Craft for a Cause – Blog Hop for Shery Russ

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing a craft post for a cause: We are organizing fundraising for our friend Shery Russ. Shery is a paper crafter, creative designer, illustrator and owner of @stamplorations along with her husband. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2022, and it has spread to her right pelvis. She and her husband David have two beautiful daughters, who are 6 and 4 years old.

Shery has been unable to work since receiving her diagnosis, and as of May 23, David is responsible for pretty much everything due to Shery’s chemo treatments. So we join together to send her some good energy and help thru purchases/donations with this crafty hop. (Please read all the way to the end for a change to win a little prize, too).

I created this card for Shery using STAMPlorations stencils and papers from my own stash. The stamped elements are also done with STAMPlorations stamps. Now due to the treatments and concentrating on her cancer journey, she has clearly not been able to keep the sore open as usual, BUT if you want to help, here are some options:

July 3, 2022 — Since my breast cancer diagnosis in April, I’ve had to drastically cut back on work. I needed to focus on getting to doctor appointments, having labs/scans/tests/procedures done, and (since May 23) going to chemo treatments. Our online store is our family’s main income source; our finances have taken a major hit since my diagnosis.

As my physical health allows, I’m making select products available to order. I’ve bundled them up and put them in envelopes so they are ready to be mailed as soon as possible. They are also available at up to 64% off (either at an instant discount or with their respective discount codes indicated on the product titles and product descriptions). At this time, we are shipping only within the US and Canada. I need to keep shipping simple for when my husband has to take over shipping duties. Shipping is either a flat $5 (orders under $35) or free anywhere in the US, while shipping to Canada is a flat $21 (inclusive of duties and taxes via Delivered Duty Paid).

For our loyal customers and friends who have asked about ways to help us during this time, a sister at our church has put up a Meal Train page for our family — those who live close by us could bring us prepared meals, and those who live far could send us gift cards through GrubHub or donate money to ease our financial burden. If you would like to donate directly, we have created a page dedicated to our family’s breast cancer journey that we will regularly update.

Whether you order from our store, help us through Meal Train, or make a donation, our family is eternally grateful for your help and generosity!

Also what you can do to support Shery and her family is you can go to the STAMPlorations digital product section and purchase designs there. Here is the direct link there. Any purchase and donation is a help, no matter how small!

To follow the blog hop, please kindly start from Sadia´ s Instagram page and hop along from there. Any kind of help towards Shery´ s family is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support and/or purchase.

Here are all the Instagram accounts to follow throughout the hop:

  1. altenew_planner_girl
  2. aniladk
  3. april_notes
  4. beccreates1
  5. bzscrapper
  6. c.justme
  7. cbkirch
  8. claires_card_on
  9. craftee1
  10. deesartutopia
  11. foleysfriend
  12. foo_the_craft_paca
  13. handmadebykavya
  14. handmadehellosstudio
  15. hcbc2_handcrafted
  16. helendesigns
  17. jess.crafts
  19. mamakobs
  20. maryredjr
  21. mfasharia
  22. marilynndegroot
  23. purplejetjt
  24. quill_ish
  25. ME
  26. shylaashree
  27. sheharper
  28. stampinkathy4
  29. tinkercards
  30. vanessacardmaker
  31. whimsynotesbyanni
  32. suchi_art_craft
  33. tinkerscraft
  34. everydayengineered

Also kindly leave a message to this post, and I will draw one lucky winner, to whom I will send one random stencil from my STAMPlorations stencil designs!! Good luck!!! I will draw the winner form all comments next Sunday, the 24th of July 2022!!

xxx, Sanna

To have and to hold – Dani Peuss

Hello lovelies! Today I am sharing another slimline card with a gift card pocket inside. This time it is a wedding card.

On the front I have used a green paper from the Dani Peuss July Kit as the card background. These papers have the perfect size for slimline cards, by the way. If you tilt the paper, you have enough material to fill in 3 pages of the card (see how I used the same paper inside the card in the photos later).

For decoration I used some older stickers and papers, as well as Wycinanka chipboards, from my older stash. The die cut dies I have used here are by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have plenty of layers on top of each other here to create a really romantic cluster of leaves, pearls, ribbons and stickers.

Inside the card I created a pocket on the left side to place in a gift card or even money and punched the border with a Martha Stewart border punch. Remember how we used to collect these quie a few years ago? I have been trying to incorporate old product and “old” tools (do tools get old/go out of fashion?) into my recent cards. They still work like a dream and if the embellishments match too, why not use them?

The cream toned paper is by Prima Marketing and also from my older stash, but as the color worked togehter so well, I used it here.

I really like how this card turned out. It is festive for sure, so I am hoping the recipients will like it too.

See you soon again with another wedding card share!
xxx, Sanna


Maternity leave – card

Hello lovelies! Today I am stopping by to share a maternity leave card with you. I combined the Dani Peuss May paper-add-on-kit with some Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies from my stash and also incorporated an older Martha Stewart flower punch.

The papers, except the white cardstock which is from my stash, are all from the May paper add-on-kit by Dani Peuss. I love the blue paper, because it has various shades on the sheet and when die cutting you get various shades on one piece and the wreath looks more interesting, when put together.

For the leaves (die by Elizabeth Craft Designs here too) on the wreath I used a yellow paper from the May paper add-on-kit and the punched hydrangea pieces are the backside of the blue paper. The cool thing about the DP papers is that they are double sided: more versatility.

In the middle of the hydrangeas I´ ve placed a drop of vintage Nuvo Drops in blue. The light blue alphas are at least 15 years old and still work very well. I chose them, because the matched the colours of the card so well. All in all a very clean and simple card, but I love the color combination so much.

Hope I could inspire you abit today. See you again soon with more artworks!

Take care, xxx, Sanna


Baby cards

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a set of simple, but colorful, baby cards I recently created.

I´ ve used a retired rainbow die by Elizabeth Craft Designs to create the rainbows and the clouds. Other than that, the stamps I used are by Klartext.

I also incorporated bits from my older stash to these cards, like the stickers and rub-ons.

For decoration on the clouds I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in blue and pink.

Here and there I also used older Stampin´ Up! stamps to add to the Klartext stamped sentiment.

This is all for today. I hope your day has been a good one! I have plenty of crafty projects to share the next days too, so be sure to come back for more later this week :).

Take care,
xxx, Sanna


Learning to drive – Dani Peuss

Hallo ihr Lieben! Ein weiteres Layout mit dem Mai Kit Papier Add-On ist entstanden. Dieses Mal sogar mit einem kleinen Step-by-Step-Tutorial. Ich hoffe es gefällt euch! (*for English, just hit the translate button on the sidebar*).

Als Hintergrundpapier habe ich wieder weißen Cardstock verwendet. Darauf kam ein A4-Papier aus dem Mai Papier Add-On Kit. Das tolle ist, dass diese Papiere doppelseitig sind, so konnte ich ganz einfach dieses Sternenmuster auf dem Hintergrund erzeugen :). Und so ging´ s:

Schritt 1: Die Sternen-Stanzen auf das Papier (die A4 Größe passt perfekt auf mein Big Shot A4 drauf!!) mit Washi-Tape dort befestigen, wo man die Sterne später haben möchte. Dann einfach durch die Big Shot kurbeln.

Schritt 2: Da das Papier doppelseitig ist, ist der nächste Schritt ganz einfach :). Man muss nämlich nur die gestanzten Sterne umdrehen und schon hat man gelbe Sterne am blauen Hintergrund!

Schritt 3: Danach habe ich mit Elizabeth Craft Designs “Blackboard Alphabet” ein weiteres Papier aus dem Add-On kit gestanzt. Eine Seite des Papiers hat ein Holzmuster und auf der anderen Seite ist reichlich weis drauf. Die weiße Seite habe ich hierfür verwendet, damit ich mit dem “Newspaper 2” Stempel das Muster erzeugen konnte. Nach dem Stanzen habe ich den Stempel mit Distress Oxide “Fossilized Amber” getupft und dann die gestanzten Buchstaben auf die Stempelplatte gelegt.

Schritt 4: Nach dem die Buchstaben auf der Platte gelegen sind, bin ich mit einer Walze darübergerollt, damit der Text sich gleichmäßig auf die Buchstaben aufträgt. Man kan das einzeln tun, oder gleichzeitig mehrere Buchstaben “behandeln”.

Schritt 5: Als Resultat hat man dann wunderschöne, personalisierte Buchstaben, die farblich zu den verwendeten Papieren passen.

Schritt 6: Für mein Journaling habe ich mit dem “Labels + Jule Mini” Stempelset (auch ein Mai Kit Add-On) Etiketten gestempelt. Dafür habe ich Distress Oxide “Walnut Stain” verwendet und danach die Etiketten einfach händisch herausgeschnitten.

Schritt 7: Die Etiketten/Labels habe ich dann unter den Titel platziert und später meinen Text angebracht.

Schritt 8: Als weitere Dekoration habe ich noch ein paar “Denglisch & Denglisch 2” Sprüche mit schwarzer Stempeltinte gestempelt. Ich verwende diverse Klartext Stempel als Ergänzung zu meiner Journaling, da sie immer etwas Pfiffiges dazu beitragen.

Schritt 9: Zusätzlich habe ich das Layout dann mit ein paar Dekoteile ergänzt. Diese stammen aber aus meinem Fundus (Puffy Sticker von Evalicious und das 3D-Auto-Sticker, wo ich leider nicht mehr wusste, von wem der ist, da er schon etwas älter ist).

Und so sehen die Details auf dem fertigen Layout aus.

Ich hatte sehr viel Spass beim Gestalten! Die Farbkombi weiß-blau-gelb gefällt mir sehr gut und so konnte ich wieder ein paar schöne Erinnerungen festhalten. Eine Zeit lang habe ich sehr wenig verscrappt, aber mit den Dani Peuss Papieren mach es mir wieder sehr viel Spass. Vor allem, Sachen aus dem Alltag festzuhalten ist so wichtig.

Wir sehen uns in Bälde wieder! Da möchte ich Euch ein kleines Minibuch zeigen!!

Habt eine schöne Woche!
xxx, Sanna

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