Schulball ´19 – The Wild Hare Kits

Hi everyone, today I´m sharing my first The Wild Hare Kits layout, created with the February Petite Kit. For this layout I recorded a start-to-finish video and based my page on the monthly sketch.

Here is the sketch:

and this is what my finished layout looks like:

I´ve drawn quite a few embellishments and paper leftover pieces from my August ´19 and January ´20 kits as an addition to the February kit, because I didn´t have very many embellishments in my Petite Kit. Therefore plenty of papers! Sooo, I am pulling leftovers from previous kits to my actual kit throughout the month. And it´s funny how everything still works so well together!!

For the step-by-step I´ve this time kept the video in it´s true length, so you can see how much time such a layout takes and how many times I go on pulling away and adding to the page and seaching for the right spot :). So in all, this page took about an hour to make. I could do a fast forward, but I thought it would be fun to show you the whole, true process of a page coming together. At least, how I do it.

I hope you enjoy watching the video and get inspired to try out this sketch youself! I love the grip pattern!!! And if you got interested in trying out a Wild Hare Kit youself, then go here and fill in your style profile.

See you again on Sunday with another The Wild Hare Kits project!!
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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Time Flies! – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! It´s again time for the monthly The Wild Hare Kits Scraplift share. The team members pick one member to scraplift every month and this month we are scraplifting the lovely Kate. Here is the layout I chose to scraplift (she does lots of happy mail and not so many layouts recently, but I managed to find one to scraplift :)!).

The above layout is her´s and now to my take on it:

Wreaths have been really popular recently in scrapbooking layouts. So I did one too, based on Kate´s layout. I loved to fussy cut the Truly Grateful No. 11 paper with the „Cuckoo Clocks“ on it and arrange them onto the paper to mimic a wreath.

I started by fussy cutting lots of cuckoo clocks, then took the 2×2 inch papers from the Truly Grateful collection and fussy cut some of the Phrase Swatch Book papers too. Next I added orange and green spray ink splatters onto the background. After that I took a German sentiment stamp set (Klartext) and stamped sentiments like „your rock and you are super cool“ onto the page.

Then I adhered all the fussy cut elements onto the page either with liquid paper glue or 3D foam pads (adds nice dimension). I also fussy cut and folded some tiny leaves from the cuckoo clock paper residue parts and added faux stitching onto them with a white gel pen. Then all I needed to do was to add the photo (I matted the photo with 3 pieces of swatchbook papers from the Truly Grateful collection).

I adhered the title on the Office Hours embellishment packaging paper to make it stand out better. The alphas were from my own stash as I didn´t have any in my kit. I also added a few tiny fussy cut butterflies here and there, also from the Cuckoo Clock paper. And there is one flair on the page too. It´s also from my older stash, but I found it matched the layout theme perfectly.

I had a really great time scraplifting Kate´s layout!!! It was fun to do something I don´t do that often! I love the wreath, loved all the fussy cutting, arranging and layering. And that Cockoo Clock paper is one of my big faves from this kit! LOVE IT!!!

If you want to see what the other design team girls scraplifted, then hop over to the Wild Hare Kits blog to take a look! You will not be disappointed!!!! I love these scraplift challenges – if you would like to join us, we´d love to see your takes on Kate´s work. Just remember to tag us (#thewildharekits), so we find you and can come and leave some love on your work!

See you again on the 27th with yet another The Wild Hare Kits project – cannot wait to share!!!

Happy scrapping,
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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