Miles Apart Wedding Card

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10 September, 2020 -

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

As you can easily tell by the titlte, I bring you a wedding card today that I made using the latest Maja release, the Miles Apart collection:

You most definitely know that Miles Apart papers feature some beautiful and romantic flower patterns that are just perfect for occasions like a wedding. But this time instead of putting those gorgeous flowers in the card background, I took inspiration from them and tried to recreate the bouquet ON the card. And so I chose delicate light papers for the background and added a flower cluster that imitates the patterned papers:

To the rose bouquet I added die-cut leaves, crystal gems and some chipboard ornaments. Vintage ribbon and enamel dots complete the design:

Just look how nicely dimensional it turned out!

…which means it needed a box too ๐Ÿ™‚ I decorated it with washi tape with rose pattern – a perfect match!

What do you think? I must say I’m quite satisfied ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Magnolia; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon: Na Strychu; chipboard: Scrapiniec, Wycinanka.pl; gems: my stash.

See you soon!

 

Miles Apart Cards

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24 August, 2020 -

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

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and your summer is going good despite the restrictions imposed on us all over the world.

Summer usually gives a great opportunity to visit our family and friends living away, but this summer is very much different due to the pandemic. Some countries closed their borders, other don’t allow to travel abroad or introduce lockdown conditions, which all makes it impossible to leave our homes. We are lucky enough to have other means of contact such as phones or the Internet, but there are other ways to show our loved ones we remember ๐Ÿ™‚ The Miles Apart collection was intended for such occasions and today I bring you two cards that you could send out when you can’t visit:

For my cards I used the most beautiful rose papers from the collection (in my opinion, of course ๐Ÿ™‚ ), in the rose and blue version.

As the post stamp images from the Ephemera sheet I created my own custom pieces by die-cutting the post stamp shapes and filling them with flowery patterned rectangles. Then I added some stamping:

The central elements of the cards are chipboard hearts mounted on kraft cardstock for nice contrast and placced upon beautiful guipure lace. To match these pieces with the rose paper, I added a mini roses below the hearts. For the sentiment I used the ones printed on signature strips – you know I love using those mini patterns! The blue one says “Miss You”:

The pink card follows the suit, I just changed the plaid matting paper for a striped one and used the “Thinking of you” sentiment:

I really like the way they turned out and I hope someone who’d receive such a card would definitely feel our love and bond!

 

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Joy!; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: the MiniArt; lace: my stash.

 

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

Miles Apart – Wedding Exploding Box

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10 August, 2020 - ,

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

So the day has come: a new collection from Maja Design is being released right now! And I am absolutely smitten by this collection: it’s so classic Maja, but with a fresh air to it too, with stunning ephemera images and most beautiful soft colour palette. It’s as versatile as any Maja collection, even though it has a particular theme: missing some loved ones because we can’t see them as they are miles apart. I think it also fits well in the current times of the world pandemic, when many have to stay at homes due to lockdowns or quarantines. So these paper would be perfect for all those “thinking of you” and “miss you” cards or other projects, images of elderly people would be perfect for Grandparents’ Day projects. But the collection features some gorgeous flower designs as well, simply ideal for wedding or birthday cards and albums. And so today I bring you a wedding exploding box with my most favourite designs from the set ๐Ÿ™‚

 

As usually, I decorated the box lid with a flower cluster, with wedding rings ribbon and some golden die-cut leaves. On the sides of the lids I used pieces of the signature strip – I just love those small patterns or sentiments ready to be used like this:

Then the outer walls feature the beautiful rose bouquets design, definitely my most favourite pattern!

Inside I put some money pockets and a tag for writing in wishes, and in the centre a filigree chipboard cake decorated with matching mini roses and a lace bow:

 

I really loved working with these papers and I’m sure you will too! What do you think of this collection?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

 

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders, Magnolia; chipboard cake: Wycinanka.pl; sequins, ribbon, lace: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, I wish you a safe and happy summer time – see you soon!

Card For A Friend

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24 July, 2020 -

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

With all this lockdown thing, as cumbersome as it is, there is one thing positive, I think. We started to notice and appreciate many things in life we’ve so far taken for granted. Going out for dinner, attending a concert, visiting a museum or even a shopping mall – and most of all – meeting with family and friends. We’ve seemed to have forgotten how important that little everyday joys mean to us and now we value them again. I also have some dear friends that I think of more often than I used to. And therefore todya I’m bringing you a card for a friend.

For this card I used the Little Street Cafe collection – that is perfect for a garden scene too ๐Ÿ™‚ (and one of the papers is called “Meeting friends”! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I layered some of the flowery patterns from the collection and mixed them with plain Monochrome sheets. My friend is a keen gardener, so I thought this stamped girl image would be perfect for her!

I made a plant using a rose heart mold and a plant pot die cut. I coloured the heart with dye ink markers and covered with glitter, then I “planted” it with a glitter cardstock strip ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I added a stamped sentiment and some mini roses:

To finish the card I added some sequins in between the paper layers.

 

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Joy!, Crea-Lies; stamp: Arine by Lemonade; roses: Wild Orchid Crafts; sequins, bling: my stash.

I do hope my friends would like the card! What do you think?

See you soon!

Dream Big

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10 July, 2020 - , ,

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

I hope you’re having great summer so far, even though travelling has been limited and we all still need to follow the lockdown rules. But the right attitude is the key to keep us all going strong through difficult times. So hang in there, and come have a look at the project I have to share.

Today I bring you a delicate baby girl page with a photo of my little niece. She’s so tiny in the picture, so I thought I’d use a limited amount of embellishments, making the page almost clean&simple in order not to overwhelm the photo and accent that delicacy.

I used the Denim & Friends with just a touch of the Denim & Girls collection for my layout. I kept the colour palette of the photo throughout the page. I first added some doily motives with a stencil and modeling paste and then placed the photo in the centre and surrounded it with flowers, hand cut tags and cardstock butterflies. The title is also a cardstock sticker. I completed my design with sequins scattered here and there for lightness and subtle shine:

I just love the versatility of Maja Design papers that allows you to make a sweet baby layout using a msculine collection! What do you think of how the page turned out?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stencil: Agateria; flowers, stickers: Prima Marketing; sequins: my stash.

That’s all for today, drop by soon for more inspiration! See you later!