Thank Heaven for Little Boys!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 August, 2017 - ,

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Hello and welcome! It’s Nancy on the blog today, and I’m so very happy to be here with you. It was an exciting day in Charleston yesterday as we were in the path of totality for the eclipse. I’ve also just returned from traveling again, this time to my daughter’s home to help out after my grand-girl’s surgery. I’m thrilled to report that all went well and she’s having a smooth recovery. I made her a get-well card to cheer her up a bit, but my sweet little grandson sadly pointed out that I forgot to make a card for him. I decided to remedy that situation as soon as I returned home. All I needed was a little help from Maja Design’s newest collection, Denim & Friends! Did I mention I’m happy to be home? It feels incredibly cozy to be back in my craft room with a cup of hot tea, surrounded by beautiful Maja Design papers!

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The design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched in the usual fashion. The blues in this collection are absolutely lovely. I really can’t get enough of them. They’re perfect for masculine projects, but work just as well for shabby chic pieces.

I tell all of my children and grandchildren they’re my favorites, so this image makes perfect focal point. The ‘You Rock’ sentiment is also prominently featured.

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This is one of the least flowery cards you’ll ever see from me, but I couldn’t resist tucking in a few petals here and there. The paint splatters fit right in with my grand-boy’s personality.

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There is quite a bit of dimension, which I’ll try to capture in the photos.

A natural twine bow adds a finishing touch in the lower corner.

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Below is a look at the interior of the card.

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Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Natural Twine, Foam Adhesive, Acrylic Paint, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining me on the blog today. I send warmest wishes for days filled with sunshine and hearts filled with joy!

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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

20 August, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends and Happy Sunday to all!!!

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

For one more time, I decided to use papers in blue and earth tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”Sunbleached” paper and I made some layers with the ”Wood” paper.

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I gave my background a coat of clear gesso and then, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I continued by coloring my page with Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray ”Dark Chocolate Truffle”.

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I heat embossed the title with the ”Madonna Robe Blue Gold” Lindy’s embossing powder. The ”Thistle Shrub” chipboards was also embossed with the ”Golden Angel Wings” powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish my page, I added some art stones with gel medium.

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Custom Shaped Cards – DIY Tutorial

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

19 August, 2017 -

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Tired of your basic rectangular card shape?  Looking for a change? Need a unique card for someone extra special?
If so, then this is the perfect place to stop for a super simple card making tutorial.
Jennifer Snyder here today.  I’m really bored of making rectangle or square cards.  I need to change things up and add shape to my cardmaking life.
  I have some incredible dies and head turning paper from Maja Design that will help make this project perfect.

I’m using the  Maja Design – Denim & Friends 12×12 paper collection  along with a new Spellbinders die, Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken as my inspiration.
 These are the  Maja Design papers I chose for this card.  Jeans & T-Shirt, Fashion, Sneakers

Here Are My Instructions: 
Step 1.
Using a 12×12 sheet from Maja Design – Denim & Friends, grab a die that will make a nice card shape. I chose a die that was quite large to make a sizable card.   My paper choice is Jeans & T-Shirt from Denim & Friends, and the die is Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken .
            First, decide how much paper you need and where to cut your paper.   Your paper must be wide enough to fold – meaning you will be die cutting two layers at the same time.   Leave enough width to the right on your paper.
            Place the die on the paper and draw a line to mark how long the die is and where you need to cut and where you will fold.  This step is important.
 Step 2. After cutting the length of paper to fit the die shape, fold the paper.  The die needs to hang over the edge of the paper fold slightly in order to create a card that will open.    Once your die is in place, secure with tape and run the folded paper/die through your die cutter.
Step 3. When you open your card, it should be connected at the fold.  If it is,  Great job!  If it falls apart into two pieces, it just means you probably did not let the die hang over the edge of the fold quite enough.  Try again and move the die over a bit more.

Handy suggestion…try this technique first on a yucky sheet of paper and not your gorgeous Maja Design papers.

Step 4. The image below is what you should have if the die cutting has been successful.  
Step 5. When I opened the card, there was too much pattern for writing a sentiment.  I cut a separate die to glue on the inside. 
 
Step 6. Decorate as desired.  I added another die cut from the Spellbinders die to use for the center.  I added dimension to the card using foam dots (cardboard, foam tape) for dimension as you can see in the image below. 
To finish off the piece, I used pearl adhesives, a simple ribbon and some coordinated Petaloo flowers. 

And that’s all there is to creating a unique and graceful card that is NOT traditionally shaped.  Ahhhhh makes my heart happy and my creative spirit dance.

 Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit.
 You can shop for Maja Design products here.
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Summer Wedding Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

18 August, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

Elena is here with you today and I’ve a trio cards I made for wedding . It seems that wedding season is in my mind all the past 4 months. However I have a trio of cards I made with Summer Crush collection

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Yes, it’s not easy to create only one card. So I’ve got used to make several at once

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I played with the plaid background pattern and then using almost the same papers and the same dies made 3 cards

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I like the soft colors this collection has and the summer feeling is definitely feels in them

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What I have focused this time on are the flowers white and peach pink

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Products used:

Spellbinders Oval Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers.

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Hen Party – Funny card by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

17 August, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans :) Some of you probably have seen my card with the funny picture “How to Merry a Millionaire” ? Inspired by Maja Nowak – and her girlish card with the Denim&Friends Collection I decided to make another funny card. Perfect for a Hen Party :) Here is my proposal :Funny Card

I just love to make funny, layered cards without the flowers recently. Using metal dies to cut some add-ons. Adding chipboards from Scrapiniec, laces and string. Not much needed to gain a really spectacular result.

Funny CardFunny CardFunny CardFunny CardThis collection is such an universal ! Making one project I already got a thousands of another ideas how can I use this paper ! Sound weird ? Let’s try to use it once and you will understand what I’m taking about. Hope you will like my project.

Thank’s for reading this post.  Many thanks for each comment and reaction.  It’s a pleasure to create something for you. Big pleasure.  Hugs, Paulina.

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