#finishedinfeb – final set of cards

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I´m sharing my very final set of cards, created for the #finishedinfeb challenge with my pre-selected stash of product.

Here is the last set of two cards:

For the very last card (the one on the right) I cheated just a tag and used embossing powder instead of stamp ink and also added a tiny bit of embossing enamel to the background. I tried very hard to use only the products chosen, but by the last card I just could not resist adding that tiny touch of mixed media look.

And now to what is left!! I used up all the washi tape, all heart stickers, all puffy stickers and all premade tags. I have only 3 pieces of PL cards left, a few banners (mostly because my StazOn dried up and I could not stamp the shiny surface with a regular stamp ink, otherwise I would have used them more). AND I used almost all of the Studio Calico paper – only 3 sheets of paper left in the end. What´s left is plenty of the Carta Bella paper, because there is quite much inside such a paper pack. It´s amazing that his tiny pack of product produced a total of 25 cards in one month!!! Here is what I am left with after this challenge:

When I started this challenge, I figured I´d do maybe 5-6 cards and look where I am now! 25 clean and simple cards done in one month with this tiny product stash (see photo below)!

I am pretty proud of myself and would like to say a big thank you to Donna for bringing this challenge to life! I have enjoyed doing it and noticed that I work really well, when I set myself daily challenges/goals. This will for sure not be my last challenge to myself. I have had a great time doing it! Done good stash busting, filled my card box up and enjoyed every minute of it.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these posts and watch me do CAS cards!!! Let´s see what I do next. I think I need a new challenge :).

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday and a good start into March! Only approximately two weeks to go and we have been dealing with Covid for a WHOLE YEAR now. A full year! And who knows how long this will continue.. how are you guys doing? I am slowly but surely turning into a grumpy person ;-). I think I´ve just reached that point of emotional scale that grumpyness is my fave option. Trying to be cheerful and positive is not on my list anymore ;-). I just wish there would be something positive to look forward to, that might lift the spirits. But when there is no visible end to a situation, how do you keep positive?

Anyways, thank goodness there is crafting. I´d go nuts without it! Hoping you guys are coping better!!
xxx, Sanna

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#finishedinfeb – Card Set 6

Hello everyone and welcome to another card share of my February #finishedinfeb challenge, called to life by Donna! It´s again a share of several cards in clean and simple style.

Like mentioned before on my previous #finishedinfeb posts, I kept to a very limited, small pre-selected stash of product during this challenge. I also try not to add any (or as little as possible) additional product to the stash.

And so far I´ve managed to keep only to the pre-selected stash! I´m very proud of myself and also amazed to see how many cards one can create with so little product! You really don´t need that much product, tools etc. if you keep to clean and simple.

And by changing the patterned papers, you can do similar layouts and all the cards will still look totally different! And take a second look on your journaling card and PL cards stash! Many of those work as card background really well too!

I hope to have given you easy and simple card ideas so far. There are still a few more coming! I´ve still got one more week to create, post and share, so stay tuned! At the end I´ll count the cards and also share, what is left of the produt pile :). See you then!

Happy weekend,
xxx, Sanna

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#finishedinfeb – card set 2

Hello and welcome to another #finishedinfeb card challenge share! As you can see here, I´ve been busy using the set I chose to play with! some product still need to be used, but I am making some progress :).

Here are the next two cards I created:

For these cards I used some journaling cards / Project Life cards as a starting point and then added some embellishment and stamping. Everything on these cards (well, except for the stamp ink) is only from the kit I prepared for this challenge.

And I love the how the CAS styled cards turned out. It´s so easy and very much fun to create this type of cards for a change and limit oneself to use just a few things! I highly recommend you trying this type of idea out yourself. It´s like making your own small card kits and then working with them!

Also as it IS February when doing this challenge, I try to keep to a love theme in a way.

Wishing you all a fabulous day!
xxx, Sanna

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Time Flies! – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! It´s again time for the monthly The Wild Hare Kits Scraplift share. The team members pick one member to scraplift every month and this month we are scraplifting the lovely Kate. Here is the layout I chose to scraplift (she does lots of happy mail and not so many layouts recently, but I managed to find one to scraplift :)!).

The above layout is her´s and now to my take on it:

Wreaths have been really popular recently in scrapbooking layouts. So I did one too, based on Kate´s layout. I loved to fussy cut the Truly Grateful No. 11 paper with the „Cuckoo Clocks“ on it and arrange them onto the paper to mimic a wreath.

I started by fussy cutting lots of cuckoo clocks, then took the 2×2 inch papers from the Truly Grateful collection and fussy cut some of the Phrase Swatch Book papers too. Next I added orange and green spray ink splatters onto the background. After that I took a German sentiment stamp set (Klartext) and stamped sentiments like „your rock and you are super cool“ onto the page.

Then I adhered all the fussy cut elements onto the page either with liquid paper glue or 3D foam pads (adds nice dimension). I also fussy cut and folded some tiny leaves from the cuckoo clock paper residue parts and added faux stitching onto them with a white gel pen. Then all I needed to do was to add the photo (I matted the photo with 3 pieces of swatchbook papers from the Truly Grateful collection).

I adhered the title on the Office Hours embellishment packaging paper to make it stand out better. The alphas were from my own stash as I didn´t have any in my kit. I also added a few tiny fussy cut butterflies here and there, also from the Cuckoo Clock paper. And there is one flair on the page too. It´s also from my older stash, but I found it matched the layout theme perfectly.

I had a really great time scraplifting Kate´s layout!!! It was fun to do something I don´t do that often! I love the wreath, loved all the fussy cutting, arranging and layering. And that Cockoo Clock paper is one of my big faves from this kit! LOVE IT!!!

If you want to see what the other design team girls scraplifted, then hop over to the Wild Hare Kits blog to take a look! You will not be disappointed!!!! I love these scraplift challenges – if you would like to join us, we´d love to see your takes on Kate´s work. Just remember to tag us (#thewildharekits), so we find you and can come and leave some love on your work!

See you again on the 27th with yet another The Wild Hare Kits project – cannot wait to share!!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Right Now Minibook – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! I´m excited to share my second The Wild Hare Kits October Petite Kit project with you today. For today´s post, I´ve prepared a tiny minibook in bright and happy colours.

This is the finished mini:

The base of this minibook is a premade one by Maya Road. I have been hoarding it, because I love the thick pages and the robust covers. They were in kraft tone in the beginning so I gave them a „treatment“ with gesso and yellow paint.

I also treated all the pages in a similar way, but only applied a hue of yellow paint onto the pages.

Both for the cover and the pages inside the book I fussy cut the „Cuckoo Clock“ images from the Truly Grateful Paper No. 11 by Pink Paislee and adhered them onto the cover on top of the stamping. The stamps I used for this mini were not in the kit, but from my own stash (Viva Las Vega Stamps and Klartext Stempel). Also the small phrase squares in 2×2 inch size that I used throughout the minibook are by Pink Paislee & from the Truly Grateful collection.

I used the squares in whole and also cut into smaller pieces for decoration throughout the minibook.

I also created additional „pages“ to fit all the photos into the minibook, by folding the „I am Mom“ yellow/blue paper into tiny pages. Throughout the pages I´ve added sentiment stamping which highlights/matches the minibook theme really well. This book is about my knee surgery late May and I wanted to write the story down and collect all the memories together in one place.

I kept the design quite simple, but could not resist adding a few fussy cut elements here and there.

I also added some of the Pinkfresh Studio „Office Hours“ chipboard stickers for detail and decoration. I´ve also sneaked in some stenciling on some of the pages. The stencil is from my stencil line collection at STAMPlorations.

Here is a short flip-thru video of the minibook. I created this book away from home when I was on my knee surgery related rehab, so the photos are partly done with my mobile phone, so my apologies for the poorly results..

I´m sorry if the quality is not the best, but when you don´t have your studio around, you need to improvise. Hope you like the video and get inspired to create something fun yourself with the Wild Hare Kits kits.

See you on the 25th for another The Wild Hare Kits project – then I will be sharing my take on the monthly sketch with the rest of the team :)!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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