Christmas Ornaments Cards with a Tutorial

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

13 October, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

it’s only October on the calendar, however the time flies so fast and soon the most magic time will come. I mean Christmas time and I guess you know, it’s better to start earlier all the preparations.

So I decided to follow this , and created a set of Christmas cards

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I used the past collection – Home for the Holidays, so classy and cozy

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My main focus this time were the ornaments that I made using Spellbinders dies.

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You can check my video tutorial that I filmed for you

Everything that glitters works great for Christmas projects, I guess it’s a good idea to mix silver and gold together too.

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I chose plaid and tiny snowflakes backgrounds for my cards, I like the smooth and mute red and brown colors the paper has in this collection.

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I hope you have liked my cards and the tips I shared in the video, and would be happy if you could use them for your Christmas cards.

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Products used:

Home for the Holidays papers

Spellbinders Dies and Stamps, Glittered Cardstock, Embossing Powder

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The Bermuda Triangle

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Posted by Pascale B

12 October, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Home for Holidays collection. I chose one of my photomontages.

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I started to stamp some leaves and some text with different Archival inks. When happy with the result, I primed the background with clear gesso. Next, I added a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste. I let dry.

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In the meantime, I covered the shells with white crackle paste. I primed the boat with white gesso, then with clear gesso, and finally, I was able to add some colors.

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With the same inks, I colored some Art Stones as well as natural moss.

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I added some shine to the flowers with inks. And when the shells were dry, I primed them with clear gesso before coloring them too.

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As the background was dry, so I added some colors with the same inks I have used to color the different embellishments.

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I cut some papers to add under the photo and I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel. To finish the layout I added some microbeads.

Maja Design papers:

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Masculine Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

21 June, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today!

The day after tomorrow in Poland we celebrate Father’s Day – and for that occasion I have made some masculine cards 🙂 Even though I’m the only woman in my house, I still find masculine cards a bit difficult, it always takes me more time to make one than with romantic flowery cards 😉 But with fantastic Vintage Romance images of handsome dudes the task is much easier 😉

I decided to use up some leftovers of the Home for the Holidays collection and made these two cards:

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The first card is more universal, as the stamped sentiment says “Best wishes” – and so it could be presented on Father’s Day too 😉

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I layered two papers in the background and matted the central image with a die-cut gear border and hand-cut tags:

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Then I added a metal charm, some vintage brads and acrylic gems to give the card more character and colour 🙂

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The other card is aa birthday card and a vintage car image as the central piece.

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Then I literally used up the smallest bits and scraps by punching squares and making a patchwork background 🙂

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I also added some chipboard gears and a metal charm on a piece of plaid ribbon:

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How do you like them? 🙂

And here’s the list of my supplies:

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Other: die: Joy!Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; chipboard: Wycinanka; ribbon, brads: Rayher; acrylic gems: ScrapBerry’s; charms, string: my stash.

 

See you later!

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Thank You Dear Mother

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 February, 2017 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja fans,

Oh how I love my beautiful Maja Design papers…..today I’d like to show you a little card with handmade flowers and a lot of bling which is totally not me but I loved making this card. This card is made out of four different collections but my base was the pretty “Summertime” collection. This is a card I made for my mother for the upcoming mothers day hihihi yes I am pretty early this time….

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It’s a easel card made out of cream card stock and the flowers are made out of dies and I finished them off with some glass glitter and some mica powder to give it more shine. Also I added some bling swirls, some shine spray & cream prills.

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Maja Design papers used: Summertime: Gives me joy, Gives me joy bs, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs, By the sea – Diecuts bs. Home for the Holidays: Together, Together bs. Enjoying Outdoors: Beautiful trees bs & Vintage Autumn Basics: no.XXIII BS

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Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments on all our work every time you are here. I really appreciate it and I know the other ladies will too. Have a awesome & creative weekend…..love!

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Chocolate Box For Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

18 January, 2017 - , ,

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

Remember my post two weeks ago? I made a chocolate box for Grandma and obviously needed one for Grandpa too. I don’t know about you, but even though I’m the only woman in the house and thus I’m surrounded by boys, it’s still quite difficult for me to create masculine projects. I always worry about not going too much on embellishments, or not make it too sweet… And so making this chocolate box was not so easy, but the Vintage Romance and Home For the Holidays collections came to help 🙂

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I basically kept the same design pattern as with the Grandma’s box, but used blue and brown palette and of course masculine motives like this handsome man 😉

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I added some more cut outs and chipboard pieces and the stamped sentiment that says: Grandpa, you’re superb! 🙂

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I thought a little glam would not hurt, right? And so I added some glitter cardstock to the sides:

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Inside I added soem stamping on background papers and also a tag to make writing wishes easier – you just pull it out and write not worrying about the decorated other side 🙂

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Although I was a bit ill-at-ease, I really like the way the box turned out: masculine, but elegant with brown glitter cardstock to emphasise the celebration. What do you think?

 

Here’s what I used:

 

Other: dies: MFT; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy, wycinanka; brad: scrap.com.pl; vintage ribbon, metal charm: my stash.

See you!

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