STAMPlorations stencil challenge reminder

Hello everyone and happy middle of January! Today it´s again time to share some stencil inspiration with you and remind you to play along with us at STAMPlorations stencil challenges!

Here is what I created for the reminder post:

I´ve used the Peacock Feathers (but only parts of it – can you tell?) and the Lupinus stencil on this page. And again, my stencil inspiration post is an art journal page and yes, again it is a face. This time a more happier one that the one from the reveal post. A totally different type of face..

I´ve played with acrylic paints on this page, added them in layers and created a face of my kind. I´m still practicing and trying to find the way to draw faces the way that is most „me“. Still searching and experimenting. But I like the process. I think this is not quite my way to go, as I like the more silly/abstract & crazy looking faces more. I´m not the realistic face type of person, I think. But I really enjoyed the process. Experimenting, adding shadows and lights, and then finally going crazy with stencil patterns on top and making the face more „me“. Without the stenciling I just found her too „neat“…

So this is my take. I hope you find time to play along with the stencil challenge at STAMPlorations in January. Remember, you can do anything, as long as you feature a stencil. Also remember to link back to the original reveal post on your blog when sharing your project and don´t forget to add the challenge image to your blog either. That´s it! Hoping you´ll join us and get those stencils out :).

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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DIY Gingerbread house – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and ate lots of cookies and got time to relax with your family and loved ones! I´ve created a layout for today´s The Wild Hare Kits post featuring one of our family Christmas traditions: baking and decorating a gingerbread house.

For this layout I used the Heidi Swapp Winter Wonderland collection paper called „Candycane Forest“. I cut the paper and turned it around to create a two-toned look to the background.  Now it looks like I used two separate papers, but I actually just turned a piece of paper around and adhered them together with the washi tapes from the same collection.

Then I printed out two color photos of my son decorating the gingerbread house and arranged them onto the page. For decoration I used plenty oft he Crate Paper Snowflake collection Ephemera pieces, some Freckled Fawn wood veneer elements that were in my kit as well as some of the Crate Paper Snowflake collection stickers. The title is created with the cute Thickers that came with my kit and I also added some older round Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers from my stash, as they match the colours of the page perfectly. I finished the page off with faux stitching around the edges and by adding the journaling.

So what kind of traditions are typical for your family? Have you documented them on a scrapbook layout yet? I hope this layout inspires you to do so!! If you create something inspired by this page, do remember to tag #thewildharekits. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very creative new year!!! See you next month again with new projects!!

By the way, I´ve created a style profile for January, where I noted nothing else but: I wish for a happy and fun kit for January. So it´s going to be total surprise! I cannot wait to see it and share it with you guys.

But for now, I´m wishing you all a great New Years eve and may 2020 be an awesomely creative one for all of us 🙂 !! xxx, Sanna

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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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30 Days of Thankful minibook – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!! Today I am sharing my finished The Wild Hare Kits November #30daysofthankful minibook with you and I´m pretty excited about it. Be prepared for a long, photo-heavy post (and a flip-thru video). So here goes:

So the above list shows you all the themes for each of the 30 days. And here is my take on it. Featuring days 1 & 2 plus the cover and the opening page:

I´ve used bits and pieces from my previous kits on the first pages. You can find some Shimelle Sparkle City on these pages (from my September Petite Kit), combined with the November kit. The alpha stickers on the opening page are from my own stash as well as the tiny round number stickers are too.

Here are the days 3 to 6. I´ve written some of the journaling with an old typewriter and some by hand, depending on how thick the page I was writing on was. The Jane Hadfield „This is Family“ sticker pack was just perfect for my 30 days of thankful album. The transparent stickers had some many of the album themes featured and I just kept adding them onto almost every single page! Loved using them!!!!

Above are the days 7 to 10. For some themes I had more photos, so I did two spreads of the same theme (like the Savoury theme). I´ve also added papers from my own stash onto these pages as they worked well with the album colors in my opinion. They are from an older My Mind´s Eye pack.

Here are days 11 to 15. I had these really tiny pockets (2×2 inch) in the minibook and so I figured they´d be perfect for the Truly Grateful 2×2 inch papers that were in my October kit. I used plenty of them on such pages as they had the perfect size and also some of the phrases worked really well with the day theme. And just look at those baking theme stickers from the Jane Hadfield sticker pack – aren´t they just too cute?

And here are days 16 to 21. Some of the journaling cards on these pages are from the October kit (Office Hours by Pinkfresh Studio). and then again some Jane Hadfield stickers (that pack goes a long way!) and also some Shimelle´s Sparkle City in there. I´ve printed all my photos for this album with my Canon Selphy printer – really fast and easy :)!

Here are days 22 to 27 and some of my fave themes are on these pages :). Like the pages for days 24 and 25 – I just love the Jane Hadfield papers and stickers with the tiny faces and they were just perfect for here :). I´ve also got some Office Hours (Pinkfresh Studio) chipboard stickers on these pages. I didn´t have many left form last months kit, but now those few ones also found a perfect spot in this album. I´ve written my journaling in German this time just for a change.

And finally, here are the last pages, featuring days 28 to 30 and a last page of the album. I´ve added the Truly Grateful 2×2 papers onto the last pages because they perfectly fit the thankful-theme in my opinion and add a nice detail to the minibook. This was a really fun project to create! The daily prompts were easy to follow and gave the book a nice form. I am sure I´ll appreciate doing this type of album in a few years time, because during time, the focus of one´s life is bound to change and it will be nice to look back into this album and see how life and values were at that time. Here is the video flip-thru of the minibook:

I´ve done a few „A week in the life“-albums in the past and I am really grateful for making them. So many little details of daily life documented in there, from years ago. So I hope you take the time and make your own album – you won´t regret it once you are done. Remember to use #30daysofthankful and #thewildharekits, when sharing your projects on social media. We´d love to see them!!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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