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:

full tag1 small1full flip close1 back22 close2 back3 small33 close3 back4 envelope55 close5 back66 close 26 close 177 close7 open7 backrosetterosette closetogether

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


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.

1 inside

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.

2 inside

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.

3 inside

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

3 closetree box

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

box cloe front

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

tree box back

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.

box back close

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.

all 4

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


10 Cards 1 Kit · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Mama Elephant – Yeti Christmas

HELLOOOOO

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:

front

He’s so cute!!

closer

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

inside

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?

closest

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

(099, 049, 021, 041)

MFT – Sno Cone Card Stock

Watercolor

Mama Elephant Botanic Hello | Watercolor

Hello! Hope your week is going well…

Over the weekend I was in the mood to watercolor (I blame the SSS June card kit) so I pulled out the Mama Elephant Botanic Hello stamp set and went to work.

I’ve had this stamp set sitting in my stash for months now and don’t know what took me so long to get to it. Just time I guess, there is never enough of it. Especially for crafting! I started keeping all the stamps I purchase in a box and I’m not allowed to put them away until they’ve been used at least once. I’ll never catch up, but it’s a problem I wouldn’t wish to be rid of (though I have slowed down a bit).

I used my Kuretake watercolor set and since I did the clear embossing and it’s difficult to see on the white paper, I thought it was really fun to watch it appear as I added the colors.

 

 

It ended up being very tropical which worked out well for a summer time card.

Opening Shot.jpg

inside

I didn’t show it in the video, but while I was at it, I stamped a second image and heat embossed it in black because I wasn’t sure what kind of outline I wanted to work with. I decided I liked the clear embossing best, but I had the second panel so I went ahead and watercolored it with the exact same colors.

second card

I still like the lighter image best, but I wanted to share the second card with you too. Crazy how different the same colors can look just with the change in embossing powder and finishing huh? Let me know which one you like best in the comments below.

 

Thanks for stopping by – below you’ll find links to the products I used:

Mama Elephant Botanic Hello Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Mama Elephant

Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Inkadinkado Anti Static Powder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(If you’re interested in this set Amazon has it at a great price right now!)

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

My Favorite Things – Lemon Drop Cards Stock

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins: Simon Says Stamp

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.