A Bunch of Cards


Posted by Maja Nowak

14 January, 2014 - ,

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Hello all Maja Fans!

I hope you are having a wonderful day 🙂 I’m so thrilled to publish my first post as a Maja Design Creative Team member! It’s been almost a year since I visited here as a special guest and I’m really happy to be back to the Maja family to be a part of this wonderful 2014 team!

And for the easy start, let me share a bunch of cards 🙂 But first I must apologize for the quality of photos – we’re having very bad weather in Poland and there’s just no light to take decent photos. But let’s not feel down in the mouth!

I created the cards using mostly the Vintage Frost Basics collection, as I immediately fell in love with it once I opened my CT box 😉 And so, the first card I made was a Christmas Angels’ Glory:

mdgloriaI used the post card image from the Christmas Die-cuts sheet and made it the focal point of the card, adding a post stamp, clay angels, vintage ribbon and mini jingle bells:

mdgloria2For finishing touches, I added some puffy “snow” and glittery “frost” here and there, and liquid pearls snowflakes 🙂 I really love how it turned out, the wintery vintage look and quiet sound of little bells really made for the festive atmosphere 🙂



Maja Desing Vintage Frost Basics: 1st of December, 6th of December, 22nd of December, Christmas die-cuts

Other: die (Spellbinders), snow marker (Marvy Uchida), clay angels (Melissa Frances), stickers (7 Dots Studio), punch (Martha Stewart), Frantage embossing powder (Stampendous), Stickles glitter glue (Ranger), Liquid Pearls (Ranger).


In a week’s time we’re going to celebrate the Granmother’s and Granfather’s Days in Poland. And so I created a card for this occassion, featuring an old couple stamp that I coloured with Distress inks.

mdbdAs the image is quite big and takes most of the card’s space, I chose the patterns that would be clearly visible even in a small amount (not to mention how I love stripes and plaids LOL!). I die-cut a little tag for the sentiment and decorated it with mini-roses. I mounted the particular layers on 3D dots and inserted some cheesecloth in between:

mdbd1I also employed a little trick here: as the daisies that mat the roses are only little visible, I actually cut two flowers in halves and thus saved two more! (is it only me saving each small piece if possible? hm…)


Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics: 16th of December, 22nd of December, 22nd of Decmeber bs.

Other: stamps (Penny Black, Lemonade), Stickles glitter glue (Ranger), Distress inks (Ranger), die (Spellbinders).


And finally a set of baby welcome cards: I was organising my dies drawer last weekend and dug out those cute baby clothes 🙂 Naturally, I made a boy and girl cards immediately!

mdcloFor the girl’s card I used the lovely pink Vichy plaid pattern for the background – even though it shows very little, the design is still visible a the plaid is so small – love it! I die cut the clothes and “hung” them up on linen string with buttons:

mdclo1I went for the same design with the boy’s card, but using the traditional blues for this version:

mdclo2The design is very simple, so I mounted all layers on 3D dots and distressed all the edges – I love dimension in all my creations 🙂 For the final touch I used some liquid pearls to add buttons and dots in the background.


Maja Design papers: Girl’s card: Vintage Frost Basics –  4th of December, 6th of December bs, It’s Christmas Time – Snowflakes bs, Vintage Summer Basics – 1946.

Boy’s card: Vintage Frost Basics – 13th f December bs, 11th of December, 22nd of December, Vintage Summer Basics – 1946.

Other: dies (Cottage Cutz), stamps (Lemonade), Liquid Pearls (Ranger). Buttons, twine – from my stash.


That’s all for today, have a nice afternoon and see you again soon!