Clean and simple Christmas cards

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m up with another set of Christmas cards, this time in clean and simple style. I´ve used some of the gorgeous STAMPlorations stencils on these to create the patterns.

See? Very simple and easy card ideas! I took a piece of red patterned paper (leftover piece that was on my table ;-)..) and placed the stencils on top. Then I took a blender brush and applied the golden Nuvo Mousse thru the stencil on top. After the mousse was dry, I outlined the patterns with white to make them better stand out from the background.

For the third card I used Ivory Coast Nuvo Crackle Mousse thru a STAMPlorations stencil. As a base I used a dark red cardstock piece. For decor I added some felt and wooden stars and into the middle I added a stamped sentiment. Easy peasy!

On the other cards I just added little details, like a STAMPlorations clear sticker and a wooden reindeer piece (who has a Nuvo Vintage Drop red nose, by the way ;-)..). For the other cards I just added a in brown stamped Christmas sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and inked the edges a little to give it a vintage look. The star is wood veneer combined with a star sticker. So only very little details, lots of red and a little gold with white. Very christmassy in my opinion!

Just a reminder that you can still use the the following discount code and also get percentage on the Christmas Special Sale:

Wishing you all a fabulous day! xxx, Sanna

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Birthday cards

Hello and happy Monday! Stash busting journey continues and today I´m sharing yet another set of birthday cards, created with older product. These happen to be older Basic Grey papers, rub-ons and chipboard elements on these cards. I really like to patterns and colours and combined with some Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps and Nuvo Drops they really look great, if I say so myself.

Above is set one. As you can see from the background, there are still a few papers to be used, but I´m almost there :). It´s was a full pack of papers, when I started and look where I am already :).

And set two. These are more clean and simple in style. And even the rub-ons still work well, even though they must be almost 10 years old by now. Awesome quality!

For decor I´ve again added some Nuvo Drops and stamps by Elizabeth Craft Desings. Easy peasy and very effective.

I especially like the one with the stamped flowers on it. I don´t know why, really. Maybe, because the background is solely yellow. One of my fave colours!!! And the stamped flowers just work so well with the paper I think.

That´s all from me today! I should get ready to mail some Xmas cards and think about presents, but for some reason, with the lockdown and all, I just cannot move myself towards such things yet. Have you done all preparations yet? I think I find it hard this year, because there will be no normal Christmas and it just does not feel the same…

Have a great day and take care!
Sanna

Supplies (papers not the same, tried to find similar ones):

Merry Christmas card

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m again stopping by to share a Crhistmas card with you. This time created in very classic color combination: blue, red and white. I love this color combination on winter cards!

To create the background I used some blue Distress Ink. Next I placed the Winter Flowers stencil on top of that blue inked piece and applied Nuvo Expanding Mousse (worn linen) thru the stencil onto the surface and heat set it to create a 3D distressed effect.

Then I inked an additional piece of paper in blue and added a stamped sentiment. For finishing touches I added some liquid drops in red. All in all a very easy to do card, but thru the 3D mousse effect it has a nice texture and depth to it.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend! We are one week down form our second lockdown here in Austria.
xxx, Sanna

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6th Giving Thanks hop & Giveaway – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! It´s time for another amazing STAMPlorations blog hop: the 6th Giving Thanks hop + giveaway!!!

And here is what I did for this hop:

It´s a set of three thank you-cards. And as I am so very grateful to be in this amazing team with the most lovely design team colleagues, I also want to give you something, so I´ve prepared two short videos for you to watch. Hope to inspire you a bit with them. Here are the first two cards and the video for these:

and for my last card I used residues from the first ones. Here is that particular card and following is the short video:

And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see all the hop contributors lovely cards and hop along by everyones blog to be in for the prizes!!! If you get lost on the way, you can always start again HERE. Have a great time hopping!!!

The Hop Prizes are:

– 3 winners of a $15 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers‘ blogs

Giveaway prizes:

– 2 winners of get their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $25

– 1 winner of their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $50

Extra prizes:

– a few surprise winners randomly drawn from our social media accounts (FB, IG, Pinterest, blogs) to win either prize codes or products

hop and giveaway are open until December 8. The winners will be announced on December 10th in the November winners post.

Happy hopping and good luck!!!
Sanna

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Joy card

Hello and happy Thursday!!! Today I´m on the mood for sharing a Christmas card with you again. This time with plenty of sparkle :). I used a STAMPlorations slimline stencil with Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Paste to create the background.

As a base for that I used a piece of red cardstock which creates a really nice contrast to the background with the glitter. On the sides I have sand toned velvet ribbon from my older product stash. Still going strong with stash busting here :).

To finish the card off I added some fussy cut pieces from Canvas Corp. papers I had left over from my design team gig from a few years back. The papers themselves are very modern, but still work really well with the velvet and the glitter and together, funny enough, create a really cool vintage looking card.

I´ll leave you with this card today, but be sure to come and visit my blog tomorrow, because I am part of the 6th annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks blog hop that goes live tomorrow!! So don´t miss that one!! See you tomorrow!! Also, a friendly reminder on the ongoing Christmas special sale at STAMPlorations:

See you tomorrow! Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies (some are product suggestions similar to my older product):