Wedding In The Alps

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 November, 2019 -

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Good morning, dear Maja friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

With November ending, the holiday season is really close and I’m very happy about it, but while it’s still autumn, I wanted to make some non-winter and non-Christmas projects 🙂 However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be using wintery papers! Especially when the latest release, Holiday In The Alps, is so beautiful! And like all Maja collections, it’s versatile enough to be used for other themes than winter and Christmas.

And so I made a… wedding card 🙂

For my card I chose the sand and burgundy colours to make it festively rich. I layered Monochrome sheets beneath the beautiful damask of the top paper. I distressed all the edges for more texture. I also added a vintage label with metallic foil:

Upon such background I placed a layered die-cut wreatch of leaves and filled the centre with sand and burgundy flowers, completed with paper foil straws, vintage ribbon and acrylic crystals:

I also added a chipboard sentiment in the lower corner of the card and covered it with glitter to match the glamour style of the card:

I think the card turned out really nice, the rich damask background and shiny features of foiled and glitter elements. I also like the dimension, of course 🙂

What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; die: Joy!Crafts; straws, vintage label, crystals: my stash.

 

This is my last autumn post, so for the next one I promise to make something more wintery 🙂

See you soon!

 

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Winter Home Decor Shaker Box

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 November, 2019 -

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Jennifer Snyder here to share a project I made using the new Holiday in the Alps collection.  This is such a gorgeous collection to see up close, with amazing patterns, rich reds and frosty blues.
I created a home decor decorated box to fill with candy or a small gift.  This box is unique because the lid has a beautiful shaker finishing the top of the box.  The coordinating patterns in the Maja Design collections are always perfect for fabulous layered projects.
Here are the papers used on this decorated box:
Let it Snow ( A and B side of paper)
Snowmen

 The box has been decorated using a combination of chipboard snowflakes from Creative Embellishments, and 3D Buttons from Buttons Galore and More.

I’ve added a vintage shaped snowflake shaker from Creative Embellishments to the top of the box that completes the frosty winter theme of the box.
If you look at the bottom of the image below, you’ll see a strip of paper around the edge of the box lid.  This is one of those wonderful  decorative edges that Maja places on the bottom of all sheets of  paper. One side of the strip has the paper collection name and bar code.  The other side always has a delightful pattern.  I try and save the strips because they are perfect for finishing touches on projects and cards.
Thanks for stopping here.  I wish you a wonderful holiday Christmas season and happy crafting.
 
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“Merry Christmas” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

22 November, 2019 -

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Hello and welcome Maja Design friends. Tina Ollett with you today to share a moodboard inspired creation. As you may already be aware,  Maja Design’s moodboard challenge is now up. Here is a glimpse for those who have not as yet seen it. Absolutely stunning!! A big thankyou to Marie Janson for all of her creativity putting these together every month.

And this is my take on the gorgeous moodboard using the new release collection of Holiday in the Alps.

I have titled this layout “Merry Christmas”. I hunted for a photo fit for this project for a long time. I had to dig very deep and then come across this. I cannot ever remember seeing this photo amongst my pics but there it was. A photo of all 3 of my beautiful children caught in the moment of opening gifts on Christmas morning. So many beautiful memories are bought about by this photo. Isn’t it a beautiful thing that as scrapbookers we can relive the moment when creating.

Anyway more about the project. I have as previously mentioned used the new release designed by the very talented Marie Janson…. “Holiday in the Alps”. She has created an absolutely amazing collection. I am not huge on Christmas but this collection just rocked my world. I can see myself doing lots more in the coming weeks. Below are the papers I have used.

Snowflakes bs

Snowmen bs

I used the striped paper “Snowmen” as my background pieces and tore the blue sheet Snowflakes to sit through the middle of the project and the remaining pieces were made as photo matting for my two photos. I also decided a little bit later to add in some brown. So I added in the patterned paper “A New Year”.

On my background I added in some texture paste through Dusty Attic’s Starry Night stencil and then sprinkled over Sparkling Dust from Dress My Craft.

I have framed my photos using some gorgeous ornate frame chipboards from Dusty Attic. These were dressed in acrylic paints and inks. I also added in a couple of the Swirly frames and cut them into several pieces. They were dressed in Liquid Pearls and sprinkled over with Sparkling Dust.

I found some gorgeous silver branches whilst out shopping this week which fit perfectly for this project. I didn’t even have to colour them. Just cut and adhered.

I have also added in some gorgeous little pinecones. These were spritzed in an irridescent clear spray and dusted with Sparkling Dust.

So that is it. A little bit of Christmas inspiration using this month gorgeous moodboard. I hope you find time to join us in the challenge. Thankyou so much for popping by here today and taking the time to look. We appreciate it.

Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

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Christmas Slider Shaker Card by Lenet Mos

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Posted by Tina Ollett

18 November, 2019 -

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Hello sweet maja fans,

Lenet here and today I bring you this Christmas slider shakercard.

If you pull the bleu tap you can see the shaker part , with Santa in his sleigh on his way to deliver the presents.

I had this photo sleeve fuse tool from Becky Higgins in my toll drawer for awhile now and never used it, so I thought now is the perfect time to do something with it and so I made the shakerpocket using it.

Never thought it would be so fun and easy, I’m sure I will be using it more often now.

Here you have a closeup of the shakerpart.

For this card I used a combination of the 15×15 set and the 12by12 from the newest Holiday in the Alps collection.

For the snowflake behind the shaker I used the Snow sheet from the monochromes -Shades of the Alps.

I think it’s such a splendid idea to make the matching monochromes, now you have always the right color cardstock to go with your papers.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Scrapiniec.

Thank you very much for visiting the blog. I hope you like what I made for you.

Make sure you come back to see what the other maja girls have made for you.

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Autumn impressions

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 November, 2019 - , ,

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Hello dear creative friends!

I love it to let me inspire from the nature and the seasons with all what this time make me very special for me.

In the autumn time we were often in the forest and collected mushrooms, surprisingly there were even some.

I love this autumn mood in the forest, everything is wrapped in a special light, slightly veiled, mysterious and on particularly beautiful days you can also see the hot-air balloons in the sky, for which our dog always has great respect, because they make such strange noises for him.

 

some close up’s

Maybe you are still in autumn rather than winter mood,

 then let yourself be inspired by the Maja Design autumn collections.

I used some papers from the ‘Walking in the forest’, I love this beautiful warm colours with natural autumn motifs such like foliage, mushrooms, berries …and a perfect addition for me the paper sheet ‘Wood’ from ‘Denim and Friends’.

 Walking-in-the-forest-P

 

When leaves are falling

 

Maple

Denim-P

 

Wood

Thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!

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