Fröhliche Weihnachten

Hello and happy Thursday! I am slowly starting to add cards to my Christmas card stack. It´s already September, so I better start make them. This one is done using the Klartext stamp set called „Mixed Media Weihnachten“.

I chose a blue patterned paper with stars as my background piece and added stamped and embossed white details to the background. The trees are embossed in 3 various pastel embossing powder tones onto a dark green patterned apper and then fussy cut. For finishing touches I added a heat embossed sentiment in white and silver puffy stars to the top.

I really like the contrast on this card. The blue background just makes so many colours „pop“! Have you started your Christmas card creating marathon yet?

Wishing you a FABULOUS end of the week!!
xxx, Sanna

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Glittery Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! It´s my turn to share a card project at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again today as my September guest design team project share. Who does not love some sparkle in their holiday cards? Well I sure do! Thus, for today´s project I used the gorgeous new Holiday dies by Joset and created two cards. Here they are:

Here is how I created the card(s):

Step 1: Take the slimline background die and die cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive with it. Then remove the negative pieces.

Step 2: Next die cut a second – plain piece – of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet in the same size like the slimline background die.

Step 3: Take a slimline card base and adhere the solid adhesive piece onto the card and carefully remove the protective layer without touching it with your fingers.

Step 4: Now place the die cut background adhesive piece on top of the first layer of adhesive, but leave the protective cover on for now.

Step 5: Pick three colours of blue-toned Silk Microfine Glitter and pour them onto the adhesive areas creating an ombré look with the colours. Wipe any residue off with a brush and polish the layer with your finger.

Step 6: Now remove the slimline background die cut piece´s protective cover and pour Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive areas. Again remove any residue glitter with a brush and then polish the layer with your finger. Also save the protective cover pieces for later – you will need the for the second card.

Step 7: Stamp a sentiment onto a whipe piece of paper with two blue tones of Distress Oxide inks and then die cut it using the Fitted Circles die cut dies. Decorate with inked banners if you want. For finishing touches add a few Craft Drops to the card.

Now use the leftover protective cover from the slimline background die to create a fun, second card.

Here are the steps you need to do:

Step 1: Ink a slimline card base using two light shades of Distress Oxide blues. Then place the protective cover leftover piece on top of the inked card. Use painters tape or washi tape to hold the pieces on place while inking. Then add a darker blue shade of Distress Oxide thru the DIY stencil.

Step 2: Die cut snowflakes from a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere them onto the inked slimline card base. Pour Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive stars and polish into place. Then stamp a stentiment onto carstock and die cut with banners if you want to. Adhere on place. Decorate the edges with “faux stitching” using a white gel pen. How fast and easy you can make this second card from leftover pieces of the first one!

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards. If you want to purchase the here featured Christmas special die and stamp kit, ask your local craft store or wait until it will be available at the online store. I truly adore this kit and cannot wait to create more Holiday cards with it!

I hope you enjoyed this card set tutorial! See you again next month with another card idea.
xxx, Sanna

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´tis the season

Hello and happy Monday!! Let me share one last stash busting card with you, created with a ton of older product.

For this one I took an older polka dotted patterned paper on which I had applied adhesive in big dots and then poured some Distress Glitter on top. I think is goes back to this Distress Glitter video back from the day.

On top of that Distress Glitter layer I placed my Holly stencil and applied texture paste thru it onto the background. I love turquoise and white together. For decor I took some really old Prima Marketing paper flowers, two brads (also very, very old ones) and attached them onto the card. The sentiment is by STAMPlorations and was stamped with black ink onto a leftover piece of white cardstock.

I am still stash busting and going to continue next year. Because a) I have too much old product, b) it is a lot of fun. Wishing you a good start into your new week, whatever you are doing. I am still on Christmas holiday and we are also in on our 3rd lockdown. Hoping your week will be a nice one!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Super easy Christmas cards

Hello lovelies and happy Friday!!! Today´s card share is again very simple and easy to do. Well, if you need to make plenty of cards, simple and easy is the fastest way to go, unless you start in June :-). Which I didn´t, so I need to find other solutions to make plenty of cards quickly.

There too, very done in just a few minutes. Cut the background paper into size, adhere on place, apply ribbon. Then fussy cut the sentiment pieces and adhere on place with 3D foam pads & Voilá! All done.

And again I´ve got the ribbon box open and used a few centimeters of ribbon. Not that you will notice any changes in my ribbon stash yet… that will take a few Christmases, but I try to do something with them :).

Here too, the ribbon just perfectly matches the sentiment piece! And the papers on the background are the older ones I´m trying to use up on my Christmas cards this year. Sooo many cards from just one piece of paper!!!

Have a great weekend, lovelies, whatever you are doing! Let´s try and make the best of the situation, even though Christmas just isn´t going to be the same like last year.
xxx, Sanna

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Christmas cards in brown and red tones

Hello lovelies and happy Thursday! I bet you are already fed up with my Christmas card posts, but I am not ready to stop sharing this years cards yet :). So hang in there! Soon, this too shall be over and you will see other things here too :). But for now, here is my card share for today:

I used older ribbons from my never-ending ribbon stash 😉 and papers by Canvas Corp. I really like how these look like! Simple but fun!

For the rest, I just simply layered the papers on top of each other and added the ribbon in between. So no difficult techniques, just simple cutting and adhering. I really like the combination of red and kraft tones together. Looks kind of vintagey and old fashioned.

What type of cards did you make this year? And what colours were your favorites? And what do you think about yellow as a Pantone color of the year? I love yellow, so it´s a good one for me, but I know that you either love or hate it. So what´s it for you?

How are your Xmas preparations getting along? We have all the cookies done. Check out the supersize Moomin Gingerbread cookies we did!!! They are 23cm´s tall! So everyone will get a personalized one as a table card for Christmas. Going to look fun on the Christmas dinner table, I think :). Christmas this year will be so different, but at least this will bring a smile on everyone´s face (I hope).

Wishing you a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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