Christmas Home Decor Shadow Box

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 December, 2019 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.  Today I am presenting a holiday home decor that has been made more extraordinary by using Maja Design paper and a few embellishments
 
I’m finishing the decorating and last minute Christmas gifts.  I picked up an inexpensive piece on clearance and flipped it around to use the other side.   Scroll down to see the before and after comparison. 
Here is my process from start to end.
I used the Maja Design, Holiday in the Alps 12×12 paper collection for the background of this piece.  The images and patterns in this paper collection are so peaceful and present a calm winter’s night.
These are the papers used:
Christmas Day
Winter Night
A little more about this piece and how it started.  Below is the image of the original home decor seasonal plaque.  Everything is on clearance this time of year and who doesn’t love a Christmas clearance section in the store!  The great thing about the plaque is that it is very deep and thick to make for a perfect shadow box when turned around to the backside.   These are things I think about when shopping.  It may look like Christmas today, but can this be painted and altered for use as a summer project?   If possible and inexpensive, then in the shopping cart it goes.
With a little glue, my gorgeous Maja design papers, and some other fabulous products,  it gets a total makeover.
Thank you for stopping here and Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and peaceful 2020.
 

Merry Christmas Cards

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 December, 2019 - , ,

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Hello dear Maja friends!

Today two inspiration vintage christmas cards,

which I made with our latest Christmas/ Winter collection ‘Holidays in the alps’ .

 Are you more the classic christmas color type – Red, green, gold –

or maybe more the winter type in blue shades and silver?

 

I think, there is something for every type in our paper collection.

used papers

Winter Ephemera

Winter Ephemera

Love to ski-bs

 Love to ski

Christmas spirit-bs

Christmas spirit

Snowflakes-bs

 Snowflakes

Celebration-bs

 Celebration

card with pop up effect

some close up’s

 a little christmas tree with silver tinsel and bells and

a paper christmas doll from T. Holtz (Idea-ology)

the little one wanted to put on his bobble hat at all costs 🙂

a christmas label layered with crackle glaze (DecoArt)

 

 

a 3D christmas poinsettia made with a cutting die

 

I hope you’ve loved what I’ve created and been inspired

to make some christmas wishes cards of your own.

 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

creative friends!

Kerstin xo

Christmas Baubles

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 December, 2019 -

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

If you still celebrate the sadly vanishing tradition of sending Christmas cards, I guess it’s time to start to send them 🙂 And if you’re looking for some inspiration, let me share some shaped cards today:

I used the latest release, the Holiday In The Alps collection. It contains several papers in darkest colours of the set and featuring beautiful damask patterns. Here I took the navy blue paper, applied a white stencil pattern upon it – just look at the gorgeous contrast! – and added embellishments:

The flower cluster includes foamiran poinsettias I made myself 🙂 I also added a die-cut manger scene:

 

There’s also a brown damask paper in the set:

I paired it with the burgundy paper and added some colour-matchign embellishments, with art clay angels made with a mold:

 

And, last but not least, the burgundy version of the same pattern:

Here I applied a snowflake pattern upon the paper and added a chipboard quotation from a Polish Christmas song. Then I added my embellishments, including a large Prima poinsettia, my handmade foamiran poinsettia and some twigs and leaves die cut from glitter cardstocks.

And here’s the whole set:

 

I really like how they turned out, glimmering and festively rich 🙂 What do you think?

Here’s my list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stencils: Agateria, Heidi Swapp; flowers: Prima, handmade; dies: Marianne Design, Magnolia, Craft&You Design, Tim Holtz/Sizzix; chipboard: Scrapiniec; crystals, ribbon, mold: my stash.

 

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

It’s A Vintage Christmas – Cards Using Ephemera

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 December, 2019 -

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 Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here to share  some Christmas cards made using the Maja Design ” Holiday In the Alps” paper collection.  This is the new heart warming vintage holiday collection from Maja Design.
The vintage images are enchanting and the rich colors add such an elegant touch.
Below is an image of the ephemera sheet from the collection used on the first card.
The sheet is called ” Winter Ephemera”.
I also used ” Love to Ski” and “Decorate the Lodge”.
I made two cards for today’s post.  The first card features the small ephemera border images.  The are embellished using Spellbinders border dies.
Here is the second card, accented with chipboard from Creative Embellishments along with more of the Spellbinders border die.
  Thank you for stopping here.  Happy crafting.

Christmas Box

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

8 December, 2019 -

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Hi everyone! Here I am with a late post using the gorgeous new papers from Maja Design’s latest Christmas Collection, Holiday in the Alps.

But for the leaves I have used some Monochromes from the collection Shades of Christmas, since there was no green colours in the new collection.

I have handpainted the image with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers.

Under you get a closer look of some of the details.

I have added some white paint called White Gesso here and there all over the box. Maybe this box will be under someones three this Christmas?

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today!

With love,