Whimsical home decor piece – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies!!! A while back I saw a beautiful home decor piece on Pinterest, created with butterflies. I have been wanting to create a butterfly home decor piece of my own ever since and after finding a reasonably prized glass dome at IKEA, I finally could create one.

Here is what my finished piece looks like:

The fun part about this project is that I´ve used lots of „junk“ to make this piece. The wire is from an old table calendar. I tossed the calendar and kept the wire. The butterflies are punched out of an old notebook paper I found at a local flea market and the bottom wood base (covered with burlap) is a piece of wood from my husband´s crafty project. So basically I just altered those and gave them new life :).

The fun part of this project was to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, some Canvas Corp Burlap and punches to bring some life to the old junk objects. I have a full start-to-finish fast forward video tutorial prepared for you to watch! Hope you like it!!!

If you would like to read more about this project, hop over to the Canvas Corp Blog to read more details over there. I´ve listed some tips and ideas over there. And now, here is the video:

I hope you enjoyed watching the video and got inspired by it to create a fun spring home decor piece of your own! Don´t forget to add some sparckle to your project with the gorgeous Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colours!!! Here is a link to the spray ink lines.

Happy crafting! Let´s stay creative!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Summer Glow
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Italian Sunset
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Jack Frost
Simply Sheer – Strong Pink
Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Ink Inchworm
Old Music note book paper
Canvas Corp – Burlap
Wire
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Pen – black
Punches – Martha Stewart, Stampin´ Up!
Rose ribbon – Maya Road
Word Stickers – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil – STAMPlorations
White paper flowers
Ranger Inc. – Stickles

Birthday Calendar Book – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! How do you keep track of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special events?  Do you make handmade cards for each one?  And how do you KEEP TRACK on all those occations? I used to have a table calendar for those occations which however meant that I needed to copy various dates from one year to the next to be able to keep track. The electronical devices are great for keeping track on important dates, but they are not as fun as a table calendar. I used the 7gypsies Book Stand and book covers with inside pockets to create this fun table stand calendar.  The 7gypsies book stand sizes perfectly for a 5×7 book vertically or a 4×6 horizontally. The stand comes with the upright, crossbar, stand, 2 rings and 10 4×6 photo holders.  The only thing I changed were the book rings. I wanted them slightly bigger than the ones that come with the set. Thus the blue ones on this project.

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We all use our mobile devices and social media for keeping up with family, friends and colleagues. I however find that it is nice to have a calendar on my desk to write things down in an old fashioned way. So why not also create a separate birthday table pocket calendar to keep up with anniversaries, birthdays and other important dates! The 7gypsies display stand is just perfect for this purpose. It comes with album sleeves and in addition is very decorative, when finished! I now have my very own DIY table birthday calendar, separated in quarters and each quarter had 3 sleeves/pockets for writing down each months important dates. I just need to flip thru it and open the right month and there is no more forgetting about birthdays, anniversaries and other major dates!

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Here is how I created the calendar:

Step 1: Use a Crop-a-dile to punch holes onto the album covers for hanging – cover with eyelets. SONY DSCStep 2: Place stencils onto the album covers (both back and front) and add golden texture paste onto the surface thru the stencil using a palette knife.
SONY DSCThe thick book covers makes them perfect for adding a nice thick layer of golden texture paste thru a stencil.  SONY DSCI really like the vintage look of this stencil on the front and back of the book covers.
SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCStep 3: Mist the French Script canvas piece with blue Glimmer Mist, mist a piece of ivory cardstock or a tag with light pink Glimmer Mist. Now punch butterflies from the light pink toned paper. SONY DSCMist paper to the color you wish and punch, cut or die cut into the shapes you need.
SONY DSCMist is great when applied to canvas or fabric – the colors are so deep and rich. SONY DSCStep 4: Add 7gypsies rub-ons onto white cardstock, fussy cut a sentiment. Then decorate both the back and the front piece of the calendar with the previously misted elements, the canvas flower, buttons, rope and canvas/burlap pieces.
SONY DSCPunch holes in your book covers where you want them, the stand is flexible to allow you to create your own spacing.  SONY DSCStep 5: Cut papers into the photo sleeves from the Postale Collection paper (or use a paper of your choice from the versatile 7gypsies paper collection).  You can use the papers of your choice to fill in the page protectors.
 SONY DSCStep 6: Cut 4 white cardstock pieces to serve as folders between the quarters, use Glimmer Mist to add color. Spray ink the folder pieces with the lighter tone, then spray the punched tabs. This time use darker colors for more interest and contrast.
 SONY DSCChoose a fun assortment of Mist colors to mist your tabs.
SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 7: Stamp with the 7gypsies Distress Words stamp and black stamp ink onto the misted pieces. Adhere the tabs onto the sides and attach them with a stapler. Decorate the quarter divider pieces with alpha and number stickers, buttons, rub-ons, doodling – whatevery you prefer. This is a good spot to mix in a few older products too.
 SONY DSCStep 8: Organize the dividers and the sleeves onto the binding rings that comes with the display stand. If they are too small, save them and change for larger ones.
 SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 9: Here is what the finished project looks like. And some detail shots of the project 🙂
SONY DSCThe stand allows you to flip a page each day or flip through as needed.  And it adds a nice decorational touch to the room it is displayed on.
SONY DSCThe page protectors are perfect for 4×6 photos, postcards or even recipes for example.SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCI hope you get inspired to create your own stand project. It does not have to be a birthday calendar, it can be a minibook, an ATC display or a card display – whatever you feel like creating! I love this stand, it is so very pretty and adds a nice touch to my working area and studio!!
Happy Creating!!!

Sanna

Tools:
1. Crop-a-Dile – We R Memory Keepers
2. The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
3. Palette knife
4. Golden texture paste – Imagine Crafts
5. Tab punch & Butterfly punch
6. Eyelets & stapler
7. Black pen

English Roses – ATC cards

Hello there, lovelies! I could not resist but joining this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s challenge #24. Such a fun challenge! See for yourself:

I chose to create ATC cards (a set of 4 actually) and I used both butterflies and blooms on them. I named this set „English Roses“ because of the color combination I used. I kinda got inspired by this photo of a flower store in Richmond on our stay in London, such lovely flowers and colors in there.

These are the ATC cards, I am joining this months challenge with. I have added book paper, ink splatters and drippings and punched, spray inked punched butterflies (Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels). Underneath it all is a light blue flower stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop) pattern, created with a paste that I mixed from chalk paint and transparent texture paste. On top, a rolled DIY fabric flower (rose?) and some yarn.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI only had enough fabric for three DIY flowers, so I took some paper flowers from my stash for the fourth one. Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertCreating these ATC cards was again combined with some lovely chatting with scrappy friends via Skype. Do you scrap with your friends online? We do. And it was my turn to come up with a challenge, so I asked them to use flowers and butterflies and a book page on their projects (and how practical, most of that just happens to match the Mixed Media MC challenge – so I am hoping they will be joining in this months challenge too with their creations). And since we now all created ATC cards, we will be swapping with each other.  Always great to get real mail!!!

And since I am allowed to join in on additional challenges too, I´m adding these ATC cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge from the 25th of May, 2016: Anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
I´ve never played along with them yet – there is always a first time for everything, right? 🙂

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

For some of the used product, look for these links:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
The Crafter´s Workshop stencil
Imagine Crafts texture sprays
Paper Artsy Paints
Dylusions pens
Liquitex Titanium White Ink!

Just believe – MMCC January challenge

Hello there! Time to share some extra inspiration for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blogs January challenge with you. This month you are requested to create a CARD with the theme beginnings and as an optional element you should use sequins.

MMCCHere is the card I created:

Sanna LippertAnd this is what I did:

Sanna Lippert I first added spray ink (green, pink and yellow by Tattered Angels) onto a piece of watercolor paper and let it dry.

Sanna Lippert Next I took a The Crafters Workshop stencil and applied Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the background. I used green, pink and orange ink.

Sanna Lippert After that I took the ink covered stencil, added some water spray onto it an then pressed the residue ink onto a second piece of watercolor paper.

Sanna Lippert While the second piece was drying, I took the first inked and stenciled piece and started to punch out stars with various sized star punches.

Sanna Lippert After the second surface was dry, I placed another The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over it and applied some Imagine Crafts Iridescent Turquoise texture paste thru the stencil onto the background.

Sanna Lippert This is how the pattern looks like after removing the stencil.

Sanna Lippert When the paste was dry I adhered the punched stars and some sequins with paper glue onto the surface and then added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze over the surface.

Sanna Lippert Next all I needed to do was to stamp a sentiment. I chose to use a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz set called Crazy Talk. I used a black Distress Ink for stamping.

Sanna Lippert Finally I also added some random wood veneer pieces here and there for addtional detail and also added some black pen outlining to the sentiment and the stars to make them stand out more from the background.

I hope you will find time to join in on this months challenge with us! I love the MMCC blog´s challenges as you have lots of creative freedom in what way use decide to use the theme and optional elements. As long as it is a mixed media card, you are good to go! Have fun!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Present tags – Paperilla magazine

Hello there! I am totally late with Christmas preparations this year. I simply cannot find enough time to do things at the moment. I´ve got nice plans, but I have trouble making them happen. Someone please give me some extra hours to my days!! So recently I´ve been making present tags. The trouble is, I´ve now got the tags, but no presents yet…I know, just horrible…!

Well, I might as well share the tags and the little how-to..and a little note to friends and loved ones..should you get your presents and cards etc. a bit late this year..it´s the thought that counts, right? RIGHT??

I started by cutting some brown and light brown cardstock into 2 inch wide strips. The perfectly fit into the tag maker punch. I then punched myself a big pile of tags and in the end used the star border punch for creating a nice star border to my tags.

Next I used a stamp by Natalie Kalbach to add some background pattern onto the tags. I used a VersaMark ink with white embossing powder for this purpose.

After that I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and a Fiskars flower punch to punch some flowers and snowflakes out of a piece of misted/masked leftover paper.

After that I added a little strip of ribbon to each of the tags for additional detail.

Next I glued the punched centerpieces on their places and added some sewing thread and a button on top of them. Then I glued some tiny stars here and there. Those were leftovers from the star border punch and I didn´t want to toss them. This is how the finished tags look like:

and I also made some in green and blue too. For these ones I used a texture paste instead of embossing powder and added a hand written text as additional detail.

 

 These tags were really quite fast to make. I think I now have enough for this holiday season. So now all I need are some presents….. ;-).

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna