Christmas tree cards

Hello and happy Thursday! Today´ s cards are done using a Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies as a starting point.

I first die cut the tree with a tree die cut die and then used a rectangular stitched die to create the white focal point area. I matted the die cut tree area with a recycled Christmas present tag piece and adhered everything on a blue patterned paper and added the Klartext stamped sentiment.

For the second card I used the same dies and added a piece of shiny / holographic paper underneath. Then I added a scalloped frame and a Klartext stamped sentiment onto the card. The background paper is from the Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes collection. On top of the holographic paper I added some liquid pearls in red – you can see them better in the second photo :). It is quite hard to take a photo of this type of paper…

I am really enjoying recycling bits from last year (yes, I save lots of things for later…) and reusing them on new cards. I mean, why not?

This is all for today. See you again tomorrow!
xxx, Sanna

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Green, red and white Xmas card

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I am stopping by to share another Christmas card with you. This time I again reused/recycled a present tag into the card and combined that with some Canvas Corp papers from my stash.

It´ s a very simple card with the bold background paper and the bold green burlap piece. I just needed to add the present tag Santa on top and a half pearl to his hat and finish the card off with a Klartext stamp sentiment.

This card just makes me happy and smile when I see it. I hope the recipients with think the same :). I am sticking to simple cards this year :). Have you ever recycled bits of Christmas present tags/packaging/cards?

Wishing you a nice week!
Take care,
xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – May 14th

Hello and happy Thursday! I am back with another DAP-Journal page share today:

For this one I used some images from an art supply product catalogue, combined with old book pages and postal stamps, as well as a Klartext stamp, of course. I also hid some star tissue paper (I think I got that from Lizzy) onto the page and used the almanac page solely as a background this time.

The stamp sentiment translates to: state of things.. I really like the catalogue image of the man sitting on a bench and how it goes with everything else. Looks like he is contemplating about his life… sometimes one needs to do that! Every time I am creating in this journal I pull some thought and feelings that have been keeping me busy lately and work them into the page. It´ s very therapeutic and freeing. Have you tried it yet?

Have a good day!
xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – April 30th

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing the last page of September in in my Daily Art Practice Journal which I create using the Artistic Almanac 2022 as my starting point. Also I have a flip-thru video of the month of April for you to see on my YT channel.

For this page I had a hard time figuring out, what to do with the almanac page this time. I have done a few of these brown toned pieces earlier and I didn´ t want to do anything similar. So I just cut the page into pieces and then added them onto a painted background with lots of asemic writing on it. For finishing touches I used a Stabilo all pen, a Signo uni-ball white pen and a Klartext stamp.

The stamp means something like this in english: “The devil is going to take care of it”. Meaning, if someone is being mean to you, don´ t let is ruin your day, because eventually the devil is going to take care of it.

And now here is the video flip-thru for you to watch – hope you enjoy it:

See you again tomorrow with another share, this time for the month of May :).

Take care,
xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – April 29th

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I am stopping by to share another daily art practice journal page with you. These are always created using the Artistic Almanac 2022 as a starting point.

For this page I used white gesso on the background, then added Neocolor II crayons on top and mixed them with water. When everything was dry, I added pencil marks on top and finished the page off with another Klartext stamp sentiment. Fun and fast this time!

I also found the page so suitable with the sentiment on it and the accompanying sentiment that I added. Mine translates to: “Before you ask: no”. And yes, there is panic in the air stil. I was hoping my surgery would solve that problem, but it didn´ t yet, so I am still continuing this journey apparently. Thus the page just matches my recent feelings very well. Therefore it was very therapeutic to create it!

For me, crafting is therapy, I get to process feelings on pages and it always, always helps. I wonder if anyone of you does the same? Would love to hear how it has helped you guys.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna

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