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,

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

Alpha Stickers
Black pen
Wood veneer
Patterned Paper

Some kind of wonderful

Getting together with crafty friends around the globe would be impossible without social media and things like Skype! Me and some of my lovely crafty friends again got together to chat a little and to challenge each other. This time I was not the one setting the rules and to my agony, we had to do totally without mixed media *add a sad face*

Well, I managed, even though my fingers were itching for some paste and ink splatters. So here, a clean & simple card was the end result:

Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardI used patterned papers from Basic Grey (fresh cut) & Dear Lizzy (documentary). Good to get some paper stash used! The only admission they gave me was to stamp the sentiment. At least some ink in there, eh? *giggles*
Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardHere is a close-up. I then sent this card to one of my scrappy friends and will get one in return. That will be a total surprise, since we didn´t show each other the cards we were making! These sessions are always great fun. I feel very lucky to have such talented, funny, creative friends around the globe!!! If you´d like to make a similar card, the supplies are listed at the end of this post..

I am joining with STAMPlorations anything CAS goes card challenge with my card:

cas-009-septemberpink2016I managed to add touches of pink into the card (enamel dots & the die cut flowers), so I think I am good to go with this card for this challenge.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Fitted Circles
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Ribbons 1
Joset Designs – Rainbow Sky
Gossamer Blue – stamps
Dear Lizzy – documentary
Basic Grey – Fresh Cut
Studio Calico – Enamel Dots
Amy Tangerine – Remarks with Love Puffy Stickers
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black ink

Dare to – MMCC March challenge reveal

Hello there, everyone! Another month, another new challenge!!! Did you have a good time with the February Mixed Media Card Challenge? I did! Now off to yet another fun and interesting challenge! This months challenge is all about TREES and as an optional element you should use BIRDS

march2016challengeAt first I thought it would be a hard one to do, but then I was going thru my stencil stash from The Crafter´s Workshop and there it was, the perfect tree stencil (well, it´s more of a tree trunk actually). I immediately got inspired to use it for this challenge. Here is how my card turned out:

Sanna LippertAnd this is how I created the card:

Sanna LippertAgain I used a piece of white cardstock as a starting point. I first added a stamped border onto the left side of the card. Stamped with black Archival Ink by Ranger. Next I placed the tree trunk stencil onto the paper and using a palette knive applied Turquoise Iridescent Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts onto the paper. Because the background is white, the turquoise iridescent tone will only lightly show, so it is more a resist area in the end.

Sanna LippertNext I added a layer Glimmer Mist onto the background. I used Sun Sisters, Kiwi and Tea Cup tones by Tattered Angels. I let the spray ink dry for a while, then I wiped with a damp cloth over the tree to remove the spray ink from those areas. Since the ink soaks into the paper a bit, the tree turns lightly „toned“ in the process, which I a very cool effect, actually. Totally accidental, but I really like the 3-toned trunk image!

Sanna LippertI however wanted the background to be much bolder, so I went and sprayed some Marmalede Glimmer Mist over the paper as a second spray ink layer. I only left the green area as it was. Now you could actually see the tree in there. Next I used a Finnabair sentiment stamp from the „Don´t forget to fly“ cling stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white paper with black ink. Then I glued the sentiment on it´s place with Aleene´s Tacky Glue. I then added some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces – incl. birds – all over the tree. There is also some stamping on the background – the stamp is from the same set like the sentiment. Finally I added „artistical“ leaves – created with green Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there next to the tree branches. Oh, and I also added some doodling around the edges. This is how the finished card looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you will find time to join in  with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for this months fun challenge! See you there! Remember, you will need to create a card (the rules are at the right side bar on the MMCC blog). Now hop over to see what my design team colleagues created!!!

See you at MMCC,
Happy crafting,

10 Points – Craft Stamper, February 2015

Hello there lovelies!!! Today I´d like to share with you another layout I created a while back. I just have not been able to share it earlier, as it was published in the Craft Stamper magazine´s February 2015 issue.

The idea of this page is to document daily life from a different perspective. How often do we actually go and document something unpleasant? Definitely a dare! I documented a day at a hospital while going thru a (now) routine checkup that I have to go to on regular basis. Not something easy to write about..

But I wanted to document this day for myself and for my family. To give them an idea about what I am going thru on these days. It is also someting very liberating writing a few words about something that is not such an easy issue to deal with. True scrapbooking therapy :)!

Here are some detail shots. I´ve used a Studio Calico kit on this page and added a die cut (the word „today“ is a die cut die by The Crafter´s Workshop).

If you want to read more about how this page came together, you can still get a copy of the issue. Just follow this link!

Wishing you a wonderful day,
xxx, Sanna

Bits and Fragments with paint – The Crafters Workshop

Hi there, I created a few cards using the Crafter´s Workshop stencils again :). Remember the cards I made a while back using Fragments and Bits with spray inks and a Big Shot? Well, the other day I tried the same idea, only changed the spray ink to a regular paint.

Here is how I did the backgrounds: Sanna Lippert I first cut some watercolor paper into suitable sizes and sprayed them with yellow, blue and green spray ink.

Sanna LippertNext I took out some stencils and started dabbing some Distress Paint onto them. I started with the small „Fifties Clock“ stencil and orange paint.

Sanna Lippert
After I had enough paint on the stencil, I carefully placed it over the spray inked background and since this particular stencil was too big to fit into the Big Shot, I used a brayer to apply the paint onto the card background. Works as well as the Big Shot, except that you will not get a letterpress kind of image out of this technique.

Sanna LIppert
For the next card I used the „Single Feather“ Balzer Bit and green Distress Paint. This time I ran the paint covered stencil thru the Big Shot and the image is similar to a letterpress image.

I did the same with blue Distress Paint and „Crosshatched Frags“. I really like this one a lot!

Finally I used the „Pods Fragments“ stencil and dabbed pink, orange and red Distress Paint onto the surface and ran it thru the Big Shot again. There are so many variations you can create with this basic idea.

And here are the finished cards:Sanna Lippert

Sanna Lippert

Sanna Lippert
After finishing the backgrounds I glued them down on white card bases and added stamped sentiments, some doodling around the edges and ink splatters in various colours. There are also some silver and gold wax crayon splodges here and there. If you want the images to stand out more, you can go around them with a black pen, like I did on some of the cards.

I hope you will give the small stencils (Bits and Fragments) a try! They are quite a lot of fun to play with!

xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Distress Paint (blue, green, pink, orange, red) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Pods Fragments – The Crafter´s Workshop
Crosshatched Frags – The Crafter´s Workshop
Fifties Clock – The Crafter´s Workshop
Graceful Flower – The Crafter´s Workshop
Single Feather – The Crafter´s Workshop
Numbers Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Silver & gold wax crayons – Stockmar
Stamp ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Stamps (Dylusions & Tim Holtz) – Ranger Ind. Inc. & Stampers Anonymous
Stamps – Technique Tuesday (Studio AE)
Other – Watercolor paper, White cardstock, Big Shot, black pen
Spray ink – Studio Calico (green, blue, yellow)

Remember to look up

Hi there! I found some time to play along at Challenge YOURself blog this month (it has been a while since I last joined in ;-)..). The challenge is about scrapping an affirmation. You can read more about that here at their blog.

I often look for inspirational quotes to keep me motivated, to built me up and to keep me focused. I have been making some big changes in my life since summer and it has all been for the good, but not always that easy so this months challenge theme fits my recent „state of mind“ like a glove :). Here is my take on the challenge #11:

I did use quite a few motivational phrases on this page, but they all spoke to me, so I just had to add them. I also emphasized the word/quote theme by adding random alphas and number to the background. I really, really like how this page turned out. And can you see that there are no ink splatters, no stenciling,  and absolutely no stamping in there?!!! And it still felt totally comfortable to create this one :). I know, first that pinkish, flowery page, and now this?? What an earth is the matter with me??? 🙂

Thanks for a fun challenge, Challenge YOUrself!! Enjoyed it alot!!!
xoxo, Sanna

„39“ – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hello there lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you a layout that I created based on a scrapbook kit (see picture). This is my first Off the Rails inspirational post for September :).

My inspiration for creating this layout started from the rub-ons that came with the kit. I love to use rub-ons, always have and always will. I really cannot say what it is with rub-ons, but I just find that they are the perfect embellishment as you can use them as little details or even a whole sheet at once and in many ways.

Picture 1 of Fortune Teller(picture and kit by Studio Calico)

Since these rub-ons happened to have numbers on them, they perfectly matched my photo which is one of my DH on his 39th birthday.

I have a confession to make, I am a kit subscriber since a couple of years, but I hardly ever use my kits as they are. I usually take one piece from one kit and combine that with another piece from another kit. I often even organize the goodies from the kits into my stash right away and then use them later in totally random order. But this time I wanted to use the kit as it is. Someone has gone thru a lot of trouble designing and planning these kits, so I thought I´d give it a try and use this particular kit as it is for this layout. Like I said, it all originally started from the rub-ons :).


After figuring out where to place the photo, I then added the rub-ons and went along from there. I must admit, it was really easy to just grab the goodies that were in the kit and combine them onto this page, because they perfectly matched each other. The only thing I added to the kit goodies were the big black title numbers. Everything else is from the kit. Oh, sorry, the misting is from my stash too.. :). I added that as an additional detail after finishing the rest :).

Here are some detail photos:




Are you a kit subscriber? How do you use them or do you just love to hoard them? I hope this post has inspired you to take a good look at your kit stash and dig into it, to use it!! That is what it is there for, isn´t it – to get scrapped :). Don´t hoard your stuff, use it – a good motto for today :). Have fun!!

xoxo, Sanna

One stencil 4 ways – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there, lovelies! I´m here today with a special and quite a long and material/photo heavy post. I want to share with you four ways to use one stencil (Blazonry 12×12 inch stencil). I chose to create four layouts with different stencil techniques on them. I used the stencil as follows:

1. Misting: For the first layout I created a DIY patterned paper with the stencil and some ink sprays. I used both the positive and the negative image of the stencil and ended up with two different background papers. I will for sure use the second one for another project some time later :).
Sanna Lippert - Misted BG

And this is how the finished layout with the DIY background paper looks like. I´ve also fussy cut some patterned paper to match the misted background pattern and used the stencil as a cutting guide.
Sanna Lippert - Hauskaa yhdessa

2. Molding paste: For my second layout I used molding/struckture paste. I used both the paste as it is (plain) and also mixed a second tone by adding some acrylic paint onto the paste. I then wiped the pastes onto the background thru the stencil.
Sanna Lippert - molding paste
Notice how I´ve applied the leftover paste onto a piece of white cardstock. That way nothing goes to waste and I can use those patterns on another projects later.

And here is the finished layout.
Sanna Lippert - we love snow

3. Doodling guide: For the third layout I created some additional patterns onto the background paper by using the stencil as a doodling guide. I also used some blue paste fussy cut shapes for additional detail (these were leftovers from the previous project).

And this is the finished page:

4. Stitching guide: For the fourth layout I used the stencil in a similar way as on the previous page, but instead of drawing a pattern, I stitched it. So the stencil worked as a stitching guide this time. Then all I needed to do was to add some holes and stitch with twine to create a background pattern.

And here is the layout:

Since this post is already very photo heavy, I´ve taped a little STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO for you to watch. That way you will see each and every step of the process. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to use those stencils in various ways!!!

There are so many ways to use then and I suggest you stay tuned for more ideas coming up!! My lovely design team colleagues have been busy too 🙂 !

Happy stenciling,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Blazonry Stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Patterned papers: SODAlicious, ColorConspiracy, Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics white
Other: Watercolour paper from the Art supply store
Ink Sprays: Dylusions, Heidi Swapp, Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Glimmer Glaze: Tattered Angels
Titanium white ink: Liquitex
Twine: My Mind´s Eye
Stamp inks: Ranger Ind. Inc.
Brads: Basic Grey
Wood veneer: Studio Calico
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps & 3rd Eye Craft
Chipboard: 3rd Eye Craft
Alphas: Glitz Design, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Prima Marketing
Flair badge: 3rd Eye Craft
Stickers: Evalicious
Other: Modeling paste, Journaling pens, Needle, Paper glue.

Hanging out

Hi there lovelies! Clothespins are very trendy right now and I have a set from Crate Paper in my stash that I need to use. The current sketch over at Sketchabilities was perfect for this purpose. I haven´t been using clothespins on my layouts as they make a layout very bulky and not easy to store in an album, but after finishing this page I must admit that I really, really like the look they create. So I might need to change my mind regarding those then :).

This was the sketch:

And this was my take on it. I did a page in A4 size this time.

So this is my submission to the Sketchabilities sketch #108. Has been a while since I took part on their challenges :). I used a Studio Calico kit (Copper Mountain) and some 3rd Eye stamps for this layout. And as usual, some oil slick, too :).

Have good day, everyone!
xoxo, Sanna

full of words Large TES-105L

DIY misted fabric flowers + tutorial

Zusätzlich zum Scrapbooking, webe ich sehr gerne. Da bleiben mir immer kleine Reststoffe übrig und ich habe mir überlegt, was man daraus alles machen könnte. Da fiel mir ein, ich könnte diese Stoffreste für selbstgemachte Blumen benutzen. Gesagt, getan. Zuerst habe ich nur weiße Blumen gestaltet (wie auf diesem Laoyut), nur die Pailletten haben hier für etwas Farbe gesorgt. Dann dachte ich mir, dass sie eigentlich in vielen verschiedenen Farben schön wären und da ich ja in der Zwischenzeit eine relativ große Auswahl an Sprühfarben besitze, habe ich sie mit diesen eingefärbt. Ja, sie gefallen mir färbig auch sehr sehr gut :-). Ein kleines how-to darüber könnt ihr übrigens auch hier lesen. Ich hoffe, ihr findet gefallen an meinen Blumen und ich wünsche euch viel Spaß beim Nachmachen!!

Anbei auch ein Tag mit einer selbstgemachten Blume drauf :).

Skräppäämisen lisäksi tykkään myös mm. kutomisesta. Matonkudonnasta jää aina jämäkangaspaloja ja niitä katsellessani mietin itsekseni, että mitähän kivaa näistäkin voisi tehdä. Siinä tuli sitten mieleeni, että niistä varmasti saisi kivoja kukkasia skräppitarkoituksiin. Tein ensin pelkästään valkoisia kukkasia (kuten tässä leiskassa). Väriä kukkiin toivat vain keskustaan ompelemani paljetit. Sitten käväisi mielessä, että niitähän voisi varmaan värjätä myös eri värisiksi. Minulla kun on jo melkoinen kokoelma erilaisia ruiskevärejä, niin mikäs siinä kuin värejä ruiskimaan ja kokeilemaan. Ja, juu, kyllä ne ovat värillisinäkin oikein kauniita :-).  Tein siinä samalla sitten aiheesta pienen teko-ohjeen, jonka voitte lukea täältä. Ehkä kukkaset miellyttävät teitäkin ja innostutte kokeilemaan samanlaisia itsekin. Hauskoja kukkatalkoita itse kullekin!

Yllä vielä pieni pakettikortti, jossa olen käyttänyt itse tehtyä kangaskukkasta.

Additionally to scrapbooking I also like to weave. Through my weaving hobby I tend to have small leftover pieces of fabric lying around my work area and I started to think how I could use them. So I ended up with this idea of self made fabric flowers. First I just made plain white ones (like on this layout), where only the sequins in the middle provided them some colour. As I have managed to collect quite many misting colors by now I sprayed some color on them and they turned out pretty nice in color, too! I also made this little tutorial about my DIY flowers for ScrapFriends. Hope you like my flowers and try them out yourself!

Above is also a little tag for which I used such a DIY fabric flower :-).

Happy scrapping,

Materials for the flowers:
Leftover fabric, sequins, thread, needle, scissors, misting colors.

Materials for the tag:
Tag: Paper Reflections; Misting: Studio Calico Mister Huey´s (sunshine) & Shimmerz (lime in da coconut); Stickers: Amy Tangerine (remarks palette); Pens: Copics (YG06, Y38, BG01, G02); Trimmings: Heidi Swapp (destinations); Rub-On: Studio Calico; Blue tag: Studio Calico; Butterly: Prima Marketing (mistable butterflies); Twine: My Mind´s Eye; Stamp: Ali Edwards by Technique Tuesday; Ink: Ranger Archival Ink (jet black); Pins: My Mind´s Eye, Maya Road; Glue: Aleene´s