Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂
The moment I browsed through my newly received box with the Little Street Cafe collection, I had the idea for birthday cards featuring some of the beautiful images from the collection. In the meantime I made a couple of other projects using the collection, but finally I managed to get those cards made too 😀
Both cards feature images from the Die Cuts sheet.
For one card I used the large image of a cup of coffee and a cupcake:
Sinc the size of the image was almost the size of the card, I added embellishments directly upon it – a mini bouquet, large pearl brads and a stamped sentiment tag:
The image of a lady I used for the other card was smaller, so I was able to add more elements:
I placed the image upon a flowery background and added a stamped and embossed sentiment and a little cake picture that I die-cut with a post stamp die. I also added lace and mini flwoers and accented the details with glitter. A couple of sequins add some glam too:
I really like the way they both turned out – nice and colorful, perfect for a fine lady’s birthday 🙂
Here’s what I used:
Maja Design papers:
Other: dies: Marianne Design, CreaLies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Craftmania; lace: my stash.
That’s all for today – thank you for visiting and drop by soon for more inspiration!
Hello Friends. Jennifer Snyder here sharing a virtual cup of coffee with my Maja Design friends, and chatting about beautiful paper collections, shaker cards, and crafty fun.
That’s what this post is all about – how wonderful lovely cheery papers make us feel. Maja Design’s ‘Little Street Cafe” collection is certainly top on my list of gorgeous collections with it’s warn tones of pink and golden yellow.
If you are not familiar with Maja Design’s monochrome companion collections, here’s a little information that will help. They are solid color sheets perfectly matched to accent the patterned papers; great for backgrounds, borders, die cutting and blending your paper-craft passion.
In addition to the Monochrome collection, Shades of Cafe, I used the following papers for my card: Sunshine and the Die Cut sheet.
The die cut selected says,
“Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend.”
Nothing is better than sharing a real cup of coffee with a friend, but I came up with the “next best thing” which is the shaker cup of coffee. This is a fun interactive shaker card that will put a smile on that friend’s face.
The chipboard shaker cup of coffee is from Creative Embellishments, and the fun shaker mix is from Buttons Galore and More. It’s a fun combination of sequins and beads bringing joy to me coffee cup.
Thank you for stopping here today. Happy crafting.