Celebrate shaker card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! I experimented with a shaker card idea recently. For this card I combined the Basic Rectangle dies with the Flower Burst Background die by Elizabeth Craft Designs – creating a „shaker window with a pattern“.

I die cut several layers of frames first and then did one background die pattern from the same paper. All the steps are in the video, so for details, check it out at the end of this post :).

And for fillings behind the acetate layer I added plenty of confetti in various tones. I figured, this could be a Christmas card, because of the colours. And everyone loves a little confetti for a festive season (at least in a sealed environment, like inside a card :)…).

I love using the Elizabeth Craft Designs background dies so much. Joset does a great job designing them. And confetti can also be my friend, if it is not flying around everywhere, but instead closed safely inside a card :). So I´ve also officially started my Christmas card production of 2020 with this card then – it´s about time, it´s already mid October!!

Have a great weekend and 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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Sweet Baby – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share a baby card in green tones.

For this card I used the Tonic Studios Garden Gate Layering Die Set with some papers from my older stash. I chose a selection of different green tones, an organza ribbon and some Stampin´ Up! stamps as well as chipboard baby shoes by Wycinanka. For decoration I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze with Nuvo Crystal Could Circles Pure Sheen Confetti and Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops.

For die cutting I used the Garden Gate die cut dies and cut them both from green and white paper and layered them on top of each other.

It was fun to create a monochromatic card for a change and this was just warming up – be sure to come back tomorrow for another fun „welcome baby“-themed card! See you then!

xoxo, Sanna

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STAMPlorations Clear Sticker reveal, vol. 2

Hello and Happy Saturday!!! How´s your weekend getting along? I hope with lots of fun crafty stuff :). Today, like promised on Thursday, I´ll be sharing my second set of STAMPlorations Clear Sticker projects. The recently launched a new product like at their store: Clear Stickers! And there are reveals of projects created with the new product line featured on their blog, so keep that space in your mind for even more inspiration!!!

My clear sticker projects today feature a set called „Tis the Season“ today. So even though it´s summer here now, we have officially started with our Christmas projects already for the upcoming season :). I think I have never been this early with Christmas cards :). So let´s start: For this card I used the „Leaves of Thanks“ clear stamp set to create the leaf wreath. I used the masking stamping technique to create the „wreath“ and then colored some areas with two tones of Distress Ink and a water tank brush. Next I fussy cut the image.

That took me a while, so I kept everything else very simple by just inking the card background blue and then die cutting a rectangle piece and inking that in a green tone. Next I just adhered the wreat on place, attached a clear sticker to the rectangle piece and adhered that one on place using 3D foam. For finishing touches I added some Nuvo Drops.

I really like this card very much! The theme is Christmas and the colors are quite fresh actually. Might have something to do with the fact that I was creating in May. Have you ever noticed that there are certain colors we tend to go to during certain seasons? I noticed when I took a look at my Insta feed. Spring and summer feature much more brighter colors on my feed than fall and winter. Thus, these are happy, fresh toned Xmas cards today.

For the second card I first inked a piece of white cardstock with light blue Distress Ink tone, then placed a stencil (from my stencil line) on top and added a green toned tree pattern to the background.

Next I took a rectangle die cut die and die cut a piece from the middle. After that I adhered a piece of acetate with a red sticky tape onto the stenciled piece and then created a shaker card with 3D foam pieces. Inside the shaker I then hid the clear sticker sentiment and added some Nuvo Confetti to go with it. The sentiment works so well with the confetti here :). A perfect match!

For decoration I took the Leaves of Thanks clear stamp set and stamped with green ink onto white cardstock. Then I colored the images with a lighter green toned ink and a water tank brush. After fussy cutting the leaves, I created a leaf and flower cluster to the right lower corner and added some glue splats around the shaker window edges. Before they dried up, I poured some loose glitter on top to add a frosty layer to the splats.

For my last card I again took the Leaves of Thanks clear stamp set and stamped a random leaf pattern onto my white card with green ink. I then took the rectangle piece (left over from the previous card) and adhered a sticker sentiment onto it.

Next I attached a red ribbon around the leaf pattern background, then adhered the piece onto the card base and finally adhered the die cut rectangle piece with 3D foam as a focal point to the card.  I really like the Tis The Season clear stickers alot! Here you also get a set of 8 sheets featuring a set of 4 sentiments. So in total you get 32 stickers in a set and have a great starting point for your Christmas cards for the upcoming season!!

Be sure to also check out the Clear Sticker section over at the STAMPlorations store and also see the blog for more inspirational projects around the new clear sticker reveal!!!

ps. if you got interested in puchasing some stickers yourself, do take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations online store! Happy shopping!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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