Break a leg – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Today I´m again up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a clean and simple card that can actually be made in less than ten minutes. Here is what I did:

The idea to this card is actually kind of funny. I´ve had issues with my legs during the past year – more than I would have wanted to have.. The minute I saw the frog legs the sentence „break a leg“ (very ironic to me, as I managed to wrip my cruciate twice in a year) started „haunting“ me in my thoughts :). So I figured I should make a „break a leg“ card with the flog leg die. Said and done!

And it actually turned out exactly the way I had imagined in my mind. Often times there is a general idea and in the end it develops to something different. Not this time! And the Dymo typed sentence on top is the missing focal point that does the trick to this card. I think it´s quite funny the way it looks. I hope other people will also „get the joke“?

There is again a video to go with the card – hope you like it!!

This is my guest design team project for Elizabeth Craft Designs in September. I´ll be sharing another project in October again, so if you are interested in seeing what I made, do stop by again!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple hexagon cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today I am again up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a set of clean and simple cards, created using basic die cut dies. My idea was to create a background pattern solely with the hexagon die to show you, that a simple basic die can be used in fun ways!

I also wanted to have a fun and colorful pattern, so I used Distress Inks in three different tones to create a blended color pattern. What better sentiment to add to a card like this than the „wishing you a colorful day“ one :).

I also did a second card in the same manner, this time using the Stitched Hexagons die cut die and another color scheme. This time I used pink, orange and yellow. Also on this card I didn´t do any water splatters. And that again creates a slightly different look to my second card.

I´ve also recorded a video about the card making process for you to watch – I hope you like it! For even more details on the cards and the process, hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

That´s it from me for today, I´ll be sharing another guest designer blog post for Elizabeth Craft Designs in June, so do stop by my (and their) blog for more in June.

Wishing you a great, crafty day!
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday card – Tonic Studios

Hello there everyone!!! Today I´ve got a very clean and simple birthday card idea to share. I´ve just used a striped patterend paper as my card background, then die cut a space for the sentiment with the negative die piece and then adhered the striped papers onto the card base.

After that I die cut the congratulations sentiment from blue patterend paper and adhered it in place with Nuvo Glue Pen. For additional detail I added some faux stitching around the edges and placed a fun sticker (Sassafrass) onto the bottom right corner for decoration. That´s a very easy-to-do and fast card idea for example for a childs birthday party.

This particular paper is from my older stash, so I linked similar looking papers for you into the supply list. Also the German sentiment featured here will be available at QVC.de in April, so not yet listed in the supply list, but instead linked a similar die cut sentiment die.

That´s all from me today, see you soon with more card projects here on my blog!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Quick and easy 50th birthday CAS card – Tonic Studios

Hello there everyone! Sometimes when you are in a hurry and there is not much time left and then it hits you that you still need a birthday card. Well, this day was such a day! We had been invited to a Friends 50th birthday party and I had about 15 minutes to make a card, because I was very last minute.

So I actually created this card in under 10 minutes. It is very clean and simple in style, but as it is made for a man, there should not bee to many flourisches and stuff on it anyway.

And inside there is a fun stamped sentiment and I am hoping our friend will understand the joke. These Tonic Studios striped numbers are a great way to create a fast Birthday card. I also recorded the creating process so you can see how fast this card came together:

Wishing you a lovely day and
happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Fun times mixed media layout – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, it´s my time to share another guest design blog post over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Today I´d like to share a mixed media style scrapbook layout with you for a change. I´ve also created a clean and simple card with some of the residue just for fun and will show that at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy today´s inspiration!

This is the finished layout and in the following I will show you how I created it:

Step 1: First take a piece of patterned paper from the Fly & Scrap paper collection. Use this as background for the layout.
Step 2: Next take another piece of neutral paper and mist it with similar colors like on the original paper design of the first paper chosen.
Step 3: Now die cut the misted paper piece with Stitched Fishtail Banners die cut die. Cut the whole paper and use any leftover pieces on cards and other future projects.


Step 4: Then apply some white gesso with a scraper onto the background around the area the photos will be later.
Step 5: Stamp anchors with the Ahoy stamp set and black stamp ink onto the background very randomly.
Step 6: Arrange the banners on top of the gessoed area once it is dry, but don´t adhere them on place yet.
Step 7: Take a sheet of A4 sized Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut some Garden Notes Ladder Fern pieces for the page.
Step 8: Mist the ferns with green spray ink and let dry or use a heat tool for faster drying.


Step 9: Adhere the banners and the ferns on place and stamp some sentiments for additional interest onto the background with a sentiment stamp from the Ahoy stamp set.
Step 10: Fussy cut some flowers from the cover sheet of the Fly & Scrap paper pack and adhere next to the photos in clusters. Embellish the page, add a title and the journaling and finish off with faux stitching around the edges.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve prepared a start-to-finish video for you to watch:

I had a few leftover pieces and a simple card idea in mind, so I also created a fun card with just a few simple steps:
Take the Fly & Scrap paper pack cover sheet and a white card base as a starting point.

Adhere some of the striped pattern onto the card base, but leave approximately 1,5 cm strip of white paper to show on the very left side of the card.

Then stamp a sentiment onto one of the previously die cut banner leftover pieces with black ink. Resize if necessary.

Add a strip of Clear Double Sided Adhesive next to the striped paper piece and apply Violet Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive strip.
Decorate the card with faux stitching, wood veneer pieces, a stamped and fussy cut flower and brads and some black ink splatters.
A lovely summer themed card is finished in no time by repurposing the cover sheet of the paper packaging (nothing goes to waste here)! I hope I was able to inspire you a bit with my projects – see you next month for another tutorial!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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