A layout by Gerry

Posted by Gerry Van Gent

2 November, 2013 - ,

Hello everyone!

This is Gerry and you are reading my first blog post as a guest-designer for Maja Design.Thank you so much for inviting me! I hope I will inspire you with my work this month using these gorgeous papers.

For today’s post I prepared a layout featuring the “Vintage Spring Basics” collection. This collection has such beautiful range of colours and patterns – you can basically match it with everything and you can use all kind of photos. Love it!

Just you 2_Gerry


I chose “1st of March” basic paper for my background which I treated with different masks, stamps and paint to give more texture.

I used Sizzix die-cut frame with two different pattern papers from the collection to decorate the photo.

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One more Sizzix die was used to die cut the mini film strip. The mini strip was combined with a strip of the pattern paper (“1st of May”). What I actually did was to cut a strip with one of the flourishes (the small one). I cut two small triangle in both ends so it will look like a banner. Once ready I placed the “banner” underneath the film strip.

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Further, I added a few more embellishments (flowers, resin, chipboard title) and then my project was ready 🙂

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Maja Design Papers: Vintage Spring Basics” Collection

583-1st-of-may 590-1th-of-march-bs 590-1th-of-march 592-3rd-of-march

598-9th-of-march-bs 601-1st-of-april

609-9th-of-april-bs 612-days-to-remember

Other Products I used:

Prima Marketing – flowers, mask, resin, clear stamp; Donna Downey – unmounted stamps; Sizzix – ornate frame, mini film strip; Imaginarium Designs – title chipboard; Tim Holtz – Mask

I hope you enjoyed my first project today! Feel free to ask me any questions about the project by the comments!

Wishing you a creative weekend with Maja Design products!


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  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    STUNNING piece and sooooo many amazing fussy cut pieces. LOVE it

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    Beautiful page my friend!! I love the fussy cut layers you framed the sweet photo of your daughter with! xo

  • I hope you enjoyed your designer gig here (their paper is so cool!) … I certainly appreciate you efforts and love your design! The primarily horizontal shape is refreshing and gives me a new direction with some of my own upcoming crafting efforts. TFS!!!

  • so beautiful and creatively brilliant! love your stamping and all of the intricate detail work!