Mother’s Day Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 May, 2019 - ,

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

In many countries Mother’s Day was already celebrated, but in Poland it comes on May 26th, so just in two days ūüôā And since my getting married I have two moms, I made two cards for the occasion, using the latest collection by Maja Design, Denim & Girls:

For the foccal points of my cards I chose images from the Girls In Jeans sheet. As jeans and laces are totally my thing ūüėČ I thought the images would represent me giving flowers to my moms.

In one card I stamped and embossed the sentiment diretly onto the image piece and then mounted it over layered papers and added some mini roses and a filigree chipboard flourish:

As I like adding tiny elements to my projects, I cut out a star tag from the signature strip and accented it with glitter:

In the other card I mimicked the jeans-lace layers from the image, using paper and cotton lace, and then added a resin heart filled with miniroses. Glitter and some bling add the glamour touch:

I hope my moms would like the cards – do you? ūüôā

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; chipboard: Scrapiniec; bling, string, lace – my stash.

So that’s all for today, thank you for visiting – and happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there!

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Delicate Denim Cake Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 May, 2019 - ,

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¬†¬†Jennifer Snyder here¬† celebrating with a special cake made using Maja Design’s new collection, Denim & Girls.

Fun and flirty, sporty and classic – it’s all in the collection.¬† A little pink¬† and a little blue for that perfect balance to be used on masculine and feminine cards and projects.

And don’t forget about the¬† monochrome collection,¬† Shades of Denim, with newly released colors created to perfectly coordinate with Denim & Girls.

Here are the papers I used from the new collection:
Ripped Jeans

Loose Fit
Roses
Vintage Pink – Monochrome

The adorable cake design was created using Spellbinders Large Die of the Month.   The delicate die makes a great pair for the beautiful new collection.

 

This is your new Maja Design¬† “must have’ collection.¬† Go ahead¬† – add it right to your list.
The collection was made to coordinate and accent the Denim & Friends collection.  The Monochrome  papers РShades of Monochrome , are also perfectly matched.

 

 

Thanks for stopping here and happy crafting.
 
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You are my Favourite

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 May, 2019 - , , ,

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Hello and Happy Wednesday! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog! I hope this day finds you well and enjoying some cozy crafty time. It’s Nancy with you today.

I’m super excited for two reasons. The first is that I just received Maja Design’s brand new paper collection, Denim & Girls! From the moment I laid eyes upon it I knew it was an instant favorite, and I’m thrilled to be sharing a new card created from this beautiful collection.

The second reason I’m so excited is that I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog for the next two weeks! The winner will receive an¬†entire collection of their choice of Maja Design papers!! You can find instructions for entering on my blog at mytatteredtreasures.blogspot.com.

This is actually going to be my granddaughter’s birthday card. In our family we have what we call ‘the circle of favorites’ which includes every one of us. When the grandchildren come to visit the first thing I hear as the door opens is, “your favorites are here!”, and I run to them with hugs and kisses saying, “my favorites are here!” Needless to say, the sentiment ‘favourite’ that I found in the paper collection is ideal for Savannah’s card.

The flowers are handcrafted using Monochromes Shades of Denim for a perfectly coordinated embellishment.

Below is a little peek at the inside of the card.

The tiny paper flowers are fussy cut from the collection. The finishing touch is a twine bow adding the frilly finish I love.

Maja Design Papers Used:  

Other Products Used: Natural Twine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Kit, Flower Stamens,  Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today! It’s such an honor to be here with you. I wish everyone a week filled with sunshine and happy moments! Don’t forget to stop by my blog to enter into the giveaway!

Hugs,

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“Sunshine” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

20 May, 2019 - , , ,

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Welcome Maja friends. I hope this post has found you happy and well. Tina with you today to share a layout project created using a mix of papers from differing Maja Design collections.

I have called this “My Sunshine”.

My background page was made using the Fika’s¬†Sockerkaka and Crea Diems¬†Sin lyckas smed. I created a framework 2.5 cm around the Sockerkaka paper and distressed it heavily. I then added¬†Crea Diems¬†Sin lyckas smed behind¬†Sockerkakato allow the blue to shine through.

Vintage Pink

The sheet of Det skrivna består was cut into rectangular mats in differing sizes. I also added some rectangular mattings in differing sizes using Monochromes shades of Denim in Vintage Pink. These were all distressed heavily and randomly adhered together. I mounted the whole piece including the photo upon some 3D mounting tape and adhered it to the left of the layout.   

I have used this adorable photo of my eldest daughter who just turned 18 this month. And because she has just turned that fabulous number I have used the Skeleton clockfaces to represent time gone past. I used two clocks from the collection and cut the smaller one in half to sit at the right of my layout.

The clockfaces were primed with white gesso and then coloured with Inka Golds in Hydrangea.

I have also used a panel of the Heart Attack Small.  For this project I decided to simply emboss the full panel with Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. I cut the panel into quite a few pieces and layered them around and in between layers of the Maja Design papers and lace and of course the other chipboards and flowers. Some of the itty bitty hearts I took out of the panel and scattered them around and through the clusters. You can see below the hearts taken out separately.

The Dusty title Sunshine was also dressed in the shabby blue enamel. You can see it above. The tiny weeny specs of gold that shine through are just so cute.

 I have used lots of distressing to highlight the layers of papers also. Some sanding of my papers was also done to create the shabby style look. You can see this above.

I have also used one half of the pack of Ornate Scrolls another one of my favourite pieces. this was cut into two and divided behind the photo. I dressed this piece in Crackle Texture Paste and coloured it a little with the Hydrangea Inka Gold and some Ranger Star Dust Stickles to make it shine.

I have also used some gorgeous Birch lace cut into segments.

And that is all from me today. Until next time take care and happy creating.

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Magnolias

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 May, 2019 - , , ,

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Welcome creative friends!

The time is right for a new springtime inspiration. I loved magnolias since my childhood.

¬†It’s always a wonderful time when they bloom and you worry every year that the night frosts do not destroy this flowering splendour.

I used some papers from the beautiful Vintage Spring Basic Collection, I’m always in love with the delicate colours and motifs.

As background 3rd of April, some stripes from 3rd and 7th of May and I’m a fan of this amazing little butterflies in this collection and love it to add this cut outs as 3D elements on my springtime projects.

Vintage-Spring-Basics-P

some close up’s

 

I love it to work with chipboards because they always bring more life and structure in your projects.

Here I used a small fence and some awesome flower buds and flourishes from Dusty Attic.

With a little bit acrylic paint they look like magnolia buds.

Take some nice photos of your garden or bring some memories photos from

  a beautiful spring walk with your family!

Create a scrapbook page as memento for your family album or as a gift,

¬†soon is Mother’s Day.

 

Happy crafting!

Enjoy the springtime!

 
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