#finishedinfeb – card set 10

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing my second to last set of cards that I created for the #finishedinfeb challenge, called to life by Donna.

This is the product pack I pre-selected for the challenge and I´ve been working with it throughout the whole month.

This is my card set, created with the product from the above set:

This is already a pretty simple (even for clean and simple style) set of of cards. I am slowly running out of embellishments an it´s become harder to create the cards. Washi tape is almost gone by now, also the puffy stickers, the hearts and the circles. I still have plenty of patterned paper, but on it´s own (as I don´t want to add too much product and also don´t want to use die cut dies etc. here at all) it´s becoming harder to add variety to cards at this point. So far it´s a total of 23 cards!!!

Do come back on Sunday, when I post my final post :). Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

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#finishedinfeb – Card Set 6

Hello everyone and welcome to another card share of my February #finishedinfeb challenge, called to life by Donna! It´s again a share of several cards in clean and simple style.

Like mentioned before on my previous #finishedinfeb posts, I kept to a very limited, small pre-selected stash of product during this challenge. I also try not to add any (or as little as possible) additional product to the stash.

And so far I´ve managed to keep only to the pre-selected stash! I´m very proud of myself and also amazed to see how many cards one can create with so little product! You really don´t need that much product, tools etc. if you keep to clean and simple.

And by changing the patterned papers, you can do similar layouts and all the cards will still look totally different! And take a second look on your journaling card and PL cards stash! Many of those work as card background really well too!

I hope to have given you easy and simple card ideas so far. There are still a few more coming! I´ve still got one more week to create, post and share, so stay tuned! At the end I´ll count the cards and also share, what is left of the produt pile :). See you then!

Happy weekend,
xxx, Sanna

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Travel more – Studio Tekturek

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today it´s time to share my January Studio Tekturek design team project with you all. I am still totally in love with the Strawberry Shake summer 2020 collection and did a travel themed layout – and a video – with it.

I just love these colours and patterns so much! If you haven´t already, do check out their website for more and support a small, family owned company. Times like these are not easy on any of use – imagine building a business during a pandemic!! Here is the website link and here you can do some direct shopping (or ask your trusted store to order some of their papers).

I´ve used a white cardstock as my starting point and added some spray ink to the background (yellow and blue tones). Next I added a stamped pattern with a map and a light grey stamp ink tone for more interest. After that I drew and fussy cut the alphas and the hearts from the Strawberry Shake collection papers.

So you don´t even need a Cameo/Cricut or similar machine to create this layout. Just simple tool work! After that I fussy cut one journaling card (it had a nice sun on it) and cut the rays „loose“ from the background to make them stand out from the paper. After that I outlined the alphas and hearts with a black pen to give them a little more contrast. Then I just arranged everything and adhered them on place. For additional decor there are some Spiegelmom Scraps sequins as well as a Bramblefox acrylic decor piece on the page. And plenty of Studio Tekturek stickers from the summer collection. I finished the page off with a few black ink splatters and hand written journaling. That´s it!

Here is the step-by-step video – hope you like it, I´m sorry if it´s not perfect, but I just changed the version of my video editing programm and it´s a bit of a learning curve again…Next video will be better again.. sigh!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

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Wish Big – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and Happy Monday! Today I´m up with a layout tutorial for the Elizabeth Craft Designs design team group post. I did some gelli plate play with acrylic paints and my DIY stamp, done a few years back with one of the dies available at Elizabeth Craft Designs. This was my starting point to this particular layout.

Here is how I created this page:

First I took some acrylic paints in light blue, light pink and light orange and my DIY foam stamp out. I applied the paints onto a gel plate with a brayer and then stamped with the dry stamp the pattern onto the paint. After that I just pressed the image onto white paper and repeated the procedure as six times to get six squares. After that I brayered some white paint onto the woodgrain paper and stamped random stamp patterns on top with the light orange paint and the same DIY stamp. If you are interested on seeing how I made the stamp, there is a tutorial up over at my YouTube channel.

Second I stamped some black stars onto the background using one of Sue Smiths stamp sets (see the full product list at the end of this post). After that I fussy cut the gelli plated squares and adhered them onto the background. Next I added some hand drawn outlining to them to make them better stand out from the background.

After that I stamped the „Wish Big“ sentiment onto the squares with black stamp ink and also stamped it onto a piece of leftover brayered paper with the same colours on it and fussy cut that piece with scissors. You will see that piece on the layout as part of the title. While the stamp ink was drying, I applied some „Artsy Scenery“ washi tape onto a piece of white paper and die cut the leaves using the Sidekick Essentials die set number 7. The washi tape covered leaves will create a nice detail to the mixed media page as decor. Before I adhered them onto the page, I ran them through a sticker maker, but you could apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the back before die cutting them, so you have the same effect: DIY stickers! I just forgot that step, so I grabbed a sticker maker instead.

I also used the „Junk Journal Extras“ die to cut the lace border piece from a leftover gelli plate piece with my die cutting machine. I used a little bit different acrylic paint colours (stronger) to draw the eye towards the photo with this piece on the background.

Now all I needed to do was to arrange all pieces onto the page so that they pleased my eye. For additional decoration I took some older puffy stickers and star rub-ons from my own stash as well as a wood veneer piece to decorate the page a little more. I also matted the woodgrain paper onto a piece of dark blue/navy carstock to make the page „pop“ a little more.

There are so many fabulous products at the Elizabeth Craft Designs store that work great for scrapbooking. Just imagine what you can do with all the Planner Essentials and then take a look at for example the background dies. With those you could create cool background stamps for gelli printing, like I´ve done on this page. Just a few additional ideas to get you inspired :).

I hope you liked my project share from today! Be sure to check out what the design team girls did for this months group post!

Wishing you happy scrapping!
xxx, Sanna

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Snowman card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and happy Thursday! It´s time for my Elizabeth Craft Designs January project share. I wanted to create a winter themed greeting card for this month and used the lovely Jack Frost die by Joset with Planner Essentials Christmas Figures tree die to create the scene.

Here are the steps to the card:

Step 1: Die cut a strip of white paper with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil from paper. Use it to ink the background could pattern onto a white card base.
Step 2: Apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the tree from Planner Essentials 34 Christmas Figures die set. Make sure the adhesive is on the backside when die cutting the whole tree, but pointing towards you when die cutting the filigrane tree die piece. You will need the adhesive on top of be able to add glitter later.


Step 3: Now die cut the Snowflake from white Soft Finish Cardstock (also add an adhesive sheet on the back here too for easier adhering). Also die cut a few snowflakes using the Snow Globe die set, but this time again make sure the adhesive is on top.
Step 4: Using Distress Inks, apply color to the tree and the snowman parts. I used tones: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade.
Step 5: Apply Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter onto the filigrane tree piece as well as the snowflakes.


Step 6: Adhere the green inked tree onto the card base and attach the filigrane, glittered tree piece on top. Now build the snowman together and adhere all pieces on place.
Step 7: Now use the For You stamp set by Sue Smith in combination with Joset´s Winter Sentiments to create the sentiment: „Winter Wishes“ and stamp that onto the bottom of the card with black stamp ink. Apply the glittered snowflakes onto the background and the card is done.

And I have again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope it gives you a better idea on each and every step of this card.

I hope you enjoy this months card tutorial and get inspired to make some fun wintery cards yourself! Wishing you all a nice January & see you next month again with another ECD project post!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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