From the Flower Cart!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

19 September, 2017 - ,

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I wish a happy to hello to all of our friends at the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here, and what a blessing it is to have this time with you all. We have a special sponsor this week, Petaloo by FloraCraft, and they’ve graciously showered us with beautiful blooms. I’m sharing some of them with you today, along with one of my all time favorite Maja Design collections, Vintage Summer Basics.

I realize it’s autumn in many parts of the world, but the lovely papers and flowers bring to mind flower vendors at the farmer’s market, which is where I draw inspiration for today’s card.

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My base is design papers that are distressed, layered, and stitched. The central bloom is accentuated with tea stained doilies and lace, with a tumbling of florals reaching down the side.

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The center of the card is layered with additional design paper. The lace edge is courtesy of a border punch.  An ivory twine bow brings everything together with a feminine flourish.

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The ‘Flowers 4 Sale’ stamp is from my stash, and I’m thrilled to find a ideal project for it.

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Below is a side view with a view of the interior of the card.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

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Other Products Used: Petaloo by FloraCraft Flowers, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Lace, Doilies, Twine, Rubber Stamp, Archival Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

I hope you’re having a wonderful week! May your days be filled with the joy of family & friends, and plenty of cozy time in your craft space.

Hugs, Nancy-sign

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

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Posted by Mary Catt

17 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello my dear friends!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I have a new layout to share with you made with the awesome ”Denim & Friends” collection.

When I found on Pinterest this beautiful photo of a girl with a mysterious feeling I knew that I had to scrap it with these gorgeous papers. So, I choose the ”Leather” paper and combined it with some beautiful flowers from Petaloo by Floracraft. I have also used some torn pieces from the ”Wood” paper to make some layers behide my photo. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL with the procedure…

 

Here are some close ups…

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I gave my background a coat of clear gesso and also applied some white on the center of the paper to highlight the spot where I placed my cluster.

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Then, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I continued by coloring my page with Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Cattail Copper Brown” and ”Dark Chocolate Truffle”.

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I heat embossed the ”Flourish 2” chipboard with the ”Midnight Gold” Lindy’s embossing powder. The ”Foliage Set 1” and the title from the  ”Mini Travel Word Set 2” were also embossed with the ”Spanish Moss Green” powder. As usual all the chipboards I used are 2crafty.

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To finish my page, I added some Bronze micro beads & Plum glass beads with gel medium and made some splatters with White Artist Acrylic Ink.

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Papers used:

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Petaloo Flowers used:

 

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Mary Catt

Hello! My name is Mary and I live in Greece. I met scrapbooking two years ago. I love creating layouts but I also design tags, cards, mini albums, canvases and altered items as well. My style is mixed media, with a little vintage and some shabby chic touches. If you want you can see more of my work here: http://maryscraftymoments.blogspot.gr/

Always Time For A Fika (Coffee) Break

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

16 September, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here today.  I’m sharing my cards made with one of my favorite Maja design collections, Fika and embellished with flowers from Petaloo by Floracraft.
 It’s always time for a coffee or tea break as far as I am concerned.  In fact I was actually sipping hot coffee while making these cards.
These are the gorgeous papers I used from the  “Ske vi ta en Fika collection ( Fika) –
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 Två Fröknar,
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I embellished the cards with flowers by Petaloo by Floracraft.  They are gorgeous little Forget-me-nots from the Penny Lane collection.  The Petaloo flowers also match the papers perfectly.
The stamps are from JustRite Papercrafts.  Very fun coffee themed stamps!

 

 

 Thank you for joining me today for a spot of coffee.

 You can shop for Maja Design paper collections here.

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Maja Design “Ske vi ta en Fika collection ( Fika) – Två Fröknar , Söders Höjder, cheesecake
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Shabby Mood

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

15 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

Few days ago it was raining and it was a good chance to spend time creating the cards.

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To create the cards I used my favorite color combo, the papers from Crea Die collection

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I used only one paper sheet but mixed it backside several times

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I die cut it, dry embossed and embellished with beautiful Petaloo flowers

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Have a wonderful week end and happy papercrafting

Products used:

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Petaloo Flowers, Spellbinders Dies.

 

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The Duncaire Sperm Whale

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Posted by Pascale B

14 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Denim and Friend collection. I chose another photo montage I’ve made. Oh I completely forgot to tell you that we have been specially sponsored by Petaloo by FloraCraft this week.

The Duncaire Sperm Whale by Pascale B.

As usual, I primed the background with clear gesso. I mixed some Magical powder with 3D Glos gel to obtain a teal paste. I used this paste with a stencil to add a design on the background.

The Duncaire Sperm Whale by Pascale B.

While the background was drying I colored some chipboard with different waxes. I cut some leaves in a watercolor paper that I painted with different inks.

The Duncaire Sperm Whale by Pascale B.

I added some colors to the background that match the colors of the photomontage.

The Duncaire Sperm Whale by Pascale B.

I cut a few paper to add under the photo and I glued some beautiful flowers from Petaloo along with the leaves I’ve die-cut.

The Duncaire Sperm Whale by Pascale B.

To finish the layout I splattered some Glimmer Glam and I added some micro beads.

The Duncaire Sperm Whale by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

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6×6 Paper pack
Petaloo Flowers

Forget Me Nots: Robin Egg Blue

Mixed Blossoms – Robin Egg Blue

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