Pastel Wedding Card

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Posted by Maja Nowak

7 November, 2018 -

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

Many sites are already filled with Christmas products and inspiration, and you know Maja has released a new Christmas collection as well ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 Taล›ma; ribbon, straws: my stash.

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

My Little Star

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24 October, 2018 -

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

It’s been two months since I created anything with my all-time favourite Maja collection, Denim&Friends! ๐Ÿ˜€ And so I couldn’t wait any longer and made a layout for my today’s post:

I really love grid patterns, they give you a sense of using a piece of an actual document and at the same time provide some useful structure to plan your design ๐Ÿ˜‰ As I like clear composition and straight lines, I really appreciate that feature of the background. To introduce the theme of the layout, I applied stars pattern with a stencil and texture paste. Then I matted the photo with a light sand-coloured sheet and added some hand-cut tags:

…the flower-embellishments cluster:

…with a piece cut off the signature strip:

…and finally the title arranged with sticker chipboard letters:

I included many star motives to refer to the title: stencilled, die-cut and art clay ones. I also added some starshine ๐Ÿ˜‰ – the stencil paste is gold and I die-cut the stars in mirror gold cardstock.I think this gave the whole a coherent look both with motives and textures. What do you think?

And here’s what I used for the layout:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Crea-Nest-Lies; alpha stickers: American Crafts; cabochon, charm, sequins – my stash.

 

And that’s all for today, thank you for visiting and come back tomorrow for more inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

Baptism Cards

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10 October, 2018 - , , ,

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

It’s been a while since I did some colouring, so for today’s post I decided to create a set of two baptism cards, for a boy and girl, that feature a hand-coloured stamped image. And here it is:

I kept the same design for both cards, just changing the colour paletter between girly pink and boyish turqouise ๐Ÿ™‚ The design is very simple: layered panels of papers, the top one with a decorative border that you can cut using decorative scallop scissors, or even hand cut, so you don’t even need dies.

Then I placed the image of a sleeping baby that I coloured with Distress inks:

…and added a heat-embossed stamped sentiment with baptism formula in Polish and surrounded it with flowers:

I mounted the particular layers on 3D foam for some nice dimension:

There is also a bit of glam to the cards with subtle golden shine of the embossed stamp and crystal and pearl drops.

I wanted to keep the cards simple but elegant – and I think I succeded in that ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade, Whiff of Joy; flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders; pearls, crystals, string: my stash.

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

 

Autumn Wedding

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26 September, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear visitors to the Maja Design blog!

Autumn has just begun and although we can still enjoy some warmer days, nights become colder and colder and leaves turn yellow and orange, a sure sign of the autumn season. And so for today I have an autumn wedding layout to share:

For this page I decided to keep the colour palette of the photo: yellow, pale orange, delicate green and pastel brown. This is perhaps not my frequent choice of colours, but it was surprisingly nice to work with. First I built the background using papers from the Enjoying Outdoors and Vintage Summer Basics collections. The I added some brick pattern onto the top sheet using a Prima stencil and crackle paste:

I kept the design rather simple, with a flowery heart matting the photo as the only decorative element. I added some white resin embellishments among the flowers and some theme words describing marriage features around the photo. Under the heart I attached a delicate lace bow. The heart is also matted with frayed cheesecloth.

The layout is quite dimensional and perfect to go into a shadowbox-like frame.

I really like the way it turned out, light and delicate with some touches of bright colours, with the photo still in focus. What do you think?

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, stencil, crackle paste – Prima; resin embellishments: handmade with Prosvet moulds; cheesecloth, bling, lace – my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting and see you later!

Rose Wedding Exploding Box

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12 September, 2018 - , , , ,

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

The wedding season is slowing down a bit, but still the wedding bells can be heard each Saturday ๐Ÿ˜‰ And so it is reasonable to have a stock of wedding cards and gifts at hand. Therefore for my today’s post I decided to make a wedding exploding box for those who wish to complete their wishes with some cash too ๐Ÿ™‚

I combined two collections in the box, and they are both perfect not only because of beautiful colours and elegant patterns, but also because of their names! Mix Vintage Romance with Celebration and you have a perfect wedding project.

I matched the flowers I used for the box with the printed ones of the Engagement sheet.

Inside the box are the usual slots for money – the sentiments say: for the crib, for the shared nest and for the journey of your dreams – as well as the space for writing in wishes:

The filigree chipboard cake I used perfectly matches the flourishes of the papers! I decorated it with mini flowers and satin ribbon:

And how do you give cash presents to the newlyweds? Just an envelope or something more elaborate?

Here’s what I used to make the exploding box romantic and flowery:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard cake: Wycinanka.pl; dies: Crealies; ribbons, cheesecloth, pearls: my stash.

 

And that is all for today, thank you for visiting the blog and feel welcome to drop by any time to find more inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚