12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

3 Cards, 1 Treat Box | Spellbinders November Large Die Kit

Hi-ya,

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:

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Simple and clean – my favorite kind of cards. I LOVE that warm wishes sentiment, it’s such a pretty script.

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Again I’m using the Mama Elephant Merry Greetings and Jingle Greetings stamp sets.

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This card is my favorite – I love the shape of those tags, they make such a pretty pattern.

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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.

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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.

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You’re going to see these sentiment stamp sets a lot this season!

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These boxes are really cute and easy to put together – I hope my instructions were at least a little helpful.

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Here you can see the details of how I cut out off/around that outside red border.

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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.

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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


Watercolor

Stamping Bella | Thanksgiving Oddball

Hello There,

I’m on my way to Pennsylvania to visit with family but before I head out, I wanted to wish all my crafty friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! On that note, I’ve got one more Thanksgiving card to share with you using Stamping Bella’s Thanksgiving Oddball. Here’s the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished card:

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She is so cute – I love her crazy hair!

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I’m wearing leggings so I’m covered!

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Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back to start the Christmas series soon! 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


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hi -ya,

Happy hump day! It’s been so rainy and depressing here the last few days and finally, we got some sunshine and it was a much-needed kick in the pants to get the voiceovers done for these 10 Card, 1 Kit videos. Funny enough, my June Card Kit came in the mail today so I promise those cards will be out much sooner. Now, without further ado here is your video:

Here are some close-up photos:

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I tried to come up with some different types of layout/background ideas and really like how this one came out; especially the way the heart stickers look peeking out over the edge.

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I LOVE the sentiments that were included in this kit. I will use this one in particular, very often.

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I love that SSS has included dies in the last two kits (well, I’m including the Mother’s Day kit in that) – Please keep them coming!!

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There was a little black left in the nooks and crannies of that hummingbird stamp so he ended up more of a grayish-blue but I still like it ok.

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How serendipitous that this ink was almost a perfect match for the yellow in the paper collection. I don’t have a ton of these, so I was really excited when I was digging in my supplies and found this one. AND I love the sentiment on that sticker.

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You’ll see that I did some stamp surgery in the next video and came up with the sentiment “I love you”. If I had thought of it earlier, it would have been perfect for this card too.

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This sentiment is so much fun – I’m starting to really like a nice dark stamp over top of a pretty patterned paper, and I often forget about washi for my cards, I usually end up only using it for happy mail but it’s great on cards too!

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Again, the font, the sentiment – all great.

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I’m a bookworm and have a wall-to-wall bookshelf in my apartment so you know I’m loving this patterned paper. This is a perfect card for one of your book-loving friends.

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You could never tell that this stamp has been cut apart. Don’t be afraid to make stamps work for you!

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I hope you like the cards I came up with, and I was able to give you some inspiration. As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards! xoxo, Sarah