January Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy 2021!!! I think the most of us are happy to see 2020 go, right? Let´s celebrate that with a brand new STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge, shall we?

My card matches the mood – A celebration card for saying my goodbyes to 2020… ;-). Even our Christmas tree got the pandemic mood as it started dropping it´s needles on 24th already. Never have had that happen ever before! And our gingerbread house also fell apart on it´s own during the holidays. Never hat that happened ever before. 2020 has been a horrible year. I am glad it´s done now. Here´s to hoping that 2021 will be a better one!!! We are on lockdown (3rd one already) while I write this, so the start is not any different, but hopefully the vaccination will do the trick and we can retourn to a more normal life at some point.

For this card I used the new, modified „Rag Rug“ stencil. It´s slightly bigger than the original design, so it´s easier to cut. Therefore, if you purchased the previous one and were wondering, how come this looks so much bigger, that is the simple reason. Also, there will be only this version of the stencil available at the STAMPlorations store from now on.

I first inked the background yellow and then after placing the stencil on top, applied various distress ink tones thru the stencil onto the background to create the overall look. For decor I added some older stickers, a few sequins and for finishing touches, a stamped sentiment.

Now is your turn! Let´s make 2021 special and have fun with the stencil challenges at STAMPlorations. Remember to play by the rules (listed at the end of the challenge!) to be eligible for the prizes and have fun with this months challenge! Cannot wait to see what you make! Happy 2021!!!!

Happy Stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Party time!

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by with a bright and happy birthday card. I love the colours on this card!

For this card I first created a multi-toned background with yellow, green, orange and pink Distress Ink. Then I added the Zodiac stencil pattern on top with black ink. For decor I stamped the sentiments with a STAMPlorations stamp set „Party Time“.

For decor I added some green sequins and faux stitching around the edges. I love how this card looks like – so happy and it has a nice party-feel to it in my opinion!

I hope you have a great new week and stay healthy!
xxx, Sanna

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Belated STAMPlorations 7th Birthday Party – day 2

Hello and happy Tuesday!! Today we start into the second day of the 7th birthday celebrations at STAMPlorations. Are you ready??

For todays post I created a slimline card. This time I used the Leaf Prints Slimline stencil. This is one of my favorite stencil from this line!

Some details on how I created the card: I used a piece of white cardstock and placed the stencil on top. Next I applied two tones of green Distress Ink thru the stencil very randomly. After that I took a dot stamp and added dark green Distress Ink dots thru the stencil onto the leaves.

The Smile word is a die cut available at the STAMPlorations store. I die cut the word from dark green cardstock and added some green sequins for decor.

The stenciled piece is mounted on a dark green cardstock from which I created the card base. Easy peasy!

Now hop over to the Day 2 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!!

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!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for even more celebration fun!!
xxx, Sanna

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Smile card

Hello and happy Sunday!! Today I´m just quickly stopping by to share a clean and simple card with you. This one is created with older product and pieces that I was gifted with. Only the sequins are from my newer stash.

I have been very busy creating projects with my new stencils (see here). But I cannot share those just quite yet. Thus I´m doing stash-busting with older product to reduce the piles of paper and embellishments that keep piling up in my studio!

Therefore I´ll leave you with this card today. The butterflies are a present from my friend Lizzy (thank you!!). And the sticker I believe to have received from my friend Ali a while back. Rest is my own stash (Nuvo sequins and organic/natural paper from my older stash).

I used a sewing machine to attach the butterflies to the background paper (proud of myself there, as I am not very fond of sewing machines!).

Wishing you a great start into the new week! Mine will be special as I am turning 5+0 next week – yes, I am THAT old *giggles*! But there will be no big party this time around due to the pandemic regulations. Hopefully I can celebrate with friends and family some time next year (would be nice to see them again)? *fingers crossed*

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Unboxing Day – The Wild Hare Kits

Good morning lovelies and happy 2nd of April! Today it´s again unboxing day over at The Wild Hare Kits today. I´m happy to be able to share my April kit with you all today :-). I was a bit afraid my kit would not arrive in time, as the shipping information did not update itself for at least two weeks, but then, suddenly on Monday, the postman pushed the parcel under our garden door (no personal contact allowed, you see).

This is my gorgeous, colorful, cheerful and happy kit. I wished for one like this. And it´s again spot on. I wished for a colourful, happy and cheerful kit for April. Little did I know when I ordered it, that we´d be sitting at home and distancing ourselves from everything. Now that it arrived, I am more than happy that I ordered this type of a kit.

Here are the videos, let´s start with English:

Here is the one in Finnish:

And last, but not least, the one in German:

I hope you enjoy the videos!! I cannot wait to start creating with this kit!! And there is also one more kit I received a few days back, my „long lost“ March kit. For those videos, just hop over to THIS POST and watch :). I´m planning on creating a minibook with that kit some time in April too, so stay tuned :).

And now to my lovely fellow WHK crafters, here are some direct links to the unboxing videos by them – enjoy!

Rachel
Jess Claire

I wish you all a lovely April and hope that thru staying at home we can „starve“ the virus out as early as possible. Stay home and stay healthy!

Lots of love,
xxx, Sanna

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