Dream Big, Little One

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24 September, 2022 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

For a couple of years newborn photoshoots have been immensely popular and no wonder they have – babies grow up so fast and we have just a couple of weeks to take such photos, which makes them even more precious. I regret that when my kids were born such photoshoots were rare, but it makes me so happy when I have a chance to scrapbook a photo of such a tiny human being ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s one such layout I made:

I used a mixture of collections to match the blue shades of the photo, and combined it with soft beige and gold for a delicate baby layout.

First, I applied the stars pattern upon the background paper using a stencil, and when the pearl paste was dry, I added gold metallic stars over some of the stars:

I arranged the title by mixing chipboard letters with a piece of a signature strip from one of the papers:

I used some more pieces from signature strips as a kind of journaling:

…or as a decorative border across the page ๐Ÿ™‚

To finish the layout off, I used scraps of various papers to make a banner garland under the photo:

I really love the way the layout turned out, soft and gentle like the baby sleeping in the photo ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stencil, stamps, embossing powder, chipboard: Agateria; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; star punch: DpCraft

 

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

Autumn Wedding Card

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10 September, 2022 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

It seems that summer has come to an end in Poland, with days getting visibly shorter and the air cooler with more and more rain… So perhaps it’s time to get into the autumn mood with the beautiful Bohemian Harmony collection that I used to make a wedding card:

I took inspiration for embellishing the card from the papers themselves: I recreated the flower cluster from the flower bouquets paper with flowers in matching colours and die-cut and chipboard leaves and twigs:

… and repeated the circle pattern of the background paper with a doily motif applied with white texture paste and a stencil in two corners of the card:

I mounted the paper layers on foam dots to make the card more dimensional:

 

And here’s what I used for my card:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima Marketing, Wild Orchid Crafts; stencil, chipboard pieces: Agateria; dies: Memory Box, Marianne Design, Spellbinders; gems: Prima Marketing.

 

I think the Bohemian Harmony collection is perfect for the late-summer and early-autumn projects, with its warm colours and soft patterns! What do you think?

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

You Are My Sunshine

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24 August, 2022 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

In the middle of summer I bring you a bright and cheerful layout filled with sunflowers – a symbol of the season:

I chose the background paper that perfectly matches the photo’s theme – bike riding in summer ๐Ÿ™‚ I matted the photo with a bike-pattern sheet from the small pad of papers and then surrounded it with cut-out images and hand-cut tags, completing the cluster with dimensional flowers and sequins:

For the title I used one of the cut-out images and a piece of signature strip mounted on foam dots for more texture and dimension:

As the title of the collection suggests, it’s about celebrating simple moments and everyday life. When you find beauty and joy in ordinary things, your life is special all the time ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s my list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Blue Fern Studios; sequins, waxed string: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

Birthday Cards

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10 August, 2022 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

I was very happy to find cut-out sheets in the latest collection, Everyday Life! Apart from beautiful images you will find the thin white border around them to make fussy-cutting easier ๐Ÿ™‚ And so for my today’s post I created two birthday cards based on those cut-out elements:

The first card is for a gardening fan ๐Ÿ™‚ I cut out the pot, watering can and gardenind tools and also single flowers both from the regular size and small pad sheets, and arranged the elements into a scene around a stamped and embossed sentiment, mounting particular pieces on foam dots for a nicer texture and dimension:

Similarly, I arranged cut out images of the wine bottle, glasses and piece of pizza in a card for a cuisine connesseur ๐Ÿ™‚ I also added a stripe of washi tape and hand-cut banners to fill in the background:

The cards are nicely dimensional, yet flat enough to be mailed in envelopes, which is great ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers (both 12×12″ and 6×6″ sheets):

Other: stamp: Wycinanka; washi tape, pearls, string: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

 

Wedding Exploding Box

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24 July, 2022 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, and welcome to the blog today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer is traditionally the peak of the wedding season and therefore wedding cards and boxes are alwaysย  under construction on my desk ๐Ÿ˜€ Today I bring you one such box I made using the beautiful Everyday Life collection:

I selected pastel papers for the walls and lid, and also added embossed stripes of paper for more texture – don’t they look great?

On the lid I placed a cluster of flowers in matching colours that surround a stamped and heat-embossed sentiment. The leaves are die-cut from the Monochromes green papers:

For the inner walls of the box I chose the beautiful pastel beige leaves pattern, so perfect for the background! I added pockets for putting money into and also a panel for writing in short wishes:

 

Instead of the usual chipboard cake I put into my wedding boxes, I added a cute bridge with the newlywed couple on it and decorated the scene with mini roses and die-cut leaves:

I’m really happy with the result, the box turned out bright and elegant with pastel colours and pops of bold red both in the paper pattern and the flowers ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Anemone; dies: Spellbinders, Magnolia, CreaLies; stamp: Lemonade.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!