Clean and simple card backgrunds with nesting dies – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!!! Today I´m again stopping by to share yet another card guest design team project with you, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs products. For today´s project I wanted to share a set of cards, created with basic nesting dies. I wanted to show you how easily you can make fun and colorful card backgrounds in clean and simple style.

You only need a selection of basic fitted dies (for exampe rectangles, stars, hexacons or squares), a stamp set and a selection of colored cardstock. I chose to do a more monochromatic pattern on the above cards, but you could do more variation by picking all colours of the rainbow for a background. Here is how these cards were done:

Step 1: Pick three colours of cardstock in similar tones (I used grey, teal and blue tones). Then pick three of the smaller sized nesting Stitched Rectangles and die cut two pieces each with the smaller dies from the cardstock and one bigger sized piece.

Step 2: Arrange the pieces onto a card base and adhere them on place with Clear Double Sided Tape. Flip the card over and cut any excess pieces with scissors.

Step 3: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a sentiment with the “Build Your Own Sentiment 1” stamp set using embossing ink and fine white embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat tool and adhere the sentiment onto the card with 3D foam pads. For additional detail you can add some embossed stars around the sentiment and a few Craft Drops, if you want to.

I´ve also recorded a video step-by-step for you to watch to give a better idea on each step. Hope you like it!

And as you can see, by changing the dies and cardstock colours as well as varying the sentiments, you can create cards for various occations using the same basic idea.

I hope you get inspired by these cards and give all your basic nesting die cut dies a try with various cardstock combinations. This is also so much fun, because you can make several at once and depending on colour and chosen sentiment, they go for so many occations.

See you again with another tutorial next month!! Until then, happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna

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Cute Christmas cards

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share one more set of Christmas cards, this time again, created with Christmas papers by Mintay Papers.

For this set, like on the previous ones, I used only little additional decoration. Just some ribbon or a tiny resin snowman and a cute doily. I didn´t want to cover the beautiful papers too much, as they are very pretty on their own.

I´ve also again added some Nuvo Drops here and there onto the cards for additional sparkle, but that is pretty much all I did. I just adore these papers so much on their own :).

Wishing you a lovely Sunday and hope I could inspire you a little today. Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stenciled easy to do Xmas cards

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m sharing a set of easy to do Christmas cards you just need a few minutes for.

Just grab a piece of leftover paper, some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse a stencil and a blending brush of some kind. Then apply the mousse with the brush thru the stencil onto the leftover piece of paper. Let dry.

Now outline the pattern with a white gel pen for a fun detail and the adhere the paper onto a card base. Add either a stamped sentiment, some embellishments like the Rudolf on my card, some ribbon and/or fussy cut Christmas themed decor. That´s it! Really fast and easy. And the mousse also adds a really nice shine to the card, when it´s tilted (see above photo).

And these too are not too thick to be put into an envelope and mailed to a loved one.

Wishing you a great Thursday!!! xxx, Sanna

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Birthday cards

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m sharing a set of birthday cards with you. There are again done using very old Basic Grey papers. I´m still stash busting, as you can see.

I´ve just pretty much layered the papers and the chipboards on top of each other and added a stamped sentiment. Stamp is by Elizabeth Craft Designs, by the way.

I still have a few pieces of this paper left, but I´ve basically busted one block of 12×12 paper so far from this collection, so I´m very proud of myself. So today, it´s basically „wordless Wednesday“ as there is not much I can say to these cards :). Hope you like them, tho :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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December Stencil Challenge STAMPlorations

Hello and happy December! It´s again beginning of a new month, so that can only mean it´s time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal. Yay!!!

Here is my card for the December stencil challenge reveal:

Remember this video I shared about my new stencils? Well, I shortly also show how this look can be done on that video, so if you are interested, here is the link to the video.

In fact, creating this card was really easy (a good idea to keep in mind, when you need to make plenty of cards?). I took a piece of white cardstock, placed the Christmas Wreaths stencil on top and first inked thru the whole area with green Distress Ink (yes, also the berries in green). Next I took a text stamp (old from my own stash) and stamped with black ink thru the stencil over the leaves. This creates the cool look. Then I removed the stencil and took some liquid pearls and added the dots on top of the green areas. The green areas worked as markings, in a way. For finishing touches I added the clear sentiment sticker (also by STAMPlorations) into the middle and mounted the white piece onto a green cardstock that I folded into a card using a score board. Easy peasy (and fast)!

Be sure to stop by the STAMPlorations blog to see more inspiration by the lovely design team girls and then play along with us!! Please remember to play by the rules if you want to be eligible for the prizes!!! And other than that, have fun creating!! Looking forward to your creations!! Also, like always, take advantage of my discount code, if you plan on ordering something 🙂

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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