I Love You

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24 February, 2021 - ,

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

Today I bring you another love inspiration – though not about a romantic love, yet all the same beautiful 🙂

I made the layout using the Holiday in the Alps collection. I first applied heart garland pattern upon the background paper and then arranged the matting cluster of layered papers, hand cut tags and filigree chipboard doilies.

I added roses, a clock button and chipboard key and title word embossed with gold ep.

I finished my page off with metallic red pearls and matte gold sequins.

Here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Desgin papers:

Other: stencil, chipboard pieces: Agateria; glitter paste: Pentart; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; punch: DP Craft; button: Prosvet.

 

I really like how the layout turned out, bright and cheerful, and I really how the versatility of Maja papers which can be used for various themes regardless of the collection theme!

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

 

Sealed With A Kiss

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10 February, 2021 -

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

February is all about love, so today I bring you a Valentine card I made using the Little Street Cafe collection:

I used the gate fold card base and decorated the front panels with layered papers and hand-coloured stamped images of a boy and girl kissing. As the background panel is busy with flowers, I placed the figures upon a glitter heart to make them more visible:

When you untie the ribbon the card opens…

…to reveal the inside panel with a stamped and embossed motives: a red sentiment heart against golden hearts background. I used the masking stamping technique to achieve this effecct. I also decorated the inside flaps with chipboard flourish corners to stabilise the card and help it keep its shape:

There’s also some space left to write your name in 😉

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other:

stamps and chipboard: Agateria; die: CreaLies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; acrylic glitter stones: Prima; ribbon: Rayher.

I do like how the card turned out, vibrant and cheerful – what do you think?

See you soon!

For You, Grandma, For You Grandpa

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24 January, 2021 -

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

A couple of days ago we celebrated Grandmother’s and Grandparent’s Day in Poland. And I created a set of cards for this occasion.

Both cards use the Miles Apart collection and feature the same design – a middle panel upon a background of a different pattern, a chipboard heart sentiment I very often choose to make almost identically composed cards as I love to see how papers and embellishments can totally change the final appearance. Just take a look: the card for grandma has the floral panel placed upon the heart-patterned background. I combined these with chipboard mandala doilies and a mini roses cluster that nicely blends into the printed flowers. The delicate and romantic look is topped with opalescent sequins:

Now the card for Grandpa: the same design and the focal element, but instead of flowers and doilies I added die-cut gears and moustache, and matted the chipboard heart with a piece of paper. The central panel is filled with ballons and instead of sequins I decorated the card with teeny tiny gold dots that were left after die cutting the gears 🙂

As you can see, you can play around with the same design and by changing patterns, colours and embellishments get dozens of various looks 🙂

Here’s what I used for my cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, Cottage Cutz; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Agateria; sequins: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, see you soon!

Christmas Travel Album

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10 January, 2021 -

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

I hope you had a great Christmas time spent joyfully (and safely) with your loved ones.

Today I’m bringing you a holiday album made for a couple who loves to travel. The idea was to combine Christmas papers with travel motives, as the album was meant for some most precious summer trips photos. And so I reached for Holiday in the Alps papers to make a small photo album:

On the front cover I placed a die-cut Christmas bauble decorated with various leaves, handmade foamiran poinsettias and printed ribbon. I also added a wind rose compass die cut from mirror gold cardstock. The wire is decorated with riboons and some little bells.

For the inside pages I used matting tags for photos that I decorated with little cluster ornaments and the travel motives are stamped in the background:

Here are some close-ups:

I hope the couple who received this album liked it – and that you like it too 🙂

This is the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Magnolia, Sizzix, Cheery Lynn Designs, Craft&You Design; stamps: Tim Holtz; bells: Dp Craft; sequins, ribbon: my stash.

 

As you can see, even using few supplies, with right papers you can create a nice little photo album 🙂 Try it!

 

Christmas Cards with a Guest Designer

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26 December, 2020 - ,

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Good day to you, Maja Friends!

Today we are happy to introduce to you all a special Guest Designer – Agnieszka Cebula from Poland, an artist known for her fabulous flower creations:

Agnieszka says: “Scrapbooking has been my passion for 8 years now, and flowers are my special love. I mostly make them myself from foamiran using various dies. My favourite form are cards with rich flower clusters. I’m an educator and a designer organising classes and workshops. I also design my own dies for my brand, Fiori Agnieszka Cebula.”

Agnieszka loves the vintage style of Maja Design papers and combined our two latest releases, Winter Is Coming and Traditional Christmas to make two Christmas cards:

“Apart from papers from the latest collections I also used theme chipboard and my handmade foamiran flowers. As usually, I accented my designs with gesso and glitter”

 

Here’s the list of Maja papers Agnieszka used for her cards:

What do you think of Agnieszka’s style? Let us know in the comments!