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Happy Mail | Mini – Crafting Kit feat. Crate Paper Flourish Collection


Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Today I’ve got another piece of happy mail to share with you and this time I was able to include the process video. This for a swapbot exchange, if you’ve never heard of swapbot it’s a really fun website where you can sign up for swaps with others interested in the same hobbies as you.

As I may have mentioned previously I am IN LOVE with the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection and used it again for this piece. You can check it out here:

Here are some stills of the final project:

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Thanks for stopping – xoxo, Sarah

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

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Happy Mail | Crate Paper Flourish Collection

Happy Hump-day!

Today I’m sharing with you a quick video of some happy mail I created using the new Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Fourish Collection – I AM IN LOVE with it. I did video the whole process, but looked up about halfway through and saw that lovely exclamation point on my camera telling me that something had corrupted the footage so I just filmed the finished product.

Hope the rest of your day is great! xoxo, Sarah


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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



13 Days of Halloween

Halloween Happy Mail

Hi-ya! Happy Thursday – we’re almost there 🙂

Today I’m sharing with you a video of some Halloween happy mail I made for a friend of mine. She’s received it now, so I’m safe to put up the video and you can check it out here:

The process is pretty self-explanatory, but if the video went too fast and you have any questions about how I put the envelope book together let me know in the comments.

Here are a few close ups:

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Thanks for stopping by today – I’ve got at least one more Halloween card to share with you and I’ll have cards from the Simon Says Stamptember card kit coming up soon too!

xoxo, Sarah


Here are some links to the products I used today: 

A7 Kraft Envelopes (I used Miss Sparkle and Co from Joanne’s)

Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Tim Holtz Halloween Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

My Mind’s Eye Stickers

Tim Holtz Halloween Twine

Doodlebug Eerie Eyes

Pebbles Trick or Treat Ephemora: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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