Can summer get any better?  Jennifer Snyder here to tell you…Yes it can! 
Why?  Because I love creating Christmas decor in warm summer weather – the perfect blend of seasons in my opinion.
Creative Embellishments Customizes Upon Request
I make a special note of mentioning the Creative Embellishments – Love Joy Peace  pieces used have been custom ordered to be card sentiment sized.  Originally, these words are 3.5″ to 4″ wide.  I wanted them much smaller as an accent on the card and not the main focal piece.  While this is not a card, it still works perfectly here as an accent.
 Creative Embellishments makes custom sizing super easy and convenient.  Just add your request in the comments section at checkout.  It’s that simple.
The paper choice today is Authentique Paper’s new holiday collection, “A Magical Christmas”.
“A Magical Christmas” is a classically wonderful collection filled with the greens and reds of the season, the Christmas plaids that are so popular, “candy cane” stripes and vintage ephemera images that are perfect for quick card making.
This piece is actually a plain DIY wooden plaque bought at a big box store.  I thought it would make a cute Christmas house for the front door.  I painted the wood first with a vanilla cream acrylic paint.  Once totally dry, it was covered with patterned papers.
The heart layer has some additional faux stitching on the edges made with a white paint marker.
Next I added the “Merry Christmas ” sentiment sticker from Authentique Paper – A Magical Christmas Collection – Cardstock Stickers  backed with foam to add dimension.
The berries are generic cheap foam berries from a craft store.
 The sentiment words were painted to match the wooden house.  
The pinecones branches were painted with acrylic paint and inked at the tips with dark walnut distress ink.  The cones were inked and accented with paint.   I love the CE designed pinecone clusters.
Thanks and Happy crafting.