My favorite Christmas craft kit – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there, today I´d like to share a little Christmas craft kit with you that I was asked to put together with my favorite Canvas Corp Brands products. Here it is:

This year I wanted to pick non-traditional, trendy colors for my kit, so I chose red, blue, white and ivory. I will be able to give one kit away very soon and I´ve decided to do that over via my Instagram account, so keep an eye on that. Giveaway will be coming up very, very soon. But first I´d like to give you some information about this kit:

It is available over at the Canvas Corp Brands online store. Just click the link to order yourself one here and read more details about the kit: TAKE ME TO THE KIT

The kit costs only $24,99 (with a value of +$40,-)! So make sure to take advantage of this great offer!!! And even if you are not that much of a Christmas crafter, this kit (except for the tags) will work very well for other occations too, not just the Christmas theme.

I´ve recorded a short video to go with this info post, to give you a better idea of the products in the kit. Enjoy!

I will be sharing projects created with this kit during the next days both here on my blog and on my other social media sites (Insta & YouTube). Hoping you will be joining me for those!

Can´t wait to get started with this kit!
See you very soon,
xxx, Sanna


Giving Thanks blog hop – STAMPlorations

Hello there everyone and welcome to the 3rd annual „Giving Thanks“ blog hop with STAMPlorations and friends!!! I am representing the STAMPlorations girls today – I hope you like the projects I created! I´ve created two tags with STAMPlorations product (CUTplorations tag dies and STAMPlorations stamps – see the full material list at the end of this post). This is the first tag:  

I started off with plain white cardstock and everything you see, is added. I first die cut the tags with CUTplorations dies and my die cutting machine (Sizzix Big Shot). Then I added some stamping onto the manila tag and sprayed it with a layer of Glimmer Mist Sugar Maple tone. After that I added a stamped background image with brown stamp ink and then applied Distress Oxides around the edges for more color contrast.

Then I moved over to decorating the die cut luggage tag (on top). I added the stamped sentiment from the brand new Typografia Thankful stamp line by STAMPlorations. Then I added some leaf stamping with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the images with light gold embossing powder from Lindy´s Stamp Gang. Next I applied yellow, orange and coral Distress Oxide to the tag.

After that I adhered the two tags together and added the misted, old book paper banner in between the tags. For decoration I used some yellow burlap (Canvas Corp), embossing enamel, twine, paper and velvet ribbon flowers, half pearls, cork stars and a sceleton leaf in gold.

I really like how this first tag turned out. These new stamps are my faves! So great for so many purposes like ATC´s, art journaling, cards, tags – you name it. At some point you need to stop adding layers and details, so I left the first tag as it was and moved to the second one :-). Here it is:

For my second tag I again die cut two tags from white cardstock. I started by stamping some dots onto the background of the manila tag with brown stamp ink. Then I misted the piece with Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels) and after that stamped some leaf images with VersaMark ink on top of it all. I then heat embossed the leaves with white embossing ink. Finally I added some black Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there on top of the leaves and while that was drying, moved to creating the luggage tag.

There are again heat embossed (light gold tone) leaf images here and there and I again inked the tag with Distress Oxides, but used slightly different colours as on my first tag (orange, yellow and brown).

I then adhered the tags together with paper glue and started decorating the tag. I used some half pearls, a velvet ribbon and brown paper flowers for decoration.

I´ve used less decorative elements on this one than on my first tag since I felt that it really didn´t need that much decoration. The white leaf pattern on the background adds enough contrast to the tag, so I kept everything else very modest and small.

I am also trying to use up all my older paper flowers, so they will be showing up on my tag projects also in the future. Such small projects are perfect for adding little bits from one´s older stash to accompany newer product. I think the combination works very well this way.

That´s it! These are my project for the hop. Be sure to hop thru all the designers blogs and comment for your chance to win some prizes. Here you will find all the rules and details about this hop. At the VERY END of this long post, there is a list of all blog hop participants, so make sure you hop thru every single one of them and follow the rules noted on the STAMPlorations blog. That way you can win some yummy prizes!!

There is also a great Thanksgiving sale at the STAMPlorations online store:

If you got inspired by anything you saw and you want to take advantage of the 40% Thanksgiving sale (from Nov. 15-30) and you leave note on your order that you came from my blog (add the prepared text from underneath to the note part of your order) THEN YOU CAN CHOOSE A FREE WORD/PHRASE DIE WITH UP TO $10,00 VALUE AND HAVE IT INCLUDED IN YOUR ORDER IF THE ORDER VALUE IS MORE THAN $40,00! Now how´s that for a fabulous offer by our amazing store owner Shery Russ!!! Note: only one order per customer allowed..

I´ve prepared a note for you in advance for that purpose, just copy it from here and add this to the notes/or email the store to let them know you´d like to take advantage of this order (copy the next part): Hey Shery, I just placed an order with the 40% off coupon after reading about it on Sanna´s blog“. I´d like the „Fabulous Word“ die as my freebie, please“ 

Have fun shopping and hope you enjoy your free goodies and the discount code!! 🙂

Happy hopping and crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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HAVE FUN HOPPING THRU THESE BLOGS and GOOD LUCK!!


But first Coffee – Studio Forty

Hello there,  it´s my turn to share a layout created with Studio Forty product with you today.  Are there any coffee lovers out there amongst you? Well, I need to confess that I tend to drink quite a lot of coffee and I just love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The coffee themed stamp set in the shop is super cute, so I used that stamp set as my starting point for this page:

I´ve used various stamp sets on this layout for various reasons. I like owls – and I am a night owl – so I figured it would be a perfect match for this page to use some owls with the coffee theme. I stay up late and then I am sleep deprived and then I need coffee to wake up and keep me going… see where I am getting? So basically that is what this page is about.

I´ve used Tattered Angels spray inks to color the fussy cut,  stamped images. I first stamped them onto white cardstock with waterproof black ink, then colored with matching spray ink tones.

I added a layer of spray ink to the background using a piece of plastic as my transfer medium for the ink. That creates a nice random pattern, but bigger color areas than if I would add the color as direct splatters from the bottle.

I first stamped the owls and all other images with black ink onto a thicker paper that absorbes spray inks well, then I used a fine paint brush to apply the ink. The owls add a fun detail to the page.

Also fussy cutting the stamped images adds more interest and texture to the layout than just directly stamping onto the background paper. Besides, this way you have more control of your images and should one of them not turn out nice, you can simply toss that one and stamp another one and your page will not be ruined by a poorly stamped image.

I´ve again added a date stamp onto the page just to document when I created it and what kind of ideas had been going thru my mind on that day. So this layout is almost like everyday diary keeping.

That´s it from me today. When was the last time you documented something about your everyday life, habits or thoughts?

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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TAGplorations November challenge reveal

Hello there! It´s again time to share this months TAGplorations challenge with you!! I sure hope you will find time to play along with us over HERE!! 🙂 It´s a new monthly challenge and there are prizes to be won too, so get your craft on, peeps!!! :-D…
This months challenge is about GRATITUDE and as an optional element you are asked to use polka dots. Here is my project for the reveal:
The fun thing about this challenge is that you are allowed to create all kinds of projects, as long as they feature A TAG and are based on the monthly theme! Here you will find more about the rules.

My cards feature a CUTplorations nesting tag die (see full material list at the end of this post) and a polka dot patterned paper. I´ve also added a stamped and colored STAMPlorations stamp on top of the tag, plus a stamped gratitude theme related sentiment (also a STAMPlorations stamp set).

So I first die cut the polka dot paper with the CUTplorations nesting die, then stamped the flower image with embossing ink onto watercolor paper and used white embossing powder on top. After that I colored the image with Distress Inks and adhered the colored image onto the tag.

Finally I stamped a sentiment with black ink and fussy cut that. Then I just added the faux stitching, the ribbon and assemblied the pieces on their places. I wanted to create cards for this months reveal to show/remind you, that it is totally ok to create something else than just a plain tag – just remember to use a tag on your project! I am very much looking forward to seeing your projects!! Have fun creating and see you at the STAMPlorations blog!!

I´m also adding a kind reminder here that you can still use my gift card code at the STAMPlorations store and get 20% off your order with this code:
Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

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Wishing you Happiness – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s again my turn to share a mixed media tutorial with you over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a set of fall coloured tags. Here is how they turned out:

I´ve used various STAMPlorations products on my tags (die cut dies, stencils and stamps). The paper is from my older stash, but it works really well with the fall color theme. 

I´ve added a heavy body orange acrylic paint thru a stencil onto the background of each tag. After that I stamped some flowers onto the leftover paper pieces and fussy cut those. Then I added some color to them with Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels and decorated them with liquid pearls.

There are all kinds of bits and bobs on these tags – including some washi tape, twine, Glimmer Glaze, ribbons and Distress Stickles. I really like playing with the STAMPlorations product lines. Everything works together so well and it is so much fun to add layers and details.  Of course I´ve again also prepared a start-to-finish video for you to watch! I hope you like it!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

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Be the game changer – STAMPlorations challenge

Hello there – it´s time to share the STAMPlorations Mixed Media November challenge reveal post with you today. For this months post I´ve created a set of ATC´s.

Here they are:

When I started creating these artist trading cards, a quote kept coming to my mind all the time. So I named this set after that quote: „Don´t judge a book by it´s cover“. See the look of these ATCs? They are supposed to remind one of a book cover :-D.

At least that was what I was aiming for when creating these. I´ve first adhered patterned paper onto the ATC base, then applied white and red Distress Paint thru the Bubbles Mini stencil onto the paper. After that I added black Glimmer Glaze droplets and outlined the pieces with a back pen (faux stitching).

Then I added a piece of corrugated cardstock and green burlap with a piece of twine. These are supposed to create a book spine look. finally I added some silver thread, buttons and a stamped sentiment which I fussy cut and adhered to the base with 3D foam.  That´s it! I hope you get inspired to try out some mixed media yourself and join in on this months challenge! Here you will find all the details on how to play along and what to create! Just remember that almost anything goes, except a card & that you are asked to use at least one stencil on your project. Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what my DT colleagues have created for this months reveal.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Awesome – Studio Forty

Hello there! How about a quick card share? I´ve made this card with Studio Forty product after I finished this layout. So basically using up all my leftover colored and stamped dreamcatcher images on this card and some of the leftover paper pieces. Here is what I ended up with:

If you watch this video, you can see how and with what I colored the stamped images. Other than that I have just layered the patterned papers from the Moonchild collection on top of each other and distressed the edges of the feather paper abit.

Next I´ve built the dreamcatcher from the patterend paper and the stamp set from the Moonchild collection. Then I´ve colored the images and fussy cut them with small scissors.

Finally I added some liquid pearls and Stickles for additional interest and shine, doodled around the edges and added a stamped, fussy cut sentiment. That´s it. I really like this collection very much, the colors are so beautiful and all the patterns works so well together. Wishing you a lovely, creative day, peeps!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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You can count on me – layout

Hello everyone and happy Monday! It´s again time to share another scrapbook layout tutorial with you today, created with Studio Forty product. I´ve again used the Moonchild collection and various clear stamps, word stickers and transparent stickers from the Studio Forty product range on this layout. Additionally I´ve created fun background details and colored some stamped images with Neocolor II watersoluble was crayons. I had so much fun creating this page!!! Here is my finished layout:

And here are some close-up photos:

I´ve used the Moonchild collection „I´m a dreamer“ & „Spirit of nature“ clear stamp sets to stamp the dreamcatchers for the layout. For coloring I used the previosly mentioned Neocolor II watersoluble crayons. They work really well even with the regular white cardstock and the water tank brush!! And the colors worked so well together with the beautiful Moonchild collection papers.

For more details about the layout and the product, also see the blog post over at the Studio Forty blog. If you are interested on the product I´ve used on this page, see the end of this blog post for a full material list with direct links. If a product is not available/linkable, then I always try to add a similar alternative to the link list.

This collection has inspired me so much that I´ve created a second video tutorial for you guys to watch. I hope you enjoy it and get inspired to scrap some yourself!!! Here is the video:

Now be sure to hop over to the Studio Forty blog for even more inspiration – my design team colleagues have created beautiful projects that you should definitely take a look at too! Stay tuned for more tutorial posts next month!! See you then!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

ps. there might be one more small additional project coming up tomorrow, just in case you are interested, come back tomorrow evening :). See you!

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Snow is fallin´ – Studio Forty

Hello there, everyone! Hope you had a lovely, relaxing weekend!!! I visited a fair this weekend in Vienna and got inspired by the various booths there (see my Insta feed for more). But I have also squeezed in some creative time at home this weekend, too. Here is one of the results – a blue and purple toned Christmas card:

I´ve used Distress Oxides to create the background first, then stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark ink onto the background and finally applied white fine embossing powder over the stamped images and heat set those with a heat tool.
Then I cut the paper at an angle in a manner that I was able to create an open space between the bottom and the top parts. I used that gap to stamp the „snow is fallin´“ sentiment several times onto the cardbase with black ink. I´ve also matted the inked watercolor paper with a piece of dark blue cardstock. Finally I used a circle punch to create the 3 separate snowflake circles. One of them is adhered with 3D foam to create more dimention. The rest of them are adhered with paper glue. To finish the card off, I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops and Liquid Pearls for additional interest.

I really like this card alot – and the snowflake stamps are so pretty. They are so filigree and detailed <- you will find them in the Studio Forty December Days 2017 kit (see link underneath). Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a good start into the new week!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Make today amazing – Studio Forty

Hello lovelies! We are celebrating indipendence day today here in Austria and I´m quickly dropping by with a fall themed card share :-). I´ve created this card with Studio Forty clear stamps, Distress Inks and Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels.

I´ve first stamped the leaves (see full material list at the end of this post) with VersaMark ink and then applied golden embossing powder and heat set that. Next I used Distress Inks and Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels to color the leaves and the background. Finally, I stamped the sentiment with black waterproof ink. Here is a close-up:

I really like how this card turned out. Check out the Studio Forty store – they have lovely  stamp designs! Wishing you all a lovely day!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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