Merry Christmas Maja Design friends. Jennifer Snyder here with you to share some Christmas home decor and cheer using Maja Design’s new Christmas collection, Traditional Christmas.
Take a look at this gorgeous seasonal delight with rich reds and Christmas prints. Here are the individual papers used from the collection: “By the Fire” A and B sides, “Family Gatherings”.
The wooden sled decor piece is from Creative Embellishments and comes ready to finish. I covered it with the three Maja Design 12×12 sheets because I love the combination of patterns in this collection.
I also embellished with chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments and flowers from my stash.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a joyful healthy 2021. Thanks for sharing a part of your day with us.
Soon is Mother’s Day and I want to give a little attention to my mother. I created a mixed media frame in a delicate shabby chic look.
Celebration 6 x 6
I used a simply frame as basic. Firstly I made some ornaments with the help of moulds and air drying modeling clay.
These were glued to the frame with heavy gel medium, I added some metallic sticker too.
Then I painted everything over with Chalky Finish ‘Vintage’ paint from DecoArt.
Now put some heavy white gesso over the embellishments to bring out the texture and details on the frame.
I used paper sheet ‘Birthday’ as background and the beautiful lady from ‘Emphemera’ 12 x 12
little lady was a cut out from the 6 x 6 paper back
I’ve always loved the combination of these colours and the beautiful ‘Celebration’ paper is probably my favourite in the stash.
Cut to fit and complemented with a metal frame from Prima and some blooms, the new frame in altered art was finished.
Suitable to this frame I made two wooden handpainted candle holds with her favourite flowers
and a irish crochet doily.
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Have a beautiful time!
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I’m also still creating with our latest amazing ‘Celebration’ collection. As I saw this elegant dancing pair I thought on our annual SemperOperaball in Dresden. It’s a very special and magic event.
”Despite low temperatures, thousands of people will take to the theatre square in front of the Semper Opera House to celebrate the Semper Open Air Ball. While guests watch the gala programme inside, up to 15,000 partygoers will be singing and dancing outside in front of the opera house. In rain, freezing temperatures or under starlit skies – the Semper Open Air Ball transforms the square into the world’s largest dance floor for the locals and guests.”
Therefore I was inspired to make a home decoration piece, it’s a cloche in romantic vintage style.
How you can see you will need not so much materials, main thing is the paper sheet ‘Ballroom dancing’, old music paper, Distress inks and some embellishments how like flowers, lace, feathers and what do you want.
I used as basic a star from a cutting die. After I cut out the pair, I curved the motif with a knitting needle and folded the feets to glue them on. The paper from Maja Design is so stable that it stands alone, but you can stick to support a few more blooms from behind against it.
Celebration 12 x 12
Now you just need to stick the decoration on.
I rolled up the notebook paper, distressed the edges and created some paper sticks.
I highlighted some places with Stickles ‘Baby Blue’ from Ranger and a wonderful blue feather suitable to the ball gown.
… and your new eyecatcher is ready 🙂
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Greetings from Kerstin 🙂
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I love fireplaces especially on christmas time, it’s a wonderful tradition to hang up socks for every family member. Unfortunately I haven’t a fireplace and so I decided to make this in a small format.
I used papers from various christmas/ winter collections from Maja Design
Want to see how they are made? Here I have some photos from the making.
Steps and tips
As basic an old black wooden frame and the ‘Gnistra’ paper sheet as wonderful neutral background
added with some torned pieces from old music paper, inked with Distress walnut stain
the highlight was the fireplace.
I saw some months ago an idea on Pinterest where a simple plastic frame was used,
I was impressed and went in search for the right frame.
I found this in a One Euro Store, the frame was square
and so I just had to remove the bottom part
really simple, but a cool effect!
some close up’s
some dies with Maja papers – Hanging socks, Holiday leaves
a Santa portrait from ‘Emphera’ Joyous winterdays, as picture in a shabby chic metal frame
christmas wishes from Die cut sheet – A gift for you
I hope you like this christmas inspiration!
If you want more inspirations with Maja Papers
than have a look on my blog 🙂
My best wishes for you and your families!
Today an ‘Out off the page’ project in vintage style, it’s a triptych with wintry feeling.
As I saw the wonderful new collection papers ‘Joyous winterdays’ I was inspired to create a new home decor project for christmas as little gift for a good friend.
used Maja Design papers
other used materials
modelling clay white, Snow tex (DecoArt), Silikon mould ‘Icecycle’, Distress ink ‘Walnut stain’, clear stamp ‘Crackle’, chipboards (Scrap FX), cutting dies, Resin treasure window
How I made this
- I choose background paper ‘Frost’ and cut out all three MDF pieces
- then I glued the paper with Decoupage Glue (DecoArt) on it
- I connected the three pieces and used the paper distresser tool for the edges, it gives an beautiful altered effect
- then i chose two motives from this new amazing Christmas/ Wintercollection and cut out – the sweet snowmen and little boy
- icecycles were made with white modeling clay and a mould
- to complete the background, I added Distress Ink ‘Walnut stain’ with a little bit water for some running effects, it will give you a worned altered look
- I used the ‘Blizzard’ paper, textured paper (leftovers from a wallpaper) and a craft paper for cutting dies – trees, lantern, winter leaves and snowflakes
- glued all also embellishments with a transparent adhesive medium
- create the snow effect with Snow tex (DecoArt)
some close up’s
This project was so much fun to create and I love the scene that you can build up, using all the beautiful background papers from Maja Design.
And if you wonder why the little boy is suddenly blue now, even though he is on the original green, it was very cold in the snow 😉 … ?
yes, you can change the color of these papers later, for example with alcohol markers 🙂
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Enjoy your weekend!