Xmas Joy 2020 – Studio Tekturek

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today it´s again my turn to share my monthly Studio Tekturek desing team project. I scapped our 2020 family Christmas foto for this layout using non- and christmas-themed papers in combination. I love the blue-red-and white combo here.

This is what the finished page looks like. I used the following Studio Tekturek collections to create this page: One Way Ticket, Peachy Christmas and This Summertime. I love the „This Summertime“ collection so much! the colours are also perfect for a Christmas theme.

I used a die cut leftover protective sheet from a clear double sided adhesive sheet by Elizabeth Craft Designs as my stencil. It´s a piece leftover from die cutting that particular die cut die with their background die. The leftover sheet works perfectly as a stencil for creating a fun background under the photo. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Mother of Pearl) with the DIY stencil.

For the rest I mainly did fussy cutting and layered various bits and pieces next to each other and overlappingly along the middle, where the papers change and added various fussy cut labels towards the left top corner.

In addition to the papers and stenciling, I did some stamping with various roller stamps from Studio Calico and Dear Lizzy. The title „2020“ is done with Thickers and I actually fussy cut „8´s“ to make „2´s“. For finishing touches I also added some enamel dots. That´s pretty much it. The journaling is hidden behind the photo (see the tag peeking out?).

I really love the Studio Tekturek papers so very much! It´s a small family owned company and during these pandemic times, I would like you to consider supporting them and bying their papers, so they can keep on designing and producing the gorgeous collections, like so far! I am not getting payed for advertising them, this is just something that means a lot to me. Thank you!

Wishing you a lovely Christmas holiday time! We had a quiet, lovely Christmas amongst only the closest family (us and the kids). It was perfect! We cooked together, ate good food together and spend a lovely evening with each other! A perfect Christmas eve!

Take care! We are on lockdown number three here in Austria since yesterday…

xxx, Sanna

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A set of baby cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share a set of „build a Hippo“ baby cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I adore this little die cut die so much! It´s perfect for so many occations and like made for creating baby cards! And while I was at it, a created a set of three. You never know when you need one!

This is how I created the cards:

Step 1: First take a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut 3 sets of Hippos. And don´t forget to die cut the feet six times!!
Step 2: Next take a sheet of Soft Sky and Dusky cardstock and die cut two sets with the Stitched Rounded Rechtangle from the blue paper and one set from the lilac one.
Step 3: Take a white Soft Finish Cardstock sheet (or glitter cardstock) and die cut three sets with the Postage Stamp Rectangles die cut die.
Step 4: Ink the hippo pieces with grey and pink stamp ink, but leave the eyes and teeth white.

Step 5: Now cut blue and purple patterned paper into a card size from the polka-dotted „Thinking about Polinesia“ paper. Adhere onto the card base.
Step 6: Attach a piece of ribbon in blue and pink onto the cards, then adhere the rechtangle pieces on place. Start with the postage stamp piece and adhere the rounded rectangle on top.
Step 7: Add a stamped sentiment using the Ahoy Sentiments or the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set and black stamp ink.
Step 8: Color the tiny eye pieces with a black marker and adhere on place.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve again recorded a video for your to watch. I hope you like it!

I hope I could inspire you to play with your die cut dies a little today and create a few cards yourself! I´ll be back with another project next month.

Until then, happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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Right Now Minibook – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! I´m excited to share my second The Wild Hare Kits October Petite Kit project with you today. For today´s post, I´ve prepared a tiny minibook in bright and happy colours.

This is the finished mini:

The base of this minibook is a premade one by Maya Road. I have been hoarding it, because I love the thick pages and the robust covers. They were in kraft tone in the beginning so I gave them a „treatment“ with gesso and yellow paint.

I also treated all the pages in a similar way, but only applied a hue of yellow paint onto the pages.

Both for the cover and the pages inside the book I fussy cut the „Cuckoo Clock“ images from the Truly Grateful Paper No. 11 by Pink Paislee and adhered them onto the cover on top of the stamping. The stamps I used for this mini were not in the kit, but from my own stash (Viva Las Vega Stamps and Klartext Stempel). Also the small phrase squares in 2×2 inch size that I used throughout the minibook are by Pink Paislee & from the Truly Grateful collection.

I used the squares in whole and also cut into smaller pieces for decoration throughout the minibook.

I also created additional „pages“ to fit all the photos into the minibook, by folding the „I am Mom“ yellow/blue paper into tiny pages. Throughout the pages I´ve added sentiment stamping which highlights/matches the minibook theme really well. This book is about my knee surgery late May and I wanted to write the story down and collect all the memories together in one place.

I kept the design quite simple, but could not resist adding a few fussy cut elements here and there.

I also added some of the Pinkfresh Studio „Office Hours“ chipboard stickers for detail and decoration. I´ve also sneaked in some stenciling on some of the pages. The stencil is from my stencil line collection at STAMPlorations.

Here is a short flip-thru video of the minibook. I created this book away from home when I was on my knee surgery related rehab, so the photos are partly done with my mobile phone, so my apologies for the poorly results..

I´m sorry if the quality is not the best, but when you don´t have your studio around, you need to improvise. Hope you like the video and get inspired to create something fun yourself with the Wild Hare Kits kits.

See you on the 25th for another The Wild Hare Kits project – then I will be sharing my take on the monthly sketch with the rest of the team :)!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Good Memories – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing my very first The Wild Hare Kits October Petite Kit project with you. This is a bold and colorful and textured layout share. Are you ready for colour?

For this layout I did the following steps:

  • I took the „I am Mom“ Echo Park Paper and created a background for my layout with it and the Truly Grateful pattern squares by Pink Paislee from the Paige Evans collection.
  • First I arranged all the little squares on place and then adhered them with liquid paper glue (it´s my go-to adhesive, but if you prefer another type, that would totally work here too).
  • After that I added some faux stitching around the squares with a black pen to make it look like a quilt pattern (at least it reminds me of one).
  • Then I removed all the „Office Hours“ Chipboard pieces from the base they were attached to and used the empty base as a layer to gather my centerpiece on.
  • I then added lots of chipboard elements and dimensional stickers (also Office Hours) from that particular sheet around the photo into a cluster.
  • For finishing touches I fussy cut a journaling tag from the Office Hours „Busy“ paper, wrote the journaling and then decorated the page to my liking.

This photo was taken on a crafty event in Finnland called „Craftaamo“ fall 2018 (I held a few classes there and had a really great time). Good memories to document, so I kept to happy, bold colours and designs as well as added all kinds of office supplies as decor as I found that they worked really well together with a craft event theme!

Everything else – except for the black pen, the stamp that I have used, the alpha stickers and the enamel embellishments – is from the October kit, just in case you were wondering. This petite kit goes a LONG way on it´s own :). Do check out The Wild Hare Kits website and fill out a style profile, then you can also be a happy owner of a great, hand-curated, personalized paper crafting kit!!

See you on 22nd again with another project (psst…it´s a minibook!)

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Set of cards – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share my last August Deluxe Kit project with you. This one is a set of clean and simple cards.

For these cards I used white card bases as my starting point and then added either stenciling, ephemera or fussy cut paper as a focal point.

For the first card I added some Epic Triangles stenciling onto the background using Distress Ink, then layered a few Flower Market ephemera pieces on top and added tiny stamped images next to them. For finishing touches I used a Bramble Fox star and a puffy sticker from my own stash.

For the second card I matted the card base with a Pink Fresh Studio Everyday Musings paper then added a Flower Market ephemera as a focal point and stamped a sentiment with the stamp set from the same collection. For details I added some black acrylic paint splatters.

For my last card I fussy cut the Embroidery Hoops paper from Flower Market collection and added the hoops in a cluster onto the card. Underneath there is again some Epic Triangles stenciling with yellow Distress Ink and a few pink spray ink splatters. For finishing touches I added a faux stitching around the edges and stamped a few thank you-sentiments with the Flower Market stamp and black stamp ink.

This was a fun set to create. It´s not my usual card creating style, because the cards have hardly any media layers on them. But I loved using patterned paper for card creating for a chance and creating very puristic cards.

I hope you get inspired by this card set and create a few cards yourself. For more details on the Wild Hare Kits, see their website here. Wishing you all a lovely day and

happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

ps. This resulted from my August Deluxe Kit – all projects (and leftover bits) shared on this video. Hope you enjoy it!!

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