Dude, you are so old

Hello and happy Saturday!! How are you doing? I´ve been organizing our closets during the past weekends, because it was about time and it´s a good activity during the pandemic in my opinion. It´s kind of addictive too! I´ve been influenced by Marie Kondo and that method has taken over our closets. And it feels so good!!

Now to today´s card:

I did this one for a colleague at work – he is turning 50. He has a great humour, so I could put this type of card together for him. This was so much fun to do!

The background is done with Dina Wakley gloss sprays (in spring during one of her FB lives). I just used it as a card background and added some stenciling on top (STAMPlorations stencil) and decorated the card with a Tim Holtz paper doll, that got a red clown nose and then I added the stamped sentiment. I had a great time creating this card!!!

And today, again, I had been organizing clothes. I´ve gathered quite a pile of stuff that I am partly going to donate, partly sell and some of the stuff has already been donated to close family and friends. Feels good to give those things away and for someone else to find joy in them. I cannot wait to organize more!! It might be spring by the time I´m thru with every drawer in this house, but at least I´ve spend my time doing something good inside these walls.

See you tomorrow with a Christmas tag tutorial, so be sure to stop by this space then :). xxx, Sanna

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Groovy

Hello and happy (groovy?) Monday!! I missed WCMD (World Card Making Day), but hey, I actually DID make cards that day. Only, that the projects will be shared to a later date :-D! So to do some belated WCMD celebrating, I´m sharing a fun card I created past weekend. It just makes me smile and who does not need a smile on a Monday?!

I just love how this card turned out. It´s nothing complicated, really, but it´s the look on his face with the red nose enamel dot and the sentiment „groovy“ that brings a wide grin on my face. Hope it does on yours too!!?

So it´s again Monday and it´s going to be another tough week, but I hope to bring some happiness and joy to you with this card. I love the colours too. The background is from a a Dina Wakley Collage Collective book and the stenciling is done with one of my stencil designs „Winter Flowers“ using a Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in pink. The man is from people sets by Tim Holtz and the sentiment is written by my lovely friend Lizzy. And the enamel dot is my older stash.

Can´t wait to give this card to someone special! And I need to mention here that I definitely do need a day between Sunday and Monday. It always seems that the weekends are too short, by the time I have got my energy levels up for all kinds of fun stuff, it´s again Sunday and time is running out.. Anyone else with me on this?

Hope you have a great week with lots of crafty time, beautiful fall weather (hopefully sunshine!) and nice long walks between all the work crazy.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

1. Schultag – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello lovelies and happy September!! Today I am sharing another The Wild Hare Kits layout project with you. This one is created using the August Deluxe Kit still as I am eagerly waiting for my parcel to arrive. But no worries, there is still plenty of material left in my August kit, so I will just share the last layouts created with that kit during the next days with you and then, when my parcel arrives, start working with the September kit – and share the uxboxing fun and much more! Can´t wait!!!

However, lets start by sharing another August kit project first:

This is a layout created using the Maggie Holmes (Crate Paper) Sunny Days specialty paper, combined with the Crate Paper Wild Heart paper on the background. I´ve also added some leftover papers from my January The Wild Hare Kit on both sides of the layout. I did a guest design team gig with The Wild Hare Kits back then and that was a piece of paper that was left over from my kit back then. Why not use it here, as it perfectly matches the layout theme and colours.

I started this layout by wiping some acrylic paint (Turquoise Green by Amsterdam) onto the background with the plastic spatula.

Next I arranged all the fussy cut paper pieces onto the page. After that I took some alphas (I didn´t have any in my kit, so I have been using some from my own stash) and added them to the page using tweezers, as the alphas are really tiny and hard to attacht without them.

I also added some older decor elements like Amy Tangerine Enamel Dots (also from my own stash – not from the kit!) because I found that they worked perfectly with the kit elements.

For finishing touches I outline some of the enamel dots with a black pen, added stamped details here and there using the Flower Market clear stamp set from my kit. It is really so very versatile and has worked with every single layout I´ve created, despite the layout theme!!

Tomorrow morning we start with the school season here in Austria again so this page is a perfect ending for the summer holidays. Which, as my boys see it, always end too soon 🙂 . But honestly, I am not ready for fall yet either 😉 …

I hope you enjoyed today´s The Wild Hare Kit inspiration piece. The kits are hand-curated and once you fill in a style profile, you will get a personalized, for your purposes and wishes customized kit. I guarantee you will love it, if you give it a try!! Here is where you can look up all details and start with your own style profile :)! See you tomorrow with another layout – I´ve still got 2 more to share, plus a set of Clean & Simple cards, so we are good to go until Wednesday.

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed media tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! I am very excited to share my first STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media tutorial with you. Tags are so much fun to create and they make a great addition to a nicely wrapped present, for example. They are also very fast to create. So next time you prepare a present for someone, why not add a DIY, personalized tag to it, to give it a very special touch?

This is my tag, and here is what I did:

1. Take a white tag and a piece of old book paper. Apply paper glue onto the tag and adhere the book paper piece onto it. Cut the residue paper off with scissors.

2. Mix transparent embossing paste/texture paste with turquoise acrylic paint and place the ARTplorations „Bold Florals“ stencil on top of the old book paper part. Take a palette knife and apply the paste through the stencil onto the background. Carefully lift the stencil, rinse it with water and leave the surface to dry. You can also use a heat gun to dry the paste, but be careful that it does not overheat as it starts to form bubbles.

3. Take a strip of the leftover book paper and fold it into a fan. Use light blue/turquoise spray ink to color it. Dry with a heat gun.

4. Next adhere a piece of gold doilie onto the background with paper glue. Then adhere the folded „fan“ piece.

5. Now take yet onother piece of old book paper and use the STAMPlorations „CREATE“ stamp to stamp a sentiment with black ink. Fussy cut the words along the edges and glue them onto the tag. Outline the „without fear“ piece with a black pen.

6. Next fussy cut a few to the theme matching words from a patterened paper. I used 7gypsies „Ordre du Jour“ paper for this purpose. The sentiments work great with the CREATE stamp set.

7. Finally, adhere a piece of green felt – cut in a leaf form – on top of the „fan“ piece and then adhere a turquoise resin flower on top. If you don´t have resin flowers, buttons and paper flowers will also do the trick. Whatever you have at hand. Tags are also a good way of using up the stash, by the way.

8. Attach green and blue fiber/ribbon to the tag and put a few enamel dots for additional interest. Now the tag is finished.

I also created a little start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you get inspired!!!

Happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations – Create clear stamp

ARTplorations – Bold Florals stencil