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:
I 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:
For 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.
As 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:
I 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!
For 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:
I went for the same design with the boy’s card, but using the traditional blues for this version:
The 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!
beautiful cards Maja! love them all! xxx
Adorable cards!! And the photos and lighting look just fine! Look forward to seeing more of your designs!
Such lovely cards Maja, and so beautifully presented. Thought what a joy it would be, to go to the mail box and find that delightful Christmas Card!
Oh my goodness!! Those cards are adorable!!! I particularly love your set of baby cards! So sweet!! xo
Thank you so much, ladies 🙂
So Beautiful cards Maja!! so happy you join the team! 😉 xo
Oh how I have missed your postings Maja. 🙂 Welcome back. And you do it with a great bang. What a way to start your new year with us. I just love all the cards, but the baby cards really is something extra.
Such wonderful cards….some beautiful…some sweet…all amazing!