12 Days of Christmas · happy mail · Uncategorized

Happy Mail | Tag Flip feat. Crate Paper Merry Days Collection

Hello!

Today I’ve got a tag flip to share with you…I love this so much I wanted to keep it for myself, sigh. But I’m going to have to let it go and hope the recipient enjoys it as much as I do. I was late to the party in ordering the Merry Days stuff so I wasn’t able to get everything I wanted (why, oh why don’t they stock more to begin with??) However between scrapbook.com and amazon, I was able to get the things I really wanted. Here is how I put the tag flip together:

Here are some still shots of the finished tags:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today – hope I was able to give you some holiday project inspiration! xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 13 | Halloween Embellishment Box

Greetings from stormy Baltimore…it’s been raining here all day. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to stay in and do some more crafting this weekend 😉

This will be my final Halloween video for the season…I wanted to wait to be sure it was received before posting so as not to ruin the surprise and now that I’m sure it’s arrived I can share it with you.

Here is how I put the goodie box together:

Here are some close-ups:

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If you’d like to see how I made all those goodies, check out day 6 & 7 of the series. Thanks so much for stopping by today (and your patience as I’ve run late with some of these videos).  Now on to a few Thanksgiving cards and the Christmas Series! xoxo, Sarah


halloween · unboxing

Halloween Happy Mail Unboxing

Hello There,

Today I’m sharing a quick unboxing video of a surprise Halloween happy mail package I received from Alexandra. Thank you – you totally made my day!!!

Here are some close-ups of the goodies:

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Ahh – in LOVE with these rosettes. the picture doesn’t do them justice – that glitter is gorgeous 🙂

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Thanks again to Alexandra! and thanks to you for stopping by! xoxo, Sarah

5 Minute or Less Tutorials

How to: Stitched Binding in 5 minutes or less

Hi there,

It has been sweltering in Baltimore this week and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up so I’m hoping for a trip to the pool this weekend. Hope you guys have some fun plans too! In my last happy mail video, I created a stitched mini journal and several of you asked for a more detailed tutorial on how to do that. Here I’ve slowed down the process and added in a few tips I think will help you:

Here are some close-ups of the finished books:

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I hope I was able to explain all the steps clearly for you. If you have any questions, leave them below and I’ll do my best to help you out. xoxo, Sarah


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Happy Mail | Tag Flip feat. Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel Collection

Hi-ya,

Hope you’re weekend is starting off well. Today I’m sharing a tag flip I created using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel collection – which might be my most favorite collection ever! I HOARD this like crazy and thought it was time to pull it out again (and probably time to buy more to replace what I just used, lol). Here is what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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I hope I was able to give you some happy mail inspiration today! As always thanks for stopping by to check out my project. xoxo, Sarah


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Happy Mail | Loaded Mini Envelope feat. Crate Paper Good Vibes Collection

Hi There!

Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday weekend. I’ve got some happy mail to share with you today. I’m part of another exchange through Swapbot and this time we’re doing loaded mini envelopes. Here is how I put mine together:

Here are some close-ups of the finished project:

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Thanks for stopping by – hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your next happy mail swap. xoxo, Sarah


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Happy Mail | Travel Flip Book feat. Crate Paper Here & There Collection

Hi-ya! Hope everyone is having a great week! I’m currently filming some cards using the SSS Special Edition Mother’s Day kit (aiming to have it posted on Friday) but wanted to share this happy mail video with you in the meantime. I have so much fun creating these swapbot exchanges. If you’ve never tried it out I recommend giving it a shot! Here is what I came up with for a travel flip book exchange:

Here are some close-ups of the finished pages:

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I thought this shaker window made a great start for the front of the flip book. I could make those shakers all day every day – it’s so much fun to shake it when that last seam is finished.

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That tag was really hard for me to part with – I love those copper/rose gold accents but it went perfectly with that suitcase so I had to use it.

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That taxi paper is my favorite of the bunch. I layered the postcard and New York ticket with the subway chipboard and then added the sequin share pouch to finish this page.

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I like to add a little envelope with a handwritten note on all of my happy mail projects.

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I made a few more envelopes with matching notecards to share and attached them with a belly band. Don’t you just love that sending love sticker?!?

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I really wanted a sticker that said big ben, but I didn’t have one so I went with let’s travel. Those Tim Holtz Tiny Phrase Stickers came in really handy to add an extra something to the book.

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Taxi or Subway – I’ll take New York any day of the week. Here I added an envelope and filled it with a bunch of matching ephemera.

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I used the rolling stamp and some SSS intense black ink to add items to that bucket list.

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This envelope came in a special envelope ephemera pack to match the collection. I added the rolling suitcase (another fav from the chipboard pieces) and tied in the blue again in the upper corner using the airplane sticker.

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I’ve been eyeing one of those flair button makers for a while and finally took the plunge and got one. I plan to make some to sell (eventually – you know with all that extra time I have, lol) I’ll keep you posted on that once I get some packs started.

Thanks so much for stopping by today – Hope you enjoyed the video! xoxo, Sarah