Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Cards and Christmas Gifts
By Jennifer Snyder

Hello everyone.  Jennifer Snyder here today to showcase my December pieces. 
 I am showing a combination of Christmas pieces and Christmas gifts 
( shhhhhh tell no one!  The kitty layout is a surprise for my sister who 
adores her beautiful Maine Coon kitty.)

I took the photo of my sister's kitty in May on a visit to her house.
  I picked the chipboard word "Cherish" for a few reasons.  The first 
reason is that my sister lives 8 hours away and I do not get to see her often
 - nor do I get to visit her wonderful home.  My special treat was to drive my 
parents to her house for a visit in May.  Oh my, I won't discuss the r
  and a time to cherish always. 

Second reason, my sister does indeed cherish her kitty like a beloved 
family member.  Who doesn't , right?  We love our furry family.  The 2Crafty 
title is perfect, or maybe I should say it's "purrrrrfect".  

" Fluer Arrows"                    "Cherish Loopy Font"                   "Formal Flourish 1"


I really needed the chipboard to pop on this piece amidst the confusion. I painted all my chipboard pieces simple white.  I used the "Formal Flourish 1" chipboard design as a border for my kitty to rest upon. 

I made this layout using the December kit from Flying Unicorns
 It features Riddersholm papers this month and I found the colors
 to be a great match for my photo of Kitty. 

Here I added a gem to the " Fluer Arrows".  

An overview of the focal point of the layout....

And once again, I used the "Formal Flourish 1" chipboard design as a 
border for my kitty to rest upon. 

Christmas Cards using 2Crafty

I made two quick Christmas cards.  The wonderful 2Crafty chipboard
 creations make it super simple to pop a card together for the holidays.
  Not a lot needed to make a card that will dazzle and wow your friends and family. 

My first card used the "Holly Tree" chipboard piece.  I painted this gold, 
then added fine embossing powder to give some sheen and sparkle. 

Look how pretty the "Holly Tree" chipboard piece is. 

This is my second Christmas card.  It's created using the darling 2 Crafty chipboard - "Blitzen"  which is a statement piece all it's own.  All I did to this 
chipboard piece was ink it with a rich brown ink.  Simple. 

2 Crafty chipboard - "Blitzen" 
Look, Christmas cards do not need to be elaborate. Do not over think the
 process but instead, let 2Crafty chipboard help do the work for you so you still
 have time to shop and bake and finish all your holiday preparations.   

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Di Garling said...

LOVE your layout Jennifer & just adore those Chrissy cards too. As always, brilliant use of all the chippie pieces. TFS. :)

Athanasia said...

Beautiful cards and the layout is lovely too Jennifer!

Trudi Harrison said...

Gorgeous layout and beautiful cards! Love how you use colour, texture and details x

Valerie Ouellet said...

Fabulous layout! I love your background! The cards are so beautiful!

ros said...

so totally gorgeous. love them ♥

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Gorgeous layout and beautiful cards! Love that you've used so large chippies on the cards! Really stands out!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Jennifer, and that cat layout is astonishingly beautiful!

Lisa Griffith said...

totally gorgeous cards, I LOVE the gold chippie and your layou is wonderful, I love the colors you used, super pretty :)

Tone K. said...

What a stunning page. I love your background....colors...details, your little cat...and everything :)
The cards is absolutely adorable....I love that Christmas tree and your background....great with the tree in gold :)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Wonderful page! Love the cards :)

Rosslyn Coutts said...

Love this..and love Xmas chipboard.