Retirement cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! Today I´d like to share another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team card project with you. I created a set of two retirement cards using their die cut dies and stamps with Ranger Distress Inks.

For this card I used a white cardbase which I created a yellow cloudy sky with a DIY stencil I made using the Adventure Edges die cut die. I inked the coulds onto the background with yellow Distress Ink. Then I die cut all the waves using the Adventure Edges and Ocean Edges die cut dies. I inked the waves in two blue Distress Ink tones to get more variation into the waves.

Then I die cut the scenery using the Palm Trees die cut set. I die cut everything from white Soft Finish Cardstock and then inked all pieces with Distress Inks. After inking I just arranged everything onto the card base and starting with the waves, adhered the pieces on place. I used both liquid adhesive as well as Clear Double Sided Tape for the bigger pieces. The tiny tweezers are a big help, when adhering the tiniest parts on place!

After that all I needed to add to the card was a stamped sun and sentiment. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set for the sentiment and took the sun from the Beach Sentiments stamp set.

Then for foam on the waves I used a Scribble Stick with a paint brush and splattered that only onto that particular area. This makes the sea look more interesting.

I also created a second card using exactly the same steps, but this time I replaces the palm trees with a sailboat. This die set is sadly discontinued, but you could easily replace this die with for example a Hot Air Balloon. I find that also very suitable for a retirement card.

This card I created using exactly the same product, except I used the Ahoy Sentiments instead of the Beach Sentiment here.

To give you an even better idea of each and every step, here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!

This was my May GDT tutorial for the Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am very excitedly waiting for a parcel with some new product arriving. Cannot wait to share project with you next month again!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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DIY stamp corners for a stamping tool

Hi there everyone! I am dropping by with a quick project I created with my husband on his 3D printer. The project is meant for my stamping purposes *grin*.

I do quite much stamping and use a stamping tool (similar to Misti) quite much. I got this tool while I was on a design team a few years ago and what I was missing were magnetic stamp corners. This way I can stamp repeatedly on exactly the same spot, when making a series of identical cards.

So I asked hubs to help me out with his cool 3D printer :). As a result I now have DIY stamp corners for this stamping tool. I even made a short video about the process – hope you like it! All the tech info is available on my YouTube channel – just see the description part of this video.

I already have further ideas swirling in my head that could be made using his 3D printer :D… so stay tuned for more projects to come *giggle*. But don´t tell him quite yet… we don´t want to stress him beforehand…

Happy crafty times,
xxx, Sanna

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Just Be You – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!!! Today I´m up with another The Wild Hare Kits February Petite kit project share over at their blog. This layout idea started with the previous layout I posted Tuesday here on my blog.

See, after creating the first page I had half of the ray paper left over and thought it might make for a great second page to be combined into a double page layout in the end. So I went with the idea and this is what I ended up creating:

I used mainly Pink Paislee papers on this layout – both from the February kit as well as from my November kit (the vellum). I also combined bits and bobs from my previous kits to the layout – parts like: Dear Lizzy She´s Magic Feeling Fine paper, Willow die cut shapes by 1Canoe2 and Jen Hadfield stickers, also from my November 2019 kit.

I thought it would be fun to combine yesterday´s layout and this one to a double page layout. One side featuring my older and one side featuring my younger son. I´ve also tucked personal journaling behind both photos – I hope my boys one day will take a better look at all my scrapbooks and then discover these hidden messages to them :).

I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch – I hope you like it!

And finally, here is the double side layout – I love how it turned out!!!

I hope I could inspire you to take a better look at The Wild Hare Kits and scrap a little yourself! Maybe do a double page even? If you do, remember to tag #thewildharekits, so we can come and see what you did :).

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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A set of baby cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share a set of “build a Hippo” baby cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I adore this little die cut die so much! It´s perfect for so many occations and like made for creating baby cards! And while I was at it, a created a set of three. You never know when you need one!

This is how I created the cards:

Step 1: First take a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut 3 sets of Hippos. And don´t forget to die cut the feet six times!!
Step 2: Next take a sheet of Soft Sky and Dusky cardstock and die cut two sets with the Stitched Rounded Rechtangle from the blue paper and one set from the lilac one.
Step 3: Take a white Soft Finish Cardstock sheet (or glitter cardstock) and die cut three sets with the Postage Stamp Rectangles die cut die.
Step 4: Ink the hippo pieces with grey and pink stamp ink, but leave the eyes and teeth white.

Step 5: Now cut blue and purple patterned paper into a card size from the polka-dotted “Thinking about Polinesia” paper. Adhere onto the card base.
Step 6: Attach a piece of ribbon in blue and pink onto the cards, then adhere the rechtangle pieces on place. Start with the postage stamp piece and adhere the rounded rectangle on top.
Step 7: Add a stamped sentiment using the Ahoy Sentiments or the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set and black stamp ink.
Step 8: Color the tiny eye pieces with a black marker and adhere on place.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve again recorded a video for your to watch. I hope you like it!

I hope I could inspire you to play with your die cut dies a little today and create a few cards yourself! I´ll be back with another project next month.

Until then, happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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You are magic – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing my first layout, created with the current January 2020 The Wild Hare Kits Deluxe Kit. I so like my surprise kit and enjoy creating with it!

The embellishments were perfect for the monthly sketch, so I started my crafty month by scrapping a layout based on the sketch.

This is it and now to my take/my layout:

I used the Dear Lizzy She´s Magic collection papers to create the grid onto the background. Also the embellishments are mainly from the same collection – except for the puffy stickers. I really like them alot!

And I added lots of the chipboard stickers as embellishments to the page following the sketch. It´s so easy to create, when everything works together so well. That´s why I like working with hand curated kits!

I´ve sneaked some stamping (done with a Carta Bella stamp set from my August 2019 kit) and also added some word stickers here and there (those were from my October 2019 kit and by Pebbles).

I´ve recorded a video for you to watch the start-to-finish process – hope you like it:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will give the sketch a try yourself! If you share your projects – created with the Wild Hare Kits – on social media, do remember to tag us (#thewildharekits), so we can find you!! Have a great, creative day!!

xxx, Sanna

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