DIY die cut foam stamps and cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the  Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Design Team today. I decided to share a DIY foam stamp idea with you. Sometimes when you look at the die, you wish there would be a stamp like that available too. That is what I thought when I saw the new ModaScrap die cut dies! They can be used to create gorgeous stamps and today I´d like to show you how I made some DIY foam stamps with those die cut dies and how I used the stamps for card backgrounds.

Here is how to make the stamps:

1. Take a piece of adhesive back foam (appr. 2 mm´s thick) and run the foam with a chosen die cut die thru a die cutting machine.
2. Take a piece of thicker foam – I saved mine from parcels I received – and adhere the die cut piece onto the foam.
3. Remove the small, negative, die cut pieces with tweezers. You can even adhere some of the negative pieces along the edges for additional pattern.
4. Take a precision knife and cut with foam carefully along the edges to match the form of the die cut piece. That´s all!

Here is a start-to-finish video on how I created the stamps:

And then for the fun part – here are two cards I created using the DIY stamps:


1. Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and a VersaMark/embossing ink. Apply ink onto the foam stamp and press the stamp onto the white precut paper.
2. Pour clear embossing powder over the stamped surface, dab the residue off with your finger and heat set with a heat gun.
3. Take Distress Inks and apply color onto the background with an ink blending tool. The embossed areas will resist the ink and this way the stamped background pattern will show.
4. Adhere to a card base and decorate with banners, doilie corners, die cut words and/or stamped and die cut images. Whatever you prefer!

Here is a start to finish video on the green „Hello“ card, I hope you get inspired to make some stamps of your own!

This is quite fun and actually very addictive. I could not stop creating my own stamps, once I was finished with the first one! The dragonfly die cut die, for example creates a lovely background stamp and you can vary the size by just using one piece or adhering several dragonflies next to each other onto a bigger foam piece. Oh, the possibilities are almost endless!! Have fun and
happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dragonfly
Flower Lace 2
Flower Lace 1
Romantic corner
Flower Power clear stamps
Flower Power die set
A way with words – Hello
Soft Finish Cardstock, white
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other:
Distress Ink
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Glossy Accents
Dimensional pearls
Waterproof stamp ink
VersaMark ink
Posca pen, black

Congrats card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there lovelies and happy 1st of May!!! I hope you have all found some time for creating on this long weekend? I had planned on creating plenty, but then somehow I/we ended doing everythig else, but that. But it has still been a nice, relaxing weekend, so it is all good!

Today I´m quickly sharing a birthday card I created with Elizabeth Craft Desings products. This one went to my husbands gradma with flowers. She just celebrated her birthday recently.

I´ve first misted the background with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, then die cut the speech bubble form and used an embossing folder to create the pattern to it. Then I die cut several pieces of the word „Congrats“, adhered those on top of each other to create more depth and then decorated the card with some liquid pearls, twine, flowers and finished the sentiment with a layer of Glossy Accents for more dimension.

Wishing you all a lovely evening and a creative week!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
A Way With Words – Congrats
Swirly curves embossing folder
Other:
Liquid pearls
Paper flowers
Twine
Patterned paper
Tattered Angels pink Glimmer Mist
Glossy Accents

Happy Birthday card

Hello lovelies, today I am again quickly stopping by to share a birthday card with you. I´ve created this card with various Elizabeth Craft Designs product. This is one of the projects I made for them to travel with their company booth across the globe on various craft fairs and events.

The card base and the patterned paper is first cut with the Fitted Fishtail die cut dies. After that I adhered the pieces together with their Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Next I die cut one heart with the Fitted Hearts  die cut die and the one underneath it is cut with the Lace Heart (from the Moda Scrap series). On top of it all there is one glittered Lacy Poppies piece. I´ve used the Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter on it. Finally a stamped sentiment (General Sentiments by Joset Designs) with a Stitched Fishtail die cut die and decorated with white texture spray splatters, wood veneer and a silver ribbon and outlined with a black pen (faux stitching). That´s all!

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Fitted Fishtails
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Fitted Hearts
Lace Heart
Lacy Poppies
Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter
General Sentiments stamp set

Other:
White texture spray
wood veneer pieces
Patterned paper
Silver ribbon
Black pen

Stenciled bookmark – STAMPlorations

Hello there everyone! It´s my turn today to share another mixed media step-by-step tutorial with you. I am very much looking forward to spring already and I have noticed that it shows in my recent work – mainly can be noticed in my color choices. And this project is no exception – lots and lots of happy spring colours peeking here and there. Hope you like it!

Here is what I created:

Take a piece of white plain cardstock (or a big manila tag). Cut into a tag form if you are using a piece of cardstock. Then spray with pink spray ink and let dry or use a heat tool to dry the surface.

Place the Flutterby ARTplorations stencil onto the misted, dry surface and take a palette knife and some Viva Decor Glitter Paste and apply the paste thru the stencil onto the tag with the palette knife. Since the paste is very „grainy“, make sure you wash the stencil after you have used it.

Remove the stencil carefully and let the paste air dry before moving over to the next step.

 Take book themed paper bits and scraps, fussy cut them into right size and start adhering them onto the tag as you like. Add punched/die cut elements like butterflies to go with the background theme and decorate with ribbon, washi tape, brads, music notes and whatever you find suitable for the theme.

Take the Trendy Birds 2 stamps and a piece of old book paper and partially ink the sentiment stamp (only the word wings) and press the inked word into the paper. Fussy cut the word.

Next take the Trendy Feathers 2 stamp set and again only partially ink the stamp sentiment with the word „mind“ on it and press onto a piece of old book paper. Then fussy cut along the edges.

After that take small alpha stickers and build the quote „Books give wings to the mind“ with the partially stamped words and the alpha stickers. I always adhere the alpha stickers with paper glue to make sure they really stick to the surface and don´t come off later. Sometimes the adhesive bedind the alphas is not that strong on it´s own. Finally, add some white ink splatters for additional interest on top of all layers. If you don´t prefer splatters, just skip this step. That´s it. Here are some detail photos of the finished tag.

Hope you get inspired to play with glitter paste and stencils!!! Have fun!!!

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Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Flutterby stencil
STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2 clear stamp set
STAMPlorations – Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set
Tattered Angels – Simply Sheer Strong Pink spray ink
7gypsies – Ordre Du Jour 8×8 paper pack
Through the Lens – Stone paper series
Rose Ribbon
Viva Decor glitter paste

Happy Valentine – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there lovelies. So Christmas – and that holiday related paper projects – is somewhat done and dusted for a while again and it is time to start thinking about the next holidays, crafty wise, that is. Thus, how about Valentines? It is actually not that far away anymore, so better get those pinkish papers and heart designs out and start crafting, right? I did :).

And I created these two cards:

Here is what I did:
1. Take the Heart background die cut die and two pieces of colored Soft Finish Cardstock of your choice (I chose to use the thones Misty Mauve and Pink Peach). Cover the cardstock with clear Double Sided Adhesive and place the die cut die over the paper. Run thru your di cutting machine and repeat with the second piece.
2. First remove the loose parts of the hearts from both background pieces and leave them for later. Next adhere the heart background onto a card base. Then adhere the loose heart background pieces onto their places, just always use the „fillings“ from the other card. That way you get a more interesting image.  Repeat until all pieces are filled and adhered on their places. I left a few empty and added some glitter glue to those areas for additional interest.
3. Now die cut the word Valentine from the Love Sentiments set out of the same cardstock tones you used for the background or from Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Add glitter to the adhesive piece (I used Pink Peony Silk Microfine Glitter here).
4. Use the Stitched Fishtail Banners to cut ivory cardstock into right size. Adhere the die cut word onto the banners.
5. Finally, decorate the cards with wooden hearts, stickers, glitter, pearls or flowers. Or whatever you feel works the best.

The Die Cut Design Team girls all did their take on this months theme „From The Heart“. Just follow this link to see what they have been upto. There are some amazing creations waiting for you at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. And you can find all these die cut dies over at the „coming soon“ section, if you´d like to take a better look on this LOVEly release!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pink Peach
Soft Fiinish Cardstock – Misty Mauve
Silk Microfine Glitter – Peony Pink
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – Roll
Heart Background
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Love Sentiments

Other:
Wooden and cork hearts
Stickers
Resin flower brad
Tattered Angels Silk Glimmer Mist

New Release! – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there!!! There is something pretty special coming very soon to the Elizabeth Craft Designs store. A brand new release and let me tell you, I LOVE IT! Here is a card to give you an idea of some of the things that are coming:

Sanna Lippert - miss you home die cut cardYou can see details of this release over here. I just know you are going to love the new dies!!! Just look at the Leaf, Rose and Lace pockets, aren´t they gorgeous? And what about the various leaves and branches – big heart eyes here for those :). The Lacy Poppies and all the Love-themed dies, oh boy. I adore this release!! I will be using these ALL-THE-TIME!!

So here is my card, how convinient, it is totally trendy in greens (see Pantone color of the year ;-)…). I´ve misted all the die cut pieces with various green spray ink colours and covered small parts of the branches/leaves with Crackle Accents for a fun detail. By the way, I really, really like the Pantone spring colours too. Some of my all time faves there too. Such a nice top 10!!

That´s it for today :). Let´s stay creative!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Leafy Branch 4
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Leafy Branch 5
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Pair of leaves 1
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Leafy Branch 2
Tattered Angels – Inchworm
Tattered Angels – Olive Vine
Tattered Angels – Kiwi
Tattered Angels – Grass

Looking back – this was 2016

Hello there, I am here posting a little overview of what I created 2016. Don´t worry, I am not going to share everything, just a few faves of mine :). Here are some thoughts on my work and the creative year 2016. Let´s start with my cards:

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There are my nine faves from past year. I created quite a few cards during the past year, more cards than layouts actually. I think I needed a break from scrapbooking in a way. The layouts I created I totally loved, but it was not my go-to creative outlet in 2016. I did more other crafty projects. And in my opinion that is the way it should go, we should do what we feel most comfortable with that moment. And now, after doing less layouts for a year, I can again see myself making more. It feels more interesting again.

My cards have lots of die cutting details in them, that is due to the design teams I was in, I think. And besides, I enjoyed a move towards this direction creativity wise quite much. Looking at my cards, do you notice what is missing? The splatters!! They have been following me for a couple of years now and in these cards there seem to be less or no splatters at all. But don´t be fooled, I am still a splatter girl :). Just yesterday I managed to splatter my whole computer screen, my keyboard and my photo printer with white paint splatters. YES! That´s me… Thank God I was able to remove every little stain and droplet. I am not even going to go into detail how that happened, but things happen around here when I get creative, people :).

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I still seem to have a thing for color too. It´s happy bright colors apparently, that I am drawn towards naturally. And I still think kraft and browns with whites and blacks look good together. Tags are appearing more and more in my work. I made quite a few last year. And enjoyed making them very much. I like them, they are small but still offer enough space to experiment and play with techniques and media. My desk is always a mess after working on how ever small an artpiece *lol* you´d think I created something big by to look of my working area, but no, it´s just a tag or two *laugh*..

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And then there are other crafty projects like OTP, minibooks, art journaling and ATC´s and even home deco. Yes, I actually did all of those last year. I always thought it would not be my thing to do home deco, but I must admit I quite enjoy it! AND besides, we DO spend a lot of time in our craftrooms BUT do we also showcase stuff we do? So that is something that is about to change in the future.

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I signed in for an online class that lasted a whole year. That was fun – although I did not manage to finish every single prompt/tutorial. I still plan to, though :-). And then there were friends, I can´t recall if I chose OLW for 2016, but if there should be a word for 2016, it should be friends. I met many of my crafty friends in 2016 in person. That is something really special. I cherish it very much!! And we are not talking about friends living right around the corner, no, these friends I met, live scattered around the whole world. And to meet some of them in person is really something special!!!

Then I got the possibility to go to Frankfurt (Creative World/Paperworld) and do demos there. Now that was really special. Something I hadn´t even dared to dream about. Somewhere in the corners of my mind there was always a little spark of hope, and it coming true was really special to me. I enjoyed interacting with people very much.

I am not a very communicative person. Well, I´ve gotten much better in time, but I am not the type of person who loves to be the center of attention. Thru this hobby I´ve learned how to share ideas, even teach and hold classes. Being more of an introvert than an extrovert I am very proud of myself for coming this far.

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So for 2017 my one little word (OLW) is going to be WONDER. I think it fits. I want to live more curiously (in  a good way!), discover new things, discover surprising things, be more astonished about creativity, ideas, techniques and play more. Does that make sense? I want to wonder, discover and develop. And travel, yes, that too. I´ve decided it´s going to be a good year. I want to concentrate on the good, the positive.

There is just something about the first days of the new year that makes us feel like we can conquer and achieve anything. I hope I can call upon this feeling throughout the year and at the end of this year be able to say it was an amazing year!

Thank you for coming around once and a while and reading my posts. I am still wondering if someone stops by besides me and Lizzy *lol*.

I wish you a wonderful 2017!! Let´s stay curious and creative!!!
xxx, Sanna

Embossed Christmas cards – Canvas Corp

Hello lovelies!!! A countdown to Christmas has started over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog and there is lots and lots of inspiration for everyone to see! So I highly recommend, you keep an eye on the blog and what is going on over there. The projects are for sure going to get you into CREATIVE Christmas spirit :)!!

I joined the fun with a set of 12 Christmas cards. Yes, TWELVE!!! I am coming closer to my goal of getting all the handmade Xmas cards done (and mailed) in time this year…

Here is what I did:
Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert And I only needed two sheets of 12×12 paper for these cards!!! One plain kraft cardstock and one Snowflakes on Kraft Reverse. Both from the Canvas Corp store. A little paper goes a long way, as you can see.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

I´ve used 4 different embossing powders (see the video in the end for more details!) on my cards – a plain black and white one, seafoam white and a glitter black. Those colors worked so well with the kraft cardstock and in combination with the black patterened paper.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

The only thing I needed to add was some fussy cut fabric pieces from the Jolly Christmas Fabric Panel. I colored the fabric with markers and decorated them with some glitter glue.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

A little bit of canvas fringe for additional decoration and stamped, fussy cut sentiments by Elizabeth Craft Designs to personalize the cards and then you only need to adhere everytthing on their places. Fun, fast and easy!  And I love the look of black and kraft and fabric/canvas together. A little bit retro, a little playful and not too bulky so they will fit into an envelope well too.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

I love this snowman :)!!! Such a cute fabric sheet with all the picture on it. And now to the video:

That´s it for today! Hope to see you come by soon, I´ve got more projects to share soon!

I am also submitting these cards to the ANYTHING GOES challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

1. Canvas Corp – Snowflakes on kraft reverse paper
2. Canvas Corp – Plain kraft cardstock
3. Canvas Corp – Canvas fringe
4. Rick rack ribbon – black
5.Canvas Corp – printed canvas sheet – Jolly Christmas
6. Coloring pens
7. Glitter glue – Stickles (Star Dust)
8. Embossing powder – black, glitter black, seafoam white, white
9. Snowflake stamp – Hero Arts
10. Paper glue
11. White card bases
12. Black stamp ink
13. Winter sentiments clear stamp set – Elizabeth Craft Desings
Tools:
1. Acrylic block for stamping
2. Heat gun
3. Paper trimmer
4. Scissors
5. Brayer

Warm Winter Wishes tag set – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! It´s my turn to share a mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog today again and today I am up with a set of three happy Christmas tags created with the Broken Glass ARTplorations stencil. This is what the set looks like:

Here is how I created the tags:

1. Fussy cut 3 tag bases from a piece of white cardstock.

2. Take two pieces of red patterned paper and place the stencil over the paper. Now trace the broken glass pattern with a pencil onto the paper. Remove the stencil and fussy cut the pieces with scissors for the first tag.

3. Next place the stencil over the tag and start glueing the fussy cut pieces onto the tag using the stencil as a glueing guide. Leave to dry, before cutting the residue pieces off along the edges of the tag.

4. For the second tag repeat step two, but instead of cutting the pieces off the paper with scissors, use a precision knife to cut along the pencil lines. Remove the pieces and put them aside. Not take the outline piece and glue it onto the tag. Leave to dry and cut off residue along the edges when dry.

5. For the last tag use the leftover pieces from tag two. Glue like on the first tag (see step three).

6. Place the stencil onto the tag, apply gitter paste thu it and let dry properly. Repeat on all three tags.

7. Next adhere the die cut sentiment onto a piece of red patterned paper and fussy cut along the die cut word. Adhere some turquoise lace onto the tags and adhere the die cut sentiment on top.

8. Decorate with stickers, cork, chipboard pieces and add glitter glue, white texture spray and a red ribbon on top for additional decoration.

Here is a start-to-finish video on how I created the tags – hope you like it!

And some detail shots of the finished tags:

 I hope you enjoyed this little stencil idea and got inspired to get those stencil out and join our fun challenges and get crafty!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
CUTplorations – Warm Winter Wishes die cut die
ARTplorations – Broken Glass stencil
Turquoise lace
Viva Decor glitter paste
Wycinanka chipboard
Studio Calico wood veneer birdies
Stickles by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Cork embellishments
Winter themed stickers
Stapler & red ribbon

Nikolo – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies!!! It is again time for another hybrid layout tutorial with The Nifty Pixel digi kits turned into hybrid and then into a paper layout :-). Sounds complicated, but it isn´t!!! Just print the digi desings with your home color printer and use them like you would use regular scrapbook papers!!! Easy, right?

For this months hybrid tutorial I created a video for a change! I really, really adore this paper kit. It is actually a maritime themed kit called ADRIFT, but I´ve used it for a Christmas themed page – works for me!!!  Here is the finished page:

Sanna Lippert - Hybrid scrapbook page, Nikolo

and some detail photos:

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I love lightbulbs and there are some bits and pieces on the page that I grabbed from the Happy Home collection. The clock and the lightbulb are actually from this vellum piece set:

Happy Home, the Nifty PixelThey work really well together with the ADRIFT collection. Well, actually every single kit works together with each other. The are always some bits and pieces you can combine together!!! And now for the tutorial, here is the video, hope you like it!!!

Here is a peek on the complete collection. Isn´t it pretty?

ADRIFT, THE NIFTY PIXELThe kit is bursting with gorgeous seashore themed bits and pieces and the papers are just a dream!!! I hightly recommend you grab yourself this kit as long as it is available!!! You will not regret it! I even created a small altered display piece with this kit for my studio (will share that later). I can see myself using this kit again and again also in the future.

So I promised you another project with this kit and that will follow very soon. This and the next project will also be my very last ones for The Nifty Pixel design team. I will for sure be using the kits also in my later work here and there, but not as a design team member anymore. Having been on the team for three years and some, it is time to give someone new a chance! So this will actually be my farewell project as a design team member. It´s been an amazing three years on the team!! I´ve really enjoyed every second of it and would like to thank Em for having me in the team so long. I will Keep on Stalking Em, the team girls and The Nifty Pixel Website in the future thru social media. Thank you Em for everything! It has been an amazing time and I´ve learned so much about hybrid!!!

Happy hybrid crafting,
xxx, Sanna
Please go to:
The Digichick Store – The Nifty Pixel line
The Nifty Pixel website for inspiration