12 Days of Christmas · happy mail · Uncategorized

Happy Mail | Tag Flip feat. Crate Paper Merry Days Collection


Today I’ve got a tag flip to share with you…I love this so much I wanted to keep it for myself, sigh. But I’m going to have to let it go and hope the recipient enjoys it as much as I do. I was late to the party in ordering the Merry Days stuff so I wasn’t able to get everything I wanted (why, oh why don’t they stock more to begin with??) However between scrapbook.com and amazon, I was able to get the things I really wanted. Here is how I put the tag flip together:

Here are some still shots of the finished tags:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today – hope I was able to give you some holiday project inspiration! xoxo, Sarah

13 Days of Halloween · Ellen Hutson · halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 9 | Clean and Simple Bear Wear Halloween Cards

Hello There,

Hope everyone’s week has started off well. I’m very excited to share these cards with you today, I think they are my favorite of the cards this year so far. I love the look of a minimal white card but in all honesty, they take me a lot longer to come up with. Well worth the effort I think though. Here is a look at how I put them together:

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This little guy is so cute – he is so much fun to accessorize and there are loads of accessories in the Bear Wear stamp sets.

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That strip of glitter adds just that little extra the card was needing.


The sentiments in the Witch Way stamp set are so perfect – I use them multiple times every Halloween.

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Isn’t that mask just adorable? This little guy is ready to collect lots of candy.

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I think the negative space is always the most difficult part of these type of cards and a little splatter can always help if it’s feeling too white.


A strip of colored cardstock can do the same thing for the inside.

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I love how simple and graphic these are – they’d make really great party invitations!

As always, thanks for stopping by today. xoxo, Sarah

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hello there – hope you’re having a great weekend! We had some crazy wind yesterday, but today we’ve got some lovely sunshine and it really feels like spring. That just happens to be perfect weather to share my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit with you. It is sold out but you can still see all contents and purchase any items you might be interested in individually. I LOVED THIS KIT…so let’s get started:

Here are your close-ups:


I thought of this card as soon as I watched the unboxing video. I knew I wanted to make some sort of a seed packet and I think this worked out pretty great. I couldn’t really add that sound in the video, but adding the seed beads inside really gives it some extra fun.


I really love the paper and stickers from Carte Bella, I pretty much used all of mine by the end of the videos and I’m thinking about grabbing some more for my stash.


This was my favorite sentiment of the kit – it’s so encouraging!


This bunny is adorable and that pompom really takes it to the next level. I know I’ll use this on lots of spring cards in the years to come.


I was obsessed with The Velveteen Rabbit when I was little – I had one of those kits where the book came with a cd that read it to you and I think I wore it out. I was thinking of that when I was coloring this guy and wondering where that got to.


I kept trying to add that carrot on the front with the bunny and I just couldn’t make it look right – a few on the inside was a much better option.


It’s hard to choose a favorite from this bunch, but if I HAD to choose, this would be it.

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Love the flowers, love the sentiment.


I toted with maybe adding some window panes to this but in the end, decided less was more and I’m glad I did.


I’m making it a goal of mine to try to make some more masculine cards this year – I know that the black paper has the names of flowers on it but this could be used as a thank you for a gift of flowers. Or you could also substitute out a plain black or gray paper too.

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That script die is soooo pretty – It works on just about any type of thank you card.


I was worried that yellow wasn’t going to show up bright enough, but on that cream cardstock I only had to stamp it once and I think it’s very “readable”.


So pretty – I think anyone would be happy to receive this thank you card.


The sentiments in this stamp set were really great – I love all the different ways to mix and match them to say thank you.


And that will finish us up for today. As always 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

Lawn Fawn – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Essentials By Ellen – Many Thanks Die

Reverse Confetti Flower Wrap Die

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

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

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dial: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

(064, 072, 021)

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

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Lemon Drop Card Stock

12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Fa La La – Shaker Tags

Hello there…running late again today. Does anyone else feel constantly behind during the holidays? Maybe it’s just me.

I am IN LOVE with this collection from Crate Paper – I should have bought all the things! I’m tempted to get them now while I still can, but I have way too much to work with this year already and I’m running out of time. What is super great about it is that you can make feminine and masculine designs from it. I’m going to use most of these to decorate gifts for my family and I’ve ticked off a tag for everyone I needed to. Take a look at the process video here:

I know that went by really fast – here are some still shots for you:


So much fun – I could make these every day!


That line of tags was cut from the bottom of a 6×6 sheet of paper and ended up being one of my favorite pieces of ephemera.


Ok…I know they’re not terribly masculine, but probably as close as glitter is ever going to get…


This one is my favorite…


…so it get’s two pics. Mint green, pink, and gold – what’s not to love?


I especially love all the gold accents that are in this collection.


I forgot to mention it in the video, but the Tim Holtz Small talk stickers worked great to add some extra sentiments.


I’m super stingy with that lucy’s little things purely peppermint mix – I love it and just want to hoard it.


This tag is super tiny, but one of my favorites. I really like the look of the layered tags, I’ll definitely do more of that on future shakers.


As always, thanks for stopping by – xoxo, Sarah


Here are some links to products I used today:

Wow the Fa La La line is really sold out – I was able to find some at Walmart:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Blueprints – Tags 2

MFT Blueprints – Tags 5

Essentials by Ellen – Concertina Tag

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

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

Tim Holtz – Small Talk Stickers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ellen Hutson Storage Envelopes

We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins

Little Things from Lucy – Purely Peppermint

Taylored Expressions – Snow Flurries

Neat and Tangled:

Doodlebug Sequins: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon



12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Merry Merry Tags


Today I’m again using the paper and trimmings from the Pebbles Merry Merry line, this time to create some tags. I just adore this line and had so much left after my cards that I wanted to keep using it, I still do have quite a bit left so it might pop up again in the series, but I promise something different tomorrow.

You can check out today’s video here:

*Sorry about the bandaid – I sliced the top of my finger doing something stupid!

Here are some stills of the tags:


THAT SNOWMAN and the mugs are my absolute favorites!


The elves and the cake are a VERY close second.


That elf – I can’t even…


How bout that strategic positioning of Santa’s hat, eh?


If anyone has some good tips on how to straighten out the ties for these tags, I’d love some suggestions. I may end up ironing them!


I love that adorable mouse – wish there had been a larger ephemera or sticker of him.


I tend to go feminine with so many of my designs, so I tried to make a few more masculine tags 🙂


As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my work. Hope you have a fabulous day! xoxo, Sarah

Here are some links to products I used today:

Pebbles Merry Merry Collection:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Heidi Swapp Mini Stamp – Inspire

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Essentials by Ellen – Concertina Tag

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

For the ties I used green twine from Ms. Sparkle and Co (from Joanne’s) and white and gold from the Target dollar spot.

Distress Oxide Inks · Ellen Hutson · Simon Says Stamp

Birthday Card | Distress Oxide Ink


I hope everyone’s week is going well. Today I wanted to share a birthday card I made with you. I started off working with some of the new distress oxide inks and then used a mix of stamps from Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. Here is what I came up with:

This was the first time I worked with blending the distress oxide inks and I was really happy with how smoothly the colors came together. I used Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade.

For the front of the card I used Simon Says Stamp – You matter stamp and die set along with one of the peonies from the Ellen Hutson – Mondo Peony set.

Then I finished it off with some Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins – LOVE these!

Card Front

For the inside, I used the Ellen Hutson – Spread the Sparkle stamp set to complete the birthday wishes.

Card Inside

Hope you enjoyed the card. Thanks for stopping by today! You’ll find a list of the supplies I used below:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

StazOn Jet Black Ink Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Vellum: Amazon

Distress Oxide Ink

Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins: Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp You Matter – Stamp Set & Die

Ellen Hutson

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