Confirmation Card

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10 May, 2020 - , ,

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

March is the traditional month for Confirmations in Poland, but due to the pandemic everything has been affected and many events have been cancelled or delayed. And so I’m sharing this Confirmation card today, almost two months later than usual πŸ™‚

I used the Celebration collection to make the card. I think these patterns and colours make it look both girly and elegant:

I layered the papers and placed a chipboard dove combined with a gold metallic matting circle in the centre.

The layers are shaped in curves which add both interest and subtle lightness to the card design:

I added handmade foamiran flowers in matching colours and iridescent sequins as the finishing touch:

The card is dimensional so I also decorated the card box to match.

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Leanne Creatief, Spellbinders; chipboard: Scrapiniec; foamiran, flower stems, ribbon, sequins: my stash.

I really like the delicate but at the same time festive look of the card! What do you think?

Stay Healthy

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24 April, 2020 -

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

We’ve been locked in our homes for more than a month now due to the deadly virus ravaging the world. Restrictions that it had imposed on us have been tedious and tiresome but I think we can still call ourselves lucky if our only worry is the inability to go shopping whenever we want. There are thousands more miserable, suffering and fighting for their lives, needing help and support. For all those who are sick I dedicate these get well soon cards:

For the “boy” card I used my favourite Denim&Friends collection, adding a hand-coloured stamped image and die-cut patches and a pill blister.

I used similar elements for the “girl” card, but arranged the design horizontally rather than vertically and used the Little Street Cafe collection πŸ™‚

As you can see, I can make flowerless cards too! πŸ˜€

Having made the support-get-well-soon cards, I naturally thought of those who take care of so many sick people these days: doctors, nurses, paramedics – who often risk their own lives to save others. They always deserve respect and gratitude, but especially with this pandemic situation they are the world’s bravest heroes. And so I made a couple of thank you cards too:

I followed the collection and images pattern, but added some flowers this time πŸ™‚

Here are the cards with some medical utensils instead of the images:

While making these cards I was thinking that even though we’re stuck at home we’re so lucky to be alive and healthy, I was thinking of thousands of people fighting for their lives and so many of them losing the battle, and of those who risk their lives to save others.Β  I do pray this pandemic ends soon and that everybody is safe – and free to go outside without fear – again!

Here’s my list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Marianne Design, Nellie’s Choice; stamps: Whiff of Joy, Lemonade; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls: Basic Grey.

 

While we can’t do much to heal the sick ones, we can still do a lot to make everyone safer. So please stay at home, save lives πŸ™‚

 

Happy Easter

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10 April, 2020 -

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

Although Easter is supposed to be the most joyful celebration of the year, this year is different. We’re globally suffering from the pandemic and the feelings of joy, happiness and the glory of life through Christ’s resurrection seem distant and muted by the invisible virus and restrictions it put over our everyday life. But if we are to overcome this, we must stay strong! We must take care of ourselves and of others by – paradoxical as it is – distancing from them and not endangering anybody with unnecessary contact. Therefore I decided NOT to send Easter cards this year – so that post workers are safer and my family and friends as well. And that’s why I made just one card for this season and will be sending a photo of it with my wishes:

I made the card using the latest Maja collection, Little Street Cafe and used the largest X-cut dies to give it an egg form – just love making paper Easter eggs! πŸ™‚

Although I make egg cards each year, I nonetheless try to include a different symbol every time. This year I decided to use the Paschal candle. It represents the light ofΒ  the risen Christ coming to the world, the light that dispels darkness, and the victory of life over death. Isn’t it a perfect symbol for these gloom days?

I decorated the Paschal with lilies – symbols of love, purity and resurrection and catkins – popular elements of Polish Easter palms. I embossed the stamped sentiment with gold ep and added some sequins for more festive glam.

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: X-cut, I Love Craft, Crat&You Design; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; sequins: my stash.

 

And so this is the card that I won’t be sending to anyone, but to everyone! πŸ™‚ With heartfelt wishes of peace, blessing and joy to fill your hearts and homes.

Happy Easter!

 

Simply the Best

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24 March, 2020 -

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

In my last post I shared a baby girl layout using the Little Street Cafe collection. I also claimed it’s quite easy to use any Maja collection for any theme. And so I have challenged myself to create a boy page with this romantic, vintage and feminine collection. Here’s the result πŸ™‚

Just as in my previous post, I followed the photo colour combo and opted for a monochromatic selection of background papers. IΒ  chose orange hues (surprising as it was for me!) that perfectly match the brick wall in the photo. I repeated the motive with a stencil and white structure paste…

…and referred to my boys’ black t-shirts with black mold elements and stamping. A range of matching flowers as well as black stones and matte gold sequins complete the look.

For the title I used a chipboard piece that I embossed with glossy black ep:

I think it turned out really cool, casual and cheerful πŸ™‚ But what do you think?

Here are my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Heidi Swapp, aliexpress; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; stones, stencil, resin flowers: Prima; mold: Prosvet; sequins: my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting the blog today! Don’t forget to return soon for more inspiration πŸ™‚

 

Adorable

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10 March, 2020 -

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

As each Maja Design collection, Little Street Cafe has a specific theme, but at the same time is versatile enough to be used for almost any kind of project. And today I’m bringing you a baby girl page using these beautiful papers πŸ™‚

The collection features a vibrant palette of several colours, but it is really easy to opt for a monochromatic project. I selected mauve and pink papers and added a touch of white and gold to create light, delicate background for a sweet photo of my goddaughter.

First I layered background papers and applied a wreath motive upon them with a stencil and white texture paste. Then I filled each wreath with flowers:

I die-cut the title word from gold metallic cardstock and applied it upon a wired heart:

I also added some sequins for a bit of girly glam πŸ™‚

I really like the way it turned out; light, subtle and delicate like the baby in the photo πŸ™‚ What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; die: Kesi’Art; stencil: Agateria; diecuts, wired heart: Prima; mold: Prosvet; sequins: my stash.

 

That is all for today, thank you so much for visiting and don’t forget to drop by soon for more inspiration!