Winter sweater blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs „Winter sweater“ blog hop!!!Today the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team are having a special blog hop featuring the Winter Sweater die set. For this theme I created two Holiday cards using the Winter Sweater die cut die and some ModaScrap papers with Soft Finish Cardstock.

The hop started on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you may want to head over there now so you can start at the beginning of the hop. You do want to miss anything and there is lots to see!

I wanted to create a „Crazy Christmas Sweater“ kind of card, so I die cut the sweater from green, red and white paper and used the paper piecing technique to build the particular sweaters featured on the cards. For decoration I also added some Prills from the Elizabeth Craft Designs store. They make a fun detail to the sweaters.

The background pieces are cut with Dotted Scallop Squares from Soft Finish Cardstock and I´ve then added some background stamping (snowflakes) with Joset´s Winter Sentiments stamp set stamps and light grey and white stamp ink onto the cards. Finally I added a stamped seasonal sentiment to both of the cards and little details with a white gel pen.

I hope you enjoyed this winter sweater card idea and are having fun hopping with us!!! As a bonus to celebrate the blog hop, Elizabeth Craft Designs  is offering customers a 15% off the winter Sweater die using the code: „BRRR“ at checkout. This offer will last until Sunday, October 1.

Thank you for dropping by! Be sure to continue on the blog hop and click on the next person on the list which is Sandy Diller. Here are also all the blog links, just in case you lost track on the way 🙂

Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog

Selma Stevenson

Karen Nofziger

Frances Byrne

Sanna Lippert

Sandy Diller

Katelyn Grosart

Kelly Booth

Elena Anderson

Happy crafting and happy hopping,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Travelling tags and more – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there, I have actually managed not to post some of my work on my blog since Christmas… about time to change that! I did a series of tags and a canvas that went to the Canvas Corp Brands CHA 2016 booth and have been travelling with them ever since :). Lucky tags – I wonder if they´d take me instead of the tag *giggles*…

I´ll start with tag No.1:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertPretty much everything on this tag is Canvas Corp Brands product (the corrugated cardboard, the spray inks, the Tattered Tangles paper, the burlap and the stamping. The only thing that is not their product, are the stencils I used and the &-sign. Now to tag No.2:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis again, is a full Canvas Corp Brands product tag. It´s Christmas themed, since there was a little Xmas corner on the CCB booth at CHA. And then there was tag No. 3:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis one is quite clean & simple actually. I did add quite an amount of Distress Glitter on it :). And the bow, the bow was my personal favorite on it. I wanted to keep it as an eye catcher. Here again, mists, stamping and paper by CCB. And there was also a canvas I sent them: Sanna LippertI´m really happy this one made it to the display. I like the colors on it alot. Again, I´ve used all kinds of Tattered Angels goodness on this one. In addition corrugated cardboad by CCB, lots of misting, some die cut dies and some stamping.  Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI really like the product lines at Canvas Corp Brands. Everything works together, older or new product! All paper lines are very timeless. I obviously have a weak spot for their color lines, but I recommend you check out their canvas, burlap and fabric lines too. And don´t forget the papers :). Love working with this company´s product!!!

I also sent some other work with all these pieces to CHA, but that has been already shared here at some point, so no need to mention those again.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Coffee tag – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, everyone! Today I´d like to share a step-by-step tutorial for a Coffee themed tag. I am a coffee lover since quite early childhood when my grandma used to make me a „children´s coffee“ with lots of milk and just a little bit of coffee. I have loved the smell of coffee ever since!! Therefore when Canvas Corp Brands launched their Beans & Bags collection, I knew I wanted create with it. This is the tag I created:

Sanna LippertAnd this is how I created it:

Sanna LippertFirst take a regular medium sized tag and stamp with a 7gypsies stamp and VersaMark ink onto the tag. Then pour embossing powder over the stamped areas, tap the residue off and heat set with a heat gun.

Sanna LippertNext place the tag on a craft sheet and spray some Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist onto it. Let dry for a bit and wipe with a damp cloth over the tag. This way the stamped images will stay clean.

Sanna LippertThen cut a piece of ivory burlap and attach it onto the tag using a stapler.

Sanna LippertAfter that take a piece of golden metallic yarn and tie it around the burlap area. Tie a knot, cut the residue off.

Sanna LippertTake a piece of kraft cardstock and using this 7gypsies stamp and black ink (Hero Arts Chalkboard ink) stamp a word, fussy cut it into a banner and adhere it onto the tag.

Sanna LippertNext take a golden clothespin and adhere that onto the piece of burlap next to the stamped image.

Sanna LippertFussy cut a coffee cup out of the Beans and Bags fabric panel and color with Sugar Maple and Stone Glimmer Mist.

Sanna LippertCut an image out of the Beans & Bags on Kraft paper and use a stapler to attach it onto the tag.

Sanna LippertFussy cut another image from the same paper and adhere it onto the tag with a paper glue.

Sanna LippertNext adhere the colored, fabric coffee cup overlappingly over the previous image.

Sanna LippertDraw „coffee steam“ lines with Glossy Accents over the coffee cup and pour champagne toned micro beads onto those areas. Let dry for a while and then dap the residue beads off the tag. Sanna LippertAdd a cord piece to the tag.

Sanna LippertInk the edges of the tag with a black ink.

Sanna LippertAdd some black ink splatters using black Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert This is how the finished tag looks like. You can attach it to a coffee lover´s present or use it as part of another project (card, scrapbook layout etc.) or just hang it onto your own inspirational wall. Hope you enjoyed this little tag project!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Materials Used 
Tools Used:  Stapler; Heating tool; VersaMark ink; Scissors; Paper glue; Black pen; Craft sheet

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 3

Hi there! Today is again time to share another altered Christmas tree bauble! This is ornament number three:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – first cover the bauble with white gesso and let dry.

Sanna LippertThen take a piece of patterned paper and wrip it into small pieces. I used the Red & White Dot Reverse patterned paper by Canvas Corp for this purpose. It is nice and bright and goes well with the Christmas theme. Now grab the serviette varnish & glue (or matte medium if you prefer that) and add a layer on the top of the gessoed bauble. Then layer pieces of wripped paper onto this area overlappingly. Make sure they stick to the bauble properly and then add another layer over the paper with the paint brush. Repeat until you got all areas covered. Let dry.

Sanna LippertNext add red ribbon across the bauble and tie a knot for hanging on top and add a white button on the bottom for additional detail. Tie a bow over the button. Then add half pearls in a row into the middle. I used a regular paper glue for this purpose.

Sanna LippertNext cover the upper part (spare the ribbon areas) with White Metallic High Impact paint and quickly apply some Multi Crystal Glitter Mix over the wet paint. This way it immediately sticks to the paint layer and you will not need any additional glue. Let dry.

Sanna LippertFinally add smaller half pearls over the red ribbon areas for additional detail. The third ornament is now finished. This one is quite sparkly and shiny, but it will fit perfectly into the Christmas tree decoration we have :).

In two days I will be sharing ornament number 4 – hope you will come back to see how it turned out.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

So fabulous – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there, lovelies!!! There has been a few digi kit reveals over at the Nifty Pixel blog in the past weeks which I totally missed. BUT I have still not been uncreative.

The reason why I have been chasing my tail is a) I lost my job recently which led to a frantical job search with lots of ups and downs in my daily life. The hardest part was to get thru the „psycological side effects“ such a throw back brings with it. And, to be honest, I am still struggling. And then, when I had almost given up on believing a new job came along. So the past weeks, since I started at the new job, have been a real rollercoaster ride. I am trying to get myself and the family to adjust to all these changes and challenges the new situation brings with it. That is why I don´t seem to be able to finish things in time and always find myself a little bit behind the schedule.

And then there is reason b) too. See, I bought myself a A3 color printer which allows me to print the gorgeous digi designs into hybrid gorgeousness in the convenience of my own home. LOL! Sounds like a marketing slogan ;-). So all the hybrid papers I am using from this card on, are printed with my new color printer.

Here is the first one made out of the „In the Garden“ mini kit Em designed. I have used the gorgeous birdie paper on the card :).

And then something to my printer. Like I said  it is a A3 color printer and it is by Epson (Epson WorkForce 7610DWF). When I print the 12×12 inch papers, I use an A3 sized paper and print in landscape mode. That way I get an almost 12×12 inch sized page out in the end. Only one side is about 8 mm short of the regular 12×12 inch size. Which I don´t mind at all – if you are not measuring, you will hardly notice any difference.The printing results are great and the printer is quite fast too.

This paper is also printed with that particular printer. I´ve only added a little vellum piece to go with the patterned paper and then added some stamping, ink splatters and an older Prima flower from my stash.

Hope you will give hybrid a try!! It is soooo much fun 🙂
xxx, Sanna

My favourite recipes

Hello there lovelies!!! I have been a little bit absent this week, partly due to a heavy work load in my IRL work and partly due some serious free-time activies. But sometimes you just have to do those too, don´t you :).

Today, for example we picked some fresh veggies from our garden – 11 kg´s of homegrown zucchini to be exact 🙂 – for details check my Instagram site :). And immediately canned the most of it for winter and then made some zucchini soup. So you see this kind of stuff is keeping me busy..

Speaking of cooking, I created a little cook book, where I can add my favorite recipes. I often use google to search for a fun recipe and then after cooking cannot remember where I got the recipe from. Well, not going to happen to me anymore, is it – got my new recipe book in the kitchen just waiting for to be filled.

I have divided the recipe book into sections after various seasons. That way I can find all my favorite fall recipes in one place, same goes for the other seasons too. The papers are by SODAlicious and CosmoCricket, the chipboard and the book covers are by Wycinanka.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday!!!
xoxo, Sanna