Christmas cards – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Monday, it´s my turn for a Wild Hare Kits project share today and I am up with a set of Christmas cards.

I totally fell in love with my December kit and there were so many beautiful papers in there that were perfect for cardmaking, so I could not resist!

Here is what I created:

For my first card I used the Pink Paislee Together For Christmas paper number 8 (I had some left over from my „Now + Then“ layout) as background paper and I added some Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland washi tape on both sides of the paper. For finishing touches I added ephemera from the Crate Paper Snowflake collection.

For my second card I again used the Pink Paislee Together For Christmas paper number 3. I love this flower pattern!!! I just cut the paper in size and adhered it onto a white card base and added some of the gorgeous Thickers and a stamped word as a Christmas greeting onto the card. Fast and easy!

For my last card I used one of my very favorite papers from my December kit: The Pink Paislee Together For Christmas paper number 7. Isn´t this paper just absolutely beautiful??? I again cut the paper in right size, adhered it onto the card base and then added a tiny piece of the paper number 8 (the b-side) on top. I fussy cut the red paper into a banner from and added two Freckled Fawn wood veneer pieces for decor. The tiny wood veneer Christmas tree got some Nuvo Drops on it for additional decor (those are from my own stash).

I hope you get inspired to create a few cards with your kit too!! If you do so, remember to use #thewildharekits, so the team girls can come and admire your work! We always love to see what you make!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas time!
xxx, Sanna

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A set of Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my last guest blog post time over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I´m sharing a set of clean and simple Xmas cards over there. I created quite a few Christmas cards this year, but I still ran out of them, so I needed a few simple, fast and easy ideas to create a few more. So for these cards I deciced to use mainly just the die cut dies and colored cardstock. So if you are looking for fast-to-make cards, this might be exactly what you are looking for.

Here is how I created the cards:

  1. Die cut Soft Finish Cardstock with die cut dies of your choice.
  2. Arrange onto card bases and adhere.
  3. Stamp the sentiment.
  4. Decorate with liquid or glitter pearls. Done!

For the above card I also used a small piece of patterned paper, because it reminded me of snowfall. But you could also use colored cardstock (blue) instead and adherd the die cut snowflakes on place.

I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video of the steps for you to watch! I hope you enjoy watching it and give this idea a try!

This is my last guest blog post and it has been such a joy creating with and for Elizabeth Craft Designs the past year. I hope you have enjoyed my bi-montly projects and got inspired to create a card or two!

Wishing you all a lovely holiday season and
happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday card

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´d like to share a 50th birthday card with you. I´ve used plenty of my older paper stash papers to create this card in orange and red tones. This is not a combination I do often, as orange does not happen to be one of my favorite colours, but in this case, the card had to have these colours.

I started by adhering the polka dot paper onto a white card base (size A5). Then I die cut the 5 and the 0 from various patterned papers using Tonic Studios die cut dies. I adhered the numbers in place with liquid adhesive (also by Tonic).

Next I added plenty of bits and bobs like enamel circles, Nuvo Pearls, puff stickers and a die cut speech bubble piece. The sentiment is done using Thickers alphas. For finishing touches I also outlined the numbers with a black pen.

Since my card was bigger than a regular card size, I had to make a matching envelope for it. I used a 12×12 patterned paper from my older paper stash for that and folded it into an envelope. For decoration I added some Basic Grey stickers onto the envelope. Now these go back quite a few years, but they really work well with all the papers and patterns here.

That´s it for today, be sure to stop by on Thursday when I will be sharing another The Wild Hare Kits August kit project here on my blog :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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2 Cards created with Planner Essentials stamps – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday! Today I am again sharing a set of cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog as a bi-monthly guest designer. I am not much of a planner girl (yet), but the minute I saw the lovely planner stamps designer by Esther Glas, I right away knew I wanted to use them for a card project. So that is what I am sharing over at the ECD blog today – inclusive a video.

Here are the cards I created:

and the second one:

Also there is a VIDEO with a start-to-finish on both cards, you can see it HERE. And now a quick photo share on some details on the cards – for the full blog post, you will need to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and read it HERE.

The first card has a summer bouguet feeling to it. Happy bright colors against a blue background.

The second card is more a masculine or playful one with all the numbers and the bold border. And both cards where created using the same stamp sets! Still they are so very different.

I hope you enjoy my full tutorial and the video over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I´ll be sharing another one there in August, so keep an eye on that space around the middle of August :). See you there!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday! Today I am dropping by to share a 8,5 x 5,5 inch sized congratulations card with you.  

For this card I used a white A4 sized cardstock as my starting point to create the card base. Next I took some watercolor paper and misted it with pink spray ink.

After that I placed and ran the Beautiful Bunch Edge die (only using the inner die piece!) thru my die cutting machine. I cut the same image 4 times to create the background pattern. After that I took the “Glückwunsch” Tonic German Sentiment die and cut the word in the same manner into the middle of the card. Now I have a lovely pattern on the pink paper and when placed onto a white background, the pattern shows thru really nicely.

For finishing touches I took some Wycinanka chipboards and painted the green with Distress Ink and a Nuvo Water Tank Brush. I then clustered the chipboard leaves and some older Prima flowers from my stash into the upper and lower edge around the die cut word area to give the card a bit more dimension. For decoration I also added some Nuvo Vintage and Crystal Drops (red and light blue) around the flower clusters and outlined the card with faux stitching using a black pen.

I really like how this card turned out and love playing with the new Tonic Edge Dies!
Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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