die kits · Spellbinders

4 Cards | Spellbinders October Small Die Kit

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been itching to get this video out and things just continued to prevent it but at last, I’m sharing my first (of many) Spellbinders videos with you. Today I’ve got 4 cards using the small die kit of the month from October. I am still amazed at the amount of dies included in this kit. Here is a look at what I came up with:

Here are some close ups of the finished cards:


As I mentioned in the video this was my take on the sample card instructions they provided. I love that they include this with the dies to get you started and think it turned out really cute.

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Rather than pull out my stamps, I continued with the Tim Holtz small talk stickers for the inside sentiment.

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I knew I wanted to create a shaker as soon as I saw this die. It was a little more work since the sides of the die cut are very narrow, but well worth it when looking at the finished result.

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This SSS Thankful Heart stamp set is so beautiful – the lettering is so classy and it really could carry a card all by itself.

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I trimmed the smaller sentiment out of the wishbone so I could use it by itself and then worked it in around the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment. Remember stamps and dies are just a jumping off point – don’t be afraid to change them to make them work for what you need.

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Apple of my Eye is another great SSS stamp set – it’s super fun and cute.

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I let this gorgeous paper shine and just trimmed it out and added a popped up wishbone on top. I did trim out the sentiment from a second gray wishbone and add that on top of this white one. Again, make your stamps and dies work for you!

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Such a pretty sentiment. I’ll have a full video using this stamp set for you very soon!

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Thanks for stopping by today – I’ve got a few more fall cards coming up and then it’s on to the Christmas Series. xoxo, Sarah

Giveaway · halloween

Halloween Card Kit Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!

I can’t help but continue to feel a bit behind and I’d hoped to have my next 10c1k video done before starting on Halloween but it’s so quickly approaching that I dare not wait any longer to get started this year. I’ll still be doing my 13 days of Halloween series, but they won’t all be all in a row as I’m also wanting to catch up on the SSS kits and to add to the ever growing pile – I ordered the Stamptember kit as well. Thanks for your patience as I’m getting back into the swing of things. For those of you who don’t follow me on instagram, I hurt my wrist last week which put me even further behind and it’s still a bit sore, but I’ve taken off the splint and fingers crossed won’t need to wear it any longer…we’ll see how things go.

Below is a look at what’s in the kit – make sure you leave a comment on YouTube under the video to enter to win. I’ve also created 4 additional kits which can be purchased for $25 on my eBay shop.

Here are a few stills of the contents:

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These buttons are also for sale individually on my eBay shop for $4.50 each and shipping is included to anywhere in the US.

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As always thanks for stopping by and lots of luck to you in the giveaway! xoxo, Sarah


happy mail · Valentines Day Series

Happy Mail | Tag Flip + Giveaway Winner

Hello There,

First and foremost a big congratulation to Judy Kilgore – you are the winner of my Valentines Day Kit giveaway! Judy I’ve sent you a message through YouTube – let me know your address and I’ll get it in the mail to you 🙂

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I’ve used a mix of the remaining products from my kit and some of the older Crate Paper Heart Day collection to put to together a tag flip for one of my penpals. You can check out the process video here:

Here are some stills of the finished project:

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I love those little mini tags – they’re so cute!


A small paper bag is a great way to add lots of goodies without the risk of things falling off when you use glue dots or paper clips.


That love you ephemera would make a great bookmark too.


I’m in love with these We R Memory Keepers pockets – they work so great for all kinds of shaker pouches.


Such a cute puppy and sentiment. I’m working on putting less inside my shaker pouches, I always want to go for more sequins, but I really think they look better in the end with less.


I keep calling these “paperclips” in my voice-overs – I do know they’re clothes pins – lol!


Hey there Honey Bear 😉


No need to add a thing to this tag – it’s perfect just the way it is.


I got this sequin trim in a Paper Pumpkin kit a few years ago – it’s so lovely and something different to add as an embelishment.


Thanks for stopping by today – xoxo, Sarah


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

Binder Rings

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

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

We R Memory Keepers Waterfall Sleeves: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Say Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Recollections Corrugate Blush Card Stock – I purchased mine at Michael’s.

Crate Paper Main Squeeze 6×6 Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Crate Paper Main Squeeze Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Mint pom-pom ribbon – I purchased mine at Michael’s

Lucy’s Little Things – Robin’s Egg Sequins

Doodlebug Sequins: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’ve used several items from the Crate Paper Heart Day line from a previous year – I’ll include links here for what I can still find: 

Crate Paper Heart Day Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Crate Paper Heart Day Chipboard Stickers: Amazon

Crate Paper Hart Day X’s & O’s Paperclips: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon



10 Cards 1 Kit · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Mama Elephant – Yeti Christmas


This is going to be a super quick one! My days at work are getting crazier and crazier as the week goes by so who knows what tomorrow holds. I keep staying late and that pushes me later with my filming, wrapping, baking etc. But…next week I’m on VACATION and I’m so ready. Today I’m working with Mama Elephant’s Yeti stamps – these are super cute, I ordered them right away and have way more ideas of things to try, so this might end up being a Christmas series tradition…

For those of you who maybe just like to look at the photos below…you should check out the video today:  (hint hint)

And here are the stills:


He’s so cute!!


I’m seriously ready to put those snowflake sequins on everything – you’ll probably see them again this series.


That script font is to die for right?

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It’s such a feeling of satisfaction when I can match an ink color with card stock so closely. Is anyone else obsessed with that?


Thanks so much for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah


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

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Mama Elephant – Me & My Yeti

Mama Elephant – Sentiments form a Yeti

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Ink – Mermaid: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Zig Glue Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Ranger Distress Rock Candy Glitter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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MFT – Sno Cone 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




Christmas Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing my Christmas Giveaway video. Since I’m late in getting this going, I’m only leaving the contest open until Wednesday at midnight. Make sure you get your comments in right away!

You can check out the video of all the goodies here:

Here are some close ups of the items and the cards/tags I made from them:

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Thanks for stopping by – be sure to leave me a comment on YouTube to enter. Good Luck!

xoxo, Sarah