12 Days of Christmas · happy mail · Uncategorized

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


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

12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

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


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:


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.

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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.

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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

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:


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.

1 inside

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!!

2 inside

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.

3 inside

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!

4 close up

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.

5 inside

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

5 close

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