Cadverous Charm Hybrid ATC set – The Nifty Pixel

Hello and welcome to take a look at another hybrid project, created with The Nifty Pixel Cadaverous Charm digi kit. This is one spooky, Halloween themed kit!!! And I´ve tried to be as spooky as possible when creating these Artist Trading Cards 🙂 !!!!

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

This is how I created this set:
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setMy starting point was all kinds of bits and pieces from last years Halloween card set (see here). I also used the A3 sized apothecary bottle background paper on these ATCs. Here is more on how I print the papers in full A3 size to have more paper to use for layouts and cards, ATCs, tags etc.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I just fussy cut all the element pieces and some of the background paper into an ATC size (2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches = 64 mm × 89 mm).

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setAfter that I took a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and applied some black Gesso thru it onto the background. Since the stencil itself had a nice leftover layer of gesso still on it. I turned the stencil and using a brayer, pressed the residue gesso onto the background.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I added some Imagine Crafts Irresistible Texture Spray onto the tags and let the layer dry properly.
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setFinally I went along and added the fussy cut element pieces onto the tags. Also adding some fussy cut text from the patterned paper that is also in the digi kit. I outlined the ATCs with a black pen and added rhinestones from my stash and some Crackle Accents by Ranger to create a more interesting look. I really, really like this set, even though it is a bit spooky!

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

I hope you enjoyed reading thru this little hybrid idea. Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel site to take a look at what my digi team colleagues have been creating! There is lots and lots of inspiration over there!!!

Happy hybrid creating,
Sanna

Travel ATC cards – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies!!! It is again time to share a hybrid tutorial with some The Nifty Pixel product. This time I´ve created a set of four ATC cards with the Wanderlust digi kit collection:

Wanderlust Collection by The Nifty PixelHere is how I created these ATC cards:

Sanna LippertThese are the materials I started with (3 sheets of patterned paper and some additional elements from the kit, plus two pieces of plain white cardstock).

Sanna Lippert

I first cut two pieces of the globe paper into a ATC size (64 mm × 89 mm).

Sanna LippertNext I cut the tiny tags from the tag patterned paper, punched holes on top of them with the piecing tool by Tim Holtz and added some sewing yearn thru the holes. Boy, those tags sure were tiny!!! Sanna LippertAfter that I adhered the tags onto the globe paper, fussy cut a b&w printed sentiment (from the elements in the kit) and outlined the ATC with a black pen. Next I tore some wanderlust paper and glued that piece o top of the tiny tags. Sanna LippertAfter that I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and adhere that piece on top of the yellow paper (overlappingly). Finally I fussy cut a „R We There Yet“ badge and added a orange colored banner on both sides. Sanna LippertFinally I also added some black ink splatters as well as some Glossy Accents details onto the artist trading card. Sanna LippertFor the second ATC I did similar things. Added a teared paper piece, then added a tiny tag paper on top and attached a strip of twine with a stapler on top. underneath all this there is a little piece of real glitter paper, just to add some shine to the card. Sanna LippertLike on the previous one, I added a badge image on top and underneath there is a corrugated cardboard banner for dimension. Also on this one I highlighted some areas with Glossy Accents. Sanna Lippert..and I just could not resist, I had to add some black Glimmer Glaze :). Sanna LippertThis is what the first two ATC´s look like. Now off to the next two:Sanna LippertFor these I used the wanderlust paper as a base. I cut some leaves from the tiny tags paper and outlined those with a black pen to give them a bit more structure. I also like to add outlining to my cards, therefore the black pen outline here again. Sanna LippertI had a negative die cut flower piece lying on my table and I found that I suited the travel theme very well, so I fussy cut it and adhered it on a piece of glitter cardstock (from my stash). I then again used some elements from the kit – printed in black & white! – as my sentiment on the ATC card. The became a coat of Glossy Accents to give them a bit more dimension. Finally some blue yarn under the wood veneer piece finalized the ATC. Sanna LippertNow for the last one. Here again I used the yellow patterned paper as my starting point. The black and white elements on the photo are from the kit – but just not printed in color. That adds a nice almost vintage kind of feel to the trading card. I used some bits and bobs from my stash, like the leftover piece of double sided adhesive. And the corc piece is from my stash too. Sanna Lippert I added the adhesive pieces on top of the paper, applied some copper microfine glitter on top. Sanna LippertThen all I needed to do was to assembly the previously picked pieces onto the surface, add some outlining, ink splatters and glossy highlights! This one is he simplest one of them all, but I really like the white space on it alot. And now some finished ATC card photos:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertOh, forgot to mention, as you might notice, I´ve added a wood veneer piece or two later and covered those with golden glitter glue. Just could not stop, I quess…. 🙂

Sanna LippertAs you can see, ATC cards don´t require much, you can go a long way with little bits and pieces. All those hybrid paper pieces you have as leftovers from your projects, why not use them for a quick tag or ATC card? Those are really fun to make!!! Hope you enjoyed this little hybrid step-by-step!

Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

ps. two of these already went on their way and ended up in the US – was happy to swap with this girl 🙂 – another fun fact about ATC cards, you get to swap them and get to know new like minded, crafty people in the process! A definite win win!!

Be awesome and enjoy life – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies, time for my April hybrid layout tutorial. This time I´ve used the Gesso Goodness and the Who Lives Here kits as my starting point. Here is an overview on those:

Gesso Goodness Vol.3 | Paint TexturesGesso Goodness Vol.2 | Paint Textures Makin' Marks Vol.3 | Brush & Stamp Set Who Lives Here? | Paper Pack

I started by choosing the pink w/ gold splatters background paper from the Who Lives Here? paper pack as my patterned paper base. Next I added various bits and pieces and elements from the Gesso Goodness and Makin´ Marks sets onto the patterned paper. I layered them over each other and faded some more onto the backgrund while keeping part of the elements more bold. That way the background is more interesting to the eye.

Sanna LippertWhen I was happy with what I´d created, I again printed the digi paper design out with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut that into a right size.

Sanna LippertI chose a black cardstock as a base for my DIY paper piece and glued it down. Next I printed two portrait images of me (one in color and one in black and white) with my Canon Selphy photo printer. I really do like the fact that I have a small photo printer next to my computer. It makes it so easy to just pick one of two photos from my computer and scrap just those. I used to print huge amounts of photos at once, but then they were all the same size and all in color since I didn´t bother editing them much before printing. I find that this limits the creative process a bit. It can be lots of fun to first edit the photos, change sizes and colors and design and then print them and create a layout with them.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis time I wanted to add some random bits from my „traditional“ stash to go with the layout, so I picked a light pink scallop ribbon and a piece of white lace. I colored the lace with Distress Stain and Plain Jane Simply Sheer spray ink (all tones in pink) to match my papers.

Sanna LippertAfter the lace was dry, I glued it on it´s place and took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the company closed their shop) circle stamp and added some stamped black images onto the background. I found that they worked really well together with the Makin´ Marks set.

Sanna LippertSince there were golden dots already on the background paper, I added some more using the golden texture spray from Imagine Crafts. It leaves a nice dimensional splatter, when dry. Sanna LippertThen I grabbed some chipboard stars (also 3rd Eye) and black texture spray. Some older Studio Calico stickers also went really well together with the kit designs, so I added those too. Sanna LippertAh, and some more texture spray. The white splatters make the background look more „fresh“. And then again some DIY words (from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) had to be added. They work really well with the hybrid paper! I wish I had such a nice handwriting…good thing I have her to deliver me nicely written and cut words!!! Thank you, Lizzy <3

Sanna LippertThe some date stamping to document the date when the photos were taken.

Sanna LippertSome puffy stickers from Evalicious and from a Studio Calico kit. The golden ones worked perfectly with this layout theme.

Sanna LippertNext I added some journaling and the layout was done.

Sanna LippertHere are some detail shots: Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert I really enjoyed combining various digi kits together – all designed by The Nifty Pixel. Then just adding all kind of little tidbits for decoration. Such a fun process to do. Like I´ve said previously, I enjoy the fact that I can create the first „layered“ background paper in digital form, then print it out and work my way towards the finished layout from there. That way the layouts don´t get so bulky either. Still lots of detail and layers going on in there, but easily fits a photo album pocket.

I hope you will give The Nifty Pixel kits a try!!!
Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
The Digichick/The Nifty Pixel

INSPIRATION:
The Nifty Pixel Website

Love, live & laugh – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there lovelies, time to share this months hybrid layout step-by-step over at the Nifty Pixel blog. Hop over there to see the full tutorial by following this link.

Here is the finished layout:

Sanna Lippertand here is the fabulous Passion Play collection by Em that I based my layout on:

Passion Play | Collection by The Nifty Pixel

The collection is now at 25% OFF, so make sure you grab yourself this lovely set of digi goodness from The Digichick store (just double click the collection image to get to the store).

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the layout is based on the Just a lil Different Page Drafts sketch set sketch (more details HERE).

Just a lil Different Page Drafts by The Nifty Pixel

Now hop over to The Nifty Pixel blog for more DETAILS and for the step-by-step tutorial. Enjoy!!!

xxx, Sanna

You are perfect – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies, time for another hybrid layout tutorial! This time I´ve used the fun „Core Radiance“ kit for my layout. Here is an overview of the fabulous collection designed by The Nifty Pixel. If you click the image, it will take you directly to the store.

Core Radiance | Collection

Here again my starting point. I´ve used the lovely pink patterned paper from the paper kit as my starting point and then layered various elements over it. Some I´ve faded a bit into the background or reduced in shade and others I left as they were. That way there is more dept and variation in the background which makes it more interesting to look at. When I was happy with my digital paper design, I just printed it with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut the paper into size.

Sanna LippertSince the paper I print is always slightly smaller than 12×12 cardstock, I like to adhere the DIY paper onto a piece of cardstock. That way I get a matching size to my traditional scrapbook layouts. I again decided to use black and white photos to make the background stand out more. I had so many colors going on on those photos that they would have distracted the eye from the beautiful DIY paper background. I really, really like how the background turned out.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I glued the DIY paper onto the cardstock, added DIY words (a present from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) and decided to use black puffy alpha stickers with the photos.

Sanna LippertHere I am adding some more cool puffy stickers (by Evalicious) to go with my design. I only used matching colors to keep the page more harmonical.

Sanna LippertI usually create a A3 sized paper with all kinds of words, elements and designs from the kit assemblied on it, then print it out with my Epson printer and fussy cut the pieces I want to use. The rest I leave on the paper sheet, so I can later go thru various sheets and choose the pieces I want to use. If I fussy cut them all at once, it will be not easy to find the preferred image fast. This way they stay more organized. I could also add the kit name on the sheet to remind me from which kit which images are from (note to self).

Sanna LippertThis time I used elements from the WHO LIVES HERE digi collection kit to go with my Core Radiance DIY patterned paper design. It is really funny how all Em´s designs go so well together, regardless of the kit theme!!!

Who Lives Here? | Elements Pack

Who Lives Here? | Flair Buttons

And then after fussy cutting and glueing the bits and pieces on their places I again added just a few black texture spray droplets here and there (by Imagine Crafts). I also outlined some puffy stickers with a black pen to make them stand out more from the background.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertAnd a date stamp is there to remind me when this happy moment took places. You tend to forget as the days go by, so I always try to add a date (stamped/written) somewhere.

This is how the finished layout looks like – my favorite dudes and some of my favorite products united 🙂 :

Sanna Lippertand some detail shots:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert So I did pink with masculine 🙂 and I really like it!!! I hope you liked reading thru this tutorial. It is really not hard at all to do your own paper designs with digi kits like this. It can be so much fun!!! I hope you will give it a try!!!

Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
The Digichick/The Nifty Pixel

INSPIRATION:
The Nifty Pixel Website

Home is… – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there lovelies!! It has been a while I shared a hybrid layout tutorial with you, so here it finally is!!! This time I´m sharing a layout created with the absolutely gorgeous WHO LIVES HERE digital kit by The Nifty Pixel. Just take a look at these fun, happy and bright designs!!! I LOVE them!!

Who Lives Here? | Collection

I always start digital. That means I start by designing my own background paper first. I do that by combining and layering various elements, papers and designs from the kit to create a starting point. Then I print the DIY hybrid paper with my Epson A3 format color printer and from there it´s all hybrid.

Sanna LippertNext I choose a regular cardstock to glue my in size cut hybrid paper on and pick some photos I want to use with the papers.

Sanna LippertOf course there have to be some black splatters of some kind – I am severy addicted in using those ;-). This time I used black texture spray from Imagine Crafts.

Sanna LippertSince there is already quite much going on on the background with all the colors and textures, I found that I didn´t need that much additional detail, so I just added some small bits and pieces here and there in clusters.

Sanna LippertSome chipboard clouds, badges and puffy stickers did the trick for me.

Sanna LippertFinally I just added the sentiment: „Home is where my heart is!“ and stamped the date here and there with the date stamp. You can get those from a regular office supply store.

Sanna LippertI really like creating this kind of hybrid layouts as you can add designs over each other and create an „almost finished“ starting point and adjust and modify it as long as you get it right and first print it when you are happy with it.

Creating layouts can be really fast this way as there will be hardly any drying times and waiting for a layer to dry before moving over to the next step. Here is the finished layout:
Sanna Lippertand some detail shots:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis kit was perfect for my photos. We´ve been thru a process of renovating a house for six years and were so thrilled to finally be able to move in to our new home. As fas as I am concerned, this can be our last big building project. I was glad to be able to create a layout about the place where our heart is.

I do hope you will get inspired to try some digital/hybrid scrapbooking out. It can be such a fun process! And I am by no means a professional/skilled digi scapper, so if I can do it, you can do it too :). Have fun!!!!

Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
The Digichick store/The Nifty Pixel

INSPIRATION:
The Nifty Pixel website

2 funny – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies! Time for some hybrid & digi fun again! This time, you will not believe it, I went TOTALLY digital!! Yes, my very first ever fully digital scrapbooking layout. And no, I am not as good as the other digi girls in my team, but for my first ever layout I think I did quite allright 😉

Here is this months GORGEOUS digi collection called „It´s the little things“ – feast your eyes on these beauties:

Fabulous kit, isn´t it? I always, always adore Em´s designs! They are so much fun. Just look at those badges and the brush & stamp set!!! A-D-O-R-E!

Time for some drum roll (lol!)… here is my digi page:

Sanna LippertI´ve played around with the brush & stamp set, some alphas, solid paper & the chicken wire. Quite clean & simple, my page, actually, isn´t it? I´ve done some resizing, layering and fading here. This is all pretty much basics, but if I can do this, you can do it too :).

I used a black and white photo three times on this page. It´s my silly, crazy bunch who I love to bits :-). They make me laugh and happy – a perfect page for the upcoming Valentine´s Day…

Now make sure you hop over to The Nifty Pixel and The Digichick website – there are some goodies up for grabs there and a ton of inspiration from my DT colleagues. Enjoy!!!

Happy digi scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Inspiration & Supplies: The Nifty Pixel & The Digichick

Xmas hybrid layout tutorial – The Nifty Pixel

A while back I promised to share a tutorial for the hybrid layout called „Xmas“ – created with The Nifty Pixel digi collection called Berry & Fawn. It is almost Valentine´s already, so about time to finally share this..

Sanna LippertSo this is the finished hybrid layout, created with this Berry & Fawn kit:

The Nifty Pixeland this is how I created the layout:

Sanna LippertI first chose the pink toned patterned paper as my starting point and added some Vignette Impressions and bits and pieces from the Elements pack onto that paper. I do all this „prework“ with InDesign and when I am done with the digital layers, I print the paper with my Epson A3 format color printer.

Sanna LippertNext I took a regular light blue cardstock to adhere the hybrid paper on and since the paper is very bold and lively, I printed the photos in black and white. I use a Canon Selphy for printing my photos.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertAfter that I took a golden doily and some hand written words (both a present by my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy – I adore the words!!) and assemblied those next to the the photos.

Sanna LippertSince there is a lot of pattern and detail in the background already, I found that I didn´t need that many elements to accompany, so I pretty much kept with the words and the doily.

Sanna LippertJust added a few wood veneer trees here and there for additional detail.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I punched a few white snowflakes out of the residue piece of the pink patterned paper. They really go with the digi snowflakes so well that almost cannot tell the difference. I hope you can also see the pink glitter details on the background? Well, that is one additional element from the digi collection, not real glitter!! Does sure look like real one, doesn´t it?!!

Sanna LippertNext I added a few white texture spray splatters here and there for additional interest. The spray is by Imagine Crafts.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertFinally I just glued the wood veneer title down on it´s place, added some Stickles onto the wooden elements. It is a Christmas themed page, so some additional glitter is just fine :).

sannalippertSo with just a few bits and pieces and small touches the layout is finished. Fast, fun and easy!!! Hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step!

Happy hybrid scrapping!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies & inspiration 🙂

My favorites from 2015

Hello there and Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely New Year´s Eve? I did. We spent it with friends and went to bed way too late. But we had a really good time eating stuffed bread and a corn chowder soup, talking and laughing until way past midnight.

Bildschirmfoto 2016-01-02 um 10.29.09I had been looking back at my work from 2015 and I noticed that I „only“ created around 40 layouts last year. That might be because I had a somewhat turbulent year jobwise. I first very suddenly lost my job which kinda threw me out of concept. Then I found a new job which in the beginning took a lot of energy and I just did not feel like creating layouts at that time. However, the ones I created, were lots of fun. I do love this hobby of mine. So here are the ones that I like the most:

SAnna LippertI´ve discovered the joys of hybrid scrapbooking last year. It has been a fun learning process, since I have no digital scrapbooking experience whatsoever. My layouts are very colorful in general. I just cannot go past color. I adore people who create dreamy, pastellic, or CAS and white dominated pages. They are so soft, tender and light. Sometimes I try those myself, but somehow cannot pull that style together. I would love to, but it apparently is not me. I might give those styles a try again next year. Who knows, maybe I can pull it off? If you are interested in seeing all my past years layouts, just follow this link.

Sanna LIppertLet´s move on to my fave cards from 2015. For some reason I created a huge amount of cards during the past year. I think it was more than 100 pieces in all. And I had a blast creating cards!!! I did simple, mixed media, layered, misted, colored. I used all kinds of media. These are the ones I like the most. There is texture, layers and color on every single one of them. If you want to see them all, follow this link.

IMG_1950Then there were a few other projects I created. Some tags, ATC´s, art journal pages, off the page projects. And I sneaked two more cards in, because I like them alot. I took part in an Art Journal page swap too. I really liked the idea and hope to do such/similar swaps this year too. Also I find joy in creating tags and ATC´s. Off the page projects are also very much fun to create. I am already very much looking forward to creating such artwork in 2016. And here again, it is color that rules my world work. If you are interested in taking a look at my other work, check out these albums.

I am very much looking forward to being creative in 2016. I have new energy, I feel the urge to create again. Last year I reduced my design team obligations, because I felt that I could not do as much as I had used to in 2014. I don´t want to just hang in there half hearted. This year I feel I can do more again. I enjoy the teams I am in very much. There is a new team I joined in January and I am very much looking forward to sharing my take on their products with you. I´ve joined Elizabeth Craft Designs design team and will share my first artworks in a few weeks time with you.

There are still a few more topics I would like to share with you, but I think I have taken enough of your time already. So that will have to wait until the next blog post. Have a creative, amazing, inspiring and successfull 2016!!

I cannot wait to get started!!!
xxxx, Sanna

Last set of Xmas cards – The Nifty Pixel

Hi there and happy last day of 2015 :-). Well, at least at his side of the world.. I´ve still got a set of Christmas cards to share with you – this time in hybrid. I used the lovely Berry & Fawn digi kit designed by The Nifty Pixel to create these cards.

berryandfawnTNPThis is what I created:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert These cards were all created using the digi kit and then printed into a hybrid paper. After printing and cutting into size I added little bits and pieces for additional detail. Very easy and FAST to do and still lots to look at on every single card. I will make sure to share some insights on how I created these, but that will have to be some time next year. Sorry, just could not resist using that phrase. There are no more Christmas themed projects to share anymore – only the two tutorials will be coming up in a few weeks time. For now all I want to do is to

WISH YOU ALL A LOVELY, HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE and all the best for 2016. May the new year be good to you all <3 ! Thanks for stopping by,
xxx, Sanna