Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe at Jennifer Grace Creates

Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe!

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

We’re just over half-way through the month, and therefore half-way through Frosty Festivities 2015, so today I thought I’d share something to help you do some Speedy Christmas Crafting by using a recipe!

Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe at Jennifer Grace Creates

I made two Christmas cards and one winter-themed PL (pocket scrapbooking) card in about 45 minutes – very quick for me! Having a recipe makes it so much easier to pull out supplies – by limiting my choice I don’t spend ages dithering over what to use or rummaging through my stash, like I normally do in case I can find something more ‘perfect’!

If you’d like to set yourself this as a challenge you could use the recipe I picked, or you could make one up of your own – just pick a handful of types of item and write them down so you stick to them! Here’s my recipe:

Paper Scraps
Word Stamps

You could apply this recipe to all kind of projects! You can also add plain card and card blanks, and ink pads, adhesive, etc (plus photos and journaling if you are scrapbooking) – all those crafty basics. Just try not to add any extra embellishments or fiddly techniques which would take up your time!

Here’s the items I pulled together to choose from:

Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe at Jennifer Grace Creates

It was mostly old stash from the last few years, except I included some new My Mind’s Eye Christmas On Market Street Ephemera because I like them so much!

First I chose a couple of card blanks, and cut a paper scrap down to 3×4″ for my PL card. Then I added more paper scraps on top of these:

Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe at Jennifer Grace Creates

Next was the twine, twirled into a twisty shape and stuck on with Glossy Accents on the cards, and wrapped around the PL card and attached with staples:

Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe at Jennifer Grace Creates

I played around with the ephemera until I found a few I liked, and stuck them on, either adhered flat or using foam dots to make them stand out:

Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then they were finished off with the stamped words – all stamped with grey ink onto white card to keep it quick and easy – plus a few buttons:

Speedy Christmas Crafting Using A Recipe at Jennifer Grace Creates

Ready to give to family and friends or use on a PL layout or scrapbook page!

Be Inspired:

Use my recipe or create your own to make your next project

Use mostly old stash with just one newer item that you love

Use three different stamp sets or wooden stamps

What would you use this recipe to make?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another project for Frosty Festivities 2015!

Jennifer x

  • Love it! The cards look fabulous…..like you’ve spent way longer on them than you have….what a FAB way to use up my stash of buttons and twine & card stock bits…..SOOO doing this one to make up some quick cards!!! Thank you:):)

    November 16, 2015 at 9:27 am
  • Fun…fun….fun!!! I love the idea of using recipes. I haven’t ever tried it just like that, but I want to!!! Great way to use some neglected items. Thanks for this wonderful idea!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Love the cards and super idea Jennifer!! Have used recipes for scrap layouts but not for cards will have to give it a go!!

    November 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • Shelley

    What a great idea. I often get a bit overwhelmed by my stash of craft supplies. Using a recipe like you suggest, will help me get started-just pull out a select few supplies rather than everything!

    November 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm
  • Denise Bryant

    Great way to inspire yourself! Love the piles of each ‘ingredient’ spread out to work with! That is a great idea!

    November 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm
  • Fay

    Have a crafty weekend ahead, so think I shall give your recipe a go.

    November 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm
  • I love your ideas. Here’s my effort at your recipe challenge http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/mojo-monday-and-jennifer-grace-plus.html

    November 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm
  • These are beautiful!!! I love using my scraps, what a fabulous idea!

    November 17, 2015 at 12:26 am
  • KT Fit Kitty

    This is a wonderful idea! I have never tried anything like this before. Look at your gorgeous projects – awesome work in only 45 minutes – I am super impressed! I am a very slow crafter – I would like to try this! I make cards so that’s what I’d use your recipe for! Thanks for the inspiration!

    November 17, 2015 at 3:30 am
  • I love your cards. Must try the recipe.

    November 17, 2015 at 3:33 am
  • These are so adorable…who wouldn’t love getting one of these Christmas cards????


    November 17, 2015 at 3:33 am
  • karenladd

    I have a huge box full of Christmas themed papers and embellishments so this should be great motivation to use some of it. Most of it is very very old…and sadly neglected over the years so even better if I use it!

    November 17, 2015 at 8:10 am
  • I think having a recipe and/or limited supplies is a great way to get more done. I do it frequently with cards, less often with pages.Love all 3 of your cards.

    November 17, 2015 at 8:39 am
  • Looking forward to joining in with this challenge. Great way to use up stash and your examples look fabulous

    November 17, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • What a clever idea! I think I would make this idea and include the ingredients in a pan with the card as a gift!

    November 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm
  • Oooh, I do love a recipe!
    Your cards and PL card are gorgeous… loving the colours! So totally need to use scraps and especially get some PL cards done!!

    November 18, 2015 at 6:24 am
  • Super gorgeous …love the twine and the festive colors

    November 20, 2015 at 3:57 am
  • Couldn’t be any easier, and besides, my holiday stash is already out, lol!

    November 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm
  • Cute cards – love the “recipe”!

    November 22, 2015 at 4:34 am
  • great use of twine, I’d feel uncomfortable putting it on thinking it would look messy but your end results are great

    November 22, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • loving the recipe and the cards look great

    November 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm
  • Dawn F.

    I love using a recipe for my card crafting.

    November 28, 2015 at 4:10 pm
  • I always struggle with using twine…so effortlessly you have shown 3 projects in this post itself

    December 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm
  • Beautiful cards and I love the idea of using grey ink. The MME Christmas collection is lovely.

    December 6, 2015 at 8:14 am

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