Celebration Exploding Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

14 February, 2018 - ,

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

Today is St. Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and devotion. What a better way to celebrate love and devotion than a marriage? And what a better way to celebrate a marriage than to use the Celebration collection? 🙂 And so I combined the two and created this wedding exploding box:

Perhaps the colour palette I chose is not a typical wedding set of colours, but they look so elegant to me! For the outer sides I decided on the dark brown roses pattern and added a mauve-sand flower cluster on the top lid:

Traditionally, inside walls are decorated with delicate patterned papers and have little theme pockets to put money gifts into: for a new house, for a honey moon, for a crib and the fourth wall is for writing in wishes:

In the centre I placed an intricate chipboard cake that I decorated with a lace bow and mini roses in matching colours:

I really like the way the box turned out, elegant and light! What do you think?

And here’s the list of my supplies:

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Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders; chipboard: Wycinanka.pl, ribbon, lace: my stash.

And that’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

 

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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Christmas Ornaments by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

14 December, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog friends. Today I would like to show you something special. This time I created some of the Christmas ornaments. Crystal balls – handmade, made from paper. I thinks it’s gonna look awesome on the Christmas tree. Take a look, please :

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Delicious Christmas

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Posted by Maja Nowak

6 December, 2017 - ,

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Ho ho ho, Maja Friends, Santa Claus is coming to town! 🙂

Have you been naughty or have you been nice and found some great gifts under your pillows this morning? I don’t know about your countries, but in Poland kids are so good they receive presents not only on Christmas (delivered by the Christmas Star or Father Christmas), but also on St. Nicholas day, which is celebrated today 🙂 The generous saint usually comes in the night or so early in the morning that everybody is still asleep and leaves small gifts under the pillow or in the shoes under the bed. Oh, I still remember the excitement and anxiety in the morning – did he come or not? Was I good enough to get my dream presents? 🙂

Anyway, whether you got anything or not, it’s a good moment to think of Christmas presents for your family and friends. And a handmade recipe book is always a good idea!

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I kept my recipe book as practical as possible, without too many fancy embellishemtns that could get torn off during the cooking frenzy 😉 I first wrapped the edges of the chipboard covers with washi tape and layered some Joyous Winterdays papers on the front and back:

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As usually, I decorated the wire with a piece of ribbon and a metal spoon charm:

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I added a chipboard word on a border embellished with a punched trim and large pearl brads:

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The main decorative element of the cover is a stamped image that I coloured with Distress inks:

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I also used stamps for the inside cover and the front page:

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…and on the pocket for some loose pieces of paper which I placed on the inside back cover:

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This time I placed the binding on the top instead of on the side – thus the book stands by itself for easy recipe checking 🙂

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: CreaLies; punch: Martha Stewart; ribbon: Rayher; chipboard: Latarnia Morska; brads: Craftmania; stamp: Whiff of Joy.

 

I really like the way it turned out and I hope it will make a nice Christmas gift to write in some delicious holiday recipes. See you soon!

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Year 2018 Calendar

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

30 November, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog friends. Today I would like to show you my first calendar for 2018. This one will be use mostly at home, that’s why I could add a little bit more of volume. Here it is :

Year 2018 CalendarI decorated only the cover – it is the easiest way for changing the boring version of calendar.

Year 2018 CalendarFirst I created the cover and then glued it.  Used some mixed media products, chipboards and my favourites add-ons.

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Hope you will like my inspiration. Have a lovely day, Paulina

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