My Fabulous Boy

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2 January, 2019 -

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Hello there, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog todayΒ  πŸ™‚

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time and your New Year’s Eve parties were a bang!

I’m happy to be back on the blog with the first layout this year πŸ™‚ And as I wanted to enjoy the holiday collection a little bit more than just around Christmas, I used the Christmas Season papers to make it πŸ™‚

You wouldn’t tell it’s a Christmas collection, would you? That’s what I love about Maja papers, the diversity and universatility that allow you to use themed collections whenever you want! And so I layered some papers in the background and added some squares punched out from scraps to add some pattern:

Since the time is still around the holidays and the carnival is just beginning, I wanted to add some glam and shine and therefore I opted for some gold accents: metal embellies, gold buttons, sequins and glitter:

But at the same time I wanted to make the layout boyish-harsh, so I added denim ribbon and some black stamped “handwritten” sentiments:

I made the title by combining gold foam letters with a die-cut word:

…and the title shines too πŸ˜‰

And I’m really glad it turned out light and almost clean&simple style (at least for my taste!). What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Heidi Swapp; flowers: Prima; letters: American Crafts; die: Creative Expressions; buttons, punch: Docrafts; sequins, ribbon, pearls: my stash.

Wishing you a very creative 2019! See you soon!

 

Peace & Joy

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19 December, 2018 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today!

Christmas is just around the corner! I just can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree (which we always do on Christmas Eve morning) and for the home to fill with wonderful smell of Christmas cooking πŸ™‚ But what is most important is who I’m spending my Christmas with – meeting all my loved ones at the Christmas Eve table and visiting as many relatives as we can during Christmas days. Because love, peace and joy are most valuable gifts of the holiday. And that’s what my layout is about:

I made it using our latest collection, Christmas Season. I just love the traditional colour palette of this collection and all the vintage images!

First I layered some papers in the background and added some stamping. Then I added the matting arrangement of papers for the photo:

I also added some doily pattern using a stencil and texture paste:

Another white accent is the guipure lace border and enamel dots that imitate the snow falling:

I added the flower cluster with a felt snowflake and some crystals around the Christmas wishes tag I cut out from the Ephemera sheet:

What would be a hoilday layout without some glam? I added golden buttons, glitter cardstock diecuts and foam gold metallic letter for the title:

Here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: letters: American Crafts; stamps: Tim Holtz; dies: Magnolia; stencil: Agateria;Β  flowers: Prima; buttons: Dovecraft; wooden embellishments: BoBunny; snowflake, lace: my stash

And since this is my last post this year, I wish you a Merry Christmas filled with peace, love and joy and a Happy New Year!

See you in January πŸ™‚

Christmas Cards

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5 December, 2018 -

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

You have already had a chance to see some Christmas cards inspirations from my talented DT friends, using the latest Maja Design release, the Christmas Season collection. And here are mine too πŸ™‚

I decided to feature both sets of the collection’s colour palette: the classic Christmas red and green and the very wintery blue and ecru.

For the first card I used a chipboard layered Christmas bauble as my focal element.

I layered the selected background papers and covered the bauble base with polka dot red sheet. Then I added the top filigree layer embossed with golden ep and decorated with a button and pearls. I also added the flower cluster to the top of the bauble:

The second card features a die-cut snowflake with a manger scene button:

To decorate it, I added a flower cluster with vintage seam ribbon bow and some postcards cut out from one of the papers. Various winter leaves and the snowflake are die-cut from glitter cardstock and they look like iced snow, glistening against the light! I also added some liquid pearls dots to imitate snow falling:

The cards are both a little dimensional, but will still fit into envelopes – perfect to mail to family and friends πŸ™‚

And here’s what I used to create my cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Sizzix, Magnolia, Spellbinders; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Wycinanka.pl; buttons: 3rd Eye; liquid pearls: Viva Decor.

Thank you for visiting today, drop by tomorrow for more inspiring projects!

 

Take Time To Relax

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21 November, 2018 - , , , ,

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Baby it’s cold outside! πŸ™‚ We’re just having the first snowfall this season and it really makes you think of Christmas – but before we get into the holiday mood, I have a card to share focusing on different matters:

When life gets busy and we hurry to take care of so many things daily, we often forget to also relax properly. This card is supposed to remind a certain very busy bee to spend more time resting and enjoying life. Shouldn’t we all? πŸ™‚

I made the card using various bits of papers to create a cozy scene with some stamped motives. First I layered some papers to make the walls of the room and then added various stamped images.

I coloured the girl with Distress inks and used the paper piecing technique for the armchair: stamped the image twice, on cardstock and on the patterned paper, cut out the seat, layered the two pieces and then added some shadows to make the seat more dimensional-looking:

I like the way it turned out a little dimensional but still able to go into an envelope πŸ™‚

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Whiff of Joy, Inkadinkado; button: Prosvet; pearls: my stash.

And that is all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

 

Pastel Wedding Card

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7 November, 2018 -

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

Many sites are already filled with Christmas products and inspiration, and you know Maja has released a new Christmas collection as well πŸ™‚ But before we fall entirely into the holiday mood, let me share another wedding card:

This time I used Monochrome papers of the Denim & Friends collection, and an almost plain sheet from the main collection – they provided a perfect, delicate background for a rich flower cluster and some art clay elements:

The photo light in Poland is not good until next spring πŸ˜‰ but i hope you can see the delicate glimmer of the gold foiled elements and the ribbon I used, as well as of the crystal flower centre and gold sequins scattered here and there on the card:

I built the embellishments cluster upon paper straws in matching colours:

The card turned out pretty dimensional, so I used a card box for it too. I decorated the lid with washi tape with the chevron pattern perfectly matching the straws πŸ™‚

This is what I love most about Maja papers: they are so versatile that even themed collections can be used for just about any theme and occasion πŸ™‚

And here’s what I used for my card:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; art clay molds: Prosvet; stamp, box: Latarnia Morska; washi tape: Dekoracyjna TaΕ›ma; ribbon, straws: my stash.

And that’s all for today, visit us often for more inspiration!