Saturday, November 28, 2020

Christmas Cards Using Maja Design and Chipboard from Creative Emebllishments


 It's officially the Christmas Season!  

Today I have Christmas cards crafted with a combination of Maja Design's new Christmas collection, some fabulous festive chipboard from Creative Embellishments and decorated with die cuts from Spellbinders APG - Amazing Paper Grace monthly die club for November designed by Becca Feeken.      

I plan on sending more cards than usual this season because of the limitations in travel and gatherings allowed due to COVID.  These restrictions are making Christmas card lists rather long this year.

The Paper

Fans of Maja Design papers from Sweden anxiously await the release of the Christmas collection each year.  This season's collection, called Traditional Christmas features the sweetest elves and may be my personal Maja Design favorite. 

 Here is the promotional collage of the collection with elf images that will steal your heart.  

The Chipboard Embellishments

Creative Embellishments has a large selection of seasonal chipboard perfect for using on a variety of projects.  I tend to keep the treatments of the chipboard quite basic, using paint or heat embossing to alter /color them.  

 Here are the chipboard pieces I used on the cards today:  Merry Christmas Titles,  Mini Berry WreathsSleigh Bells.


The card below features the "Merry Christmas Sentiment" from the Merry Christmas Titles chipboard set, but the chipboard has been painted with cream colored acrylic paint.

Spellbinders Evergreen and Poinsettia Dies (APG Die of the Month for November)

The card above and below have been decorated with dies from  Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Membership for November.  The set included a gorgeous poinsettia and evergreen die in addition to an ornate sled (which is not shown).  

This card features the Sleigh Bells chipboard set from Creative Embellishments.   The strap has been inked and the bells and buckle were embossed with gold embossing powder and heat set.

The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the Merry Christmas Titles chipboard set.  This set is wonderful because it comes with five sets of words in different festive fonts.    These have all been heat embossed with gold as well.

 Thank you for visiting.  Happy crafting.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Shaker Cards to Show Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving Crafty Friends.

Today is a day for thanks and gratitude, for family and friends.  This has been a hard year for sure and Thanksgiving has it's challenges as well.   I'm here to let you know I'm so very thankful for your continued support and we wish you a holiday season of health and crafty creativity.

Today I am sharing some shaker cards featuring two of Creative Embellishments autumn shaker sets - the Pumpkin shaker set and the Leaf Shaker set.

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The Creative Embellishments chipboard shaker sets used (Pumpkin shaker set and the Leaf Shaker set) were left natural with no treatments.  I liked how the kraft neutral color of the chipboard blended with the papers I used.

The shakers are filled with mix from Buttons Galore and More.  I also have accented both of the cards using 3D Buttons from Creative Embellishments.

Happy and peaceful Thanksgiving wishes.  Happy Crafting

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Buttons Galore -Desert Sky

Buttons Galore -Marmalade Dd108

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Buttons Galore -Autumn Sen100

Buttons Galore -Maple Leaves Fa123

Happy Thanksgiving - Pumpkin Pie Festivities with Authentique Paper and Buttons Galore


Happy Thanksgiving   

 Today is a day for thanks and gratitude, for family and friends.  This has been a hard year for sure.  This Thanksgiving has it's challenges as well.  Know that my crafty friends are in my thoughts and I am grateful for you all.  Through the years I have been welcomed with such kindness and have made so many friends along the crafting journey.  Thank you and blessings to you all.  

This is a great opportunity to give thanks for the amazing companies in the craft/papercrafting industry which have given me that chance to showcase products.  Today's posts calls out Authentique, Spellbinders, Buttons Galore, Sassy & Crafty.   Amazing companies with steadfast commitment to quality, beauty and creative inspiration. 

The paper used on the cards today is from Authentique Paper - Splendor Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad .  This is a perfect collection for Thanksgiving with it's warm colors and festive patterns.  

Authentique Paper - Splendor Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad

The card below was embellished using Buttons Galore's Sparkling Sentiments - Autumn collection.  Sparkling Sentiments are a new product line for Buttons Galore.  They are perfectly sized embellishments made of wood and topped with festive glitter.

The Stamps
The stamps used on the cards today are deliciously adorable clear stamps from   Sassy & Crafty  - Pumpkin Spice Stamp Set

The stamps were colored using watercolored pencils from watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell.  I stamped the images using Spellbinders Dark Roast  Ink Pad and a stamping platform ( I like the Hero Arts - MISTI ).  I use the platform because I can keep stamping until my image is perfect.  

Thanks for stopping here.   I appreciate your time.