Christmas card set

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I´m again stopping by to share a set of Christmas cards, created using the gorgeous Sweetest Christmas collection papers by Mintay Papers. I love this collection! Here is what I made this time:

I did some fussy cutting for these cards too, by the way. And since the papers are so very sweet on their own, I didn´need to (and also didn´t want to) add much. Just some Nuvo Drops and stamped sentiments, that´s it!

I don´t know if you can see it, but there are some key lime clear drops here and there on the green parts to add dimension and texture. And on the white areas I´ve added some snow mimicing details with white glitter drops. Also some pink glitter drops were added very randomly for additional sparkle onto the poinsettia leaves.

I also added some brown Distress Ink around the edges of one card, it immediately gave the card a more vintagey look. Love that effect on this paper! And the cards still are very flat so sending them on their way will not be too expensive. Dimensional cards tend to be expensive when mailing them and also rather easy get damaged on the way. No such problems with these ones 🙂 !

Wishing you a great start into your week! We are still on lockdown here in Austria. How are you holding up at your end, lovelies? Some days I´m ok with everything and other days, well, let´s just say, are not that great. Hope everything is ok at your end, peeps!!!

Take care,
Sanna

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6th Giving Thanks hop & Giveaway – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! It´s time for another amazing STAMPlorations blog hop: the 6th Giving Thanks hop + giveaway!!!

And here is what I did for this hop:

It´s a set of three thank you-cards. And as I am so very grateful to be in this amazing team with the most lovely design team colleagues, I also want to give you something, so I´ve prepared two short videos for you to watch. Hope to inspire you a bit with them. Here are the first two cards and the video for these:

and for my last card I used residues from the first ones. Here is that particular card and following is the short video:

And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see all the hop contributors lovely cards and hop along by everyones blog to be in for the prizes!!! If you get lost on the way, you can always start again HERE. Have a great time hopping!!!

The Hop Prizes are:

– 3 winners of a $15 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers‘ blogs

Giveaway prizes:

– 2 winners of get their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $25

– 1 winner of their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $50

Extra prizes:

– a few surprise winners randomly drawn from our social media accounts (FB, IG, Pinterest, blogs) to win either prize codes or products

hop and giveaway are open until December 8. The winners will be announced on December 10th in the November winners post.

Happy hopping and good luck!!!
Sanna

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Celebrate card

Hello and happy Monday! I wanted to share a cheerful and happy colored card with you today just to bring your mind off the grey weather outside (and the pandemic situation). Here in Austria we have reached an alarming level and more restrictions are due from tomorrow on for three weeks. So to bring some happiness to this day, I wanted to share this particular card with you.

It´s created using one of my new stencil designs at STAMPlorations: Art Flowers 2. I added lots of various happy Distess Ink colours onto the background first and then did a dictionary stamp pattern thru the stencil onto the card. I love this look so, so much! The fabric and corrugated paper flowers are again from my older stash (stash busting with cards is a thing for me this year!!)

The stamped sentiment is by Elizabeth Craft Designs. And the card base is made of bright and happy green tone. Wishing you all a lovely day, even though the circumstances! Keep healthy, wear a mask, wash your hands and keep your distance.

Lots of hugs, Sanna

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November Stencil Challenge reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello and Sunday! Have you played along with the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge this month yet? No? Don´t worry, there is still enough time. To bring you to stenciling mood, the DT girls have again put up a reminder post over at STAMPlorations blog.

Here is my take for the reminder post:

I used the new „Onions in Raws“ stencil – see this video for more details on why there is a new version – for the background.

For decor I used older ephemera from my stash and added a stamped sentiment into the middle using the Party Time clear stamp set. This is also available at the STAMPlorations store.

There is still time to join the November challenges! I hope you do! Just remember to play by the rules, if you want to be eligible for the prizes! Other than that, have fun creating!! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!

Also throughout November there is a great offer at the STAMPlorations store! If you buy product worth total USD 10,- (after discounts and before shipping), you get to choose one product from the store worth upto USD 7,- for free!! How cool is that??

Also remember that my discount code is still valid, so take advantage of the 20% discount!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Dude, you are so old

Hello and happy Saturday!! How are you doing? I´ve been organizing our closets during the past weekends, because it was about time and it´s a good activity during the pandemic in my opinion. It´s kind of addictive too! I´ve been influenced by Marie Kondo and that method has taken over our closets. And it feels so good!!

Now to today´s card:

I did this one for a colleague at work – he is turning 50. He has a great humour, so I could put this type of card together for him. This was so much fun to do!

The background is done with Dina Wakley gloss sprays (in spring during one of her FB lives). I just used it as a card background and added some stenciling on top (STAMPlorations stencil) and decorated the card with a Tim Holtz paper doll, that got a red clown nose and then I added the stamped sentiment. I had a great time creating this card!!!

And today, again, I had been organizing clothes. I´ve gathered quite a pile of stuff that I am partly going to donate, partly sell and some of the stuff has already been donated to close family and friends. Feels good to give those things away and for someone else to find joy in them. I cannot wait to organize more!! It might be spring by the time I´m thru with every drawer in this house, but at least I´ve spend my time doing something good inside these walls.

See you tomorrow with a Christmas tag tutorial, so be sure to stop by this space then :). xxx, Sanna

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