12 Days of Christmas · happy mail · Uncategorized

Happy Mail | Mini Folio feat. Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa Collection

Hey There,

Today I’ve got some Swapbot happy mail to share with you. I made this cute mini folio flip using the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa Collection (Crate Paper if you’re reading…please oh please do another printing of this!) lol. I love this collection – it’s oh so fun and I was thrilled I was able to get my hands on another 6×6 paper pad and chipboard sticker set for this season, but now I am running very low! I may have to add experimenting with digital collections to my list of things for the new year… Ok enough chit chat – here’s the video of what I came up with:

And here are your stills:

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This was a really fun and quick project (depending on how much you embellish & what goodies you send).

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I love the look of adding the snow pen on top of the chipboard – I’ve actually never thought of that before and now I’ve made a mental note to try embellishing chipboard in other different ways.

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Goodies pictured are a washi sample (randoms from my stash) and sentiment stickers from Snow and Cocoa.

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I’m having a lot of fun with that fake snow from Target this year 😉

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Goodies pictured are gold glitter deer die cuts (Hampton Art) and a Snow and Cocoa mason jar.

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Last, but not least I added in a glittery snow mix packet and wrapped everything together with some baker’s twine.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project – hope it gave you some inspiration for your own paper crafting goodness. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas · Spellbinders

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Spellbinders November Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hello Hello…

It’s was a busy weekend for me – I traveled to PA for my nephew’s 8th birthday party – LEGO EVERYTHING!! I did make a birthday card for him but as it’s not Christmas themed I’ll save it for a later date. So now I’m getting back into the swing of things and have Part 1 of the Spellbinders November, Deer Santa Kit for you. LOVE this kit, love the die set, love the ephemera, love the washi, love love love.

Here are the first 5 cards I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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Such cuties – if only I could get my Charlie cat to wear a Santa hat!

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I love this Holiday cheer sentiment – the script is gorgeous and super fun mixed with the large block font. It has a great hand done look.

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This deer is so cute – I fell in love instantly.

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Who wouldn’t love a present wrapped up in that shiny gold ribbon?!?

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Such a pretty piece of ephemera – I just wonder where exactly she is off to.

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As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope I was able to give you some inspiration to use with your kit! xoxo, Sarah


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


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:

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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.

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

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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.

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indeed!

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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.

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

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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.

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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!!)

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


die kits · Spellbinders

3 Cards | Spellbinders October Large Die Kit

Hello there,

Today I’m sharing 3 cards I created using the Spellbinders October Large Die Kit. This truck die is absolutely fantastic – it’s the reason I checked out the kits in the first place and I’m so glad I saw that sneak peek because I’m loving all of these kits so far. The really great part about this large die kit in particular, is how versatile it is – you can use this die set all year round! Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some photos of the finished cards:

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This card is my favorite. I love the blue truck with the orange pumpkins, it’s so perfectly Fall.

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I stamped out this sentiment from the SSS Thankful Heart set using Lawn Fawn Hippo ink and brought in a little piece of the orange to finish up the sentiment.

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Cardstock Colors: Nightshift Blue, Cement Gray, Steel Gray, Red Hot, Jelly Bean Green, Tandy Orange, Orange Fizz

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As much as I love the truck die, I think the snow is what really makes the picture. I’m still thinking about adding some puffy dots of that marvy snow pen in the “sky” in addition to the sequins I added.

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This Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings stamp set is wonderful – you’ll see me use it lots more during the coming Christmas Series.

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Cardstock Colors: Wild Cherry, Cement Gray, Steel Gray, Red Hot, Field Day, Chocolate Brown

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I created this card using the sample that came with the die set (love that they include this!). I just made a few changes and I used some of the pattern paper that came in the October card kit.

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I used SSS Birthday Bits stamp set for the sentiments on this card. I love this font and go back to it time and time again when I’m creating birthday cards. It embosses wonderfully too!

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Cardstock Colors: Bubblegum, Cement Gray, Steel Gray, Red Hot, Smooth White

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Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my cards. 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.

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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?

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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

12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Papertrey Ink Gift Card Cozy

As I type this…lots of tiny snowflakes are landing outside my window, lights are in the trees along the street and it indeed feels very much like Christmas in Baltimore.

On to the craftiness…I’m working with some dies from Papertrey Ink, stamps from Ellen Hutson and a paper kit from Echo Park to create some really cute gift card cosies. I’m super happy with how they turned out and you can check out the video here:

Here are the stills:

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I thought these might make a good item to sell as a set at some craft fairs. What do you guys think?

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This is totally my favorite but in all honesty it’s hard to beat a polk-a-dot if I’m judging!

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The great thing about using these type of paper packs is that they are double-sided and add that extra little pop when opened.

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I can’t get over that North Pole stamp, I want to put it on every tag I make this year.

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Thanks for stopping by today. xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to products I used today:

Papertrey Ink – Gift Card Cozy Die

Ellen Hutson – Santa’s Flight Stamps

Echo Park – Tis the Season Kit

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals