Groovy

Hello and happy (groovy?) Monday!! I missed WCMD (World Card Making Day), but hey, I actually DID make cards that day. Only, that the projects will be shared to a later date :-D! So to do some belated WCMD celebrating, I´m sharing a fun card I created past weekend. It just makes me smile and who does not need a smile on a Monday?!

I just love how this card turned out. It´s nothing complicated, really, but it´s the look on his face with the red nose enamel dot and the sentiment „groovy“ that brings a wide grin on my face. Hope it does on yours too!!?

So it´s again Monday and it´s going to be another tough week, but I hope to bring some happiness and joy to you with this card. I love the colours too. The background is from a a Dina Wakley Collage Collective book and the stenciling is done with one of my stencil designs „Winter Flowers“ using a Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in pink. The man is from people sets by Tim Holtz and the sentiment is written by my lovely friend Lizzy. And the enamel dot is my older stash.

Can´t wait to give this card to someone special! And I need to mention here that I definitely do need a day between Sunday and Monday. It always seems that the weekends are too short, by the time I have got my energy levels up for all kinds of fun stuff, it´s again Sunday and time is running out.. Anyone else with me on this?

Hope you have a great week with lots of crafty time, beautiful fall weather (hopefully sunshine!) and nice long walks between all the work crazy.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Set of simple birthday cards

Hello and happy Monday! Today´s the first day of school for my younger son – his last year at gymnasium. Where does the time go? Soon they´ll be moving out and start their own lives!! Eek, I am not ready for it quite yet! I think I need a pet to keep me busy?? Maybe a dog!! That would be nice!!

And now to today´s post. A set of easy to do cards! For these cards I pretty much did the same steps as for the card I shared last Friday (here). Except for the background I added a patterned paper from my older paper stash. And the fussy cut flowers were replaced with fabric or paper ones.

I really like how Distress Oxide looks on dark cardstock, so I kept doing this technique on several cards. And you don´t need much – just a stencil and a few nice Oxide colors.

And for decor, just add what you have. Combine older papers with never ones, add brads, flowers, gems or wood veneer or acrylic embellishments. Whatever you prefer! Assembly on a card base, adhere on place and you´ve got yourself a set of fun birthday cards in no time!

I wish you a nice and stress-free week and happy crafting!! See you again later this week with another card project :).

xxx, Sanna

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Happy card

Hello and happy Friday! I´m sharing another quick card today with you that resulted from a Tim Holtz FB live in combination with some leftover pieces from previously shared (here) ATCs.

I used the ATC leftover strips on this card (the die cut circles) and inked the background with a Distress Stain in yellow. Then I added some ink splatters in green und golden Distress Stain splatters. The flowers are from my old stash and the sentiment was created for me by a dear friend – thanks Lizzy!

I really like using these circles and having so much fun creating these circle cards :). I hope I could inspire you to create crazy backgrounds and cut them into smaller pieces to use them on various projects!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stencil blog hop, part 2 – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and welcome to the STAMPlorations stencil blog hop – part two – featuring more projects, created with my new ARTplorations stencils!!! I am very excited to have another set of stencils out with the STAMPlorations store and cannot wait to hear what you think.

I´ll share a few tags, ATC´s and cards created with some of the stencils from the new stencil line:

On this ATC set I´ve used the „Fairytale Forest“ stencil on the background in combination with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I really like this stencil as you can use the outer parts to create a leaf frame or choose to use only the inner parts for random flowery patterns or just combine both.

For this tag I´ve used the „Rag Rug“ stencil with an iridescent paste on a pink/purple misted background. As a fun detail I added some Japanese magazine page pieces (I have no clue what it says tho…). I found the patterns work so well together that I took a risk :).

This particular tag features the „Convallaria“ stencil. I love, love, love this patterns so much. It´s one of my very favorites from this release. I´ve just added some blue ink thru the stencil onto the tag, then stamped the stentiment and decorated with wood elements.

For this card I used a green-blue misted background paper and added a layer of white texture paste thru the „Rosegarden“ stencil. Finishing the card off with a stamped sentiment.

And finally, for this card background I used the „Dream Flower“ stencil pattern with red and pink Distress Inks on a light purple/pink misted background paper.

I am really excited to see what you guys will be creating with these stencils. You can find all my stencils at the STAMPlorations store, HERE. Note that there will be a special offer from October 8 to 21 at the STAMPlorations store!!! All stencils are 15% off during that time – no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. PLUS, if you additionally use my discount code, there will be an ADDITIONAL 20% off your order!!! How cool is that???!!!! Now´s the time to buy some stencils, lovelies :-).

And now to the prizes:
1) One winner will get a $20 gift certificate to the store
2) one winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
3) finally, 2 winners will get three (3!!!) Sanna Lippert Designs stencils of their choice

Commenting closes on October 21st. Winners to be announced on November 10th in the October Winners post. Good luck everyone!! These are some amazing prizes!!

What do you need to do to win?? Hop along and comment on every participants blogs!! You will find the full hop list OVER HERE.

Happy hopping,
xxx, Sanna

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Stencil blog hop – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and welcome to the STAMPlorations stencil blog hop – part one – featuring my new ARTplorations stencils!!! I am very excited to have another set of stencils out with the STAMPlorations store.

I´ll share a few tags and a card created with some of the stencils from the new stencil line:

On this tag I´ve used the „Lupinus“ stencil in a very random way – as you can see, it´s quite a versatile stencil, which is not designed to be only used as a flower image, but can be used to create random background patterns.

For this tag I´ve used the „Lattice“ stencil with green ink and created a pattern that repeats itself throughout the whole background.

This particular tag features the „Abstract Oats“ stencil on a blue background. I really like the fact that the stencil is quite abstract in design, so it can be used for various purposes.

I am so in love with the „Whale´s Tale“ stencil.  Just cannot get enough of this pattern :). I can see it being used also for girly mermaid cards, even.

And finally, for this card background I used the „Dots ´n Beans“ pattern with white texture paste on a light purple/pink misted background paper. It´s also perfect for coffee themed projects, or could be used as ladybugs even.

I am really excited to see what you guys will be creating with these stencils. You find all my stencils at the STAMPlorations store, HERE. Note that there will be a special offer from October 8 to 21 at the STAMPlorations store!!! All stencils are 15% off during that time – no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. PLUS, if you additionally use my discount code, there will be an ADDITIONAL 20% off your order!!! How cool is that???!!!! Now´s the time to buy some stencils, lovelies :-).

And now to the prizes:
1) One winner will get a $20 gift certificate to the store
2) one winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
3) finally, 2 winners will get three (3!!!) Sanna Lippert Designs stencils of their choice

Commenting closes October 21. Winners to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post. Good luck everyone!! These are some amazing prizes!!

What do you need to do to win?? Hop along and comment on every participants blogs!! You will find the full hop list OVER HERE.

Happy hopping,
xxx, Sanna

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