Birthday card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!! I´m just quickly stopping by to share a fun card with you today. A friend asked me to create a unique card for someone´s 30th birthday and here is what I came up with.

The person receiving this card happens to be a Minions fan, thus the Minion image in the middle. Then I added die cut foam for the numbers and sentiment plus stamped fun phrases onto the card and envelope. By the way, the stamp I´ve used on this card, is not available anymore, but I found one by Hero Arts that comes pretty close 🙂 – see product links at the end.

I really, really like how this card turned out and I truly hope the recipient will also like it.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend and happy crafty times!!!
xxx, Sanna


Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and happy Saturday!! I hope your weekend is getting along really nicely. We recently celebrated my son´s graduation from high school and of course I had created a DIY gratulation card for that occation for him. Here is what I did:

Since he was wearing a grey suit and was about to receive presents in grey, silver and black colors, I chose to create the card in the same colors.

I first stenciled the background with a Tonic Studios stencil and a grey stamp ink. Next I die cut the “Congratulations” (in German: Glückwunsch) sentiment background piece from silver mirror cardstock and the main sentiment piece from black cardstock (both by Tonic Studios). I adhered them on top of each other before adhering the layered sentiment onto the card base. For decoration I chose some wooden stars. Have been hoarding them in my stash from my Studio Calico Kit submission times from way back.

And I also created a matching envelope to go with the card by adding some stenciling and stamping onto the white envelope, just leaving a tiny area in the middle empty to be able to add his name there.

It was truly a very special day – not just for him – but also for us, his parents. One proud mom moment :).

Happy, crafty weekend, lovelies,
xxx, Sanna


Glückwunsch card

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday! Today I´m going to share a shiny wedding card with you. I´ve used Tonic Studios silver mirror cardstock to create the shiny surface and I love how easy it is to die cut. Here is what I did:Now photographing a mirror card is a little bit tricky. I took plenty of photos to get the silver surface look captured. But in the above photo you can see it pretty well. And I took this photo too, to give you an idea of the contrast of the silver cardstock in combination with the yellows, oranges and pinks on the flower pattern area. Ah, I just love that look! 

So what I did was I first die cut the Romantic Boquet (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) piece from silver mirror cardstock (see the supplies for details!). Then I took a piece of smooth white cardstock and inked it with orange, pink and yellow Distress Ink tones and placed it underneath the die cut boquet. I then took a piece of white watercolor cardstock and sprayed it pink with pink spray ink and then die cut the German Tonic sentiment from it.

I adhered everyting on place with craft glue and for the sentiment I used the Nuvo Glue Pen (Large). Works like a dream with fine, detailed pieces!! Oh, and as a card base I used the Fuchsia Pink Craft Perfect Cardstock. The card measures 16 x 13 cm´s.

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


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


Für Dich – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´d like to share a Shimmer Powder background card (incl. a video) with you. This is a very colorful and bright card, so very different to the last one I posted :).
I´ve used three tones of Tonic Shimmer Powder on the background with some white embossed leaf patterns and also added a pink delicate German Tonic Sentiment to the card. For decoration, I could not resist to add some Nuvo Drops onto the flower centers. For a change, I´ve crated a video for you to watch, featuring all the steps. I hope you like it!!

Wishing you all a great weekend & happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna