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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


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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


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit – Collaboration with Stephanie Harding (Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

This week I’m doing a collaboration with Stephanie Harding – we each created our own card kits and sent them to one another to use to create 10 cards. This video is of the cards I created with my kit which was based around the new collection from 1 Canoe 2 called Twilight. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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This one is my favorite – like I said I loved this paper and the sentiment stickers are so pretty with that shiny gold script. I would buy an entire sticker pack of just the sentiments.

1 inside

I really love the mix of the gray and red and pink and blue in this collection. They’re not colors I would normally put together but somehow they just work.

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SOOOO much work, but TOTALLY worth it in the end. The circuit cards are just too clever; who wouldn’t smile opening a card that lights up. If any of you make these type of cards, how many layers of foam tape do you use?

2 inside

I kept the inside sweet and simple, I think the rows of shimmer on the washi tape echo the fireflies a bit.

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I’m dying over that script font – I must get more of these ephemera packs to hoard.

3 inside

Lawn Fawn’s Peachy Keen ink coordinates perfectly with this collection.

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I often ignore those little word phrases or just save them for happy mail, but they work really great for cards too.

4

There’s something about those moths – I’m not generally into bugs but I think they are so beautiful!

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I plan on cutting apart the remainder of my larger sheet to create more moth ephemera.

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This MFT Fuse green matched so perfectly with this paper collection. I didn’t plan it ahead of time but I LOVE that the stamp on the sentiment piece matches the background paper.

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Sweet and simple on the inside again – love that gray and pink together.

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I really wanted some type of anniversary sentiment for this card but I was trying to keep as close to the kit contents as I could. It would have been cute for a Father’s Day card too.

6 inside

That two-tone sentiment is lots of fun.

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How about that tag fix huh? You’d never guess that it’s torn behind that ribbon.

7 inside

Another gorgeous script sticker.

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This paper is so beautiful I just wanted to let it shine. Love that pop of red on the flowers.

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With that ‘just because’ sentiment, I kept the inside blank so it can be used for just about anything.

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I’m obsessed with these shaker pockets lately – I could make them all day long!

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Three sweet hearts finish off that sentiment.

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I can’t believe I waited this long to use that peach – it was another one of my favorites and that sweet striped ribbon coordinates perfectly with it.

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This Peachy Keen ink is almost the exact same color as the peach cut out. I love how depending on the surroundings this color can look pink or orange.

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As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope I gave you some inspiration and maybe introduced you to a new paper collection you can have some fun with. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the youtube video to enter to win the stamp set! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas | Simon Says Stamp (Part 2 of 2) + Hidden Giveaway Winner!

Whew…just made it! (technically it’s still December for another hour)

Happy New Year!!

So sorry for the delay in posting this, I’ve had it edited for a week but had to do the voiceover and although I took everything home with me to Pennsylvania I was swamped with family stuff and just didn’t get to it. So without further ado – here are the last 5 Cards from the Simon Says Stamp December 2017 Card Kit:

And here are the stills:

1 front

This paper was so pretty, I just wanted to let it shine.

1 close

Love those gum drop stickers and they accented the paper perfectly.

2 front

I think if I had to do it again, I would have rounded the corners on the Santa card to make it more similar to a journaling card.

2 close

That Marvy pen is so much fun…really I could put it on everything!

3 front

I’m happy how this turned out, but after I finished I thought it would be really fun to to “wrap” the front of the card across the middle as well as if it was a present and put the tag in the middle, but I didn’t want to  put another hole in the top so I left it as it was. Idea for next year though…

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I really love the combination of the Santa tag, the flag and the bow.

4 front

This tri-square die is so versatile. I’ve used it on lots of card and it’s a really great go-to when I’m running out of ideas. I’m always pleased with how the designs turn out though, must be something about that rule of thirds.

4 close

Those gingerbread men are so cute!

5 front

It’s been a while since I’ve done a patterned background like this, it changes it up a bit to leave the sentiment half on/half off the pattern.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’ve had a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year! I’ve really enjoyed sharing all my card ideas with you for the past several months and am looking forward to sharing more in the next year.

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 – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn – Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Craft Die

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Crimper

Neenah Desert Storm Card stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Card Stock:

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

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

Stampin Up Foam Strips

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ad Tech Removable Tape

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo Black Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Nuvo Drops – Red Berry: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Marvy Snow Marker: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Dimensionals

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

  • Santa: 923, 925, 935, 916, 927
  • Mrs. Claus Scene: 923, 925, 938, 1070, 935, 916, 912, 945, 1082, 1083, 927, 118, 1033