Carpe Diem!

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share another card done with some new paper goods from STAMPlorations and combined with Studio Tekturek papers. Oh, and I also managed to sneak in some old border stickers from my stash.

So this is another win-win card where I managed to combine very old with new and make it work. Also, these tiny tiles from STAMPlorations are perfect focal points to card projects. You get several different ones in a set and can just cut one out that fits your project on that particular moment.

I again used some of my old favorite techniques too: lots of white space, some droplets, some stamping and a cluster as a focal point. It´s sometimes so good to return to old fave ideas, isn´t it? Do you do this often? There used to be a time when not a single project left my table without droplets and now they keep re-appearing again. I think there is always a time for certain kind of projects. I´ve also noticed that in summer I use lighter or brighter & happier colours and depending on the season my color choices change quite a bit. So for me choosing colours probably has to do with my seasonal moods/feelings?

By the way, there is also now a papergoods subscription avaiable at STAMPlorations, so do check it out. Here you can find the link there. And if you want to go and shop, remember to use my discount code to get 20% off your order.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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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

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Choose to shine!

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m sharing my second card project for the new paper goods STAMPlorations reveal with the Carpe Diem Ephemera Tiles set. Are you ready for some more reveal goodness?

This time I did a shaker card. I „hid“ the Carpe Diem tiles behind the confetti and the patterned paper „windows“. When the confetti moves around, you are able to read all the tile texts. A fun card to send to someone who loves confetti and shaker cards :).

After die-cutting the circles and adhering the acetate on place with the confetti and tiles underneath, I then decorated the card with some punched butterflies to add even more texture and interest to the card. Next I inked a white cardstock piece with Distress Ink in orange and added a STAMPlorations clear sticker on top. A button for decor and the card was done. The confetti, by the way, is by Tonic Studios (Nuvo).

It has been so much fun using these tiles on card projects. I still have two bonus cards to share, but that will have to wait until next week. So make sure you come back next week for a bit more Ephemera tile fun.

Have a great day and see you soon!
xxx, Sanna

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You got this!

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share a card with you which I created using some of the brand new STAMPlorations paper goods. This is a new ephemera tiles set called: Carpe Diem.

For this card I´ve used a piece of yellow paper and added some stenciling with a STAMPlorations stencil (you can only see tiny bits of it here and there on the background). After that I fussy cut the Carpe Diem ephemera tiles into separate squares and arranged with onto the yellow paper and adhered them on place. For a stitched look I also added some faux stitching with a black pen.

For final decor I used some Clear Stickers from STAMPlorations and plenty of red buttons from my button stash. These tiles are very much fun to work with. You can add them in stripes or sets to a card or add all at once, like I did here. OR how about adding just one for a focal point of your art project? There are so many possibilities with these tiles.

I hope I could inspire you to create a fun project with the tiles yourself! I have a few more done, so make sure to follow my blog for more :). See you soon! Have a great day, xxx, Sanna

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Happy Birthday!, Vol. 3.0

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´ve got another birthday card share for you. For this card I´ve used tiny leftover pieces from my previous Elizabeth Craft Designs card project and arranged them as my background to the card.

So everything get´s used around here at the moment. For decor I got some lovely chocolate packaging paper from my son´s girlfriend (see the gorg green bits) and I added some beautiful Sassafras stickers as a cluster to the card.

Also some Nuvo Drops for decor and a stamped sentiment with a Stampin´Up! stamp on top. I really like the pastel toned background with the sticker cluster. A fun on to do, too!

Wishing you a gorgeous mid-week! xxx, Sanna

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