40th birthday card

Hello and happy Thursday! Here is a card I recently created:

I wanted to play with the plain white background of the card base and took out some markers in green, orange and blue and drew the flowers onto the background. They are abstract on purpose :). I was not trying to create realistic flowers :). On top of that I stamped the sentiment celebrate with a black stamp ink.

As a centerpiece I added a big paper flowers (from way back in the day) and some Thickers in blue. It´s a simple, but fun birthday card. I haven´t done cards in a looong time, so it was about time that I sat down and played a little.

Have a great Thursday!!
xxx, Sanna


Best day ever – “OPR”-card

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing yet another card that I created using my older stash. Everyting on this card is “old” and it´ s a second make for my OPR-series (older product rediscovered).

Older paper collections, older ephemera and ribbons. And look how all these different colours and patterns work so very well together. And the ribbon… boy do I have ribbons hoarded over the years! I have boxes over boxes – so it´ s good to get some used! The stamp is by Tim Holtz (Tiny text) and I love how many sentiments it has. It´ s definitely a evergreen one. Doesn´ t get old or go out of style in my opinion.

This is one of my to-do projects for this year – use up what I have piled up during the many years of crafting! And I am very much enjoying using the product and going thru my “treasures” from back then and creating something nice with them.

How about you? Have you been (or are you) a hoarder? Time to get those products out and USE them. If you do, drop a link into comments, so I can some and see what you did!! I´ de love to see your versions!!!

Wishing you all a good week!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies (alternatives to my old product!):

Frohe Weihnachten

Hallo and happy Monday! Today I am sharing yet another Christmas card with you.

This time I used the snowflakes that were left over from my previous cards and placed them on a piece of red lace ribbon. For the background I used the Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes paper collection again.

I attached the stamped Merry Christmas sentiment (stamped with a Klartext stamp) onto the snowflake with a small red brad. On the other snowflakes I used liquid pearls in the center.

I really like this polka dot paper very much. And the white snowflake die cuts add a nice freshness to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! Take care,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas cards 2022 – Set 1

Hello there! It is again that time of the year – time for Christmas card shares ;-). Here is the first set I did:

I went with very simple CAS style this time mainly, because I wanted to use up product from last years. The background paper is by Canvas Corp Brands and the tag I don´ t even remember where I got it from. But I like the combo of black and green with red together. The stamp is by Klartext and the dots are done with liquid pearls. The chipboard sticker is by Vicky Boutin.

Here the background paper is by Vicky Boutin and Canvas Corp Brands. The puffy star is by Fancy Pants. I really like the black for Christmas this year or some reason.

And lastly, this card is also done with Vicky Boutin papers and the journaling card was in my stash, but I really can´ t remember who it is by. The little decor on the left top corner is by Canvas Corp Brands and colored with Neocolor 2´ s.

My goal making these cards was clearly stash busting. But I also really enjoyed creating simple, flat Christmas cards that are easy to mail.

Hope you liked these ideas 🙂 – have you started on your card creating yet?
xxx, Sanna


Birthday card

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am stopping by to share a 18th birthday card with you. This one will be for a boy and again has a little pocket inside it for adding a gift card/money into.

I used various older papers from my own stash and combined them with similar colored Sassafras alpha stickers.

In addition I used some older (from my Studio Calico subscription times) big numbers with 3D-foam on top. Some old Basic Grey silver stars were added to the card, too.

Inside the card I used a Amy Tangerine paper (also older) and a Martha Stewart border punch to create a pocket for the gift card/money to be added later. There is also enough space to add nice wishes to the birthday boy on the right side. The stamp used here is by Dani Peuss and called “So viele Kerzen” (=so many candles).

The same stamp set was also used for the sentiment on the front page of the card. A clean and simple and hopefully masculine enough card for a 18th birthday celebration.

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon again.
xxx, Sanna