Stamp December 2017 Card Kit:

And here are the stills:

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This paper was so pretty, I just wanted to let it shine.

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Love those gum drop stickers and they accented the paper perfectly.

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I think if I had to do it again, I would have rounded the corners on the Santa card to make it more similar to a journaling card.

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That Marvy pen is so much fun…really I could put it on everything!

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I’m happy how this turned out, but after I finished I thought it would be really fun to to “wrap” the front of the card across the middle as well as if it was a present and put the tag in the middle, but I didn’t want to  put another hole in the top so I left it as it was. Idea for next year though…

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I really love the combination of the Santa tag, the flag and the bow.

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This tri-square die is so versatile. I’ve used it on lots of card and it’s a really great go-to when I’m running out of ideas. I’m always pleased with how the designs turn out though, must be something about that rule of thirds.

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Those gingerbread men are so cute!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a patterned background like this, it changes it up a bit to leave the sentiment half on/half off the pattern.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’ve had a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year! I’ve really enjoyed sharing all my card ideas with you for the past several months and am looking forward to sharing more in the next year.

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

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn – Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Craft Die

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Crimper

Neenah Desert Storm Card stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Card Stock:

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Stampin Up Foam Strips

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ad Tech Removable Tape

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Nuvo Drops – Red Berry: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Marvy Snow Marker: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

  • Santa: 923, 925, 935, 916, 927
  • Mrs. Claus Scene: 923, 925, 938, 1070, 935, 916, 912, 945, 1082, 1083, 927, 118, 1033