Christmas Shaker Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 November, 2021 -

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

Today I bring you a set of two Christmas cards in which the focus is on shaker box elements. For both cards I used Maja Design latest collection, Happy Christmas 🙂

 

In the first card I used the top layer for a shaker box bauble to make a kind of diorama inside it, mounting particular layers of hand-cut elements.  I then added a cluster made with die-cut poinsettia and wintery leaves and an embossed stamped sentiment:

For the second card I used the full shaker box that I filled with sequins and closed with a paper bottom, but as I used an additional layer with snowflakes forg the frame, the finished box was quite dimensional. So I cut out a circle in the card top layer and placed the shaker inside, to lower it a bit. Thus the shaker is still quite deep, but it doesn’t interfere with the card easily going into an envelope 🙂

For several years now I try to make dimensional holiday cards that still go into envelopes, and I’m really happy with the way these two turned out! I also love how beautiful the papers look, giving the cards this signature Maja vintage look 🙂

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Craft&You Design, Magnolia; stamps, chipboard: Agateria; sequins: my stash.

Do you you shaker boxes in your projects?

See you soon!

Happy Christmas Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 November, 2021 -

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

It’s here, it’s here! Maja Design latest release, the Happy Christmas collection!

The traditional mix of green, red and brown, beautiful patterns and the signature Maja vintage look 🙂 I just got my DT box and couldn’t stop myself from immediately making some cards!

I chose a very simple design for my cards as I wanted to showcase the beautiful patterns of small gingerbread cookies and Christmas baubles. So I decided to put the stamped and embossed sentiments on the background paper and die cut windows in the top layers to make them visible. To this I added hand-coloured stamped images and a chipboard frame for the first card:

And for the second card I used a die-cut poinsettia:

 

For the bauble on this card I also used a little bit of paper piecing – can you see it? 🙂

I really love how hte cards turned out dimensional and yet still easily go into envelopes, ready to be sent out 🙂

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

 

Other: stamps, chipboard, ep: Agateria; dies: Magnolia; snow balls: DP Craft.

That’s all for today, see you soon!

Baptism Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 July, 2021 - ,

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

A couple of years ago I made two Baptism cards using papers with very delicate patterns. Going through my pics the other day I found those cards and had that idea: how about making them a little bit more bold? So I selected some papers from the Miles Apart collection, changed the design just a tad – and boy, what a difference!

 

I love the cards’ refreshed look, delicate and light due to just a change of papers 🙂 Apart from that, I used stamped images of babies that I coloured with Distress inks, clusters of white flowers, ribbon and sequins.

One is for a girl:

…and one for a boy:

Do you sometimes go back to your old projects and remake them? 🙂

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Whiff of Joy, Lemonade; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon: Vintage Ribbon; sequins, waxed string: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

Thank You Teacher Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 June, 2021 -

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

Can you believe how fast time flies? We only began the school year yesterday and we’re saying goodbye to the classmates and teachers tomorrow! This was such a strange year both for students and teachers and parents! and I think all of them are happy to take two months of rest. But I also think it’s especially important to express thanks to those who took so much time and effort to keep teaching the kids at their homes and continue the educational progress despite the pandemic. And so it was with great pleasure that I made these cards:

I used the beautiful Tropical Garden collection to make the summer theme even more dominant 🙂 I added some typical “school” motives such as the stamped book piles and the metal owl charms and combined them with flower bouquets and chipboard keys (as we have a saying in Polish: “Study hard, child, because knowledge is the key to power”). There’s also some handwriting stencil pattern in the background.

I do hope that students, teachers and parents too will have the well-deserved rest during the summer!

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamp, stencil, chipboard: Agateria; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; die: Nellie’s Choice, charms: my stash.

That’s all for today, see you soon!

Have a Wonderfull day.

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Posted by Lenet Mos

18 June, 2021 -

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Hello sweet Maja Fans,

Lenet here and today I bring you this card.

I made this card using the 15×15 paper pad of the gorgeous new collection Tropical Garden.

I just love this new collection it’s  fresh and different but still a typical Maja Design.

As you see I did some fuzzy cutting  with the Exotic Plants sheet from the 12×12 papers of this collection.

The Birds and the sentiment are from the diecut sheet

I used some foamtape to stich it all together in place to create some depth

 

The chipboard piece I used is one piece of the Lattice Pieces from Scrapaholics , I decided nto leave the color like it is  to match the leaves of the design on the background paper.

I hope you like the card I made for you.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day,  please come back for some more inspiration from the other Maja Girls.