Christmas Gift Idea

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 November, 2019 -

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Hello Maja Friends,

1 day left and we will meet Winter and the most busy month of the year December.

It is never too early to start your Christmas preparations

 

Since I make some sweet gift for my friends and put the chocolate inside the cards, I decided to create simple boxes to hold the chocolate bars

I cut out the images of the lady from the brand new Holiday in the Alpes collection

I like this silver – blue – white palette I chose , it’s more traditional for me since my childhood and reminds me the heavy snow we had many many years ago in Belarus

So I used mostly white embellishments – crochet, flowers and and some silver accents.

and I love the quote

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Wedding In The Alps

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 November, 2019 -

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

With November ending, the holiday season is really close and I’m very happy about it, but while it’s still autumn, I wanted to make some non-winter and non-Christmas projects 🙂 However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be using wintery papers! Especially when the latest release, Holiday In The Alps, is so beautiful! And like all Maja collections, it’s versatile enough to be used for other themes than winter and Christmas.

And so I made a… wedding card 🙂

For my card I chose the sand and burgundy colours to make it festively rich. I layered Monochrome sheets beneath the beautiful damask of the top paper. I distressed all the edges for more texture. I also added a vintage label with metallic foil:

Upon such background I placed a layered die-cut wreatch of leaves and filled the centre with sand and burgundy flowers, completed with paper foil straws, vintage ribbon and acrylic crystals:

I also added a chipboard sentiment in the lower corner of the card and covered it with glitter to match the glamour style of the card:

I think the card turned out really nice, the rich damask background and shiny features of foiled and glitter elements. I also like the dimension, of course 🙂

What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; die: Joy!Crafts; straws, vintage label, crystals: my stash.

 

This is my last autumn post, so for the next one I promise to make something more wintery 🙂

See you soon!

 

Christmas Slider Shaker Card by Lenet Mos

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Posted by Tina Ollett

18 November, 2019 -

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Hello sweet maja fans,

Lenet here and today I bring you this Christmas slider shakercard.

If you pull the bleu tap you can see the shaker part , with Santa in his sleigh on his way to deliver the presents.

I had this photo sleeve fuse tool from Becky Higgins in my toll drawer for awhile now and never used it, so I thought now is the perfect time to do something with it and so I made the shakerpocket using it.

Never thought it would be so fun and easy, I’m sure I will be using it more often now.

Here you have a closeup of the shakerpart.

For this card I used a combination of the 15×15 set and the 12by12 from the newest Holiday in the Alps collection.

For the snowflake behind the shaker I used the Snow sheet from the monochromes -Shades of the Alps.

I think it’s such a splendid idea to make the matching monochromes, now you have always the right color cardstock to go with your papers.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Scrapiniec.

Thank you very much for visiting the blog. I hope you like what I made for you.

Make sure you come back to see what the other maja girls have made for you.

Masculine Birthday Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

31 October, 2019 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

it’s Elena here today to share a few cards made for the men.

Actually it’s a challenge for me to create something not feminine, with no flowers and no fussy cutting. But Denim & Friends collection is something that you can easy craft

I used the Snaphots images and combined the patterned papers with the Monochromes for my background and die cuts.

I like it’s Warn Denim feeling with the classy dots, stripes and plaid patterns.

I\ve just added the stitching to look it more “handmade”

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Best Wishes Balloons

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 October, 2019 - , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today 🙂

What I love about the crafting community is that it brings together creative people willing to share their talent and support other crafters worldwide. I found some of my best friends through crafting sites and even though we’ve never met in person I feel I can rely upon them and they can really brighten my day. In my last post I shared a welcome baby card that featured a shaker element and I complained about how tiresome it was to build up the shaker window edge. And then in the comments I found a very useful tip that Maryann Laursen shared – using craft foam to die cut the shape. And that was it! Why did I never think of that? 😀

As you can see, I used a slightly more complicated shape to cut, but with the foam it was pretty easy to do and I only needed two pieces to make a decently deep window. So much easier than using foam squares or glueing at least 8 layers of paper! Then I traced the shape on the acetate with a permanent marker and cut it out by hand (now I found that diecutting acetate makes it crack like glass, and besides, craft foam die cuts a bit larger shape than paper due to its elasticity) and then for the top layer I used glitter craft foam:

I used the Celebration collection with the Monochromes papers too as I didn’t want to distract the eye with a pattern. I decorated the balloon with flowers and added some liquid enamel dots for more texture in the background:

I filled the shaker window with sequins of various colours and shapes and added some microbeads:

I was so happy with this new easy technique for shaker cards that I made another card of the same design and using the same papers, but in a more masculine colours:

This time I used a delicate stripes pattern for the background and added pieces of washi tapes to add some interest.

And I really want to give Maryann Laursen a shout-out here. If you go through the posts on our blog, you will barely see one she didn’t comment on! She is a lovely person who is always ready to appreciate creative work and share her knowledge too. Maryann – thank you for being such a loyal Maja Design fan, these cards are for you 🙂

Here is the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; balloon die, washi tape: Action; sequins, wax string: my stash

 

That’s all for today – thank you for visiting and come back tomorrow for more inspiration!