Lollipop card for a Confirmand

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

31 May, 2017 - ,

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Here comes a Confirmand card I made to my friends son. And I have used papers and image from the Summer Crush collection for this one. I think the papers have really sharp and cool colours, which fits sporty young people :) It is my son (three years) who is holding the card on the photo above.

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Here comes some more pictures of the lollipop card:

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The lollipop cards ar fun to make, and they are faster to make than my ordinary cards. Here comes a closeup.

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Tags from Magnolia with texts from Stempelglede.

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The text #konfirmant is written on my computer and printed out. I have used my sewing machine and sewed the paper edges. They are also inked with Distress ink – reinkers.

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog!

With love,

Camilla

Something Borrowed, Something Blue…

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

30 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello, dear friends! It’s Nancy here, wishing you all a warm welcome here at the Maja Design Blog. It’s almost June, a huge month for weddings. As a June bride myself, I can attest to carrying the traditional ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue’ for good luck before taking my stroll down the aisle. Maja Design’s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics collection inspired this ‘Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ card for an upcoming bridal shower.

One of the many things I love about Maja Design papers is the fact that the same piece of paper can inspire endless creations. You need only to gaze upon the beautiful designs and your imagination runs wild. Also, though the collections may be named for different seasons or themes,  each is perfect for any time of the year. My advice is to stock up on ALL of them!

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The papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form the base. Blue and ivory are present in multiple patterns and tones.

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The flowers are handcrafted from design paper (there is a tutorial on my blog). A resin frame, a twine bow, a scattering of pearls, and an antique pearl earring also adorn the base.

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A little butterfly also found it’s way into the floral spray.

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Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Supplies Used: Vintage Pearl Earring, Prima Resin Frame, Natural Twine, Glass Pearls, Butterfly Embellishment from Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Foam Adhesive, Glue Gun, Sewing Machine, Thread.

If you aren’t sure where to find these lovely papers, just click on the ‘store finder’ tab at the top of the blog to locate a retailer. Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today. I wish you a day filled with joy and many crafty endeavors!

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Winner of the May mood board challenge

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

29 May, 2017 -

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Hello Sweeties..!

Finally the Summer has arrived here to the south of Sweden, and we are really enjoying ourselves outdoors these days. Sun, warmth, singing birds and happy faces – it’s really a joyful time of year..! ♥

It’s time to pick a winner of May’s mood board challenge. And I know I’ve said it before, BUT, this month is no exception – WOW! such a fabulous response..! I’m completely overwhelmed by the gorgeous creations you’ve shared with us..! I’m so grateful to have the honor to receive all these magical creations from you, all the talented artist out there. Thank you!

A little reminder of how the mood board looked like:

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And let me proudly present all the amazing entries:

Adrijana Knez, Slowenia

Adrijana Knez, Slowenia

Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Autumn Clark, USA

Autumn Clark, USA

Bozena Moc, Poland

Bozena Moc, Poland

Cindy Wille, The Netherlands

Cindy Wille, The Netherlands

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

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Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Debbie Hawke, United Kingdom

Debbie Hawke, United Kingdom

Gry Veronica Andersen, Norway

Gry Veronica Andersen, Norway

JingWen Mi, China

JingWen Mi, China

Kejing Ren, China

Kejing Ren, China

Kejing Ren, China_

Kejing Ren, China

Korrieann Peters, Scotland

Korrieann Peters, Scotland

Kristina Peshko, Russia

Kristina Peshko, Russia

Lenet Mos, Netherlands

Lenet Mos, Netherlands

Lucy Woods, United Kingdom

Lucy Woods, United Kingdom

Maria Loyen, Netherlands

Maria Loyen, Netherlands

Marina Chukaeva, Russia

Marina Chukaeva, Russia

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Noura Pompilla, Perú

Noura Pompilla, Perú

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

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Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

Pernilla Rosenlund, Sweden

Pernilla Rosenlund, Sweden

Ramona Schmitt, Germany

Ramona Schmitt, Germany

Romy Veul, Netherlands

Romy Veul, Netherlands

Rosette Camilleri, Malta

Rosette Camilleri, Malta

Suzi McManus Scotland UK

Suzi McManus Scotland UK

 

 

And the winner is…

 

 

 

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Cindy Wille from the Netherlands!

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We absolutely adore your creation! ♥ Thank you so much for sending it to us.
A collection of your choice is coming your way..!

 

And, a huge thanks to all the participants! ♥ It’s really been a pleasure to recieve your beautiful photos.

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3

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Posted by Mary Catt

28 May, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends and happy Sunday to all!

It’s Mary here with you today and I want to share with you my latest layout made with papers from the ”Enjoying Outdoors” collections.

A soft romantic layout in purple and earth tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”Flourishing” paper from the ”Enjoying Outdoors” collection. I also used some tags and a journaling card from the ”Tags & Journaling cards” paper to mat my photo.

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I primed my background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Tea Pot Purple” and ”Pegleg Pete Purple”.

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I heat embossed the ”Fishing Net Bit” chipboard with ”Pop Rock Purple” Lindy’s embossing powder. The title was also embossed with the ”Angel Wings Mauve” powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing. The flair is from Cuts2luv.

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To finish my page, I added a few shells in my clusters and some licorice glass beads with gel medium.

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Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Stars and Stripes

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

27 May, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share my U.S. patriotic themed cards created using the fabulous Maja Design “Life By the Sea” collection.

Over in the U.S., we are celebrating our Memorial Day holiday honoring our military heroes who have given their lives for our freedom.  It’s a major holiday in the United States – most businesses are closed and families typically gather for parties, grilling and picnics.   It also signals the start to summer in the US – our official summer begins with Memorial Day.
Where I live in New York, farmers in my region do not plant crops until Memorial weekend.  Homeowners can start getting their gardens in shape (with fingers crossed that no more snow will fall.)
Another fun fact about our Memorial Day holiday…it’s long been the standard of fashion in the US.  For decades, women dared not wear anything white before Memorial Day.
The Life By the Sea collection is perfect for my patriotic and nautical projects.
Here is my first card.  It’s simple and classic.
I love this collection because it can be easily used for vintage projects simply by adding  a little inking on the edges of the papers.  It’s also my favorite paper to use when I am creating anything with an “Americana” theme -which I adore.

 Here is my second card.  This also has the fun star chipboard from Creative Embellishments.  It looks amazing resting atop the bold blue of the paper.

 

Here’s to a wonderful warm summer filled with friends and family, health and safety (plus some paper crafting fun too).

Maja Design Collection – Life By the Sea
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The West Coast
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