Cuteness & Coffee: Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great day! Seeing that today is Valentine’s Day I want to share some Valentine’s Day Cards with you.

This year’s theme was coffee & tea, because it combines two important things: Love & Coffee.

For the cards I used Simon Says Stamp’s last year’s card kit “Coffee Tea and Cocoa”. The images of the stamp set are adorable and of course go very well with the patterned paper it came with.

Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine’s Day Cards

Especially the small patterned paper lend itself very well to my idea to use it for the stamped images.

Valentine's Day Cards

Simon Says stamp set

After I found a layout I liked I stuck to it and made two cards with the paper coffee cup and one with the cup & saucer image.

Valentine's Day Cards layout

Card layout

Valentine's Day Cards #1

Valentine’s Day Cards #1

Valentine's Day Cards #2

Valentine’s Day Cards #2

Valentine's Day Cards #3

Valentine’s Day Cards #3

Valentine's Day Cards overview

Cards overview

Hope you all have a beautiful day that you can spend with someone special!

See here also my Valentine’s Cards from 2015 and my Love Bird from last year!

Valentine's Day Cards dimension

Valentine’s Day

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How I made 150 cards in 3 months!

Last year I made 150 cards for Christmas. Yes, 150!

Before we get into the madness that is making 150 cards let me start with this: I am very lucky! For the fourth time my boss at Clip Mediaservice, the company I work for asked me to make Christmas cards for our clients. That’s awesome! However, this time he asked me to make 150 (!) cards. Still awesome, but…

…it is quite a bit of work.

So where did I start? First, I showed my boss some ideas and we agreed on the design you see below.

Christmas Card 2017

Christmas Card 2017

Cute, right? And looks simple enough: A moose in front of a blue background, snowbanks, some trees, our logo and the sentiment.

Well, try doing that 150 times. I started on September 1st and just finished in time so we could send them out beginning of December.

a million moooose

a million moooose

overview 3

overview 3

overview 2

overview 2

overview 1

overview 1

Oh, and did I mention that they are all hand written and hand-addressed? (I didn’t do that part though).

Anyways, I still had a lot of fun making them and I am looking forward to the next 150 or more Christmas cards!

Christmas Card 2017 2

Christmas Card 2017

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Snowy, icy Winter Cards

Hi lovely people,

I want to share some snowy and icy winter moments with you. In Austria it wasn’t very cold, so I will try to capture the essence of winter with some snowy, icy Winter Cards.

I made these cards last year in the hope of a white Christmas but my offerings to Mister Frost were utterly ignored.

So here are 4 Winter Cards I made with a snowflake die from Memory Box.

I used the die cuts as a stencil in the last card and used a die cutting inlay technique for the other three cards.

Winter Cards 1

Winter Card 1

Winter Cards 2

Winter Card 2

Winter Cards 3

Winter Card 3

Winter Cards 4

Winter Card 4

Happy Winter!

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Christmas Cards 2017 – Part 2

Last time I shared with you part one of my Christmas Cards 2017 and today you will see the rest of them.

Here are 11 more cards I made last year for Christmas.

Enjoy!

mailbox girl

mailbox girl

Mailbox deer

Mailbox deer

Girl +Toy

Girl +Toy

Christmas Dog 3

Christmas Dog 3

Christmas Dog 2

Christmas Dog 2

Christmas Dog 1

Christmas Dog 1

deer + presents

deer + presents

Christmastree

Christmastree

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas mice

Christmas mice

Boy + squirrel

Boy + squirrel

 

Klick here for Christmas Cards 2017 – Part 1

Coming soon: how I made 150 Cards!

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Christmas Cards 2017 – Part 1

So, it has been a while….

I didn’t post a project in a long time because I have been very busy with work. But enough with the excuses! Let’s jump into a new year with new resolutions (one of them being to post more frequently on my blog)!

So, without further ado I want to show you the Christmas Cards I made in 2017 – a part of them anyways.

Did you make any new year’s resolutions?

Coming soon: Christmas Cards 2017 – Part 2!

See here my Cards for Christmas 2015

Winterwonderland

Winterwonderland

Trees

Trees

Sqirrels

Sqirrels

Shaker deer

Shaker deer

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Poinsettia 2

Poinsettia 2

Nordic Fox

Nordic Fox

 

Nordic Fox 2

Nordic Fox 2

Nordic Deer

Nordic Deer

Nordic bunny

Nordic bunny

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Love Bird

Last week was Valentine’s Day.

Well… I have to admit that I do not think that an appointed day for raising sales for flowers and chocolates is specifically romantic. However, I also think that we should seize any chance to show some love. Especially in times like these.

That is why I want to share a Valentine’s Day card with you today.

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This technique is inspired by the famous Jennifer McGuire.

It is a one-layer card; the bird is masked to allow the text in the background. The even spacing between the sentiments was achieved using a mini misti, a stamp positioner.

I used this technique before without the misti. The results aren’t too shabby either. Here are some of the examples:

Christmas Card Deer brown

Christmas Card Deer red

Using the misti is however a lot easier.

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Nautical summer

Hi everyone! Summer is not over yet – anyways not for the next four days. So I decided to share with you some of my nautical summer cards.

Nautical or maritime is my all-time favourite theme! My whole wardrobe consists of white and blue stripes, anchors and navy blue.

That’s why I am always happy to make some nautical cards. And summer is just perfect for that.

In my opinion there is an easy way to achieve a nautical theme: The card just needs to contain one or a combination of the following: stripes, navy blue & white, anchor motive, some red and a gold accent.

nautical_card hagenauer design

nautical_card hagenauer design

Let’s celebrate the last couple days of summer with some sun and maritime feelings.

nautical_card hagenauer design

nautical_card hagenauer design

Wish you all an easy transition into autumn!

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Ice-cream – let the summer begin!

Hi, today I want to share with you 3 cards that I made craving sun and ice-cream. The weather isn’t all too great – it’s cold and rainy – so I decided to bring summer to my craft room with these summer-cards.

I made 3 really colourful cards with yummy and glittery ice-cream.

For the cards I used an adorable stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Ice Cream Dream.

ice-cream hagenauer design

Here I made a rainbow-circle with ice-cream cones because I couldn’t resist using as many colours as possible.

ice-cream hagenauer design

ice-cream hagenauer design

Hope summer comes soon to all of us!

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A very late Easter bunny

Here are some of my Easter cards from this year. I know it is ridiculously late to post Easter cards, but I really wanted to share them with you!

The first card features a bunch of really colourful bunnies on an even more colourful background. Colourful & bright – perfect for spring!

Easter Card 2016

For the other two cards I used a technique that I really loved and already talked about in another blogpost. I created a focal point on a very monochromatic card by highlighting one single image with colour; the other images are coloured grey and remain in the background.

Easter Card 2016

For the last card I used the same technique but choose to colour in more than one chick due to the size of the image.

Easter Card 2016

 

I wish you all a great spring!

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Ready for Florals?

After making tons and tons of Christmas and winter themed cards I was longing for something more flowery! I while back I ordered a beautiful stamp set from Altenew: Persian Motifs.

Inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her video with that stamp set I attempted to make a similar card. I stamped the florals with white embossing powder and coloured the insides with watercolour.

For the blue ones I used Tim Holtz Distress ink and perfect pearls for the shimmer.

The pink one is coloured using my brand new Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

Floral Card Altenew Stamps

Floral Card Altenew Stamps

Floral Card Altenew Stamps

Look at all that shimmer!

Floral Card Altenew Stamps

Floral Card Altenew Stamps

 

Well, I am all ready for spring to come! How about you?

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