Winter Home Decor Shaker Box

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 November, 2019 -

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Jennifer Snyder here to share a project I made using the new Holiday in the Alps collection.  This is such a gorgeous collection to see up close, with amazing patterns, rich reds and frosty blues.
I created a home decor decorated box to fill with candy or a small gift.  This box is unique because the lid has a beautiful shaker finishing the top of the box.  The coordinating patterns in the Maja Design collections are always perfect for fabulous layered projects.
Here are the papers used on this decorated box:
Let it Snow ( A and B side of paper)
Snowmen

 The box has been decorated using a combination of chipboard snowflakes from Creative Embellishments, and 3D Buttons from Buttons Galore and More.

I’ve added a vintage shaped snowflake shaker from Creative Embellishments to the top of the box that completes the frosty winter theme of the box.
If you look at the bottom of the image below, you’ll see a strip of paper around the edge of the box lid.  This is one of those wonderful  decorative edges that Maja places on the bottom of all sheets of  paper. One side of the strip has the paper collection name and bar code.  The other side always has a delightful pattern.  I try and save the strips because they are perfect for finishing touches on projects and cards.
Thanks for stopping here.  I wish you a wonderful holiday Christmas season and happy crafting.
 

“Merry Christmas” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

22 November, 2019 -

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Hello and welcome Maja Design friends. Tina Ollett with you today to share a moodboard inspired creation. As you may already be aware,  Maja Design’s moodboard challenge is now up. Here is a glimpse for those who have not as yet seen it. Absolutely stunning!! A big thankyou to Marie Janson for all of her creativity putting these together every month.

And this is my take on the gorgeous moodboard using the new release collection of Holiday in the Alps.

I have titled this layout “Merry Christmas”. I hunted for a photo fit for this project for a long time. I had to dig very deep and then come across this. I cannot ever remember seeing this photo amongst my pics but there it was. A photo of all 3 of my beautiful children caught in the moment of opening gifts on Christmas morning. So many beautiful memories are bought about by this photo. Isn’t it a beautiful thing that as scrapbookers we can relive the moment when creating.

Anyway more about the project. I have as previously mentioned used the new release designed by the very talented Marie Janson…. “Holiday in the Alps”. She has created an absolutely amazing collection. I am not huge on Christmas but this collection just rocked my world. I can see myself doing lots more in the coming weeks. Below are the papers I have used.

Snowflakes bs

Snowmen bs

I used the striped paper “Snowmen” as my background pieces and tore the blue sheet Snowflakes to sit through the middle of the project and the remaining pieces were made as photo matting for my two photos. I also decided a little bit later to add in some brown. So I added in the patterned paper “A New Year”.

On my background I added in some texture paste through Dusty Attic’s Starry Night stencil and then sprinkled over Sparkling Dust from Dress My Craft.

I have framed my photos using some gorgeous ornate frame chipboards from Dusty Attic. These were dressed in acrylic paints and inks. I also added in a couple of the Swirly frames and cut them into several pieces. They were dressed in Liquid Pearls and sprinkled over with Sparkling Dust.

I found some gorgeous silver branches whilst out shopping this week which fit perfectly for this project. I didn’t even have to colour them. Just cut and adhered.

I have also added in some gorgeous little pinecones. These were spritzed in an irridescent clear spray and dusted with Sparkling Dust.

So that is it. A little bit of Christmas inspiration using this month gorgeous moodboard. I hope you find time to join us in the challenge. Thankyou so much for popping by here today and taking the time to look. We appreciate it.

Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

Holiday in the Alps – Winter in the forest

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

16 November, 2019 -

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Hi everyone! Today I thought I would show you a bit more of the card I made to yesterday’s Mood board for MajaDesign. I have used the new gorgeous papers from the Holiday in the Alps collection. Just love it!!

I think this image from Stempelglede fitted the Mood board perfectly. I have used Distress ink, re-inkers and Markers for my colouring. For a more snowy effect, I have added some liquid pearls and fran-tage around the image. I have also painted with white Gesso here and there.

The flowers are from Wild Ochid Crafts. I have made the God Jul (Merry Christmas) text with dies from Papirdesign. I used a Monocrome sheet for the text. The tags are made with kraft papers, Maja papers and a Magnolia tag die.

I have also added some wooden decor from Wycinanka.

I really hope you will enter the Mood board challenge!

Thank you so much for visiting the MajaDesign blog today!

With love,

Hello

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 November, 2019 - ,

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

I’m sure you have already seen our latest release, the Holiday In The Alps collection! 18 gorgeously vintage patterns, introducing the winter season with Christmas images and scenes of winter holidays in the Alps, feature only 3 colours, but still give rich and varied background for you winter and Christmas projects. But not only! Just take a look at my today’s layout:

Not a sign of winter, Christmas or even sports 😀 I used theme-neutral patterns to create this fun boy page with photos of my godson.

I layered three papers, tow of them hand-torn to create uneven, distressed edges and on that background I placed my photos and decorated them with flowers and metal embellishments:

I die-cut the title word in glitter foam and placed it upon a chipboard heart:

As a finishing touch I added some buttons here and there and splashed the layout with white acrylic paint.

I really like the way it turned out, light and cheerful 🙂 What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: My Favourite Things; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; metal embellishments: mitform; chipboard: scrap.com.pl

 

Are you going use this collection for Christmas/winter projects only, or do you tend to use themed collections for other occasions too?

Hugs!

Festive Vintage Christmas Shaker Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 November, 2019 -

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Jennifer Snyder here  to share Maja Design’s newest collections; Holiday in the Alps and Shades of the Alps (coordinating Monochrome papers)
Just in time for the coming holiday season!  This is a rich and wonderful collection with gorgeous Christmas and winter images and patterns.  And true to Maja Design’s unique style, this collection can be used through the year because the B side of the papers are classic patterns.
Below is an image of the Holiday In the Alps and Monochrome -Shades of the Alps collections.  I used the “Santa Claus” . sheet from the collection – all shown below.
 I really hated to cut such a gorgeous sheet of paper, but the images are absolutely spectacular and needed to be used on a card for someone to enjoy.  I really had to fight off that desire to stash and hoard beautiful paper just to cut the paper.  The resulting card makes me even happier than keeping that sheet of paper forever with no one ever seeing it on a project.  Beautiful paper is meant to be used and shared.
 I paired the new collection with some other products.
The chipboard shaker and pine cone branches are from Creative Embellishments and the shaker mix is from Buttons Galore and More.

 

Thank you for stopping.
Holiday In the Alps and Monochrome -Shades of the Alps collections are shipping now to retailers all over the world.  For assistance with shopping, visit the Store Finder link, here .