Sailor´ s Life – card

Hello and happy Friday! Here is another card share from me. This card was gifted to a colleague at work who is starting a new exciting journey in his life, so we gifted him with a themed card and gifts. This is the card I created go with the presents:

It´ s a slimline format, so that as many as possible people can sign it. I used 7dotsstudio´ s “Destination Unknown” papers for this card. I think they perfectly go with the sailing theme as well as leaving for new adventures. In addition to that collection I used some bits from Carta Bella´ s “Ahoy There” collection as well as a piece from Moda Scrap´ s “Sailor´ s Life” collection. It´ s a very clean and simple card, but as the recipient is a man, I find it very suitable.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Take care,
xxx, Sanna


Good times – card

Hello and happy Tuesday! I have a special project share up for today. A farewell-card for a colleague at work, who will start a new chapter in his life. And as you can see, it has something to do with the sea ;-).

So I created a pop-up card with sea and sailing theme for this purpose. The front of the card has a nice island scenery on it, but when you open the card, you see this:

A lighthouse and a boat sailing the sea. This card will be a part of his sailing themed present and so far has been approved by the colleagues who signed it. So we are hoping he will like the card (and the presents).

I used various Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies for creating this card. Also most of the papers on this card are by them too (older collections that are currently not available at their store). Also the stamps are by Elizabeth Craft Designs. The frame on the from of the card is done with a paper by Bo Bunny.

Here you can see the card “IRL”:

I folded the pop-up part myself, but if you want to use die cut dies for that, those are also available at he Elizabeth Craft Designs store (see the product list at the end for all links).

I also needed a second card for the same event and will be sharing that one on Thursday, so be sure to stop by and take a look at a very clean and simple sailing themed card version then.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies (I added some different dies for reference to the links, because some of the ones I used are retired):

Happy Birthday!, Vol. 4.0

Hello and happy Firday! I´m stopping by to share a very simple card, created with a very, very old flower as a focal point. Do you remember these big Heidi Swapp flowers? They are fabric and I have been hoarding the last three ones for YEARS!

Why, you ask? Well, I honestly don´t know. I have been waiting to put them into a perfect project to showcase them, but then I figured, that might never happen. So I just used one here. What better way to create an impactfull card, than to add a huge flower as a focal point.

Works well for a birthday theme and looks great on the black and white paper on the background. The paper is from my time at The Wild Hare Kits design team and I am using the leftover bits and bobs on cards, because I have some lovely residue papers from them and they make for great card backgrounds. What do you do with your residues and how big has a piece have to be until you toss it? Back in the day I used to save EVERYTHING! Now, well, if it´s smaller than 3×2 inch, it can go :).

I hope you have a gorgeous weekend! We have our 23rd wedding anniversary this weekend – titanium ;-). And now I have the song playing in my head as an “earworm”. Oh well… :). Have a great one!
xxx, Sanna


Fall 7 times – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello lovelies and happy Wednesday!! Today I´m sharing my first March The Wild Hare Kits project with you guys over at The Wild Hare Kits blog. There were some unexpected problems regarding my March kit, as it decided to take a world tour before arriving to me  (currently in Sydney, Australia and not here yet). So I had to make a plan „B“ on what to create with for this month. I took all my previous The Wild Hare Kits and pulled product together from those.

Here is the result of the DIY kit building:

You can see on the video what products I chose to use for this layout – all from my leftover kits! Since the kits always have so much in them, it is really easy to put together small layout kits with the residue pieces! I love my DIY March layout kit so much! And besides, I get to use up all my residue pieces this way.

For today´s layout I used the mothly sketch very loosely.

I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!! I´ve got Crate Paper Flower Market, Dear Lizzy She´s Magic, Pinkfresh Studio Office Hours, Bramble Fox embellishments and Jen Hadfield This is family featured on my layout.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look on those leftover kits of yours and get your scrap on with them. And when you share your WHK projects, remember to use #thewildharekits, so we can find you!! We´d love to see what you guys create with the kits!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna


The Wild Hare Kits September Wrap-Up

Hi, it´s that time of the month again, so today I´ll be sharing my last September The Wild Hare Kits project with you and include a wrap-up video of all this months projects, created with this kit. Also, in the video I´ll be sharing what´s left of my kit after finishing all the layouts/cards etc.

So here is my last September project – a set of cards again.

I adored the Shimelle Sparkle City stickers that were in my kit, but didn´t find a perfect sport for the cars and the cute pigeons, soooo I used them on cards instead. I love, love, love my purple and pink toned and water color look kit to pieces!!! If you can´t remember, my kit consisted of “Just A Little Lovely” collection and Shimelle´s Sparkle City collection. Also a Carta Bella stencil called “Garden Geometric Stencil” came with my kit.

So what I´ve done is I first added some stenciling onto every card base using Distress Inks with a blending brush. Next I fussy cut some papers to create a background/cluster to the card. Then I added the stickers on top. Some are adhered directly to the paper, others I adhered using 3D foam pads.

For additional interest I added either black ink splatters or stamping with black stamp ink (using roller sentiment stamps mainly – those are from my own stash) or I combined both :). I know I´m repeating myself, but I love the pastellic colours and the purple and the watercolor look of my kit so VERY much!!! Thanks Allison, for this amazing kit! It´s kinda scary how well she “gets” me already..

And now for the wrap-up video – I hope you enjoy it:

I really enjoyed my September kit! It was perfect in every way! I know I said I´m going to do a journal with the 6×8 papers, but that is how it goes sometimes, eh? First you have an idea when unboxing the kit and in the end you end up creating totally different kind of projects with the stuff :).

So for next month I´m planning a mini.. let´s see what happens :-). See you soon (on the 2nd of October!) with the October unboxing video!!! Excited to see what kind of kit is waiting for me in October.

Happy scrapping and crafting,
xxx, Sanna