Simply The Best

Posted by Maja Nowak

31 October, 2014 - ,

Hi there, Maja Fans!

Welcome to the blog today, it’s Maja here to share a layout ๐Ÿ™‚

I must admit I don’t like early Christmas. I don’t like Christmas trees and Santas in shops since November, I don’t start making Christmas cards in August. The long tradition in my family is to decorate the Christmas tree on the Christmas Eve morning, not a day earlier! ๐Ÿ™‚ (well, we do keep it throughout January so we have plenty of time to cherish the festive look of the house ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) And I love it that way ๐Ÿ™‚ But that doesn’t mean I won’t use Christmas papers when they are released in October – just have a look at this LO:

thebestYep, that’s A Gift For You! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love the mini houndstooth pattern paper and I knew I would be using it first of all since I opened my DT box ๐Ÿ˜€ So let’s take a closer look.ย I used my favourite colour combo: white-gray-mint/teal, I think it’s a really refreshing mix ๐Ÿ™‚ First I stamped some script motives on the paper and then added stars using a stencil and white gesso:

thebest1I added strips of washi tape with various patterns, tore the background paper and folded it out for some interesting dimension. I matted my multiphoto sheet with pieces of papers – I coloured the newspaper paper with my custom-made glimmer mist ๐Ÿ˜‰ See that little “you” tag? I snipped it from the signature strip ๐Ÿ™‚ And look at those miniglasses – here’s a funny story to them. Filip always wanted to have “something medical”, but it’s been always Kuba who got to wear corrective insoles, glasses and had his teeth varnished. Filip feels neglected by doctors and to cheer him up I “gave” him the glasses – I wish you could see the look on his face when he saw that! LOL

thebest2I coloured the chipboard words o the title with various mists and surrounded it with flowers:

thebest3thebest4I even used the Christmas tags ๐Ÿ™‚ so that the holiday motives are hidden ๐Ÿ™‚

thebest5I have a real problem storing my layouts as the albums are so bulky and for some time now I’ve been trying to reduce my need for dimension ๐Ÿ˜‰ So here’s a side look – I did my best!

thebest6Do you use your Christmas papers for non-Christmas projects too?


Maja Design papers: A Gift For You: When the snow is falling bs, Wrapped in old newspaper, Wrapped in old newspaper bs, Die cut sheet. Other: stamp: Prima; stencil: Memory Box; flowers: Prima; chipboard: Scrapiniec, washi tapes: Tim Holtz, Dekoracyjna Taล›ma; enamel dots: We R Memory Keepers; charms: Prima, my stash.

See you ๐Ÿ™‚


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