Good vibes only! – Studio Tekturek

Hello everybody and happy Tuesday! Today I´m again very excited to share my Studio Tekturek September project (and video) with you!! I really love how it turned out and totally adore the candy colours of the Strawberry Shake collection!!

This is the page I did! I had such a great time creating it. The colours might say summer, but I think they work so very well for many other themes and seasons too. Like everyday scrapbooking themes :)!

I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. It shows the whole process from start to finish. I hope you enjoy watching it :).

Basically almost everything on this layout is from the Studio Tekturek Strawberry Shake collection, except for some embellishments and the Distress Inks, stamps, as well as the white paper.

I hope this layout inspires you to give Studio Tekturek a try. Follow their Facebook page for more details on where to buy their collections and see their Instagram site for more inspiration!

I will be back in a few days with another project that was inspired by this layout, so see you on Thursday again ;-)!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna


Happy birthday card

Hello everyone, I like creating with stencils alot and what better way to put them in action than on a birthday card for a boy. I wanted to use colour and make the card bright and happy, yet keep it simple.

So I grabbed the Lattice stencil from my STAMPlorations stencil line and inked the background with two different tones of Distress Ink.

Next I grabbed some stickers from my olrder stash and used them overlappingly to create the focal point and some funny banner-type of patterns to the upper edge.

For finishing touches I added some black paint, a stamped sentiment (by Tim Holtz) and some residue Thickers. For additional sparckle there are some Nuvo Confetti Stars here and there.

I hope the recipient likes his card ;-)…
That´s it for today, happy crafting, lovelies!!
xxx, Sanna


Spring Fling, vol. 2 – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, today I´d like to share my second STAMPlorations Spring Fling project with you. For today´s post I´ve prepared a happy flower tag with lots of various STAMPlorations products. Here we go:

Here is a peek o the finished project, but let me share the steps with you first:

Step 1: Apply orenge toned Distess Ink onto the Daisy Dance stencil and add a slight layer of water mist on top. Now press the stencil with the wet ink surface onto a piece of white paper. That creates the above look.

Step 2: Stamp flowers using the Blooming Buds clear stamp set with watermark ink and white embossing powder onto a piece of white paper. Stamp first, then pour a layer of embossing powder over the stamped image, dab the residue off and heat set the powder with a heat tool.

Step 3: Color the stamped flower images with two to three tones of Distress Ink using a water tank brush. Start with a lighter tone and move towards darker tones, creating shadows and depth.

Step 4: Die cut the stenciled paper piece using the Stitched Nesting Tag die set. Next take a Leaves 2 stencil and place it onto the die cut tag. Dab green Distress Paint thru the stencils onto the tag surface and let dry.

Step 5: Apply ink splatters in orange and green Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tones onto the surface and let dry. Now fussy cut the colored flower images and adhered them onto the tag surface with paper glue. Add a stamped sentiment from the same stamp set. Stamp with black ink for contrast. Decorate the flowers with silver sequins and add a piece of ribbon to the tag. Finish off with a few black Glimmer Glaze droplets.

This is how my finished Spring Tag looks like:

  I hope you enjoyed todays tag tutorial and got inspired to create a fun tag yourself!! 

Here are a few detail shots of my tag :). 

And now, be sure to follow the STAMPlorations blog for even more fun Spring Fling projects every day until April 12th!!! Wishing you lots of luck with the giveaways!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Stenciled Nuvo Mousse cards – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a set of cards with you which I created using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a stencil (among other things).

For the first card I used both Indian Gold and Citrus Green Embellishment Mousse which I applied thru a stencil with a palette knife directly onto the card base. I used two tones on this card, but they blend together so well that you need to look really hard to tell where the one color ends and the other one starts.

I decorated this card again with the Magnificent Magnolia stamp and die set (colored with Nuvo Watercolour Pencils – see this post for more details on how I did the flowers. I also added a scalloped circle piece for additional interest and finished the card with a die cut sentiment, cut from black velvet Craft Perfect carstock (it says: “for you”). The sentiments are Tonic´s German sentiments and available over QVC. The black splatters are done with one of my favorite Tattered Angels products of all times – the Java Glimmer Glaze.

For the second card I did the background the exact same way, only applying the paste to a bigger area. Then i added a die cut frame (cut from Pearl Ripple Craft Perfect cardstock) to accompany the flower. The same black cardstock was used to die cut this particular sentiment (it say: “from the heart”).

I again added some Java Glimmer Glaze droplets for decor and also some Harvest Moon Glitter Drops can be found here and there.

I really like how these colors work together so very well and I find the black color works so well as contrast here.

I hope you enjoyed today´s ideas and hope to see you soon again!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


It´s all about Kraft – CCB crew challenge

Hello there lovelies, I´d like to share a fun Canvas Corp Brands crew challenge project with you today.  The design team/creative crew was challenged to use a 12×12 Kraft Envelope in some way on a project. This is what the envelope looks like on it´s own. The Canvas Corp store has quite a few sizes availabe and the 12×12 inch envelope is the largest in size (check out a few facts about the kraft paper secection in this post). This big envelope perfect for mailing scrapbook layouts and has a great big size to be altered into something totally different or folded into a minibook, for example. So the creative crew was challenged to take a second look at this envelope and use it in various ways. 12x12 kraft envelope

I think we all loved this challenge, as so many various ideas evolved around the envelope. You definitely need to hop over to the CCB blog to take a look a them. They are just stunning!!!

The 12×12 size of the envelope immeadiately spoke to me and I wanted to create a scrapbook layout with the envelope. But I did it with a twist and used it to store something inside. Since it is an envelope, it´s perfect for storing something, right? 🙂 The size is also perfect for a scrapbook album and the envelope form makes it more interactive and interesting. That is where my idea for a love letter storage came from! Here is what I did:
I created a layout on top of the envelope and inside, I stored love letters my husband that he sent to me while we were still dating. Yes, actual love letters! Hand written and all :). I think  I got one each day while we had been dating (he was in Austria, I was in Finland, so there was quie a distance to be overcome). And now I have the precious memories stored in one place and a nice photo from one of our first dates decorating the envelope cover (good memories).

I´ve also prepared a photo step-by-step for you:

I started by taking my crop-a-dile out (it´s been a while since I used it..) and punched holes into the envelope and placed two punched circle paper pieces on top of the holes and attached everything together with eyelets. Remember when eyelets were totally in? I still have plenty of them in my stash and they work perfectly for creating such mechanisms for minibook and/or envelopes.

After that I started to assembly papers alongside and around my photo using the 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour 8×8 paper pad. I didn´t adhere them down yet, just organized them around abit to see what pleased my eye. Then I put them aside again, to be adhered on place later.

Next I took one of my STAMPlorations stencil designs and applied Nuvo Embellish Mousse thru the stencil onto the background around the area where the papers had been earlier.

I also added black Glimmer Glaze droplets on top of the stenciled elements for addtional decoration. I still love doing that – I think it´s just part of my work and it is really hard not to add any for me :).

Then I adhered the papers on top of the stenciled area and added some iridescent paste thru another of my STAMPlorations stencil on top of the papers. I just wanted to add texture and interest and layers. And I LOVE stencils 🙂 

After the stenciled image had dried abit, I added some 7gypsies rub-ons here and there. The time themed words fitted the layout theme perfectly so I went with them and the clock images.

I also added one of the Architextures embellishments as a focal piece to the layout (the old typewriter). This is one of my favorite Architextures pieces and I´ve been saving it for a very special project and this was the perfect spot for it in my opinion.

I wanted to add a little interest to the typewriter image, so I wiped pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse onto the textured areas of the typewriter image. The Architextures embellishment pieces are so pretty fun on their own, but can also easily be altered with various pastes and media too, if preferred.

There is also another Architextures piece decorating the layout. I added it under the title of the page to make the title stand out just a little bit more from the page. Also, do you see the pink splatters? I did those with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse by diluting it with water and spritzing the solution directly onto the page. That adds a fun detail to the layout.

After placing all the love letters inside the envelope, I closed it with the DIY mechanism and some glitter yarn.

And for finishing touches, I wanted to add some white contrast to the layout, so I spritzed some white High Impact Paint here and there (but first protected the photo with a piece of kitchen towel).

Here you can see the actual love letters going inside the envelope :).

And here are some detail shots of the layout – I just love that typewriter and the touch of pink mousse makes it extra special.

I also always try to add a date somewhere on my pages for time reference. As you can see, this photo goes back quite a long time.

I did quite a lot of fussy cutting with the Ordre Du Jour papers, cutting really tiny pieces off the papers and adding words and sentiments and even the very tiny images onto the layout. And most of them were just perfect for the love theme on their own!! The Ordre Du Jour paper pack is one of my all time favorites by 7gypsies!!

And here a closeup of the iridescent stenciling (not quite dry yet). It takes a little longer to dry, but in the end it will turn out totally transparent and only when light hits it, will show.

And here is the finished envelope  layout.This is my take on the 12×12 Kraft Envelope crew challenge. I really had a great time creating this special project. Which brings me to another idea: you could also create a layout around your children and add their artworks inside the envelope…hmmm… maybe I´ll do that next!

Now be sure to hop over to the Canvas Corp blog to see the video on all the challenge submissions. I might need to warn you tho, you WILL be in ave after seeing what the crew created and it might lead to you wanting to get yourself a 12×12 envelope and to create something with it yourself too *laughing*!!! Oh, and there will be a vote on the projects created by the crew on the Canvas Corp Brands Facebook collective, so if you want to, you can go there and give your vote up on your fave projects. Thank you!

Wishing you a wonderful, crafty weekend!!
xxx, Sanna