Christmas card

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m quickly dropping by to share another Mintay Papers Sweetest Christmas paper based Christmas card with you.

Here it is:

I´m keeping this post short and just sharing the card image – something like „almost Wordless Wednesday“. Wishing you a great start into the week!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple Christmas shaker cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everybody, it´s my turn again today to share another guest design team project over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with you. For today´s post I have prepared a set of clean and simple style Christmas shaker cards with a photo step-by-step tutorial. I wanted to create simple looking, yet sparkly cards and this is what I ended up creating.

Here is how I created the cards:

Take a sheet of white Soft Finish Cardstock and cut it into two card base sizes you have prepared for cardmaking. Then place the white cardstock pieces into your die cutting machine and die cut a Fitted Star and a Fitted Circle with it. Place the die cut centered, but onto the upper part of the cardstock piece. Then die cut.

Next die cut from the residue sheet of white Soft Finished Cardstock some rows of houses using the Village Edges die cut die set. The images don´t have to be perfect all the way to the end, because you will only be using parts of them.

Now grab some Distress Oxides of your choice (I used Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber) and apply the oxide with an ink blending tool with circular motion onto the white card base background approximately to the area where the star and the circle will be. This way you create a coloured background to that area.

Then stamp a sentiment with black ink under the star and the circle areas. I used the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set here, but you can pick a sentiment set of your choice.

Now arrange the rows of houses under the star and the circle areas and adhere on place. You could also totally stop here and adhere the pieces together or you can follow the step to create shaker cards.

Here is an image of how I adhered the rows of houses onto the card.

Next apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the background of the die cut piece and then cut a piece of transparent acetate and place it on top of the adhesive.

For the next step, take some 3D foam and apply it aroud the edges of the card as well as around the circle and star image to create a place where to apply the confetti later. Make sure there are no open areas between the foam pieces in the area you are going to place the confetti into later, otherwise the confetti will move to areas you don´t want it to be in.

Now take confetti of your choice and place it onto the inked area of the card base. Then attach the 3D foam treated piece on top and press on place. Add faux stitching around the edges of the cards and if you want to, also around the die cut circle and star area.

Here are the finished cards. I think they turned out really nice.

I hope you have enjoyed today´s Christmas card tutorial. I´ll be stopping by the blog once more this year in December to share my last guest blog post.

See you then! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Christmas card

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I´m stopping by to share a few Christmas cards with you. Here is one of them:

This is a card created using the Village Edge die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, combined with the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut die. I wanted to try a shaker card of this type, creating a big shaker „window“ and then adding a village scenery on top. This was a fun thing to do, but for my next card I´ll create a little bigger outline for easier arrangement.

My second card is also created using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Owl die cut die as well as the Fitted Rounded Rectangle dies. The dotted paper on the background is also from the same company as is the sentiment die cut die. For coloring the owl, I used Distress Oxides. The sentiment is die cut from a silver mirror cardstock.

And for my last set of Christmas cards I´ve used premade dry embossed papers which I have inked with Distress Inks and for the sentiment I´ve used a die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and the tree die cut die is by STAMPlorations. The glitter paper and the embellishments are by Tonic Studios – their glitter cardstock and Nuvo Drops as well as Confetti.

This year I am hopefully going to make my Xmas card deadline and get them also mailed in time :). Looking good so far!

Be sure to check back to my blog on Sunday, when I will be sharing a few more Christmas card projects with you! See you then!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Gnome Christmas cards

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!!! What have you been doing this weekend? Hope you had the possibility to do some crafts?

I had a great weekend combined with crafting, meeting friends and eating out. What else could one wish for :-D. AND of course, crafting! I made a big pile of Christmas cards and here is how they look like:

I´ve combined products by Tonic Studios, Stampingbella, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Copic on my cards. I even did some coloring, can you imagine??? I fell in love with this Gnome stamp at a local craft fair and I had to have it…

For my cards I first stamped plenty of gnome images on white smooth cardstock ( the type that is good for coloring with Copics) and then I created „blue-, red- and green hatted“ images using various Copic markers for coloring.

Next I die cut the images with the matching Gnome die cut die and then chose some matching background papers (see the product list at the end) to go with the colored images. So all cards are pretty monochromatic. There is green glitter cardstock, blue and red cardstock and white one that has stamped snowflakes on them. Always matching the tone the hats are, of course.

After I had die cut and adhered all papers and the gnomes onto the card bases on top of each other, I just needed to add a stamped sentiment and round the edges with a corner chomper. There are pretty clean and simple cards, but I wanted to hightlight the cute gnomes, therefore I went for CAS-style.

That´s it for today. Wishing you a great Sunday and a good start into the new working week. See you tomorrow with a Wild Hare Kits layout project, so be sure to come back then :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stenciled Christmas cards

Hello lovelies! I know I already said it´s the last set of Christmas cards for this year, but then something happened…inspiration hit me one more time and I created one more set of cards. Now this is the final set for 2018, I promise!!!

See, I found these premade Christmas themed die cut pieces in my stash and wanted to use them, so I grabbed some stencils and created a simple „frame“ for them with stencils. Then just a few bits and bobs got added here and there and here are the results:

For this card I created a border with the Lattice stencil using two green tones of Distress Ink.

Here I´ve placed the Christmas Tree stencil a little bit overlappingly and added two tones of Distress Ink, so the pattern looks like rows of Christmas trees. For this card I´ve only partially stenciled the pattern using two Distress Ink tones to create a background for the tree – still leaving quite much white space onto the card.

On this one, the presents are lying on a „stenciled ground/floor“ :).

And finally, another one with the partially stenciled background in to Distress Ink tones. Have a lovely Christmas time everyone!!!

Merry Christmas,
xxx, Sanna

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