12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

4 Cards | Spellbinders November Small Die Kit

Hello There,

Well…it’s 65 degrees in Baltimore today, but I’ve been working away on some Christmas goodness, so let’s get a running start on the holiday and we’ll just agree to pretend snow is falling outside the window! Today I’ve got 4 cards for you using the Spellbinders November 2018 Small Die Kit – here’s what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

1

I really enjoyed this die set, I think the sprigs are probably my favorite piece because you can use them for mistletoe, holly and they’d be great to stick with some flowers too.

1 inside

I’ve been wanting to use this sentiment and this card was the perfect fit.

1 close2

This deer is gorgeous, but oh the detail and it did not disappoint! A friend was looking at it this weekend and oohed and ahhed over it so it will probably be sent for her Christmas card this year.

2 inside

indeed!

2 close3

This card is my favorite of the batch. I love how simple it is. The green and red are so bright and I’ve never been a big mirrored cardstock person but I really like the gold so I think I need to start working with that more often.

3 inside

These sentiments are so great – I use these stamp sets for SO MANY cards over the holiday season.

3 close4

Do any of you send new year’s cards? Just curious if this is a thing that I’m unaware of. I would probably use this on a scrapbook or journal layout so I’m thinking that’s why it was included. Or I guess you could put Merry Christmas on the front and Happy New Year on the inside.

4 inside

I am in LOVE with this gold washi – it is soooo shiny and perfect. (and we’re getting two more colors in the kit this month too!!)

4 close

Thanks so much for stopping by today – more Christmass goodness coming soon. xoxo, Sarah


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12 Days of Christmas | 6 Merry Merry Cards + Giveaway Winners!

Hello Everyone!

First things first, the winner of the YouTube giveaway is Bonnie Shults!

Congratulations Bonnie, I’ve sent a message to your YouTube account, please reply back with your address and I’ll get your package in the mail.

And the Instagram winner is Abby!

Congratulations Abby – I’ve sent you a PM, please reply with your address and I’ll get your package in the mail.

Today is also the beginning of my 12 Days of Christmas Series…I’m working with some of the Pebbles Merry Merry line. I though this set was absolutely adorable! You can check out the video here:

Here are some close ups of the finished cards:

1 front

I LOOOVE this mason jar sticker! I always find that with the sticker/ephemera sets I find one or two things I want about 10 copies of.

1 close up

Those iridescent snowflakes are definitely one of my favorite buys this year. That jar is jam packed and will last for quite a while.

1 inside

A perfect sentiment to go with a snow-filled shaker window.

2 front

Over the river and through the woods…I’m still singing it in my head.

2 close up

The snowy windows on the car are a great touch – I hope you can see that accent, a bunch of these stickers have a beautiful, sparkly glitter texture added to them.

2 inside

Year after year I go back to these Mama Elephant sentiments – they are fantastic, I think they go with just about any type of card you want to make.

3 front

#3 is for sure my favorite. These elves – too cute for words.

3 close up

Don’t be afraid to cut into ephemera to alter it if it’s not exactly what you need. I often cut into stamps to change sentiments and then totally forget about it with embellishments.

3 inside

I’ve used my trusty SSS Envelope Liner die to cut out some additional papers from this pack to give those envelopes a little something special.

4 front

I love the home-spunny look of this card. I think it would be just perfect to add to a plate of cookies you’re giving to the neighbors.

4 close up

Do you like gingerbread cookies? We make them every year and I always think they smell so good, but I don’t really like the taste of them.

4 inside

Could there be a more perfect liner for that envelope?

5 fronrt

Super simple, just really easy and to the point.

5 close up

That little bough of flowers at the bottom of the globe is really cute. I kept looking for an extra piece of ephemera that I could pop up there but there were no small flowers, so I went with the holly sticker instead. I still might go back and add some nuvo drops, because I never know when to stop 🙂

5 inside

That blue floral paper – so gorgeous!

6 front

Again that blue paper…ahh. I really love the mix of adding that pink chart too. It’s really different, but I think it works.

6 close up

I’ve been doubling up jute for bows on a lot of my recent cards. I like the look of the separate strands.

6 inside

How great is that unexpected pop of icy blue?

 

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

 

Here are some links to products I used today:

Pebbles Merry Merry Collection:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings

Mama Elephant Merry Greetings

Lawn Fawn Ink:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

SSS – Envelope Liner Die

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

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grafix Acetate: Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Micropore Tape

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

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Stampin Up Foam Strips

MFT Card Stock:

Giveaway

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