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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You are the Best

Hello, and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing another card with you. This one is again created using mainly Elizabeth Craft Designs products. I managed to make a pile of cards the other day and it felt really good. So I think I´m back :).

When I made the bold and colorful card (see my previous post!) and I used the Spring Fling stamp set, it inspired me to create a DIY stamped patterned paper (like on the card above). I love how the fragile flowers look like on the background.

I then just die cut the oval into the middle and added the die cut flower pieces and a stamped sentiment. A little bit of Silk Microfine Glitter on the flowers adds a nice sparkle and a few enamel dots finish the card off.

And it´s all in brown tones. I haven´t used brown in a while, so it was about time. Wishing you a fabulous weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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You´re the Best

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share another card I created the other day. I am slowly feeling my mojo again and I´m so happy about that. Maybe I just needed a break and a short holiday from everything?

For this card I used mainly Elizabeth Craft Designs products. And I really like how bold and colorful the stenciled background looks like.

I started with these above colours. Blending them onto a piece of white cardstock with an ink blending tool.

For the second layer I tried to pick slightly darker colours and applied them thru the Make Your Mark stencil.

The middle piece is die cut with the Fitted Ovals dies and I´ve inked it the same way like the blended background. I´ve then matted everything on dark cardstock and adhered onto a card base. For finishing touches I added the stamping and used various Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp for the purpose (see products on the supply list).

I´ll leave you with this happy and colorful card today. Come back for the weekend to see a few more card posts as well as my vacation story :).

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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Gift giving – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies, it is again time to share the monthly Die Cut Design Team challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. This month´s theme is „Gift Giving„. My lavendar has been growing very nicely in the garden this year, so I gathered quite an amount and dried them to use later.
My boys always bring me all kinds of „junk“ and say: „Mum, I saved this for you as I think you might want to use it for something“. Mostly I do. These little bottles are from the „saved junk“  section too. So I combined the two things – the lavendar from my garden and the bottles. They make perfect little gifts, when repurposed and altered a little bit. Here is what I did:

I had washed the bottles in the dishwasher, then adhered a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock onto a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and die cut the Leaf Pocket piece from it. Next I measured how high the piece had to be to cover the open area and fussy cut the piece into a right size. One Leaf Pocket die cut piece is enough to decorate two small bottles.

I then adhered the leaf pattern onto the bottles. Next I added some clear double sided adhesive tape onto the top and bottom parts of the leaf pattern and then covered the adhesive with a grey twine. That way both bottom and the top look finished and pleasing to the eye.

After this I filled the bottles with small, dried lavendar flowers and took a bottle cap/top to close them. I reused the caps from old wine bottles. Finally I added some „Bunch of Flowers 4“ pieces that I die cut from Soft Finish Cardstock to the bottles as an additional decorational piece. I used the metal tool set to mold the flowers and placed them on top of each other to create a more dimentional look. A little half pearl creates the center of the flower. Finally I took the leftover, negative piece, of the flowers and created a card around it.
The card is very tiny, but it works perfectly with the small bottle size. I layered the negative flower die cut piece on top of a piece of moss bluegreen burlap. That matches the lavendar color perfectly! For decoration I used the same half pearls as on the flower centers and added some faux stitching along the edges and finished the card off with a stamped sentiment. That´s it!

This present is already on it´s way to it´s new owner :). I hope she likes it and enjoys the lavendar scent when she removes the caps.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 winners. To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell „What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?” Elizabeth Craft Designs will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, August 18 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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