Die cut candle Christmas card

Hello everybody! Like I already told you, this year I am taking an „early start“ to creating Christmas cards and what better way to make some than to grab the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs Christmas themed dies and create with those!

Here is what I did:

I started by taking a piece of old book paper and inking the edges with Iced Spruce Disterss Oxide ink. I love the tone of this ink!

Next I die cut the base of the candle from Misty Mauve Soft Finish Cardstock, then took a piece of Pale Peach Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the second candle layer from that one. The branches are die cut with the same die, but I used a relatively old green paper from my own stash.

This kind of projects are perfect for sneaking in papers that I´d probably otherwise not anymore. But here this green paper works really well. I then die cut the bow from Thru The Lens – Wood paper. It was one with some dark red wood pattern on it and I found that it worked really well together with the branches. So you see the papers you use for Xmas cards do not necessarily have to be from a Christmas themed pack, if you don´t happen to have any. You can as well make other papers work too :)!

I covered the back of the papers with Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting, this way it´s very easy to adhere the pieces on their places and there is no mess with a paper glue. I am normally a paper glue user, so that being said, I am slowly noticing the practicality of other adhesives here too :). For this type of projects, with tiny, detailed pieces it is really great to have the option of using double sided adhesive sheets you can die cut with the paper!

After I had all pieces die cut, I simply needed to adhere them to their places, build the bow and layer the branches and the flames etc. on top of each other/next to each other. See how I also used the negative swirl pieces from the candle between the branches? I didn´t want to throw them away so I figured they´d make for a nice decorational detail in between the green twigs.

Finally I added some rose gold Stickles and red Liquid Pearls here and there for additional detail and dimention. I even added a stamped sentiment (with black ink) inside the card using the Joset Designs Winter Sentiments clear stamp set. So when you flip the card open it says: „It´s the most wonderful time of the year“ inside it.

I hope you enjoyed this little Christmas card idea and get inspired to try this die cut die for your Christmas card projects.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Happy holidays

Hello everyone, it´s time to start creating Christmas cards, I think. Well, I know there is still Halloween and other occtions coming before Christmas, but this year I am starting earlier with my card production marathon. I will finish them in time this time :)! Here is my first card:
I used one of the new Christmas die cut dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs on this card – the Beautiful Baubles. This card was pretty easy to make. I just took two embossing folders and placed shimmer sheets into them and ran those thru my die cutting machine. After that I just sanded the surface with a sanding block to create the two toned effect. Next I die cut the pieces with the Beautiful Baubles die cut dies.

The Shimmer Sheets will not suffer from the die cutting at all, but you can also do the process in the opposite order and first die cut the pieces, then dry emboss and then sand.

I die cut the twigs with the same die cut set and used an older Pink Paislee paper from my stash for the purpose. I really liked the color of the paper, thus chose to use that particular one. Next I took a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock (Misty Mauve) for the Baubles and I was done with die cutting.

Now I only needed to arrange and adhere the pieces onto a white card base. I finished the card off with a stamped sentiment (Joset Designs) and some liquid pearls and Stickles, as well as some faux stitching along the edges.

First card done, quite a few to go, but I´ve started, so I am pretty proud of myself :). Wishing you a lovely weekend and

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

 

Boo card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, today is my turn again to share a card tutorial with you over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with you. This time I am keeping to the Spookalicious theme as Halloween is not far away anymore! If you are looking for a simple and easy to do card idea for Halloween, this might be to your liking.

I´ve also done a start-to-finish video for you to watch. For more details see Elizabeth Craft Designs blog :)! I hope you enjoy this idea!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Spookalicious Die Cut Design Team Challenge

Hello everyone, it is again time for this months Die Cut Design Team Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. This months theme is Halloween, so we were asked to create a „Spooktacular“ creation. I created a Halloween scenery tag. A perfect addition to a Halloween party present.

Here is a little start-to-finish video to go with the tag:

Like last month, remember to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see the creations made by my Design Team colleagues and make sure to answer the question/leave a comment to their blog to be in for the Gift Card win!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Die cut scrapbook layout – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there everyone, it´s my turn to share a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. My passion for paper crafting originally started with scrapbooking, then I discovered other areas of paper crafting and got distracted. Well, I actually broadened my spectrum, to be more precise.

I wanted to go back to creating a layout for a change, so today´s project is combining die cutting and scrapbooking. The basic die cutting forms (rectangles, squares, ovals and circles for example) can be used in so many different ways. On my layout I chose to make them the center of attention. The layout itself is very simple in style. I left quite a lot of white space on my layout and chose to die cut retro styled scrapbooking papers to match my late 1970´s color photo. Building this layout was a little bit like building a puzzle. Here is what I did:

Step 1: I first chose the photo, then picked papers I found suitable for the photo.
Step 2: Next I picked smaller sizes of the rectangle, square and fishtail die cut dies and arranged the die cut pieces next to the photo onto the white cardstock. This way I could pick suitable sizes and decide how I wanted the die cut paper pieces to be arranged on the finished page. Remember to take a picture when you have arranged all die cut dies onto the page, otherwise you will forget the order.

Step 3: Pick different patterned paper sheets and die cut the papers. I tried to use different designs next to each other for a more interesting, playful look.
Step 4: Adhere the background patterned paper and the white cardstock together with double sided adhesive and then start adhering the die cut squares and rectangles onto their predefined places. Adhere the photo and take a relatively large sticker where you can write the journaling in the end.

Step 5: Grab some white cardstock and die cut various Leafy Brances with your die cutting machine. Adhere the pieces onto the squares for additional detail. Leave some squares empty and fill some. That way the background will look more interesting to the eye.

Step 6: Add wood veneer pieces or other embellishments for additional decoration and use sticker letter to write the title of the page. That is basically all there is to this page. Depending on the colors and forms you choose, the result can look very different. I hope you give this idea a try!

Here is also a star-to-finish video for you to watch the various steps and to give you a better idea on how this layout came together:

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Happy scrapping,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Leafy Branch 2
Pair of Leaves 1
Leafy Branch 3
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White Cardstock
Dotted Scallop Squares
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
Stitched Rectangles
Stitched Squares

Other:
Stickers
Alpha Stickers
Black pen
Wood veneer
Patterned Paper

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

Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´ my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again today. The Flower Cluster 1 die cut die for some reason reminds me of a poinsettia in a way. When I realized that I already knew that I wanted to try and use that die cut die for Christmas themed cards. Here is what I came up with: Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards I on purpose chose colors that would be more Christmas like – greens, blues, reds and white. That way the die cut die would not immediately bring summer to mind.

Here is how I did the cards:
1. Take Whisper Blue & White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut several pieces into a size of approximately 10 x 13,5 cm.
2. Take the Flower Cluster 1 die cut die and place it over the precut cardstock pieces where you want the image to be in the end. Run through your die cutting machine. Remove the residue pieces and put the die cut pieces aside.
3. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the die cut white and light blue cardstock pieces.
4. Now adhere the die cut flower cluster pieces onto the open spaces and use a protective foil from the adhesive sheet to „rub“ the piece onto it´s place. Make sure not to touch the adhesive surface with your fingers. The glitter will not stick to the surface well, if you touch it with your fingers.
5. Next pick a few Silk Microfine Glitter colors and pour the glitter into the open adhesive areas. Place a coffee filter under the card, before pouring the glitter. Dab the residue off and polish the surface with your finger.
6. Gather the residue glitter from the coffee filter back to the jar.
7. Stamp a seasonal sentiment with the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set onto each card and decorate the flowers with matching half pearls.

Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cardsI also recorded a short video about the creating process for you to watch. Hope you like it!

And while I was at it, I made quite a few cards, but they are actually all different, as I always changed the glitter color on each card. That way I am still staying true to my motto of not making a single similar card for Christmas. Here are a few more I made:
Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards

Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards

I hope you get inspired to play with glitter – it is perfect for the upcoming holiday season and create some handmade Christmas cards of your own. Have fun!!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Silk Microfine Glitter – Cool Diamond
Silk Microfine Glitter – Dark Mint
SilkMicrofine Glitter – Bright Cranberry
Silk Microfine Glitter – Blue Green
Silk Microfine Glitter – Sea Glass
Silk Microfine Glitter – Blue Streak
Silk Microfine Glitter – Bright Grape
Silk Microfine Glitter – Spreckled Indigo
Silk Microfine Glitter – Miner´s Gold
Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Flower Cluster 1
Winter Sentiments clear stamp set

Other:
Black stamp ink
White card bases
Half pearls

Christmas card set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it is my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today again. How many Christmas/Seasonal cards do you send every year? I need quite a big pile for friends and family each year and it has become a tradition to make sure they are all handmade and every single one is different. Quite a challenge, right? Here is a start – a set of four, now I only need 40-something more!

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert

1. For the first card take a piece of Misty Mauve Soft Finish Cardstock and cut it into a size of 14,5 x 10 cm. Then take the A Way With Words – Noel die cut die and cut 3 pieces out of the Misty Mauve cardstock. Try to align the words in one line symmetrically underneath each other. Next take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and attach a piece of old book paper onto it using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Then again gut 3 A Way With Words – Noel die cut pieces from that paper. Now adhere the Misty Mauve cardstock onto a white card base. Then adhere the old book paper Noel die cuts into the middle and use tweezers to adhere and fill in the open spaces with the leftover pieces of the Misty Mauve cardstock. This is a little time consuming, but worth the effort. Finally apply white ink splatters onto the surface. Let dry properly and then attach a matching ribbon.

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert2. For the second card take another piece of old book paper and tone it light blue with blue spray ink. Let dry. Then take Rosebud and White Soft Finish Cardstock and the Winter Mittens die cut set and cut the ribbon and the solid mitten pieces with the Rosebud tone and the upper pieces from the white Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere onto each other either using Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting or using a good paper glue afterwords. Decorate the mittens with glitter glue and adhere them onto their places. Finally take a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments die cut set and stamp it onto a piece of white cardstock. In the banner with pink Distress Ink and attach to the card with a stapler. The second card is finished.

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert3. For the third card take a piece of white cardstock and cut it into a size of 14 x 10 cm. Color it light blue with a spray ink and let dry. Take the Through the Lens – Wood paper pack and die cut the Sled from the wooden paper. Take a piece of old book paper for die cutting the poinsettias and the leaves. Stamp a sentiment with Winter Sentiments clear stamp set onto a piece of old book paper with black stamp ink and fussy cut along the edges. Attach a piece of hemp cord onto the sled and ink the poinsettia and the leaves with red and green Distress Ink. Adhere the blue background paper onto a white card base, then adhere the sled and the flowers on their places. Decorate with gems, adhere the sentiment on it´s place and outline the card with a black pen.

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert4. For the fourth card again cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock into a size of 14 x 10 cm. Place it inside the Flower Mosaic embossing folder and run it thru your die cutting machine. Next take the smallest Entwined Circle die cut die and cut a piece of green felt with it. After that stamp a Winter Sentiment onto white cardstock and color the background with light green Distress Ink. Fussy cut along the lines. Next all you need to do is to adhere all the pieces onto their places and decorate with a felt bow and some cork stars.

Christmas cards - Sanna LippertYou can of course create sets of each card while you are at it. That way you will be done with your Christmas card creating in no time. I will need to come up with more cards, so I bet you will be seeing a few more popping up also over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog too!

Happy creating,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Joset Designs – Sled
A Way With Words – Noel
Els van de Burgt Studio – Entwined Circles
Joset Designs – Winter Mittens
Joset Designs – Winter Sentiments clear stamp set
Flower Mosaic – Embossing Folder
Misty Mauve – Soft Finish Cardstock
Rosebud – Soft Finish Cardstock
White – Soft Finish Cardstock
Through the Lens – Wood
Green Felt
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Tweezers

Other:
Big Shot die cutting machine
Old book paper
Blue and white spray ink
Cork stars
Felt bow
Pink, light green and red Distress Ink
Black pen
Ribbon and hemp cord
Rhinestones
Glitter glue and stapler

Wishing you a colorful day – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! It´s my turn today over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to share a set of Soft Finish Cardstock cards. These are again very clean and simple in style and quick and easy to make. I was looking for a soft and nice fall color combination and came up with this one. I really like the color tones of the Soft Finish Cardstock line. They all combine so well together. This is how I created my cards:
Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 1. Cut a 14,5 x 10 cm sized piece of Misty Mauve, Perfect Purple, Pink Peach and Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. Then take the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut die and cut 3 strips of white Soft Finish Cardstock with it.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

2. Take the colored Soft Finish Cardstock pieces and run them thru your die cutting machine again using the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut to cut them in 1/3 and 2/3 pieces. This way you will have 2 parts and the garland piece to use from those papers.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 3. Now take a white card base and glue the colored cardstock pieces overlappingly onto the card base. Adhere the white garland pieces between two colors along the die cut line. Take the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set and stamp the „wishing you a colorful day“ sentence onto a piece of white cardstock. Cut into banners. Adhere the sentiment with a paper flower and some enamel dots onto the card base and the first card is done.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 4. For the second card repeat steps 2 and 3. This time however use the colored garland pieces, instead of white ones. Always adhere a different tone between the two base colors for more interest. Ink the stamped sentiment and glue that, the garlands and the paper flowers on their places. This card is now done.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

These cards are so fast and easy to do. You can create different looks by changing the cardstock colors, the garland shape and the sentiment. You can create ombre effects by choosing similar tones or do a playful looking card with bold colors. Whatever you prefer. And while you are at it, make several sets, you never know when a handmade card might be needed. Have fun!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Soft Finish Cardstock – Misty Mauve
Soft Finish Cardstock – Perfect Purple
Soft Finish Cardstock – Sunflower
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pink Peach
Soft Finish Cardstock – White
Joset Designs – Winter Sentiments clear stamp set
Els van de Burgt Studio – Holiday Garlands 2
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other:
Big Shot die cutting machine
Paper flowers
Enamel Dots
Distress Ink – wild honey
Black stamp ink

Clean and simple cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

Hello everyone, today I´m sharing a set of clean and simple (and fast and easy) cards with you hare on my blog and over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog! I got inspired to create these card, when I was organizing my stash and stumbled upon some paper clips. A stamp set from Joset Designs and some Els van de Burgt Studio paper and Speech Bubble Edgy Options dies is all I needed. Here is how I created the cards:

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

1: Let´s start with the first card. Take a sheet of Through the Lens – Metal paper and use one of the Speech Bubble Edgy Options die cut dies to cut the paper into two pieces with a die cutting machine.
2: Fussy cut a small white banner and white a sentiment on it with a black pen. I used the sentiment „you´re a good hang“, as I used a coat hanger paper clip on the card. Attach this piece with a brown brad onto the die cut paper piece. Adhere the Through the Lens – Metal paper onto a white card base.
3: Wrap some twine around the upper portion of the card. Using a white gel pen add a line and some dots for decoration. Finally use the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set to stamp a sentiment onto the lower right corner of the card. Your first card is done in less than 10 minutes!

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

4: For the second card repeat the above steps and add some black faux stitching around the card base with a black pen. Add some puffy stickers to the stamped black sentiment for a fun detail. Since the paper clip on this card is an airplane, I added a hand written banner sentiment around that theme to be combined with the „let´s have some fun“ stamp sentiment. The second card is also done in no time!

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

5: For the last card, die cut another Through the Lens – Metal paper set sheet and adhere it to the card base.
6: Now stamp a Winter Sentiment with black ink onto a separate piece of white paper and fussy cut it into a banner form.
7: Ink the edges of the sentiment banner and adhere to the card. Add enamel dots for decoration.
8: Take a piece of white paper and ink only the word fun from the Winter Sentiment clear stamp set and stamp it three times onto the paper. Hand draw a speech bubble around the stamped words and fussy cut it. Adhere the dog paper clip and the DIY speech bubble onto the card. Add faux stitching around the edges with a black pen. This card is also finished in no time!

Now you have a fun set of card and depending on what kind of embellishments and/or paper clips you choose to use, you can create fun card sets. The Winter Sentiment stamp set works for other purposes and occations too, as you can see. I hope you get inspired to try out the fun Speech Bubble Edgy Options die cut set with some of the stamp sets in the store and create funny cards for your friends and loved ones!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Speech Bubble Edgy Options
Winter Sentiments
Through the Lens – Metal
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White Soft Finish Cardstock

Other:
Paper clips
Brad
Enamel Dots
Black pen & ink
Twine