Wishing you Happiness – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it´s again time for yet another Stencil Sunday and since it´s also the first Sunday of the month, it´s also Mixed Media Challenge reveal time. That means there is quite a bunch of inspiration up over at the STAMPlorations blog prepared for you by my fellow design team colleagues and me. Here is what I did for this months reveal post:

These tags are pretty simple to make, so if you are in a rush and need a quick project, this might be something for you :). And as always, by changing the color combination and stamp images you can pretty much go to any direction and theme you want. I like basic ideas like this as they work as a nice starting point for a bigger project or can be used as such for a more cleaner and simpler look.

I´ve also prepared a short start-to-finish video for you to watch:

I hope you got inspired and find some time to join this months challenge!! Remember, there are always nice prizes to be won and you can basically create anything (except a card!). You can even use stencils from other brands on your projects, if you don´t happen to have any STAMPlorations ones. Read more about the rules here.

Finally, remember to take advantage of my 20% off shopping code (STAMPGIRLSANNA) at the store:
It´s good for both reduced and regular prized products. Happy shopping ;-)!

Hope to see you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Forest of Leaves stencil
STAMPlorations – Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set
STAMPlorations – Buttercups & Butterflies clear stamp set
Tattered Angels – Java Glimmer Glaze
Tattered Angels – Orange Glimmer Mist
Stamperia crackle paste
Tattered Angels White Decor & DIY paint
Jet black stamp ink – Ranger Inc.
Distress Ink – Ranger Inc.

It´s in the Box! – Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge

Hello lovelies!!! Every month the Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Design Team joins in for a fun challenge. The themes vary from month to month. The idea is that the complete die cut design team create a project around the given theme. This months theme is „It´s in the Box“. Needless to say, we used the lovely box die cut dies on our project this month :).

Here is what I did:

I used the Lantern and the Bonbon box die cut dies to create my take(s) for the challenge. I noticed that I hardly ever can stick to only one project, but need to make a few more while I am at it (not to mention the additional two I created and are not shown here :-).

The Bonbon box is easy to use, as it creates a full box once die cut. You just need to bend the flaps into right position. No adhering needed, thus very easy to do. Perfect for quick and easy projects or if you need to make plenty at once!!! The lantern die cut die on the other hand consists of a half box. So you will need to die cut two similar pieces and then adhere those together to be able to built the actual box. On the above picture you can see how these pieces look like when die cut and where to add (in my opinion the adhesive I added is enough) the Clear Double Sided Adhesive strips. There might be other opinions on how to built these boxes together, but I found this way is the easiest for me personally.

On the above picture you can see that I´ve removed the protective sheet from the adhesive strips and first adhered the bottom flaps together and then adhered both box halves into each other. I found that the easiest way for me. If you are planning on adding a vellum (like I did – I used a blue vellum) behind the lantern „window“ areas, you will need to do that right after die cutting the pieces. It´s simply the easiest way to do it. You can also try to adhere them when the box is built together, but will probably notice that it is a little bit harder that way. I am not saying, it will not work, but you will need much more patience that way :-). Why am I telling this? Well, let´s just say I learned the hard way :-). Here are the finished boxed:

The lantern with blue vellum pieces covering the openings and some twine, wooden pearls and a vintage tag as decoration.

Here is the Bonbon box. I decorated it with vintage shipping tickets, twine and some die cut Leafy Branch 2 pieces.

I really like the look the Stone paper series creates in combination with the box dies.

I also made a little tag to go with the boxes. I think these will work perfect for a boy´s/man´s birthday or Father´s Day or any other „masculine occation“.

I used the Through the Lens Stone paper Series on my projects. The die cut dies and the papers are the perfect size (I am using a Big Shot for die cutting) and work really well together. And since there are several pieces of the same paper pattern in the set, you can also create the lantern box with these papers.

And now for something fun!!! Elizabeth Craft Designs have another designer challenge giveaway prepared for you. They are giving away „a box die of choice“ to 3 winners. The winners will get to select which box they would like to receive from the following dies: Star Pillow Box, Triangle Treat Box, Lantern Box, Bonbon Box or Pillow Box with Handle.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us „Which is your favorite box from the January 2017 collection?”
They will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, March 10 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

There are always so many inspirational projects up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog! I highly recommend you take a look at them. It is funny, how different each an every project is, even though we all use basically the same product category. Just shows, how many possibilities there are to use box die cut dies!!! Hope you get inspired by this month´s ideas!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Through the Lens – Stone paper series
Bonbon box
Lantern box
Leafy Branch 2
Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6 mm
Stickles – Rose Gold
7gypsies – Ordre Du Jour paper collection
Twine – My Mind´s Eye
Ephemera from old stash
Blue vellum

Bon Voyage – Misted and stamped summer tag

Hi there lovelies & happy weekend!! Today I ´d like to share a summer themed tag with you. I DO know it is still February and on my side of the hemisphere it is still winter :-)!!! BUT I do like the summer seaons very much, thus a summer themed tag today. I originally created this tag for the Canvas Corp Brands summer tag swap last year. Somehow, never got to post it then though… I received a gorgeous tag from my swap partner too! I am definitely enjoying interacting with other creatives from around the globe very much.

This is what I created for my swap partner. I used almost solely Canvas Corp Brands product on this tag (some 7gypsies, some Tattered Angels and some Canvas Corp product line ones). I don´t know if you are familiar with their website? If not, you should definitely start from HERE. There is an amazing selection of projects to see, created with different brand products available at the Canvas Corp store. Then, do also check out the brands YouTube channels (also here and here)! So much inspiration, ideas and creativity going on!!!

Annnndd…when you are done reading thru all the wonderful projects and watching loads of videos etc., then I bet you can´t wait to get started with a project of your own, right? Well, then you should DEFINITELY check out this section! That is where the monthly challenge goes live! And as a bonus, you can win some lovely Canvas Corp Brands goodies!!!

So back to my tag. I´ve created a short start-to-finish video where all the used products are also listed :). Hope you enjoy!!

Happy weekend and happy crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and High Impact Paint
Canvas Corp fabrics
7gypsies tags
(Link to the online store in general)

Bookmark tag

Hello everyone and happy fall!!! I am not much of a winter and fall person, but I guess it is necessary to have those seasons to really be able to enjoy spring and summer, eh? I recently created a bookmark for a design team colleague to cheer her up abit.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cutting

I first die cut small hearts from a clear double sided adhesive sheet with a die cutting machine and used those for this card. The lefover piece is this one I covered with Silk Microfine Glitter for this tag :). But first I misted the background with an orange toned Glimmer Mist and when that piece was dry, I attachted the die cut adhesive piece onto it. Next I applied yellow Silk Microfine Glitter on top and polished the surface with my finger to make it really shiny.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cutting

The flower is created from an old book page paper and misted with various Glimmer Mist tones. Then cut into circles and layered over each other. Some black and white pen outlining is also on every single layer. The leaves are hand drawn.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cuttingFinally I added the banner out of book paper with a „C“ on it. Some washi tape, black texture spray and some ribbon. A blue paper flower finalizes the tag.

I sure hope my design team colleague liked this tag and it made her day a little bit happier. Happy mail always helps thru a grey day, don´t you agree??

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Orange, red, blue and purple Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Heat die cut die – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Washi Tape – Cavallini & co.
Black texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Ribbon, white tag

Snowflake cards and a tag – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi everyone, today I´d like to share a set of Snowflake cards, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs product, with you. I know that it is a bit early for winter themed cards, but the minute I saw the Brrrr-sentiment die cut die, I had to make something fun with it. Here are a few ideas on how to use the same die cut dies in different ways.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsHere is how I created the two cards and the present tag:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 1: Take a piece of True Blue and White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut those into a size of 14,5 x 10 cm. Then cut a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock into the same width, but slightly longer. Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the Soft Sky toned cardstock piece and start by cutting one Brrrr sentiment and several little snowflakes out of that paper with your die cutting machine.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 2: Now adhere the True Blue piece onto a white card base and start adhering the Soft Sky toned snowflakes on top. Also adhere the Brrrr sentiment onto the bottom part of the card.Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 3: Now die cut 3 more Brrrr sentiments out of white cardstock and adhere those on top of the light blue one. This way your get a dimensional sentiment for your card.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 4: After adhering all sentiment pieces on top of each other, add a thin layer of Crackle Accents on top for additional frosty effect. Let dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 5: Take a small piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut some tiny hearts – heart from the Poppy the Owl set – and then color them with a red marker. Add a „cuddle weather“ hand written sentiment underneath the die cut word and adhere the hearts around the words. Next apply some Crackle Accents on top of the hearts. Let air dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 6: Now that we still have a really nice piece of leftover cardstock from the first project, why not create a second card with the negative piece. Adhere the Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock leftover piece onto a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock piece.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 7: Take the Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles die cut die and die cut a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock with it. Use the biggest frame for this card and safe the other pieces for another project.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 8: Adhere the Soft Sky snowflake background piece on a white card base and then adhere the frame on top. Add white texture spray splatters onto the light blue surface for additional interest. Let air dry. Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 9: Cut two Brrrr words from the Café au Lait paper and one additional one out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer on top of each other leaving the white piece on top.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 10: Apple some Crackle Accents on top of the sentiment for additional interest. Decorate with a white gel pen and some light blue half pearls.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 11: Now we still have the protection sheet pieces of the snowflake die cut piece left over. You can use both parts, the negative and the positive to decorate yet further backgrounds. Use them as a stencil with inks and/or glitter. I chose to use only the small snowflakes on a white tag to create a fun glitter snowflake background. First adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the tag, then attach the little snowflake sheet pieces onto the adhesive.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards

Step 12: Apply a first layer of glitter onto the sticky surface (just in case you want to see a how-to tutorial on that, follow this link to a video tutorial), use a paint brush to brush off any residue glitter. Then use your finger to polish the glitter and only after that remove the little snowflake pieces. I used the Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter tone for this layer.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 13: For the second layer apply the Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter tone over the surface, then brush off the residue with a paint brush and polish the surface with your finger. The stronger the tone different between the glitter colors, the better the contrast.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 14: Die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a piece of Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere onto the tag. Decorate with ribbon, lace and a Fimo DIY mold button. Now all three pieces are done. There would still be the option to use the negative die cut protection sheet of the adhesive as a stencil with ink. Thank would be a perfect DIY stencil for creating yet another fun snowflake background. I did´t give that a try, but you could. Here are the final projects once more:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsSee how you start with one card and that leads to another and yet another idea and in the end you have created a bunch of project at once only by using all the bits and pieces and adding small details as you go. I hope you get inspired to try some of these ideas out, and if you are not quite yet in the mood for winter themed cards, grab another word die cut die and create something for fall or for a birthday for example. Have fun!!!

Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Brrrr
Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock
Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock
True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles
Merry Christmas
Poppy the Owl
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter
Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter

Other:
White card bases
Big Shot
Paint brush
Red Marker – Copic
Crackle Accents – Ranger
Half Pearls – Kaisercraft
Lace, Ribbon
Texture Spray – Imagine Crafts
White gel pen
Black pen