Stars and Stripes

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

27 May, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share my U.S. patriotic themed cards created using the fabulous Maja Design “Life By the Sea” collection.

Over in the U.S., we are celebrating our Memorial Day holiday honoring our military heroes who have given their lives for our freedom.  It’s a major holiday in the United States – most businesses are closed and families typically gather for parties, grilling and picnics.   It also signals the start to summer in the US – our official summer begins with Memorial Day.
Where I live in New York, farmers in my region do not plant crops until Memorial weekend.  Homeowners can start getting their gardens in shape (with fingers crossed that no more snow will fall.)
Another fun fact about our Memorial Day holiday…it’s long been the standard of fashion in the US.  For decades, women dared not wear anything white before Memorial Day.
The Life By the Sea collection is perfect for my patriotic and nautical projects.
Here is my first card.  It’s simple and classic.
I love this collection because it can be easily used for vintage projects simply by adding  a little inking on the edges of the papers.  It’s also my favorite paper to use when I am creating anything with an “Americana” theme -which I adore.

 Here is my second card.  This also has the fun star chipboard from Creative Embellishments.  It looks amazing resting atop the bold blue of the paper.

 

Here’s to a wonderful warm summer filled with friends and family, health and safety (plus some paper crafting fun too).

Maja Design Collection – Life By the Sea
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Landmark paper
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Summer is almost here

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

26 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

Few days are left before the Spring ends and the summer officially comes.

I can not believe that finally I will enjoy the outdoor activities and hope that I will have time to craft at the same time.

For today’s post I prepared 5 cards.

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I have a blast working on 5 cards at once. The reason is that I love so much Life in the country collection. It seems that the summer starts and I craft only with these particular papers.

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I mixed red, green and cream brown colors for my cards. They remind me about berries, trees with the leaves and the wind whisper.

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I have been waited so long for this time of Season.

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My cards are almost the same  but they are different, as I didn’t use any similar sketch for them.

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They are mostly celebration cards, I made different sentiments for them as – Congratulations, Anniversary and Birthday.

I do like to have several cards by hand for any occasion, and working on the cards at once gives me the chance to be ready for any special date.

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My recipe for this kind of cards is:

few flowers, string, some dies.

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Adding some craft elements can make it look more bright.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

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Horse

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Posted by Pascale B

25 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the I Wish collection even if we are not in winter. I chose a photo I’ve taken during my trip in Prague of the “Horse” from David Černý: a statue of St Wenceslas riding his dead horse upside-down.

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I primed the background with clear gesso. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste which I let dry naturally.

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In the meantime, I die cut a few leaves on a watercolor paper and I colored them with differents Twinkling H2Os. I sprayed some flowers with a gold shimmer.

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Next, I colored the design area with different Twinkling H2Os

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I cut a few papers to add under the photo and I glued the flowers and leaves.

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I added some random stamping. To finish the layout, I added some mica flakes and glass glitters.

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I wish for peace and joy
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I wish for frosty mornings bs
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Pascale B

Hello, I'm Pascale B. from France. Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition. Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com

Mother’s Day Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 May, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Design friends, welcome to the blog today :)

I know many of you have already celebrated Mother’s Day, but in Poland this holiday comes on May 26th. And so for my today’s post I have two simple shabby chic cards for moms :)

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Both are made using the Sofiero collection – soft, delicate colours and beautiful designs are simply perfect for the occasion. And so in the first card I layered sand-coloured papers in the background and placed two cut-out images on top. Then I added the sentiment in a decorative die frame and some mini roses:

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I slightly distressed the edges of papers to give them a more shabby look. Small pearls are a cherry on top 😉

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For the background of the other card I embossed the Monochromes white/sand paper to add some texture:

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Then I placed a flowery tag on top onto which I stamped my sentiment. I put a decorative chipboard frame on top so that the sentiment pops out :)

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I finished my card off with a small flower cluster:

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Though simple, the cards still were a kind of a challenge for me: I had to make them flat enough to go into envelopes to be mailed :) With my love for dimension that was sooo hard! :)

And here’s what I used:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Lemonade; dies: Sizzix; brads: Craftmania; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon, string: my stash.

 

Have a nice day and see you soon!

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