Set of birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Joset Designs at Elizabeth Craft Designs has these gorgeous new backgrounds out and they sent me this set to play with. Lucky me!!! Thank you so much for that, Joset!! I adore this new set. Just look how gorgeous the backgrounds are!

This first card is made using a patterned paper from the ECD store and combined with Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter and the Leaf Pattern Background die. I also added the Budding Florals die to create some flowers to the card.

I used light blue cardstock from the ECD store for that. Also some Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter is on the top of the flower buds. The sentiment is stamped with Build Your Own Sentiments 1 clear stamp set. And for additional decor I added a few enamel dots in grey.

For my second card I used pink cardstock from the ECD store and die cut the paper using the Organic Triangle Background die. Then I added some clear double sided adhesive (in sheets) onto the die cut background and applied Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas.

I love this technique as it is so very easy to create and looks so festive every time. Then I stamped the sentiment using the same stamp set as on the previous card and added some paper flowers from my older stash and a brad to decorate/highlight the card.

For my last card I used the same pink cardstock and the Floral Burst Background die and added the clear double sided adhesive sheet onto the background. Then I poured plenty of Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas and voilá! The shimmery background was done. For decor I again did a sentiment banner using the same stamp set as on the two previous cards.

And for finishing touches I added a premade shaker tulip that I have had in my stash for at least ten years now. I have been trying to reduce that old stash bit by bit, so you will be seeing me adding those older pieces to cards every once and a while.

Now what do you think? Was I promising too much when I said, these background dies are gorgeous?! I think they are just awesome. And can be used in so many ways! Cannot wait to play more with them!

Wishing you all an amazing day and lots of crafty fun!
xxx, Sanna

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2 Cards created with Planner Essentials stamps – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday! Today I am again sharing a set of cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog as a bi-monthly guest designer. I am not much of a planner girl (yet), but the minute I saw the lovely planner stamps designer by Esther Glas, I right away knew I wanted to use them for a card project. So that is what I am sharing over at the ECD blog today – inclusive a video.

Here are the cards I created:

and the second one:

Also there is a VIDEO with a start-to-finish on both cards, you can see it HERE. And now a quick photo share on some details on the cards – for the full blog post, you will need to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and read it HERE.

The first card has a summer bouguet feeling to it. Happy bright colors against a blue background.

The second card is more a masculine or playful one with all the numbers and the bold border. And both cards where created using the same stamp sets! Still they are so very different.

I hope you enjoy my full tutorial and the video over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I´ll be sharing another one there in August, so keep an eye on that space around the middle of August :). See you there!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Für Mama – Tonic Studios

Hello and Happy Saturday! Today I´m stopping by to share a Mother´s Day card with you, created using some Tonic Studios products as well as some older flowers from my craft stash as well as older patterned papers.

Recently I had a lovely person stay in my studio who volunteered to organize my paper stash by color. And while she was doing it, I discovered so many forgotten paper treasures! I am more  a b-side-crafter when it comes to papers and how my papers are not only sorted by color, but also have the b-side facing the front in the folder. Heaven for me :)!

So I have started de-stashing my papers by using them :). And I just love this background paper in combination with the strong pink cardstock and the older flowers. These are really old – they go back to around 2006-2007!!! In my opinion they work really well with the Tonic Studios German Sentiment Die, Nuvo Glitter Drops and the background paper :).

And tomorrow is Mother´s Day, so what better theme to share a card about. This card was really easy to make – just adhere the papers, die cut the sentiment from a residue piece of inked paper, add some Nuvo Drop details, layer the flowers and attach together with a brad and adhere everyting on place. That´s pretty much it!

Wishing you all a great weekend and Mother´s Day!!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Für Dich – Tonic Studios

Hello there everyone and Happy Tuesday! I recently let someone special organize my paper stash by color and while she was at it, I came across bits and pieces of paper that either were to be thrown away or used for something right away. So I chose to use them immeditely. And while the person was organizing, I created a few clean and simple cards with those bits and bobs.

This is a paper pack cover sheet that has different images on it and it´s a nice size for a card on it´s own, so I used those paper pieces as card backgrounds. On this one the dotted flower paper. I also had some Just A Girl With Ideas digi paper still in my stash and these butterflies are from one of her collections. I fussy cut them and layered them on top of each other and then added a Tonic Studios German Sentiment „Für Dich“ (=for you) to the card. I die cut the sentiment from silver foil paper.

And I also created  a second card which looks like this:


Here the background is also from the paper pack cover sheet. The blue stars were way too shame to throw away so I used them here as a background. I then added some smaller paper pieces, a stamped sentiment and some Glimmer Glaze droplets onto the card and outlined it with a black pen. Really simple and easy to do. So next time you organize your stash, take a second look on the papers that you have not used for ages, you might find them suitable for a card background, like I did here.

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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