Birthday cards

Hello and happy Monday! Stash busting journey continues and today I´m sharing yet another set of birthday cards, created with older product. These happen to be older Basic Grey papers, rub-ons and chipboard elements on these cards. I really like to patterns and colours and combined with some Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps and Nuvo Drops they really look great, if I say so myself.

Above is set one. As you can see from the background, there are still a few papers to be used, but I´m almost there :). It´s was a full pack of papers, when I started and look where I am already :).

And set two. These are more clean and simple in style. And even the rub-ons still work well, even though they must be almost 10 years old by now. Awesome quality!

For decor I´ve again added some Nuvo Drops and stamps by Elizabeth Craft Desings. Easy peasy and very effective.

I especially like the one with the stamped flowers on it. I don´t know why, really. Maybe, because the background is solely yellow. One of my fave colours!!! And the stamped flowers just work so well with the paper I think.

That´s all from me today! I should get ready to mail some Xmas cards and think about presents, but for some reason, with the lockdown and all, I just cannot move myself towards such things yet. Have you done all preparations yet? I think I find it hard this year, because there will be no normal Christmas and it just does not feel the same…

Have a great day and take care!
Sanna

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Birthday cards

Hello and happy Friday! My stash busting self-challenge is still going strong. I recently found some older Basic Grey papers in my stash and made it to my goald to use them up. As a result I now have a nice set of birthday cards in my card box again.

a total of 5 card – how cool is that!!

I just basically layered the chipboard elements, some rub-ons here and there and the patterned papers onto the card bases. For finishing touches I added some with Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps stamped sentiments. That´s it!

And I love the colours! Perfect for those born in fall :). I am wishing you a fabulous weekend, even though the pandemic numbers keep on rising. Trying to stay positive despite the circumstances.

Have a great weekend and stay healthy!!
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple, die cut, Christmas present tags – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and happy Sunday!! I thought I´d create a few Christmas present tags that are fast and easy to make and thus perfect if you need to make plenty! These tags are perfect for that!

The step-by-step tutorial is again available over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog – so hop over there to read the details!

I´ve also again recorded a video for you to watch, hope you enjoy it!

There will be another Elizabeth Craft Designs product related tutorial coming up in December, so be sure to come back to my blog then, to see what I created :).

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday!! Stay safe, healty and take care!
xxx, Sanna

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Congrats!

Hello and happy Thursday! I´m stopping by to share another „funky“ birthday card with you today. This one is one of the fun Gloss Spray backgrounds I did during the lockdown, while watching the Dina Wakley FB lives.

So the gloss spray background is the base of this card. On top of that I added some Onions in Raws stencil pattern on top (using black Distress Ink). For finishing touches I added a stamped sentiment (stamped directly onto the background), some washi tape by Dina, older brads and flowers as well as some Nuvo sequins.

Like mentioned in my previous post, this stencil design went thru a modification. It´s slightly bigger in size than the previous design. If you want to see more, I share a short video here.

One more day until weekend, hoping it´s going to be exactly how you want it to be! Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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Halloween card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Monday! The design team members are sharing some Halloween goodness over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I was able to join the fun and am sharing my Halloween style greeting card project and steps with you.

For this card you just need some White Soft Finish Cardstock and inks. That is mainly it. This is the finished card and in the following I´m sharing the steps with photos.

Start by die cutting the pumpkins, the paper bag and the candy from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. I use the Sizzix Big Shot, but that is just my go-to machine. If you prefer another one, feel free to use that :). Die cut several pumpkings (and trunks), one paper bag and several candy pieces. Back the small pieces with Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting. This will make the adhering process easier!

Next start adding colour to the pieces. I started with Distress Ink tea dye tone for the brown pieces. Apply with an ink blending tool (again, your choice what type of tool you like to use – there are plenty of options in the market at the moment).

Then ink the pumpkins orange – I used Distress Ink wild honey tone here.

Next take the candy and apply picked raspberry Distress Ink tone as the first layer.

The go around the edges with a darker orange tone. I used Distress Ink spiced marmalade tone.

And now create a green background (again using Distress Inks) onto a white card base (or use a green card base). I used twisted citron and cracked pistachio in this order. The stenciling is done with the darker tone on top.

Next add some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the candies and dip the tape into Silk Microfine Glitter (Brigth Grape tone), brush the residue off and polish the glitter with your finger.

This adds a fun detail to the candy pieces. Now arrange everything onto the card and adhere on place. I added the stamped sentiment last using black stamp ink and a stamp from my own stash.

For additional decor I also stamped with Distress Ink pumice stone some flower buds (using the Spring Fling stamp set) onto the paper bag. This is totally optional, you could also go without!

This is my Halloween card project for today. I hope you get inspired to create some Halloween cards yourself!! You could also stamp another sentiment like „Happy Fall“ if you are not much of a Halloween person, that way the card could be a regular fall card.

Have a great start into the new week!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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