Smile card

Hello and happy Sunday!! Today I´m just quickly stopping by to share a clean and simple card with you. This one is created with older product and pieces that I was gifted with. Only the sequins are from my newer stash.

I have been very busy creating projects with my new stencils (see here). But I cannot share those just quite yet. Thus I´m doing stash-busting with older product to reduce the piles of paper and embellishments that keep piling up in my studio!

Therefore I´ll leave you with this card today. The butterflies are a present from my friend Lizzy (thank you!!). And the sticker I believe to have received from my friend Ali a while back. Rest is my own stash (Nuvo sequins and organic/natural paper from my older stash).

I used a sewing machine to attach the butterflies to the background paper (proud of myself there, as I am not very fond of sewing machines!).

Wishing you a great start into the new week! Mine will be special as I am turning 5+0 next week – yes, I am THAT old *giggles*! But there will be no big party this time around due to the pandemic regulations. Hopefully I can celebrate with friends and family some time next year (would be nice to see them again)? *fingers crossed*

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday card

Hello and happy Friday!! Today I have a day off from work – yay!!! What better way to end a week :). I have so been looking forward to this weekend and next week as I was hoping to be able to see some relatives and celebrate my special big day next week, but then Covid happened and there went all the nice plans down the drain.

So, oh well, instead of preparing a birthday party, I have been crafting cards. I mean, you only turn 50 once, right? And I was not going to hide somewhere, I was going to celebrate. My dad passed away suddenly with only 52, so the number 50 has a deeper meaning to me. Imagine you only had two years left from there? So I´ve decided to celebrate every single birthday from now own. You never know which one is going to be the last.

And now there´s Covid.. so much for the celebration. Oh well, I guess this year is just not going to get better, no matter what. So I have been crafting instead. I do love yellow, so I´ve been happily incorporating it to my work as much a possible! And this card has some fresh yellow-white stripes! I so love the background. And the centerpiece of this card is a cute owl gifted to my by my lovely friend, Lizzy! Thank you! It found a perfect spot on this card :).

I´m wishing you all an amazing weekend!! Hope everything is ok at your end! xxx, Sanna

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Wedding card

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share a wedding card I recently created. This one is again made out of older product that has been sitting on my schelf for a long time. About time it got used!

I made a slimline card base out of cream cardstock and then added the light brown patterned paper as a background to the card. After that I took some older Pink Paislee paper and fussy cut the roses and arranged them onto the left upper and right lower corner of the card. A stamped sentiment into the middle with a Teresa Collins sticker and the card was done.

I really like how this card turned out! It´s happy and elegant at the same time. I love the yellow roses!! And the red stamped sentiment works great with the rose paper, too! As I´ve used old product from my stash, I´ve tried to find similar product for you from recent collections and lines.

That´s all for today. Wishing you a great week!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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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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