TAGplorations December challenge

Hi there lovelies and welcome to the TAGplorations December challenge reveal! This months theme is: As an optional element you are asked to use: GLITTER. Here is what I did for the reveal:

I used the nesting Manila tag die cut dies to die cut a piece of white cardstock. Next I misted that piece with red Glimmer Mist (Lobster tone). After that I placed one of my stencils (Trees 1) onto the misted tag and applied some Viva Decor glitter paste onto the tag thru the stencil. I decorated the tag with a strip of burlap (Canvas Corp) and some white die cut trees (Elizabeth Craft Designs).

For additional decor I added wooden stars, some Nuvo glitter drops, a half pearl border, a sticker border from my older stash as well as some red and white dotted paper (Canvas Corp). The sentiment circle is fussy cut from an older paper from my stash and I´ve decorated it with Nuvo drops antique rose tone to give it some more dimension. Finally I added some hand drawn „snowflakes“ onto the background just for a fun detail. I finished the tag off with a piece of red and silver ribbon on top. That´s it! Another present tag for this Christmas is done und dusted! I hope you will find some time to play along with us and submit your tag creations HERE! Remember, they don´t have to be just tags, you can make any kind of projects, they just have to have a tag on them :). You´ll find the rules over here. After that, go here to join the fun with us!

See you at TAGplorations, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Be Merry – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I am up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a little Christmas deco piece. I was lucky enough to come across some small alterable light bulbs and I have been thinking of creating little Secret Santa pieces with them for friends and colleagues.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

These lightbulbs are great since they are made out of relatively thick glass and have a flat bottom, so they stand alone and are not too fragile to be used as decoration in the household. You can even unscrew the cork and fill the bulb with whatever you prefer! Here is what I came up with:

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 1: I first took some mini art stones and filled the lightbulb with those.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 2: After adding the mini art stones I mixed some mica flakes and bulk glass glitter into the lightbulb. I then place the red wooden pearls carefully inside the lightbulb and closed the lid. Next I added some white cord around the lightbulb for additional interest and adhered the little star embellishment with a piece of 3D foam on top. This is what the base looks like when finished:

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 3: After the base was done I strung a piece of white wire thru the light bulb cork and formed it into a place card holder form on top to hold the die cut piece later. I also decorated the lightbulb cork with some half pearls for a fun detail.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 4: Next I cut two stars with the Entwined Ovals die cut set and two ice cream cones with the Joset Designs Ice Cream Cone die cut die set. When you flip the cone upside down, it looks a little bit like a Christmas tree!

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 5: After die cutting the white cardstock, I misted the ice cream cone with green spray inks and it immediately looked like a Christmas tree. I glued the pieces together and adhered the stars to the tree. Next I wrote a sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it into a banner and adhere that to the tree.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 6: I then adhered some white half pearls onto the tree and colored them red with a marker. In the end I added some glitter glue onto the star to make it more shiny and then placed the finished Christmas tree on it´s place.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

While creating this piece, it occurred to me, that the lightbulbs would make really great place card holders for the Christmas dinner table. I might need to get a few more to complete that idea too!! Hope you enjoyed this home deco step-by-step and get inspired to create!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Joset Designs – Ice Cream Cone
Els van de Burgt Studio – Entwined Ovals

Other:
Big Shot – Sizzix
Green Spray ink – Tattered Angels
Mini Art Stones – Prima Art Ingredients
Mica flakes & bulk glass glitter
Wooden pearls
White cord
Silver star
Glitter glue
Red Copic Marker
Black pen
Paper glue

Xmas – The Nifty Pixel Berry & Fawn collection

Hello there everyone! Today I´d like to share one more Christmas themed post with you. What can I say, it is THAT time of the year, so the posts tend to be Christmas related…

This time I´ll share a hybrid layout with you – based on a digi kit by The Nifty Pixel called „Berry & Fawn“. This is one gorgeous digital kit!! Lots of beautiful patterned papers (even glitter papers!!), pocket fillers, frames, tags, you name it – all in this fab collection!!!

Here is a peek into the gorgeousness:

berryandfawnTNPand here is my layout created with this collection:

Sanna LippertI have used the Vignette Impressions on the background with the patterned paper in pink (from this set). There are also a few bits and pieces added to the background from the Elements pack. A step-by-step tutorial will be coming up soon too, so if you are interested on how I created this layout, make sure to come back for that :).

I loved creating my hybrid layout with this kit! So, so, so much fun! And the „real“ bits and pieces in there are from my stash & a present from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy. Thank you ever so much – I ADORE those b&w words!!! <3

That´s it for today, lovelies. I still have some serious Christmas preparations to do, so I´ll keep it short today :-). Have a wonderful day, whatever you are doing <3

Happy hybrid scrapping!
xxx, Sanna

For more inspo go to: The Nifty Pixel & The Digichick

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 2

Hello there! Time for the altered bauble number two :). Again, like with the first ornament, I first covered the surface of the bauble with white gesso and let it dry properly.

Sanna LippertNext I painted the bauble twice with the White High Impact Metallic paint by Tattered Angels. It adds a really nice pearly shine to the bauble surface. This layer also needs to dry properly before going over to the next step.

Sanna LippertFor the next step you will need a heat gun (and some patience). Add small droplets of shabby white embossing enamel onto the bauble surface and start heating the surface from a fairly long distance to keep the enamel from blowing away from the surface. As it catches some heat, the enamel will start to stick to the bauble and you can heat set it better. Repeat this step until you got the whole bauble surface covered. I noticed that working small areas was easiert than trying to cheat and get wider areas to stick at once. Besides, the enamel and the heat gun are quite hot, so you will burn your fingers easily if working larger areas at once.

Sanna LippertAnd then for additional detail, add a velvet ribbon around the middle of the bauble and you are done! Not that hard to do and still creates a really nice vintage looking altered bauble!

Sanna LippertSo this was ornament no.: 2 – want to see how the third one turned out? Then make sure you come back in two days :).

Happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna

My kind of Christmas eve – Craft Stamper

Hi there, lovelies!! I know Christmas is a while back and we are all looking forward to spring already, but I have one Xmas themed page still to share with you. This one was published in the Craft Stamper magazine past fall.

Doilies were a very popular product a while back and we all (well, at least I did) bought piles and piles of doilies for our stash. And at some point, you just need to start looking for alternative ways to use a certain product. That is what this page is themed around – creating an altenative use for doilies. I´ve built DIY doily envelopes and hidden lots and lots of journaling inside each envelope. The tutorial (and more details about the page) was published in the December 2014 issue of Craft Stamper – you can still go and buy a copy, just follow this link :).

I think I am now done with xmassy layouts (I hope). Next time, something more spring/summery themed coming up, promise!!

Have a nice day,
xxx, Sanna

Xmas cards in non-traditional colours – Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! Today I´d like to show you a set of cards that were inspired by December´s gorgeous non-traditional colour palette over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog.

 Here are my cards:

  
I used a Craftables metal die ( by Marianne Design) to cut the trees.

I then placed the die cut pieces onto my craft sheet and mixed some transparent texture paste together with golden glitter and applied it ont the Christmas tree thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. I then let these pieces air dry and went along with doodling the edges of the purple papers.

For the first two cards I also hand drew and doodled the sentiment banners. The little rhinestones are in the colours of the colour palette.

 

 For these two cards I created the banners out of washi tape. Other than that I used same elements as on the previous cards. The papers are all from an older stash and actually none of them are „true“ Christmas papers. There are some halloween, some summer and even Valentine´s collections in there :-). What a good way to destash again! I am really discovering the possibilities of my stash lately!! You can go really far with older product too!

There is still time to join in on this challenge, so hope to see you at Off the Rails Scrapbooking Blog soon!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Some more Christmas cards – final round

Hi there, just wanted to share a few more Christmas cards with you today. I think these will be the last ones this season 😉 …

I´ve used lots of pre-made pieces/embellishments on these cards. First of all, because I just want to finally use them and second, because this way the cards are finished in no time :).

For this card I created an extremely C&S cover and then stamped the sentiment (using this stamp set) inside the card.

This one has the silvery word „XMAS“ on it. That actually was a Xmas present decoration from a present I received last year. I saved it since it was very pretty and it now decorates the card instead.

And this last one is my favorite. I love, love, love the glitter covered snowflake against the golden doilie. And the pretty die cut, spray inked piece on the background is just simply cute. Hmmm…might save this card for myself…!? Nah, just kidding!!!

Now every year I make myself a goal to start earlier with the card production so that I have more time and can put more effort into them, but for some reason I haven´t managed to reach that goal during the past years. Therefore my cards turn out to be pretty simple. But maybe next year will be different…we will see!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Present tags – Paperilla magazine

Hello there! I am totally late with Christmas preparations this year. I simply cannot find enough time to do things at the moment. I´ve got nice plans, but I have trouble making them happen. Someone please give me some extra hours to my days!! So recently I´ve been making present tags. The trouble is, I´ve now got the tags, but no presents yet…I know, just horrible…!

Well, I might as well share the tags and the little how-to..and a little note to friends and loved ones..should you get your presents and cards etc. a bit late this year..it´s the thought that counts, right? RIGHT??

I started by cutting some brown and light brown cardstock into 2 inch wide strips. The perfectly fit into the tag maker punch. I then punched myself a big pile of tags and in the end used the star border punch for creating a nice star border to my tags.

Next I used a stamp by Natalie Kalbach to add some background pattern onto the tags. I used a VersaMark ink with white embossing powder for this purpose.

After that I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and a Fiskars flower punch to punch some flowers and snowflakes out of a piece of misted/masked leftover paper.

After that I added a little strip of ribbon to each of the tags for additional detail.

Next I glued the punched centerpieces on their places and added some sewing thread and a button on top of them. Then I glued some tiny stars here and there. Those were leftovers from the star border punch and I didn´t want to toss them. This is how the finished tags look like:

and I also made some in green and blue too. For these ones I used a texture paste instead of embossing powder and added a hand written text as additional detail.

 

 These tags were really quite fast to make. I think I now have enough for this holiday season. So now all I need are some presents….. ;-).

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

Piparitalo – Page Drafts „Christmas Cheer, Vol. 3“

Hi there! How about another December reveal?? Did I hear a yes?? 😉 Well, I bet many of you have been waiting for this one already…the new Sketch Release over at Page Drafts!! And it is (yes, again) just gorgeous -> take a peek:

I used the sketch no. 3 – loooved it!!!

..and here is my take:

Now hop over to the Page Drafts blog to check out what my DT colleagues have been upto. There is again a ton of inspiration over at the blog with lots of usefull tips and tricks to read. So don´t miss it!! I wish you a lovely time using these sketches!!!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Waiting for Christmas – The Color Room #175

Hello there, lovelies!!! And just like that first of December is here! I am slightly panicking about the date, as I have not done any Christmas preparations yet and there is still so much to do *sigh*. But now to more fun stuff than stressing about Xmas time…

First of the month means that there will be a new colour palette up over at The Color Rooms. This one is soooo pretty! I just love, love, love this colour combination!
Picture

You are supposed to use this colour combination on your artworks and in addition incorporate some wrapping paper as a household item. On my layout I used the wrapping paper (the „ho,ho,ho“ one!) like regular background paper and sew it onto the cardstock base. Other than that I used the color combo on the various embellishments and kept the page very clean & simple.

The photo has a funny story to it. We had been visiting relatives over Christmas in Finland that year and had been spending lots and lots of time outside in the snow. It was sooo cold, that when I took this photo of my son playing outside, the camera almost „froze“ and refused to work properly. So therefore this blurry picture :). But it shows how much he still enjoyed the snow, despite the freezing cold weather… just had to keep this photo!!!

and here are some close-up photos of my page:

oh, and here is proof that I really used a wrapping paper ;-)…

I also made some cards!! I used the bits and pieces of the wrapping paper I had left over after finishing the layout. The baubles, the banner and the flag/tag are made out of it. I first adhered the wrapping paper on cardstock and then cut it in suitable sizes/patterns. The background is made with white spray ink and a stencil (by The Crafter´s Workshop). I´ve used this same idea on these cards previously.

A fun challenge, isn´t it? Hope you will all join in on this one!! Sadly, this will also be the very last challenge over at The Color Room – you can read more about it here. It has been a great pleasure being a part of the TCR team and I am very sad to see it close it´s doors. So let´s give TCR the best goodbye we can, shall we? I hope many of you will find the time to join in on this very last challenge, even though Christmas is around the corner.. Have fun with the palette and see you at The Color Room!!!

Thank you for having me Lydell and thanks for a wonderful time on the team <3.

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna