Happy birthday card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today´s share is a birthday card, created using mainly Elizabeth Craft Designs products as well as some very old flower paper from my older stash.

I am still stash busting, as you can see :). And here is the finished card:

I first cut the blue patterned paper (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) in size and then I attached some Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the green patterned paper (from my own old stash of papers) and die cut the Bubbles. After die cutting, I adhered them onto the blue paper and cut any residue off.

Then I die cut the „leaves“ with the Budding Florals die from an old Basic Grey paper (again from my very old paper stash) and after fussy cutting the other leaves and roses, arranged everything onto the card and adhered them on place. A birthday sentiment to finish the card off and everything was done. I really like the look of this card. The flowers work really well with the bubble pattern. And I love the turquoise paper so much.

Here´s to a lovely weekend! Hope you are all doing fine!!
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday card

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´d like to share a 50th birthday card with you. I´ve used plenty of my older paper stash papers to create this card in orange and red tones. This is not a combination I do often, as orange does not happen to be one of my favorite colours, but in this case, the card had to have these colours.

I started by adhering the polka dot paper onto a white card base (size A5). Then I die cut the 5 and the 0 from various patterned papers using Tonic Studios die cut dies. I adhered the numbers in place with liquid adhesive (also by Tonic).

Next I added plenty of bits and bobs like enamel circles, Nuvo Pearls, puff stickers and a die cut speech bubble piece. The sentiment is done using Thickers alphas. For finishing touches I also outlined the numbers with a black pen.

Since my card was bigger than a regular card size, I had to make a matching envelope for it. I used a 12×12 patterned paper from my older paper stash for that and folded it into an envelope. For decoration I added some Basic Grey stickers onto the envelope. Now these go back quite a few years, but they really work well with all the papers and patterns here.

That´s it for today, be sure to stop by on Thursday when I will be sharing another The Wild Hare Kits August kit project here on my blog :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Artist Trading Coin Set – Die lieben Kleinen

Hello and happy 1st of May!! I wanted to share something sweet and soft today with you – a set of pink and light blue toned artist trading coins. The secret to these backgrounds is again a piece of residue paper I created by accident when I was creating a tag (that I will be sharing on Friday here on my blog). And the funny thing is I immediately fell in love with the residue paper. I will be reproducing this look again for sure!!! It´s true what they say about the greatest ideas happening by/thru accident(s).

I in face adore the background colors so much that I only wanted to add a few bits and bobs to highlight it, so I dug into my stash of ribbons, tags and washi and fund a lovely light pink washi tape with letters on it. Fits perfectly here!

Also the felt flower ribbon is a very old one from my stash, but here it really works so well. The small tags are actually by Basic Grey – they once came with pins and I haven´t used them until now and am really happy I didn´t  so far. They match the colors and coin feel really well.

Also the brads are very old. The stamped sentiment is by a German stamp line called „Klartext“. Fits here like a glove!!!

The only „new“ product I used are the Nuvo Glitter Drops and the Crystal Glaze I added here and there for texture.

Ah, it felt really good creating this set! I really found my creative flow that particular everning and I love the results!! I hope you come back on Friday to see the tag that resulted these AT-Coin backgrounds. It´s very different to this, but the colors I used are obviously the same :).

See you soon! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Fall themed tags

Hi there everyone and happy Monday! I recently bought make-up blending brushes from SØSTRENE GRENE and found them very useful as blending brushes for crafting! So I experimented a little :).

I took some Indian Gold and Burnished Bronze Embellishment Mousse out to play and applied them with the blending brush onto a piece of white cardstock. And the results I got! So smooth, even application and the brush glides on paper like a dream.

Here is one of the results from that playtime –  a set of fall themed tags:

For this tag I die cut the Burnished Bronze tinted piece with an oval die cut die from Tonic Studios. Then I die cut a tag – die by STAMPlorations and inked that with the same brush, but this time using Ocean Blue Distress Ink. For decoration I dug deep into my older stash and added some lovely Basic Grey stickers, some golden sequins (Tonic Studios) and faux stitching with a white pen. For decoration I also added some Harvest Moon Nuvo Glitter Accents onto the rose design here and there. 

For the second tag I first die cut it (same die by STAMPlorations), then placed a stencil onto the tag (my Trees 1 stencil) and applied a heavy coat of the Brusnished Bronze Embellishment Mousse with the blending brush onto the tag. I let that layer dry before I went over the complete tag surface again, this time applying only a soft layer of the same mousse. Now you can see the Trees 1 pattern hues on the background, but the pattern is much softer and blends into the background. I really like how it looks! 

Next I again added a Basic Grey sticker from my very old stash on top for decoration. Then added some sequins (Tonic Studios) and some Harvest Moon Glitter Accents here and there. The tag got finished off with a October Afternoon (old stash) sticker that was outlined with a black pen.

Too bad you cannot see the amazing shimmer of the tags – but you get the idea from the very first photo. It´s gorgeous and looks quite noble.

This is it for today, do come by on Wednesday for another Christmas Card Wednesday!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Smile – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Today I´m quickly dropping by here just to share a fast and easy card that really does not take that long to make. Yet, depending on the papers you use or the patterns and colours you choose, you can create a card for practically any occation.

I used the new Elizabeth Craft Designs releases for this card: The Stitched Fishtail Banners with the die cut word Smile. I first took a piece of white cardstock, placed the word smile on the right lower corner to create an open area there. Then I matted that area with a green patterned paper from the back. Next I cut patterened papers with all the various Stitched Fishtail Banner dies. Now all I needed to do was to adhere the white cardstock piece with foam dots onto a card base for a more dimensional effect and adhere the die cut patterned paper pieces overlappingly. I added three small puffy stickers for decoration and the card was done.

Go check out the new releases over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. I adore them!! So many GORGEOUS die cut dies in this release.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Patterned paper – Basic Grey
Smile – Elizabeth Craft Designs by Els van de Burgt Studio
Stitched Fishtail Banners – Elizabeth Craft Designs by ModaScrap