A Christmas Card

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Posted by Mary Catt

24 December, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Fans!

It’s Christmas eve my dear friends and I’ve already wrapped all of my presents. I’ve made several cards to accompany them and I though I should share one of them with you.

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I choose to use the ”Playful” paper from the ”Joyous Winterdays” collection.

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I made a few layers from the same paper using both sides of it to give dimension to my card.

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Paper used:

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I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Merry Christmas

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

23 December, 2017 - , , , , , ,

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Welcome Maja friends!

I love fireplaces especially on christmas time, it’s a wonderful tradition to hang up socks for every family member. Unfortunately I haven’t a fireplace and so I decided to make this in a small format.

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I used papers from various christmas/ winter collections from Maja Design

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Want to see how they are made? Here I have some photos from the making.

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As basic an old black wooden frame and the ‘Gnistra’ paper sheet as wonderful neutral background

added with some torned pieces from old music paper, inked with Distress walnut stain

the highlight was the fireplace.

I saw some months ago an idea on Pinterest where a simple plastic frame was used,

I was impressed and went in search for the right frame.

I found this in a One Euro Store, the frame was square

and so I just had to remove the bottom part

really simple, but a cool effect!

 some close up’s

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some dies with Maja papers – Hanging socks, Holiday leaves

a Santa portrait from ‘Emphera’ Joyous winterdays, as picture in a shabby chic metal frame

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christmas wishes from Die cut sheet – A gift for you
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I hope you like this christmas inspiration!
If you want more inspirations with Maja Papers
than have a look on my blog 🙂
My best wishes for you and your families!
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Masculine Christmas Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

22 December, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Fans,

Christmas is right behind the corner and I guess some of you may still need a few cards to make for their friends.

Today I am going to share a bunch of cards that can be given to men

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Well sometimes it is so tricky to create the card with no flowers, lace and bows. However everyone can manage with it, indeed.

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I started with creating my background for the cards using the paper from the 6×6 paper pad of Joyous Winterday, and then added the strip at the bottom, I stitched 2 of them together

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I also added the striped ribbon, it adds the accent and looks like an eye catching detail

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and of course I used the images of St.Nicholas

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I added a few paper layers around the image, that I die cut.

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When you create a masculine card you mostly choose the simple shapes for your dies, but actually you can add some intricate detail too.

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and even crochet snowflake can look good for such cards

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I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Supplies used:

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6×6 paper pad, May Arts Ribbon, 2Crafty Chipboard Snowflake

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Happy moments

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Posted by Pascale B

21 December, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the Joyous Winterdays collection. The weather is a little bit crazy nowadays, cold, windy, … So I was thinking that perhaps a hot chocolate will be a great idea, what do you think?

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I began to add some random stamping. Next, I primed the background with clear gesso. I find that the stamp images are crispier that way.

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Next step, I added a design with a stencil and Platinum crackle paste. I love the pearl effect of this paste.

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While the crackle was drying, I painted the chipboards with different inks and Magical. When the title was dry I embossed it with a clear embossing powder.

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I added some colors to the background with different shades of blue-gray.

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Next, I cut a few papers to add under the photo and glue all the embellishments with a 3D gel.

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To finish the layout I added some glass glitter and microbeads.

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Hello, I’m Pascale B. from France.
Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition.
Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com

The Joy of Christmas

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Posted by Maja Nowak

20 December, 2017 - ,

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

Christmas is just a couple of days ahead and I just can’t wait for the celebration to begin, for the Christmas Eve family gathering, carol singing and eating traditional Polish food delicacies (it is a custom to have twelve courses for the Christmas Eve supper and you must at least try a bit of all of them!) And of course, it’s a great occasion for taking family photos to scrapbook later 😉

But before I take new pictures I still have some old ones that I used for this last layout and post this year:

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I’m really happy that Maja releases Monochromes for each collection now! They save me a lot of wondering which paper to sacrifice for the background 😉 Here I layered two Monochromes papers under the main background sheet. Then I added some snowflakes stamps:

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Then I matted the photos with pieces of papers and hand-cut tags and the title using foam gold letter stickers:

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With each sheet, Maja gives you a bonus border on the signature strip. I really love using those snippets 🙂

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I also added the flower cluster containing mulberry flowers, die-cut leaves, a chipboard bauble, a crystal gem and gold metallic ribbon:

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The Playful sheet I chose for my background has a girl image in the bottom left hand corner, which didn’t really match my photos. So I just rolled it over and hid, putting another small flower cluster in between the layers 🙂

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Here’s what I used for my layout:

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Other: flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Magnolia, Sizzix, Craft&You Design; punch: Woodware; stamp: Tim Holtz; chipboard: Scrapiniec; foam letters: American Crafts; felt snowflakes, bling: home&you; ribbon: my stash.

 

Since this is my last post this year, I’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas, filled with love, peace and joy, and all the best in the New Year!

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