Away In A Manger

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Posted by Maja Nowak

22 November, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today :)

With Christmas coming closer and closer, I think it’s a good moment to start some serious Christmas cardmaking ūüėČ For my today’s post I created two cards, using the latest Joyous Winterdays collection and the traditional holiday red and green palette:

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Both my cards feature a manger scene chipboard pieces. In the first card I chose darker red and green flourish patterns layered upon light paper for contrast:

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I covered the chipboard piece with crackle accents and decorated it with die-cut leaves and snowflakes, a petaloo flower, tiny pom-poms and crystals and an acrylic angel button:

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In the other card I created a shadowbox frame for the chipboard piece, but as the card is to be mailed, I kept it just barely raised:

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I covered the chipboard manger with glitter and decorated with a mulberry flower, large crystal that looks like frozen ice, and some die cuts:

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I really love how easy it is to get a vintage, shabby look for your projects with Maja papers! Just perfect for traditional Christmas cards :)

And here’s what I used to make my cards:

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Other: dies: Magnolia, Impression Obsession, Sizzix, Joy!; holly punch: Woodware; flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Wycinanka; glitter: Ranger; pom-poms, button: my stash.

 

I do hope you find some inspiration for your Christmas cards :)

See you soon!

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Joyous Winterdays Card

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

18 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends, Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have made this card using the news christmas line, such a beautiful one. I love that it combines both traditional christmas colors as well as neutral tones, that I have used in my todays card.Joyous_winterdays_card2_petzerclose ups:JOYous_winterdays_card_petzer2_det1 JOYous_winterdays_card_petzer2_det2 love this cute little snowballs that I have put on the pines (they are from light plastic material and look so cute)JOYous_winterdays_card_petzer2_det3

The newest collection- Joyous Winterdays, definitely a must have in your stash.

have a wonderful warm weekend,

Cool Winter 8×8 Layout & Some Cards

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

17 November, 2017 - , , , , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

Today I’d like to share some projects I made with my lovely Maja Design papers all the flowers you will see on my projects are all hand made with dies. I love making winter projects although I dislike winter time here in The Netherlands the days are getting colder and the night longer. I love the getting cozy part but the rest not so much. My first project is a 8×8 layout made with different Maja Designs collections.

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As I said I love playing with snow effects and I did that massively here on this layout…can you see which collections I have used here? Don’t you just love that picture? Although I dislike winter time I love snow and the peacefulness it brings….hope it will snow this year.

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Now on to my cards……

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Maja Design papers used: Home for the Holidays, I wish & Walking in the Forest

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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!

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The Christmas Card

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

16 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog friends. This year I have to create cards for Christmas a little bit earlier. I planned to have holiday at the beginning of December, that’s why my season starts right now¬†.¬†Here is my today’s inspiration :¬†Christmas CardsChristmas Cards Christmas Cards Christmas Cards Christmas Cards Christmas Cards Christmas Cards

Like you could see some of my cards are full of layers and flowers, some not. The reason is really simple – some of them I/ or my family will send by post. It is much easier do not have so much volume then.

Let me know if you like my inspiration, please.  Hug, Paulina Padoriaa-sign

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29, you said?? ;)

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Posted by Camilla St√łen Bakke

15 November, 2017 - ,

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Hi everyone! Today I am back with an easel card. I have used one of my favorite collections for my card, the Denim & Friends collection. The card was made for a colour challenge at the Norwegian card magazine Ett Trykk, with the colours mint and turquoise. I tried to find some suitable Maja papers to fit the challenge.

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The cute image is from Magnolia and the Denim Collection, and I have coloured it with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers. The dies used are also from Magnolia.

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The texts are from Ett Trykk.

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Under you can view the card from the side. I made it for my friend’s 40th anniversary.

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I have made the flowers myself. I have placed them both on the upper part of the card, and on the lower part. So when it is open, it looks like the flowers are together in a way.

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

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I lay the flowers down on a newspaper, and spray them with water (the flower dies are from Magnolia).

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Then I curl them up, and let them to dry.

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When they are dry, I curl them up again, and place them together with some Wild Orchid Crafts stamens in the middle. Here comes a list of papers used:

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Blog!

With love,

Camilla