Set of simple birthday cards

Hello and happy Monday! Today´s the first day of school for my younger son – his last year at gymnasium. Where does the time go? Soon they´ll be moving out and start their own lives!! Eek, I am not ready for it quite yet! I think I need a pet to keep me busy?? Maybe a dog!! That would be nice!!

And now to today´s post. A set of easy to do cards! For these cards I pretty much did the same steps as for the card I shared last Friday (here). Except for the background I added a patterned paper from my older paper stash. And the fussy cut flowers were replaced with fabric or paper ones.

I really like how Distress Oxide looks on dark cardstock, so I kept doing this technique on several cards. And you don´t need much – just a stencil and a few nice Oxide colors.

And for decor, just add what you have. Combine older papers with never ones, add brads, flowers, gems or wood veneer or acrylic embellishments. Whatever you prefer! Assembly on a card base, adhere on place and you´ve got yourself a set of fun birthday cards in no time!

I wish you a nice and stress-free week and happy crafting!! See you again later this week with another card project :).

xxx, Sanna

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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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Happy birthday CAS card

Hello and happy Friday!! Yay!! Weekend!! It´s the last one before school starts here in Austria this year. So let´s make the best out of it ;-). I am sharing another birthday card, this time in clean and simple style with you today.

For this card I´ve again added stenciling on a blue cardstock with my Dream Flower stencil and Distress Oxides. I´ve also stamped some flowers with the Spring Fling stamp set on a Shimmer Powder treated watercolor paper and fussy cut those by hand.

After doing the above I just arranged the flowers and leaves, added a stamped sentiment and adhered all on place. Easy peasy!!

What are you going to do this weekend? Maybe some crafting?? Wish you a good weekend,

xxx, Sanna

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Happy birthday card

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m dropping by to share a crazy colored one layer birthday card. The background being so bold in color I wanted to add just a little bit of detail and also try a one layer card idea. This is what I ended up creating:

For the background I took a watercolor paper and dabbed Tonic Studios Shimmer Powder onto it, then sprayed water mist on top and let the gorgeous colours just blend, spread and dry. I love the strong colours – they look so delicious!

After that I grabbed a Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp set and stamped flowers and branches onto the background as well as a birthday sentiment. After that I added some random Nuvo Drop details and that was it! A bold and colorful card for a color loving person!

That´s all for today! Hope your week is getting along nicely.
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there and happy last of August!! So summer 2020 is pretty much done and dusted. How was it? For sure different to any other summer I can remember. We stayed at home so much that I have a feeling I have forgotten how to socialize!! I had plenty of crafting time in my hands, but got relatively little done. Really peculiar! The old me would have said: „yes, let´s do this and craft ´till we drop!“ But the new me was drained and empty. I think it´s the uncertainty or the everyday life that kinda puts one „on hold“. And as you are „on hold“ longer, you kind of loose interest on everything.

But luckily, the last days, I´ve felt a little spark again towards crafting. And I just sat down and did random things, like a set of cards. If felt better again, so I´m hoping this feeling will last and get stronger as days go by. Also, the weather is getting colder, so that might spark my crafty mojo more again. Let´s see :).

And now the fun stuff – I did these cards and love how they turned out:

I started with a light blue piece of cardstock and a stencil of mine – Dream Flower – and applied Distress Oxide tones (orange, purple and brown) thru the stencil onto the paper. Then I let the layer dry and after that I stamped the sentiment with black stamp ink on top (the stamp is by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Next I matted a white card base with some old Basic Grey paper and placed the stenciled and stamped piece on top. A fabric flower and a brad as well as a stamped sentiment for finishing touches, and the card was done.

I also did a second card the same way, only changing the „congrats“ to „happy birthday“ and changing the colors a little bit. I really like the look of the centerpiece with stenciling and stamping on top of each other!

That´s all for today. I hope you have a great first week of September!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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