Frosty and Joyful Ornaments

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

22 September, 2018 - ,

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 DIY Frosty and Faux Gold Filigree Christmas Ornaments

 Jennifer Snyder here with a jump on Christmas.
Maja Design has some of the worlds best Christmas collections.  I pulled some of these collections out and got to work like a little elf.
I made some tree ornaments by combining Creative Embellishments chipboard frames with  papers  from Maja Design – I Wish collection and Maja Design – Joyous Winter Days collection

If you scroll down, I will show you how I made the ornaments.

 

The chipboard on this first ornament has been transformed into faux gold filigree using gold embossing enamel.

 

These are the papers I used from Maja Design:
Maja Design – I Wish collection
I Wish Ephemera
I wish for a Holly Jolly Christmas

This short video shows how the ornament looks from all sides.  
Photos simply cannot capture the dimension and angles of the project.  

Instructions for DIY Ornaments
So how did I make these? 

You’ll need two packages of  Creative Embellishments chipboard – Small Intricate Frames.  The great thing about that is you can now make two ornaments like I did or save the unused frames for other projects.

Step 1.  Emboss or paint both sides of the chipboard.  You’ll need one oval and two matching square frames/diamond frames.

Step 2.  Using the square frames as your sizing guide, cut paper to fit behind the squares and then cut two more pieces a little larger to use as side panels. Once again, I used the Ephemera page from Maja Design – I Wish collection

Step 3.  Glue paper to each of the square chipboard frames.  Then fold the chipboard to form a 45degree angle.

Step 4.  Glue the square chipboard frames to the oval.  You will only be gluing the top and bottom of the square to the oval.  At this point, the squares are not really secure enough and need more support.

Step 5.  Glue the paper squares to the sides of the ornament.  This now

 This is the second ornament I created. 
The chipboard pieces have been embossed with aged ivory embossing enamel.

This short video shows how the ornament looks from all sides.  
Photos simply cannot capture the dimension and angles of the project.  

These are the Maja Design papers I used:
Maja Design – Joyous Winter Days collection
Ephemera
Chilly

Thank you for stopping.

Mont Saint Michel

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Posted by Pascale B

26 January, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Joyous Winterdays collection. I chose to work with a photomontage I’ve made, inspired by The Castle of The Pyrénée by René Magritte. Oh, I forget to tell you that there is a step-by-step video showing you how I make this layout.

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I stamped randomly the background with two of my stamps Pascale’s Form and Pascale’s Grammar with a black Archival ink. Next, I primed the background with clear gesso.

Mont Saint Michel by Pascale B.

When dry, I used different stamps to add some color to the background with different inks. I finished with splatters of the same inks. When happy with the result, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste.

Mont Saint Michel by Pascale B.

While the paste was drying, I colored the Archival board with Magicals. Next, I sprinkled them with an embossing powder to add some interest.

Mont Saint Michel by Pascale B.

I colored the flowers with two inks: one peach, one vintage rose.

Mont Saint Michel by Pascale B.

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

Mont Saint Michel by Pascale B.

And here is the video link:

Maja Design products:

Joyous Winterdays collection
Ephemera bs
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Sparkle
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Blizzard bs
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6×6 pad

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Magic Winter Time

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

11 January, 2018 - , ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Friends,

Since December was such a roller coaster for my family I am so happy that January is upon us. A new start and some of my wishes will come true in 2018. Happy New Year everyone….I will be giving some workshops using Maja Design papers this year so that is awesome, for today I have a 12×12 layout to share with you all. For this layout I used the pretty “Joyous Winterdays” collection oh how I love that collection.

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For this layout I also used some different flowers then I normally do the white ones are by 49 and Market and the other from a different brand. This layout consists out of three layers and I used the green and blue shades again I really love that color combination. to fill up my flower clusters I also added some pine cones and some die leaves.

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Maja Design papers used: Santa Claus, Ephemera, Ephemera bs, Evergreen bs, Outdoors bs, Pick a tree bs.

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Joyous-Winterdays-PThank you so much for your visit today I sure hope I have inspired you to play with your amazing Maja Design papers you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here. Did you visit the blog this Tuesday? And are you loving the new collection? Please do enter to win the whole collection it’s more prettier in real life I can tell you that wow another really inspiring collection by Maja Design.

Have a lovely day!

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Winterjoy

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

10 January, 2018 - , , , ,

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Welcome!
Kerstin is back to share with you a new layout inspiration with a wintery feeling.

I used the paper collection ‘Joyous winterdays’ from Maja Design, because
I was inspired from the story of this wonderful paper sheet ‘Snowball fight’.

Have you seen this little boy at the lower right edge ? !
Yes it’s wintertime, the first snow is being celebrated immensely,

enjoying building a snowman, ice-skating or having a funny snowball fight.

Always a pleasure and not only for children 🙂

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used products

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other materials

cutting dies -Trees, Lantern, Snowflakes, Icecycles

Snow Tex from DecoArt

silicone clear stamps – Snowflakes, Winter sayings

small white styropor balls

corrugated cardstock

 
some details

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oh, the hat flies from his head, he hit the mark 😉

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the Monochrome collection ‘Shades of Winterdays’ has exactly suitable colors, here I used ‘Dusty Teal bs’ for the cutting die -lantern-

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his favourite teddy bear on the bench sees everything 🙂

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added with some leftovers, cutting die ‘Trees’, corrugated cardstock and some snowballs

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– The name is the product – here I used the lower stripe from ‘Emphera bs’ as titel

 

Thanks for your visit and Happy crafting!

Kerstin-Inga-site

Winter Wonderland & Merry and Fabulous Christmas Cards

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

29 December, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning lovely Maja Designs Fans,

Today I am back with you all to show you two tall cards I have created with the lovely “Joyous Winterdays” I can not help it but I really love this collection it seems like every year the collections become more and more prettier then they already are. And oh wow the newest collection is so gorgeous you will not believe it <3 … Both cards are with a bunch of handmade flowers made with my favorite dies. For both card I used the same color scheme blues and greens with a touch of creme.

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Maja Design papers used:

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 Thank you so much for your visit today I sure hope I have inspired you to play with your amazing products you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here.

Have a wonderful  and creative weekend!4