Autumn Harvest

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello, dear friends of the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here with you. I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful day! I’m in my craft room playing with Maja Design’s ‘Walking in the Forest’ papers once again, because I’m completely in love with this season. To quote Winnie the Pooh, it’s “a time for hot chocolatey mornings, and toasting marshmallow evenings, and best of all, leaping into leaves!”

The rich, gorgeous colors in this collection are absolute perfection for creating leafy autumnal projects!

Honestly, the papers do all of the work for you, bringing the change of seasons to life on the page. I’m layering and distressing each of my layers, then stitching them together on my sewing machine. You don’t need to add stitching, but I feel like it gives it ‘that little something extra’.   

The floral spray provides a focal point as it tumbles down the front of the card, drawing from the colors in the collection. Even the leaves are die cut from the collection then tucked in amongst the flowers and berries.

I’m doing a bit of rubber stamping on the exterior and interior of the card, as well as with the sentiment used to create the band encircling the bouquet.

Below you’ll find a peek of the inside with coordinating stamping. Of course, you’ll also find a bow. I always feel like my cards aren’t truly finished without one.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Leaf Dies, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Paper Flowers, Rubber Stamps, Archival Ink, Natural Twine, Fall Berries, Foam Adhesive, Glue Gun, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for spending time with us on the blog today. May this day be one of promise and joy, and may all your crafty dreams come true!

Hugs,

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A tag made with love!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

21 October, 2018 - ,

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Hi everyone! I hope you all are fine. I am enjoying working with the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. The papers are just so beautiful! I will show you which ones I used at the end of the post.

But first some photos of my tag. It is not always necessary to give a whole card, sometimes a tag can be just as nice to give someone. I have used the tag die from Sizzix for the main tag.

All the other dies I have used are from Magnolia. The image is from Magnolia’s Class Trip Collection 2018. And I have coloured her in matching colours to the lovely papers.

Here comes some close ups of the details on the tag. I have used Distress ink for my colouring.

I have put some White Gesso on to the papers here and there.

Between the layers on the camera I have put som 3D foam. And some Maja papers together with the Raven Bazzill. I think it worked out nicely.

Here is the list of papers used:

Thank you so much to visit the Maja Design blog today!

With love,

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Christmas is Coming

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

20 October, 2018 - ,

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Have you started getting your Christmas card list together?
I’m Jennifer Snyder here today to share my card for the holiday season featuring Maja Design papers.
I am using two Maja Design collections that may surprise you:
I Wish collection – I wish for a Holly Jolly Christmas
Vintage Summer Basics collection – 1905 ( A and B side of paper)
I love the rich dark chocolate color of the Vintage Summer Basics – 1905 sheet.  I used the “B” side of the paper and found a cool little section of the paper with some white distressing on the page to look like old wood on my sled.  Like an old – well used sled/toboggan.
The wood panel (A side of paper) was great for the background on the card.  My idea of possibly an old barn look.
I added some die cuts for decoration.  The sled had foam under it for dimension.
The diecut wreath was created using different tones of green mixed with a white layer.
I wrapped the layers of wreath diecuts together with red bakers twine.
Finish the card with some holiday embellishments and it’s starting to look like Christmas.

Thanks for stopping here to visit.

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A new tree house

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 October, 2018 - , , , ,

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Hello Maja friends!

When we were hiking in the autumn forest, we discovered a new house for our dog.  

Filou had to examine it closely and it seems as if it meets his requirements 😉 

Back at home, he has come to love his soft dog basket and of course our sofa again,

 because it’s much more comfortable as he whispered to me.

 

That was my inspiration for this new autumn layout in mixed media natural style.

 

I have combined two of our beautiful autumn collections at Maja Design ‘Enjoying Outdoors’ and ‘Walking in the forest’.

The delicately patterned green background was ideally suited

 to embellish it with stamps, stencils and spray paints.  

The central element is a cutout from the paper sheet ‘Maple’ in the shape of an autumn leaf, 

which somehow looks like an acorn.

used paper collections

 

 

some details

some typical forest elements in autumn colours – a chipboard,

wooden shapes, dried tree bark and lichen

two trees made with modelling paste and silicone mould, ‘Fall foliage’ and branches with cutting dies

dried acorns shells and fern leaves also made with white modeling paste

 the cutout fall leave where the edges finished with ‘Walnut Stain’ ink pad and Spray colour

Thanks for your visit!

Have a wonderful day!

 

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Baby Girl Big Album

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

12 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

Today I’ve got a big Baby girl album to share with you.

It has taken me a lot of crafty days to work on it, but I like how it came out at the end

I enjoyed mixing the collections for the pages and mostly worked with the papers from the Basics collection – Vintage Summer and Vintage Spring, and used the basic background and the floral patterns

Besides the flower and die cut embellishments, I did some watercolor drawings to this shabby pages

The album is really large as I used the  full size of 12×12 pages

A few pages I have already shared on the blog, however now I put all of them in one album and made a book binding too.

So though the pages were made for a newborn girl I didn’t add any baby related embellishments, except for some Princess theme

Fabric and lace my favorite add ons to the album

So let’s check the other pages too:

The swans and ballerina theme – this is what I have focused on too.

Some close ups for the watercolors

 

 

Supplies:

 

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