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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STAMPlorations 6th birthday celebration – Day three

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today is day 3 of STAMPlorations 6th birthday celebrations!! Be sure to check out the STAMPlorations blog for all details and fun prizes!!!!

For the day 3 celebration I´ve created a set of stenciled cards for which I used my newest STAMPlorations stencil line stencils. So here goes, this is the first set:

I used the Tapestry and Onion is Raws stencils on the above cards and I love how they turned out.

What I did, is I basically started by applying Distress Ink and/or Distress Oxide onto a piece of white paper. Next I chose a stencil I wanted to use and placed it onto the inked paper. I then applied a layer of Distress Oxide thru the stencil, either using only one colour or mixing and blending colours.

After that I die cut the circles and decorated them with washi tapes, brads and flowers and/or stickers as well as Nuvo Drops and roller stamp sentiments. Next I adhered the finished circles to a yellow toned card background and stamped a sentiment and added outlining. That´s it. Fun, fast and easy.

For my second set of cards I used the same basic idea of a circle, except I just added stenciled details using Distress Oxides only. The stencils I used are Art Flowers and Retro Hearts, also from my line of stencils. For my card centerpiece I chose to add a heat embossed „Congrats“ sentiment. The stamp is also by STAMPlorations. And for these cards I´ve also inked a white card base into a matching tone (either yellow or blue). And for additional decorational elements I´ve added Nuvo Confetti or Sequins.

Now be sure to hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the team girls have created for today´s celebration post. And join the fun by creating a wishlist and link it or create a fun project yourself and link it up or leave some love to the desing team members´ blogs!

If you are not joining in from a blog, be sure to tag @stamplorations on your post and use #stamplorations6thbirthday 🙂 !!!

Wishing STAMPlorations a happy birthday and many, many more creative years to come!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean & Simple DIY foam stamp stamped and die cut images & cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another guest design team post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and for this post, I was inspired by a question placed to my on my YouTube channel: „have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?“

So I tried and here are the results:

This experiment resulted in the above clean and simple style cards, created using the same ModaScrap die cut dies I originally created my DIY foam stamps with (see that particular video here).

I really like how these cards turned out, even though the technique itself was a little bit tricky. You can see the complete start-to-finish on the technique on the following video – I hope you enjoy it:

Of course you could go the easy way and just first die cut the image, then ink the die cut image with stamp inks and have a perfect result every time OR you could first ink a larger piece of cardstock and then die cut that area with the die cut die. Again, resulting in a perfectly inked and die cut image. BUT that was not the question, so I went the unordinary way and first stamped with the DIY foam stamp and the tried to die cut the already stamped image to see if it would work. It did, in a way. And I really like the results, because of their artsy look. I am sure there are easier ways to create cards, but if you are in for the fun of it, I suggest you give it a try!

Wishig you all a great day and see you again in December for another Elizabeth Craft Designs project post!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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My favourite two – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and welcome to the Wild Hare Kits Design Team´s monthly scraplift post! Last month we scraplifted the lovely Rachel and this month it´s Laura Rahel Crosby who we are scraplifting!!!

Here is her project I chose to scraplift this month:

And here is my take on it:

I´ve also recorded a video on the process for you to watch. I hope you enjoy it!!

I chose this layout for scraplifting, because  I found the idea of creating a paper roll title just awesome! That is what immediately inspired me. I created a smaller page in size, so I had to rearrange and rethink the arrangement for my page. BUT even though my page looks different to hers, I kept to the basic idea of using two photos, creating the fun title, using stickers and puffy stickers for decoration. I know she used enamel dots in stead of puffy stickers, but I didn´t have any around atm. I think you can still recognize the similarities, even though the end result differs in size and arrangement.

This was a fun challenge, because I had to improvise a little more than I did last month. I hope you find inspiration and scraplift one of Laura´s pages too. Be sure to tag her and the Wild Hare Kits and use #thewildharekits when sharing on your social media!!!

I´ll be back with another project on the 29th, so be sure to come and check it out!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Meine zwei Hübschen – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and welcome to my first The Wild Hare Kits September Petite Kit project share! This month I received a Petite Kit from The Wild Hare Kits to design with and it had 2 sheets of Pink Fresh Studio´s „Just A Little Lovely“ collection papers in it and I just ADORE them – especially the B-Sides!!! <3

I started September off by creating a layout based on this months sketch. Have you played with the Wild Hare Kits monthly sketches yet? I find them very inspiring and always have a great time playing with them!

Here are the steps I did to create the layout:

  1. Take pink, green and blue spray inks and mix them with a little bit of water to create a lighter tone and a more liquid watercolour look. Now grab a paint brush and apply the deluted ink onto the page copying the watercolour look of the paper, but only apply the paint onto the areas according the September sketch.
  2. After the first layer is dry, apply some ink droplets randomly onto the background for additional detail. Use the same colours.
  3.  Next place a stencil – I used my Carta Bella Garden Geometric Stencil which came with the kit for this purpose – onto  the Just A Little Lovely paper on top of the previously painted area and apply Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse with a palette knife onto the background for interest and texture. Let dry properly before moving to the next step.
  4. Now take the Sparkle City Speech Bubble paper and fussy cut the speech pubble with scissors. Arrange onto the page, but don´t adhere it on place yet.
  5. Next take the Shimelle Sparkle City sticker sheet and add the green toned border sticker (cut in smaller pieces) next to the speech pubble paper and underneath it, so that is shows only partially.
  6. Keep adding more decorational elements from the Sparkle City collection papers and sticker sheet until you are happy with the result. Then arrange the photos in place and adhere everything on their places. Add additional decoration using sentiment and/or word stamps next to the photos.
  7. Finish the page off by outlining it with a black pen, then attach the glitter alphas on place to build a layout title.
  8. You can also add journaling, but I chose not to, as I find that the title tells it all.

I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. I hope it inspires you and gives you a better idea on each an every step!

Also, we always love to see you take your twist on our monthly sketch!! So if you do, be sure to tag the Wild Hare Kits on social media and/or use #thewildharekits, so we can come and leave some love!! We´d love to see what you make!

Happy scrapping and see you again on the 22nd with another TWHK project share!!!
Sanna

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