10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS January 2019 Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hey There,

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Today I’ve got part 2 of the Simon Says Stamp January card kit to share with you. I really had a blast with this kit – especially creating the snowball fight slider card in today’s bunch. Hope you like it too:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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I’m starting off super simple with this one – just a background, some washi and a popped up cut-a-part.

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I thought missing you was the best sentiment to pair with the hot chocolate cut-a-part.

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I had so much fun making this card – love that the snowball leaves right from his hand and flies over to the other penguin’s head!

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And a snowball seems like the perfect way to say a winter hello!

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This is again pretty sweet and simple – I don’t have a lot of copics, so I was lucky I had some in colors to match that pattern paper.

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And since he was carrying a gift, I thought this sentiment works great inside.

8 closeCopics: N4, YR04, R17, R27, B93, B99

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I saw that string of pom poms on one of the samples in the reveal video and knew I had to try that for at least one of my cards. I secured all those little pompoms down with a glue dot to make sure they don’t move around too much!

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Here for the inside, I wanted to bring in a little more red from the pattern paper so I  added those stripes along the bottom.

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Once I get started with those stripes I never want to stop so, of course, I added more on this last card. I think they’re a great way to add a masculine touch to any card.

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And I left the inside blank here with lots of room for the thank you message.

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Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my cards. Valentine’s projects coming soon!! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS January 2019 Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hello!

I’ve been crafting all weekend and Part 1 of the SSS January 2019 Card Kit is now ready for you.  A bit earlier than I was expecting to be done, but I wanted to finish up with my winter cards before starting on Valentine’s Day projects so, yay! I had a lot of fun with this kit and made 2 interactive slider cards which are some of my favorites 🙂 Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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These little characters are so cute – I love that little skating penguin!

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The sentiments in this kit are really wonderful too. I like the font a lot and well, you know how much I love a good pun 🙂

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This is a simple one, but I feel like those are the kinds of cards I need the most of. I let this penguin paper shine and set off the sentiment using a label die.

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Such a cute little phrase – and that fox is adorable. I wish we had a stamp of him too!

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I have so much fun coloring in images like this. There’s something about working with a white pencil (or in my case 10% gray) and watching things come to life on the paper.

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Is anyone not singing Frozen while stamping with this? If so you’re lucky – my niece and nephew have burned those songs into my brain.

3 closePrismacolors: 289, 1094, 1058, 1065, 994, 1009, 992, 1027, 988, 912, 122, 1002

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This was my favorite pattern paper in the kit. Shakers are always fun to make and a great way to get 2 cards out of one pattern paper that you love.

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Busy outside…simple inside.

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Even with the slider cards (and those are so much fun), this is my favorite card of all. I love that dark blue background embossed with the snowflakes and the pop of colors on the scarves etc. of the snowmen. There’s just something about this card that calls to me.

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It’s always hard for me to get pictures of this blue card base (they take on this crazy yellow tone) so I zoomed in on the white background here. You can see that I mimicked the snowflakes on the outside, but flipped them to the bottom here to balance things out a bit.

5 closeCopics: YR04, R20, N4, RV63, YG45, RV66, YG25, BG1O, B99, BG13, R17

As always, I really appreciate your taking the time to see what I came up with. Thanks so much for stopping by today! 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


13 Days of Halloween · halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 11 | Escaping Ghosts!

Hello there,

Happy Halloween! Today is going be another double video day as I’m now totally out of time. First I’ve got this jar of escaping ghosts for you. I used the Lawn Fawn How you Bean stamp set for the jar elements, the candy corn add-on for the sentiment and spooktacular for those cute little ghosts. I thought it’d be fun to have them escaping out of that loose jar lid.

Here is how I put it together:

And here are your close-ups:

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I used Intense Black ink to stamp out those ghosts – remember if you’re going to stamp on vellum like I did, you need to heat set it so it doesn’t smear. Alternatively, you could also just heat emboss them.

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Since the ghosts on the outside are so busy, I kept the inside simple with just a matching stripe of the background paper.

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How many ghosts do you think you could fit in a jar?

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


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hi There,

I’m back with part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit. These florals are absolutely gorgeous and I had so much fun coloring all the images. Here are the rest of the cards I created:

Here are close-ups of the finished cards:

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This peony image is so beautiful and that background stamp was exactly what I needed to finish off the shabby chic look for this card.

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I love the look of a watermarked stamp, I really need to remember to do that more often.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 912, 913, 989, 988, 1060, 1061, 1013, 928

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So sweet and simple, this mason jar is lovely. I just let the image shine here on its own and added the twine bow at the top to finish off a pretty country look.

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The top portion of this flower pot would look great all along the border of a card.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 122, 922, 1013, 1009, 995, 994, 912, 913, 989, 988, 992, 1086, 289, 1014, 122, 923

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This picket fence stamp is great to add to your scene building stash. Though it does take quite a bit of work to cut it out if you want as much detail as I do.

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I kept the inside simple since the outside was so detailed a grabbed a red ink to match that poppy flower.

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Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo

Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25, E15, E13, E18, YR02, YR04

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These watercolor cards ended up being my favorites of the bunch (along with the rainbow card from yesterday).  I really like this technique of laying down the watercolor and letting it do its thing.

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I run out of ideas for the inside of cards sometimes – I think this is the first time I’ve mixed the different sentiment colors and really like the way it came out.

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As you may have guessed, the copics were my favorite way to color the poppy flower. Here I placed that wreath around an opening so you could see the sentiment on the inside. This would also be a great way to make a shaker card.

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I finished off the inside sentiment using some cardstock to match that poppy color and placed them so you wouldn’t see them through the opening.

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Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Copics: R17, YR07, YG45, YG25

So that will finish up the cards for this kit and whew, I’m feeling at least a little bit caught up now. I’ll be working on the September kit this week and get those videos up for you soon. Hopefully before the October kit arrives. I’m also putting together a Halloween kit – more on that soon, so stay tuned! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Love From Lizi July 2018 Card Kit

Hello there,

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend! Mine was cards, cards, cards – I completed the planning, filming, editing, voiceover (and now blog post) all in one weekend which I think is a record for me! I was just having so much fun I didn’t want to stop. Lucky for me I don’t have to because my SSS July kit came in the mail yesterday, lol. I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to start devouring that one.

As you know I’ve been eyeing the Love From Lizi Kits for quite some time now and was thrilled when they invited me to be a guest designer this month. I really enjoyed using all the stuff in the kit and there is probably enough leftover to make 10 more cards. Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

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The sand was such a great addition to the embellishment bag – it gave some fantastic texture to this scene. Isn’t that frog adorable?

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Ain’t that the truth?!? I am a beach girl and very much looking forward to my trip to Myrtle Beach this October!

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This card is my favorite. I LOVE that background stamp and was really pleased with how the coloring turned out.

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I love a punny sentiment.

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Zig Colors: 69, 21; 75, 72, 64; 94, 900, 901; 42, 49

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So cute! I love those little guys and the dimension of the decoupage is fantastic. I added the little wooden ship wheel under the puppy’s paws to make it look like he is steering.

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I used Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC’s to spell out “you and me” so the full sentiment reads “By the sea, you and me.” I thought the font matched the thinner portion of the sentiment on the front really well.

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The photos don’t do this paper justice – it’s super sparkly and just gorgeous. I had originally planned to have 3 cones with the sentiment, but that background paper was so busy I decided on adding just one. I added some white cardstock behind that pink ice cream die cut to make it a strawberry/vanilla swirl.

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I used an old paper pumpkin stamp set to add this “Happy Birthday” sentiment and then added in some slots for a gift card.

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I was so disappointed when I saw the sand had shifted in front of those seashells. I thought I had figured it out!! Stay tuned, I’m going to sit down with this again and see if I can come up with a fix for you.

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Again, I love that punny sentiment and how about that gorgeous starfish paper? It was my favorite of the kit!

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This guy is too fun. I thought that frog was just adorable so I used him on quite a few cards. Here I’ve got him floating in the pool using a mini wobbler.

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Yes, indeed it is.

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This is my second favorite card of the kit. It took quite a bit of time to make but it was well worth it to have those doors open to reveal that lounging frog!

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Since the front was so detailed, I kept the inside super simple.

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This card will probably go to my niece – she loves the beach just as much as I do and will love all those little guys chilling in their beach chairs.

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Love that cat sleeping along the border there.

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This is a tie with the earlier stamped background card as my favorite. I love the subtle stamping for the beach and couldn’t be happier with how my ‘waves’ turned out.

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Since I used the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink to dye the texture paste, I decided to continue that color on the inside.

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Again with the frogs – just too cute. I will probably send this to my nephew, I think He’ll get a kick out of them.

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Love that little guy splashing down in the inner-tube.

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This kit is already sold out, but you can still get the decoupage pages and a few of the other items on the Love From Lizzie website. I’ve linked what is available for you below.

As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Let me know which was your favorite in the comments!


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:

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Again that script is fantastic in or outside a card.

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