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.

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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

10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS Mother’s Day Card Kit ( Part 2 of 2) Wedding Cards

Hi there,

As promised, I’m back with part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp special edition Mother’s Day Card Kit. For this second half, I’ve created 5 wedding themed cards since it is that time of year and the papers in the kit worked really for those too. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:


I kept all of these cards fairly simple, but I love simple. That knot to echo the sentiment is just really sweet.

1 inside

And this is the perfect sentiment for inside a wedding card – at least I think so.

1 close2

This was as complicated as it got for this batch of cards. I’ve been doing a lot more layering in my happy mail lately and I think it spilled over a bit here. It’s not my normal design, but I really love this card.

2 inside

That peachy keen ink was a perfect match for these pattern papers.

2 close3

Couldn’t you just die over that congratulations script? This stamp set is wedding themed but you can use this one stamp on so many cards and the size of it makes for a great simple card.

3 close

This would be really pretty to stamp on an envelope and add their last name in a fancy handwritten script.

3 inside4

Such an easy card. As you know I am in love with everything Maggie Holmes – I was really excited to get both these hearts from the chasing dreams collection and the stickers from the flourish collection – yes, more please.

4 inside

This is why I always hang on to scraps, I only had a small stripe of that floral patterned paper left after the Mother’s Day cards but was able to use it on several cards.

4 close5

You know how I love a shaker card. I think this is such a great card to give because the new couple can take off the shaker and add it to the photo album if they’d like.

5 inside

Again that script is fantastic in or outside a card.

5 close

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

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Stamptember Card Kit Cont.

Hello there,

Hope you’re having a great weekend so far. I’m back today with the second half of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit for the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Card Kit. You can check out the final 5 here:

Here are some close ups:

6 front

I’m loving these Lawn Fawn scalloped dies. I could literally use them on every card.

6 inside

Super simple, but it gets the job done.

6 close up

7 front

Is it me…or do those puffy cloud borders just work on every card?!?

7 close up

8 front

Shaker cards are one of my favorites to make.

8 inside

9 front

These stickers are so pretty – I want 10 more sheets of them.

9 close up

Using dimensionals is a really easy way to make layered stickers look full without being too clumpy.

9 inside

10 front

This girl is super cute – she was my favorite sticker from the bunch!

10 inside10 close up

This will make such a great encouraging card – it’s most likely going to end up being sent to my nice 🙂

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards.

xoxo, Sarah


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

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

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

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

Darice Foam Strips: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Copic Multiliner: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Acetate: Amazon

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

065, 080, 027, 023, 082, 047, 052, 042, 041, 050

Lucy’s Little Things – Purely Peppermint

Martha Steward Iridescent Glitter

(Mine is a mix of blue, pink and yellow, but this is the closest I could find to it.)

MFT – Tropical Teal Card Stock

MFT – Timber Green Card Stock

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Glossy Accents: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon






13 Days of Halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Happy hump day! Today I’d like to share with you 3 cards I created using the Simon Says Stamp Halloween Card kit this kit is sold out but the link will list everything included for you and most things are still available separately.

I plan to do the usual 10 cards with this kit, but since I’m doing daily videos (and the long ones take FOREVER to upload to YouTube) I thought I’d break them up a bit. Here’s the video of what I came up with for today:

Here are some close ups of the cards:

I had to go with the cat stamp first, that “meow-lloween” sentiment is adorable!

This card was a bit of a struggle and I was bummed I couldn’t make the shaker window work, but I’m happy with the finished results. I love these stickers from Pebbles, some of them are holographic and I’ll definitely be using those babies.

I know it’s nothing new but using that distress oxide ink to make the moon was new to me and I’m really tickled with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today, stay tuned for more spooky goodness to come tomorrow!

xoxo, Sarah


Here are some links to the products I used today: 

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Hero Arts Unicorn Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Distress Oxide Ink – Antique Linen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Copic Markers: N4, RV63, RV66, R43, Y35, YG25

(I suggest Dick Blick for any of your copic purchases. They seem to have the best prices for individual markers and if you sign up for one of their customer cards – it’s free, you’ll save even more.)

Memento Tuxedo Black Marker: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Periwinkle Cardstock

MFT – Pineapple Cardstock

MFT – Square Shaker Window Die and Frame

Copic Multiliner: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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


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