Schönen Ruhestand

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share a retirement card of another kind. I have still some of the lovely Canvas Corp Brands papers left from my design team time in their team and they were perfect for this card assignment.

It´s a retirement card for someone who has been working for a very long time in a company that has to do with certification and norms and regulations as well as safety. Thus the „denglish“ (german translated into english word for word) sentiment „all in green area“ is just perfect for this card. Also the clock (=no need to set the alarm clock any more) and the german explanation underneath work really well for this purpose. The paper goods are all from Canvas Corp and the stamps are all Klartext, except for the retiment sentiment inside. That is by Stampin´ Up.

You will not come across a retirement card like this anywhere else. It is unique. I really do hope the person receiving this also „get´s“ it, you know?

That´s all for today, hope your day is getting along nicely!
xxx, Sanna

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Alles Gute!

Hello and happy Wednesday! I used to to this type of cards ALOT when I still did plenty of scrapbook layouts. I loved using graphic patterned paper on the card backgrounds and then adding tiny bits on top with some pattern stamping in black.

So this feels really good again to do this type of cards. And it comes together so naturally still. I´ve used plenty of Studio Tekturek papers and REALLY old glass drops to decorate the card.

The stamping is done using some of my older Stampin´Up! stamp stash. So I managed to sneak in some older product too. The rest is very new Studio Tekturek product :). I just love this type of papers so, so much!

Wishing you all a great mid week!
xxx, Sanna

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Set of birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Joset Designs at Elizabeth Craft Designs has these gorgeous new backgrounds out and they sent me this set to play with. Lucky me!!! Thank you so much for that, Joset!! I adore this new set. Just look how gorgeous the backgrounds are!

This first card is made using a patterned paper from the ECD store and combined with Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter and the Leaf Pattern Background die. I also added the Budding Florals die to create some flowers to the card.

I used light blue cardstock from the ECD store for that. Also some Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter is on the top of the flower buds. The sentiment is stamped with Build Your Own Sentiments 1 clear stamp set. And for additional decor I added a few enamel dots in grey.

For my second card I used pink cardstock from the ECD store and die cut the paper using the Organic Triangle Background die. Then I added some clear double sided adhesive (in sheets) onto the die cut background and applied Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas.

I love this technique as it is so very easy to create and looks so festive every time. Then I stamped the sentiment using the same stamp set as on the previous card and added some paper flowers from my older stash and a brad to decorate/highlight the card.

For my last card I used the same pink cardstock and the Floral Burst Background die and added the clear double sided adhesive sheet onto the background. Then I poured plenty of Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas and voilá! The shimmery background was done. For decor I again did a sentiment banner using the same stamp set as on the two previous cards.

And for finishing touches I added a premade shaker tulip that I have had in my stash for at least ten years now. I have been trying to reduce that old stash bit by bit, so you will be seeing me adding those older pieces to cards every once and a while.

Now what do you think? Was I promising too much when I said, these background dies are gorgeous?! I think they are just awesome. And can be used in so many ways! Cannot wait to play more with them!

Wishing you all an amazing day and lots of crafty fun!
xxx, Sanna

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2 Cards created with Planner Essentials stamps – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday! Today I am again sharing a set of cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog as a bi-monthly guest designer. I am not much of a planner girl (yet), but the minute I saw the lovely planner stamps designer by Esther Glas, I right away knew I wanted to use them for a card project. So that is what I am sharing over at the ECD blog today – inclusive a video.

Here are the cards I created:

and the second one:

Also there is a VIDEO with a start-to-finish on both cards, you can see it HERE. And now a quick photo share on some details on the cards – for the full blog post, you will need to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and read it HERE.

The first card has a summer bouguet feeling to it. Happy bright colors against a blue background.

The second card is more a masculine or playful one with all the numbers and the bold border. And both cards where created using the same stamp sets! Still they are so very different.

I hope you enjoy my full tutorial and the video over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I´ll be sharing another one there in August, so keep an eye on that space around the middle of August :). See you there!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Für Mama – Tonic Studios

Hello and Happy Saturday! Today I´m stopping by to share a Mother´s Day card with you, created using some Tonic Studios products as well as some older flowers from my craft stash as well as older patterned papers.

Recently I had a lovely person stay in my studio who volunteered to organize my paper stash by color. And while she was doing it, I discovered so many forgotten paper treasures! I am more  a b-side-crafter when it comes to papers and how my papers are not only sorted by color, but also have the b-side facing the front in the folder. Heaven for me :)!

So I have started de-stashing my papers by using them :). And I just love this background paper in combination with the strong pink cardstock and the older flowers. These are really old – they go back to around 2006-2007!!! In my opinion they work really well with the Tonic Studios German Sentiment Die, Nuvo Glitter Drops and the background paper :).

And tomorrow is Mother´s Day, so what better theme to share a card about. This card was really easy to make – just adhere the papers, die cut the sentiment from a residue piece of inked paper, add some Nuvo Drop details, layer the flowers and attach together with a brad and adhere everyting on place. That´s pretty much it!

Wishing you all a great weekend and Mother´s Day!!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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