August Deluxe Kit unboxing – The Wild Hare Kits

Hi there everyone, this is the day we all are always looking for: the Wild Hare Kits UNBOXING day!!! Well at least I know I am. I love watching the unboxing videos from my team colleagues and drooling over and admiring (and getting inspired by) the products in their kits :-D!

And today I get to be part of that process – soooo exciting!!!

Here is my first The Wild Hare Kits design team kit unboxing video for you to watch! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did/do!! You can also find links to the unboxing video in German and in Finnish a little bit later in the post!!!

I received lots of Carta Bella Flower Market collection papers as well as some papers from the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection and Pink Fresh Studio Everyday Musings 6×6 papers. Annnddd… a gorgeous Echo Park stencil and Carta Bella stamps and Ephemera as well as some gorgeous Bramble Fox vinyl stars!!! I love my August kit and I am soooo excited to share my projects created with the kit!!

FOR THE GERMAN VERSION OF THE UNBOXING VIDEO, GO HERE!!!
FOR THE FINNISH VERSION OF THE UNBOXING VIDEO, GO HERE!!!

Some facts about the kits in general:

– they are hand curated
– you get to fill in your own style profile, so your kits are personalized according to your wishes/likes!!! How cool is that?
– you can order your next kit in your own tempo
– you can order a kit in two sizes: either a Deluxe Kit or a Petite Kit

*get to know and order your kits here*

If you would like to see more unboxing Videos, here is a list to ones by my team colleagues – enjoy!!!

* Rachel
* Amber
* Heather
* Jess
* Brande
* Kate
* Daniela
* Laura
* Haley
* Faith Hairlooms

Soon, very soon there will be more for you to see!!!
Until then, happy scrapping!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
The Wild Hare Kits Deluxe Kit

Let me introduce myself – The Wild Hare Kits

Hi there, everyone! Today marks the beginning of my The Wild Hare Kits design team member journey and we start with a Q & A round today. So I hope to give you some insight on who I am as a scrapper and papercrafter by answering the following questions:

I think I have never introduced myself properly here on my blog, so about time to change that!!! Here are some infos on the „crafty me“:

1. What is the one thing people don´t know about you?
Hmmm… I´m a night owl and very often stay up too late and always regret it early in the morning, when the alarm clock goes off and I have a really hard time forcing myself out of bed at 5:30 a.m…..

2. How did you get into crafting?
I have been crafting basically all my life. The interests have changed over the years, but crafting has always been a part of me as long as I can remember. Papercrafts have been there all along and I´ve always done fotoalbums, but discovered the term „scrapbooking“ itself back when my children were small and I wanted to do their baby-albums. Finally I had a word for what I was doing and I have been even more „hooked“ ever since 🙂

3. What is something you are excited about in the paper crafting world right now?
Oh, the variety of products available for sure. When I started there were only so little possibilities, now there is practically everything available from paper to mixed media products and everything in between.

4. What is your favourite tool for crafting?
That would have to be stencils and stamps. I have way too many and I still find I could use a few more in my stash *lol*

5. What are your favourite patterns?
Graphical patterns, faux watercolor look on paper, black and white simple grafic patterns.

6. How many complete albums do you have?
Oh, I´d have to take a quess, because I´ve done quite a few over the years that I´ve given away as presents too. So there are plenty – if I count all the minibooks I´ve made there are for sure more than 50 even..? Honestly, I´ve lost count 🙂

7. What is your favourite type of embellishment?
I love using word&phrase stickers and ephemera as well as flair and tiny embellishments like stars for texture. These are followed by various mixed media products.

8. What brand do you keep finding yourself going back to?
This is an ongoing and ever changing list of companies. American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Carta Bella, Pink Fresh Studio, Heidi Swapp and then there are some fab European manufacturers I like alot too. But I also decide based on colours and patterns alot, rather than look for a specific brand.

9. What is your best tip for getting in the zone and being productive in crafting?
I find good music always inspiring, also going thru and printing my photos usually gives me plenty of ideas and inspiration. The photo and the story behind it gives me the inspiration and thru the story of the photo I get a feeling for what type of product and colours/design I want to go for/work with.

10. Who inspires you?
Fellow crafters and my crafty friends. Depending on if it´s cardmaking, mixed media or scrapbooking, there are different people I admire and who inspire me. I´m a huge fan of many crafty peeps in the community and I stalk follow many of them thru my social media sites ;-). No, but seriously, there are so many talented people out there, how could one not be inspired by them?

11. Is there a new type of craft you want to try, but haven´t yet?
I haven´t tried paint pouring yet, but it is definitely on my to-do-list and I also want to give TN´s a try!! And pottery, jewellery making and black & white photography (mainly portraits) really interests me too.

12. What do you hope to see in the future for paper crafting?
I have been scrapping for a long time now and I always find it very sad when a company closes their doors/goes out of business. We need the versatility as there are so many types of crafters out there. Also I miss the magazines and the books. It´s so easy to find inspiration in social media, but flipping thru a real magazine and a book just has something special to it and cannot always be replaced by a site that might not be loading properly when the connection is bad, for example. And then there is the product. Who of us does not love new products? It´s such an important part of our hobby. I hope it stays versatile and innovative also in the future so that we can have plenty of fun in our craft rooms :).

And here are some bonus answers:

Home: Austria, Europe
Favorite color: blue on clothes, in crafting yellow, pink, aqua, lime green, black and white
Favorite way to create: in my craft room with nice music on and lots of light and plenty of time
Favorite vacation: anywhere, where I haven´t been yet, favorably somewhere by the sea OR in a city with lots to see
Something I´m looking forward to: I am very excited about this design team year and lots of scrappy time, gaining new crafty friends & planning our next vacation for 2020.
Favorite quote: Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know the crafty me a bit better! Next up will be some unboxing activities here on my blog, so be sure to come back tomorrow!! Also, layouts and scrappy fun will be coming up throughout the month with my August Wild Hare Kit, so stay tuned!! 🙂

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

2 Cards created with Planner Essentials stamps – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday! Today I am again sharing a set of cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog as a bi-monthly guest designer. I am not much of a planner girl (yet), but the minute I saw the lovely planner stamps designer by Esther Glas, I right away knew I wanted to use them for a card project. So that is what I am sharing over at the ECD blog today – inclusive a video.

Here are the cards I created:

and the second one:

Also there is a VIDEO with a start-to-finish on both cards, you can see it HERE. And now a quick photo share on some details on the cards – for the full blog post, you will need to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and read it HERE.

The first card has a summer bouguet feeling to it. Happy bright colors against a blue background.

The second card is more a masculine or playful one with all the numbers and the bold border. And both cards where created using the same stamp sets! Still they are so very different.

I hope you enjoy my full tutorial and the video over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I´ll be sharing another one there in August, so keep an eye on that space around the middle of August :). See you there!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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STAMPlorations Clear Stickers Reveal

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday!! STAMPlorations recently launched a selection of Clear Stickers to their product palette. There are various themes available, like Coffee, Christmas, Mom, Family and all types of General/Inspirational sentiments. This is a great addition to the product palette at STAMPlorations!! So let´s celebrate that abit :)!!

For today´s post I´ve created a set of Coffee themed projects, featuring some of the Clear Stickers from the Coffee Line. There are plenty more available at the store, so be sure to check them ALL out :). I might as well warn you – they are quite addictive!! 🙂

And now to the projects:

I started by stamping a few coffee mugs (stamp also by STAMPlorations) with embossing ink onto white cardstock, then heat embossing with golden embossing powder.

After fussy cutting the images I colored them with Distress Inks and a water thank brush and then went on with creating some cards.

For both of these cards I used some of my own stencil design to create the card background and then adhered the fussy cut coffee mugs with 3D foam onto the cards. I had the „Just Caffeinate“ clear stickers set waiting and attached the stickers onto an inked piece of white cardstock and then fussy cut them into banners.

These stickers are really great for so many types of projects. You can use them for scrapbooking, art journaling, ATC´s, cards, tags and all types of paper crafts that come to your mind. ALSO, they would work great on home decor pieces too, I´m thinking of altered candle holders with sentiments on them, for example! I think I need to make such soon 🙂

But I didin´t want to create only cards as there are so many other possibilities to use these stickers. I did a set of Artist Trading Coins using one of the new Faces stencils (Foxy). That one worked perfectly together with the Caffeine Gueen stickers :)!!!

I die cut the circles, then applied some paper pieces on top and after that gessoed and inked the background with Distress Inks. After everything was dry, I inked the stencil image wth black ink onto the ATCoins and added the „Caffeine Queen“ sticker next to the face.

I love how these coins turned out. This coffee sentiment set I was using has plenty of stickers in it: a total of 128 stickers/16 stickers per sticker sheet and 8 sheets of stickers inside.

Here you can see the full sticker sheet featured – don´t you just love these sentiments?? I do!!
preview-justcaffeinate

Be sure to check out the Clear Sticker section at the STAMPlorations store here for even more amazing themes!!!  Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog for more!!

And be sure to stop by my blog on Saturday, when I will be featuring even more stickers projects – this time featuring Christmas – here on my blog.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Für immer Urlaub! – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies, today I´m sharing a retirement card idea with you. A colleague recently had her last work day (ever) at work and I created a card for the occation. She loves to travel and has lots of plans for her retiment time including heavy travelling, thus the beach scenery. This is what I came up with:  

It´s a die cut card with banners that  has „Forever vacation“ sentiment written on them. And since the theme was „vacation forever and ever“ I figured that a palm tree scenery would fit perfectly.

I´ve first die cut all elements from White Soft Finish Cardstock and folded a A4-sized paper to create the white card base to build my card on.  All the die cut dies are mainly by Elizabeth Craft Designs, only the tiny sun is an older Sizzix die.

After die cutting, I inked all the elements with various Distress Ink tones in green, brown, yellow and brown.

Then I adhered everything on place with a paper glue and decorated the edges with a black pen (faux stitching).

The recipient really liked her card so my card mission was a success :). Stop by my blog on Monday for a baby boy card idea.

Wishing you a lovely weekend and hopefully some sunshine too!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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