Do you want to see how to make Christmas cards with snowflakes that are beautiful and just as unique as every single flake? With this episode of Behind the Paper: An Interview with a Paper Crafter, let’s meet my friend and fellow crafter Janine and see how she adds snowflakes into her card designs.
Whether you live in a snowy part of the world like I do or in the tropics, snowflakes are a sure sign of Christmas. They’re fun, frosty and full of festive magic!
Please welcome Janine and her fresh designs featuring the stamp bundle, Snowflake Wishes.
How cute is this? Janine’s paired her stamped snowflakes with the super cute Snowman Season. After all, a snowman is just a bunch of flakes put together isn’t he? 😜
The peek through decorative label from the So Many Snowflake dies is the perfect frame for this happy fella.
You’ll see Janine’s style is all about happy! Let’s get to know her a little more.
An Interview with a Paper Crafter
Why did you start paper crafting?
I received a handmade card when my first daughter was born (22 years ago!) and fell in love with it. I wanted to try it myself, so went to Personal Imprintz in Red Deer for lessons and supplies to get me started.
What “hooked” you about making your own handcrafted cards and items?
The ability to make something personal for someone. I do have a stash of cards but prefer to make something specifically for the person I know I am giving the card to.
What type of space do you craft in?
I use a tiny kids craft table in a spare room (known as “the craft room”). I prefer to sit while I stamp and be above my project.
What are your favourite tools to craft with?
I’ve tended to use dies much more than I ever used to, but enjoy embossing folders and blends (who doesn’t love to colour?!)
Give yourself a fun crafting name!
Just Janine! Or Janine the Machine 😊
What – if anything – don’t you like about paper crafting?
I always seem to get ink on my fingers which can transfer to my project, then I have to find a way to cover it up 🙁
What advice would you give to someone just starting to paper craft?
Purchase some solid basic supplies; black ink, 6-10 colours of paper that go together, (primary and secondary colours), a stamp set with just words, another set with a cross section of images for many occasions, and a paper trimmer!
Don’t be afraid to try. Some of my best cards came from the process, not the original plan!
You can certainly tell Janine really enjoys crafting with snowflakes! From cute to sophisticated, she’s covered all the bases.
Here’s a closer peek at that bundle.
What Will You Make First?
Since there’s so many different and wonderful designs here, I’ll showcase the stamps and bundle on the first card. And if you’d like to know any more details, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you right away.
And if you’d like even one more idea check out this snowflake card I made with another great snowflake die from Christmas Layers.
Click on any of these items to add them to your own supplies for sweet and fresh designs like Janine’s.Supplies
Can I Feature YOU?
Throughout this series, I’ll feature some newbies to our craft, as well as some “oldies” like Janine or Leslie or Pat (very affectionately referred to!) – click the blue name to see their designs also.
If you’d like to see your own cards here, contact me at [email protected]. I would love to showcase your handmade work!
How about we finish up with a last couple of fun ideas from Janine with this wonderful bundle?
And let’s not forget this cutie patootie!
Thank you for sharing your creativity with us Janine!
Now, I’d love to hear which of these snowflake designs was your favourite – and why! Leave me a comment! (And I’ll be sure to pass on your thumbs ups to Janine!)
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I hope you enjoyed this episode of Behind the Paper: An Interview with a Paper Crafter Janine – drop back again soon for my next featured artist!