Belated STAMPlorations 7th Birthday party – day 1

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today we start the belated STAMPlorations 7th birthday celebration. Happy birthday STAMPlorations and here´s to many, many more to come!!!

Here is my first project share for the celebration day 1 – a card created using some of the new Slimline stencils and Monika Skinner´s brand new Flexi Template Line!

For this card I used the Flair Slimline Stencil with the Oval Flexi Template and I wonder if you can see how I used it?

Yes, I first covered the whole cardstock piece with orange Distress Ink and then I placed the oval circles into the middle to protect that area and splattered water around the unprotected areas. That way the splatters are only outside the inner circle. For creating the inner part, I first placed the most outer piece of the template onto the previously water splattered area and then placed the Flair stencil on top. I added only small details to the oval in the middle with the stencil and red ink. Then I outlined the pattern with a white gel pen and added stamping and faux stitching around the ovals edges.

I love this card! The templates are so much fun to play with!!! I am only starting to discover what can be done with them!! You should definitely try them out!

Now hop over to the Day 1 post at STAMPlorations blog. There are plenty of prizes for grabs and a linky party going on. Also be sure to create a celebrations themed project and link it up! Lovelies, come and comment and link and play along!!! It´s a party week at STAMPlorations!!

and here´s a fun bonus for all who are celebrating with us:

All products in the store are 10% off instantly throughout October. PLUS if you use my design team discount code: STAMPGIRLSANNA upon checkout when ordering, you will get this not-yet-released stencil called „Just Plaid“ for free!!

Let´s celebrate,
xxx, Sanna


Happy birthday card – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Sunday! Here is a little heads up for next week! Be sure to come and visit my blog on daily basis next week, because we are celebrating the amazing STAMPlorations 7th birthday. Make sure you are part of this belated party :)!

And to get you ready for tomorrow, I´m sharing a bonus card already today. Just to advertise next week a bit already and share a happy birthday card with you. Also, while you are here, do check out the STAMPlorations blog for MORE!

I know Shery often uses these colours on her one layer cards, so I´m sending my birthday wished to her with this card :).

For this card I used the Flair and Leaf Prints 4 slimline stencils and a clear stamp set „Bloomfully Forever“ from the STAMPlorations store. The colours I used a Distress Inks and Hero Arts black stamp ink.The flowers and the sequin are from my older stash. Yay, again stash busting here :). I really, really need to do that and cards are such a good way to combine old with new product.

So be ready for tomorrow, when we start with the celebration week! See you then! Have a great Sunday!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


October Stencil Challenge Reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello everyne! It´s again time to remind you about this months Stencil Challenge at STAMPlorations!! There is still plenty of time to play along – hope you join the fun with us!!!

This is my reminder post project:

For this card I used Monika Skinners new Flexi Templates (Ovals here) with the new Slimline stencils designed by Shery. I first placed the ovals into the middle and inked around the edges with pink ink, then I placed the slimline stencil over everything else and added darker pink ink tone onto the pink areas thru the stencil.

After that I removed the oval template in the middle and placed the „edge“ piece of the oval template over the pink areas. This way I could ad orange to the middle without messing the colours. For finishing touches I misted the Slimline stencil with water and pressed it onto the orange inked oval and let water do it´s magic. You can see the pattern here and there on the background.

For finishing touches I added some stamping with the STAMPlorations Noteworthy stamp set and then went on adding some Nuvo Drops and paper flowers and buttons from my older stash.

Now again be sure to check out the fabulous project the other DT girls designed for your inspiration and then join the fun :). Hope you see you at STAMPlorations blog!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna


Halloween card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Monday! The design team members are sharing some Halloween goodness over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I was able to join the fun and am sharing my Halloween style greeting card project and steps with you.

For this card you just need some White Soft Finish Cardstock and inks. That is mainly it. This is the finished card and in the following I´m sharing the steps with photos.

Start by die cutting the pumpkins, the paper bag and the candy from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. I use the Sizzix Big Shot, but that is just my go-to machine. If you prefer another one, feel free to use that :). Die cut several pumpkings (and trunks), one paper bag and several candy pieces. Back the small pieces with Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting. This will make the adhering process easier!

Next start adding colour to the pieces. I started with Distress Ink tea dye tone for the brown pieces. Apply with an ink blending tool (again, your choice what type of tool you like to use – there are plenty of options in the market at the moment).

Then ink the pumpkins orange – I used Distress Ink wild honey tone here.

Next take the candy and apply picked raspberry Distress Ink tone as the first layer.

The go around the edges with a darker orange tone. I used Distress Ink spiced marmalade tone.

And now create a green background (again using Distress Inks) onto a white card base (or use a green card base). I used twisted citron and cracked pistachio in this order. The stenciling is done with the darker tone on top.

Next add some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the candies and dip the tape into Silk Microfine Glitter (Brigth Grape tone), brush the residue off and polish the glitter with your finger.

This adds a fun detail to the candy pieces. Now arrange everything onto the card and adhere on place. I added the stamped sentiment last using black stamp ink and a stamp from my own stash.

For additional decor I also stamped with Distress Ink pumice stone some flower buds (using the Spring Fling stamp set) onto the paper bag. This is totally optional, you could also go without!

This is my Halloween card project for today. I hope you get inspired to create some Halloween cards yourself!! You could also stamp another sentiment like „Happy Fall“ if you are not much of a Halloween person, that way the card could be a regular fall card.

Have a great start into the new week!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Good vibes only! – Studio Tekturek

Hello everybody and happy Tuesday! Today I´m again very excited to share my Studio Tekturek September project (and video) with you!! I really love how it turned out and totally adore the candy colours of the Strawberry Shake collection!!

This is the page I did! I had such a great time creating it. The colours might say summer, but I think they work so very well for many other themes and seasons too. Like everyday scrapbooking themes :)!

I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. It shows the whole process from start to finish. I hope you enjoy watching it :).

Basically almost everything on this layout is from the Studio Tekturek Strawberry Shake collection, except for some embellishments and the Distress Inks, stamps, as well as the white paper.

I hope this layout inspires you to give Studio Tekturek a try. Follow their Facebook page for more details on where to buy their collections and see their Instagram site for more inspiration!

I will be back in a few days with another project that was inspired by this layout, so see you on Thursday again ;-)!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna