Card Kits · Spellbinders

3 Floral Cards | Spellbinders December Small & Large Die Kit

Hi-ya,

As promised, I’m back today with 3 more cards using the Spellbinders December small and large die kits. These cards are different from what I usually do, but I really love how they turned out. You can watch how I made them here:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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This is my favorite of the bunch, although I really like them all. I used the very last scrap of my MFT Persimmon cardstock to make that flower and if I’d had more, I’d have used it again on the other cards – that red is perfect to go with this greenery. Time to re-order.

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The outside was so busy, I kept the inside simple with just a sentiment. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Kind Flowers to complete all these cards – it’s my favorite to use for thank you cards.

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I really love the mix of this blue background with the greenery as well. I can’t seem to get enough mint colored things in my life, lol.

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I thought it would be fun and something different to have that flower popping up from the inside of the card. It made the sentiment a little challenging though. I wanted to stamp directly on the cardstock but didn’t want to mess it up after all that work on the front so I just added in a little sentiment strip.

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And I love a tone-on-tone as well. I used that pretty blue cut out from the previous card to back the die-cut sentiment.

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For the inside, I went with a Neenah panel and added a few of those fronds coming down from the top.

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – these were really time-consuming to create but I’m super happy with the way they turned out. I already know who two of them are going to 🙂 xoxo, Sarah


Card Kits · Spellbinders

3 Cards | Spellbinders December Small & Large Die Kit

Hey there,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are refreshed and ready to start off the new year – here’s to a craft-tabulous 2019! I’m getting things started with some cards using the Spellbinders December Small and Large Die sets. Since these were really made to work together I decided to combine them and while I’ll still have 3 cards for each video, I’m using the flip card die for these 3 and then tomorrow I’ll have some cards using the florals. Here’s what I came up with:

And here are your close-ups:

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I really like how this card came out – I love that balloon paper and the colors are muted but still so pretty.

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The little flip that circle does is a lot of fun.

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Here I wanted to give you a look at how the flip would be for a landscape card. Keep in mind you can flip this 4 different ways for all different looks.

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I’m in love with that mustard yellow color – you’ll see it keeps coming back in all the cards lol.

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Finally, I wanted to try something different and see if I could create a spinning circle in this card and I’m really pleased with how it came out.

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You can watch the video for more details, but basically, I added the fishing line right over top of the right-hand fold and since it’s see-through you can barely tell that it’s there. I looped it all around the card and then hid the knot between my sentiment sandwich.

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As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope they gave you some ideas to get you started having fun with your kit. If you haven’t tried any of the Spellbinders kits you can check them out through the link below – the January kits are already available and super cute!! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

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

Hi-ya! Hope you’re finishing up your weekend with something fun today. I’m headed over to the Baltimore School for the Arts to catch their Expressions Show with some friends. They’re doing a scene from Pippen and I’m looking forward to that and the ballet most! Before I leave, I wanted to share the second half of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit:

Here are your close-ups:

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I love this magnolia wire – I will be so sad when I run out. Thankfully that day’s not today!

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This is definately a hand-deliver only card.

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I really liked all the sentiments included with this kit – they were beautiful and super encouraging.

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I think if I were to do this card again I would trim out the top edge around the tags and place them on top of the gingham paper, just for something different. I’m happy with the result, but mostly just because I love the sentiment.

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I forgot to add this in the editing, but I finished off the top of the tag with that grow sticker just for something a little extra.

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Again, I just love this sentiment and I was super excited when I found that I had another woodgrain sentiment to add on the inside.

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Run away, let your heart be your guide…yep still humming that song.

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The water coloring of that can and flower is beautiful. Just looking at them makes me want to pull out my paint and brushes!

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All that’s missing are some bulbs for the crate.

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This hello is really a card in itself, anything extra is just bonus. That spray of flowers is a great bonus though.

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I want a stamp of that hello!

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Such a sweet sentiment. I accidentally cut off the wooden border that was around it so I just added a new one, and that is why we save ALL the scraps.

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It’s always fun to be able to flip a paper over and have it perfectly coordinate. I think this is a great mix of feminine and masculine designs.

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I know it’s not really new, but the crop-a-dial is still new to me and I LOVE using it.

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And that will do it for this kit…this is me…patiently waiting for the next one…

xoxo, Sarah

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

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Essentials By Ellen – Many Thanks Die

Reverse Confetti Flower Wrap Die

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dial: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(064, 072, 021)

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Lemon Drop Card Stock

10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hello there – hope you’re having a great weekend! We had some crazy wind yesterday, but today we’ve got some lovely sunshine and it really feels like spring. That just happens to be perfect weather to share my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit with you. It is sold out but you can still see all contents and purchase any items you might be interested in individually. I LOVED THIS KIT…so let’s get started:

Here are your close-ups:

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I thought of this card as soon as I watched the unboxing video. I knew I wanted to make some sort of a seed packet and I think this worked out pretty great. I couldn’t really add that sound in the video, but adding the seed beads inside really gives it some extra fun.

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I really love the paper and stickers from Carte Bella, I pretty much used all of mine by the end of the videos and I’m thinking about grabbing some more for my stash.

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This was my favorite sentiment of the kit – it’s so encouraging!

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This bunny is adorable and that pompom really takes it to the next level. I know I’ll use this on lots of spring cards in the years to come.

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I was obsessed with The Velveteen Rabbit when I was little – I had one of those kits where the book came with a cd that read it to you and I think I wore it out. I was thinking of that when I was coloring this guy and wondering where that got to.

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I kept trying to add that carrot on the front with the bunny and I just couldn’t make it look right – a few on the inside was a much better option.

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It’s hard to choose a favorite from this bunch, but if I HAD to choose, this would be it.

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Love the flowers, love the sentiment.

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I toted with maybe adding some window panes to this but in the end, decided less was more and I’m glad I did.

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I’m making it a goal of mine to try to make some more masculine cards this year – I know that the black paper has the names of flowers on it but this could be used as a thank you for a gift of flowers. Or you could also substitute out a plain black or gray paper too.

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That script die is soooo pretty – It works on just about any type of thank you card.

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I was worried that yellow wasn’t going to show up bright enough, but on that cream cardstock I only had to stamp it once and I think it’s very “readable”.

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So pretty – I think anyone would be happy to receive this thank you card.

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The sentiments in this stamp set were really great – I love all the different ways to mix and match them to say thank you.

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And that will finish us up for today. As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. xoxo, Sarah

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

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Essentials By Ellen – Many Thanks Die

Reverse Confetti Flower Wrap Die

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Glue

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dial: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(064, 072, 021)

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Lemon Drop Card Stock