Hoppy Easter Spring Shaker Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 March, 2020 -

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Hello Maja Design friends.  Jennifer Snyder here with a Spring/Easter card that is sweet as can be.  Since Spring and Easter are hopping into our lives, I thought I’d start my Easter cards to help chase away the cold, dull winter blues and welcome the sunny warmth.  
 
Maja Design’s beautiful “Little Street Cafe” collection is the perfect paper choice to help celebrate, with it’s warm rose pinks and yellows.
 
Something Sweet and Tea Please combined with the coordinating Monochrome collection, Shades of Cafe: 

 

 
The Monochrome collection, Shades of Cafe are 12×12 sheets of solid colored cardstock, perfectly coordinated to match with the papers of the Little Street Cafe collection.  The monochromes help take the stress out of trying to match cardstock with Maja Design’s amazing patterned papers.   
 

 This happens to be a shaker card made using dies from Spellbinders monthly die clubs and shaker mix from Buttons Galore and More.  I love making shakers because I know they bring smiles to those who open the card.  Who wouldn’t smile when seeing a shaker card made just for them?

Thank you for sharing your time.
 

Sharing a Cup of Coffee With a Friend – Shaker Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 February, 2020 -

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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.

Christmas Home Decor Shadow Box

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24 December, 2019 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.  Today I am presenting a holiday home decor that has been made more extraordinary by using Maja Design paper and a few embellishments
 
I’m finishing the decorating and last minute Christmas gifts.  I picked up an inexpensive piece on clearance and flipped it around to use the other side.   Scroll down to see the before and after comparison. 
Here is my process from start to end.
I used the Maja Design, Holiday in the Alps 12×12 paper collection for the background of this piece.  The images and patterns in this paper collection are so peaceful and present a calm winter’s night.
These are the papers used:
Christmas Day
Winter Night
A little more about this piece and how it started.  Below is the image of the original home decor seasonal plaque.  Everything is on clearance this time of year and who doesn’t love a Christmas clearance section in the store!  The great thing about the plaque is that it is very deep and thick to make for a perfect shadow box when turned around to the backside.   These are things I think about when shopping.  It may look like Christmas today, but can this be painted and altered for use as a summer project?   If possible and inexpensive, then in the shopping cart it goes.
With a little glue, my gorgeous Maja design papers, and some other fabulous products,  it gets a total makeover.
Thank you for stopping here and Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and peaceful 2020.
 

Winter Home Decor Shaker Box

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 November, 2019 -

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Jennifer Snyder here to share a project I made using the new Holiday in the Alps collection.  This is such a gorgeous collection to see up close, with amazing patterns, rich reds and frosty blues.
I created a home decor decorated box to fill with candy or a small gift.  This box is unique because the lid has a beautiful shaker finishing the top of the box.  The coordinating patterns in the Maja Design collections are always perfect for fabulous layered projects.
Here are the papers used on this decorated box:
Let it Snow ( A and B side of paper)
Snowmen

 The box has been decorated using a combination of chipboard snowflakes from Creative Embellishments, and 3D Buttons from Buttons Galore and More.

I’ve added a vintage shaped snowflake shaker from Creative Embellishments to the top of the box that completes the frosty winter theme of the box.
If you look at the bottom of the image below, you’ll see a strip of paper around the edge of the box lid.  This is one of those wonderful  decorative edges that Maja places on the bottom of all sheets of  paper. One side of the strip has the paper collection name and bar code.  The other side always has a delightful pattern.  I try and save the strips because they are perfect for finishing touches on projects and cards.
Thanks for stopping here.  I wish you a wonderful holiday Christmas season and happy crafting.
 

Sweet Valentine Set

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 February, 2019 -

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Jennifer Snyder here to share a Valentine’s gift set.  The gorgeous raspberry pinks in the Maja Design Summertime collection are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
My gift card set was created with a cool shadowbox die from Spellbinders  and the card was made with a heart die from Spellbinders.
Below is a look at the papers I used for the Shadowbox.
Smell the Roses
In the Garden Die Cuts
Flowers Everywhere (B side)
The beautiful flirty bicycle image is from the die cut sheet in the Summertime collection.
The flowers were custom made using another Spellbinders die and cut from papers from the Summertime collection.  Perfectly coordinated.
Next I made a matching card to accompany the Shadowbox Valentine.  The card was made using the following papers:
Flowers Everywhere
Garden Bouquet (B side) .

 

Thank you for stopping here.  I hope your day is filled with love and joy and crafty delights from Maja Design.