Chamomiles in the Summer

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 August, 2019 - ,

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Hello Maja Fans,

The summer is almost over and I can’t believe that it has gone so fast. I tell it to myself each year, actually.

Well, when talking about the Summer I always think about the flowers. and this time Chamomiles are my focus.

I found such a matching paper sheet for my idea – from Coffee in the Arbor collection – White Daisies and draw the flowers on the background with acrylics.

Actually, it’s quite easy to do since they are quite simple to copy.

Also I arranged the flower cluster around my circle title and added the fussy cutting butterflies.

Though the butterflies are mostly blue they match the papers and the mood perfectly.

I don’t say farewell to the Summer Season, I do believe we have more summer days early Autumn too.

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Beauty Layout with Video Tutorial

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Posted by Mary Tzalla

26 August, 2019 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

Mary with you today and I have a new layout with a video tutorial to share with you. As always I found my photo on Pinterest and this one inspired me to create a soft romantic page in green, white and brown tones.

But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer. To create my page I used Maja Design papers from the gorgeous ”Vintage Summer Basics” collection along with some gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards and beautiful 49 and Market flowers.

 

You can watch all the procedure here…

 

The paper I used is the ”1921” and I started by applying a coat of clear gesso. Then, I created texture with Finnabair paper texture paste and the Dusty Attic Damask #2 Stencil. When the paste dried, I randomly stamped using 49 and Market stamp sets. I added color with the Lindy’s Gang ”Greased Lightnin’ Green” spray.

Next, I used different mixed media techniques to treat the Dusty Attic chipboards which you can watch on the video tutorial.

Then, I layered all the gorgeous elements around my photo and added in some 49 and Market flowers. At last, I added the Dusty Attic title word and finished it up with art stones, glass beads and glitter.

 

Paper used:

 

I hope you enjoyed my project!

Until next time happy crafting!

 

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Just For You

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Posted by Lenet Mos

25 August, 2019 - , ,

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Hello sweet Maja fans.

Lenet here and today I bring you this card with lots of layers .

 

For this card I used the 6×6″ paperpad of Denim and Girls and the 12×12″ sheet Romantic Blouse of the Denim and Girls collection.

I used the Romantic Blouse sheet to cut out the flowers that I tucked between the layers and behind the glittered heart. I used some little pieces of foame tape to give them some dimension.

As a finishing touch I added some bling using Nuvo Crystal Gems, and a little red heart in the corner from the cherry hearts also from nuvo pure sheen gemstones.

I hope you like the card I made for you this week.

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you back soon.

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Wedding Hearts

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 August, 2019 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today 🙂

Summer has traditionally been a wedding season and so wedding cards have been in great demand too.  I like to keep a small stash of cards just in case, and therefore today I’m sharing two cards that differ by the colour only:

I kept the design pretty simple, so it would be easy to recreate the card in any colour – I used neutral sand as the background for the stencil heart shape filled with flowers:

I also included a layer of patterned paper, choosing the Comfy sheet from the Denim&Girls collection, as it perfectly corresponds to the leafy heart motif:

I completed the design with acrylic opalescent hearts some cheesecloth and an embossed chipboard sentiment:

The same is true for the other card in the turqouise palette:

In the Denim&Friends collection you will find the Jeans&T-shirt paper that has the same leafy pattern but in turqouise 😉

And I really like the dimension the flowers give:

I like the way they turned out: simple, yet elegant and delicate. What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Other: stencil: Agateria; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec; acrylic hearts, string, cheesecloth: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

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Lovely Bi-Fold Card With Instructions

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 August, 2019 -

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Hello Maja Design Friends.  Jennifer Snyder here with a quick template (tutorial) for a bi-fold card you can make in minutes and use for any occasion.
I have to say Maya Design papers are perfect for this card design because they are always beautiful on both sides.  The hard part is deciding which side of the paper is you will use for the front of the card.  good luck with that difficult decision.
My card uses the gorgeous, playful and flirty Denim & Girls collection from Maja Design.  Here is the list of papers:
Ripped Jeans (A side, the paisley design,  was used as the back of the card)
  Ripped Jeans (B side, the mauve pink side- was used as the front of the card)
Loose Fit – B side
Instructions 

Step 1.  Start with a 12×12 sheet of Maja Design paper.  You will see both sides of the paper on this card so make your selection keeping both the A and B sides of the paper.

Step 2.  Cut the paper in half lengthwise.  Trim the paper to 6in x 12in. Yep one 12×12 sheet can make two gorgeous cards.

Step 3. Using the image below,  decide which side of the paper is going to be the front of the card and score accordingly.  The best way to fold scored paper is to fold into the raised side. When paper is scored, it makes a raised side with a ridge and a channel or indented side. In order to keep your paper from cracking, have the ridge side become the inside the fold.

Score your paper at the 4in  and 8 inch marks.  Once scored, cut the corners off each end at the 3in mark.

 

 

Here is a shot of how your card should look folded.  Notice I set the corners aside at this stage.  We will be using them next.
Step 4.  Time to use the corners to decorate the card.  Remember I said to choose paper carefully because you will see both sides of the paper on the card?  Glue the corners to the front flaps of the card to add interest and as a base to decorate.
Below is an image of what I did with the corners.

Step 5.   Continue to decorate as you wish. I decorated my card with some flowers, floral berries, ribbon and a chipboard birdhouse from Creative Embellishments.   The bottom sentiment, “Best Wishes”, is a die cut from Spellbinders.

 

As you can see, the card design is rather simple yet offers a unique way to use both sides of the gorgeous Maja Design papers on the same card.  I know how hard it can be to decide which side of the paper you want to use.  The patterns coordinate so perfectly.

 

The sweet sentiment at the bottom is from Spellbinders – Sentiments Die -D-Lites.  I like this sentiment set in particular because it is small and on the delicate side.  You can tuck your sentiment anywhere on the card and not have ti detract from the other embellishments yet not so small that it gets lost on the card.
The other embellishing touch on this card is the little chipboard birdhouse from Creative Embellishments.

 

This card shows one side flap open and one closed.

 

Thank you for stopping here to visit.   Happy Crafting. 

 

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