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

Pocket Card with DIY Instructions – Plus More

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

8 July, 2017 -

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Introducing Denim & Friends Collection by Maja Design
Jennifer Snyder here to showcase some new Maja Design.
Maja Design has a new unique collection available called “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 – without having to cut up your beautiful patterned papers.
  So what’s this about a new monochrome collection?  Yes it’s true.  No more stressing over matching solid papers.  Maja Design received so many requests for solid colors to match the wonderful rich tones found in their collections.  Thus “Shades of Denim” was born.
 The monochrome papers do not have patterns but they have added richness in the design making them unlike solid cardstock.  The colors are perfectly coordinated for this new wonderful collection.
Introducing 

 

My Cards
I created two cards with my new scrumptious papers from Maja Design called, Denim & Friends and the coordinating set of solids called Maja Design – Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends 12×12.
My first is a sweet play on the denim theme – a pocket card with a frilly twist because jeans look great with lace.  Plus some DIY tips to show you how I made my easy pocket card.
My pocket card is perfect for a gift card or a tag. I crafted a coordinating tag for the card and if you scroll down a bit, you’ll see how I made it.
These are the papers I used from the Denim & Friends 12×12 set:
Stonewashed
Summershirt
Jeans & Tie
I used a piece of paper from the Maja Design – Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends 12×12 called “Light Blue”.
Here is a close up of the card with the tag tucked into the pocket.

 

 

I used a die from Spellbinders (Spellbinders A2 Devine Eloquence die) simply cut as the base of my pocket.
Next I decorated the pocket by adding more doodled stitching, some lace trim and coordinating patterned paper from the new  Denim & Friends 12×12 collection.
Next I made a quick double sided tag from a Spellbinders die.
 I wanted to pop the pocket off the page a bit with some foam tape.
In order to make sure my tag fit into the pocket, I flipped the pocket over and used the tag/die to determine where I needed to place the foam so that the tag doesn’t fall deep into the pocket.

 

Here is a photo of the finished piece.

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This is the second card.  The dark blue denim has some amazing rich brown accents.
The gorgeous border work is from Spellbinders.
The papers I used on this card are:
 “Dark Blue ” from the Monochrome Shades of Denim” 12×12 collection and  “Paisley” from “Denim & Friends”.

 

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 (Stonewashed, Summershirt, Jeans & Tie, Paisley)
Spellbinders Card Creator Dies A2 Devine Eloquence
Spellbinders Shapabilities – Swirled Strip Etched Die 

Re-Purposed Gift Box for Summer

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24 June, 2017 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share a cheery decorated box.

This box was a chocolate box I had saved from Christmas.  I ate the chocolates ( I may have even hid them from my family) and then saved the box as if I always had it.  I can be super sneaky that way where chocolates are concerned.

I grabbed the gorgeous Maja Design collection called Life in the Country. Such a happy cheery collection that makes me think of a summer picnic.

These are the papers I used from the collection and shown in the image below:
Porch, Summer Kitchen, Our Deer Summer Cottage

The top of the box is decorated with a gorgeously fabulous die from Spellbinders called Spellbinders Shapabilities Die – Heirloom Oval.
I added white cardstock behind the die to really make the design pop.

Along with the die cuts, the box is embellished with some exquisite flowers from  Petaloo, some gold shimmery ribbon and gold floral berries.

The side of the box also has a diecut from the same Spellbinders die set as used on the top of the box.  This view of the side provides an exquisite view of how wonderfully the patterns of the paper match and coordinate.

I added paper to the inside of the box as well.  Helps cover up the fact that I actually ate a whole box of chocolates.  Chocolates?  What chocolates.  Not me!  hahahaa

Another view of the top and the beautiful papers.

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Thanks for stopping here today.

Shop for the wonderful Maja Design collections using the “Store Finder” link found there.

Products Used
Maja Design -Life in the Country Collection   :

Porch

Summer Kitchen

Our Deer Summer Cottage

Springtime Pop of Purple

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

10 June, 2017 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share my card.
Purple and green are among my favorite color combinations.  Toss in  rich chocolate brown color and you have the Fika collection from Maja Design.
I adore this classic collection.  I did have to stop hoarding the paper and actually cut it up to use, however there is still a part of me that wants to hoard away forever.  But we all know in our hearts that paper is meant to be used and enjoyed on projects and not tucked away on a shelf.
I accented the card with some fabulous purple Petaloo Flowers.  They are a perfect match and help to add a delicate touch.
Here is a close up.

 

Thanks for stopping here  and I hope your day is wonderful.
Products Used:
Maja Design –  Ska vi ta en Fika? paper collection
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?  -407 Hemma hos mig 12×12 paper
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?  -417 Favoriter 12×12 paper
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?  -411 Marzipanbakelse 12×12 paper
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Stars and Stripes

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27 May, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share my U.S. patriotic themed cards created using the fabulous Maja Design “Life By the Sea” collection.

Over in the U.S., we are celebrating our Memorial Day holiday honoring our military heroes who have given their lives for our freedom.  It’s a major holiday in the United States – most businesses are closed and families typically gather for parties, grilling and picnics.   It also signals the start to summer in the US – our official summer begins with Memorial Day.
Where I live in New York, farmers in my region do not plant crops until Memorial weekend.  Homeowners can start getting their gardens in shape (with fingers crossed that no more snow will fall.)
Another fun fact about our Memorial Day holiday…it’s long been the standard of fashion in the US.  For decades, women dared not wear anything white before Memorial Day.
The Life By the Sea collection is perfect for my patriotic and nautical projects.
Here is my first card.  It’s simple and classic.
I love this collection because it can be easily used for vintage projects simply by adding  a little inking on the edges of the papers.  It’s also my favorite paper to use when I am creating anything with an “Americana” theme -which I adore.

 Here is my second card.  This also has the fun star chipboard from Creative Embellishments.  It looks amazing resting atop the bold blue of the paper.

 

Here’s to a wonderful warm summer filled with friends and family, health and safety (plus some paper crafting fun too).

Maja Design Collection – Life By the Sea
Marina Hovering
Landmark paper
The West Coast
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