A little set of Xmas cards

Hello and happy Friday! Today I am stopping by to share a set of sweet Christmas cards with you. Why sweet you ask? Well the Mintay Papers Sweetest Christmas collection is truly very sweet.

And I used that collection to create these cards:

The minute I saw this collection, I had to have it. It´s soooo delicious and just amazingly beautiful, sweet and adorable. The minute it arrived, I almost immediately started creating Christmas cards.

So this is my first set – there might be a few more coming still :)…

I´ll leave you with these sweet cards for now. Tomorrow I´ll be sharing my November The Wild Hare Kits project wrap-up here and on my YouTube channel, so if you have been waiting for that, be sure to come back tomorrow.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,
xxx, Sanna

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Christmas card

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I´m stopping by to share a few Christmas cards with you. Here is one of them:

This is a card created using the Village Edge die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, combined with the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut die. I wanted to try a shaker card of this type, creating a big shaker “window” and then adding a village scenery on top. This was a fun thing to do, but for my next card I´ll create a little bigger outline for easier arrangement.

My second card is also created using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Owl die cut die as well as the Fitted Rounded Rectangle dies. The dotted paper on the background is also from the same company as is the sentiment die cut die. For coloring the owl, I used Distress Oxides. The sentiment is die cut from a silver mirror cardstock.

And for my last set of Christmas cards I´ve used premade dry embossed papers which I have inked with Distress Inks and for the sentiment I´ve used a die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and the tree die cut die is by STAMPlorations. The glitter paper and the embellishments are by Tonic Studios – their glitter cardstock and Nuvo Drops as well as Confetti.

This year I am hopefully going to make my Xmas card deadline and get them also mailed in time :). Looking good so far!

Be sure to check back to my blog on Sunday, when I will be sharing a few more Christmas card projects with you! See you then!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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TAGplorations December challenge reveal

Hello lovelies, can you believe it´s already December!!! And this means it´s time for this years last TAGplorations challenge reveal. In December you are asked to create a project featuring a tag around the theme “All About Christmas“.

As an optional element use GLITTER :).

Here is my take for the reveal:

This time I used red cardstock as my starting point, then added some Nuvo mousse thru a stencil and added die cut elements on top. And lots of glitter :).

And now to the steps:

* Die cut the nesting manila tag from red cardstock with the die cut die
* Place the Dots all Over stencil on top of the tag and apply Mother Of Pearl Nuvo Mousse thru the stencil onto the tag with a palette knife. Let dry.
* Die cut the winter landscape with the Stitched Winter Landscape die from Sugar Crystal glitter cardstock and cut into two, layer on top of each other and adhere on place
* Add a strip of washi tape for decoration, die cut the Warm Winter Wishes phrase from red cardstock and adhere on place
* Add some silver glitter swirls on top of the chimney for additional detail, finish off with a ribbon and the tag is ready

Now it´s again your turn to play along – just remember to play by the rules:

  • You can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post!!!)
  • Projects can be anything but they must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are allowed
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only!!)
  • Prizes: $15 Giftcard for the winner and $5 Giftcard to three randomly picked participants

Have fun playing,
xxx, Sanna

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Special Christmas CUTplorations Blog Hop – STAMPlorations

Are you ready, it´s time for another fun blog hop with the STAMPlorations girls!! We’ve got a 2-day blog hop for those of you who love Christmas and CUTplorations thin metal dies.

On Monday and Tuesday, 11 STAMPlorations girls will be sharing Christmas projects they made using the Christmas CUTplorations thin metal dies that we released last month.  Here we go – let me start sharing what I made:

For this card I first matted the white card base with a pink paper, then die cut the Doodled Cover Plate die pattern from black cardstock to create a strong contrast. Then I die cut the cover plate piece again from green cardstock and filled only parts of the pattern “in” with the green color. After that I finished the card off with a pearl toned die cut sentiment using the “Oh Holy Night” die and added some half pearls for decor.

The second card I created in the same manner like the pervious one, but instead of using pink, I chose to use golden glitter cardstock as a base to have some gorgeous shine. Next I die cut the cover plate pattern two times, once with green and once with dark blue carstock and filled some areas with the blue pieces. It is a little time consuming, but so worth it!! And I again finished the card off with the pearl toned die cut sentiment and some half pearls.

For my last card I chose to use only the sentiment die cut die. I first stamped with Christmas Flower stamp image with embossing ink onto a card base, then applied some light gold toned embossing powder and heat set that. Next I inked the whole background with Salty Ocean Distress Ink (I love this color!) and added some water droplets here and there for a more interesting look. then I only needed to add a beautiful golden glitter sentiment – again die cut from the golden glitter cardstock by Tonic Studios. Finally, I decorated the center of the flower with various sized half pearls. They were originally silver toned, so I added some yellow Copic Marker on top of them and they magically turned golden :). I love this card for it´s simplicity.

So these were my project for the hop – there might be some more cards showing up on my blog in the next weeks, created with these dies, so feel free to come back for more later this week and next weeks ;-).

And you know, when you hop and leave comments here my blog, at the STAMPlorations blog and on the other designers’ blogs, you can win prizes. For this hop, there are 2 prizes up for grabs:
(1) winner’s choice of cover plate die and one Christmas phrase die, and

(2) a $15 gift certificate to the store.

And for two weeks (from October 29 to November 12), the thin metal dies in the Christmas Dies section will be 10% off – no coupon needed (discount applied on checkout), and when you use a STAMPlorations girl discount code (like mine: STAMPGIRLSANNA), you can get an extra 20% off your order!!!! So if you’ve got some Christmas thin metal dies in your wishlist, you’ll be able to snag them for up to 30% off starting Monday.
Start the blog hop here and then follow thru all the participants blogs, leave comments and love – we all love to read your comments :)!
Happy hopping,
xxx, SannaSupplies:


Invitation

Today I´d like to share with you a graduation party invitation card. The graduate had wishes about the colors and the style. It should reflect her personality and have lots of pink, silver and glitter on it. So I first created a few samples and this was the one they went for in the end.

I first created the background with a “faux watercolor” technique on relatively thick watercolor paper. Here is a process photo. I love, love, love to create this kind of backgrounds! They are so much fun to do!

Next I added some silver texture paste (Imagine Crafts) thru a Tim Holtz stencil.

Next I added droplets of my all time favorite black Glimmer Glaze (by Tattered Angels) here and there. After that I just needed to use my Silhouette to cut the sentiments from black cardstock and add some glitter cardstock flowers here and there (punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea craft punch). Finally I just outlined the watercolor paper pieces with black ink for additional contrast and then glued them on white card bases.

Here is a close-up of the finished card:

and one more shot of the full card:

I think it was a little bit over 80 cards in the end, when I finished creating. I kept only one for myself as a sample and sent all the others on their way to their new owner. Both the mother and her daughter had been very thrilled about the cards which is the best kind of thank you I can imagine getting! I must say I enjoyed this commission work very much and it made me feel very special that someone wanted to have handmade invitation cards for her graduation party created by me!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna