Always Time For A Fika (Coffee) Break

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16 September, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here today.  I’m sharing my cards made with one of my favorite Maja design collections, Fika and embellished with flowers from Petaloo by Floracraft.
 It’s always time for a coffee or tea break as far as I am concerned.  In fact I was actually sipping hot coffee while making these cards.
These are the gorgeous papers I used from the  “Ske vi ta en Fika collection ( Fika) –
cheesecake
 Två Fröknar,
Söders Höjder,
I embellished the cards with flowers by Petaloo by Floracraft.  They are gorgeous little Forget-me-nots from the Penny Lane collection.  The Petaloo flowers also match the papers perfectly.
The stamps are from JustRite Papercrafts.  Very fun coffee themed stamps!

 

 

 Thank you for joining me today for a spot of coffee.

 You can shop for Maja Design paper collections here.

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Maja Design “Ske vi ta en Fika collection ( Fika) – Två Fröknar , Söders Höjder, cheesecake

Celebrate End Of Summer

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2 September, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here to share a few cards for the end of summer.
The start of September represents the end of a great summer and back to school for many – the transition to cooler weather.
In the United States, our summers end with one last festive holiday at the beginning of September – Labor Day.  Labor Day is a wonderful day to relax with the family, have a picnic, watch a parade, or just enjoy time off from work.
I used the collection from  Maja Design called, Denim & Friends  paired with a die from Spellbinders to celebrate Labor Day with some cards that resemble old fashioned  “flag buntings” in my opinion.  I love how a magnificent collection from Sweden can help me celebrate Americana.
 These are the particular papers I selected for this card. 
I used the following: 
Stars & Stripes (A & B sides) – shown on the top row
 Stonewashed
 Paisley
Here is the second card using the same papers.  I added a bit of red cardstock behind the Spellbinders die for a bold pop of color.
 

 Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit.

 You can shop for Maja Design products here
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Maja Design Denim & Friends Collection: Stars & Stripes (A & B sides), Stonewashed, Paisley
Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Venise Lace – Bella Clair Border by Becca Feeken S4-790
Petaloo by Floracraft flowers – Darjeeling collection – Teastained Dahlias in Cream


Custom Shaped Cards – DIY Tutorial

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

19 August, 2017 -

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Tired of your basic rectangular card shape?  Looking for a change? Need a unique card for someone extra special?
If so, then this is the perfect place to stop for a super simple card making tutorial.
Jennifer Snyder here today.  I’m really bored of making rectangle or square cards.  I need to change things up and add shape to my cardmaking life.
  I have some incredible dies and head turning paper from Maja Design that will help make this project perfect.

I’m using the  Maja Design – Denim & Friends 12×12 paper collection  along with a new Spellbinders die, Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken as my inspiration.
 These are the  Maja Design papers I chose for this card.  Jeans & T-Shirt, Fashion, Sneakers

Here Are My Instructions: 
Step 1.
Using a 12×12 sheet from Maja Design – Denim & Friends, grab a die that will make a nice card shape. I chose a die that was quite large to make a sizable card.   My paper choice is Jeans & T-Shirt from Denim & Friends, and the die is Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken .
            First, decide how much paper you need and where to cut your paper.   Your paper must be wide enough to fold – meaning you will be die cutting two layers at the same time.   Leave enough width to the right on your paper.
            Place the die on the paper and draw a line to mark how long the die is and where you need to cut and where you will fold.  This step is important.
 Step 2. After cutting the length of paper to fit the die shape, fold the paper.  The die needs to hang over the edge of the paper fold slightly in order to create a card that will open.    Once your die is in place, secure with tape and run the folded paper/die through your die cutter.
Step 3. When you open your card, it should be connected at the fold.  If it is,  Great job!  If it falls apart into two pieces, it just means you probably did not let the die hang over the edge of the fold quite enough.  Try again and move the die over a bit more.

Handy suggestion…try this technique first on a yucky sheet of paper and not your gorgeous Maja Design papers.

Step 4. The image below is what you should have if the die cutting has been successful.  
Step 5. When I opened the card, there was too much pattern for writing a sentiment.  I cut a separate die to glue on the inside. 
 
Step 6. Decorate as desired.  I added another die cut from the Spellbinders die to use for the center.  I added dimension to the card using foam dots (cardboard, foam tape) for dimension as you can see in the image below. 
To finish off the piece, I used pearl adhesives, a simple ribbon and some coordinated Petaloo flowers. 

And that’s all there is to creating a unique and graceful card that is NOT traditionally shaped.  Ahhhhh makes my heart happy and my creative spirit dance.

 Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit.
 You can shop for Maja Design products here.
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I’ve Got the Denim Blues

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5 August, 2017 -

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I’ve got the Denim Blues…
 
Jennifer Snyder here today.  
Yep, I’ve got the denim blues.  In this case, the blues are great to have especially when they involve the newest paper collection from   Maja Design called, Denim & Friends and the coordinating set of solids called Maja Design – Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends .  
 
I have a card I made with this marvelous collection.  I used a newly released die from Spellbinders  (called Iron Romance) to help make my card sensational.  Two new products that need to be at the top of your “must haves” list.

 I wanted a graceful delicate card for an upcoming wedding.  The color palette for this wedding is   teal/seafoam  so I picked out the perfectly matched papers and went to work creating from my heart.  
These are the paper choices:
Maja Design Denim & Friends – Blue Jeans
 Maja Design Denim & Friends -Jeans & T-Shirt
Maja Design Denim & Friends – Summer Shirt
Maja Design Monochrome Shades of Denim – Light Blue (B side)
 You can see how perfectly the colors go together.  I think it’s what makes Maja Design papers so special.
The next few photos are close ups and you can see how gorgeous the paper is.
 Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit.  
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Products Used:
Maja Design called, Denim & Friends Jeans & T-Shirt, Blue Jeans, Summer Shirt
Spellbinders Nestabilities Iron Romance Die S5-285
Petaloo Flowers – Penny Lane Collection Forget – Me- Nots in Teal

Fun Flirty Denim

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11 July, 2017 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here to share a card made using the new collection
by  Maja Design called, Denim & Friends and the coordinating set of solids called Maja Design – Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends .  This collection has something for everyone; masculine, feminine, playful, fun.  PLUS their new solid monochrome collection designed to accompany the Denim & Friends collection perfectly.
 

I decided to play it fun and flirty with this card by adding a delicate die from Spellbinders and some gorgeous flowers.   The flowers help make the blue tones in the collection pop.  
These are the papers I am using from the Denim & Friends collection: 
“Floral” both A and B sides of the paper (front and back)
“Summer Shirt”
And I used Mono-Denim Blue from the Monochromatic collection – Shades of Denim.
  Just a gorgeous collection and a “must have” addition to your paper supplies.

 

Thanks for stopping.  The new collection is shipping NOW! You can buy the papers from your favorite stores located in the Store Finder link here.
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Products Used:
Maja Design called, Denim & Friends (“Floral” both A and B sides and
“Summer Shirt”)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Label Decorative Elements #33
Petaloo Flowers  – Botanica Blossoms