Christmas Travel Album

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 January, 2021 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today! ūüôā

I hope you had a great Christmas time spent joyfully (and safely) with your loved ones.

Today I’m bringing you a holiday album made for a couple who loves to travel. The idea was to combine Christmas papers with travel motives, as the album was meant for some most precious summer trips photos. And so I reached for Holiday in the Alps papers to make a small photo album:

On the front cover I placed a die-cut Christmas bauble decorated with various leaves, handmade foamiran poinsettias and printed ribbon. I also added a wind rose compass die cut from mirror gold cardstock. The wire is decorated with riboons and some little bells.

For the inside pages I used matting tags for photos that I decorated with little cluster ornaments and the travel motives are stamped in the background:

Here are some close-ups:

I hope the couple who received this album liked it – and that you like it too ūüôā

This is the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Magnolia, Sizzix, Cheery Lynn Designs, Craft&You Design; stamps: Tim Holtz; bells: Dp Craft; sequins, ribbon: my stash.

 

As you can see, even using few supplies, with right papers you can create a nice little photo album ūüôā Try it!

 

Jolly Winter Snowman Shaker Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 November, 2020 -

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Hello Maja Design friend.¬† Jennifer Snyder here with a jolly snowman shaker card crafted using Maja Design’s classic Christmas collection called, ” Holiday In the Alps”. You can see the collection below along with the individual 12 x 12 sheets I used:¬†Winter Night,¬†Let it Snow,¬†Deers.

Winter nightLet it snowDeers-bs

I really love the warm vintage appeal of the collection.¬† By the smile on the snowman’s face, I think he likes the vintage look as well.¬† Scroll down and I’ll show you how I made the shaker card base.

Shaker Card Base Instructions: 

 

Step 1.¬† “Holiday in the Alps – Let it Snow” is the base of the card.¬†Cut the paper 10in x6 in and crease in the middle at 5 inches.¬† This card is 5in x 6in when folded.

Step 2.¬† The top layer is “Holiday in the Alps – Winter Night” and is slightly smaller than the card base.¬† I die cut a circle¬† in the sheet and inked the edges for definition.

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Step 3.  Flip the layer over and add double sided tape around the circle.  This is going to be your window so you need to make sure there are no gaps in the tape .  Cut a piece of tulle (or acrylic) to cover the window.  Secure in place.

Step 4.  Add shaker mix to the center of the card base and glue the window layer in place securely over the shaker mix.   Now you are ready to decorate.

I decorated this shaker card using Spellbinders dies and shaker mix from Buttons Galore and More.

The trees were diecut from”Holiday in the Alps – Deers ” paper.

Happy crafting friends.  Thank you for stopping here to visit.

Christmas In July – Shaker Cards

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

23 July, 2020 -

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Hello friends.  Jennifer Snyder celebrating Christmas in July. At the halfway mark to Christmas festivities and time starts moving quickly as we get closer.
I am trying hard to be prepared in advance this year.
With that, I hope I am inspiring you to start your projects early as well.
My cards feature the festive Maja Design Holiday in the Alps collection.
 
  This first card is a yummy gingerbread shaker card made with the following sheets of Holiday in the Alps :
Santa Clause A and B side
A New Year
Christmas Day
I combined three beautiful paper patterns from the Holiday in the Alps collection.  They coordinate so well together. to create a festive look.
The sweet gingerbread cookie shaker is from Creative Embellishments and has been filled with new shaker mix from Buttons Galore that look like tiny peppermint candy and gingerbread cookies.
So adorable.   There are also 3D buttons adorning the card from Buttons Galore and More.

¬†¬†¬†¬†Here is a close up of the background papers and shaker mix.¬† It’s hard to¬† see the cool reindeer patterns on the paper at a distance.¬† The shaker mix is adorable as well.

The second card is more traditional with a stocking shaker and holiday wreath design.
The shaker is once again from Creative Embellishments wit the shaker mix from Buttons Galore’s new collection called Doo Dadz. .

 

 

 

Here is a close up showing the “Merry Christmas ” sentiment.¬† Have you ever noticed the beautiful borders Maja Design has on the bottom of every sheet of 12×12 paper?
Take a look at the bottom of each sheet.  One side has information regarding the paper and UPC code but the other side is a treasure.  The paper banners make great sentiments on cards.

 

 Thank you for stopping by for a little Christmas in July.
Happy crafting.

Snow Globe Shaker Card – Christmas in July

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 July, 2020 -

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Hello crafty friends.¬† Jennifer Snyder here to present a snow globe shaker card celebrating Christmas in July using one of Maja Design’s wonderful Christmas collections, Holiday in the Alps.
Outside, it’s hot enough to melt a snowman in minutes, but inside my craft table is filled with frosty papers and smiling snowmen.¬† I love it!
Here are the papers used on this snowman snow globe shaker card:
Winter Ephemera – Side A and B
Snowmen – Side B
Snowflakes
 

 

The snow globe shaker is from Creative Embellishments and is filled with shaker mix from Buttons Galore and More.  Every shaker needs fabulous sequin shaker mix and this mix is glittery and shimmery like fresh fallen snow.

Thanks for stopping here today.

Mixed Media collage ‘Magical Forest’

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

6 February, 2020 - , ,

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Welcome!

I hope our winter, which was actually not a winter at all, is over soon.

Grey, wet and some days it just doesn’t seem to get light at all.

But sometimes, even after frosty nights, you could discover a landscape

enchanted by hoarfrost.

This was my inspiration for my mixed media collage today.

¬†some close up’s

At the last trade fair we made some mushrooms of egg carton with our children.
They made enthusiastically fly mushrooms, that seemed contagious
and so I was inspired to tried another variant myself.

I used our wonderful winter collection ‚ÄėHoliday in the Alps‚Äô

‘Let it snow’ ; ‘Deers’ and some suitable monochrome papers.

Many thanks for your visit!

Have  a good time!

Kerstin