Hello friends. Jennifer Snyder celebrating Christmas in July. At the halfway mark to Christmas festivities and time starts moving quickly as we get closer.
I am trying hard to be prepared in advance this year.
With that, I hope I am inspiring you to start your projects early as well.
This first card is a yummy gingerbread shaker card made with the following sheets of Holiday in the Alps
Santa Clause A and B side
A New Year
I combined three beautiful paper patterns from the Holiday in the Alps
collection. They coordinate so well together. to create a festive look.
The sweet gingerbread cookie shaker is from Creative Embellishments and has been filled with new shaker mix from Buttons Galore that look like tiny peppermint candy and gingerbread cookies.
So adorable. There are also 3D buttons adorning the card from Buttons Galore and More.
Here is a close up of the background papers and shaker mix. It’s hard to see the cool reindeer patterns on the paper at a distance. The shaker mix is adorable as well.
The second card is more traditional with a stocking shaker and holiday wreath design.
The shaker is once again from Creative Embellishments wit the shaker mix from Buttons Galore’s new collection called Doo Dadz. .
Here is a close up showing the “Merry Christmas ” sentiment. Have you ever noticed the beautiful borders Maja Design has on the bottom of every sheet of 12×12 paper?
Take a look at the bottom of each sheet. One side has information regarding the paper and UPC code but the other side is a treasure. The paper banners make great sentiments on cards.
Thank you for stopping by for a little Christmas in July.
Hello crafty friends. Jennifer Snyder here today with some all purpose cards for the summer. And the perfect Maja Design papers for the summer? yep, Life by the Sea.
This collection has always been one of my favorite classic collections.
This collection is also wonderful for creating projects with layers.
The papers used are :
The East Coast
These two cards also feature chipboard from Creative Embellishments.
The treatment on the chipboard is simple. I added white acrylic paint to a dry sea sponge and dabbed the chipboard. The sea sponge has an irregular surface with holes here and there much like Swiss cheese. The irregular surface allows the paint to be dabbed softly without full coverage like a paint brush would.
Thanks so stopping here today. Happy crafting.
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.
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.