XOXO Card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies! I´m quickly dropping by today to share a card with you. This one is again created with Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies and I´ve used quite a few Tattered Angels spray inks on this one too.

I started by taking a pink polka dotted paper and die cutting the Stitched Fishtail banner with that. Then I took a plain white cardstock and used the Stitched Hearts die cut die to cut three hearts from it. I misted the hearts with various tones of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and let the pieces dry. The die cut background piece is also misted with yellow Glimmer Mist. I then simply adhered a piece of pink polka dotted patterned paper behind the yellow misted piece, adhered those together, then adhered the misted hearts with 3D foam on top and finally added the banner and the „xoxo“ die cut word on top.

I then decorated the misted hearts with glitter glue & the background with some texture spray droplets and wood veneer pieces. Finally, I added faux stitching  around the edges with a black pen. That´s all there is to this card. Very fast and easy to do.

Hope you have a lovely day!
Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Love Sentiments
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Stitched Hearts
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Stitched Fishtail Banners
Tattered Angels – yellow Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels – pink Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels – purple Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels – apricot Glimmer Mist

 

Hugs – Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Challenge

Hello lovelies! It´s beginning of February which always means that it is time to reveal this months Elizabeth Craft Designs inspirational designer die cut challenge. This months theme is „In Stitches„. Now there are quite a few „stitched“ die cut dies available at the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. I chose to use the new Stitched Fishtail die cut die set as my starting point for my cards. Yes, I could not just make one, I had to make two. Once I get going I hardly ever stop at one card 🙂 … btw, please do read until the very end to make sure you join in on the GIVE AWAY at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog 🙂 !!! Good luck!

Here is what I did:

And this is how I created the cards:

First I took two different sizes of Stitched Fishtail die cut dies and cut one white cardstock piece (smaller one) and a patterned paper one. The patterned paper builds the backgroud of the card. Next I cut a stitched heart and the sentiment „hugs“ from the same papers.

Next I started stamping the „xoxox“ pattern (from the General Sentiments stamp set) with embossing ink onto the white background. After that I added a layer of white embossing powder and heat set that. Finally I applied a layer of Shimmers Water Color Paint „Red/Purple“ onto the white background and let that dry.

After that I just wrapped a ribbon around the smaller fishtail piece and attached the heart with a 3D foam piece onto it´s place and adhered the sentiment onto the card. I added some half pearls for decoration.

For the second card I also first die cut various sizes of white cardstock with the Stitched Fishtail die cut set, two stitched hearts and one „hugs“ word. Next I colored the pieces with Shimmers Water Color paints (greens, blues and red) and blue Chalkboard spray ink. After the pieces were dry I added some white ink splatters onto the hearts and then adhered all pieces onto a white glossy card base.

I again used half pearls for additional decoration on the card. Both cards are very easy to make. If you don´t happen to own fancy spray ink tones, you can also take regular watercolor paints and play with those and then die cut the pieces. There are plenty of possibilities.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away sets of the stitched dies (a pack of 5 separate dies that includes: Stitched Hearts, Fishtails, Squares, Rectangles and Circles) to 3 people. To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge blog post and tell us „What designer challenge would you like to see in the future?”. We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing. The winners will be announced on Friday, February 10 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

And now hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see what how my design team colleagues interpreted this months theme. Hope you get inspired!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Stitched Fishtails
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Stitched Hearts
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Love Sentiments
Elizabeth Craft Designs – General Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Tattered Angels – Shimmers Water Color Paint – Red, Red/Purple, Blue, Blue/Green
Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Glimmer Mist Teal High Heel
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Card bases, white cardstock
Sassafras patterned paper
VersaMark ink
Ranger – White embossing powder
Ribbon, half pearls
3D foam pads

New Release! – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there!!! There is something pretty special coming very soon to the Elizabeth Craft Designs store. A brand new release and let me tell you, I LOVE IT! Here is a card to give you an idea of some of the things that are coming:

Sanna Lippert - miss you home die cut cardYou can see details of this release over here. I just know you are going to love the new dies!!! Just look at the Leaf, Rose and Lace pockets, aren´t they gorgeous? And what about the various leaves and branches – big heart eyes here for those :). The Lacy Poppies and all the Love-themed dies, oh boy. I adore this release!! I will be using these ALL-THE-TIME!!

So here is my card, how convinient, it is totally trendy in greens (see Pantone color of the year ;-)…). I´ve misted all the die cut pieces with various green spray ink colours and covered small parts of the branches/leaves with Crackle Accents for a fun detail. By the way, I really, really like the Pantone spring colours too. Some of my all time faves there too. Such a nice top 10!!

That´s it for today :). Let´s stay creative!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Leafy Branch 4
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Leafy Branch 5
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Pair of leaves 1
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Leafy Branch 2
Tattered Angels – Inchworm
Tattered Angels – Olive Vine
Tattered Angels – Kiwi
Tattered Angels – Grass

Looking back – this was 2016

Hello there, I am here posting a little overview of what I created 2016. Don´t worry, I am not going to share everything, just a few faves of mine :). Here are some thoughts on my work and the creative year 2016. Let´s start with my cards:

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There are my nine faves from past year. I created quite a few cards during the past year, more cards than layouts actually. I think I needed a break from scrapbooking in a way. The layouts I created I totally loved, but it was not my go-to creative outlet in 2016. I did more other crafty projects. And in my opinion that is the way it should go, we should do what we feel most comfortable with that moment. And now, after doing less layouts for a year, I can again see myself making more. It feels more interesting again.

My cards have lots of die cutting details in them, that is due to the design teams I was in, I think. And besides, I enjoyed a move towards this direction creativity wise quite much. Looking at my cards, do you notice what is missing? The splatters!! They have been following me for a couple of years now and in these cards there seem to be less or no splatters at all. But don´t be fooled, I am still a splatter girl :). Just yesterday I managed to splatter my whole computer screen, my keyboard and my photo printer with white paint splatters. YES! That´s me… Thank God I was able to remove every little stain and droplet. I am not even going to go into detail how that happened, but things happen around here when I get creative, people :).

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I still seem to have a thing for color too. It´s happy bright colors apparently, that I am drawn towards naturally. And I still think kraft and browns with whites and blacks look good together. Tags are appearing more and more in my work. I made quite a few last year. And enjoyed making them very much. I like them, they are small but still offer enough space to experiment and play with techniques and media. My desk is always a mess after working on how ever small an artpiece *lol* you´d think I created something big by to look of my working area, but no, it´s just a tag or two *laugh*..

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And then there are other crafty projects like OTP, minibooks, art journaling and ATC´s and even home deco. Yes, I actually did all of those last year. I always thought it would not be my thing to do home deco, but I must admit I quite enjoy it! AND besides, we DO spend a lot of time in our craftrooms BUT do we also showcase stuff we do? So that is something that is about to change in the future.

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I signed in for an online class that lasted a whole year. That was fun – although I did not manage to finish every single prompt/tutorial. I still plan to, though :-). And then there were friends, I can´t recall if I chose OLW for 2016, but if there should be a word for 2016, it should be friends. I met many of my crafty friends in 2016 in person. That is something really special. I cherish it very much!! And we are not talking about friends living right around the corner, no, these friends I met, live scattered around the whole world. And to meet some of them in person is really something special!!!

Then I got the possibility to go to Frankfurt (Creative World/Paperworld) and do demos there. Now that was really special. Something I hadn´t even dared to dream about. Somewhere in the corners of my mind there was always a little spark of hope, and it coming true was really special to me. I enjoyed interacting with people very much.

I am not a very communicative person. Well, I´ve gotten much better in time, but I am not the type of person who loves to be the center of attention. Thru this hobby I´ve learned how to share ideas, even teach and hold classes. Being more of an introvert than an extrovert I am very proud of myself for coming this far.

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So for 2017 my one little word (OLW) is going to be WONDER. I think it fits. I want to live more curiously (in  a good way!), discover new things, discover surprising things, be more astonished about creativity, ideas, techniques and play more. Does that make sense? I want to wonder, discover and develop. And travel, yes, that too. I´ve decided it´s going to be a good year. I want to concentrate on the good, the positive.

There is just something about the first days of the new year that makes us feel like we can conquer and achieve anything. I hope I can call upon this feeling throughout the year and at the end of this year be able to say it was an amazing year!

Thank you for coming around once and a while and reading my posts. I am still wondering if someone stops by besides me and Lizzy *lol*.

I wish you a wonderful 2017!! Let´s stay curious and creative!!!
xxx, Sanna

Clean and simple cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

Hello everyone, today I´m sharing a set of clean and simple (and fast and easy) cards with you hare on my blog and over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog! I got inspired to create these card, when I was organizing my stash and stumbled upon some paper clips. A stamp set from Joset Designs and some Els van de Burgt Studio paper and Speech Bubble Edgy Options dies is all I needed. Here is how I created the cards:

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

1: Let´s start with the first card. Take a sheet of Through the Lens – Metal paper and use one of the Speech Bubble Edgy Options die cut dies to cut the paper into two pieces with a die cutting machine.
2: Fussy cut a small white banner and white a sentiment on it with a black pen. I used the sentiment „you´re a good hang“, as I used a coat hanger paper clip on the card. Attach this piece with a brown brad onto the die cut paper piece. Adhere the Through the Lens – Metal paper onto a white card base.
3: Wrap some twine around the upper portion of the card. Using a white gel pen add a line and some dots for decoration. Finally use the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set to stamp a sentiment onto the lower right corner of the card. Your first card is done in less than 10 minutes!

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

4: For the second card repeat the above steps and add some black faux stitching around the card base with a black pen. Add some puffy stickers to the stamped black sentiment for a fun detail. Since the paper clip on this card is an airplane, I added a hand written banner sentiment around that theme to be combined with the „let´s have some fun“ stamp sentiment. The second card is also done in no time!

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

5: For the last card, die cut another Through the Lens – Metal paper set sheet and adhere it to the card base.
6: Now stamp a Winter Sentiment with black ink onto a separate piece of white paper and fussy cut it into a banner form.
7: Ink the edges of the sentiment banner and adhere to the card. Add enamel dots for decoration.
8: Take a piece of white paper and ink only the word fun from the Winter Sentiment clear stamp set and stamp it three times onto the paper. Hand draw a speech bubble around the stamped words and fussy cut it. Adhere the dog paper clip and the DIY speech bubble onto the card. Add faux stitching around the edges with a black pen. This card is also finished in no time!

Now you have a fun set of card and depending on what kind of embellishments and/or paper clips you choose to use, you can create fun card sets. The Winter Sentiment stamp set works for other purposes and occations too, as you can see. I hope you get inspired to try out the fun Speech Bubble Edgy Options die cut set with some of the stamp sets in the store and create funny cards for your friends and loved ones!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Speech Bubble Edgy Options
Winter Sentiments
Through the Lens – Metal
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White Soft Finish Cardstock

Other:
Paper clips
Brad
Enamel Dots
Black pen & ink
Twine

The journey is.. – The MMCC October reveal

Hi there, time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s OCTOBER challenge with you. This time the theme is: BLACK AND PURPLE and as an optional element you should use: TWINE.

Here is my take:
Sanna Lippert A black paper is my starting point. I then applied purple pearlescent texture paste onto the piece of paper thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. After the surface was dry, I added some twine around the paper. Next I misted a paper flower with purple Glimmer Mist and added a black paper flower under it – all topped with a purple brad.

Finally I stamped a sentiment onto white cardstock, fussy cut it and glued it onto the card. Some purple rhinestones add more detail.

Sanna LippertI hope you get inspired by this challenge and create a mixed media card. I´d love to see lots of you join in on this months challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

You´re special – MMCC inspiration card

Hi there, how are you doing with this months Mixed Media Card Challenge? Need some additional inspiration? Well, then hop over to the MMCC blog to check out the additional inspirational cards my design team colleagues have been creating along the past weeks.

I also made another one for this months challenge – here it is:

Sanna LippertI first applied golden texture paste (by Imagine Crafts) thru a stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop) onto the background, then cut a smaller piece of white cardstock, inked it with orange Distress Ink and then stamped some apples with red ink onto it. Next I colored the seeds and the stem with black and brown markers. The leafs have a green glitter glue coating on them.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the background and accompanied by rows of rhinestones which I colored with Copics to make them match the colors of the card.

Sanna LippertThere is still plenty of time to join this months challenge so I hope you will take the time and create a fun, mixed media card! I´d love to see what you make!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Some kind of wonderful

Getting together with crafty friends around the globe would be impossible without social media and things like Skype! Me and some of my lovely crafty friends again got together to chat a little and to challenge each other. This time I was not the one setting the rules and to my agony, we had to do totally without mixed media *add a sad face*

Well, I managed, even though my fingers were itching for some paste and ink splatters. So here, a clean & simple card was the end result:

Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardI used patterned papers from Basic Grey (fresh cut) & Dear Lizzy (documentary). Good to get some paper stash used! The only admission they gave me was to stamp the sentiment. At least some ink in there, eh? *giggles*
Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardHere is a close-up. I then sent this card to one of my scrappy friends and will get one in return. That will be a total surprise, since we didn´t show each other the cards we were making! These sessions are always great fun. I feel very lucky to have such talented, funny, creative friends around the globe!!! If you´d like to make a similar card, the supplies are listed at the end of this post..

I am joining with STAMPlorations anything CAS goes card challenge with my card:

cas-009-septemberpink2016I managed to add touches of pink into the card (enamel dots & the die cut flowers), so I think I am good to go with this card for this challenge.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Fitted Circles
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Ribbons 1
Joset Designs – Rainbow Sky
Gossamer Blue – stamps
Dear Lizzy – documentary
Basic Grey – Fresh Cut
Studio Calico – Enamel Dots
Amy Tangerine – Remarks with Love Puffy Stickers
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black ink

My favorite thing – the MMCC September reveal

Hi there! And just like that it´s September again. I hope you all had a lovely summer!!! Today I´d like to share with you the brand new Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s SEPTEMBER challenge. The theme this time is: HARVEST BASKET and as an optional element you are to use: FRUIT.

Here is my take (obviously without the basket):
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My Card is full of pears – suitable for September as they usually are ripe around this time. I´ve inked the pear stamp with three different Distress Ink tones (orange, green and brown)  and then stamped the images in rows.

I also outlined the fruit with a black pen, added some transparent rhinestones on each of them and colored those with Copic markers green or orange. Then I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and added yellow and green Glimmer Mist splatters onto the background as well as some black Glimmer Glaze spots.

Sanna LippertPears are one of my favorite fruit, so the sentiment is just perfect :). Now it is your turn – get your product out and create a fun mixed media card for this challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

How far – the MMCC August challenge reveal

Hi there, time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s AUGUST challenge with you today! This month you need to create a card around the theme: RAINBOW. As an optional element you are asked to use: DRAGONFLIES.

Here is my take: Sanna LippertI used a white cardstock base and added Patina Glimmer Mist with a paint brush onto the background (faux watercolour). Next I used the Rainbow Sky die cut die (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) to cut the rainbow, the clouds and the sun. I misted each of the rays with different Glimmer Mist tones (in rainbow colours). The clouds and the sun are treated with Silk Microfine Glitter (warm diamond & yellow).

Next I hand drew some dragonflies onto the background, added faux stitching on the outlines of the card and stamped and fussy cut the sentiment (stamp by Dylusions).

Sanna LippertAnd now it is your turn again. I do hope you find the time to join this fun challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
Sanna