A set of Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my last guest blog post time over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I´m sharing a set of clean and simple Xmas cards over there. I created quite a few Christmas cards this year, but I still ran out of them, so I needed a few simple, fast and easy ideas to create a few more. So for these cards I deciced to use mainly just the die cut dies and colored cardstock. So if you are looking for fast-to-make cards, this might be exactly what you are looking for.

Here is how I created the cards:

  1. Die cut Soft Finish Cardstock with die cut dies of your choice.
  2. Arrange onto card bases and adhere.
  3. Stamp the sentiment.
  4. Decorate with liquid or glitter pearls. Done!

For the above card I also used a small piece of patterned paper, because it reminded me of snowfall. But you could also use colored cardstock (blue) instead and adherd the die cut snowflakes on place.

I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video of the steps for you to watch! I hope you enjoy watching it and give this idea a try!

This is my last guest blog post and it has been such a joy creating with and for Elizabeth Craft Designs the past year. I hope you have enjoyed my bi-montly projects and got inspired to create a card or two!

Wishing you all a lovely holiday season and
happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Christmas card

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I´m stopping by to share a few Christmas cards with you. Here is one of them:

This is a card created using the Village Edge die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, combined with the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut die. I wanted to try a shaker card of this type, creating a big shaker „window“ and then adding a village scenery on top. This was a fun thing to do, but for my next card I´ll create a little bigger outline for easier arrangement.

My second card is also created using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Owl die cut die as well as the Fitted Rounded Rectangle dies. The dotted paper on the background is also from the same company as is the sentiment die cut die. For coloring the owl, I used Distress Oxides. The sentiment is die cut from a silver mirror cardstock.

And for my last set of Christmas cards I´ve used premade dry embossed papers which I have inked with Distress Inks and for the sentiment I´ve used a die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and the tree die cut die is by STAMPlorations. The glitter paper and the embellishments are by Tonic Studios – their glitter cardstock and Nuvo Drops as well as Confetti.

This year I am hopefully going to make my Xmas card deadline and get them also mailed in time :). Looking good so far!

Be sure to check back to my blog on Sunday, when I will be sharing a few more Christmas card projects with you! See you then!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Mr. Grimasse! – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Today I´m sharing my second project created with the Wild Hare Kits September Petite Kit. This time the layout features the Carta Bella stencil from my kit with some Sparkle City papers and stickers.

For this layout I´ve used a piece of 8×11 inch white cardstock as my starting point and then combined Shimelle´s Sparkle City paper and stickers with the Carta Bella Garden Geometric Stencil.

This layout I about my dad, who I lost way too early. I really like this photo of him so very much, because now I know from whom my boys inherited the „funny face in photos“-personality :-). So no wonder I cannot get a decent photo of my boys…ever! Always pulling faces, the two. I´d love to see my dad to see how similar my boys are to him…

And now to the steps – here is what I did:

  1. Take the Garden Geometric Stencil by Carta Bella and place it on a white piece of cardstock in the size of 8×11 inches. Take a blending brush and apply Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the white cardstock. Repeat throughout the whole paper.
  2. Next take the Sparkle City „office paper with rays“ by Shimelle and cut the rays apart with scissors. Now arrange them onto the stenciled background paper leaving a little open space between each „ray“. Adhere on place. Now arrange the photos onto the page. I used two exact same photos for a repeated look, which creates more interest to the page in my opinion.
  3. Now take a black pen and add faux stitching to the blue toned paper „rays“.
  4. Adhere the photos on place and attach stickers and a fussy cut tag next to the photos into a cluster.
  5. Stamp small sentiments with black ink onto the rays for a fun detail and add a few black ink splatters here and there for additional interest.
  6. Outline the layout using a black marker and add the journaling.

I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch! I hope you like it and get inspired by it. By the way, we (as in the design team girls) would love to see your The Wild Hare Kit creations, so be sure to tag us on social media and use #thewildharekits, so we can find your lovely work and come and leave some love!!

Happy scrapping and see you again on the 25th over at the Wild Hare Kits blog! We´ll be sharing our monthly team member scraplift projects on that day! I cannot wait to see what everyone has created!!! This month we are scraplifting the lovely Laura Rahel Crosby !!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean & Simple Xmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time for my December Elizabeth Craft Designs guest blog post tutorial. It has been snowing a little here in Austria recently which inspired me to create a set of clean and simple Christmas cards using Shimmer Sheets, Ornate Snowflakes die set and Holiday Cheer clear stamp set.

Here is how I created the cards:

Step 1: Place a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock into a die cutting machine, then place the big snowflake (or two smaller ones) on top of the paper and die cut.

Step 2: Release all the die cut snowflakes from the dies and remove the negative pieces.

Step 3: Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the die cut piece that will create the card background.
Remove the protective layer of the adhesive.

Step 4: Cut a piece of Shimmer Sheet into a suitable size and attach to the adhesive.

Step 5: Add another layer of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the Shimmer Sheet areas. Adhere onto a white cardbase.

Step 6: Adhere the die cut snowflakes onto the open areas with Kid´s Choice Glue.

Step 7: Place the card into a stamping tool and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto the card. Decorate the card with faux stitching and rhinestores or other embellishments of your choice.  Repeat these steps with all cards. You can create variations by changing the Shimmer Sheet colors and the instead of stamping with black ink you can add a heat embossed sentiment to the cards.

The Shimmer Sheetz add an elegant touch to the simple card idea – just take a look at the lovely shimmer on this card:

Here are the finished cards:

This was my last tutorial for this year. I hope I have been able to inspire you to play with your Elizabeth Craft Designs products throughout the past year.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Tropical flower card – Elizabeth Craft Desings

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I´d like to share a tropical flower card start-to-finish tutorial video with you. This card is my October guest design team member post for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I really like the dies by Joset Designs alot. This particular „Tropical Florals“ set is so pretty! Even though it would be more suitable to think about Thanksgiving and Halloween and even Christmas cards, I felt like creating a summer feel card instead.

The cardstock I´ve used is Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the blue toned patterned paper is from the ModaScrap line at their store. It´s from the „Fly & Scrap“ collection which just happens to be one of my faves – but I also adore the „Wood Effect“ and „Rainbow Bark“ paper very, very much!!!

Ok, now to the tutorial:

And here are some detail photos of the finished card, for a closer look:

I also sneaked some of my favorite Nuvo products onto the card – love, love, love the Sugared Almond Crystal Drops. I am using them almost on every project at the moment.

So this is my card tutorial for this month – as I am writing this, we have had a gorgeous, sunny day here in Austria with over 20°C today – no wonder I am still feeling all the summer feelz today :-).

Wishing you a great and inspirational Sunday and see you again next month with yet another tutorial. Take care!

xxx, Sanna

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