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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.

1 inside

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

2

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.

2 inside

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

2 close

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

3

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 · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hi There,

I’m back with part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit. These florals are absolutely gorgeous and I had so much fun coloring all the images. Here are the rest of the cards I created:

Here are close-ups of the finished cards:

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This peony image is so beautiful and that background stamp was exactly what I needed to finish off the shabby chic look for this card.

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I love the look of a watermarked stamp, I really need to remember to do that more often.

6 close

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 912, 913, 989, 988, 1060, 1061, 1013, 928

7

So sweet and simple, this mason jar is lovely. I just let the image shine here on its own and added the twine bow at the top to finish off a pretty country look.

7 inside

The top portion of this flower pot would look great all along the border of a card.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 122, 922, 1013, 1009, 995, 994, 912, 913, 989, 988, 992, 1086, 289, 1014, 122, 923

8

This picket fence stamp is great to add to your scene building stash. Though it does take quite a bit of work to cut it out if you want as much detail as I do.

8 inside

I kept the inside simple since the outside was so detailed a grabbed a red ink to match that poppy flower.

8 close

Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo

Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25, E15, E13, E18, YR02, YR04

9

These watercolor cards ended up being my favorites of the bunch (along with the rainbow card from yesterday).  I really like this technique of laying down the watercolor and letting it do its thing.

9 inside

I run out of ideas for the inside of cards sometimes – I think this is the first time I’ve mixed the different sentiment colors and really like the way it came out.

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As you may have guessed, the copics were my favorite way to color the poppy flower. Here I placed that wreath around an opening so you could see the sentiment on the inside. This would also be a great way to make a shaker card.

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I finished off the inside sentiment using some cardstock to match that poppy color and placed them so you wouldn’t see them through the opening.

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Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Copics: R17, YR07, YG45, YG25

So that will finish up the cards for this kit and whew, I’m feeling at least a little bit caught up now. I’ll be working on the September kit this week and get those videos up for you soon. Hopefully before the October kit arrives. I’m also putting together a Halloween kit – more on that soon, so stay tuned! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Helloooooo!

I’m so happy to be back and sharing my SSS August 10 Cards, 1 Kit video…better late than never right ?!? I absolutely loved this stamp set. The flowers are gorgeous and it was full of so many different little sentiments to really make the cards your own. Here is the first half of what I came up with:

And here are some close-up photos of the finished cards:

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That jar of flowers is just such a sweet image and really pops next to the black and white of the script paper and sentiments.

1 inside

For the inside, I stamped the jar image using Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink. This is a nice light ink so it will be very easy to write over if necessary.

1 close

Stamping Ink for all Copic coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copics: RV63, RV66, R35, R43, YG45, YG25, BG10

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Cutting out those detailed fences was time-consuming, but so worth it in the end.

2 inside

That poppy was my favorite flower out of all of them. I was so happy with the inside of this card, I considered trying to do the same partial coloring idea for the outside of a card (and still might!)

2 close

Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25

3

I’m such a sucker for a rainbow – I literally love one on anything. This card makes me so happy 🙂

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Every rainbow needs some gold at the end – this one has some gold washi.

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Rainbows, hearts, and clouds – I’m dating myself here but I just keep thinking “Care Bear Stare” when I look at it.

4

This wreath is just a gorgeous stamp. I really wanted some single flowers and leaves to color and add all the way around the ring. Though I’m not sure I would have wanted to fussy cut all of them!

4 inside

I was thinking of maybe adding one more flower to the wreath so I fussy cut it out but it didn’t look quite right. Luckily I was able to add it to the inside panel.

4 close

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 1002, 923, 122, 912, 913, 989, 988

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I was channeling some sort of flower shop with this card or maybe the inside of a potting shed. The variety of flowers in this set was amazing and I really enjoyed coloring these stamps.

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The contrast of that minty fresh and the tangy orange card stock is one of my favorite combinations.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 934, 1008, 1009, 1063, 1051, 912, 913, 989, 988, 929, 994, 928, 1013, 1014, 916, 942, 1012, 122, 923, 945, 1032, 118, 1033, 920, 992, 911, 1002

As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards…Part 2 coming soon! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

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

Hello,

I’m back today with part two of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit using the Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit. Hope you like what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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I really love this design, but I love almost any two-tone design. Somehow this card feels both masculine and feminine to me at the same time.

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I really love the look of partial stamping with that large floral spray. I would totally use this panel on the front of a card too.

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I mentioned it yesterday but I’ll say it again – these papers are lovely…pardon the paperlovely pun 🙂

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and again, the mix of the outline and solid stamps together makes for some great sentiments.

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I decided to do some more no-line coloring today. This was my first time using gray background paper and stamping with the hippo ink worked really great.

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The thanks stamp was a little small but combining it with that floral helps to balance out all the white space.

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These tulle shakers are so much fun and since there’s no foam tape, much easier to mail!

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Since the shaker is so busy I kept the inside simple with just the sentiment and extra stripe of that pretty purple sky.

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I kept this last card fairly simple though I added a lot of stamping – I really loved this paper but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it so I thought stamping with a colored ink would be nice. Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide did the trick.

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I finished this off with my favorite sentiment, an extra stripe of the patterned paper, and then finally a strip of some MFT Pure Plum card stock.

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


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit

Hello Everyone,

Hope your week is starting off well! I decided to try splitting the card kit videos in two so they aren’t quite as long. It will make the blog posts shorter also since it will be half the photos 🙂 Let me know which format you like better.

Today I’m working with the Simon Says Stamp October 2017 Card kit – you  can watch the video here:

I’ll be honest…I struggled with this card kit a bit. It’s beautiful and all I wanted to do was trim that paper down to 4 x 5 1/4 and slap it on the front of the card with a sentiment, but that would be boring to watch so I tried to make some different ideas.

1 Front

I had a lot of fun playing with these die cut flowers – I laid them out so one of the polka dots created a center for them. The inside of the die cut is really cool looking too, I had planned to try to use them on a card, but didn’t end up fitting them anywhere. I have them saved though 🙂

1 close up

I like layering die cuts half on/half off of dimensional areas. I think it exaggerates the dimension and I do love dimension.

1 inside

I’ve been trying to show more inside card designs, but this was the only card I ended up stamping anything in for this kit.

2 front

This shimmery rose gold paper is SOOOOO pretty. Really though, words can not describe how gorgeous it is – I just kept petting it. lol

2 card and envelope

This just ended up so soft looking, it’ll be perfect to save for Valentine’s day.

3 Front

As pink as this card kit seemed, it came with a lot of navy which worked great for some masculine cards. (I couldn’t help but add that extra strip with some rose gold on it too though.)

3 close up

 

I tried to get a close up of how pretty that embossing powder is, but it’s really hard to capture on film. It has a really great shimmer mixed in with the navy.

4 Close up

I kept going back to this sentiment – I don’t have any other similar stamps and really loved how encouraging this set was.

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I should mention that I used all of the papers in the kit, so I used paper from the My Minds Eye – Fancy That paper pad to create the liners for my envelopes. It’s accents are gold instead of rose gold, but the plain papers matched pretty well.

5 front

What more can I say…this paper is just so gorgeous, it was easy to let it shine.

5 card and envelope

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards today, I’ll have the second half of the card kit for you tomorrow.

xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Inkadinkado Anti Static Powder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Spellbinders Large Label Dies

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

Darice Foam Strips: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

Ad Tech Removable Tape

MFT – Insulation Pink Cardstock

Lawn Fawn – Rose Gold Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fancy That, paper pad – I purchased mine at Michael’s